Monday, June 28, 2010


Are you getting ready for the 4th of July. Click on the title of this post or go here to make your own fireworks display. Just the thing to keep neighbors from trips to the emergency room...and no loud noises to scare the pets! Enjoy some fun!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

My Search Story

Finally...a search story. I've been wanting to play with this for a long time and today was the day!!
Now you try it by heading over to YouTube

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Math In A Minute

Here's a great gadget shared on Twitter this morning by @Skipz from @DougPete. Actually I ended up finding the gadget on a great website, My Math Site. Then I searched a bit and found the gadget was made by Jan Gombert.Enjoy the skill builders and be sure to share them with your students.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

MeeGenius Library

Oh my, I love this site and if you work with younger students, you will love this site, too! The MeeGenius Library has books with audio. As the words are read, they are highlighted for the students. Right now they have a small collection of books however I am sure they will continue to add to the library. Check it out by clicking on the title of the post or clicking here.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Interesting Videos

I love Ted Talks and I have blogged about this site before. Today I learned about some similar sites thanks to Jim Gates and thought you might be interested. You could use some of the videos in the classroom but these sites are really for you. Some of the videos are inspiring, some are educational, some are fascinating, and all will teach you something new.

Click here for Ted Talks.

Click here for PopTech.

Click here for ForaTV.



These are listings of sites where you might find interactives to align with your CSOs.

e-Learning for Kids

Calculation Nation



Math Games

Math in Action Videos

Math is Fun

Math Zone

Math TV

Elementary Math Games

Vector Kids

Active Maths

Math Live

Teacher Led

The Interactive Math Classroom

Fuel the Brain

Learning Games for Kids

Math and Reading Help for kids

Learn with Math Games

Primary Games

Math/Science Nucleus

Story Cove-Great story videos and associated resources

Science Up Close

Build Your own Volcano

Quia-Go to Shared Activities

My Story Maker

Here's a new site I just found this morning thanks to @skipz on Twitter. Carnegie Mellon Library has put together a wonderful story maker for students. It is complete with characters, settings, actions, emotions, and scenery. It starts writing the story but asks students questions to help them expand the sentences. This looks like something kids would love to use and a great way to work on their writing.

Students may preview their story, print it or publish it to the Carnegie Mellon Library website. I don't see a way to embed it in a blog but I'll keep looking for that and let you know when I find it.