you an inspired teacher? Inspiration and Kidspiration are
great ways to inspire your class. There is a lot of research
on how children learn, and both programs use strategies that
promote student achievement.
was the original program. It was great for upper primary and
intermediate, but a nightmare for the little guys. Most of
the schools have version 6, and a new version 7 has just come
out. For our Inspiration fans, schools in FCPS can obtain an
up-grade from 6 to 7 for $7.70 until the end of the
the "inspired" folks first introduced Kidspiration, they
thought it would be great for K-3. However, all elementary
grades use it and love it. By popular demand, the company is
now calling this a K-5 program. The major difference in
Kidspiration and Inspiration are:
includes a voice and sound
has a more extensive library than Inspiration 6
graphics are more elementary in looks
is a bit more user friendly for elementary
programs work beautifully in a lab or classroom setting.
They also work well with large groups, small groups, or for
individual projects. If you would like more information on
the programs, or a free 30 day trial of the program, please let me
know. I'd also be glad to model lessons, or assist you while
you teach with one of the 'Spirations.
tons of more ideas on how to use Inspiration and Kidspiration, go
Are Not Our Business, They Are Our Purpose."
~ Janet C. Johnson
Web Sites of the Week
ARE YOUR STUDENTS UP
THERE WITH THE REST OF THE PLANET:
Grades 3-5 and
up: Wow! Our students are growing up in a global economy
and will work along side people from many lands. Will they be well
prepared to compete with those who have been educated in other
countries? Students can use this site to see if their knowledge is
on-line with students from around the world. Get Smart features some
wonderful... and very noisy, academic activities. This site requires
a newer computer, and I would not recommend this for a lab
setting. This would work wonderfully as a center, a small group
activity, or as a classroom activity. If you have individual
students use it alone, I'd suggest head phones!
TOP 100 WEB
SITES FOR KIDS
Resource: Links to the 100 most used children's web sites.
for Young Children From the Other U.K.
Ages 4 - 8: From
across the pond come a variety of activities for the young ones. You
will notice that there are a few vocabulary differences between our
English and the Queen's English.
(field trip to Ft. Boonesborough)
Writing (Central Office)
Grant Writing (Central Office)