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Online Resources:

http://www.primarygames.com/ a variety of free games and links to other sites, but has intrusive advertising
http://www.starfall.com/ good for the very young
http://pbskids.org/ PBS kids site, with a huge amount of primary level videos and games for kids
http://www.pbs.org/parents/ PBS site - Click on a character then go to "Activities" for learning activities
http://www.321know.com/ Short math lessons (someone would need to read the material for students not able to read) Links to Spelling, Vocabulary, States of the United States, Nations of the World, and Sudoku.
http://www.multiplication.com/ multiplication practice, some advertising
http://www.coolmath4kids.com/ math games for ages 5-12
http://www.coolmath.com/ math games for ages 13 and up
http://www.ixl.com/math/grades math for grades PreK-8
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/ keyboarding for elementary level
http://www.sense-lang.org/typing/tutor/keyboarding.php keyboarding
http://www.goodtyping.com/ keyboarding
http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/ Elementary learning games
http://www.dositey.com/2008/index-page-home.php math and language arts for K and up
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/topic_t_4.html free math activities for K-12 using virtual manipulatives
http://www.aplusmath.com/Games/index.html math for K-12
http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/ games from the US Mint
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ free math lessons for K-12
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/k_5/ writing for grades K-5
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/ use the links at the bottom of this page for great resources
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmr05/ reading for K-5
http://www.bookadventure.com/home.aspx reading support, tests for books
http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/ a place to make comics. Students choose a character, type in a balloon, and may then print or email the cartoon. Probably any grade level with help for younger than third grade.
http://www.spellingcity.com/ simple spelling activities using a list of your words or one of their lists
http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/web20/ Atomic Learning videos on Web 2.0: blogs, RSS feeds, podcasts
http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents biographies of past presidents, first ladies, etc.
http://homeworkhowto.com/ free videos on various subjects and you may pay for personal help with [[#|homework]]
http://www.switcheroozoo.com/default.htm a fun activity for primary level kids
http://www.mypopstudio.com/ for elementary and middle school girls to explore media, music, and healthy development
http://voicethread.com/#home Voicethread - you may post pictures with sound and gather comments from others
http://www.brainpop.com/ Brain Pop - short animated videos on various topics - there is a subscription fee, there is a [[#|free trial]]
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/ difficult to navigate, but try parents>Additional Resources>Puzzlemaker to make your own puzzles, or Teachers>Additional Resources>Brain Boosters for brain teasers
http://hewit.unco.edu/dohist/ Colorado history - Outstanding source for [[#|photos]] with captions and [[#|quotes]] from people in Colorado's history
http://www.khanacademy.org/ Khan Academy - excellent free videos on a variety of topics

For parents, guardians, grandparents, etc. to help students:
http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/ free activities to help with literacy from a highly respected source

http://animoto.com/ free or pay for an [[#|upgrade]] to make videos from pictures, [[#|video]] clips, and text with music

http://citationmachine.net/?resize=1 Free for high [[#|school]] and older writers for help citing published works on a paper

https://www.wikispaces.com/ get a free wikipage

Adults:
http://www.lumosity.com/ Brain games First 3 days are free, then there is a fee of 14.95/mos. Or $80.00/yr.
http://brainden.com/

Online tutors (not free):
http://www.tutor.com/
http://www.homeworkhelp.com/
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ESL (For those with English as Second Language)
http://eslus.com/esl/resource.htm


Information on technology in the classroom:
Things have gone from the overhead projector and 16mm film projector to digital [[#|projectors]], document cameras, and interactive smartboards. There are [[#|computer]] labs and [[#|laptop carts]], microphones worn by the teacher connected to students who are partially deaf. The [[#|student]] could wear earphones or have speakers on their desk. Speaker systems for rooms to cover every corner of the room are available. Kindergartners taking ipods from their teachers home to read books. This has been proven to increase reading ability in Boulder schools. Teachers and students are using powerpoint presentations, slideshows, webquests, and online videos.

"Clicker" [[#|video]]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15Fl0nWdmHQ&NR=1
[[#|Interactive whiteboard]] demonstration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjdNPMZJbLs
Channel 9 News report on ipads from their twitter feed: http://www.9news.com/rss/article/217084/328/Many-US-schools-adding-iPads-trimming-textbooks-?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
School District 6 website: http://www.greeleyschools.org//Domain/4 the district website has links to the schools by clicking on the "Select a School" button at the very top of the page
http://isabelle.wikispaces.com/page/diff/home?v1=40109490&v2=40385586 "Isabelle" wiki - a collaboration begun by 3 student writers
http://shelton4ss.edublogs.org/ Blog for fourth grade students (2008-2009)
http://voicethread.com/#u23427.b26324.i146410 Voicethread reading of "Sideways Stories from Wayside School"
http://voicethread.com/?#u23427.b25478.i142013 Voicethread reading of "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters"
http://ssameshima.blogspot.com/ a personal blog about ideas in teaching