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  • Blurb
    Create your own books
  • Bloglines
    A tool for searching, subscribing to and creating your own blog
  • Brain Pop
    Animated movies for K-12
  • Educational Wikis (Wikispaces)
    Examples of educational wikis from all over the world 
  • Howstuffworks
    Easy to understand explanations of how things work
  • Microworlds
    Students can explore and test their ideas in this idea exploration and project creation environment
  • Moodle
    Open source course management software
  • PBS Teachers
    K-12 educational content from the Public Broadcasting Service 
    STELLA provides opportunities to explore by asking "what if," and watching what happens
  • Surveymonkey
    Online survey building tool
  • Ta-da Lists
    Web-based "To-Do" list maker
  • TeacherTube
    Online video sharing for educators
  • Think.com
    Connecting schools, teachers and students worlwide
  • Turn It In
    Online plagiarism prevention
  • Wikispaces
    Create simple webpages that can be edited by others
  • Wikispecies
    An open dictionary of species
  • Wikiversity
    A community for the creation of learning activities


  • Independent Teacher
    Visit the Independent Teacher website to learn more about their publication and how to subscribe.

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Upcoming Conferences

Conference presenter handout materials
from recent PNAIS events are now available for download.

Registration Now Open
January 24, 2011 (Mon.)
Emergency Preparedness and Crisis Management
The Bear Creek School, Redmond, WA

Registration Now Open
February 2-4, 2011 (Wed.-Fri.)
Beginning Teachers Institute

Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, Corbett, OR

February 11-12, 2011 (Fri.-Sat.)
Student Diversity Leadership Retreat 

Registration Now Open
February 22, 2011 (Tues.)
Brain Research with JoAnn Deak
McGillis School, Salt Lake City, UT

April 10-12, 2011 (Sun.-Tues.)
Business Officers Conference 
(note: a week earlier than previous years)
Cedarbrook Lodge, SeaTac, WA

May 1-3, 2011 (Sun.-Tues.)
Spring Heads Conference

Skamania Resort, Stevenson, WA

May 21, 2011 (Sat.)
Board Chairs Workshop

Talaris Conference Center, Seattle, WA

June 27-29, 2011
Sleeping Lady Resort
Leavenworth, WA
(please note change in date)

June 27-29, 2011
Leadership Conference
Sleeping Lady Resort
Leavenworth, WA
(please note change in date)

Tentative for 2010-11 

June 24, 2011 (Fri.)
Administrative Assistants Conference
Stay Tuned! 

Early August 2011
New Heads Institute

Alternating Year Conferences
Look for in 2011-12

Experienced Teacher Institute  

Facilities Managers Conference  

Leadership Institute  

Librarians Conference  

Institutional Advancement Conference

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