• TEACHER RESOURCES

     
    SCIENCE RESOURCES
    National Science Teacher Association Resources
    The NSTA Science Store offers the best materials for science teaching. Targeted Web resources to help you teach key science concepts.
    Science Learning Network
    Explore Science Learning Network’s colorful award-winning site and all their resources, including online exhibits.
    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.

    SOCIAL STUDIES RESOURCES

    This award-winning portal contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.

    National Council Social Studies
    Social studies resources and information from national council for the social studies.

    Xpeditions - National Geographic
    National Geographic’s “Xpeditions” page is an awesome tool for the geography classroom. The beautifully designed site boasts interactive maps, tours and activities, as well as teaching standards.

    The Seattle Times: Martin Luther King, Jr.
    The Seattle Times has some outstanding links to Black History Web sites highlighting Martin Luther King, Jr., Black History Month, Civil Rights, and African American Resources.
    Lesson Plans for Ancient Egypt: Find Ancient Egypt lesson plans for Art, Language Arts, Math and Science.

    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.

    Veterans History Project: The Veterans History Project is a project of the Library of Congress aimed at collecting oral history interviews, memoirs, letters, diaries, photographs, and other original materials from veterans of World Wars I and II, and the Korean, Vietnam, and Persian Gulf Wars and the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts (2001-present).

    MATH RESOURCES
    National Council of teacher of Mathematics
    NCTM serves math teachers, math educators, and administrators by providing math resources and professional development opportunities.

    PBS Math Resources
    PBS’s Math Teacher Source site.

    Mathgoodies
    Offers math lessons and resources designed to meet NCTM Standards for Teaching Math.

    Figure This!
    A joint project of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, and The Widmeyer-Baker Group, and with support from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education.

    ENGLISH RESOURCES
    National Council of Teachers of English
    The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education.

    The English Companion
    Provides information, resources, and illuminates books, ideas, organizations, and resources as aids to teaching.

    Notemaking
    This site provides examples of various types of note taking. Many of the examples are downloadable in pdf format.

    Guide to Grammar and Writing
    Whether it's run-on sentences, modifiers, punctuation, spelling rules, or essay writing, if you have a grammar or writing question, you can probably find the answer here.

    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.

    Wordsmyth: Try out the study tools - the Glossary Maker and the Vocabulary Quiz Maker - and share your views in the Talk section. There is also an anagram solver and crossword puzzle feature along with a dictionary.

    PHYSCIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES

    National Association for Sports and Physical Education
    The National Association for Sport and Physical Education seeks to enhance knowledge and professional practice in sport and physical activity through scientific study and dissemination of research-based and experiential knowledge to members and the public.

    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.

    My Pyramid: MyPyramid Plan can help you choose the foods and amounts that are right for you. For a quick estimate of what and how much you need to eat, enter your age, sex, and activity level in the MyPyramid Plan box.
    PE Central: Welcome to the premier Web site for health and physical education teachers, parents, and students. Our goal is to provide the latest information about developmentally appropriate physical education programs for children and youth.
    FOREIGN LANGUAGE RESOURCES
    American Council on the teaching of Foreign Language
    The council provides advocacy, professional development opportunities, resources and opportunities for members to interact and share ideas and experiences.

    Internet Activities for Foreign Language Classes: A great list of Internet activities that are also developed by level and language.

    Conjugemos: This web site is a French, German, Latin and Spanish practice program. You can practice verb tenses, grammar and vocabulary.

    Study Spanish: This site is filled with grammar explanations, examples, and activities for practice. Several activities are free, but additional practice is available for a fee.

    MUSIC EDUCATION RESOURCES
    The National Association for Music Education
    Seventy thousand music educators working for the education of America's children
    ART EDUCATION RESOURCES
    ARTSEDGE
    An excellent source of information on arts education, ARTSEDGE provides arts curriculum resources; look-listen-learn lessons; standards in dance, music, theater, and the visual arts; articles about how to teach the arts, and articles and reports on current issues in arts education. Developed by the Kennedy Center and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Education at the Getty
    Discover an interdisciplinary approach to using the Internet to help bring Los Angeles's worlds of art into the classroom. Teachers outside of Los Angeles can also use the lesson plans and resources to build connections between art learning and the art worlds of their own communities.

    Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
    The "What's New" link from the home page leads to five specialized interfaces of the museum's collections: diversity, uses, imagery, currently on view, and advanced.

    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.
    ESL EDUCATION RESOURCES

    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.

    EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS
    DECA
    DECA organized around an ambitious goal: to improve education and career opportunities for students interested in careers in marketing, management and entrepreneurship.
    STUDENT RESOURCES

    Ask An Expert: Askanexpert.com connects you with hundreds of real world experts, ranging from astronauts to zookeepers. These experts have volunteered to answer your questions for free!

    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.

    EdHelper– This website will helps students in many curricular areas.

    Who’s Who and What’s What-This web site is useful for daily news, word of the day/vocabulary, test preparation, and future journalists.

    Quia: This site has activities submitted by users. These activities are aligned with various textbooks, or can be accessed simply by subject matter. Check it out!
    TEACHER TOOLS

    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.

    The Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)web site (http://www.ed.gov/free/index.html) makes it easy to find teaching resources on federal government Web sites. The site was developed with the cooperation of more than 35 federal agencies and is updated each week with new materials and highlights.
    TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION
    Promethean Planet: A free online community designed to provide Activclassroom teachers around the world the ability to share new and innovative lessons, access a wide variety of professional development materials, and connect with fellow Activclassroom teachers from around the Planet.
    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.

    Marco Polo-Internet Content for the Classroom: Teachers can aaccess 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.comoffers teachers FREE aaccess 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.

Last Modified on June 20, 2014