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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

Sense Organs: Skin, Nose, Tongue Mini-Lesson
Introducing Dinosaurs Mini-Lesson
The Amazing Rain Forest Mini-Lesson
Ocean Zones Mini-Lesson
Introducing Inventions Mini-Lesson
Sense Organs: Eyes and Ears Mini-Lesson
Seed Dispersal Mini-Lesson
More Whiteboard Mini-Lessons

Digital Books

FREE Sample Book
Eyewitness: Natural Disasters
One Million Things: Animal Life
Eyewitness: Dinosaur
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
Kate DiCamillo Reads Chapter One of The Magician's Elephant
Open Studios with Peter H. Reynolds
Interview with Author Liz Kessler
David Rubel on If I Had a Hammer
Kate DiCamillo on The Tale of Despereaux
Gregory Maguire Reads from What-the-Dickens
More Videos

Internet Safety

Cyberbullying: The Downside of New Media Technology
Discussion Guide to Bystander
Dealing with Technology in the Classroom
Cyberbullying: The Downside of New Media Technology
Netiquette -- Internet Etiquette
Sample Acceptable Use Policy
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
Reviewing Spelling Rules
Math Using AutoShapes
Newsletters Made Easy!
Internet Scavenger Hunts
Creating Templates
Word Art Creations

Internet Resources

A Family Tree
Parts of an Email Message
History of Communication
Wonders of the World Questions
World War I: People, Places, and Events
Math and Recipes
Wonders of the World
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

Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

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.

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), 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 stories.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!

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