Friday, February 1, 2008

tt4t_023 TechTalk4Teachers – Our First Interview

It’s Friday, February 1, 2008 and welcome to Episode 23 of Tech Talk 4 Teachers, I’m Tom Grissom and I’m Gail Grissom. That’s right we have a guest for todays show. Welcome to the show Gail.

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Tom’s Technology Pick of the Week

My Technology pick of the week this week is the website. A link is provided in the show notes. The funbrain website features lots of interactive educational games that can be utilized with the Smart Board. Choose between math and reading exercises targeted mainly to elementary students. Since you can use your finger as a mouse with the Smart Board the interactive games and lessons at the funbrain website are a natural fit to be used in combination with the Smart Board. If you are looking for some supplemental lessons or material for reviews be sure to checkout the funbrain website.

Show notes for this weeks episode are available on the web at that’s techtalk the number 4 For comments and suggestions please send an email to That wraps it up for episode 23 of TechTalk4Teachers so until next time this is Tom Grissom and this is Gail Grissom, keep on learning.


Anonymous said...

What are your thoughts on

Anonymous said...

Just like any technology there are pros and cons. The pros are that nettrekker provides vetted material by experienced teachers. The searches are also categorized by grade level and subject area so relevant material can be found quickly. The cons in my opinion are that this service does cost money and the possibility that teachers could rely upon it as a substitute for supervision of Internet activities. When students go home many parents do not have filtering software on their home computers and students are exposed to the entire Internet. We need to teach students about avoiding inappropriate sites so that when they are not in school they have skills to avoid inappropriate sites at home or at a friends house. Supervision is still a requirement at home and in school for the K-12 environment.