Game Sites:

1) http://www.usmint.gov/Kids/games/
2) http://www.freerice.com/
3) http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/
4) http://www.funbrain.com/
5) http://www.coolmath-games.com/
6) http://engineering.com/GamesPuzzles/tabid/82/Default.aspx
7) http://www.icivics.org/
8) http://www.physicsgames.net/
9) http://www.firstinmath.com/ (you must know your login and password)
10) http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/kids/games
11) https://www.cia.gov/kids-page/games/index.html
12) http://www.olotolo.com/index.php
------------Temporarily blocked at school---------------
13) http://www.primarygames.com/social_studies.htm




High School Links:

1) South: http://south.dpsk12.org/
2) Lincoln: http://alhs.dps.schoolfusion.us/
3) CEC: http://dosomethingreal.com/
4) North: http://denvernorth.org/
5) Montbello: http://montbello.dpsk12.org/
6) Manuel: http://manual.schoolfusion.us/
7) Bruce Randolf: http://randolph.dpsk12.org/
8) Denver School of the Arts (DSA): http://dsa.dpsk12.org/
9) East: http://eastangels.org//
10) Martin Luther King: http://mlk.dpsk12.org/
11) Thomas Jefferson: http://www.tjjournal.com/
12) West: http://west.dpsk12.org/
13) John F. Kennedy: http://jfk.dpsk12.org/
14) George Washington: http://gwhs.dpsk12.org/
15) Denver Center for International Studies: http://cisdenver.org/

DPS School List: http://www.dpsk12.org/schoollist/default.aspx




Go to this site to understand how to "choice" into a high school:
http://soco.dpsk12.org/

Go to this site to see school in DPS:
http://www.dpsk12.org/schoollist/




College Resources:

College in Colorado:

https://secure.collegeincolorado.org/Default.aspx


College Summit:
http://www.collegesummit.org/aboutus

FAFSA:
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/options.htm

Common Application:
https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.aspx



Prevent Cyber-bullying:
Use the following links to become more informed about internet safety and in the prevention of cyber-bullying:
1) http://www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/adults/cyber-bullying.aspx
2) http://www.ncpc.org/cyberbullying
3) http://www.cyberbullying.us/
4) http://connectsafely.org





Life Skills:

Interviews:

Preparing for a job interview (what to say):
Interview Skills from Lindsey Miller, Conference 2010

Preparing for a job interview (how to look):
Lindsey Miller's Presentation from Conference 2010



Useful sites for US government:


Article I: Legislative
Senate Links:
http://www.senate.gov/index.htm

House of Representatives Links:
http://www.house.gov/Welcome.shtml

All of Congress:
http://thomas.loc.gov/
http://www.icivics.org/subject/legislative-branch

Article II: Executive
President Links:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/president-obama/
http://www.icivics.org/subject/executive-branch

Vice President and Cabinet Links:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/vice-president-biden
http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/cabinet

Presidential Elections:
http://www.commoncraft.com/video/electing-us-president

Article III: Judicial
Supreme Court Links:
http://www.supremecourt.gov/
http://www.icivics.org/subject/judicial-branch
http://www.icivics.org/home/judicial-branch/meet-supreme-court

Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence:
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/
http://www.icivics.org/subject/constitution-and-bill-rights
http://www.icivics.org/subject/separation-powers
http://www.congressforkids.net/index.htm
http://www.congressforkids.net/games/amendments/2_amendments.htm



Constitution Preview Assignment

Follow the steps in yellow to complete the tasks outlined in today's notes. In the last ten minute of class, you will write a summary describing what you have learned about the US Constitution today. Important thoughts and questions are highlighted in green.

Step 1) Work collaboratively with a partner to complete notes using this site:
http://72.32.50.200/constitution/details_explanation.php?link=003&const=00_pre_00
Use this site to complete your notes:
-What is the preamble and what does it do?
-What is described in each article? (1-7)
-What is an amendment?
-How many amendments are there?
-Describe the first Amendment.

Step 2) Partner Read the Kid Friendly Constitution:
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/northamerica/after1500/government/constitution.htm
Discuss what you read:
-What does this document do?
-Do you think this document is important? Why or why not?
-Now write your summary for today's notes in your notebook.

Step 3) Preamble:
http://const4kids.forums.commonground13.us/?p=19
Discuss what you read:
-What kinds of goals does the government have?

Step 4) Articles:
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/6-8/government/branches.html
Discuss what your read:
-What do the articles do?

Step 5) General Information:
http://www.usconstitution.net/constkidsK.html
http://www.usconstitution.net/constkids4.html
http://www.usconstitution.net/constkids.html
Discuss what you read;
-What kinds of things are protected by the Constitution?

-What is the Bill of Rights?





Other Useful Links

(Awaiting Organization)

(many will require memberships, so be sure your parents are okay with you joining)

Using Google:
https://docs.google.com/View?id=ddnctvgt_216hf44mcfn
http://www.youtube.com/GoogleDocsCommunity
http://techbootcamp2011.wikispaces.dpsk12.org/Google+Docs+Presentation+Page_Wacker

Online Resources:

http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/home
http://webtools4u2use.wikispaces.com/home

Video Links:

http://www.teachersdomain.org/

Audio Links:

http://www.historytunes.com/index.php

Coloring Pages:
http://www.coloringpages24.com/

Research:

http://www.factmonster.com/countries.html
http://www.free.ed.gov/
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/
http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/kids
http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/
http://www.qwiki.com/
http://www.coloradononprofits.org/
http://www.worldinfozone.com/
http://mythicjourneys.org/bigmyth/2_eng_myths.htm
http://www.nationsillustrated.com/
http://www.kaganonline.com/online_magazine/internet_links.php
http://www.kidsclick.org/
http://www.nbclearn.com/k12
http://www.instagrok.com/

Census Data:
http://zipskinny.com/

Current Events:

http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/
http://www.izzit.org/events/index.php
http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/kids
http://www.youngzine.com/
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/currentevents.htm
http://www.csun.edu/~hcedu013/cevents.html
http://www.dogonews.com/

Tutorials:

http://www.commoncraft.com/
http://www.howstuffworks.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW8amMCVAJQ&feature=related&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1

Online Poster Maker:
http://www.glogster.com/

Video/Audio Creating and Editing:

http://techbootcamp2011.wikispaces.dpsk12.org/Movie+Editing+for+Classroom+Use+TCH
http://accad.osu.edu/~midori/Materials/camera.html

Website design:

http://www.angelfire.com/super/badwebs/

Audio/Podcasting
http://audioboo.fm/
http://www.vocaroo.com/

Click to hear Mrs. Svoboda

Picture with Audio:
http://blabberize.com/
http://www.aviary.com/
http://animoto.com/
http://www.xtranormal.com/index
http://www.mapwing.com/
http://www.digitalvaults.org/#/create/
http://www.dfilm.com/live/moviemaker.html
http://www.kerpoof.com/
http://myths.e2bn.org/story_creator/
http://www.fotobabble.com/
http://voicethread.com/
http://www.brainshark.com/

Collaborative Photo/Video Sharing:
http://www.shwup.com/

Embed Photos:
http://zoom.it/

Slideshows:
http://photopeach.com/

Digital Storytelling (How to and Help):
http://dps-digital-stories.wikispaces.dpsk12.org/
http://www.digitales.us/
http://digitalstorytelling.iste.wikispaces.net/
http://www.delicious.com/digitalstoryca
http://tiedigitaldocumentaries.wikispaces.com/

Digital Storytelling:
http://www.zooburst.com/index.php
http://www.mixbook.com/
http://animoto.com/
http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools
http://www.artisancam.org.uk/flashapps/picturebookmaker/picturebookmaker.php
http://simplebooklet.com/index.php#wpKey=gcjkGiKIbmk8wboFdbe7t8%23page=0
http://livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=2721

Video with Subtitles:
http://www.grapheine.com/bombaytv/index.php?lang=uk
http://www.grapheine.com/bombaytv/v2/
http://www.grapheine.com/futeboltv/
http://www.grapheine.com/classiktv/index.php?lang=uk

Comic Strips:
http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/
http://www.pimpampum.net/bubblr/index.php
http://www.pixton.com/for-fun
http://www.kiddonet.com/kiddonet/comicsPlatform/thecone.html

Avatars:
http://doppelme.com/
http://www.clayyourself.com/
http://www.picassohead.com/ (cool, but not easy for making the avatar)
http://www.simpsonsmovie.com/main.html?cid=us
http://web204digitalnatives.pbworks.com/w/page/28645969/Cartoon-Portrait-Makers
http://www.voki.com/ (kind of useful like a blabberize character)

Video Game Creators:
http://www.sploder.com/

Flash Card Maker:
http://www.flashcardexchange.com/
http://www.kitzkikz.com/flashcards/
http://www.flashcardmachine.com/
http://www.studyblue.com/

Widgets:
http://www.widgetbox.com/


Hit Counter Widgets:
http://www.revolvermaps.com/
http://www.clustrmaps.com/index.htm

Traffic Feed Widgets:
http://feedjit.com/

Online Chat:
http://www.babelwith.me/
http://www.backnoise.com/
http://todaysmeet.com/

Skype:
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-download-and-install-skype.seriesId-136224.html
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-initiate-a-skype-call.html
http://www.skype.com/intl/en/prices

Collaborative Writing:
http://titanpad.com/

Online Feedback:
http://answergarden.ch/
http://www.wallwisher.com/

Free Flash Website Creator:
http://www.wix.com/

Download Video:
http://www.clipconverter.cc/
http://www.zamzar.com/
http://www.mediaconverter.org/

Condense long URLs:
http://tinyurl.com/
http://bit.ly/

Free Media:
http://webquest.org/freemedia.php

Royalty Free Music
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2008/12/08/the-best-places-to-get-royalty-free-music-sound-effects/
http://freeplaymusic.com/

Make your own Music:
http://isleoftune.com/
http://www.ujam.com/
http://www.google.com/logos/2011/lespaul.html
http://www.zefrank.com/xmas/
http://www.jamstudio.com/Studio/index.htm
http://handsonlycpr.org/symphony/

Music Games:
http://www.nyphilkids.org/games/main.phtml

Word Fun:
http://www.wordle.net/

Online Polls:
http://www.polleverywhere.com/

Various Digital Media: (Pictures, Video Audio)
http://www.kidsclick.org/

Youtube:
http://www.onlinecollegecourses.com/2010/10/20/100-incredibly-useful-youtube-channels-for-teachers/

Photo Searches (should all be school appropriate):
http://pics.tech4learning.com/
http://animalphotos.info/a/
http://worldimages.sjsu.edu/

Photo Searches (may have mildly inappropriate images):
http://www.freefoto.com/index.jsp
http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/
http://www.public-domain-photos.com/

Photo Editing and Fun:
http://bighugelabs.com/

Blogging Tips and Tools:
http://tinyurl.com/3umcdlp
http://beyondtie2011.blogspot.com/
http://comments4kids.blogspot.com/
http://kidblog.org/home.php

Online Collaborative Projects (How to do with other schools)
http://mscofino.edublogs.org/2007/12/20/a-step-by-step-guide-to-global-collaborations/
http://connectingacrosscontinents.wikispaces.com/Presentation
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2009/05/30/the-best-ways-to-find-other-classes-for-joint-online-projects/
http://globalcollaborations.wikispaces.com/

Connecting Classrooms Tools and Resources
http://education.skype.com/
http://www2.ed.gov/teachers/how/tech/international/guide_pg2.html
http://community.eflclassroom.com/group/projectpeace

Online notes:
http://www.springnote.com/en

Art:
http://grabbabeast.com/#/build
http://drips.nalindesign.com/
http://www.artisancam.org.uk/flashapps/phototropism/phototropism.php

Graffiti Art:
http://www.graffiticreator.net/
http://graffiti.playdo.com/



QR Code Information and Generators:
http://instructionaldesignfusions.wordpress.com/2010/11/04/tell-a-story-with-qr-codes/
http://qrcode.kaywa.com/

qrcode

For Fun:
http://www.kakomessenger.com/index.html

Twicionary: Twitter Lexicon, acronyms, initialisms and abbreviations:
http://www.ogawadesign.com/services/twitter-for-your-biz/twitter-abbreviations-and-twitter-acronymns.html
http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/Twitter_Dictionary_Guide.asp
http://www.businessinsider.com/twitter-abbreviations-2010-8
http://digiphile.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/top-50-twitter-acronyms-abbreviations-and-initialisms/

Steaming Music: (can't download)
http://grooveshark.com/

Making and Infographic:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/awesome-free-tools-infographics/

Cheating Elephant:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2011/03/16/134540633/gotcha-elephant-caught-cheating?ft=1&f=1130

Social Studies Links:

Preamble Puzzle:
http://www.texaslre.org/lfei_preamble.html

Larry Ferlazzo:
http://tinyurl.com/6kppwo

Smithsonian: Star Spangled Banner
http://americanhistory.si.edu/starspangledbanner/default.aspx

CIA- World Leaders List:
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/world-leaders-1/index.html

History Channel:
http://www.history.com/

Today in History:
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history.dohttp://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/
History Channel Games:
http://www.history.com/games.do

Discovery Channel:
http://dsc.discovery.com/
Discovery Kids Channel:
http://kids.discovery.com/
UNICEF:
http://teachunicef.org/

Larry Ferlazzo:
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/about/my-best-of-series/
http://larryferlazzo.com/geography.html
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2010/04/11/the-best-sites-for-creating-personalized-newspapers-online/
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2009/05/02/the-best-places-to-read-write-choose-your-own-adventure-stories/
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2009/05/30/the-best-ways-to-find-other-classes-for-joint-online-projects/
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2010/08/28/a-collection-of-the-best-lists-on-games/

WWII
http://americanimage.unm.edu/propagandafilmmaker.html

National Debt:
http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/

Taxes:
http://www.wheredidmytaxdollarsgo.com/
http://tinyurl.com/69nrjxu
http://www.irs.gov/app/understandingTaxes/index.jsp
http://pulse2.com/2010/04/14/15-infographics-about-taxes/

Bill of Rights:
While I am not a radical, I love the links to the FindLaw website: http://www.ratical.org/co-globalize/BillOfRights.html#1
http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/first-amendment-whats-fair-free-country#sect-introduction

Links to make puzzles and play games that are good for practicing all subjects (not just Social Studies):
Teacher, student and parent use:http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/http://www.superteachertools.com/index.phphttp://smarterteacher.blogspot.com/2011/03/two-dozen-reasons-and-uses-for-flip.htmlhttp://promethean.dpsk12.org/http://dpstechbootcamp.blogspot.com/http://www.congressforkids.net/index.htm
Pete's Powerpoint Index:http://www.pppst.com/index.html
Mr. Nussbaum:
http://www.mrnussbaum.com/circumcode.htm

Read/Write/Think:http://www.readwritethink.org/
(Hero Journey) http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/hero-journey-30069.html

Jigsaws:http://jigsawsite.com/

Fun with Foldables:http://regionivcat.wikispaces.com/Fun+With+Foldableshttp://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Cootie-Catcherhttp://www.eduhound.com/site_sets/Fact_or_Opinion.cfm
Online Storage/Clouds:http://livebinders.com/
https://www.ebackpack.com/

Miscellaneous:Discovery Education (Puzzles):http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/
Sheppard Software (General Games):
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/
US Geography Games:
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm
History Maps:
http://www.the-map-as-history.com/
US History Activities:
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/kids_usa.htm
US History Trivia:
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/history.htm
World Geography Games:
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm
Video Sites:100 video siteshttp://www.eslvideo.com/General Social Studies Resources:http://sschat.ning.com/Anecdotal Stuff:http://www.seanbluestone.com/7-biggest-living-things-on-earth
Educational Music:
http://www.educationalrap.com/

Miscellaneous:http://www.ala.org/gwstemplate.cfm?section=greatwebsites

FERPAhttp://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html


Edmodo:http://cybraryman.com/edmodo.html

You name it:http://www.cybraryman.com/index.htmlhttp://www.showmeapp.com/
http://www.hccweb2.org/web2/
http://tinyurl.com/6xnhk6p

Wiki Help:http://tie2011.wikispaces.com/
http://drmcgregorpresents.wikispaces.com/Home

WIDA--ELP:http://wida.wceruw.org/standards/RG_Speaking%20Writing%20Rubrics.pdf
http://wida.us/index.aspx


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math):
http://www.khanacademy.org
http://nlvm.usu.edu
http://www.pbs.org/teachers/math
http://www.scientificamerican.com/section.cfm?id=ask-the-experts

Great Science Videos (and others)
http://physics.decapoa.altervista.org/fisica/


ASL Dictionary:http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/browser.htm
Riddles:http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/rd1tx.htm#not
Leadership/service/student References:http://www.es.tv/category/shows/the-young-icons/http://www.eco-company.tv/http://www.storyofstuff.com/http://www.thehungersite.com
Just for fun:My Crazy Dream: Make your own on http://www.maxmydream.com/Google Doodle (Les Paul b-day-play googtar): http://goo.gl/doodle/kE3vn
Colorado State Capitol Virtual Tours: http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/cap/contents.htm

Don't waste your time:
http://www.mycaloriescount.com/files3/doctor-excuse-form1.html


My blog: I am determined to have my students use blogs by next year. This being the case, I have started a blog of my own in an effort to be sure I know what I am doing. Please feel free to take a look, but understand that it is a work in progress. I appreciate any positive feedback and constructive criticism.
http://mrcroghan.blogspot.com/


My other Teacher Buddies/resources:http://www.educatingexcellence.com/Educating_Excellence/Welcome.htmlhttp://drmcgregorpresents.wikispaces.com/Home
http://techbootcamp2011.wikispaces.dpsk12.org/HOME
http://dpsteachers.wikispaces.com/home
http://mwacker.blogspot.com/
http://reformsymposium.com/
http://enrichmentmrcroghan.wikispaces.com/ http://cybraryman.com/0_teachers1.htm
http://cybraryman.com/technologylinks.html http://www.cybraryman.com/socialstudieslinks.html http://eastdragonden.blogspot.com/
http://www.teachingwebsites.co.uk/http://tie2011.wikispaces.com/http://gtvoice.wikispaces.com/gtvoice
http://daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com/ http://transitionacademies.wikispaces.com/

http://chnm.gmu.edu/exploring/index.php
http://resourcesforhistoryteachers.wikispaces.com/Web+Resources

Clip Art:
http://openclipart.org/

Writing:
Transition Words:http://jc-schools.net/write/transition.htm
http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb/trans1.html
http://www.smart-words.org/transition-words.html
http://www.virtualsalt.com/transits.htm
Transition Setshttp://www.webblue.havre.k12.mt.us/Teacher/writing/7-12/tools/tools/Section%204/4-24a.pdfhttp://www.csecweb.org/teachers/hunt/Section%204/4-26a.pdf

Summary Writing:http://users.drew.edu/~sjamieso/summary.html
http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=TRG2603
Basic Writing:http://www.asdk12.org/Middlelink/LA/writing/StepUp/Reference_Sheet.pdf


Citizenship Study Guides and Practice Tests:

Study Guides:
In English: http://www.history.com/images/media/pdf/100qENG.pdf
In Spanish: http://www.history.com/images/media/pdf/100q_spanish.pdf
Online Practice:
In English: http://www.history.com/shows/classroom/interactives/citizenship-quiz
In Spanish: http://www.history.com/interactives/citizenship-quiz-in-spanish


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