Hot Links to Better Learning

(Compiled by EUSD teacher Melody Tuttle)
 
 
For Parents:

LITERACY Spelling City: Input your spelling list and students can be instructed and tested. Also words are inputted into games.
http://www.spellingcity.com/

PBSKids- Reading Rainbow
http://pbskids.org/readingrainbow/games/

Tumblebooks: Literature read aloud. Goes from K through chapter books. Includes book report or comprehension questions for students to do. ($399.00 site license fee)
http://www.tumblebooks.com/

StorylineOnline: Literature read aloud
http://www.storylineonline.net/

Primary Games
http://www.primarygames.com/

PBS Kids: Between the Lions. Litreracy games, video clips, and more. http://pbskids.org/lions/

Reading Machine. Provides links to online games to reinforce reading skills. (on the left you can also find the Science Machine and the Math Machine) http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/archives/readingmachine.shtml

ReadWriteThink (click the far right tab that says student materials) Literacy activities.
http://www.readwritethink.org/

MATH Math Flash Cards http://www.helpingwithmath.com/resources/oth_flashcards.htm

Harcourt Math Games
http://www.hbschool.com/hspmath/ca/

Starfall.com - Great resource for phonics, stories, games
http://www.starfall.com/

Illuminations: Library of 103 online activities in math. http://illuminations.nctm.org/

That's a Fact: Math Fact Practice http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/thats_a_fact/english_K_3.html

SoftSchools: Resources, worksheets, and games for L.A., Math, Science, Social Studies
http://www.softschools.com/

SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE National Geographic Kids: Animal videos, games, activities.
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Google Earth: (free download)
http://earth.google.com/

Like Google Earth http://www.bing.com/maps/

Like Google Earth
http://wikimapia.org/

Enchanted Learning: Resources for a variety of subject areas. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html

ART Tux Paint
http://tuxpaint.org/ (free download)

KID TECHNOLOGY Scratch: Computer programming for kids. http://scratch.wik.is/Scratch_1.3.1_Download

DISTRICT:
Brainpop & Brainpop Jr.:
Short videos followed by comprehension games and activities. http://www.brainpopjr.com/
http://www.brainpop.com/

Education City:
http://us.educationcity.com//front/home.php

Discovery Education
http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/

MySkillsTutor
http://myskillstutor.com/login.jsp?user=&site=greenhills01

TEACHER RESOURCES YOUR MAC Tutorials on Macs and iLife http://etoolbox.wikispaces.com/

Mac Tutorials on Macs and iLife
http://www.apple.com/mac:

SLIDESHOWS Google's Picasa: Use to make slideshows and movies. Movies can be added to your website. (free download if needed)
http://picasa.google.com/

iMovie: In iLife. Make a movie.

Garageband: In iLife. Make a audio or video/slide podcast Magtoo http://magtoo.com/ ANIMOTO: Input your photos and it will make a slideshow for you. (Free to educators)
http://animoto.com/

One True Media: Input your photos and you can create elaborate slideshows. (There is a free and paid option)
http://onetruemedia etool box:

WSD District website. Tons of information on integrating technology. http://etoolbox.wikispaces.com

Classtools Make activities, games, and more related to your area of study/theme using their templates.
http://classtools.net

Empowered Tech: Ideas for using technology. Teaching tips and additional websites resources too.
http://empoweredtech.edublogs.org/

Tammy Worcester: Ideas for using technology. Teaching tips and addl. Website resources too.
http://www.tammyworcester.com

Kickyoutube: Easy way to download Youtube directly.
http://kickyoutube.com/

Teachertube: Screened content for teachers. Videos etc. http://www.teachertube.com/

Schooltube: Screened content for teachers. Videos etc http://www.schooltube.com/

Lots of training for teachers by Madera School District http://www.madera.k12.ca.us/imrieweb/resourcetoolkit/

PROMETHEAN PLANET Promethean Planet: Flipchart resourse. Also has Activinspire training.
http://www.prometheanplanet.com/

Promethean Planet ActivLearning
http://www.prometheanplanet.com/server.php?show=nav.20252

ActivLearning Online is an easy and convenient way to learn more about your ActivInspire software. Training Options Free Introductory Course & Free Migration Courses.

SOUND EFFECTS & MUSIC Free sound effects and music http://Ilovewavs.com

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