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Technology in the Classroom: Resources for Teachers

Find useful apps, computer skill-builders, smartboard content, Internet research tips, 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 and tablet 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.

Smartboard Mini-Lessons

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

Digital Books

FREE Sample Book
Ready, Set Grow!
Eyewitness: Ocean
Eye Wonder: Plant
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

5 Best Free Educational Game Sites for Kids
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
Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids
Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens

Videos

Measurement Videos
Mal Peet on the Writing Process
Read-Aloud Instructional Video
Behind the Scenes with Lucy Cousins
Sam Stern Prepares a Favorite Recipe
Josh the Baby Otter Read-Aloud Video
Video Clip from "My Name Is Belle"
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
Filtering Software
Limiting Children to Appropriate Content on the Web
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

A Family Tree
Parts of an Email Message
History of Communication
Wonders of the World Questions
Self-Portrait Simile Poems
Life on the Prairie
World War I: People, Places, and Events
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

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Highlights

Summer
Summer is here! While most of your students will be on break from school for a few months, you can still engage their minds this summer. Try our summer reading suggestions, math and science worksheets, and cross-curricular resource packets to prepare kids for what the next school year will bring!

June Calendar of Events
June is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Eric Carle's Birthday (June 25, 1929) and Paul Bunyan Day (June 28). Plus, celebrate Dairy Month, Immigrant Heritage Month, Inventors Month, and LGBT Pride Month all June 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: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Coding & Computer Science
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, and Hour of Code resources make a great introduction to the computer science skills all students will benefit from.