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					SMART School Websites and Helpful Resources
Prepared by Lisa deRoy, Education Consultant

Websites to Use Immediately
Education.SMARTtech.com
There are over 1400 Notebook lessons correlated to MN standards. Must have
Notebook software in order to download. Great place to start!
http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-
US/Ed+Resource/Lesson+activities/Notebook+activities/Standards+Search+US.
htm

Teaching with the Web
http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/teaching.htm
This is one of the first sites I use to go to when developing units or lessons.
Wealth of information. Categorized by themes.

Internet 4 Classrooms
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/index.htm
I can’t say enough about this site! Check out the Links for K-12 Teachers and
Assessment Assistance

Jefferson County School District, TN
This is one of the best district websites I’ve found. Literally, you can spend hours
here searching through collections of Power Points, websites and all of their
math, science and social studies digital curriculum for K-12 and K-8 (science and
social studies).
       K-12 Math Online
       http://classroom.jc-schools.net/math-unit/
       K-8 Social Studies Online
       http://classroom.jc-schools.net/SS-units/index.html
       K-8 Science Online
       http://classroom.jc-schools.net/sci-units/
       Power Point Collections (Download so you can make customize for your
       students)
       http://jc-schools.net/ppt.html
       Teacher Tools - websites
       http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/tools/

Songs for Teaching
http://www.songsforteaching.com
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A Maths Dictionary
http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jeather/maths/dictionary.html


SMART School Districts (download Notebook lessons, interactive
websites, resources)

Center School District - Kansas City, Missouri
http://www.center.k12.mo.us/edtech/SB/templates.htm
Elementary and Secondary SMART Notebooks Templates
http://www.center.k12.mo.us/edtech/SB/SITemplates.htm
SMART Ideas Templates

Kenton County Schools
http://www.kenton.k12.ky.us/SmartBoard/smartboardindex.htm

Wichita Public Schools
http://technology.usd259.org/resources/whiteboards/smartlessons.htm
Sorted by subject

Morgan District, Missouri
http://schoolweb.missouri.edu/morganr2.k12.mo.us/resources/templates.htm
Few Notebook files here. Also Kidspiration and Inspiration

Winnipeg School Division
http://www.wsd1.org/southd/SMART_Board/Default.asp
Notebook lesson K-8. Even though this is not a US school site the lessons are
still valid for teaching the MN standards.

UK Interactive Whiteboard Website (The UK has been using
interactive whiteboards longer than any other country in the world. They
have some very powerful national and non-profit websites for SMART
Board users.)

The UK Education System refers to grade levels as Key Stages. Below is the
translation for each stage:

Key Stage 1= K–3       Key Stage 2 grades 4–6         Key Stage 3 grades 7–9

                         Key Stage 4 grades 10–12


http://nwnet.org.uk/pages/index.html
National Whiteboard Network
K-6 Literacy, Math and Science UK site. The navigation on this site is a little tricky but
the site has more SMART Notebook lessons to download than any other website I’ve
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seen (other than SMART Technologies’ website. It also has wonderfully engaging Excel
activities, Power Points and other resources to download. Many are in Zip files. Navigate
by starting at front page on SITE MAPS. Chose grade level. Next chose subject and
topic. Downloads will be on right-hand side in box. Place cursor over icons so you can
determine which downloads are SMART Notebook. You can also search by seasonal
package. Go underneath the Title on the front page. Click LITERACY or
MATHEMATICS. Click on either the packages (Autumn, Summer, Spring or search by
Year.
       http://nwnet.org.uk/pages/sharing_science.html
       From the National Whiteboard Network site. A teacher took another interactive
       whiteboard’s files and converted them to SMART Notebook files. They look like
       they are appropriate for grades 5-6.
       http://nwnet.org.uk/pages/maths/y34/mathschallenge_smart.html
       From the National Whiteboard Network site. More SMART Notebook lesson
       downloads. Mathematical Challenges – grades 3, 4

http://www.ict.oxon-lea.gov.uk/whiteboards.html
K-6 resources. Download SMART Notebook lessons. Follow directions on page.

http://www.iwb.org.uk/
K-12 resources organized by UK’s KS1, KS2, and KS3. Excellent site.
Flash files, Power Points, Excel, PDF and Word. To open Flash files, Right click
– OPEN. Do not SAVE TARGET AS for Flash files.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx
K-12 UK site. Browse by subject in right-hand column or links on center of page .
Some links direct user to complete interactive white board lessons.

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc-home.htm
K-12 UK site. Search by grade level and subject. Many lessons created by
organization while others submitted by teachers using SMART Boards as well as
other interactive white boards. Pay attention to xbk files. These are SMART
Notebook files.

http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/15.cfm
BGfL Whiteboard resources (K-6). Search by grade level and subject

http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/
K-6 UK site. Go to TEACHING IDEAS. Search by subject. Download Power
Points, PDFs, Word docs.

http://www.athena.bham.org.uk/TREarlyYears.htm
K-1. Four sample activities to use on an interactive white board.

SMART Resources
SMART Education (Separate from SMART Tech website) Must register to
access materials - Free
Primary notebook lessons:
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http://www.smart-education.org/shared/filelist.asp?section=11
Elementary notebook lessons:
Copy this link into the URL address section on an Internet page.
http://www.smart-education.org/shared/standard.asp?section=6&content=96
Secondary
http://www.smart-education.org/shared/standard.asp?section=144&content=97

SMART Ideas Lessons (Separate from SMART Tech website) Must register to
access materials - Free
SMART Education - Elementary
http://www.smart-education.org/shared/standard.asp?section=6&content=98

Primary Resource
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/index.htm
Wonderful K-5 website – all subjects. Download Notebook files, Power Points,
PDF follow-up activities. Many Flash files. Note: UK Primary Social Studies does
not correlate well to social studies state standards.

Webquests
http://home.att.net/~tisnancy/webquests.html

Virtual Field Trips
http://home.att.net/~tisnancy/virtual.html

K-12 Website Portals
http://www.mtnbrook.k12.al.us/tech/tech.htm
K-6 Internet resources
http://www.center.k12.mo.us/edtech/resources/SBsites.htm

Interactive Websites
http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/numeracy.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/
Great for K-10.

Power Point Resources
http://www.leesummit.k12.mo.us/its/powerpoint.htm
http://teach.fcps.net/trt4/FETC03/fun2.htm
http://facstaff.uww.edu/jonesd/games/index.html
http://teach.fcps.net/trt14/Power%20Point%20Games/power_point_games.htm
http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/PPT-games/
Game templates as well as sample games

http://208.183.128.8/la/activities/pptresources.html
http://jc-schools.net/PPTs-la.html
Language Arts Power Point Games and presentations

http://oswego.org/ocsd-web/teaching/resources/resources-x.cfm?Type=P
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K-12 Collection
Lessons in blue available for public access

SMART Education (Separate from SMART Tech website) Must register to
access materials - Free
Primary Power Points
http://www.smart-education.org/shared/filelist.asp?section=146
Elementary Power Points
http://www.smart-education.org/shared/filelist.asp?section=164
Secondary Power Points
http://www.smart-education.org/shared/standard.asp?section=144&content=1182

Language Arts
Interactive Online Stories
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/story/sbi.shtml
Students are prompted to click on certain characters and prop in story to find out
what happens
http://www.readingmatrix.com/directory/pages/Audio_and_Text/
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/palmasola/psmain.htm
http://www.starfall.com/
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Games/educational/onlinestory.htm
http://www.magickeys.com/books/index.html#books
http://www.beenleigss.eq.edu.au/requested_sites/audiostories/index.html
online stories from various websites
http://www.mightybook.com/
This is a subscription website but they do have some freebies. Only $99 a year
for a school.
http://www.bulaja.com/fairytales/index3.html
Croatian fairy tales. Interactive, online stories with audio. Nicely done. Good for
multicultural fairy tale unit.

Reading Comprehension
http://staff.harrisonburg.k12.va.us/~cfoster/reading/ReadingTemplates.html
Use these templates as a guide to build your own templates using SMART Ideas.
Great for follow-up activities for online stories or read aloud stories.
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/SITES/ELEMENTARY/PALMASOLA/rcfo2.htm
Fact or opinion?
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/SCORE/actbank/torganiz.htm
Graphic Organizers
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/SCORE/actbank/tliterat.htm
Literature Graphic Organizers and activities
http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/students/fwalters/causeconnect.html
Cause and Effect interactive activity
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/palmasola/rcinf1.htm
Inference questions
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/palmasola/rcmi1.htm
Main idea tutorial
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http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/palmasola/mainideaprac.htm
Main idea quizzes
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/reading/index.htm
Reading comprehension (good activity or model lesson for middle to advanced
readers
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/palmasola/readcompindexa.htm
Reading comprehension materials – use capture tool to create interactive
activities in SMART Notebook.
http://www.pbs.org/kratts/crazy/madlibs/index.html
Create your own adventure – Good for center activity.
http://www.iq.poquoson.org/345lareview3.htm
Language Arts review
http://www.woodland.k12.mo.us/faculty/rgarner/Reading/Authors%20puropse.hm
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/j/authorpurposep.cfm
Author’s purpose – online interactive practice

Literature, Stories
http://www.fairrosa.info/cl.authors.html
http://kids.mysterynet.com//
http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html

Interactive Writing Activities
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngkids/trythis/backtalk/

Literature Activities and Lesson Plans
http://richmond.k12.va.us/readamillion/literatureactivities.htm
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/SCORE/cyk3.html
K-3 Cyberguides. Many include follow-up activities
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/SCORE/cy45.html
4-5 Cyberguides

Math
http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/
A Maths Dictionary for Kids

http://schoolweb.missouri.edu/poplarbluff.k12.mo.us/lowe/math.html
Division and Fraction Tutorials in Power Point – scroll down

http://www.elainefitzgerald.com/jeopardy.htm
Geometry and Fraction Jeopardy Power Points

http://jc-schools.net/PPTs-math.html
Math – Power Points

http://www.maththatcounts.com/page7.html
Math Power Points Grades 6-8
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http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/index.html
Project Interactivate. Very creative website for teaching grades 3-5 science and
math.

http://www.maththatcounts.com/page2.html
Math applets! –Check out this website! It is well worth your time. Links to various
websites with interactive math activities

http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00000592.shtml
Virtual Manipulatives Grades 1-6

http://www.athena.bham.org.uk/TR%20Numeracy.htm
UK site. Three math lessons for interactive white boards, (place value,
comparison, number line)
http://www.counton.org/games/
(Elementary and secondary) Interactive Internet activities and games

http://www.crick.northants.sch.uk/Flash%20Studio/cfsmaths/Toolkit/Toolkit.htm
(1-5) A Math Teacher’s Tool Kit. 12 Flash files to use while teaching math.

http://www.mathszone.co.uk/
(K-6) Interactive activities, Flash files, games. Includes place value, sequencing,
patterns, reasoning, algebra and number squares. Use the tabs at the top of the
page to navigate.

http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jeather/maths/dictionary.html
Terrific, elementary interactive Math dictionary from Australia.

http://www.rainforestmaths.com/
(K-6) Another great link from down under with volumes of activities. Certainly
worth checking out.

Math Virtual Manipulatives Flash Files

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primary/teachingresources/mathematics/nns_it
ps/calculating_angles/num_itp_calcangles_08.swf
calculating angles flash files

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primary/teachingresources/mathematics/nns_it
ps/twenty_cards/num_itp_20Cards_1_1.swf
Cards – fractions, decimals, square numbers, etc.

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primary/teachingresources/mathematics/nns_it
ps/coordinates/num_itp_coordinates_1_1.swf
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Coordinates

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primary/teachingresources/mathematics/nns_it
ps/dec_num_line/num_itp_dec_num_line_05.swf
Decimal Number Line

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primary/teachingresources/mathematics/nns_it
ps/fractions/num_itp_fractions_1_1.swf
Fractions

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primary/teachingresources/mathematics/nns_it
ps/grouping/nns_itp_groupv1_3.swf
Grouping

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primary/teachingresources/mathematics/nns_it
ps/ordering_numbers/num_itp_ordering_numbers_1_1.swf
Ordering

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primary/teachingresources/mathematics/nns_it
ps/place_value/num_itp_placeValue_1_1.swf
Place Value

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primary/publications/mathematics/12882/nns_u
seict0260002dshapes.swf
Sorting Angles


http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primary/publications/mathematics/12874/nns_u
seict026000carroll.swf
Sorting Shapes

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primary/publications/mathematics/12884/nns_u
seict0260002venn.swf
Sorting Triangles

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primary/teachingresources/mathematics/nns_it
ps/symmetry/num_itp_symmetry_2_2.swf
Symmetry

Science

Online Simulations

Virtual Courseware for Earth & Environmental Sciences
http://vcourseware3.calstatela.edu
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Visible Human Project
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/visible/visible_human.html

A Guided Tour of the Visible Human http://www.madsci.org/%7Elynn/VH/

Virtual Frog Dissection http://froggy.lbl.gov/virtual/

Eisenhower Clearinghouse of Online Simulations for Math & Science
http://www.enc.org/weblinks/classroom/simulations/

Amusement Park Physics
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/parkphysics/coaster.html

Science Resources
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/
Windows to the Universe. The only website I know of that is differentiated and
bilingual.

http://oswego.org/instructools_frmst.htm

http://jc-schools.net/PPTs-science.html
Science Power Points K-12

http://jc-schools.net/integrate/science/WebQuest-sci_files/frame.htm
Another link to Jefferson County. This is a Power Points with some great links to
web quests.

BBC Science sites
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/playspace/index.shtml
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/

http://home.att.net/~tisnancy/solids.html
Matter websites

http://home.att.net/~tisnancy/energy.html
Energy websites

Solar System

http://www.windows.ucar.edu/
Windows to the Universe – only website I have found that differentiates the
reading levels. Bilingual – English/Spanish. Fantastic images that you can
capture with the Notebook capture tool. Great website for modeling Reading for
Information lessons. This is on my Top 5 website list.
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http://www.highlandschools-virtualib.org.uk/primary_curriculum/space.htm
A portal to various space links. Some of these links are already listed in this
section

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/solarsystem/
BBC Science and Nature:Space

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/earth_sun_moon.shtml
Earth, Sun and Moon

http://www.bnsc.gov.uk/lzcontent.aspx?nid=3399
BNSC – The Solar System

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/playspace/games/jigsaw/jigsaw.shtml
Solar System Jigsaw

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/trading/directions.html
Solar system trading cards

http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/solar%20system/
Hubble Site News Center

http://www.solarsystem.org.uk/index.php
The Virtual Solar System

http://www.central.k12.ca.us/akers/clipart/solar_system/solar_sys.html
Solar System images

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/index.html
Planetary Photo Journal

http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/planets/welcome.htm
Welcome to the Planets


Plants

http://www.highlandschools-virtualib.org.uk/primary_curriculum/plants.htm
Portal to a number of interactive activities around plants. This could be the pot of
gold at the end of the rainbow! Some of the sites here are also listed below.

http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/vegquiz/plantparts.html
Meet the Plant Parts

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/life_cycles.shtml
Flower parts
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http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/case1/c1m1app.html
The Great Plant Escape – out of the U of I – great website for studying plants

http://www.hcs.ohio-state.edu/mgonline/Botany/pla01/00pla01.htm
Plant parts – structure and function. Nice microscopic images

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/plants_grow.shtml
Helping Plants Grow Well

http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants/
The Biology of Plants – Thorough overview of plants. Appropriate reading level
for third graders. Very nicely done. From the Missouri Botanical Garden.

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/Science/plant.htm
Interactive Plant Quiz

http://podcasts.psu.edu/node/265
Honey Bee Colony Collapsed Disorder Podcast
How does this crisis effect pollination?

http://www.dixie.fcps.net/WebQuests/learning_about_plants.htm
Plants

Animals

http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/animal_classes.htm
Animal classes

http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/nature/habitat/index.htm
Critter Corner – Habitats

http://www.pbs.org/kratts/crazy/who/index.html
Who Lives Here games – by PBS

http://www3.nationalgeographic.com/animals/
National Geographic – Animals

http://www.zoobooks.com/animalsAtoZ/directory.htm
Zoobooks – by alpha order.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/
BBC Nature/Animals

http://www.fi.edu/tfi/hotlists/animals.html
Franklin Institute – Comprehensive Vertebrate list to websites for additional
research, info

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/animalneeds/
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How Animals Meet Their Needs

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/animalcom/animalcom.html
Animal Communities


http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/ballc/animals/animals.html
Sounds of World Animals

http://www.naturesongs.com/
Nature’s Songs

http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/Science/AnimalHomes/AnimalHomes.htm
Animal Homes

http://www.kbears.com/animals/index.html
A to Z Animals

http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/amaze.html
Amazing Animal Senses

http://www.netrover.com/~mary3384/groups/group.html
Room 108 – Animal Group Quiz

http://www.netrover.com/~mary3384/quiz_science/animals/quiz1.html
Room 108 – Animal Adaptation Quiz


Other Resources

http://www.edheads.org
Excellent website for simple and compound machines

Activities with Optics
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/activities/students/index.html

Coastal Environment
http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/subjects/geography/coasts/index.html
Online “Big Book” about coastal environment. Offers lessons, activities and
resources. Created by UK school teachers and students.

Sammy Seagull
http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/subjects/geography/coasts/index.html
From the same series as Coastal Environment.

http://www.schoolscience.co.uk/content/index.asp
Secondary science website. Great interactive activities, Flash files.
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Habitats
http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/ict/AAA/default.htm
Wonderful resource to use with your unit!




Social Studies
Jamestown Adventure
http://www.historyglobe.com/jamestown/

A Colonial Family and Community
http://www.hfmgv.org/education/smartfun/colonial/intro/index.html

A Day in the Life
http://www.history.org/history/teaching/Dayseries/webactivities/index.htm

Lee Summit’s Links to Revolutionary War Resources and Activities
http://cce.leesummit.k12.mo.us/clabcce/revolution.htm

Colonial and Revolutionary War Sites
http://schoolweb.missouri.edu/smithville.k12.mo.us/uptegrove/revolutionarywar.ht
ml

The Road to Revolution
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/road.html

Quiz
http://www.pen.k12.va.us/Div/Stafford/gves/classrooms/sipple/revwar4th.htm

Japan
http://www.highlandschools-virtualib.org.uk/primary_curriculum/japan.htm
A link to five websites offering different aspects of Japanese life

http://www.amphi.com/~psteffen/fmf/
Peggy’s Japan Page – great visuals, easy to read – nice virtual field trip

http://www.k111.k12.il.us/king/japan1.htm
My Trip to Japan – nice overview of the country, good images, short narratives.

http://library.thinkquest.org/20013/?tqskip=1
Virtual Japanese restaurant
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http://www.raypec.k12.mo.us/Divisions/Elementary/Raymore/DOCS/eltech/Japan
ese%20Food.doc
Popular main Japanese dishes

http://www.cusd.chico.k12.ca.us/libraries/elementary/japan/clubs.html
After-school club activities

http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/japan.html
Folk tales from Japan

http://www.jlhs.nhusd.k12.ca.us/classes/social_science/Japan_Visit/Japan_Visit.
html
A Field Trip to Japan

http://www.mamalisa.com/world/japan.html
Japanese children’s songs
These are MP3 files that you can download and link to images or text in
Notebook!

http://www.sover.net/~johnd/categories.html
Japan for 6-10 year olds – pictures with short descriptions. Nice intro

http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/cook/intro/intro2.html
Practice using chopsticks

http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/index.html
Kids Web Japan


http://www.putnam.k12.tn.us/japan/images/index.html
Japan photo album

http://www.kotoworld.com/kids.html
Virtual koto
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Google Shortcuts
Still haven’t found what you’re looking for?

Google a topic by searching specifically in U.S. SCHOOL DISTRICTS. This
shortcut means your hits drop down dramatically and your search becomes much
more efficient.

Every state has academic standards and although the pacing of those standards
may vary from state-to-state, essentially, schools typical teach very similar
concepts and benchmarks. Many school districts host websites and sometimes,
teachers post activities, webquests, virtual field trips and computer-based
activities for their students. Instead of reinventing the wheel, get on board and try
it out.




                                                         States to include in your
                                                         searches:

                            MO, CA, IL, OH, VA, NC, FL, TX, TN
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    Lee Summit School District – 5th Grade Keyboarding




Search by domain name




    .com – commercial based, run by a business
    .gov – a government agency
    .mil – a military
    connection
    .org – a business or
    independent
    organization
    .int – a large
    international
    organization
    .net – a large
    organization/network
    .edu – a university or
    educational facility

				
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