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Technology in the Classroom: Resources for Teachers

Find basic computer skills, Internet research tips, Internet safety resources, lessons, and worksheets to help integrate technology across the curriculum. Learn the history of the Internet; get help with using computer word processors; find out how to create PowerPoint presentations; understand the difference between a podcast and a blog; research interesting science projects online; use the computer to extend a literature activity; and other fascinating activities. Encourage your students to use technology in school and out. The possibilities are endless, when it comes to how the Internet, computers, and other forms of modern technology can benefit your classroom instruction.

Whiteboard Mini-Lessons

Introducing Inventions Mini-Lesson
The Amazing Rain Forest Mini-Lesson
Sense Organs: Skin, Nose, Tongue Mini-Lesson
Ocean Zones Mini-Lesson
Introducing Dinosaurs Mini-Lesson
Life in Medieval Times Mini-Lesson
Seed Dispersal Mini-Lesson
More Whiteboard Mini-Lessons

Digital Books

FREE Sample Book
Experience: Extreme Weather
Eyewitness: Arctic & Antarctic
Eye Wonder: Birds
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Life Science
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Social Studies
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science
Digital Book Library

Best of the Web

Top 10 Educational Technology Resources
Top 10 Education Apps for the Classroom
Top 10 Interactive Whiteboard Websites & Resources
Top 10 Ways to Use Skype in Your Classroom

Videos

Measurement Videos
Read-Aloud Instructional Video
Llama Llama Red Pajama Sing Along Video
Open Studios with Peter H. Reynolds
David Rubel on If I Had a Hammer
Interview with Kate DiCamillo on How The Magician's Elephant Began
Behind the Scenes with Lucy Cousins
More Videos

Internet Safety

Cyberbullying: The Downside of New Media Technology
Discussion Guide to Bystander
Dealing with Technology in the Classroom
Sample Acceptable Use Policy
Netiquette -- Internet Etiquette
Cyberbullying: The Downside of New Media Technology
Limiting Children to Appropriate Content on the Web
Filtering Software
How Does Safety Technology Change Momentum?

PowerPoint Resources

PowerPoint Library
PowerPoint Tips and Tricks
PowerPoint Postcards Presentation
Top 10 PowerPoint Projects Slideshow (Grades 4-8)
PowerPoint Projects
Family Tree Organization Chart with PowerPoint
Assessing a PowerPoint Presentation
More PowerPoint Resources

Word Processing Resources

Word Processing Projects Slideshow, Grades 4-8
Math Using AutoShapes
Reviewing Spelling Rules
Newsletters Made Easy!
Internet Scavenger Hunts
Creating Templates
Word Art Creations

Internet Resources

African-American Heroes
A Family Tree
World War I: People, Places, and Events
Parts of an Email Message
History of Communication
Self-Portrait Simile Poems
Citing Internet Sources
More Popular Internet Printables
More Popular Internet Lesson Plans

Integrating Technology

Communicating with Groups Online
Scheduling Computer Time For Internet Lesson Plans
Integrating Technology
Assistive Technology for Students with Mild Disabilities
Evaluating Software for the Classroom

Online Games

Sudoku
Mad Libs® Teacher Guides (Gr. 1-6)
Funbrain to Go
FunBrain.com
Poptropica.com

More Technology Resources

TeacherVision.com RSS Feeds
What Are Blogs, RSS Feeds, Podcasts, and Widgets?
Popular Computer Printables
Popular Technology Printables
Popular Internet in Education Resources
Popular Reading, Language Arts, & Technology Resources
Popular Science & Technology Resources
Popular Social Studies & Technology Resources
Popular Math & Technology Resources

Highlights

Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stores.

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