W.O.W! Websites Of the Week

We’ve been on Winter Break this week. It snowed for a couple of hours, but that’s about all. Tonight we have our first official storm of the season brewing. I wonder if we’ll have a snow day tomorrow..

While the Techie Kids are enjoying a short recess, I thought I would share a few wonderful websites with you. Give these a try and let us know what you think.

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Lego City Comic Builder


Kerpoof

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San Diego Zoo Web Cams
PBS Kids Story of Owen and Mzee
ABcYa! Animations 

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ABC Ya! US Geography Puzzle Map

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Find the Technology 

 

ABC Ya! Input & Ouput Devices

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Tell me which website you liked and why.

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How could we use websites like Kerpoof to help us present things that we are learning?

W.O.W!

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Here are Mrs. Moore’s top picks for Websites Of the Week!
Try a few out and let us know what you think.
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Kerpoof-

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Kerpoof Screenshot

Can you Make a Movie and then share it with a classmate?

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Ms. Bolotin’s Make Music Online Live Binder

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Kids_Make_Music_Online_Live_Binder

What instruments can you play?
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Super Thinkers
The Peetnik Mysteries

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Super_Thinkers_The_Peetnik_Mysteries.

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BBC Build a Catapult

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BBC_Build_a_Catapult


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Math Movies

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Math_Wiki

Student experts are awesome! Mr. Avery’s class shows just how effective it is when children are able to teach each other. Check out the fantastic videos on their wiki, Math Movies – Made by Students for Students . You will also find more videos from some of our other friends, Mrs. Yollis, Mr. Salsich, and Mrs. Kistler.

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Which Math Movies did you find most helpful?

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What did you learn about the different instruments you played?


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How did you solve the mystery?


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If you like the Angry Birds app, tell me how it relates to the catapult.
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WOW!

Hi Everybody!

I just visited the Detroit Zoo with Bella and Brielle. Since we had so much fun, I thought I’d share some zoo web cams with you. I hope you are all having a safe and happy summer!

 

Detroit_Zoo_Vitamin_Z

 

 

 

For more webcam fun, visit these sites. Remember, the National Zoo site offers 20 more webcams!

 

Panda Cam

 

Polar Bear Cam

 

Elephant Cam

 

Ape Cam

 

Animal Cams at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park

 

 

WOW!

This week we can have some fun with Garfield. Try out the Comic Creator to build your own Garfield comic strip. When you visit this WOW, you can also click on the “comics” tab to read Jim Davis’ creations. You can search the comics by keyword, date, or just scroll through the comics by pressing the PREV. (previous) tab.

 

Garfield

 

If you want to have some more fun with comics, try Read, Write, and Think’s Comic Creator. Scroll through the characters and props to illustrate your story.

 

RWT_Comic_Creator

 

Tell me which features of each Comic Creator you liked the best.

If you played any games, let us know what you recommend.

 

 

WOW!

I hope everyone is already having a wonderful summer!

As promised, here is your first WOW, or Website Of the Week.

 

Spirograph Math 

 

Spirograph_Math 

This one can be found on Math Playground. Try it out and let me know what you think.

We have used this website at school, but I found this specific game through http://moturoa.blogspot.com/
You should visit their class blog and see what’s happening in New Zealand.

 

What strategy did you use to create an interesting pattern?

 

Are there any other websites on Moturoa’s Blog that you’d like to recommend?