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    Wilderness Classroom: Interdisciplinary Online Learning

    The Wilderness Classroom Organization (WCO) is a non-profit organization that strives to engage, excite, and motivate students and teachers using an interactive, technology-based learning model that draws upon people’s innate curiosity and desire for exploration. Essentially, this is a program set up to “electronically” bring young people on virtual expeditions all over the world. We bring our educational content—photos, journals, videos, ...
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    How to Use "Middle Spot"

    How to Use "Middle Spot"
    Middle Spot is a spectacular new search engine for teachers, librarians, and students performing research. Middle Spot lets you see your results, you can pan and zoom individual website results. Workpads allow you to save and annotate results and sort by collections. Workpads can also be shared with others (colleagues, students, or professional learning communities). What I love about Middle Spot ...
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    The Easiest Way to Make Podcasts

    The Easiest Way to Make Podcasts
    Podcasting can be a great education tool if you know how to make podcasts. If you're a novice podcaster or have never even tried to make one- this is the easiest way I've heard to date. Featured writer, Kate Olson, shares step-by-step guide on how to execute this now easy technology tool. In the quest for the easiest way to record ...
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    Tips and Tricks for Designing a Class Website

    Tips and Tricks for Designing a Class Website
    The internet is the way of the future for technology-savvy educators. Creating a website for your class can be a worthwhile tool to connect and share with members of the class, parents, other teachers and the world! Post news, photos, links and other useful tools. If you want to create a website for your class but don’t know where to ...
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    Feature Column: Navigating the Internet with Safe Sites for Students

    Feature Column: Navigating the Internet with Safe Sites for Students
    The internet is one of the most popular and valuable tools for finding and sharing information. Educators can take advantage of all the internet has to offer students with many sites that were designed for classroom use. From catching a bad internet character in a game to social networking with tweens in mind, these sites offer teachers good direction and ...
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    Feature Column: Technology That Makes Phonics Fun

    Feature Column: Technology That Makes Phonics Fun
    h4. Feature Topic: Phonics *_iLearn Technology is dedicated to giving teachers practical tips for integrating technology into the classroom. All of the resources are free to use and simple to implement. This column is a weekly Friday feature, don't miss it!_* h4. Kindersay h4. What it is: Kindersay is a website for emerging language learners. This is the new See and ...
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    Feature Column: Hands on Math Lessons With Technology

    Feature Column: Hands on Math Lessons With Technology
    h4. Feature Topic: Math *_iLearn Technology is dedicated to giving teachers practical tips for integrating technology into the classroom. All of the resources are free to use and simple to implement. This column is a weekly Friday feature, don't miss it!_* h4. Max’s Math Adventures h4. What it is: Max’s Math Adventures teaches students math skills (kindergarten-second grade) through fun adventures. ...
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    Privacy, Safety and Education Online

    Privacy, Safety and Education Online
    Using blogs for educational purposes can seem like a no-brainer to some, while to others it seems like the worst idea for the classroom. Many educational institutions have strict guildelines when using (or not using) blogs for teaching purposes. Featured writer, Katt Blackwell, discusses with us why she's been told "no" and what you can do about it. h4. Using ...
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    The Importance of Teaching Technology to Teachers

    The Importance of Teaching Technology to Teachers
    We’ve all said it. “Technology is the wave of the future.” There’s no denying that. It’s actually the wave of the present. I know that every teacher in academe today has heard that the need to use technology in the classroom is imperative now. If we are going to engage our students in the class discussions and the lectures, we need ...
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    Do Teachers Have the Right to Blog?

    Do Teachers Have the Right to Blog?
    One of our brethren has been released from his teaching position due in part to the reflective teacher writing that he posts anonymously on his teacher blog. Instead of being reprimanded, or even censured, he’s been fired. It seems so odd to me that anyone would look at this so important part of the teacher process as being anything other than ...
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    "EyePlorer" and Process Knowledge

    "EyePlorer" and Process Knowledge
    What it is:  eyePlorer is a really cool site that allows students “explore and process knowledge.”  Student type in a word or words to research.  eyePlorer pulls information from Wikipedia and puts it into a color wheel of information.  When students hover over the different areas of the color wheel, they get a sentence or two about their subject.  There is ...
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    Technology "Ideas to Inspire"

    Technology "Ideas to Inspire"
    What it is:  Ideas to Inspire is a truly wonderful site and wealth of resources for teachers.  On this site you will find a collection of Google Doc presentations that include a number of ideas for engaging lesson activities in a variety of curriculum areas.  The collection comes from inspiring teachers from around the world.  You can find Ideas to Inspire ...
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    Click Clack Moo - Cows That Type

    Click Clack Moo - Cows That Type
    Click Clack MooI just want to share one of my favorite activities I did in my 4th grade keyboarding classes last year - you might be surprised to learn that it has NOTHING to do with computers! My family is really into reading and we have books scattered EVERYWHERE. I order about 5 - 10 books a month from my sister’s ...
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    Why Twitter is a Teacher's Best Tool

    Why Twitter is a Teacher's Best Tool
    Teachers are increasingly bringing the real-time communication power of Twitter into the classroom to help students learn. But I've come to the conclusion that it's great for helping teachers learn as well. Twitter has simply become one of the best places for teachers to collaborate, share solutions to common classroom problems, and discuss education policy. In fact, it might just be ...
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    Math Live

    Math Live
    What it is: In honor of World Math Day (which took place on 3/3/10) I decided to pass on a fantastic math website that I learned about from The Techie Classroom Blog (one of the amazing blogs taking part in the edublogger alliance). Math Live has a collection of animated cartoons that teach students math concepts. 3rd through 6th grade students ...
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    NEO K12

    NEO K12
    What it is: Neo K12 is an outstanding online collection of educational videos, lessons and games for students in grades k-12. Neo K12 believes that “kids learn best by ’seeing’ the real world.” They have created this site with that belief in mind. Neo K12 has cataloged the best free online educational videos from the Internet in one place. Each video ...
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    Online Audio Stories

    Online Audio Stories
    What it is: Online Audio Stories is an impressive collection of free audio stories online. The audio books are all free and downloadable. The online version of the story includes accompanying text for students to follow along with. The short stories will transport students on a fun adventure of listening to fairy tales and classics. The extensive collection includes stories by ...
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    Learning Web 2.0 From Your Students in 4 Steps

    Learning Web 2.0 From Your Students in 4 Steps
    I’m asked all the time how I can stay current on all the latest technology that my students are involved with. The answer, as I shall explain, is simple and takes only three steps (maybe four). It’s true confession time. I learned about face-book from a soccer player. He couldn’t get off the site long enough to participate in class. MySpace ...
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    8 Ways Blogging Makes Me A Better Teacher

    8 Ways Blogging Makes Me A Better Teacher
    I have found this year that I have been making a lot of progress on my own personal teaching style. It’s my 6th year to teach, and I begin what could be seen as the downhill slope of teaching. Now that I am pretty adequate at getting children to be and stay quiet throughout class so that I can teach them, ...
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    A Great Technology Activity for Students: Animalia

    A Great Technology Activity for Students: Animalia
    h4. *What it is:* The Animalia website is based on the popular book and television series written and illustrated by Graeme Base. The website is just as impressive as the book with amazing illustrations and activities for students. On the Animalia website, students are introduced to the characters of Animalia, the goal of the Animalia site, Animalia news, and games and ...
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