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Technology Updates

Week of October 1, 2010


Attached is a pdf file for varsity vocab and power verbs, I have different versions of these also just let me know if you want them sent.  You are free to use these how you feel fit. If you would like these as an image, go to the tech site under reading.  :-)

 

Here is a list of the new apps purchased the week of September 27th These are available free of charge to teacher iPads, for a complete listing of available apps go to Google Documents.  If you would like to request an app  to be added to the list, send a work order to “technology coach”


Popplet- Mind mapping (brainstorming) with text, bubbles, pictures, etc.  Very simple to use!


PocketPhonics- Teaches young kids letter sounds, blends, and diagraphs.  (This is the full version of the app that came on your iPad


Betty Crocker Cookbook- Recipes and pictures.  Search by recipe or ingredients.



Sidenote- A school in West Virginia is experimenting with replacing there textbooks with iPhones and iPads. Read about this school here:  http://www.wset.com/Global/story.asp?S=13239267 Each year they have a contest for developers to create an educational app, below are the winners from last year.  They are all iPhone apps, but can be downloaded for free. 

-Math Stacker

-iCatch Squares

-Energy Footprint

-Freddy Fraction

-Fraction Factory

-Computer Carl

 

Website additions for the week of September 27th.  If you have an upcoming unit that you would like interactive resources for send a work order and I will find and get resources added to the site.  Also, if you know a site that you would like added send me that info and I can added it to the page.


-New site added.  THIS ONE IS VERY NEAT FOR VOCAB! http://www.visuwords.com/


-Third Grade Story Retelling Video https://sites.google.com/a/wgschools.org/tech/third-grade-story-retelling


-Geography Page Updated https://sites.google.com/a/wgschools.org/tech/geography


-Root word, prefixes, and suffixes games added to the reading page https://sites.google.com/a/wgschools.org/tech/reading-s


-Illustrations for Varsity Vocab and Power Verbs added https://sites.google.com/a/wgschools.org/tech/reading-s


-Vocab videos added for ACT and SAT prep https://sites.google.com/a/wgschools.org/tech/vocab-videos


-Division games added https://sites.google.com/a/wgschools.org/tech/math-1/division

-Money games and money management activities added https://sites.google.com/a/wgschools.org/tech/math-1/money

-Week in Rap http://theweekinrap.com/ added to the current events page https://sites.google.com/a/wgschools.org/tech/current-events

-Grammar page updated https://sites.google.com/a/wgschools.org/tech/grammar


-Fourth Grade Reading Updated https://sites.google.com/a/wgschools.org/tech/fourth-grade



Enjoy!