This web site is
designed to assist students and teachers with technology integration. The
lessons are correlated to the Virginia SOLs. This will also be the new home
for my teacher technology training pages. Make sure you check out my
"Favorite Sites" page. I hope you find the links and activities
helpful. E-mail me if any of the Internet addresses do not function properly.
Please send any comments or suggestions to Ms. Honaker.
Visit my AHS web site for resources for all
Resources from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Search for
lessons based on standard or by grade level. Use the interactive Math Tools
or iMaths investigations for lessons. Search the Selected Web Resources for
online sources by keyword.
National Geographic and Marco Polo, Xpeditions
is home to the US geography standards- and thousands of ideas, tools and
interactive adventures that bring them to life. Search for lesson plans,
browse recommended lings, find pictures, articles, facts, maps and more in
homework help, or visit Xpedition Hall's virtual museum.
the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers
of English. Search for lessons by strand or by grade level. Use the
calendar to find activities and online resources associated with events in
literacy and literature. Student Materials include interactive resources
that correspond to lessons
the National Endowment for the Humanities. This site
brings together online humanities resources from some of the world's
greatest museums, libraries, cultural institutions and universities
directly to your classroom. Content is divided by Art & Literature,
Literature & Language Arts, Foreign Language and History & Social
Studies. Includes events by calendar and by subject as well as helpful tips
for using the internet in your classroom.
the American Association Advancement of Science. A
collection of internet-based learning activities for your classroom,
engaging interactive tools and suggestions for using them in the classroom,
and reviewed websites as resources for standards-based teaching and
the KennedyCenter.ArtsEdge helps teachers to teach in, through and about
the arts. Teaching materials includes standards-based curriculum that puts
the arts in all the disciplines. Professional resources have a library of
planning, resource and contact information for teachers.
the National Council on Economic Education. Centered on
curriculum standards and the essential principles of economics, EconEdLink
provides a premier source of classroom tested, internet-based economic
lesson materials for teachers and their students.
From NASA. A collection of lesson plans, interactive activities,
resources and tools to correspond to the NASA SciFiles TV show (tapes of
broadcasts can be obtained from the NASATeacherResourceCenter for free).
Don't be fooled- scroll down on this page and find a WEALTH of pre-created
presentations on everything from Adjectives and The Art of Nouns to The
Scientific Method and The Writing Process! Covers every subject area!
SMART NEIGHBORHOODS helps to eliminate time and physical constraints of the
traditional classroom. By opening up schools, faith-based institutions,
community centers, and homework clubs during after-school hours, learning
is not limited to the typical school day.
Kathy Schrock's Guide
A wealth of resources! Lesson plans, brain boosters, study starters,
WebQuests and teacher helpers. Access by subject area- great for ALL
Over 30 leveled books to use with guided reading! Download the book and
activity sheets to use in Reader's Workshop for FREE!
Dr. LaBush's Links to
A great resource! Includes links to Graphic Organizer sites (great to use
with Inspiration), printing class money and other fantastic lesson
resources. If you're having a rough day, check the Teacher's Quote Archive
to get re-energized.
Looking for a creative way for your students to make books? Check out the
ideas on this page! Lots of ideas for making books, and lessons to go with
The Awesome Library
Think the Internet's too big to tackle? Awesome Library organizes the Web
with 24,000 carefully reviewed resources.
Author Laura Candler shares her teaching resources from her cooperative
learning books published by Kagen. Lots of Literary Lesson ideas, great for
AppleWorks and KidPix
Designed primarily for K-2 students. Created by teachers for teachers!
Templates for Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies!
Download video clips to use with instruction! Educational video on demand-
over 2,200 Programs and 22,000 video clips to use with your laptop! NNPS
has a subscription!
First Grade Back Pack
A collection of lessons for primary teachers. Lots of other resources, too-
scroll through the page! Not limited to first grade teachers by any means!
Short instructional videos in almost every subject area on almost every
has a ton of short video clips covering all kinds of subjects in Health,
Science, Technology, English and Social Studies. Click on the topic and
view the list of clips. Don't forget to check out Bob the Lab Rat or Cassie
Cool Science for Curious
From the Howard Hughes Institute. Explore biology on screen, off screen and
in between! (Also on the Student page Science links)
Created by teachers in Region 20 in Texas, these
WebQuests are organized by subject area.
Discover the joy of learning at iWebQuest.com! Click on the Hotlist button
to see a list of WebQuests organized by subject!
Created by teachers in Region 20 in Texas, these WebQuests are organized by subject area.
THE WebQuest Page
Bernie Dodge, the creator of the WebQuest format, has a fantastic site!
Click on Portals, then choose Top, Middling or New from the side menu.
WebQuests are organized by grade level and subject area.
From the University of Richmond, a collection of Science WebQuests
correlated to Virginia's SOLs.
Created by teachers at Catoctin Elementary School, this site is organized
by grade level with WebQuests for the Virginia SOLs.
From the University of Richmond, a collection of Language Arts WebQuests
correlated to Virginia's SOLs.
Virginia SOLs each WebQuest covers are listed in red. WebQuests are
categorized by subject area, providing a brief description, appropriate
grade levels and SOLs covered.
From the University of Richmond, a collection of Language Arts WebQuests
correlated to Virginia's SOLs.
Virginia Pathways is an educational video series with print and web
materials, produced by the Virginia History Production Consortium. Designed
to meet the fourth grade Virginia History Standards of Learning
The interactive Circle Plot Diagram can be used as a prewriting graphic
organizer for students writing original stories with a circular plot
structure (e.g., If You Take a Mouse to School ), as well as a post reading
organizer used to explore the text structures in a book
Interactive Venn Diagram
This helpful interactive tool allows students to create Venn Diagrams
specific to a project or activity by identifying and recording concepts
that can be placed on the appropriate area of the diagram. Students may
edit and print the finished diagrams.
The Literary Doodle interactive combines the process of drawing with
analytical thinking about a text by pairing an online drawing space with
writing prompts that encourage students to make connections between their
visual designs and the text.
The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a
variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and post reading activities, response
to literature, and so on).
Flip a Chip
Flip-a-Chip is a novel approach to word study that promotes vocabulary
development. The activity provides hands-on practice with affixes and
roots, and also promotes comprehension through structural analysis and
vocabulary in context.
Eye on Idioms
Eye on Idioms can be used to introduce students to idioms. The activity
includes a series of exercises, in which students view the literal
representations of seven idioms and then examine the metaphorical meanings
of the idioms.
Animal Inquiry Study
The Animal Inquiry interactive can enhance student inquiry in research. The
graphic organizer invites students to explore four facets of animals [basic
facts, animal babies, interaction with others, and habitats.
Fact Fragment Frenzy
Fact Fragment Frenzy provides elementary students with an online model for
finding facts in nonfiction text, then invites students to find facts in
five sample passages.
The Letter Generator is a useful tool for students to learn the parts of a
business or friendly letter and then compose and print letters containing
all the essential elements needed for both styles of correspondence.
Hints About Print
Hints about Print demonstrates the process of evaluating a nonfiction print
resource to determine its appropriateness for a research project.
Literary Elements Mapping
An updated version of the Story Map , this interactive best suits secondary
students in literary study. Students can map out the key elements of
character, setting, conflict, and resolution for a variety purposes.
An updated version of the Story Map , this interactive is aimed at
secondary students focusing on literary analysis of drama. Students can map
out the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution for a
The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and
postreading activities by focusing
on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.
The Stapleless Book
Designed for teachers and students alike, the Stapleless Book can be used
for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or
creating vocabulary booklets . . . the possibilities are endless!
The Riddle Interactive outlines the characteristics of riddle poems and
provides direct instruction on the prewriting and drafting process for
writing original riddle poems. In addition to explanation of the concepts,
the interactive links to an online organizer where students can begin work on
their own poems.
Students can generate descriptive timelines that can be plotted with their
choice of units of measure (date, time, event, entry, or other). Entries on
the timeline automatically become links that allow students to easily
navigate from one point on the timeline to another.
Using Word Maker, students generate words by adding a beginning letter or
blend to a word ending. This engaging tool helps students with letter-sound
What’s In the Bag?
What’s in the Bag? Invites primary students to play with vocabulary common
to their environment.
Picture Match is a matching game that reinforces the concept of beginning-letter
and short-vowel sounds by prompting students to identify a series of
pictures and match them to the first letter or the vowel in the word they
Word Wizard uses themes from four popular
An interview with the author of the Ramon U. S. children’s books to create
word puzzles that students solve by unscrambling letters and considering
Have you ever traded baseball cards or Yu-Gi-Oh cards? How
about creating and trading author cards!
James and the Giant Peach
An anticipation guide for the novel- it gives you questions on issues and
ideas you may have as you read the novel. There are no right or wrong
answers here! When you're finished, review the book!
A WebQuest on the novel, the Cay. Learn to map all the interesting sites
from the novel.
Greek Myths Online
This site is devoted to the heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology.
Read these classics here!
This folklore site contains retellings of American folktales, Native
American myths and legends, tall tales, weather folklore and ghost
stories from each and every one of the 50 United
The Magic School Bus
Who but Ms. Frizzle could design a site like this? Hop in the bus with
the Frizz and go off on your own adventure!
The home page of everyone's favorite bear! Explore the 100-acre wood or
learn about your favorite Pooh characters! Or read a Pooh story- with
Are you as curious as the little monkey and the man in the yellow hat? Explore
George's website and share in George's adventures!
Read online rebus nursery rhymes, from Mother Goose to Yankee Doodle!
Click on a letter at the top of the window and you'll see a page of words
that start with that letter. Click the word you want for a sentence,
definition and illustration!
Phonics and Word Study Games
Show what you know! Show your knowledge of letters, sounds and words in
these activities, divided by grade level.
Type in a word and read the definition! You can even hear the
pronunciation! Sponsored by the American Heritage Dictionary.
Fun With Words
Words, words, words- this website teaches you all about words! Lots of
games on parts of speech, and games like hangman, mad-libs, and word
Education Place The Reading First
series from Houghton Mifflin has pages and links for students by grade
level. Click on your grade level, then choose your theme.
Earobics activities aren't just for Kindergarten and first grade- here are
activities for our more advanced learners (3-5). Have fun learning playing
Need to find another word for "nice?" Can't think of the exact
word you want to use? Use the online thesaurus to make your writing
descriptive and interesting!
The BEST English-learners site online! Lots of activities for grammar,
verbs, spelling, vocabulary, reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary and
The Rhyme Zone
Need a rhyming word? Use this online rhyming dictionary!
Great games for primary students (K-2)- from Alphabet Zoo to Treasure
Trove! Have fun learning and playing!
Comprehensive new ESL Site including forums, real time chat, grammar,
writing, interactive quizzes and games, flashcards, phonics, streaming audio
materials, world news, TOEIC modules, help lines, multi-lingual content, and
that contains practice tests for K-12, short educational video clips, Back in
Time History, games. This site is updated frequently with new material.
to Z Teacher Stuff is teacher-created, and designed to help teachers find
online resources more quickly and easily. We offer lesson plans, thematic
units, teacher tips, teacher discussion forums, downloadable teaching
materials, printable pages, themes, and more
Ease student anxieties about entering a new classroom with these creative
icebreakers. Each one encourages students to learn about classmates and
creates opportunities to practice observation and description skills.
The photo album feature automates inserting photos
from files, a scanner, or digital camera into a presentation. This is an add on
for the PC version of PowerPoint 2000 (see directions below) and is included in
the 2002/XP version.
use the Photo Album in XP -
Insert menu, select picture. Then select the photo album feature.
for a short online tutorial from ColgateUniversity.
download the photo album feature for PowerPoint 2000-
Search for a Download section, put photo album in the keyword field.
will return - PowerPoint 2000 Add-in: Photo Album Add-in Program.
·Doubleclick on the link and then Download the program to
·To use the
PhotoAlbum Wizard open PowerPoint 2000.
·To create a
photo album, click New on the File menu.
PhotoAlbum on the General tab, and then click OK.
location of the pictures you want to use and choose from other options
available to customize your photo album.
Tip- to select a group of pictures, click on the
first picture in the group and then hold down the shift key and select the last
picture in the group. This will select all of the pictures from the first one
clicked to the last one clicked.
To select pictures that are not together in a
group, press CTRL and click each picture you want to use.
The slide master controls text characteristics
such as font type, size, and color called "master text," as well as
background color and certain special effects, such as shadowing and bullet
style. When you want to make a global change to the look of your slides, you
don't have to change each slide individually. Just make the change once on the
slide master, and PowerPoint automatically updates the existing slides and
applies the changes to any new slides you add.
To use the slide master-
·Go to View
in the menu bar
Master > Slide Master (you can also use the Title Master)
changes you want to use (you can even insert a picture that will be on every
page) and close
When inserting several objects, they sometimes
overlap and you need to change the order of the layers to view them correctly.
layer you want to move forward or backward. (Click on it to view the handles.)
·Click on DRAW and drag to Order. (If you do not see the drawing toolbar, click on
View > Toolbars > Drawing. The toolbar will then be ready to use at the
bottom of the window.)
layer forward, backward, to front, or to back.
Grouping objects allows the user to work with many
objects or images as one unit. This allows you to move or resize the objects
all at once.
of the objects that you want to group together.
one item and then hold down the shift key as you click on the others. If you
want to group all objects on a slide, just go to Edit > Select All or use Ctrl +A.
Drawing Toolbar, select Draw > Group. Or you
can right click on the object and drag to Grouping > Group.
oYou can now
resize or move the whole group as one object.
you include in a grouped object will not change point size if you resize the
grouped object. The word wrapping may change to adjust to the resizing of the group.
To manipulate individual components of grouped
objects, you must ungroup them. You will need to ungroup some clip art in order
to rotate or flip the items. This also allows you to customize images to suit
your needs. Keep in mind that some objects cannot be ungrouped.
ungroup an object
grouped object. (Click on it to view the handles.)
Drawing Toolbar, select Draw > Ungroup. Or you
can right click on the object and drag to Grouping > Ungroup.
object can be ungrouped, the following message may appear "This is an
imported picture, not a group. Do you want to convert it to a Microsoft Office
drawing object?" Click Yes!
First, you will need to have the movie file
downloaded and ready to use. You should save the movie file in the same folder
as your PowerPoint presentation. If you saved the PowerPoint in My Documents on
the C: drive (hard drive), then you should save the movie file in the same
location (create a new folder within My Documents or on the desktop before
saving). When traveling to another computer, be sure to transfer the entire
folder including the movie NOT the PowerPoint file alone or the movie will not
You may want a PowerPoint presentation to
automatically open as a show. This allows the user to start viewing the
presentation instead of having to activate the slide show from the file. You
can still edit the show by opening it up within PowerPoint, just start
PowerPoint and go to File > Open. Then select the file to edit.
save as a show:
·Go to File > Save as...
·Type a name
for the document beside File name.
·In the pop
down window beside save as type, select PowerPoint Show.
Action buttons are graphics on a slide that control
actions that you specify. You can use them to create hyperlinks, to play movies
or sounds, to link to other slides, or to open applications. (These are used in
creating games such as Jeopardy. See below for more info.)
slide where you want to insert the action button.
·Choose Slideshow > Action Buttons
·On the menu
that appears, select one of the buttons. Click on the slide and drag to create
the Action Button.
box will appear. Select what you want the action button to do from the hyperlink
drop down list. You will be able to view the action setting when in slide show
view only. (Mouse over does the same without clicking.)
Shortcuts to Use During the Presentation
The following keyboard shortcuts can help you
give a PowerPoint presentation more effectively and smoothly. All of the
following are used with the PowerPoint presentation in "view show"
F5 (function key at top)
Start or stop an automatic
Your Pointer as a Pen (use these when the show is running)
Microsoft PowerPoint This pdf file from the Missouri Research &
Education Network provides directions for many advanced functions in
2000 Basics Tutorial This online tutorial is well organized with a table of
contents. The directions are easy to follow and include screen shots for visual
learners. This is an AWESOME resource!
Actions (for XP/2002) This easy to use tutorial includes clear directions
with screenshots. It has directions for just about anything you need to know
for Powerpoint XP/2002! It is provided by ColgateUniversity's CEL (Collaboration for Enhanced Learning). Check it out!