Engaging The Brain

October 20, 2012

Classroom Management

http://www.classdojo.com/


Class Dojo -

  • Improve specific student behaviors and engagement by awarding and recording real-time feedback.
  • Print or email beautiful behavior reports to easily engage parents and staff.
  • Save time by recording behaviors and accomplishments right in class, with just one click: NO extra data entry required.

Socrative (web based or app)

Smore - Create a Web Page in Minutes

www.smore.com - Create a web page in minutes to help guide your students.


Smore Directions

General Resources

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Discovery Education (United Streaming)

Discovery Education - Discovery Education supports teachers in accelerating student achievement, bringing the world of Discovery into classrooms to ignite students' natural curiosity.

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/

Discovery Education Video on iPad

If your school/district has a license for Discovery’s United Streaming, then you've got permission to put those videos onto classroom devices! Here's how:


· Visit the United Streaming website, and log in with your username and password. Navigate to the video(s) you wish to put on your iPad.
· Directly beneath the video preview pane on the left, choose Quicktime as the Download Type.
· On the right side in the list of video segments, right-click the small filmstrip icon located to the right of the video you want, and choose “Save Link As...”or “Save Target As...” to save a copy of the video to your computer. Be sure to name it something that makes sense! Also, pay attention to where you're saving the file.
· You’ve now taken a copy of the video “out of” United Streaming and made it available to use on your school's devices!
· Next, copy that file into your iTunes library. It's not in iPod/iPad format just yet.
· In your iTunes media window, select the file you just uploaded by clicking it once.
· Go to the “Advanced” menu and choose “Create iPod or iPad Version” (this menu item might also be called “Create iPod or iPhone Version”).
· A minute or so later (depending on the length of the video), you should hear the iTunes confirmation beep, and your video is now in the correct format. You can delete the original file you uploaded, since it is no longer needed.


A short video tutorial of these steps is available here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-aDcLWDFgw

NetTrekker

NetTrekker - is the leading educational search tool for schools, trusted by more than 1 million K-12 educators and 27 million students since 2000. NetTrekker Search curates the best educational resources from the web and makes searching safe and effective with unique learning tools to reach every student.

http://www.nettrekker.com/us/


Learn more about the new netTrekker interface by visiting the Landing Page. You can also check out the brand new Support Center to find implementation resources, self-directed learning videos, and much more!


Using NetTrekker


Quick Start Guide



NetTrekker tutorial

Boardmaker

http://www.boardmakershare.com/Default.aspx


BoardmakerShare is the perfect community for finding thousands of Boardmaker activities on hundreds of topics. Now, the redesigned BoardmakerShare makes it easier than ever to share Boardmaker activities, and find the groups who are using them along with you.


Questions about BoardmakerShare - Contact Connie Rhymes crhymes@reg8.net


Science Sites

www.thinkfinity.org

Interactives, Lesson plans, activities, FREE!


www.Pbskids.org/zoom

Look under games for the Rube Goldberg Machine


www.pbs.org/teachers lessons, games, etc.


www.explorelearning.com lessons, gizmos (simulations) for use in the classroom


www.onlineconversions.com convert measurements online.


www.biologycorner.com


www.biologyjunction.com


www.science-class.net


www.sciencespot.net


http://phet.colorado.edu/


http://www.nationalgeographic.com/forcesofnature/


http://www.shatters.net/celestia/index.html


http://www.periodicvideos.com/


http://sea.sheddaquarium.org/sea/


education.jlab.org science games like Who Wants to be a Millionaire?


www.dhp.disl.org Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama-- teacher resources and information from Alabama'a Gulf Coast


www.middleschoolscience.com


www.arkive.org


www.nikonsmallworld.com


www.freerice.com answer questions, feed the world!


http://www.freepoverty.com/


www.overpopulation.net


www.bsapp.com


www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize/ small simulations geared to younger grades


www.jasonproject.org many great resources with simulations, lesson plans, and quizzes


www.educationcity.com k-6 resources for science - subscription necessary


http://freetech4teachers.pbworks.com/w/page/14904896/Science


Internet4Classrooms

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/science_elem.htm


Science Online Game Board

http://classroom.jc-schools.net/sci-units/plants-animals.htm


Learning Science

http://www.learningscience.org/lsc1corganisms.htm


Build an Online Habitat

http://www.switcheroozoo.com/games/habitatgame.htm


Lessons About Organisms

http://beyondweather.ehe.osu.edu/issue/we-depend-on-earths-climate/lessons-about-organisms-adaptations-and-environments

Social Study Sites

National Archives

http://www.archives.gov

Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

http://www.gilderlehrman.org/

Teaching American History

http://teachingamericanhistory.org/


Smithsonian Source: Resources for Teaching American History

http://www.smithsoniansource.org/

Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)

http://www.tshaonline.org/

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/

Texas Historical Commission (Local History)

http://www.thc.state.tx.us

National Geographic

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/



Texas Council on Economic Education

http://economicstexas.org/


Federal Reserve (Education)

http://www.dallasfed.org/educate/index.html

Law-Related Education

http://www.texaslre.org/

iCivics

http://www.icivics.org/

Free Geography Worksheets

http://www.tlsbooks.com/geographyworksheets.htm


Apples4Teachers - Free online resources

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/socialstud.html


Test Your Geography Knowledge

http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/


Geography and History Games

http://funschool.kaboose.com/arcade/history-geography/index.html


The Teacher's Cafe

http://www.theteacherscafe.com/Content_Literacy/Social_Studies_Games.php


Name that State

http://www.primarygames.com/states/start.htm


World Map Match Game

http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-games/world-map-game.php


Funbrain - Where?

http://www.funbrain.com/where/



Web 2.0 - Engage Your Students


Smore - Create web pages in minutes

www.smore.com (Smore Directions)


Tackk - Create web pages in minutes

http://tackk.com/


Socrative (web based and iPad app)


http://socrative.com/


Student Login



Poll Everywhere

http://www.polleverywhere.com/



Padlet (previously called Wallwisher) - Create a wall which is a nearly blank page (a wall).

You put anything you want on it, anywhere. Simple, yet powerful!

www.padlet.com

http://wallwisher.com/wall/1rbmyjr47x (example of classroom use)


Edmodo - provides teachers and students a secure place to connect and collaborate, share content and educational applications, and access homework, grades, class discussions and notifications. The goal is to help educators harness the power of social media to customize the classroom for each and every learner.

http://www.edmodo.com/



Brainflips - BrainFlips provides the world's best tools for creating, sharing and studying flashcards! Make flashcards on any subject and share them with your friends and classmates. BrainFlips flashcards can incorporate text, images, audio and video to learn any subject.

http://www.brainflips.com/


Studystack - Build Your Own Flashcards

http://www.studystack.com/


TED-Ed - Lessons Worth Sharing - Flipped Videos

http://ed.ted.com/


Kidblog - Over a million K-12 students have a voice at Kidblog. Kidblog is trusted by teachers around the world. Set up your class for free in 20 seconds - no student email addresses, no ads.

http://kidblog.org/home/


Voki - Let your students be heard with Voki. Use free version.

http://www.voki.com/


TodaysMeet - Set up an online room for collaboration. Super easy!

http://todaysmeet.com/


Linoit - Create an online sticky board for students to share information.

http://en.linoit.com/


KidRex - Safe search for kids.

http://www.kidrex.org/


ToonDoo - Fast way to create cartoons. Requires sign in.

http://www.toondoo.com/


Kerpoof Studio - Learning through creativity.

http://www.kerpoof.com/


Animoto - Create free 30 second videos. Be sure to sign up as an educator.

http://animoto.com/


Go Animate - Make videos for free.

http://goanimate.com/


WatchKnowLearn - Free Educational Videos

http://www.watchknowlearn.org/default.aspx


Meet Me At The Corner - Virtual field trips

http://www.meetmeatthecorner.org/


Sumopaint - Allow your students to be creative.

http://www.sumopaint.com/home/


Project Based Learning for the 21st Century

http://www.bie.org/


iPad Apps

APPitic - 1,800 EDUapps - Search by content area