Helpful Sites For Teachers
Rubistar4Teachers :RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch.
The Schools of California On-line Resources for Educators (SCORE) maintains four separate sites with valuable curriculum ideas in the following discipline aresa: History/Social Science, Mathematics, Language Arts, and Science.
Classroom Connect: This site provides access to hundreds of excellent sites which can help you and your students find information on hundreds of topics. Lesson plans are provided for a variety of curriculum areas and grade levels. You can also communicate with other educators and share tips and information.
Blue Web'n Applications Library: This is a searchable database of outstanding learning sites cateroized by subject area, audience, and type (lesson activities, projects, resources, references and tools). You can subscribe to the Blue Web'n Weekly Update to get a weekly e-mail of the "Hot Site of the Week" and new Blue Web'n sites.
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: This is a catagorized list of sites on the Internet found to be useful for enhancing curriculum and teacher professional growth. It is updated daily to keep up wth the tremendous number of WWW sites.
New York Times Learning Network: News summaries, daily lesson plans, curriculum units and much much more.
Education World: Sponsored by American Fidelity, this site provides an educational search engine for the World Wide Web. resources for lesson plans and curriculum, education news, and a set of detailed links on topics revelent to education.
National Clearinghouse of Bilingual Educators: NCBE is an excellent resource for teachers of linguistically and culturally diverse students. It provides links to lesson plans, school Web sites and applications and persoectives on issues related to the education of diverse students.
ERIC, The Educational Resources Information Center: This is a federally funded national information system that provides the world's largest source of education information. It contains over 850,000 abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice, and also contains an extensive list of links to other educational sites and a host of lesson plans for all disciplines and grade levels.
Library of Congress: With access to research programs such as the Country Studies Area Handbook Program, the Handbook of Latin American Studies, American Memory:Historical Collections, the depth and quality of information here is extremely valuable.
B.J Pinchbeck's Homework Helper: This site, created and maintained by an 11 year old Pittsburgh boy and his father, has links to hundreds of categorized sites covering all areas of the curriculum.
The Study Web :
PBS TeacherSource: Lots of great lesson plans and activities--also "standards" match
NOVA: Check out this site for the PBS NOVA series. It contains some great teaching ideas related to the series segments.
History & Social Studies Web Sites for K-12 Teachers: Use this site to find links to history and social studies resources on topics ranging from archaeolgy, genealogy, geography, economics, current events, and American and World History.
Search Engine Watch: Provides great information on the various serach engines and how to effectively use them
Today in History: Visit this site daily to discover events in history that occurred on that day. Search the archive by date or subject to find other events in history. an excellent way to make connections to cultural and historical events.
Math Forum: Teachers Place: This site features quality math resources and is created and maintained for and by teachers. It contains some of the best resources currently on-line for teaching math at all levels. High lights range from lesson plans, puzzles, projects, and cool sites for students to workshops, software reviews, interactive mailing lists and newsgroups.
Education CalendarCalendar and WWW Sites:This on-line service offers a monthly calendar of Web links based on historical events and provides links to related Web sites and curriculum-links.
Public Affairs Web (PAW): This site provides excellent support materials for teaching U.S. Government topics. PAW features information and resources concerning local, state, and national candidates, public issues, legislation, ballot measures, public organizations, and public affairs professionals.
Smithsonian Education on the Web: Developed by the educators at the Smithsonian Institute, this site is home to 30 easy-to-follow lesson plans focusing on four subject areas: arts, language arts, science, and social studies.
Encarta Lesson Collection: This collection of lessons, pooled from a wide variety of sources, is supported by the information available on the Microsoft encarta CD-ROMS, however, Internet resources may be used, also, and links to appropriate sites are given.
Theatre Education Literature Review: This online catalog of 60 annotated literature sources on theatre education offers the answers to important questions like, "Why study theatre?" and "Do the arts make a difference in education?" An excellent guide for those wondereing how to incorporate the theatre into the classroom.
Enchanted Learning: Great ideas and information
Reality Check: This site posts thought-provoking, real-world topics for investigation. Each topic is accompanied by informative articles, related links, discussion quuestionns and activities.
Internet Education Group: This on-line newsletter focuses on great on-line lesson plans.
Pathfinder Schoolhouse: Provides links to sites relevant to all areas of curriculum as well as to sites providing lesson plans
Academy Curriculum Exchange: More lesson plans
Collaborative Lesson Archive: Still more lesson plans
Access Excellence: A place in cyberspace for biology teaching and learning
Clip Art Links: Access to lots of clip art for sprucing up those presentations