Grammaropolis is where grammar lives! Hailed as a Schoolhouse Rock for the 21st Century, Grammaropolis uses the parts of speech as animated characters starring in books, songs, videos, and interactive games. Our innovative, classroom-proven approach blends character-based content with more traditional quiz-based assessment and is designed to address students' varied learning styles. Because the parts of speech are personified based on their roles in the sentence, the characterization provides students with a more effective way to visualize and internalize the roles of the parts of speech and to identify how a sentence is put together.
Note: The above comes directly from their site. Click here for more information.
Virtual Sistine Chapel
Virtual Sistine Chapel is an amazing 360-degree interactive view of the Sistine Chapel brought to you by your friends at the Vatican. You can fly around the astounding artwork and zoom into the frescoes at a pretty decent level. This site would be great for art history and religious studies.
Note: The above comes directly from https://www.edutopia.org/blog/48-summer-websites-kids-teachers-keith-ferrell .
Click here to see the Sistine Chapel
Learn Your Tables
Learn Your Tables is a nice interactive site that allows students to practice their multiplication times tables. Learn Your Tables is ideal for introducing topics on an interactive whiteboard and for extension material on individual computers or in a lab.
Note: The above comes directly from their website. Click here!
Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.
Making word cloud is fun, and is much more fun with Tagxedo! With Tagxedo, you can:
Note: The above comes directly from their website. Click here for more information.
Kubbu is an e-learning tool designed to facilitate teachers' work and enhance the learning process. Teachers can create games, quizzes or crosswords; make them available online for students; and then view and analyze the results.
Note: The above review comes from CommonSense.org
Click here to go to the Kubbu website.
Freeology is maintained by a teacher in California.
This site was created in 2000 in conjunction with my teaching credential program. One of my assignments was to create graphic organizers. After realizing the versatility of graphic organizers, I put the first 16 worksheets online at Freeology.com for others to download for free. Over the years, I have continued to add free teaching resources.
There is no registration or annual fee to use this site, and all materials are offered under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons license.
Note: The above comes directly from their website. Click here to read more!
Google: "Be Internet Awesome" AND "Interland" Games
To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.
The above information comes directly from their website. Click here to learn more.
Ready.gov and Ready.gov/kids
Know what disasters and hazards could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts, and where you would go if you and your family need to evacuate. Check out the related links to learn what to do before, during and after each type of emergency.
Launched in February 2003, Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.
Ready and its Spanish language version Listo ask individuals to do four key things: (1) stay informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses (2) make a family emergency plan and (3) build an emergency supply kit, and (4) get involved in your community by taking action to prepare for emergencies.
The above comes directly from their website. Click on the following links:
Note: The information on this site could easily be used in classrooms to create PowerPoint slide presentations related to weather in your home region or as research into regions around the United States. A weather unit in Science might have need of information found here.
U.S. and World Population Clock
The U.S. Census Bureau recently updated its popular World Population Clock Web tool with features and information for 228 countries. In addition to featuring the 10 most populous countries, already available in the clock, it now includes country profiles with trade and population statistics, such as total population, population per square kilometer, and goods exported from and imported to the United States. Additional features include graphics on population projections and top exported goods by U.S. state or territory.
Along with the updated clock, another new tool, the International Map Viewer, is now available. This tool shows the four most commonly requested demographic measures for foreign countries using statistics from the International Data Base — total population, growth rate percent, life expectancy at birth and infant mortality rate — by clicking on a world map.
The above comes directly from their website. This site is FULL of explorable information. This site could easily be used in a Technology Class for website design instruction, Social Studies, math for graphing, etc. Click here to reach this site.
International Children's Digital Library
Every day the news media report misunderstandings, intolerance and outright aggression between people from different cultures. Age-old disputes over land, water, religious and cultural practices fuel intolerance. Children absorb the culture and attitudes of their community. Consequently, cycles of intolerance pass from generation to generation. But there is some hope for change: research has shown that sharing personal experiences can change attitudes. Change can happen when children read children's books from other cultures.
Therefore, the mission of the International Children's Digital Library Foundation is to prepare children for life in an ethnically and culturally diverse world by building the world's largest online multicultural repository of children's literature. We have set out to change the world, book by book, byte by byte. We offer free access to exemplary works from more than 42 countries. Our online library can be accessed for free in 11 languages with innovative software that was developed by hearing from young people about their needs, interests, and capacities. We even have opened our first "Branch Library" in Mongolia to ensure that children in the rural areas can enjoy books of their own culture, as well as those from around the world. And we are saving a great many books that would have otherwise perished due to a lack of space and care.
Note: Make sure to sign-up for a free account.
Registering is optional. Users who register can:
The above comes directly from their website. Click here to investigate this site further!
Note: This is an incredible site and would be easy to incorporate into your classrooms! Social Studies, History, English, Spanish, Reading, and others. If nothing else, look at the artwork for these stories. They are AMAZING!
Bruce has been a Lutheran School teacher for over 30 years. Serving 4 different church schools as principal, teacher, youth director, coach and technology instructor, he has enjoyed helping teachers find resources for all kinds of situations - especially uses for technology in their classrooms.