Saturday, October 31, 2009

Worksheets and lessson plans in PDF or MS Word! What a gem. Thanks for sharing. These can be modified for classroom use in Microsoft Word.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Mrs. Meacham's great kinder resources!!!

I just noticed "MyAwardMaker" is now "Certificate Street." The authors would like you to know that nothing else has changed and they are still the same website. The change from mywardmaker to certificate street is explained in the Certificate Street blog This comes with a logo and domain name change.
If you like the ease of use of this site with no login or password required you may also want to look at Worksheet Works which has customizable and printable worksheets and graphic organizers for most curriculum areas.
Take note of the worksheet library at Education World

This second grade rocks!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

"In between the weekly webinars, the Take One! group stays connected via e-mail and a Web-based platform where they can post questions or samples of their work for responses from a group of 12 coaches, all National Board-certified, scattered across the state. This virtual cohort is one of several located in rural North Carolina districts being served by board-certified teachers."

A K to 3+ GRREAT Resource for Language Arts & Literacy planning! This resource sharing site has outstanding information on children's literature, teaching genres and lesson plans.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tag Galaxy is a mashup that provides an interesting way to locate images in Flickr. It searches the Flicker gallery using tags and as you refine the search you use more tags in order to narrow down the number of images selected. Finally you click on the planet to view the images on a 3D rotating globe. Remember to preview resources like these first!

Auto Motivator is a delightful and simple way to create to motivational signs or posters for your classroom. Upload an image from your computer or another website, select the color and style for your font, then type your motivational message.

Web site..ings of the Day

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Waiting for the first snowfall!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Peter Reynolds, of Fablevision fame, offers some great posters to stimulate discussion!

Use Picture Book Maker to inspire creativity and simple story writing with your students.

Additional art exploration and activities for the older student can be found at Artisancam

If you liked this site do explore Kerpoof

Friday, October 23, 2009

The International Digital Children's Library. You can find a variety of books online, in many languages and reading levels (mostly Elementary). The titles are searchable just as you would in a library catalogue, and you can enlarge the text. It is super-easy to navigate! The International Digital Children's Library can be used to support, extend and enhance your literacy programme.

The mission of the International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) Foundation is to excite and inspire the world's children to become members of the global community –children who understand the value of tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas -- by making the best in children's literature available online. Students can use electronic books individually, in small groups, and as an entire class. Digital libraries can be used at school or at home. lease refer to this PDF file for integration techniques Teaching Manual

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Related links:

Mrs. Meacham First Grade Blog

Twitter Postings

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sites Gleaned from my PLN
powerpoint on steroids and LSD; unique with a short learning curve Link for Virtual Technology Conference where Adora Svitak will be one of keynote speakers
for your iphone sceduling

Thank you, Kelly Hines, for sharing The File Cabinet

Saturday, October 17, 2009


All Science NetLinks resources support standards-based teaching and learning. The site delivers a plethora of lesson plans and online learning activities. The lessons and activities are cover a wide variety of science topics.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A fabulous post if you want to make the best of twitter!!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tonight's topic which begins at 8pm eastern is Character Education
This session will explore effective practices that can transform school climate and help students develop their social-emotional skills and good character. Come be inspired and network with fellow educators passionate about character education.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

This site provides handy printouts which can be used across the curriculum. Thanks to for providing this outstanding collection of printables.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Sites that Caught my Eye

mpg converter
The following free encoding/decoding software might be of interest to any of you who are using video:
MPEG Streamclip is a powerful free video converter, player, editor for Mac and Windows. It can play many movie files, not only MPEGs; it can convert MPEG files between muxed/demuxed formats for authoring; it can encode movies to many formats, including iPod; it can cut, trim and join movies. MPEG Streamclip can also download videos from YouTube and Google by entering the page URL.

You can use MPEG Streamclip to open and play most movie formats including MPEG files or transport streams; edit them with Cut, Copy, Paste, and Trim; set In/Out points and convert them into muxed or demuxed files, or export them to QuickTime, AVI, DV and MPEG-4 files with more than professional quality, so you can easily import them in a DVD authoring tool, and use them with many other applications or devices.

Supported input formats: MPEG, VOB, PS, M2P, MOD, VRO, DAT, MOV, DV, AVI, MP4, TS, M2T, MMV, REC, VID, AVR, M2V, M1V, MPV, AIFF, M1A, MP2, MPA, AC3, ... This software is available free of charge

Remember the Milk
Stay organized tools
To Do List
Free Stuff for teachers

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Explicit strategy instruction is at the core of good instruction.Reading Rockets offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Reading Rockets offers a wealth of reading strategies. Be sure to access the drop down menu for additional strategies.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

A years worth of resources for the classroom! Find a plethora of free teaching ideas, lesson plans, and primary / secondary resources which can be used in the classroom. A fantastic resource for primary teachers and students.

Similar sites along the same line are ~
Teaching Pets
worksheets and printables

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Try spezify outside the classroom before using it with students. An about Spezify screencast can be viewed here. Great ideas for use of new search engine!


We take web search further, away from endless lists of blue text links and towards a more intuitive experience. We want you to get a good overview of a subject, find useful information and be inspired with Spezify.

Experiment with Spezify which is a kind of freeform search tool that incorporates websites, videos, images, microblog posts and more into a grid of results. It's a visual search tool that pulls from Flickr, Yahoo, and a number of other search sources and and presents the results as thumbnails of screen shots, images, and videos spread out on your screen.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

...a site which "makes it easier for students to understand their Web search by illustrating the logic of their search, and by showing them how each change to their search instantly changes their results" Thanks to Kathy Schrock for the suggestion!