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Movie Maker

Movie Maker (link)

Windows Movie Maker instructions

Konnected Kids

Konnected Kids (link)

Enrichment Sites


EduTech (link)

North Dakota Educational Technology Services. Including Sendit email login screen.

ALA | Booklists for Parents (link)

Booklists with Reading Tips, based on Early Literacy Project

ALA | Caldecott Medal (link)

Annual award given by the American Library Association for most distinguished American picture book for children

ALA | Current Notable Children's Books List (link)

2008 Notable Children's Books

ALA | Current Notable Children's Recordings List (link)

2008 Notable Children's Recordings

ALA | Current Notable Children's Videos List (link)


ALA | For Parents (link)

Background Information on Brain Development and Early Literacy Books, Videos, and Websites.

ALA | Great Web Sites for Kids (link)

From the Association for Library Service to Children

ALA | Newbery Medal (link)

Annual award given by the American Library Association for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

ALA | Past Children's Notable Lists (link)

Click on the links to see past Children's Notable Lists.

ALA | Wilder Medal (link)

Award that honors an author or illustrator whose books have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children

Arcademic Skill Builders (link)

Research-based and standards-aligned educational games that incorporate features of arcade games and educational practices into fun online games that teach basic academic skills.

Best Kids' Booksite (link)

An Interactive Media Channel where Books, Crafts, Podcasts, Online Video, and Web Resources Intersect.

Between the Lions (link)

literacy resources-activities, quick tips, recommended books and curriculum materials-for you to share with your emerging readers.

NYPL Digital Gallery (link)

NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 600,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs.

Picsearch (link)

Image Search for pictures and images

Quintura for Kids (link)

A visual and intuitive search engine for children where the results are filtered and contain no sexually explicit pictures.

ReadWriteThink: Eye on Idioms (link)

Online worksheet.

Sayings of Confucius (link)

Shambles: The Mathematics Department (link)

One-stop Mathematics Page

Smithsonian National Zoological Park (link)

Animal Photo Gallery from the National Zoo in Washington, DC

TCI Sign In (link)

Teachers' Curriculum Institute

The Idiom Connection (link)

English Idioms & Quizzes

The Sayings of Confucius (link)

The Harvard Classics: I. 1909-14.

Welcome to the National Zoo| FONZ website - National Zoo| FONZ (link)

The "virtual" National Zoo, where you can explore resources, learn about our programs, and celebrate, study, and protect wildlife and their habitats.

EduTech: Education Technology Services (link)

EduTech provides information technology services and education technology professional development.

A Maths Dictionary for Kids (link)

Math reference of terms sorted by letter.

At Home With Math (link)

The ten everyday math activities in this kit build math into the things most families already do--ordinary routines such as figuring out ways to save money, to share fairly, or to get somewhere on time.

North Dakota News and Newspapers Online (link)

Includes a list of newspapers of North Dakota available online (listed in alphabetical order.)

Animal Photo Gallery - National Zoo| FONZ (link)

Take a virtual visit to the National Zoo by exploring the photo galleries. You can also learn about many of the species from all over the world found here at the Zoo.

Eek Environment Education for Kids (link)

Nature for kids.

Holiday Fun & Other Stuff!

Global Goodwill Holiday Fun Facts (link)

Tour holiday traditions.

Holidays & Festivals Around the World (link)

Select a holiday or country to find out about a holiday.

Holidays Around the World (link)

Holidays, Traditions and Customs in Different Countries from the World Book Encyclopedia.

Teacher Holiday Resources (link)

Plans, recipes, and other resources for holidays.

Spring Games (link)

Fun Spring Online Games for the family! -

Spring Holidays (link)

Spring recipes, craft ideas, coloring pages and more. -

Holiday World (link)

Information and entertainment related to various holidays. Provides history, traditions, jokes, recipes, wall papers, poems, gift ideas, e-cards and screensavers on differnt holidays and festivals.

Holiday World (link)

History of Holidays, Traditions, Customs, and Holiday Trivia.

The Holiday Zone (link)

Free holiday and seasonal educational resources for use in early childhood and elementary educational settings.


A Christmas Virtual Field Trip (link)

Christmas Activities (link)

DLTK's Crafts for Kids Christmas Activities

Christmas Around the World (link)

This is a collection of historical Christmas celebrations for many different countries.

Christmas Fun & Games (link)

Fun activities and computer games with a Christmas theme including Tic Tac Toe, Concentration, Trim a Tree, Build a Snowman and more!

Christmas Match Game (link)

animated Flash ecard

Christmas Match Game (link) (link)

The Merriest Place In Cyberspace!

Enchanted Learning: Christmas (link)

Christmas Crafts and Printable Activities

Kids Konnect: Christmas (link)

Christmas links.

Mrs. Claus's Workshop (link)

Read about Christmas traditions.

North (link)

Santa Claus and Christmas at the Northpole

Santa's Net (link)

Christmas Traditions Around the World

Christmas Around the World (link)

All around the world, people celebrate Christmas. And all around the world, people have taken the celebration of the birth of Jesus and made a Christmas that fits their own country.

Christmas Celebrations Around the World (link)

It is interesting to see how different countries celebrate Christmas. We asked some of our friends to explain what happens in their countries. This web site showcases those stories.

Holiday Fun: Christmas Games (link)

Trim a Christmas tree, play holiday matching games, word searches and other holiday games.

North Pole Fun & Games (link)

Pictures to print out and color, crafts, games and jokes.

Santa Claus and The North Pole Christmas Mission (link)

Try these online holiday games, track Santa Clause or send Santa an email.


Enchanted Learning: Thanksgiving (link)

Thanksgiving Crafts, Decorations, Worksheets, Activities, and Printouts

Thanksgiving Games (link)

Games and activites for the primary and intermediate levels.

The History Channel: Thanksgiving (link)

The history of Thanksgiving

First Thanksgiving (link)

Exlore the Mayflower and discover what life was like on the Pilgrims ship. Also has links to the Pilgrims settlement village which allows students to interact find answers to questions of famous Pilgrims.


Carve a Pumpkin (link)

Pick a pumpkin to carve.

Carve-a-Pumpkin (link)

Click and drag the shapes onto the pumpkin to create different faces.

Pumpkin Carving (link)

Carve a pumpkin online!

The Pumpkin Farm (link)

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