Take the Mystery out of Copyrights

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Copyright/Creative Commons, Internet Safety | Posted on September 30, 2011

 Taking the Mystery Out of Copyrights is a site from the Library of Congress to help students navigate the legal pitfalls of web resources.

19 Pencils

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Lesson Planning, Odds and Ends, Personal Learning Networks (PLNs), Social Media, Web Design | Posted on September 30, 2011

19 Pencils.Com is a site where teachers can (for free) share websites, games, quizzes, and more.  You can even create a class web site.

Learn it in 5

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Professional Development, Videos, Web 2.0 | Posted on September 29, 2011

Learn it in 5 Video Tutorials is a site from a technology teacher with short videos on dozens of Web 2.0 tools.  So, if time is an issue for you, choose a topic and “learn it in 5.”

Think Tutorials

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Professional Development, Videos | Posted on September 29, 2011

Think Tutorial.Com is a site you can go to for free video tutorials on Technology topics.  Just click on one of the index tabs (blogs, Adobe, browsers, education, games, Microsoft Office, Smartphones, social media) or search for an area where you want to learn more.

Using QR Codes in the Classroom

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 29, 2011

Using QR Codes in the Classroom is an excellent article on Edutopia by Mary Beth Hertz.  Check it out if you are interested in trying your hand at QR Codes to enhance instruction.

San Juan Unified District Web Resources

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Collections of Links by Subject Area | Posted on September 13, 2011

  San Juan Unified School District Web Resources has a plethora of goodies particularly suited to elementary teachers.  There is everything from instructional strategies, to printables, to graphic organizers.

Go Social Studies, Go!

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Social Studies Resources | Posted on September 13, 2011

  Go Social Studies, Go! is a great site with virtual resources to liven up all those dates and names.  Topics include World Geography, World History, Ancient History, and Colonial America.

Microsoft Mathematics

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Calculators, Educational Resources, Math Resources, Microsoft Office Programs/Tools, STEM Resources | Posted on September 6, 2011

is a free download – just sign in using your Windows Live account.
Microsoft Mathematics provides a set of mathematical tools that help students get school work done quickly and easily. With Microsoft Mathematics, students can learn to solve equations step-by-step while gaining a better understanding of fundamental concepts in pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, physics, chemistry, and calculus.

Microsoft Mathematics includes a full-featured graphing calculator that’s designed to work just like a handheld calculator. Additional math tools help you evaluate triangles, convert from one system of units to another, and solve systems of equations.

Microsoft Free Tools for the Classroom

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Microsoft Office Programs/Tools | Posted on September 6, 2011

AutoCollage*: microsoft.com/AutoCollage
Windows Live® Movie Maker: windowslive.com/desktop/moviemaker
Photosynth®: photosynth.net
Photo Story for Windows® XP: microsoft.com/PhotoStory
Mathematics Add-in: microsoft.com/officeaddins
WorldWide Telescope: worldwidetelescope.org
Songsmith® free trial*: microsoft.com/songsmith
Mouse Mischief™: microsoft.com/multipoint/mouse-mischief
Windows Live® SkyDrive®: SkyDrive.Live.com
Interactive Classroom: www.microsoft.com/officeaddins
Bing™ Search and Bing™ Maps: bing.com
Bing™ Translator: microsoftTranslator.com

Remind 101

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Family Engagement, Odds and Ends, Web 2.0 | Posted on September 6, 2011

Remind 101.Com

You can send students and parents reminders of events or homework that is due.  They do not see your cell phone number when the message is sent nor do you see theirs; however, you do have some inputting on the front end.

Using What Works – SPED Strategies

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Special Education | Posted on September 6, 2011

Effective Practices for Working with Special Education Students

from the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities has a list of practices with links for more information.

Teaching Library

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in E-Books, Early Learning, Educational Resources, Promethean Resources, Reading/Language Arts | Posted on September 5, 2011

Teaching Library

Teaching Library is the place to discover free teaching ideas and lesson resources linked to children’s books and literature.

Children’s Books Forever

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in E-Books, Early Learning, iPad, Promethean Resources, Reading/Language Arts | Posted on September 5, 2011

Children\’s Books Forever

has picutre books from Hans Wilhelm and other authors free for noncommercial use in schools.   Great to read together on IWB.

Interactive Science & Math Simulations

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Interactive White Boards, Math Resources, Science Resources, STEM Resources, Videos | Posted on September 5, 2011

Interactive Whiteboard Science & Math Simulations

from the University of Colorado in Boulder has a treasure trove of resources for middle & high school math and science teachers.

11 Excellent iPad Apps for Meetings and Presentations

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Apps for Learning, iPad | Posted on September 5, 2011

11 Excellent iPad Apps for Meetings and Presentations

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