- Digital Tools: Photos/Videos Vermilion Parish Curriculum Links
- Flip Camera Lessons/Links (Vermilion) (Thanks Lori Porter and Brandy Broussard for sharing!!)
- Educational videos online | MindBites.com
- 100 Video Sites Every Educator Should Bookmark
- 100 Ways to Use Digital Cameras | Scholastic.com
- The Ultimate List of Free Web-Based Education Resources – eLearners.com
- Mr. Young’s Bouncy “A”: SmartBoard Resources & Educational Activities
- Presentations ETC Homepage
- Teacher Tools
- Welcome to Fotobabble – Talking Photos (Mike Dartez)
- Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell
- 8 Interesting Ways to Teach Reading Comprehension in the Classroom
- Online Literacy Activities
- Anita Archer Reading
- Those Dark Hiding Places: The Invisible Web Revealed (Donald Gremillion)
- WordItOut – Transform your text into word clouds!
- Grammar and Vocabulary
- ABCya! ICE CREAM TALK: A Kid’s Activity to Learn Nouns and Verbs
- Free eBooks at Planet eBook – Classic Novels and Literature
- Story Starters | Scholastic.com
- The Victorian Web: An Overview
- Interactive Whiteboard Community – Educational and Teacher Resources Promethean Planet
- Mathematics for kids
- algebasics Algebra Tutorials (Mike Dartez)
- Seeing Math Secondary: Interactives
- Geometry : Themes : Resources : Promethean Planet
- Purplemath (Mike Dartez)
- Listen & Read Grade 1: Animals & Food | Scholastic.com
- Cool biology animations (Mike Dartez)
- Cool Science animations 2 (Mike Dartez)
- Young Explorer – Leap, Frog! : Promethean Planet (Cute frog items)
- Critical Thinking in Biology Using Case Studies
- The Best Resources To Learn About The U.S. Census
- Historical Voices
- The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed
Music (Mike Dartez)
Music offers another means of creatively exploring our world and ourselves. Many students express themselves better through music than they ever would by writing an essay. The following are tools for encouraging and enabling students to create musical products.
- Kisstunes–wonderfully easy site uses keyboard to create music. Compose, save, and share music (requires registration). Here’s my brief first try (Not one lesson!).
- Glitchscape–very unusual music creation tool in which users draw shapes on a grid, which then become sounds. If you’re into techno, this is the site for you. My example.
- Noteflight–this one is a bit more advanced (Actual knowledge of scales, chords, and notes is a big plus–thus the reason I won’t be sharing my example.), and it does require registration, but the possibilities make it worth it. Create, share, and export original pieces –very powerful tool!
- Jamstudio–This one made me feel like I knew what I was doing (Allow me to dream.). Requires registration, but it makes it so easy to create professional sounding music, it is definitely worth it! Choose from a variety of instruments, tempos, moods, etc.