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Technology applications in the elementary classroom used to motivate and engage all types of learners
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Changing Education Paradigms - Sir Ken Robinson

This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin...


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A Better Way to Teach Math

A Better Way to Teach Math | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it
A grade-school math program based on the assumption that all children can achieve a high level of understanding.
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How children’s ‘play’ is being sneakily redefined

How children’s ‘play’ is being sneakily redefined | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it
Alfie Kohn goes beyond the conventional wisdom about children’s imaginative play and explains how some of the new thinking about play isn’t quite right.
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Story Starters | Scholastic.com

Ready to write? This Story Starter machine generates creative writing prompts. You never know how your story will start.
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MakeBeliefsComix Digital Printables

Great comic writing site, so easy to do.


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Homework Hotline

This site looks like it would have value and appeal to 5th grade through middle school.  Eye catching design for this group. The site has helpful items such as book reviews, health tips, and general facts that could help with homwork.  But it also has fun, high interest items like the chance to "Yak" and videos that are appropiate for this age group.

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Game for science - Virtual world devoted to science and technology

Game for science - Virtual world devoted to science and technology | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it

Discover GAME FOR SCIENCE: A free multiplayer virtual world entirely dedicated to science.


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Troy Hicks - The Digital Writing Workshop

Troy Hicks, author of the Digital Writing Workshop (Heinemann, 2009), offers an overview of the five principles guiding writing instruction in the 21st centu...

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25 Things Students Forget About the Internet, or Why Explicit Instruction of Internet Literacy is Vital (Plus a Special Bonus Thing!!) | Blogging Pedagogy

25 Things Students Forget About the Internet, or Why Explicit Instruction of Internet Literacy is Vital (Plus a Special Bonus Thing!!) | Blogging Pedagogy | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it

With such a heavy emphasis on inquiry and investigation, it is important that PYP educators remember how important it is to explicitly teach internet skills.


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Poetry Writing with Jack Prelutsky | Writing with Writers | Scholastic.com

Poetry Writing with Jack Prelutsky | Writing with Writers | Scholastic.com | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it
Explore poetry and get tips from poet Jack Prelutsky! Aimed for students in grades 1-4, use this activity to inspire poetic interest and get published online!
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The Book Chook

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Super helpful, packed with great ideas! Another go to spot for inspiration:)

tips for parents on literacy and literacy activities for children...

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Multiplication Facts Song (multiply double numbers) + lyrics

Mr. R.'s multiplication song about multiplying double numbers- 2 x 2, 3 x 3, 4 x 4, etc. After students memorize these landmark facts, learning the times tab...
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Myth Brainstorming Machine

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This learning activity allows students to generate story starter ideas for their own myths. By choosing a character and setting, they are able to build a story. This links to a larger unit on myths, folktales and fairy tales.
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ReadWriteThink: Student Materials: Comic Creator

The Comic Creator is an interactive tool that invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts.
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Star Wars @ NASM, Unit 1, Introduction Page

Star Wars @ NASM, Unit 1, Introduction Page | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it

This will be great for my students that are super into myths!  I'm going to let them work in a small group and work through the hero journey.

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Engineering Interact - Interactive science & engineering for 9-11 year olds

Good enrichment site for our 3rd grade curriculum.  Engineering Interact is free, interactive, science courseware for 9-11 year olds, developed by the Univeristy of Cambridge Department of Engineering. The aim is to excite children about engineering.

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Scribble Maps - Create custom Google maps with scribblings and more

Scribble Maps - Create custom Google maps with scribblings and more | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it

Draw on Google maps with scribbles, squares, circles, and more!...


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Exciting new approach to classroom learning!

Third grade class achieves impressive results in reading and mathematics, watch to find out how! http://sites.google.com/site/teamdrillhead/ (class website) ...

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Daily Starters | Scholastic.com

Launch the day with Daily Starters — fast, fun, and engaging items in Language Arts, Math, History, and Fun Facts that will spark student brains to begin the school day.
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Scholastic.com | Teacher: Online Activities: Science Explorations: Investigate the Giant Squid: Home Page and Introduction

Note to self, Remeber for Bram!

Watch and learn about the giant squid and the mysteries surrounding this deep sea creature with expert Dr. Neil Landman. Continue to interactive activities to discover more. Includes a teacher's guide.

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