Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Health This site has small simple movies that move through conflict issues in and around the school. It goes over serveral examples and gives the viewer choices on what action to take in specific situations. It can open eyes to simple and difficult bullying issues and gives every student the abilities to deal with a situation if they have too. It's a great site and the interactive movies really show how kids can react and the consiqeunces of those actions. Follows the evergreen curriculum in grade 3 through conflict resolution in health.

Health Very gross very disgusting, but wow the kids love this one. It's a graphical site designed to teach about eyes through a cow eye dissection. It's something kids will love because it's so gross , but it involves learning at the same time. Three simple parts are easy to follow with including Watch online(very graphic), Learn more about eyes(graphic) and Do your own dissection(extremely graphic) . "Do" involves pictures of the step by step dissection of an eye. Kids will love it even if we feel a little sick. Will go nicely with evergreen curriculum in the study of "a healthy body" in Grade 3 health.

Language Arts Flat Stanley was invented by a guy named Jeff Brown. The story starts by Stanley getting flattened by a bulletin board falls on him. It's not a bad thing because now flat stanley can be sent anywhere in an envelope. And now since the beginning there are a couple of more books and the idea has changed with the times by including emailing as a way of sending flat stanley to other students. So he can be sent across the hall or across the globe, all are happening through the flat stanley site. This works directly into curriculum through language arts of reading, writing, and comprehension. This could also work with just about anywhere else depending where stanley goes. It also works with technonlogy, geography, social studies, science, arts etc completely depending where flat stnley ends up. Very cool, very easy and creative.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Language Arts The site is filled with games for example: Wacky Web Tales, the students answers questions such as typing in a noun, a body part, a present tense verb and once all of those are filled in the computer makes a story useing your answers. Excellent for help with reading and writing skills. There is also Fake-out which uses differnet obscure words and definitions and Power Proofreader where students must find corrections in written work. These games are nice because they work on specific grade level and abilities. Many more resources on this site so check it out. School Books and Science games are not very exciting and a little confusing for my grade 3 focus. The only problem with this site is it takes a while to load so your constantly waiting. So if you have crazy kids you might just want to leave this as an enrichment site and not tackle this altogether as a class. Grade 3 Language Arts and more specifically story telling and retelling, self assessment, and listening.