New Web Sites for Educators
 Dr. H. Jurgen Combs

This list has been updated as of Saturday, May 26, 2018.
These sites have been included on the master list - Web Links for Educators.
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This page was last updated on 26-May-18


 New Sites this week

What you have been searching


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."

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."

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."

Adopting a baby - how much does it cost? from the site, "Each year in the U.S., an estimated 120,000 children are welcomed into families through adoption. If adopting a baby is something you’d like to consider, the obvious question is: Just how much does it cost? The expenses range from next to nothing on up to $40,000, depending on the type of adoption you’re seeking."

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."

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."

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."

Beginner's Guide to Online Security and Privacy -  from the site, "Whether your online activity is largely confined to a desktop, or you're a mobile warrior on the go, implementing the proper security and privacy protocols can protect you from hackers and also prevent your ISP provider from knowing every single website you’ve ever accessed. What follows is a basic guide that anyone can use to beef up online security and ensure as much privacy as possible, while being mindful that total anonymity on the Web is nearly impossible."

Select Registry - from the site, "Select Registry is your guide to identifying which property among our association of hundreds of independent owners, innkeepers and general managers is best for you, based on your individual tastes, occasion and travel experience. "

Cyber Security Degrees - from the site, "Welcome to! The field of cyber security has never been hotter. To help you find your dream job, we’ve pulled together a comprehensive directory of colleges and universities offering cyber security degrees, as well as a wealth of information on career paths within the cyber security field, security clearances, the range of professional security certifications available, free online courses in security topics and more."

How much is it = from the site, "Founded in late 2010, HowMuchIsIt was designed to help the ordinary consumer find out what the costs of things are in life. When we built this website, we realized that there wasn’t a go-to source when it came to knowing the costs of things. While there are answers scattered across the Internet, we felt that it was necessary to add it all into one place that was accurate and straight to the point. As of 2014, we’re proud to boast more than 4,000 cost helping guides that are unique, interesting and informative."

How to prepare for a winter storm - from the website, "You can never be too prepared for winter storms. When the forecast calls for accumulating snow and ice, take action to protect your home and family. Don’t hesitate to stock up on crucial supplies, and avoid the roads once the storm hits."

Earthquake proof your home - from the website, " Although most earthquakes cause little or no damage and do not result in fatalities, you never know when the next big one will strike, and it is in the best interest of all California homeowners to be as prepared as possible for this potential disaster."

Hurricane safety checklist - from the website, "The most important thing you can do as hurricane season approaches is to get yourself, your family and your home prepared. By starting early, you’ll avoid the rush at home supply stores, grocery stores and other venues typically crowded and often chaotic when hurricane watches and warnings are issued. You should stock six basics for your home: water, food, first aid supplies, clothing and bedding, tools and emergency supplies, and special items. Keep the items you would most likely need during an evacuation in an easy-to carry container—suggested items are marked with an asterisk (*). Possible containers include a large, covered trash container, a camping backpack, or a duffle bag."

Storm spotting for children - from the website, "In 2017, the United States saw three devastating hurricanes rock the shores of states along the Gulf Coast and territories in the Caribbean. Hurricane season isn’t the country’s only severe weather occurrence. From tornados to blizzards, every season comes with its own forceful storm systems. For some people, tracking these storms can be an electrifying hobby. From watching weather patterns develop hundreds of miles in the ocean to predicting how these patterns could impact weather closer to home, this hobby is often much more than a pastime. Even the National Weather Service relies on the eyes, ears, and expertise of amateur storm spotters to help them identify, track and, most importantly, warn communities about potential severe weather. The best part is that as long as there is an interest, weather spotters can be trained at any age."

Choosing a pre-school - simple tips for parents - from the website, "Parents across the country, you can relax. Contrary to what you might have heard, choosing the right preschool for your child is not as difficult as applying for an advanced degree. The key to choosing the right preschool is going into the process prepared."

How to disinfect toys - from the website, "Babies and young kids put their toys in their mouths all the time and can often pick up germs and illnesses from dirty items, especially during cold and flu season. Reduce your child's chance of getting sick by keeping her belongings clean and sanitized. Here are some tips to help you out:"

16 Easy ways to raise a bilingual child

Safety tips for secondhand furniture and toys - from the website, "Sometimes sticker shock can be deafening, especially when the price for that couch you want or that baby’s crib you love creeps into the hundreds — or even thousands. That’s why so many people turn to antique shops, secondhand stores and even Craigslist to find better prices on gently-loved big ticket items. However, before you get excited about your new bargain buy, there are some safety questions to ask when purchasing secondhand furniture and toys."

10 ways parents can help children adjust to high school ' from the website, "The adjustment from middle school to high school can be a huge challenge for some students. We’ll offer tips for parents to help them help their kids adjust to the new school environment and academic standards."

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

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

Travel Alrts and Warnings - from the site, "International incidents have motivated us as a travel insurance company to provide a centralized source of information on the travel alerts and warnings. This information is sourced from the U.S. State Department as well as other private and public organizations. We built this page to assist the travel industry and complement the U.S. State Departments release of information on this subject. We update this page regularly, but with the speed of developments around the world, there may be errors on this page. Let us know if you find any information on this page that should be corrected."

Organize and manage your finances before and after a natural disaster - from the site, "You can never be 100% sure of just when a natural disaster will strike, nor can you predict the damage (and the cost). The best anyone can do is be prepared with a list of precautions and contingencies for before, during, and after the disaster. Managing your finances is especially important, as is coming up with a plan of action. Don’t worry, we can help you get started."

Math Games - from the site, "Your teenage years are the perfect time to learn life’s valuable money managing skills. It may seem like a lifetime away, but it won’t be long before you are out on your own and you need to understand things such as budgeting, saving, and spending responsibly. Before you can be independent you not only need to learn money management, but you need to have math and business skills that will help you not only manage your money but also do well in the business world. Use the following engaging math, money, and business games to learn the important finance lessons and life skills you will need in the not so far off future."

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."

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."

10 Ways to bring STEM to schools - from the site, "As schools look for innovative ways to bring in STEM learning, here’s a possible road map for how to galvanize a school community."

Curious George STEM - from the site, "Active learning begins with curiosity! The Curious George STEM Collection is a great way to help young children understand science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts, such as measuring, building, and simple machines. Lesson plans with Curious George videos offer hands-on investigations and exciting new learning opportunities that will inspire children to explore the world around them. As students ask questions, predict outcomes, share observations, and formulate theories, they establish the science skills and “habits of mind” that lead to academic success and lifelong learning. You may also want to check out the interactive whiteboard games specifically designed for teachers!"

Educator's Guide to Real Estate Lesson Plans - from the site, "Real estate is a complex field that requires skills in math, science, English, social studies and home economics. By incorporating real estate-based lessons into your curriculum, you can help students gain valuable skills in practical math application, presentation giving, forming a persuasive argument, earth science and so much more! Here are some awesome resources to give your class a unique, real estate-based lesson plan on just about any subject."

Computer Basics Programming Lesson Plan Guide - from the site, "In this computer programming basics lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including online coding games) to learn about programming."

The Educator’s Guide to Applying Real-World Math: 15 Resources with over 100 Lesson Plans - from the site, "Believe it or not, strong fundamentals in mathematics are necessary for just about every career choice and are used every day. Yet math is commonly thought of as dry, boring, and many times unnecessary, and Western math scores are falling behind other first-world nations. Evidence shows that hands-on learning and real-world applications are more effective at engaging student interest in and recall of material.  This actually starts in pre-K and kindergarten with the physical and mental engagement of basic blocks. Blocks have been shown to help with a variety of math concepts in this age group including counting, addition, subtraction, sets, and seriation."

Architecture Activities to Help You Address NGSS Engineering Standards - from the site, "Teaching the engineering section in the Next Generation Science Standards has posed a challenge for many science teachers. Architecture activities can help connect them to other science concepts. To expand upon concepts in physics, calculus, geometry, engineering, and algebra, teachers can use architecture activities for greater student understanding. Architecture is no longer an area of study that simply covers building homes and commercial structures. The concentration also includes things like environmental design, landscape architecture, and urban planning. Here are some activities that can bridge the divide between traditional science and engineering concepts in your classroom."

Making Science Labs Accessible to Students with Disabilities - from the site, "Application of universal design to a science lab. Students with disabilities face access challenges to typical science labs in precollege and postsecondary settings. Access barriers may prevent a student from gaining knowledge, demonstrating knowledge, and fully participating in lab activities. There are two approaches to making academic activities accessible to students with disabilities—accommodations and universal design (UD). Accommodations are alternate formats, assistive technology, and other adjustments for specific students once they are enrolled in a class. For examples of accommodations in science classes, consult the publications Working Together: Science Teachers and Students with Disabilities and The Winning Equation: Access + Attitude = Success in Math and Science."

20 tips for home safety - from the site, "In addition to safeguarding your home with a home security system, following these simple home safety tips that help protect against threats like burglary, intrusion and fire can give you and your family an added sense of protection. Plus, when you equip your residence with a home security system, you’re adding value to your home by protecting your investments – and your family. Get peace of mind knowing your loved ones and valuables are safe with comprehensive home security coverage and easy-to-follow home safety tips from ADT home security."

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 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

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."

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

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."

Simple Home Improvement Tips -  from the site, "Everyone wants a healthy, solid and safe home, and buyers will carefully look for signs of routine upkeep. Here we list 65 of the most unbelievably simple home improvement tips that will keep your house in tiptop shape.Read on to find out how to add the most value to your home with little effort."

Take a Seat - Road trip Geography - from the website, "Whether you are exploring your neighborhood, your city, the United States, or the world, you need to understand how cities, countries, and continents make up the world. Geography is the study of places around the world and how they connect with each other. When you learn about geography, you learn about maps, physical places and landmarks, cultures, and how all of it ties together. Traveling by car across the United States or taking a seat on a plane headed around the world can be great ways to learn about geography, but you can get started learning about this subject just by looking at maps."

Shakespeare - The Complete Works Welcome to the Web's first edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare. This site has offered Shakespeare's plays and poetry to the Internet community since 1993. The original electronic source for this server was the Complete Moby(tm) Shakespeare. The HTML versions of the plays provided here are placed in the public domain.

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."

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."

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."

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.

Lesson Plans for Military kids -  from the site, "These lesson plans integrate website content about military life and world cultures with key concepts in Language Arts, Math and other subjects. Each of these ready-to-go lesson plans includes the content, instructions and handouts required.."

Practical Money Skills for Special Needs Kids - from the site, "These important financial lessons are for special needs students. Educators can customize lesson plans to best fit their students' needs and learning styles."

How to teach kids why contracts and law are important - "from the site, "Teaching kids about history and government is not just about the course material, but also about molding responsible, engaged citizens. You need to consider teaching your students about the past so they can learn from the mistakes and achievements of others. You need to teach your students how to be productive members of modern society, including how to function within the confines of modern government. Instructing them about laws and contracts is an important part of the process. Laws are something children of all ages can understand. From the basic "laws" or rules of the classroom to the more complex legislative process, children need age-appropriate instruction on laws, contracts, and similar information, so they will be well adjusted adults when they are done with school. No matter the grade level, history and social studies teachers have a responsibility to teach this material. In this guide, you will find detailed lesson plans and resources to help you teach about laws and contracts to your specific age range of children."

Real estate, math and financial literacy - from the site, "Real estate - including renting, buying and investing - is an important concept for children to grasp, and yet it can feel like too much of an “adult” concept. Particularly for math and economics teachers, having a resource with lesson plans and information about these topics and how they relate to students age-appropriately is helpful. Here are some excellent resources and lesson plans you can use today in your classroom, as well as information about what topics will reach your children best."

Smithsonian Lesson Plans - from the site, "Browse lesson plans by subject area or search by grade levels and keywords. Smithsonian lesson plans emphasize inquiry-based learning using primary sources and museum collections. Each plan is print-friendly and provides you with all the materials you need—photographs, reproductions, handouts, activities, suggested strategies, standards information, and additional online resources.."

Classroom in the kitchen lesson plans - from the site, "The Let’s Cook! Class was adapted from the Cooking With Kids™ Curriculum (; then, modified and expanded by Stephanie Hightower Rendulic, RD, CD (Yakama Nation BFNEP Consultant) to promote fruit & vegetable consumption in children (ages 9-13) living in low income households. Numerous focus groups were conducted to gather feedback and the curriculum was adapted as necessary. Further, extensive pre- and postoutcome data, including fruit & vegetable preferences and cooking skill levels, has been collected to validate the curriculum’s success. "

Why Teachers Must Invest in Teaching Kids to Be Organized- from the site, "Children are not, by their own design, organized creatures. While some children seem to come by the "organizational" gene naturally, most of them must learn these skills if they are going to be organized and uncluttered. Organization is not something that is often worked into the traditional curriculum, but students need these skills to be successful in school, and in life. Here are some ideas to help you teach organizational skills to your students.."

Math Lesson Plans for shopping - from the site, "40 Shopping and Retail-Themed Lesson Plans for Educators. Turn the classroom into a real-world learning experience with these resources."

Home Emergency and Disaster Safety - from the site, "Weather can change dramatically and often quite suddenly, causing severe destruction, injuries, and even fatalities. In the last few years especially, we have witnessed increasingly violent weather phenomena. Fortunately, today's improved weather alert services are often able to warn us of impending natural disasters well before they occur. This advance warning allows people to prepare themselves and their homes to weather the storm.."

Earthquake preparedness for central US Mobile Home Owners - from the site, "Mobile homes have special seismic problems. They are often supported by weak or unstable foundations that make the mobile home a more susceptible to damage than a conventionally constructed home supported by a permanent reinforced concrete foundation. Fortunately, there are things that can be done now to make mobile homes safer from seismic shaking damage. By providing strong foundation support systems and securing the contents, mobile home owners can reduce potential losses and make their homes a safer place to live."

Disaster Information for People with Disabilities -  from the site, "We all like to believe that when a major hurricane is headed our way or a tornado warning is issued, we’ll know exactly what to do. But inclement weather is unpredictable, and it can be frightening and chaotic to handle in the moment. It’s crucial to prepare and plan well in advance for any natural disaster that your area is prone to, especially if you have a disability that could require additional safety considerations. This disaster safety guide will help you know what hurdles to anticipate, factors to consider, and ultimately, what to do when emergency weather occurs. It will take into account people at all different ability levels and the kinds of challenges they might encounter during hurricanes, blizzards, landslides, tornadoes and earthquakes. Be sure to consult with your doctor about any additional precautions you might need to take, as each person may have more specific needs to address.."

Minimizing Damage and Repair Costs to Manufactured Homes During an Earthquake - from the site, "This brochure outlines several suggestions for the manufactured home owner, or park owner, to reduce or prevent damage to the home. The suggestions are presented for both new and existing homes. While these suggestions do increase the cost of home installation they can ­ if implemented properly ­ provide significant savings by reducing or eliminating the cost of repairing the home after an earthquake.."

Driving Safety - Evacuations - from the site, "This guide is designed to protect your family amid the chaos of an emergency evacuation by car. It will start by going over the important tools and supplies you should consider keeping in your vehicle, then move on to general emergency travel guidelines. Then it will discuss any additional precautions to make in case of extreme rain or snow, as well as advice for preparing your family."

How to stay safe in your apartment during an earthquake - from the site, " Here are important tips to stay well-protected in your apartment before, during and after every possible calamity:"

How Much Does it Cost to Earthquake Retrofit a Home -  from the site, "Any home that is 25 years or older will likely need to be retrofitted because of new understandings of the effects of earthquakes on buildings. Homes built in the 1990s or later typically already have earthquake-resistant features installed during construction. It's imperative that homeowners who live in active seismic zones have their homes retrofitted to prevent damage and injury. The process will also improve a home's ability to keep residents safe during an earthquake and homes habitable after a major disaster. In addition, retrofitting will greatly reduce repair costs after a seismic event and may even prevent damage entirely. Finally, retrofitting a home will reduce earthquake insurance premiums, which have increased dramatically in recent years. Moreover, most of these insurance benefits have also decreased, making it far more risky than ever not to retrofit a home."

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!"

Guide to financial calculators - from the site, "As more and more people look to balance their checkbooks in an uncertain financial climate, the use of online financial calculators has become increasingly popular. A mathematical tool that does the heavy lifting for you when it comes to working out affordability and interest rates with mortgages, investments and loans, this article will help point you in the direction of the best use of financial calculators for a whole range of financial affairs."

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."

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.."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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.."

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."

OnLine Degrees and Programs -  from the website, "As universities have launched a comprehensive selection of undergraduate and graduate programs, they have also concentrated on expanding their menu of online degree concentrations. In 2014, students had access to more than 36,000 unique degree programs online, ranging from associate degrees in nursing to doctoral degrees in education administration."

Debt Free College Degrees -  from the website, "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. Keep reading to find out how."

Ultimate Guide to College Admissions - from the website, "Applying to and gaining acceptance to college is an experience unlike any other for students and their families. The requirements for getting into college are numerous—from keeping grades up and writing entrance essays to taking standardized entrance exams and gathering recommendations, there are many steps to complete. Getting into a school that represents a student’s abilities and aspirations doesn’t have to feel like climbing a mountain, though. The following guide serves as an insider’s look at the entire process, offering a helpful timeline, tips on how to crush the college application, information for transfer and nontraditional students, and an interview with an expert in the field."

College Student Study Skills - from the website, "Knowing how to study allows students to set a strong foundation for academic success. Instead of feeling forced into cramming for a test, the highest achieving students begin the study process long before classes begin–creating schedules, gathering tools, and developing study strategies. This comprehensive guide explores the best methods for taking notes and preparing for exams and provides concrete strategies for dealing with test anxiety. By accessing the valuable resources contained in this guide, students can take control of their study skills and keep their stress levels in check."

Savings Guide for People with Disabilities - from the website, "We've provided our research on special offers and discounts available to senior citizens, women, and veterans, in our series of guides to help you find ways to save money."

ESL Learning Materials - offers a list of free resources for use in ESL

Grants for Single Mothers - offers a list of resources that can assist single mothers - you can search by state or by the type of assistance needed.

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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.

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."

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.

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."

Costumes, Prose and More: All About William Shakespeare - from the site, "William Shakespeare, known as the Bard of Avon or "the Bard," is one of the most influential and popular poets and playwrights of all time. While most people recognize his works courtesy of popular plays such as Romeo and Juliet, his accomplishments are many. He has become such a well-known figure that one can even dress up as the Bard for a Halloween costume. Despite his fame, Shakespeare is also very much a mystery, with gaps in his history that leave portions of his life incomplete or unknown. Learning the known and documented details regarding the playwright and his work will help to develop a better overall image of his life and successes." (Thanks to Sara and Ava Barnes for suggesting the site.)

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."

College Scholarships - offers a search engine to help you find scholarships.

Scholarships to help international students - from the site, "Scholarship America® is a national organization that helps students get into and graduate from college through three core programs: Dollars for Scholars®, DreamkeepersSM® and Scholarship Management Services®. More than $2.7 billion in scholarships and education assistance has been awarded to more than 1.8 million students since 1958. Their scholarship administration expertise has helped nearly 1,100 communities and more than 1,100 corporations develop and implement local scholarship programs." 

United Negro College Scholarships -

Scholarship America - from the site, "Scholarship America manages thousands of scholarship programs. Many are only open to employees of the sponsoring company or their families, but some are available to students in the general public. All of the programs below are managed by Scholarship America."

Good Call -  helps you find scholarships tailored to you or view popular scholarship searches


California Dairy Council - while aimed at CA teachers, the site contains some useful information about nutrition.


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