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Parts of a computer. The USB (Universal Serial Bus) connector is the newest type port (connector) on the PC.

Parts of a computer

It is extremely easy to use. You just plug in a USB compatible device and the computer automatically configures itself to use the device. The computer does not have to be turned off or rebooted. As many as 127 USB peripherals can be plugged into a computer at one time. At 12Mbits per second it is more than 100 times as fast as a serial port. North Carolina Test of Computer Skills. Educator Center. QR-Code Generator. Free Student Resources. Collaborative storytelling. Holidays, History, & Biographies: Surfing the Net with Kids. 1000s FREE printable EYFS Early Years & KS1 Primary teaching resources - phonics, posters, labels, signs.

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Woodlands Maths Zone - Fun interactive maths games. Home. StoryPlace: The Children's Digital Library. Kinderweb Free Children's Games - Free educational shape game learning shapes. Kaleidocsope Painter. Click this button to download the painting into your computer as a standard image (png) file.

Kaleidocsope Painter

The file can then be opened in an image editing program such as Paint or Adobe Photoshop. (If you can't open the file, please append ".png" to the filename.) If this feature doesn't work for you, please make sure that you're using the latest browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari). Alternatively if you do not have a latest browser, you can use the screen capture feature on your computer: Windows instruction here, Mac instruction here.

Free coloring pages to print and color online - Bloomsapps. Using Blooms Taxonomy in education is a highly effective way to scaffold learning for the students.


With the recent popularity and pervasive nature of iOS devices in school districts it is essential for educators to understand how to implement Blooms in the classroom using the apps that are available. While this list is by no means fully comprehensive, it will assist educators in getting started when implementing iOS devices in the classroom. Quixey - The Search Engine for Apps. iPad Curriculum. Art & Music Games: Surfing the Net with Kids. Famous Paintings Art Appreciation Lessons for Kids. These studies of Famous Paintingswere written on an elementary level, but will be of interest to all ages.

Famous Paintings Art Appreciation Lessons for Kids

They will help students become familiar with and learn to appreciate the works of famous artists. Teachers, for each lesson you will find a biography of the artist,a study sheet, a worksheet, a greyscale print of the picture,a jigsaw puzzle, a printable and online crossword puzzle, word search, and word scramble, links for further research, and links to art lessons for many of the artists. There are posters, books, and videos you can order. All the material at Garden of Praise is free without subscription. If you have benefited and would like to help maintain the site, use the button below. iPads for Education. 20 Amazing iPad Apps for Educators. When one looks at how technology has changed education over the past decade, one can’t help but be blown away by the sheer number of iPad apps for educators that have absolutely flooded the electronic marketplace.

20 Amazing iPad Apps for Educators

There are so many iPad apps for teachers released every month that even the most plugged-in educator would have a difficult time processing and utilizing them all. Luckily, when teachers are looking to learn how to use iPads in the classroom, they need to look no further than TeachHUB magazine and -- an educator’s primary go-to resource when researching iPad apps for teachers and iPads in the classroom.

Read on to learn about TeachHUB magazine and’s updated list of the hottest iPad apps for teachers and iPad apps for education, destined to forever alter your curriculum landscape, organized here by subject. Scroll down for an index of many of TeachHUB's helpful iPads in the classroom app reviews and more of the best usage of iPads in the classroom. 66 Interesting Ways to use an iPad in the Classroom. JeopardyLabs - Online Jeopardy Template. Shmoop: Homework Help, Teacher Resources, Test Prep.

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Consonant - Order of Presentation

Just keep in mind that you do not have to present the letters in alphabetical order. Every child is an individual -- what works perfectly for 85% of the kids out there, may not be the correct approach for your child. Infinite Learning Lab. Student News. Mrs. Sterling's Word Pad. Janet Benincosa's 21st Century Tools: Best Practices. QR Codes – Lesson and Resources. In response to recent interest in Quick Response codes I have created some lesson resources to introduce students to QR codes and provide them with some practical experience.

QR Codes – Lesson and Resources

The lesson also introduces students to blogging (Digital Learning World) and URL shortening (Bit.Ly and Students are also encouraged to collaborate by recording their findings in a shared Google document. These resources are intended for Secondary students from Year 7 upwards. Students will need a PC/Laptop with a web cam and access to the Internet. Templates and Resources. C_guide.

iWork Templates for School. DECAL - Planning. The Computer History's Story. Free Trial Download. Typing-game-collection. Inside a Computer. Janet Benincosa's 21st Century Tools. Safe Connects PSAs. If the “real world” is a more positive than negative place for 99% of the planet’s citizens, then similarly, the Internet is a positive place for 99% of all of its netizens.

Safe Connects PSAs

These public service announcements are one small component of a much larger media and digital literacy campaign to increase Internet safety awareness. We were asked to be the “voice of youth” and prioritize, script, and star in videos that focused on the most significant Internet safety problems of the day. All education, government, and nonprofits are free to use Net Literacy’s content without attribution so long as it is done in a responsible manner.

So when using these PSAs as a component of your Internet safety training program, please balance the discussions with teens and adults so that these PSAs are viewed in an appropriate context – that the Internet is an empowering and positive place. We see it this way. The Ten Most Important Things To Know About The Internet. You're one click away. Webonauts Internet Academy. Privacy Playground. Real-Life Stories Videos. FREE - Internet Safety Lesson Plans, Grades 3 - 12. Woogi World - Educators. Hardware. SmartBoard Favorites. SMARTBoards and Halloween Resources.

KINDERGARTEN SMARTBOARD SITES. CARPage. Interactive Whiteboard Resources: Literacy, Key Stage 1 - Topmarks Education. Doorway First Sounds An interactive site which asks what the first sound is of various objects which can be selected first by teachers or parents.

Interactive Whiteboard Resources: Literacy, Key Stage 1 - Topmarks Education

English Alphabet The site demonstrates letter formation of all the letters of the alphabet. Listen to their names and the sounds they make. Each letter is illustrated with a picture which begins with the sound. Free Interactive Coloring Pages of Animals. Shorten multiple urls into one.