Tag Archives: Web Resources

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My Favorite and Most Used Tech, Apps and Extensions

My Favorite and Most Used Tech, Apps and Extensions

  Every year people ask me what my favorite tech tools, apps, and other resources are and what I use on a daily basis. Every year, this changes a little bit. I just had someone ask me for a list of what I use the most and what my favorite Ed Tech resources are, so

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Nature Works Everywhere – free resources for learning about nature’s factory

  Nature Works Everywhere is a great, free site from The Nature Conservancy and Discovery Education. The site has resources to help learn about how nature works and the fact that nature is a factory, making many of the things we need.       There is an interactive online game that helps students discover the connections

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Lists, Descriptions and Training Resources for Using Discovery Education resources

Discovery Education has tons of resources, programs and applications for educators. How do you find it all and learn how to use them? The Discovery Educator Network and this blog is one way. Here are some more ways: Training Resources for Discovery Education Tools and Apps:  http://goo.gl/usJsd – lots of great resources, tips, help and more.

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1 Week Left to Enter the DEN’s Dr. Lodge Video Challenge

That’s right, this Friday, May 4th is your last chance to submit your videos! Looking for more info?  Check out the contest website or keep on scrolling…   What’s the Dr. Lodge Video Challenge? Simply select one of Dr. Lodge McCammon’s pre-selected, standards-based songs, learn the corresponding moves from the kinesthetic lectures, film your music

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#Appy Hour was an ‘Appstanding’ Success!

The Texas DEN Leadership Council hosted a Twitter chat on Tuesday, March 20, called ‘Appy Hour’ using the hashtag #appyhour. If you saw tweets flying by sharing outstanding information or answering questions related to the instructional uses of apps in the classroom then you saw part of the #appyhour Twitter chat. Questions were posed throughout

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25 Free Resources from Discovery Education

25 Free Resources from Discovery Education 1. New Teacher Survival Central – http://www.discoveryeducation.com/survival/index.cfm 2. Curiosity – explore and learn a variety of topics – http://curiosity.discovery.com/ 3. Clip Art Gallery – free clip art – http://school.discoveryeducation.com/clipart/?pID=clipart 4. Energy Balance 101 – get and keep students healthy – http://energybalance101.com/ 5. The Road Ahead – energy lessons and

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Hundreds of Activities for Your Smartboard

Interactive Sites for Education is a collection of K-5 online, interactive games and simulations that can be used on your Smartboard for teaching and learning. This site is my own personal compilation of the best (and advertisement free) online activities for math, ELA, science, social studies, brainteasers, art, music, holidays, world language, and typing (some are still

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Discovery Education Science TechBooks – great resource – more than an e-text

  Discovery Education has a lot of great resources for educators, many free (over 30). They also have fee-based services such as DE Streaming with thousands of videos, audio files, images, lesson plans, and much more.   One of their other resources that I have been using lately is the Discovery Education Science Techbook.   The Discovery Education Science

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Using Primary Sources to Reach Reluctant Readers and Teach Reading Skills

In the first breakout session at the DEN Pre-con in Hershey, presenter Elizabeth Shotwell  readily admitted hating social studies in high school because it was just memorizing facts. It was a History of Civilization class in college and a professor who said that history was just the “juiciest gossip” that got passed down through the

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President’s Day Resources

In honor of President’s Day (February 20th), I am providing you with some elementary level, interactive sites that you can use on your Smartboard or computer stations to teach about US Presidents and the presidency: Our Nations Leaders:                   Dynamite Presidents:            

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