Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Into the Book: Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies

Very nice reading site to help children understand how they can use strategies to comprehend what they are reading.  Interactive and engagine!
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Chartle.net - interactive charts online!

Great interactive site to create charts and graphs
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

KidSites.com - Your Guide to the Best Kid Sites on the Web

http://www.kidsites.com/

 

Nice list of resources for students, educational, games and fun and grownups.

Free Award Certificate Templates - MyAwardMaker.com

Just a nice site featuring all kinds of award certificates!
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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Convert files and data online

This site allows you to convert your files to a different format and then email them to yourself.  Lots of options for files, take a look.  I often am asked about converting files to PDF and this site makes it very easy to do.  You can also convert other file types, I have not fully explored it all but I did find it very easy.

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Welcome to Project BudBurst

  • Help follow the progress of spring with the Budburst project! Observe when the buds begin to burst in your area and help scientists track climate change.   What a great project for a classroom with opportunity to get families involved!

    tags: Outdoors, science, environment


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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

HOW TO: Build Community on Twitter

I am still learning about Twitter, this w a good article on how to build community and be a part of that community.
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K-3 Teachers Guide to Twitter

There are tweets about this but I did want to make sure it made it into this blog, this is a great article simplifying twitter and the steps necessary to make it useful.  I learned a lot reading it being a Twitter noob myself.  I am still working out just how useful I think it is but this article helped me to figure some things out.
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A People's History of the United States

The book is available digitally here, for free.  You can look at a chapter at a time so it makes it easier to use as a reference.
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Tech Tip Tuesday: Picasa 3.0 – edtech VISION

Blog to learn a bit about Picassa and how it works.  I love Picassa and use it as my picture organizer on my computer and also to upload to the internet.  It works very well, allows you simple editing and organization tools.  I think this can easily be mastered by a noob.  One of the best things about Picassa is it allows me to upload my pictures to the web from one computer and then to access them on another computer.  I get the full image, downloaded to the new computer, I can edit it, use it with other sites, whatever I want to do.   I am a big one of having pictures somewhere safe, in fact my husband says I get carried away. Digital pics are very vulnerable, if you only have them in 1 place you can easily lose them.  I upload to Picassa, Snapfish and then save to an external hard drive.  I also double check each of those periodically to see that all is well.  You don't have to use my resources but I recommend you develop a way to back up your pictures.  In addition stay up on formats and file types.  You can lose things throug obsolence also. 
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The File Cabinet / FrontPage

Great list of resources in a wide variety of areas.
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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Kids Around the World | Home

What a great site. Kids can learn about other societies and cultures and their practices. An example, learn how children in other parts of the world celebrate birthdays. Children from different parts of the world are interviewed and you can read their answers, see pictures and in a few cases listen to the interview. A great addition to social studies country research.
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Funny poetry for children

Funny and cute, great way to get children to read and enjoy poetry.
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100 Free Web Tools for Elementary Teachers - Classroom 2.0


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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Buy Better Groceries (washingtonpost.com)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/health/childhoodobesity/store/

 

Learn all about the nutritional content of common brands and foods from this Washington Post site.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tool Index

Activities to help you teach science concepts, interactive and fun!
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The Science Spot: Kid Zone

http://sciencespot.net/Pages/kidzone.html

A wonderful list of science resources for teachers and students.  Organized by topic area, there is also a reference area and a spot for games.  There is a section for Science Fairs and for news!

NOVA Online | Killer's Trail | Create a DNA Fingerprint

What a fun way to learn about Genetics, DNA and DNA fingerprinting.  An interactive mystery students work to solve!
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Friday, April 10, 2009

Untitled


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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Animation for kids - Create animation online with FluxTime Studio


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GoAnimate - Box of Tricks


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Teacher Professional Development and Teacher Resources by Annenberg Media

Great interactive resources for all kinds of disciplines!
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Zoey's Room - A tech know community for girls

A space for middle school girls to chat and learn. 
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Directory of Learning Professionals on Twitter

For those of you trying to figure out this twitter thing, here is a directory of Learning Professional posted by Jane Hart.  This is a good place to begin following people who might have something to offer educational professionals, and find out what they are looking at.
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Education | Glogster

A tool for class room collaboration and wiki!
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009