Donny Khalaf

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Websites for Constitution Day – September 17

In Website on August 28, 2012 at 10:49 am

Here is the list I found through subscription from TCEA.ORG below:

Bill of Rights online game (for elementary students)

Creating the United States online word search (for elementary students)

Free 27-minutes film “A Glimpse into the Grand Convention of 1787” by copying the link below to your URL address on your browser.

Lesson Plans (for all grades)

National Endowment for the Humanities resources (games and lesson plans for all grades)

Which Founder Are You? online game (separate games for elementary, middle, and high school students)

Constituting America (for high school students)

Creating the United States Constitution interactive (for high school students)


Teacher Clipart – Free teaching resources for your classroom!

In Website on August 25, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Some of the teachers asked me about free teaching resources fill with cliparts, lesson ideas, and teacher’s resources.

Here is the URL link below to Teacher Clipart site:

Welcome to – Source of free educational resources for teachers to use in their classrooms.

The website is full of resources, ideas, cliparts, activities and lesson plans. All the resources available here are absolutely free.

Check it out!



108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom…

In Website on August 25, 2012 at 3:02 pm

From Mike (21centuryedtech) who is the author of this article:

Welcome to a this continuing series of posts devoted to the use of Word Clouds in education. I know you will find new information… whether you are a seasoned user of word clouds, or brand new. I enjoy working with teachers and helping them use word clouds in their lessons because they are a great way to get any teacher started with integrating technology.  In the last post you discovered  12 Tips in Using Wordle. In fact you may wish to read it if you have not as of yet. You will find that link in this post. In this featured post you will discover 108 ways for educators to use word clouds in the classroom. Check the link below:

This is very informative article for every subject. Check it out for yourself and open the new world of cyber education into your classroom. For the teacher and para, get as much rest this weekend before school start on Monday. Have a blessing 2012-2013 school year!



Make an attraction presentation using Prezi

In Software, Website on August 22, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Today, our superintendent at our morning presentation use Prezi to make multimedia PowerPoint. Some of the teacher asked me and want to know what software being use to make cool presentation.

Prezify your Slides using Prezi and impress your audience.

Give yourself a try from the website at Prezi and it’s free!

Here is the tutorial from one of my Prezi example on youtube:

To learn more about Prezi and trying out for yourself, check below:


Top 14 websites for students

In Website on August 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm

If you want to a see a blank look on students’ faces, ask them about the Dewey Decimal library classification system. For better or for worse, the Internet has become the alternative to a library card catalog for browsing and locating resources. But how do you navigate that system, and how can you trust what you read on the web?

Check the URL Link to find out more about the top 14 websites below:

Check out the cool QR code that our teacher created –

In SmartPhone on August 15, 2012 at 5:55 pm

This is the information that was brought to my attention from Ms. Jackson at Ben Bowen Early Childhood Center….

Steps to making QR codes:

1. Do a google search for a free QR generator.

Here are a couple I have used: /

2. Simply follow the instructions from the site you choose.

3. Make sure you save the code in a picture format.

4. Start using and have fun!

I hope to see more of QR code from teachers popping up on our campuses.

Summer Update – WiFi Project

In Summer Update on August 10, 2012 at 1:22 pm

The WiFi Project is near complete. It is as follow:

BBECC – 99% complete

CES – 97% complete

HIS – 95% complete

We will provide more update when complete. In the meantime, if you see the WiFi box in your classroom/office with all green lights (It means it is ready to use). We will provide more information via email as soon as our Network Administrator authorize for access. For Front office staff, please consult Donny to have your smartphone/tablet to connect to the WiFi.


9 Data Visualization Tools for Librarians and Educators

In Software on August 8, 2012 at 7:13 am

Data visualization and infographics tools are a great way to keep students and readers engaged. Here are nine free applications which will enable you to create your own infographics, maps, graphs, charts, and diagrams by clicking on the link below:

9 Data Visualization Tools for Librarians and Educators link

Check it out and see how it benefits you for your Library and your class.

Summer Update – New teachers’ account

In Summer Update on August 1, 2012 at 5:05 pm

The new teacher who will be joining for 2012-2013 school year will get their username and password/email account at the technology orientation during the first day of new teacher induction week.