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May , 2007

MY Access! Home Edition (above) picks up where the classroom version leaves off, so kids can hone their writing skills outside the class. On top of providing instant feedback on their writing, the program provides helpful lessons on organizing a future wordsmith’s thoughts and putting them on paper.; 800-230-2213

Why should K–8 teachers draw weather maps or electrical diagrams on the board when they can use AccuWeather’s science curriculum to help with a variety of lesson plans? The topics range from anatomy and botany to geology and motion, and each is tuned to many state-curriculum standards. Each includes complete activity guides. A trial of the service is available.; 215-540-5681

Crick Software’s ClozePro can help any class improve its reading skills and vocabulary with activities that range from picture matching to parsing complex passages. Teachers can track student progress through a series of scripted activities supplied by Crick or created by the teacher.; 866-332-7425

If all work and no play is making the class ornery, try Crazy Machines, a unique program that lets kids combine gears, levers, cranks, and other simple devices to create contraptions that stimulate learning and creativity. With 70 interchangeable parts and more than 200 brain teasers, it’s sure to keep the class engaged.

Social Studies

With clips, documentaries, and primary sources, any social studies class can be made more engrossing with a little help from the History Channel’s classroom division. In addition to thousands of programs, there are teaching guides that include online links, vocabulary lists, and discussion questions.

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    The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

    The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

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    Faithful Pullman fans, as well as pure science buffs. will be mesmerized by the scientific concepts and philosophical theories found throughout the books, ranging from string theory and quantum physics to Jungian theory and the I Ching. Truly thought-provoking, this supplement to the trilogy gets your child wondering about the connections between her favorite fantasy and the larger world.

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    Teaching With Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts & More

    Teaching With Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts & More

    by Kathleen Fitzgibbon

    Knowing the best and easiest ways to use dynamic digital resources helps teachers and students alike thrive in today’s classroom. This book of quick tips and practical ideas shows how to fuse technology with everyday teaching. Readers will learn ways to use presentation software, e-portfolios, digital cameras, interactive whiteboards, and other teacher-tested tools to enhance learning and motivate students. Other tips include guiding students through a productive Web search, innovative ways to publish student work, and strategies to effectively manage the classroom.

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