Author: Mary Morgan Ryan

BrainPOP can blow your mind!

Post by Abby Rodriguez, Assistive Technologist (arodriguez@d181.org) Have you seen that jet commercial, you know, the one where people’s heads literally explode with purple smoke at seeing the phenomenal prices of products? Have you had a moment like that? Where your mouth hangs open and your brain stutters for a moment, attempting the process the Read More …

Google Sites

Looking to set up a classroom, content area, or grade level website to share information with the world? How about a way for students to share their ideas and work outside the school walls? Google Sites is a free website creation tool, part of the Google Apps for Education suite. Google Sites is flexible; you Read More …

CultureGrams

All students and staff in District 181 have access to the CultureGrams database, which may be just what your students need to learn about the world. Written by in-country authors, the World, States, Kids, and Canadian Editions offer much more than maps and statistics. Students can find photos (downloadable, with citations!), videos, interviews with natives Read More …

Images: Britannica Image Quest

Looking for a reliable source of high-quality images for students to use in academic work? Your first choice should be Britannica Images, a district-paid resource full of millions of beautiful professional-quality images. Give it a try by typing a keyword into this search box. If you are asked to log in, ask your MRC Director Read More …

Images: Photos for Class

Are you looking for a safe place for students to search for images to use in their academic work? After Britannica Image Quest, check out Photos for Class! This is a great free resource for safe images that are licensed for school use. Best of all, each image comes with a built-in citation! Yes, the Read More …