Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Reading Bear Online Program

I am totally excited about Reading Bear. One, it's FREE. Two, it's a product from a company in my home state - Mississippi. Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi strives to impact their community by connecting people who care with causes that matter. With that said, Reading Bear is a perfect example of the awesomeness of CFNM. Reading Bear teaches children to read by introducing phonics and teaching new vocabulary. To date they have 14 great presentations with the plans of adding up to at least 50 if not more.

Each presentation can be played as a  video or as an interactive slide show and it introduces one or a few related "phonics rules". This is a "must see and use application" for educators and parents alike. Click on over to Reading Bear and sign up for a free account and use it with your students as a class or individual accounts. You will need an email address and set up a password. It's super easy and I'm certainly impressed.

If that wasn't enough, a Memphis-area philanthropist partnered with CFNM and they created WatchKnowLearn a site I blogged about back in September or October. WatchKnowLearn is an awesome site I stumbled across a couple of years ago. This site is has indexed over 20,000 educational videos, placing them into a directory of over 3,000 categories. The videos are available without any registration or fees to teachers in the classroom and to students at home 24/7. So here you have 2 incredible resources, all for FREE, at your fingertips. Click This to stumble on over to WatchKnowLearn and check out what's been stated as "YouTube with Brains".

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