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PUBLIC MARKS from knann with tag msvt

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

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

microObservatory Guest Observer Portal

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Welcome to the MicroObservatory online telescope network. You can now explore the universe using working telescopes that YOU control via the Internet free of charge, and have access to your image within 48 hours! Each of our easy-to-follow activities allows you to investigate different aspects of the universe just like a professional astronomer. You select your target, choose exposure times or filters, then sit back and hope for clear skies! To start, click on an activity below.

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.

xtranormal

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Create 3D movies using this Text-to-Movie tool!

December 2008

Your Take

Problem-solving/decision-making tool for students/teachers. Free until June 2009, but only $299 for site license. This is a great web-based tool for helping students analyze complex issues. Most appropriate for middle and high school

Yong's China Quest adventure game Level 1 - Interactive

Welcome young disciple to your challenge! The period is 500BCE. On your quest as a scholar, you must learn about the tradition of Chinese writing, and become safe-guarded by a mystical beast by collecting the Qilin tile. There are 3 levels of play

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.

November 2008

JISC RSC Scotland N&E: AccessApps

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50 open source and freeware assistive technology applications which can be entirely used from a USB stick on a Windows compute

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.

3D Plant and Animal Cells Simulation

Cells are the basic unit of structure and function in living things. If you look inside cells, there are even smaller structures called organelles. Each organelle has a different function within a cell. Learn about plant and animal cell organelles in this interactive 3D simulation. View the cells from any angle by clicking and dragging, select a plant structure to learn more about its function.

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.

SumoPaint

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Don't have Photoshop? Try SumoPaint -an image editing in the browser with support for layers, filters, special effects.

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