Saturday, October 6, 2012

Gettin' Techy with It!

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Web OVERLOAD!
With SO many inspiring and innovative resources available to us at the click of a mouse, it can be easy to become overwhelmed and simply withdraw into our comfort zone of the "tried and true".  To help myself utilize more of these resources, I've decided to start collecting them in one place....I know, "what took me so long?"....sometimes it's the simple things that take me a long time to get :-)

So here's to collecting!  Feel free to share your amazing finds in the comments and we just keep adding!!





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Math:

http://www.vtaide.com/png/puzzles.htm  Online math puzzles and games

http://stemcollaborative.org/  online math adventures!

Science:

http://sciencespot.net/index.html A one stop shop for bring hands-on science to the classroom


Writing:

http://www.dailygrammar.com/archive.html Daily Grammar Lessons and worksheets

http://www.studygs.net/writing/prewriting.htm  Writing organization lessons

http://www.ttms.org/PDFs/04%20Writing%20Process%20v001%20(Full).pdf  Writing Process Format


Reading:

http://www.nancypolette.com/litguides.asp Literature guides for trade books

http://storynory.com/archives/educational-stories/  Free online stories (includes some nice ESL resources)

http://www.k12reader.com/  Great ELA resource for printable materials

http://www.loveland.k12.oh.us/district/technology/ITech/LES/Reading/G.htm  Trade book lesson plans and guides

Social Studies:


All Content Areas:

http://www.squiglysplayhouse.com/PencilPuzzles/#Logic  Brain building pencil puzzles that require problem solving and critical thinking

http://www.thinkport.org/ a ludicrous amount of online resources by concept

Brainpop and BrainpopJr interactive and user friendly....subscription required for most resources

Web Playgrounds 

http://www.abcya.com/second_grade_computers.htm great, educational online games