Navigating the Web “ Finding the Gems” Pam Krambeck, ESU#3 [email_address]  ~  http://esu3.ishareinfo.org/pkrambeck
“ Finding” Needles in Haystacks <ul><li>Learn the math of searching </li></ul><ul><li>Using quotes </li></ul><ul><li>Advan...
Interactive Educational Sites <ul><li>Helpful Interactive Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Browse/search del.icio.us </li></ul>Idea...
Educational Games <ul><li>StarFall  (Primary) </li></ul><ul><li>Tux Type </li></ul><ul><li>Tux Paint </li></ul><ul><li>Pun...
Document Processing <ul><li>Google Docs  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://docs.google.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ZoHo  </li></...
Picture Editing <ul><ul><li>PikNik </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.picnik.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Lunapi...
Math Sites <ul><li>Create a Graph at Kidzone— </li></ul><ul><li>http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx </li...
Math Sites <ul><li>  Fun Brain— </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html   </li></ul><ul><li>Math Basebal...
Math Sites <ul><li>  What’s My Angle? </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/protractor.ht...
Math Sites <ul><li>The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives--  http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html   </li></ul><...
Math Sites <ul><li>  Hippo Campus --  http://www.hippocampus.org   </li></ul><ul><li>homework helper site </li></ul><ul><l...
Math Sites <ul><li>Web Math –  http://www.webmath.com   </li></ul><ul><li>A great resource </li></ul><ul><li>interactive w...
Math Sites <ul><li>Math Goodies </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mathgoodies.com </li></ul><ul><li>A great resource for all th...
Math Sites <ul><li>Division Bingo </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/bin...
Language Arts Sites <ul><li>Punctuation Paintball </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=Paintball&COOK = ...
Language Arts Sites <ul><li>The Five Paragraph Essay – </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.geocities.com/soho/atrium/1437/tips.ht...
Language Arts Sites <ul><li>The Writing Fix </li></ul><ul><li>http://writingfix.com/Traits.htm   </li></ul><ul><li>6-Trait...
Language Arts Sites <ul><li>  The Scriptorium </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.thescriptorium.net/youth.html </li></ul><ul><li...
Language Arts Sites <ul><li>One Hundred Best Books – </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.teachersfirst.com/100books.cfm   </li></...
Science Sites <ul><li>NASA:  The NASA site ( http://www.nasa.gov ) is vast and offers a daily image gallery, and links for...
Science Sites <ul><li>The Wild Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.thewildclassroom.com/   </li></ul><ul><li>Some of my...
Science Sites <ul><li>K-2 My World Interactives </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.uen.org/k-2interactives/my_world.shtml   </li...
Science Sites <ul><li>Mr. Nussbaum’s Science Site </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mrnussbaum.com/zoocode.htm   </li></ul><ul>...
Science Sites <ul><li>The Exploratorium </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.exploratorium.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>middle level gra...
Science Sites <ul><li>The Virtual Body </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.medtropolis.com/vbody.aspx   </li></ul><ul><li>Explore...
Science Sites <ul><li>National  Geographic’s Forces of Nature </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nationalgeographic.com/forcesof...
Science Sites <ul><li>Cells Alive </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cellsalive.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Cell biology, microbiolog...
Science Sites <ul><li>  Edheads—Activate Your Mind </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.edheads.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>interactive...
Social Studies Sites <ul><li>Library of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.loc.gov/index.html   </li></ul><ul><li>Check...
Social Studies Sites <ul><li>Time Magazine for Kids </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/   </li></ul><ul><li>...
Social Studies Sites <ul><li>Ten-By-Ten Site </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tenbyten.org/10x10.html   </li></ul><ul><li>100 ...
Social Studies Sites <ul><li>50 States </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.50states.com </li></ul><ul><li>well organized  </li></...
Just for Fun! <ul><li>Dallas Symphony Orchestra Site:  For the music lover, theory, games,  etc. </li></ul><ul><li>http://...
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    1. 1. Navigating the Web “ Finding the Gems” Pam Krambeck, ESU#3 [email_address] ~ http://esu3.ishareinfo.org/pkrambeck
    2. 2. “ Finding” Needles in Haystacks <ul><li>Learn the math of searching </li></ul><ul><li>Using quotes </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced searching </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    3. 3. Interactive Educational Sites <ul><li>Helpful Interactive Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Browse/search del.icio.us </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    4. 4. Educational Games <ul><li>StarFall (Primary) </li></ul><ul><li>Tux Type </li></ul><ul><li>Tux Paint </li></ul><ul><li>Punctuation Paintball </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    5. 5. Document Processing <ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://docs.google.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ZoHo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.zoho.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Registration Required </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    6. 6. Picture Editing <ul><ul><li>PikNik </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.picnik.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Lunapic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.lunapic.com/editor/ </li></ul></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    7. 7. Math Sites <ul><li>Create a Graph at Kidzone— </li></ul><ul><li>http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>great on-line graphing tool </li></ul><ul><li>creating a graph becomes simple </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    8. 8. Math Sites <ul><li>  Fun Brain— </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html </li></ul><ul><li>Math Baseball, Soccer Shout Out, Power Football, Math Car Racing and What’s the Point. </li></ul><ul><li>Always expanding and always enjoyable </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    9. 9. Math Sites <ul><li>  What’s My Angle? </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/protractor.html </li></ul><ul><li>series of activities that demonstrate the use of protractors </li></ul><ul><li>practice measuring angles </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    10. 10. Math Sites <ul><li>The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives-- http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html </li></ul><ul><li>opportunity to manipulate objects virtually on the screen </li></ul><ul><li>have access both at school and home. </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored by Utah State University   </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    11. 11. Math Sites <ul><li>  Hippo Campus -- http://www.hippocampus.org </li></ul><ul><li>homework helper site </li></ul><ul><li>select course, textbook, and page number </li></ul><ul><li>on-line tutoring session with interactive examples that align with the lesson from their textbook. </li></ul><ul><li>government, biology, environmental science, physics, religion and US history are also covered at this site </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    12. 12. Math Sites <ul><li>Web Math – http://www.webmath.com </li></ul><ul><li>A great resource </li></ul><ul><li>interactive web site </li></ul><ul><li>step by step instructions for the </li></ul><ul><li>Sections include: math for everyone, general math, K-8 math, algebra, plots & geometry, trig & calculus and others too numerous to mention. </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    13. 13. Math Sites <ul><li>Math Goodies </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mathgoodies.com </li></ul><ul><li>A great resource for all things Math! </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive lessons, worksheets </li></ul><ul><li>homework help for K-12. </li></ul><ul><li>more than 500 activities for students and parents </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    14. 14. Math Sites <ul><li>Division Bingo </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/bingo/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>offers students a chance to practice their division skills in a fun interactive game </li></ul><ul><li>basic math facts & review of division </li></ul><ul><li>Students enjoy working on math skills  </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    15. 15. Language Arts Sites <ul><li>Punctuation Paintball </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=Paintball&COOK = </li></ul><ul><li>on-line game </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    16. 16. Language Arts Sites <ul><li>The Five Paragraph Essay – </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.geocities.com/soho/atrium/1437/tips.html </li></ul><ul><li>simplistic in nature </li></ul><ul><li>bare bones approach to writing an acceptable essay </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    17. 17. Language Arts Sites <ul><li>The Writing Fix </li></ul><ul><li>http://writingfix.com/Traits.htm </li></ul><ul><li>6-Trait Writing Process </li></ul><ul><li>literature prompts helpful when writing </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    18. 18. Language Arts Sites <ul><li>  The Scriptorium </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.thescriptorium.net/youth.html </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know that a scriptorium is a place set aside for writing? </li></ul><ul><li>“ young writers’ resource webzine” new “stuff” every month </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a forum for young writers </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    19. 19. Language Arts Sites <ul><li>One Hundred Best Books – </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.teachersfirst.com/100books.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>listing of the 100 best books and authors for all ages </li></ul><ul><li>use this site to inspire writers </li></ul><ul><li>A listing at the site includes childhood favorites and a sampling for young adults. </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    20. 20. Science Sites <ul><li>NASA: The NASA site ( http://www.nasa.gov ) is vast and offers a daily image gallery, and links for both educators and students. </li></ul><ul><li>NASA For Kids : http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/ With students as the audience, this link takes you directly to the grade level links for K-4, 5-8 and 9-12 </li></ul><ul><li>gov/en/kids/ NASA’s Space Place offers animated games, projects, animations and amazing facts in a kid friendly forum. </li></ul><ul><li>NASA Fundamental Physics in Space: http://funphysics.jpl.nasa.gov/ Aimed at secondary students, this site explores the laws of science, experiments in space and recent news events and discoveries related to space studies. </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    21. 21. Science Sites <ul><li>The Wild Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.thewildclassroom.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Some of my favorites were an offering on Biodiversity and Deadly Snakes. </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    22. 22. Science Sites <ul><li>K-2 My World Interactives </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.uen.org/k-2interactives/my_world.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>K-2 interactive science site </li></ul><ul><li>“ Plant Parts” and “Elmo’s World Weather Game.” </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    23. 23. Science Sites <ul><li>Mr. Nussbaum’s Science Site </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mrnussbaum.com/zoocode.htm </li></ul><ul><li>“ thousand sites in one” </li></ul><ul><li>two-minute challenge on the periodic table </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    24. 24. Science Sites <ul><li>The Exploratorium </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.exploratorium.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>middle level grades </li></ul><ul><li>more than a science museum </li></ul><ul><li>Webcasts, digital libraries and interactive microscopes </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    25. 25. Science Sites <ul><li>The Virtual Body </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.medtropolis.com/vbody.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the human brain, skeleton, heart and digestive tract </li></ul><ul><li>On-line resource that offers animations, narrations and activities </li></ul><ul><li>Build a skeleton and organizing the organs of the digestive tract. </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    26. 26. Science Sites <ul><li>National Geographic’s Forces of Nature </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nationalgeographic.com/forcesofnature/ </li></ul><ul><li>Volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes & tornadoes are explored </li></ul><ul><li>Offered by National Geographic </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    27. 27. Science Sites <ul><li>Cells Alive </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cellsalive.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Cell biology, microbiology, immunology and microscopy and the topics </li></ul><ul><li>interactive links to cell models, mitosis, meiosis, the cell cycle and cell cams. </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the puzzles and quizzes—students like the challenges </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    28. 28. Science Sites <ul><li>  Edheads—Activate Your Mind </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.edheads.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>interactive activities </li></ul><ul><li>machines, weather, and performing virtual hip or knee replacement surgery   </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    29. 29. Social Studies Sites <ul><li>Library of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.loc.gov/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the American memories collection </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    30. 30. Social Studies Sites <ul><li>Time Magazine for Kids </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/ </li></ul><ul><li>aimed at the K-8 grades </li></ul><ul><li>Many topics--current events </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    31. 31. Social Studies Sites <ul><li>Ten-By-Ten Site </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tenbyten.org/10x10.html </li></ul><ul><li>100 Words and Pictures that Define the Time </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    32. 32. Social Studies Sites <ul><li>50 States </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.50states.com </li></ul><ul><li>well organized </li></ul><ul><li>alphabetical order using key words </li></ul><ul><li>state bird, state flower </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use and elementary student friendly </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent
    33. 33. Just for Fun! <ul><li>Dallas Symphony Orchestra Site: For the music lover, theory, games, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dsokids.com/2001/rooms/musicroom.asp </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Brain: Games on all subject areas. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html </li></ul><ul><li>Jigsaw Zone: Jigsaw puzzles various sizes, pictures and shapes. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.jigzone.com </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Planet: Timed games, math, geography, words & matching. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.learningplanet.com/stu/kids3.asp </li></ul><ul><li>National Geographic Kids: Geography information and </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/index.html </li></ul>Ideas for the Involved Parent

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