Sunday, November 30, 2008

If you teach in a lab setting, or, have computers in your classroom, you will absolutely LOVE this site! It’s called Computer Lab Favorites and it offers 50 self-contained K-5 learning activities, 15-30 minutes in length! it’s EASY to navigate, colorful, uses sound appropriately, and makes it super simple to find activities. Navigating the Internet can be challenging for our youngest learners, and this wheel metaphor is VERY natural and colorful. You could easily direct students by color and shape to the activities in question, many of which include audio. The content is high quality.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Tech Tip of the Week

So you want to set up a google account!! Or you can send me an email at! I have 50 invites left.


Have you met Mrs. P? it is a free children’s entertainment and educational website, celebrating books and reading.

Mrs. P, played by Kathy Kinney also known as Mimi on the hit sitcom, “The Drew Carey Show,” will read 15 classic fairy tales from her “Magic Library.” Some of the current fairytales available include: “Jack and the Beanstalk” "Little Red Riding Hood,” “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” “Sleeping Beauty,” and more. A new story will be uploaded to the site every 3 weeks for your children’s reading pleasure! is a fun, new children's entertainment site that celebrates reading and books. The site features TV star Kathy Kinney as Mrs. P. This eccentric host is like Pippi Longstocking, Mary Poppins and Mrs. Claus all rolled into one: an amiable woman of mysterious origin who hopes to do for reading what "Sesame Street" has done for learning.

All the stories are classics, a choice made because they've stood the test of time and they are in the public domain, which means they're free to use.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Playing with Animoto

And now Animoto for Education

Innovative slideshow service, with a great range of music. Why not put together a day at your school or in your class and post to your web site or blog.

Playing with Fotoviewer

Monday, November 24, 2008

Please compare with dfinr

Ninjawords displays synonyms and your search history, which is great when writing. You can compare definitions by looking up many words on the same page. Type them one by one and hit enter, or type them all at once in the search box, separated by commas. Try the random button for words of the day.

Amble over to Ambleside Primary School for some handy numeracy links. Ambleside involves the children in all parts of the process of designing and creating content for their website.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Works every time! Try experimenting with Mind Reader

Great little tool for students to practice numeration!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Gym Games

Monday, November 17, 2008

So go ahead get your wild side going..write a sequel.. to Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are"
Build Your Wild Self

Created with Build Your wild Self

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thanks for the great video which explains the web site FREE RICE

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Pewter Uppercase Letter B L O G O F S R36 o-026 s-010 Terminal M alpha n-sf3

Thursday, November 06, 2008

The SEN Teacher website has a bank of 48 printable resources that the busy primary teacher will find very useful.
Run by special needs teacher Simon Evans, the site contains lots of free downloadable programs and printable resources that are very useful for special schools, children with SEN or just younger students in general.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Art Museum by

It's a delightful way to easily work with images to add cool effects! Dumpr also features the almighty Rubik's Cube!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

With the cold, blustery weather approaching our thoughts gravitate towards winter activities and themes

Lotsa lesson plans and thematic units found on the home page of

Saturday, November 01, 2008

3 great web sites primary teachers can't live without!

Learn to spell it right at Spelling City!