While Lingo isn’t teaching to read, the famous Reading Kingdom owl can be found surfing the web for great websites related to education. This week’s site Lingo likes is Leafsnap – here’s more about their website.
Why we like Leafsnap
“Leafsnap is the first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. This free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves…”
How Leafsnap works
“…Load it on your iPad, then drop a leaf on the screen: Leafsnap will identify the tree genus, as well as gorgeous high-res pictures of leaves, flowers, fruit, petiole, seeds and bark. Leafsnap currently favors trees of the northeast. But don’t worry: the rest of the forest is on its way.”
Now that we’ve finished sharing this great educational website, Lingo is off on another adventure through the Reading Kingdom and beyond!
“Dr. Blank – I want to thank you for all the help you gave me when I was young. If it was not for you, I would not be able to read, would not have been able to go to college or even consider a higher degree. I am grateful for all that you did for me.” — Kendra Swee, Assistant Director of Campus Activities, Vassar College