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The following sites contain links, curriculum, ideas and tips for teachers.

General | Museum Sites | Subject-Area Resources | Classroom Resources

4teachers
http://4teachers.org

NYLearns
http://nylearns.org

Eduscapes
http://eduscapes.com

Marco Polo
http://mped.org

PBS Teacher Source
http://pbs.org/teachersource

New York Times Learning Network
http://nytimes.com/learning/index.html

Kathy Schrock’s guide
http://discoveryschool.com/schrockguide

Educational Cyberplayground
http://edu-cyberpg.com

Multicultural Paths—links to multicultural resources
http://edchange.org/multicultural/sites1.html

Sheila Gersh's resources for teachers
http://schoollink.org/twin

Brain Pop
http://brainpop.com

Enchanted Learning
http://enchantedlearning.com

Discovery School
http://school.discovery.com

Cyber Guides: links to lesson plans with student activities
http://sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/cyberguide.html

Filamentality: create free web-based activities for classroom use
http://kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/index.html

Internet Projects Registry—a clearinghouse of online projects in all subject/grade levels
http://gsh.lightspan.com/GSH/pr

Examples and hotlists of ways to integrate the Internet into the classroom
http://cln.org/integrating.html

Apple Learning Exchange
http://ali.apple.com/ali

Teacher-submitted lesson plans
http://educationworld.com/a_tsl

A clearinghouse for lesson plans on the web
http://seirtec.org/k12/lessons.html

Microsoft in Education Resources
http://microsoft.com/education/default.aspx

SEIR*TEC (SouthEast Initiatives Regional Technology in Education Consortium) Lesson Plans
http://seirtec.org/k12/lessons.html

MUSEUM EDUCATION SITES

Smithsonian Institution
http://smithsonianeducation.org/educators

Metropolitan Museum of Art
http://metmuseum.org/education/er_online_resourc.asp

Ask Asia, sponsored by the Asia Society
http://askasia.org

Museum of Natural History
http://amnh.org/education/resources/index.php

Museum of Modern Art
http://moma.org

Art Institute of Chicago
http://artic.edu

Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (online database)
http://mfa.org/

Liberty Science Center, New Jersey
http://lsc.org/teachers

Getty Museum, Los Angeles
http://getty.edu/education/for_teachers/index.html

National Gallery, Washington, D.C.
http://nga.gov/education/education.htm

National Gallery, London
http://nationalgallery.org.uk/education/visits/resources.htm

SUBJECT-AREA RESOURCES

ELA | Math | Perf. Arts | Science | Health | Social Studies | Fine Art | Business

Literature/Language Arts

Reading Group Guides
http://readinggroupguides.com

Short Stories Online
http://short-stories.co.uk

Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab
http://owl.english.purdue.edu

Shakespeare for Kids
http://folger.edu/template.cfm?cid=588

Teaching Shakespeare
http://folger.edu/template.cfm?cid=618

National Council of Teachers of English
http://ncte.org

Cyber English
http://tnellen.com/cybereng

Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
http://dawcl.com

Big Dog’s Grammar
http://aliscot.com/bigdog

Aesop's Fables Online Collection
http://pacificnet.net/~johnr/aesop

Wacky Web Tales
http://eduplace.com/tales

The Children's Literature Web Guide
http://acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown

Word Central
http://wordcentral.com

LSU Libraries Author Guides
http://lib.lsu.edu/hum/lit/authors.html

Book Talks - Quick and Simple
http://nancykeane.com/booktalks

Academy of American Poets
http://poets.org

Online Poetry Database
http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/display/

Scribbling Women—teaching women’s literature
http://scribblingwomen.org

A&E Biography Search
http://biography.com

Mathematics

Math Forum
http://mathforum.org

Illuminations
http://illuminations.nctm.org

Cool Math
http://coolmath.com

Mathematics Lessons that are Fun
http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons

Math in Daily Life
http://learner.org/exhibits/dailymath

AAA Math
http://aaamath.com

Manipulating Math with Java—examples of Math concepts
http://ies.co.jp/math/java

SOS Math—free high school math review resource
http://sosmath.com

Performing Arts and Music

Mojo's Musical Mouseum
http://kididdles.com/mouseum/index.html

The Classical Music Navigator
http://wku.edu/~smithch/music/index2.htm

History of Ballet
http://ccs.neu.edu/home/yiannis/dance/history.html

New York City Ballet
http://nycballet.com

New York Philharmonic Kid Zone
http://nyphilkids.org/main.phtml

Science

National Geographic
http://nationalgeographic.com

Science NetLinks
http://sciencenetlinks.com

CDC's Body & Mind site
http://bam.gov

Bill Nye
http://billnye.com

E Nature (National Wildlife Federation)
http://enature.com

Yuckiest Site on the Internet
http://yucky.kids.discovery.com

Frogland
http://allaboutfrogs.org/froglnd.shtml

Franklin Institute Online
http://sln.fi.edu

Fear of Physics
http://fearofphysics.com

Neuroscience for Kids
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html

Insects on the Web
http://insects.org

Kids Gardening
http://kidsgardening.org

Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom
http://minerals.net

How Stuff Works
http://howstuffworks.com

Multidisciplinary class activities for students on deserts
http://horizon.nmsu.edu/ddl/ddllessongrid.html

Exploratorium Hands-On Activities
http://exploratorium.edu/explore/handson.html

Solar System Simulator
http://space.jpl.nasa.gov

Genscope
http://genscope.concord.org

Science Online
http://teachersnetwork.org/book/chemresources.htm

Health, PE, and Fitness

PE Central
http://pecentral.org

Sports Illustrated for Kids
http://sikids.com

Food and Drug Administration
http://fda.gov/oc/opacom/kids

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
http://niehs.nih.gov/kids/home.htm

Kids Health
http://kidshealth.org

History and Social Studies

American Memory Collection
http://memory.loc.gov

U.S. National Archives
http://archives.gov

National Council for Social Studies
http://socialstudies.org/resources

Castles on the Web
http://castlesontheweb.com

Lower East Side Tenement Museum
http://tenement.org

The Immigrant Experience in NY
http://tenement.org/immigrantexperience/lalutta.htm

Xpeditions
http://nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions

Eyewitness
http://eyewitnesstohistory.com

Black History
http://kn.pacbell.com/wired/BHM/AfroAm.html

Ben's Guide to US Government for Kids
http://bensguide.gpo.gov

I*EARN
http://iearn.org

4Directions—Native American Lesson Plans & Resources
http://4directions.org

African-American Web Connection
http://aawc.com/aaa.html

EDSITEment—Humanities Content online
http://edsitement.neh.gov

American History & Culture links
http://education-world.com/a_sites/sites028.shtml

Map Collection via the University of Texas
http://lib.utexas.edu/maps/map_sites/states_sites.html#M

Country Reports
http://emulateme.com

America’s Freedom Documents
http://education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson190.shtml

BBC Online History
http://bbc.co.uk/history

History Channel’s “This Day in History”
http://historychannel.com/thisday

Exploring African-American Issues on the Web
http://kn.pacbell.com/wired/BHM/AfroAm.html

History Matters
http://historymatters.gmu.edu

Facing History
http://facinghistory.org

Art and Architecture

Smithsonian American Art Museum
http://si.edu

Architecture for Kids
http://loggia.com/designarts/architecture/kids.html

Artcyclopedia
http://artcyclopedia.com

Arts Edge
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
http://thinker.org

Art Institute of Chicago
http://artic.edu

ArcKIDecture
http://archkidecture.org

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
http://metmuseum.org/explore/index.asp

Business

Consumer Search
http://consumersearch.com/www/

Econ EdLink
http://econedlink.org

All Business
http://allbusiness.com/

The Washington Post Business Glossary
http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/business/specials/glossary/index.html

JobStar Central Career Guides
http://jobstar.org/tools/career/index.cfm

RESOURCES FOR THE CLASSROOM

Assessment | WebQuests | Evaluation | Research | Web Searches | Email | Worksheets | Create Your Own | Tutorials | Miscellaneous

Assessment

Evaluating Student Presentations
http://ncsu.edu/midlink/rub.pres.html

Sample Rubric for an Oral Presentation
http://middleweb.com/rubricsHG.html#anchor352906

WebQuests

The WebQuest Page
http://webquest.sdsu.edu

Big Wide World webquest: investigations into our world for younger elementary students
http://kn.pacbell.com/wired/bww/index.html

How to adapt a WebQuest
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/adapting/index.html

WebQuest templates
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/LessonTemplate.html

WebQuest design formats
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/designpatterns/all.htm

Article w/links on creating a WebQuest
http://educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech011.shtml

Thirteen's WebQuest Workshop
http://thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/webquests/index.html

More WebQuest training materials
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/materials.htm

Evaluating Web Sites

A Multicultural Model for Evaluating Educational Web Sites
http://edchange.org/multicultural/net/comps/model.html

Kathy Schrocks’s the ABC’s of web evaluation
http://kathyschrock.net/abceval

Critically analyzing information sources (online & print)
http://library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/research/skill26.htm

Online Research

Internet Public Library
http://ipl.org

Yahoo Research--hotlinks to resources
http://dir.yahoo.com/Reference

The New Plagiarism
http://fno.org/may98/cov98may.html

Online course about Internet research
http://eduscapes.com/info/index.html

How to cite resources, both print and online materials
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_mla.html#Works-Cited

Citation Machine
http://landmark-project.com/citation_machine/index.php

Google’s Scholar article search
http://scholar.google.com/

Find Articles
http://findarticles.com

Awesome Library
http://awesomelibrary.org/

Web Searching

Four Tips for Better Internet Searching
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/searching/fournets.htm

Kids’ Search Engines
http://rcls.org/ksearch.htm

Kids’ Image Search Tools
http://kidsclick.org/psearch.html

Kids Click
http://kidsclick.org

Yahooligans
http://yahooligans.yahoo.com

Google Search Basics
http://google.com/help/basics.html

Email Projects

Gaggle–Get free monitored email for your students
http://gaggle.net

E-Pals
http://epals.com

Yahoo People/Email Search
http://people.yahoo.com

Worksheets & Class Activities

Index of Graphic Organizers
http://graphic.org/goindex.html

Venn Diagrams—about them & how to create them
http://venndiagram.com

KWHL Charts
http://graphic.org/kwhl.html

Puzzlemaker
http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/index.html

Quiz Star
http://quizstar.4teachers.org

Create Your Own!

Trackstar for Teachers: create your own Internet hotlist of resources for your class to use online
http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/index.jsp

Web Workshop Wizard—create your own class web page and post it to the web. No html knowledge needed:
http://wizard.hprtec.org

Class Page Builder
http://teachers.net/sampler

Scholastic's home page builder
http://teacher.scholastic.com/homepagebuilder/index.htm

School Notes:
http://schoolnotes.com

Filamentality
http://kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/index.htm

Tech Tutorials for Teachers

Online tutorial database
http://actden.com/index.htm

Tutorials for Teachers
http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic76.htm

Microsoft Excel for Math Teachers
http://teachnet.ie/pkavanagh

Power Point in the Classroom
http://actden.com/pp

Miscellaneous

Tapped In—an online community of educators. Online forums & discussions
http://tappedin.org/tappedin

Net Day Compass—a site that has links to a wide range of online resources surrounding technology in schools from creating a technology plan to grants to best practices
http://netdaycompass.org

 

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