Westside Middle School


Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants

By Marc Prensky
http://www.marcprensky.com/


ESU#3 Learning web resources
http://esu3.ishareinfo.org/learningweb/
or
http://www.esu3.org/special/institute/

Marzanos Strategies for increasing student achievement
Take to TAG website with ways to integrate technology.
Use materials from Statewide Learning web site
http://tlw.k12.ne.us/
and Marzano Instructional Strategies Site
http://manila.esu6.org/instructionalstrategies/


Storyboarding
Making Movie Storyboards
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/lessons/storyboarding/b.html

Josh Sheppard's Storyboard site
http://www.thestoryboardartist.com/links.html


Inspiration - Kidspiration
or
A FREE version of Inspiration - Concept maps a tool for learning
The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition is making concept-mapping software available for free to schools to help them assess student knowledge, organize curricula and promote pupils' critical thinking.
http://cmap.ihmc.us/


Science Topics
add multimedia to a science class, when the subject is earth/space science. It consists of little movies on space exploration that were underwritten by Wal-Mart for the Nebraska Department of Education, and we want to make sure people know it's there!

Here's the link to the NDE program site:
http://www.nde.state.ne.us/TECHCEN/sci_liv.html
http://www.nde.state.ne.us/TECHCEN/pages/solar_system.html

NASA Solar System Simulator
http://space.jpl.nasa.gov/


Probes in Science
http://www.aea11.k12.ia.us/curriculum/science/scienceprob.html


Apple No child Left Behind site
http://www.apple.com/education/k12/nclba/

Soda Sabotage about car color and interior temps Lesson Plan for Science

Monarch Butterfly Migration and study
http://www.apple.com/education/profiles/kansas/
http://www.monarchwatch.org/update/2005/0114_teaching.html

Online textbooks are currently available in Science and Math classes at WMS

Textbooks dumped in favor of laptops and online content
http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/showStoryts.cfm?ArticleID=5270

Math Topics
IRS Understanding Taxes website and Lesson Plans
http://www.irs.gov/app/understandingTaxes/

Math Tutorials for students
http://www.hotmath.com/

Microsoft Excel in math education

Examples from Janet Caughlin's Excel books
(Handouts)

Microsoft's Educational web site
http://www.microsoft.com/education/LessonPlans.mspx

Learning Environments mostly elementary but lots of content with some overlap
http://iKnowthat.com


Reading - English Topics
17,000 royalty-free texts
http://www.Bookshare.org

Using Technology to teach writing
(handout)

History/Social Studies Sites
Library of congress
http://www.loc.gov

The Western History Photography collection denver Public Library
http://photoswest.org/

This is a great Virtual Farm Website
http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/

The New York Times Learning Network
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/

History Alive
http://www.historyalive.com/historyalive/

http://www.nationalatlas.gov/
allows for layered maps showing data

Google Earth – Explore, Search and Discover
Want to know more about a specific location? Dive right in -- Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips.

Google Earth / satellite images
http://maps.google.com/
http://earth.google.com/


inet library Lesson plans
http://www.inetlibrary.com/?function=categories&category=library/Educational+Lesson+Plans

ILIFE Apps
http://www.apple.com/ilife

ALI lesson plans
http://ali.apple.com/

Digital Media Solutions: iLife Lessons
http://education.apple.com/education/ilife/

http://www.apple.com/education/ilifeawards/

http://www.apple.com/education/ilifeawards/honorablemention.html

Apple Educational community Student Gallery of projects, movies, pictures, songs, etc.
http://edcommunity.apple.com/gallery/student/

Garageband Sites

http://maclab.esu3.org/garageband.htm (Handout)
http://www.bandmateloops.com/
http://manila.unl.edu/dschmit/garageband
http://www.decorah.k12.ia.us/dms/soppel/garagebandproject.html
http://icompositions.com/
http://thegaragedoor.com/
http://shareyourmusic.com/
http://macband.com/
http://macjams.com
http://macidol.com/

Webquests
Online resources using webquests for directed student learning (handouts)
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/webquest.html


Digital Video and Digital Photo Projects
Digital Imaging and digitl video lesson plans from Adobe
http://www.adobe.com/education/digkids/lessons/main.html

Podcasting Now fully supported by iTunes
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1818926,00.asp

Vodcatsing - Video Streaming
http://www.apple.com/education/streamingsolution/

Video Yearbook
http://www.apple.com/education/profiles/losalamitos

Video Projects galore
http://www.isightEd.com

Turn your students into Documentary Filmmakers
http://www.apple.com/education/documentary/
http://www.apple.com/education/documentary/quotes.html

Animation Movie could be a GREAT multi curricular topic.
can have storytelling for English students, math talking about frame rates, Music for background and to set moods, art for drawing cells of animation, technology, etc.
Misc. Resources for Multimedia projects
Free Images
http://www.public-domain-image.com

Free Photos
http://www.pics4learning.com

More free photos
http://www.freefoto.com

Veterans History Project
http://www.loc.gov/vets/

National Archives
http://www.archives.gov/aad/

Video Clips, music, pictures, LOTS more
http://www.Archive.org

Free Music for Multimedia Apps
http://www.freeplaymusic.com

Digital Imaging Links
http://www.bobsedulinks.com/digital.htm