Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Technology for Literacy Centers K-5

Technology for Literacy Centers K-5

There are many ways to integrate technology into learning centers, and this workshop will provide participants with opportunities to intensively explore from a menu including streaming video (Powermedia Plus), word processing, Internet bookmarking, Smartboards, and a selection of readily available software programs.

August 7th, 2007 9-3PM
August 8th, 2007 9-3PM

This webpage will focus on interactive Whiteboards resources. Resources for the Alphasmart Dana are no listed here. The sites listed under More Resources are sites I use in other courses, but are not new reources to my PD classes. They are listed for participants that have not had access to them before.

These are interactive websites that can be used with Literacy Centers and the Interactive WhiteBoard:

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/ngfl/ngfl-flash/alphabet-eng/alphabet.htm Interactive Alphabet

http://www.letsdiscover.org.uk/letters.html - Letter Formation

Letter Sounds

Alphabetical Order - This Alphabetical order activity is a simple to use word ordering exercise. Words are simply dragged from the left hand side of the screen to their correct place in the word order list on the right hand side. When all words have been placed in the list the user clicks on the check button to get feedback on their selected order.

Alphabetical Order 2

Compare and Order

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/flash.php?&file=compare-order7 Compare and Order

Seaside - Compare seaside scenes from today to those from the past.

Labels and categories
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/flash.php?&file=tbmenu Teddy Bear Labels -This simple labeling activity can be used to reinforce the idea of labels and as a framework for children to begin to add their own captions and labels to familiar scenes such as a teddy bear's picnic.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/fruit-english.html Fruit Labelling
Drag and drop the names of the fruits on to the picture. The name box will turn green if correctly placed.

Body Parts - Label words are simply dragged and dropped into the correct place in the diagram. When all words have been placed the user clicks on the check button to get feedback on their selection.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/transport-english.html Transport Labeling - Drag and drop the names of the types of transport on to the picture. The name box will turn green if correctly placed.

- Vegetable Labeling - Drag and drop the names of the vegetables on to the picture. The name box will turn green if correctly placed.

Farm Labels -This simple labeling activity can be used to reinforce the idea of labels and as a framework for children to add their own captions and labels to familiar scenes such as a farm.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/flash.php?&file=collective%20nouns Collective Nouns - This collective nouns matching application is a simple to use word level exercise. The collective noun words are simply dragged to their matching partner on the blue picture cards.


http://www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/quiz.php?&file=aroundyourhome Around Your Home - A drag and drop matching quiz based on descriptions of objects from around the home.


CVC Maker -The CVC maker is a simple to use application. It can support open ended work as pupils explore the different CVC words that can be made. A word can be added to word list in the word play activity and lists printed off.

- Compound Words

Word Games

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/flash.php?&file=floppy Triple Activity - This is a three activity set including a scene maker and word game.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/flash.php?&file=ww - Word Wheels

Word Wheels 2

Word Dice

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/flash.php?&file=alienhangman Alien Hangman

Sticky Letters

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/flash.php?&file=stickylVer%202 More Sticky Letters - Use the sticky letters to make words and save them to the word bank. See how many words can be made from a chosen set of letters.

Parts of Speech
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/flash.php?&file=word%20link Verb Links - This word sorting application is a simple to use grammar exercise. The blue words are simply dragged to their correct place on the table headed by the root word. When all words have been placed, the user clicks on the check button to get feedback on their selection.

Stories/ writing

Aliens! - Create imaginative dialogue with the visiting aliens.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/flash.php?&file=scenemenu2 Traditional Story Labels - This simple labeling activity can be used for either the Three Little Pigs or Cinderella as a backdrop for their scene

Seaside Postcard - A humorous seaside writing activity. By annotating the scene dialogue can be explored and characteristics shown through thought bubbles.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/flash.php?&file=looksay2 - Spell Checking - The Look, Say Cover, Write, Check is a support tool for learning spellings using a trusted multi-sensory approach. It can support pupils in their independent learning of spellings.

Instructions sequencer - This sequencing and instruction writing activity can be used to support the teaching of instructional text and develop pupils' ability to sequence key events in instructions.

Story Sequencer - This sequencing and storyboarding activity can be used to support the teaching of story structure and develop pupils' ability to summarise key events in stories.

More Resources:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/magickey/adventures/index.shtml From BBC Magic Keys

- Big Books

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/menu.shtml Little Animals Activity center

http://www.funwithspot.com/house.asp?locale=US - Fun With Spot


http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/dynamo/den/spelling/index.htm Spell Bound

Vocabulary Building

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/stapleless/index.html Stapleless Book

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/abcmatch/ ABC Match

http://interactives.mped.org/view_interactive.aspx?id=110&title= Read Write Think Printing Press

Acrostic Poem

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/acrostic/ Flip Book

http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~kvander/snowwhite.html Snow White

http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/home_tumblebooks.asp Tumble Books

http://readwritethink.org/materials/trading_cards/ Character Trading Cards

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/comic/ Comic Creator

Compare and contrast

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/diamante/ Diamante Poems

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/doodle/ Doodle Splash

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/essaymap/ Essay Map

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/idioms/idiom_1.html Idioms

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/factfrenzy/opening.html Fact/Fragment/Frenzy

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/flip/ Flip a Chip

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/fairytales/ Fractured Fairytales

http://readwritethink.org/materials/letter_generator/ Letter Generator

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/letter_poem/ Letter Poems

http://readwritethink.org/materials/mystery_cube/ Mystery Cube

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/persuasion_map/ Persuasion Map

Picture Match

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/plot-diagram/ Plot Diagram

Writing Riddle Poems

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/shape/ Shape Poems

What’s in the Bag

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/wordbuild/ Word Build and Bank

Word Family Sort

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/holes_mover/ Found Poem Word Mover

http://readwritethink.org/materials/wordwizard/ Word Wizard

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/ words and pictures

Look Out Below

http://www.writingfix.com/forkids.htm#jump Writing Fix for Kids

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/hfwords/starwords/index.shtml Star Words

http://www.edict.com.hk/vlc/storyboard/ Storyboard

http://www.funbrain.com/cgi-bin/getskill_s.cgi?A1=selects&A2=la&A4=0&A7=0 Fun Brain

http://www.storylineonline.net/ StoryLine Online

http://www.starfall.com/ Star Fall

PBS Kids Stories

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ BBC Literacy Skills

http://www.abcya.com/ ABCya

http://www.dositey.com/language/grammar/synonyms_antonyms/synonyms1.htm Synonym Memory Game

http://www.dositey.com/language/grammar/synonyms_antonyms/antonyms1.htm Antonym Memory Match

http://www.umass.edu/aesop/contents.html Fables

Dragon Land

Sentence Construction

Cream Cake Mystery - Working with Patterns

http://www.literacycenter.net/lessonview_en.htm Literacy Centers

http://www.newdealedzone.com/whatsnew.html WhiteBoard Resources

Teacher Resources
http://www.gridclub.com/ Grid Club
http://www.clickablepoems.com/ Clickable Poems

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