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My Oatmeal Kisses: Top Educational Websites for Kids

My Oatmeal Kisses: Top Educational Websites for Kids
Technology is pretty amazing! There are lots of wonderful ways to help our child practice the skills they are learning in school. Often times with some of these great educational sites our children don't even know that they are learning at the same time! It's also a great way to motivate kids to do their homework, have them do their reading and math first and for a reward they can play an educational game...tricky! A friend of mine asked me for some recommendations on some other educational websites, so you know me, I went crazy and found a bunch. I spent many hours digging through cyberspace to find and test out the following educational game sites. Just bookmark this page, and every time you want to use a new site you can come here to find it quickly. 1. This site has lots of great language arts games. 2. Hello! 3. Here's a wonderful site c/o one of my readers! 4. Well after I posted this list on Monday I found an phenomenal site on Wednesday! 5. Wo this is another great site. 6. 7. 8. 9. Related:  Contenitore

The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You Most of us are working at full capacity, and keeping up with technology can feel like one more chore on the to-do list. Still, learning your way around a few of the best Web tools is worth your time. Innovative teachers are frequently using intuitive programs and websites that are easy to learn. These web tool can save you a lot of daily hassles that you might not even realize you have been tolerating. Whether you want to move the class newsletter online or try out a flipped classroom, we’re sharing the best sites to do it. Sharing and Collaborating The Internet was invented to foster communication. Google Docs First of all, you never have to hit “save” in Google Docs. Google Forms Whether you want to send a quiz to your students or organize a field trip, Google forms can help you distribute and gather information. WordPress Create a class website or blog on this free, easy-to-use site. EduBlogs Set up blogs here for yourself or your students, and you can control the safety settings. EdX

test taking skills: ninjas e-learning for kids The School Diary 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. 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. Trello

hula hoop venns Lesson Plan SOS This Blog Linked From Here The Web Thursday, May 26, 2011 End of the Year Field Trip… To read the content of this post, please click on the link below: Posted by Lesson Plan SOS Teachers at 7:24 PM8 comments Email ThisBlogThis! Labels: End of the Year, Freebies Wednesday, May 18, 2011 End of the Year Learning Celebration: Hollywood Style! To read the content of this post, please click on the link to my new blog: Posted by Lesson Plan SOS Teachers at 8:30 PM3 comments Labels: End of the Year Monday, May 16, 2011 Not Your Average Animal Research Paper! To read the content of this post, please click here: Posted by Lesson Plan SOS Teachers at 6:39 PM7 comments Labels: Research, writing Friday, May 13, 2011 Basketball Math (Go Bulls!) Labels: Math Labels

A Grid on Our Earth - An Exploration on Map Grids, Layers of Learning Maps, Then and Now The first maps made of our earth weren’t very accurate at all. They were mostly drawn from imagination. The European maps from these medieval times are called mappae mundi (meaning “cloth of the world”) and they really weren’t intended to be used for finding your way around at all. They were more like medieval encyclopedias that were used to illustrate stories, show directions, and tell about species of animals, other races of people, and plants from places near and far. Take a look at this mappa mundi. “MAPPA MUNDI in JEAN MANSEL La Fleur des Histoires. Our world maps today are incredibly accurate, except that we still have difficulty depicting a round earth on a flat piece of paper without skewing parts of it. Map Grids Even though we have GPS these days, it’s still important for kids to understand how our map grid system works. Use this printable map of the world and glue a 1/8″ wide piece of ribbon to the equator. Orange line (20 degrees North, 80 degrees East)

Primary School Diary 2012-2013 - Academic Year 2013 - 2014 Main Planning Section This is a 112 page white section which includes seven term planning pages, 104 DATED pages which run from August 2012 to July 2013 and completed with twelve pages for pupils records (up to 36 pupils). General 16 pages on quality blue paper. Dedicated space for personal details. A dated year planner, pages to list telephone numbers, addresses, useful websites, equipment requirements, assemblies, class/group lists, media programmes , notes etc. Marks/Records 32 pages on quality cream paper. Marks pages for 15 groups with up to 40 pupils in each group. Notes 16 pages on quality green paper. 6 pages for topic work, 3 pages of timetables, and a 7 page notes section.

Top Web 2.0 Tools for Learning Web 2.0 tools have a lot of importance when we consider collaborative learning methods. Web 2.0 tools are useful for effective learning and finding better results with less effort. Here are the top 10 web 2.0 tools for learning. Wikis Through wikis, we are able to learn everything that reached human’s hand. It is a powerful tool to create a useful content to share it with fewer efforts. Blogs With the large number of blogs around the web, we are able to know everything in this world. Empressr Empressr is an effective tool that allows you to upload images, videos, music and audio to make a final video. Animoto Animoto is a video presentation maker that allows you to create your own videos with images and caption effects. Kerpoof As the name seems different, its services are special. Voicethread It is an online tool which is being used by a lot of schools and colleges worldwide. Skype Skype is a familiar service to all of us. Voki Are you having some difficulties to pronounce something?

generators Flash Card PrinterFast creation of flash cards and game cards from word lists. WordsearchCreate word searches. 100s of word lists available. Picture CardsCreate word and picture cards for literacy and other activities Picture BingoCreate bingo (lotto) games using word lists and pictures Letter MashCreate scanning activities with text, keyboard symbols and dingbats Word ScramblerCreates anagram worksheets from word lists Handwriting 3Super fast handwriting practice text creation Word BingoGenerate bingo cards from word lists Handwriting 1Print tracing sheets to support pre-writing activities. Word Outline CreatorCreate word outline blocks from word lists Word WallPrint graffiti word walls from word lists Onset and Rime TilesMake and customise interlocking onset and rime cards Alphabetical OrderQuickly generate alphabetical order worksheets from word lists. Letter FansCustomise and print literacy fans for word building Articles 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 1. 2. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Online Portfolio Tools Much of this work began with my Online Portfolio Adventure, where I recreated my presentation portfolio with at least 33 different online services, software and strategies between September 2004 and the present time. In 2006, I began exploring the use of Web 2.0 tools, and constructed portfolios using these tools. One advantage of Web 2.0 tools is that many of them are free, although WikiSpaces may place ads on the page. There is some concern about security in a K-12 school environment, so care should be taken when using these tools with children. 4 Corners Review One of my favorite ways to review a skill is to use the 4 Corners strategy. I like it because it gets the kids up and moving. I also like it because your kids can hide within the pack if they aren't so certain about an answer. Here's how it works.First, you label the four corners of your room. With review, I use multiple choice options a, b, c, d.Second, you ask the students a question and give corresponding answers.Third, students move to the corner that represents an answer that they think is correct. I always make the students explain the answer to reinforce what they're learning. This is also a great way to pre-assess students. I'm also linking up over at Minds in Bloom for her movement linky.

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