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Academic Info - This comprehensive guide has been created for current students and teachers as a reference with essential online tools and resources. This guide will also help prospective students learn more about online education. This guide will also seek to map the history of online education, look at the differences between traditional and non-traditional forms of education while further defining relevant terms.

Acceptable Use Policies - this linked page provides some up-to-date links to various sites around the nation providing information about AUP. There are discussions of legal issues, as well as numerous samples of various policies.

Accredited Schools online - from their site, "Online education used to be reserved for students enrolled at for-profit colleges and universities. Yet today, hundreds of schools with full accreditation make quality online learning a reality for millions. Whether in kindergarten, middle school or looking to move up with a master’s, see how accredited online schools can make a difference."

Accreditation and online colleges - from the site, "Online two-year and four-year colleges represent some of the most affordable ways to enter higher education. Academic programs at the two-year level provide a solid foundation in the liberal arts and basics within certain major paths. Vocational programs take a more career-oriented track, helping students acquire specific skills they can apply on the job day one. Beyond the material itself, many junior and community colleges and universities have embraced online learning, opening their doors to a more inclusive student body – from working professionals and stay-at-home parents to those who may not be able to commute to a physical campus."

Administrators' Sites - contains some good links for school administrators.

ADA Accessibility Guidelines if you need information on the Americans With Disabilities Act, this is a good site to visit.

Addiction Guide - "Addiction Guide is your reliable source on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances. We cover how drugs and alcohol affect the body, how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse, and where to seek effective treatment. Our mission is to guide you and your loved ones to a healthier life."

Adventure Learning Foundation - an Internet-based non-profit organization that provides curricula enhancing materials to educators based on online Adventure Learning Expeditions.  Our explorers travel around the World providing "virtual" cultural and travel experiences for teachers and students alike.   Students and teachers are "virtual" participants in the journeys and are able to communicate and interact with the expedition members as well as with other students and teachers around the world. The Expeditions combine educational projects and activities for students and provide resources for teachers designed to enhance curricula.

Advertising and Marketing Degrees - this site offers some basic information about advertising and marketing positions but more importantly offers suggestions of colleges in the US which offer Master's degrees in advertising.

African National Congress of South Africa a good source of information for students studying South Africa in a World History or World Cultures class.

After School.gov - According to the site, "No matter what you like -- science and technology, art, business, politics, community service -- Afterschool.gov has something to offer you. We checked with kids and teens, and they said that these sites were the best in the government. We've listed the sites by subject matter, so search until you find something that interests you.  The kids' sites were designed with elementary school students in mind, and middle- and high-school students will probably enjoy the teens' sites. But don't limit yourself -- you'd be surprised at how much you learn no matter where you look on these pages!"

Air Travelers - Air Travelers is an introduction to the basic principles of buoyancy, properties of gases, temperature, and the technology involved in hot air ballooning. This resource is primarily for teachers in the upper elementary grades.

ALA Recommended Websites -List of recommended and award-winning websites and online resources for all ages, including apps and social media, along with privacy and safety guidelines

Alex: A Catalog of Electronic Texts on the Internet - Alex is/was an informal research project whose purpose was to explore the possibilities creating catalogs of Internet-based electronic texts. Originally conceived by Hunter Monroe in 1993-4, the catalog contains roughly 2,000 entries mostly on gopher servers. Maintenance of the Alex Catalog has been suspended until adequate funding and/or a systematic method for collecting electronic texts can be obtained.

American Association of Community Colleges - The  AACC site also includes a wealth of information on all aspects of two year colleges,

American Educational Research Association The American Educational Research Association is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. AERA is the most prominent international professional organization with the primary goal of advancing educational research and its practical application. Its more than 20,000 members are educators; administrators; directors of research, testing or evaluation in federal, state and local agencies; counselors; evaluators; graduate students; and behavioral scientists. The broad range of disciplines represented by the membership includes education, psychology, statistics, sociology, history, economics, philosophy, anthropology, and political science.

American Librarians Association

American Sign Language Browser - Welcome to Michigan State University's ASL Browser web site, an online American Sign Language (ASL) browser where you can look up video of thousands of ASL signs and learn interesting things about them.

American Stock Exchange (AMEX) students in economics classes will find this page useful.

Animals -  offers access to lesson plans used by over 30 zoos and aquariums, with curriculum about animals, endangered and otherwise, and their habitats.

Animal Diversity Web According to the information on the site, "The Animal Diversity Web is a collection of pictures and information about animals. Accounts of individual species include information on distributions, natural history, conservation, and economic importance, along with pictures and sounds if available. Synopses of some higher taxonomic groups are also provided. The information is arranged in a taxonomic hierarchy for ease of navigation, and "shortcuts" (either through searching for specific names or characteristics or through direct links to some taxa) make it simple to find particular species or groups of species. "

AOL@School Research a Topic -  Research a topic on the web - find grade specific, educator approved sites on the web.

Architecture (Renaissance and Baroque) this site contains images of various structures, etc. of the period.

Art - a page which contains many links to art related sites on the Internet.

ASCD home page sponsored by The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development , this site is one of the best sites that you can find dealing with curriculum issues in education; it is truly an outstanding resource!

Attention-Deficit Disorder Archives - offers some links to sites dealing with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)

Avalon Project at the Yale Law School - The Avalon Project at Yale Law School is an incredible resource for students and teachers alike. Major historical documents dating back to the 12th Century are presented in entirety, with links to supporting documents, glossaries and indexes for each one.

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Bad Weather Traveling - from the site, "When traveling for any distance, bad weather can cause everything from slight delays to major accidents. When truckers have advanced warning and know what to do in severe weather situations, they can keep themselves, their vehicles, and their shipments safe." The site was suggested by Ms. Denise's  class who volunteers with at The Brenham Community Center here in Texas

Bartlett, John. 1901. Familiar Quotations

Hey Mom and Dad, Do You Know Basic Life Support? - from the site, "Accidental deaths, such as drowning and choking, are the number one cause of death in kids of every age.1 This accidents often result in cardiac arrest—an event that is immediately life threatening without CPR. Every minute that a bystander does not provide CPR for cardiac arrest, the chance of that child surviving drops 10%. Brain damage starts in 4 minutes without CPR. In children up to 13 years old, the most common cause of cardiac arrest are undiagnosed birth defects of the heart.2 That means that kids can be walking around with a subtle heart defect and their parents don’t know about it until cardiac arrest strikes. Sudden cardiac death in the young is underappreciated—66 young athletes die of cardiac arrest each year. Cardiac arrest can happen quickly, which is why parents, teachers, and coaches should be prepared and willing to provide basic life support."

BBC Schools Online - a great site with numerous links;  find other resources by grade level or discipline.

Becoming a Teacher - a new site with information about teacher licensure, enables user to search various programs and schools.

Behavior Management Advice Site -  This site offers THOUSANDS of tips on managing student behavior, and provides step-by-step directions for implementing a great number of standard interventions.  It also contains a bulletin board on which you can post your disciplinary concerns and receive suggestions from teachers around the world.

The best Teacher career guide for Masters degrees in Education - from the site, "A Masters in Education can lead to many career opportunities as a teacher. With many teachers having a Bachelors degree in Education, a Masters in Education can help you stand out and also become more effective. Our Teaching Careers Guide shows you the value of a Masters in Education, advises on important CAEP accreditation information, reviews the top Masters in Education degrees and concentrations and which careers might be best for reach, and shows you a comprehensive list of teaching organizations and teaching jobs that could be available to you.."

The Birdhouse Network Nest Box Cam - The Birdhouse Network is a continent wide monitoring program in which people place birdhouses in their yard or neighborhood and then monitor the cavity-nesting birds nesting inside their birdhouses (also called nest boxes).

Bird of the Week - A membership institution interpreting and conserving the earth's biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds.

BirdWorld -  NASA has been recruited to help track endangered birds in their migratory treks.

Block Scheduling Information - although somewhat limited at this point, there are some links to schools on a block schedule.

Book Adventure - Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning.

Braillebug - The American Foundation for the Blind created an age appropriate site for students to learn out Braille.

Brain Games and Riddles to Play in the car - "Car trips can seem awfully long and boring if there’s nothing to do, and not all cars have room for board games or movie players. However, did you know that there’s a special kind of game that can be played anywhere? All you need is the power of your own brain and a little bit of imagination. This kind of game will make you smarter, but it can also make you laugh, too!"

British Monarchy, The This is the official Web site of the Monarchy in Britain. We hope you find your visit informative and enjoyable.

Busy Teacher's Cafe - Popular teacher resources for all aspects of teaching, including teaching strategies, management, resources, and more

Busy Educator - a collection of newsletters and other hints for teachers - a great site with a wealth of information for novice teachers.

Busy Teacher - from their website, "BusyTeacher.org is a part of Elegant E-Learning, Inc., a seven-year old company with a proven track record of revolutionizing and providing free online resources for English teachers and instructors. BusyTeacher is now in its ninth year of operations as a trusted web presence for teachers worldwide, and when we launched it we aimed to fill a gap in the educational marketplace."


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California Teaching Credential - California teacher credentialing process and suitable degree programs

Your Cancer Risk -  Your Cancer Risk estimates your risk of cancer and provides personalized tips for prevention. It doesn't tell you if you'll get cancer or not. Anyone can use Your Cancer Risk, but it's most accurate for people age 40 and over who have never had any type of cancer. Take a few minutes to answer some questions. Find out how to lower your risk and where to focus your prevention efforts. Because the best way to fight cancer is to keep it from starting.

Canva.com - according to the site, you can create collages using their drag and drop tool - there are over 100 templates available.

Career and Job Information

Caregivers natural disaster prep plan - from the AARP website, "Creating contingency plans-where your family member or friend will go, what they’ll need to bring, and who will take them-will ensure the best outcome possible and help keep the calm."

Census Bureau Home Page your source for social, economic and demographic information; vast wealth of information available.

Certificate Creator - Certificate Creator is the Internets' first site that allows you to customize the generation of certificates for school, business or personal use to be printed out on your own printer! There are currently 38 prebuilt certificates to choose from and customize in 5 different categories. Creating certificates is easy to do, you will create your first certificate in less than 5 minutes.

Character Education at the Center for the Advancement of Ethics and  Character - To serve as a resource for administrators, teachers and parents as they seek to fulfill their responsibilities as moral educators. To foster more research initiatives and publications on moral and character education, not only by Boston University’s faculty and students but by scholars and researchers from around the world.

Charter School Information - this page contains some links to information about Charter Schools

The Children's Literature Web Guide - The Children's Literature Web Guide is an attempt to gather together and categorize the growing number of Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults. Much of the information that you can find through these pages is provided by others: fans, schools, libraries, and commercial enterprises involved in the book world.

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse - Do you know your online rights? Have you received a letter asking you to remove information from a Web site or stop engaging in an activity? Are you concerned about liability for information that someone else posted to your online forum? If so, this site is for you.

Center for School, College & Career Resources - from the site, "Center for School, College & Career Resources - We are the experts in helping students reach their education and career goals."

Cisco Educational Archive and Resources Catalog Your resource for education programs, discounts and special offers.

City Populations - On these web pages, you'll find statistics and maps about the population of the major agglomerations of the world. For many countries, information about the population of their administrative areas and the principal cities is provided.

College links - this site offers links about colleges - admissions, grants, and other useful information for people searching for information about higher education.

College Savings Calculator - from the site, "This calculator will help you to determine how much money you need to invest on a monthly basis now, in order to be able to pay for your child's college education by the time they are ready to start college. You can either enter your own current estimated annual college cost, or select a degree type and the calculator will enter the cost for you based on a recent survey conducted by the The College Board. Plus, the calculator even adjusts the future cost of attending college based on your own estimated rate of inflation."

Communication Skills Writing Program - The Communication Skills Writing Program web site is designed to help student, tutors, teachers, and those interested in the program here at Northern Illinois University.  The web site, much like the program itself, is constantly evolving, and new resources may appear in the future.

Composting 101 - from the site, "Time or money invested in your garden’s soil always brings the best returns: healthy, vigorous plants and great harvests. And when you keep yard waste and kitchen scraps from the landfill you’re doubly rewarded. You can buy ready-made, organic compost to get a jump start. But it’s easy and inexpensive to make your own with the right materials and good equipment.

Computer Dictionary Searching the dictionary - A search returns either the single entry whose complete heading matches your search string exactly or, failing that, all entries whose headings start with your search string, ignoring case.

Conservation online CoOL, a project of the Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries, is a full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum materials.

Consumer Safety Guide - from the site, "We want consumers to be informed. If you are injured or made ill by a product, it is possible legal action is an option. Our site provides information for users of dangerous drugs and defective medical devices."

Consumer Information Center a US Government site, it offers information on available pamphlets and information on all sorts of things; some are free.

Cool websites according to the web site, Find some cool web sites! We've recently added more new categories to the index -- Kid's Korner, Museums, and Real Estate. So take a look at the newly updated index and nominate a site for a Star Site Award.

Conversion Tool - this site allows you to convert bits and bytes, weights, volume, etc.

Creating Your Budget (Worksheet and Tips) - the site writes that "Learn how to keep track of your income and expenses, save for your goals, and adjust your budget as your life changes."

Critical Comparisons - This site offers reliable, comparative information about U.S. universities and colleges.

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Daily Grammar - Daily Grammar is a free service of Word Place, Inc.  Much like A Word A Day (no affiliation), which teaches you a new word each day, Daily Grammar sends you e-mail messages with a grammar lesson five days of the week and a quiz on the sixth day.  You can look at all the lessons in our Archive section.

Debt Free College Degree - Attending college is the dream of many, but the thought of graduating with a ton of debt can make any prospective college student think twice about a college degree. Fortunately, there are a number of financial resources available to make one’s college dream come true without the crushing debt.  A couple of pages on their site offer additional help;  for example, Financial Aid and the Online College Landscape and College has its perks offer some useful suggestions.

  • Depression and Suicidal Ideation - help sites suggested by Cecelia Johnson

  • * Healing from depression

  • * Anger, depression and disability: Adapting to a new reality

  • * The Guide to Rebuilding Bridges With Your Loved Ones After Battling Addiction

  • * Earlier Than Too Late: Stopping Stress and Suicide Among Emergency Personnel

  • * Teens and Peer Suicide: Dangerous Potential After-Effects

  • * After a Suicide Attempt: A Guide for Family & Friends

  • * Left Behind after Suicide

  • DeskRef - An easy to use reference hotlist.

    Directory of Learning Tools - Over 2,000 tools for learning and working in education and the workplace

    Discovery Channel Eleven subject area managers (SAMs) provide information about the free programming offered by the Discovery Channel and The Learning Channel. There are also links to other sites.

    Disney's Family.com Education A high-quality online magazine for teachers and parents of children from birth to 12 years old.

    Distance Education at a Glance - This outstanding site from the University of Idaho guides educators through all phases of developing and delivering a course at a distance.

    Distance-Educator.com - deals with issues related to distance education and technology; has numerous links.

    Don't Buy it - endeavors to help kids become smart about the impact of media and advertising.  Don't Buy It: Get Media Smart is a media literacy Web site for young people that encourages users to think critically about media and become smart consumers. Activities on the site are designed to provide users with some of the skills and knowledge needed to question, analyze, interpret and evaluate media messages.

    NPR Double Take - great collection of political cartoons.

    Driving Office - from the site, "Find all the information you'll need to pass the driver's test and get your license; this is your one-stop driving education resource to help you prepare for the driver's license application."

    Dropbox - online backup, synching of files, etc - a great way to store some of that electronic information.


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    Professional Sites of Interest to Educators

    Educator Labs - is comprised of school librarians and media specialists who volunteer as curators and conservators of the scholastic web. In previous decades, our resource collections were finite and we knew our card catalog backwards and forwards; nowadays, modern technology provides us with a seemingly infinite inventory of educational resources. Unfortunately, there simply are no comprehensive card catalogs for the internet and, sadly, many untapped resources go undiscovered by most teachers.

    Educator Labs - a search page which allows users to search for Fun Educational Lesson Plans, Activities and Printables

    Educator Labs - EducatorLabs is comprised of school librarians and media/market research specialists who work as curators and conservators of the scholastic web. In previous decades, our resource collections were finite and we knew our card catalog backwards and forwards; nowadays, modern technology provides us with a seemingly infinite inventory of educational resources. Unfortunately, there simply are no comprehensive card catalogs for the internet and, sadly, many untapped resources go undiscovered by most teachers.

    EduDemic - connecting education and social media

    Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia - "The Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia combines an on-line archive of thousands of SGML-encoded electronic texts (some of which are publicly available) with a library-based Center housing hardware and software suitable for the creation and analysis of text. Through ongoing training sessions and support of individual teaching and research projects, the Center is building a diverse and expanding user community locally, and providing a potential model for similar enterprises at other institutions."

    Electronic Reference Formats Recommended by the American Psychological Association - offers suggestions on citing electronic references in formal papers

    Emergency Preparedness for School - from the site, "Natural disasters and other emergencies can happen at any time, and when they happen at school, everyone should be prepared to handle them safely and effectively. Administrators, teachers, staff, parents and students can work together to promote and maintain school-wide safety and minimize the effects of emergencies and other dangerous situations. This guide covers different ways everyone in the school community can prepare for various natural disasters and other emergencies to stay safe."

    ENCYBERPEDIA(TM) - Encyberpedia is a site that aims to create a "living" Enclyclopedia on the Web. On the main page there are links to specific subareas (sports, maps, news, medical, and live video from around the world). There is also a "subjects index" where you can quickly locate a region of interest to you in areas more related to information taught in schools.

    Encyclopedia Smithsonian  - Encyclopedia Smithsonian features answers to frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian and links to Smithsonian resources on subjects from Art to Zoology.

    A Sightseer’s guide to Engineering - The National Society of Professional Engineers created this site to help students understand how engineering affects their lives.

    AskERIC Home Page ERIC is the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), a federally-funded national information system that provides, through its 16 subject-specific clearinghouses, associated adjunct clearinghouses, and support components, a variety of services and products on a broad range of education-related issues. AskERIC is the award-winning Internet-based education information service of the ERIC System, headquartered at the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology at Syracuse University. Because AskERIC is also a Sun SITE repository, AskERIC is able to expand the quality and quantity of its resources and services to the education community.

    ERIC Digests Currently we only have three digests available (the rest will be forthcoming soon). Since they are our most recent ones, and this list starts with the in order, the ones that are online are at the end and marked with .

    Espanol - Hi, and welcome to this site, created by Susan Seraphine-Kimel of Astronaut High School, Titusville, a part of the School Board of Brevard County, Florida. Here I hope you will find all you need for the study, teaching, and/or appreciation of the Spanish language, its literature, arts, music, people, history, foods, and countries.

    Interesting Things for ESL Students - A fun study site for students of English as a Second Language including Word games, puzzles, quizzes, slang, proverbs and much more.

    Ethics in Computing - Learn about the basics of ethics in computing, or conduct more advanced research in the areas of privacy, speech issues, computer abuse, intellectual property, risks, commerce, and social justice issues.

    Exams2Jobs - A site which contains a lot of information about different tests, including the SAT.Praxis and other tests to numerous to list here.

    Exploratorium according to the site information, Build your own Roto-Copter! Visit the Ten Cool Sites, online exhibits, and more; An introduction to the concepts and theories that contribute to contemporary complexity research; Past exhibitions, electronic exhibits, images, sounds, web cams, and more; Take a walk on the "light" side. You'll never look at shadows the same again! Do your own cow's eye dissection. Step-by-step, hints and tips, and more.

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    F.B.I. Page for Kids -

    Family Com

    FAST Free Assessment Survey Tool  - Traditionally, teaching assessments are conducted at the end of a course - a practice precluding students from offering constructive feedback while they are still in the course. However, conducting instructor-designed and administered web-based course assessments opens a proactive dialogue with students about teaching, the course, and the entire learning process. The FAST project is committed to providing users with a simple online tool for assessing their students' impressions of their courses and their teaching. Using the software does not cost anything so if this is your first visit, become a user and see if FAST would be useful for you and your students. Also, you may want to read the FAQ's and the User Tips to provide you with an overview of the functionality of the software.

    Federal Reserve Bank of NY

    The Federal Web Locator

    Section 504 Compliance Handbook

    Fire and Safety Prevention Checklist -from their website, " Having an adequate and inter-connected fire safety management plan in place can literally save the lives of your family members and protect your investment, while preventing or minimizing bodily injuries and property damage in the event of a fire arising within the perimeter of your home."

    Kids' Fire Safety Guide - Home fires can start and spread quickly, which is why we all need to be careful and educated when it comes to fire safety. Just a little bit of planning can make a big difference for your family. Share the following guide to help spread the word and prevent kids deaths from fires.

    Finance Sites for Kids - The Internet has a wealth of useful resources and information to help educators and parents to teach young people about personal finances, economics and the world of business.

    Fire Safety Learning Resources - from the website, "It's never too early to start educating children about fire safety and it's also never too late to brush up on your knowledge of fire prevention and escape. Here we've collected some of the best fire safety education resources out there so whether you're looking for classroom resources or advice and guidance on creating a fire prevention and escape plan for your workplace, you're sure to find what you need here." They offer a filter system to find the right resources for your needs.

    Flight-History is dedicated to developing an extensive on-line archive of aviation history. The archives are not exclusive to any one country or type of aircraft. We are committed to providing tools for aviation enthusiasts to contribute to the site. The archives focus on the pre-jet era for now. In time we will extend the archive to the jet era and space. Flight-History is a division of Ghosts of Aviation Inc., which is located in Calgary, AB, Canada.

    Food and Drug Administration for Kids -

    Food and Nutrition Information Center - This information is produced by the Food and Nutrition Information Center National Agricultural Library / United States Department of Agriculture.

    Food and Agricultures of the World - Agropolis-Museum is a Science Center dealing with topics such as food, nutrition, agriculture, with an historical approach on a worldwide scale

    Foundation Center (grant info)

    Fun School Com -  Funschool.com has loads of Java-based educational games for kids from preschool to sixth grade; did not work on the Macintosh.

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    Coming Soon to a School Near You: A Project on Youth Gangs - "Coming Soon to a School Near You . . . " touches on a variety of topics in the sociology curriculum and can be incorporated into any of the following units:  deviant behavior,  group dynamics,  law and order,  signs and symbols, and subcultures. Although relatively small numbers of adolescents engage in gang behavior, the fascinating enigma is why they would choose to do so. This WebQuest hopes to challenge students to see beyond the glamorous hype with which the media has portrayed youth gangs.

    Garden Escape offers information about gardening from some of their past magazines. This is a good site not only for gardeners but also for science students.

    Gardening Tips that you can use immediately - from the site, "Loyal Gardener was started because we saw a gap in the market: to provide actionable gardening advice surrounding tools and equipment. More often than not, we felt the gardening information available online was too vague and did not provide adequate actionable detail to really be useful. With the launch of Loyal Gardener in August 2016, we set out to change that and we hope that it shows."

    Get Recruited -  students can get recruited by colleges and universities - a free service

    Global School house provides many helpful links as well articles for educators and parents.

    Learning Vocabulary Can be Fun - It has been my goal to create a vocabulary oriented site that would be educational, fun, simple to use and friendly.  The site has something for everyone and there will be updates on an ongoing basis.

    School Grants - The purpose of SchoolGrants is to provide resources for children, teachers/educators, and K-12 schools. Our goal is to contribute to the common task of improving schools and programs for the children served by those schools. The “most good for the most kids” is our commitment and primary aim.

    Grants for Single Mothers - his site explores some of the options available to provide support to single mothers.

    Graphics Library Index - Direct links to free graphics of the sort we're always looking for. In return for providing a link back to the site, you may use any of these graphics.

    Guide to LPN Education - from the site, "A complete guide to LPN Education and career - One-Stop Platform for Knowing All About Practical Nursing Programs, LPN/LVN Certification, and LPN Salary."

    Complete Guide to Making your business Green - from the site, "This complete and comprehensive guide gives you an introduction to sustainable living as well as green measures, initiatives and schemes, offering useful tips on what you can do to do make your business more eco friendly."

    The Guide to Math & Science Reform - A comprehensive searchable database with concise information on initiatives and organizations responding to America’s call for better science and mathematics education for all K-12 students. Updated twice monthly, The Guide profiles strategies, impact, funding, and other details about changes in mathematics and science education nationwide.

    Guide to Online Schools - The prospect of stepping into a classroom for the first time to teach elementary, middle school or high school students can range from daunting to completely terrifying. For the new teacher, nothing is more important than being prepared, with strong curriculum as well as reliable strategies for overcoming problems in the classroom.  Fortunately, the Web is full of resources for teachers. We have looked at hundreds of educational websites in order to compile this list that contains 50 of the best ones. Use these sites to plan your math lesson, launch an arts and crafts project, or motivate those hard-to-reach students.

    Guide to online Schools - from the site, "Online education has grown exponentially since first coming on the scene in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Today the vast majority of colleges and universities offer at least a few classes online, while public and private K-12 schools are steadily expanding options outside brick-and-mortar classrooms.."

    Beginner's Guide to hiking and camping - from the site, "Wilderness travel takes more than a pair of strong legs; it requires common sense. An ability to read the land and a basic understanding of trail conditions can be the difference between embarking on a hard slog and pure bliss. Learning the lingo is part of the process, saving novices from grief and providing veterans with a cool vocabulary for the miles shared in the backcountry. Before you go, boost your outdoors IQ with this glossary of hiking terms."

    Big Green Guide to Responsible Camping - From the site, "It’s all been happening out here, in the fresh air. After spending too much time besotted with our digital screens, many of our pixelated brains are becoming nostalgic about the good times of climbing trees and making mud pie."

    Guide to Writing Research Papers -  Prepared by the Humanities Department and the Arthur C. Banks, Jr., Library Capital Community-Technical College Hartford, Connecticut

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    Helping Your Students With Homework: A Guide for Teachers - Filled with ideas from teachers for helping make homework effective, the site is organized around 18 tips for getting homework done.

    Health Information - contains links to health sites of interest to health teachers, physical education teachers as well as science students and teachers.

    Heritage Map Museum


    History - a variety of links can be found on this page dealing with history, social studies, and geography.

    History of Education - This site is about history of education and childhood. It lists all kinds of Web resources in this field, simple and complex ones, from all over the world. We also provide some related texts and sources

    Hoagies' Gifted Education Site - The Gifted Child. No one individual can be more exhilarating, or more frustrating. The parents and teachers who deal with these wonderful children can often be described in a single word: Exhausted. The gifted child can speak as an adult one minute, comparing the emotional relationships in Le Mis with relationships in her own life, or discussing potential conflicts between evolution and the bible, and in the next minute throw an impressive tantrum because she didn't get what she wanted... right now! She can have you in awe of her theories on accelerated space travel, or pulling your hair out in frustration over her argumentative refusal to do her part in everyday chores.

    Hoaxbusters - Interspersed among the junk mail and spam that fills our Internet e-mail boxes are dire warnings about devastating new viruses, Trojans that eat the heart out of your system, and malicious software that can steal the computer right off your desk. Added to that are messages about free money, children in trouble, and other items designed to grab you and get you to forward the message to everyone you know. Most all of these messages are hoaxes or chain letters. While  hoaxes do not automatically infect systems like a virus or Trojan, they are still time consuming and costly to remove from all the systems where they exist. At CIAC, we find that we spend much more time de-bunking hoaxes than handling real virus and Trojan incidents. These pages describe some of the warnings, offers, and pleas for help that are filling our mailboxes, clogging our mailservers, and that generally do not have any basis in fact.

    Home Education FAQ

    Homeowners Guide to Lightning Safety - from their website, "Although lightning-related fatalities have declined over the past few decades, lightning still claims more lives than tornadoes or hurricanes each year. A lightning bolt can reach temperatures of approximately 50,000-degrees Fahrenheit, which is five times hotter than the sun’s surface, and can travel at speeds up to 90,000 miles per second. These facts make lightning particularly problematic for homeowners in thunderstorm-prone areas.

    Homework Guide for Kids - Thanks to the Internet, finding help with finishing your homework is easier than ever before. The following links lead to tools which can help you with your lessons, games which will challenge your skills, research material for your projects, and additional bits of information which will make you the envy of your trivia team. Don't forget to ask your parents' permission before accessing any of these sites.

    Homework Help -  a variety of sources to help students with homework

    How everyday Things are Made - AIM has developed an introductory website for kids and adults showing how various items are made. It covers over 40 different products and manufacturing processes, and includes almost 4 hours of manufacturing video. It is targeted towards non-engineers and engineers alike. Think of it as your own private online factory tour, or a virtual factory tour, if you wish.

    How to adapt your business to become environmentally friendly - from the site, "In an age where environmental thinking has become the norm, it’s important for a business to adapt and evolve with the trend. Industry and the environment haven’t had the best relationship throughout the years. If you’re interested in taking steps in the right direction, this resource will provide forward-thinking businesses with a guide on how to improve their impact on the environment."

    How to Directory - offers a variety of suggestions to teachers on "how to" do some activities.

    How to Become a Teacher - from the site, "In the United States, the demand for teachers is skyrocketing. For instance, in California alone, teacher vacancies currently clocks at over 14,000 positions. According to reports, the figures are set to grow in the forthcoming school years. Considering this, experts see a noticeable increase, with 19% in the post-secondary department and 17% for preschool."

    Human Languages Page (foreign languages)

    Hurricanes - the .gov website offers some suggestions to prepare for hurricanes.

    HST Greatest Hits 1990-1995 Gallery (Hubble Space telescope)

    HTML Resources

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    ICTMagic - a Wiki website with a wealth of links to various sites including spell checkers, Twitter tools, etc.

    I know that - This website has a variety of educational games on a variety of topics.

    Inside Teaching - at the heart of Inside Teaching is the challenge to capture the wisdom of practice. Here K-12 teachers and teacher educators document their practice, reflect on their teaching and build on each other's work. On their multimedia records of teaching practice, you can find videos of teaching, examples of lesson plans, practitioner reflections and narratives, images of student work, and many other documents of teaching and learning.

    Institute of Distance Education - The Mission of the Institute of Distance Education is to create educational and training opportunities for individuals (employed, self-employed, unemployed, and post-high school graduates) who have been unable, for one reason or another, to undertake conventional and professional university education programmes and courses. For this reason the motto of IDE is: "Taking the University education and professional programmes to the people rather than the people coming to the University".

    International Center for Leadership in Education

    Internet Resources for for families of children with disabilities

    The Internet TESL Journal - For Teachers of English as a Second Language which includes Articles, Research Papers, Lessons Plans, Classroom Handouts, Teaching Ideas & Links.

    Internet Safety - an excellent site devoted to keeping children safe while using the Internet, which is becoming an increasing concerns for parents and educators.

    Internet Trends - some good sites to track trends on the internet - videos, twitter, searches, photos, news, feed subscriptions, e-mail - track all of these trends.

    Investor Words - With over 5,000 definitions and 15,000 links between related terms, InvestorWords is the most comprehensive financial glossary you'll find anywhere, online or off. Just click on one of the links below to begin. 

    Iris Center - Visit the IRIS Center for Training Enhancements for free online interactive resources that translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice. Our materials cover a wide variety of evidence-based topics, including behavior, RTI, learning strategies, and progress monitoring.

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    JigZone.com - is the place on the internet for free online jigsaw puzzles.

    Jobs - contains a number of links about job information; the information is useful for teachers ( for example, you will find a link to most of the states' job openings as well as information about certification) and student planning.

    Job Openings - right now this site only lists openings in Maine but it is expected that other states will be added.

    Job Prices - from the site, "Welcome to Job Prices - Looking for a home improvement project price guide? We can help! We have researched hundreds of projects. Explore our site and see how we can save you money today."

    John C. Dvorak offers some excellent links to a variety of sources - well worth checking out!

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    Four ways to keep you dog safe when disaster strikes - from the website, "with advance preparation we can face a future emergency with confidence. Whether the earth is shaking, water is overflowing, or wind is rattling the windows, real love is demonstrated by considering our canine’s disaster readiness ahead of time."

    Kentucky Education Association provides links for educators, students, and parents to various issues related to education in general, and Kentucky in particular.

    Kid Safe Search Sites - hosted by Hermon DeKalb School - offers a variety of safe links for children.


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    Sites related to legal issues

    US Supreme Court Decisions another good database for searching for various decisions from the Supreme Court

    Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid - This site lets you type in the form of the word that you would expect to find in a dictionary or a truncated form of the word (e.g., stem only). If you want help with the ending of a word, type the ending in the space provided. (If you prefer, you may leave this space blank). To see all the words in the dictionary that begin with "q", search for "q" as the stem. You can also translate English to Latin.

    Latin Focus - LatinFocus is the first stop for professionals seeking reliable information on Latin American economies.  Since its conception in 1998, the LatinFocus website has become one of the fastest growing and most essential economic and financial information sources on the web.  The firm has rapidly established a reputation for itself among the world's leading

    Leadership and New Technologies - This web site supports school district leaders using technology to improve teaching and learning.

    Leave no Trace - from the site, "The Leave No Trace principles are simple but important: leave the places you visit outdoors the same, or better, than you left them. Asheville Trails is an official Leave No Trace partner, and we practice these easy steps on every hiking, camping and backpacking trip. To make sure the places you cherish are left for others to enjoy, please follow these rules when you adventure in the great outdoors."

    The Learning Group - This learning game collection provides a fun way to help students review a wide variety of topics in general subject areas of math, science, foreign language, economics, and music.

    Lesson Plans and Other Planning Resources for Educators

    Library Resources - a collection of links dealing with various library and literature resources, including books and authors.

    Link shortener - shorten any link

    Little Explorers - according to the authors of this web site, "LITTLE EXPLORERS is a Website that makes surfing the Internet very easy. A picture-dictionary format is used to link to over 400 sites around the world. Since the pictures are links, even pre-readers can surf with a minimum of help and guidance from their favorite adult. LITTLE EXPLORERS lets children experience the World Wide Web and sample diverse knowledge and culture from around the world, using the simple, pictorial format.

    Using Listservs

    Are you a lifesaver? - from the site, "Even if you think you are not a lifesaver, you may find yourself in a situation where someone needs emergency care and you are the only one to help. Will you be ready? Hundreds of thousands of cardiac arrests happen outside of a hospital each year. They happen in homes, in grocery stores, and at movie theaters. Cardiac arrests usually happen without warning. Once a person has a cardiac arrest, the clock is ticking. Calling emergency medical services is good, but the chance of the person surviving drops 10% every minute that CPR is delayed. If EMS doesn’t arrive within four minutes, brain damage is already starting. If you are a lifesaver, you need to start CPR right away."

    The Living Internet - The net's most comprehensive source of information about the Internet

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    All Magic Guide -  The magician in all of us will enjoy this website devoted to slight of hand and illusion.

    M&M Software's Shareware & Public Domain Library The BEST Educational Public Domain & Shareware Library in the Known Universe! Now with Hundreds of New Titles!

    Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching Online - from the site, "The new Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching online program prepares students to articulate and apply educational theory and research to improve teaching skills and student performance, or to advance into school leadership. Benefit from a strong reputation for providing education degrees at Fitchburg State that dates back more than a century. This 100% online, non-licensure program develops student-centered teachers and administrators while delivering curriculum in an accelerated online format to meet the needs of working educators."

    Math and Science sites - a collection of web sites of interest to students and teachers wishing information about math and science.

    Measurement Converter - a neat site for converting various kinds of measurements.

    The Knowledge Exchange Network   -   The Center for Mental Health Services maintains this website filled with mental health information for the Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    Mrs. Meacham's classroom Snapshots - this site contains a variety of links that are really useful for teachers.

    M.I. Smart! - The theory of Multiple Intelligences was developed by Dr. Howard Gardner, a psychologist, and professor of neuroscience from Harvard University.   It is widely accepted by Educational Psychologists throughout the world, and is based on the belief that we all possess at least nine unique intelligences through which we are able to learn/teach new information.  Although we each have all nine, no two individuals have them in the same exact amounts - similar to our fingerprints.

    Microsoft Programs many of us use Microsoft products and this is a an excellent resource to get updates and beta versions of their software. You can search by product (alphabetically) or by category (beta, web browsers,m etc.).

    Middle School Partnership Although the site has a .com address it reports that it is not commercial in nature. "We are a philanthropic project assisting the middle schools in champion communities. Our website sells nothing and only exists to serve our partner schools and the world of middle level education in general."

    Middle Web Index MiddleWeb is produced by the Focused Reporting Project and supported by a grant from the Program for Student Achievement of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.

    Mountain Voices - This website presents interviews with over 300 people who live in mountain and highland regions round the world. Their testimonies offer a personal perspective on change and development.

    Mozart - Kids will love this interactive biography of Johannes Amadeus Mozart.

    MSN TerraServer - The Microsoft TerraServer Web site is one of the world's largest online databases, providing free public access to a vast data store of maps and aerial photographs of the United States. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides the site with images and maps of the United States.

    Multiple Intelligences - The M.I. Smart! Program fosters self-esteem, for the students obtain a better understanding of their own unique talents and abilities as well as those possessed by their peers.

    Music - this page contains links for various resources for music.

    My Academic Only Home Page.Com - "Where Student Meets Academe" - a substantial site with lots of good links for students.

    My Virtual Reference Desk - this site provides hotlist of links to ready reference sources, periodicals, and more.

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    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) "spearheads national efforts to locate and recover missing children and raises public awareness about ways to prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation. "

    National Weather Service

    National Wildlife Federation - National Wildlife Federation works to provide educators with easy-to-implement, trusted curriculum and activities that help inspire the next generation of environmental stewards.

    National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center - The National Youth Violence Prevention Center organizes current statistics, publications, and research on violence committed by and against children and teens. Find the latest information and programs from all the US Agencies that deal with the issue of violence and minors, including the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, and the Department of Justice

    News and Information sites - newspapers, radio stations, etc.

    Nursing Career Guide - from the site, "With so many different areas of specialization, and more than enough scope for advancing career, nursing is one of the best job jobs in the United States. Furthermore, the US is currently facing a shortage of nurses which is why the job opportunities for the nurses are at an all-time high."

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    Old Farmer's Almanac

    Official US Time - This public service is cooperatively provided by the two time agencies of United States: a Department of Commerce agency, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and its military counterpart, the U. S. Naval Observatory (USNO). Readings from the clocks of these agencies contribute to world time, called Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The time maintained by both agencies should never differ by more than 0.000 0001 seconds from UTC

    Online cooperative Learning Tools -  from the website, "Today’s student generation is mobile, online and Internet-savvy. They are all computer gurus, and they often engage better with their electronics than they do with paper and pencil.  As the saying goes, when you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em: charge into the information age as a 21st century teacher. Use online tools and resources to power your lesson-planning and engage your students. And do it for free, with these 101 online tools for collaborative learning – all free to use, or at least free to try."

    O*NET Online -  Welcome to O*NET OnLine, your window on the world of work. O*NET OnLine is an application that was created for the general public-to provide broad access to the O*NET database of occupational information. The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with occupations. This information can be used to facilitate career exploration, vocational counseling, and a variety of human resources functions, such as developing job orders and position descriptions and aligning training with current workplace needs. Information in O*NET is available for over 950 occupations. Each occupational title and code is based on the most current version (1999) of the Standard Occupational Classification system.

    Online Resources for Elementary Teachers Welcome to the online resource developed for elementary teachers by the Ontario Ministry of Education and TFO. It includes modules on Literacy and Numeracy with videos of teachers in action, activity sheets, lesson plans and more. You'll also find modules on Daily Physical Activity (DPA) from the government's Healthy Schools program, and on Anaphylaxis, for the protection of students with life-threatening allergies.

    MIT Open Courseware - “The idea is simple: to publish all of our course materials online and make them widely available to everyone.”

    Complete Guide to Growing your own Organic Food: from the site, "Organic food has always been viewed as the healthy option, but only in recent years has the notion become a nationwide phenomenon. In the past, organic food was somewhat of a fad and although the principles were practiced, it was by no means mainstream. However, the desire for healthy, organic food has grown. Families are taking the values of healthy eating and helping the environment seriously. With people more aware of the pesticides and herbicides used in the growing or non-organic produce, they’re instead turning to the healthier alternative."


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    PBS On-Line -  the site provides links and other information about the PBS schedule and programs

    A Parent’s Guide to Keeping Your Kids Alive and Safe – from the site, "There is no instruction book for being a parent, but a parent must be provider, caregiver, safety officer, instructor, and sometimes lifesaver. Do you know how to prevent injury? Do you know how to save your child’s life if the need should arise? At ACLS Medical Training, we are committed to providing people with the tools they need to respond to life-threatening situations. Our physicians have compiled a list of the most useful informational links on the web for parents. They provide the steps that parents should take in case of emergency and ways to minimize risk for themselves and their children."

    Parent Websites - a collection of various sites on the Internet that offer information that would be of interest to parents.

    Pennsylvania: Elementary and Secondary Education - contains information about PA school districts; while aimed primarily at PA educators and parents, it contains some very useful information which others might find helpful.

    Guide to English Phonetic System - from the site, "Did you ever notice any troubles with English phonetic spelling? What about the pronunciation of unnatural speech sounds in English words? Or the use of stress on the wrong syllable? Believe it or not, such problems happen even to native speakers. Phonetic skills aren’t easy to master! But you can study phonetics with our guide to English phonetic system!"

    Picture Australia - The PictureAustralia service has been provided for use by all Australians, to discover our heritage as documented in pictures. Through a single access point, it is possible to search the distributed image collections of many significant cultural institutions, without having to know where the images are held. PictureAustralia is a web service based on a metadata index held at the National Library in Canberra which links to pictorial images held on the web sites of participating cultural agencies around Australia. The service has a "hybrid" architecture with a centralised search index and distributed images.

    Pittsburgh Teachers Institute: PTI Curriculum Units Online - The Pittsburgh Teachers Institute, through its seminars, offers teachers the opportunity to develop curriculum units for their classrooms while drawing on the academic expertise of college and university professors and utilizing the research facilities of higher education institutions. Each curriculum unit is utilized by its author in the year immediately following the seminar in which it was developed. In addition, all curriculum units are made available for use by other teachers by placing them on-line here (each year the units are also bound and distributed to all Pittsburgh public schools).

    Playing with Time - Playing With Time is an exciting, new project that looks at how the world around you is changing over many different time periods. The project consists of two major parts: this web site and a traveling museum exhibit. The site is being developed by Red Hill Studios. The exhibit is a collaboration between Red Hill and the Science Museum of Minnesota.

    Podcasts - create and run your own podcast

    Power Point Games These games were created in PowerPoint.  Download the templates and modify the games to fit your curriculum needs.

    PowerPoint in the Classroom - introductory site to help you get started with PowerPoint.

    Evaluating Professional Growth and Development ISSUE: The ultimate worth of professional development for teachers is the essential role it plays in the improvement of student learning. That means that educators must pay attention to the results of professional development on job performance, organizational effectiveness, and the success of all students. Each professional development effort should be accompanied by a well-designed evaluation plan for determining its effectiveness. Because of the complexity of current changes in education, this plan should focus extensively on the use of ethnographic research. It also should extend over time in order to describe and give value to the interrelationship of individual change and systemic change in education.

    Professional Sites of Interest to Educators

    Professional Organizations for Teachers - a page of links to numerous professional organizations for teachers

    Programs for Educational Opportunity according to the authors of this site, The mission of the Programs for Educational Opportunity (P.E.O.) is to help public school districts ensure that all students have an opportunity to succeed in school whatever their race, gender, or national origin. We have provided equity-related assistance to K-12 education since 1970 in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Education. Our programs include technical assistance in desegregation and dissemination of school improvement programs designed to help all students succeed.

    Project 2061 -   Project 2061 of the American Association for the Advancement of Science is dedicated to reforming K-12 science education nationwide. The project has developed books, CD-ROMs, and online tools designed to help teachers work toward science literacy for all high-school graduates

    Project Gutenberg - "With the stated goal of bringing as much literature as possible to as many as possible, Project Gutenberg carries thousands of public domain works in their fat files of electronic texts. From Aristotle and Sun Tzu to Booth Tarkington, Edith Wharton or the U.S. Government, this archive is an indispensable vault of great works for easy reference. Mostly western, all public domain (that usually means old), the text is presented in "plain vanilla," nothing fancy, and their standard is to release texts that are "99.9% accurate in the eyes of the general reader." A mass audience precludes esoteric and rare titles, but the archive grows by leaps and bounds, so who knows? The monthly update of new releases is fun to browse, or search by author or title. A great electronic library. " Review courtesy of Point Communications Corp.

    Free Property Records Resources - from the site, "Find out where to get records such as titles, deeds, liens, ownership, tax records, appraisals, unclaimed property, and more."

    Psych Links - mental health resources

    Psychology Place - The Psychology Place is a teaching and learning resource for introductory psychology that includes basic information, "Ask Dr. Mike" question and answer section, engaging learning activities, news and research, a glossary, a forum, and more. The site is well organized and searchable, and does a good job of making the subject relevant and interesting. A nominal membership fee will be required to access the site after December 1st.

    Public Service Degrees - Public Service Degrees has hundreds of online degrees that are designed for those working in the public sector.

    Public Speaking - The Virtual Presentation Assistant is an online tutorial for improving your public speaking skills. This page is designed to help you target your specific needs as a speaker by allowing you to access any or all of the contents listed below.

    Pulitzer Prizes

    Puzzlemaker - part of the Discovery School network, Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your word lists.

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    Real Scoop on Tobacco - a site which provides information about tobacco use which are useful for teachers and students grades 5-9; according to one of the site's lesson plans, for example, Goal/Purpose: To give students the opportunity to apply and make sense of the myriad of information available regarding tobacco and to be able to personalize it so that the information can aid them to make better decisions regarding their health.

    Recall Report - Recall Report was created to alert the public to the latest information on dangerous drugs and products. With hundreds of suspected or confirmed dangerous drugs and products on the market, the up-to-date information we provide on recalls, alerts, and side effects is vital to keeping your family safe.

    Repayment Estimator - the site offers a tool to determine student loan repayments.

    Researching Companies on Line -  This business research tutorial presents a step-by-step process for finding FREE company and industry information on the World Wide Web. Accurate and timely information is essential for any business to remain competitive.  With the Internet, you can gather a tremendous amount of business intelligence information on prospects, competitors, vendors, suppliers, customers, or other companies in just a few hours.

    Rethinking schools - Rethinking Schools began as a local effort to address problems such as basal readers, standardized testing, and textbook-dominated curriculum. Since its founding in 1986, it has grown into a nationally prominent publisher of educational materials, with subscribers in all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces, and many other countries.

    Ripley's Believe it or not - as the name implies, a collection of the strange.

    Road Safety Teaching Resources - from the website, "At UK Safety Store, road safety is something we are passionate about. With the latest government statistics showing the first rise in the number of children killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents since 1995, highlighting road safety has never been more important. Becoming savvy when it comes to road safety is easiest when education begins at an early age but with more and more families getting around by car, children are encountering fewer opportunities to familiarise themselves with life as a pedestrian and to explore the risks of the road in a safe and supervised way."

    Roman Numeral Converter - This JavaScript converts between Roman and Arabic numbers. Due to the limitations of ASCII, proper Roman numbers are generated only for input less than 4000

    Rubistar - RubiStar is a free tool to help a teacher make quality rubrics. RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch

    RxDangers - from the website, "The purpose of RX Dangers is to educate the American public on current pharmaceutical drugs and devices commonly harming people in our country. While prescription painkillers and other drugs are abused by addicts, other life-saving drugs, and devices that the general public has presumed safe are causing just as much harm to people’s health and even death in some cases."


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    SAT Test preparation site - DOME SAT Review is a free comprehensive SAT Test Prep program online with a catalog of material including over 100 study guides, a database of 5,000+ SAT vocabulary building flashcards, practice quizzes, and simulated practice tests.

    Save One Starfish - A group of school nurses have created this website about ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), understanding the diagnosis and medical treatment of the disorder, and alternative methods of dealing with the symptoms of ADHD.

    Scholarship - Zip Recruiter - from the site, "ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning college or university student with the most creative entry in our Winter/Spring 2018 Scholarship Promotion. The Grand Prize Winner each semester will receive the $3,000 scholarship."

    School Notes.Com - If you are interested in a simple and effective means to communicate school information to your education community, you've come to the right place. SchoolNotes.com complements school websites by allowing teachers to post school information on the world-wide-web without worrying about HTML or FTP because there is no programming required! And best of all, SchoolNotes.com is a free community service!

    School Page while sponsored commercially, it has an excellent resource of links available in an attractively appearing home page. Some of their links include: Free Web Page for Schools, Educational Resources Listed By Subject, Classroom Science Ideas, Computer Programs Math/Biology/Lab, A List of Schools, Curriculum Development And Evaluation, How To Study, Be A Success In College, Reviews Opinions, Book reviews and articles by our readers, School/District Evaluation, School Science Lessons Lesson Plans, School Science On The Internet, Workshops For Teachers And Staff, Publish your lessons, classroom material. The United Kingdom School Page

    Science web pages - a link to some interesting collection of math and science web pages on the Internet.

    Scholarly Societies and Scholarly Communication Project has been created to facilitate access to information about scholarly societies across the world. To give some context for the Project, we have prepared a set of essays showing how societies began as meeting sponsors and publishers, then took on bibliographic work, interacted with commercial publishers, and now have begun to tackle the current crisis in scholarly publishing.

    Scholarships - this page links you to a number of links with information about scholarships/

    School Law - "Our goal is to provide easy access to the legal information and resources you need to do your job effectively" according to the site.  In addition to providing information on school law issues, there are numerous other links to interesting and useful websites.

    The School Psychologists' Home Page -The School Psychologist has the information that parents, school faculty or students need about the important issues affecting young people today. Created by the Bartow County School System.

    SchoolRack - Create a free classroom website or educational blog to keep students, parents, and others informed outside of class.

    School Renewal Web Center - The School Renewal WebCenter is designed to help teachers, principals, parents or community members think about new designs for learning. It is a place to reflect on the starring roles of teachers and students, and the support and direction that is required to produce Academy Award-winning school performances.

    Sci-Fi Channel's Dominion Web site in addition to having some really interesting things from their TV channel, when you click on Seeing Ear Theater you will be able to listen to digitalized versions of radio broadcasts, such as the The War of the Worlds. You will need to have the Real Audio player in order to listen to these selections; there is a link to the Real Audio site on this web page; the Real Audio player is free.

    Search engines - there are a variety of search engines available on the Internet; this link takes you to my collection of search engines.

    Beginner's Guide to Seed Saving - from the site. "If left to them their own devices, fleshy fruits naturally fall to the earth, where some of their seeds sprout when spring arrives again. Saving seeds from these plants mimics nature’s way—and it’s not at all difficult to do."Time or money invested in your garden’s soil always brings the best returns: healthy, vigorous plants and great harvests. And when you keep yard waste and kitchen scraps from the landfill you’re doubly rewarded. You can buy ready-made, organic compost to get a jump start. But it’s easy and inexpensive to make your own with the right materials and good equipment."

    Shape Collage - Create picture collages in less than a minute with just a few mouse clicks; use photos on your computer or from the web to make collages

    Sites for Teachers - This site lists numerous links for teachers - some including free material while others have charges associated with them.

    SiteLock - from the website, "With SiteLock website scanning solutions, you get powerful technology that continuously monitors your website for malware and hard to find security vulnerabilities without slowing down the speed of your website."

    Smart Board Templates - contains a variety of templates that can be used with Smart Boards.

    Smart College Student Finances - A helpful site to help college students with budgeting for a successful experience - "The first step to becoming financially successful is to create a budget. As with good performance in the classroom, it requires organization. Smart planning can give students a clear picture of how much money is coming in and out of their bank account at any given time. The following g

    Smithsonian Magazine

    Songs for Teaching - Creative teachers can use music to teach content across the curriculum – to students of all ages.  We offer thousands of children's songs, lyrics, sound clips and teaching suggestions.

    Online Resources for Students and Teachers of Spanish - this site offers a variety of links on grammar, culture and history, literature and translation help.

    Spanish Web site - You COULD look for books or magazines to find Spanish Resources, but why not use the power of the Internet instead? The links below will get you started.

    Learn Spanish -  A free online site that lets Spanish language learners study a variety of terms

    Special Education Resources - this page contains a number of links to sites offering information about Special Education (SPED).

    Spezify - Spezify is a search tool presenting results from a large number of websites in different visual ways.  "We take web search further, away from endless lists of blue text links and towards a more intuitive experience."

    Sprocketworks - "An interactive place for kids (and adults) to learn the way that they choose to learn." Too much fun! This site uses shockwave files to let you tour the night sky, play logic games, and learn how to groom a horse.

    Professional Staff Development For Educators

    Stain Guide - Here's how to get spots and stains out of fabric. This site was assembled by a New Zealand chemist who knows his stuff.

    The State Report Section of ClassBrain - Classbrain has assembled state report resources for all those students (and parents) doing reports on U.S. states. Templates, clipart and other resources are available here.

    Stay Safe Online - This web site is designed to give you the information needed to secure your home or small business computer. You'll find tips on how to safeguard your system, a self-guided cyber security test, educational materials, and other Internet resources, as well as valuable information from our member organizations.

    Strange Matter - a  bit graphics heavy - probably works best with high speed connection - DSL is fine - an interesting site with link for teachers.

    Students can learn on their own - this site is intended to serve students who are working on independent projects. According to the author of the site, "Teachers and parent-teachers, you can't go it alone. You need good materials to assist you. With good materials students will work independently and will persist at their work. With good materials your teaching task is manageable. It is virtually impossible to individualize instruction without independent-study materials. Having students work on their own is a hallmark of individualized instruction. Section I below makes suggestions about how teachers can best manage students' independent work. Section II provides lists of available independent-learning materials K-12. Section III is a list of the publishers referred in Section II. The author of this site has no interest in any publisher and receives no compensation from any."

    Study Guides and Strategies - the study Guides includes over 50 pages of summary guides to assist students in succeeding in their studies.

    Study Mode - We want to help students like you get better grades—a simple mission in theory, but complex in practice. After all, it’s not easy helping 18 million users around the world succeed each month! How do we do it? We’re fully committed to building the technology to help students research and learn more efficiently. Think of us as your 24-hour guide to smarter learning.

    Study Skills - a really excellent site with a variety of "study skills" suggestions for preparing to learn, studying, classroom participation, learning with others, project skills, reading skills, preparing for tests, taking tests, writing basics, math & science, and webtruth.

    SuperThinkers - SuperThinkers features a set of original interactive mysteries designed to foster literacy and problem-solving

    Supreme Court Decisions

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    TappedIn - TAPPED IN™ is the online workplace of an international community of education professionals. K-12 teachers and librarians, professional development staff, teacher education faculty and students, and researchers engage in professional development programs and informal collaborative activities with colleagues.

    Teachers' Lab- The goal of the Teachers' Lab is to provide teachers and educators with a deeper understanding of commonly taught math and science concepts. Many of the Labs are based upon professional development workshops broadcast on the Annenberg/CPB Channel.

    Teacher & Student Resources for Education offers a variety of information on topics such as Social Studies, Science, Language Arts, Math, Art. Included are topics on mythology (under Language Arts), links to various government sites.

    Teachers' Pal Home Page For today's educational challenges related to curriculum, assessment, and instructional management, Teacher's Pal has developed packaged and custom solutions including software, resources, and consulting services.

    Teaching Degrees - Degree programs for educators and other professionals. Online courses offered through 360 Education Solutions

    Teacher.org - from the website, "In order to have more inspired students, we need more inspiring teachers. We need teachers who are dedicated to encouraging conceptual understanding, rather than rote memorization. We need great teachers who can go above and beyond basic expectations. Most importantly, we need teachers who are willing to rise to the challenge and be innovative within education. If you are passionate about education and the well-being of children, you should teach. If you are one who believes they can lead and inspire children, you should teach. If you are brave and willing to move beyond traditional teaching methods by being at the forefront of modernizing education, you should teach. Every state has different requirements for becoming a great teacher. However, in most states, it is required that candidates hold at least a Bachelor's Degree, complete a Teacher Preparation Program, and pass the required state examinations."

    Teacher Spark - Teacher Spark was developed for and by educators to share creative ideas for the classroom. We compile practical resources that will inspire student engagement and instill a love for learning.

    Teaching Career Guide - from the site, "Second in line to health, education is the most important factors of a person’s well-being. Children in school are equipped with the skills they will need to thrive as teenagers, and teenagers acquire knowledge and resources that will ready them for their future in university and later, their careers. Deciding to become a teacher is a selfless act that means dedicating your life to helping others improve upon themselves, whether it’s teaching a second-grader how to multiply fractions or Fundamentals of Business at a university."

    Teaching Tips - The Teaching and Learning Center at University of Lincoln Nebraska features this current catalog of suggestions for college teachers who are looking for fresh ways of creating the best possible environment for learning. Suggestions were gathered from UNL professors and from college teachers elsewhere.

    Technology Links for Educators - links to a page containing numerous resources for learning more about technology and integration into the curriculum

    Teenage Life on the Internet - The Pew Internet & American Life Project will create and fund original, academic-quality research that explores the impact of the Internet on children, families, communities, the work place, schools, health care and civic/political life. The Project aims to be an authoritative source for timely information on the Internet's growth and societal impact, through research that is scrupulously impartial.

    Improve Test Scores -  site offers free and premium (paid) practice for ACT, SAT, and PSAT tests.

    ThinkQuest - A learning platform where teachers and students create learning projects, participate in a website competition, and browse a library of student projects.

    Tic-Tac-Toe Game

    Tell us your Story - Forum for personal-experience stories about disability awareness, rights, inspiration

    Time for kids - sponsored by Time Magazine, this site offers interesting information for young people.

    Online Countdown Timer - a simple timer that can be used in class to time demonstrations, etc.  Your computer needs to be running; users can select a from common timers or create their town.

    Timesavers for Teachers  - Practical, visually appealing often-used forms, checklists, units, timesaving ideas, and other reproducible worksheets for busy classroom teachers; a cost is involved for most of the material on this site.

    Tips, Strategies and Resources for Counselors and Teachers -   This is a non-profit site for school counselors and teachers. The goal is to provide effective practices to increase student achievement, safe and orderly environments, and community partnerships by offering  resources to benefit a comprehensive school counseling program.

    To Become a Teacher - "Tobecomeateacher.org was built by a collaborative team of educational and career experts who focus their efforts on providing students of all levels with factual resources that will help them navigate the educational and career hurdles required to achieve their professional goals. This website was developed with the future and existing teacher in mind – to be a hub of educational and career tips and advice from fellow teachers and career guidance experts who have traveled on this journey themselves."

    Tornado Safety - from the Weather Channel website, "When a severe thunderstorm is imminent or already occurring in your area, it's time to put your plan into action. Pay close attention to any storm watches or warnings that have been issued for your location.

    TuxPaint - Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, preschool and K-6). It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program.

    Travel Information - a link page to various websites providing information on travel - includes a link to the FAA, to various hotels, as well as earthquake information (just in case you are looking at California.)

    The Essential Guide to Travelling with a Medical Condition - offers sections on Introduction to Travelling with a Medical Condition, Travelling Abroad with a Disability, Tips for Travelling with a Medical Condition, and Guide to Travelling with Certain Medical Conditions

    Triune Arts "a non-profit, charitable institution established in 1981 has produced award-winning educational programs on a variety of subjects including cross-cultural communication, international development, employment training for youth and alternative dispute/conflict resolution."

    Tufts University Child and Family WebGuide  - The Child & Family WebGuide describes and evaluates web sites that contain research-based information about child development. These web sites have been selected from thousands of sites about children, based primarily on the quality of the information provided. The goal of the WebGuide is to give the public easy access to the best child development information on the Web.

    Twitter Resources

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    Ultimate Guide to all things safety - from the site, "Emergencies happen. It could be a robbery, a house fire, a flood, a car crash, or a cyber stalking. No one likes to think about disasters and accidents, or worse, have to assess the likelihood of one actually happening. But being prepared and knowing best safety practices in various scenarios can – and often does – save lives. Emergencies happen. It could be a robbery, a house fire, a flood, a car crash, or a cyber stalking. No one likes to think about disasters and accidents, or worse, have to assess the likelihood of one actually happening. But being prepared and knowing best safety practices in various scenarios can – and often does – save lives."

    U.S. Department of Education The Department of Education's home page offers links to different topics in education and provides resources for educators and parents.

    U.S. Bureau of the Census Home Page

    U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

    UtahLINK - A comprehensive database of education information developed by the Utah State Office of Education.

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    Varsity Tutors - the site offers free practice tests for a variety of tests (ACT, AP, CLEP, GRE, SAT); the practice tests are free but there are charges for additional tutoring sessions.

    Victoria Department of Education - Find a range of resources to help you teach specific subjects including information on delivering English, Maths, Health and Physical Education, ICT and English as an Additional Language.

    Virtual Stand For Children! Virtual Stand for Children is a non-profit web event to showcase children's advocacy issues

    Vocabulary University - "Welcome! This is the home of Vocabulary University(tm) Participate in these FREE vocabulary puzzles to enhance vocabulary mastery and to earn your diploma at VOCAB U. These exercises are endorsed by teachers to enrich classroom curriculum and to help prepare for the SSAT¨, GED¨, SAT¨ and ACT¨. They supplement personal vocabulary acquisition in home-schooling and ESL programs."

    Volcano World - VolcanoWorld was founded by Dr. Chuck Wood in 1995. Since that time over fifty professionals and hundreds of students have contributed content or time to Volcano World.  Volcano World is currently housed in the Department of Geosciences at Oregon State University and kept alive by ongoing volunteer efforts.

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    Web page creator - Tackk is  web page creator that is fairly powerful and can be used for presentations.

    Bunkr - Bunkr is a website that allows you to create easy presentations - an interesting alternative to PowerPoint.

    Powtoon - a website that allows you to create online videos and presentations.

    Canva.com - according to the site, you can create collages using their drag and drop tool - there are over 100 templates available.


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    George Washington Mystery - This is a really fun activity.  It plays on the idea that artists have hidden

    54 Ways to Save Money - the site offers some suggestions - some very basic - about saving money.

    The Weather Channel ® Home Page

    The Weather Net

    Web Junction - WebJunction is an online community of libraries and other agencies sharing knowledge and experience to provide the broad public access to information technology.

    A Web Quest Series on Creating Non-Violent Schools - The following series of activities is designed to help people explore issues related to school safety. Some engage you in learning new information, some help you understand what you feel about these issues, and others throw you into discussions and problem-solving. The one thing they all have in common is the goal of helping us to keep our school zones from being Crool Zones.

    What is a Print? - Learn the basics of wood block, etching, lithography, and screen printing with mini-tutorials (requires Flash plugin).

    White House Publications

    WholeFamily Center -  The WholeFamily Center is an award winning interactive site which addresses the concerns of modern families.

    Wisconsin Center for Education Research - if you are interested in up-to-date research, check out this page. "The Wisconsin Center for Education Research is one of the oldest and largest education research centers in the world. A part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Education, WCER provides a productive environment where some of the country's leading scholars conduct basic and applied education research. The WCER roster includes over thirty-five research centers and projects."

    Strategies to Teach writing in Math classes - from the website, "Why use writing to teach math? Because by making the thinking process concrete (i.e., having students articulate their thinking in journals), writing gives students and teachers valuable information about how students are learning math."

    Wordle - Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

    World of Puppets - Have you ever watched Sesame Street and seen the puppets? Which is your favorite? People all over the world enjoy puppets and each country's puppets are different. We're going to use the World Wide Web to visit different countries and find out what the puppets are like in each one. Then you will make a puppet and write a play for that puppet. When we're all done, we'll have a puppet show!

    World Population

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    Yahooligans Almanac -  Yahooligans teams up with Infoplease.com to provide a pint-sized almanac of facts for younger students.


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    last updated on 26 May 2018

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