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MERLOT II


    

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Integrating Technology into the K-12 Curriculum

by Barbara Levin
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Description:
This course focuses on using computer-based technologies, including Internet resources, as tools for teaching and learning the K-12 curriculum.

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1.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives


Added 07/28/2006
This website provides over 90 math manipulatives in the form java applets to teach important mathematical concepts for students in PK-12 in the areas of numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis and probability. The number
2.

Shodor Educational Foundation


Added 07/28/2006
The Shodor Educational Foundation has put together a remarkable set of
interactive mathematics explorations for middle school mathematics. These Java-applet activities are designed for either group or individual
exploration into concepts from middle s
3.

Our Documents


Added 07/28/2006
This site provides teachers, teacher educators, and students of American history with images and copies of the text of 100 milestone documents of American history (1776-1965) related to the rights and responsibilities of citizens in our democracy. Other r
4.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids


Added 07/28/2006
This site is a great resource for both educators and students in regards to teaching and learning about the U.S Government. The site includes a variety of historical documents such as the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. In addition, the site is divid
5.

DNA from the Beginning


Added 07/28/2006
DNA from the Beginning is an animated tutorial on DNA, genes and heredity. The science behind each concept is explained using animations, an image gallery, video interviews, problems, biographies, and links. There are three sections, Classical Genetics, M
6.

Neuroscience for Kids


Added 07/28/2006
Neurscience for Kids is a collection of information, learning activities, and web links about the nervous system. Basic anatomical and physiological concepts are covered. While some of the information is instructional in nature and directed toward the lea
7.

BrainPOP Science: How the World Works


Added 07/28/2006
BrainPOP is an interactive website with over 300 animated videos about numerous topics in the English, Health, Math, and Science curriculum for students in Grades 3-6. The science topics, for example, include atmosphere, atoms, batteries, dinosaurs, earth
8.

WebQuests


Added 07/28/2006
This TechTrekkers website provides links to information about WebQuests, how they came about and how to develop them. It also contains links to many WebQuests in various topics from fine arts, to science, to foreign language, to ELA, and interdisciplinary
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ESL Learning Objects: "That Quiz" Math Activities


Added 05/16/2007
"That Quiz" offers math practice in a large number of areas including: Integers (arithmetic, inequality, exponents, algebra, and calculus), Fractions (identity, arithmetic, inequality, reduce, and probablity), Concepts (time, money, measurement, palce value, and graphs), and Geometry (triangles, shapes, geometry, points, and angles). Quizzes can be chosed for length (10 to 100 problems) and Level (varies) and are timed. You are always asked to correct any problems missed at the end of the quiz. You can create your own class with first names and then assign any amount of tests that meet the needs of your classroom. You can also check the student scores too! This website would be useful at all levels K-12. The one flaw is that it isn't clear that all you need to do to get back to the main menu is to press the Back Arrow on your browser. All users have access to all of the tests without registration. There is no reason for students to register since the additional features are only useful for teachers. Registration is free and teachers who choose to register receive record-keeping of scores for their classes. They have access to more precise test-generation tools, can create single tests with questions from different categories, can create matching and multiple choice questions, and can access a public test library. From the Learn More About ThatQuiz page youcan get to other quizzes about Other links: USA states (map), Latin American countries (map), USA capitals, Latin American capitals, Asian capitals, European capitals, African capitals, and a coin guide, geometric formulas librar.
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The Internet Picture Dictionary


Added 05/16/2007
Description: The Internet Picture Dictionary is a completely free, online multilingual picture dictionary designed especially for English language learners of all ages. It also has many games that students can play online: Flashcards, Fill-in-the-Blannk, Word Scramble, Stinky Spelling, and Straight Recall. The images could also be very useful for copying to create other classroom materials because the categories of words are very practical and include: Animals, Appliances, Body Parts, Clothing and Apparel, Colors, Fruits, Garden and Yard, Kitchen, Musical Instruments, Numbers, School, Sports, Tools, Transportation, and Vegetables. Foreign language teachers (French, German, Italian, and Spanish) can also select their target language and all pictures will be labeled in that language.
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StarChild: A Learning Center for Young Astronauts


Added 07/28/2006
The StarChild site is a service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) within the Exploration of the Universe Division (EUD) at NASA/ GSFC. It contains myriads of information about our solar system, the universe, space t
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Teacher's Guide to International Collaboration on the Internet


Added 05/26/2008
This website provides links to loads of information about possible international collabroation projects for teachers and their students using the Internet.
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