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Web Sites for Kindergarten Teachers

Many of these Web resources were suggested by members of the EdTech listserv.  For more information about EdTech, go to < http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~edweb/ >

   To see a list of Web sites appropriate for Kindergarten students, go here.


Web sites developed by Kindergarten teachers


Web sites about Kindergarten


Articles about appropriate use of technology for young children


Web sites developed by Kindergarten teachers

    Web sites developed for particular classrooms or schools

Miss Maddox's Kindergarten 2000-2001 Miss Maddox teaches kindergarten at Kula Elementary School on Maui, Hawaii, and has a web page for her kindergarten class.
   < http://www.k12.hi.us/~tmaddox/ >

Mr. Fontanella's Kindergarten.  Mr. Fontanella teaches at Harborview School in Juneau, Alaska.  His site is packed with stuff.
   < http://www.jsd.k12.ak.us/hbv/classrooms/Fontanella/ >

Mr. Fontanella's links to other Kindergarten classes.  Mr. Fontanella includes a huge collection of links to other Kindergarten classes' Web pages.
   < http://www.jsd.k12.ak.us/hbv/classrooms/Fontanella/fontanejKworld.html >
See also KinderTeacher.com, below, which was developed for a particular classroom, but also includes resources for other teachers and for parents.

    Kindergarten teachers' Web pages from Palo Alto, California:

It's really interesting to see the range of development in just one district!

  These pages are just getting started, with a graphic or one or two links:

      Monet Giblin  < http://www.duveneck.palo-alto.ca.us/class/staff/giblin/giblin.html >

      Candace Takahashi  < http://staff.pausd.palo-alto.ca.us/~ctakahashi/index.html >

   These pages are a bit more developed than the first set:

      Denise Dauler  < http://www.el-carmelo.palo-alto.ca.us/staff/Dauler/index.html >

      Melanie Dingman  < http://www.el-carmelo.palo-alto.ca.us/staff/Dingman/dingman.html >

      Patrick Lee  < http://staff.pausd.palo-alto.ca.us/~plee/ >

      Mary Lowe  < http://staff.pausd.palo-alto.ca.us/~mlowe/index.html >

    These pages are well-developed and updated regularly:

      Serena Chandley  < http://www.el-carmelo.palo-alto.ca.us/staff/chandley/serena.html >

      Gary Dunker  < http://www.duveneck.palo-alto.ca.us/class/staff/dunker/dunker.html >


   Web sites developed by teachers to share ideas and resources

KinderTeacher.com.  This site was developed by Linda Critchell, a kindergarten teacher in Huntington Beach, California.  Although it was developed for her own classroom, it also includes resources for other teachers and for parents.  Here's what Linda says about her site:  "This page is for students, parents and teachers.  Please bookmark this site and come back to visit often....  New things will be added each week...  For easier navigation, I have made a separate Site Map for parents and teachers."
   < http://www.kinderteacher.com/ >

Mrs. Griffin's Kindergarten Page.  Amy Griffin started this page when she was a Kindergarten teacher.  Now she is the Pre-K Coordinator for Nottoway County Public Schools, but she keeps this page for Kindergarten students, parents, and teachers. Contains several thematic units, photos, activities and strategies, a full-day schedule, and links for kids and teachers.
   < http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Troy/5059/ >

A World of Kindergartens.  "Early childhood teachers from around the world have joined together to provide curriculum support to each other and anyone who needs ideas. The information found at this site has come from a discussion list composed of kindergarten, pre-primary, preschool, and primary teachers."
   < http://www.coe.iup.edu/worldofkindergarten/ >

Kinder Korner.  "Kinder Korner is a resource Web site for teachers and others interested in early childhood education, Pre-K through 2nd Grade.  Kinder Korner is also an Internet mailing list and a great place to share ideas, ask questions, and talk about what works in your classroom....  Kinder Korner is owned by Victoria Smith, an educator and freelance writer who teaches kindergarten and first grade in California."
   < http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hollow/1213/ >

Inside Kindergarten.  From a former kindergarten teacher who taught a full-day kindergarten class. Descriptions of activities, strategies, thematic units, internet projects, and parent information.
   < http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Aegean/2221/ >

Kindergarten Classroom.  Thematic reading and math readiness activities for kindergarten science and social studies units. Technology connected lessons for each unit plus links to age appropriate sites.  From the Our Lady Of Prompt Succor school Kindergarten program.  (A pop-up ad appears when you load this page!)
   < http://kindergartenclass.netfirms.com/ >

Early Childhood Educators' and Family Web Corner.  Articles, teacher and parent pages, links, and more from a former classroom teacher, Beth Conant.  Beth is interviewed in an Education World article, "Technology, Teachers, and Tiny Tots -- A Great Combination!
   < http://users.sgi.net/~cokids/ >


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Web sites about Kindergarten

What Does Research Say About Early Childhood Education? Explores contemporary research and recommends home and classroom activities.
   < http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/stw_esys/5erly_ch.htm >


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Appropriate use of technology with young children

Technology in Early Childhood Education.  Assists educators in connecting technology with the way young children learn. Includes info about technology and curriculum, project planning, classroom arrangement, software selection, ergonomics, and internet safety.
   < http://www.netc.org/earlyconnections >

"Fool's Gold: A Critical Look at Computers in Childhood" calls for "a time-out from the overwhelming pressure on educators and parents to computerize childhood."  Its available in several formats at:
   < http://www.allianceforchildhood.net/projects/computers/computers_reports.htm >


Two articles about computers in schools from the Education World Web site:

   "Technology in Schools: Some Say It Doesn't Compute!"
      < http://www.education-world.com/a_admin/admin121.shtml >

   "Technology in the Schools: It Does Make a Difference!"
      < http://www.education-world.com/a_admin/admin122.shtml >


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