Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Science Resources | Posted on June 23, 2015
Simple Science – A Year’s Worth of Science Experiments for Kids is a wonderful site to keep elementary students interested and engaged in science problem solving.
21 Ways to Use Photos in the Classroom is a blog post from We Are Teachers and has some stellar ideas for integrating visual images in your teaching.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Art, Videos | Posted on June 23, 2015
Art for Kids is a YouTube channel with fun, informative videos that walk kids through various art projects.
Teach Your Monster to Read is a free online early learning platform for literacy instruction. It teaches children letters and sounds with fun, engaging videos.
ThingLink Blog has twelve super ideas on ways to integrate this free web tool into the classroom.
Think Garden is a PBS sponsored video collection that helps teach elementary students about the art and science of growing food, with an emphasis on biological and environmental concepts. It also addresses topics related to nutrition and economics.
Tackk is a web design platform easy for teachers and student to use in creating digital content. Teachers can create lesson visuals while students can demonstrate their learning and publish to the web.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Games, Math Resources | Posted on June 23, 2015
Prodigy claims to be the world’s most engaging math game and has over 300 curriculum-aligned math skills for your students to master. Moving beyond simple number sense, Prodigy covers Geometry, Spatial Sense, Probability, and many more crucial skills. There are even specific curricula for EQAO Grade 3 and 6! Prodigy actively adapts to keep each of your students learning at their own pace, with a learning algorithm that automatically identifies knowledge gaps and helps students through difficult concepts.
Best Blog Posts of 2014 – Learning in Hand
Here is a great list of top blog posts from Tony Vincent’s Learning in Hand site. Topics include QR Codes, favorite Apps, all about iOS8, Ed Chats, etc.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Flipped Classroom, Videos | Posted on March 3, 2015
EDpuzzle allows teachers to crop a video, add their own voice, embed questions and quizzes, find and upload videos. This is a great free tool for teachers wanting to “flip” the classroom.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Digital Storytelling, Writing | Posted on March 3, 2015
From their web site — At Write About, we believe that writing should be fun for students. This starts with great ideas that spark student curiosity. Whether it’s a visual, a scenario, or a deep question, we believe kids will fall in love with writing when they can chase their curiosity and express their voice to an authentic audience.
This is part of why we use the term “idea” rather than “prompt.” It’s less about giving an assignment and more about inspiring students to write. The goal isn’t to limit student writing, but to expand their options.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Coding | Posted on February 27, 2015
Our school district always participates in the Hour of Code – here is a wonderful resource for teachers wanting to integrate coding into their curriculum.
David Kapular’s Programming and Coding Pinterest Page
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Using AudioBoom in the Classroom to Improve Reading Fluency is from the Ed Surge blog. Great ideas for using this App to help students achieve better fluency.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Infographs | Posted on January 12, 2015
5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics not only gives you links to online tools but also evaluates their ease of use and effectiveness.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Interactive White Boards, iPad | Posted on January 12, 2015
10 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen is another post from Tony Vincent’s Learning in Hand blog. If you are trying to use your iPad for presentations to your class, he has some practical advice to offer.
The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels” is a page on Larry Ferlazzo’s blog. As more states move to Common Core standards, there is the need for non-fiction articles for students to analyze. These sites give you the same article on various reading levels.
50 texting acronyms your kids might use that you need to know
Now that more schools allow cell phones in schools, it might be good for educators to know what all those texting acronyms mean. This is a good guide of the top 50.
Where to Find the Best Free Photos and Graphics is a collection from the Site Builder web site.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Internet Safety | Posted on January 12, 2015
How to Teach Internet Safety in K-6 is from Jacqui Murray’s web site and gives a grade-by-grade breakdown of important Internet Safety skills to be taught and links to content to facilitate the lessons.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Videos, You Tube | Posted on January 12, 2015
The Daring Librarian Video Tips and Tricks
If you haven’t heard of Gwyneth Jones better known as The Daring Librarian, you are missing out on a wealth of educational resources. I find this page on using video in the classroom particularly useful. Want to download You Tube videos or just show a portion of the video – it’s all here on the site.
The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources is a post on the Edublogger blog. For those of you who maintain web sites, blog, update Facebook pages, etc. this is an excellent guide to finding Creative Commons images that meet Copyright requirements.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in QR Codes | Posted on January 12, 2015
What’s Up with QR Codes: Best Tools & Some Clever Ideas is a post on Tony Vincent’s wonderful blog – Learning in Hand. He gives some great advice on creating, sharing, and implementation of QR codes in the classroom.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Seasonal/Holidays | Posted on January 5, 2015
Microsoft One Note for Teachers Series
With Microsoft OneNote, educators can create digital notebooks that support academic standards and outcomes across disciplines. Students may use OneNote across content areas and grade levels. OneNote also supports research, collaboration, information management, communication, note taking, journaling, and other academic requirements.