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TECHNOLOGY TIMES
KAREN DAILEY
TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION SPECIALIST
APRIL/MAY2 008
Spring
Vicki Blackwell does it again with a plethora of
resources for spring. Check her site out at:
http://www.vickiblackwell.com/spring.html

Have your students try a web
quest searching out the ins and
outs of spring rain and May
flowers.

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/hunt/h
unt070.shtml
Early Childhood
Excellent web 2.0 resource for kids
and it\u2019s a free download!
http://www.kidthing.com/

The Brits have it all don\u2019t they? Have a look at this site that is full of wonderful activities to support the early years:

http://www.resourcekt.co.uk/menu/menufnd.htm
Westest Preparation

Use Every-Day
Edits to build
language
skills, test
scores, and cultural literacy.

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/archiv
es/edit.shtml
http://guest.portaportal.com/kdai
ley

Clicking here will take you to my portaportal
that has Westest practice resources for every
grade and content standard that will be tested.

April is Poetry Month
I

have tried to find you
resources that will allow you to
integrate technology into this
genre of literacy. Students love

poems and they will really love these sites:
http://www.educationworld.com/a_special/poetr
ymonth.shtml
Interactive site that allows students to write
acrostic poems online.
http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/acrosti
c/
And yet another poetry interactive site for kids,
big kids and teachers is found at:
http://www.libbyhathorn.com/lh/Emma/
Math Fun for Math
Awareness Month
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson
/lesson265.shtml
Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks Math
Games With Joanne and Jane
This week: "Fair Game \u2013 Subtraction."
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/boxcars/box
cars015.shtml
From the Math Machine
Traffic Jam is a fun Web site for
teaching problem solving and logic.
(Grades K-12)
http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/mathmach
ine/mathmachine032.shtml
http://www.funbrain.com/funbrain/football/
http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/usaquiz.
html
Vocabulary Building

Want to improve your students (and your own)
vocabulary while engaging your class in the
effort to end world hunger? Check out
interactivity Free Rice. For
every word you get right in
this challenging-for-all-levels
vocabulary game, Free Rice
donates 20 grains of rice to
the UN World Food Program.
A sure win-winner Interactive Vocabulary
Building sitehttp://freerice.c om/ This is the site
that Dr. Jeff Smith keeps telling us about and it
is definitely worth looking at!

April 22 \u2013 Earth Day

To mark the occasion, check
out BrainPop\u2019s site that is
related to environmental
awareness, conservation, and

humans\u2019 role in the health of
our home planet. Your students can learn about
natural resources; environmental effects such
as the greenhouse effect and global warming;
and how things like fossil fuels and pollution
affect the Earth.

http://www.brainpop.com/earthday/
http://www.storyofstuff.com/ 20-minute, fast-
paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our
production and consumption patterns.The
Story of Stuff exposes the connections

between a huge number of environmental and
social issues, and calls us together to create a
more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you
something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may
change the way you look at all the stuff in your
life forever.

Education World offers lessons that will engage students as they create maps of an astronaut's view of Earth, explore issues of junk mail and

hazardous household waste, learn about
endangered species, and much more. Explore
the world of environmental issues with these
Best Lessons on Earth (Day)!

http://www.educationworld.com/holidays/archiv
es/earthday.shtml

If you are at a loss as to
how to do something on
the computer try this site
for Step-by-step
technology tutorials for
teachers. It has tutorials
for emerging technologies such as wikis, blogs
& podcasts; Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, &
Excel; Internet, making webquests, special
needs, hyperlinks, etc. Lots of good stuff at:

http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/archives/techto
rials.shtml

I make these newsletters to be of assistance as
you try to bring more technology into your
classrooms to best equip our students. It is a
labor of love because research proves what a
difference it makes in their success. If you have
read this newsletter please email me to let me
know and I\u2019ll be happy to give you your
surprise!

Training Opportunities:
Mark your calendars!
TECH STEPS

Have you tried the software that Highlawn is
piloting to prepare our learners for 21st Century
skills? I am hearing very positive responses
from the teachers that have used it. If you
weren\u2019t able to make the training given by Mary
Bickar last month, you can still receiving the
information on Monday, April 21st from 3:00

\u2013 5:00. The Technology Department is

requesting that each teacher complete two
lessons from this software program before the
end of the year. If you can\u2019t make the training
let me know and I\u2019ll try to give you tutorial. The
lessons are nice because they are tied to our
own Content Standards\u2026lessons you will be

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