PVHS Staff Favorite Websites
ESL Resources: OELA's National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA) collects, analyzes, synthesizes and disseminates information about language instruction educational programs for English language learners and related programs.
ESL Games and Activities: There are many links to ESL websites with a description of the website.
The 11 Rules of Writing: This site is a concise guide to some of the most commonly violated rules of writing, grammar, and punctuation.
Twains Hannibal: In this project the learner will become familiar with and analyze life around Hannibal, Missouri, during the latter half of the nineteenth century using various online and print resources to determine what effects this location had on the writings of Mark Twain.
Proper Citation and Copyright: Copyright is often misunderstood to mean the "right to copy" copyrighted materials such as CDs of software, music, etc. It is important to educate teachers and students how to handle this material.
The Renaissance Connection: This is the Allentown Art Museum's interactive educational web site. With the simple click of a mouse button, travel 500 years into the past to discover many Renaissance innovations revealed through the Allentown Art Museum's Samuel H. Kress Collection of European art.
Internet Activities for Foreign Language Classes: A great list of Internet activities that are also developed by level and language.
Calorie Calculator: Can you burn off that donut you had this morning before it becomes extra poundage? Find out what you can do to burn off those extra calories using the Calorie Calculator!
Food and Nutrition Resources for Teachers: This website has lots of resources for teachers in all grade levels.
Math is Fun: This website hosts a variety of multi-age basic Math activities for instruction, review and fun.
Smithsonian Air and Space Museum: Three of the Museum’s online galleries — Exploring the Planets, Explore the Universe and How Things Fly — feature science activities for classroom and home use. Many of the Museum’s other galleries also are represented online and can be reached from the Museum map.
Exploring the Planets: More than 25 hands-on science activities are provided in classroom-ready pages for both teachers and students for exploring Earth, the planets, geology, and space sciences.
Net Frog 2002 - Online Dissection of a Frog: A virtual dissection takes place here through movies, images, text and interactive exercises.
The Physics Classroom: This is an excellent student resource for physics. There are multimedia presentations, tutorials, and homework help available.
Lesson Plans for Ancient Egypt: Find Ancient Egypt lesson plans for Art, Language Arts, Math and Science.
Geography from A-Z: Provided lots of web sites, resources and activities for the Geography class.
Jefferson’s West: An Electronic Field Trip from Colonial Williamsburg: This is a demo of the Jefferson's West Web adventure. For full access is for subscribing schools only.
National Museum of American History: Students and teachers can view exhibits from the museum. There is also a Teacher Tools page with manuals and teaching tools.
NewsCentral: Here you will find links to most of the newspapers available online in North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia.
Spartacus Educational: Great resource for the History student or teacher. There is a lot of material on US and British History events.
From Jim Crow To Linda Brown: This is a lesson plan from the Library of Congress with teacher and student activities related to the African-American Experience from 1897 to 1953.
The Civil War: Great website with links to the timelines, battles, music and places of the Civil War.
Creating Communities- The Frontier from 1860-1880: What was the Old West really like? Explore the frontier gold rush town of Deadwood, Dakota Territory to find out.
Free Practice Tests for PSAT and SAT: This website has practice vocabulary and quizzes for a GED, PSAT and SAT.
Ask a Scientist: Welcome to Ask A Scientist! Our service has been in operation since 1991. We have already compiled answers to more than 18,000 questions – and this site now receives more than five million hits each month!
Brainpop: BrainPOP produces educational animated movies for grades K-12 to explain concepts in a voice and visual style that is accessible and entertaining to both children and adults
Find It Virginia: Find It Virginia is library service 24 hours a day at home, at work, or anywhere you connect to the Internet. You can find magazine and newspaper articles, encyclopedias and other reference works, TV and radio transcripts, company information and investment reports, health and wellness information, literary criticism, and homework help, plus photos, charts, maps, diagrams, and illustrations. A library card is needed to use this website.
Free PSAT Practice Test: By taking a free practice test, you’ll become more familiar with the PSAT. You’ll also build your test-taking confidence and figure out what you still need to study. That makes it the perfect place to start your preparation!
High School Ace: Students can take a daily news quiz, SAT prep questions and current events. Great website for homework help, subject guides, reference tools and college prep resources.
Building Rubrics: This site gives information on what are rubrics with tips on how to build rubrics and links to sample rubrics.
Great Educational Websites: This is a list compiled by a media specialist of websites that have been separated by curricular area or interest.
Microsoft Education: Microsoft has developed technology, tools, programs, and solutions to help address education challenges while improving teaching and learning opportunities. This website has tutorials and lesson plans for all areas.
Quiz Hub - The Fun Online Interactive Learning Center: Students can find educational quizzes and games on this web site along with SAT prep questions.
Grant Opportunities: Grant opportunities that will benefit K-12 schools, educators, and students are posted on this website.
Teachers. Net: This is the ultimate teacher resource complete with lesson plans, chat boards and projects.
Discovery School.com: The Lesson Plan Library offers lesson plans for all grade levels.
Computer and Internet Lesson Plans: This website is an excellent resource for all subject areas looking for ways to integrate technology in the classroom.
PowerPoint Jeopardy, Who Wants to be a Millionaire Games: Download these free PowerPoint game slide show templates and enter your own data for review.
SmartBoard Tutorials: This website has 2 minute tutorials on how to use the SmartBoard
Digital Portfolios: This website gives information on what are Digital Portfolios, how to build a student digital portfolio and links to samples.
Kidzonline: This website allows you to search or browse for technology tutorials. There are also technology integration lesson plans available for teachers.
Matrix of Web Quest Examples: This is a select list of Web Quests that have been evaluated and found to be good examples of the Web Quest model.
The One Computer Classroom: Although many schools have computer labs, portable laptops, and multiple classroom computers, many classrooms are still dealing with a single computer in the classroom. Frustrated teachers ask, "What can I do with just one computer?"
Web quests: This is a database of inquiry oriented Internet Projects. You can search by the grade level, subject or information.
What are Web Quests?: A Web Quest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. Web Quests are designed to use learners’ time well, to focus on using information rather than looking for it, and to support learners’ thinking at levels of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
Marco Polo-Internet Content for the Classroom: Teachers can access lesson plans, student activities, reviewed Web sites and other Marco Polo resources.
Microsoft Clip Art and Media: Great website for finding free clip art and other animated clips.
Microsoft Office Education Templates: Lots of Microsoft Office templates that can be used by administrators, teachers and students with Office products.
K-12 Curriculum Resources: Excellent teacher resources for all teachers and especially the English, Math, Social Science and Science.
Teachnology-The Web Portal for Educators: TeAchnology.com offers teachers FREE access to 27,000+ lesson plans, 6,350+ printable worksheets, rubrics, educational games, teaching tips, advice, education news, teacher downloads, web quests, 256,000+ reviewed web sites and teacher tools for creating exciting classroom instruction.
Technology Tips for Classroom Teachers: Lots of “How To”, PowerPoint’s, Handouts and Tutorials on this website for using technology in the classroom.