FossWeb Science for K-2 Students

Interactive science activities from FossWeb.  Topics include insects, animals 2 by 2, wood and paper, fabric, trees, balance and motion, pebbles and sand, new plants, air and weather, and solids and liquids.  Choices are presented in a graphical menu.powered by performancing firefox

Art 2 Heart – global connections through art

Art 2 Heart is an 'art sharing program' that crosses borders, ages, genders, religions and socio-economic lines. Its sole purpose is to connect underprivileged children with someone else in the world who cares. Through Art 2 Heart, you can give these children something of their own, made just for them, and they have a chance to give back.  (Did I mention that Art2Heart was started by my very...

ICT Games for Preschoolers

This site provides educational ICT activites linked to the English National Curriculum. All games are designed, made by and © copyright 2005 of James Barrett. These games are generally targeted at infant school teachers and parents of infant age children.powered by performancing firefox

Clip Art for Language Learning

UVic's Language Teaching Clipart Library This library consists of about 3000 images which we hope will be useful in the teaching of basic vocabulary in a variety of languages. The characters and objects depicted are as culturally neutral as we could make them. This is not a huge resource of graphics; its purpose is to provide a set of those graphics most basic and useful for low-level language-teaching,...

Recognition and Response – RTI for 3-5

Recognition and Response "is a comprehensive online resource that provides educators with information about this cutting edge approach to early education. This site offers information and resources to help early educators address the needs of young children (3 to 5 year-olds) who show signs that they may not be learning in an expected manner, even before they begin kindergarten."powered by performancing firefox

Child Care Information Exchange and World Forum

The official home page of Child Care Information Exchange magazine, and links to the World Forum on Early Care and Education, an international conference that will connect you with people around the world who care about young children.  Sign up for their free "Exchange Everyday" - useful early childhood tidbits sent to your e-mail box each morning. I have written several articles for CCIE over the years, and...

Google’s Literacy Project

"A resource for teachers, literacy organisations and anyone interested in reading and education, created in collaboration with LitCam, Google, and UNESCO's Institute for Lifelong Learning." The Literacy Projectpowered by performancing firefox

BookBox Downloadable Flash Stories

Have you seen Book Box? I just came across this web site recently - have no idea if it will be helpful or not, but the downloadable Flash stories are digitally narrated with simple animation and streaming text across the bottom - you see whole phrases, and the letters go from white to red as the words are spoken (called 'SLS' - same language subtitling). It may...

Free Searchable Symbols for Curriculum and Communication

Slater Software ( very kindly offers a search window on their home page (and a Mac OS X 'widget') that lets you search their site for symbols that 'may be freely used for non-commercial projects.'  They (like a lot of other vendors) also have a page of free stuff for educators and families that use their symbols.

Teaching Families about Early Communication Strategies in the Home

In a one hour introductory presentation, I think it's key to not go into too much detail, but to really drum up some "I could do that" kind of excitement, with some practical nuggets thrown in.  Some strategies that I find helpful: (1) Share a few case studies/stories that include unique but practical ideas.  One parent I know taught people how to walk behind her 4 year old...

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