Friday, October 27, 2006


Resources Shared at MITC

MITC Attendees,

Thanks for your attendance at my session at MITC. As promised, here are the resources that I provided on the CD....(and a few more:)

If you have questions, comments, or need resources for a particular topic, please feel free to email me. I read and respond to all of the emails that I receive and look forward to hearing from you.

Happy Learning!


Gamequarium is a portal to online, educational, interactive games and learning activities. The term "portal" is synonymous with "doorway." The purpose of Gamequarium is to provide a doorway to the Internet for teachers, parents, and students who are seeking interactive, instructional online resources.

This is a section of Gamequarium devoted to literacy. Find numerous online resources correlated to the National Reading Panel's 5 key areas of reading instruction.

Sites to Review
Additional sites about reading instruction and technology integration:
National Reading Panel
Online Talking Books
Technology's Impact on Learning
Marc Prensky
Reading Key Vocabulary Program

See sample projects below:
PowerPoint to aid Vocabulary Development
PowerPoint to aid Fluency Development

Here are links and information to a few of the game creation tools I was asked about:

Make Games Customized to Your Curriculum
Quia Handout Created for Valley Park Teachers
Note: These handouts were created for Valley Park Teachers. You will need to modify the location of where the files are saved.
Interactive Tutorial
Spellmaster Handout

My eCoach This site has many reading resources. It also feature builders that allow teachers to create web-based activities.

Sample projects and templates created using software found in most schools:

Nifty Thrifty Fifty Resources

Example/Templates of Graphic Organizer that can be created with Inspiration:
Character Analysis
Literary Analysis
Vocabulary Mapping

Example/Templates of reading projects created with PowerPoint
Non-Linear Book Talk
Book Comparison
Book Report
Story Elements

Example with Excel
Portable Word Wall

Fluency Center with Sound Recorder

Check out more reading goodies

Handouts and presentations that can be used to share information about these resources with parents and teachers:

Reading and Technology: Make the Connection-
PowerPoint Presentation
Handout (pdf)

Sharing Information about Gamequarium-
PowerPoint presentation
Handout for teachers (pdf)
Handout for parents (pdf)

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