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Arthur

http://pbskids.org/arthur/games/index.html#1

Jean Craighead George

http://www.jeancraigheadgeorge.com/works.html

Lemony Snicket

http://www.lemonysnicket.com/

 

Avi

http://www.avi-writer.com/index.html``

Gordan Korman

http://www.gordonkorman.com/

Shel Silverstein

http://www.shelsilverstein.com/indexSite.html

Jim Aylesworth

http://www.ayles.com/index.html

Leo Leonni

http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/lionni/gallery.php

Jeff Smith

http://www.thecartoonistmovie.com/#/gallery

Jan and Stan Berenstain

http://www.berenstainbears.com/index.html

Magic School Bus Series

http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/index.htm

Geronimo Stilton

http://www.scholastic.com/titles/geronimostilton/index.htm

 

Jan Brett

http://www.janbrett.com/index.html

Mary Pope Osborne

http://www.magictreehouse.com/#

R.L. Stein

http://rlstine.com/bookshelf/#top

Betsy Byers

http://www.betsybyars.com/books.html

Mercer Mayer

http://www.littlecritter.com/

Chris Van Allsburg

http://www.chrisvanallsburg.com/home.html

Judy Blume

http://www.judyblume.com/

Barbara Parks

http://juniebjones.com/

Laura Ingalls Wilder

http://www.littlehousebooks.com/

Beverly Cleary

http://www.beverlycleary.com/

Katherine Patterson

http://terabithia.com/books-novels/

 

Eric Carle

http://www.eric-carle.com/home.html

Dave Pilkey

http://www.pilkey.com/index.php

 

Matt Christopher

http://www.mattchristopher.com/

Patricia Polacco

http://www.patriciapolacco.com/books/index.html

 

Roald Dahl

http://www.roalddahl.com/

Beatrix Potter

http://www.peterrabbit.com/us

 

Tomi De Paola

http://www.tomie.com/main.html

   

Dr. Seuss

http://www.seussville.com/

   

 

 

 

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Calculators

 

Crickweb's Big Blue Calculator (scroll down) calculator To get to this calculator you will need to scroll down on the page. There is also a calculator lesson outline located here. Other math tools and games by Crickweb are located here. This is really a great site.
Fraction Calculator fraction calculator
This doesn't look like a calculator, but works like one. The blanks above the line are the numerator, below the line are the denominator. You can add, subtract, multiply, or divide .
List of Calculator Activities calculator activities
This is a list of 9 sites for practice on the calculator. The practice titles are: Calculator puzzles, Tens and Tenths, Meet in the Middle, Exploring Numbers, Calculator Crossword, Factors, Calculator Puzzle Card, Jump One jump to ten, The Reverse Times Tables Game .
PBS Kids Talking Calculator talking calculator
This is a large display that is easy to see and hear. This only adds,multiplies, subtracts, and divides. Other really good interactive Math games can be found on this site. They include instruction. The site also includes wonderful math videos.
Time Calculator time calculator
Add or subtract time with this calculator. Use days, hours, minutes, or seconds.

 

 

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Create A Book

 

Book Mark Template http://www.sbac.edu/~tpl/games/Bookmark-4%20Template.pdf
This is a blank template that can be customized to suite your needs. You design it.
Comic Life http://www.comiclife.com/
'Comic Life lets you create comics, picture albums, how-tos... and more! The easy-to-use interface integrates seamlessly with your photo collection or iSight. Drag in your pictures, captions, Lettering text and speech balloons.'
Flip Book Creator http://www.sites4teachers.com/links/redirect.php?url=http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/flipbook/
This site by Teacher Planet walks you through creating a book that can be printed.
Read, Write, Think Book Cover Creator http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/book-cover-creator-30058.html
Use this site to create full book covers - front and back, dust jackets. There are also book cover planning sheets which can be use to create a rough draft and revise before getting to the computer.
Talking Book PPT Creator http://www.talkingbooklibrary.net/
Students can use this to create books from their original works, show the results of a science fair presentation, use it as a book report, and more. Teachers can use this as an instructional tool for whole group, small group, or self paced instruction. Written instructions for creating a talking book are located here. Examples of talking books are located here.
TikaTok http://www.tikatok.com/
Write your story. Add your pictures, Order your book. You have the option to create an unlimited number of books online. You may also purchase a hard copy, soft copy or digital download of your book, but it's not required.
Zoo Burst http://www.zooburst.com/
This is a digital story telling tool that allows you to create 3D pop up books. You can share your book with a hyperlink and books can be embeded on a blog or website. It's available as an app. Teachers can set up protected safe spaces for students to create. Passwords are an option. It is free. This is an American Association of Librarians Website.

 

 

 

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Celebrations

 

Black History Month Cinqo de Mayo Christmas
Columbus Day Easter Hundredth Day

 

Black History Month
African Folktales and Fables http://africa.mrdonn.org/fables.html
This site contains many powerpoint presentations of African fables and folk lore. There is also a link for free Games about Africa and some video clips.
Black History Resources http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/pages/listblackhiro2.html
This list of resouces was created by Robert Broecker. It is resources for primary and intermediate grades and includes webquests.
Martin Luther King http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/mlk.htm
This site has many links for information on MLK.
Martin Luther King Powerpoints for kids http://holidays.pppst.com/MLK.html
This site lists several links for teachers and students.
Martin Luther King Powerpoints http://www.wartgames.com/themes/holidays/MLK.html
This is a set of games and resources for Martin Luther King.
Rosa Parks and Bus Boycott ppt http://presentations.pppst.com/rosaparks.ppt
This is a 15 slide powerpoint presentation on Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

 

Christmas
The North Pole.com http://www.the-north-pole.com/index.htm
Games, stories, songs, email Santa.
Santa Slider http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/games/games2.htm
This is a slider like the number puzzle. Put Santa back together.
Story Nory Christmas Stories http://storynory.com/category/christmas-stories/
Listen to stories about Christmas.

 

 

Cinqo de Mayo
Cinqo de Mayo Theme Page http://www.enchantedlearning.com/themes/cincodemayo.shtml
This is a series of links from Enchanted Learning.
Lesson Plans and Themes http://www.theteachersguide.com/cincodemayo.htm
This site is mostly for teachers. It includes links to lesson ideas, powerpoints, crafts, etc. on this holiday.It does have some advertisements.
Videos by History.com www.history.com
This site contains a series of informative videos on cinqo de Mayo. The videos do have a commercial lead in.

 

 

Columbus Day
Columbus Day Crafts http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/columbus/
These are a series of activities and worksheets.
DLTK Activities http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/columbus/
This page includes links for coloring pages, crafts, songs, and more.
Videos www.history.com
This site from History.com has educational videos on Columbus.

 

 

Easter
Bunny Themes and Printables http://www.akidsheart.com/animals/rabbit/rabbit.htm
Find links to games, printables, and information.
Decorate an Egg Online http://www.akidsheart.com/holidays/easter/decoeg.htm
Choose a color for your egg. Then drag and drop the decorations to make your very own egg.
Easter Egg Swap Game http://www.akidsheart.com/holidays/easter/eggswap.htm
Find the Eggs that are alike side by side and click on them to score points.
Online Puzzle http://www.akidsheart.com/holidays/easter/tileswapest.html
This puzzle is like the old slider puzzles with numbers except that it uses pictures instead of numbers. It does have sound, so students will either need earphones or will need to mute.

 

 

Hundredth Day
Blackwell's Best Activities http://www.vickiblackwell.com/100th.html
Vickie Blackwell is an educator from Tangipohoa Parish with a wonderful site full of activities.
Technology Rocks for Teachers http://www.technologyrocksseriously.com/search/label/100th%20day
This site has lots of online links for the hundredth day of school.
Hundredth Day Activities List  
Find 99 things to do on the 100th day of school.
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Dictionary/Thesaurus

 

Harcourt Math Dictionary http://www.harcourtschool.com/glossary/math_advantage/glossary4.html
This site will help you look up the definitions of math words.
Little Explorers Picture Dictionary http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Dictionary.html
This is a picture dictionary from Enchanted Learning.
Merriam Webster's Word Central http://www.wordcentral.com/
On this site you can search the dictionary, the thesaurus, and there's a rhyming dictionary. But no matter which part you choose, a full definition will be given for the selected word.
Online Dictionary/Thesaurus http://www.merriam-webster.com/
This site is also by Merriam Webster but appears to be geared to older students. This also includes a thesaurus, a Spanish English Dictionary, a medical dictionary, and an ecyclopedia.
Practice using the dictionary http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/reading/dictionaries/play/
In this game, practice putting words in ABC order. Then match the words with the definitions. This site also has links to finding information, scanning, and skimming for information, and more.

 

 

 

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Genre

 

Genre http://snogirl.snoville.com http://snogirl.snoville.com
Poetry Fables and Fairy Tales Nonfiction genre-Biography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genre

Genre Powerpoints http://www.freeclubweb.com/powerpoints/languagearts/genres.html
This is from pppst.com and includes a list of powerpoints on genre, including ppts on types of genre in literature; genre for kids, and more.
Genre Posters http://hill.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/genres.htm
This site contains some pdf documents to use as posters for genre. It also contains cards to print for a genre review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry
Acrostic Poems http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/acrostic/
Make an acrostic poem using this site. An acrostic poem is one that spells a word going down. Each letter in the word is then used to begin a phrase or sentence.
Cinquain Lesson and Practice http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/e4topic.cfm?TopicID=95.8
This is a site from www.studyzone.org for cinquains that includes a lesson and practice.
Diamontes http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/diamante/
A diamante is a poem that is written in the shape of a diamond. Use this site by www.readwwritethink.org to create your own diamante. You can also print it.
Giggle Poetry http://www.gigglepoetry.com/
This site contains funny poetry for kids.But it also has sections on : Ask the poet, poetry theater, a page on how to become a giggle poet, teacher links, and more.
Glossary of Poetic Terms http://www.poeticbyway.com/glossary.html
You can find definitions on poetry related vocabulary on this site.
Instant Poetry Forms http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/newpoem.htm
On this site you can choose a poetry form from a long list of topics, add your own words, and create your own poem.
Poetry4Kids http://www.poetry4kids.com/
This site by Ken Nesbitt has all kinds of poems to read, poem links, a rhyming dictionary, and more.
Poetry Writing with Jack Prelutsky http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/poetry/jack_home.htm
This site is create by Jack Prelutsky, a U.S. children's Poet Laureate. He takes kids through 4 steps of writing poetry and getting it published online. There is also a teacher's guide.
Shape Poems http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/stapleless/index.htmlhttp://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/theme-poems-30044.html?tab=2#tabs
This is an online tool by Read, Write, Think which students can use to write shape poems. The poems can be saved and printed. There are 5 different categories of shapes: Nature, School, Sports, Celebrations, and Shapes. The Shapes can be used for math poems as in the example. Lesson plans are included on the site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fables and Fairy Tales
African Folktales and Fables http://africa.mrdonn.org/fables.html
This site contains many powerpoint presentations of African fables and folk lore. There is also a link for free Games about Africa and some video clips.
Between the Lions http://pbskids.org/lions/
This site by PBS.org includes games, stories, and videos. The stories include folktales and fables. The video clips include letter songs. the games include the quiet machine which asks kids to choose beginning sounds. Lions to Go includes audios, music videos, and character videos that can be downloaded.
Fables from Aesop http://us.penguingroup.com/static/packages/us/yreaders/aesop/index.html
The Tortoise and the Hare, The Foolish Crow, The Lion and the Mouse, The Fox and His Shadow are 4 ebook (movies)shown on this site. They are part of a book published by Tom Lynch published in the fall of 2000 by Viking Books.
More Aesop's Fables http://greece.mrdonn.org/aesop.html
This site includes powerpoints and resources for Greek fables.
Kids' Fables http://www.kidsfables.com/
Fables teach a lesson. This site has links for kids to read fables, create fables, learn about fables, and write titles for fables.
Story Nory Fairy Tales http://storynory.com/archives/fairy-tales/
This site has fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, Perrault, World Fairy Tales, and 1001 Knights.
World of Tales http://worldoftales.com/
This site contains links to written stories from a variety of countries.
You Tube Fables for Kids http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMTMlqd_usg
This link shows a variety of narrated videos of fables.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biography
Biographies for Kids http://www.gardenofpraise.com/leaders.htm
This site from Garden of Praise includes quite a few biographies in an easy to read format from Presidents to world leaders, to inventors, to explorers and more.
Kids' Stuff Biographies http://pbjclibrary.state.ar.us/kidsbiography.htm
This is a great resource for information on all types of biographies. It also includes a link to a biographical dictionary.

 

 

 
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LEAP/Testing

 

4th Grade ELA LPB LEAP Tutoring Lesson Videos http://beta.lpb.org/index.php?/site/programs/leap_21_making_the_grade
These videos are put out by LPB from the LEAP Tutoring Guide for ELA.
4th grade LEAP LPB Math Tutoring Lesson Videos http://beta.lpb.org/index.php?/site/programs/leap_21_making_the_grade
These videos are put out by LPB from the LEAP Tutoring Guide for Math.
5th grade ileap math ppt http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=10&cts=1331507960050&ved=0CI4BEBYwCQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vrml.k12.la.us%2Fla_testing%2Fms%2FAssessmentGuides%2FMS_Assess%2F5thAssess%2F5thGradeiLEAPMath.ppt&ei=WjJdT4voFYS2twfdos2QCg&usg=AFQjCNFoQee1f5f-t6LABdjit_QVKYt7ow&sig2=0VPsjxuJTEDPeOqhl3Mdnw
This is a powerpoint presentation of 31 slides based on the ILEAP assesment guide for Math for 5th grade.
5th grade ileap science ppt http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=10&cts=1331507960050&ved=0CI4BEBYwCQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vrml.k12.la.us%2Fla_testing%2Fms%2FAssessmentGuides%2FMS_Assess%2F5thAssess%2F5thGradeiLEAPMath.ppt&ei=WjJdT4voFYS2twfdos2QCg&usg=AFQjCNFoQee1f5f-t6LABdjit_QVKYt7ow&sig2=0VPsjxuJTEDPeOqhl3Mdnw
This is a powerpoint presentation of 31 slides based on the ILEAP assesment guide for Sciencefor 5th grade.
5th grade social studies ppt http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=10&cts=1331507960050&ved=0CI4BEBYwCQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vrml.k12.la.us%2Fla_testing%2Fms%2FAssessmentGuides%2FMS_Assess%2F5thAssess%2F5thGradeiLEAPMath.ppt&ei=WjJdT4voFYS2twfdos2QCg&usg=AFQjCNFoQee1f5f-t6LABdjit_QVKYt7ow&sig2=0VPsjxuJTEDPeOqhl3Mdnw
This is a powerpoint presentation of 31 slides based on the ILEAP assesment guide for Social Studies for 5th grade.
EduPlace Math Test Prep 4th http://www.eduplace.com/kids/mw/quiz/templates/rules1.jsp?ID=hmm05_ctp/gr4/01&GRADE=4&UNIT=1&CHAPTER=1&CHAPTER_TITLE=Place+Value
This site has about 10 questions on each strand of math. It's interactive, students are given feedback as to whether the answer is correct.
English/Reading Comprehension Exercises (English Maven) http://www.englishmaven.org/Pages/Reading%20Comprehension.htm
Students read a short story and then answer questions about details. It's an interactive activity.
iLEAP Practice 3rd grade http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/3rd/homework/ss/ss/3rd_ss_units/iLEAP/iLEAP_3rd_HM.htm
This site is prepared by Vermillion Parish Schools and has extensive information for third grade test practice.
LEAP 4 Fun Game http://www.photographicvr.com/leap4fun/
This is such a fun game for LEAP review. It can be played with one, two, three, or four players. Click on the die to get a question with multiple choice answers. If you click the correct answer, you are told "Good Job" and you roll until an answer is incorrect, which moves you across a game board.
Louisiana Lagniappe - 3rd http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/victery/New08/louisiana/LAlagniappe.htm
This site is created by Vermillion Parish and has many wonderful sites for Louisiana related activities and information.
Louisiana Pass http://www.louisianapass.org/
Louisiana Pass is a site created by the Louisiana Department of Education to help students to practice for LEAP and iLEAP testing. Students create a password, log in, practice, and test on material. They move on to another topic when they have mastered an objective.
Mr. Nussbaum's Reading Comprehension Exercises by Grade :-) http://www.mrnussbaum.com/readingpassageindex.htm
This is an amazing site which has reading comprehension downloads with questions for grades 3, 4, 5. the printables are two page pdfs with questions.
Online Practice Reading Tests GR 1-8 http://www.pearsonlongman.com/ae/marketing/sfesl/practicereading.html
This is a series of comprehension tests online. The results can be printed.
Vermillion Parish Test Practice - all grades http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/la_testing/
This site is a list of links for test practice for LEAP, iLeap, GEE and EOC.

 

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Learn to Read

 

     
Between the Lions http://pbskids.org/lions/
This site by PBS.org includes games, stories, and videos. The stories include folktales and fables. The video clips include letter songs. the games include the quiet machine which asks kids to choose beginning sounds. Lions to Go includes audios, music videos, and character videos that can be downloaded.
   

Dolch Site Word Books

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http://www.ndreadon.com/dolchwordpage.htm
This is a very extensive site with dolch words listed by grade, alphabetical order, and by nouns. There are also interactive books with sight words which include sounds. It's a list of a variety of sites. Really great resources.
Dolch Site Word Kit http://www.theschoolbell.com/Links/Dolch/Contents.html
This site includes charts for keeping records of student learning of site words, a student practice book, flash cards, phrase cards, gameboards, bingo, concentration, and more.
JC Schools Interactive Reading Websites http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/interact-read.htm
This is a whole list of sites to explore. It includes Starfall, KidsReads, Nursery Rhymes 4 you, Book Pals, Reading Rainbow, and more.
Materials for Emerging Readers
http://fieldtripearth.com/article.xml?id=1182
"Beth Carter, a teacher at the Cape Fear Center for Inquiry in Wilmington, North Carolina, has written a series of several articles—titled Just the Facts— designed especially for emerging readers." Each link is about an animal. It lists facts. There are short answer questions to follow.

Mr. Nussbaum's Reading Comprehension Exercises

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http://www.mrnussbaum.com/readingpassageindex.htm
This is an amazing site which has reading comprehension downloads with questions for grades 3, 4, 5. the printables are two page pdfs with questions.

Mrs. Perkins' Dolch Words

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http://www.mrsperkins.com/dolch.htm
This is a very extensive site with dolch words listed by grade, alphabetical order, and by nouns. There are also interactive books with sight words which include sounds.
Phonics Blending Practice http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/clusters/blender/game.shtml
This is like a game. Listen to a word, choose the beginning and ending sound and the blender tells if you are correct.
Interactive Reading Games for Kids http://www.funenglishgames.com/readinggames.html
This includes games for following directions( plot a route on a map that visits the places in the right order), poetry(read a poem and answer 3 questions about it), nonfiction(choose a theme, words, and a title to make a book), and dictionary.
Star Fall http://www.starfall.com/
Star Fall is a great interactive primary site for reading and math. It includes links for ABCs, Learn to Read, It's Fun to Read, and I'm Reading. Star Fall teaches children to read with phonics.

 

 

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Libraries

 

Abney Library Collection https://destiny.stpsb.org/common/servlet/presenthomeform.do?l2m=Home&tm=Home&l2m=Home
This is our school library site. Look here to see what books are available! Click on our school.
St. Tammany Parish Library http://www.sttammany.lib.la.us/home_flash.html
Check to see what books are available in the St. Tammany Parish Library. Type in a topic to get a list. If the book is in you can place a request to reserve it. You can also download audio books and music, find out what's new and more! Go toTumble Books for kids to read books online. This site requires users to have a library card.
Louisiana State Library http://www.state.lib.la.us/
There are so many resources at this site including a Kids Reference section. You must enter your library card number to access the site. This site cannot be used by students at school.

 

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Louisiana

 

Encyclopedia of Louisiana http://www.knowla.org/index.php
This site is an extensive list of information on Louisiana from authors to information on time periods in history to Regions and Media.
I Am Louisiana PPT http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/curriculum/elem/louisiana/I%20Am%20Louisiana.ppt
This is a series of photographs of Louisiana with text by Theresa Hardy.
Lousiana Festivals Powerpoint http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/louisiana/Festivals/Louisiana%20Festivals%20ADs.ppt
This is a list of festivals and a brief description.
Louisiana Festivals Website http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/curriculum/elem/louisiana/festivals/Fest_home.htm
Such a colorful website with a list of all the festivals attached to links with information on each.
Louisiana Festivals Webquest http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/pptgames/pptsHOME/webquest/festivals/FestivalQuest.htm
This webquest is presented by Vermillion Parish. The objective is for the student to learn how to complete an outline.
Louisiana Indians for kids http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/la_indians/
This Vermillion Parish site will provide lesson plans, links, interactives, powerpoints for elementary and middle school.
Louisiana Kids' Page http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/louisiana/
This page is designed to help kids understand the history and culture of Louisiana.
Louisiana Lagniappe - http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/victery/New08/louisiana/LAlagniappe.htm
This site is created by Vermillion Parish and has many wonderful sites for Louisiana related activities and information.
Louisiana Pictures http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/la_indians/
This is a safe site of all kinds of pictures of animals and places in Louisiana created by Vermillion Parish.
Louisiana Poetry and other State Symbols http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/Louisiana/LouisianaStatePoems.html
This site gives information on a long list of symbols for each state in the United States. It also includes poetry from that state and more.
Louisiana Powerpoints http://50states.pppst.com/louisiana.html
This site by PPTS.com has many a list of Louisiana Powerpoints.
Louisiana in the Atlas http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/usstates/laweather.htm
See Louisiana in the United States map, the map of Louisiana, weather and temperatures...
Sabine Parish Information http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/curriculum/elem/louisiana/I%20Am%20Louisiana.ppt
This is a whole list of information by Zwolle Elementary in Sabine Parish.

 

 

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Maps

 

World Atlas http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/world.htm
Here's where you can search to find maps of all types.

 

 

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Online Reading

 

Animated Tall Tales http://www.animatedtalltales.com/?s=2b8391204fed2e851172f Read about Paul Bunyan with this fun animated site. Games and drawings are also available from the link.
Berenstein Bears https://www.berenstainbears.com/
Click on parts of the tree to read about the bears. Go Fly A Kite, Soccer Star and To The Rescue are online books. Learn About Strangers, Forget Their Manners, and Stage Fright are videos that are available.
Book Hive http://www.cmlibrary.org/bookhive/books/
The Book Hive gives lots of reviews of books. On some parts of the site you can listen to someone read stories. There are other fun activities and coloring pages as well.
Dolch Site Word Books http://www.ndreadon.com/dolchwordpage.htm
This includes links to pdfs, powerpoints, and interactive books using Dolch sight words.
Folk Tales and Fairy Tales http://literature.mrdonn.org/traditional.html
Lesson Plans & Activities for Folktales, Fairy Tales, Tall Tales, Myths & Legends by Mr. Donn.
JC Schools Interactive Reading Websites http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/interact-read.htm
This is a whole list of sites to explore. It includes Starfall, KidsReads, Nursery Rhymes 4 you, Book Pals, REading Rainbow, and more.
Kids' Reads Reviews http://www.kidsreads.com/reviews
Click on a book and read the reviews.
Literature Stories Web Hour http://www.thing-e.co.uk/owl/sample/default.htm
This is a sample of online stories and activities.
My Online Reading (fiction and nonfiction books) http://www.myonlinereading.com/
There are lots of online books to read on a variety of topics. The focus is lower elementary.
National Geographic for Kids http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/
Read about animals, pets, countries, news, and more.
Online Talking Stories http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/onlinestory.htm#talk
These are stories in movie form.
Spaghetti Book Club http://www.spaghettibookclub.org/title.php
This site does have stories to read online, but it also has book reviews.
Sports Illustrated for Kids http://www.sikids.com/
If you like sports, you'll love this. It has news and blogs, games, videos, etc.
Stories http://www.kindersite.org/Directory/Stories.htm
This site has online stories. The appropriate age level is shown next to each. The stories have audio, words, and the words hilite when read.
Story Nory Christmas Stories http://storynory.com/category/christmas-stories/
Story Nory has made a free audio story available every week since 2005.
TIME for Kids http://www.timeforkids.com/
This is like an online newspaper for kids. It includes news, around the world, photos, a homework helper and more.
Tumble Books ebooks http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/customer_login.asp?accessdenied=%2Flibrary%2Fasp%2Fhome%5Ftumblebooks%2Easp
This is an online collection of annimated talking picture books. There are 10 books available on this site.
Word Talk Text To Speech Download http://www.wordtalk.org.uk/Home/
This is a free text to speech download for your computer.
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Research

 

Ask Jeeves for Kids http://www.askkids.com/
When you type in a word, you are taken to many different links on a particular topic. This is also great for teachers looking for sites for kids to use.
Ben's Guide to Government http://bensguide.gpo.gov/
This site is geared for K-12. Click on the kite for the grades of your choice for information on government that is age appropriate.
Copyright Kids http://www.copyrightkids.org/
Learn about copyrights. Learn how to copyright your own information. Just click on the words.
Create a Graph
http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/
Use this tool to create all kinds of graphs online. You can then print out the graph. It's easy to use. Be sure to know the difference between the x axis and the y axis. x is short. It's the horizontal axis. Y is tall, it's the vertical axis.
Create a Graph Classic http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing/classic/
Use this site if you are not sure which kind of graph to choose, or if you have not used create a graph in before, then this site is for you. There is a create a graph tutorial here.
Cybrarian http://www.cybrary.org/index.htm
This site was created by librarians for kids in Grades 3-8. It contains many links from art to social studies.
Encyclopedia.com http://www.encyclopedia.com/
This site does work as an encyclopedia, but does contain google ads at the top of each search.
Encyclopedia of Louisiana http://www.knowla.org/index.php
This site is an extensive list of information on Louisiana from authors to information on time periods in history to Regions and Media.
Fact Monster - Kids' Almanac
http://www.factmonster.com/
Fact Monster contains an almanac, an encyclopedia, a thesaurus, and a dictionary. The search section is ad free.
Growth of A Nation Animated Atlas http://www.animatedatlas.com/movie2.html
This atlas related to the growth of our nation. Click on the year and go to timelines of important events. There is also a great instructional video with the map.

Info Please

 

http://www.infoplease.com/
General searches plus almanacs, biographies, dictionaries, encyclopaedia, spelling
K12 Educational videos http://www.neok12.com/
Educational Lessons, Videos, and Games for K-12 Kids
Kids Click Web Search for Kids Designed by Librarians http://www.kidsclick.org/
A good site for kids to surf for answers safely.
Safe Internet Searches http://www.ipl.org/
Kids can surf this site safely. The links were developed by librarians and include searches by subject, newspapers and magazines, special collections created by ipl2, For Kids, and For Teens.
K-12 Tech Resources  
This is a data base of 2500 kid safe learning resources.
State Symbols of the United States http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/Louisiana/LouisianaStatePoems.html
This site gives information on a long list of symbols for each state in the United States. It also includes poetry from that state and more.

 

 

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Web 2.0

 

http://www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm
Word Clouds for kids K-4. Save the cloud as a jpg. Spelling Words, sight words, math words... The more times you type in a word, the bigger the words become to indicate their importance in the cloud.
Bubbl.us
https://bubbl.us/
Brainstorming Made Simple; No account needed, but you can only save 3 maps; must delete one to create another
Croak It
Record your voice. You only have 30 seconds. You will be given a url or an embed code.

Cube Creator

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http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/
The Cube Creator helps kids identify story elements. It is recommended to be used for prewriting or postwriting about the story elements. This site is different from Photo Cube because no photo is needed. Create a biocube that can be printed and put together after reading a biographies, a mystery cube, use a story cube to map out the elements of the story, or create your own cube and use your own questions. There is a planning sheet for each type of cube.
Filamentality
Filamentality is a fill-in-the-blank tool that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Internet, gathering good Internet links, and turning them into online learning activities. Support is built-in along the way through Mentality Tips. In the end, you'll create a web-based activity you can share with others even if you don't know anything about HTML or serving web pages.
Newspaper Clipping Generator newspaper clipping editor This web 2.0 tool allows students to type in a headline, then type in a news story. A page such as the one to the left is created. This image can be downloaded and saved..
PhotoCube3

You cannot save this as a jpg. You can get the embed code.Examples of use: cube of symbols of Louisiana. Remove the alpha check to get a solid look. Paste the code to a word document to use the same object more than once.

Step 1: Add a photo in the table section.

Step 2: Add the glow feature. Remove the alpha check button to make the cube appear solid.

Step 3: Hit the upload button.

Step 4: Copy and paste the URL to your webpage or a document.

 

Photo Story download

Photo Story Tutorial

photostory Download your pictures to create a video. Voice over or add music. Save. User friendly. To create a movie from a powerpoint presentation, first save each slide as a png. Import the pictures into the photostory and begin the process of creating your movie. I've used this to have students research an animal, create a powerpoint using my webquest page, and then create a movie with music using their powerpoint presentations.
Photovisi http://www.photovisi.com/ Use Photovisi to make online photo collages. After the collage is finished, you can download it and print it. You don't have to create an account. The site does allow you to share your photo collages.

Power Point Templates and Games

Vicki Blackwell's Power Point Pointers

http://teach.fcps.net/trt14/Power%20Point%20Games/power_point_games.htm#Templates

This is a great way to review notes or facts instantly with little or no preparation.

Vicki Blackwell's site is great for anything. The tutorials will be useful if you need help.

Stapleless Book http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/stapleless/index.html Read, Write, Think makes this interactive tool which allows you to write a book with 6 pages. Templates are provided. a minimum amount of writing is involved, but the book must be planned to so that the entire story can be written with a beginning, middle, and end in that number of pages. When finished, print out the work and fold into a book using the directions on the site. A visual is provided.
Voice Thread Voice Thread is a way for a group to collaborate around inserted images, videos, or files. You must sign up for an account with an email address, but it's a free service. Once a voice thread is posted, others can comment on each section. A voice thread can be one pictures or video, or several. Within the site,there are many ideas of how to use voice thread. Click on the arrow in the bottom right side of the box to navigate through each slide, or wait a second and it will move on automatically. You can add comments to each slide. By holding the curser over a section of the slide, you can enlarge it. Check out the sample on the left by clicking on it. The link for this voice thread is here.
Tagxedo Word Clouds tagzedo Geared for 4th grade and up. Use it for vocabulary or spelling. Clouds can take on various shapes, Change Colors.
Timers for the Classroom dynomite timer This a link for about 20 different timers.
Tuxpi Picture Editor tuxpi Edit Photos, Make Motivational Posters, Add Frames, etc.

Virtual Field Trips

 

The Teachers' Guide Virtual Field Trip Index

Virtual Field Trips by Internet4Classrooms

Vicki Blackwell's List of Virtual Field Trips

 
Video Backgrounds   You must become a member to download. There is a subscription fee.
Vocaroo
Record and upload audio >> 
This is a very good voice recording service . Ideas? Children can recite or listen to math facts, read stories that they have written, recite and listen to themselves reciting poetry or reading fluently- motivation to practice. Teachers provide recordings of how to say new vocabulary words or definitions next to new words on your webpage... many possibilities. No time limit on the recording. You will receive a url , an embed code, or download to your computer. You will need a microphone.

Web 2.0 Cool Tools for Schools

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http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/home This is a great site with lots of useable tools.
Web 2.0 Guru http://web20guru.wikispaces.com/Web+2.0+Resources This is a technology wiki with links to so many sites to explore.
Windows Movie Maker download windows movie maker With this download, you can turn your pictures into movies. You can add sound, transitions, and captions.

Timers for the Classroom

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Count Down Timer Large Stop Watch Split Lap timer

Timers by Time

iGoogle stopWatch and Count Down

 

 

 

 

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Thematic Units

 

http://www.kyrene.org/schools/brisas/sunda/mrs_frisby/ch1_7/ch1_7.htm
This is a literature unit for the first 7 chapters of the book. It includes an online powerpoint type quiz.
http://curry.virginia.edu/go/wil/rimes_and_rhymes.htm#This_Week
This is a set of 30 units of rhyming lessons with downloads which consist of a rhyme card, a picture card rhyme set, riddle rhymes, and lesson plans.

 

 

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Teacher Blogs
http://www.firstgradewow.blogspot.com/
This blog has ideas and pictures for first grade. There was a fiction and nonfiction chart that was a good printable. Permission to pin the pictures on the site to pinterist.

Mrs. Jumps Blog

First Grade

http://mrsjumpsclass.blogspot.com/2012/01/arctic-animals-fun.html
This site has lots of ideas for K and 1. She shows her lesson plans and how she plans each day. She also shows how she is connected to the common core standards. On this site you can find links to many other related blogs.
School Supply Addict
http://www.theschoolsupplyaddict.com/
So Many ideas on setting up classrooms using different themes. There is a great link for planning lessons here.
There are lots of good reading comprehension ideas here such as read, cover, share with post it notes.
Teach 123
This blog has lots of tips for all elementary grades.
http://ateacherstouch.blogspot.com/2011/07/readers-workshop-anchor-chart-ideas.html
This blog has lots of tips and resources for all grades.
TBA
This blog has ideas for elementary school K-6, all subjects. This site also has a great common core resource for looking up Standards for all grade levels.
http://www.technologyrocksseriously.com/
This site has lots of school signs and printables for free. It has tons of wonderful links.

 

 

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ABC Teach Fairy Theme Units http://www.abcteach.com/directory/theme_units/literature/fairy_tales/
This site contains quite a few activity sheets for various fairy tales.
Artosam Cam Picture Book Maker http://www.artisancam.org.uk/flashapps/picturebookmaker/picturebookmaker.php
One teacher used the pictures to demonstrate prepositions on the fence, under the gate. .. If you like this you might also like tikatok .
Animal Webcams http://www.kbkonnected.tumblr.com/
This site from LiveBinder contains many different animal webcams. Fun to watch.
ASD Links http://www.allentownsd.org/Page/3379
This site has great links broken down by GLEs

Atomic Learning

Activ Board video tutorials

http://www.atomiclearning.com/
This site contains really wonderful tutorials on using the activ board from basic opening a flip chart to Annotating over your desktop. This link leads to creating an interactive multiplication flip chart, but also contains much information on working with flip charts. These are all video tutorials.
Book Adventure http://www.bookadventure.com/Home.aspx
In Book Adventure, Kids can read a book, take quizes, and earn prizes. It's a site created by Sylvan Learning. You must register to log in and use a an email address. When registering as a parent or teacher, you can choose books by grade level, genre, fiction or nonfiction. It appears to be set up like AR. You cannot read the book online, but the tests are online. They can be printed on placed on an activboard with and used with activotes .
Book Worm Book Report Template http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/miscellaneous/mbookworm.html
Use this template to help students sequence main events in a story. They read their AR book for 20 mintes and then write a sentence or draw a picture reminder.
Class Dojo http://teach.classdojo.com/#!/welcome
This is a great site for behavior management. You must set up your class list. Display it on your promethean board while students are working, or keep it minimized and refer to it as needed. Keep track of what students are doing well, and note when there is a problem. The system can also be remotely controlled by setting up on your iphone. Love that! When the class is done, a chart shows the behaviors.
Class Seating Chart www.vickimartinez.com
There are 8 tables and four students at a table. There is also a page for behavior notes attached.
Cam Studio: Screen Recording http://camstudio.org/
This is free streaming video software. You can record your PC screen, edit, add effects, and share the video.

Comprehension Strategies ,

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http://margdteachingposters.weebly.com/index.html
This is a set of posters :predicting, connecting, questioning, visualizing, inferring, determining importance, summarizing, synthesizing. There is a related powerpoint here. There are many other links with free items for the classroom.
Comprehensive Curriculum Transitional Standards Grades 2-5 http://www.louisianaschools.net/topics/comprehensive_curriculum.html
This is a list of focused units for each grade level as presented by the Louisiana Department of Education. Each grade has 7 to 8 units. Resources and worksheets are provided.
Common core kid friendly standrds http://omsd.omsd.k12.ca.us/departments/lss/standards/Pages/standards.aspx
This site lists the common core standards in easy list form for each grade level for each subject. It would be a great checklist for identifying needs or for recording the dates that the information was covered.

Cooperative Groups

Chair Numbers

Table Number

 

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Use these cards to label table groups and then chair numbers when using cooperative learning strategies.
Fairy Tale Units and Lessons http://www.tooter4kids.com/classroom/FairyTaleUnit.htm
This site is sponsored by http://www.tooter4kids.com . It has great resources for teaching fairtale units.

Fan Sign Generator

Online Logo Creator

http://www.fansigngenerator.com/fan-signs.asp?category=cartoons&page=3
This site will allow you to add text to signs, etc. This site is not meant to be used by students.
Fiction or Nonfiction Poster and/ or Center www.vickimartinez.com
Use the items on this page to create the poster and/or a game that can be used to practice after teaching the lesson. Use a file folder for the game. Glue the pieces onto the folder. Place the card choices in a ziplock bag. Or use the information to create a poster or flip chart. The text was created using Online Logo Generator. The dog sign and boy sign were created using Fan Sign Generator. The rest of the pictures are from Microsoft clip art.
Flash Card Machine http://www.flashcardmachine.com/flashcards/?topic_id=640018
Create your own flash cards. When printing, you can choose to make them printable, or you can print them on index cards, large or small. There is also a very large database of flashcards that have already been created such as 50 states and capital. the Presidents in order .
Inkie's Tech Info http://inkie.pbworks.com/w/page/23642252/Inkie%27s%20Techie%20Info
Many handouts and much information for your technology questions.
Interactive Math http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html
This site contains interactive websites for every strand of math and every grade from k=12.
Knopok Text to html editor http://knopok.net/text-to-html.html
This is an online tool that lets you convert text to html and edit it .

Learning Network (Teaching and Learning with the New York Times)

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/
News in the classroom. There are contests, lesson plans, information on the 6 Q's about news. Word of the day and up to date articles.

Mind Mapping

mind meister

http://www.mindmeister.com/
This site is very easy to use. You can create bubble maps. There is a video tutorial on the site. However, you must sign up for a free account. In doing so, an email address must be given, tough for classrooms. However, links, files, and comments can be linked to each of the bubbles - great for teachers. Icons can be added to the bubbles as well.
QR Code Generator http://www.qrstuff.com/
QR stands for Quick Response. Basically it involves pointing your phone to a code and then linking to a website. Much more information and details here http://www.qrstuff.com/qr_codes.htm Here is a site with ideas for using QR Codes in education.
Quizlet http://quizlet.com/
Quizlet is a way to make flashcards for notes, vocabulary or languages. Once you create the information for the flashcards, games are automatically created for review. This seems like it would be more appropriate for grades 4 and up.
Making the Most of the Web http://makingthemostoftheweb.pbworks.com/w/page/54266665/Welcome%20to%20My%20Classroom%20Resources
This site was created bySandy Swartz. There are lots of good technology related links, new sites to try out.
Monarch Centers Wiki http://monarchcenters.wikispaces.com/
This wiki has a few library internet links for each grade level .
Features of Nonfiction Text Poster & Game www.vickimartinez.com

This is a windows document with all of the pictures needed to create the poster shown. I've also included the pictures in a table format which can be used as a matching game or cooperative group activity. The blue sign letters were made using Online Logo Generator. The dog sign was created using Fan Sign Generator.

Sentence Stretcher Poster  
Who - is doing what- when - where- why? All day long, my beautiful fish swam in her tank in my room because she was happy. This is a pdf document reminder to expand sentences. Cut apart the pieces to glue onto poster board.
Spacelink http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/Redirect_Spacelink.html
This is a NASA site for the classroom. There are many resources listed by Grade level.
Specialized Search Engines & Directories http://webquest.sdsu.edu/searching/specialized.html
This is a list of search engines chosen because they might help you find materials useful as resources in a WebQuest. All of these links lead to sites that contain specific information that may not turn up when you do a general search of the Web using Altavista, Yahoo, and other search engines and directories.
supalogo http://supalogo.com/
Create logos for your blog or website.
Survey Monkey http://www.surveymonkey.com/
This site allows you to create surveys and collect results online easily. Might be an interesting way to check for understanding.
Teacher Tools & Resources List http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/pages/listteachers.html
This is an extensive list of Teacher Tools and Sites by Sue Summerford

Test Moz

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Testmoz is a simple test generating application created by Matt Johnson, an undergraduate student at Washington State University, Vancouver.
Test Moz allows you to create an online quiz that will be graded automatically.You can embed these tests on a PB Wiki or your class webpage. You will be given a url or you can get the code. If you don't have a Testmoz account, you are limited to 50 questions per test. Testmoz members can add unlimited questions to a test.An unlimited number of people can take your test but if you don't have a Testmoz account, you can see 100 scores. Testmoz members can see all of them. It's self checking. The cost of becoming a member is $20. However, you do not need to become a member to make a test.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans http://www.thinkfinity.org/lesson-plans
Great lesson plans and related links and resources.
Poetry Lessons http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/acrostic-poems-30045.html
These lessons are from Read, Write, Think. It contains lessons for K-5 on poetry with lots of great resources.

Read, Write, Think

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http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/acrostic-poems-30045.html
Lesson Plans can be found here on so many topics. The plans include needed resources. Many include online interactive tools that are fun and easy to use. Great Site.
United Streaming by Discovery Ed http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/
You must create a username and log in to use this site which has hundreds of educational videos.

Web 2.0 Cool Tools for Schools

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http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/home
This is a great site with lots of useable web 2.0 tools.
Word Dice http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html#worddice
You can edit the die to place any words on each side. You can choose one die or two. Very easy. This site is by CrickWeb. You may have to scroll down to locate the word dice.
89 Resources for Teachers http://askatechteacher.com/2012/07/06/weekend-website-110-89-resources-for-teachers/
This site has quite a list of resources from alternatives to book reports to flashcards to grade level sites to free online tools to powerpoint games to You Tube Education.

 

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iPad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EjA6tZgSTs&feature=youtu.be
This video tutorial shows you how to set up and install apps on your ipad. Ipad tutorial Part 2
http://www.bing.com/
Bing is a search engine that can be used on iPads. It's unique because it allows you to speak your search choice instead of typing it. The official site is here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfqJ955s1XM&feature=youtu.be
This tutorial shows you how to add email accounts, inbox management, email settings, passcode lock. Ipad Tutorial Part 3 .
http://www.apple.com/apps/ibooks/
iBooks is a way to read books on your iPad. You can also choose other readers likeNook andStanza. Just download the app. It's a matter of preference. The official site for iBooks information is here.
http://www.apple.com/apps/imovie/
You can create movies using your iPad camera. By inserting those movies into iMovie, you can add music and more. The official site for information is here.
http://www.apple.com/itunes/
iTunes is the way to purchase videos, songs, and more.This video shows you how to use iTunes on your ipad. The official site for itunes is here.
http://www.apple.com/iwork/keynote/
This is a good tutorial of creating powerpoint slides in keynote. The official site for information on Keynote is here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSDmDODDCM4&feature=youtu.be
This is a video tutorial on changing from Google to any other search engine when tapping the Safari button.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSDmDODDCM4&feature=youtu.be
Learn how to enable caps lock in the settings menu.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSDmDODDCM4&feature=youtu.be
Auto Lock Passcode allows you to keep your iPad information secure. Learn how to add a passcode with this video tutorial.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSDmDODDCM4&feature=youtu.be
Does the world know when you send an email from your iPad? Want to change that? Learn how with this easy tutorial.
http://www.apple.com/search/?q=mail&section=mac&geo=us
More information on working with email on the iPad.
http://www.apple.com/iwork/numbers/
Numbers is a spreadsheet app on the iPad.Use Numbers like excel. The video in the first column is more general. This demo shows someone actually demonstrating in the iPad . Sometimes we need to hear things in two ways. It's a little easier and slower. The official site for numbers is here.
http://desktop.onlive.com/
This is a video tutorial that shares installing and creating Onlive DeskTop which is Microsoft Office for those who prefer using Office. You can create, edit, and view any Office Documents including Word, Excel, and Power Point. Visually it looks like Office and seems to respond the same way. The official site for information on Onlive Desk Top is here. It does remember your passwords. This tutorial is from a kids point of view.
http://www.apple.com/iwork/pages/
Pages is the Apple Word Processing Program.This is a video tutorial on how to use Pages. Here is the official site for information on pages.
http://www.apple.com/ilife/iphoto/
Photos is where you store all the pictures you take using your ipad camera. Learn how to use that app in this video tutorial. Here is the official site.
ipad email
This is a video tutorial on getting started: turning on the iPad, locking it, home screen layout, volume controls, home button & multitasking, keyboard, wi-fi, web browser, saving contacts, calendar.iPad Tutorial Part 1
http://www.apple.com/safari/
Safari is the the button that connects you to the Internet on the iPad. The official site for Safari is here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb-jPH-fRxQ&feature=youtu.be
Learn about the Video app on the ipad with this video tutorial.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ExH2GyucW8&feature=youtu.be
YouTube is different from the Video app. You go directly to the YouTube link to search for videos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Novel Webquests

 

Original Artwork by ThinkQuest Team
The reading level is 4.0 . This is created by the foks at Think Quest and Norma Boswell. Because of Winn Dixie is a Newberry Honor Book, a New York Times Best Seller. It has won many other awards as well. This site contains activities and quizes that can be online or printed. It can also be used as a webquest. More resources for Winn Dixie are located here.
Call of the Wild http://www.mce.k12tn.net/dogs/call/call_of_the_wild.htm
This book is a 7.3 reading level. It is an AR book with 6 points. It is a story of a dog named Buck who is taken to Alaska to later have his master killed.
Dinosaurs Before Dark Webquest http://questgarden.com/52/36/4/070612201403/index.htm Students follow Jack and Annie to research dinosaurs. This is a literature webquest designed for second graders.
The Grouchy Lady Bug http://www.yorkville.k12.il.us/webquests/webqfrey/webqsfrey.html
This is a first and second grade webquest. The grouchy ladybug disrespects everyone. In this webquest students help the lady bug learn respect.
http://www.columbia.k12.mo.us/pke/kline/holes.html
The webquest is divided into: Introduction, Task, Process, Resources, Conclusion . Students will complete an online book review, an Advertisement on Microsoft Publisher, and a Powerpoint.
Original Artwork by ThinkQuest Team
Shiloh is a 5.1 reading level. This is a ThinkQuest webquest. Shiloh is a book that has received many awards such as the 1992 Newbery Medal.
http://questgarden.com/84/77/7/091007063349/index.htm
This webquest was created by Emily Porter at the University of Portland. Students imagine that they are living in 1768 in Maine. They are to learn as much as possible about the time they are living in and survival skills. They will be writing letters and creating a character scrapbook page. Finally they will write an alternate ending to the story.
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/chavez/batquest/batquest.html
Students will research bats after reading this book. A method of evaluation and a rubric are included on this site.
Original Artwork by ThinkQuest Team
This unit is on a 3.5 reading level. It contains online questions and activities that can be printed. There is also a section with resources for Stone Fox. This unit was created by the folks at Think Quest. Stone Fox is an AR book. The test is 1.0 point.
Designed by Jean Weir
This is a webquest for fourth grade. It is divided into : Introduction, Task, Resources, Process, Evaluation, and Conclusion. Louis travels to many locations in the United States. Students are asked to Research and write a report on swans, Label the places Louis visited on a printed out map, Visit 3 cities and create a travel brochure, Learn the history of Swan Boats of Boston, and write 3 journal entries.
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/dogs/yeller/old_yeller.htm
This novel is on a 5.8 reading level. The webquest was written by Fred Gibson for Thinkquest. There are resources and printables.
Original Artwork by ThinkQuest Team
This book is a 5.0 reading level. The webquest was created by Wilson Rawls for ThinkQuest.

 

Social Studies Webquests

 

http://www.fccsc.k12.in.us/les/tech/webquests/explorers/explorers__webquest.htm#Introduction
This is a fifth grade webquest. Students are designing eplorer trading cards. A questions template is provided. Students are asked to work with a partner to research and answer the questions and provide a picture on the back. They are to do this for five explorers. A set of online resources is provided as is a grading rubric.
This webquest covers the following topics::Ancient and modern Olympics, Ancient Greek artefacts, Writing to suit a purpose.
http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/pptgames/pptsHOME/webquest/festivals/FestivalQuest.htm
This webquest is presented by Vermillion Parish. The objective is for the student to learn how to complete an outline.

 

Science Webquests

 

An Insect's Perspective http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/grant/insects/process.htm
Groups of 4 will research an insect: ant, cockroach, bee, termite. They will only research one. They will have a group discussion, answer questions, and then write a letter to Terminex from the insect's point of view.
Animal Webquest http://www.vickimartinez.com/science_animals_webquest.html
Students are to research an animal and present the information in a slide show. Resources, template, and rubric are provided.
Bald Eagle at the UCI Summer Science Institute 1998
This webquest by L. Swain was created using Filamentality, a web 2.0 tool, at the UCI Summer Science Institute 1998. This webquest is visible from one page, students click the links listed, answer the questions, on pages which need to printed. You will have to copy and paste them to a word document or have students answer on paper. Then there is a game, quiz link to another site at the end.
Dinosaurs http://www.aacps.org/aacps/boe/instr/CURR/comed/ES/webquest/Dinosaurs/DinoDig.htm
Students are given the job of a palentologist who have discovered some bones from what is most likely a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Stegosaurus or Velociraptor. Their task is to gather information about those four types of dinosaurs so that you can identify the bones.
Owls http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/owl/owl.htm
This is a webquest geared for grades 1-3. In this webquest students read about the snowy owl, complete a worksheet by answering in complete sentences, compare and contrast the owl's digestive system to the human's with a graphic organizer, and make a snowy owl with the materials given. This WebQuest was created by Verschello M. Nelson, Second Grade teacher at Southwest Elementary, GCS.
Science Webquests List K-12 teachers attending the UCI Summer Science Institute at the University California at Irvine have developed Web Quests that engage students in on-line instruction in various science topics.
"K-12 teachers attending the UCI Summer Science Institute at the University California at Irvine have developed Web Quests that engage students in on-line instruction in various science topics.The bald eagle quest above is an example of one.This site has more lists from this institute through 2003.
Simple Machines http://iteach0509.angelfire.com/ This is a webquest for third through fifth grade. Students are asked to design a playground with at least three simple machines. Each simple machine should be labeled and a description of how it works must be provided. A data sheet and resources are provided, as is a rubric.
     

 

Math Webquests

 

Fun with Shapes http://www.rblewis.net/technology/EDU506/WebQuests/shapes/shapes.html
This is a kindergarten and first grade webquest. Students are to identify at least 3 shapes, follow directions when working on a webquest, draw a book of shapes and draw their favorite shape and explain why it's their favortie.
     
     

 

 

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ALA
http://www.ala.org/aboutala/
This site is by the American Library Association.
ASD Library
http://www.allentownsd.org/page/2631
This site from ASD shows school library sites from Destiny program with their associated links.
Book Worm Template
http://www.dltk-kids.com/t.asp?b=m&t=http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/miscellaneous/image/cbookworm.gif
This template is from DLTK .
Breitlinks
http://www.breitlinks.com/dewey_for_kids.htm
This site is developed by William P. Breitsprecher. There are videos on Library Skills TV, lessons, resources, and links.

CHAMPO Board

Individual

www.vickimartinez.com
This is a positive reinforcement tool for individual students or class in the library.
Character Traits Chart
http://www.lauracandler.com/filecabinet/literacy/PDFLC/charact.pdf
This chart is from Laura Candler and is a list of many words that can be used to describe characters.

Compare and Contrast Graphic organizers

Interactive lesson

FCAT test prep lesson

Study Zone test prep 4

http://www.educationoasis.com/curriculum/GO/GO_pdf/compcon_venn.pdf This is a set of 6 graphic organizers for comparing and contrasting. The interactive lesson link is ready to go to the white board for completion with the class. The FCAT Test prep lesson would be great for follow up on Day 2. The study zone site is a more basic, lower level review. The link toto this manatee sit will give a definition of compare and contrast and an example with the vinn diagram.
Curriculum Syllabus Template
vmartinez
Use this blank template to plan lessons for the year.
Children's Book A DayAlmanac
http://childrensbookalmanac.com/
This site by Anita Silvey features a book recommendation each day.
Codecacademy
http://www.codecademy.com/
"Codecademy is a place where anyone can learn how to write code. Codecademy offers lessons in basic HTML and CSS. Codecademy's lessons in basic HTML start with the very basics of explaining what HTML is, what it does, and how to write the basics. There are seven progressively more difficult lessons that students can work through on their own."
Common Core Standards
Common Core Standards for ELA
Common core Standard Resources for School Librarians
http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/84777/
 
Dewey Card Set
vmartinez
This is a children's easier version of Dewey to print and hang in the library collection.
Dewey Decimal Chart
http://www.scottpublib.org/dragon/Dewey.html
This is the kids' guide to the Dewey Decimal system.
Dewey Decimal Games   Alphabetizing, Alphafishing, Which Volume?, Volume Quiz, Do you know Dewey, Sorting Decimals, Classification, Guide Cards, The Hunt... and more.
Dewey Decimal Rap
http://youtu.be/NHiUQb5xg7A
This is a You Tube video rap about the Dewey Decimal System. It's a very catchy tune and the kids love it.
Elementary Library Routines Wiki
http://elementarylibraryroutines.wikispaces.com/home
This site is from elementary librarians on Twitter.
Elementary Librarian Blog
http://elementarylibrarian.com/
This librarian is thinking about August plans and will soon post them.
Fact and Opinion
http://www.sldirectory.com/libsf/resf/bookplans.html
This is a site by Rachel Lynette called "Minds in Bloom". It contains strategies and activities to promote critical thinking. It also has links to these powerpoints.
Fiction and Nonfiction
www.vickimartinez.com
The ideas for this poster are from the blog called "Life in 4B blogspot" from Miss Bongers fourth grade class.
Five Minute Activities
http://busyteacher.org/4171-9-five-minute-activities-that-will-save-your.html
Find links to nine five minute activities . This is a list of activities to do when your lesson goes quickly.
Genre Response chart
http://www.lauracandler.com/filecabinet/literacy/PDFRead/GenreChart.pdf
This comes from Laura Candler. The Genre Walkactivity walks kids through looking at a book and deciding on the genre.
http://www.lauracandler.com/filecabinet/literacy/PDFRead/rbingo.pdf
Free Technology for Teachers Blog
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/07/four-good-resources-for-learning-to.html
This is a great blog if you are interested in new innovations and ideas with technology.
ISTE Tech Standards
http://www.iste.org/standards.aspx
This site includes national educational technology standards for teachers, students, etc.
Library Lessons
http://www.powell.k12.ky.us/olc/page.aspx?id=9892&s=1037#August
This site lists the lesson plans for the year with links. This site from Powell County Schools is by JenniferFrancis. Her Curriculum map for the year for grades K-5 is here .
Library Learning Games
https://sites.google.com/site/dawnmediacenter/library-learning-games
This site has games to practice ABC order, book work, and the Dewey Decimal system.
Literacy
http://ictmagic.visibli.com/share/PnHMTC

This site has lots of freebies for printing. I Can statements, Literacy on Display , Traditional Tales , Decorated Paper , Story Maker Powerpoints, Phonics, Poetry , This site is part of Communication4All.

Literature Lesson Plans
http://www.sldirectory.com/libsf/resf/bookplans.html
Fiction, Nonfiction, fairy tales, book reports and more.
LMNET Library Wiki
http://lmnet.wikispaces.com/PowerPoints
A resource for librarians.
Monarch Centers Wiki
Monarch Centers Wiki
This site has grade level links for computer stations for students using library practice skills.
Mozilla Thimble
https://thimble.webmaker.org/en-US/
"Thimble is a free Mozilla product designed to help users learn how to write HTML and CSS. Thimble features a split screen on which you can write code and see how it works at the same time. On the left side of the screen you write your code and on the right side of the screen you instantly see what that code renders. The latest version of Thimble gives you the option to start from scratch or to modify sample projects. The sample projects include directions for writing code. If you write the code correctly, you will know right away. Likewise, if you don't write the code correctly, you will know right away. Some of the sample projects you can work with include webpages, games, and avatars." This review was from Free Technology for Teachers blog.
Nonfiction Text Features
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B5C_-BkpgjrrSWF2TFFCM0ZUX2FELVplemhseENYUQ
This is a good worksheet to use with any nonfiction text for review before testing. This was taken from the Techy Teacher Blog.
Parts of a Book Lesson    
Reading Mini Lessons
http://readingminilessons.wikispaces.com/
This is a collection reading minilesson resources. There are lessons on author's purpose , cause and effect, character traits, context clues, figuratirve language , Genre, summarizing, plot maps, etc.
Resources of Librarians
http://www.sldirectory.com/libsf/resf/libplans.html
This site has links for information skills, Introduction to library use, The Dewey Decimal system and Catalog, Reference Books, worksheets and online tools, Library research methods and reports, miscellaneous and holiday lessons.
School Library Website
http://schoollibrarywebsites.wikispaces.com/Elementary+Examples
This is a great way to pick the brains of other librarians to see what they are doing. It's just a list of links, nothing fancy, but it opens up a world of experience.
Scrib'd
http://www.scribd.com/
Scrib'd is described as the world's largest online library. It is a social reading and publishing company. You can upload your own documents to scrib'd. You can upload and change any file into a web document.
Teaching with Brian Selznic
Brian Selznick wrote Wonderstruck and the Invention of Hugo Cabret. This scholastic site provides a virtual field trip to the american Museum of Natural History, which is the setting for much of Wonderstruck. Grades 4-6
Top 25 Library Bloggers
http://oedb.org/library/features/top-25-librarian-bloggers-by-the-numbers
This is an online education database. It gives a list of the top 25 blogs by librarians.
http://www.sldirectory.com/teachf/socsci.html
This site has lots of resources for teachers and parents for social studies: geography, government, current events, general.
http://www.sldirectory.com/studf/stumenu.html#top
This contains links for biographies to World History.
http://www.sldirectory.com/libsf/booksf/literaturesites.html#top
This includes Literature in general, Readers Advisory sites and booklists, Genres.
http://www.w3schools.com/
W3 schools will provide quick directions for writing html when you get stuck on a code.
http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=365641
This link has web tools to investigate further. Tim Wilhelmus has created a Live Binder that shows Photo Editing, video Editing, Audio Editing, url management, file management, web content management, online publishing, digital story telling, curation tools, social networking, broadcasting, media sharing, productivity, visualization tools, research tools, email, writing tools, Time Mangagement, drawing tools, web design tools, communication tools, free media, blogging , browser tools, polling tools, presentation tools, avatar creation, classroom tools.
https://widgets.amazon.com/Widget-Source/
This is a carousel widget to display books, etc.
You Tube for Creating a Webpage with html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwQMnpUsj8I
This is a wonderfully easy version of creating webpages using html, notepad, even css styles.
http://jeanporter.cmswiki.wikispaces.net/IF+YOU+TAKE+A+MOUSE+TO+SCHOOL
Powerpoint Lesson on Parts of a book using the story If You Take a Mouse to School book. This is designed for first and second grade students.
Dewey Decimal Part 3 Lesson Ppt.
www.vickimartinez.com
Part 3 700s to 000s of lesson ppt designed for second and third grade.
Reserach Lesson PPt
www.vickimartinez.com
This is a 6 week library research lesson for 5th graders.

 

 

 

 

 

My Library Resources

Back

Gen
ALA
http://www.ala.org/aboutala/
This site is by the American Library Association.
ASD Library
http://www.allentownsd.org/page/2631
This site from ASD shows school library sites from Destiny program with their associated links.
Book Worm Template
http://www.dltk-kids.com/t.asp?b=m&t=http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/miscellaneous/image/cbookworm.gif
This template is from DLTK .
Breitlinks
http://www.breitlinks.com/dewey_for_kids.htm
This site is developed by William P. Breitsprecher. There are videos on Library Skills TV, lessons, resources, and links.

CHAMPO Board

Individual

www.vickimartinez.com
This is a positive reinforcement tool for individual students or class in the library.
Character Traits Chart
http://www.lauracandler.com/filecabinet/literacy/PDFLC/charact.pdf
This chart is from Laura Candler and is a list of many words that can be used to describe characters.

Compare and Contrast Graphic organizers

Interactive lesson

FCAT test prep lesson

Study Zone test prep 4

http://www.educationoasis.com/curriculum/GO/GO_pdf/compcon_venn.pdf This is a set of 6 graphic organizers for comparing and contrasting. The interactive lesson link is ready to go to the white board for completion with the class. The FCAT Test prep lesson would be great for follow up on Day 2. The study zone site is a more basic, lower level review. The link toto this manatee sit will give a definition of compare and contrast and an example with the vinn diagram.
Curriculum Syllabus Template
vmartinez
Use this blank template to plan lessons for the year.
Children's Book A DayAlmanac
http://childrensbookalmanac.com/
This site by Anita Silvey features a book recommendation each day.
Codecacademy
http://www.codecademy.com/
"Codecademy is a place where anyone can learn how to write code. Codecademy offers lessons in basic HTML and CSS. Codecademy's lessons in basic HTML start with the very basics of explaining what HTML is, what it does, and how to write the basics. There are seven progressively more difficult lessons that students can work through on their own."
Common Core Standards
Common Core Standards for ELA
Common core Standard Resources for School Librarians
http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/84777/
 
Dewey Card Set
vmartinez
This is a children's easier version of Dewey to print and hang in the library collection.
Dewey Decimal Chart
http://www.scottpublib.org/dragon/Dewey.html
This is the kids' guide to the Dewey Decimal system.
Dewey Decimal Games   Alphabetizing, Alphafishing, Which Volume?, Volume Quiz, Do you know Dewey, Sorting Decimals, Classification, Guide Cards, The Hunt... and more.
Dewey Decimal Rap
http://youtu.be/NHiUQb5xg7A
This is a You Tube video rap about the Dewey Decimal System. It's a very catchy tune and the kids love it.
Elementary Library Routines Wiki
http://elementarylibraryroutines.wikispaces.com/home
This site is from elementary librarians on Twitter.
Elementary Librarian Blog
http://elementarylibrarian.com/
This librarian is thinking about August plans and will soon post them.
Fact and Opinion
http://www.sldirectory.com/libsf/resf/bookplans.html
This is a site by Rachel Lynette called "Minds in Bloom". It contains strategies and activities to promote critical thinking. It also has links to these powerpoints.
Fiction and Nonfiction
www.vickimartinez.com
The ideas for this poster are from the blog called "Life in 4B blogspot" from Miss Bongers fourth grade class.
Five Minute Activities
http://busyteacher.org/4171-9-five-minute-activities-that-will-save-your.html
Find links to nine five minute activities . This is a list of activities to do when your lesson goes quickly.
Genre Response chart
http://www.lauracandler.com/filecabinet/literacy/PDFRead/GenreChart.pdf
This comes from Laura Candler. The Genre Walkactivity walks kids through looking at a book and deciding on the genre.
http://www.lauracandler.com/filecabinet/literacy/PDFRead/rbingo.pdf
Free Technology for Teachers Blog
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/07/four-good-resources-for-learning-to.html
This is a great blog if you are interested in new innovations and ideas with technology.
ISTE Tech Standards
http://www.iste.org/standards.aspx
This site includes national educational technology standards for teachers, students, etc.
Library Lessons
http://www.powell.k12.ky.us/olc/page.aspx?id=9892&s=1037#August
This site lists the lesson plans for the year with links. This site from Powell County Schools is by JenniferFrancis. Her Curriculum map for the year for grades K-5 is here .
Library Learning Games
https://sites.google.com/site/dawnmediacenter/library-learning-games
This site has games to practice ABC order, book work, and the Dewey Decimal system.
Literacy
http://ictmagic.visibli.com/share/PnHMTC

This site has lots of freebies for printing. I Can statements, Literacy on Display , Traditional Tales , Decorated Paper , Story Maker Powerpoints, Phonics, Poetry , This site is part of Communication4All.

Literature Lesson Plans
http://www.sldirectory.com/libsf/resf/bookplans.html
Fiction, Nonfiction, fairy tales, book reports and more.
LMNET Library Wiki
http://lmnet.wikispaces.com/PowerPoints
A resource for librarians.
Monarch Centers Wiki
Monarch Centers Wiki
This site has grade level links for computer stations for students using library practice skills.
Mozilla Thimble
https://thimble.webmaker.org/en-US/
"Thimble is a free Mozilla product designed to help users learn how to write HTML and CSS. Thimble features a split screen on which you can write code and see how it works at the same time. On the left side of the screen you write your code and on the right side of the screen you instantly see what that code renders. The latest version of Thimble gives you the option to start from scratch or to modify sample projects. The sample projects include directions for writing code. If you write the code correctly, you will know right away. Likewise, if you don't write the code correctly, you will know right away. Some of the sample projects you can work with include webpages, games, and avatars." This review was from Free Technology for Teachers blog.
Nonfiction Text Features
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B5C_-BkpgjrrSWF2TFFCM0ZUX2FELVplemhseENYUQ
This is a good worksheet to use with any nonfiction text for review before testing. This was taken from the Techy Teacher Blog.
Parts of a Book Lesson    
Reading Mini Lessons
http://readingminilessons.wikispaces.com/
This is a collection reading minilesson resources. There are lessons on author's purpose , cause and effect, character traits, context clues, figuratirve language , Genre, summarizing, plot maps, etc.
Resources of Librarians
http://www.sldirectory.com/libsf/resf/libplans.html
This site has links for information skills, Introduction to library use, The Dewey Decimal system and Catalog, Reference Books, worksheets and online tools, Library research methods and reports, miscellaneous and holiday lessons.
School Library Website
http://schoollibrarywebsites.wikispaces.com/Elementary+Examples
This is a great way to pick the brains of other librarians to see what they are doing. It's just a list of links, nothing fancy, but it opens up a world of experience.
Scrib'd
http://www.scribd.com/
Scrib'd is described as the world's largest online library. It is a social reading and publishing company. You can upload your own documents to scrib'd. You can upload and change any file into a web document.
Teaching with Brian Selznic
Brian Selznick wrote Wonderstruck and the Invention of Hugo Cabret. This scholastic site provides a virtual field trip to the american Museum of Natural History, which is the setting for much of Wonderstruck. Grades 4-6
Top 25 Library Bloggers
http://oedb.org/library/features/top-25-librarian-bloggers-by-the-numbers
This is an online education database. It gives a list of the top 25 blogs by librarians.
http://www.sldirectory.com/teachf/socsci.html
This site has lots of resources for teachers and parents for social studies: geography, government, current events, general.
http://www.sldirectory.com/studf/stumenu.html#top
This contains links for biographies to World History.
http://www.sldirectory.com/libsf/booksf/literaturesites.html#top
This includes Literature in general, Readers Advisory sites and booklists, Genres.
http://www.w3schools.com/
W3 schools will provide quick directions for writing html when you get stuck on a code.
http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=365641
This link has web tools to investigate further. Tim Wilhelmus has created a Live Binder that shows Photo Editing, video Editing, Audio Editing, url management, file management, web content management, online publishing, digital story telling, curation tools, social networking, broadcasting, media sharing, productivity, visualization tools, research tools, email, writing tools, Time Mangagement, drawing tools, web design tools, communication tools, free media, blogging , browser tools, polling tools, presentation tools, avatar creation, classroom tools.
https://widgets.amazon.com/Widget-Source/
This is a carousel widget to display books, etc.
You Tube for Creating a Webpage with html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwQMnpUsj8I
This is a wonderfully easy version of creating webpages using html, notepad, even css styles.

 

 

Elections

 

     
All About Electing a President of the United States http://www.pocanticohills.org/election/president.htm
This site is the basics for the election this year and gives all of the most important information for kids on an elementary level. It works like a powerpoint. Lower elementary level skills. It's about 7 slides long.
Ben's Guide To Government http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/election/president.html
Ben's Guide is a good basic site for kids. This site is geared to grades 3-5
BrainPop Election Index http://www.brainpop.com/search/search.weml
This site is an index list of all the topics relating to the presidential elections.

Common Craft Electing a U.S. President in plain English

http://www.commoncraft.com/video/electing-us-president
This site is great for fourth - fifth grades. It discusses electors, voting according to size of states. It is in video format.
Congress for Kids http://www.congressforkids.net/Elections_index.htm
Enchanted learning http://www.enchantedlearning.com/vote/presidential_elections.shtml
This is very basic information. There is a link for their online poll. Election Worksheet for a variety of grades are here at enchanted learning.
Teacher Vision Resources http://www.teachervision.fen.com/elections/teacher-resources/6615.html
This site contains printables and activities such as ideas for holding mock elections, mathmatics and elections, language arts and elections, references, and printables.
Time For Kid http://www.timeforkids.com/minisite/election-2012
This site introduces kids to all facets of the election from nominations at the conventions to meeting each of the candidates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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