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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
Explorers of North America Mini-Lesson
Introducing Inventions Mini-Lesson
The Amazing Rain Forest Mini-Lesson
Ocean Zones Mini-Lesson
Meet the Planets Mini-Lesson
Life in Medieval Times Mini-Lesson
More Whiteboard Mini-Lessons

Digital Books

FREE Sample Book
Eyewitness: Natural Disasters
Eye Wonder: Explorer
Eyewitness: Human Body
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


Measurement Videos
Interview with Kate DiCamillo on How The Magician's Elephant Began
Read-Aloud Instructional Video
Making Fairy Tales: P.J. Lynch on The Bee-man of Orn
Kate DiCamillo Reads Chapter One of The Magician's Elephant
Cecil Castellucci on Boy Proof
Interview with Author Liz Kessler
More Videos

Internet Safety

Cyberbullying: The Downside of New Media Technology
Discussion Guide to Bystander
Dealing with Technology in the Classroom
Netiquette -- Internet Etiquette
Sample Acceptable Use Policy
Cyberbullying: The Downside of New Media Technology
Cyber Bullying: A Guide for Teachers
Limiting Children to Appropriate Content on the Web
Filtering Software

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
Internet Scavenger Hunts
Newsletters Made Easy!
Creating Templates
Word Art Creations

Internet Resources

A Family Tree
History of Communication
Parts of an Email Message
Citing Internet Sources
Self-Portrait Simile Poems
Math and Recipes
Wonders of the World Questions
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

Mad Libs® Teacher Guides (Gr. 1-6)
Funbrain to Go

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

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It's (Thursday) November 26, this year. Use videos, lessons, and worksheets to teach the history and cultural significance of the holiday. Then, enjoy our crafts to celebrate and decorate!

December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World AIDS Day (12/1), International Volunteer Day (12/6), Hanukkah (begins at sundown 12/6), Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12), Computer Science Education Week (12/7-13), Human Rights Day (12/10), Winter Solstice (12/22), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (begins 12/26), Visit the Zoo Day (12/27), and New Year's Eve (12/31). Plus, celebrate Bingo's Birthday Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and Write to a Friend Month all December long!

Hour of Code
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Celebrate Computer Science Education Week from December 7-13, 2015 with our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, or the Hour of Code resources provided by Code.org®

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: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

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.