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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Kerpoof in the Classroom

Check out Kerpoof and take a few minutes to explore this awesome resource! 

Kerpoof is free for all educational use and doesn't require a login, so you can start creating right away!

If you are a first time Kerpoof user, simply visit, then click on any of the activities to begin (you can make an animated movie, draw a picture, tell a story, and much more)!

To use Kerpoof in the classroom grades K-8, check out Kerpoof for Teachers, the educator's resource page where you can register for a free teacher account to help you manage your classes, browse through the library of free lesson plans (including tutorials for first time users), and review information on standards alignment.

KDE TweetFEST - October 25

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) will begin hosting a monthly TweetFEST to invite teachers and administrators to share resources they’re using to teach the new Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS) in the 2011-12 school year. 

The first TweetFEST will be Tuesday, Oct. 25 and each subsequent TweetFEST will be on the fourth Tuesday each month during the 2011-12 school year (except in December).

KDE encourages teachers and administrators who use Twitter to tweet links to resources they are using to implement the KCAS in the classroom at any time on Oct. 25 and add the #teachkcas hashtag to each tweet.

Not a Twitter user? You can sign up for a free account at School districts and individual schools who have a Twitter account also are welcome to tweet resources during the TweetFEST.

KDE uses the KDE Twitter feed to share information and converse with the education community and the residents of Kentucky. 

 If you have a question about the TweetFEST, please contact Stephanie Siria via email at

Friday, October 7, 2011

SKYPE in the Classroom and GRANT

Skype in the Classroom

A free community to help teachers everywhere use Skype to help their students learn. It’s a place for teachers to connect with each other, find partner classes for all content areas and share inspiration.
This is a free global initiative created in response to the growing number of teachers using Skype in their PK-12 classrooms.

  • Collaborate on projects

    Projects are a way for teachers to find partner classes, partner teachers or guest speakers for a specific learning activity. You can create your own project or find one where your help is needed.
  • Connect with other teachers

    Use the directory to find like-minded teachers all over the world. You can search by keyword or explore the directory by ages taught, a teacher’s location, or subjects of interest.

  • Discover new teaching inspiration

    The resource section of Skype in the classroom is stacked with videos, links and tips. Add resources of your own or favorite the ones you like best to create a huge, shareable library of teaching ideas.

  • Skype and Clorox Power a Bright Future for students in the US.
    Nominate your school for a grant of up to $50,000.

    You are invited to nominate your school for a chance to win a $50,000 grand-prize grant or one of four $25,000 grants to help give your kids the power to grow and transform through playing, creating and exploring—the pillars of education inside and outside the classroom. Clorox is giving $150,000 to help schools nationwide, and now for the program’s third year it’s easier than ever to nominate deserving schools.
    All you have to do is visit to nominate either a new or existing program in one of three categories (Play, Create or Explore) before October 17, 2011.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Math Monday - October 3

The BuzzMath Blog
BuzzMath’s giving 1 class registration to all schools for free for 2011-2012

This site contains a variety of interactive Algebra help/ problems/activities

This site has  a service for drawing the graphs of all kinds of functions . With Archimy, you will draw the graph of any function and form, just use your imagination.  The program must be downloaded and is free.

Arcademic Skill Builder
Our research-based and standards-aligned free educational math games and language arts games will engage, motivate, and help teach students. Click a button below to play our free multi-player and single-player games!

This site has interactive Mathematical graph and charting software for geometry and statistics

Chart Gizmo
This site has an incredible chart builder for any type of data that can be typed or uploaded to this tool

Chart Tool
This site is another great tool for creating Charts and graphs  On you can design and share your own graphs online and for free  We support a number of different chart types like: bar charts, pie charts, line charts, bubble charts and radar plots.

Concord Consorium
This site features free downloadable Math & Science software.

Math interactive tools for white boards

Flash Card Creator 
This site from aplusMath allows for the easy creation of online/printable math flash cards

 Thanks to Laura Turner for many of the math Web 2.0 tools.
 To see more, visit Digital Learning Environment