Curriculum Resources/Links

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Business and Finance
Family Consumer Science
Language Arts and Drama
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies and Geography
World Languages

Miscellaneous Resources/Links

  1. Videos
  2. Posters and Printables
  3. Make a graphic complete with hotspots at ThingLink - http://www.thinglink.com/ see examples of these at http://www.thinglink.com/featured
  4. Pose a question to students and let them post their ideas with text, graphics, and other media on the web on http://padlet.com/ (previously known as wallwisher) Grab photos, video, and anything with a URL to enhance a post. No login is required to post. Can easily be done with a mobile device and the Internet.
  5. Promethean Board Helpful Hints - a free download at http://www.teachersnotebook.com/product/msavario/promethean-board-helpful-tips
  6. Need a calculator that you can use on your Promethean Board? Try the one at http://www.Desmos.com No downloads, no special hardware, no cost. Welcome to the next generation graphing calculator! .lconley86 (on twitter) recommends this calculator and to "be sure to check out Projector Mode in the Options tab. It's magical! :)"
  7. Build your own games
    • Craftyy - Craftyy gives you a simple tool to build your own games as well as remix others'! Get started by playing a featured game below, or login to go to your dashboard at http://www.craftyy.com/
    • Zondle - teachers and students can create games to support exactly their learning needs: phonics games, science games, language games and lots more at http://www.zondle.com/publicPages/welcome.aspx
    • Gamestar Mechanic – an interactive that teaches the principals of game design and leads users through the game experience at http://gamestarmechanic.com/
  8. Comic Strip Creators
    • Bitstrips – described as the YouTube for comics where you can make your own avatar and create comic strips! http://www.bitstrips.com/
    • Pixton - Pixton introduces the world to Click-n-Drag Comics™, a revolutionary new patented technology that gives anyone the power to create amazing comics at http://www.pixton.com
    • Witty Comics – make a comic at http://www.wittycomics.com/
  9. Avatars
  10. Presentation resources
  11. Sign Generator Widgets & Image Generators - http://www.signgenerator.org/ - a huge list of over 500 sign generators
  12. Shmoop: Homework help, teacher reseources, and test prep at http://www.shmoop.com/ Site homepage is very cluttered but worth looking through!
  13. Pictogram Tool – create images and stickers that you can customize with texts at http://pictotool.com/
  14. Flashcard Stash - Flashcard Stash is built on top of a dictionary, so you can lookup words above and save them. Click on functions in the top right of each vocabulary flashcard for example sentences, synonyms, and audio. Highlighted words can also be clicked for an immediate definition at http://flashcardstash.com/
  15. The Stacks site on Scholastic is for students ages 8-12 and includes books/authors, games, blogs, videos, and more at: http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/?lnkid=stacks/nav/home/main including activities like a Virtual Forest Challenge at http://www.scholastic.com/growgreen/virtualforest/
  16. Educreations is a teach what you know and learn what you don’t, an app that you can download at http://www.educreations.com/ - Create and share videos with an iPad or your browser.
  17. Padlet – build a “wall” of information and resources at http://padlet.com/
  18. Tutpup - Compete in fun, educational games against other kids from all over the World at http://www.tutpup.com/
  19. Inventions - teaching ideas and flipcarts -http://prometheanplanet.com/en-us/resources/themes/inventions.aspx#.UDy6CsFlSAo
  20. Check out Jacki Kratz's wiki - Technology in the Classroom -http://jackikratz.wikispaces.com/
  21. Triptico's desktop app contains over twenty interactive, fully-customizable resources for you to use in your classroom.and it's completely free! http://www.triptico.co.uk/
  22. Free software for Education - find a directory of open ed resources and free educational software at https://schoolforge.net/
  23. Center for Technology and Ed flash resources - http://www.teacherlink.org/content/math/interactive/flash/home.html
  24. Use images to reinforce a message - http://www.theskillsportal.com/training/744-some-ideas-for-your-flipcharts.html