PBS Teachers has created a series
of teacher activity packs focusing on
themes such as art, health, science, and
social studies. They are packaged in a
widget format so you can embed them
in your class or social media webpage.
The free resources are available for
a range of grade levels from the PBS
ISTE has two new books, Raising
a Digital Child by Mike Ribble and
Safe Practices for Life Online
by Doug Fodeman and Marje Monroe.
Ribble’s book is a guide to the
newest and most popular technologies. It includes discussions of
the behaviors that children need
to learn to participate safely on the
Web. Fodeman and Monroe detail
ways to keep kids safe by answering questions such as “What per-
sonal information can a student’s user name reveal?”
and “What should a student do if he or she is bullied or
made to feel uncomfortable online?” Raising a Digital
Child costs $17.45 for members, and Safe Practices
for Life Online is $20.95.
School Web Lockers is a new service that provides
K– 12 teachers and students with Web-based tools for
file sharing, collaboration, and online storage. Once a
password-protected Web locker is set up, users can access the files from any Internet connection. The service
offers shared, secured access to homework, student
data, group communication, and student portfolios, as
well as collaboration tools, such as teacher blogs, calendars, and schedules. The lockers cost $5 a year and
can be used for up to two classes.
is an online system
designed to enhance
teaching and learning
in mathematics and
science for teachers
and students in the middle grades. Educators get a library
of interactive math and science activities, such as virtual
experiments, scientific inquiry exercises, games, and prob-lem-based learning assignments. Students can access their
assignments from any computer with an Internet connection.
Tool Factory is offering a variety of new features in its Tool
Factory Workshop V3 and Deluxe V3 software suite. The V3
layers a word processor, spreadsheet, database, and math
draw program into one office application. Users can switch
from one program to the other without loading a new one.
With one click, users can turn any word processing document into a slide-show presentation.
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