19 Holiday Websites For Your Students

Need a few websites to fill in sponge time? Here are Holiday websites that will keep students busy while teaching them: 12 Days Gift Hunt 12 Days of Christmas Christmas—history—fun video Holiday collection Holiday Elf Games Holiday hangman Holiday Hangman II Holiday music Holiday—Design Gingerbread House Holiday—find the word Holiday—match game Holiday—Math Facts Holiday—North Pole … Continue reading

8th grade / fourth grade / keyboard shortcuts / mouse skills / Tech Tips / websites

Tech Tip #66: Zoom In/Out of Websites

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each week, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q: I can’t read the internet page. How do I zoom out of a browser … Continue reading

Kindergarten / Reading / websites

Weekend Website #119: 4 Great Website to Teach Letters

Helping munchkins learn their letters is one of the most frustrating–and rewarding–tasks in Kindergarten. Te ability to decode words leads to the vastness of the universe available through reading. If you’ve every met someone who can’t read, you know first hand the pain and embarrassment that dogs them every day in a world where literacy … Continue reading

classroom management / education reform / Web 2.0 / websites

Common Core requires publishing. Technology makes that happen

There are a variety of overarching themes in Common Core–‘integrate technology into classroom inquiry’, ‘encourage collaboration and sharing in student work’, ‘use technology to prepare students for college and career’. Each of these could take weeks to wrap into classwork, but there’s one organic tool that accomplishes all three of these while fulfilling a fourth … Continue reading

first grade / free tech resources / Subjects / websites

169 Kindergarten Websites That Tie into Classroom Inquiry

These are my 120 favorite kindergarten websites. I sprinkle them in throughout the year, adding several each week to the class internet start page, deleting others. I make sure I have 3-4 each week that integrate with classroom inquiry, 3-4 that deal with technology skills and a few that simply excite students about tech. Here’s … Continue reading


Weekend Websites: 50 websites about animals

Here are 50 animal websites for grades K-5, everything from Dinosaurs to the wildly popular Wolfquest: 3D Toad—3D science study Adaptations—game Animal Adaptations Animal games Animal Games II Animal games II Animal Games III Animal Habitats Animal homes Animal homes Animal Homes II Animal Homes III Animal puzzle games–cool Animals Animals—San Diego Zoo Videos Barnaby … Continue reading

How to Instill Digital Citizenship in Students
classroom management / Digital Citizenship / internet / K-5 Tech training / Tech ed / tech security / websites

How to Instill Digital Citizenship in Students

What is a parent’s greatest fear that first day they drop their precious child at kindergarten? You might think it’s whether they’ll get along with new friends or handle academic pressures. Or even that their eyes will be opened to the vastness of the Universe and no longer see their parents as the Answer to … Continue reading

first grade / Kindergarten / Parent resources / second grade / third grade / Uncategorized / websites

Weekend Website #133: Embeddable Puzzles

It’s the time of year when children are looking for entertainment and parents want something fun to keep their cerebral fires burning. Entertainment-cerebra–that’s not an oxymoron. Check this website on States, and then check out the other topics available on Quiz Factor. Continue reading

critical thinking / Parent resources / Tech ed / websites

14 Educational Websites Students Will Ask to Visit This Summer

The most popular website at my school is Minecraft–hands down, starting in 1st grade (I’m amazed parents let six-year-olds use this sometimes violent game, but they do and students do and the mania starts). Because kids would live in this blocky virtual world 24/7, I only let them play it two lunch periods a week. … Continue reading


12 Great Websites for Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day. Celebrate it with your students by letting them visit these six websites: Breathing Earth Breathing Earth YouTube Video–of CO2 use, population changes, and more Conservation Game Environmental footprintEco-friendly houseEeko WorldBreathing earth– the environmentConservation GameHome of the FutureMy Garbology Ecotourism Simulation–for grades 4 and above EekoWorld Electrocity Eyes on the Earth–from … Continue reading

fifth grade / fourth grade / Keyboarding / second grade / third grade / websites

Summer Keyboarding Class–How to Win FREE K-8 Keyboarding Curriculum

Every summer, I teach a keyboarding class to 2nd-8th graders. It’s sixty minutes a day, five days a week, for three weeks. This summer, I’m moving it online, through my Keyboard Wiki. Ready? Don’t need any more information? Click here to join. There will be two sessions: June 24th-July 12th (no class July 4th) July … Continue reading

Reading / websites

42 Great Story Websites You’ll Love

Check out our latest addition of great websites–Stories. There are 45 websites for grades K-5, everything from audio to international to write your own. Enjoy! Aesop Fables—no ads Aesop Fairy Tales Aesop’s Fables Childhood Stories Classic Fairy Tales Comic Creator Edutainment games and stories Fables and Fairy Tales Fables–Aesop, beautiful Fables–Aesop, nicely done Fairy tales … Continue reading

Computer hardware / free tech resources / internet / Parent resources / tech security / websites

Tech Tip #44: Clean Your Computer Weekly

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q: I’m afraid of getting slammed with viruses, malware, all that bad stuff that comes … Continue reading


10 Easter Sites For Your Students

Many Christians celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. The Easter date depends on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox. This year, it’s March 31st. Here are some websites your students will love: Easter color-me (for Kindergarten/first grade) Easter Color Me to print or import to drawing program Easter games Easter games II Easter … Continue reading

free tech resources / websites

24 St. Patrick’s Day Sites For Students

Getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day? Try these fun websites: Coloring Pages–import into your drawing program and color Color the shamrock Color the Pot-o-gold Color the leprechaun Coloring–More coloring pages Coloring–More coloring pages–pick one, let kids import into your drawing program (i.e., KidPix) Games–St. Pat’s games and activities Puzzle–St. Pat’s Puzzle Puzzle–St. Pat’s puzzle II … Continue reading