Reader Reviews

February 2011

Poetry For Teachers

February 15, 2011 -- Submitted by K Hunt, a teacher from Vancouver, Canada, who is affiliated with the site.

Poetry For Teachers offers several original, fresh, offbeat poems with content touching on race, class, gender, and philosophical issues. These are challenging poems emphasizing the art of learning to read poetry, and mostly suit secondary and college students.

The site offers a specific tack, featuring poems written largely to demonstrate poetic devices and application of poetic concepts. Some poems are designed to be decoded in that they point readers to specific meaning objectives. Mariners and Billy’s Drums exemplify the former and latter approaches.


Mastermind

February 15, 2011 -- Submitted by Ryan, a reader from Sydney Australia, who is affiliated with the site.

A simple code cracking game that is good for developing or teaching logical thinking.

Preschool Radio

February 8, 2011 -- Submitted by Lyn Michaels, a reader from Woodstock, GA, who is affiliated with the site.

The primary purpose of Preschool Radio is enjoyment, for kids big and small…but there is also an important educational element. It is widely recognized that music and dance are very important for children. Many studies have proven the connection between music and cognitive development. Additionally, Preschool Radio plays a broad variety of musical styles and genres each week allowing children to be exposed the bigger world or music.