Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lent: Giving Up Idolizing

Don’t assign anyone a standard to which they can't achieve.


19 Pencils (free 30 day trial)

19Pencils is an easy-to-use online platform for locating and sharing PreK – 6 educational resources, assignments and quizzes. The site’s quality search engine enables teachers to explore the 19Pencils library for resources specific to their students’ needs. Teachers can also add their own content.


News Magazine for Kids

Youngzine is a child-centered online magazine that provides articles, images, and videos about world news, science and technology, society and arts, movies, and books. Students can respond to he content and submit work of their own. All content is reviewed by Youngzine’s editors and updated every two weeks. Grades K-8.


Free App of the Day

Make dolphins jump. Build a coral reef. Explore the deep sea. Create your own aquarium. These are just some of the fun things you can do with MarcoPolo Ocean, a “digital sandbox” for kids to play in that sparks their interest in the most unexplored part of our planet – the ocean


Seriously Amamzing

Spur curiosity by just asking the six quirky characters of Smithsonian's Seriously Amazing Website.

The Wild will share the diversity of the animal kingdom

The Green reflects the wonder of the natural landscape

The New will show how technology and creativity collide

The Masterpiece embodies artistic expression

The Storyteller shares the tales of the people of America

The Discoverer explores the world and universe

Seriously Amazing uses the knowledge and resources of the Smithsonian Institution and sparks a spirit of inquiry. Grades 3-12. A few samples are below.


Inanimate Alice

Inanimate Alice
This interactive digital graphic novel is set in the early years of the 21st century. It tells the story of Alice through text, sound, puzzles, games, and music. The story is in five parts, and includes an teacher pack as well.