sample effects for iMovie
desktop video into your curriculum
List of sample educational
your skills as an iMovie
maker and iDVD's.
Your iMovie Titles
| Free Images
to a T Great clip art place
Download a FREE screen saver, wallpaper,
clipart is a K-12 educational clipart site for student
friendly free Images for Education
Tiger Direct Clipart The
Free Music and Effects
Free hollywood sound effects.
Directory Project Soundfiles, samples and loops.
Music Machine. Collection of software
related to converting audio format
| Create a Webpage/ Rubrics
Teachers Tools, Integrating Technology, Stars,
Professional Development, Web Wizard and Host, Site of the Week.
Store all of your classroom links online with this web based
PB Education WIKI
excellent, easy-to-use wiki that provides a lot of nice features, looks
good, and is free.
| Education Directories/
The Educator's Reference Desk
An excellent resource from the
Information Institute of Syracuse,
Ask Jeeves for Kids!
World Book Online Encyclopedia
Encarta Online Encyclopedia
Lets Find Out Encyclopedia by subject.
Let's Find Out - The Knowledge Adventure Encyclopedia is an online
research tool and homework helper. Covering a wide range of topics
especially suited for school projects, it's fun, easy to use, and free!
| Shareware & Freeware
| Graphic Converter You must have this program before sending pictures via
e-mail. Great for managing your graphics. It's free and current.
| Live Images: The
Library Map Collection
| Click Here
Information Network Home Page -Access to thousands
of U.S. Government web sites, more than a 1/2 million U.S. Government
documents, databases and other information products.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
MLTI Educator Site new
information web portal for the MLTI project.
2,500+ Free Lesson Plans for PreK-12 - Making
Channel Lesson plans are available on this
page for Grades K-6. Ancient History, Animals, Astronomy, Earth
Science, Economy, Human Body, Life Science and Literature are featured.
A complete collection
of Teacher's Guides/lessons from this PBS program. Lot's
of fun science experiments from the last seven seasons are listed
How Stuff Works The
index to hundreds of fantastic 'How Stuff Works' articles!
plans and educational activities from NASA provides a connection
between NASA's latest research and the classroom environment.
for Kids News, cartoon
and editorial writing, exploring the world and the always
Space Science Laboratory Load your on-line
resource cart with lessons on Space Science, Sun Earth and Solar
System. Suggested grade level and NSES Content Standards given for each
TELESCOPE: Check out these awesome pictures taken
by the Hubble Space Telescope from high above the Earth's atmosphere!
The Exploratorium is a museum of
science, art, and human perception located in San Francisco,
California. Contains more than 10,000 Web pages and hundreds of sound
and video files, exploring hundreds of different topics. That makes it
one of the most visited museum Web sites in the world. Founded in 1969
by noted physicist and educator Dr. Frank Oppenheimer.
| Black History Month
| Dorseyville Middle
School Black History Month, A-Z
Hunt African American History
A Black History
Treasure Hunt! Education World
African American Journey World Book takes a
comprehensive look at the history of African Americans and their
struggle for freedom.
The Internet African American History Challenge
Britannica Guide to Black History. Over 600
articles, hundreds of photographs and a dozen film and sound clips.
| Just Plain Fun
Billy's World Want to draw some
pictures with your computer? This site shows you how.
Aquarium What temperature is best for
your angel fish? What's a cherry barb look like? Which fish eats which?
Learn all this and more as you build your own virtual aquarium. Pick
your fish and watch 'em swim - it's better than your mom's lava lamp.
Click here for The Cool Word
of the Day
weight on other planets Enter your
weight into the calculator and find your weight across then solar
Works? Do you ever wonder how things
work? You can spend hours exploring this area to find out about
all sorts of machines and things and why they work. Includes hundreds
of articles and question of the day.
Body Build a virtual skeleton bone by bone
(it'll clap when you get it right). Then take a
narrated tour to learn about your brain, watch a heart pump blood,
and find the three ums: duodendum, jejenum, and ileum.
some Web sites more successful at engaging and educating
children than others? Just like a book, magazine or movie, good content
is most important. You want information and images that people care
about, and the page(s) should be well organized so that visitors can
find what they want and enjoy the experience. In addition, the best
sites all have five characteristics, regardless of their subject matter:
- They are
purposeful. That is, they have clear goals and objectives.
- They are interactive.
A site doesn't have to use all the most sophisticated technologies; it
just has to spur kids to do something. Maybe it includes a "mailto" (a
special kind of link for sending an email message when a visitor clicks
on it), so that visitors can contact the kids with
comments, or feature something as simple as a button users can click
on to get a pop-up definition. Think action.
- They provide assessment
. Great Web sites provide a way to measure learning, skills or other
aspects of effectiveness. Think about this aspect
as you build sites with your kids, as a way of measuring their
- They tell a story.
Stories are the essence of both learning and entertainment and are a
way of sneaking knowledge past a kid's defenses. Web site stories don't
have to be novels or even narratives. A collection of neighborhood
slang terms can tell a story about language, and the right photograph
can tell a story of adventure.
- They are systematic.
The brain searches for patterns, and great Web sites all have a logical
structure that reveals their stories in a way that children can
understand. Don't mistake "logical" or "systematic" to mean linear. One
of the great things about hyperlinking and the Web is that visitors can
find their own way to the heart of a story according to their
individual interests and through multiple paths
Look for these
characteristics in the sites you recommend to children, and build them
into the sites you and your kids create. Again, the learning value in
building a Web page is not so much in using the software but in
learning to be better communicators.
December 17, 2004