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Santa Ana
Unified School District
Adrian J. Ayala, Principal
1111 South Broadway Street
Santa Ana, CA 92707

Phone: 714.567.3300
Fax: 714.567.3389

Cool New Stuff to Play With This Year

Museum Box-
http://museumbox.e2bn.org/

This site provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. What items, for example, would you put in a box to describe your life; the life of a Victorian Servant or Roman soldier; or to show that slavery was wrong and unnecessary? You can display anything from a text file to a movie. You can also view and comment on the museum boxes submitted by others.

First an old favorite- videos from your photos-
http://animoto.com/

A new presentation tool to play with-
http://prezi.com

Some interesting new search tools-
http://www.factbites.com/
http://slidefinder.net/
http://www.google.com/squared
http://www.collecta.com/
http://en.eyeplorer.com/show/
http://www.biographicon.com/
http://www.oamos.com/index.php?hl=en&t=1

And- Infographics-

http://www.freelancereview.net/100-seriously-creative-infographics/


I put these on Lathrop's site- the original link is there too - the image is bigger on the originals-

How Our Laws Are Made

Graphical History of the American Flag

 
Curriculum Links- 
   Interactive sites, Lesson Plans & Good Stuff
Language Arts
Poetry:180 - a site from Library of Congress and US Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, provides 180 poems chosen for high school students, but most are good for intermediate students too) meant to be read aloud. 180 is to have one a day for each school day.
Science
 
8th grade
 
Molecules and Atoms Interactive Site- lesson plan and worksheets too.
 
7th grade
 
CELLS alive! 
http://www.cellsalive.com/
CELLS alive! features videomicroscopy images and animations that show the cells of the immune system interacting with pathogens. Includes "The anatomy of a splinter," "How antibodies are made," and more.
 
Social Studies
 
6th grade
 
Egypt Interactive
 
Ancient Egypt from the British Museum
 
National Geographic Interactive- Secrets of Egypt
 
Heiroglyphics translator- Write your name in heiroglyphics
 
Ancient China
Ancient China (British Museum) 
http://www.ancientchina.co.uk/menu.html
The site is divided into five 'chapters' which address themes or topics relevant to ancient China. Within each 'chapter' there are three sections: Story (narratives), Explore (pupil controls the order in which they access the information) and Challenge (historical, analytical, mathematical, or observational activities). Main topics include Crafts and Artisans; Geography; Time (how time was kept in ancient China; Tombs and Ancestors; and Writing (nature and uses of writing in ancient China).
 
Mr. Donn's Ancient Egypt Resources
 
 
7th grade
China Webquest by Tom March
Tom March is one of the originators of WebQuests. This is the current (2005) version of the first WebQuest ever published (San Diego State, 1995). It is a great example of what a WebQuest was meant to be. It is very challenging though.
 
6 Paths to China- 6 Web activities about China, mainly with a modern China focus 
 
8th Grade
 
Immigration 1830-1920 Interactive (6th grade reading level)
 
Lewis and Clark Interactive (5th gr. reading level)

 

Last Modified on December 15, 2011