Grade 6 Technology Education

Use this online converter to convert files from PDF, JPG, etc.  Just select up to 100MB files or URLs to convert, choose the format to convert to and the program will email the converted file to you!

Zamzar:  Free Online File Conversion

Sample topics on thsi site include Avoiding scams, Browsers, Creating and promoting web sites, E-mail programs, Great Web Sites, Glossary of Internet Terms, Search engines, Simple tips, Valuable information

About-the-web Internet Guide

Welcome to a website full of animated movies, interactive tutorials and instructional videos, all free for you to view and to embed in your website.

Animated Explanations

A wonderful website to educate students on the Metis Culture.

Awchimo

This search engine is designed for elementary and middle school learners to help them refine their online searches.

Boolify Search Tool

Lots of images for your classroom needs - all free!

Classroom Clipart
Classtools.net allows you to create free educational games, activities and diagrams in a Flash!  Host them on your own blog, website or intranet.  No signup, no passwords, no charge!

Classtools.net

A basic introduction about how computerw work.  Topics include the parts of a computer, the DOS operating system, and file organization.

Computer Lessons for Kids and Small Adults

Lessons for middle year students.  Topics include Microsoft Word, Paint, Powerpoint, Movie Maker, Front Page, Excel, Publisher, and digital photography.

Computer Lessons for Middle Years

Sometimes, complicated information is difficult to understand and needs an illustration. Graphs or charts can help impress people by getting your point across quickly and visually.  Here you will find five different graphs and charts for you to use.

Create a Graph

The Zimmer Twins is a neat site for introducing elementary school students to making simple animated video stories. On the Zimmer Twins site students can create a story from scratch or complete one of the "cliff hanger" story starters. Students do not need to have any drawing skills in order to create a story as all elements are added to the video through a simple drag and drop interface. Students select settings, characters, character actions, emotions, and text styles then drag those elements into the storyboard. Students then arrange those elements and type words into the conversation bubbles where appropriate.

Zimmer Twins
In this sequel to Privacy Playground, for ages 9-12, the three CyberPigs learn some important lessons about authenticating online information and observing rules of netiquette. They also learn how to distinguish between fact and opinion and how to recognize bias and harmful stereotyping in online content. As Les, Mo and Lil discover, "just because it's on the Internet, doesn't mean it's true."

Don't Buy It is a media literacy Web site for young people that encourages users to thing critically about media and become smart consumers.

 

Don't Buy It: Get Media Smart

Hundreds of webquests categorized by grade and subject to make your search easy. This is an incredibly user-friendly site.

Webquests

Edistorm takes the metaphor of sticky notes on a boardroom wall and brings it online allowing anyone - anywhere to brainstorm with only a web browser.

Each user picks their favorite ideas and Edistorm brings the best ones forward.

Edistorm

Eduweb develops award-winning digital learning games and interactives about art, history, science, and technology.  Their mission is to "create exciting and effective learning experiences that hit the sweet spot where learning theory, digital technology, and fun meet." 

 

Eduweb Interactive Learning Games

Verizon Information Services has created this website to help support literacy of Grades 5-8 students.  Set in the fictional town of Clutterbuck Valley, students are asked to solve mysteries, make movies, make a book and more!

Enlighten Me
Over 58,000 pieces of free clipart.  Each item comes with a choice of image size and format as well as complete source information for proper citations in school projects.

Free Clip Art
Choose your grade level and subject to access flashcards to test your knowledge of that area.  This is an American website so you may have visit other grade levels for any Saskatchewan subjects that are not listed for your grade level.
This site has copyright free images from a variety of sources.

Free to Use Media

Over 130000 copyright free images organized into over 3500 categories.  There will be an image here for every purpose!

FreeFoto
Glogster creates a digital learning environment, where teachers and students learn technology in an easy to use and scalable format that simplifies the educational process and produces assessable multi-modal results across the curriculum spectrum.  A "Glog" is an interactive visual platform in which users create a "poster or web page" containing text, video, audio, etc.  Try the basics for free or subscribe for more options.

Glogster

GoAnimate.com is an entertainment website that enables the simple creation of unique computer animated stories, satires and sentiments that can be shared with the entire online community. The site offers simple to more advanced innovative features that provide users with a multitude of possibilities for customizing their animations.

GoAnimate

Links to help teachers, librarians, and parents with internet safety.

Internet Safety: Information for educators and librarians

Ce projet vise à mettre en place une procédure qui pourrait être suivie par n'importe quel enseignant ou personne ressource voulant intégrer les TIC dans la salle de classe peu importe le projet. Le principe est le suivant : les mêmes démarches devraient être entreprises quelque soit le projet d'intégration des technologies dans la salle de classe. Le méta-scénario sert donc de guide et vous en trouverez une description dans la première section.


Intégration des technologies dans la salle de classe m à 8a>

Explore the playful side of invention and the inventive side of play in this website.  Learn how play - the ordinary and everyday "work of childhood" - connects to the creative impulse of both historic and contemporary inventors.

Invention at Play
Do you like to review topics with your entire class in a fun and interactive way?  Here are a list of sites that have Jeopardy-style games. 

Jeopardy-style Whiteboard Games

Articles and lessons for teaching keyboarding.

Keyboarding

Some easy to use activities that will help you teach keyboarding to students in fun ways.

Keyboarding Activities

No matter what your grade level or subject area, Learn Alberta's website has many resources for you.  You can find resources by grade, subject, keyword, media type, audience, language or learning resource type. 

LearnAlberta

Resources and support for everyone interested in media and information literacy for young people.  Topics include Advertising, Stereotyping, Violence, Body Image, Gender Portrayal, and more!

Teacher Lesson Index

You are a member of an advertising team hired by a wealthy philanthropist who wants you to design an ad campaign. You must find ways to educate people on the dangers of some products or messages.

Media Propoganda Webquest

A tutorial for Windows XP includes new elements in Windows XP, configuring the monitor, adding or deleting software, etc.

Microsoft Windows XP tutorial
Turn your photos into a unique mosaic.  Choose your own images and create an unbelievable memory!  Endless possibilities!

Mosaically

Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers. Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection.


Pics4Learning - Tech4Learning

It's Powerpoint on steroids!

Type text, embed pictures, and insert video are all features that Prezi puts forth to creators. Unlike Powerpoint, Prezi is free and extremely portable. Because it's web based, Prezi can be created and shown on any computer with web access. If there is no web access available during your presentation, a downloadable version can be obtained to show offline anywhere. No other software needed, not even flash! Prezi also performs quite well in creating a visual organizer. As they claim on their site, "With the help of Prezi you can create maps of texts, images, videos, PDFs, drawings and present in a nonlinear way."

Prezi
Students can customize maps with markers, routes, comments and more.  They can save their maps but once they do, their maps cannot be edited.

Quikmaps

A 'must have' site for every teacher filled with different quizzes and online fun.

Quiz Hub

If you use SMART Notebook Software, you'll need this page!  There are templates for every classroom and every need!

SMART Notebook Templates
Browse and download lessons and demonstrations made for the Smartboard!

SMART Exchange
This website gathers together many notebook lessons and whiteboard activities in one place.  You can serach by subject or grade.

SMART Notebook Lessons

The Winnipeg School Division has created a blog with over 400 entries for Smart Board users.

Smart Board Activities

A great list of interactive websites, Notebook activity downloads, resources and training tools for teachers to use.

Smart Board Interactive Websites
Oodles of ideas for teachers to use on their Smartboards!  Categories include primary grades, history, math, science, etc.

Smarter Smart Board Use
These tools will help you use your interactive whiteboard more effectively.  There are a variety of subjects covered here!

Smarter Smartboard Use
StoryJumper is a safe and educational place for your kids.  The site teaches your students to write a story in just 7 steps using our StoryStarter process. StoryJumper is an online tool that makes creative writing fun for kids.

StoryJumper
Great for Smartboard users!  Create seating plans, make jeopardy-style review games, make board games and more.

SuperTeacherTools

This site was designed to give teachers a practical and effective way to add a technology component to the classroom. Utilization of these technology skills will engage students while improving their grasp of educational objectives.  The computer skills should not be used in isolation, but rather, as a tool for achieving the educational objectives

Technology Skills for Teachers

This online book has TONS of great ideas for using computers and technology in the classroom.  The author asked teachers to share their ideas and these projects were compiled for all to use.  The .pdf file is easy to navigate and is worth your time!

The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book

Dive into Renaissance life with this extremely attractive and user-friendly site.  Topics to explore include "Art Explorer", "Innovations 1400-2000", "Patron of the Arts", and "The Artist's Life".  There is a teacher area with lesson plans aimed at middle years students.

 

The Renaissance Connection

Using video in the classroom can help students make connections and provide them with opportunities to practice media literacy and critical viewing skills.

There are many FREE videos/clips online!  On this blog is a collection of links to video-rich websites.  While this is certainly not a complete list of all the video sites on the web, it will hopefully provide you with a variety of video resources for you to use in your classroom.

Video Resources Online

You can master the virtual keyboard!  You can either play one note at a time or multiple notes.  You can choose from piano, flute, strings, drums, etc.

Virtual Keyboard
Just as the title suggests, this is a site to narrow down the search for webquests.  There are a variety of webquests, all categorized to correlate with the Ontario Curriculum in 2007.

Webquest Locator
Create organized outlines, idea maps, concept maps, flow charts, reports, and more with this free program.  Very professional-looking results!

Webspiration
ZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool that is designed to let anyone easily create their own customized 3D pop-up books.  You must sign up for a username and password to create your own books.

Zoo Burst Augmented Reality 3D Pop-up Books

actDEN currrently offers ten software tutorials, produced in conjunction with Microsoft K-12 Education, and seven exciting DEN courses. Each tutorial and online course offers up-to-date information and interactive features that encourage students to learn, think, and participate in the online community.


actDEN (Digital Education Network) Software Tutorials and Online Courses

Welcome to the Internet's largest global community of connected classrooms!  Safely connect, collaborate, and learn using this protected email and blog system.  Choose a project and connect with another classroom that is researching the same thing!  Choose from Digital Storytelling, The Way We Are, Global Warming, Habitats, Maps En Espanol, Natural Disasters, Water and Weather.

ePals Global Community

GSCS Global Resources Search

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