Day Six Deals — April 7, 2010

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

FOR ALL

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.

FOR SMART BOARD USERS

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

FOR THOSE WITH SMART RESPONSE CLICKERS OR TURNING POINT

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

FOR MATH

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!

FOR HEALTH/SAFETY/DRIVER’S ED

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….

FOR SOCIAL STUDIES

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!

FOR ESL:

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

FOR SCIENCE

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:

    Aly,

    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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