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Useful Links

Hot Links to Better Learning

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.

PBSKids- Reading Rainbow

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)

StorylineOnline: Literature read aloud

Primary Games

PBS Kids: Between the Lions. Litreracy games, video clips, and more.

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)

ReadWriteThink (click the far right tab that says student materials) Literacy activities.

MATH Math Flash Cards

Harcourt Math Games - Great resource for phonics, stories, games

Illuminations: Library of 103 online activities in math.

That's a Fact: Math Fact Practice

SoftSchools: Resources, worksheets, and games for L.A., Math, Science, Social Studies

SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE National Geographic Kids: Animal videos, games, activities.

Google Earth: (free download)

Like Google Earth

Like Google Earth

Enchanted Learning: Resources for a variety of subject areas.

ART Tux Paint (free download)

KID TECHNOLOGY Scratch: Computer programming for kids.

Brainpop & Brainpop Jr.:
Short videos followed by comprehension games and activities.

Education City:

Discovery Education


TEACHER RESOURCES YOUR MAC Tutorials on Macs and iLife

Mac Tutorials on Macs and iLife

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

iMovie: In iLife. Make a movie.

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

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.

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

Empowered Tech: Ideas for using technology. Teaching tips and additional websites resources too.

Tammy Worcester: Ideas for using technology. Teaching tips and addl. Website resources too.

Kickyoutube: Easy way to download Youtube directly.

Teachertube: Screened content for teachers. Videos etc.

Schooltube: Screened content for teachers. Videos etc

Lots of training for teachers by Madera School District

PROMETHEAN PLANET Promethean Planet: Flipchart resourse. Also has Activinspire training.

Promethean Planet ActivLearning

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