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Welcome to FOSSweb! The Letter A. Lesson Plans, Classroom Activities and Games for Teachers Teaching in Australia. ICT in Everyday Learning. SMARTBOARD RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS. Splash Home - splash.abc.net.au. IWB Games » primaryedutech.com. Simon is a retro game that can be used on your IWB, when you have a few minutes to have some fun with your class.

IWB Games » primaryedutech.com

Simon is a simple game where you simply have to do what Simon says. You do this by following the pattern of lights and sounds for as long as you can. It keeps a record of the highest score, so challenge your class. Catchvideo.net - Download and save videos from Youtube, Dailymotion, Vimeo. Online Audio Converter (MP3, WAV, Ogg, WMA, M4A, AAC) – media.io. 50 Must-Have Educational Apps. It’s time for holiday road trips and you know what that means: driving, flying, cranky kids, and… teaching opportunities!

50 Must-Have Educational Apps

What’s that, you say? Well, there is so much downtime during the holidays where kids and adults spend hours just passing the time… why not try out some new apps on your phone? Many of these apps were found by The Teaching Palette, be sure to check out their fantastic site for more helpful resources! From learning the ABCs to doodling, there’s plenty of terrific apps out there that will pass the time but also educate. If you have other apps you want added to this list, just add them in the comments.

*Most of the links below are to the iTunes store which will open another window and/or iTunes. Great Apps For Kids (And Adults) Alphabet Animals Perfect for your talented toddler, this game is packed with colorful animations, animal sounds, and tons of tips for learning their letters. Mad Libs Just as goofy and fun as your remember. SmackTalk Annoying? Super Why! Plants Vs. KS2 Bitesize - English. Character Spotlight - Fantasy/Quest. Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - Bloomin' Apps.

History - Interactive Content. AutoCollage 2008. What is AutoCollage?

AutoCollage 2008

Photo collages celebrate important events and themes in our lives. Pick a folder, press a button, and in a few minutes AutoCollage presents you with a unique memento to print or email to your family and friends. AutoCollage Touch 2009 Support Some customers acquiring new computers with Windows 7 will have a welcome surprise: they will receive a pre-installed and pre-registered copy of Microsoft Research AutoCollage Touch 2009. v1.1 Available. Xpedition Hall. Interactive Archive: Xpedition Hall Welcome to the Interactive “Museum” That Takes You on Geography Journeys.

Xpedition Hall

VoiceThread - Conversations in the cloud. Partners in Learning Network. Free tools for teachers. News - Ribbon Hero 2. You've tried games that test your card playing, your imaginary farming skills, and your ability to hurl small birds.

News - Ribbon Hero 2

Finally there's a game that will make you better at your job. Do you feel like you're using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote the same way version after version, or have you avoided using one of these apps because you don't know how? WorldWide Telescope. Kodu. Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games.

Kodu

It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The programming environment runs on the Xbox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game controller for input. Programming as a Creative Medium The core of the Kodu project is the programming user interface. TeacherTube - Teach the World. Voki Home. English. Animation for kids - Create animation online with FluxTime Studio. TakingITGlobal - Inspire. Inform. Involve. Classroom Timers - Fun Timers. We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section.

Classroom Timers - Fun Timers

These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-) Classic Classroom Timers: Search Education – Google. Designing e-learning - Welcome. Discovery Education's Puzzlemaker: Create your own cross word puzzles! Zimmer Twins. Kerpoof Studio. KaraokeParty.com - Free Online Karaoke Party Game. Play Online. Primary Pad · Superfunky Collaborative Writing For Schools. Classroom Alarm Clock.

Classroom Alarm Clock At seminars I've been sharing with secondary teachers the idea of using a short song as a cue to indicate that it's time for students to pack up.

Classroom Alarm Clock

(The Mission Impossible theme song that comes on the CD with the book, Eight Great Ideas, is forty-nine seconds long and works really well for this.) There are several advantages to using a song. Advantage 1: The Certainty Principle Without a consistent cue, students are on their own in determining when to pack up. This uncertainty will eventually create an environment in which they begin to pack up earlier and earlier each day.

However, by playing a song to indicate, "It's now time to pack up," the teacher replaces the uncertainty with a predictable and student-friendly cue. Advantage 2: An Accountability Check The song will be a clear, unmistakeable cue to begin the pack up procedure. In other words... The Paradigm Shift - MarkTreadwell.com - Dramatically improving the way we learn! Scootle - Home.