Thursday, March 4, 2010


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Neave is a silly interactive website with some awesome features! Click on FLASH EARTH and you can view virtual maps of the Earth from Yahoo Maps, Microsoft Virtual Maps, and more. Click on PLANETARIUM and search the stars. Click on BOUNCE, LIGHT, or DANDILION and watch the screen change according to the tone or volume of your voice in the microphone. Just go on and try it out, I promise it'll make you smile!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Causes of Color

Check out Causes of Color

Have you ever wondered where color comes from? Have you ever had a child ask you where a rainbow gets it's colors? Or where a lightbulb gets it's glow???

Here's your answer! This website is AWESOME!! It walks through how light is MADE, how it is LOST, and how it is MOVED! It also covers how vision works and how our eyes perceive color. Check it out: CAUSES OF COLOR

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Classtools is an FREE resource for educators that creates Flash educational games, tools, diagrams, activities, and more. Simply click on the item you want to use and get started, no sign up required! They're also easy to host in a Blog or Website!! My personal favorite is the NAMEPICKER :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Discovery Clipart

Discovery Education has a NUMBER of wonderful resources for teachers!! One particularly awesome resource is their free Educational Clip Art.

Browse through the list of Clip Art Categories to find hundreds of images related to education. Images are available in both color or black and white. Just select an image, right click, and copy or save. New images are always being added and they even have animated clip art!!!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tiny URL

Tiny URL is a website that shortens URLs for you. All you have to do is cut and paste your   L-O-N-G   URL into TinyURL's website and..... VOILA, a "tiny" URL replaces your gigantic one!

Monday, January 25, 2010


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Jing is a program that captures screen shots or videos on your computer and saves them for you! This program is FREE to download. What's awesome about Jing is that not ONLY can you capture pictures directly off your computer screen, but you can record a video of your actions on your computer such as your mouse moving OR your voice. Additionally, you can add emphases such as arrows, highlights, or boxes to your captures. Jing easily saves the captures as an image file on your computer OR you can share your captures instantly via email or hyperlink.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


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Kerpoof is a free website for students and teachers that is owned and operated by Walt Disney Company. There are a variety of uses for Kerpoof, including but not limited to drawing pictures, making movies, creating a story, designing an avatar, earning and trading coins in the creative shop, voting on other student creations, and more. There are dozens upon dozens of uses for this website in the classroom!

Teachers can sign up whole classrooms of students within Kerpoof, receive newsletters, work with other teachers on lesson plan ideas, collaborate with parents at home, and much, much more. Kerpoof is also fully web-based, so no software is required.

Be sure to sign up your free account!!
Click here to visit Kerpoof's Teacher Resource page. This page includes lesson plan ideas, educational standards, classroom ideas, and more.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


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Voki is a free online resource that allows you to create a personalized speaking Avatar. You can use the Avatar in an email., wiki, blog, website, and more. The Avatar can say anything you want, just type your text or record your own voice via computer or phone. Check out the Avatar I created at the top right hand side of this Blog. It's fun, easy, and very cool. CHECK IT OUT!!

Friday, January 15, 2010


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This site is fantastic for making Word Clouds. A great way to use a Word Cloud in your classroom is to have students guess what all the words have in common. What is this Word Cloud about?

Animaniacs Sing the States & Capitals