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This is the PowerPoint presentation for George Sabato's "Best of the Web for Education " workshop presented at the 2012 California League of Schools and California Teachers Association Good Teaching conferences.

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Best of the web for education 2012

  1. 1. The Best of the Web For Education Presented by George F. Sabato CLS and CTA Conferences 2012
  2. 2. <ul><li>Today you will be </li></ul><ul><li>introduced to … </li></ul><ul><li>Best of the Web for Education </li></ul><ul><li>--a portal to sites for teachers, students and parents. </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul><ul><li>You will view sample links </li></ul><ul><li>And learn how to make Your Own Site </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Digital—Paperless “Hand-out” </li></ul><ul><li>Best of the Web for Education </li></ul><ul><li>by George F. Sabato </li></ul><ul><li>Find the link to my PowerPoint presentation posted on at my site’s </li></ul><ul><li>“ What’s New” tab : </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Or at my member profile </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>S e a r c h </li></ul><ul><li>mr.sabato </li></ul>it !!!!!!
  5. 5. Or use the CCSS Link <ul><li>Best of the Web… </li></ul><ul><li>Is a featured link at </li></ul><ul><li>The Links page of </li></ul><ul><li>The California Council for the Social Studies. </li></ul><ul><li>Listed as </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Sabato’s Super Site </li></ul>
  6. 6. What’s New
  7. 7. Mr. Sabato’s Best of the Web for Educaton A Resource and A Model
  8. 8. And its Google Alternative Site <ul><li>An alternate site created because </li></ul><ul><li>some school sites block the site. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  9. 9. Resources For <ul><ul><li>American and World History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Art and Music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taking Virtual Tours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Translation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gifted and Talented Education and ESL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And more…. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Welcome! Use the MENU to Navigate
  11. 11. Select World History
  12. 12. You arrive at this page. You have links to World History .
  13. 13. Favorite World History Sites <ul><li>The following </li></ul><ul><li>are just a few </li></ul><ul><li>of my favorite </li></ul><ul><li>history sites. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Selected Sample History Sites This site has a great review Of world history written at The students reading level.
  15. 15. Wonderful World History Written for kids.
  16. 16. Click on Rome Or any Ancient Civilization Mr. Donn’s Ancient History Great Links and Lessons On the civilization you select!
  17. 17. BJ Pinchbeck’s at Discovery School has great links for Social Studies, Math, English, Science, Art/Music, …. Easy Fun School has great project ideas. for example, for Egypt they have instructions on how to mummify a chicken!
  18. 18. American History Menu from my Google Site page
  19. 19. American History Find Sites like Ms. Hotz Links
  20. 20. Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators Mr. Kash’s Class Page
  21. 21. The Geography links provide you with links that present Maps—ancient and contemporary map quizes, black line masters political and physical by the hundreds! Aerial/Satellite images Facts about countries Weather World Time Games
  22. 22. Sample Geography Sites National Geographic has it all, from political and physical maps, all about animals, history/culture and it has fun and challenging games.
  23. 23. This is National Geographic’s Map Machine . Get Street Map to Country Profiles!
  24. 24. This game is like Simon. Drill and Thrill!
  25. 25. My Home! When you type in the street address in to Google Earth it will give you an aerial view of the location.
  26. 26. Government & Economics
  27. 27. Sample Government Sites
  28. 28. You name the subject-- Math English Science Music Art ESL Find hundreds of links!
  29. 30. Science, Art, Music, Theater
  30. 31. The four Best sites of Homework help
  31. 32. Search Engines Guides to Searching Encyclopedias Dictionaries Library Links Bibliography Help
  32. 33. NEW: Elementary+ ESL Section El ementary - ESL Early Elementary Wacona Elementary School:  Sites for Early Learners. Mrs. Alphabet:  Great for preschoolers. Sesamestreet:  Browse kindergarten games by subject Fisher Price:  Pre-school games Mrs. Perkins:  Learn the Dolch words with audio assist. The Smiling Teacher: Learn sight words. Little Lamb:  Learn site word from a video featuring Mary's Little Lamb. Site Words:  The site words appear in the animated video and then hear the words. Phonics:   Youtube teacher phonics--160,000 hits.  Mr.Thorne in U.K.  great! He has many other useful vidoe clips for phonics.  Elementary  Rockingham Schools: All Subjects Pre/K-5  Sierra and Schnell School Elementary School:  Selected Educational and fun sites. FunSchool:  Games and craft for elementary kids.  This is used often in my grand-daughter's class. Kim's Corner:  Primary and Elementary reading, writing, classroom management... Elementary Math:  All pages are interactive Starfall:  Lean to Read with phonics. Children's Learning Network:  All free sites for all subjects Top Educational Websites:  Fun sites Discovery School:  Puzzles, Learning Adventures... Fun Brain:  Math, Fact Monster:  Homework help for all subjects KidSites:  Educational and Fun sites for kids...and adults as well. KidSites:  Educational and Fun sites for kids...and adults as well. P.J. Pinchbeck Homework Helper:  Math with links to other subjects Counting Money Activity from Harcourt Count the coin value and type it in the box and click 'Check'. The One Dollar Store Choose enough of the quarters, dimes, nickles, and pennies to make up the exact price of a toy. Piggy Bank When coins fall from the top of the screen, choose those that add up to the given amount, and the piggy bank fills. More at Home School Math: For Teachers Best Websites for Elementary Teachers:  Teacher tools, language arts, social studies, holidays... Discovery School Lesson Plans:  For Elementary K-5 Find more assistance in the Homework Help section or other topic specific sections on the Main Page .   ESL   ESL: English Learner Help--Google  Dave's ESL Cafe:   English Learner Help for Teachers, Parents and Students Ron-Chang Lee ESL A Fantastic Menu to Many ESL Resources Quizes, Tests, Activites for ESL: A4ESL Resources Randall's Cyber Listening Lab : Listent to Everyday Conversations--Take a Quiz ESL Kid Stuff: Games, Quizes, Flashcards My English Images:  Resources for Teachers  
  33. 34. Waconona Elementary S.D. Site
  34. 35. Research There’s a link to Google, Vivissimo, And other search engings. Get “just the facts” from Fact Monster!
  35. 36. One of the best teacher sites-- designed for AP classes. A great resource for all!
  36. 37. Bibliography Help! MLS or APA ISBN to Citation!!
  37. 38. Find links to just about every museum in the world!
  38. 39. Museum Sites
  39. 40. Get the scoop from kid oriented sites, or from main stream sites of television networks to newspapers, from local to national!
  40. 42. You can now easily use translation software, just type in the English and get a translation into the language you choose.
  41. 44. Naturally, the kids love games. having these safe, educational games available is a nice service, and a hook to the web site.
  42. 46. Educational Games
  43. 47. Find tutorials to just about any software, (Word, Excel…) guides to making a web site, buttons and banners for sites, and places where you can build a free web site blog, wiki…
  44. 48. Technology Links to tutorials, clip art, anti-spyware, banners and buttons…
  45. 49. Find Teacher Support from Web 2.0, Smart Boards, State Standards and Blue Prints, Released Questions Teacher Tech – In Teacher Resources
  46. 50. Standards
  47. 51. Find links to the California Assn. of the Gifted (CAG), And other great resources for parents And teachers—the kids too!
  48. 52. Websites for Gifted and Talented Great sites from the UK and Australia!
  49. 53. Best Sites For Organizations
  50. 54. What’s New??? …is something new!
  51. 55. How can you create something similar? <ul><li>If you can do basic word-processing, </li></ul><ul><li>you can create </li></ul><ul><li>Word files with hot links , </li></ul><ul><li>Or create web pages , blogs and wikis . </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some examples </li></ul><ul><li>of how you can do it. </li></ul>
  52. 56. MAPS OF THE ANCIENT ROMAN WORLD   The Seven Hills of Rome – Map of the Seven Hills of Rome. Basic Rome City Topography – Topographic map of Rome. Maps of the Roman Empire -  Interactive map of the Roman Empire.  Map of the Roman Empire At Its Greatest Extent – A large file map of the Roman Empire in the third century. Maps of Roman Battles and Invasions – Find detailed maps of battles You can save a doc as a regular file. When students bring up that file on your classroom or lab computer, they can follow your selected links. You can also save these files to your web site in HTML*. The set of links I created for Ancient Rome (in my links) were done in this manner. Example below, If you can use Word , you just create a regular document with the insertion of hyperlinks . (see a Word tutorial*)
  53. 57. SBC Filamentality <ul><li>You create lessons with Hot Links </li></ul><ul><li>for each activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Then save them at Filamentality. </li></ul><ul><li>You create a personal file with password for editing . </li></ul><ul><li>Students then can access your lesson at Filimentality and use the Hot Links and Treasure Hunt Activities ! </li></ul><ul><li>You may access and use activities created by other teachers. </li></ul>
  54. 58.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Filamentality is a fill-in-the-blank tool that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet links, and turning them into online learning activities. Support is built-in along the way through Mentality Tips . In the end, you'll create a web-based activity you can share with others even if you don't know anything about HTML or serving web pages. Hot Links and Treasure Hunt Activities
  55. 61. You can easily get a free web site! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Google Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Angelfire </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have one to </li></ul><ul><li>recommend? </li></ul><ul><li>Each of these sites provide you with templates and tutorials. </li></ul><ul><li>You could be up and running in minutes! </li></ul>
  56. 63. Workshop Follow-up <ul><li>Visit “Mr. Sabato’s Best of the Web for Education”. </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmark the site. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the websites on Mr. Sabato’s Site </li></ul><ul><li>  Bookmark your favorite sites. </li></ul><ul><li>   Share the site with teachers, students and parents. </li></ul><ul><li>   Advise students to use the site for homework help. </li></ul><ul><li>  Create a Word document with links for student use. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Hot Link page at Filamentality. </li></ul><ul><li>   Create you own web site with your favorite links. </li></ul><ul><li>Email Mr. Sabato some of your favorite links. </li></ul><ul><li>Email suggestions to improve the site to Mr. Sabato </li></ul>
  57. 64. Thank you for coming to the workshop today!     George Sabato Email Comments and Site Recommendations to: [email_address]