Games and Resources for Children to Enjoy:
Scholastic Learning Arcade - The fun part of the Scholastic learning arcade is letting the kids choose the character that they want to navigate with. The learning games are fun. Ex: Concentration, Making Words, Patterns, Mazes and more.
I SPY - Scholastic.com brings I SPY to life. Ex: Make a picture, Make a riddle, Play I SPY bingo
Learning Planet - The site features a great game called ABC Order. If you have a child heading into K or 1 who is still struggling then offer the parents this game to play with their children.
Brainpop Jr. - The website that features a little bit of everything. No matter what subject a child may be studying, brainpop addresses it. For family subscriptions, have your families click on the link: https://www.brainpop.com/store/step1.weml. Free trials are available!!
Noggin - We are all familiar with the channel but some parents have yet to discover the website that always features a game of the month.
Build-a-Saurus - Build a Dinosaur online starting with the footprint. They will love it!
Dance Mat Typing - This website will do just that..teach a child to type with rock and roll. Not all children are interested but I, for one, am tired of having to wait hours as a child tries to find the letter 'a'.
Wizz-E - A lot of different interactive free and paid-for eBooks for children to become engaged with! Each book comes with a selection of kid’s games, quizzes and colouring pictures to download.


Reading Online:
StoryLine Online - The streaming video website that features celebrity actors reading children's books aloud. A program of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. Approximately 20 books in this collection.
kidsaudiobooks - Over 300 audio stories in MP3 format to download and enjoy
Planet eBook - Welcome to Planet eBook, the home of free classic literature. All our novels and books are entirely free for you to download and share with your friends, classmates, students, anyone! Scroll down the page to see the full list of free eBooks
Online Books Page: - Listing over 35,000 free books on the Web - Updated Thursday, February 26, 2009
Read Book Online - This site contains about one thousand books from hundreds of authors. The collection of these books are in the following categories: fictions/novels, short stories, poems, essays, plays.
myebook.com - myebook aims to revolutionise the way we create, publish and share ebook content online. Built on a feature-rich social platform, complete with powerful, browser-based, builder software, and a slick reader environment, there's never been an easier way for anyone and everyone to 'get it out there'.


Children's Books Blogs (from About.com):
About Children's Books Blog Archives
Kids Lit
Read Roger: The Horn Book Editor’s Rants and Raves
The Brown Bookshelf
Poetry for Children
Educating Alice
Cynsations
Chicken Spaghetti
Achockablog
Read Alert
Book Moot
MuggleNet.com

Wikis:
Creative Web Tools For and By Kids
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
Every Child Ready to Read @ your library
InfoZone ~ Funny, Weird & Gross - booklist
Library Goddesses- Board Books
Library Goddesses- Picture Books
Library Goddesses- Early Readers
Library Goddesses- Fiction
Library Goddesses- Nonfiction
Library Goddesses- Websites for Kids
Library Goddesses- Program Ideas
Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki
The Kinder Kids

General Resources for Language Arts Teachers

Web English Teachers - __http://www.webenglishteacher.com/index.html__
  • Offers many K-12 English Language Arts teaching resources including lesson plans, videos, e-texts, technology integration, criticism, and classroom activities.


PBS Teachers LIVE! Webiners - __http://www.pbs.org/teachers/webinar/__
  • Presents a series of free webinars (online-based seminars) featuring leading education technology experts and PBS producers sharing resources and strategies to help teachers use digital media to engage students in rich learning experiences.


DegreeDirectory.org’s List of Top Web 2.0 Teaching Resources -
__http://degreedirectory.org/articles/List_of_Top_Web_20_Teaching_Resources.html__
  • Provides 10 amazing different sites with free resources to help those that are teaching their students the ins and outs of Web 2.0.


sigilt Favorite Web 2.0 Tools - __http://sigilt.iste.wikispaces.net/Favorite+Web+2.0+Tools__
  • The members have sigilt have compiled a long list of their favorite tools that you can peruse at your leisure. There are many, many great resources here!


Web 2.0 Guru Tools by Subject - __http://web20guru.wikispaces.com/Tools+By+Subject__
  • Another great site that lists tools for teachers to use. There are many tools here that can be actively used and adapted during lectures to help integrate the digital environment into their classrooms.


Teacher Portal: English And Language Arts Education Bloggers
- __http://teacherportal.com/edubloggers/english-and-language-arts__
  • A fantastic hub that links to many teachers in the English and Language Arts fields who have their own blogs. Not only is this a great place to learn through experience from your peers, but also as a way to connect with one another!


__Awesome Resource Connecting Web 2.0 to NETS Standards__


For even more great resources, please take a look at my Wiki where I have been compiling some amazing sites and literature for teachers to take advantage of! You can reach it by clicking this link: __http://learning-now.wikispaces.com/__.