THE BEST EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES ON THE WEB

Those who use this service constantly send me excellent educational sites they have discovered. Of the dozens of suggestions I receive each week, I try to pick out the most general and resourceful comprehensive sites for our users. In turn, each of these sites have dozens of links to more specialized sites.


"Arts" Resources On-Line:

The Art Junction A virtual learing environment for kids 8 and older with many useful activities and information for curriculum planning.

M.U.S.I.C.--Musicians United for Songs In the Classroom A great resource for integrating music into the curriculum

Online Music Theory Helper A self-directed set of lessons to teach music theory--includes lots of links to music resources

Creative Drama and Theatre Education Everything a drama teacher would want to know

World Wide Arts Resource The site quickly becoming the "Yahoo!" of the art world

 

Early Childhood/Primary Grades Resources On-Line:

Edupuppy.com Just about every thing you might want to know for primary age teachers

KIDS Inc. Preschool and kindergarten educational resources

Kinderteacher Excellent resources for early elementary teachers

 

Elective Courses:

Sports Media A site for P.E. teachers and those who are interested in P.E./fitness and sports

 

Language Arts Resources On-Line

Children's Literature Web Guide A guide to anything you might want to know or find out about

Colorin' Colorado A great source for ESL/ELD materials

The Complete Works of William Shakesspeare A link to all sorts of resources

Database of Children's Award Winning Literature Searchable, comprehensive listing maintained by a librarian

Dictionary Link Compilation of free online dictionaries, thesaurus, language translators, encyclopedias, crossword solvers, quotes and other language resource

The Encyclopedia Mythica An encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and more

ESL: English Study and Learning Materials A wealth of free materials and information for all ESL levels--available in many languages

ESL Links Articles, research papers, lessons plans, classroom handouts, teaching ideas, etc., all related to ESL

High School Journalism Many links and all sorts of information for any secondary journalism teacher

New siteLearning About the Author and Illustrator Pages Links to every possible author and illustrator your students experience

Library of Congress Information System A place to find the author, name or call number of any book published in the U.S.

LibrarySpot This library resource brings the best library and reference sites together

Plagiarism Workshop A one-hour online workshop demonstrating what plagarism is, and how to avoid it

Project Gutenberg A project where every book ever published is being electronically processed. Most classics have already been completed.

SillyBooks.net Animated books for primary levels, excellent for whole class use with an LCD projector

Spelling It Right A site where you can download spelling worksheets and advice for teaching spelling

Web English Teacher: General Poetry Resources A collection of resources for teaching poetry

 

History/Social Studies Resources On-Line:

American Memory Collections of primary source and archival material relating to American culture and history from the Library of Congress

The Best History Sites A hotlist of sources--probably the best teacher history site on the web

Biography Channel Links to thousands of biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, diaries, letters, narratives, oralhistories and more

CapWeb Politics covering political parties and citizenship and guide to U.S. Congress

EyeWitness Takes you to various historical events

The Food Timeline Food throughout history, recipes you can make from your local market to spice up any history lesson

The Historical Text Archive Text of almost any major historical document you would want, especially American History.

The History Channel Web Site Primary source historical documentation, archives of great speeches and This Day In History section

History House Wickedly funny yet educational

History/Social Science--SCORE A hotlist of sources listed by grade topics

MapMachine Find nearly any place on Earth, and view it by population, climate, and much more

Project Vote-Smart Contains information on thousands of candidates and officials in five basic categories: backgrounds, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and performance evaluations

Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust Resources, classroom activities, links, and more.

 

Math Resources On-Line:

AAA Math Multi-level and multi-subject problems, games and activities for K-12
 
The Geometry Center Games, lessons, software
 
Instacalc Online Calculator An excellent, powerful online calculator

Math Forum A center for Math education on the net

Math is Fun A fun site for students with teacher resources such as free worksheets

Mathworld A comprehensive and intgeractive mathematics encyclopedia for teachers and students

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives Online manipulatives for every math subject and level--adjustable by teacher or student

Superkids Math Worksheet Creator An excellent way to create supplemental math skill worksheets

Teachnology A great site for free math worksheets

 

Multi-Cultural Resources On-Line:

African American History From this site, examine nearly 400 years of African-American history

Culture and Change: Black History in America Stories, music and information through an interactive timeline and special features

Judaism & Jewish Resources A collection of the best Jewish-oriented sites. Also, see the new Internet book: Wired Into Judaism.

 

Science Resources On-Line:

Environmental Literacy Council A site devoted to environmental information

Freevibe.com An excellent anti-drug website for students; teacher guide available here

Science Education Zone A little bit of everything for the science teacher

Science Teachers' Resource Center Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Talking With Kids About Tough Subjects Provides an overview of how to talk to kids about important health issues

 

Social Action--Taking Care of Our Society:

Amnesty International

54 Ways You Can Help the Homeless

The Hunger Site Donate food for free to hungry people around the world

Volunteer Match Dedicated to using the power of the Internet to find volunteers for non-profit, community based organizations and causes

 

Special Education/Gifted Resources On-line:

ADDResource.Com A hotlist for sources for ADD issues.
 
American Sign Language Browser This site allows you to look up thousands of ASL signs

Blindness Resource Center Hotlist of resources for the blind

Hoagies' Gifted Education Page A hotlist of sources for links, programs, lists and more.

LD Online: The Interactive Guide to Learning Disabilities LD OnLine offers information and ideas about learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children.

Special Education for Special Children Many great links for all areas of special ed

 

Some of the best teacher resources available on the Web:

Best WebQuests.Com A list of webquests available for use, all of which are evaluated for educational value

ClassNotesOnline A free website that allows teachers to keep students up to date adn parents informed on daily work, assignments, homeowrk and grades

Education World The heart of this site is a searchable database of over 100,000 education links for teachers, parents, and students

Educational Freeware Lots of links to good educational programs

Good Character A site full of free resources on every aspect of character education in every possible subject area

Grade Connect A free online grade book for teachers

Group-Games.com A free collection of group games and ice-breakers

K12jobs.com An excellent site for job placements

KidsClick A search engine for kids constructed by librarians

Puzzlemaker Create your own mazes, word searches, crosswords, number blocks, math squares...

QuizStar Create and manage your classes quizes online

Schoolbug.Org Listings and information about virtually every public and private school in America

Substitute Teachers All sorts of goodies for those who work as subs

SuperKids Educational Software Providing reviews and comparisons by teams of parents, teachers, and kids

Test Prep Review Practice exercises for almost every standardized test imaginable. Great review for students (SAT/ACT) and teachers

Timesavers for Teachers Lots of free downloadable teacher tool forms in all different areas

Tutor Center Educational games, activities and lots of parent resources

 

How to find something not listed here:

Metacrawler A fantastic search engine that searches ALL other search engines for your topic or key words. Without question, the first place to start any search.

Yahoo! One of the best search engines for finding things on the Web. Type in a topic word and watch it go!




This page is continually being updated. If you have any suggestions for additions, or comments about any of the above resources, please contact me at mandel@pacificnet.net

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