September 22, 2010

WWW (World Wide Wednesday)

Did you know that we have great online resources at our fingertips that are provided by GWAEA?  All of these sites are for student and teacher use and can be accessed at school with or without a password. Sites will be password protected when you aren't at school.  If you would like a password, ask Mrs. Butcher! 
iClipart For Schools is a searchable database of nearly 8 million royalty-free images, including clip art, photos, web graphics, illustrations, fonts, sounds, animations, and videos selected for students and educators.
Atomic Learning is an electronic help desk with thousands of short tutorial movies covering many common software applications such as Word, Excel, FrontPage, MovieMaker, Photo Story, Powerpoint (from Microsoft); Acrobat, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Photoshop (from Adobe); netTrekker, Picasa, Geometer's Sketchpad, Inspiration/Kidspiration, and KidPix. 
DE streaming is a digital video database with over 5000 full-length educational videos and 50,000 video segments.  Students and teachers may integrate this digital media into projects and presentations.
Learn360 is a video database with other online resources and tools for students and educators.  You can stream 153 Reading Rainbow episodes!
netTrekker is an educational search engine that connects students and educators to over 300,000 educator-selected web resources.   This is one of my all time favorite search engines for teachers!  You can narrow your search by subject and grade level.  All content is appropriate for school use!
Soundzabound is a database of royalty-free music.  Download and use copyright-safe music files in MP3 format from this website. includes original movies and multimedia interviews of authors, book guides, book readings, thematic booklists, book awards, and valuable links.
World Book Web is a suite of online research tools including the well-known encyclopedia, primary source collections, student activities, teacher tools, pictures, audio, and video, as well as current periodicals and related websites.  Resources include: World Book Kids (K-4), World Book Student (4-12), World Book Advanced (7-college).  It also includes special resources: World Book Discover, two Spanish-language encyclopedias, a French-language encyclopedia and several digital libraries: Living Green, Early Peoples, and Inventions and Discoveries

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