Karren's Curriculum Resources

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Curriculum Resources on this Site

Inventors of the Industrial Revolution
Links to Inventors including those directly related to Industrial Revolution and those of the time period.
5 Steps to Creating Great Integrated Technology Projects
Samples and Handouts from presentation given at ICE Technology Conference
November 13 & 14, 1998
Spotted Owl Unit
includes lesson plans, rubrics and samples of HyperStudio Projects
Simple Web Pages
brief sample created with MS Paint and Netscape Composer
Technology Scope and Sequence for grades 1-5 detailed lists of skills in computer literacy, keyboarding, word processing, graphics and multimedia.
Trees and Woody Plants - Photos and descriptions of trees and other woody plants commonly found in the Midwest.


Curriculum Resources on the Net

Kathy Schrock's  Guide for Educators - Annotated lists of curriculum related links. Regularly updated and checked for dead or lost  links. Check out the General History & Social Studies Sites, which I have "adopted" and check the links monthly.
Elementary Computer Projects  - Links to computer based activities for elementary students.
Teacher Resources for Technology Projects
Rubrics  Links to sites containing rubrics for computer projects or the use of technology
Curriculum Links
I have chosen sites which seem to fit into the curriculum for grades 2-5 in our school district. I have not checked the accuracy of content nor  have I checked all of the links leading from these sites. As always, it is up to the classroom teacher to determine whether the sites are useful and appropriate  for his/her students
 The WebQuest Page - this is the original WebQuest page, includes all you need to know to start creating your own WebQuests, and links to many good WebQuests.

A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. WebQuests are designed to use learners' time well, to focus on using information rather than looking for it, and to support learners' thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation" from What’s a WebQuest? by Bernie Dodge


Schools on the Web

I have chosen schools whose pages offer one or more of the following: 
  • Samples of computer projects done by students
  • A virtual tour of their town or area
  • Tips, techniques, lesson plans or rubrics that emphasize integration of technology into the elementary school curriculum.
The Mill Street School Site is one that I designed and maintained during the 1998-99 school year. Hopefully, it will continue to have examples of student work.

Sites in the Chicago/Naperville Area


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