Monthly Archives: October 2009
Interactive Whiteboards are helping teachers and students to interact with content in a bold new way. Ready access to interactive whiteboards coupled with the ever growing abundance of flexible digital media has created extraordinary windows of opportunity for our teachers and students. Join us as we discuss various instructional and professional development frameworks … Read more
Imagine this¦ You just got home and you sit down to tackle your homework. The first question stumps you¦ your parents are not home or, parents, you have a hard time helping your child.
It emits smoke, ash, and noxious gases. No, it’s not your grandfather after Superbowl Sunday. It’s a volcano. Volcanoes are like huge machines that shape the Earth. Plus, kids love them and they make Earth Science even more interesting. You can make a virtual volcano in your classroom with three different interactive sites. They all … Read more
Our Courts is a website envisioned by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor that is dedicated to teaching students about 21st century civics. The website includes lesson plans, games and a place where students can send messages back and forth with Justice O’Connor.
While soundboard.com is a great source for ready-made sound clips, sometimes a teacher may want to add their own soundtrack to a lesson to further engage the students. Similar to GarageBand, programmers have developed Myna; a web-based and easy to use dynamic music creation tool.
With Myna, you can:
1. Quickly create tracks and … Read more
After posting on the Lesson Activity Toolkit (LAT) last month, we’ve had some questions about where to find the Random Word Chooser. If you can’t find it in your Gallery, an update may be required:
Random Word Chooser is within Lesson Activity Toolkit 2.0 in the Gallery. If you don’t have LAT 2.0, or … Read more
We’d like to thank David McCarroll for his quick response to this question on Facebook and for digging up an answer in the SMART Exchange.
If you use Firefox and Notebook 10, you may have noticed the SMART Notebook Extension in “Tools” > “Add-ons.” The add-on allows you to download files with the “.notebook,” “.nbk,” … Read more
Now here is a site with some great resources for Social Studies – Maps of War.
This site has a good amount of flash-based movies and activities. Students can explore various interactive maps that cover topics such as History of Religion, March of Democracy, and Leadership and War.
Also, Maps of War does have … Read more
The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, and its Centaur rocket stage will hit near the lunar south pole in a search for water ice. Impact is scheduled for Fri. Oct. 9, 2009, 7:31:19 a.m. EDT:
Ok, so maybe it will be too early for most to watch from school but, one … Read more
If you do a Google search for 3rd grade interactive websites you will find 1,020,000 search results. That’s a lot to sort through! Fortunately, Susan Brooks and Bill Byles have spent the last 9 years finding high-quality, free internet classroom resources, and have pulled them all together on their website Internet 4 Classrooms. From … Read more