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Monday, November 29, 2010

Fun Typing Skills Games to Play

Some More Great Games to Improve Literacy and Typing ability.

Great Game to Improve Spelling and Typing Skills

A great web based game to play on the IWB or on your own. It will improve students' spelling, literacy, group work skills and they will enjoy playing it with each other on the IWB.

Forget Ps2: Karaoke is now Online for Free!

This website lets you sing karaoke just like on the Playstation, but on your computer instead. You just plug in a normal microphone and you can sing the songs and get scores just like on the Playstation. You need to sign up for a free account to sing the songs.

Music Comes Alive on the Net!!

Here's another great website to teach Music. Lots of good games and sounds to learn here.

Another website for the teaching of Music

The Story of Stuff

This easy to follow film shows students the process of 'stuff' from 'extraction' through to 'disposal'. It might be useful when talking about recycling and ecological sustainability.

Kindergarten Worksheets Here!!

Here you will find lots of worksheets already done for Kindergarten teaches to use Free.

Games to Improve Music Listening

Here's a good website that provides fun games for students to improve their listening skills in Music. You can subscribe to the site for free to get more online Music games.

Listen to Sounds in Cities around the World

Ever wanted to give your students a glimpse of what takes place in different cities around the world. Well, now you can give them audio recordings of cities around the world to listen to. They can listen to the language and music and vehicles that are commonly found in those cities. Check it out.

Learn it in 5: Great Website for Lots of New ICT

This website shows you lots of new ICT Web 2.0 tools that you may have heard about before (e.g. Wordle, Wallwisher etc.).  Have a look at the site and you might find out what you didn't know already about these programs.

example: VoiceThread program

A Wonderful Website for Primary Science

This website has lots of great Science activities on it. I could go on about this site for ages, but probably better that you have a look at yourself and you'll see how great it is for kids.

National Geographic Website for Kids

National Geographic has a great kids section on its website that you could use with your classes.

A Free Online Scientific Calculator in your Browser

Go to this website and find a free scientific calculator to use with your students on the IWB.

Using the Crayola Website for "Digital Storytelling"

In the Crayola site, I also found this great "digital storytelling" website where students can make their own 'scenes' and print them out. They can then go and complete their sheet offline.

Use Crayola Online

Love crayola?? Well now your students can use all the different crayola products online to write and draw with. You can then print the page. Will be great to use with your IWB in the classroom.

A Nice Science Websites For You

I just found this good website that provides great resources for Science topics. It provides interactives and videos for students to use in the classroom. Have a look at it soon.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Save the Words: Students make stories using Fridge magnets!

this website allows students to make a story from a selection of fridge magnets that can be dragged onto the screen. Students can choose their phrases to use and in which order they will go in the story.  When done, students can send their story to 3 people(email addresses) and those people will receive their story.  No sign up is required to do this. All works within a browser.

Students can use PrimaryPad to work on the same document at the same time

This website only requires a browser to let students collaborate with each other on a document. One student creates a document in the browser (with no sign up needed). The students is then given a web address for the document space. That address is given to other students. They can then collaborate together on the document in the browser (through the web address).

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Wonderful "AUSTRALIAN HISTORY" Resources Website

I attended a fabulous conference recently. At the conference, my colleague shared with me a wonderful "History" ICT resource.  Finally, we have an 'Australian History' website to go to for historical resources.  It has old photos, newspapers etc. about Australia's History. Hope you enjoy it and I thank my colleague for giving this to us all.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Turn your Browser into a 3D Browser

Check this out. You can turn your ordinary looking webpage results from Google into 3D, so you can see the individual pages in 3D and scroll through them visually.  Have a look at the picture to the right to see what I mean. You have to see it to believe it.  The program is called SpaceTime3D and it is a free download for you. The students will love it!

An Online Book from Google

Google has just released a comical and informative book on the internet that tells you about lots of ICT related info (e.g. what is cloud computing, old vs new browsers etc.). Check it out. It is pretty good.  The 'online book' tool they have used can be found at or at  (and I am trying to track down some more websites that will do this for us all.

Turn any Blog into a PDF or Book

You can turn your blog into a PDF document or into an Online Book (that you can save to your computer).  Use this website to easier do this task. It is a nice way to see your blog. It also comes with a contents page for your Blog Postings. It is great.

Record your Desktop with CommunityClips

Sometimes you and your students want to record what you have on your computer screen. Here's the answer.  You can install this small program on your computer and then you can record your screen and turn it into a video file.

KissTunes: Turn your Keyboard into a Piano

A wonderful and fun website that lets your students play a piano using their keyboard keys. They can record their songs and then play them back in the browser.


There is a Wiki page that gives you information about Species. It is called WikiSpecies. You may want to use this in your Science Class sometime soon.

Learn How to Use a Microscope (Virtually)

Students can learn how to use a microscope on this website (and other interactive tutorials are available as well).

Investigating History Through Google Earth

You can now use Google Earth to see how placed/locations looked throughout time. You can use the clock tool on Google Earth to go back in time and see what existed/did not exist somewhere in the world. See the image to the right to see what I mean. Info on Major Historical Events

This website gives you a place to go to for information about the major events in global history.  It is a bit wordy but it will give you a place to go if you need it.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Meep: Saving Youtube Videos to your Computer

Trying to find a way to save Youtube Videos to your computer in a fast and easy way?  Well, there are many ways to do this, but the easiest I have found is by installing Meep into your internet toolbar and then clicking "Save Video" in your toolbar when you see the Youtube film you want to save. Easy.

Friday, November 19, 2010

It's Christmas Time Again!! Lots of Christmas ICT Activities (IWB Friendly)

A colleague has sent me a wonderful link that has lots of Christmas ICT activities that can be used on the IWB and on laptops/desktops.  Thanks heaps to this colleague. Check it out.  You will see how the Livebinders online website works. It is a way of putting lots of websites into a virtual Ring Binder.

Do Know What Experiment to Do Next with Your Class?

You can find lots of different experiments here for different subject areas. The website lets you pick your subject area and then tells you the equipment you will need to do the experiment and how to do it in the classroom.

Simple Science Videos

Need to find simple Science videos that explain Science information to your students, check this out!

BBC Website Has "Interactive Body" Activities

This website lets your students interactive online with the human body.

Roof Ray: Calculating Solar Power on Roofs Using Google Maps/Earth

This is a great website for calculating the solar potential of roofs on houses. It uses Google Maps/Earth to find the roof and then you can see what the solar potential is on the roof.

3D Molecular Animations to Watch

This website lets you see what the 3D molecular structures look like for different products such as Caffeine, Glucose, Cholestrol etc.  The structures are animated for you to watch.

Listen to the Sounds of Nature through Google Earth

Here you can listen to the sounds of nature around the world using Google Earth.

Chemistry Add-In for Microsoft Word

Download this Add-In for Microsoft Word and then you can use Chemistry terms etc. in Word Documents.

Science Animations to Watch

Here is a website that shows some animations of Science processes. You can see the processes on the screenshot on the right.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Sample of some of the "Maths" websites out there to use

Here is a selection of Maths websites that I have collated into 1 web address. Hope you enjoy them.

Google Earth Blog (+ 10 Games to Play with Google Earth)

This Blog focuses on Google Earth activities.  I have just selected the "10 Games to Play" section of this blog, but there's more to the blog that you can use in the classroom.

A Visual Way to See Current Events From Around the World

This website called lets you see the latest current events from around the world on a map of the world.

Using Well Known Paintings to Trigger Off Story Writing

This website uses famous paintings to help students write stories. All of the process (picking the painting, writing the story, recording a voiceover for the story) occurs online without having to sign up for an account. Then students can send their painting and short story to any one they so choose by filling in the form in the last step of the process. The painting and story then appears in that person's email inbox.

How can I start My Short Story Miss?

"I don't know how to start my story!!". Heard this before? yes, will here's something to help you out. This website gives you random story starters to show to your class to help them begin their stories.

BBC Website Has Excellent Numeracy and Literacy ICT Activities

The BBC website has some wonderful activities to teach literacy and numeracy skills to students of all levels.

Great English and Maths Games Online

Similar to, this website provides great, fun and educational English and Maths games to play online.

Solution: How do I get Updates from my Favourite Blog to Go To My Inbox? (RSS FEEDS)

So you have found a great blog, but don't have time to always go back and check it for new updated material. Well, here's your answer. Get the info sent to your Inbox whenever it is published by the Blogger.  You normally go to the bottom of the blog page and click on the link that says "Posts (Atom)". Then you click "subscribe to this feed" on the next webpage that opens.  Then, in your Inbox, you will have a folder called "RSS Feeds".  If you click on that folder in your Inbox, you should now have a new folder that has been created.  Whenever a new post is posted on that blog, then posted info will go straight into that folder.

What Can You Do with an Ipad?? Great Resource for iPad.

I was shopping in local supermarket lately and came across a great magazine for under 20 dollars that gives you over 900 great application for the iPad. I highly recommend you getting it if you are looking to see what you can do with an iPad.  For example, you can do Google Earth, View and edit Microsoft Office documents (ppt., Word, Excel etc.) , read PDF files and lots more things that you may not have known you  could do with an iPad.

Dabbleboard: A Great Way to Collaborate

Dabbleboard is a nice online website application that lets you collaborate with others in real-time.  It is a whiteboard that is accessible to those that know the web address. You can put images on the whiteboard and even chat and video link-up with the others on the website.

Christmas Websites for ECE/Primary Level Students

I recently ran a very enjoyable PL sessions for a small group of ECE teachers looking for Christmas activities to use with their students.  I have included the link to find these websites here: . They can be used on the IWB to great effect.  Also you will find some good Smartboard Notebook files at under the search term of "Christmas".

Extremely Simple Gaming Program to Make a Platform Game: JumpCraft

Jumpcraft:  This is a very easy program to use to make a platform game.  Just drag and drop your items onto the screen and then you use your laptop's cursor keys to run and jump through the platform game. It is a great program for Primary School level and gaming development. It is free!

A Sample of some of the "Englishy" websites out there to use

I presenting the following bunch of websites at an English PL session yesterday. I have used the website to combine all the 18 websites into 1 URL.  Here it is : .  You will find lots of different websites at that address that you can use with your students in the English/Literacy subject area. Enjoy.

Solution to "Flip Camera Film Clip Won't go Into Movie Maker?"

So, your students have made a film with their Flip Camera and now the film won't import into Movie Maker!!  Here's the solution.   Download this small program from the internet : , open up the program on your laptop, then convert your film using either the AVI or WMV options in the drop down box at top right of screen.  The films should now be converted and will go into Movie Maker.  This program is great. It is fast, easy to use and gives you lots of options for converting to different file formats.  Hope this helps.

Plagiarism Checkers:

This website will allow you to check if your student(s) have plagiarised information from the internet.  Another website that will also do this is: . They are both free and you can pay a small fee to upgrade if you would like to within the website.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

GoAnimate is a cool web-based website that lets you create nice looking comic strips with the cartoon characters and props and background found in the software. You need to sign up and then you can make the comic strips (in the same way as using Movie Maker).  You can then save your work so noone else can view the cartoon/comic or you can make it public and put it on the net.

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