With the growing availability of digital resources it’s easy to get overwhelmed and not know where to start when planning a lesson. And if you’re overwhelmed it’s also likely that your students can be overwhelmed by all of the available resources, too.
Teachers now have access to Discovery Streaming, istation, YouTube, icurio (high school only), digital textbooks, [...]
Kto8.com is a series of online lessons that integrate the teaching of essential computer skills with core academic lessons. The Kto8 curriculum consists of fun lessons that teach technology skills. Students will learn word processing skills, how to create spreadsheets and how to conduct Internet research while integrating core academic content. The lessons provide grade-appropriate [...]
Online games can be a great tool for reinforcing skills and giving struggling students extra practice without losing their attention. Instead of bored students writing math facts and spelling words over and over, you’ll have engaged, motivated students playing games while they practice those skills.
Arcademic Skill Builders are online educational games that offer [...]
One of the new innovations we are seeing in instructional technology is the trend towards flipped instruction. The basic concept of flipped instruction is students do what we now consider classwork at home. When they return to school, they do what is traditionally considered homework. The big question that runs through everyone’s mind is “How [...]
Alabama Public Television provides teachers with free access to their video resources as well as more than 8000 videos from Learn360. Learn 360 enhances APT Plus with upgraded quality videos, more current titles, new and enriched content and Web 2.0 tools. This resource is FREE to all Alabama teachers, parents, and students.
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As with any natural disaster student will likely have many questions about the recent earthquake and the tsunami that followed it. The USGS website has many resources for students and teachers about earthquakes:
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Today in Earthquake History
APT Plus and Learn 360 have hundreds of videos related to earthquakes and tsunamis. Login [...]
A year ago Alabama Public Television announced they would no longer be purchasing United Streaming for the entire state of Alabama. APT has since replaced United Streaming with a service called Learn 360. Learn 360 is a part of the larger program called APT Plus which focuses not only on the leased content provided by Learn [...]
One challenge of developing media-rich classroom projects is helping students find appropriate sound and music files that they can use as they complete assignments. Copyright issues and inappropriate songs cause many websites offering audio downloads to be blocked by our content filter. These sites provide royalty free music, sound effect clips and editing tools [...]
One of the main ideas we have been working on here in IT Services is how can we do more training that fits the time schedule of our customers (teachers)? We still use the face to face method as well as online classes and virtual meetings. These all work great but they don’t hit everyone we need [...]
Would your students be interested in diving the USS Arizona? Would they like to race around Africa to learn about different animals? What would they think about hibernating with bears or migrating with birds? These are just a few of the things students can do without leaving your classroom on a virtual field trip.