20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web
How do our browsers and the web actually work? How has the World Wide Web evolved into what we know and love today? And what do we need to know to navigate the web safely and efficiently?
“20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web” is a short guide for anyone who’s curious about the basics of browsers and the web.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Science Resources | Posted on November 30, 2010
LHS Science Site for Kids is from Lawrence Hall of Science and features student activities on measurement, birds, plants, etc…
Hold on to Your Horses Online Book is a free book that can be downloaded and used in the classroom. The book takes a unique look at impulse control and provides students a way to control those impulses.
CanTeach is a site with subject area web resources categorized by age groups.
Mary Fran\’s Google Sites Tutorial is an excellent resource for free Google applications.
10 Common Myths About ADHD is an excellent, concise article for teachers and parents about the intricacies of ADHD.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Blogs, Tech Gadgets | Posted on November 22, 2010
12 Great Gadget Blogs has a list of several sites to help all you tech geeks out there searching for the newest thing. Might want to read up for your holiday shopping.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Videos | Posted on November 22, 2010
Mark Warner Teaching Videos is the British equivalent to Teacher Tube. Teachers can upload and share educational videos.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Internet Safety | Posted on November 18, 2010
Webonaut Academy for Kids from PBS Webonauts Internet Academy is a web original game for PBS KIDS GO! that gives kids 8- to 10-year-old an opportunity to have some fun while exploring what it means to be a citizen in a web-infused‚ information-rich world. It is an engaging experience on its own but becomes all the more powerful when parents and teachers use game play as a springboard for conversations about media literacy and citizenship in the 21st Century.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Keyboarding, Technology | Posted on November 18, 2010
10 Common Myths About ADHD is a concise article with some helpful information about ADHD in children and adults.
Using Active Expressions with Brain Pop is a detailed tutorial on how to utilize Active Votes and Active Expressions with Brain Pop videos and quizzes.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in iPod Touch/iPhone | Posted on November 17, 2010
Best Sites for Beginning iPhone Users from Larry Ferlazzo’s blog is an excellent resource for those new to iPhone.
STEM Challenge Video Games at Brain Pop
Wondering about integrating video games in your classroom? In anticipation of next week’s free webinar, we’ve got a great new lesson plan to go along with our BrainPOP Video Game topic: Video Games: Take the STEM Challenge! You’ll find an additional document in there full of supportive tips. Spread the word!
If you haven’t already, be sure to RSVP: Game Design 101: An Introduction for Teachers.
X-Stream Science.Com has science videos targeted specifically to middle school students but could be modified and shown to upper elementary.
25 Important Twitter Guides and Apps for Teachers Diving into a rich and overwhelming social network like Twitter can be difficult. I know of many teachers and academic-minded people who are still unsure about the merits of the tool or are simply unsure where to start. The following 24 (+1 bonus!) beginner’s guides to Twitter each do a tremendous job at informing without confusing.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Art | Posted on November 12, 2010
Using Prezi as a Presentation Tool has links to several sites and tutorials on creating presentations with this free online tool.
Tech and Learning Article – Dept. of Ed. Launches Technology Plan The plan, titled “Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology,” presents a model with key goals in five areas: learning, assessment, teaching, infrastructure and productivity. Each core section outlines concepts for using technology to holistically transform education, with the aim to achieve each goal by 2015.
How Handwriting Boosts the Brain is an article in the Wall Street Journal extolling the brain benefits of students and adults writing by hand instead of always using media devices.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Health/Fitness | Posted on November 11, 2010
Kids Health.Org is a site full of information useful for health classes or as a supplement to physical education. Topics are interesting and current. Students can listen to content in English and Spanish.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Guidance | Posted on November 11, 2010
Resources for Guidance Counselors is from Lee’s Summit District in Missouri and has links to tons of information for school counselors.