Friday, November 16th, 2007

Web Resources

*Not all websites are available for older computers*


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Atomic Learning, www.atomicLearning.com, is an online resource for using software. With Atomic Learning, you can learn how to use the features of a number of software programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Just type your question into the search field and Atomic Learning will guide you through the application. Atomic Learning is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is also available in Spanish.


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BrainPOP, www.brainpop.com, provides curriculum based content covering Math, Science, English, Social Studies, Health, Technology, and Arts & Music. This site features activities such as quizzes and experiments as well as over 650 animated movies. The target audience is grades 3-8, though BrainPOP Jr. focuses on grades K-3. To access BrainPOP, log in between the hours of 7:00am-5:30pm. This is also available in Spanish.

 


 

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Teacher Resource Page

 

Choose a topic in the table below to see the listing for interactive websites.

Search Engines for Students

These links are offered as a quick stepping off point for students and teachers and are not interactive as are the other sites on this page.

Misc

Packetville


Science


ASSET for Students

http://www.asset.asu.edu

Teachers can set-up classroom accounts for students so they can log-in and use the Tech4Learning Tutorials. Topics include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Kidspiration, Hyperstudio.

For more information on using this super site for students  contact Kim Thomas at Information Services (602-745-3725).


Math


AAA Math
http://www.aaamath.com
While the pages offered are limited in 3 of the 4 areas (science, math, language arts and social studies) this is still a resource worth using.
Grades Pre-K-12

Illuminations
http://illuminations.nctm.org/tools/index.aspx
This is a must see for every math teacher. Each grade level section includes lesson plans, interactive lessons for students and an interactive version of NCTM Standards. Be sure to bookmark this one!
Grades Pre-k-12

FunBrain
http://www.funbrain.com
FunBrain is another site you will want to bookmark for your students.
Grades 3-8

Interactive Materials (Utah State University)
http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm
This interactive site is highly recommended by teachers at Heights. Math concepts covered include Number Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement and Data Analysis.
Grades PreK-12


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Science
Cool Science for Curious Kids
http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience
Cool Science is a fun site that helps students appreciate science. Covered: Observation skills, plants, animal classifications and metamorphosis.
Grades K-3

Education 4 Kids
http://www.edu4kids.com
While the pages offered are limited in 3 of the 4 areas (science, math, language arts and social studies) this is still a resource worth using.
Pre-K-8

Enchanted Learning
http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/Home.html
This is a fun educational site for audiences as young as preschool. Some of the areas covered: science, language arts and geography. (Not all pages are interactive.)
Grades Pre-K-3

Language Arts
 

Noodle Tools
www.noodletools.com
A free, simplified MLA version for our youngest scholars (grades 1-5, ESL).

Wacky World of Words
http://www3.telus.net/teachwell
The Wacky World of Words is just what is claims to be - a place to find words that are wacky. Included are similes, oxymorons, anagrams, word-within-a-word and lots more.
Grades 2-8+

Giggle Poetry
http://www.gigglepoetry.com/
Giggle Poetry includes poems, tongue twisters, fill-in-the-blanks poems, and other activities.

Enchanted Learning
http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/Home.html
This is a fun educational site for audiences as young as preschool. Some of the areas covered: science, language arts and geography. (Not all pages are interactive.)
Grades Pre-K-3


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Guide to Gramma r
http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/
This site is rated for grades 9-12 but could easily be used in grades 5-8 as well. There are online lessons, explaining various grammar rules and problems. Many of these lessons include quizzes as well. Categories covered: Sentence Level, Paragraph Level & Essay Tools.
Grades 5-12

Education 4 Kids
http://www.edu4kids.com
While the pages offered are limited in 3 of the 4 areas (science, math, language arts and social studies) this is still a resource worth using.
Grades Pre-K-12
Kids' Space
http://www.kids-space.org
Started in 1995 to promote international communication for students, this is a must see for teachers in k-6 classrooms. Students are able to write stories that are displayed on this site (teacher will join, get a password and send the completed stories). For the younger grades students will love the "Create Your Own Scenario". (Not all pages at this site are interactive.)
Grades K-5

Literacy Center
http://www.literacycenter.net
This site, from the Early Childhood Education Network, provides lots of early literacy learning activities for young children, In order to view the webpages you will need Flash Player.
Grades Pre-K-K



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Social Studies

Time Capsule
http://www.dmarie.com/timecap
There are many time capsule sites available on the web and this is just one that students can use. At this site you can type in a specific date and see the highlights including music, politics, TV, movies, prices of goods, etc.
Grades 3-8
Enchanted Learning
http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/Home.html
This is a fun educational site for audiences as young as preschool. Some of the areas covered: science, language arts and geography. (Not all pages are interactive.)
Grades Pre-K-3

Scholastic News
http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/
The News Zone presents current events that are most relevant to students, in a format that is fun and appealing. The current events and engaging activities include Note Now, Games and Quizzes, What's Your IQ and Write a Caption.
Grades 3-8

Education 4 Kids
http://www.edu4kids.com/
While the pages offered are limited in 3 of the 4 areas (science, math, language arts and social studies) this is still a resource worth using.
Grades Pre-K-12


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Time for Kids
http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/
Weekly news stories just for kids. News, Poll Zone, Kid Scoops, Specials, Games and Research Tools.
Grades 3-5

Desert Animals
A few of the teachers at Rose Lane recommend the following websites. Thanks for your input!

http://www.desertusa.com/
http://www.southwestwildlife.org/
http://desertmuseum.org/index.html
http://www.desertmuseum.com/
http://www.phoenixzoo.org/zoo/animals/facts/


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Reading
KidsRead
http://www.kidsreads.com/
Trivia games and word scrambles based on children's books and movies. Visit the Trivia and Games section.
Grades 1-5

Starfall
http://www.starfall.com
Starfall is a creative website designed to teach children to read. The interactive books available here have sound - so please turn your speakers on. Teacher may request free writing journals for classroom use that reinforce the sequential phonics lessons of each interactive book.
Grades Pre-K-1

Seussville
http://www.seussville.com/
Want to learn more about Dr. Seuss? Play a game? Looking for information about "Read Across America"?
Loads of fun and learning too are all eagerly awaiting you!


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Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) Game Station
http://www.rif.org/readingplanet/gamestation/
Learn while having fun playing Super Sorter, Writer's Blocks, Picture Pairs, Sink It 'n Solve It, Poetry Splatter, Story Maker and Word Builder.

Read Aloud Stories and Songs
http://www.rif.org/readingplanet/content/read_aloud_stories.mspx
Now you can read along with stories right here on the RIF Reading Planet.
Titles: Pink & Purple Pumpkins, Fire Engine Fred Saves the Day, Telephone Games, Jungle Eyes, Beetle Spots, Nat and Pat Have a Spat & Blue-Lined Socks.

Aesop's Fables
http://www.umass.edu/aesop/index.php
Traditional fables & modern day version. Barbara Ireland, Librarian at Camelview, recommends this site for all ages. Thanks for your contribution, Barb!


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Miscellaneous

Packetville
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/779/edu/packetville/index.html
Online, interactive games that demonstrate some of the many ways technology serves useful functions. This site may take time to load due to the high number of graphics . Ages 8-14

Copyright-Friendly Photos for Education
http://pics4learning.com/
Looking for copyright free pictures to use? This is what you want.


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Kids Games
www.kidsgames.org
You will need to spend a little time looking through the 6-10 games to find what will work best for your students. Flash plugin required.


http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids/
Mrs. Ireland, Librarian at Camelview, contributed this website. Check out the following links on this page: Pennsylvania Street Project, White House Quiz, Barney Photo Match Game and White House Interactive for Kids.

Search Engines

Google
http://www.google.com
One of the most popular and user friendly search engines around.

Yahooligans
http://www.yahooligans.com
This one gets two "thumbs-up" for ease of use for students.


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Do you have a website you would like to suggest?

Contact: Kim Thomas
Produced and Supported by the Instructional Technology Department
Madison School District #38