Mad River Elementary School Libraries

The mission of the library is to help staff and students reach curriculum goals and develop a life-long love of literature and books.


Technology Resources


Creating a Web Site

Building a School Web Site - This site gives you simple basic information on building a school web site.

Cool Text - Is a free graphics generator for web pages and anywhere else you need an impressive logo without a lot of design work.  Simply choose what kind of image you would like.  Then fill out a form and you'll have your own custom image created on the fly.


Digital Cameras

Digital Cameras in the Classroom - Covers digital cameras in the Classroom with purchase tips, teacher to teacher help, student assessment and digital tours.

Digital Gadgets - This site from Kathy Schrock offers a wealth of technical and practical information about the use of digital cameras in the classroom.


Electronic Field Trips

Ball State University Electronic Field Trips - Experience an incredible online field trip without ever leaving your school.

Global Projects

Global SchoolNet Collaborative Learning Center - tools, resources for online collaboration, tutorials, and project lists.

Jenuine Tech - has lots of projects involving adventure learning, online correspondence, data collection and sharing for the PreK through Sixth Grade classroom.

Operation Ruby Throat - students are asked to observe the hummingbird and share information with peers across North and Central America.


Kidspiration - Created for K-5 learners, Kidspiration ® develops thinking, literacy and numeral skills using proven visual learning principles.

Inspiration - Inspiration ® is the essential visual thinking and learning tool students rely on to plan, research and complete projects successfully. With the integrated Diagram and Outline Views, learners create graphic organizers and expand topics into writing.


Integrating Technology into the Classroom

International Society for Technology in Education - ISTE standards for students, teachers, and administrators help to measure proficiency and set aspirational goals for the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to succeed in today’s Digital Age. 

Teaching with the Internet - New literacies are especially important to the effective use of content area information on the Internet. They allow us to identify important questions, navigate complex information networks to locate appropriate information, critically evaluate that information, synthesize it to address those questions, and then communicate the answers to others. These five functions help define the new literacies that your students need to be successful with the Internet and other information and communication technologies.

ECB Surf Report - Classroom web resources.

Filamentality - shows how to create web-based learning activities.

Evaluating Internet Resources - helps students sort out what information is good and what isn't on the web.

Best Practices of Technology Integration in Michigan - The lesson plans that you will find here have been written by practicing teachers and have been "kid tested" to work in the classroom. They are examples of how technology can be used as a valuable tool in your classroom.


Internet Tutorials

Elementary Internet Activities - Covers Evaluating Web Sites, Web Quests, Search Engines, Internet tips and tricks, creating a hyperlink template and links.



Elementary Keyboarding - A guide for teachers working with elementary students on keyboarding.

Keyboarding Resources - This site offers all kinds of help to teachers for instruction in keyboarding.

Power Point

Power Point Tips - Offers fun tips to use with power point.

Power Point Tutorials - Power Point allows you to create dynamic presentations using its easy-to-use, predefined layouts and templates. Acquiring the skills you need can be done in no time with this free, self-paced tutorial.



SMART Boards

Interactive Whiteboards - A web quest that helps you use whiteboards in the classroom.

SMART Board Tools - Tools to use a SMART Board in your classroom.

Technology Infusion

Internet for Classrooms - Helps teachers use the internet effectively.

Tammy's Technology Tips for Teachers - A site that you’will find full of fantastic ideas for technology integration.

Web 2.0

Pageflakes - a personalized desktop that allows users to set up their favorite Internet applications.

BibMe - a Web-based bibliography tool with a streamlined automated interface to create a properly formatted bibliography.


Vyew - A web-conferencing service that allows users to host live conferences and work collaboratively on content.


Using the Internet Safely

CyberSmart! Curriculum - A free K-8 curriculum empowering students to use the internet safely, responsibly and effectively.

Surfing Safely  - The goal of this Web site is to empower children, parents and teachers to prevent cyber crime through knowledge of the law, their rights and how to avoid misuse of the Internet.