It’s about 100 degrees in Dubai, which means that summer is right around the corner! As you plan for June, July and August, take a look at these literacy and technology tips and resources from around the web!
For the young ones—As always Reading Rockets has a fabulous list of summer learning ideas and activities. For example:
- Why not have your children start a garden and keep track of questions and observations in a journal?
- Or, if you are looking for ways to combine summer movie time with educational and active follow-ups Kids Off the Couch is a must-click!
For tweens—The best way to encourage young teens to read is to provide them with books that peak their interest. Take a look at AdLit’s themed booklist for books that hit the spot!
For young adults—Since Facebook and YouTube are most certainly going to factor into your teen’s summer plans, why not encourage him/her to write and direct a short film to post on his/her social networks? Short Film Central is a nice resource for budding directors and/or young adults that are interested in global film developments.
For adults—Summer is a great time to brush up on your technology skills and to build your digital education portfolio. Take a look at Curriki’s latest blog post for links to free professional development opportunities and resources.
From sunny Dubai,