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  1. 25 Great Ideas for Teaching Current Events
    www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson072.shtml
    Work the news into your classroom plans!

  2. ABC Teach
    www.abcteach.com/
    Search by your area of interest, be it theme units, help with research, etc.

  3. Big 6 — Skills for the Information Age
    www.big6.com
    Official site for this widely used technique for teaching information and technology skills.

  4. Big Deal Book of Technology
    www.bigdealbook.com
    Keep up with new technology.

  5. BioSciEdNet
    www.biosciednet.org
    Portal to learning in the biological sciences.

  6. C Span Classroom
    www.c-spanclassroom.org
    Lessons from the news.

  7. Center for Media Literacy
    www.medialit.org/
    Help your students understand the media and its' impact.

  8. CNN Student News
    cnn.com/studentnews
    Site for this broadcast program that includes curriculum material as well.

  9. Condition of Education
    nces.ed.gov/programs/coe

  10. Edsitement
    edsitement.neh.gov/
    Collection of links to lesson plans and Web sites in the humanities areas.

  11. Education Index
    www.educationindex.com
    Guide to the best education sites on the Web.

  12. Education Week
    www.edweek.org
    Educational news and resources on the Web.

  13. Education World
    www.educationworld.com
    Begin your search of 500,000 resources here.

  14. Educational Cyberplaygound
    www.edu-cyberpg.com/TOC.asp
    Award winning site for Web bibliographies on teacher resources.

  15. Educator's Bridge
    eo.ucar.edu/educators/links_high.html
    Lessons and guides for teaching about climate.

  16. Educator's Reference Desk
    www.eduref.org
    Search the lesson plans database by topic.

  17. EDUCAUSE
    www.educause.edu
    Featured here are the latest trends in technology and education.

  18. Eduweb
    www.eduweb.com/portfolio/adventure.php
    Choose your adventure by subject or grade level.

  19. Electronic School
    www.electronic-school.com
    Updated educational technology resources are available here.

  20. Facing History and Ourselves
    www.facinghistory.org
    Explore the impact of racism in history.

  21. Free Puzzle Collection
    www.freepuzzles.com
    Over 200 primarily math puzzles are online here.

  22. Free Stuff for Educators
    www.kalama.com/~zimba/freeforteachers.htm
    Find out what you might be able to receive free of charge that is in your subject area.

  23. Fun Brain — Quiz Lab
    www.funbrain.com
    Free games are available here, as are curriculum guides.

  24. Health Teacher
    www.healthteacher.com
    Lessons and resources for the health educator.

  25. Heritage Teaching Resources
    www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/resource_library/heritage_resources.html
    Teaching tools for various ethnic heritage celebrations.

  26. Holocaust Teacher Resource Center Lesson Plans
    www.holocaust-trc.org/lesson.htm
    Lessons plans and materials from the Holocaust Education Foundation.

  27. Ide@s
    ideas.wisconsin.edu/#
    Helpful tips from the teachers of Wisconsin.

  28. Improving Your Test Taking Skills
    ericae.net/edo/ed302558.htm
    Help your students manage the testing process.

  29. InfoPlease
    www.infoplease.com
    Research and reference sources on a variety of topics.

  30. Internet Geography
    www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk
    Get the information you need for teaching geography.

  31. JASON
    www.jasonproject.org
    Encourage students to pursue their interests in science, math and technology.

  32. Kathy Schrock's Guide to Educators
    www.schrockguide.net/
    Links to educational Web sites, indexed here by category.

  33. Learn NC
    www.learnnc.org/lessons/
    Sample plans, articles and staff development resources.

  34. Lesson Planet
    www.lessonplanet.com/
    This Web site has teacher-reviewed open educational resources, EdTech PD videos & course, online community of teachers and share/store your own resources.

  35. Make Your Own Word Search Puzzle
    www.armoredpenguin.com/wordsearch/
    Create your own puzzle here.

  36. March Into Spring
    www.education-world.com/a_special/march.shtml
    Classroom teaching resources for the month of March.

  37. Microsoft Education
    www.microsoft.com/education/
    Resources for educators from Microsoft.

  38. Microsoft Templates
    office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/default.aspx
    Free downloads for Power Point, Excel and more.

  39. NARA Digital Classroom
    www.archives.gov/digital_classroom/index.html
    Peruse the National Archives resource materials.

  40. National Geographic Education
    www.nationalgeographic.com/education
    Search here by subject, grade or resource type for educational materials.

  41. National Institute of Heatlh: Curriculum Supplement Series
    science.education.nih.gov/customers.nsf/highschool.htm
    Additional materials on several topics.

  42. National Science Digital Library
    www.nsdl.org
    Great source of materials for science, technology, math and engineering education.

  43. NOVA Online Activities
    www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/hotscience
    Interactive content for various scientific disciplines, from the makers of NOVA.

  44. One World Classrooms
    www.ccph.com
    This site is home to the Creative Connections Project, a program that enables classrooms from around the world to interact via the Internet.
  1. Partners Against Hate
    www.partnersagainsthate.org/educators/index.html
    Activities about prejudice and bias-motivated behavior.

  2. PBS Teachers
    www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/teachers-resources/
    Resources for K-12 educators.

  3. Personal Educational Press
    www.educationalpress.org/index.asp
    Create your own free educational worksheets here.

  4. Ready to Use Worksheets
    www.rhlschool.com
    Free worksheets here for teaching, reinforcement or review.

  5. Science of Weather
    sciencenetlinks.com/collections/meteorology-science-weather/
    Explore the science behind the weather.

  6. Secondary Lesson Plans
    7-12educators.about.com/bllessonplans.htm
    Find the needed lesson plans with links indexed by subject area.

  7. Secondary School Educators
    7-12educators.about.com/
    Check out news that may have an impact on your teaching or classroom.

  8. Sites for Teachers
    www.sitesforteachers.com
    Over 500 Web sites for educators are described.

  9. Teach Free
    www.teachfree.com
    Look here for educational materials to supplement your curriculum.

  10. Teach Net
    www.teachnet.com
    Tools for the busy educator.

  11. Teacher Services at Random
    www.randomhouse.com/teachers
    See what curricular resources are available from Random House publishing.

  12. Teaching Today: Download Depot
    www.glencoe.com/sec/teachingtoday/downloaddepot.phtml
    Free materials!

  13. Teaching with Documents
    www.edteck.com/dbq/
    Designed to help students decipher the vast amount of information available on line.

  14. Teaching with Historic Places
    www.nps.gov/nr/twhp/
    Uses properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places to enhance the study of history.

  15. Tech Learning Site
    www.techlearning.com/
    Trends and issues in educational technology.

  16. Technology in Education
    www.iste.org
    Provides a listing of current Web sites, book and journals for teachers of educational technology.

  17. UN Cyber School Bus
    www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus
    Global teaching and learning project of the United Nations.

  18. Utah Education Network
    www.uen.org/curriculum/corelessonplans.shtml
    Lessons plans sorted by subject and grade level.

  19. Virtual Field Trips
    www.theteachersguide.com/virtualtours.html
    Virtual field tours of museums and exhibits are here.
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aqua-pin INTERNET
This section provides links to help educators find ways to integrate the Internet into the classroom, such as evaulating Web sites and teaching students how to effectively use search engines like Google and Ask.com!

  1. Evaluating Web Sites: Criteria and Tools
    olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/webeval.html
    Step-by-step directions to evaluate that site.

  2. Spider's Apprentice: Helpful Guide to Web Search Engines
    www.monash.com/spidap.html
    Check out these tips on using search engines.

  3. Teacher Files
    www.teacherfiles.com
    Educational clip art for teachers.

  4. Teachers' Internet Use Guide
    www.rmcdenver.com/useguide
    See how a Texas educator used state standards to develop research lessons.

  5. When the Book? When the Net?
    www.fno.org/mar2000/whenbook.html
    Evaluate the Web site you are looking at by applying this link's criteria.
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aqua-pin LESSON PLANS  

Certificate Creator
www.certificatecreator.com
You can make certificates from scratch or use already produced models and templates.

Cheating and Plagiarism
www.kalama.com/~zimba/plag%26cheat.htm
Are your students cheating, breaking copyright law or plagiarizing? Here are some ways to check the Internet for clues.

EDSITEment
edsitement.neh.gov
Lesson plans for teaching the humanities.

The File Cabinet
http://thefilecabinet.pbworks.com/
Resources for teachers listed by grade levels.

Kathy Schrock's Critical Guide to Evaluation of Information
www.schrockguide.net/critical-evaluation.html
Learn how to critically evaluate information found on the Web.

PBS Teacher Source
www.pbs.org/teachersource/thismonth
Interdisciplinary activity ideas with appropriate Web links.

Puzzlemaker
puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com
Use this tool to generate puzzles for your students that relate to your area or topic.

Teachers Helping Teachers
www.angelfire.com/ca/zael
Help with applying for and arranging a teacher exchange.


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>>English >>Fine Arts >>Health & P.E.
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  1. English
    1. 25 Ideas for Better Book Reports
      www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson109.shtml

    2. Children's Literature Resources for Teachers
      www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/rteacher.html
      Links to great children's literature resources.

    3. Children's Literature Web Guide
      www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/
      Find authors, stories, awards and resources on the Web.

    4. CLN Instructional Materials Page on Writing
      www.cln.org/subjects/writing_inst.html
      Links to useful Internet sources that promote the teaching of writing skills.

    5. Common Errors in English
      www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors
      How many of these common errors have you made? Like most of us, probably quite a few. That's why they are so common!

    6. English Exercises Online
      www.smic.be/smic5022
      Quizzes, exercises and handouts!

    7. Funny Poetry for Children
      www.gigglepoetry.com
      Get students excited about poetry by making them laugh.

    8. Grammar Bytes
      www.chompchomp.com/menu.htm
      Grammar terms, rules and exercises.

    9. Interesting Things for ESL Students
      www.manythings.org/
      Help out students who are working on their English skills.

    10. Norton Literature Online
      www.wwnorton.com/college/english/literature/OpenSite.htm
      Companion to the curriculum series that includes lesson ideas.

    11. Poetry Instructional Materials Page
      www.cln.org/subjects/poetry_inst.html
      Selection of poetry teaching resources.

    12. Poetry Teachers
      www.poetryteachers.com
      Promoting and enhancing the teaching of poetry.

    13. Web English Teacher
      www.webenglishteacher.com
      Short list of resources for teaching various aspects of English.


    Fine Arts
    1. ChoralNet
      www.choralnet.org
      Online resources and communication for the choral community.

    2. Instructional Materials in Music
      www.cln.org/subjects/music_inst.html
      Links to sites that will provide practical assistance for music educators.

    3. Music Education Online
      www.childrensmusicworkshop.com
      General music education site.

    4. Virtual Music Classroom
      www.musickit.com
      Activities to promote music literacy.


    Health & PE
    1. Access Excellence
      www.accessexcellence.org/
      This site is hosted by the National Health Museum and has information for health and science teachers.

    2. Bullying: No Way!
      www.bullyingnoway.com.au/
      Teaching materials and online forums are included.

    3. Resources for School Health Educators
      www.drugs.indiana.edu
      Links to general health curriculum are included, as are links to sites on alcohol, tobacco, nutrition, first aid and more.


    Mathematics
    1. A+ Math
      www.aplusmath.com
      Designed to help students improve their math skills interactively.

    2. AAA Math
      www.aaamath.com
      Interactive practice and learning games are part of this site that features links to all sorts of math topics.

    3. Analyze Math
      www.analyzemath.com
      Problems and tutorials.

    4. Centre for Innovation in Math Teaching
      www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book8/book8int.htm
      Interactive tutorials for many topics.

    5. Classroom Mathematics
      http://www.mysmp.com/investment-articles/classroom-mathematics.html
      Classroom resources for many mathematics areas.

    6. Cool Math
      www.coolmath.com
      Resources and game ideas for the math instructor.

    7. Decimal Squares
      www.decimalsquares.com/dsGames
      Interactive games for decimal drills!

    8. Edmund J. Sass Math Site
      www.cloudnet.com/~edrbsass/edmath.htm
      Sites for K-12 math lesson plans and resources.

    9. Eric Weisstein’s World of Mathematics
      mathworld.wolfram.com
      Extensive math resources from Wolfram Research.

    10. Explore Math
      www.explorelearning.com
      Math with gizmos!

    11. Fun Brain
      www.funbrain.com
      Look for games to play in your math classroom.

    12. Geometry
      mathworld.wolfram.com/topics/Geometry.html
      Extensive math resources.

    13. Interactive Math
      www.cut-the-knot.com
      Interactive math and puzzles.

    14. InterMath
      intermath.coe.uga.edu/
      Ideas for better math education.

    15. Kaidy
      www.kaidy.com
      Free puzzles to download are included here.

    16. Math Forum
      www.mathforum.org
      Features include Teacher2Teacher, Teacher Exchange and Ask Dr. Math.

    17. Math Guide
      math.about.com
      Links to many sites on math subjects.

    18. Math in Daily Life
      www.learner.org/exhibits/dailymath
      Strives to relate math to its use in everyday life: measurements in cooking and home decorating, figuring interest for credit or savings purposes, etc.

    19. Math in the Movies
      world.std.com/~reinhold/mathmovies.html
      Guide to movies with scenes involving math!

    20. Math Project Journal
      www.mathprojects.com
      Tips and lesson plans for interactive math projects.

    21. Math-Kitecture
      www.math-kitecture.com
      The connection between math and architecture is highlighted here.

    22. Math.com
      www.math.com
      Choose your math topic, from basic math to calculus, to get help!

    23. Mathcentre Video Resources
      www.mathcentre.ac.uk/types/#h32
      Resources sorted by topic.

    24. Mathematics Lessons That Are Fun
      math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons
      Quick lessons in ratios, graphs, geometry and more.

    25. Mega Math
      www.c3.lanl.gov/mega-math
      Goal is to bring important mathematical ideas to students so they and their teachers may explore them.

    26. Mudd Math Fun Facts
      www.math.hmc.edu/funfacts
      Focuses on the idea that math is full of interesting ideas, patterns and ways of thinking.

    27. Multiplication Table
      www.surfnetkids.com/games/multiplication_table.htm
      A helpful tool for students.

    28. National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
      nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html
      Arranged by topic and grade level.

    29. Patterns in Mathematics
      www.learner.org/teacherslab/math/patterns/index.html
      Explore logic, number and word patterns.

    30. Pi Day
      www.exploratorium.edu/pi/
      Celebration ideas for 3/14.

    31. Plus Magazine
      plus.maths.org/
      Mathematics news.

    32. Practical Money Skills for Life
      www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/at_school/teachers
      Resources to help students handle their money.

    33. PRISM
      www.rose-prism.org
      Web links to sites that align with the Indiana Academic Standards.

    34. Tools for Understanding
      www2.ups.edu/community/tofu/home.htm
      Extend mathematical understanding with assistance from this site.


    Science
    1. American Association for the Advancement of Science
      ehrweb.aaas.org/SchTeachLib
      This features the educators page from an important science organization.

    2. Awesome Library
      www.awesomelibrary.org
      This is a database of educational resources.

    3. Bill Nye the Science Guy's Nye Labs Online
      www.billnye.com
      Episode guides, TV schedule and home demos from Bill Nye.

    4. BioEd Online
      www.bioedonline.org/
      Resources for teachers of biology.

    5. Biology Project
      www.biology.arizona.edu/
      This is an online interactive resource for the study of biology.

    6. California Science Center Fun Lab
      www.californiasciencenter.org/FunLab/DoItYourself/DoItYourself.php
      Fun activities to do at home!

    7. Chemistry Lessons and Tutorials
      www.chalkbored.com/lessons/chemistry-12.htm
      Resources on atomic size, structure and more.

    8. Department of the Interior Resources
      www.doi.gov/public/teachandlearn_kids.cfm
      Information from the National Park Service, U. S. Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Geologic Survey, and others.

    9. Dynamic Earth Lesson Plans
      www.thirteen.org/edonline/lessons/dynamic_earth/index.html
      Lesson plan for the study of earthquakes.

    10. Exploring Planets in the Classroom
      www.spacegrant.hawaii.edu/class_acts/index.html
      Hands on activities for exploring space science.

    11. Exploring the Environment
      www.cotf.edu/ete/main.html
      Modules and activities for exploring environmental studies.

    12. Free Paper Toy Models
      spacestation42.com/toys.html
      Check out these free printable instructions for making all kinds of things!

    13. General Chemistry Online
      antoine.frostburg.edu/chem/senese/101/index.html
      Includes a glossary of chemical terms, a database of over 800 compound names and formulas and a database of 400 chemistry web resources.

    14. Insanely Great Science Websites
      www.eskimo.com/~billb/amateur/coolsci.html
      Links to dozens of science websites.

    15. Internet Pilot to Physics
      www.physicsweb.org
      Physics news and resources.

    16. K-12 Science Education Resources
      www.eskimo.com/~billb/edu.html
      Links to collections of science resources.

    17. Physics Front
      www.compadre.org/Precollege
      Resources for K-12 physics teachers.

    18. Pond Ecology Curriculum Unit
      www.cis.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1992/5/92.05.07.x.html
      This is a step by step lesson plan to teach this pond ecology unit.

    19. Portal Resources for Indiana Science and Mathematics
      www.rose-prism.org
      Great digital resource for Indiana middle school science, math and computer teachers!

    20. Questacon: The National Science and Technology Center
      www.questacon.edu.au
      National Science and Technology site with teacher and student resources.

    21. Royal Society Teacher Resources
      www.royalsoc.ac.uk/page.asp?id=3841
      Browse exhibitions and articles relating to different science areas.

    22. Science Net Links
      www.sciencenetlinks.com
      Lessons, tools and resources for the science classroom.

    23. SEGWAY for Educators
      cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/segway/educators_resources.html
      Science education gateway.

    24. Strange Matter
      www.strangematterexhibit.com
      Discover the secrets of everyday items here.

    25. Teach Engineering
      www.teachengineering.org
      Help students who might be interested in a career in engineering.


    Social Studies
    1. AlternaTime
      www2.canisius.edu/~emeryg/time.html
      A collection of timelines on the Web.

    2. American Presidency: Teacher Materials
      www.americanhistory.si.edu/presidency/5b_frame.html
      Materials from the Smithsonian!

    3. Congress Link
      www.congresslink.org
      Information on the Congress and its leaders.

    4. Constitution Day Resourcs
      www.loc.gov/teachers/constitutionday.html
      Resources for Constitution Day.

    5. Cyber Learning World
      www.cyberlearning-world.com
      Lessons that use instructional technology.

    6. Extra for Students
      www.pbs.org/newshour/extra
      Keep up with what is happening in the news.

    7. Geographia
      www.interknowledge.com
      Historical information is available here, as is travel information.

    8. Geography
      geography.about.com
      Links to study of maps, climate, the census, and more.

    9. History Classroom
      www.thehistorychannel.com/classroom/classroom.html
      Online learning centers from the History Channel.

    10. History Day
      history.about.com
      Search for your history topic of interest here.

    11. K-12 Africa Guide
      www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Home_Page/AFR_GIDE.html
      Collection of online resources for the study of Africa.

    12. Historesearch Links
      www.snowcrest.net/jmike
      Click on your history topic of interest and see what is available to supplement your teaching.

    13. National Geographic Expeditions
      www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions
      Activities, lesson plans, and links for the study of history.

    14. National Women's History Project
      www.nwhp.org
      Study the impact of women on history.

    15. Social Studies Sources
      www.education.indiana.edu/~socialst/
      Site for social studies teachers. Choose your content area for suggested sites.

    16. Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
      fcit.coedu.usf.edu/Holocaust
      Suggested educational activities.

    17. Teaching with Documents: Constitution Day
      www.archives.gov/education/lessons/constitution-day/
      Ideas for sharing the U.S. Constitution with students.

    18. Tramline: Virtual Field Trips
      www.tramline.com/about.htm
      Explore these trips.


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Updated October 17, 2014
by Gloria Godtel
District Media Specialist