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. 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,...

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

Google Language Tools lets you:search for pages written in a specific languagesearch pages located in a specific countrytranslate a block of text to and from English and a variety of other languagestranslate a web pagepowered by performancing firefox

The Four-Blocks Literacy Model

"A balanced literacy program to meet the diverse needs of all students," the Four-Blocks model focuses on guided reading, self-selected reading, writing, and working with words. is the home page for the Four-Blocks model, developed by Patricia Cunningham and Dorothy Hall. It includes an overview, research base, training resources and grade-specific information for K-8. powered by performancing firefox

TRLD – Annual Conference

The annual TRLD Conference, held in San Francisco, is one of my all-time favorite conferences. It's a great place to learn, connect with others, and be inspired by the wonderful ideas of top-notch colleagues. This is not a sit-back-and-watch conference, but one where you'll take an active roll and come home with new friends and projects. About TRLD In 1982, founder Diane Frost invited an elite group of...

Publish, Publish, Publish!

The Publish, Publish, Publish! section of Haugen's Tech Tips includes how to's, samples and web resources. The opportunity to publish inspires students to collaborate on, refine and share their best creative work.  We'll explore and compare a variety of elementary publishing projects - a school newspaper, and a school anthology, and a variety of class-made books. Learn how to accommodate and leverage the myriad of abilities and learning...

A Vision for Learning – Digital Cameras & iPhoto for Kids

The Vision for Learning section of Haugen's Tech Tips includes how to's, samples and web resources. Digital photography empowers students to learn and communicate about math, science, history, reading, writing, and even social skills. In this lively and practical workshop, learn photography basics and tricks while exploring classroom-tested, curriculum-based projects. Photo essays and illustrations, digital scavenger hunts, literacy, math and how-to books, trading cards, and more will inspire...

Online Interactive Resource for 6-Trait Writing Process

From the web site: "This web site provides an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and improving student writing based on the Six Traits Writing model. The links below provide an overview of the model along with the scoring rubrics for each trait. Exercises provided here will give students and teachers a chance to read sample writings, rate them, and compare their ratings with ratings made by English teachers. This...

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

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