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    Virtual Learning World for Elementary Students

    Virtual Learning World for Elementary Students
    What it is: BrainNook is a virtual world for kids where they can develop math and English skills while playing in the free online playground.  There are over a hundred education games packed into the BrainNook virtual world, all of them are based on foundational math, English, and grammar concepts.  The math games cover concepts from single digit addition to 3D ...
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    Helping Students Understand Google Search

    Helping Students Understand Google Search
    Most of my teaching career has been as a classroom teacher. I began working as a Teacher-Librarian, but after a few years, the lure of the classroom won me over. I really love the ownership that comes from teaching a class; those kids are your audience, and if it works, it’s because you’ve made it work. It’s a bit like being ...
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    iPad is the Future of Edtech, Not the Present

    iPad is the Future of Edtech, Not the Present
    Everybody's talking about the iPad, and for good reason: like the iPod and iPhone before it, Apple has created a device that represents a paradigm shift. Tablet computing is the future, but we have a long way to go before this technology will be ready for schools--and vice versa. First, and most importantly, anyone who's followed Apple's product history knows that ...
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    A Teacher Reviews the Kindle

    A Teacher Reviews the Kindle
    I recently dropped close to 350.00 dollars on a Kindle. (The Kindle was actually 299 bucks, but the cover was 29.99.) I am an English teacher/ technology geek, so the idea of having 300,000 books at my finger tips that I could download in less than a minute gave me a rush. Seriously, the day it was set to arrive, I ...
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    Changing the World With Technolgy, Entertainment & Design

    Changing the World With Technolgy, Entertainment & Design
    Scroll down for article for student reading. STANDARD National Health Education Standards (American Cancer Society) Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health. LEARNING OBJECTIVES In this article, students will learn about: • This year’s TED award winner, British chef Jamie Oliver. • Oliver’s efforts to improve the eating habits of people in ...
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    Hippo Campus: Multimedia Content for High School & College

    Hippo Campus: Multimedia Content for High School & College
    What it is: HippoCampus is a website with incredible vision. The goal is to provide high-quality multimedia content on general subjects to high school and college students free of charge. Subjects on HippoCampus include algebra, American government, biology, calculus, environmental science, physics, psychology, religions, statistics, and US history. Each of the subject has a large library of multimedia content from students ...
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    Secret Builders: Virtual World of History and Literature

    Secret Builders: Virtual World of History and Literature
    I have reviewed Secret Builders virtual world before, but some new additions and features deserve another post. Secret Builders is a virtual world for kids (8-12) that introduces them to fictional characters from history and literature. Secret Builders has added a host of new historical characters that students can interact with including: Jane Austen, Bach, Alexander Bell, Emily Bronte, Confucius, Marie ...
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    Animated Atlas

    Animated Atlas
    What it is: Animated Atlas: The Growth of a Nation is an animated video that teaches students about American expansion. The video allows for interaction as it plays. Students can click on any state to learn more about when and how it became a state. There is also a great interactive time line at the bottom of the animation that students ...
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    Computer Center Sign Download

    Download Download this help poster for your computer class or to explain your technology teaching. Preview materials below. Save PDF, zoom in or out by moving mouse over preview window.
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    Picture Book Maker

    Picture Book Maker
    What it is: Picture Book Maker is a fun little online picture book creator (bet you couldn’t have guessed that from the name!). What makes this picture book creator unique is the great illustration elements that students can use in their story. The illustrations look hand drawn with crayon and can be adjusted to fit the story. Each picture has actions, ...
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    Take a Trip to Spelling City

    Take a Trip to Spelling City
    If your students need extra help in spelling, using technology may be just the ticket to get them excited about improving. Spelling City is a place where your students can practice their spelling words through teaching, games, and practice tests. In the teaching section, students hear the word and a sentence including the word before the word is spelled for them. ...
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    9-12:Turning the Century

    Students will create a museum display illustrating life during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. *A lesson plan for Grades 9–12 , English III and United States History* h2. Students will: 1. explain how the Gilded Age fostered the consolidation of business, the government, and disadvantaged economic and social classes. 2. trace immigration movements, analyze patterns of settlement, and document ...
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    9-12: “Picturing” America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

    Students link together the literature and the history of the United States at the turn of the twentieth century. Questions guide students as they study visual documents. Students also read the teacher's choice of two widely anthologized short stories and an excerpt from a best-selling novel of the period. Two exercises will raise student awareness of the impact that visual images ...
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    Creating Global Citizens with Online Technology

    Creating Global Citizens with Online Technology
    Character education should be a big part of your day as a teacher, no matter what subject or grade you instruct. Don't leave character ed to the school counselor or your students' parents- kids can never get too much when it comes to becoming good citizens. Featured writer, Kelly Tenkely, shares *five websites* with us that help students see the ...
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    How to Use the Internet to Make a Masterpiece

    Each student comes to class with unique interests and experiences. Many students are creative beyond their years. Art can be a way for students to express themselves and find their own creative voice. Take a trip to a virtual gallery where you own students are the star artists, or help students add original art to their own stories creating their first ...
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    Geography Made Fun With Technology

    h4. Feature Topic: Geography & Technology Resources *_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. Knowledge Box h4. What it is: Knowledge Box has math, science, language arts, and social studies ...
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    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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    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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    Interactive Curriculum to Enhance Student Learning

    It can be challenging to find time to engage one-on-one with each student daily, but active learning is important for student comprehension and retention. When you can't reach every student every minute, let technology step in to help. There are several free websites that offer curriculum integration with videos, games, and interaction in a variety of subject areas. Some of these ...
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    How to Use Web 2.0 Applications in Class

    Do you consider yourself a technology novice or an expert? No matter what level you are, using technology to connect with your students can be an important tool. It may be easier than you think to incorporate into class. Web 2.0 applications are a fairly new trend that aim to facilitate creativity and collaboration- a perfect pairing for a classroom full ...
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