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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 secondary subjects.  

  Judy Honaker's Technology Integration Across the Secondary Curriculum

Visit my Greendale web site for resources for all elementary subjects. 

Judy Honaker's Technology Integration Across the  Elementary Curriculum


Virginia SOL Assistance

SOL released items practice tests and activities for all levels and subjects.



Site contains education streaming videos for both students and teachers.

Teacher resources are also available.

Ms. Honaker’s Favorite Web Sites for Teachers


Visit my favorite sites for resources designed to make teaching easier.


Famous Virginians
VS 5b, 6a, 6b

Take a

VIRGINIA STUDIES practice test.




Virginia State Standards of Learning

Practice Tests! All of the questions on this site come from the 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 Standards of Learning tests

Let's Visit Mali 

A virtual tour and quiz for 3rd grade

History SOLs
3.2, 3.4 & 3.8

2nd grade  "Butterfly Life Cycle WebQuest"
Science SOL 2.4 English SOL 2.11



The Virtual Jamestown Adventure  


Timeline worksheet


History of Jamestown

Virginia Company

Panoramic View of Jamestown


PowerPoint presentations and Jeopardy Games





Advanced PowerPoint Workshop


Equipment Request
Use this form to check out cameras,, LCD projectors, disk drives,  or request lab times. Remember to use YOUR e-mail address at the top!

Repair Request
Use this form to report any equipment that is not functioning correctly. Please be sure to include the WCS# from the silver tag and YOUR e-mail address.

WCS Directory
Need to get in touch with someone in WCS Board Offices and don't know how? Look up the phone number and e-mail address here!

Technology Collaboration Request
Use this form to set up times to plan technology lessons for the lab.



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Marco Polo and NASA SciFiles




Math 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.



From 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.



From 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




From 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.




From 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 learning.




From the Kennedy Center. 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.




From 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 NASA Teacher Resource Center for free).


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PowerPoint Resources





Games for the Science Curriculum


Download these Science games in PowerPoint (Jeopardy, Taboo, Bingo, Pictionary, Baseball, What in the World, 20 Questions...) and change them to fit YOUR content!


The Math Teacher Presentations

Don't be fooled- scroll down on this page and find a WEALTH of pre-created presentations on almost every Math topic you can imagine! From Algebra and Adding Integers to Quadrilaterals!


PowerPoint Activities


A great resource for creating your own PowerPoint games with their templates! Includes instructions, examples of lessons and Activities and Lessons!


The Language Teacher Presentations

Don't be fooled- scroll down on this page and find a WEALTH of pre-created presentations on almost every Language Arts topic you can imagine! From Action Verbs to Sentence Tanglers!


K-2 PowerPoint Presentations

Don't be fooled- scroll down on this page and find a WEALTH of pre-created presentations on everything from ABC Sound-Off to Vowels! Covers every subject area!


Jeopardy Games



These games were created by Hardin Co, KY teachers for use in their classroom. Jeopardy games by grade level and subject area.


Grades 3-5 PowerPoint Presentations

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!


PowerPoint Shows for Education


Created as part of a teacher-development project, there are shows for every grade level and content area. Scroll through to see their extensive list, then download!


The PowerPoint Connection


Create by teachers for teachers! Has examples of presentations to use in the classroom as well as links to lots of resources!


PowerPoint Projects and Resources


Activities, templates, projects for teachers AND students covering all subject areas. Lots to explore!



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Magazines and Other Resources






Houghton-Mifflin Education Place


K-8 resources for teachers, students, and parents. Includes Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Intervention, Professional Development, activities, games, and textbook support.


Smart Neighborhoods in NNPS


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.






Reading Resources network, authors and books, research starters, scholastic news


Nancy Polette Literature Guides


Literature guides on a variety of titles: Each month
Nancy will feature a sample literature guide for you to use in your classroom.






The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. News and Resources as well as Professional Development.


Children’s Literature



Links to lesson plans and resources for children's literature (K-6)




United Streaming


A collection of video clips correlated by SOL and grade level, available for download or streaming.


The Reading Lady


Reader’s Theater scripts, poetry lessons, and more. Lots of ideas to support Balanced Literacy.




Mailbox Magazine


Where Great Teachers find great ideas. Lots of activities just like the magazine!




Share ideas with other teachers, post your ideas online, great lesson ideas.




Teaching K-8


Classroom activities, teacher resources and lesson ideas.


Ask Eric


The old, familiar ERIC clearing house of articles with an updated interface.





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Lesson Plan Resources





Education World
"The Educator's Best Friend" An Incredible collection of lessons, resources and on-line activities.


Graphic Organizers
Need ideas for using Inspiration and Thinking Maps? This is the place!



Free Teacher Tools
The name says it all! Online quiz generators, tons of lesson plans and WebQuests, links to search for graphics and much, MUCH more!


The Graphic Organizers Site
Links to sites with graphic organizer samples and lessons. Excellent source for using with Inspiration!



Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
A wealth of resources! Lesson plans, brain boosters, study starters, WebQuests and teacher helpers. Access by subject area- great for ALL grades!


Reading A-Z.com
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 Learning
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.


Bookmaking Projects
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 them!



The Awesome Library
Think the Internet's too big to tackle? Awesome Library organizes the Web with 24,000 carefully reviewed resources.


Literacy Teaching Resources
Author Laura Candler shares her teaching resources from her cooperative learning books published by Kagen. Lots of Literary Lesson ideas, great for Reader's Workshop!



AppleWorks and KidPix Templates
Designed primarily for K-2 students. Created by teachers for teachers! Templates for Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies!


United Streaming
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!


Brain Pop

Short instructional videos in almost every subject area on almost every topic imaginable!

Brain Pop 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 and Rita!



Cool Science for Curious Kids
From the Howard Hughes Institute. Explore biology on screen, off screen and in between! (Also on the Student page Science links)


Flash Card and Bingo Card Generator
Create free educational game boards, game boards and quizzes!



Technology Integration Lessons
A collection of lessons developed by teachers for use in their computer lab. Lessons are divided by grade level. Includes WebQuests!


Forms for Teachers
Why reinvent the wheel? Here are forms for Parent Conferences, daily student behavior, Homework coupons and much, much more!



The Tech Lab
An Instructional technology lab for teachers and students. Lessons are divided by grade level. Great ideas for lessons, but no templates to download


Enchanted Learning


One of the best educational activity collections on the net. From Dinosaurs, Nursery Rhymes, States, Animals, Science, Butterflies, the list goes on.



Teacher Guides and Student Activities. From
California, but lessons work with Virginia SOLs, too!


A-Z Teacher Stuff





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K-2 WebQuests
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!


3-5 WebQuests
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.


Science WebQuests
From the University of Richmond, a collection of Science WebQuests correlated to
Virginia's SOLs.


Loudin County WebQuests
Created by teachers at Catoctin Elementary School, this site is organized by grade level with WebQuests for the Virginia SOLs.


Language Arts WebQuests
From the University of Richmond, a collection of Language Arts WebQuests correlated to
Virginia's SOLs.


TechTrekkers WebQuests
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.


Social Studies WebQuests
From the University of Richmond, a collection of Language Arts WebQuests correlated to
Virginia's SOLs.


Reading In the Content Areas WebQuests
From the University of Virginia, a selection of WebQuests for all grade levels and a variety of subjects including professional development.



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The Virginia guideline to everything educational. All of the Standards of Learning for all grade levels and all subjects



Tabb SOL Assistance


SOL Crosswalks
Click here to download SOLs, Crosswalks and Sample Scope and Sequence guides by grade level and subject.


Roanoke SOL Assistance


Virginia Pathways
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


Poquoson SOL Assistance


SOL Released Items



Jefferson Labs SOL Practice


Virginia Department of Ed for Students



Inspiration State Standards


SOL.com Practice Tests



Chester the Crab SOLutions


SOL Science Questions



Daily SOL Question


SOL Quest



No Child Left Behind



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Language Arts Activities from Marco Polo


Interactive Circle Plot Diagram
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.



Literary Doodle
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.


Comic Creator
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.



Letter Generator
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.


Drama Mapping
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 variety purposes.



Story Mapping
The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and post  reading 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!



Riddle Interactive
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.



Word Maker
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 correspondence.


What’s In the Bag?
What’s in the Bag? Invites primary students to play with vocabulary common to their environment.



Picture Match
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 represent.


Word Wizard
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 related clues.


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Want to learn more about your favorite author? Check out these pages!


Dr Seuss


Beverly Cleary (Ramona)


Dr. Seuss home page
A brief biography of the real Dr. Seuss.


Beverly Cleary home page a books. Includes her address to write her letters!


Dr. Seus Seusville
The Seussentinnial: a century of imagination, biography and lots of games and activities.


This biography page includes links to the Beverly Cleary sculpture garden and a map of her neighborhood.


Barbara Parks (Junie B. Jones)


Judy Blume (Fudge)


Find out about the author- read the KidsRead interview!


Judy Blume home page
Judy Blume's official home page, Includes her photographs and thoughts.


Junie B. Jones' Page
Read a letter from Junie B., find out HER favorite books, read about the author or try her activities (Teacher page includes the Junie B. Jones Classroom Club).


How much do you know about Judy Blume's books? Take the trivia tests or play the word scramble.


R.L. Stine (Goosebumps)


Marc Brown (Arthur)


Who is R.L. Stine? The main page has fun activities!


Do you like the Arthur books? Meet Marc Brown, then go to the PBS Arthur website!


Another biography of R.L. Stine. Includes a list of his books.


Find out more about Marc Brown, the author of the Arthur books, and try the Fun Stuff!


The Nightmare Room
R.L. Stine's official site. Read e-books or follow his exclusive on-line story. Includes teacher links.


Eric Carle


Read about all RL Stine, then check out the Nightmare Room of Thrillogy!


Eric Carle home page
Do you like picture books? Check out Eric Carle, the author of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and his museum of picture book art!


Mary Pope Osborne
(The Magic Tree House)


Bruce Colville


Magic Tree House
The Magic Tree House official site. Read about the author, try the activities or join the Reader's and Writer's club. Teachers have a Tree House, too!


Do you like the "I Was a Sixth Grade Alien" books? Find out about the author and his other exciting books!


Read the interview with Mary Pope Osborne and her biography.


Roald Dahl home page
Do you like the books "Matilda" and "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?" Find out more about the author and the books he's written!


The Boxcar Children
Do you know why The Boxcar Children continue to have new books published even though the author isn't writing any more? Read here to find out why!





Author Search Sites




More about the author and activities for the Boxcar Children.


The Author Corner
Do you want to meet the authors of your favorite books? Want to find more books like them? 


Peggy Parish
(Amelia Bedelia)


Author Pages
You can find the home page of almost any author you can think of! Who is your favorite? Find the page here!


Rapides Parish Library
Read the biography of Peggy Parish and go on a Treasure Hunt!


Authors and Illustrat ors
Another great site that will help you find the home page of almost any author or illustrator!


Read about the author and her follow-up and try your hand at the word scramble and trivia!


The Author Page
From the Internet Public Library. Lots of links to author sites, as well as subject collections.


Pat Hutchins


Author Cards WebQuest


Hurst Literature
Read about Pat Hutchins and her fun picture books!


Have you ever traded baseball cards or Yu-Gi-Oh cards? How about creating and trading author cards!






Books On Line


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!


The Cay
A WebQuest on the novel, the Cay. Learn to map all the interesting sites from the novel.


Children's Storybooks Online
A collection of on-line stories to read! Stories for young readers, older readers and young adults.


Fairy Tales from Far Off Lands
Choose a country, then select a tale to take you on a magic journey! Fairy Tales from
Africa, Asia, China, Egypt, England, Native America, Russia and Scotland.


30 Free Books to Download!
Great books for improving your reading skills.


Cinderellas Around the World
Almost every culture has their own Cinderella story. Here's your place to find your favorite!


Giggle Poetry
The #1 site for Kids Poetry on the web! Read and laugh- then write your own!


Well Known Poems
Get the full text of famous poems like "Fog" and "Paul Revere's Ride" here.


Aesop's Fables Online
Over 655 of Aesop's Fables online, complete with morals. Other stories, too!


Greek Myths Online
This site is devoted to the heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology. Read these classics here!


Folktales Online
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 States!


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!


Winnie the Pooh
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 moving illustrations!


Curious George
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!


Enchanted Rhymes
Read online rebus nursery rhymes, from Mother Goose to Yankee Doodle!


Learn to Read on the Web!
Books online for early readers.


Jokes and Riddles
Read jokes and riddles from kids all over the world, then share a joke of your own!


Berenstein Bears Country
If you enjoy reading about the adventures of the Berenstein Bears, you'll love exploring their website!


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Skills and Resources



Little Explorer Picture Dictionary
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.


Online Dictionary
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 magnets!


Education Place
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 Game Goo
Earobics activities aren't just for Kindergarten and first grade- here are activities for our more advanced learners (3-5). Have fun learning playing these games!


Online Thesaurus
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 more!


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!



Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Daily Life in Ancient Civilizations
Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World

Daily Life in Ancient China
History for Kids- Ancient China
Chinese Inventions
Walk the Great Wall
Does Our Playground Need a Great Wall WebQuest
for China WebQuest
Homesick- My Own Story
China WebQuest


The History of Egypt
Ancient Egypt for Kids
Make your own Cartouche
Tour a Pyramid
Neferchichi's Tomb
Ancient Egypt at the British Museum
Ancient Egyptian Culture Exhibit
Ancient Egypt WebQuest
Daily Life in Ancient Egypt
History for Kids- Egypt
Ancient Egypt Kid Connection
Ancient Egypt Virtual

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Greeks and Romans
The Greeks
Voyage Back in Time- Ancient Greece and Rome
History for Kids- Ancient Greece
History for Kids- Ancient Rome
Daily Life in Ancient Greece
Daily Life in Ancient Rome
The Ancient City of Athens
The Ancient Greek World


History for Kids- Ancient Africa
Riverside- Let's Find Out About Ancient Mali
Introduction to Mali
Mali: Ancient Crossroads of Africa
The Rise and Fall of Mali and Songhai
Ancient Mali


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Native Americans
The First Americans
Native American WebQuest
Native Americans Before the Explorers Webquest
Native American WebQuest: Stamp Creator
Native American Resources
The Trail of Tears

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A WebQuest for and About Explorers
Let's Find Out About Explorers- Riverside
Explorers of the Millennium Timeline


Explorers and Jamestown quiz

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JamesQuest: Discovering Virginia's First Colony
The Jamestown Society
Virtual Jamestown
Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center
Jamestown Rediscovery
The Jamestown Online Adventure
Riverside Jamestown slide show
Journey to Jamestown Timeline

Explorers and Jamestown Online quiz

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Colonial and Revolutionary Times
Colonial History
Archiving Early America
Colonial Occupations

Children in Colonial America WebQuest
Founding of the Colonies WebQuest
Colonial Williamsburg
Let's Find Out About Colonial America- Riverside Elementary
The American Revolution
The History Place: The American Revolution
PBS: Liberty's Kids
The Stamp Act
Revolutionary Road Maps WebQuest

ThinkQuest for the Revolutionary War
American Revolutionary War Online Thematic Unit
America's Story from America's Library
Johnny Tremaine: The Revolutionary War WebQuest

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Civil War
Riverside Elementary Civil War WebQuest
The Civil War Zone

The Civil War Home Page
The American Civil War
The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities During the Civil War
The Civil War at the Smithsonian
Civil War Battle Summaries
Civil War Battle Statistics
The Price in Blood
An Explanation of "Follow the Drinking Gourd"
The Underground Railroad
Poetry and Music of the War Between the States
The Civil War and Reconstruction Timeline
The Reconstruction Era
Reconstruction Timeline

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Democracy and Government
Ben's Guide to Government for Kids
US History Timeline

The PBS Democracy Project
Congress for KidsGeneral Assembly
The White House

The Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance explained by Red Skelton

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Kindergarten People from Riverside
First Grade People from Riverside
Second Grade People from Riverside
Third Grade People from Riverside
Famous Virginians
More Famous Virginians
The African-American History Challenge
Presidents of the United States
Biographies of Great African-Americans
Dr. Martin Luther King
The Dr. King Timeline Page
Dr. King Web Scavenger Hunt

Happy Birthday Martin!
George Washington Carver
My Hero Project

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National Geographic for Kids
World Almanac for Kids
Outline Maps
Maps of the United States
The Geonet Game

What Do Maps Show?
Cardinal Directions

Direction on a Map
Latitude and Longitude
Distances on a Map
Map Reading Activities
The Continents
Famous Geographers

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Your Teacher Takes You to Colonial Virginia
Virginia- The Old Dominion
Virginia History Sites
Virginia History Revisited
Let's Explore Virginia's Regions
Virginia Regions Slide Show
Virginia Cities
Virginia Cities Map
Virginia Cities and Towns
Virginia Population

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Grolier Online
Historical Soundbytes
Atlapedia Online
Humanities Interactive
Smithsonian Institution
New Year's
Martin Luther King Day
Chinese New Year
Valentine's Day
President's Day


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What is the Internet?

The Tech Encyclopedia
Technology Buzzwords
How Computer Viruses Work
Keyboard Information

Take a Technology Quiz

Learn Technology Vocabulary
Computer Quiz
Spreadsheet Quiz
Word Processing Quiz


Typing Pal online keyboarding practice
Computer Circus

Type Me

Kiddiddles Musical Mouseum
KidsMath Music

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra





Piggyback Songs


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Inside Activities http://www.childrensmuseum.org/kids/games.htm




Grades K - 2


Concentration, TicTacToe, and Dots



Dinosphere: Now You're In THEIR World



Haunted House - Ghost Town



Jolly Days Winter Wonderland



Where is Mr. Bear?





Grades 3 - 5


Arts Workshop



Birthdays Around the World



Bones:An Exhibit Inside You



Circus Summer



Dinosphere: Now You're In THEIR World






Haunted House - Ghost Town






Onstage and Behind the Scenes





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Tips and Tricks

Internet Resources




Creating Photo Albums (for PC only)

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.

To use the Photo Album in XP -

·         Open PowerPoint

·         On the Insert menu, select picture. Then select the photo album feature.

·         Click here for a short online tutorial from Colgate University.

To download the photo album feature for PowerPoint 2000-

·         Go to the Microsoft Downloads site.

·         In the Search for a Download section, put photo album in the keyword field.

·         The search will return - PowerPoint 2000 Add-in: Photo Album Add-in Program.

·         Double click on the link and then Download the program to your computer.

·         To use the PhotoAlbum Wizard open PowerPoint 2000.

·         To create a photo album, click New on the File menu.

·         Click PhotoAlbum on the General tab, and then click OK.

·         Specify the 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.

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Using the Slide Master

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

·         Drag to Master > Slide Master (you can also use the Title Master)

·         Make the changes you want to use (you can even insert a picture that will be on every page) and close

·         The changes will be made on all slides

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Layering Objects

When inserting several objects, they sometimes overlap and you need to change the order of the layers to view them correctly.

·         Select the 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.)

·         Move the layer forward, backward, to front, or to back.

Grouping Objects

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.

To group objects:

·         Select all of the objects that you want to group together.

o        Click on 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.

·         From the Drawing Toolbar, select Draw > Group. Or you can right click on the object and drag to Grouping > Group.

o        You can now resize or move the whole group as one object.

o        Text that 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.

Ungrouping Objects

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.

To ungroup an object

·         Select the grouped object. (Click on it to view the handles.)

·         From the Drawing Toolbar, select Draw > Ungroup. Or you can right click on the object and drag to Grouping > Ungroup.

·         If the 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!

·         After editing, you can select Regroup.

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Aligning Objects

When using many objects on a slide, you may want to align them which is often difficult to do visually. PowerPoint has a built in alignment feature to make this an easy task.

·         Select the objects you want to align.

·         Go to Draw on the Drawing toolbar and select Align or Distribute.

·         Select the alignment description you want to use (left, center, right, top, middle, bottom) or you can select distribute horizontally or vertically.

·         The selected objects will align according to your choice.

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Getting Images from the Internet

There are many sites that contain free clip art and photos you can use in your presentation. Make sure you read the policy on each site.

·         Locate the graphic on the web page you want to use.

·         Right-click (Mac- click and hold down the mouse) on the image.

·         Choose "Save Picture As" in Explorer or "Save Image As" in Netscape.

·         The "Save As" dialog box will open. You may want to rename the image to help you remember it later.

·         Select the location where you wish to save the image (i.e. My Documents > My Pictures) and click Save.

·         Use Insert > Picture > From File to insert the new image into your slide.

If you do not want to save the image for future use, you can

·         Locate the graphic on the web page you want to use.

·         Right-click (Mac- click and hold down the mouse) on the image and drag to copy.

·         Go back to your PowerPoint slide (use the taskbar at the bottom of the desktop), right-click and paste.

Graphic Garden - This site has free graphics to use in return for a link back to the site.

This is a sample from Graphic Garden that you can try:

If you have a subscription to www.unitedstreaming.com you can also look for images to use.

·         Go to www.unitedstreaming.com and login.

·         Click on the Learning Resources link.

·         Click on Image Library.

·         Follow the directions for searching and saving images right on the site.


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Maintaining Proportions When Resizing Objects

Hold down the following keys while dragging a corner handle

·         Shift - will keep image in proportion

·         Ctrl - will keep image in proportion while resizing from the center outward

·         Alt - will override the settings for using a grid

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How to insert music or sound on a slide:

  1. Display the slide where you want to add sound.
  2. On the Insert menu, drag to Movies and Sounds (then select the option below that you wish to use).

·         Sound from Gallery - locate the sound you want from the Clip Gallery- right click and insert. 
You will then need to select whether you want the sound to play automatically or when you click on it.

·         Sound from File - locate the folder that contains the sound, then double click the sound you want to use.

·         Play CD Audio Track - you can play the whole CD or choose specific tracks. Using a CD does not add extra size to the file. You must have the CD in the CD drive while giving the presentation.

o        Go to the slide where you want to insert the music.

o        Put the CD in the CD drive.

o        Go to Insert - drag down to Movies and Sounds

o        Click on Play CD Audio Track

o        The Movie and Sounds options dialog box will appear. Select the track you want to start and the ending track. 

o        Select if you want the sound to loop (play over) or not. Click on OK.

o        Select if you want the sound to play automatically. You will see a CD icon on the page.

o        For more information, go to 
A Quick Guide to Adding a Background Sound Track to PowerPoint Presentations

·         Record Sound - you can record your own sound by using a microphone (typically the built in microphones do not produce clear sound)

o        Go to the slide where you want to record the sound or narration.

o        Go to Insert - drag down to Movies and Sounds

o        Click on Record Sound.

o        To record the sound, click record. When you are finished recording click Stop.

o        In the Name box- type a name for the sound, then click OK. A sound icon will appear on the slide.

To animate the sound so that it plays automatically in an animation sequence:

o        Click on  the sound icon

o        Go to the Slide Show menu, click on custom animation (then select the options you want)

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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 play.

How to insert a video on a slide:

  • Go to Insert > Movies and Sounds
  • Select Movie from File (example- to use a downloaded video from www.unitedstreaming.com)
  • Locate the video file, select it, and click OK.
  • A dialog box will ask "Do you want your movie to play automatically in the slide show? If not, it will play when you click it.
    • It is usually better to say no and click on the movie when you are ready for it to play.
  • You must be in slide show view for the movie to play.


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Tips and Tricks


Saving a Presentation as a Show

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.

To 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.

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Using Action Buttons to Create Links

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.)

·         Display the 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.

·         A dialog 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.)

Keyboard 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" mode. 

Timesaving keyboard shortcuts

F5 (function key at top)

View show


End show


Start or stop an automatic slide show

Use Your Pointer as a Pen (use these when the show is running)

Control + P

Changes the pointer to a pen

Right click

Select Pointer Options - Pen Color


Erase pen marks

Control + A

Change pen back to pointer

Go Temporarily to Blank Screens


toggles on/off to show blank black screen


toggles on/off to show blank white screen


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Tips for Creating a PowerPoint Presentation



Be brief- use no more than 6 bullets per slide

Only use bullets when creating a list.

Put everything you plan to present in the slides. Use the presentation as a visual aid. Too much information on a slide will take away the focus from the presenter.

Use fonts that are easy to read- minimum of 28 point for a big room

Use more than two fonts on a slide. 

Use colors that are not too bright, have high contrast, and are consistent.

Use different color fonts on every slide.

Make the content the focus of the presentation. 

Use too many animation effects, sounds, etc. They are distracting and should only be used to make your point. 

Use standard serif or sans-serif fonts, with familiar, easily recognizable characters

Times New Roman in 12 point (serif)
Comic Sans in 12 point (sans serif)

Use fancy or cursive fonts (the fonts listed below may not display correctly on your browser).

Georgia in 12 point
Algerian in 12 point



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Internet Resources

Blank PowerPoint Jeopardy Game (from Aiken Co. Public Schools, Aiken, SC)

  • To download the blank Jeopardy Game, right-click on the link above and select Save Target As. It will automatically download to your computer. Select the location where you wish to save the game. 
  • To use the game, open PowerPoint and then go to File-Open to select the blank Jeopardy Game. 
  • Use the directions to make the changes you wish to use. 
  • The directions for creating your own game or to make changes to the downloaded template are given here:  
    Creating a Jeopardy Gameboard Template

Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint This pdf file from the Missouri Research & Education Network provides directions for many advanced functions in PowerPoint.

PowerPoint 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!

Common PowerPoint 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 Colgate University's CEL (Collaboration for Enhanced Learning). Check it out!

PowerPoint 2002 (XP) Tutorial (This is a large document provided by Microsoft.)


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