Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Kid Rocket

I absolutely love browsing the internet to find my students new and interesting educational software to use and I love it even more when I find something that's FREE.

Kid Rocket is a web browser for kids, that also protects your desktop from click happy little fingers! Its really simple - really. Instead of letting the browser have access to the whole world wide web and 'trying' to filter out the bad content, like most childrens internet browsers, filtering software do. The KidRocket designers have blocked out the entire internet and only let the browser access limited, top quality, child related web sites like Starfall and PBS Kids.

Kid Rocket allows children to also practice math skills, drawing skills which allows the student to then save it or email it as an ecard and play classic games and puzzles. There are cool admin controls for teachers and parents alike. New features are in the works and a "READ" section is coming soon. Check out the demonstration video and then download this cool tool and enjoy.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Cool way to add an animated avitar to your website!

Friday, April 24, 2009


Awesome activities for use on the smartboard or just online. Click F11 for full screen and enjoy!

Math Tools

Math Tools is a must see! Sign up for Free!

Literacy K-5 Links

Awesome K-5 links for Liteacry.

Integrating Technology

Need some ideas on integrating technology? Here is an awesome link complete with lesson plans.

Harvey's Homepage

Here are some great smart board lessons ready for downloading.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Jooner's Online Communication Tool

Jooners is a website for busy people who are looking for a way to organize and simplify their life, and connect with the community in a unique way. With Jooners, scheduling and event collaboration are managed in a few easy steps. Click & Go pre-designed online organizers help you do everything from getting friends to sign-up to bring food for a potluck to organizing a carpool across the entire sports season with multiple families! Jooners brings it all together!

Friday, March 27, 2009


Snap a picture! Record onscreeen video! Share instantly over the web, IM, or email!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student's first exposure to object-oriented programming. It allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. In Alice, 3-D objects (e.g., people, animals, and vehicles) populate a virtual world and students create a program to animate the objects.

Designed for Middleschool and above.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Roy the Zebra

Fun Interactive Reading Games that can be used on your interactive whiteboard or computers. The games focus on all aspects of teaching early literacy.

Need a PDF converter?

There are 2 that I use. One is PDF995 and the other is Tiny PDF.

No adware, No spyware, No malware, No watermarks, No popup - no catch! Completely FREE PDF Converter and Creator - not just a demo or trial version. Print to PDF from virtually any Windows application.

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50 Websites to see!

If you haven't heard these, then where have you been?


Found this great resource a few months back when it was in beta. There is a free version and a paid version.

SlideRocket was founded in 2006 by Mitch Grasso and Mike Lingle with the vision of building a better presentation experience, one that provides for every part of the presentation lifecycle and helps you make great presentations. SlideRocket is committed to providing the best presentation experience to individuals and businesses around the world through innovative and compelling software-as-a-service.

Check it out!

Teacher Tools

Tons of links for teachers.


Kidport is an Internet-based educational service designed to help K-8 students excel in school. It provides a unique, multi-step program to create empowered learners, not simply good students.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Need a Timer?

This will let you use the stopwatch when you are not on the internet. You may have to download a new version from time to time though, as updates and tweaks are made.These files do not need installing! They will just run from anywhere on your PC. AND they will all work full screen.

Sebran's ABC's

Sebran's ABC's colorful pictures, pleasant music, and gentle games teach letters, numbers, simple math, and rudiments of reading.

Sebran's ABC is freeware.

You can enter your own word lists to use in the Hangman game. Just create a text file in the Sebran program folder (usually C:\Program files\Sebran), called hangman.txt, where you enter one word or short phrase per line. You can use Notepad to create this file. The next time you run Sebran, this list will be used instead of the built-in lists. A maximum of 200 words or phrases can be entered.


Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.

Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create and share Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.


Try out these cool games designed by James Barrett. Games geared toward the early years, grades K-2. Have fun!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Fun 4 the Brain

Addition, subtration, multiplication, division, english and science...all bundled up nicely on this cool site. Play fun flash games while having fun.

Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month. Use these downloadable stories and activities to teach your students about some of the great women who have fought for equality and justice.

Check out the flash quiz too!

2 minute Brain Quests

Try these 2 minute brain quests.

Can you multiply?

Try out these cool multiplication games and you'll be hooked! Play on your computer or smartboards. So what are you waiting for...


This is absolutely cool! kidthing is the new digital media player for games, read-along digital books, videos and more! kidthing is free to download, it's safe and there are no ads and no subscriptions. There are some free books but you must download them before March is gone.

Go to this website: kidthing NEA

Download the program and enjoy it to the fullest!