Internet Resource File


The Resource File is a collection of Internet resources for educators, students, parents and community members. Entries are categorized by subject area and, where appropriate, identified as being a tool primarily for teachers or students.

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A-plus Math

by Rachel Kaiser - Monday, January 9, 2006, 11:52 AM
 
The link to the site is http://aplusmath.com

This site is a great site for learning many things. On it, it has a homework helper that your students could use if they were stuck on an assignment. Also, if you are working on flashcards, you could go to this site because it has a flashcard game on it. In the flashcard game, you can study adding, subtracting, square roots, division, multiplication, rounding, or analog clock. You can also use the flashcards creator or the custom flashcards if you want to mix it up or create your own. There is also a game room that has a wide variety of different games to help your students learn while having fun. Their are a few more little things on the site, but one of the cool things is that they have a place where teachers or students can go and get worksheets for assignments or just to practice.

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Answers.com

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
reference:
www.answers.com

It is not complex to use but here is a demo of how the site works, showing
different resources it has to offer:
http://www.answers.com/main/flash_demo.jsp

>From their site:
"Reliability, not popularity, is the criterion for our answers. Answers.com
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 Answers.com 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potentially out-of-date or unsafe sites on the Web."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.

Enjoy!

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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)
http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech211.shtml

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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Copyright

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)
http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/tech/tech185.shtml

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.

http://www.edhelper.com/teachers/graphic_organizers.htm

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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)
http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech168.shtml


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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NationalAtlas.gov

by Michelle Moore - Wednesday, November 2, 2005, 4:24 PM
 
http://nationalatlas.gov/

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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Online Teacher Tools

by Michelle Moore - Saturday, October 22, 2005, 2:58 PM
 
Online Teacher Tools (recommended by KSDE Technology Assistance Team)
http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/tech/tech203.shtml

From the website:
"Stumped for ideas, templates, or other classroom management tools? We've compiled some of our favorite online teacher tools -- Web sites with interactive templates and other resources for K-12 educators -- to help you when time is short. Find something you can use today. INCLUDED: Included: More than a dozen links to templates, Web site builders, lesson plan resources, and much more!"


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Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It

by Michelle Moore - Saturday, October 22, 2005, 6:38 PM
 
Website resource created by Writing Tutorial Services at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Material includes very specific examples to help students recognize what is plagiarism is and what it is not.

I found the example regarding acceptable and unacceptable paraphrasing to be especially relevant. With a technique I often see my students try to use, the author merely changes phrasing or a few key words. The author goes on to explain that this is still plagiarizing.

From entry on MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching):
"Includes a discussion of plagiarism with several examples and an explanation of each. Strategies for evaluating paraphrasing and for avoiding plagiarism are discussed."

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Quick! Get the (Digital) Camera!

by Michelle Moore - Saturday, October 22, 2005, 3:32 PM
 
Quick! Get the (Digital) Camera! (recommended by KSDE Technology Assistance Team)
http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech148.shtml

From the website:
"Last week, educational technology experts Lila Cross of Community School in Roanoke, Virginia, and Lori Miller of Wacona Elementary School in Waycross, Georgia, shared their ideas for using digital cameras in the classroom. This week, Craig Nansen, technology coordinator for the Minot (North Dakota) Public Schools shares some of the ways his students use both digital and non-digital photography -- and Education World offers two dozen additional activities for using digital cameras in your classroom. Included: Two dozen digital camera activities guaranteed to make life easier for you and more interesting for your students."

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Tech-ing Wisely in K-2 Classrooms

by Michelle Moore - Saturday, October 22, 2005, 3:02 PM
 
Tech-ing Wisely in K-2 Classrooms (recommended by KSDE Technology Assistance Team)
http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/tech/tech195.shtml

From the website:
"Early childhood has distinctive learning and developmental characteristics. We asked the Education World Tech Team: How do you use technology effectively in K-2 classrooms? What activities and software programs have you had success with? Find out what Tech Team members suggest for successful and engaging computer use in the primary grades. Included: Half a dozen classroom-tested activities and recommended software programs."

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Technology Integration Ideas that Work

by Michelle Moore - Saturday, October 22, 2005, 3:24 PM
 
Technology Integration Ideas that Work (recommended by KSDE Technology Assistance Team)
http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/tech/tech176.shtml

From the website:
"The Education World Tech Team offers lessons and activities to help educators make better use of technology tools for instruction, and to help students improve their technology skills within the context of the regular curriculum.
Included: Integration activities that utilize the Web, PowerPoint, Excel, digital photography, SMART Boards, and more."
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Technology Integration Made Easy

by Michelle Moore - Saturday, October 22, 2005, 3:29 PM
 
Technology Integration Made Easy (recommended by KSDE Technology Assistance Team)
http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech146.shtml

From the website:
"Are you anxious to integrate technology into your curriculum, but are intimidated by the time and tech savvy necessary to plan technology activities or participate in technology projects? Today, Education World offers 20 easy and painless ways to integrate technology into your daily routine. Included: Twenty activities and nearly 50 Web sites."

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What Works Clearinghouse

by Michelle Moore - Sunday, July 18, 2004, 5:41 PM
 

From the What Works Clearinghouse website:

The What Works Clearinghouse was established in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to provide educators, policymakers, researchers, and the public with a central and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education.

The WWC aims to promote informed education decision making through a set of easily accessible databases and user-friendly reports that provide education consumers with ongoing, high-quality reviews of the effectiveness of replicable educational interventions (programs, products, practices, and policies) that intend to improve student outcomes.


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