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PUBLIC MARKS from knann with tag esvt

March 2009

Have Fun with Living History - Free streaming history videos & activities

American history is best served hot and there are lots of ways to warm up to it. At HFwH, we bring free streaming video, interactive presentations, and links to many other resources to bring history alive. Go a step beyond the social studies or history classroom and use all your senses to connect with American History through audio, video, and living history.

February 2009

Civilization.ca - Canada in a Box, Cigar Containers that Store Our Past 1883-1935

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Fascinating site on history depicting on Canadian Cigar Boxes. See the 7th grade project inspired by this resource http://www.galileo.org/initiatives/vmuseum-v1/

EDUCAUSE: The Future of Learning

Great resource for teacher professional development focusing on understanding the Learner, Learning Principles and Practices, and Learning Technologies. Look for the 7 things you need to know series.

JeopardyLabs - Online Jeopardy Template

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JeopardyLabs allows you to create a customized jeopardy template without PowerPoint. The games you make can be played online from anywhere in the world. Building your own jeopardy template is a piece of cake. Just use our simple editor to get your game up and running.

iamliterate wiki

Great resource for teachers in understanding 21st century skills and the tools available.

BSD: Biography Maker

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Great site to enabling students to write a great biography using the following steps:To create an exciting biography, you will now follow these steps: 1. Questioning | 2. Learning | 3. Synthesis | 4. Story-Telling Six Traits of Effective Writing

Museum Box Homepage

Welcome to Museum Box, This site provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. What items, for example, would you put in a box to describe your life; the life of a Victorian Servant or Roman soldier; or to show that slavery was wrong and unnecessary? You can display anything from a text file to a movie.

January 2009

Science Up Close

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Harcourt Science grades 1-6 with audio narration

Word List Generator

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The Word List Generator Project has created a database of 2084 words that elementary school teachers can use to help students practice and build sounding out and word-form recognition skills. Learn more about the project and how you can help. To generate a word list matching your students' instructional level, select parameters below--eg, to generate a list of CVC words beginning with continuous sounds, check the CVC checkbox and select "are continuous only" from the Initial sounds drop-down menu.

December 2008

Super Action Comic Maker

Easy to use Comic Creator to inspire story-telling. Choose the background for your Action hero. Use the slider to choose the pose. Add speech bubbles and text. Click next top add up to six frames.

LIFE photo archive hosted by Google

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Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.

Learning Clip - Free resources Renewed Framework Y3 maths

Learning Clip is an online resource to support teachers, teaching assistants and parents implementing the renewed primary mathematics framework. Free for now.

Shine Write

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A collection of Maths teaching resources designed to be projected on to a white board or smartboard and then written on as part of a whole class exposition.

November 2008

search-cube - the Visual Search Engine

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Search Google in 3D. Thumbnails displayed on a cube. Use your arrow keys to turn the cube. Hover over a thumbnail for more details about the site.

TeacherTube - 60 sec tech

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Short, essential "How To" video tutorials for smartboard

BeFunky

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Funky Ways to Express Yourself -Turn photos into cartoons with remarkable accuracy. Video cartoons coming soon! Great way for teachers to post a student likeness online.

Interactive Flash

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Downloads to use with smartboard.

BigUniverse.com

Read & Create Children's Picture Books Online - Great authoring tool for creating your own books. Use the library of pictures or upload your own.

Writing Fun by Jenny Eather- helping kids write using text organizers.

Excellent site for different genre examples and organizers. Takes time to get familar with site but worth it. Nice for smartboard as there is a write online feature.

October 2008

Factophile

Factophile offers topical facts, trivia and statistics on a wide range of topics, along with a growing set of links to more in-depth resources. New facts and trivia are added on a regular basis.

On the Tip of My Tongue

Index of Idiomatic expressions, spanish and french equivalents, some cartoon examples, audiory samples, contextual examples

Thinkfinity

High quality resources from recognized providers such as ReadWriteThink, Illuminations, Science NetLinks, etc.

Circuits

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Brief interative on electrical circuits

smARTkids

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From the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, this interactive site geared for ages 7-12, helps students dicover ways to look at, think about, and respond creatively to art.

Tech-Ease: Quick Answers to Real Classroom Technology Questions

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Great resource for teachers to get quick answers technology questions