Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Lesson Planning, Seasonal/Holidays | Posted on October 29, 2009
Scholastic Thanksgiving Activities includes reproducables, historical tours, readers’ theater, lesson plans, and literature connections.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 29, 2009
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Lesson Planning, Science Resources, Seasonal/Holidays, Technology | Posted on October 27, 2009
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Lesson Planning, Odds and Ends, Technology, Uncategorized, Web Design | Posted on October 27, 2009
Cool Web 2.0 Tools for Schools is a great index of free web applications for classroom use.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 27, 2009
It has been brought to my attention, thank you Mrs. Talley :-), that ActivInspire has an update. This is very easy to install. On the Dashboard (comes up when the program 1st starts) there is a Configure… link. Click on it, then click on Check for Updates. All you have to do now is pick the positive answer (Yes, OK, Install, Run, etc). This should not take very long. 🙂
There is also an update for Vista. If you have a Vista machine look for the update icon near the clock. This update DOES take a while to install (several hours sometimes). Please install it at the end of the day or over the weekend. Just leave your computer on after you have clicked on install. This only pertains to the Vista machines. If you have XP or windows 2000 you don’t need to worry about it.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Art, Early Learning, Educational Resources, Games, Odds and Ends, Seasonal/Holidays | Posted on October 27, 2009
Virtual Pumpkin Carving Game allows students to create a carved pumpkin with no muss, no fuss!
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Early Learning, Educational Resources, Games, Health/Fitness | Posted on October 27, 2009
Each year, more than 164 million school days are lost due to illness*, which could be greatly reduced with proper handwashing. That’s why NSF International created the Scrub Club® – to raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing and ultimately improve the health of children and reduce school sick days. The Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) has partnered with NSF on this groundbreaking initiative.
Scrub Club® to the Rescue
The Scrub Club® program is the first of its kind – a fun, interactive and educational Web site (www.scrubclub.org) that teaches children the proper way to wash their hands. The site consists of a Webisode interactive games, educational music, downloadable activities for kids, educational materials for teachers and program information for parents.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Health/Fitness, Odds and Ends | Posted on October 27, 2009
My Safe Home.Net is a health/safety site showcasing various areas of the home and ways to be safe. Students click on a room and then a topic. A short video teaches safe home habits.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Games, Music | Posted on October 27, 2009
Creative Kids Education Foundation Music Site combines music appreciation, history, and classical music games.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Games, Health/Fitness | Posted on October 27, 2009
Fantastic Food Challenge is a game site from Michigan State University with games and interactive challenges for students involving health and nutrition.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Early Learning, Educational Resources, Games, Promethean Resources, Reading/Language Arts | Posted on October 26, 2009
An entertaining and educational sampling of stories, crafts, games, and poetry for young children. Attractive and easy to navigate, this site also includes children’s book reviews and other “cool links” for kids.
— The American Library Association, Great Sites for Kids.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Spelling | Posted on October 26, 2009
You can select from one of our spelling lists, or create your own. Custom spelling lists can be saved, and linked to from a classroom website.
Once you have selected a list, play one of our many free spelling games listed to the right.
These spelling games have been designed to improve spelling abilities in a fun way, that your student’s will love.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Math Resources | Posted on October 26, 2009
The Exciting Math Website For Kids
KidsNumbers.com is the absolutely free math resource designed by teachers, specifically for students and children of all ages. A place where students can practice all aspects of math, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, in a fun and pressure free way.
Math Foundations is a cutting edge, free 12 week program that will help build the foundation your student needs to do well with mathematics.
Teachers – Use Our Free Worksheet Generator To Create Customized Worksheets!
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Classroom Management, Lesson Planning, Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) | Posted on October 26, 2009
Teacherlinx is a free platform for teachers to manage and engage in the most vital aspects of their profession. Its goal is to allow teachers to manage their practice and reach their potential as an educator.
Teacherlinx Services Include:
- Earn Rewards! – Earn Rewards such as Gift Certificates and Coupons for adding lesson plans to our teaching community.
- Search lessons – Search for Free Lesson Plans, Worksheets, Tests, and Quizzes.
- Lesson Plan Management – Add Lesson plans that are evaluated, commented on, and shared with other colleagues.
- Worksheets – Create customized worksheets.
- Lesson Plan Storage – Save added and shared lesson plans or worksheets to specific folders for future use.
- Staying Connected – Keep in professional contact with former credential classmates, current and past colleagues. (Create a Profile, Add a colleague, Create a group, Share Worksheets and Lesson Plans).
- Professional Management – Keep up-to-date with job openings, salary ranges, and salary point teacher training that public and private districts offer.
- Add a link for your own teacher website or school website.
- Stay connected with Colleagues and Classmates.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Art, Desktop Publishing, Digital Photography, Educational Resources, Odds and Ends, Technology, Web Design | Posted on October 26, 2009
This is a search engine for free photos. They come from many sources and are license-specific. You can view a photo’s license by clicking on the license icon, below and left of photos. Membership is free, without advertising, and allows you to rate, tag, collect and comment on photos.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Health/Fitness, Promethean Resources | Posted on October 26, 2009
Brain Pop has created an informational video to help calm fears surrounding the H1N1 flu outbreak.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 26, 2009
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Lesson Planning, Odds and Ends, Promethean Resources, Technology | Posted on October 26, 2009
SqoolTube Educational Video Site looks like it has excellent content; however, most of the videos will not play here at school because You Tube is blocked. See below.
One way you can access these videos if your school or district is blocking YouTube content is to use an online video download and conversion service such as those listed below. These sites allow for downloading the YouTube videos with educational content to your local computer for play back.
Using your home computer (or another computer that is not blocking or filtering YouTube) locate the video that you want to download. Click on the menu button in the lower right corner of the player to find the url for the video. All of the download services listed above require that you enter the url.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 22, 2009
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Blogs | Posted on October 22, 2009
Mrs. Kathy Cassidy\’s Classroom Blog is a great example of an elementary school blog. Mrs. Cassidy teaches first grade in Moosejaw, Canada. As the school year progresses, Mrs. Cassidy and her students share their learning with the world. Scroll down and check out the Thanksgiving podcast made by this first grade class.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Art, Educational Resources | Posted on October 21, 2009
A Lifetime of Color is a wonderful site for teaching art at a primary level and includes lesson plans, interactive lessons for students, a place to play, and a place to study art terms.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Odds and Ends, Technology | Posted on October 21, 2009
Do you own an iPhone? Do you also have toddlers or kids who are about to enter school? Put the iPhone and the kids together with some of the apps listed below to keep the kids busy as they prepare themselves for school.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Art, Digital Storytelling, Educational Resources, Lesson Planning, Reading/Language Arts | Posted on October 21, 2009
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Reading/Language Arts | Posted on October 20, 2009
What is the contest theme? Young readers write to an author describing how that author’s work somehow changed the reader’s view of the world or himself/herself. Readers respond to the book they’ve read by exploring the personal relationship between themselves, the author and the book’s characters or themes.
What is the deadline for submission? December 12, 2009. This is a postmark deadline.
Can children write to authors no longer living? Absolutely. Children can write to authors of fiction or nonfiction, including speeches; poets and playwrights. However, we do not accept letters to musicians or authors of song lyrics.
Can a child write more than one letter? No. If we receive more than one letter, we simply eliminate all but the first letter received.
Will the letters be answered or forwarded to the authors? Unfortunately, no. Because of the huge volume of letters received, the staff can neither answer letters nor forward the letters to the authors. Children should make a copy of their letter prior to submitting it to the contest.
Can children write to the authors of poetry and nonfiction books? Yes. We also accept letters to authors of speeches.
Can children write to the authors of song lyrics or comic books? Although graphic novels are allowed, comic strips, comic books, and song lyrics are not allowed.
Must the child’s home address be on the letter itself or can the return address be the school’s? We understand the confidentiality that many school districts require to keep students’ home addresses private. On both the entry coupon and the letter itself a return address is necessary, but a school address is just fine. Home addresses are not required to enter. However, should a child’s letter advance to state-level judging and then take one of the state prizes, home information will be necessary.
Must the letters be typewritten? No, but keep in mind that handwritten entries are sometimes very difficult to read. If handwritten, then neatness (and ink) is a real help. If our judges can’t read the letter, we can’t assess and therefore advance them.