Classroom Connect’s December/January2006 Connected Newsletter

 

Lesson Plan Goldmines, p. 3

American Folklore Lessons

http://www.americanfolklore.net/lesson-plans.html

 

Monomyth

http://ias.berkeley.edu/orias/hero/index.htm

 

Ceramics and Pottery

http://www.teachpottery.net/index.htm

 

Teaching Econ

http://www.teachingecon.com/

 

Teaching Writing

http://www.teachwriting.com/

 

Cover Story, pp 4–6

Technology Leadership: Enhancing Positive Educational Change

http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/educatrs/leadrshp/le700.htm

 

Promoting Technology Use in Schools

http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te200.htm

 

Developing a School or District Technology Plan

http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te300.htm

 

4Teachers.org

http://www.4teachers.org

 

ISTE Educator Resources

http://www.iste.org/Template.cfm?Section=Curriculum&Template=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=38&ContentID=3825

 

The Successful Technology Facilitator

http://www.gigglepotz.com/techco.htm

 

Working with Reluctant Teachers

http://www.techlearning.com/story/showArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=GZ3JTNUY0YH0YQSNDBCSKHQ?articleID=18401198

 

Students to the Rescue

http://www.techlearning.com/db_area/archives/WCE/archives/cstevens.htm

 

Technology Coordinator: An Impossible Job?

http://www.techlearning.com/db_area/archives/WCE/archives/bray.htm

 

Connected Calendar, p. 7

Jan Brett

http://www.janbrett.com/biography.htm

 

Georges Seurat

http://www.guggenheimcollection.org/site/artist_bio_145.html

 

Clean Air Act

http://www.epa.gov/oar/oaqps/peg_caa/pegcaa06.html#topic6

 

Everglades National Park

http://www.nps.gov/ever/eco/danger.htm

 

Delaware

http://www.state.de.us/gic/facts/history/delfact.htm

 

Mary Azarian

http://www.nccil.org/azarian.html

 

Louis Pasteur

http://ambafrance-ca.org/HYPERLAB/PEOPLE/_pasteur.html

 

Poinsettia

http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/poinsettia/history.html

 

Madagascar

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ma.html

 

Alabama

http://www.archives.state.al.us/statenam.html

 

Kathleen Blanco

http://gov.louisiana.gov/

 

Beethoven

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_van_Beethoven

 

January 06

Ellis Island

http://ellisisland.org/genealogy/ellis_island_history.asp

 

Mars Exploration

http://www.exploringmars.com/

 

Elk

http://www.gpnc.org/elk.htm

 

Alvin Ailey

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/alvinailey/html/artists.html

 

New Mexico

http://www.state.nm.us/category/aboutnm/fastfacts.html

Richard Nixon

http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/rn37.html

 

Samuel Slater

http://www.slatermill.org/html/history.html

 

Nepal

http://www.travel-nepal.com/mountain.html

 

Iza Trapani

http://www.edupaperback.org/showauth2.cfm?authid=159

 

Paddington

http://www.paddingtonbear.co.uk/en/1/fachispadbio.mxs

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

http://www.thekingcenter.org/mlk/bio.html

 

Crossword Puzzle

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/fun.shtml

 

Winnie-the-Pooh

http://www.pooh-corner.org/general.shtml

 

Soccer

http://www.soccerhall.org/history/us_soccer_history.htm

 

Healthy Eating

http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/pyramid.html

 

Philippines

http://www.gov.ph/aboutphil/default.asp

 

California Gold Rush

http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist2/gold.html

 

Chocolate

http://www.hersheys.com/discover/chocolate.asp

 

Angelina Ballerina

http://www.hitentertainment.com/angelinaballerina/us/index.html

 

Rosemary Wells

http://www.rosemarywells.com/rwells.html

 

Fort Mandan

http://www.fortmandan.com/

 

Snow Leoards

http://www.snowleopard.org/

 

Destinations, 8–9

TimeForKids: Asian Tsunami

http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/specials/articles/0,6709,1013398,00.html

 

USGS: Earthquakes for Kids

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/4kids

 

Caring for Children in Troubled Times

http://www2.ag.ohio-state.edu/~kidshelp/homepage.htm

 

NOAA: National Weather Service

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/subpage1.htm

 

Tsunami Visualizations

http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/visualization/collections/tsunami.html

 

December 2004 Indonesian Earthquake and Tsunami

http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tsunami/sumatra20041226.html

 

Tsunami The Great Waves

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/pr/itic/library/pubs/great_waves/tsunami_great_waves.html

 

NOAA: Tsunami

http://www.tsunami.noaa.gov

 

Waveofdestruction.org

http://www.waveofdestruction.org

 

Understanding Tsunamis

http://school.discovery.com/teachers/tsunami

 

How Tsunamis Work

http://science.howstuffworks.com/tsunami.htm

 

Catching a Tsunami in the Act

http://www.thirteen.org/savageearth/tsunami/html/sidebar1.html

 

Tsunami Characteristics

http://www.important.ca/tsunami_characteristics.html

 

Enchanted Learning: Tsunami Printable Booklet

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/tsunami/book

 

Plate Tectonics

http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/plates1.html

 

Causes of Tsunamis

http://www.uaf.edu/seagrant/earthquake/tsunami.html

 

Tsunami Causes

http://www.important.ca/tsunami_causes.html

 

Tsunami

http://plus.maths.org/issue34/features/tsunami/

 

Tsunami Warning

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/book01.htm

 

Tsunamis: What Should You Do?

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/brochures/tsunami6.htm

 

Hazards Fact Sheet: Tsunami

http://www.fema.gov/hazards/tsunamis/tsunamif.shtm

 

Helping Children Cope With Disaster

http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/family/children-disaster/children.htm

 

Indian Ocean Earthquake

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake

 

NOAA Reacts Quickly to Indonesian Tsunami

http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2004/s2357.htm

 

December 2004 Indonesian Earthquake and Tsunami

http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tsunami/sumatra20041226.html

 

2004 Sumatra Earthquake

http://staff.aist.go.jp/kenji.satake/animation.gif

 

Deadliest Tsunamis

http://geology.about.com/library/bl/bltsunamideathtable.htm

 

The Why Files: Tsunamis

http://whyfiles.org/068tsunami/index.php?g=2.txt

 

Biggest Tsunami Countdown

http://fohn.net/biggest-tsunami

 

Grand Banks Earthquake and Tsunami

http://www.seismo.nrcan.gc.ca/damage/1929/1929_e.php

 

Software Applications, HyperStudio, pp 10–11

HyperStudio

http://www.hyperstudio.com

 

System Requirements

http://www.hyperstudio.com/productinfo_sysreq.aspx

 

Hyper About HyperStudio

http://www.uen.org/utahlink/tours/tourFames.cgi?tour_id=14179

 

Building Learning with Technology: HyperStudio Tutorial

http://www.education.umd.edu/blt/hyperstudio/

 

HyperStudio Tutorials

http://www.quasar.ualberta.ca/edpy202/tutorial/hstudio/hstudio.htm

 

How To Get Your HyperStudio Stacks On the Web

http://www.holland.k12.mi.us/technology/hyperstudio/howto.html

 

Carnivores, Herbivores, and Omnivores (Mac or Windows)

http://www.hyperstudio.com/showcase_socialstudies_carnivore.aspx

 

Thirteen Ed Online: HyperStudio Projects

http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/software/index.html#softwarepro

 

Creating Talking Books with HyperStudio 4

http://atto.buffalo.edu/registered/Tutorials/talkingBooks/hyperstudio4.php

 

“Hyper” Story Problems for Grade 2

http://members.fortunecity.com/l2k2/teacher/HyperStudio.html

 

Native Americans in the Natural World

http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/native/native.html

 

Earth Science HyperStudio Stacks (Mac)

http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/downloads/stack.html

 

Fun with HyperStudio: President Projects

http://www.remc11.k12.mi.us/bstpract/bstpract/132/132.htm

 

Interactive Math

http://www.hyperstudio.com/showcase_math_interactive.aspx

 

Movement in Our Neighborhood

http://timberdrivees.wcpss.net/WebQuests/Movement%20in%20Our.htm

 

HyperStudio Resources (Mac)

http://www.yesnet.yk.ca/schools/wes/software_page/hyperstudio.html

 

Using HyperStudio in the Classroom

http://www.macomb.k12.mi.us/it/hyperstudio/

 

Creating Electronic Portfolios

http://www.hyperstudio.com/portfolio.aspx

 

ESSDACK: Examples of Electronic Portfolios
http://www.essdack.org/port/examples.html

 

HyperStudio Project Rubric

http://www.essdack.org/tips/researchrpt.html

 

Multimedia Project Rubric

http://www.ncsu.edu/midlink/rub.mmproj.htm

 

U.S. History Timeline

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0902416.html

 

A+ Web Gallery, p. 12–13

U.S. History.org

http://www.ushistory.org/

 

SnowCrystals.com

http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/

 

EyeWitness to History

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/

 

Newton’s Window

http://www.suzannesutton.com/

 

I Love That Teaching Idea

http://www.ilovethatteachingidea.com/

 

Landmark Cases

http://www.landmarkcases.org/

 

Mudd Math Fun Facts

http://www.math.hmc.edu/funfacts/

 

SEED

http://www.seed.slb.com/

 

Under5s

http://www.underfives.co.uk/

 

Greece Athena Middle School: WebQuests

http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/ath/library/webquests/default.htm

 

Knowing Poe

http://knowingpoe.thinkport.org/

 

Wired Success, p. 14

Instiki

http://instiki.org/show/HomePage

 

Kids’ Corner, p. 15

Kids’ Planet

http://www.kidsplanet.org/

 

We Can!

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/index.htm

 

KIDPROJ Multicultural Calendar

http://www.kidlink.org/KIDPROJ/MCC/

 

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids

http://www.dsokids.com/2001/rooms/DSO_Intro.html

 

The World of Ezra Jack Keats

http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/

 

PBS: Pyramids

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/

 

Feature Story, Science and the Web, p. 16–18

Emily Carr At Home and at Work

http://collections.ic.gc.ca/EmilyCarrHomeWork

 

Starry Messenger Project

http://www.masters.ab.ca/bdyck/Galileo

 

Come Fly With Me!

http://www.masters.ab.ca/bdyck/fly2

 

The Franklin Institute Online: Educational Hotlists

http://www.fi.edu/tfi/hotlists/hotlists.html

 

Science NetLinks

http://www.sciencenetlinks.com

 

SandlotScience.com

http://www.sandlotscience.com/Illusion_Jump_Main/Master_Jump.htm

 

ASEE Engineering K12 Center

http://www.engineeringk12.org

 

BrainPop

http://www.brainpop.com

 

Explorations Through Time

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/education/explotime.html

 

Bill Nye the Science Guy

http://www.billnye.com/flash.html

 

Eric Weisstein’s World of Scientific Biography

http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography

 

National Science Foundation

http://www.nsf.gov

 

NASA Education

http://nasadln.nmsu.edu/dln/content/catalog/details/?cid=358

 

Why Files

http://whyfiles.org

 

Forensics in the Classroom

http://www.courttv.com/forensics%5Fcurriculum

 

The Museum of Unnatural Mystery

http://www.unmuseum.org/unmain.htm

 

Smithsonian: Science and Technology

http://www.si.edu/science_and_technology

 

San Francisco Exploratorium

http://www.exploratorium.edu

 

American Museum of Natural History

http://amnh.org/education/resources/index.php

 

The Internet Public Library

http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/sci00.00.00/%20http://amnh.org/home/?src=toolbar

 

Science Tracer Bullets Online

http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/tracer-bullets

 

Science Reference Services

http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech

 

Everyday Mysteries

http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/archive.html

 

The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education

http://www.ciese.org/collabprojs.html

 

Science WebQuests

http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/science.htm

 

Internet Quests: Web 201

http://www2.gsu.edu/~mstjrh/internet_quests.htm

 

Ask Dr. Universe

http://www.wsu.edu/DrUniverse/Contents.html

 

Ask a Scientist

http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/aasinfo.htm

 

MadSci Network

http://madsci.wustl.edu

 

Science Fair Theme Page

http://www.cln.org/themes/science_fair.html

 

How To Put on a Great Science Fair!

http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr220.shtml

 

Annenberg CPB Channel

http://learner.org/index.html

 

Live @ Exploratorium

http://www.exploratorium.edu/webcasts/archive.html

 

Math Feature, p. 19

Virtual Manipulative: Percentages

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_160_g_3_t_1.html

 

Fraction Bars Applet

http://arcytech.org/java/fractions/fractions.html

 

A Conceptual Model for Solving Percent Problems

http://illuminations.nctm.org/index_d.aspx?id=249

 

Comparing Fractions and Percentages

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/fractiondecimalpercentage/comparing/fractionspercentages/activity.shtml

 

Circle Grapher

http://illuminations.nctm.org/tools/tool_detail.aspx?id=60

 

Pie Chart

http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/piechart/index.html

 

AAA Math: Percents and Ratios

http://www.aaamath.com/pct.html

 

Mission Magnetite

http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/percent/percent.html

 

Penguin Waiter

http://www.funbrain.com/penguin

 

Percent Jeopardy

http://www.quia.com/cb/42534.html

 

Comparing All Three

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/fractiondecimalpercentage/comparing/comparingall3/game.shtml

 

QuickMath: Percent Solver

http://www.hostsrv.com/webmab/app1/MSP/quickmath/02/pageGenerate?site=quickmath&s1=numbers&s2=percentages&s3=basic

 

Percent Change Calculator

http://www.newsengin.com/neFreeTools.nsf/PercentChange/formPercentChange

 

3-Way Percent Calculator

http://www.math.com/everyone/calculators/calc_source/percent.htm

 

Technology Tips, p. 20

Answers.com

http://www.answers.com

 

Teacher Toolkit

http://www.teachers.answers.com

 

Global Projects, p. 21

CyberTeen Magazine

http://www.op97.org/cyberteen/index.html

 

My Town Is Important

http://www.mrsmcgowan.com/town/index.html

 

The Investigators

http://www.dovetonnorth.vic.edu.au/collab/tour.htm

 

Project Atmosphere Australia Online

http://www.schools.ash.org.au/paa2/

 

Internet Activities, pp 22–23

Folktales from China
http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/china.html

 

Chinese Folk and Fairy Tales

http://www.newton.mec.edu/Angier/DimSum/Chinese%20Folktales.html

 

Ancient Chinese Fables
http://www.chinavista.com/experience/fable/fable.html

 

Children’s Literature for Chinese New Year
http://www.noblenet.org/booklists/chinesenewyear.htm

 

New Year’s Eve and Chinese New Year

http://www.gio.gov.tw/info/festival_c/spring_e/spring.htm

 

Chinese New Year
http://www.educ.uvic.ca/faculty/mroth/438/CHINA/chinese_new_year.html

 

Chinese New Year
http://www.c-c-c.org/chineseculture/festival/newyear/newyear.html

 

Chinese New Year Photo Gallery
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/c/a/2005/02/20/PARADE.TMP&o=4

 

Foods of the Chinese New Year

http://www.foodmuseum.com/chinesenew.html

 

Chinese Rice Cake Recipe

http://www.chinasprout.com/html/new_year5.html

 

How People Make Fortune Cookies

http://pbskids.org/rogers/R_house/cookiespictures.htm

 

Fortune Cookies Recipe

http://www.mom-mom.com/fortune_cookies.htm

 

Chinese New Year Art Activties
http://www.newton.mec.edu/Angier/DimSum/china__dim_sum__spring_fes.html

 

Crafts and Activities for Chinese New Year

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/chinesenewyear/

 

Chinese New Year Red Couplets

http://www.chinatown-online.co.uk/pages/learn/class_newyear.html

 

Chinese Word for Luck

http://www.chinapage.com/word/luck.html

 

Chinese Calendar
http://www.new-year.co.uk/chinese/calendar.htm

 

Chinese Zodiac
http://www.chinatoday.com/culture/zodiac/zodiac.htm

 

Martin Luther King: Biography

http://nobelprize.org/peace/laureates/1964/king-bio.html

 

Martin Luther King, Jr: A Biographical Sketch

http://www.lib.lsu.edu/hum/mlk/srs218.html

 

Martin Luther King, Jr.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.

 

The Seattle Times: Martin Luther King, Jr.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/mlk/

 

Martin Luther King, Jr.

http://www.time.com/time/photoessays/mlk/

 

MLK Online

http://www.mlkonline.net/

 

MLK Papers: Popular Requests

http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/popular_requests/voice_of_kingFrame.htm

 

MLK Day of Service

http://www.mlkday.org/

 

Youth Service America

http://www.ysa.org/

 

A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

http://www.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/mlking.htm

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Timeline

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/mlktime1.html

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

http://www.nps.gov/malu/

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial

http://www.mlkmemorial.org/

 

The King Center

http://www.thekingcenter.org/