In the world of education, there’s nothing a teacher loves better than the word FREE and every teacher knows the internet is full of free content to use in the classroom. However, not every teacher knows how to find that content. Whether you teach early elementary school or are trying to keep seniors from checking out, many of these sites have been designed to help you.
Kidblog is designed for K-12 teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog. Students publish posts and participate in academic discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs and user accounts.
Introduction This is the launch page for the pages here at Gizmo's Tech Support Alert that list sites with free ebooks and audiobooks. There are 3 pages that separate sites on the format of the ebooks, Kindle, ePub and Online reading.
"Fizzy’s Lunch Lab Fresh Pick is a free iPad app from PBS Kids. The app is based on the popular PBS web series Fizzy’s Lunch Lab. The purpose of the app is to challenge students’ math and problem solving skills. The app contains eight challenges for students to try. Students can go through the challenges in any order that they like. The eight challenges for students are Buying Groceries, Grocery Mapping, Neighborhood Mapping, Pantry Hunt, Fizzy’s Invention, Customer Change, Find Freddy, and Food Matcher."
"Today in our ongoing book study of 'The Read-Aloud Handbook' by Jim Trelease, I have the pleasure of sharing chapter 4 with you which is titled 'The Do’s and Don’ts of Read-Alouds'… Chapter 4 is a list of Do’s and Don’ts that cover a broad range of ages and stages in the read-aloud experience so for the purpose of this post, I have selected a few of the points that I think are the most relevant to those of us reading to young children. Be sure to note that I am only highlighting some of the tips shared in the book today… Do… • Begin reading to children as soon as possible. The younger you start them, the easier it is. • Choose books for infants and toddlers that include rhymes, songs, and repetition to stimulate language and listening. • Read as often as you and the child have time for. ................ Don’t… • Don’t read stories you don’t enjoy yourself. Your dislike will show up in your reading and that defeats your purpose. • Don’t keep reading a book once it is obvious it was a poor choice. Admit the mistake and choose another. Make sure, however, that you give the book a fair chance to get rolling. • There are some books that just start off slow and get better but you can avoid this all together by prereading the book yourself before reading it to your children. • Don’t feel like you have to tie every book you read to class work. ................"