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by Michelle Moore - Friday, February 3, 2006, 8:24 PM
From Kellie Smith:

Here is a free, excellent site to use for your classes or for your own

It is not complex to use but here is a demo of how the site works, showing
different resources it has to offer:

>From their site:
"Reliability, not popularity, is the criterion for our answers.
contains only up-to-date, accurate definitions and explanations from
authoritative sources like Houghton-Mifflin, Columbia University Press, Merriam
Webster, MarketWatch, Investopedia and Who2. In addition, you can trust your
children with content, eliminating the need to do research in
potentially out-of-date or unsafe sites on the Web."

This site helps put together information better than search engines. You can
research topics, weather, people, definitions, etc. For teachers who do
research projects and have their students use this site to gather information
it will help the students with the different citations needed for their papers.
It is has a teacher toolkit that shows what is going on for the current day and
how this site can be beneficial for ESL and EFL students. I hope that you take
the time to check this site out.

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Computers in the High School Classroom

by Michelle Moore - Saturday, October 22, 2005, 3:34 PM
Computers in the High School Classroom (recommended by the KSDE Technology Assistance Team)

From the website:
"High school teachers face enormous pressure to prepare students for state standardized tests, college admissions tests, and AP exams. Do computers "get in the way" of teaching in such an environment or can technology improve achievement without taking time away from the curriculum? Education World's Tech Team offers opinions on the reality and possibilities of "teching" in high school. Included: Nine easy ways to integrate technology in high school and links to technology in action at high schools across America."
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by Michelle Moore - Friday, July 16, 2004, 1:22 PM

These pages on the American Library Association (ALA) website regarding the Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH Act) explain copyright as it relates to distance education (online learning).

Distance Education and the TEACH Act

TEACH Act Best Practices using Blackboard--Note: Blackboard is another course management system, like Moodle; the examples provided here transfer nicely to Moodle.

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Email ABC's

by Michelle Moore - Saturday, October 22, 2005, 3:05 PM
The Email ABC's (recommended by KSDE Technology Assistance Team)

From the website:
"Most of today's students grew up with e-mail. Many believe that e-mail is a totally different kind of medium, unfettered by the rules that govern letter writing. Most classroom teachers didn't grow up using e-mail. They believe that e-mail should adhere to the same rules of grammar and style as snail mail. Who's right?

Let's take a look at the ABCs of e-mail etiquette. Included: Twenty-six tips for composing and sending e-mail."

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Graphic Organizers

by Michelle Moore - Monday, November 14, 2005, 8:44 PM
From KayLynn Smith:

Here is a link to a huge assortment of graphic organizers in PDF form that you
can  download and print to use.
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Learning Games for Students in Grades 3-5

by Michelle Moore - Saturday, October 22, 2005, 3:27 PM
Learning Games for Students in Grades 3-5 (recommended by KSDE Technology Assistance Team)

From the website:
"Education World searched the Web for interactive learning games for students in the elementary grades. The sites below represent some of the best we found. Keep them in mind when you're looking for a way to engage students' interest while increasing their knowledge or enhancing their skills! Included: Ten sites that offer a variety of online learning games."
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by Michelle Moore - Wednesday, November 2, 2005, 4:24 PM

Make interactive maps within your web browser! This program allows you to
make your own maps. Select, change, and display map layers. Roam across
America and zoom in to reveal more detail. Point at map features to learn
more about them. Locate and map more than 2,000,000 geographic names in the
United States. New map layers are added each month.

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