- History of Computing
- Most students today have had their fingers on a
keyboard since pre-school. Many are surprised to discover
that computers haven't been around forever. Take a look at
this site to discover the history behind the computer. The
text is well-written and easy to understand, making it
useful for most classrooms.
Your Own Newspaper
- CRAYON is an innovative Web page that allows you to
create your own online newspaper, save it on your hard
drive, and read it every day. We were skeptical at first,
but, by following the directions carefully, we customized
our own unique newspage that points to places that change
daily. Identify what kind of news your class needs, and
create your own classroom newspage. Check it every
morning. It's very cool.
- Mythology and Legends
- If your curriculum includes a discussion of myths and
legends, you will love this site! Take a look at a few of
the legends and then try making up some of your own. How
would ancient people have used myth to explain modern
technology? Try writing a legend for the origin of
computers, television, or even automobiles.
- If your curriculum includes a study of whales,
consider this teacher-designed website that offers
everything you could possibly need to learn about whales.
- Ice Art `95
- University Park Elementary School in Fairbanks, Alaska
offers a peek at the unique artistic efforts displayed at
their local ice sculpting festival, held during March. The
competing sculptors included local artisans as well as a
variety of international entrants. Say farewell to winter
with one last look at its beauty.
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