Discovery Education Animated Clip Art

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Desktop Publishing, Web Design | Posted on September 30, 2009

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Discovery Education Animated Clip Art has a nice collection of animated clip art to use on your web site.  Please read their copyright restrictions.

Glow Text for Web Design or Desktop Publishing

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Desktop Publishing, Web Design | Posted on September 30, 2009

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Glowtxt.com is a site that allows you to design custom text with animation and glow effects.  You can either save the image created to use in documents or copy and paste the web code onto your web page.  For example I created this for our school site:

EatonElementary[1]

Free Online Activities for Children with Special Needs

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Special Education | Posted on September 29, 2009

Free Online Activities for Children with Special Needs

Using Twitter in the Elementary Classroom

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Odds and Ends, Personal Learning Networks (PLNs), Reading/Language Arts, School Improvement, Technology | Posted on September 29, 2009

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Using Twitter in the Elementary Classroom is an excellent article by Jeff Kurt posted on Coalition of Essential Schools web.

Rhyme Race Game

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Early Learning, Educational Resources, Games, Reading/Language Arts | Posted on September 29, 2009

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Rhyme Race Game is a flash animated game where four students can play (in Candy Land fashion) by rolling a die and moving around a game board.  Depending on where you land, the student will have to come up with rhyming words.

I Play Math Games

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Games, Math Resources | Posted on September 29, 2009

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I Play Math Games.Com is a free site to download and print math games sorted by grade levels.

Free Reading.Net for Grades K-3

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Lesson Planning, Reading/Language Arts | Posted on September 28, 2009

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FreeReading.Net 

FreeReading is a free, high-quality, open-source reading program addressing literacy development for grades K-3. Leveraging the collective wisdom of researchers, teachers, reading coaches, and other education and industry professionals, FreeReading provides a high-quality, cost-effective alternative to static materials. By establishing a foundation of hundreds of research-based lessons and materials that users can download and use for free, FreeReading has created the framework for intervention programs supporting K-6 literacy. The collective wisdom within FreeReading is invaluable and can be more beneficial than any one reading program.

Schools and teachers everywhere can use the complete, 40-week, research-based intervention program for K-1 students, or use the library of lessons to supplement existing curriculum in phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.

The research base for FreeReading includes the 2000 National Reading Panel research concerning the five Big ideas in Beginning Reading (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency, and Comprehension). Review the FAQ for additional information.

FreeReading truly is free. The materials on it are free for you to Review, Download, Print and Teach what’s already here, or Contribute Comments and new Lessons to the FreeReading site.

Goog-A-Who? Search Engine

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Search Engines | Posted on September 28, 2009

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Googawho.com is a search engine that combines two engines into your results — side by side.  It’s cool, so try it out.

Fire Prevention Week Oct. 4-10

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Lesson Planning, Odds and Ends, Science Resources, Social Studies Resources | Posted on September 28, 2009

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Scholastic Fire Safety Week

 

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Sparky the Fire Dog

 

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National Fire Prevention Association

 

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Fire Safety Web Sites for Students and Teachers

Columbus Day Resources

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Social Studies Resources | Posted on September 28, 2009

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Larry Ferlazzo\’s Best List of Columbus Resources

Education World Christopher Columbus Resources

Teacher Vision Columbus Day Resources

Apples 4 The Teacher Columbus Day Resources

Lesson Plans Page for Columbus Day

Fuel Up to Play

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Health/Fitness, Odds and Ends | Posted on September 28, 2009

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Fuel Up to Play

What if you had the power to help make your school even better than it already is? Well, you do.

Welcome to Fuel Up to Play 60. It’s a new youth program sponsored by National Dairy Council and the National Football League designed to empower students to take action for their health and improve their school environment. And the best part? YOU can help make a difference. All you have to do is eat healthy, play at least 60 minutes a day and participate in fun activities in and out of school. You know, good things.

Additionally it is a chance to get involved in a nationwide competition between participating students and schools. The Fuel Up to Play 60 competition is an opportunity for you to make long-term healthy changes while competing to win prizes for both you and your school. You will track your healthy eating, physical activity, and participation in Fuel Up to Play 60 activities as well as refer friends, take pop quizzes and answer challenges to earn points towards exciting prizes. The competition starts on October 15, 2009. Learn more here.

Borders Educator Appreciation Week

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Important Reminders, Odds and Ends | Posted on September 28, 2009

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Borders Teacher Appreciation Events & Discounts September 29-October 7.  Click for details.

Lowes Toolbox for Education Grant

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Grants | Posted on September 28, 2009

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Lowes Toolbox for Education Grant – Deadline is October 16.

Captain Planet Grants

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Grants | Posted on September 28, 2009

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Captain Planet Foundation

In order to be considered for funding, proposals must:

• Promote understanding of environmental issues
• Focus on hands-on involvement
• Involve children and young adults 6-18 (elementary through high school)
• Promote interaction and cooperation within the group
• Help young people develop planning and problem solving skills
• Include adult supervision
• Commit to follow-up communication with the Foundation (specific requirements are explained once the grant has been awarded)

Story Cove

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Digital Storytelling, Educational Resources, Lesson Planning, Promethean Resources, Reading/Language Arts | Posted on September 26, 2009

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Story Cove

 Story Cove folktales come from a variety of cultures and places. They share timeless values and simple, universal lessons.

The Story Cove format enables children, families and teachers to explore these stories in a variety of ways. As a result, each child is able to develop a more personal understanding of a story while learning about the world.

Children will enjoy watching the Movies and exploring the activities and games that are linked to that story.

Storylines

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Digital Storytelling, Educational Resources, Reading/Language Arts | Posted on September 26, 2009

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Storyline is sponsored by the Screen Actor’s Guild and has actors reading famous children’s books.

Mystery Net for Kids

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Games, Lesson Planning, Odds and Ends, Reading/Language Arts | Posted on September 26, 2009

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Mystery Net for Kids  allows students to read short mysteries online and use the clues to solve the puzzle.

Teach with Picture Books

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Blogs, Educational Resources, Lesson Planning, Reading/Language Arts | Posted on September 26, 2009

Teach with Picture Books is an excellent blog written by Keith Schoch with frequent book reviews of children’s picture books.  In addition, How to Teach a Novel is his other blog with writing tips and ideas for various novels.

Font Capture

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Desktop Publishing | Posted on September 26, 2009

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Font Capture allows you to create fonts from your handwriting.

WeboWord

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Odds and Ends, Reading/Language Arts, Spelling | Posted on September 26, 2009

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Weboword is a visual vocabulary site with a Word-A-Day feature and vocabulary puzzles.

Intervention Central

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Classroom Management, Special Education | Posted on September 25, 2009

intervention central

 

Intervention Central is targeted to special education, but the abundant index of tips and resources are excellent for all classroom teachers.

Tools for Teachers

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Classroom Management, Desktop Publishing, Lesson Planning, Odds and Ends | Posted on September 25, 2009

super teacher tools

 

 

Super Teacher Tools is a teacher productivity site with free applications such as random name generator, seating chart, board game designer, Who Wants to be a Millionaire game, Quiz Maker, and Jeopardy — among others.

Web Quests for Elementary Students

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Lesson Planning, Odds and Ends, Technology | Posted on September 25, 2009

Web Quests for Elementary School created by University of Richmond.  Web Quests are not a new phenomenon, but this is a nice, organized site to use in your classroom.   For those of you not familiar with web quests, they are an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web. A WebUnit is a series of topical pages written specifically for elementary age students. Each title is followed by the date of the project’s creation or significant revision. They are categorized by subject and grade level.

September 25, 2009 Friday Focus

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 24, 2009

Sept. 25, 2009 Friday Focus

Reading Programs Online

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Classroom Management, Educational Resources, Lesson Planning, Odds and Ends, Reading/Language Arts | Posted on September 24, 2009

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Reading Rockets  offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Our reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in working with struggling readers who require additional help in reading fundamentals and comprehension skills development.

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Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they’ve read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning.

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Reading Logs gives students a better way to track reading, create vocabulary cards and practice spelling.  Learning material is uploaded by teachers and is accessed online by students in their class.  Once the material is online, it is brought to life with learning tools:  Electronic Reading Logs, Vocabulary Card Creator, and Listen and Spell practice system.

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