Sue O\’Connell.Com Math Instruction Web Sites is an excellent list of Internet resources for all teachers involved in math instruction.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Internet Safety | Posted on October 28, 2010
NetSmartz Kids.Org is a great site to teach and reinforce Internet safety for elementary age students. When they successfully complete the program, they receive a certificate and a badge.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Lesson Planning, Uncategorized | Posted on October 28, 2010
Elementary Guidance Lessons for Counselors has a huge list of links for tied to standards for guidance classes.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Games, Math Resources | Posted on October 27, 2010
With thousands of top-quality logic puzzles available today and more than a hundred new puzzles added each week, conceptispuzzles.com is the leading destination for discerning puzzle fans all over the world.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Games, Seasonal/Holidays | Posted on October 27, 2010
10 Halloween Activities for the Connected Classroom has elementary appropriate activities for those days surrounding Halloween.
Explore the Blue from Discovery Education
Site has standards-aligned lesson plans for K-2 and 3-5 integrating math, science, language arts, health, social studies, and physical education. Also includes interactive games for students, habitat maps that explore the aquatic plant and animal life of your state and region, suggested activities for families, and a contest in which students write an essay describing their favorite boating or fishing experience. (Enter Here by Dec. 17)
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Art, Grants, Science Resources | Posted on October 25, 2010
My Place in Space Contest has a NOVEMBER 1 deadline.
PDF Handout for the Contest
Who can enter? Grades 2-4
When are entries due? November 1, 2010
What is it? This year’s contest invites young scientists and artists to explore our solar system and beyond. Read stories and books. Search websites. Watch movies. Then draw a picture showing what you learned. Enter your artwork in the 2010 IGES art contest!
What do you win? Artwork will be featured on IGES’s website. Other prizes include a framed color certificate and a Visa gift card.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Games | Posted on October 21, 2010
Brain Basher Games and Puzzles BrainBashers is a collection of brain teasers, puzzles, riddles, games and optical illusions. BrainBashers has thousands of puzzles and brain teasers, and with new material added every single day, including games and optical illusions, you can be sure there’s always something to do. With over one hundred awards, BrainBashers is the place to spend a boring Thursday afternoon training your brain.
BrainNook contains over a hundred educational games based on important concepts in the critical foundational subjects of Math and English Grammar. Children play these games while exploring colorful virtual worlds, safely competing and interacting with other children, and solving puzzles.
National Geographic World of Maps Maps are important tools that help us explore and expand our thinking about the world. They help people get from here to there—from where they are, to where they want to be. “National Geographic Maps: Tools for Adventure” engages the entire family by demonstrating the role maps play in daily life and by offering collaborative, hands-on activities that help children and parents map their own adventures.
Virtual Pumpkin: Students can carve a pumpkin virtually at this site.
Pumpkin Carving Sequencer: Students can use this online tool to put the steps for carving a pumpkin in sequence. Pumpkin Clip Art
Scholastic The First Thanksgiving has a variety of social studies resources including a virtual field trip to Plimoth Plantation. You can sign up now at for a live webcast on November 16.
The 9 Step Plan to Combating illTWITTERacy is a wonderful article for those teachers and administrators wanting to establish PLN’s through Twitter.
Rhymer.Com is a free online rhyming dictionary – the perfect tool for students studying and writing poetry.
Zoomit Free Download is a screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that include application demonstrations. ZoomIt runs unobtrusively in the tray and activates with customizable hotkeys to zoom in on an area of the screen, move around while zoomed, and draw on the zoomed image. I wrote ZoomIt to fit my specific needs and use it in all my presentations.
Disney Planet Challenge Grades 3-5
Disney’s Planet Challenge (DPC) Elementary School program is a FREE project-based environmentally-focused national competition for 3rd-5th grade students. Designed in conjunction with NSTA and WestEd/K-12 Alliance, DPC is a unique chance for teachers to blend standards-based content, critical thinking skills, and environmental principals in a class project that moves students from awareness to action for a positive impact on their community.
DVDVideosoft.Com free Studio has all your video/audio needs packaged into one easy-to-use piece of free software. Click on the link for an instructional video on You Tube. How to Download You Tube Videos
Wonderopolis.Org Whether it’s a curious question or an everyday adventure, learning follows us wherever we go. Wonderopolis helps bring fun family-learning experiences to the living room, grandma’s house or the park.
Each day, visit Wonderopolis for the Wonder of the Day®, a simple activity for parents to share and explore the wonders of everyday life with children. Talk about what makes popcorn pop while preparing a snack for a movie. Go stargazing and chat about where shooting stars come from. Take a break from re-reading the same story and ask a child to create a new one instead.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Reading/Language Arts | Posted on October 18, 2010
Learning Chocolate This web site aims to help students to memorize vocabulary in an easy and efficient way, by using pictures, sounds and games. Try our games and enjoy learning, like eating chocolate.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in iPad | Posted on October 18, 2010
iPad Pilot Resources from Palm Beach County – Elementary is a great resource for using iPad in the elementary classroom.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Games, Preschool | Posted on October 18, 2010
Avens Corner.Com Here you will find the web’s most unique preschool online games.
All of our educational games are completely free to play online. Our games are geared toward
toddlers, preschoolers, and children with special needs but can be enjoyed by kids of all ages.
Powerfull List of 28 Online Image and Photo Editing Tools is the best comprehensive list I’ve seen for putting together all the best photo sites out there.
Jog the Web JOG THE WEB is a web-based tool that allows anyone to create a synchronous guide to a series of web sites. Its step by step approach of taking viewers through web sites allowing the author to annotate and ask guiding questions for each page is unique.
Example of a great Jog the Web Resource:
Web 2.0 Resources for Students
Hub for Teachers from Discovery
Communication skills are critical for today’s students. Reading, writing and the ability to tell a story set the stage for success. The Hub, a new TV destination dedicated to bringing kids and families together, is partnering with Discovery Education to support teachers in this important endeavor. Here you’ll find inspiration to engage and inspire your budding writers. Meet the artists, editors and writers that bring good stories to life—and watch your students’ communication skills soar!
Discovery Education STEM Resources is available for educators who have subscription rights to Discovery (through United Streaming). Just go to the Teacher Center tab to login and browse the offerings at the STEM sight. There is content specific to grade level ranges.