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by MARK WEST 12/02/10

Sites I have found useful

It might be of interest to note, when asking yourself, "Who uses this stuff?" Teachers from all over.

  1. Promethean Planet
  2. Promethean OZ
  3. Alabama - Huntsville City Schools
  4. Alabama - Huntsville City Schools (Many Technology Resources)
  5. Nebraska - Lincoln Public Schools
  6. New York - Sarah Edwards Page at
  7. North Carolina - Rockingham County Schools - "Tips and Tricks for Technology in the Classroom"
  8. North Dakota -Govt Whiteboard Pages
  9. South Carolina - Dillon Promethean Page
  10. Kevin Craford's page - check out "9 Ways to Reveal Answers"
  11. Creative Writing Stuff

I attended tetc2010 (Tennessee Education Technology Conference) on Wednesday, Dec 1, 2010. These are links the various presenters used that may be helpful to your classes.




  • Boatloads of STEM Resources from Jackie Elam and Kris Marshall's PortaPortal site.
  • MNPS Science Resource
  • Acceleration - Have students interact with a chart using mass, force, and acceleration. The site encourages students to analyze the chart and see if they can discover a rule of the relationship of these variables.
  • Boiling Point Using a multimedia experience, students see how long it takes something to melt which is charted. Students analyze the chart to answer questions about boiling points of various substances and other questions involving time and temperature.
  • Human Anatomy
  • Kitchen Chemistry
  • Science Activities- topics: Life processes and living things, Materials and their propertiesPhysical processes, Chemical and Material Behaviour, Energy, Radiation and the Universe, and Organisms and Health.



  • Amelia Middle - has links regarding: 5th Grade Math Practice, 6th Grade Math SOL Practice, 6th Grade Fractions, 6th Grade Metric, 7th Grade Math SOL Practice, PreAlgebra SOL Practice, Algebra SOL Practice, Algebra Readiness Initiative, Math, 5th Grade Reading Practice, Sixth Grade Reading SOL Practice, Seventh Grade Reading SOL Practice, 8th Grade Reading SOL Practice, Reading, Language Arts, Biology,Physics, Science, Social Studies, Jamestown Research, Gettysburg Information, Technology, CyberHunts, Online Textbooks, Internet Safety, PowerPoints, WebQuests, Project Based Learning, Screencasting, Problem Solving Skills, Teacher Resources, SOL Practice, Vocabulary, Character Education, Elementary Spanish Curriculum, Learning Games, and more.
  • Elkton Middle School - language, math, science, social studies, related arts, physical education and health, and more
  • Interwrite Interactives - Interactive Activities for Math, Science, Language, and Social Studies.
  • Ambleside C.E. Primary - the interactive section includes Literacy Hour, Numeracy Hour, ClickON, Book Reviews, Quizzes, Jigsaws, Cyberkids and the TOP SECRET! section
  • Look for "MNPS Portaportals" - besides the four core subjects, there are links for art, music, health and webquests
  • Animoto upload pictures and music to create free 30-second videos
  • BIG onscreen clock - because that kid in the back row can't see.
  • ETC - Interactive Whiteboard Links.
  • FREE Federal Resources for Educational Excellence.
  • General Whiteboard Resources and Useful Weblinks
  • Interactive Whiteboard Resources
  • Interwrite Learning Center
  • Prezi a new way to present information, allowing dynamic zooming and content orientation.
  • Smart Educator Resources SmartBoard resources that can be imported to ActivInspire.
  • VoiceThread group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. All with no software to install. A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too. Users can doodle while commenting, use multiple identities, and pick which comments are shown through moderation. VoiceThreads can even be embedded to show and receive comments on other websites and exported to MP3 players or DVDs to play as archival movies.
  • WallWisher A bulletin board where students can post ideas to a topic. Allows student interactions to an idea. Students do not need an account to post a comment and can identify themselves. Posts can be text, photos, videos and the like.