THE BEST EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES ON THE WEB
Those who use this service constantly send me excellent educational sites they have discovered. Of the dozens of suggestions I receive each week, I try to pick out the most general and resourceful comprehensive sites for our users. In turn, each of these sites have dozens of links to more specialized sites.
“Arts” Resources On-Line:
The Art Junction A virtual learing environment for kids 8 and older with many useful activities and information for curriculum planning.
M.U.S.I.C.–Musicians United for Songs In the Classroom A great resource for integrating music into the curriculum
Online Music Theory Helper A self-directed set of lessons to teach music theory–includes lots of links to music resources
Creative Drama and Theatre Education Everything a drama teacher would want to know
World Wide Arts Resource The site quickly becoming the “Yahoo!” of the art world
Early Childhood/Primary Grades Resources On-Line:
Edupuppy.com Just about every thing you might want to know for primary age teachers
Kinderteacher Excellent resources for early elementary teachers
Sports Media A site for P.E. teachers and those who are interested in P.E./fitness and sports
Language Arts Resources On-Line
Children’s Literature Web Guide A guide to anything you might want to know or find out about
Colorin’ Colorado A great source for ESL/ELD materials
The Complete Works of William Shakesspeare A link to all sorts of resources
Database of Children’s Award Winning Literature Searchable, comprehensive listing maintained by a librarian
Dictionary Link Compilation of free online dictionaries, thesaurus, language translators, encyclopedias, crossword solvers, quotes and other language resource
The Encyclopedia Mythica An encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and more
ESL: English Study and Learning Materials A wealth of free materials and information for all ESL levels–available in many languages
ESL Links Articles, research papers, lessons plans, classroom handouts, teaching ideas, etc., all related to ESL
Library of Congress Information System A place to find the author, name or call number of any book published in the U.S.
LibrarySpot This library resource brings the best library and reference sites together
Plagiarism Workshop A one-hour online workshop demonstrating what plagarism is, and how to avoid it
Poetry Resources A collection of resources for teaching poetry
Project Gutenberg A project where every book ever published is being electronically processed. Most classics have already been completed.
School Journalism Lesson plans and resources for teaching journalism
Spelling It Right A site where you can download spelling worksheets and advice for teaching spelling
History/Social Studies Resources On-Line:
American Memory Collections of primary source and archival material relating to American culture and history from the Library of Congress
The Best History Sites A hotlist of sources–probably the best teacher history site on the web
Biography Channel Links to thousands of biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, diaries, letters, narratives, oralhistories and more
CapWeb Politics covering political parties and citizenship and guide to U.S. Congress
EyeWitness Takes you to various historical events
The Food Timeline Food throughout history, recipes you can make from your local market to spice up any history lesson
The Historical Text Archive Text of almost any major historical document you would want, especially American History.
The History Channel Web Site Primary source historical documentation, archives of great speeches and This Day In History section
History/Social Science–SCORE A hotlist of sources listed by grade topics
MapMachine Find nearly any place on Earth, and view it by population, climate, and much more
Project Vote-Smart Contains information on thousands of candidates and officials in five basic categories: backgrounds, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and performance evaluations
Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust Resources, classroom activities, links, and more.
Math Resources On-Line:
Math Forum A center for Math education on the net
Math is Fun A fun site for students with teacher resources such as free worksheets
Mathworld A comprehensive and intgeractive mathematics encyclopedia for teachers and students
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives Online manipulatives for every math subject and level–adjustable by teacher or student
Superkids Math Worksheet Creator An excellent way to create supplemental math skill worksheets
Teachnology A great site for free math worksheets
Multi-Cultural Resources On-Line:
African American History From this site, examine nearly 400 years of African-American history
Culture and Change: Black History in America Stories, music and information through an interactive timeline and special features
Latino Studies Links A collection of website resources
Science Resources On-Line:
Environmental Literacy Council A site devoted to environmental information
Science Teachers’ Resource Center Biology, Chemistry, Physics–check out “Miscellaneous” link
Talking With Kids About Tough Subjects Provides an overview of how to talk to kids about important health issues
Social Action–Taking Care of Our Society:
The Hunger Site Donate food for free to hungry people around the world
Volunteer Match Dedicated to using the power of the Internet to find volunteers for non-profit, community based organizations and causes
Special Education/Gifted Resources On-line:
Blind Children Resource Center Hotlist of resources for the blind
Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page A hotlist of sources for links, programs, lists and more.
LD Online: The Interactive Guide to Learning Disabilities LD OnLine offers information and ideas about learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children.
Special Education for Special Children Many great links for all areas of special ed
Some of the best teacher resources available on the Web:
ClassNotesOnline A free website that allows teachers to keep students up to date adn parents informed on daily work, assignments, homeowrk and grades
Education World The heart of this site is a searchable database of over 100,000 education links for teachers, parents, and students
Educational Freeware Lots of links to good educational programs
Good Character A site full of free resources on every aspect of character education in every possible subject area
Grade Connect A free online grade book for teachers
Group-Games.com A free collection of group games and ice-breakers
K12jobs.com An excellent site for job placements
KidsClick A search engine for kids constructed by librarians
Puzzlemaker Create your own mazes, word searches, crosswords, number blocks, math squares…
QuizStar Create and manage your classes quizes online
Schoolbug.Org Listings and information about virtually every public and private school in America
Substitute Teachers All sorts of goodies for those who work as subs
SuperKids Educational Software Providing reviews and comparisons by teams of parents, teachers, and kids
Test Prep Review Practice exercises for almost every standardized test imaginable. Great review for students (SAT/ACT) and teachers
Timesavers for Teachers Lots of free downloadable teacher tool forms in all different areas
How to find something not listed here:
Metacrawler A fantastic search engine that searches ALL other search engines for your topic or key words. Without question, the first place to start any search.
Yahoo! One of the best search engines for finding things on the Web. Type in a topic word and watch it go!
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