What’s Hot for Tots?
The Best Web Sites for PK-2

Gail Lovely

http://www.GailLovely.com

glovely@aol.com

 

Selecting Web Resources

Things to Look for

Curriculum-based

Example: Literacy and More - Between the Lions

http://pbskids.org/lions/games/

Simple, clean interface

Example: Boohbah

http://www.boohbah.com/

An interface which requires little user-support

Example: Real or Make Believe - Game Goo

http://www.cogcon.com/gamegoo/gooey.html

Plans for waiting time

Example: Boowa Kwala

http://www.uptoten.com/kids/boowakwala-home.html

 

Learning is the Goal

Patterning Examples:

Linear Patterns (online)

http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/frames_asid_184_g_1_t_1.html

Characteristic Patterns (online)

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/jeux.lulu/html/anglais/algorith/algoriA1.htm

Patterns with Weather

http://www.ednoland.com/ednolandweb/mmedia/games/weather/dswmedia/zc02a401.htm

Open Ended Patterns (online)

http://www.abc.net.au/countusin/games/game2.htm

Auditory Patterns (online)

http://www.kids-space.org/HPT/1/11.html

Auditory Patterns –(online)

http://www.hbschool.com/activity/pattern/pattern.html

 


The NEW NETS for Students

I. Creativity and Innovation

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.

Online Interactives

http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/zone.htm

Making Music

http://www.creatingmusic.com/mmm/mmm.html

Bembo’s Zoo - Play with Letters

http://www.bemboszoo.com/Bembo.swf

 

II. Communication and Collaboration

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.

Epals - PenPals for your class

http://www.epals.com

YackPack

http://www.yackpack.net/yackpack/index.jsp

Brave Memories

http://comsewogue.k12.ny.us/~csinger/projects/braveirene/bravememories.htm

Podcasts, never too early?

 

III. Research and Information Fluency

Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.

Technospuds
Projects to Join

http://www.technospudprojects.com

Tooth Tally Project

http://wilburnes.wcpss.net/tooth.htm

 

IV. Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving, and Decision-Making

Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.

Online Manipulatives
http://www.arcytech.org/java

http://www.matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/vlibrary.html

Math Tool - Graphing

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing/

Numbers to Graph - Daily Ideas

http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/numbers13.html


V. Digital Citizenship

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.

Keeping Children Safe…

Students should not use their names online or on the computers.

Giving Credit to Others

Teach to give credit…

 

VI. Technology Operations and Concepts

Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

Computer Skills - Use something to help make sure you leave no gaps…

http://www.uptoten.com/ (join School Premium for free!)

Keyboarding – The Beginning

http://www.literacycenter.net/lessonview_en.htm#

 

Resource Examples by Curriculum Area

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Math and Science Resource Examples

Illuminations - The BEST Math Examples and tools

http://illuminations.nctm.org/

BBCi Math Resources - Excellence

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/4_11/numeracy.shtml

Math – Money (dollars, euros and more)

http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/money-master.html

Math - Time

http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/BangOnTime/clockwordres.html

Science with PEEP

http://peepandthebigwideworld.com/

The National Zoo

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/default.cfm

 

Literacy Resource Examples

Fluency - Kididdles

http://www.kididdles.com/mouseum/index.html

Vocabulary Development - Word Fun

http://www.eduplace.com/fakeout/

Book Reviews By and For Kids

http://www.spaghettibookclub.com/

Storyline - Audiobooks Read by Famous People

http://www.bookpals.net/storyline/index.html

Lots of Literacy Activities

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

Make a Robot and then write about it!

http://www.candlelightstories.com/Games/RobotLab.htm

 

Teacher Resources

Read Write Think
http://www.readwritethink.org/

Rubistar - Almost Instant Rubrics

http://rubistar.4teachers.org

PBL Checklists

http://pblchecklist.4teachers.org/

Personal Education Press

http://www.educationalpress.org

Filamentality

http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/

TrackStar

http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/index.jsp

 



Thank you for your interest… Please let me know if I can help you or your colleagues use technology in wise and powerful ways with learners!

 

Gail Lovely
www.GailLovely.com
glovely@aol.com