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Things I Can Use in My Classroom

10 Resources for the Classroom

FunBrain: Change Maker

On FunBrain: Change Maker you earn money in a virtual piggy bank by calculating change. If you get the answer right the amount of change is added to your piggy bang, if you are incorrect the amount is subtracted from your piggy bank. The Change Maker offers different levels of difficulty and five difference currencies: American dollar, Canadian dollar, Mexican peso, English pound, Australian dollar.

The Insects Home Page

The Insects Home Page is a good site for the introduction to entomology (the study of insects), and has interesting stuff on the largest, smallest, and the most abundant bugs.

Ask Forum: Ask Dr. Math

The Ask Dr. Math program uses college math students (from across the country) to help other students with math problems. Start by browsing the archive, which is divided by grade level from elementary school to college. If you cannot find the answer in the archive you can as a question.

50 States

50 States is a fun collection of state facts, trivia and links. If you are trying to memorize the state capitals or postal abbreviations, you can quiz yourself from the list of states on the home page. Other quirky highlights include a link to each state's most famous permanent residents (those in graves), links to each state's license places (current and historical) and live Web cams from each state.

5 Card Flickr Draw

Chose 5 pictures and put them in order to tell a digital story.

Picture Book Maker

Picture Book Maker is a nice book making site for the younger kids.


Prezi is a great site for making zooming slideshows.


Gliffy is an online diagramming software that helps you easily create professional-looking flowcharts, diagrams, floorplans, technical drawings, and more.


eQuizzer allows you to create custom quizzes that can be taken online. Manage your quizzes and monitor your students' scores. Fill in the blank, multiple choice, true or false, multi-marked or matching questions.


On iNetWord you can create any document using point-level formatting, indents, margins, backgrounds, borders, choice ofbullets, numbering, spell check, pictures, and more. Share folders, documents, and pictures. View highlighted changes others made. Revert document with one click.

5 Educational Videos

What is a Community
Educational Video for Kids, Teachers, and Parents - One Girl's Story
Fishworks: Adaptation video for elementary students
All About Plants - for elementary age students - grades 3-5
COUNT THE COOKIES and learn to subtract. This is a funny math cartoon lesson for earlylearners

5 Podcast Resources for the Classroom

The Podcast History Of Our World by Rob Monaco

This series of podcasts includes 28 episodes that cover the history of our world from the Big Bang to the Modern Age. All of the episodes are free.

Storynory- Stories for Kids

Storynory brings you an audio story every week. Each one is beautifully read by Natasha Gostwick and friends. Let Natasha's voice beguile you with classic fairy tales, new children's stories, poems, myths, adventures and romance. There are 41 free stories available.

CNN Student News

CNN Student News utilizes CNN's worldwide resources to bring each day's top news stories to middle and high school classrooms. The 10-minutes, commercial-free program encourages student participation and provides classes with context for understanding current events. There are 6 free episodes and all include video.

A Way with Words by Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett, produced by Stefanie Levine

A Way with Words is a lively public radio show about words, language, and how we use them. Hundreds of thousands of language-lovers around the world tune in to hear author Martha Barnette and dictionary editor Grant Barrett take calls about slang, grammar, English usage, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well. The program is a fresh look at the pleasures and delights of language and linguistics, words and speech, writing and reading. There are 49 available episodes.

Inside Creative Writing-- Weekly Podcast on Craft & Technique for Writers of Fiction and Creative Nonfiction by Brad Reed

The podcast is a weekly audio discussion of craft and technique for writers of fiction and creative nonfiction. Every week we examine a different specific element of craft through examples, insight, and weekly writing challenges. The podcast features guest interviews on specific elements of the writing craft and incorporates listener feedback in the form of topic suggestions, responses to previous episodes, favorite quotes and advice on writing, and questions. There are 6 podcasts available.