More tools for you to play with! These are websites my students use regularly at school and at home for a variety of tasks and information.

Web 2.0 - Interactive Tools

Stapleless Book Resource Tiny Book Creator
Just for Kids - Interactive - Bugs/Weather Create Floor Plans
Glogster - online poster generator with links and many options - use free .edu version
Mindmapping Tools - an array of mapping tools - incredible
Kid Graph Maker** Create Graphs
Mapwing create and share virtual tours sample of teacher work:
Tagxedo word cloud generator in shapes ie: globe or US or face
Scribblemaps write on maps electronically and embed - use help feature
Voki create talking avatars
Xtranormal create movies with characters and avatars
Bitstrips cartoon generator - not as cool as make belief comix but fun
Goanimate 4 schools account - 100 free educator accts- create cartoon and animations !
New tools workshop fabulous resource set up as a GLOG....
Jamstudio music creation
Money 101: Teaching Kids to Count Money
weave silk

Interactive Games/Challenges
Invention & Play
Design Squad Nation
Tinker Ball Challenge
NCES Kids Zone
Geography Games

Aggregated Resources for Web 2.0
Cool tools for schooll

Stock Market Simulations
Stock Market Game Http://
Top 50 Stock Picks
History primary sources
Ellis Island Oral History
Bill of Rights
Exploratorium Digital Library
Colorado Historical Newspapers Collection
Visual Dictionaries
Web Evaluation
Get your Web License ! Net Lesson
Website Evaluation Lesson- click here
Common Sense Media
Samples of Webquests
3rd Grade Space Exploration
3rd Grade Tornado Webquest
Tornado Pathfinder !
5th Grade Fairy Tale Webquest:
5th Grade Webquest for Weather:
Denver Denver Webquest
ILT Webquest PageA list of Webquests by ILT DPS

Kid Search Engines:
Internet Public Library for Kids

Citation Makers
Citation Maker
Pigeon Website Mo Willems
Skippy Jon Jones
Author/Illustrator Resource
Current Events:
Denver Post e-Subscription
Time for Kids
News Hour Extra
Sports Illustrated for Kids
Kids Washington Post
Kids New York Times
Kids Newsroom

Alphabet & Reading
ECE Community Helpers
Rhyming Game Kinder
Poisson Rouge
Eric Carle Movie Reading Book

Online stories for children:
StoryblocksVideos in English & Spanish - Rhymes
Storyline OnlineActors Read Stories Out Loud
Codyscuentos Classic Fairy Tales in Spanish
Reading Planet Reading Stories & Activities
SurLaLune – Fairy Tales Fairy Tales
StoryPlace Children’s Digital Library
International Children’s Digital Library Books read aloud
Time Line Creators

Image Resources for Students:
Copyright Free Photos
NOAA Photo Library
The Morgue File
US Federal Government Public Domain Images
http://etc.usf.eduClip Art Etc.
http://schooldiscoveryeducation.comDiscovery School Clip Art Gallery

Educational Games:
Geography Games
PBS Kids
Spelling City Open in Safari !
NCES Kids Zone
Figure This – Math Challenges
Math Dictionary for Kids
Aunty Math
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

Misc. Cool Stuff

Flat Stanley Project


Sweat Monkey linking youth with community service

Podcasting Bethke Elementary School This school has it's podcasts on itunes for subscription