Cyber Planet: February 2009 Archives

Create your own Myths or Legends

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"Enjoy an interactive learning experience as you see thousands of hand-selected and relevant links to pictures, slide-shows, videos, audio-clips, artifacts, manuscripts, documents and other primary sources linked, in context, within each story."


Create your own Myths or Legends

Awesome Stories

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Enjoy an interactive learning experience as you see thousands of hand-selected and relevant links to pictures, slide-shows, videos, audio-clips, artifacts, manuscripts, documents and other primary sources linked, in context, within each story.
Awesome Stories
Math Science etc. Excellent for Smart Boards.

COOL School - Online Educational Content Development for K-12

BBC - CBBC Wild - Pets

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CBBC Pets is an engaging and interactive site with information about...pets.


BBC - CBBC Wild - Pets
What I've pulled for you today are blogs divided by subject and grade level for you to quickly reference, but I do encourage you to explore blogs outside of your curriculum, as well.  Some are classroom blogs.  Others are teacher reflections.  A few are teaching strategies with classroom resources, and there are even some from outside education, but relate to your curriculum.

Educational Blogs You Should Be Investigating | Making Teachers Nerdy

Pinky Dinky Doo

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Silly stories for serious literacy.
Pinky Dinky Doo


Health Games for Kids and Adults | Making Health Games Fun at Playnormous Playnormous online health games are free and are designed for all age groups. Play fun games, watch animation, and learn how to stay healthy
Free Technology for Teachers: Fun Educational Science Activities from AMNH Fun Educational Science Activities from AMNH OLogy is a section of the American Museum of Natural History's website for kids. On the OLogy website students can explore a variety of science topics including genetics, biodiversity, and paleontology. Students can also learn about reptiles and watch a live lizard and snake cam. If you're looking for some hands-on student projects OLogy has ideas and directions for those too.

Calgary Public Library - Tutorials

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Calgary Public Library - Tutorials If you like to learn on your own or practice after taking a technology program at the Library here are basic lessons for people learning how to use the Internet. These tutorials have been developed by Calgary Public Library and CalgaryEducation.org as part of the Connect Calgary program. There is a narrated soundtrack for learning by listening as well as text balloons to read. Relax, sit back and watch or listen to these gently paced lessons on using the Internet.

COUNTDOWN Home

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COUNTDOWN Home COUNTDOWN is a challenging interactive television math program which has engaged tens of thousands of students through broadcasts on cable television in Chicago. Capitalizing on the one on one relationship a student viewer has with television, COUNTDOWN makes math "work". Each week the program introduces a different math concept through direct instruction and reinforces lessons with literature, manipulatives, activities and related computer instruction. Student viewers are encouraged to call a televised phone number to participate in the show by responding to challenges presented by the on-air educators. More than three hundred different 

COUNTDOWN programs have been broadcast exploring topics many elementary students might not see in their classrooms such as logic, perimeter, area, probability, graphing, congruence, integers and much more. Focusing frequently on "under taught" concepts, 

COUNTDOWN shifts the target age for its audience from season to season to maximize the program's reach. 

COUNTDOWN also seasonally adjusts curriculum to incorporate specific instruction students need to sharpen test taking skills. The interactive component of COUNTDOWN's broadcast allows active student viewers to respond to math challenges without the distraction and pressure of fellow classmates but with the benefit of parental involvement at home.(A non confrontational parent tutoring is an added benefit of each COUNTDOWN broadcast.) 

COUNTDOWN's call-in format also allows physically challenged students to participate more equitably than is often the case in a classroom.

 COUNTDOWN was developed by Dr. Diane Schiller through Loyola University's School of Education and maintains its dedicated broadcast schedule through various grants. Dr. Schiller is joined on the weekly show by colleagues from Loyola and Chicago's public and suburban schools.