Draw A Stickman is a fun interactive website that takes you on an adventure where you draw the main character, as well as other items, to help him overcome obstacles. I could see this website being fun for little ones, as well as high school students. In fact, I think that this would work well as a review of conflict and resolution, or the plot pyramid. (Perhaps I will use this with the "plot roller coaster" graphic that I blogged about earlier.) This activity would work great with an Interactive White Board, such as a Smart Board or Promethean. It is also available as a FREE app for the iPhone or iPad. There is no recording feature for later playback, but this can easily be achieved by creating a screencast with a tool such as Screenr.
Note: I learned about this website from reading the iLearn Technology blog, to whose RSS feed I subscribe. I highly recommend you check out their website!
Zap Reader is a free online speed reading program that boasts "increased reading speed without loss of comprehension." Simply copy and paste text, and Zap Reader will show the text at a rate of 300 words per minute. The rate, as well as number of words shown at a time, is completely adjustable. Zap Reader also offers a bookmarklet for instant zapping.
Dr. Jessica Pilgreen, Ed.D.