EPN – The Education Podcast Network

In their own words, the Education Podcast Network is "an effort to bring together into one place, the wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers looking for content to teach with and about, and to explore issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century."

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

Animal Diversity Web

From the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, the Animal Diversity Web is an easy-to-search, in-depth resource where you can browse animals by kingdom, phylum, subphlylum and class, and learn about scientific naming of animals.  Extensive pictures also help, and students can click on pictures to reach more information about a particular species.powered by performancing firefox

Send a Picture Symbol Card or Animation

Mayer-Johnson has a free, fun, simple e-card tool you can use to send a picture symbol card to a friend via the web (and e-mail).  Click a category, choose an image, add names, e-mails and a short message and send! Try it!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...

Skitch – screenshot & drawing software from Plasq

Want a quick way to add simple text or drawing and then quickly post to email, blogs, etc.?   Skitch is  from Plasq, the makers of ComicLife software.  Not yet released, Skitch is going to let you drag its window over whatever's on your screen, draw or add text on top of it if you want, then quickly move it, email it, blog it, etc.  I can't wait to...

Play ‘FakeOut!’ – Online Fictionary for Kids

Education Place offers kids in K-8 a chance to participate in Fake Out! by (1) guessing the correct definition for a word, and (2) submitting their own fake definitions for use in later games of Fake Out! The web site tracks how many people vote for each definition. www.eduplace.com/fakeout/index.html powered by performancing firefox

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


Read-Write-Think offers several free online tools to promote student writing - an acrostic poem, an alphabet organizer, animal inquiry, bio cube, book cover creator, book cover guide, ... all the way down to Word Movers and a Word Wizard.powered by performancing firefox

Some Math Web Sites

NCTM Illuminations (http://illuminations.nctm.org/index2.html) has a host of online math activities, all tied to the standards, plus links to more math sites. This is rich... You can also search the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (http://www.enc.org/) for activities related to math & science. (now a paid subscription site, www.goenc.com)

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