On rainy days my cousins and I explored my grandma’s attic. We poked around and found old post cards, pictures of strange places, dusty and mysterious books, trunks full of old-fashioned dresses and hats, and puzzling old tools. It was like a treasure hunt! The attic set our imaginations free. We made up stories, plays, and games we would never have invented without all that junk. We went to imaginary places, learned all kinds of neat things, and had a great time.
So think of this part of ann brundige studio as the attic. Here you will find all sorts of resources, all of them free to use in your classroom. There are free activities to download. There are ideas and techniques to help you develop new activities and edit those you already have. There are graphics, too, including clip art, photos, and movies.
How To Find Stuff In The Attic
The NEW-est 6 posts are listed first, at the top of the sidebar.
Under Resources are links to lists of excerpts from all posts, organized by resource type, grade level, subject area, and by the applications needed to run them. Click the white Select Category button to open and choose from a drop-down menu of these categories. Many resources are listed in more than one category. Click the title of an excerpt to open its main page.
Just below the Resources menu are links to the Info Pages. One page you’ll use frequently is Help!. Here you’ll find links to the support pages for the applications you use to run the free activities you download. The Help! page also has detailed instructions on downloads, how to deal with zip files, how to get the resources into your applications, special needs access info, free viewers and more. Be sure to download the complete help PDF!
Departments, Search, and Translation
Under Departments are links to the index pages for Annie’s Books Online, Annie’s Puzzles Online, and Annie’s Tutorials Online, to the graphics collection preview Gallery, and to the Suggestion Box. Other departments include Annie’s Desktop books, which are desktop versions of the online books, and the Goodies Archive, free activities that used to be available from the Learning Magic website.
Enter a keyword in the Search box (located below the Departments links) and click the Search button to find something quickly. The Translate menu lets you change the site into any other language instantly. Note that the activities you download will still be in English.
More Freebie and Contact Links
Don’t miss these! Below the Translate box are the FREE STUFF links to other good sites with free photos, clip art, sound effects, and utility applications to download. Below that the Fun To Do links lead to other sites with free online and printable activities.
Notice the Info Links section next, your shortcuts to other web sites with valuable information, the People and Sources links, and the Bookmarks, Contact Me, and Subscribe buttons as you scroll past. Subscribe to this site to be automatically alerted with headlines on your browser home page when new things are posted.
Check For New Stuff and Contribute!
I’ll add things to the attic whenever I come up with something new. If you find these resources useful, tell others about Annie’s Resource Attic. When you come up with new ways to use these materials, please post a comment to share your ideas with others. I’m hoping each post will continue to grow in value, with your help.
I hope this digital attic fires up the imaginations of you and your students, takes you to wonderful places, and gives you a chance to learn new things, just like my grandma’s attic did for me. Have fun in the Attic, and watch your step on the stairs when you leave.