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September 2007

Our Jury System at Play

by knann
Our Jury System at Play The jury has reached a verdict! Justice by the People is a powerful new way to build your students’ language arts skills and understanding of civics. This national standards–based program, created by the Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates and Scholastic Inc., underscores the importance of the Sixth and Seventh Amendments to students in grades 5–8. This is an oustanding resource with all resources, including the interactive simulation, can be used online or downloaded.

THE K-8 Aeronautics Internet Textbook

by knann (via)
Good source for students with a passion for aeronautics. Various reading levels available.

NASA Sun Earth Media Viewer: Live Solar Images

by knann
Another amazing site from NASA. Aside from live images and illustrations, interviews from NASA scientists answer questions related to the Sun in a movie format.

eWord Game

by knann
Companion to textbook Houghton Mifflin Spelling and Vocabulary but still useful for grades 1-6. Hover over the word or definition to hear it read aloud.

Geography Thematic Units

by knann
The majority of the Thematic Units are written for ages 7-9. Younger children can use them with help from adults, and older children can use them for extra learning or for their reports. There is a cost for each unit, but it is only $2.00...a good value!! Must be purchased per classroom. Many other subject areas available.

ESL Teacher Resources

by knann
content based ESL activities and materials. Also useful for regular classroom use since many of the materials are based on elementary themes:lifecyle of the frog, insects,halloween, etc. Mixed in with adult ESL activities so previewing before using with students is recommended.

Writing notebook"Paragraph unit"Writing a Paragraph topic

by knann (via)
BrainPop movie that explains how to write a paragraph. Great for whole class instruction and then let students review individually.

Math Slice!

by knann
Online interactive math games and challenges. Teachers can generate worksheets and print as a PDF for saving.

Make your own comic with MAKE BELIEFS COMIX! Online Educational Comic Generator for Kids of All Ages

by knann
Looking for an alternative to a quiz or an assignment of boring vocabulary definitions written on notebook paper? Trying to find a way to prompt students to write even short passages? Trying to teach simple dialog to ESL/ELL students? Working on appropriate language and interpersonal skills with emotional support students? Looking for a creative way to make clever newsletter additions, bulletin board items, or class rules? Use this great online tool for both students and teachers to create web-based or printed comic strips from a selection of characters and voice bubbles-- and with your OWN text!

Post Lecture Notes Online for Free with LectureShare - LectureShare

by knann
This is a free and easy site for teachers to post work online. Create a course page quickly, add announcements, upload docs, video and audio. Students enroll and decide how they want to receive the info.

August 2007

ClassTools.net

by knann
Students and teachers can create educational games, activties and diagrams in a Flash! Host or link them on your own blog, website or intranet!Take a look at the examples. Many are MS/HS content but easily applied to elementary grades. Great way to differentiate! Interactive whiteboard is not required!

Hamburger Paragraph

by knann
Great online tool for creating the hamburger paragraph! Fill in the sections then Save as Webpage which can then be opened in MS Word, or for the more adventuresome, embedded directly in a blog. Be sure to create a folder to save the files as the page contains an image

Wikijunior - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks

by knann
The aim of this project is to produce a series of full-color booklets for children aged 8 to 11. The subjects will be appealing to kids, and the writing will be light and friendly. These booklets will be richly illustrated with photographs, diagrams, sketches, and original drawings. The texts will also follow a format, so that each booklet, while different, will also have certain common features. Completed books include the Solar System and The Elements. There is also a collaborative book in the works on World War II. This could be a worthwhile project for 8th grade students to contribute articles. An outline is available.

July 2007

Singing Science Records

by knann
Science songs on topics of space,energy &motion, weather, and nature. Right click, choose "save Target As" to download the MP3. Songs are definitely dated, but older students and music teachers may enjoy updating the music style, perhaps to a rap tempo or, be inspired to create their own songs. Good resource for differentiation.

Stop Disasters

by knann
Use your critical thinking and problem solving skills to minimize the imapct of various natural disasters such as hurricane, earthquake, tusnami, flood, and wildfire. Geared for middle and high school students with 3 levels of play. Takes 10-20 minutes per game.

Engineering Interact - Interactive science & engineering for 9-11 year olds

by knann
Designed for ages 9-11, these interactive investigations are perfect for differentiation. Investigations include Forces and Motion, Earth and Beyond, Electricity, Light, and Sound.

June 2007

dotSUB.com ~ Any film in any language.

by knann
Add captioning to any video!--including other languages.....Lots of educational uses!

1 Stop for Free Assistive Technology

by knann (via)
If you know of an open source or otherwise free AT application that is not listed in our library, please let me know about it via e-mail. We would like to add it to this resource.

DailyLit: Read books by email and RSS.

by knann
Read the classics in your RSS reader. Get he installments (chapters) daily, on weekdays only, or on M-W-F.

Courses: School Education

by knann
Learn, Create and Collaborate Create your own content. Share educational resources. Collaborate with colleagues.

Software Tools for Text to Speech

by knann
The very nature of having texts in electronic form means that students can have access different types of “supports.” These supports might include, for example, live links to definitions, images, and additional information. Providing texts electronically also has implications for the way in which text is presented; for example, the font size can change, different background colors can be added, or texts might be restructured (e.g., parsed) to accommodate a reader's needs. All of these embedded supports can promote better understanding of what the author intended to communicate.

Teachers: Content Literacy

by knann
Reading Is FAME is a four-course reading intervention for regular and special education 7 th -12 th graders reading as low as the 2 nd grade level. FAME is an acronym for the four courses contained within the program: Foundations of Reading; Adventures in Reading; Mastery of Meaning; Explorations.

Math Presentations

by knann
Tons of PowerPoints ready for you to use in your K-5 or 6-12 Math class. Other subjects also available.

Gizmoz / The world of animated Talking Heads

by knann & 14 others (via)
Create a talking character from your own photo! I can think of lots of uses for the classroom. How about you?!! Copy and paste this link to your browser to see the best clip yet: http://www.gizmoz.com/video/55761_world_cup_joy