Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 28, 2010
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Motivation, Odds and Ends, Social Studies Resources | Posted on January 28, 2010
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Promethean Resources, Science Resources, Seasonal/Holidays | Posted on January 28, 2010
Science of the Winter Olympic Games from NBC is a great free site with short videos demontstating the scientific priciples behind the sports of the winter olympics.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Professional Development | Posted on January 27, 2010
Offers free PD opportunities in STEM curriculum, NCLB updates, Leadership Academy, et…
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Math Resources, Promethean Resources, Technology | Posted on January 26, 2010
The premise revolves around a group of financial superheroes, The Centsables, who explain healthy economic principles in a campy comic-book format that is engaging and fun for young students. Kids will find interactive games, PDF lesson plans to teach about concepts like check book balancing, spending within one’s means, and earning interest on savings. The appearance is crisp, the voice acting well-performed, and the layout easily navigable by children without the need for much supervision.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Health/Fitness, Odds and Ends | Posted on January 26, 2010
The Lunch Box.Org – This web site is the brainchild of “The Renegade Lunch Lady”, Chef Ann Cooper, a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America. When interviewed by Education World, Cooper says, “I have found that if you offer children real, tasty food, instead of sugary snacks, they will enjoy it and ask for more. But we also need to establish their relationship with food. Creating hands-on experiential learning through cooking and gardening classes will help them be more in tune with real food and its benefits. Making a change toward a system that supports that certainly will cost more money than the current system; however we’re going to either pay now to fix the system or pay later with higher health care costs.”
The Lunch Box is a web-based portal that enables all schools and school districts to make a healthy difference for all children in America by providing relevant information and the pragmatic tools necessary to make good food available for all kids.
The Lunch Box is in beta mode. When fully functional, it will provide the multi-faceted approach necessary to transition any processed food based K-12 school meal program to a whole foods environment where food is procured regionally and prepared from scratch for the student population. As a free resource, The Lunch Box will provide the essential “tools” for examining, learning about, and implementing this type of healthy meal program. From the “why” to the “how to,” The Lunch Box will offer a complete menu of choices for those seeking to implement program change in their schools and districts.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Lesson Planning, Seasonal/Holidays | Posted on January 26, 2010
2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games
Thousands of athletes from around the world will pull into Vancouver, Canada, from February 12 to 28. They will be there to compete in the 21st Olympic Winter Games. To get students ready for this special event, Education World offers more than two dozen Olympics-sized classroom activities to help creative teachers capitalize on this ultimate “teachable moment.”
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Lesson Planning, Promethean Resources, Science Resources | Posted on January 25, 2010
Whales Kids Interactive Site is from Australia and would be a great way to introduce the topic using interactive white boards.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Health/Fitness, Odds and Ends | Posted on January 25, 2010
(Photo from laptoplunches.com)
Laptop Lunches.Com is a lunchbox system for students (adults) with the mission of providing a nutritious, environmentally friendly lunch system. Founded by two moms, the web site has a store that sells the lunchbox system, but there is so much more. Included are weekly lunch menus – very healthy and very creative.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Digital Photography | Posted on January 25, 2010
The Digital Directors Guild is an open consortium for educators exploring applications of Digital Moviemaking in the K-16 classroom. The community is open, welcoming, and continually evolving. Thee DDGuild is a place for “people engaged in kindred pursuits” to share stories, resources, tips, ideas, challenges and successes. The DDGuild also provides an opportunity for members to showcase their own and student work.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Reading/Language Arts | Posted on January 25, 2010
Audio Owl.Com All audio books on AudioOwl.com are in the public domain. This means that no one holds a copy right on these books and therefore anyone including AudioOwl.com is free to distribute them. Enjoy these free audio books and use the share button on AudioOwl.com to tell your friends about all these great public domain audio books.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Grants, Science Resources | Posted on January 24, 2010
We Can Change the World Challenge encourages students to find solutions to problems in their own backyards.
Students can compete for a chance to win $100,000 in grants and prizes, including a chance to appear on television, a journey on an amazing Discovery Student Adventures trip, an appearance on the New York City Times Square jumbotron, and much more.
All applications must be completed by March 15, 2010. Visit www.wecanchange.com for more information and registration details.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Desktop Publishing, Digital Storytelling, Educational Resources, Reading/Language Arts, Videos | Posted on January 24, 2010
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Blogs, Educational Resources, Lesson Planning, Promethean Resources, Social Studies Resources | Posted on January 24, 2010
One of the wonders of the Internet is that it can bring the world to you instead of your needing to find the time and money to explore the traditional way. The following virtual tours bring opportunities to explore cities, famous landmarks and buildings, museums, college campuses, and even outer space. You can learn how things are made, explore the human body or that of a life-sized whale, and visit ball parks and theme parks. There is even a section of incredible virtual tours that Google Earth has compiled that shares the world in a whole new way.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Assessment, Educational Resources, Reading/Language Arts | Posted on January 24, 2010
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Art, Desktop Publishing, Educational Resources, Odds and Ends, Technology | Posted on January 23, 2010
With the popularity of the movie AVATAR, here are several sites where students can create an avatar.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Early Learning, Educational Resources, Lesson Planning, Odds and Ends | Posted on January 23, 2010
Mrs. Meacham\’s Classroom has dozens of resources for the early elementary teacher. Great web site.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Science Resources | Posted on January 23, 2010
Inventions at Play is a site where students can choose from cloud dreamer, tinker ball, puzzle blocks, or word play as they investigate scientific principles.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Early Learning, Educational Resources, Lesson Planning, Math Resources, Odds and Ends, Reading/Language Arts | Posted on January 23, 2010
Register your class and get ready to start counting and comparing tooth data from 1 February 2010 until 30 April 2010. Your class will become part of a team competing against other teams for the grand Tooth Tally Title. The winning classes will receive a special Tooth Tally Project certificate and be acknowledged on this site as the biggest tooth wigglers and wobblers in the world!
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Art, Educational Resources | Posted on January 23, 2010
The Art Zone from National Gallery of Art has great art projects students create online.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Desktop Publishing, Digital Storytelling, Educational Resources, Reading/Language Arts | Posted on January 23, 2010
MyLittleBookProject.com is designed to offer teachers a creative and super simple project to enhance and stimulate the artistic talents of their students. This class project is fun and enables students to work together to create a ‘one of a kind’ masterpiece, a published book that they can all share with family and friends. The process is free and easy…the sense of accomplishment created while working collectively with their classmates is priceless!
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Professional Development | Posted on January 22, 2010
Focus on Effectiveness – Professional Development Web Site with research based strategies.
Focus on Effectiveness brings together two powerful resources to improve classroom results: research about effective instructional practices, and carefully selected technology tools and recommendations for their use. Research and technology play an increasing role in curriculum development and school decision-making. This Web site brings the two together in a context that is useful for teachers.