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Bird Math  (click title for download page)

If you’ve ever watched birds on a feeder, it’s natural to try to count them. Before you know it, you’re doing Bird Math! Photos of birds on a feeder and bird sounds enhance this set of activities, which includes simple counting, adding numbers from one to ten, and subtracting from ten to zero. Bonus: Photo collection and bird sounds to download!


Posted: September 30th, 2014 - 8:10 pm.    Number of Comments » 0.
Sofie Sea Lion  (click title for download page)

Sofie is an adorable young sea lion I met on my visit to the Galapagos Islands. The anchor book for this activity set, Sofie’s Adventure, relates the true story of what happens when Sofie goes exploring all by herself. After completing this delightful story, readers will be eager to learn more about sea lions in the supporting book, Sea Lion Facts. Bonus: Galapagos Sea Lion Photo Collection!


Posted: July 9th, 2013 - 5:16 pm.    Number of Comments » 0.
Pablo Pelican  (click title for download page)

The Pablo Pelican activity set focuses on a real pelican with a charming personality who lives in the Galapagos Islands. The anchor book is Pablo’s Bad Day, and there is a second supporting book, Pelican Facts. Bonus: Pelicans Photo Collection and printable pelican to cut out and fold!


Posted: April 16th, 2013 - 7:48 pm.    Number of Comments » 0.
Holiday Tree 2012  (click title for download page)

For the easiest tree decorating experience of your life, try the Holiday Tree activity. I’ve created twenty-one beautiful ornaments to put on your virtual tree. It only takes four steps at most to complete a tree, and you don’t even need a step stool! New for 2012: Holiday Tree for HyperStudio 5 and for Clicker 5! Bonus: Holiday Tree clip art!


Posted: December 1st, 2012 - 1:17 pm.    Number of Comments » 1.
The Haunted Castle 2012  (click title for download page)

The Haunted Castle is a highly interactive Halloween adventure. The story starts with trick or treaters deciding to try out a spooky-looking castle. Once inside, they are informed that they are trapped until they locate the front door key! New this year is a writing activity in IntelliTools Classroom Suite. Bonus: Extensive creepy clip art collection!


Posted: October 24th, 2012 - 8:39 am.    Number of Comments » 0.
Spotlight: Tidbits 4 Teachers  (click title for download page)

Tidbits 4 Teachers is the work of Dinell Stuckey, and it’s an extensive directory of links to sites that have resources to help teachers include all children in a diverse classroom. There are separate sections for sources of materials in Classroom Suite, HyperStudio 5, PowerPoint, Apps, and more.


Posted: October 2nd, 2012 - 9:12 pm.    Number of Comments » 0.
Madagascar Lemurs  (click title for download page)

Lemurs…who can resist them? The Madagascar Lemurs activity set gives students a chance to digitally travel to Madagascar and meet nine different kinds of lemurs.This activity set includes two books, writing activities, comprehension tests, and off-computer materials such as vocabulary cards and maps. Bonus: Lemurs Photo Collection!


Posted: September 24th, 2012 - 3:48 am.    Number of Comments » 0.
Instant Stack In HyperStudio 5!  (click title for download page)

id you know you can make an instant HyperStudio 5® stack from a folder of photos or other graphic images? This trick works with pretty much any graphic format that could be loaded as a background in HyperStudio 5. Bonus: PDF file of this tip to use as a handout!


Posted: September 22nd, 2012 - 7:49 pm.    Number of Comments » 0.
Drag And Drop Card Links In HS5  (click title for download page)

The dialog window for the action Another card…. is a small square. A scrollbar lets you move between cards, but only two cards at a time fit in the window. With over thirty cards in my stack, I could not position the scrollbar precisely on the card I wanted. It kept landing between cards! This Quick Tip from Roger Wagner details a much easier way to create this link. Bonus: A PDF version of this tip to use as a hand out!


Posted: September 22nd, 2012 - 3:52 am.    Number of Comments » 0.
Jason’s String  (click title for download page)

Jason Cat likes to nap on my keyboard, so it comes as no surprise that he decided to write a book. His book is a poem called Jason’s String. Here, in his own words, is a story about Jason’s very favorite toy, a fancy piece of string. The wealth of ing words in the Jason’s String story suggested the theme of ING Is A Powerful Thing, a beginning phonics supporting book. Bonus: Puzzles and a photo collection!


Posted: May 22nd, 2012 - 8:10 pm.    Number of Comments » 0.