From the Desk of Kay Ezzell Technology Resource Specialist at Resource Materials & Technology Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Materials & Technology Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing /FDLRS
207 North San Marco Avenue
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
Shelley Popson Ardis
Drive Around the World is a team of San Francisco Bay Area professionals who
use long-range driving expeditions to promote cross-border understanding and
goodwill through innovative educational programs. Over the last 20 years,
Drive Around the World team members have lived in and traveled throughout
North & South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia.
The latest expedition is called LONGITUDE . It is a nine-month
adventure that circumnavigates the globe, across four continents, through 34
countries, following lines of longitude. During the LONGITUDE expedition,
the team will encounter a variety of geography, climates, and cultures that
aim to enhance first-hand experiences in your classroom. The team invites
students and followers to ask questions. Questions can be directed to
expedition team members or the people they meet, such as research
scientists, farmers, families, guides, museum curators, and other teachers.
Click on "I'm a Teacher" to find short, adaptable lesson plans and
activities that build cross-cultural awareness, respect, and communication
in the classroom. Lessons are flexible, easy to use, and standards-based.
Get in on an innovative, invigorating and thoroughly effective learning
experience unlike anything you've attended before. Fill your teacher's bag
of tricks with labs, hands-on experiments, demos, and shortcuts to getting
your students prepared for the FCAT Science exam. This workshop is for all
Elementary and Secondary teachers wanting to help their students become
successful critical thinkers! Go to http://www.fledtools.com or call
1-800-586-9940 to register your teachers today!
Teachers can link on to http://www.fledtools.com for a registration form,
information about the workshops, workshop locations and directions. Sign up
5 teachers and the 6th teacher is FREE!! Workshop attendees will receive a
FREE Digging into FCAT Science Inquiry-Based Activity Book!!!
Register Early and Save!!
** $165.00 (up to one week before workshop)
** $199.00 (one week before workshop)
Elementary Day Camp 2004 Locations:
Jacksonville: April 21, 2004 @ Prime Osborn Convention Center
Orlando: May 12, 2004 @ Sheraton World Resort
Emerald Coast: May 26, 2004 @ Emerald Coast Convention Center
Ft. Lauderdale: June 22, 2004 @ Sheraton, Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hotel
Secondary Day Camp 2004 Locations
Jacksonville: April 22, 2004 @ Prime Osborn Convention Center
Orlando: May 13, 2004 @ Sheraton World Resort
Emerald Coast: May 27, 2004 @ Emerald Coast Convention Center
Ft. Lauderdale: June 23, 2004 @ Sheraton, Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hotel
Sign up today (800) 586-9940 or http://www.fledtools.com
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Art Sites - http://www.surfnetkids.com/clipart.htm
This site links to other sites with good FREE clipart for use in the
classroom. Be sure to read the points at the beginning about using the
Two Other Clip Art Sites -
These two sites charge a subscription fee. The first one is much cheaper
than the second, but the second has a much larger extensive collection.
Grammar Slammer - http://englishplus.com/grammar/gsdeluxe.htm
This website is sponsored by a company that sells a grammar checker program
to use on your computer. At this website they provide some basic grammar
usage rules and examples that you can refer to free of charge - as a sample
of what their software program offers. If you're interested in buying the
program (Windows only), go to their home page: http://englishplus.com/ .
There is a pdf version available for Macs.
The Franklin Institute Online originally developed this unit on wind that
covers everything from windmills to hurricanes. The lessons and activities
can be used in step-by-step lessons, or each lessons and exploration also
stands on its own and may be used independently.
Knee Surgery - http://education.cosi.org/knee/knee/surgery.htm
Living Children Multimedia Development developed this project for The Center
of Science and Industry (COSI). It's a great interactive presentation of
knee replacement surgery. There is also a button to show subtitles.
This project was also developed by Living Children Multimedia Development.
This one was for Edheads.org, The introduction to the different rooms is
verbal (with no captions), but the activities are totally accessible. There
is a button to skip each introduction.
A Multimedia History
of Glacier Bay, Alaska -
This award-winning website presents many of the stunning images and dramatic
movie sequences from the Glacier Bay video, "Glacier Bay, Alaska, from the
Ground, Air and Space," as well as additional footage, animations, and
Re-Discovery - http://www.corpsrediscovery.com/home.htm
This site is focused on resources for home schooling, but there is
information and resources for the following topics: Lewis & Clark,
Frontiersmen, Pioneers, and American Indians.
Not to Teach Science -
This is an online workshop on teaching science. The instructor sends the
material in installments via e-mail. The cost is by donation at the end of
the class. You will get age appropriate materials and access to the
instructor's long list of science sites. [Note: I have not taken this
class, so can't vouch for it personally. Sounds interesting though. Please
let me know how it goes if you decide to take it.] Some of her free science
activities can be found here: http://www.steelcreek.com/scienceactivitiesideas.htm
GoMath.com - http://www.gomath.com/
GoMath.com isa FREE math tutoring site designed to help parents and their
children in grades K-12. The tutors all hold degrees in science and
engineering fields and will answer your math question, giving detailed
explanations and processes within 24 hours. Visit the Question Bank and see
the archive of math questions and answers that have been asked and solved in
the past. Enter algebra or geometry math problems in the Automated Solution
Provider to get step-by-step sollutions. There are also free interactive
tutorials and quizzes.
Draw and Color with Uncle
Fred - http://www.unclefred.com/
Your students can learn to draw with Uncle Fred (who is the artist/writer of
the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip).
Invention at Play
Explore the playful side of invention and the inventive side of play in
Invention at Play, a national traveling exhibit. Learn how play - the
ordinary & everyday "work of childhood" - connects to the creative impulse
of both historic and contemporary inventors.
White House Tours:
Spotty's White House Tour - http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids/tour/
Spotty is the President's English Springer Spaniel. Spotty guides kids on a
tour of the White House.
Tour of the White House - http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/whtour/
This page opens to a map of the White House. Click on any room on the map
and a new page opens with a photograph of the room with text that explains
its history and the historical significance of items in the room. There are
additional rooms to visit beneath the map.
Life in the
White House - http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/life/
This site offers Real Player video tours of the rooms in the White House,
360-degree panoramic movie tours of the White House and West Wing, and it
includes past and present photo essays of life in the rooms of the White
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AG Bell Florida Annual Convention
April 23-24, 2004, Tampa
For more information, go to http://www.agbellflorida.org
Location to be determined
For more information, go to http://www.fsdb.k12.fl.us/rmc/fehi
Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA):
Orlando - January 18-20, 2005
Caribe Royale Hotel, Orlando, FL
Fore more information, go to http://www.ATIA.org
Florida Educational Technology Conference 2004 (FETC):
Orlando - January 27-29, 2005 in the Orange County Convention Center.
For more information, go to http://www.fetc.org/
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