Thursday, 25 September 2008

Feed the World and Feed your knowledge!!

On the rare occasion of sitting down and reading a newspaper (I spend way too much time of the computer) I came across an article about FreeRice.
The photo in the article caught my attention first, then upon reading it I thought wow what a great concept.
FreeRice has two goals:
Provide education to everyone for free.
Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

Here are a few excerpts about the organisation:
“ is one of the most ingenious websites of 2007. In the best spirit of the Internet, it offers education, entertainment and a way to change the world ― all for free.”
- Los Angeles Times

“What type of computer game could get kids excited about learning vocabulary words? One that also helps feed hungry people around the world!”
- Scholastic News Magazine

“A simple way to bring kids to the Internet for a good reason, a way to feed their minds and . . . to feed a whole lot of people . . . helping fight world hunger, one grain of rice at a time. ”
- NBC Evening News

I know I will be testing my knowledge and learning as well, by regularly visiting this website.

Please click on now to and join in and share the site around your blogs.


mommaof4wife2r said...

u know i am going there now! thanks!

Fly Girl said...

I love the Free Rice site. I've been on it before and actually find it a bit addictive. I enjoy getting the answers right and seeing the rice pile up!

I like the music you added to your site. Enya's always been one of my favorites. You are becoming quite techno-savvy!

I've stayed up way too late creating yet something else for my students to do. Time for a bath and bed :-)

Take care,

Fly Girl said...

I just switched it to REM's Losing My Religion. Funny. I recently came across an old REM CD (I think the one that has this song on it), and had the best time getting reacquainted. I think I need to move it to my car, so I can enjoy them when the morning radio chatter gets too silly.

AVT Coach said...

I love the site too! I spent several nights trying to best myself and up my score! Sick isn't it!

AVT Coach said...

Had to come over and tell you I loved your post on Fly Girl. Is it now amazing how small the circle of life really is and how more similar we are than different. I left a follow up story you might enjoy on Roban's birthday post.

Jan said...

I am really glad to find I've shared it with several people.