The following links offer help in
the specifics of using your computer and the Internet. Check them out and
see how simple it is to integrate technology into your existing
Building a School Web
Site is a step-by-step
guide to creating a site that any novice webmaster can use.
Following the presented format is similar to cooking from a recipe.
Students and teachers can collaborate on this interactive journey. The
process is broken down into "Five Easy Pieces"-- files, words, pictures,
colors and links. HTML is explained in simple terms so that it can really
make sense! This site is a must for beginners at web
Quia! Create Your Own Learning Activities This site allows you to create your own games, quizzes
and home pages. There are a great many learning activities that you can
access and modify for your particular needs. For example, if you need an
activity for students to practice two digit addition with regrouping, you
can specify those parameters and the site will create the actual game.
Activities are completed online and difficulty levels are easily changed.
You can also create your own games and quizzes by completing a template.
You must logon but membership is free.
The WebQuest Page will teach you
how to create your your own webquest. The philosophy and techniques
presented clearly outline the important how tos and the
numerous examples clarify the objectives and procedures
included in successful quests.
Tools for the
Teks has links to tutorials like
Teaching With Templates and Presentations in Quicktime.
A section ot the site, The
Technology Idea Exchange , offers a place for
teachers to collaborate in the creation of online learning experiences and
answer each other's questions.
Classroom Connect promises
to help teachers get the most out of the Internet. Articles include how
tos for creating a online reference collection to finding a partner for an
online summer project.
The CyperBee has an easy to navigate home page that
links you to a variety of valuable resources. There are how-tos (a really
easy classroom web page tutorial complete with template-- just type in
your information), ready made treasure hunts (i.e. an elementary level web
quest about Election 2000) and a great deal of information about managing
the integration of technology into your classroom.
Star Child: A Learning Center for Young
This is one of the NASA created sites that offers
a wonderland of information on a variety of levels. Information is in
interesting ways and activities that a comprehensive resource about space
and the solar system.
provides a service that searches and identifies links
to downloadable and, usually, free software. You can download
anything from browser updates to web development software. There is a
search window where you enter the type of software you are looking for and
a list of links to those types of downloaded applications is provided.
Some programs are considered "shareware" others are limited use "try
me" programs. All links suggested are authorized by the
product manufacturers and do not infringe on copyright domain.
Dance Word Dance is an online literary magazine for kids.
Teachers can submit writing and artwork done by their students.
Submissions are then published on a monthly basis.
Scholastic has lesson plans and reproducibles on
file, theme units that include online activities for students,
professional resources with kidsafe links, and an interactive current
events/news page just for kids.
Matrix has several online quests ready for your students to
For some content specific links to student activities, check
out Sue Cooper's reference page.
Also check out Zan Brixey's "Hot Sites For Teachers ."