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Thursday, April 14, 2011

What's New?

You will find a wealth of resources here, especially the Interactive Sites that are a wonderful fit for an interactive whiteboard.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Guides and Tutorials for Interactive Whiteboards

ActivInspire Blog
ActivInspire GUIDE: gives you exact how-to's for objects, layers, grouping, browsers and settings, drag-and-drop, backgrounds, colors, photo backgrounds, reveal tools, resource packs, page management, desktop tools and flipchart, and an EXCELLENT grouping of shortcuts; nicely laid out for printing
Jill Pierce's Resources
Kent ICT: tools, guides, tutorials, resources, tips
Madera Unified School District
Nettrekker: An automatic login at school allows free use from school and also allows you to create your account to use from home. Enter search term.
Promethean Training: all things Promethean...tutorials, training flipcharts, enrichment activities, how-to tutorials, quick tips, more from Madera School District 
Frederick County Public Schools: tutorials, quick tips and guides 
Quick Reference Tips, Tutorials: more from Broadway Middle School
Quick Tips, Tutorials, Templates from QZAB Teachers 
TeacherTube: enter "flipcharts" in search box

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Interactive Math Activities

BBC Numbers (whole numbers; measures, shape and space; fractions, decimals, & percentages; handling data)
BGFL Math Learning Resources
Brain Teasers
Count Us In - select basic number concept
CTK Math Games, Puzzles and Activities for Kids
Cut the Knot Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Visual Illusions, Social Science, Fractals, Logic, Probability, Fallacies, Calculus, Combinatorial Games, Analog Devices, Mathematical Droodles, Computer Math Magic
Dare to Compare - grades 4, 8, 12; compare your scores to others nationally or around the world; select subject and grade level
Department of the Treasury - interactives and games about money
Dositey - K-8; select grade level, then math
Education4Kids Math Practice - select from top tabs
Eyeballing Game - "The game works by showing you a series of geometries that need to be adjusted a little bit to make them right.
Fact Monster Math - numbers, measurement, money, fractions, tables, formulas, more
Kids' Math Games - calendars, fractions, patterns, calculators, add/subtract, money, graphing, geometry, multiplication, counting, math spelling, time, more
Learning Box - Base 10 Activities
Kids' Zone - math brain teasers; also select past brain teasers
Math Facts Cafe - grades 1-4 math flashcards
Math Sites (tangrams, numberlines, time, calculators, geoboards, odd and even, addition, subtraction, greater than/less than, shapes)
Mathionaire - Who Wants to be a Millionaire with math questions
MegaPenny Project - Wow!
MultiFlyer - multiplication practice
obbl and  Math Toys
Online Conversion
Open-Ended Math Problems from the Franklin Institute - middle school
Primary Resources - select activity; legend at bottom of page reflects file type and age group
Resources for the Math eClassroom
Scholastic Math Whiteboard Activities 
Step-by-Step Word Problems from Thinkquest
Tellellation Town at Math Cats
The ArithmAttack - addition, subtraction, division, multiplication
The Eyeballing Game ("The game works by showing you a series of geometries that need to be adjusted a little bit to make them right." The game rotates through the seven tasks three times and then provides you with an overall average of your accuracy along with where you rank with the last 10,000 people who have played the game.
Timez Attack - (choose FREE Base Version)
Topmarks (select maths and select a level)
Tumbletown Tales - 7 Interactives
US Mint - interactive games, coin news, mint history, tour of the mint, lesson plans, financial literacy
Woodlands Junior High School Maths Zone - number skills, space and shape skills, data and probability, measure skills, math investigations

Interactive Language Arts Activities

BBC Skillswise Words: grammar; spelling; reading; writing; listening; vocabulary
Dositey - K-8; select grade level, then activity
English Exercises Online (choose Grammar Explanations, Grammar Exercises Vocabulary Explanations, Vocabulary Exercises)
Interactive Literacy Sites from The Teacher's Guide
Interactives from Wicked - Spellbinder and Navigate the Newspaper Activities
Kids' Story Center: sight word stories, complete "Rattic in the Attic""Don't Eat Your Dinner", "The Big Mouth", "Why Didn't You Say So?", "Help! Meow...Meow...", "One Hundred and Twenty Loose Teeth", "The Snakeman", "Tornado Alley", "The Living Sandcastle", "Don't Count Rhinoceroses!", "Cinderella", "Sinbad the Sailor", "Mad Dog Mulligan", "Mac's Cats"; many learn-the-word games; learn to read 220 of the most common words; make your own story; play the Story Retell Game; much more
PicLits - Inspired Picture Writing: PicLits is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you and it offers a fun way to learn new vocabulary and play with word forms and sentence structure. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture. Here are poems done with PicLits. Choose from a variety of photos. Then drag and drop nouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, prepositions, and punctuation to create your own description with a few words long or a whole paragraph. Change the tense of the verbs and the form of the nouns (plural, possessive, capital). You may also Freestyle (write your own caption using the words you know). You may email your PicLit to your teacher or friends. You can also save it in the Public Gallery and view other PicLits. Here are some ideas for using PicLits in the classroom. See how PicLits may be used for creativity.
Room 108 Kids Spelling, Grammar, and Writing Games: EXCELLENT; alphabet; typing; media literacy; crosswords; hangman; grammar; brain gym, graphic organizers; printing, phonics/spelling
Roy - Tale of a Singing Zebra: interactive reading games; guided reading stories; literacy worksheets
Scholastic Language Arts Whiteboard Lessons
Spelling City: Enter your own words or use one of the online lists
Starfall: PreK-2; fun and inspires a love a reading; ABCs; Learn to Read; It's Fun to Read; I'm Reading; Grandparents Day; Calendar; Gingerbread; Pumpkin; Turkey; Snowman; 100th Day; Groundhog; Clover; Valentine; Word Hunt; Earth Day; Flower
Storyline Online: sponsored by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation; an online streaming video program featuring SAG members reading children's books aloud; books include accompanying activities and lesson plans
Topmarks (select Literacy and select a level)
Writing Fun - Text Organizers

Interactive Social Studies, History, and Geography Activities

Ben's Guide to US Government, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Best of History Interactives (Ancient History, Medieval History, Early Modern History, Modern US History, Modern World History, Animated Maps)
Law Focused Education: Online Games, Animations, Student Involvement, Lesson Plans, Curriculum Resources - EXCELLENT
Library of Congress presents America's Story from America's Library
National Park Service: Webrangers
Primary Resources - select content area, then activity; legend at bottom of page reflects file type and age group
States Web Games
Topmarks (select History or Geography and select a level)  
USA Online: National Map, Capitals Matching, State Abbreviations, Presidents, Oceans & Continents

Interactive Science Sites

ARKive Educational Games - wildlife, habitats
Body & Mind from Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Children's Museum of Indianapolis,  PreK-2, 3-5, 6-8
FossWeb - K-2, 3-6, 6-8
Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Grades 7-12 Interactives (amazing collection); Virtual Labs (Transgenic Fly, Bacterial Identification Lab, Cardiology Lab, Neurophysiology Lab, Immunology Lab); Animations (good collection)
Human Anatomy Online
Let's Talk About Insects - English or Spanish
Museum of Science and Industry: How To Activities - Great Ideas, Experiments, videos; select See All from the left side under How-to's, Activities, and Podcasts 
Molecular Expressions - Educational games and simulations in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, peace and economics
Oregon Museum/Science/Industry
Physics Classroom - Excellent collection of tutorials, simulations, help pages, more 
Planet ARKive - educational interactive games including plant life, animal survival, habitats, more 
Primary Resources - select activity; legend at bottom of page reflects file type and age group
Science Learning Network: - oceans, atoms, weather, dissections, much more
The Adventures of Herman - English or Spanish; learn all about worms
This Old Habitat
Topmarks (select Science or Biology and select a level) 
Trees are Terrific - English or Spanish
Waterford Press - FREE, but register for dozens of games, activities, quizzes
Websites for the Biology eClassroom
ZOOM - The Virtual Kitchen and The Reality Kitchen

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Interactive Sites in All Content Areas Cool Spots - thousands, just choose a category
AgameAday - ages 9-up, daily games
Action Quiz - Geography, Science, Computer, Literature, Pop Music, Movies, Classical Music 
Ambleside Primary - Literacy
Ambleside Primary - Math
Ambleside Primary - Science
Ambleside Primary - Literacy Activities 
Ambleside's Math Resources
Ambleside's Numeracy Tools and Interactives - Excellent 
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader Online Interactive Game - Great for Interactive White Boards 
BBC Interactives (ages 4-16, all content areas; select a letter for a content area or an age on the left) 
Birmingham Grid for Learning
Characters - create your own character; talk and write about the character created 
Children's Museum (Exhibits)
Create E-Puzzles - 169 Interactive Resources for Ages 4-11
Dare to Compare - choose subject and grade(4th, 8th, or 9th); compare your scores to other students nationwide
Dositey - K-8; interactive lessons in math and language arts
East Carter
Education 4 Kids
Education Place
EduPlace (grades 1-5 math)
EduWeb Digital Learning K-12
Elementary School Interactive Activities
Extensive Collection from Florida School for the Deaf 
Foreign Language PowerPoints
Fun Brain (grades 1-12 collection, all areas)
Great K-3 Math and Language Arts Collection
Georgia Educational Technology Training Center - excellent collection
Giant Collection from Coxhoe Primary School
Harcourt School/K-6
ICT Interactive Activities - Numeracy and Literacy  (There's a neat Date Chart here that you may link to from a flipchart.)
Interactive Curriculum Resources
Interactive Fractions from MathNets 
Interactive Games from BBC
Interactive Internet Resources from Center School District (all content areas and grade levels) 
Interactive Math Games from Oswego
Interactive Resources for Classroom Learning in all content areas
Interactivate (Science and Math) 
Interactives from Center School District - all content areas
Interactives from
Interactives from Scholastic
Interactives in the Elementary Classroom, Wichita Public Schools
Interactive Sites from Julie Thompson
Interactive Sites from Lee's Summit
Interactives from

Interesting Things for ESL Students 
Jefferson County Schools
Kid Info: Online Videos for Learning - ages 8-15, Junior, 3-7
Kids on  the Net
KidsPlay Park from Prongo 
Large Collection in all Content Areas
Law Focused Education, Inc. - excellent collection of thirteen games for Civics and Social Studies classrooms
Learning Planet - preK-12 
Magnetic Poetry
Magnetic Numbers (addition, subtraction, multiplication)
Marilyn Western's Tech Collection
Math and Reading Activities
Math Cats (elementary grades, well organized)
Mrs. Boguki's 5th Grade Class Collection - all content areas
Mrs. Dowling's Fun and Games Page
National Geographic Kids
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Nobel Prize Educ. Games 
Online Stories from BBC  
Out on a Limb
PBS Interactives
PBS Kids Interactive Whiteboard Games (langauge arts, the arts, math, social science)
Personal Educational Press - create free flashcards, gameboards, quizzes, more Play
Primary Resources - all content areas
ReadWriteThink Student Tools - excellent
Room 108: EXCELLENT; Puzzles; Art
Scholastic Learning Games, Teaching Tools and Tips in all Content Areas
Sheppard Software Web Games
Sites Collected by Carol Gregory, CCS Librarian
Snaith Primary School
Starfall Reading (K-2)
Storybooks Online (children through young adult)
SurfinNetWithKids Games K-5
Teacher Tap - interactive activities, simulations, learning games; art, music, communication arts, math, science, social studies, reading
Teaching & Learning Resources - Mouse over RESOURCES Puzzles and Games (including sodoku, crosswords, chess, checkers, comic strips, jigsaw, word search, brainteasers, trivia, MUCH more)
Thinkfinity: free; all content areas; 55,000 standards-based K-12 lesson plans, student materials, 4,000 interactive activities; content partners American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Reading Association, National Center for Family Literacy, National Council on Economic Education, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of English, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Geographic Society, ProLiteracy Worldwide, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; partner sites Xpeditions, ReadWriteThink, ArtsEdge, EconEdLink, EdSiteMent, Illuminations, Literacy Network, Science  
Topmarks Educational Search Engine
Web Activities/Grades 3-5
Web Games/K-12
Wicked Interactives
Wonderville 3D