A increasing wealth of high quality digital curriculum and free, open-source software programs are available today for students and teachers in schools. Yet despite these plentiful, free choices, there are still compelling reasons for schools to purchase or license some commercial digital software and curriculum programs. This podcast is a rebroadcast of a session presented for educators in El Paso, Texas, on May 3, 2006 on the topic “Outstanding Commercial Digital Curriculum.”

Program Length: 52 min, 09 sec
File size: 12.5 MB

Podcast 18 May 2006(Click here to listen to this podcast)

Show notes for this podcast include:

  1. The English WikiPedia (free)
  2. Google News (free)
  3. Global Voices Online (free)
  4. Google Earth (free)
  5. The Apple Digital Learning Series (bundled commercial curriculum)
  6. NetTrekker
  7. Inspiration Concept Mapping Software
  8. Inspiration brainstormed vocabulary on “Immigration”
  9. Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus
  10. Mac OS X Vision Accessibility features (text zoom)
  11. CMap Tools Concept Mappting Software (free)
  12. The ProScope: Digital USB Microscope
  13. ExploreLearning: Interactive Math and Science Simulations
  14. The Graph Club 2.0
  15. Frog Guts Virtual Dissection Software
  16. Measurement in Motion
  17. The $100 Laptop Project
  18. The Geometer’s Sketchpad
  19. Dr. David Berliner’s presentation, “High Stakes Testing is the Enemy”

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