Instructional Technology Web Site
Themes and activities for centers and a variety of links to favorite sites and curriculum.
The Spang Gang Web Program
Standard aligned pages that provide resources that teach, practice and assess through riveting activities. Click on Play Survivor for Kids for a series of challenges based on standards at each grade level.
Inquiry Oriented Internet Projects
Ready made Webquests and online projects
Carl's Corner
A useful site with a variety of activities that are worthwhile and free.
WordPress Site
A great first grade site that shows effective use of the our new WordPress webpage platform.

READING


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external image whootie_head.gif "Stories to Grow By" with Whootie Owl has fairytales, folktales and children's plays with positive themes for kids.

WRITING


Google Docs
Students can access work from anywhere anytime and collaborate on assignments when necessary. EUSD students can get free accounts through the district.
Language Arts Links
Judy Leff's alphabet book idea and other great activities.

Poetry


Poetry Templates and Examples - (2-6) Instant Poetry for Students. Templates and examples for over 50 types of poetry.

GIGGLE POETRY
Hundreds of poems to read and rate and many great poetry activities.

Spelling


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Fun way to improve spelling. Dramatically improve your students ability to earn and retain spelling words. Over 6,600 words to practice with. Easily customize lists that will be used in all the games on the site.

MATH


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Action-packed site where students can practice math skills, solve word problems, watch math videos, play logic games and have some fun!

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Rainforest math has interactive math activities for grades K-6.

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Math resource
designed by teachers, specifically for students and children of all ages. A place where students can practice all aspects of math, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, in a fun and pressure free way.


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National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

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Create a Graph

SOCIAL STUDIES


Harcourt Social Studies
Our newly adopted social studies curriculum has an online component. Adventure activities, virtual field trips, variety of atlas and more.

Microsoft Virtual Earth
This can be used on machines that will not support Google Earth to view satellite imagery of the earth and to see the geography of the planet up close.

SCIENCE


SCIENCE BUDDIES
Topic Selection Wizard to help you find a topic that can hold your interest.
WEBQUESTS FOR PRIMARY GRADE
Online lesson with introduction, task, resources, process, evaluation, and conclusion.
WEBQUESTS
More Webquests. Go to Find WebQuests and type in your topic of choice.

KEYBOARDING


Sesame Street workshop Typing - (K-2) Typing exercises hosted by Elmo!
Dance Mat Typing Begin at Level 1 and build up your skills gradually through to Level 4.
"Paste the Keys" Typing (2-6) “Paste the Keys” typing exercises for all levels
"Goat Typing" (2-6) This is the very popular BBC typing website with a humorous goat as the host.
"Alphabet Rain" Typing (2-6) focuses on learning typing with the rhythm of music.
"Falling Words" (2-6) Typing
Power Typing - (2-6) Typing exercises and speed test

ART


Tux Paint
Download a free drawing program for children. It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program.

Technology Lessons


On the Street Where You Live: Online Mapping
In this online activity, students use Google Maps to pinpoint their home address and get directions to and from school.
Jet-Setting Pets
In this lesson, K-5 students select a pet and a travel destination, then find four things the pet could do at that locale. Designed for use with Inspiration/Kidspiration, the lesson can be adapted for use with other programs.
A Picture's Worth 1000 Words:Decoding Intercultural Symbols
In this interdisciplinary lesson, K-8 students try to interpret what pictographs -- pictures that symbolize a word or concept -- really mean. Then they write sentences using their own pictograph system.
Croc or Gator?
Students read online information about crocodiles and alligators, write down the similarities and differences, and then create a Venn Diagram.
Look But Don't Touch:Dangerous Animal Facts
Using an age-appropriate reference site, students identify three facts on a dangerous animal then record those facts on a printable graphic organizer.
Teaching Writing on a Computer
Are you focused on writing, particularly descriptive writing, in your first grade classroom? Students love seeing their work printed from the computer and, so why not have them write some of their work on a computer? In this lesson plan, you’ll walk students through the basics of typing and saving on a computer.
Write a Number Story
Students use Office to write and illustrate a number story. Each student’s work is then added to a Keynote or PowerPoint show and displayed for the class (or parents!) to see and share.
The Bear Necessities: A K-2 Computer Activity
With teacher guidance, students use a worksheet and one easy-to-read Web site to record what they know, what they want to learn, and what they do learn about polar bears.
Introducing Calculators: A K-2 Computer Activity
This year, introduce calculators with this K-2 computer activity. Students record how many pets each has, then use the computer's calculator to find the sum of pets by type, for small groups, and for the entire class. A downloadable template makes this activity easy to implement in your classroom.
Prehistoric Pen Pals
Students research dinosaurs, assume the personality of a specific dinosaur species, and write online “getting to know you” letters to other student-dinosaurs in the class. Students then swap letters and write replies.
Panda-Monium!
Students learn basic facts about giant and lesser pandas, then categorize same or differing characteristics onto an online Venn diagram.
Illustrating Student Writing
In this lesson, students type in Microsoft Word a descriptive paragraph about a person or other creature they would most like to meet. They then draw in Microsoft Paint a picture of that person and/or of their meeting, and insert that image into the Word document.
Formatting Fun
Students practice formatting basics for use in classroom writing activities.
How Does it End? A Lesson in Creativity
Students use drawing software, such as Paint to draw, or write and draw, their own endings to a read-aloud story.
Little, Medium, Big
Students love to spend time on the computer, especially in early childhood. Why not use that time to practice classroom skills? In this lesson, students use the computer mouse to order sets of clip art in a Word document.