Software Wiki from U Tech Tips.Com has various utilities and software divided by category. If you have a favorite, you can also add it to the list.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Science Resources | Posted on May 20, 2010
Science Units Online at Jefferson County Schools
Science Online is an innovative project that emphasizes the use of technology to deliver the Tennessee science curriculum for grades K-8.
Science Online will integrate technology toward the mastery of standards, learning expectations and performance indicators as indicated in the Jefferson County System Technology Plan Goals and the Tennessee Science Curriculum Framework.
Literacy Empowerment Foundation – Free Books for Primary Grades
The Reading Resource Project is an ongoing program that runs throughout the year. The program distributes softcover books FREE of charge for Read Across America day, National Drop Everything and Read Day, Children’s Book Week, International Children’s Book Day, and other literacy programs.
Recipients merely pay shipping, handling, and administrative costs, which is only $0.68 per softcover book ($68 per set of 100 books). Reading Resource Project books come in sets of 100 books per set. There will not be more than five copies of the same book in any set. Reading levels are available for Pre-K through Second Grade. Book selection and quantity is dependent upon availability, so there is no guarantee of specific titles. Books are sorted and shipped as close to a project’s needs as possible, with regard to reading level and topic.
Reading Resource Project books are available in a limited quantity on a first come, first served basis. Requests for quantities of less than 30 sets can be shipped within 3 to 4 weeks; larger orders may require a longer time period to fill.
Online Audio Stories has a wide selection of stories students can read online while listening to the audio. Stories are sorted by genre, author, theme, description, subject, characters, author.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Science Resources | Posted on May 18, 2010
Slooh.Com is a new web site dedicated to space exploration. There is a free trial and then teachers/parents can opt to purchase a monthly subscription or buy individual “mission packs.” The missions involve observations from live satellite cameras in space.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Search Engines | Posted on May 17, 2010
KidRex.Org is a search engine just for kids.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Games, Math Resources | Posted on May 17, 2010
Fun 4 the Brain Math Games has many free games sorted by math skills for young learners.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Math Resources | Posted on May 13, 2010
Math by Design (while targeted to middle school students, this could be used with an advanced elementary math class)
As students work through the tasks, they can access hints to help them along. These hints are brief math tutorials with explanations and examples. At any time, students may check their work to get feedback on how they are progressing. When students successfully complete a task, they are asked to “Make the Math Connection.” This additional question was designed to reinforce students’ knowledge of the math concept and provide another opportunity for students to apply their knowledge. Students can sign in to save their work. This is especially helpful if a planned project takes several days. Students can also view Math in Action videos to see how people such as architects and cake designers use geometry and measurement concepts everyday in their jobs.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Early Learning, Games | Posted on May 12, 2010
Moppet Games.Com has educational learning games for students ages 3-8.
Kidfoniks is a site with free phonics study guidelines and downloadable materials.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Special Education | Posted on May 12, 2010
Senteacher.Org has free learning resources for students with special needs and learning disabilities.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Special Education | Posted on May 11, 2010
Polyxo Autism Resources offers parents and teachers excellent resources for teaching students with autism.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Odds and Ends | Posted on May 11, 2010
What\’s Your Learning Style? Take this quick quiz from Edutopia to determine your own learning style.
Interactive Whiteboard Challenge
The aim of the IWB Challenge:
To improve the use of interactive whiteboards in classrooms everywhere by having students and teachers set challenges for each other by creating videos and screencasts of ways they use their IWB. The aim is also to connect educators and students to others who are working at improving their IWB practice.
Fuel the Brain Educational Games has dozens of games, printables, teacher guides, and seasonal resources.
Voicethread 4 Education Wiki has everything you ever wanted to know about using Voicethread in the classroom. There are even links to connect to other classrooms.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Web 2.0 | Posted on May 10, 2010
Web Tools 4 U 2 Use is a collection of Web 2.0 Resources with a different twist — you select the question that describes what you are trying to accomplish in your classroom and it takes you to a list of sites that address that topic.
Web 2.0 for the Classroom Teacher is another collection of free tools for classroom use.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 10, 2010
Reminder for the year:
Technology — Jill Pierce, Promethean Trainer (Aug. 4)
Harry K. Wong — Classroom Management (Feb. 15)
LCTC Day — New Standards and Report Card Training (Aug. 5)
Tuesday Afternoons — Assorted PD (2 Tuesdays each month)
Data Analysis Day (Aug. 7)
Curriculum & Instruction Coach Sessions (Oct. 15, Oct. 16, Jan. 25, Jan. 26)
Blood Borne Pathogens, Child Abuse, Sexual Harassment Training
Dr. Robert Marzano Research – Effectiveness of Interactive White Boards (Aug. 3)
New Web Site Training – May 26
Web 2.0 Resources for Teachers is a great collection of free online resources for teachers. Click on the colored tabs on the top of the web page to explore.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Digital Storytelling | Posted on May 10, 2010
The Digital Narrative is an excellent web site for those wanting students to complete digital storytelling projects.
ThinkingMachine.pbworks.Com is a nice collection of technology integration resouces — everything from podcasting to digital photography to wikis.
Promethean has released a new update to ActivInspire.
Here is a link to the pdf on what is new. Login in to prometheanplanet.com Click on the link http://www.prometheanplanet.com/upload/pdf/ActivInspire_1.4_New_Features.pdf
Please share with your users.
Here are directions to upgrade your existing ActivInspire to v1.4.
When dashboard come up – click on configure
Check for updates
Follow directions on page.
Version 1.4 includes the following tweaks and updates:
- Page turn effects
- Multi-page select
- Pen modifiers (shapes, lines and curves)
- Self-paced export to Excel
- 5 new languages
- General perfomance upgrades