Teaching Resources

  • Educational Materials.... 

  • Class line Online--A special feature of USA Today offering articles, information, hot links and teaching guides.

  • Education World--Called an educator's "best friend", contains lesson plans, professional development, tech integration and tips for administrators.

  • EduHound--A screened database directory of more than 30,000 K-12 Educational links--helping teachers to find resources, lesson plans, libraries, web quests, and other valuable resources.

  • Family Education Network--Dedicated to helping parents take an active role in the education of their children.

  • Jenni's Curricular Hot lists--Contains many useful links and ideas arranged by themes.

  • Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators--A classified list of sites on the Internet found to be useful for enhancing curriculum and teacher professional growth. Includes search tools, subject area site listings and useful resources for evaluating Internet sites.

  • National Center for Education Statistics--Here is a fun site with many useful statistics for educators. Includes a neat "Graph-Chart" maker.

  • Sites for Teachers--Elementary education sites and resources from the Internet for teachers to use in their classrooms, ranging from lesson plans, creative classroom projects, interactive activities, visits to museums, and trips around the U.S.A. and other countries.

  • Tammy's Tidbits--This page was designed for teachers, students, and parents as a shortcut to finding some of the best educational sites on the internet.

    Educational Projects....

  • CIESE Online Classroom Projects--CIESE sponsors and designs interdisciplinary projects that teachers throughout the world can use to enhance their curriculum through compelling use of the Internet.

  • Global School House--Check out educational resources, see projects from other schools around the world, take an in-depth look at schools that maximize technology in their labs and classrooms, and find specific projects, events or resources.

  • H-M K-8 Activities--Contains hundreds of activities for use in school classrooms, including interdisciplinary activities.

  • NY Times Learning Network--A free service for students in grades 6-12, their teachers and parents. Contains activities, lessons, tips. Updated daily.

  • Non-profit Prophets--An interactive project that challenges groups of students to investigate a problem that they see in the world and then create a World Wide Web Resource page on the Internet that teaches the world about the problem.

  • Story Arts--A useful site for teachers who want to incorporate story telling into their classes, complete with lesson plans and tips.

  • Responsibility Interdisciplinary Unit--An interdisciplinary unit focusing on personal, community, and global responsibilities. The target grade level ranges from grades 8 to 12.

  • Online Exhibits 1 and Educational Hot lists--Provides recommended lists of online learning experiences and exhibits for the K-12 classroom.

    Lesson Plans....

  • Blue Web'n Applications Library--A rich source of educational materials including online lesson plans, classroom activities, projects, resources for all curricular areas.

  • The Educator's Reference Desk--Through The Educator's Reference Desk you can access AskERIC's 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses.

  • Educational Resources and Lesson Plans--This site consists of thousands of links to lesson plans and other resources of potential use to education students and teachers.

  • Lesson Plan Page--A collection of over 450 free lesson plans, organized by subject and grade level, for teachers to use in their classrooms.

  • Lesson Plans Galore--Useful and creative lesson plans and teaching activities. (Emphasis in the Social Studies area)

  • Teacher Lesson Plans--A useful "gateway" to numerous lesson plan resources.

  • Teacher's Guide to Political Cartoons--A collection of K-12 lesson plans for teachers who want to use political cartoons in their lessons (English, social science, art, etc.)

  • TrackStar--Check out this new service provided by the South Central Regional Tech in Ed Consortium. You can author your own lessons or use lessons developed by others in a variety of subject areas.

  • Weekly On Line Lessons--Each week, Learners Online publishes a new online lesson that takes learners on a thematic journey across cyberspace. Lessons are tied to current events and help learners extend their knowledge on a wide range of topics.

    Online Tools for Teachers....

  • A+ Math Flashcard Generator--Create flashcards for a variety of Math functions

  • A+ Math Worksheet Generator--Create worksheets for a variety of Math functions

  • Calendars.net--A free interactive web calendar hosting service, where you and anyone you choose can post events visible and printable by whomever you choose, or everyone.

  • Certificate Creator--Allows you to search a vast library of prebuilt templates of awards and certificates in categories like early education, sports, elementary education, secondary education, business, religious and holiday to be customized and printed. Not only can you create certificates from templates but you can also create certificates from scratch.

  • Classroom Materials Makers--Allows you to make classroom materials by filling out a simple form--Passes, lesson plans, time lines, learning contracts, schedules, progress reports, award certificates, etc

  • Custom Classroom: Puzzle maker--A puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your word lists.

  • Custom Classroom: Quiz Center--A powerful tool for teachers to use to create, administer, and grade quizzes online and provide instant feedback to teachers and your students.

  • Exercises, Quizzes, Tests--Provides hundreds of exercises, quizzes and activities in virtually any area and grade level

  • Filamentality--A fill-in-the-blank tool that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet links, and turning them into learning activities.

  • Flashcard Exchange--The Flashcard Exchange is a community supported site where you, the user of the site, make flashcards for yourself, your students or your peers.

  • Graphic Organizer Generators--Allows you to make graphic organizers by filling out a simple form, eg. KWL, Venn Diagrams, Time lines, SQ3R, etc.

  • I'm Dreaming of Online Tools--Provides access to worksheets, calendars, games, maps, organizers, rubrics, pictures, puzzles, web page tools

  • iKeepBookmarks--Allows you to upload, and keep, your bookmarks on the web for free. You can access them at any time, from any computer... anywhere! View Mr M's @ http://www.iKeepBookmarks.com/Mark_McCright

  • Laura Candler's File Cabinet--Find all sorts of activity sheets and black line masters for a variety of curricular areas and activities

  • Media Builder Tools--Want to modify an image or animation? The ultimate image editor.

  • Personal Educational Press--Create free educational worksheets such as flashcards, game boards, and quizzes to print directly from your browser.

  • Project Based Learning Checklists--Create learning checklists for writing, science, oral presentations and multimedia presentations

  • Rubi Star--Here's a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch.

  • Rubric Generator--The rubric generators will allow teachers to make grading rubrics by filling out a simple form. The materials are made instantly and can be printed directly from your computer.

  • School Notes--Create Notes for homework and class information and post them on the web in seconds using this free community service.

  • Web Worksheet Wizard--This web-based utility will allow you to create a lesson, worksheet or class page on the World Wide Web. All you need to use this utility is your browser and some time.

  • Worksheet Makers--Allows you to make worksheets by filling out a simple form eg. word searches, crossword puzzles, web quest generator, science lab generator, assignment planners, etc.

    Teacher Resources....

  • A to Z Teacher Stuff--Provides aa wealth of resources (lesson plans, activities, tips) for the teaching profession.

  • Busy Teacher's Cafe--a site dedicated to the K-3 classroom with links to appropriate sites, bulletin boards, interactive quizzes, graphics, and much more.

  • Everything Preschool--Here is a comprehensive site for preschool teachers with a multitude of ideas for lessons and activities.

  • Homeroom Teacher--K-12 educators can get free and useful information--clip art, lesson plans, links to educational sites and more.

  • Inspiring Teachers--Offers everything from an "Ask Our Mentor a Question" section where you can e-mail questions or concerns to a veteran teacher to "Tips for New Teachers".

  • Middle School Web--A useful resource for Middle School staff including: links, curriculum, assessment, standards, professional development, etc.

  • OOPS--Equips educators with "Just-In-Time" strategies for the unpredictable challenges or "OOPS" moments of classroom teaching.

  • ProTeacher--Gathers news, resources, materials, tips--plus sign up for a free email newsletter. Geared for the Elementary teacher.

  • The Teacher's List--Provides useful Internet resources by grade level (also a daily e-mail listserv with a useful teaching site).

  • Teacher's Lounge--Provides educators with search engines, curriculum sites, tech planning, tutorials, computer resources and much more offered by UNI.

  • The Teacher's Guide--A teacher-created guide to resources for lesson plans, thematic units, book activities, teacher freebies, children songs, and more.

  • Teachers Helping Teachers--Includes a large collection of links, lesson plans and a variety of other resources for teachers.

  • Teaching is a Work of the Heart--If you are looking for teaching ideas, inspiration, links, lessons, units, activity sheets, virtual sites, or a laugh - you are at the right place.

    Teaching Materials....

  • AOL@School for Teachers--Provides categorized sites, lesson plans, reading lists and useful tools to use in your classroom.

  • Educational Press--This web-based application allows teachers to create quizzes, study sheets, matching exercises, word lists, and flash cards for use in their classroom.

  • Federal Resources for Educational Excellence--FREE offers hundreds of useful sites for historical documents, scientific experiments, math challenges, famous paintings and other tools for teachers and students. Numerous lessons and activities.

  • School Express--Contains thousands of printable handouts ready for you to use in your classroom as well a software programs and other teaching aids.

  • Teachers First--Contains quality web sites for the classroom, professional resources and "hot topics" for educators.

  • Teach Net (Teacher's Edition Online)--A virtual warehouse of teaching ideas, tips, lessons, suggestions, etc. for veteran teachers as well as rookies.

  • Teacher Universe--Offers professional development courses, Internet resource links for teachers and students, instructional tools and a variety of other resources.

  • Teacher Vision--Contains lesson plans, web resources, tips for creating web pages and education news.

  • The Teacher's Corner--Contains lesson plans, educational resources for teachers and a place to exchange ideas.

  • Virtual Schoolhouse--A vast collection of links, resources and information of interest to students, parents, teachers and administrators.

    Technology Integration....

  • Blue Knowledge Network Education Explorer--The official website of the Education First, Pacific Bell's umbrella program to benefit educators with Internet access and videoconferencing applications.

  • Cyberbee--Here's a site devoted to curriculum resources, web construction, web evaluation, citing Net resources and more.

  • Microsoft Office Templates for Educators--This site consists of numerous useful templates for educators who use MS Office.

  • Module Maker--Shows you how to build your own Online Research Modules which will challenge your students to make up their own minds while supplying them with rich information to support such thinking.

  • START--Sharing Technology Application Resources with Teachers offers educators (k-12) with ideas for integrating technology into their classrooms.

  • Teacher TidBytes--Presents a collection of Web-integrated lesson plans arranged by group and subject area.

  • Tammy's Technology Tips for Teachers--Presents useful tips for using the Internet and other technology tools in the classroom.

  • The Web Quest Page--Step by step planning guide for integrating the Internet into lessons. Includes a useful template for planning lessons.

  • World School Directory--A country-by-country and state-by-state guide to K12 Schools, Universities, and Education Resources around the world.