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The Virtual Study Tour

With this architectural virtual tour, you can visit the Knossos Labyrinth or the Palace of Ramses III.

http://archpropplan.auckland.ac.nz/virtualtour/front.html

 

CNN Newsroom

A free instructional program for teachers to bring the world into their classrooms with in-depth news stories, as well as world and regional events designed exclusively for students.

http://learning.turner.com/newsroom/index.html

 

Newsweek Education Program

A site designed to help teachers build bridges to real-world issues.

http://school.newsweek.com

 

50states.com

State information resource links to state homepages, symbols, flags, maps, constitutions, representatives, songs, birds, flowers, trees, etc.

http://www.50states.com

 

TIME For Kids

Just like TIME magazine, the news in TIME For Kids is completely up-to-date and comes from TIME’s award-winning journalists and photographers around the world.

http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK

 

Geography

 

Map Collections

Map collections from 1544 to 1996, organized according to seven major categories.

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html

 

GeoNet

Free geography resources including revision help, case studies, lesson plans, and worksheets.

http://www.internetgeography.co.uk

 

United Nations CyberSchoolBus

Provides information on current global issues, and also offers lesson plans, teaching modules, classroom activities, and more.

http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus

 

Geographia Homepage

In-depth destination guides to over 75 countries, online tourist offices, travel stories, and more.

http://www.geographia.com

 

 

 

History

 

Eye Witness

Using personal letters and essays, Eyewitness History takes a look at major events in history from the perspectives of eyewitnesses.

http://www.ibiscom.com

 

National Archives: The Digital Classroom

This site gives teachers and students access to online historical documents.

http://www.archives.gov

 

HyperHistory

Navigates through 3,000 years of world history.

http://www.hyperhistory.com

 

The History Channel

The History Channel online includes study guides, speeches, “This Day in History” and lots more.

http://www.historychannel.com

 

The History Of Today

Daily historical facts and events, famous birthdays, world history, and music history.

http://www.on-this-day.com

 

History Place

Great online history exhibits include World Wars, Lincoln, Kennedy, and more.

http://www.historyplace.com

 

Social Studies

 

History/Social Studies Web Site For K-12 Teachers

The History/Social Studies Web Site For K-12 Teachers is a good resource for social studies on the Web.

http://www.execpc.com/~dboals/boals.html

 

City Population-the largest cities in the world

Site contains the principal cities, nations and agglomerations of the world, with tables and maps

http://www.citypopulation.de

 

World Cultures

 

Multicultural Teacher’s Corner—Multicultural Pavilion

Conceptualizations, goals, assumptions, activities, lessons, and tools of multicultural education.

http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/multicultural/teachers.html

 

Let’s Go Around The World

Let’s Go Around The World is a fun and very informative global exploration site.

http://www.ccph.com

 

 

Aztec History Mexico—The Aztecs Of Mexico

An excellent site for anything at all to do with the Aztec world: medicine, agriculture, religion, sacrifices, rulers, etc. Also link to an excellent paper on Cortex, containing five of his letters

http://northcoast.com/~spdtom/aztec.html

 

World History

 

Architecture Design Images History—3D Models And More

Architecture around the world and across history, in an online multimedia encyclopedia of world architecture, documenting 1,200 buildings and architects.

http://www.greatbuildings.com

 

Humanities

 

Literature And Language

 

InkSpot For Young Writers

Part of InkSpot, a larger resource for writers. With information specifically for young authors, the site includes a discussion forum, resource links, market information, advice from pros, and articles.

http://www.inkspot.com

 

EDSITEment

This comprehensive humanities resource site features lesson plans for literature and links to the best resource sites on the Web.

http://edsitement.neh.gov

 

CLWG: Children’s Literature Web Guide

Internet resources related to books for children and young adults

http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html

 

The English Server

This site contains over 20,000 articles, as well as poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and much more.

http://www.eserver.org

 

The Internet Classics Archive

Students can read many classics from The Odyssey to Plato’s Apology, and they can find history on Tacitus and others.

http://classics.mit.edu

 

S.C.O.R.E.

This site houses language art links, a teacher resources sectionm and a vast collection of lesson plans.

http://www.score.k12.ca.us

 

Bartleby.com: Great Books Online

Bartleby.com publishes thousands of free online classics of literature, nonfiction, and reference.

http://www.bartleby.com

 

 

 

National Council Of Teachers Of English Teaching Ideas

Links to teaching ideas selected from NCTE publication, or submitted directly by teachers.http://servl.ncte.org/teach

 

Internet Public Library Reading Room

This “room” contains bookshelves for browsing and searching for entertaining reading, along with links to sites providing other full texts.

http://www.ipl.org/reading

 

Acronym Finder

The Acronym Finder is a large, searchable database containing about 155,000 acronyms, abbreviations, and definitions.

http://www.acronymfinder.com

 

Music

 

Music Education At DataDragon.com

Provides tutorials, guides, information on musical genres, history of music, instruments, and links to other related sites.

http://datadragon.com/education

 

SCHOOLMUSIC.COM

Your source for music education products. They carry a complete line of music software, printed music, instruments, and accessories.

http://www.wwbw.com

 

Theater

 

Kenneth Taylor’s Drama In Education Site

Includes lesson plans (by age), links, books, and resources.

http://www.kentaylor.co.uk

 

ARTSEDGE

Helps teachers and students share and gain access to information, resources, and ideas that support that support the arts as a core subject area in the K-12 curriculum.

http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org

 

Creative Drama And Theatre Education Resource Site

Find resources on creative drama and theater education.

http://www.creativedrama.com

 

Shakespeare Plays Online

First Web Folio edition is currently compose of Shakespeare’s plays

http://www.shakespeare.com/FirstFolio

 

 

 

 

Visual Arts

 

How To Read A Painting

Using these techniques will enable your students to approach art with a critical eye, understanding both the principles of design and the elements of art atwork.

http://kcsd.k12.pa.us/~projects/critic/index.html

 

Artcyclopedia

They have compiled a comprehensive index of every artist, represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources.

http://www.artcyclopedia.com

 

Art Education And ArtEdventures

With this site, students can create art through hands-on activities and technique demos. Visitors can also study art, play art games, and get pointers on teaching art.

http://www.sanford-artedventures.com

 

Visible Knowledge Program

VKP pairs art instructors with high school educators and their students to explore new ways of integrating contemporary art with core high school curricula.

http://www.vkp.org

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

Foreign Language & ESL

 

EslGames.com

A site dedicated to ESL and EFL English teachers. It includes lessons, games, and songs.

http://eslgames.com

 

ESL PartyLand

ESL students and teachers can find quizzes, online exercises, lesson plans, a job center, ESL links, and more.

http://www.eslpartyland.com

 

Dave’s ESL Café

An excellent site for ESL/EFL students and teachers from around the world.

http://www.daveseslcafe.com

 

EduHound.com Espanol

EduHound Espanol features links to the best K-12 Spanish language resources on the web.

http://www.eduhound.com/espanol/defaultEN.cfm

 

Parles-Vous?

A resource for French students and teachers.

http://members.yourlink.net/kappa/espanole/french.html

 

 

Espanole! Pagina Principal

The study, teaching, and appreciation of the Spanish language.

http://members.yourlink.com/kappa/espanol/principal.html

 

Phys. Ed.

 

Health Teacher.com

Provides a comprehensive, sequential K-12 health education curriculum that consists of almost 300 lesson guides that meet national Health Education Standards.

http://www.healthteacher.com

 

PE Central

PE Central provides the latest information about instructionally appropriate physical education practices and programs

http://www.pecentral.org

 

Reference

 

Refdesk.com

This portal site contains almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, news, maps, and more.

http://www.refdesk.com

 

America’s Library

From the Library of Congress, this site was designed especially with young people in mind, but there are great stories for people of all ages.

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi

 

Information Please Kids’ Almanac

Get homework help and find facts on thousands of subjects, including sports, entertainment, geography, history, biography, education, and health.

http://www.factmonster.com

 

Library Spot

A great online library and reference information portal. Find top dictionaries, encyclopedias, newspapers, maps, genealogy tools and much more.

http://www.libraryspot.com

 

Thesaurus.com

New words, new worlds. Free online Roget’s Thesaurus of English words and phrases.

http://thesaurus.reference.com

 

Biography Classroom

The popular show, Biography, on the web. It’s your opportunity to get even more personal with 15,000 biographies.

http://www.aetv.com/class

 

 

 

 

Britannica.com

Includes the complete Britannica Encyclopedia, a searchable guide to the web’s best sites, articles from top magazines, editorials, news, and special features.

http://www.britannica.com

 

National Archives: The Digital Classroom

The National Archives Digital Classroom: primary sources, activities, and training for educators and students.

http://www.archives.gov/digital_classroom/index.html

 

Search Engines

 

EduHound.com

Everything for education K-12. EduHound features an up-to-date database of over 15,000 education related websites and resources.

http://www.eduhound.com

 

Ask Jeeves!

Search the web in plain English. Ask Jeeves is a great place to find answers online.

http://www.askjeeves.com

 

Ask Jeeves! For Kids

The kids’ version of the popular answer site

http://www.ajkids.com

 

Yahooligans!

Yahoo! For kids

http://www.yahooligans.com

 

Spec. Ed.

 

National Association For Gifted Children

NAGC is an organization of parents, educators, other professors, and community leaders who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth.

http://www.nagc.org

 

Office Of Special Education Programs (OSEP)

OSEP is a component of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS).

http://www.ed.gov/OSERS/OSEP/imdex.html

 

ERIC Clearinghouse of Disabilities and Gifted Education

EC provides information on the education of individuals with disabilities, as well as those who are gifted.

http://ericec.org/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technology

 

Technology Integration Projects

These detailed projects for grades 6-12 cover science, math, social studies, and language.

http://www.northside.isd.tenet.edu/cmptecww/DeptWebSite/TIP/toc.htm

 

4teachers.org

This site addresses the issue of technology in schools as used by teachers, administration, staff and students.

http://www.4teachers.org/home/index.shtml

 

EDUCAUSE

A great resource for information technology issues in higher learning.

http://www.educause.edu

 

International Society for Technology in Education

ISTE provides teacher bases help for K-12 teachers and administrators.

http://www.iste.org

 

MATH and SCIENCE

 

Earth/Space Science

Amazing Space Web-Based Activities

This site covers everything from space topics to the Hubble telescope.

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu

 

eNature.com

The complete nature and wildlife resource featuring the Audubon Guides to plant and animals.

http://www.enature.com

 

PlanetPals Earthzone

Alive with colorful cartoon characters, this interactive resource teaches about ecology, natural resources , the planet Earth and its care.

http://www.planetplas.com

 

California Space & Science Center

Lesson Plan and to her resources for teachers, with emphasis on space exploration.

http://www.teachspace.org

 

Introduction to Windows to the Universe

Designed for beginner, intermediate , and advanced levels , this site is a first rate trip through earth and space science by means of multimedia exhibits.

http://www.windows.vcar.edu

 

Thursday’s Classroom from NASA

NASA news and research related to the Hubble Constant and cosmology. The site provides a lasting connection between NASA’s  latest research and the classroom.

http://thursdaysclassroom.com

 

National Geographic Education

National Geography’s Web site for teachers, with lesson plans and online activities.

http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/education/index.cfm

 

Weather Channel

For the weather savvy education, we offer lesson plans , teachers guides and more including  additional online teaching resources.

http://www.weather.com/education/index.html

 

High-Ed Math

 

Professor Freedman’s Math Help

Tutorials and information about basic math and algebra to ease college math woes.

http://www.mathpower.com

 

Maths Online

International site with math resources, links, test and more for college and adult students.

http://www.univie.ac.at/future.media/moe

 

K-12 Math

 

Mathematics Archives WWW Server

This comprehensive source cover a wide range of different topics in mathematics, software and teaching materials.

http://archives.math.utk.edu

 

Gotmath. Com

Students can e-mail their math questions and be helped by tutors with extensive teaching experience.

http://gomath.com

 

Geometry.net

A comprehensive Math search engine for middle school math and above.

http://www.geometry.net

 

Math.com

This site offers different sections for students, teachers and parents. The teacher area has Lesson Plans, Classroom Resources, Career Information, Standards and Free Stuff.

http://www.math.com

 

Teach ALL Students the Multiplication Facts

Activities, games and worksheets to help teach the multiplication facts.

http://www.multiplication.com

 

Flashcards for Kids!

Designed to allow people to practice math at various levels of difficulty.

http://edu4kids.com/math/

 

Physical Sciences

 

A Dictionary of Measures, Units and Conversions

This provides a summary of most of the units of measurements to be found in use around the world today, with the appropriate conversion factors.

http://www.ex.ac.uk

 

Bilogy4Kids

Includes the chemistry of biology and how the world of biology is studied, as well as cell structure and function.

http://www.kapil.com/topiclist.html

 

High School Physics Resource

Resources for the students: tutorials, animations , project ideas, sample quizzes, etc.

http://www.gbs.glenbrook.k12.il.us

 

The Catalyst

Developed specifically for the high school chemistry teacher, to provide a place for finding relevant information of ruse in and out of the classroom.

http://www.thecatalyst.org

 

Teacher Resources

 

Standards and Assessments

 

CRESST

Conducts research on important topics related to K-12 educational testing.

http://www.cresst.org/index5.htm

 

Developing Educational Standards

An annotated list of sites K-12 educational standards.

http://www.edstandards.org/standards.html

 

Clipart

 

All Clipart site

Offers animated GIFs, buttons, backgrounds, flags, icons and more.

http://www.allclipartsite.com/

 

Barry’s Clipart Server

A large collection of free clipart, buttons, backgrounds, etc.

http://www.barrysclipart.com/

 

T.H.E. Institute

Offers educators a complete range of professional development services: anytime, anywhere and in any delivery medium.

http://www.thejournal.com/institute/

 

eLearners.com

Search over 27,000 online and distance learning courses, degrees, training programs and colleges.

Http://www.elearners.com

 

Highly Recommended for Graduate Students

Resources for graduate students: contains numerous higher education links, including career and occupational outlook, book list, research collections and library links.

http://www.problemfinder.com

 

Distance Education Clearinghouse

A source for national and international information. Get wise on legislation, technologies, programs and courses.

http://www.uwex.edu/disted/home.html

 

Curricula

 

New York Times Learning Network

Free news and educational resources for teachers, their students and parents. Includes lesson plans, vocabulary and geography builders and more.

http://www.nytimes.com/learning

 

GOTSchool Teachers

A service that allows K-12 teachers to exchange ideas, locate and review educational resources, and align the resources to relevant standards.

http://www.teachers.gotschool.com

 

Lesson Plan Search

Lesson Plan Search Engine . Find great lesson plans, teacher resources, thematic units, seasonal/subject activities. Find  that much-needed lesson plan there.

http://www.lessonplansearch.com

 

LessonPlanZ.com

Search or browse thousands of preschool-12 lesson plans and resources in all subjects.

http://www.lessonplanz.com

 

Teachers Network-by teacher for teachers

Lessons, curricula and activities for classroom and online learning.

http://www.teachnet.org

 

Educator Resources from Computer Curriculum Corporation

Offers free educator resources and lots of good links for educators of all kinds

http://www.pearsonedtech.com

 

FunBrain.com

This site enables teachers to integrate games and thousands of assessment quizzes into their daily lesson plans.

http://www.funbrai.com

 

Early Childhood

 

EduPuppy

Everything for early childhood education (preschool-Grade 2).

http://www.edupuppy.com

 

A to Z Kids Stuff Home Page

Resources for educators, childcare workers and others to use in a classroom, a childcare center, or at home. There are lesson plan themes and fun educational activities for preschool and school age children.

http://www.atozkidsstuff.com

 

Earlychildhood.com-Lifelong learning Starts Here

A complete resource for early childhood educators brought to you by Discount School Supply.

http://www.earlychildhood.com

 

Education News

 

The Chronicle of Higher Education

A popular source of news and job information for college and university educators, administration and staff.

http://www.chronicle.com

 

ERIC Clearing house on Educational Management

A large database of all things relevant to educational management.

http://www.eric.uoregon.edu/index.html

 

American Council on Education

This site provides news related to higher education

http://.www.acenet.edu

 

Education Week on the Web

Find the full text of Education Week and Teachers Magazine.

http://www.edweek.org

 

Government

 

U.S. Department of Education

Provides links to programs ,policy, funding and much more.

http://www.ed.gov

 

Grants and Funding

 

E-Rate: The FCC’s Informal Educational Page

This site offers information on policy that affects educational technology.

http://www.fcc.gov/learnnet

 

 

SchoolGrants: Grants and Opportunities for K-12 Schools

Grant opportunities (federal, state , foundation ) for K-12 schools ,grant writing tips and resources, and links and news.

http://www.schoolgrants.org

 

Peterson’s

The well respected Peterson’s Guide online

http://www.petersons.com

 

Guidance

 

College Board : Educational Excellence for All Students

Helps high school students make a successful transition to higher education. This site provides extensive information, services and products for students and parents, as well as for professional educators in both secondary and higher education.

http://www.collegeboard.org

 

School Psychology Resources Online

School psychology resources for parents and educators. Research learning disabilities ,behavior problems, psychological assessment, special education, mental health and more.

http://www.schoolpsychology.net

 

Organizations

 

American Association of School Administrators

AASA, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for over 14,000 educational leader across North America and in many  other countries.

http://www.aasa.com

 

National School Boards Association

Encourages and prepares local school board members to become catalysts for educational change and to become agents for systemic reform in public schools, so that all students will be prepared to meet the challenge of tomorrow.

http://www.nsba.org

 

National Education Association

NEA is America’s oldest and largest organization committed to advancing the cause of public education.

http://www.nea.org

 

National PTA

A nonprofit association of parents, educators , students and other citizens active in their schools communities.

http://www.pta.org

 

Virtual Explorations

 

MuseumStuff.com

One of the worlds largest gateways to museum related info.

http://www.museumstuff.com

 

Virtual Field Trips Site

These field trips (Web Tours) take students to some of the top Web Resources. Site included virtual field trips on volcanoes, hurricanes, deserts and salt marshes.

http://www.field-guides.com

 

Classroom Connect

Programs like Australia quest and American quest take students all over the world.

http://www.classroom.com

 

Web Projects

 

NASA Quest

NASA Quest brings NASA people and science to K-12 classrooms, via the Internet.

http://www.quest.arc.nasa.gov

 

Postcards From America:50 State Travel Adventure

See all 50states through daily postcards sent  t your e-mail box for free. This entertaining travel Web site includes beautiful photos , special postage stamps , sun facts , travel tips , and much more.

http://www.postcardsfrom.com

 

JASON Project

Its mission is to excite and change students in science and technology, and to motivate and provide professional development opportunities of their teachers using advance, interactive telecommunications.

http://www.jasonproject.org

 

ePals Classroom Exchange

An online classroom community that 1.9 million students and teachers from 28,747 classrooms around the world.

http://www.eplas.com

 

Worksheets

 

Freeworksheets.com

The Free worksheets on this site are for anyone to use. Teachers may make as many copies of them as necessary for their students.

http://www.freeworksheets.com

 

RHL School-Free Worksheets

An enormous supply of free quality worksheets (by subject) for teaching ,reinforcement, and review.

http://www.rhlschool.com

 

The M-tech Worksheet Locator & Generator

A site where teachers or educators can create or find a worksheet online very quickly.

http://www.mtech.on.ca