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    Ethics and Technology

    Fine Arts

    Foreign Languages

    Health and Nutrition



      Social Sciences

    Student Resources

    Teacher Tools

    Technology Integration


    Career and Technical Education

    Money InstructorTeach and learn money skills, personal finance, money management, business, careers, real life skills, and more.


    ELL 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.


    ELL Games and Activities:  There are many links to ELL 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.


    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.
    AP Central:  This is a very, very helpful resource for anyone that is teaching writing.



    Ethics and Technology

    Defining Plagarism:  This website helps to understand and avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices.


    Why Should Writers Worry About Plagarism?  Deliberate plagiarism is cheating. Deliberate plagiarism is copying the work of others and turning it in as your own. Whether you copy from a published essay, an encyclopedia article, or a paper from a fraternity's files, you are plagiarizing.


    Paraphrase: Write it in Your Own Words:  Learn to borrow from a source without plagiarizing.


    Fine Arts

    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.


    Foreign Languages

    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.



    Health and Nutrition

    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!


    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.


    Math is Fun:  This website hosts a variety of multi-age basic Math activities for instruction, review and fun.
    Math Open Resources:  This is a good site to use with the Promethean Boards.  The interactive animations can be enlarged to full screen.

    Physical Education

    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.




    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.


    The Physics Classroom:  This is an excellent student resource for physics.  There are multimedia presentations, tutorials, and homework help available.
    Windows to the Universe:  This website has tons of material that can be used for the study of Weather, the Solar System and Astronomy.


    Social Sciences

    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).
    The Underground Railroad Project:  Excellent resource for teaching students about the Underground Railroad Project in Lycoming, PA.


    Student Resources

    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 TestBy 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

    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:  This is a great resource to help get teachers started with Activ Studio software.  There are tutorials, downloads and resource packs available to all registered users of 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.


    Thinkfinity:  Teachers can access lesson plans, student activities, reviewed Web sites and other resources.


    Microsoft Clip Art and Media:  Great website for finding free clip art and other animated clips.


    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.