K - 5
Produce documents at the keyboard, proofread, and correct errors.
Discuss proofreading, grammar checker and spelling checker functions.
Why can't we rely on the computer to show us all our mistakes?
Share the poem My
New Spell Checker [Child_lit, February, 1999,: spell check...]
Issue a reading challenge to another class on same grade level.
Students can write questions about "Book of the Week" and send them.
Write invitations to parents for upcoming classroom events.
Make signs and posters for classroom and bulletin boards.
Write directions to games and centers in the classroom.
Write directions for software. Keep in notebook by computer for
Document work and assignments for absent students.
Write thank-you notes to staff members during recognition weeks
(School Nurse Week, Custodian Appreciation, Bosses' Day).
Write a serial/installment story. Each student contributes a paragraph.
Write articles about school activities for classroom, school, or
Rice University is running an electronic magazine ("e-zine") for
teachers as part of its Electronic Community of Teachers (ECOT) program.
Check out "Selected Sites", or read one of many indexed articles concerning
technology and teaching. You can also log on as a guest and cruise
through public folders of different participants, checking out projects,
handouts, discussions, resources, and links to on-line courses.
Collie Literacy Notebook
On-line literacy project for elementary, especially 2nd grade.
Picture dictionary, also translates English words to French, German,
Portuguese, and Spanish.
Daily Buzz Word, part of speech, meaning, use in sentence, language
extension, and a subscription service if you want the words e-mailed
to you daily.