"A book must be the ax for the frozen sea inside us." - Franz Kafka
Annenberg Learner: http://www.learner.org/index.html
"Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum"
Free: Federal Resouces for Educational Excellence: http://www.free.ed.gov/index.cfm
Teaching and Learning Resouces from Federal Agencies
ABC Teach: http://www.abcteach.com/
Some material is free on this paid site.
Alphabet Soup: Welcome to the site for the young and the "young at heart"!: http://www.alphabet-soup.net/index.html
Mrs. Ayers' KinderThemes: http://www.angelfire.com/la/kinderthemes/index.html
Teaching Ideas: http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/
Center for Media Literacy-MediaLit Kit: http://www.medialit.org/cml-medialit-kit
"Covering the Theory, Practice and Implemenation of media literacy and based on CML's research-based framework called Queston/TIPS (W/TIPS)..."
Son of Citation Machine: http://citationmachine.net/index2.php
Put in the information for your resource, choose the citation style you want
to use, and the citation is created for you!
Video Classroom: www.videoclassroom.org
"Video Impact on Classroom & Eductation"
Teacher-to-Teacher Workshops: http://www.paec.org/teacher2teacher/index.asp
This is a professional development web site for teachers and administrators
from the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Need to use Internet Explorer to access the site.
nySTART (New York State Testing and Accountability
Reporting Tool): https://www.nystart.gov/nystart/u/index.do
The nySTART website includes detailed reports on test results for New York State
(NYS) assessments, including the NYS Testing Program (NYSTP, the tests given
to most students in grades 3-8), the NYS Alternative Assessment (NYSAA, the
tests given to students with severe cognitive disabilities), and the NYS English
as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT).
Microsoft in Education: http://www.microsoft.com/education/en-us/Pages/index.aspx
Haring Kids: http://www.haringkids.com/
This official site of the late modern artist Keith Haring is intended to inspire
in children a love for the arts. With brilliantly animated sections, devoted
to books, games and, of course, art, this site encourages creativity at a young
age. HaringKids also includes lesson plans and projects for teachers and parents.
Free-Federal Resources for Educational Excellence: http://www.ed.gov/free/index.html
" More than 30 Federal agencies formed a working group in 1997 to make
hundreds of Federally supported teaching and learning resources easier to find.
The result of that work is the FREE web site."
Free E-Mail Newletter: http://www.educationworld.com/maillist.shtml
Rubrics for Teachers: http://www.rubrics4teachers.com/
Elementary Presentations: http://www.graves.k12.ky.us/powerpoints/elementary/
This is library of PowerPoint slide shows for many elementary topics.
Certificate Builder for Teachers: http://www.certificates4teachers.com/
TED-Ed: Lessons worth Sharing: http://ed.ted.com/
The non-profit group TED Conferences, LCC, which streams video lectures about ideas and innovations, has a YouTube channel for teachers and professors. TED-Ed offers educational videos and tools to "flip" videos so they become interactive lessons. Once instructors select a video, they can "flip this video", which turns the video into a customized lesson to which they can add context, questions and follow-up suggestions. It is based on the concept of "Flip Teaching", an evolving teaching method that reverses (or flips) classroom-based teaching time and traditional homework time. Students view video lessons outside of class, freeing up classroom time for higher-order learning activity. When an instructor flips a video, they can select from pre-configured quizzes and questions, and add new questions. They can share the lesson with students via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter. It also exists on its own page on TED-Ed. The instructor can log in to see who viewed the lesson and student responses to questions.
Open Educational Resources: http://www.achieve.org/oer-rubrics
Open educational resources (OER), which are available for free online, can offer creative, inexpensive ways to engage students. From full lesson plans to techniquest and materials, there are thousands of these teacher tools availabel. An new raing system evaluates common core alignment, materials, interactivity, practice exercises, accessibility and more. Resources are bookmarked, tagged, rated and reviewd by other teachers.
Share My Lesson: http://www.sharemylesson.com/
Teachers looking for lesson plans on anything from fractions to the French Revolution now have a free online service offered by the American Federation of Teachers. The AFT teamed up with Britain's TES Connect to create this new digital platform for U.S. educators to share teaching resources, especially ideas to help educators implement the new Common Core State Standards.
This site is for all educators from preschool through college. The site also allows users to review and rate resources. Content partners include Sesame Street, Oxfam, GreenTV, and the Encyclopedia Britannica.
This site offers curriculum-based lesson plans and activities for preschool and kindergarten educators.
SCHOOPY functions as a classroom organizer, where teachers can post information
(calendar, links, files, pictures, assignments, quizzes and messages)
direct to students or parents who login with a username and a password.
Teachers and schools can also create and manage a school homepage (calendar,
links, files & pictures, as well as create-a-page).
JigZone: Jigsaw Puzzles: http://www.jigzone.com/
Haring Kids: http://www.haringkids.com/
This official site of the late modern artist Keith Haring is intended
to inspire in children a love for the arts. With brilliantly animated
sections, devoted to books, games and, of course, art, this site encourages
creativity at a young age. HaringKids also includes lesson plans and projects
for teachers and parents.
UptoTen Kides:: http://www.uptoten.com/kids/uptoten-home.html
Among the play activities are coloring, mazes and guessing games. Kids
can send in drawings to be displayed in the club gallery (club membership
This animated site is a fun place for kids in kindergarten through high
school to imporve their math and language skills.
With children's activities designated according to grade evel, funschool.com
makes it easy for parents to find material suitable for their child's
ability. This site's strenth is its balance of educational games with
activities that are just plain fun.
Spark.org Teacher Resource Center: http://www.sparktop.org/teacher/home.html
This website was created for kids ages 8-12 with learning difficulties,
including learning disabilities and AD/HD.
Lesson plans, links, and other resources for teachers
This is a free service that, basically, lets you pick the type of event,
enter the e-mail addresses of the folks who will be attending, and allows
for RSVPs. You can even set it up for people to see what others are bringing
so you don't have too much of one thing and not enough of another. Plus,
no more calls from people asking how to get there--the invitations include
I thought that you might want to know about this site if you are planning
a party for graduation, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, summertime or whatever.
Also, if youre looking for something exciting
to do, visit evite. Youll find places to go and things to see.
You can search listings by keyword and category.
The listings include restaurants, clubs, arts and culture, and local attractions.
If youre not sure what you want to find, simply browse by category.
For each listing, you can read a brief summary and reviews.
Outside My Window: http://www.outsidemywindow.org/default.html
Take a picture outside your window and send it to this class in San Jose,
California. There are no windows in their classroom but they created a
project and now they can "look out" of windows around the world!
Home Safety Council: http://www.homesafetycouncil.org/teacher/teacher.aspx
The Home Safety Council has just launched a new suite of educational resources
to help teachers promote safe practices at home. The lesson plans and
content are primarily for elementary school teachers--showing children
how to spot home hazards and to call a grownup for help. Among these are
an online resource center filled with information and activities that
teach students about home safety. Educators can download Weekly Reader
curriculum, children's activities, checklists and safety advice. Information
on the Great Safety Adventure, the council's interactive exhibit that
tours the country teaching children about home safety is also available
"Engrade is a free online grading program that allows students and
their parents to see their grades online in real-time. Engrade is web-based,
so there is nothing to install and it is completely free."
How to Handle the Hard-to-Handle Student
Information taken from the Appelbaum Training Institute,
Post-it tabs: place post-it tabs next to what the
student has to do and then when they are done they place the post-it tab
in a can
Sign here: place a sign here
tab next to where you want the student to write their name so they dont
forget (prompt and fade technique)
Signature Fun: make writing the students name
on their paper fun and easy to remember; have students put a star, smiley
face, or circle their name
Highlighting: have students highlight their answers
when they are done (buy erasable highlighters); highlight the odds or
the evens and have the student do only those or fold paper in half
5 dots: give students the option of
picking five questions they do not want to do and have them put five dot
stickers next to them
Stress ball: give kids a stress ball to have at
their desk for movement
Standing Room Only: give kids the option
of standing and doing their work (have a space in the back of the room
with a table if possible)
Use colorful clipboards: give kids the option of
doing their work on a clipboard
Two Desk Rule: give student two desks
and they can choose which desk they use; gives them the option of moving
Private Office: use file folders and give kids a
private office; can decorate the outside to make it personal
Errands: send kids on errands to get them moving
and out of the room
Framing: use a picture frame as a computer screen
to help kids focus on their work
Tab Folder (Alias Secret CIA file folder): cut a
folder in thirds and allow students to use this to complete their work
Tactile hints: place a piece of fabric, ribbon,
carpet on the side of students desk for tactile purposes; cut a piece
of mouse pad and put on students desk to stop tapping noise
Launching Pad: create a launching pad for kids at
home and at school where they get their things ready to go to and from
Losing lists: if students lose lists, make their
lists on a luggage tag and put it on their book bag
Paper clip trick: place 5 paper clips in one pocket
and then every time you compliment/reinforce child move one paper clip
to other pocket
LearningLaffs.com - Humor for Educators:
This site has a daily education cartoon, plus a few reproducibles for
Education Oasis: http://www.educationoasis.com/index.htm
GED Preparation Resources on the Web: http://research.umbc.edu/~ira/GEDres.html
A resource for teachers and GED-seekers alike, this includes lesson plans,
practice tests, and links to prime educational resources by discipline.
Harnessing Technology to Serve Adult Literacy:
This sister has technology solutions for ordinary adult education classroom
needs and problems. Most of the technology solutions (Web sites and others)
have been suggested by teachers working in adult basic education/ESOL.
By combining television, print, the Web, video, and community outreach,
ALMA takes an unconventional approach to helping adults improve basic
reading, writing, and math skills.
Personal Educational Press: http://www.educationalpress.org/educationalpress/Index.asp
"Create free educational worksheets such as flashcards, game boards,
and quizzes to print directly from your browser."
Primary Resources: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk
Grey Olltwit's Freeware: http://www.adders.org/freeware/index.html
"Provide a folder for
each student with a graphic of a mustard, ketchup, and relish bottle on
the folder. This is the 'Must-do, Catch-up, and Relish' or Ketchup, Mustard,
and Relish folder. Place all materials that the student needs in the folder
- anchor activities, homework, worksheets and notices when the student
is absent, and activities or articles that the student might 'relish.'
The student then has the responsibility to check the folder on a daily
basis. At the secondary level, have a folder for each section or class."
from Dr. Jerry Goldberg, a consultant Teachers 21 in Newton, Massachusetts
During the discussion portion of a class,
distribute two pennies to every student. Each student must have a comment
or question in order to turn in his/her pennies, and they have to turn
them in by the end of the discussion. It really worked well, forcing the
quiet ones to participate, and limits the eager ones to contemplate their
thoughts before spending their pennies.
Rubrics for Teachers: http://www.rubrics4teachers.com/
Keep a file where you place all positive
correspondence, thank you notes from parents and students, emails, evaluations,
notes from administrators, school board members and community people,
etc. It serves three purposes: 1) when you have a bad day, just thumb
through a few of the nice thank you's and kudos and you'll remember why
you're a teacher, 2) you never know when these materials will come in
handy to support you in a difficult situation with a parent or administrator
3) you never know when you may want another position or part time job
Online Etch-a-Sketch: http://www.elfmovie.com/swf/etchasketch/index.html
Governing: WebWatch: http://www.governing.com/webwatch.htm
This site is a list sites state and local governments have created to
provide imaginative services. The sites are useful in and of themselves,
but they're also great idea generators for library webmasters.
" Preschool lesson plans with preschool themes for
daycare, kindergarten, homeschool, or home activities."
KIDDO SCIENCE: http://www.kiddoscience.co.za/
Ariellah Rosenberg started this site to help parents, teachers and kiddos
of all ages to discover the fun of science.
Classroom Calendar: http://www.enc.org/features/calendar/
There are over 100 calendar entries on topics related to K-12 math and
science entries that can be used to enrich and supplement lessons. The
entries are displayed on specific calendar dates, but the teaching ideas
and resources described in them can be used at any time throughout the
Indexes news from a variety of technology websites, updating every 15
minutes. You can do a full-text search for recent articles as well. You
can also click tabs for technology, science, health, entertainment, sports,
and financial news.
"Thinks.com has the unique distinction of consistently being recognized
as a top Education site as well as being a top Entertainment site."
A source of puzzles, word games, chess problems, brainteasers and more.
Middle School Hub: http://middleschoolhub.org/school/school.cfm
"Middle School Hub is an online interactive learning center that
features educational games, puzzles, quizzes, and spelling activities.
It also includes subject guides for language arts, math, science, and
social studies. This site contains no advertisements and requires no registration."
There are links to Kids Hub, High School Hub, Home
School Hub, Quiz Hub, Spelling Hub, and Teachers Hub.
Dewey Browse - Web Sites Classified by the
Dewey Decimal Classification System for Grades K-12: http://www.deweybrowse.org/
Passport to Knowledge: http://passporttoknowledge.com/main.html
Primary Games: http://www.primarygames.com/
Hoagies' Gifted Education Page: http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/
Website Differentiated Instruction: http://cohort.csus.edu/sanjuan1/Carolyn%20Denten/carolynrol.pdf
Jokes That You Can Tell In Class Daily Joke:
Caribbean Education Online: http://www.caribbeanedu.com/default.asp
There is information for teachers, students and parents at this site about
Our Documents: http://www.ourdocuments.gov/
Reach EveryChild!: http://www.reacheverychild.com/
Teacher Tools: http://www.teachertools.org/forms_dynam.asp
All Experts: Homework Help: http://www.allexperts.com/central/homeworkhelp.shtml
Calling themselves "the oldest and largest free Q&A service on
the Internet," All Experts boasts a network of a thousand
question-answering volunteers. Find an expert by navigating through the
subject directory. Clicking on your topic (such
as Geography or Spanish), you'll be presented with an annotated list of
volunteers. Each expert has a profile with ratings and comments from previous
question askers, so you can choose your volunteer based on past performance.
IPL KidSpace: Ask a Question: http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/ask/
At IPL KidSpace there are no previous questions and answers to peruse,
just a form to submit your own query. Questions will be answered via email
by a school librarian in a couple of days. Most likely, the volunteer
will point you to Internet resources where you can find your own answer.
RefDesk: Ask the Experts: http://www.refdesk.com/expert.html
Your class can submit questions to a real astronomer while studying the
solar system. A entomologist will answer questions that bug them. This
site contains the Web addresses of fifty experts who are willing to answer
Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton: http://www.princeton.edu/~cotsen/
developed by the Saleforce.com Foundation, is a website with free curriculum
repository and discussion forums on youth technology and media activities.
The site contains sample activities and curriculum for Community Technology
school programs and K-20 school programs, plus `The Whole Enchilada' technology
curriculum developed by the SalesForce.com Foundation.
Steps to Behaviour Change
a) Knowledge (in the form of information, examples, data, etc) plus
b) Approval (from those around you, of the importance of the issues you
wish to address, and the importance of addressing them effectively) plus
c) Intention (to make it happen, genuinely desiring that the change will
take place) + Practice (an action has to be taken) plus
d) Advocacy (convincing others about the desirability of their making
the same choices and taking the same actions).
from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication
Scroll up and down on this page for other theories
APTE Educational Multimedia: http://www.apte.com/index.cfm
There are things to buy at this site but I especially liked the free make-your-own
puzzles and animated ecards. The site also has ideas from the Internet
Coach as shown on the Discovery Channel. To get these you have to register
Theme related materials for elementary school teachers and children, as
well as reading, writing, math, research, book reports, coloring pages,
lists links to sites and lessons for Elementary, Middle School, and High
School teachers and provides these lessons in subject areas that include
Art, Astronomy and Space, Biology, Chemistry, Current Events, Drama and
Theatre, Earth Science, Economics, Foreign Languages, Health, Interdisciplinary,
Library Resources, Literature and Reading, Mathematics, Mind Stretchers,
Music, Physical Education, Physics, General Science, Special Education,
U. S. History, U. S. Government, World Cultures and Geography, and Writing.
Video Placement Worldwide: http://www.vpw.com
Free videos for teachers of a variety of subjects
Graphic Organizers that Support Specific Thinking Skills: http://www.somers.k12.ny.us/intranet/skills/thinkmaps.html
This site offers simple descriptions of graphic organizers like bubble
maps, Venn diagrams, and flow charts. Graphic Organizers for Content Instruction:
Visit this site for associated .pdf activities to graphic organizers.
Index of Graphic Organizers: http://www.graphic.org/goindex.html
Graphic Organizers: http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/sorganiz.htm
Information found here includes clustering, compare/contrast, family tree,
interaction online, problem/solution, spider, storyboard, and Venn diagram.
Graphic Organizers: http://www.educ.state.ak.us/tls/frameworks/mathsci/MS5_2AS1.HTM#graphicorganizers
Alaska's Department of Education & Early Development offers organizers
for Webbing, Content/Concept Maps, What We Know/Want to Know/Learned (KWL)
Charts, Hypercard, Outlines, Timelines, Flow Charts, and Venn Diagrams.
FaganFinder's Image Search Engines: http://www.faganfinder.com/img/
Includes links to video and audio search engines, clip art finders, stock
photos and galleries, educational images, and more.
Document every time you call or leave a message
for the parent/guardian. Note the date, time, person spoken to, and a
summary. You may want to also put any quotes from the conversation. Have
each student fills out a form with contacts, etc.
and put that in a three ring binder. When a parent is called turn to the
back of that student's sheet, and make the notations. Any communication,
even if the parent drops in for a visit, is noted. If more room is needed,
add another sheet. Put copies of every note sent to a parent with that
child's contact form. Any notes received from a parent are also put in
the notebook. Copies of disciplinary referrals and trips for time outs
in other rooms are also kept with the contact form. Use the notebook at
Virtual Field Trips: http://www.field-trips.org/trips.htm
All Mixed Up Tic-Tac-Toe: http://www.allmixedup.com/cgi-bin/tictactoe/tictactoe
This straight forward tic-tac-toe offers no elaborate choices, and can
be enjoyed by all ages. Other games, such as hangman, sliding tile puzzles,
Connect 4 , Othello and Ataxx, are only a free registration away. Free
subscriptions are limited to twenty games a day, however. If your gaming
needs exceed that, you'll need to purchase a
monthly or quarterly subscription.
ArcadeTown: 3D Tic-Tac-Toe: http://www.arcadetown.com/3dtictactoe/
When you add another dimension to the usual three-by-three two-dimensional
board, tic-tac-toe is no longer trivial, and it may take a few games until
you can easily visualize the three boards stacked on top of each other.
One interesting twist to the game play is that although each "three
in a row" earns you a point, the game is not over until all the cells
are filled. At Arcade Town, the human player (that's you) always starts,
and always plays as X.
Boulter's Tic-Tac-Toe: http://boulter.com/ttt/
This game is unique because it lets you customize the dimensions of your
board. You can choose from the traditional three-by-three, or any size
up to seven-by-seven. Of course, increasing the size of the board, increases
the difficulty of the game. Other choices include who goes first, and
whether you want to be X or O. And for those interested in programming,
the author provides a behind-the-scenes look at the game's decision-making
Russ' Web Education: http://home.earthlink.net/~bmgei/educate/intro/eduintro.htm
This site is fun to read because of both the ideas, theoretical and practical,
and the look of the site.
Cooperative learning Web Sites: http://home.capecod.net/~tpanitz/starterpages/clsites.htm
Teacher Circle: http://www.teachercircle.com/
This site includes teacher articles, links to teacher sites, discussions
on various educator topics, and even teacher polls if you're interested
in what others think. It also includes free email, calendar, and lesson
plan storage space for you to use.
This is a great interactive site that kids (or adults!)
could stay at for hours!
Chateau Meddybemps: http://www.meddybemps.com/index.html
Primary grades stories and games. The site includes a teachers guide as
Everything Preschool: http://www.everythingpreschool.com/
TEACHERS' MENTOR: http://teachersmentor.com/
Assistance for teachers PreK - 5 from a retired teacher.
Research Validating K-8 Web-Based Instruction
from United Learning: http://www.unitedlearning.com/streaming/evaluation.cfm?id=315
This is a a study validating the effect of streaming video in classrooms.
The evaluation involved students from three districts
in Virginia, the participation of numerous schools and teachers, and examined
levels (third and eighth) and two areas of content (science and social
Education World - Teacher Tools & Templates:
Microsoft Office Template Gallery for Teachers:
Resources for Teachers:
This collection of 28 printable sheets is found at the SEN Teacher Resource
Page can be customized for your class or for one particular student. Sheets
include a certificate maker, money, rhymes, clocks, and much more.
Write each student's name on a large craft
stick. Put the sticks into a container labeled "Buddy Sticks".
Draw out sticks for student selection. Use Buddy Sticks to group students
for cooperative learning activities, classroom helpers, give aways, questioning/answering
sessions, and just about anything so students are chosen fairly.
EdNA For Schools-Theme Pages: http://www.edna.edu.au/schools/themes/
Just for Administrators: http://www.suelebeau.com/administrators.htm
Student Led Conferences Using Portfolios
1. Students set goals for the semester (personal and academic).
2. Each assignment completed requires a standards based reflection which
is placed in a folder of some sort in each content area and kept in that
3. A notice is sent home to parents explaining in detail what student-led
4. About two weeks before the conference another notice with a shorter
definition of SLC and a preferred time is sent home for parents to complete
5. The week before scheduled appointments, a notice is sent home with
a description of "what to do" during the conference (i.e. Give
your child 10 minutes of uninterrupted time to share his/her portfolio...then
5 minutes of questions...then a team teacher will join you.)
6. When the teacher joins have specific sheets that are completed that
include guiding questions about the student's work (strengths and weaknesses...meet
goals...why do you think...) and based upon these answers a plan is set
up for the next academic semester....Goals...What student needs to do....What
the teacher can do to help....What the parent can do to
7.All parties sign.
Talk to the kids about what skills the class is going to be covering in
a given 9-weeks. (there are often times when this changes or additions/
deletions are made... the kids understand this from the beginning.) The
class makes a list together of the types of assignments we're likely to
do during this "grading" period. This list may also be modified
during the 9-weeks.
Generally students file *everything* in their portfolios (each class has
a filing cabinet drawer). At the end of the 9 weeks, the students and
teacher decide how MANY items should be in the portfolio. They decide
if there are certain things EVERY kid must have or if it should ALL be
students' choice. There is usually have one major project every 9 weeks
and this automatically goes into the portfolio. Also required is one piece
be writing that they have drafted at least three times.
The kids then choose which items will remain in the portfolio. This is
up to them and up to the guidelines the teacher and the students have
Twice a year there are student-led portfolio conferences. The teacher
doesn't sit in these but is in the room. There may be 4 conferences going
on at once. The class roles play this and practice it a lot before the
The other two grading periods are a narrative evaluation,
looking at both the portfolio work and the child's behavior and progress.
Each piece that goes into the portfolio has its
own rubric. Additionally, the kids write reflections on at least 50% of
the items in the portfolio. These discuss the process by which the student
created the item, problems s/he encountered along the way, further areas
to explore/improve, and any other comments the student has on their work.
Why Should Assessment Be Based on a Vision of Learning?: http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/rpl_esys/assess.htm
Comparisons of Formative and Summative Evaluations: http://www.nwrac.org/whole-school/overview_tr4.html
Introduction to Evaluation: http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/kb/intreval.htm
Neat Tools: http://www.teachnet.com/powertools/neattools/
Hewlett-Packard - Office Templates: http://www.hp.com/sbso/productivity/office/index.html
School Web Page Templates: http://www.massnetworks.org/resources/sun/schools/template/Template-
Free PowerPoint Templates for Students and Educators:
DiscoverySchool's Puzzle Maker: http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com
WebQuest Design Templates: http://webquest.sdsu.edu/designpatterns/all.htm
American Teachers: http://www.americanteachers.com/
Best on the Web for Teachers: http://teachers.teach-nology.com/index.html
Getting Ready to Teach-Resources for Teaching
Nickelodeon Online: http://www.nick.com/
Chateau Meddybemps: http://www.meddybemps.com/
Teaching Current Events via Newspapers, Magazines
and TV: http://www.csun.edu/~hcedu013/cevents.html
To help students know what to study when
preparing for tests, write specific words that will be included in the
next quiz on the board. Instruct students to highlight the words or phrases
every time they see them in their notes. This procedure helps both students
and parents study for what will be on the quiz.
MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM RESOURCES: http://www.okaloosa.k12.fl.us/rich/middlecurriculum.htm#rmsscience
The Free Site: http://www.thefreesite.com/
Library in the Sky: http://www.nwrel.org/sky/
Georgia Learning Connections: http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/
1 day - student concerns and/or parent team conferences
2nd day - presenting student concerns to our team counselor and receiving
feed back from the counselor or conferences
3rd day - student recognition to look for the positive. If a Good News
postcard with a comment from each of the core teachers to a select group
of students per week is sent out, by the end of the year everyone has
4th day - team building activities - fieldtrips - interdisciplinary .
units, etc. or review building memos/staff meeting agendas etc.
5th day - organize events and lesson plans for the Homework hotline .
Take time to celebrate staff birthdays with treats and provide some team
staff bonding time.
Have a team agenda topic sign up sheet and try to stay on task and resolve
all that is written up.
Provide the principal with a journal of the discussions
to document the value of team meetings.
On Fridays, set the agenda for the next week. The team lead writes the
agenda and e-mails it to those involved, including
our principal. Each day someone different is assigned to take the minutes
of the meeting. They are then responsible for typing them up and e-mailing
them to everyone. Keep a folder on the network where they are saved by
month for each school year. That way you can go back to them as needed
if someone has a question.
Make sure at least one day of your agenda is devoted
to discussion of students and/or parent meetings. If no one has any student
to discuss, go on with other agenda items. Also set aside one day each
week for discussion of professional growth items. Try to hand out an article
for the team to read and then discuss it later in the week (Thursday or
Friday may work best). One day the principal comes to the team meeting
for a few minutes.
Make sure you include time to discuss curriculum.
Everyone should know what everyone else is teaching--there may be connections
that can be made by other teachers on the team! We also discuss major
projects, tests and
quizzes for the week so that we avoid scheduling too many on the same
A Good Example is the Best Teacher - NOT:
Totally Off the Record: http://www.totallyofftherecord.com/
Teacher Salaries-Facts and Articles: http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-15349.html?wtlAC=gs080202,ema
Individualized Curriculum and Assessment
Humanities: The Magazine of the National
Create a calendar, among other things
Monthly Activities Calendar: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/activitycalendars/
The University of Illinois Collaborative
Lesson Archive: http://ccb.atmos.uiuc.edu/html/index1.html
contains dozens of lessons for all subject areas and grade levels, submitted
Learning Activities: http://www.thedalles.k12.or.us/dry_hollow/dh_faculty/lhughitt/mathactivities/otheractivities.htm
TEACHING STUDY SKILLS AND LEARNING STRATEGIES
TO THERAPISTS, TEACHERS, AND TUTORS
How to Give Help and Hope to Disorganized Students: http://www.resourceroom.net/Sharestrats/2003studyskills.asp
Your Choices Determine Your Future!: http://home.earthlink.net/~bmgei/educate/docs/motivate/choices.htm
Sites for Teachers: http://www.sitesforteachers.com/
Bibliocat Webpage: http://members.aol.com/sskufca/index.htm
Brownielocks and the 3 Bears: http://www.brownielocks.com/
Microsoft Education-Lesson Plans: http://www.microsoft.com/education/?ID=LessonPlans
Teaching Through Technology: http://www.ecb.org/ttt/index.htm
On-line Practice Modules: http://www.internet4classrooms.com/on-line.htm
Computer Lesson Plans and Links: http://www.angelfire.com/ks/tonyaskinner/computer.html
Spreadsheet Lesson Plans and Ideas:
Microsoft Lessons: http://www.nwlincs.org/NWLINCSWEB/microlp.htm
Microsoft Lesson Plans: http://www.utc.edu/~tpa/mcallister/lesson.html
Lesson Plans for Every Classroom: http://www.lessonplans.com.au/
Exel Lesson Plans and Tutorials: http://lessonplancentral.com/lessons/Computers_and_Internet/Lesson_Plans/Using_Excel/
Office Lesson Plans: http://www.esconett.org/lajoyaisd/benavides/tie%5Coff-help.htm
Technology Lesson Plans: http://www.tcet.unt.edu/START/instruct/lp_tech.htm
Keyboarding Lesson Plans and Ideas: http://www.angelfire.com/ks/tonyaskinner/keybrd.html
Computer Lesson Plans: http://18.104.22.168/cat28_morel.htm
Every Friday, email the next week's assignment
and test schedule, as well as any major due dates coming up, to parents
and students. Include any notes on upcoming guest speakers or field trips,
or notes on what will be studied in class, done in the lab, etc. It gives
parents a way to contact the teacher that is much more convenient than
phone tag. The students like having the information available, in case
they forget the assignment or miss a school day.
CURRICULUM MAPPING: http://www.ncrel.org/info/notes/spring03/index.html
The Spring 2003 issue of NCREL's "Notes and Reflections" provides
a step-by-step guide and includes case examples drawn from the experiences
of NCREL staff. As the introduction notes, "The curriculum-mapping
process supports teacher discussions about how to implement a curriculum
aligned with standards and assessments."
The Ohio Resource Center for Mathematics,
Science, and Reading: http://www.ohiorc.org/
Blain County School District (ID) Curriculum
Web Sites: http://www.bcsd.k12.id.us/district/websites.html
Curriculum Guide and Activities: http://www.msad54.k12.me.us/MSAD54Pages/Curriculum%20Resources/GamesActivities.html
Internet Resources for Children and Teens:
StoryPlace-The Children's Digital Library:
Lexington Elementary School Libraries: http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Libdept/elem.html
Teacher Progress Report: http://www.middleweb.com//mw/images/TchrProgRpt.pdf
Preschool Printables: http://www.preschoolprintables.com/
Barnes & Nobles University: http://www.barnesandnobleuniversity.com/
Boss vs. Leader: http://www.angelfire.com/nt/Yeoh/Cow.html
Super Kids Sites: http://www.lhric.org/kids/index.html
Intel Education-the Unit Plan Index: http://www97.intel.com/education/exemplary_planning/SelectPlans.asp
Each unit includes an essential question, how it's integrated in other
content areas, rubrics, and ideas for differentiation.
My Project Pages: http://www.myprojectpages.com/
"Built by teachers for teachers, use myprojectpages.com
to create structured online inquiry-based learning activities for the
courses you teach that enable your students to engage in meaningful learning
experiences while online. Use our Wizard interface
to design projects without any knowledge of Web publishing. Edit projects
at any time using our easy editing interface. Your projects are automatically
added to our searchable project gallery; get ideas or use other projects
created by educators like you by visiting our gallery."
General Rubric Generator: http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/general/
RUBRIC FOR GRADING ART: http://www.zimmerworks.com/rubric.htm
Rubric Template: http://edweb.sdsu.edu/triton/july/Rubrics/Rubric_Template.html
Chicago Public Schools Instructional Intranet
Assessments Page: http://intranet.cps.k12.il.us/assessments/
CEDFA (Center for Educator Development in
Fine Arts) Internal Assessment In Art: http://finearts.esc20.net/art/art_assessment/art_as_internal.html
The Real Game Series: http://www.realgame.com/
A simulation game for all subjects and grade levels.
World-Wide-Web based conferencing, personal messaging, document sharing,
scheduling and link/resource sharing designed for post-secondary and secondary
classrooms, distance learning and collaborative academic projects.
BBC-Schools Homepage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/
Interactive Instructional Designer-a site
for assisting those interested in using technology in education:
Student Made Study Guides
Put one piece of butcher paper on the walls for each topic you want to
discuss (individual characters, themes, etc). Then divide the class into
groups and give each group 1 minute to write as much as they can on each
piece of paper. Next go over each piece of paper one at a time, adding
things as needed.
by Jamie Dickson
RHL School-Free Teacher Resources: http://www.rhlschool.com/
Southside Interactive Learning Games: http://www.okaloosa.k12.fl.us/south/studentgames.htm
Primary Resources-Free Lesson Plans Teaching
Ideas & Worksheets for primary and elemtary teachers: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/index.htm
UK Adult Basic Skills Resource Centre for
students and tutors: http://members.aol.com/skillsworkshop/index.htm
MSAD 54 Teacher Resources-Free Worksheets:
Curriculum Mapping: A Process for Continuous
Quality Improvement: http://www.ncrel.org/info/notes/spring03/index.html
Innovative Teaching Concepts: http://www.todaysteacher.com/
FREE-Federal Resources for Educational Excelence:
"Whenever I give a major test, the kids
have a chance to improve their scores by doing a test autopsy: * Corrections
are worth 1/2 point
* Only grades of C or lower can do an autopsy (too many kids wanting to
make the A into an A+)
* Students have about a week from the date they get the test back to do
the autopsy. (This way they still remember the unit and it can reinforce
learning) This date is flexible - usually they're due on a Friday. I post
this date on both the calendar and the assignment board.
* Yes, they can take them home, use their books or internet - anything
to fix the answers. I never give open book tests (I call those worksheets!)
so research may very well be required to fix mistakes. Most kids also
refer back to the study sheets I distribute the first day of a unit.
* I request that they make their corrections in a different color than
the original (pen vs pencil or blue vs black ink, for example) This makes
it easier to recorrect papers. They make their fixes on the original test,
too, which makes it handy at conferences.
+ I added a self-reflection piece since I really believe in self-reliance.
The requirements are that it be about 1/2 page and focus on behavior.
("I got an F because I didn't study" vs a laundry list of which
questions they missed) They also must include a plan to avoid this type
of score in the future.
* Kids are not expected to do a test autopsy. For example, I do not assign
detention if they don't do one - they just have to keep the grade they
earned. In life, if we don't fix our mistakes we can choose to just deal
with the consequences instead, like getting fired!"
from Debbie Barber, a sixth grade teacher at Ackerman Middle School in
6 rules for a middle school class
1. Arrive on time and be ready to work.
2. Bring all materials to class.
3. Show respect to other students and the teacher at all times.
4. Raise you hand for permission to speak or get on the floor.
5. Do not bring food, candy, etc. to class.
6. No grooming of makeup or hair in class.
from Kristal Doolin
3 rules for the classroom:
1. Take care of yourself.
2. Take care of others.
3. Take care of materials.
Integrated Curriculum in the Kids' Wings Little Red Schoolhouse:
Ready Reference: http://www.melissadata.com/Lookups/index.htm
Various Zip Code, Area Code, Street Look-Up Databases (U.S. and Canada)
Here are a few examples of what you can access. You'll need to spend some
time with this one to see all of the data that's available.
"Lookup ZIP Codes, city names, the location of phone numbers or the
cities covered by an area code."
++ Street Name
"Enter any street name in the U.S. and get a listing of which states
and cities have the street name. Even displays local street address detail."
++ Income Tax Statistics
"Income tax information by ZIP Code. Includes average AGI, number
of returns, average refund, filing status, age and more."
++ Canadian Addresses
"Lookup any Canadian address and get the Postal Code, time zone and
++ Area Codes in a Radius
"Displays a listing of the Area Code + Prefixes that fall within
++ ZIP Codes by County
"Obtain a list of the ZIP Codes in any county in the United States."
++ ZIP Codes in a Radius
"Displays a listing of the ZIP Codes that fall within a radius."
Electronic Journals in the Field of Education: http://aera-cr.ed.asu.edu/ejournals/index.html
The WWW Is Special For Teachers: http://www.wordrunner.com/SpecEd/
Lesson Plan search: http://www.lessonplansearch.com/
How to Differentiate Instruction: http://www.teach-nology.com/tutorials/teaching/differentiate/planning/
What Teachers Do When No One is Looking: http://www.sde.com/info/TeacherResources/TeacherResourcesMiddleGrades-042103.pdf
A Jeopardy Template is located at: http://www.meadowthorpe.fcps.net/powerpoint_jeopardy_template.htm
PowerPoint Education Presentations: http://www.nebo.edu/nebo/ppt/
Who Wants to Be a Winner!: http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/misc/winnergame022500.html
DATA Place: http://www.eduplace.com/dataplace/index.cfm
At "The Data Place," a free tool developed by Houghton Mifflin.
Students access hands-on data collection activities, input their data
onto the Data Place web site, compare their results with their
classroom peers and then access (and compare) the data that has been entered
by classrooms across the country. The Data Place provides a Teacher's
Guide and Students sheets for each step of the activity. There are many
opportunities to calculate, reflect and predict.
Viking Treasure Chest of Technology Resources: http://www.northcanton.sparcc.org/~techresources/
Links for Primary Teachers and Students
ECTLP (Early Childhood Technology Literacy Project):
KidPix for Elementary Teachers: http://www.mtlakes.org/ww/tech/webtools/kidpix.htm
Lesson Plans for Elementary Teachers: http://henson.austin.apple.com/edres/ellesson/elem-menu.shtml
National Library for Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics:
TeacherSource-Early Childhood-PBS: http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/prek2.htm
Primary Hotspots for Students and Teachers: http://www.hillelday.org/kindergarten2.html
Shape Books: http://www.shapebooks.com/
Ten Trends: Educating Children for a Profoundly Different
Lesson Plan Templates
Microsoft Office Template Gallery: http://search.officeupdate.microsoft.com/TemplateGallery/ct149.asp
NCRTEC (North Central Regional Technology in Education
Consortium) Lesson Planner: http://www.ncrtec.org/tl/lp/
" This Web site is intended to help teachers write focused lesson
plans. The Planner addresses essential questions that are often overlooked
when planning curriculum units. Teachers bring their own content and are
guided through each section by answering specific questions. The result
comprehensive lesson plan aligned with standards that addresses assessment,
content, teaching strategies and use of technology."
CLRN (California Learning Resource Network) Lesson Plan Builder: http://www.clrn.org/lessons/
This is a web based "wizard" to help create lesson plans that
use technology and are standards-based.
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL): http://www.prel.org/aboutprel/aboutprel.asp
Primary School-sites, lessons, resources: http://www.primaryschool.com.au/
Oklahoma State Department of Education: http://www.sde.state.ok.us/home/defaultie.html
There is free registration at the site but I went to the links on the
left side without registering.
Kindergarten-Make It Fun and Watch Them Learn: http://www.thekcrew.net/
TALON Learning Object System: http://www.indiana.edu/~scstest/jd/learningobjects.html
"A set of learning objects has been created that are designed for
some of the important styles of learning and teaching. They include; visual
learning, writing skills, critical thinking, time-revealed scenarios,
case studies and empirical observation. The learning objects are designed
and described in terms that the average instructor can readily understand
and redesign for their own courses. They are also designed in such a way
that they can readily be reprogrammed for new applications in other courses
and subject areas, with little or no additional programming."
eMINTS - enhancing Missouri's Instructional Networked
An online collection of over 400 teacher-created lists of links arranged
by common themes taught in the classroom. That's 400 *lists*, not 400
links. They're called eThemes and they're part of the state service.
Scenario Planning: http://www.freepint.com/issues/170403.htm#feature
This site tells about the world's weird and wonderful events and has ticket
and travel offers.
Alberta Teachers, A Workload Study: http://www.teachers.ab.ca/publications/monographs/workload/
United States Education Department's Teacher's Guide to
International Collaboration on the Internet: http://www.ed.gov/Technology/guide/international/resources.html
Max's Sandbox for Kids: http://www.maxssandbox.com/kids/
This site from Max's Sandbox features Max, Maxine, Mon-key, and Sand-bot.
It contains activities and puzzles for younger children.
Increasing Computer Use in Early Childhood Teacher Education:
This article in CITE journal explores the question of what factors are
related to the incorporation of computers into teaching, by teacher educators
with average computer skills. The article asserts teacher
educators are important for technology infusion efforts and are an important
influence on computer use in PK-12 education.
Humanities Interacive: http://www.humanities-interactive.org/a_base.html
Digital Edge Learning Interchange: http://newali.apple.com/ali_sites/deli/index.shtml
"The Digital Edge Learning Interchange is an online library featuring
National Board Certified Teachers in exhibits of exemplary teaching. Each
exhibit includes an introduction, lesson plan, video clips, student work
samples, assessment tools, resources, research, and teacher reflection.
The lessons focus on using technology with students in a wide range of
subject areas and grade levels."
Personal Educational Press: http://www.educationalpress.org/educationalpress/
Create free educational worksheets such as flashcards, game boards,
and quizzes to print.
Marco Polo - Internet content for the classroom: http://marcopolo.worldcom.com/
What are Middle Schoolers?: http://www.dowlingcentral.com/MrsD/info/middleschoolpoem.html
Parent Involvement at the Middle School Level: http://www.middleweb.com/ParntInvl.html
In Case You Missed It-Middle School EMail Insights-Table
of Contents: http://www.middleweb.com/INCASEMISSD.html
The Learning Page-Especially For Teachers: http://learning.loc.gov/learn/
"Everything for Early Childhood Education Preschool - Grade 2
Everything listed below is designed to be used together.
The whole unit integrating science, mathematics, technology and geography
is called "The Case of the Shakey Quake," complete with video,
teacher guide, hand outs, a related internet activity, a bibliography,
and a short version of how to integrate all of the materials. It's all
part of the SciFiles series, produced by NASA.
The Case of the Shakey Quake - Teacher Guide: http://whyfiles.larc.nasa.gov/docs/gui
The Case of the Shakey Quake - Video: http://www.knowitall.org/nasa/asx/shaky-quake.asx
Catastrophe at Catchalot: http://whyfiles.larc.nasa.gov/kids/Problem_Board/prob
Project Blueprint: http://whyfiles.larc.nasa.gov/educators/activities/2002_2003/pbl/blue
You've Got the Whole World in Your Hands: http://whyfiles.larc.nasa.gov/educators/activities/2002_2003/inclass/world_hands.html
Just How DO Those Plates Move?: http://whyfiles.larc.nasa.gov/educators/activities/2002_2003/inclass/plates_move.html
Modeled to a Fault: http://whyfiles.larc.nasa.gov/educators/activities/2002_2003/in
Earthquake Analysis: http://whyfiles.larc.nasa.gov/educators/activities/2002_2003/inclass/earthquake_analysis.html
Great Balls of Fire: http://whyfiles.larc.nasa.gov/educators/activities/2002_2003/in
Focus Questions: http://whyfiles.larc.nasa.gov/educators/activities/2002_2003/work
What's Up Questions:
Dino Connections: http://whyfiles.larc.nasa.gov/educators/activities/2002_2003/athome/dino_connections.html
Plates on a Globe: http://whyfiles.larc.nasa.gov/educators/activities/2002_2003/atho
Earthquake, Earthquake, Read All about It: http://whyfiles.larc.nasa.gov/educators/activities/2002_2003/athome/earth
Daily Shooting Star: http://whyfiles.larc.nasa.gov/educators/activities/2002_2003/ath
Lesson Plan Suggestions: http://whyfiles.larc.nasa.gov/educators/episodes/2002_2003/use_quake.html
Teachers Depot: http://users.adelphia.net/~lindemarie/
Lesson plans for books, authors, themes, webquests and scavanger hunts.
Project-Based Unit Index: http://europa.tcs.tufts.edu/teach21c/pbu/
An index of WebQuests for all subjects and grade levels.
Kids' Vid: http://kidsvid.hprtec.org/index.html
"Kids' Vid is an instructional web site that gives teachers and students
the tools necessary to implement video production in the classroom."
Casa Notes: http://casanotes.4teachers.org/index.php3
"Casa Notes is designed to allow teachers to quickly make, and customize,
typical notes that are sent home to parents or given to the students."
Notable Pics: http://notablepics.4teachers.org/
"Notable Pics is a tool that allows K-16 teachers and students to
use their own photographs (or those which they have copyright permission)
as the basis of a web-based lesson."
Project Based Learning: What is it?: http://www.4teachers.org/projectbased/
Profiler-Online Collaberation Tool: http://profiler.hprtec.org/
Quiz Star: http://quiz.4teachers.org/index.php3
Create custom quizes that others can take online, post
lesson plans centered around internet websites, and let students do take-home
assignments over the internet at this site.
Think.com - Free Websites and Email for Everyone in your
Library and Book Calendar: http://www.libraryhq.com/calendar.html
Instructional Materials Center: Home Page: Scroll to "Upcoming Events
on the Calendar": http://www.umkc.edu/imc/.
Sscroll down to select other months.
Lexington Elementary School Libraries: http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Libdept/elem.html
What Happened on the Day You Were Born?: A WebQuest: http://www.union.k12.ia.us/ukhs/WebQuest/birthday.htm
Any Year-Today In History Page- Scopes System: http://www.scopesys.com/year/
Today In History: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/today/today.html
Month by Month: http://home.nyc.rr.com/teachertools/monthbymonth.htm
Earth Calendar: http://www.earthcalendar.net/
Fact Monster -Today in History: http://www.factmonster.com/cgi-bin/dayinhistory
GENERAL CLIP ART COLLECTIONS & LINK PAGES:
Visual Search Engine: http://www.arribavista.com/
Awesome Clipart for Kids: http://www.awesomeclipartforkids.com/
GoGraph - Web Graphics: http://www.gograph.com/
Smart Draw: http://www.smartdraw.com/goto.htm
Clip Art Warehouse: http://www.clipart.co.uk/index.shtml
Barry's Clip Art Server: http://www.barrysclipart.com/
Clip Art Theme Page: http://www.cln.org/themes/clip_art.html
Cool Clips: http://dir.coolclips.com/
The Clipart Guide: http://www.clipartguide.com/
Over 10,000 free clip art images in over 300 categories
Clipart Gallery SCIENCE, MATH,TECHNOLOGY: http://www.clipartgallery.com/clipart.html
Science Clip Art: http://www.absolutecross.com/graphics/clipart/science/
Science Clip Art: http://www.clipsahoy.com/occupations/science.htm
Cool Clips: http://dir.coolclips.com/Science/
Matt's Charitable Contribution to Math Clipart:
Chemistry and some General Science Clipart: http://www.lcc.ukf.net/clipart.htm
Science Clipart: http://www.arches.uga.edu/~ddaniel/science_clipart.htm
Science Clipart Links: http://www.islavista.goleta.k12.ca.us/9899/science/scienceclipart.html
Clip Art Links: http://sciencespot.net/Pages/refdeskclips.htm
Great graphics for busy Biology Teachers: http://people.clarityconnect.com/webpages/cramer/PictureIt/welcome.htm
Earth Science Clip Art: http://maroon.com/earthscience/
Free Science Clip Art From Bio-Rad/Sadtler: http://www.softshell.com/Resource/FreeArt/Freegifs.html
Free Weird Science Clipart: http://www.angelfire.com/scifi/WeirdImages/free_clipart_icons_gifs_cartoon_science.html
Science Clipart: http://www.coolgraphics.com/gallery/clipart/science/science.shtml
Comet Clip Art: http://www.challenger.org/tr/tr_body_clip_comet.htm
Molecular Arts Corporation: http://www.molecules.com/index.shtml
Invention & Science: http://inventors.about.com/science/inventors/msub28clip.htm
Computer Science Clipart: http://www.studyweb.com/links/282.html
Math and Science: http://www.teacherfiles.com/clip_math.htm
Fonts and Graphics for Math: http://www.educaide.com/download/graphics.html
Chemical Education: http://www.indigo.com/software/gphmac/chemical-education-clipart.html
Science Photos: http://www.photo-guide.com/science.html
Classroom Clipart Sources -Links Page: http://22.214.171.124/techupdate/classclip.html
Education Clipart - Links Page: http://www.zianet.com/cjcox/teacherangel/clipart.html
Certificate Creator: http://www.CertificateCreator.com
Cool Clips - General Education: http://dir.coolclips.com/Education/School/
Education Clipart: http://www.teachnet.com/how-to/clipart/index.html
Educational Clipart: http://www.teacherfiles.com/clip_art.htm
Free Clipart for Teachers to Use: http://www.fsusd.k12.ca.us/groups/teachers/clipart.htm
Web Sites That Contain Education/School Clip Art - Links Page:
Clipart for Education - Links Page: http://www.ttsd.k12.or.us/District/curriculum/elem/teacher/clipart.html
Discovery School Clipart Collection: http://school.discovery.com/clipart/
Education Cartoons for Teachers: http://www.borg.com/~rjgtoons/edu.html
The Teachers Corner: http://www.theteacherscorner.net/
Lesson plans, units and teacher resources
The Gateway to Educational Materials: http://www.thegateway.org/
" The key to one-stop, any-stop access to high quality lesson plans,
curriculum units and other education resources on the Internet!"
A Department of Education site.
Boy the Bear's Age Guage: http://www.frontiernet.net/~cdm/age1.html
Go to this link, and type in your birthdate.
Teach With Movies: http://www.teachwithmovies.org
Summerbridge Miami Teachers Lounge: http://www.summerbridgemiami.org/teachers_lounge.htm
Welcome to the Summerbridge Miami Teachers Lounge. Here you will find
links to many online resources including Lesson Plans, Education Search
Engines and activities.
Kid Kountry features articles by kids on acting, cooking, computers, football,
movies, singing, and much, much more.
Ringling Brs. and Barnum & Bailey's
"CIRCUSWORKS Education Center": http://www.ringling.com/activity/education/
This site ahs downladdable activities and lessons for elementary schoolchildre.
Among the topics are "All about the circus," "Diversity
and geography, and "Animals and their care." There is also a
AOL@ School is a free education portal for K-12 schools that offers an
easy-to-use interface to deliver age-appropriate curriculum content selected
by experts, searchable lesson plans, class projects, online references
and homework help. Additional features include education updates from
each state, kid-safe search tools, and special resources secections for
teachers and administrators with online guides and discussion groups.
The site also offers links to recommended suppliers of educational products
and services, and a free weekly newsletter.
http://thinktank.4teachers.org/ is designed to help students (grades
3-8) develop a Research Organizer (a list of topics and subtopics) for
reports and projects. Based on the subject assigned, the students can
refine it by choosing from a variety of suggestions and by using a random
Each week a different photo is displayed and students guess
what it is.
can be downloaded and printed for free: http://members.aol.com/hheweb/posters.htm
Seating plans for gourp work, video viewing, quiet tests
and hearable discussions from Linda Bryan
Maplewood Middle School, Maplewood, MN
Mode 1: The Center Aisle -- for discussion or book
As I look at the class, I see a large aisle from front to back of room
(in fact, there are two "fronts" to the room, and I stalk between
them) with kids seated facing the aisle in five short rows of 3 seats
each on my right and my left. I can easily minister to any kid in the
room by walking only 3 seats back in the row, tops. I walk back and forth,
tapping on any desk of an inattentive kid or helping anyone who's lost.
No one hides! In the center aisle seating plan,
I set it up so that buddies can't see one another across the aisle. Put
one in back corner, the other in front row on the aisle, both on same
side. To correct papers in class, just swap paper
with "someone you trust" in your 3-person row. Works well. Kids
get used to one another, become accepting. Overhead
projector stand can be quickly whipped into the aisle without asking anyone
to move a desk. Kids have to look to right or left to see screen.
Mode 2: Five groups, quick!
The three-desk groups quickly pull together into two sets of six desks
on each side of the aisle, with the two leftover 3-desk sets from the
two sides forming the fifth group in center back (this group requires
more towing of desk than the others). I assign my
seating so that no group has a singleton scholar--I put at least two top
achievers in any group that has one top achiever in it. This keeps kids
from feeling ill-used when group work occurs, and sometimes I get fabulous
work because the group reaches critical mass. Desks
can be arranged so the kids face a center, or just informally make
a six-desks-face-same-way quickie pod. Depends on activity. When
I take attendance in group, I just ask any group that doesn't have 6 kids,
"Who's absent in this group?" The kids tell me. It's faster
than messing with seating charts.
Mode 3: Facing Front for tests, lectures, etc.
All desks are turned 90 degrees left or right so they face front. Voila!
Six rows of 5 desks are facing front. Now all the kids who were on the
aisle are in the center two rows. Most of the kids who were forced to
be in "front seats" are now redefined. It's a break for them
and for me.
Mode 4: Facing Sorta Front for video tapes
The desks on the left side of the room face the center aisle, those on
right face front of room. Looks odd, but it's easier on kids' necks and
we don't have to move as many desks back afterwards.
TIPS FOR GROUPING STUDENTS:
Find four suggestions for seating arrangements for
your students, using selections from index cards, puzzle pieces, and more.
Change them around with the same methods at various times during the year
to refresh your learning environment.
Have your class do a photo montage of their faces to cover
their classroom doors. It could be a class-by-class competition. Take
up-close pictures of each kids' face and have the class design an arts
and craft mural with the pictures.
Project-Based learning Checklists: http://www.4teachers.org/projectbased/checklist.shtml
Teach-nology Rubric Generators: http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/
Behavior Rubric Generator: http://teachers.teach-nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/behavior/
Choose a clip art selection to head your behavior
chart, and simply click to generate your behavioral
rubric. Tasks and topics include respect for peers and teacher, concern
for learning, punctuality and
preparedness, and character traits.
SCHOOL CLIP ART: http://www.datasync.com/~teachers/school_clipart6.html
Find ten pages of school-related clip art, as well
as holiday themes to use throughout the school year.
TEACHING 90 MINUTE BLOCKS: http://www.cbv.ns.ca/sstudies/activities/management/4.html
If you're finding yourself having to switch to block
scheduling, this site will provide some excellent tips to help make a
smooth transition and use your time to the best advantage.
EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR COOPERATIVE LEARNING:
What works and what doesn't in cooperative learning
situations? These educators have shared the experience of several workshops
and polled even more teachers to collect strategies that are effective
in cooperative situations.
BINGO LEARNING: http://www.teachnet.com/powertools/neattools/blankbingo.html
These printable Bingo card templates can be used in a wide variety of
ways in your classroom--try vocabulary words, spelling, power math questions.
WEEKLY MULTI-SUBJECT ASSIGNMENT GENERATOR:
No more excuses--students will have their homework
spelled out for them, Monday through Friday for each individual subject
with this homework generator. Collaborate with other teachers to secure
info for all subjects before generating your assignment sheets.
MOTIVATING STUDENTS: http://teaching.berkeley.edu/bgd/motivate.html
This article discusses how to better improve both
student participation and motivation with instructional strategies and
offering structured feedback.
WEB WORKSHEET WIZARD: http://wizard.hprtec.org/
This online tool for teachers allows you to create
your own worksheets or class exercises. Already created worksheets and
forms from other teachers are also available to download and print; search
by subject, grade level, etc.
DEVELOPING TEAM GROUND RULES: http://126.96.36.199/Team_PDFs/TeamGrnd.pdf
Before working in groups on any project, have your
class do this simple exercise. They will collaborate in small teams within
a specified and brief period of time to create a set of rules for any
given team activity. When time is up, they must run to other group tables
to review other rules, and then come back and reform their own.
A VISUAL APPROACH TO DEDUCTIVE REASONING:
Using Venn diagrams, students from grades 8 and
up will construct arguments to explore indirect, direct, and transitive
reasoning methods. Student worksheets and a reference sheet are included,
as well as further internet links and help.
Lesson plans.com: http://www.lessonplanspage.com/index.html
has a total to over 1,900 lessons. Included in this update are lessons
on writing autobiographies, African jewelry making, mythology, the
American Gothic painting, building a bridge with KNEX, and a well-developed
thematic unit on community. The newest lesson plans can be found at: http://www.LessonPlansPage.com/MRA.htm
Intel Teach to the Future Unit Plan Database: http://www.intel.com/education/unitplans
These lessons are created by teachers using technology in their subject
DEVELOPING THINKING AND REASONING SKILLS: http://www.pbs.org/wholechild/providers/minds.html
Find well-considered suggestions on how best to
approach a young child's cognitive development, and tips on teaching problem-solving
COMMUNICATION MILESTONES: http://www.pbs.org/wholechild/abc/communication.html
From birth through to age five, here are the developmental
guidelines to look for in young children's attempts to communicate with
their external world.
Easy Seating and Drills: http://www.concentric.net/~Leboom/index.shtml
A shareware program to download for seating charts, making groups, randomy
calling on students, etc. It can display the name(s) of the student on
the TV monitor. The download is a basic program that is small enough to
fit on a floppy disc, and lets you print out a weekly chart that can be
used to take attendance and make comments.
SEVEN PRACTICES OF GREAT TEACHERS: http://www.edpsych.com/TeChalk1.html
Especially included here for beginning teachers,
this is a list with some tips on just what can make the
difference between an average and a great teacher.
EARNING RESPECT FOR TEACHERS: http://www.edpsych.com/TeBreak2.htm
Five common sense tips discuss how discouraged teachers
might put respect back into their positions--from parents, other professionals,
SAMPLE ENROLLMENT FORM: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Bluffs/7788/0999.html
Here is a sample enrollment or pre-enrollment form
for preschool care providers.
Reciprocal teaching - What it is: http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/students/atrisk/at6lk38.htm
STUDENT WORKSHEETS AND TEACHER TIMESAVERS: http://worksheets.teach-nology.com/
Take a good look at this site for all the downloadables
and printables it offers all teachers, for use
throughout the year. Find student worksheets across the curriculum, lesson
and assignment generators, graphic organizers, and rubrics.
PREVENTIVE DISCIPLINE: http://www.schoolfutures.org/inteadisc.html
New teachers are very often intimidated by classroom
management issues. Here are some pointers on getting you started with
positive and firm discipline approaches before you enter your classroom.
WEB WORKSHEET WIZARD: http://wizard.hprtec.org/
This online tool for teachers allows you to create
your own worksheets or class exercises. Already created worksheets and
forms from other teachers are also available to download and print; search
by subject, grade level, etc.
CLASSROOM CHARTS: http://abcteach.com/directory/teaching_extras/general_formsnotes/charts/
Several useful teacher charts are available here
to download and print, including assignment forms, award charts, calendars,
reading logs, weekly planners, and more.
CLASSROOM INSTRUCTIONAL IDEAS: http://www.schoolfutures.org/inteaideas.html
Excellent suggestions are collected here for simple
and useful classroom management and instructional activities--very creative.
OBSERVATIONAL STUDY FORM: http://nsccux.sccd.ctc.edu/%7Eeceprog/obssty.pdf
If you need to monitor the development of individual
students beyond the normal report cards or possibly for behavioral problems,
here is a form to help you properly conduct and record your observations.
LABEL TABLES: http://faldo.atmos.uiuc.edu/CLA/LESSONS/2472.html
Encourage spelling, vocabulary, and reading skills
for kindergarten and first grade with this learning concept of label tables.
SCHOOL CLIP ART: http://www.school-clip-art.com/
Much here to choose from throughout the school year
to use for your many projects.
2ND GRADE CURRICULUM: http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/grade2.html
This site offers Canadian curriculum content, but
the resources are outstanding for any 2nd grade classroom. Projects are
included with each core unit description.
MULTIGRADE CLASSROOMS INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES: http://www.nwrel.org/ruraled/multigrade.html
This article addresses key concepts and guidelines
for maintaining effective learning environments while teaching in challenging
multigrade classroom situations.
TIC TAC TOE SKILLS REVIEW: http://www.teachersdesk.org/misctic.html
Use this fairly easy to make format for virtually
any skills review--reading comprehension questions, social studies facts,
science review--all would lend themselves nicely to this hands-on, interactive
CUTTING DOWN ON FORGOTTEN MATERIALS: http://www.teachersdesk.org/forgotten.html
Find a brief article here outlining a tried and
true method for cutting back on "forgotten" student note-
books and texts.
NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER GUIDE: http://www.middleweb.com/1stDResources.html
This site offers a large resource for new middle
school teachers, and includes tips for discipline, classroom management,
suggestions for the first days of school, downloadable forms and letters
links, and more, all collected in one place.
K12 NATION: http://www.k12nation.net/
K12 Nation offers educators a free calendar service,
where they can post class lists, notes, and homework online for both parents
and students to view. A messaging service is also available; registration
COOPERATIVE LEARNING: http://www.utc.edu/Teaching-Resource-Center/CoopLear.html
Several resources on cooperative learning strategies
and techniques are offered at this site. Activities
for group projects include three-step interviews, double entry journals,
paired annotations, focused
listings, and more. Several of these exercises can be used for mini-activities
to sum up the day's learning and help focus and promote good student study
COOPERATIVE LEARNING LESSON PLANS: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/%7Emorris/lp_index.html#cooperative
Find cooperative activities across the curriculum
for both mini and larger student projects. Several
exercises are available for language arts, reading comprehension, vocabulary
development, and writing.
2001 Bulletin Board Ideas Library: http://www.teachnet.com/how-to/decor/bboards/index.html
Includes download for Homeworkopoly Game
A a helpful hint is color coding. For example, use green for the objectives;
purple for the state goal correlation, black for the assignments/assessment;
red for reminding about future tests. Graphics can be used to get a quick
visual or reminder about the lesson. Lesson plans can be created in Micorsoft
Publisher, Officer, or Exel.
California Academic Content Site: http://www.csun.edu/~hcbio027/k12standards/
California Standards listed by grade and subject area
Journal writing for projects
1)Students could keep a "WORK JOURNAL of the project to turn in with
the project....Work Journal could include EXPOSITORY WRITING where the
student explains each step of the project (helps them understand things
have a beginning, middle and end; NARRATIVE RESPONSES to the project where
the student writes his feelings about the project, both positive and negative;
FEEDBACK WRITING where the student tells the teacher if he/she thought
the project was worthwhile and why, and whether the teacher should do
same project again next year and at least three improvements the students
would do to the project if they were the teacher; and also the tried and
true RECOMMENDATION WRITING where the student recommends the project or
does not recommend the project to a friend...must have at least three
reasons for doing either.......WORK
JOURNAL could also be called LEARNING LOG or ARCHITECT'S LOG is building
2)As the students are working on a project, give them the last 5 minutes
or so of each day to work on the following questions. After the project
is completed, the students can then write a paper/essay
about the project.
a) Why did you choose the
b) What do you plan to do with the final project?
c) What was the process for making the project? (Include all steps.)
d) What problems did you encounter while working on the project?
e) How did you solve those problems?
f) Did you receive any help on the project? If so, tell who helped and
how they helped you.
g) What was your favorite part of making the project? Why?
h) Are you happy with the final project? Why or why not?
i) What do you plan to do with the final project? Have you changed your
mind from before
beginning the project? Why or why not?
Current and ongoing projects, also several projects that are taking place
in KidSpace. There is a
link to all Kidproj past projects and on the bottom of the sidebar of
the page there is a link to Kidproj projects in other languages.
Laura Candler's web site: www.lauracandler.com
has ideas for cooperative learning, ready to use management tools and
ideas that encourage teamwork and responsibility.
Reach Out: www.reachoutmichigan.org
has simple hands-on science experiments you can incorporate in your
Out2Teach.com proves that in the technology age, sometimes its the
students who know best. Focusing on the integration of technology into
the classroom, this very professional student-created site provides a
categorized link database where teachers can turn to find new and unique
ideas for improving classroom instruction. Out2Teach also offers educators
tips on how to update and create
their own web sites under the constraints of limited time and resources.
TYPICAL COURSES OF STUDY, WITH RESOURCES: http://www2.worldbook.com/students/course_study_index.asp
From preschool through to grade 12, here is a solid resource for reference
on typical courses of study for each individual grade level, along with
selected and related resources.
COOPERATIVE LEARNING: http://www.utc.edu/Teaching-Resource-Center/CoopLear.html
Establish good teamwork skills and essential collaborative
efforts through cooperative learning projects. Here is a background on
how to facilitate small team tasks, with structures and techniques to
guide you through step by step. Expectations, student roles, questioning
guides, and journal entries are all covered.
You are able to link websites on this board and have daily updates. It
is extremely user friendly for parents and students. It allows users to
e-mail teachers from the site as well.
ABC Tech Network: http://www.abcteach.com/index.html
This site has many different topics useful for teachers,
including month by month activities, themed units, portfolio pages, etc.
Preschool and Kindergarten Sites
READY, SET, PLAN: http://www.coreknowledge.org/CKproto2/resrcs/lessons/02_PreK_GetReady.pdf
Perhaps particularly for the new preschool teacher,
this site offers a good resource for planning your
curriculum, activities, and hour-to-hour school day. Steps for planning,
themes, resources, and teaching activities are included.
DEVELOPING A PRESCHOOL MATH PROGRAM:
Extensive activities use manipulatives and hands-on
exercises to explore the world of mathematics. Preschoolers will learn
to compare, measure, take away, sort, and classify. Six lesson plans are
included, along with student worksheets.
Discovery School's Lesson Planner: http://school.discovery.com/teachingtools/lessonplanner/index.html
Lesson Planner will help organize your busy classroom. Now you can create
and store your lesson plans in your Custom Classroom account! Edit, print
or download your lesson plan to your computer with a click of the mouse.
Even more link to puzzles, worksheets and quizzes that you have
with the teacher tools on DiscoverySchool.com! To
save your lesson plans, you need to register with Custom Classroom. For
information on how to register, http://school.discovery.com/customclassroom/about.html
TEACHER FORMS AND LETTERS: http://www.teachertools.org/forms_dynam.asp
Almost every form and letter you would use during
the school year--plus some--are available
to download and print here. Also find useful learning tools, such as multiplication
tables, a summer packet for sending home over the holidays, goal tests,
lesson plan books, and more.
ACTIVITY CARD ARCHIVE: http://members.aol.com/A123836526/ActivityCard//archive.html
Here is a simple way to plan general homework or
daily drills for the next school year. This activity card archive offers
math and language arts activities for each school day. Printable, along
with answer sheets and record tracking sheets.
TEACHER WEB PAGE CREATOR: http://TeacherWeb.com/IdxStates.htm
Specifically designed for busy educators, no programming
is necessary to create web pages with this online tool--free for teachers.
You will plug in some background information, select colors and designs,
or even specialize graphics to match your class of French, Music, Language
Arts, Math, etc. Your web page will contain bullets for announcements,
calendars, links, etc. The search engine on your links page is Yahooligans
WorkSheets4Teachers.com: Create-your-Own: http://www.theeducatorsnetwork.com/main/worksheetfeature.htm
Follow two or three easy steps to create your own worksheets. These include
Word Scrambles, Matching Columns, Fill in the Blanks and much more!
Pittsburgh Teachers Institute: PTI Curriculum Units Online:
The Pittsburgh Teachers Institute offers teachers
the opportunity to develop curriculum units for their classrooms. The
units, from 1999 to 2001, are designed for all levels of students and
cover integrated units in Mathematics, Science, English and the Social
Sciences. Many of the resources listed are print resources, so the lessons
from 1999 have good ideas and not bad links.
Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle
School, High School,
Content Area: Science (General), History & Social Studies (General),
AWARDS MAKER: http://kidbibs.com/awards/card.htm
Choose your award title (Incredible Growth, Attentive
Listener--there are plenty of creative titles here togo around your entire
classroom), then the graphic, and your message. This award maker is set
up as an email award service, but, as the site suggests, if you send the
award to your own email address, you can then print it out instead.
I'D PREFER: http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-6091.html
Would your students prefer to be good-looking, or
athletic? How about smart, or athletic? Questions
such as these should provoke interesting discussions with your class.
RUBRICS AND EVALUATION RESOURCES: http://www.ncsu.edu/midlink/ho.html
Several different sources cover assessments and
rubrics for such diverse student work as book reports, multimedia projects,
and writing exercises.
GRIDS TO ORGANIZE THINKING: http://www.fno.org/oct97/grids.html
Critical thinking skills rely upon organization
to help them develop. These grid selections will help students to classify
their thinking processes along several topics. If they are not familiar
with the material, have them do a brief online search for information
CONCEPT MAPPING: http://www.graphic.org/concept.html
Mind mapping techniques will surely build useful
foundations for student work and research in the upper grades. This site
offers demonstrations and guidelines to help them understand and master
Teachers looking for high-quality resources related to
a unit of study will find the resources found at http://www.museumstuff.com.
MuseumStuff.com is dedicated to creating a web based guide to
museum related information. Information includes links to museum websites
and virtual exhibits, educational and entertaining games and activities,
and extensive learning resources concerning topics typically promoted
through art, science and history museums. The virtual exhibition section
offers 55 topics ranging from African American, to motorcycles, to zoos/animals.
Viewers can search for museum events by organization name, month, and
specific day, or perform an advanced Search using a combination of selections
COOPERATIVE LEARNING: http://www.utc.edu/Teaching-Resource-Center/CoopLear.html
Cooperative learning offers many benefits to classroom
instruction--not the least in learning to work together to solve real-world
scenarios. Find structures and techniques to employ with your own class
to help this learning strategy run optimally.
Improving Grading Procedures by Bill Page: http://teachers.net/gazette/MAY02/page.html
These learning ideas are great for centers, or use
them separately for developing both fine and gross
motor skills. Teachers have submitted their own ideas that work; all suggestions
focus on creative use of manipulatives with toddlers and preschoolers.
WHERE'S MY LUNCH?: http://www.lil-fingers.com/games/hide-n-seek/lunch/index.html
Preschool students must locate the missing lunch
bag, hidden amongst other items in the refrigerator. When
they are successful, they are offered the chance of playing other hidden
article games, such as a polar
bear in a snowstorm, or a missing rubber duckie at a pool party.
OUTDOOR LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS:
In most parts of the country the weather has warmed enough to take your
learning outdoors. Maximize your experiences with the suggestions offered
in this article for early learning educators.
MAKE A PUZZLE: http://www.kinderart.com/littles/easypuz.shtml
Craft sticks and tape work magically to transform a simple outline picture
into a puzzle that preschool
students can solve. Follow the directions for creating puzzles at this
COMMUNITY HELPERS: http://coloringbookfun.com/community/index.htm
Download and print out these pages for preschool
coloring fun. Be sure to discuss the different roles community helpers
play in the students' own neighborhood, and how we rely upon their services.
TappedIn is a free and open teacher's collaborative, where educators can
go to take part in training, online discussions and activities.
At Chateau Meddybemps: http://www.meddybemps.com/
kids can count fish, pet virtual prairie dogs,
and read simple stories.
Alphabet Soup: http://alphabet-soup.net/
" for the young and the 'young at heart'! Alphabet
Soup contains thematic units, holiday units, games and activities for
kids; teacher and parent resources; and crafts, humor and recipes for
Puzzle Choice: http://www.puzzlechoice.com/pc/Kids_Choicex.html
School's Cool- http://www.taylorfun.com/Schools_Cool.html
References like dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, atlas,
You need to become a member to make the most of this site, but it is free
to become a member. There are basic worksheets, themed worksheets, books
to download, and clip art.
Free Worksheets for Teachers: http://worksheets.teach-nology.com/
All kinds of worksheets to print.
AOL School: http://school.aol.com/
AOL School is a free education portal for k-12 schools that offers an
easy-to-use inerface to deliver age-appropriate curriculum content selected
by experts, searchable lesson plans, class projects, online references
and homework help. Additional features include free e-mail services, education
updates from each state, kid-safe search tools, and special resource sections
for teachers and administrators with online guides and discussion grouops.
The site also offers links to recommended suppliers of educational products
and services, and a free weekly newsletter.
Rockford Public Schools: Instructional Technology
This is a well-designed resource that offers professional development
links and curriculum integration ideas. The site also serves as a bridge
betwen school and home by providing a special section for adults to learn
more about the district's technology efforts, including a series of face-to-face
community forums on technology topics of interest to parents, such as
finding homework help and research sites on the Web.
Mrs. Britt's Homework Page: http://central.sancarlos.k12.ca.us./britt/
A spirit of collaboration is reflectin in Britt's Web site, which in addition
to providing weekly assignments, rubrics, and student portfolios, also
encourages students to think critically through the lively debate and
exchange of ideas. A notable example of this is Britt's weekly "radio
show." Inspired by the tradition of weekly radio addresses given
by presidents, every Tuesday Britt posts an audio question on her site
that students can answer for extra credit. There's also a password-protected
forum where students can go to discuss whith their peers the questions
raised in the radio address, or talk about group projects. Past projects
include one in which Britt's students used the forum to exchange bilingual
biographies with students in Japan.
Fact Monster: http://www.factmonster.com/
This monster is anything but scary. He knows something about just about
everything, and when kids have questions about homework, recent news,
or research topics, the Fact Monster has answers. Besides helping kids
with schoolwork, the Fact Monster is also a boredom zapper with plenty
of links to games, quizzes, and other cool stuff on the Web.
Choose from Easy, Intermediate, and Advanced levels
of Jigsaw puzzles to piece together online. Each level has dozens of puzzles
to keep you busy for hours.
Busy Teacher's Cafe: http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/
The EdIndex: http://www.pitt.edu/~poole/edmenu.html
Kids.gov is designed to be a kid-friendly
portal just for children. Young Web surfers just scroll down the page
and click on the graphic that corresponds to their interests. The site
is loaded with links to sites on everything from history to fighting crime
to plants and animals.
Microsoft Office Template Gallery: http://search.officeupdate.microsoft.com/TemplateGallery/ct145.asp
Papers and Reports, Books and Scripts, For Teachers, and More...
Mrs. Williamson's Kindergarten Page- http://www.geocities.com/melissashomepage/
LESSON PLANNER: http://school.discovery.com/teachingtools/lessonplanner/index.html
Create custom lessons online and store them in your free Custom Classroom
This site has Mathematics, Science, History/Social Science, Language Arts
lesson plans by grade level.
OOOPS: Our Overnight Planning System: http://oops.bizland.com/
Here, you'll find just a smorgasbord of wonderful uses of the internet
in your classroom. There's even a feature called "Internet Intervals"
that breaks down internet activities based on the estimated time it takes
to complete them. So, if your kids have 5 minutes to spare, they can click
on one of the links under "five minutes," etc.
A Hotlist on One Computer Class: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/listonecompja.html
A University of Southern Mississippi professor has
developed this hotlist for ideas for the one-computer classroom. This
site would be a great resource to kick off a staff development period,
with small groups exploring each page to come up with creative ideas for
using computers in education. Topics include lists of strategies and tips
for teachers and student use, idea lists for room arrangement and management,
bulleted lists of ways teachers can use the computer, and lessons and
short papers on how to make limited hardware resources work effectively.
The hotlist also provides educators wit a 12-step tip sheet of practical
ideas and things to remember when trying to use one computer in the classroom
Landmarks for Schools: http://landmark-project.com/
Landmarks for Schools provides links to information
building blocks; web sites, pages, and interactive tools that provide
information in raw material form. The information and data
that Landmarks points to can be imported into other tools and used in
the meaningful construction of unique and valuable information products
within the context of social studies, science, mathematics, and other
disciplines. The site includes links to curriculum sites in science, social
studies, and English. It also provides templates for building rubrics
and creating specialized document, such as permission sheets.
"Lesson Plans - Worksheets - Teacher's Lesson Plans - WebQuests -
Primary Teacher Resources - Math Lesson Plans - Writing Lesson Plans -
Reading Lesson Plans - Science Lesson Plans - Technology Lesson Plans
- Social Studies Lesson Plans -"
Sites that can help children get organized and pinpoint
the kind of information needed for school.
B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper: http://school.discovery.com/homeworkhelp/bjpinchbeck/index.html
designed and maintained by a 14-year-old tech whiz and his dad, this site
includes nearly 700 links to educational Web sites.
Kids connect: http://www.ala.org/ICONN/kidsconn.html
This online question-answer and referral service is affiliated with the
American association of School Librarians. Kindergarten thorough 12th-grade
students can type in a question and receive an answer from a school librarian
in about two school days.
My Homework Helper: http://www.refdesk.com/homework.html
Part of the massive reference collection of refdesk.com, this site is
neatly organized by grade levels and then by subject.
The Math Forum Student Center: http://mathforum.org/students/
A community of teachers, students, and researchers offers tips and secrets
for solving math problems. Students can also query online expert "Dr.
"Web for Teachers": http://4teachers.org/
helps teachers integrate technology into instruction. It features various
tools for teachers: one for creating quizzes that students can take online,
organizing & annotating web sites, a third for developing rubrics,
& more. A webzine presents brain games, web lessons, & stories
about teachers & students using technology.
Homeworkopoly game board and instructions: http://www.teachnet.com/homeworkopoly/
Matrix of examples: http://edweb.sdsu.edu/Webquest/matrix.html
Web Quest by Grande level and subject
Teacher Mailring Center: http://teachers.net/mailrings/
Teacher Mailrings are the bloodstream of the Teachers.Net community. Join
a network of over 8,000 of the world's brightest educators, connected
through the magic of e-mail. No cost to join - simply complete the form
and select the mailring you'd like to join. Once you're subscribed to
the mailring, you'll receive further instruction for posting and immediately
receive e-mail from your teacher colleagues around the world.
Directions for setting up chess
tournaments and clubs can be found at USCF:
Scholastic Chess Resources at: http://www.uschess.org/scholastic/index.html
Lesson plans, bulletin board ideas, book covers and calendars, all types
of helpful things for teachers.
A gold mine for teachers, Quia offers 600,000 learning games, and the
list grows daily -- as visitors create the activities and quizzes themselves.
The categories range from Accounting to Zulu and cover such diverse topics
as a Hangman-style game of basic food vocabulary in French, to a matching
game of homonyms. To invent Quia activities, visitors
create a free account and then select among templates for 13 different
types of games and quizzes, like jumbled words and flash cards. Once logged-in
as a user, you can view and rate other activities, set up a class page
and hold sessions that let you give
online quizzes and track and analyze students' scores. http://www.quia.com/
The Lesson Plans Page: http://www.lessonplanspage.com/index.html
Lesson plans at this site are organized by subject, grade level and topic.
The site is owned by EdScope, which
delivers free educational resources via the Internet.
Fact Monster: http://www.factmonster.com/
Combines a dictionary, atlas, almanac and encyclopedia with a cartoony,
kid-friendly feel. The site is packed with short quizzes and games that
let kids show off what they know.
Space Science Resource Directory: http://teachspacescience.stsci.edu/cgi-bin/ssrtop.plex
NASA's Office of space Science has unveiled the Space Science Education
Resource Directory, an Internet on-ramp to top-quality educational resources
produced by NASA's space Science Education and public outreach programs.
The web-based directory provides access to space science resources for
teachers and students from kindergarten through high school. It
contains more than 100 electronic resources, including lesson plans, educator
guides, student activities, web sites, and spectacular space science imagery
such as auras, comets, the birthplace of stars, and colliding galaxies.
Science educators can locate science lessons and activities for their
classrooms by searching by keyword or browsing by subject, grade level,
and topics that align with National Science Education Standards.
Xcursion Central: http://www.xcursioncentral.com/index.cfm
At SmartStuff Software's Xcursion Central, educators will find a host
of information about integrating the web into the classroom curriculum.
They can also take their classes on an Xcursion, one on the site's curriculum-rich,
teacher-developed Internet field trips. Each Xcursion links users
to a number of websites that are relevant to a specific subject or topic.
Topics include animals, arts, environment, foreign languages, health and
physical education, language arts and literature, mathematics, science,
social studies, and technology. Teachers can also make an Xcursion
of their own with the site's exclusive Xcursion Editor -- and don't forget
to browse the directories of educational web site links for research,
reference, or for teacher use. SmartStuff Software says the site's
mission is to provide solutions that maintain and enhance the functionality
of computers while providing simple, safe, and secure working environments
for multiple users.
Internet Learning Network: www.getsmarter.org
Choose a topic and there are games to play on line. There a
place to register but you don't need to register to play.
The Internet Public Library Youth Division: http://www.ipl.org/youth/
A truly wonderful site with complete books, interactive math, journeys
to countries around the world and much more. One of the best sites
I have seen!
The Encyclopedia Mythica: http://www.pantheon.org/mythica
is full of information about monsters, legendary creatures, gods and goddesses,
and mythical places from various cultures around the world. Find out about
the important members of the Tuatha De' or read stories from Native American
mythology. In the image gallery, you can find images from all kinds of
mythological traditions, including Hindu, Aztec, Norse, and Roman.
A search engine devoted to children and their parents, with links to topics
like day care, nutrition and pets.
- "The Web's first reference engine"
A "reference engine" as opposed to search engine, xrefer is
a remarkable resource that came on the Web in mid-2000. We say "remarkable"
because you can't go into a search engine on the Web and get results more
rock-solid than those delivered from, say, the Penguin Dictionary of Economics,
Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, or the Macmillan Encyclopedia 2001. There
are actually more than 50 such titles used in this service - dictionaries,
encyclopedias, thesauri, quotation collections, who's whos - all cross-referenced.
And xrefer recently signed a deal with Houghton Mifflin to add US spellings,
idioms, places, and other elements that make the service more relevant
to North American English speakers. Houghton Mifflin titles include the
American Heritage Dictionary and Roget's Thesaurus. For students, a nice
feature is an applet called "xrefer it!" that you can download
and add to your browser toolbar.
101 Information Hub: http://www.elosoft.com/101/
This site is a meta-collection of reference links sent in to us by one
of you. It links to "free online information, tutorials, books,
help, tips, lessons, guides, texts" in the following categories:
Computer, Educational (reference), Entertainment (Arts & Crafts, Hobbies,
etc.), Finance, Health, Home & Family (Cooking, Gardening, etc.),
and other Web directories of how-to guides.
SparkNotes.com offers high school students free online study guides from
Harvard students (and grads) who are specialists in the guides' subjects
- everything from history, physics, and math to information on SATs, PSATs,
America's Story from America's Library: http://www.americaslibrary.gov/
The library in question, of course, is the Library of Congress, and this
is an American history site designed just for children. It's a wonderful
resource for kids and parents to enjoy together. You can - among other
things - "Meet Amazing Americans" (e.g., Duke Ellington, Elizabeth
Cady Stanton, Harry Houdini), "Explore the States" (with
brief vignettes on all 50), learn about favorite American pastimes and
hobbies, and hear famous tunes from the past.
"Wild World Interactive Atlas": http://www.nationalgeographic.com/wildworld/
For students of environmental issues, a joint project by the National
Geographic Society and the World Wildlife Fund, sponsored by Ford Motor
Company, has just launched some media-rich interactive atlases. Two are
available now: "Global 200: Priority Areas for Conservation"
and "Terrestrial Ecoregions of the World." In the Bering
Sea Ecoregion, children can click and listen to what animals of that region
sound like - e.g., the bowhead whale, gray whale, and sperm whale (all
so different sounding!). The site includes a guide for teachers that includes
"The Technology Source": http://horizon.unc.edu/TS/
The Technology Source is a peer-reviewed bimonthly periodical of immediate
use to college-level educators, but with lots of relevance to all educators
interested in integrating technology into teaching. It's part of Horizon
Site, a broader resource for educators (including seminars and conferences)
on the University of North Carolina server. Each issue includes "Spotlight
reviewing a Web site educators can use, and "Tools," doing the
same in the software category. In the Jan./Feb. '01 issue, statistics
Prof. John Dutton reviews WebAssign, "homework delivery" software:
that is more specialized
than more general tools like Blackboard or WebCT, which create whole course
sites. For example, WebAssign can grade automatically, allow for peer
grading, impose impersonal deadlines, etc. Professor Dutton explains why
he likes these and other features.
About a dozen of K-12 educators have written articles about how they've
integrated tech into their teaching. They're archived on Horizon Site's
"Integrating Productivity Tools in Primary and Secondary Education"
EdByDesign.com's Learning Resources: http://www.edbydesign.com/parentres.html
offers various ways to make spelling, reading, writing, and math interesting
to children. The site offers practical ideas on how to get children to
start reading, writing, and learning basic math skills. The site also
offers a resource area for children with special needs.
You Can Handle Them All: http://www.disciplinehelp.com/
helps teachers address school-discipline issues in an effective way. It
offers suggestions for handling 117
specific behavioral situations and describes the anatomy of misbehavior
in an easy-to-understand way.
Webmonkey For Kids: http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/kids/index.html
offers lessons, projects, and tools that help kids build Web pages and
put them online. The "Playground" area offers some fun ideas
for Web sites. The "Planning Guide"
section, designed for parents and teachers, offers help and advice for
using the Web as a teaching tool.
This Education World article: http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr301.shtml
has some unique teacher-tested methods for motivating students with incentive
programs. It has a checklist of 35 great classroom incentives and four
testimonies of teachers who successfully use incentives in their classrooms.
rubric [n. ROO-brik]
A rubric is an established set of procedures, rules, or customs. An authoritative
set of instructions, a rubric can also be used as a guideline for grading.
"The professor gave her teaching assistants a rubric to help them
grade the students' papers." Rubric can also refer to a heading or
any part of a book printed in red to differentiate it from the rest.
This is the current usage closest to the original meaning. Rubric
is traced back to the Romans who had a system of highlighting important
messages in red. The Greeks also printed feast days in red in their
calendars (this is where we get red-letter day to describe a special day).
The word rubric developed from the Middle English rubrike (a heading in
red letters). This was from the French rubrique, which is derived
from the Latin rubrica from ruber (red).
Certificate Creator: http://www.CertificateCreator.com/
Create a certificate for that special someone, whether it's your child,
a student, or a co-worker. Easy to use and fairly quick to print and currently
38 styles of certificate from which to choose. This site works with the
browser Internet Explorer, not Netscape Navigator.
Intel's Resources and Tools: http://www.intel.com/education/k12/resources/index.htm
is a source for science, math, and technology curriculum supplements.
A technology-education program called "Journey Inside" provides
online resources and includes a classroom kit. Information on the history
and mechanism of transistors, chips, and microprocessors is available
features an exhaustive list of links on a variety of interesting topics
for students, teachers, and parents. The site also includes a Teachers
Lounge, homework help, and freebies for educators.
The Innovative Classroom: http://www.innovativeclassroom.com
features printable lesson plans and resources for teachers. You'll also
find weekly tips, thematic units, and a daily download.
Blue Webn is a site with particularly good lessons on
all subjects: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn/categories.html
A Curriculum of United States Labor History for Teachers:
offers a guide for educators who want to teach historical, labor-related
issues and events. This site provides handouts and resources that will
increase student understanding of the American economic system.
Advice for First-Year Teachers -- From the Principals
Who Hired Them!: http://www.education-world.com/a_admin/admin124.shtml
Most principals were teachers, too. (Once upon a time they were even first-year
teachers!) Since becoming principals, they've had the opportunity to observe
many first-year teachers -- and to see many of those teachers make many
of the same mistakes!
So what is the best advice these experienced school leaders have to offer
this year's crop of new teachers? On this web site, principals share some
pointers that will ensure a successful first year and a successful career.
There's also a link to an article by 2nd year teachers and what advice
*they* would offer to 1st year teachers.
The Teachers' Internet Use Guide: http://www.rmcdenver.com/useguide/
works with you to design Internet-based lessons. It includes a bank of
lesson plans submitted by educators, as well as sample lessons and assessment
This Web site -- Sub 101 -- offers help and advice to
substitute teachers. From the Web site, they can access salary figures,
helpful hints to keep control of students, and useful techniques to hold
student interest and overcome mistrust. Visit the site at: http://www.lkwdpl.org/sub/
Keyboarding Skills: When and How:
from Copernicus Education Gateway at: http://www.EdGate.com.
August 15, 2000.
With computers now becoming an integral part of American education and
accessibility levels on the rise, it is imperative for students to gain
exposure to keyboarding skills at an early age. But when and how do you
Most educators and experts agree that formal keyboarding training is unnecessary
before fourth grade. Research points to the fact that many children below
this age do not have the necessary eye-hand coordination to be able to
use keyboards effectively.
However, basic keyboarding concepts may be introduced much earlier. Introduce
younger children to the keyboard by providing a simple explanation of
what it does and
how it is used. It is also a good idea to demonstrate a keyboard's use;
young kids will love to watch the letters "magically" appear
on the screen as you type.
Encourage youngsters to touch and feel the keyboard, and show them how
to place their hands on it correctly. You can even encourage them to tap
at the keyboard using as
many fingers as they can while keeping their eyes on the screen.
At the fourth-grade level, formal training may begin. Experts stress
the need to teach students how to confine each hand to its respective
side of the keyboard. It is also important to avoid letting students use
their index fingers to type and to train them to look at the screen and
not the keyboard as they type. It may be a good idea to introduce this
last concept as a game; students have to type a given passage or sentence
keyboard is placed inside a three-sided box that shields it from view.
Be sure to pay attention to posture -- this is one of the most important
yet most often neglected areas of keyboard training. Teach students to
sit straight with their feet flat on the floor, wrists rested, and heads
erect while typing. Train them to take eye breaks every 15 minutes and
include some hand exercises for good measure.
A final word of caution: many experts believe that students need to develop
handwriting skills despite the overwhelming need for keyboarding proficiency.
Handwriting skills contribute to developing eye-hand coordination, and
certain motor skills can only be developed by learning how to use a pencil
and paper. So it is best to integrate keyboarding and handwriting lessons.
The Drama Teacher's Resource Room; http://www3.sk.sympatico.ca/erachi/
Putting on a class play is a great way to teach your students about overcoming
personal anxieties while learning the importance of teamwork. Learn to
establish a nurturing environment for active participation and creativity
by taking some tips from these theatric-themed lesson plans. Although
this site is mostly a teaching resource, your students can also benefit
by reading numerous articles on backstage planning.
The US Department of Education has
published "Stepping Up to the Challenge:
Case Studies of Educational Improvement Title I in Secondary Schools".
This publication examines the role of Title 1 in 9 middle and 9 high schools
that serve disadvantaged students, are engaged in comprehensive school
improvement and have high or improving student achievement. Information
on this publication can be found at: www.ed.gov/offices/OUS/eval/elem.html#Title1
For all those committed to implementing technology
in learning, the Technology Education Lab:
valuable advice, lesson plans, a reference library, and more.
Dive into the world of marine education at
Watershed Education Resources http://www.igc.org/green/resources.html,
and learn about America's major rivers and water bodies. Choose from a
large collection of resources to include in your teaching program, and
subscribe to the site's environmental education newsletters. The site
also features a variety of information links for K-12 students.
promises to provide K-12 educators with a host of "easy, safe, and
accessible educational resources." The directory provides a prescreened
database of educational links categorized alphabetically by subject.
The Alphabet Superhighway: http://www.ash.udel.edu/ash/
helps educators find materials and ideas for teaching almost any part
of the elementary or secondary curriculum. Check out the Teachers'
Lounge and the reference library.
Teacher Freebies: http://www.teacherfreebies.com/home.asp?=43
offers free resources and materials, including catalogs, software demos,
magazines, 30-day trials, and lesson plans. This is a useful resource
for the budget-conscious educator.
Visit the FBI Kids
and Youth Educational Page: http://www.fbi.gov/kids/kids.htm
to give your students a fascinating glimpse into the world of crime fighting.
Learn how the FBI solves crimes and how kids can help prevent them. Kids
can even get acquainted with some of the FBI dogs.
http://k12.school.net features online
educational resources to supplement the K-12 curriculum. The site
houses researched links on a variety of topics for students and educators,
a Navigator that provides information on schools around the world, and
several forums where educators can interact.
SafeSurf's S.E.R.F. Page: http://www.safesurf.com/serf.htm
is home to a comprehensive collection of resource links pertaining to
K-12 education. The topics covered range from arts to biology to virtual
Despite the recent rash of destructive viruses transmitted via the Internet,
Dr. David Thornburg believes that THE DEADLIEST
VIRUS OF ALL http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/thornburg/index.shtm
may be the misinformation spread on some Web sites. He suggests helping
students to learn the subtle nuances of news items and advises using the
Internet as a tool for the verification of facts.
http://www.epals.com is a vast online
classroom exchange that connects students from all around the world. Students
are invited to interact with other students of similar interests and age
groups from different parts of the world. The site offers a filtered e-mail
system that is safe for children to use, although teachers and parents
can also interact through the site. Detailed links and surveys and
other interesting resources make this a fun place for students to meet
online. ePALS Classroom Exchange connects 1.7 million students
and teachers from 130 classrooms via email or "keypal" projects.
The site is available in English, French, Spanish, and German.
Learning Planet: http://www.learningplanet.com
is designed to help lower-grade students develop their learning skills
through multimedia and the Internet. The site features interesting and
fun games that test kids' reflexes, skills, and concentration. It also
contains a section for parents that showcases learning ideas, activities,
and tools for children of different age groups.
An easy-to-navigate site for elementary school teachers. Most subjects
are covered here, as well as some others that are integrated into other
parts of the curriculum like D & T (Design and Technology) and I.C.T.
(Information and Communications Technology.) Some teaching ideas are suitable
for U.S. primary age students, while others are suitable for older children.
Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary
Content Area: Education (Teaching and Learning) [Dewey #370]
Application Type: Lesson Plan
My Virtual Reference
is a searchable site that catalogs links for all types of reference materials,
including magazines, newspapers, wire services, dictionaries, thesauri,
news services, and search engines.
is a collection of online economics resources for K-12 teachers. The site
contains links, teaching materials, lesson plans, and ideas for using
technology to teach economics.
offers a collection of grade-appropriate Web sites that contain lesson
plans, activities, contests, and other information for students and teachers.
is a collection of educational resources -- instructional software, lab
activities, lesson plans, and student-created materials -- for K-12 mathematics
and science education.
The Learning Page:
is a collection of resources designed for primary school students. Find
free downloadable worksheets, lesson plans, and activities for kids from
preschool through second grade.
Visit The Academy
Curriculum Exchange: http://ofcn.org/cyber.serv/academy/ace/
to access a large collection of lessons submitted by a consortium of teachers.
Lessons are organized by subject matter and grade level.
(email@example.com), an achievement
specialist at Tyrone Elementary in St. Petersburg, Florida says:
"I started a Raise Your Grades Club for the third through fifth graders
at our school. After each report card, students chart their grades and
set goals for their next report card. The students that wish to participate
write me a letter telling me which grades they will raise and how. After
the next report card, the students who have met their specific goal(s)
are invited to a celebration. This club not only recognizes what students
are doing right but teaches achievable goal setting."
A wealth of Web-based resources for math, English, science, social studies,
and computer teachers. The site includes lesson plans, online classes,
newsletters, a discussion forum, and a bookstore.
Includes free lesson units complete with worksheets, theme ideas, articles,
a book store, a tip of the week, and links to school Web sites.
Houghton Mifflin Brain Teasers:
Stump your students with a weekly brain teaser. Textbook publisher Houghton
Mifflin gears these teasers to students of certain grades. The site offers
the current week's teaser, the previous week's teaser and answer, and
an archive of all the teasers they've used in the past. Each teaser comes
with a list of hints in case your students need help.
Take advantage of free catalogs, samples, software demos, magazines, 30-day
trials, and lesson plans from leading educational publishers. This site
is updated weekly, so add it to your bookmarks and check back regularly.
The Lesson Plans
An extensive collection of thematic lesson plans categorized by subject
Encourage your kids to participate in SAFE
monitored chats on FreeZone.
On Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. EST, have them join the chat on pets and those
who love them. Visit http://chat.freezone.com/schedule.html
in advance to learn how the chats work and what is in store this week.
The new publication
"Teachers's Guide to the U.S.
Department of Education" provides
information about DOE resources and services, including: grants and other
funding, free or inexpesive publications across curriculum areas, contacts
at DOE offices, information on national education standards, and internet
teacher resources from the federal government. For a free copy,
write to: Department of Educaiton, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington,
"Early Warning, Timely Response,"
a publication created jointly be
the departments of education and justice, outlines what to look for and
what to do to prevent violence in schools. It has already been distributed
to every school in the country, but to get a free, personal copy, call
Web Resources for Standards
can be found at: National Educational
Goals Panel, McREL
Council for the Social Studies, National
Standards for History, National Council
of Teachers of English, National Council
of Teachers of Mathematics, and National
Science Teachers Association..
||easy kites to make with a class
||U.S. Department of Education, especially
good place to show student work
||tells about Arctic animals with maps
and lesson plans
to Z Kids Stuff Alphabet
||how to teach the alphabet to kids, order
of teaching letters, lesson plans
Doubleday Dell Teacher's Resource Centre
||book reviews, some with teaching ideas,
||web site with education-related graphics
and clip art
||follows a cargo box around the world,
for students in grades K-12, lesson plans, penpals
||lesson plan to create a classroom brochure
on whatever topic you choose, enhances desktop publishing skills.
Hurst's Children's Literature Site
||reviews, activities, related books
Stress, and Natural Disasters
||helps prepare teachers for working with
children who have been through a disaster, books, activities
Educational Archive and Resources Catalog
||links, resources and information of interest
to students, parents, teachers and administrators
trips, pictures, games, puzzles, information on animals, jobs, trips
to other parts of the world
by catagory, search engine available
Digital Knowlegefor the Classroom
and questions answered about using computers in the classroom
Activities at the Space Telescope Science Institute
||educators site for Hubble telescope,
contests, funding, up-to-date news, educational ideas
||annotated guide to education-related
sites on the Web by subject,age group
|meet and correspond with other international
K-12 students, schools, teachers, keypals and pen pals
||National Wildlife Research Center site,
with lesson plans for teaching about coastal wetlands
||educational graphics by catagories, especially
||lesson plans and activities using up-to-date
photos and information from Galileo space mission, includes facts
about Galileo the man and the planet Jupiter
||k-12 geography lesson plans from National
Park Electronic Fieldtrip
||great site, pictures, information, done
by the park and a school, be sure to go to Audio Chats for the pictures,
and Midi Links
||Graphics, School Related Graphic Sites,
Seasonal, Animations, Backgrounds, Midi Music, Sites for Web Publishing,
Graphic Search Engine
||clip art for teachers
Your Child Learn Geography
||activities for children from 5 to 10
years of age
||places to visit, history, school
to Write Activities for the Web
||intended for foreign language teachers,
good examples for all subjects
||clip art by catagories, loads fast
||integrating the computer in the curriculum,
plus free online lessons about how to use the internet
||events and history of potato industry,
especially in Idaho, developed for Idaho public schools
Imagine the Universe!
middle and high school students, can ask scientists questions, math/science
hands-on lesson plans with related standards, do not need internet
connection to do lessons
E-Mail Classroom Connections
||free, listing of schools to become email
partners with around the world
Schrock's Guide for Educators
plans for all subjects and ages, very complete and well known
||interactive lessons, activities
K-12 Lesson Plans
||collection of lesson plans in many subject
||in seven languages
Page of the Library of Congress: Educator
||lesson plans about American history,
most using primary sources
at a Glance
||from Microsoft, can be done with or without
computers, on a variety of topics
from Big Sky Telegraph
||concise lessons by subject
LinguaCenter Grammer Safari
||lesson plans, interactive lessons using
Regional Information Center
||links to special events and topics each
Model T Ford Club International
||especially good primary source information
and Activities from Classroom of the Future
||science lesson plans for advanced students,
some have things to downloaded for activities
Evaluation of Websites 5
||checklist of things for teachers to look
for when evaluating web sites
on the Web
||guide for teachers to visit museums online
Spacelink-An Aeronautics & Space Resource for Educators
||news updates, history of space program,
Cool Picks best for online projects and interactive activities
Science and Technology Week
Science and Technology Week, lesson plans, activities, ask a scientist
of resources for studying ancient world includes ancient Greek and
Latin texts, translations, maps, illustrated art catalogs, essays,
etc, search by keyword or topic
lesson plans, many links to food related sites
Quilt of Reading
plans by grade level for specific books
K-8 worksheets for photocopying in reading comprehension, math problem
solving, math computation, English basics, and reference skills.
||lists projects for classroom collaboration,
can list projects easily, bibliography
Food: It's Your Job Too!
||lesson plans on knowing about food safety
||books and book clubs, magazines, for
teachers, parents, students
||interactive web site by the Henry Ford
Museum & Greenfield Village, lesson plan with links for students,
detailed timeline from 1750-1930
Tutorials: Classroom Resourcers, Integrate Technology
||how to use and teach with Microsoft software,
||search engine for students and teachers
plus ideas for ways to use the internet in the classroom
Guide for the Professional Cartoonists' Index
||lesson plans for using cartoons in the
classroom, with or without internet access
in the Learning Web
||lesson plans of all ages on global change,
earth science, maps, by USGS
with the Web
||lessons using the internet, with evaluations,
includes lessons for teaching foreign languages
||for implementing technology in
learning, advice, lesson plans, reference library, more
the New York State Standards
||for parents and community, professional
educators, school boards
||lesson plans for all ages using pictures
||Ohio Historical Society lesson plan for
beginning use of primary sources, links to primary sources
Virtual Trip on the Historic Hudson River
Web Site for Students, Educators, and Those Interested in the History,
Culture, and Conservation of the Hudson River Valley"
groups are partnered with others around the world to discuss global
issues and participate in collaborative projects
in the Learning Web
||for grades 4-8, lesson plans and activities,
Do Maps Show?
||for grades 5-8, ideas to use in creating
to Expect Your First Year of Teaching
||U.S. Department of Education website
for beginning teachers
the Red in the Water?
||how to collect and view microbes that
fix iron and manganese
||tells facts about almost all countries,
current weather, schools, how to go to school there
Another Grapic & Clip Art Site
||created by a computer teacher