Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Websites to Enhance Spelling

http://www.spellingcity.com/ - Create your own spelling lists and has teacher 2 minute training videos - http://www.spellingcity.com/teachers.html.

http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/Safari/safari.htm - Kids type in their own word list and then practice spelling the words – offers different levels (easy, medium, and difficult)

http://www.apte.com/puzzles/index.cfm?action=dsp_home&CFID=14775064&CFTOKEN=16304414 Puzzle Center – Create word games with your spelling list.

http://kidsspell.com/ create your own spelling list and name it. You are then given a link tp\o use for your list. Then all the games the students have access to on that page use the words form that particular spelling list.

http://spellcheck.net/speller/ Web-based spell checker

http://teacher.scholastic.com/tools/spelling.htm Scholastic Spelling Tool - create your own spelling list to challenge student abilities by creating a word search or a word scramble.


http://e-zombie.com/ - Looking for something different – this will allow you to have your spelling words spelled like Zombies to embed in your webpage.


More spelling resources at: http://www.delicious.com/dembe01/spelling

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Must Know Tech Tools for 2010-2011

Must Know 2010-2011 Tech Tools for the Classroom

Tumblr - http://www.tumblr.com/

Aviary - http://aviary.com/

Zoho - http://www.zoho.com/

Prezi – http://www.prezi.com

Momindum - http://www.momindum.com/product/studio/

Thumbalizer - http://www.thumbalizr.com/index.php

Blabberize - http://blabberize.com/

Zooburst - http://alpha.zooburst.com/

Zoom it - http://www.zoom.it/

Wobook - http://www.wobook.com/

We To Ku - http://www.wetoku.com/

Titan Pad - http://titanpad.com/

Crocodocs - http://crocodoc.com/

Touration - http://touration.com/

Open Heat Map - http://www.openheatmap.com/ Visualize Data

Paper Rater - http://www.paperrater.com/

Google for teachers Guide – 33 Pages - http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/03/free-33-page-guide-google-for-teachers.html

Animated Explanations - http://animatedexplanations.com

InstaCalc - http://instacalc.com/

Wolphram Alpha - http://www.wolframalpha.com/ Widget - http://developer.wolframalpha.com/widgets/

ChaCha - http://www.chacha.com/

KGB - http://superbowl.kgb.com/

Soundation - http://www.soundation.com/studio

Vocaroo.com – http://www.vocaroo.com

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com

The Ultimate Twitter Guide - http://edudemic.com/2010/06/the-ultimate-twitter-guidebook/

PPT Games for the classroom - http://facstaff.uww.edu/jonesd/games/index.html

E Tool Box Wiki - http://etoolbox.wikispaces.com/

UDL tech Tool Kit - http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com

Yakitome - http://www.yakitome.com/

Free OCR - http://www.free-ocr.com/

JogtheWeb - http://www.jogtheweb.com

On Photo Editor - http://drpic.com/

Shared todo or Task Lists - http://www.divvyus.com/

That’s Not Cool - http://www.thatsnotcool.com/

What happened in - http://whathappenedinmybirthyear.com/

Kid Info - http://www.kidinfo.com/american_history/famous_historical_people.htm

Thinking Guides - http://www.exploratree.org.uk/

Curriki - http://www.curriki.org

Digital Scrapbook Collage - http://www.shapecollage.com

Slideshare.net - http://www.slideshare.net/

Glogster - http://edu.glogster.com/

My Favorite Web 2.0 - http://dembe01.edu.glogster.com/web20intheclassroom/

My Webspiration - http://mywebspiration.com/

Discover Educator Classroom Resources - http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Media in the Classroom


Delicious.com Video & Media Links http://delicious.com/dembe01/video

Social Bookmarking http://delicious.com/

Goofy Teachers are People – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMdTBep3W9c

Radford University for Instructional Technology Tutorials http://www.youtube.com/user/RadfordEducation

One semester Spanish – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngRq82c8Baw

Yourtube EDU Channels – http://www.youtube.com/education?lg=EN&b=400&s=edu&t=m

Digital Wish - http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/grant_awards

Dollar General - http://dollargeneral.com/Promotions/Pages/essay_contest.aspx

StudentTube - http://studenttube.boostcast.com/ New – Not sure how good – still developing.

Kidstube - http://kidstube.com/

HippoCampus - http://www.hippocampus.org/

Khan Academy - http://www.khanacademy.org/

iTunes - http://www.apple.com/itunes/

Online Video Websites - http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/media/streaming.cfm

The Book Introduction - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFAWR6hzZek

Bubble Ply - http://www.bubbleply.com

360 Cities - http://www.360cities.net/

Top Educational Video Sites from open Culture Blog - http://www.openculture.com/intelligentvideo

Learn360 - http://www.learn360.com

Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Vocaroo - http://vocaroo.com/

Calameo - http://en.calameo.com


Camaleo & Vocaroo in The Clay Marble Project -= http://www.newpaltz.k12.ny.us/1563201114112624990/blank/browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=58607


Wikispaces Teacher Account – Free - http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers

Lulu Publishing http://www.lulu.com/

Tikatok - http://www.tikatok.com/

Weebly - http://www.weebly.com/

Protista Kingdom Sample - http://www.newpaltz.k12.ny.us/1563201114112622910/blank/browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=57196


C-SPAN Video Library - http://www.c-spanvideo.org/videoLibrary/

MIT Tech TV - http://techtv.mit.edu/

Embedr - http://embedr.com/

Vidinotes - http://www.vidinotes.com/

Prezi - http://prezi.com/

Synchtube - http://www.synchtube.com/

Animoto for Education - http://animoto.com/education

VoiceThread - http://voicethread.com/#home

MuveeMix - http://www.shwup.com/
Jaycut - http://jaycut.com/


Common Core Standards - http://www.corestandards.org/

http://www.slideshare.net/kbrooks/common-core

Monday, July 12, 2010

Web 2.0 and the Classroom

Thinking of Adding some Web 2.0 to your classroom next year? It is great for both the Face to face class room and the hybrid or completely online classroom. It is also idea for PBL. Here are some resources to check out on Web 2.0:



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Free Tools for the Classroom

My latest presentation on Free Tools for the classroom and resources to find them. I highlight a major wiki and blog in this presentation. This is a hot topic for all teachers especially at during these tough economic times.

I will be posting Grants for Teachers very shortly - so please check back. It will be a whole grants section.

Additional Great Art Resources

I posted some art resources about a month ago. This is a wonderful presentation that highlights some of those as well as mentions a few new ones. A thanks to http://www.slideshare.net/dkapuler/best-of-the-web-v-v for sharing these resources.


A guide to Facebook for Teachers

This is from Paul's E-Learning Resources. He has great materials and he can be followed on Facebook as well.

Teacher's Guide to Using Facebook (Read Fullscreen)

Monday, June 7, 2010

New - Great Resources for Kids

New - Great Resources for Kids

This is an update to my summer reading resources.

http://www.historypin.com/ Pinning History to the world!

http://www.collegeathome.com/blog/2008/06/10/100-helpful-web-tools-for-every-kind-of-learner/ 100 web tools for every kind of learner

http://www.fuelthebrain.com/ Free educational games and resources

http://www.reading-rewards.com/pls/apex/f?p=501:89:3587375719165297 Never used this site, but it looks great for motivation and summer reading.

http://greenscreenadventures.tv/about/ What a wonderful idea for kids to promote writing!!!

http://springfieldlibrary.wikispaces.com/Google+Search+Options Search options

http://www.mywonderfulworld.org/toolsforadventure/games/index.html Map games from National Geographic

http://kindersay.com/ Great site for preschool kids

http://www.brighthub.com/video-games/family/articles/72003.aspx 10 Best free Educational Game sites

http://www.chesskid.com/ Chess for kids

http://shop.sherston.com/freebees/act/CaptCactivity/loadcaptc.htm Understanding Scale

http://shop.sherston.com/freebees/act/WTactivity/loadwt.htm What is the Time Mr. Wolf – Sequencing and Telling Time

For more summer resources please check out these links:
Summer Resources for the K-12 Student - http://en.calameo.com/read/0002854876fbac840d976

Social Bookmarking:
http://delicious.com/dembe01/summer
http://delicious.com/dembe01/teacher
http://delicious.com/dembe01/web2.0

Twitter User Name http://www.twitter.com : Dembe

Thursday, May 20, 2010

9 Days Left to Win $50,000 from Discovery Education Young Scientist Challenge

9 Days Left to Win $50,000

Hurry! Just 9 more days to go before the Young Scientist Challenge video entry deadline. All videos must be submitted by Thursday, May 27, 2010.

Bonus - the first 100 students to submit a video by this Friday, May 21 receive a FREE Discovery Education MythBusters DVD.

Need some helpful hints on submitting a winning video? Sign up for a webinar and get some great tips.

Don't miss the opportunity to win $50,000, a trip to New York City to attend the competition's final event, and the chance to be named America's Top Young Scientist.

To access the list of science topics for video entries, samples of winning videos, student resources and much more, visit www.youngscientistchallenge.com. Questions? Email us at YSC@discovery.com .

Friday, April 9, 2010

Digital Foot Prints: Your New First Impressions

Educational Video ABout People Who Failed and Became Succesful



The video is excellent. However, it comes from Bluefish.tv, which seems to be a religious education site. There is an add for the site at the end of the video, but it can be shut off before it airs.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Graduate Student Scholarships

Graduate Student Scholarships for attending ISTE 2010 are available from SIGTE!
Deadline to apply is April 30th, 2010

SIGTE is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships in the amount of up to $500 for graduate students to participate at the ISTE 2010 conference June 27-30 in Denver, CO. By providing this scholarship, we hope that more graduate students will have the opportunity to network with others in the field, gain new perspectives on the use of educational technologies in teaching and learning environments, and grow as a scholar or practitioner.

All teacher education graduate students are encouraged to apply.
The brief application is available at:

http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dGstUnJuZGt4amhiS09abFpnY2xud0E6MA

Special consideration will be given to applications where the applicant is first author on a presentation. Please also note that the name and contact information of a faculty sponsor are required. The complete evaluation rubric can be found at http://docs.google.com/View?id=dcmn9wkb_2dtx4w9fn

Award recipients will be recognized at the SIGTE Business Meeting held at ISTE 2010 on Monday, 6/28/2010, 4:45pm-6:15pm. Recipients must attend the business meeting.

Deadline! The complete application form must be submitted on or before April 30th, 2010 to be considered. No late applications will be accepted.
Award recipients will be notified by mid-May.

Questions? Contact Mia Kim Williams, SIGTE Graduate Scholarship Chair, mia.williams@unco.edu


This information is also available via the SIGTE wiki at http://sigte.iste.wikispaces.net/Graduate+Student+Scholarships

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