This site allows users to produce their own online storybooks. The target audience is young children. Students get to choose their own pictures, record their own voice, and input their own stories. I like the platform of this program. It’s userfriendly, there are no ads, and schools can create their own code. There are a lot of programs like this one out there, but this one is unique with its educational intent. Some of the teachers created classroom storybooks where they all shared their experiences around a certain topic.
- Think Anatomy This website deems itself the ultimate resource for anatomy resources. It has links to interesting applications for phones and iPod touches. There’s also a sidebar where you can sort the resources.
- Anatomy Arcade Online games to emphasize anatomical organization.
- Medical Animation Library Collection of videos related to anatomy and physiology.
- Instant Anatomy A wealth of information about all things anatomy. Also has a podcast to accompany your studies.
- Evolve: Body Spectrum Electronic Coloring Book You need to download shockwave if you do not already have it.
- Anatomy Coloring Books View online through Google Books. Downside is that you cannot print from them. However, you can always do a screenshot through Print Screen and paste it into your word document if you need to.
Our math community is often times underrepresented in the media center. Here is a list of resources that may help you collaborate with the math department.
- Wolfram Alpha A math based search engine. It’s amazing! I’m still figuring how much more amazing every day…
- Math Movies Short videos identified by Harvard that incorporate math in modern media.
- Calculation Nation Math games from NCTM
- Yummy Math Relevant math for today’s classrooms.
- Illuminations Another gem from NCTM with excellent activities to incorporate into the classroom.
- Interactive Simulations Pretty much just as the title says. Looks at vectors, graphing, estimation, and pH. Incorporates a lot of physics integration.
- Interactive Whiteboard Activities Very cool activities for a math teacher to use with his/her Smartboard. Starts at a Kindergarten level and has activities all the way through what I would consider 8th grade (possibly even high school).
- More Smartboard Activities
- Even more Smartboard Resources-crosscurricular
- Teaching Math with the SmartBoard-includes tutorials and teaching techniques
- National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
- Figure This! Math Challenges for Families I’m a huge fan of math nights. Math is such an intimidating subject for so many families, why not invite them to learn too?
- That Quiz Math quizzes for all ages and levels
I’m sure most media specialists have a video library. Why not provide accompanying worksheets for the teachers for easier integration? This website is great and covers most movies I’ve seen in libraries I have been in. My idea would be to make a master copy of the answer key and student copy. Put these in a folder and keep the copy with the video on your shelf.
No matter who you are, we all need a little tutoring now and then. Whether you use these with students, teachers, or yourself-they’re helpful!
- Technology Tutorials This includes a wealth of information on a variety of technology. There’s at least 30 different software materials covered. Enjoy!