Website of the Week

I do my best to highlight a different website each week.  The websites I choose are either my favorites that I have used in the past or a new website I have come across that I think is really neat and could be very helpful.  Some are fun online games.  I hope you find something you like!  =)

Earth Day Fun

posted Apr 14, 2015, 8:29 AM by Jo Nase

Earth Day is just around the corner. Check out this website created by Shannon of the Technology Rocks. Seriously. blog.  It has tons of games and activities to help make Earth Day fun.

International Pen Friends

posted Mar 23, 2015, 2:02 PM by Jo Nase

Are you teaching your children to write letters?  Need some pen pals for them to write to?  Why not try writing to pen pals in a different country?

International Pen Friends is a website that connects your students to students around the world.

The Leprechaun Watch

posted Mar 16, 2015, 9:52 AM by Jo Nase

This website hosted from Ireland is a live video cam of a countryside where leprechauns are said to make appearances.  Use this fun website on St. Patrick's Day to inspire a creative writing assignment.

Coding with Elsa and Anna

posted Feb 2, 2015, 9:50 AM by Jo Nase

Ever heard of coding?  It's what makes computers run and games work, and your students can learn how to do it with this fun new coding game..Code with Anna and Elsa.

http://studio.code.org/s/frozen

In this game, the user drags pieces of code together to make a sequence to tell Elsa which way to skate. She will skate in the direction that you code her to.  Her skating will create a snowflake design.  "Snow" much fun! Try it out by going to
http://studio.code.org/s/frozen

Christmas Fun

posted Dec 1, 2014, 5:09 AM by Jo Nase

Tons of Christmas activities and games all in one place?  Yes, please!  Shannon over at the technology rocks. seriously. blog is all about making it easy for you and your students to access these fun activities and games for the holidays.  She created another website that is full of Christmas fun.  Check it out:

Fall Fun Games and Activities

posted Oct 29, 2014, 8:04 AM by Jo Nase   [ updated Oct 29, 2014, 8:05 AM ]

Shannon over at the technology rocks. seriously. blog has created a google site full of fall fun games and activities. It's simple enough for kids to navigate and click on the game or activity they want to play.

https://sites.google.com/a/csisd.org/fall-fun/home

To visit this fun page, click HERE or on the picture above.

Go Noodle

posted Oct 2, 2014, 10:01 AM by Jo Nase



Get the wiggles out with this fun website that provides free brain breaks for students.  Brain breaks are short, fun moving activities to get the blood pumping and get the wiggles out.  Try it out and see for yourself.

Quozio

posted Jul 21, 2014, 9:56 PM by Jo Nase

Turn "beautiful words into meaningful images in seconds" with Quozio. This site makes it easy to share your creations as well as it connects to facebook and Twitter, or you can email it.  An account is required, but accounts are free.

Here's an example of one sign I made:
Quozio 

Check it out and see what you think.


QR Voice

posted Jul 15, 2014, 2:46 PM by Jo Nase

Check out this cool QR code website called QR Voice.  It lets you type in a message and then it will create a QR code that when scanned will turn what you typed into a voice that reads the message. 


Scan the code above to see the example I made, then go to http://qrvoice.net/ to try it out for yourself.  Really cool!

Screencast-o-Matic

posted Jun 4, 2014, 6:34 PM by Jo Nase


Need a free  and easy way to record what you are doing on your computer to share with others?  Why not try Screencast-O-Matic?  It's free to use for up to 15 minutes of recording.  And the Pro version is only $15 a year.

Check it out at

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