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Guest Teachers Resources

Technology in the Classroom for the Busy Instructor


 Several resources are listed below that may help you to search for the perfect "already-made" online lessons and ideas for technology and learning.

The sites below can save countless hours of project preparation, while using classroom technology.

TEACHER RESOURCES 
(lesson plans, curriculum, and general information)

Curriki - http://www.curriki.org/
Free learning resources for the world. Curriki is an open community of educators, parents, and students who share curriculum.

Learning on the Edge - http://njmander.squarespace.com/

Lesson Plans (Over 2000+Free Lesson Plans for PreK-12 - Making Teaching Easier!) http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ 

Discovery Channel School - http://discoveryschool.com/ 
This site provides video and online activities. Assignment Discovery is commercial-free, and it has a liberal copyright policy. Various theme weeks are broadcast each semester.  In addition, each theme has a subject area mentor who can guide teachers who have questions or want to share ideas about projects. Discovery also includes a listserv to which teachers can subscribe and share various teaching questions and ideas. 

Global Schoolhouse - http://www.gsh.org 
The Global Schoolhouse encourages the use of classroom technology and provides many resources, including mailing lists, project links, and products available at special prices.   

Well Connected Educator and Technology and Learning - http://www.techlearning.com/ 
This site provides teachers and education professionals with a forum to share their ideas and projects. It also provides several contests that award teachers for developing projects and investigating technology concepts and then sharing them with others.  

Kids Domain Brain Builders - http://funschool.kaboose.com/

Use the News http://www.usethenews.com
This is a popular program bringing local newspapers to the classroom. Teachers will find guides for using newspapers to enhance current events curriculum, and tools for evaluation news articles.  

New York Times Learning Center - http://www.nytimes.com/learning/
This is a daily newspaper geared toward 6th-12th grade.  It includes a daily lesson plan guide for teachers, links for students and parents, and news related activities.

I Love That Teaching Ideahttp://ilovethatteachingidea.com/ - we inspire teachers with practical, teacher created ideas and resources that you can use in your classroom immediately.

http://www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/internet/index.html
http://techlearning.com/
Hot Pick Kids Click! -- This site will get you to information and activities for any subject. It also guides you by reading level: http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!
ProTeacher
—Offers lesson plans by subject in an easy to use format: http://www.proteacher.com
Funbrain
—grammar games, spelling games, math baseball, making change, reading maps and more (1-5): http://www.funbrain.com
Houghton Mifflin
—classroom activities, lesson plans: http://www.eduplace.com/search/activity.html
Worksheets: www.freeworksheets.com
and www.worksheetfactory.com
Atlas: www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
Homework Helper: www.bjpinchbeck.com
Collaborative Curriculum Archive: http://www.buildingrainbows.com/CA/resources.html
Education for Kids
- http://www.edu4kids.com
Scholastic
—Timely classroom activities, reproducibles, tips and strategies; also, companion activities for Scholastic books: http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/home.jsp
NEA page—teacher tips:
http://www.nea.org/helpfrom/growing/works4me/library.html
Los Angeles Public Library (books can be put on hold using this site): http://www.lapl.org/index.html
F
act Monster www.factmonster.com
Brain Pop www.brainpop.com
MythWebwww.mythweb.com
Kids Planet -
http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/map.html
Starfall -
http://www.starfall.com/
National Geographic – Geography Expeditions - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/
PBS Teachers - http://www.pbs.org/teachers/
PBS Kids -
http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/parentsteachers/index.html
American Library Association - http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlstandards/informationliteracycompetency.cfm
Information & Library Services -
http://www.umuc.edu/library/copy.shtml
Awesome Library - K-12 Education Directory
Awesome Library Ratings
ENC Online: The best selection of K-12 mathematics and science...
Explorer: Math & Science

Research Resources For Kids & Teachers
Yahooligans—Kids’ version of Yahoo!; a research tool, search by topic: http://www.yahooligans.com  
Kids’ almanac, encyclopedia, and dictionary:
http://kids.infoplease.com
Ask Jeeves for Kids! -- type in a question, it gives you the source(s) for the answer:
www.askjeeves.com
www.Dictionary.com
Perdue Grammar & Language -
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
Google Scholar -
http://scholar.google.com/
Berkley Guide for MLA Citations -
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/FindInfo.html
Citation Machine -
http://citationmachine.net/
Columbia Style Guide -
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cup/cgos2006/basic.html
Easy Bibliography Site -
http://www.easybib.com/
Plagiarism -
http://www.plagiarism.com/

Math Resources
Algebra Buster - http://www.algebra-online.com/
Algebra Help - http://www.algebrahelp.com/
Free Math Help - http://www.freemathhelp.com/geometry.html
Mega Mathematics (Los Alamos National Laboratory) -
http://www.c3.lanl.gov/mega-math/index.html
US Treasury - http://www.ustreas.gov/

MathStories—Thousands of math story problems organized by grade
level and topic. Worksheets can be printed and used free of charge (1-5):
http://www.mathstories.com

Hot Pick Weekly Brain Teaser—Each Wednesday evening this site provides you with one new Brain Teaser at three grade ranges (3-4,5-6, 7+). Solutions are posted the following Wednesday: http://www.eduplace.com/math/brain

Math Forum—math resources by subject: http://mathforum.org/
Ask Dr. Math—get math questions answered: http://mathforum.org/dr.math
A+ Math—exercises, puzzles, games (1-5): http://www.aplusmath.com

Math Baseball (1-5): http://www.funbrain.com/math
Houghton Mifflin Math page: http://www.eduplace.com/math/index.html
Everyday Mathematics Center:
http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/students/index.shtml
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics):  
http://illuminations.nctm.org/

Science Resources
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute - http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience
U.S. Geological Survey, Earthquake Hazards Program - http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/
Franklin Institute Science Museum - http://sln.fi.edu/
I Can Do That! - http://www.eurekascience.com/ICanDoThat/index.htm
Kinetic City - http://www.kineticcity.com/
PBS Kids - http://www.pbs.org/kratts
MadSci Network -
http://www.madsci.org/

University of California Museum of Paleontology - http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/
San Diego Zoo - http://www.sandiegozoo.org/
ARS' Sci4Kids - http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research - http://www.ucar.edu/
Web Elements Periodic Table - http://www.webelements.com/
Rader's Biology 4 Kids - http://www.biology4kids.com/
The Nine Planets Solar System - http://www.seds.org/billa/tnp
Virtual Frog Dissection - http://www-itg.lbl.gov/ITG.hm.pg.docs/dissect/info.html
Butterfly Collection at the Field Museum - http://www.fmnh.org/butterfly/default.htm
Illuminations
 - http://illuminations.nctm.org/
Deep Space 2 - Mars Microprobe (3-5): http://nmp.jpl.nasa.gov/ds2

NASA Homepage—Information and pictures on Mars Global Surveyor, Earth Observatory, Space Flight, Women & NASA, and more. Also click on “NASA for Kids” to find information on Airplanes, Earth, Planets, Space Travel, Stars & Galaxies, and more (2-5): http://www.nasa.gov

San Francisco Exploratorium—Rotating exhibits and activities such as photos from Solar Eclipse, Sheep Brain Dissection, Science of Sports. You may want to check this site periodically since exhibits change (2-5): http://www.exploratorium.edu

Bill Nye the Science Guyhttp://www.billnye.com/for-kids-teachers/

Language Arts Resources
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - http://shakespeare.mit.edu/
Palomar Shakespeare Site - http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/
Shakespeare Online - http://www.shakespeare-online.com/
Kids Pub -
http://www.kidpub.org/kidpub
Dreamhouse: Nursery Rhymes for all ages - http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pfa/dreamhouse/nursery/rhymes.html
Vocabulary University - http://www.vocabulary.com/
Grammar Now - http://www.grammarnow.com/
Poetry for the Elementary Classroom - http://www.cis.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1991/4/91.04.06.x.html
The Young Writers Club - http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~david/derya/ywc.html

Biographical Dictionary - http://www.s9.com/biography/
Biography.com - http://www.biography.com/
Harlem Renaissance - http://www.levity.com/corduroy/harlem.htm
The Academy of American Poetry - http://www.poets.org/index.php
Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color - http://voices.cla.umn.edu/newsite/index.htm

Hot Pick Children’s Literature Web Guide—Spend time browsing through this site! Check out “More Links” as “Authors on the Web”, where you can contact authors, get information on how they work, see pictures of them, and more. Among the authors included are Eric Carle, Tomie DePaola, Crockett Johnson, Ezra Jack Keats, Dr. Seuss, Chris Van Allsburg, Audrey Wood, Jan Brett, Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary, Roald Dahl, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Betsy Byars, Jean George, and Katherine Paterson: http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown

The Author’s Page—Link to specific authors’ web sites, email addresses: http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/askauthor/
More Author information - http://www.datehookup.com/content-poetry-reference.htm
Grammar Gorillas—games identifying parts of speech (1-5): http://www.funbrain.com/grammar/index.html
Spellaroo
—spelling games (1-5): http://www.funbrain.com/spellroo/index.html
Reading Rainbow site
—web site for PBS educational series designed to encourage and motivate young children to read good books and visit their local libraries (K-2): http://pbskids.org/readingrainbow/
Reading games from White House literacy program
(could be sent home to
parents) (K,1): http://www.ed.gov/Family/RWN/Activ97/begin.html

White House Literacy Program—
reading homework activities (3-6): http://www.ed.gov/Family/RWN/Activ97/young.html

Hero’s Journey:

CAL online (hero's journey summary) - http://www.cusd.com/calonline/americanlit/module02/02lessons/0202a1herojourneysteps.htm
Intro to the Hero's Journey - http://www.loyno.edu/~MidAges/sdemers.html
The Hero's Journey - http://www.yourheroicjourney.com/Journey.shtml

Recommended Reading Lists:

California's List of Recommended Reading - http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/rl/ll/
DSUSD Advanced Placement Reading List - http://www.dsusd.k12.ca.us/ds1/edservices/publish/page4.html
DSUSD Recommended Reading - http://www.dsusd.k12.ca.us/ds1/edservices/publish/page5.html

Persuasive Essays:

Fallacies - http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/index.html#index
The Persuasive Appeals - http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Persuasive%20Appeals/Logos.htm

Essay Contests for Students & Teachers:

Ayn Rand Essay Contests - http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer?pagename=education_contests_index
Kenyon Review - http://www.kenyonreview.org/programs/ywpp.php
Poetic Power - http://www.poeticpower.com/

History / Social Science Resources
ArchNet Home Page (Virtual Library of Archeology)- http://www.lib.uconn.edu/ArchNet
CIA Kids - https://www.cia.gov/kids-page/index.html
How Far Is It? - http://www.indo.com/distance
The Creative Connections Project - http://www.ccph.com/
Library of Congress - Thomas - http://thomas.loc.gov/
United Nations Cyber School Bus - http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/
The White House Kids Page - http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids/
Empires Past - http://library.advanced.org/16325/indexie.shtml
The Greatest Places - http://www.greatestplaces.org/
CNN Online - http://www.cnn.com/
The New York Times Learning Network - http://www.nytimes.com/learning
Time Magazine for Kids & Teachers - http://www.pathfinder.com/TFK
Times Online Global - http://www.the-times.co.uk/
Chicago Tribune - http://www.chicagotribune.com/
MSNBC - http://www.msnbc.com/
History Course Models - http://www.history.ctaponline.org/
CIA Web Site - Fact book shows maps and gives information by country on population, military, economy, transnational issues (1-5): http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook
Global SchoolNet Foundation - Online game in which students use maps & clues to determine hidden location (3-5): http://gsn.org/project/gg
SCORE: History/Social Science - http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/

Arts & Music Resources
Art Museum - http://www.artmuseum.net/
Kennedy Center Artsedge - http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/
Minneapolis Institute of Arts - http://www.artsmia.org/
Mr. Holland's Opus Forum - http://www.mhopus.org/
Music Education Online - http://www.geocities.com/Athens/2405/index.html
Music Studio Direct - http://www.mtlc.net/
National Museum of African Art - http://www.si.edu/nmafa/exhibits/currexhb.htm
Virtual Library Museums Page - http://www.icom.org/vlmp
Americans for the Arts - http://www.artsusa.org/
Art Talk - http://www.arttalk.com
Jacobs School of Music - http://www.music.indiana.edu
Strings in the Mountains (Mozart) - http://www.stringsinthemountains.org/m2m/1once.htm

Web Museum, Paris -
Hot Pick List of artists, biographies, sample works [including Mondrian, Monet, Van Gogh, Cassatt, Klee, Matisse, Michelangelo]: http://metalab.unc.edu/louvre/paint/auth
Joan Miro:
http://www.mcs.csuhayward.edu/~malek/Miro.html
Claude Monet:
http://giverny.org/monet/welcome.htm
Georgia O’Keeffe:
http://sunsite.auc.dk/cgfa/okeeffe
Paul Klee:
http://www.mcs.csuhayward.edu/~malek/Klee.html
Henri Matisse:
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/matisse_henri.html
Pablo Picasso:
http://www.mcs.csuhayward.edu/~malek/Pablo.html
Diego Rivera:
http://www.diegorivera.com
Andy Warhol:
http://www.artchive.com/artchive/ftptoc/warhol_ext.html
Getty Museum—lesson plans broken down by grade:
http://www.getty.edu/education/search/
Sousa: http://www.dws.org/sousa

Scott Joplin
- Biography and other links: http://www.incwell.com/Biographies/Joplin.html
Bach:
http://www.jsbach.org
George Gershwin, biography, musical selections:
http://www.gershwinfan.com
Brahms:
http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/brahms.html
Art Adventures—Go “into” a painting to learn color theory, glossary of art terms, artist biographies, teachers’ resources, hands-on activities:
http://www.sanford-artedventures.com
A mystery-solving activity that teaches about artists and contrasting painting styles (2-5): http://www.eduweb.com/pintura/index.html
Los Angeles County Art Museum: http://www.lacma.org/
Classical MIDI Archives - Extensive selection of composers and their compositions; you can hear musical selections [including Mozart, Sousa, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Scott Joplin, Handel, Bach, Brahms]: http://www.prs.net/midi.html

Physical Education
Elementary Physical Education—Description of various elementary level P.E. games & principles: http://www.ops.org/pe/elem.html

Special Needs
Attention Deficit Disorder Association - http://www.add.org/
Sighted Electronics - http://www.sighted.com/
Web Accessibility Initiative - http://www.w3.org/WAI
Access-Ability Mobility Aid (UK) - http://www.access-ability.co.uk/
A Basic Guide to ASL - http://www.masterstech-home.com/ASLDict.html
Wall Street Journal Article - http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/1999JulSep/0031.html
National Federation of the Blind - http://www.nfb.org/
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services - http://www.ed.gov/pubs/TeachersGuide/osers.html
LD Online - http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/teaching_techniques/teaching-1.html
Access to Disability Data - http://www.infouse.com/disabilitydata/guidelines98.html

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