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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
The Amazing Rain Forest Mini-Lesson
Ocean Zones Mini-Lesson
Animals of the Arctic Mini-Lesson
Introducing Inventions Mini-Lesson
Intro to Rocks Mini-Lesson
Introducing Dinosaurs Mini-Lesson
More Whiteboard Mini-Lessons

Digital Books

FREE Sample Book
Eyewitness: Human Body
Eyewitness: Natural Disasters
Eyewitness: Water
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
Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids
Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens

Videos

Measurement Videos
Video Clip from "My Name Is Belle"
Gregory Maguire Reads from What-the-Dickens
Conversation with Archbishop Desmond Tutu on God's Dream, Part IV
Behind-the-Scenes: Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs
Kate DiCamillo on The Tale of Despereaux
Open Studios with Bruce Ingman and Allan Ahlberg
More Videos

Internet Safety

Cyberbullying: The Downside of New Media Technology
Discussion Guide to Bystander
Dealing with Technology in the Classroom
Limiting Children to Appropriate Content on the Web
Sample Acceptable Use Policy
Filtering Software
How Does Safety Technology Change Momentum?
Cyber Bullying: A Guide for Teachers
Cyberbullying: The Downside of New Media Technology

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

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

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Highlights

Classroom Organization Tips
Did you resolve to get organized this year? Our Top 10 Classroom Organization Tips will help you get your classroom in shape for the months ahead, whether your existing system needs a tune-up or you're ready for a total overhaul.

February Calendar of Events
February is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Chinese New Year (2/8), Mardi Gras (2/9), Valentine's Day (2/14), Presidents' Day (2/15), Eating Disorders Awareness Week (2/21-27), and Leap Day (2/29). Plus, celebrate Black History Month, Library Lovers' Month, National Heart Month all February long!

Black History Month
Black History Month (February) is here. Make sure you have the materials to help you teach this important topic, from historical figures (Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks) and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's, to slavery and the Civil War, to racism, discrimination, and the Black Lives Matter movement in America today.

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, Memorial Day, 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.