ARE SOME WEBSITES WHICH MAY BE USEFUL FOR YOU.
THANKS TO MR. TRICKER FOR PROVIDING THE INITIAL LIST.
let us know if you have a good resource website we need
to add to this list.
Hurstís Children Literature
Review: This is a great website to use to plan
themes . It gives several
literature options that would go with any subject
and/or theme area. It also includes reviews
of various children's books. Each month
a newsletter is added. The newsletter usually
relates to new reading trends. New things added to the
Review: This is an excellent resource for
teachers of all subject areas
. This site contains many lesson
very good information about
current topics in education
. This site contains good information and has
sections with several teacher-created materials that
can be downloaded. This has been very helpful! I would
recommend this site to any teacher.
Jean Songs and Activities for Young Children -
This is a unique site that provides songs
and activities for young children
. Many of Dr. Jean's ideas help create a positive
learning environment for children. Her site includes
songs to help children with state standards. It also
includes affirmations to encourage children to do their
Teacherís First is a rich collection
of lessons and web resources for K-12 classroom
teachers, their students, and even students' families.
The materials are arranged
by subject area and grade level , which
makes it easy to locate lesson plans and other resources
in a timely manner. Teachers tend to spend more time
working on activities for students who are middle to
low level learners. This resource will offer some challenging
activities that may surprise some teachers as their
students rise to meet the difficulty level.
for Kids - http://www.kids.gov/
Review: This web site is a great educational tool
for teachers to use when integrating
technology with curriculum
. The Federal Citizen Information Center has
developed and maintained this site with the focus on
providing excellent educational materials for children.
This web site provides links to not only federal sites
but other useful sites for children and adults. Students
will be able to navigate successfully around this web
site. This web site provides motivation for students
when wanting to learn more about a subject. The Internet
can be exciting and educational for students. The FirstGov
for Kids Web Site provides excitement and educational
experiences for students.
Review: Education world is a massive
site . The
front page has a great source of
links for lesson planning, professional development
and several categories of news. There
are databases divided by categories
including: Arts and Humanities, Parent Resources,
Special Education and History. There are also
quick folders for article archives, subject resources,
specialties and a mammoth reference
section . Each one has 9-12 subtitles to make
your search both quick and fruitful. There is a search
engine that can be filtered according to: education
sites, schools, colleges/universities or pictures. It
will give a long list of highly targeted websites.
Review: This site offers a variety of information
for teachers and students. It can be used to help gather
ideas and materials for units/lessons, and students
can use it for research. It is easy to navigate, fun
to look at, and written in student language. The foreign
language component is great!
Intervention Central - http://www.interventioncentral.org/
Review: Intervention Central is a beneficial website
for teachers, parents, and others interested in helping
children succeed in school. This website offers several
ideas for implementing and/or maintaining positive behaviors
and effective learning in the classroom. This
site may come in handy when designing an intervention
(gen. ed., pre- or post-referral) for an entire class
or a specific student. This website also provides useful
forms as well as helpful links to other student-centered
With The Web - http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/teaching.htm
Review: Teaching with the Web is a good website
for teachers K-12. This website offers
several ideas for teachers to use technology
in their classroom and is content specific
. The information is good and the students should
enjoy using technology in the classroom. It can also
be used to help reinforce topics covered in class.
For Teachers - http://sitesforteachers.com/
Review: This website has so
many links to choose from. There are many already
made worksheets, topic ideas, puzzles, games, lesson
plans, flashcards, leveled mini-books, writing ideas,
clip art and more. It takes awhile to look
through all that it offers, but it has some ideas that
can be printed and used in the class.
Teacher - http://www.proteacher.com/
Review: This site is great for lesson
plans and units.
You can find activities for many subjects
and grade levels. It also contains information
on classroom management, shared leadership,
and teaching practices.
Vision.com - http://www.teachervision.fen.com/index.html
Review: I'm always looking for sites that help
teachers with lesson planning ideas and anything else
for their classroom. This site is
a good one . There are lesson plan ideas,
graphic organizers, rubrics, classroom management suggestions,
and links to other sites. This site is helpful
to provide resources for teachers.
Department of Education -
Review: This site can be helpful for parents,
teachers, administrators and students in many ways.
It is so easy to search for free publications
to enhance teaching or parenting skills. Administrators
can benefit from research that focuses on school improvement
and educational reform policies. By simply typing
in the subject or topic, a list of articles becomes
available to search.
The US Department of Education has information listed
by State. As a result, it is easy to compare
the average teacher salary by state for instance or
a states average high school graduation rates. This
site links to various national organizations
relating to education, civil rights, disability and
advocacy agencies, etc.
Staff Development Council -
Review: This website is focused on staff
development issues and provides numerous resources.
School Administrators need assistance in knowing how
to assist teachers in learning how to improve instruction
which improves student learning. I believe developing
effective, continuous staff development activities is
one of the most difficult things to do. The NSDC website
provides publications, research, ideas, articles,
website links, and numerous resources to assist
administrators and teachers in developing meaningful
staff development plans that will improve teachers and
influence greatly student achievement.
for Supervision and Curriculum Development -
Review: The site provides information
on all aspects of effective teaching and learning.
There are links for publications, professional development,
programs, and educational topics. This website is a
terrific resource for teachers, school counselors, and
administrators. It has multiple resources for teachers
looking for curriculum sources, and assistance in any
area of their classroom or professional development.
Locator Standardized Lesson Plans for Indiana Teachers
Review: This website is the
latest link that matches Indiana standards with
actual classroom lesson plans . This
website allows an educator to choose a grade
level and subject matter and clink on the link.
The link will connect you directly to the Indiana standards
for that subject/grade, or you may go directly to an
assortment of lesson plans for each standard. Each lesson
plan is organized, aligned to a specific standard, and
step-by-step. It would be very easy for a first year
teacher to follow any of their sample lesson plans.
Since the latest Indiana academic standards have been
released, a common complaint among teachers has been
that they don't want to "re-invent the wheel"
to adapt to the new Indiana academic standards. This
website is a handy resource that will encourage some
reluctant teachers to plunge in and align their classroom
Geographic Society - http://nationalgeographic.com/siteindex/
Review: This site is very
informative. This site is for everyone. It is
loaded with current topics that are in the news. When
visiting this site, one can click on the
kids, parents, or teachers section along with many others.
The kids section has top stories. Some stories even
have web sites on where to find more information and
books on the topic. There is a kids resources link.
Kids can go to this section to get more information
on various topics.
The teachers section has a spot to look up more information
on a topic. One can also narrow it down to the grade
level taught. There are also printable maps. The
parentsí section gives the parents information on the
site. It also has a variety of family activities to
be done with current events.
Adventure - http://www.bookadventure.com/
Review: This website focuses on teaching
reading in elementary schools. It is
fun, animated, dynamic, and colorful. It is also enticing
and exciting. The website is a reading
motivation program designed for students in grades K-8.
It includes over
6000 book titles and accompanying quizzes . Children
then earn points that are redeemable for prizes. It
is divided up into three categories: 1) The Kids Zone:
This has games, awards, and links. Two characters, "Bailey
Bookmark" and "Rex Reader" guide children
through the process. 2) Parents Place : This page has
resources and enrichment tips. 3) Teachers Lounge: There
are educational links, a "teacher's toolbox"
and motivational ideas. It is something that
could easily be incorporated into classrooms as a motivational
reward and as a fun activity that encourages reading.
Review: If you like to use technology, this
is an excellent site! Web Inquiry Projects (WIPs)
are open inquiry learning activities that leverage the
use of uninterpreted online data and information.
A WIP is a lesson plan format promoting student inquiry.
Central to a WIP is the use of uninterpreted data/information
that can be found online -- that is, students attempt
to answer inquiry-oriented questions by seeking and
manipulating online resources. WIPs are designed to
be viewed and used by teachers, however the Hook
is often viewed by students as well. Keep in mind
though, the more information given to students, the
less inquiry-oriented the activity will be.
This is a very good site for K-6 teachers.
It containes a wide variety of activities and ideas
for teachers. It has sub-sites for teachers, kids
and parents. It even allows you to send an Ecard.
It is updated and revised on a monthly basis to match
the seasons and holidays.
Inquiry Projects - Examples - http://edweb.sdsu.edu/wip/examples.htm
This a great site if you can access the internet.
It has a teacher page and a student page
for a variety of very interesting projects.
It will allow the students to do guided research
and it provides the websites and questions for the inquiry
research. The emphasis is Science,
Math and the Humanities, which is largely Social Studies.
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