9-28 to 10-5 Latest News, Updates, and Cool Finds

E-Pals, Manipulatives, and Maps

6th and 7thgrade students now have ePals accounts

  1. Username is all lower case letters and follows designated school format
  2. Password was entered with capital letters and lunch pin, if caps don’t work, try lower case initials.
  3. 6th and 7th grade teachers as well as 8th grade LA teachers have accounts.
  4. A list of the Teacher accounts created is saved in the ITI folder on shared under How To Guides

Science and Math Resources:

  1. http://thinkingblocks.com/index.html
  2. http://www.scientificamerican.com/section.cfm?id=slideshow
  3. Fact practice – student first names only – https://www.xtramath.org/
  4. http://www.tenmarks.com/tmother/teacher-index – Math practice
  5. http://www.geogebra.org/cms/ – Download Geogebra for use on your whiteboard.
  6. http://www.geogebratube.org/ – videos

Language Arts and Social Studies:

  1. http://www.phatpoetry.com.au/
  2. Political Cartoons – http://cybraryman.com/politicalcartoons.html
  3. http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2010/08/11/the-best-sites-for-learning-about-the-worlds-different-cultures/

Amazing Map Sites

  1.  http://www.animaps.com/#!home
  2.  http://www.weavinghistory.org/
  3.  http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/mapping/outline-map/
  4.  http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/mapping/interactive-map/
  5.  http://tripline.net/
  6.  http://www.buildamap.com/ – beta
  7.  http://scribblemaps.com
  8.  http://quikmaps.com/ – doodle on Google
  9.  http://www.umapper.com/
  10.  http://www.mapfaire.com/
  11.  http://www.geotrio.com/ – create tours

Related Arts:

  1. Art and World Language – http://littlebirdtales.com/
  2. http://www.pronunciator.com/ – 60 languages. 3 million lessons. 100% free. The world’s largest language-learning service.
  3. Art Images – http://arthist.umn.edu/aict/

Teacher Resources:

  1. All areas – http://www.studyladder.com/teacher/start
  2. http://www.teachersfirst.com/spectopics/copyrightandfairuse.cfm
  3. http://primaryschoolict.com/images.php?ie=UTF-8&filter=1&q=great+white+shark&safe=vss&imgtype=clipart&sa=+Safe+Search
  4. Why Care About Water? – http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/photos/drinking-water/#/drinking12-water-haiti_13112_600x450.jpg

Cool Techie Tools:

  1. Caffein instant video chat room – http://www.caffein.tv/
  2. Magisto – mash video clips – http://www.magisto.com/
  3. PhotoCollect – http://photocollect.net/
  4. Drop Event – http://dropevent.com/
  5. Slide Staxx – limited slide show for pictures, video, and URLs, online content only – http://www.slidestaxx.com/

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