Building Tools for Communication and Growth: Literacy Changes!!!!


ICSD Technology Literacy Standards K-8


Kids Search Engines An article on search engines for kids from Search Engine Watch with links to search engines
Ivy's Search Engine Resources for Kids Search forms for the major search engines for kids, and more
Kids' Tools for Searching the Internet
A Basic Tutorial on Searching the Web Check out lesson 7 for basic search tips


Online Safety Rules for Kids from FEMA
Blogs and Social Networking A good place to get introduced to what these tools are
Wiki on Internet safety; puts it in pespective.


TekMom's Citation Page
Citation Machine.
What I Learned About Being a Copy-Cat: A True Story by Andrew ("the") Kerr A fictional tale to share with students about the need to respect copyright
Sing along, and learn about copyright HOT!!


  1. Building Language for Literacy
  2. Learn to Read at Starfall
  3. GameGoo
  4. Learning Vocabulary Can Be Fun (Vocabulary Building for K-12 and ESL students)
  5. Literacy Center Links
  6. WordCentral.Com
  7. ITC Games for Infant Learners


  1. LITTLE EXPLORERS by Enchanted Learning Software
  2. Busy Teachers' Website: Elementary School
  3. Powatan Elementary School-librarylinks
  4. Give your class a Daily Dose of the Web
  5. Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
  6. Links for K-12 Teachers
  7. Grade Level Skills Help
  8. Sites for Teachers
  9. Peterson Homepage
  10. Literacy Center Education Network
  11. APTE - Educator Tools - Puzzle Center
  12. Mrs. Arnold's Second Grade Class
  13. Cayuga Heights Elementary School Library
  14. Technology Integration in the Elementary Classroom
  15. Nasa for Kids
  16. Scholastic
  17. Coloring
  18. Spelling
  19. Keyboarding


Everyday Mathematics

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A Guide for 1-1 Paraprofessionals in ICSD by Wendy Wallitt

Project Looksharp Resources


Did You Ever Wonder?
EPIC Videos from the Museum of Media History
Introducing the book and this too. These are humorous commentaries on our historical difficulties in adapting to new media.
Web 2.0 Using the Web 2.0 write up in Wikipedia this video is to help teach educators about Web 2.0 tools.
Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us Digital ethnography
Pay Attention A compendium of videos and multimedia on Web 2.0
The next-gen lecturer from Dan Meyer
There are some ideas and video links in this review of the Flip video:
A Vision of K-12 students -
A Vision of Students Today -
Shift Happens -
The Maine is Us/ing Us -

Alan Levine's 50 Web 2.0 Ways to tell a Story would be a great one:
his preso: (audio)
the actual project: