January 6, 2014

Top Ten Websites of 2013

top tenEvery week, I post a website that my classes found useful, instructive, helpful in integrating technology into classroom lesson plans. Some, you agreed with me about; others not so much. Here, I’ll share with you which sites readers thought were the most helpful in their efforts to weave tech into the classroom experience. Between these ten, they had over 120,000 visitors during the year. See if you agree:

  1. 19 Holiday Websites For Your Students–Oh–update the link and all others so you access the new home directly.
  2. 28 Halloween Sites for your Students
  3. 20 Valentine Sites For Your Students
  4. 18 Thanksgiving Sites For Your Students
  5. 20 Great Research Websites for Kids--I suggest you post these sites where students can easily access them. I have them on the internet start page that’s the first site students see when they open the internet.
  6. 34 Categories–Over 500 Links–of K-8 Links for Your Classes
  7. 18 Great FREE Online Keyboard Websites
  8. Weekend Website #73: 3 Programs to Teach Architecture in First Grade
  9. 15 Great Simulations to Gamify Your Class
  10. 20 Programming Websites for K-8

Have a wonderful 2014!

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. She is webmaster for six blogs, CSG Master Teacher, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, a columnist for Examiner.com, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer.

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