Day Six Deals — April 7, 2010

I have a great batch of interesting and useful things in here to light your students’ imaginations. Enjoy!


Readability Analyzer: Paste text and get the result — the readability of that particular text.

Music for Projects: Choose from these tunes that are available for your use in your next project!

Google for Teachers: An online book all about how teachers can make use of Google tools in the classroom

Google Search Tips: Tony Vincent provides this guide to making the most out of searching in Google.

10 Simple Google Search Tips: A few excellent ideas

The Future of Work: While this is an obvious pick for Rainone, everyone could benefit from watching this brief glimpse of how the world will handle work in the future.

Worksheet Generator: This one comes to us from Kevin. Of course, these would be lovely when posted in Moodle and not on paper. 🙂

Animations Library: Also, from Kevin! A little bit goes a long way, but here are some animations that you might choose to use in Moodle or elsewhere.


Mr. Teacher’s SMARTboard Mini-Movies: Good short animations for SMART board use.

Dress Lecky: Dress the alien for today’s weather. This would be great for Kindergartners gathered on the carpet for morning meeting


Best Practices for Using Student Responders: A good read on using Student Response Systems effectively


Learn Your Tables: Help with times tables! This one would be great on a SMART board.

Calculation Nation: Apparently, there is a very engaging new game at this old favorite site. Enjoy!


PSA on Dangers of Texting While Driving: Really, everyone should watch things like this. Put down the phone; spare someone’s life.

CVS Video and Multimedia Collection: Learn about a variety of health topics at this site from CVS — “Lice Attack!” Can’t wait to watch that one….


Free Technology for Teachers Social Studies Finds: The list is labeled “12 Resources All Social Studies Teachers Should Try.” Sounds good!

Ex-Child Soldier in Sudan: An nice slideshow for allowing students to see this child’s experience in turbulence.

Resources about Rwanda: I know it is late for this year’s study, Mrs. Seufert, but next year!


Practicing Speaking Skills: Larry Ferlazzo’s list on the best places to practice speech


Periodic Table Tetris: Learn about the periodic table playing tetris. This would be good with a SMART board.

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4 Responses to Day Six Deals — April 7, 2010

  1. Amy kendrick says:


    Thanks for the Google for Teachers site! What a great help! THis is a wonderful step by step look at ways to use Google in the classroom! I have been wanting to incorporate this more and more, but have been unsure how to begin. This site gives me some great ideas!

  2. Jamie McFadden says:

    Awesome sites as usuall. It will take a while to work through these. Thanks for Sharing! Sharing is Caring 🙂

  3. Aly Tapp says:

    Thanks for commenting on the blog, guys! Feedback is motivation to keep sharing. And “sharing is caring.” You’re too much, McFadden. 🙂

  4. Siri says:

    Thanks Aly, guess I have to pay close attention to these blogs if you’re targeting my subject area too! Thank You!!!

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