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Curriculum Resources
Too many web resources can be overwhelming.
I have consolidated some of the Web's best for you!

Ask Erik & Ask Jeeves Excellent educational Resources  |  Fun On-Line Training
The Basics Homework Help  |  Interactive Sites and Activities Power Point  |  Science
Crosswords, Games and Puzzles Instructional Websites  T.V. and Radio on the Web |
CTAP Resources by Subject Lessons On-Line / Quizzes USA Links  |  Vocabulary 
Dictionaries & Reference Sites Maps, Flags & Country Info. Weather  |  WebQuests
Digital High School, California Magic |  Math  | More Great Sites Worksheets On-line
Discover-roo Project Newspapers - Online + Web Activities  World Wide Communication


 

 

 

The Basics
The Digital Divide - PBS
Evaluating Web Resources
- Printable sheet and rubric
George Lucas Educational Foundation - Teaching in the Digital Age.
Global Connections Online - Free Web based training for K-12 teachers.
International Society for Technology and Education
- ISTE

Judging Quality on the Web
Integrating Web Resources into the Curriculum
Internet Use by Teachers
Plagiarism - and way to stop it!
Power Point - A great tool for education

Portical  - Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership
Untangling the Web Power Point Presentation
Untangling the Web Tip Sheet
The Best Search Engines for Teachers and Students
Why is the Web such a valuable teaching tool?
- Teaching and Learning on the Web.


CTAP Resources -California Technology Assistance Project
C.T.A.P. Home
S.C.O.R.E -Schools of California Online Resources for Educators
S.C.O.R.E. History / Social Science Resources

S.C.O.R.E. Language Arts
S.C.O.R.E. Mathematics | Also check WebMath
S.C.O.R.E. Science | Also check Sheppard's Science Resources
C.I.T.C. California Instructional Technology Clearinghouse
C.I.T.C. Links



Curriculum Links - Extensive List.  Listed by subjest.  Searchable.
5,000 Web Links reviewed for Teachers.


Digital High School Links
Technical Proficiency for California Teachers - really useful information and planning tools for the staff development components of Digital High School.

Online - Teacher Technology Survey for Digital High Schools - Orange County, CA
Orange County Department of  Education - Lessons and Resources
California Digital High School Grant
California High School Exit Exam Teacher Resources

C-Smart -Cost Effective Technology for Classrooms -Bulk Discounts


On-Line Training
CTAP - Virtual Online Training for basic applications - Fee Based, requires user name and password
MERLOT.org is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students in higher education. With a continually growing collection of online learning materials, assignments and reviews, MERLOT helps faculty enhance instruction. MERLOT is also a community of people who strive to enrich teaching and learning experiences.


Crosswords, Puzzles and Educational Games
Big Chalk
Brain gamez - Intelligent Online games.
Hoadworks Puzzles
Matching Game -From the FBI's educational page.
FUNBRAIN -Educational, interactive kids games for learning grades K-8
Jigzone - the place on the internet for free online jigsaw puzzles.
MazePuzzle
Puzzle Maker - Create puzzles and games for your newsletters, flyers, handouts.
Rat Maze - From the artificial intelligence lab of Carleton University, Canada
Superkids - Includes worksheets and educatiional online games.
School History .co.uk - online History lessons, worksheets, quizzes and links
Surfing the Net with Kids - Websites, Activities, Printable word searches educational Games and More!
Surfing the the net with kids -  Includes Word Games | Print an Play Games | Daily Vocabulary Activities
Zeeks Educational Games -Educational Games Fun and Games. Free, safe place for kids ages 6–13


Worksheets On-line
Aplusmath.com - Free Worksheets and answers. Worksheets can be graded for you on line. K-10 grade level.
Free Work sheets in English, Math and Science - Grades 1-6
Kiddyhouse.com Resources for teachers - Worksheets
Math and Language Arts Worksheets - Elementary grades
On-Line Calculators &  worksheets. iFigure provides links to online calculators and worksheets.
On-Line Worksheets  Contains a variety of topics to explore for elementary students. Each Online Worksheets has a printable worksheet Print it, and photocopy it, so the students can write their answers onto the sheet.

Puzzle Maker - Create puzzles and games for your newsletters, flyers, handouts.
School History .co.uk - online History lessons, worksheets, quizzes and links
Surfing the Net with Kids - Websites, Activities, Printable word searches educational Games and More!

Thousands of free mathematical worksheets!
Math Worksheets - Algebra, Decimals, Fractions, Ratios, Measurement, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry, Polynomials! Plus Puzzles, Spelling, and Vocabulary!
Answers can be emailed to the teacher.

Worksheets for Teachers
The Educators Network Inc. is based in Ontario, Canada. Originally founded on the principle that teachers are a great asset to society and deserve better online services, we have proceeded to create an online environment which places the needs of individual teachers at the forefront.


Instructional Websites for Students
Annenberg /CPB Project -Interactive learning exhibits.
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids -Created by the Government Printing Office, this well-designed site introduces children to how the government works. It covers the U.S.Constitution, how laws are made, the branches of government, and citizenship.

Brain gamez - Intelligent Online games
Brain Pop - Health, Science and Technology animated Movies Quizes and experiments -Requires plugin - Fee based, inexpensive. 2 free movies and quizzes per day.
CIA World Fact Book listing data for 250 countries
Flags of the World - Get flags for countries, states, provinces and cities.  More than 6000 flags
FUNBRAIN -Educational, interactive kids games for learning grades K-8
Harcourt Scilinks - Lessons K-6 with resources.
Hit a Baseball and test your reaction time!
How Things Work -Pick a category and learn how things work
Homework Elephant - From the UK
Land Grant Learning Alliance ltga.org - Free Online training lessons for popular computer applications.
Learning Shortcuts - a comprehensive set of on-line tests that cover all subjects for grades 3 through 12.
Learning Kingdom -online learning center covering math, science, language arts, and history, this site includes games and three daily features for teachers, students and families:
National Geographic - Map Machine Interactive - Zoom in to any were in the the world. Excellent
Matching Game -From the FBI's educational page
Nova from PBS -Secrets of Lost Empires.  Medieval Siege.  Destroy the Castle -requires shockwave.
Physical Education Lesson Plans - Web Based Internet  Lessons for P.E.?  Why not!
Puzzle Maker - Create puzzles and games for your newsletters, flyers, handouts



Surfing the Net with kids - Guide to the best websites for kids of all ages.
Educational games, weblinks sorted by subject.



Science Resources - Grouped by Category
Shoot the Cannon - Try to hit the target adjusting variables such as angle, windspeed, and gravity.

TeacherVision is created by teachers for teachers - Our goal is to provide you with lesson plans, resources, and materials that make your professional life easier. Use our Site Map to see the exciting features on TeacherVision.

Way cool Science Scavenger Hunt
UCI Summer Science Institute -Webquests / Teacher created Web Lessons
WebMath - Interactive site that almost does you work for you.
WebQuests - Developed at the University of California, at Irvine. UCI
Webquests - An Example showing how others have used a WebQuest developed at UCI
Yuckiest Site on the Internet - lot s fun activities for kids, has a science focus.  Interactive, uses Flash plugin
Zeeks Educational Games -Educational Games Fun and Games. Free, safe place for kids ages 6–13


Lessons On-line - Many of the educational Web Portals contain lesson plans.  These are just a few.

Arts Education Net -sponsored by the Getty Center - Includes Lesson Plans
About.com Educational Resources -Sorted by Category and Topic
About School.com - School Resources for Teachers, Students, and Parents.  Sorted by grade and subject
Apple Learning Interchange -Lesson plans, projects and resources.  Searchable database
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids -Created by the Government Printing Office, this well-designed site introduces children to how the government works. It covers the U.S.Constitution, how laws are made, the branches of government, and citizenship.

EdHelper - Lesson Plans - Worksheets - Teacher's Lesson Plans - WebQuests - Primary Teacher Resources - Math Lesson Plans - Writing Lesson Plans - Reading Lesson Plans - Science Lesson Plans - Technology Lesson Plans - Social Studies Lesson Plans - ...

Fact Monster  - Fact Monster imparts wisdom on a variety of subjects including politics, science and world news in an oddball fashion that kids will enjoy."

Quia Web - Online Quizzes, Flashcards etc..  - Quia Web (located at http://www.quia.com/web) is one of the world's most popular educational technology Web sites. It pioneered the "create-your-own" concept, giving instructors the ability to create customized educational software online, built around their own course materials and made available to students over the Web.



GEM -Gateway to Educational Materials and Links -contains over 1500 resources. Searchable!


Big Chalk - Includes Lesson Plans by subject and grade.



Discovery School On-line Lessons -The Lesson Plan Library offers kindergarten, elementary, middle school and high school lesson plans.



The Educator's Toolkit -Lessons and Resources
Encarta Lesson Plan Collection
High School Science Lessons
Gateway to Educational Materials -Search for lessons by title, and grade level
Harcourt Scilinks - Lessons K-6 with resources.
IBM  K-12 Lesson Plans - Hyper linked PDF format
Lesson Plans for Teachers - Part of the Educators Network
Learning Shortcuts - a comprehensive set of on-line tests that cover all subjects for grades 3 through 12.
Lesson Plans.com - Oveer 15,000 Free lesson plans. Choose your subject
Lesson Plans and reproducibles by Scholastic - Choose by grade and subject.
Microsoft Learning Connection -Search by Grade and Subject
Micrsoft in Education -Lesson Plans
Physics zone - some lessons require shockwave. An excellent resource.
Physical Education Lesson Plans - Web Based Internet  Lessons for P.E.?  Why not!
School History .co.uk - online History lessons, worksheets, quizzes and links
Teacher's Corner - Lesson plans and resources for most subject area for most subject areas
Teacher Vision - lesson plans and quizzes
Theme Related Resources


Discover-roo Project
Back to Discover-roo IndexDiscover-roo Project

Exemplary Program Award for the year 2000 - California Continuation Education Association
Created by Greg Sheppard This web based project includes links to augment the curriculum from the the Discovery Lab. The Discovery Lab is a fusion of Art and Technology with modules including ; Animation, Ecology, Flight Simulation, Health and Weather. This model can be applied to all curricular areas.
Also check WebQuests developed by teacher's attending the UCI Summer Science Institute.
Find out about Howard Gardners's "Multiple Intelligences" and how it can affect teaching learning and assessment.
Try taking the "Keirsey Temperament Personality Test"


Web activities using the newspaper
Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles, California
Orange County Register - Orange County, California



PowerPoint - A great tool for students and teachers
Acadia's PowerPoint Resource Center
In and out of the classroom - Microsoft PowerePoint 2000 learning guide.
Introduction to Microsoft's PowerPoint - Uses a PowerPoint Slide show to show you what to do.
Getting Started with Microsoft's PowerPoint - Univresity of Texas
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: PowerPoint Presentations - also in .PDF format

Land Grant Learning Alliance ltga.org - Free Online training lessons for popular computer applications, including PowerPoint.

Microsoft PowerPoint Tutorials for PowerPoint for Windowsand Mac, 97, 98, 2,000
Office 97 PowerPoint Tutorial
PowerPoint in the Classroom - A fun Interactive tutorial.
PowerPoint Links II
PowerPoint Tutorial
PowerPoint Tutorials - A small collection.
Tutorials for FrontPage, Power Point, WebPages, and Word.

 


Reference: Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Britannica online -The world's best Web sites, plus the complete Encyclopedia Britannica
Compton's Encyclopedia
Columbia Encyclopedia
Encarta Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia.com
Fact Monster - Science, Math, Quizzes, Cool Stuff and much more ...



Find it Quick - Finditquick.com gives you all the information you need to know on dozens of popular education and entertainment topics.



Funk and Wagnalls
Merrian-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
Reference Desk - Single best source of facts on the net!
Other Search Tools and Resources


Vocabulary
Ethnologue -Languages of the World
Learn Spanish - Free Online free tutorial.
Maven's word of the day - Includes a vocabulary quiz, new words, and much more.
Merrian-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary  |  Merrian Webster's Word Puzzles
Online Translations -Altavista - Paste text or any URL into the window and voila!
Origin Of  Languages - From San Francisco's Exploratorium
Online Dictionaries and Encyclopedias - Very Extensive, Includes games and speciality words.
Pedro's Dictionaries - Just about everything you need.
Quotation Page - Quotes of the day
Roget's Thesaurus
Surfing the the net with kids -  Includes Word Games | Print an Play Games | Daily Vocabulary Activities
Travlang's Translating Dictionaries - Translate words or phrases or learn
Foreign Languages for Travelers - includes audible pronunciations.



Internet Resources, Lessons, Librarys and Education Portals
1001 Best Websites -ZDnet - Too many websites. Get to the good stuff
About.com Educational Resources -Sorted by Category and Topic
About School.com - School Resources for Teachers, Students, and Parents.  Sorted by grade and subject
Apple Learning Interchange -Lesson plans, projects and resources.  Searchable database 
AOL School - Many Excellent resources - Free
Arts Education Net -sponsored by the Getty Center -Includes Lesson Plans
ATT Network Resources for Teachers
Awesome Library  - More than12,000 Carefully Reviewed Resources
Biology Education -a place in cyber space for Biology education and learning
BlueWeb'n Application Library
Busy Teacher's WebSites K-12
Education World - Super site. This is a must see for all educators.


Curriculum Links - Extensive List.  Listed by subjest.  Searchable.
Curricular Resources and Networking Projects



Classroom Connect - Best on the web
Cyber Schoolbus
Digital Librarian
Discovery Channel School - Search by subject and grade level and  much more!
Education Index -Organized by by Subject
Educational Hot Lists -Organized by Subject. From the Franklin Institute. 
EduNet -Organized by Learning Categories "Check out the Time Machine"
Education Planet -The education web guide Over 100,000 quality resources
Education World - 500,000+  SafeLinks -Searchable Data Base and much more.
Edsitement -Great for the Humanities
ENC -Some the best Math and Science K-12 Resources on the Internet 
ENC -Some the best Math and Science K-12 Resources on the Internet 
Encarta Lesson Plan Collection
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Kids Click - Teaches students how to search the web for the information they need.
Land Grant Learning Alliance ltga.org - Free Online training lessons for popular computer applications.
Librarian's Internet Index
Library in the Sky - Up to date resources.
Internet Library for Librarians
Internet Public Library
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
Kids Web -Digital Library K-12
K12 - online -Register for free!
Librarians' Index to the Internet
LA Times Launch Pad - Check out the best Web sites for getting your schoolwork done or for just having fun.
Microsoft Learning Connection -Search by Grade and Subject
Micrsoft in Education -Lesson Plans
Newton's Apple - The popular PBS series.  Tons of Activities
Nasa's Quest Project: -Online Interactive Projects

Poetry Express - 15 Poems You Can Write Now is a great resource for teachers looking forpoetry activities. Most of the activities had good examples for students, while leaving room for creativity spirit

Resources for Internet Connected Parents
Safe Sites for Parents, Care givers, Teachers and Others
Study Web 100,000 sites reviewed


TeacherVision is created by teachers for teachers - Our goal is to provide you with lesson plans, resources, and materials that make your professional life easier. Use our Site Map to see the exciting features on TeacherVision.
Theme Related Resources


Virtual Reference: Education  -over 2,500 web sites
Virtual Web Surfers Guide -Over 300 pages with more than 10,000 useful links
Web 66 - International School Web Registry
World Wide Art Resources  - gateway to museums, galleries and art sites
World Wide Web Virtual library - Education
WWW Virtual Library
 


Interactive and Educational Sites
Annenberg /CPB Project -Interactive learning exhibits.
Brain gamez - Intelligent Online games
Brainpop - Entertaining, educational animations covering areas of Health, Science and Technology.
Cool interactive activities  - for mind, body and color play.  From the Ontario Science Centre - Toronto, Ontario
Cyber Surfari -designed to provide ideas that help teachers incorporate the their daily curriculum.
Interactive Hot List - From the Fanklin Institute
Interactive Science Interactive Science Resources - Earth, atomosphere, space, general science
 
Fema for kids - This site teaches you how to be prepared for disasters and how you can prevent disaster damage. You can also learn what causes disasters, play games

Grammar Online - review English grammar on the World Wide Web. grammar ONLINE uses the WWW to bring helpful grammar lessons to you. These lessons include explanations, exercises, and answers.

FUNBRAIN -Educational, interactive kids games for learning
Funology  - Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Weather Experiments and more...
Hit a Baseball and test your reaction time!
Matching Game -From the FBI's educational page
Nova from PBS -Secrets of Lost Empires.  Medieval Siege.  Destroy the Castle -requires shockwave
PowerPoint Jeopardy Templates - Great for all subject areas
PowerPoint Template - download template from can-do.com
Puzzle Maker -Create puzzles , flyers, handouts
Scientific Slugger imitates a ball being hit perfectly by a major league player  - Exploratorium, San Francisco.


Science Vocabulary Hangman - Part of a the Jefferson Lab Games and Puzzles section, Science Vocabulary Hangman offers a stunning array of choices. Vocabulary areas include: 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Science, 5th Grade Math, Geometry Basics, 2nd Grade Matter, Basic Atomic Structure, Machines and Force, Electric Circuits, Meteorology Basics, Basic Astronomy, Cell Basics, Seed Plants, Difficult Medical Terms, and many more. You can even send in your own word list and they will create a game for you!


Shoot the Cannon
Surfing the Net with Kids - Websites, Activities, Printable word searches educational Games and More!
Test Your Reaction Time  -Hit a baseball (Requires shockwave)
WebMath - Interactive site that almost does you work for you.  
Zeeks.com - Educational Games, Puzzles, for Math , Science, Language Arts, Board Games, Brain Teasers ...


New Entries

Science Vocabulary Word Games - Hangman - Sorted by topic and grade.
Jefferson Labs - Games and puzzles for Science and math
Teachervision - Lesson Plans, Online activities and more...
Quia - Online games for fun and understanding of content
High School Hub - Interactive games, quizzes, reference material.
List of Interactive Games that teach content in a fun way
Kids Health.org - Interactive activities for kids and teens.  Doctor approved



Help with homework and much more!

Big Chalk
Bigchalk.com uses the Internet to put everyone closer to the information they need.Teachers use bigchalk.com to shape their passion and skill into a learning environment that breaks the barriers of classroom walls, fixed hours, and limited school resources. bigchalk.com opens a world of information to teachers, students, and parents — enhancing learning, helping with homework, and offering limitless paths of exploration.

Fact Monster  -Fact Monster imparts wisdom on a variety of subjects including politics, science and world news in an oddball fashion that kids will enjoy."

Home Work Elephant - From the UK


Home Work Hotline - Many good resources listed by topic


Info Please - Home Work Center
For fast homework help, use the search box to search all of the almanacs, plus the Columbia Encyclopedia and Infoplease Dictionary—in just one click.  Gives you hyperlinks to websites that may answer your questions. Similar to Ask Jeeves

The Learning Page  - provides free, downloadable worksheets and lesson plans for teachers and parents of elementary level school children. There are hundreds of pages in theme-based and basic skills categories. The site is well organized, colorful, and easy to use. You must register.  It is free!

Science Fair.org  -The Ultimate Science Fair Resource
The Internet's premiere resource for science fair. Whether you are a student trying to find an idea for a project, a parent or teacher looking for information on building displays, or for the delight of experimentation
you'll find it here.

Math
Figure This!
- Mathematics Challenges for Families provides interesting math challenges
                        for elementary, middle and highschool students.


Learning Kingdom -online learning center covering math, science, language arts, and history, this site includes games and three daily features for teachers, students and families:

On-Line Calculators &  worksheets. iFigure provides links to online calculators and worksheets.


S.C.O.R.E. Mathematics

Thousands of free mathematical worksheets!
Math Worksheets - Algebra, Decimals, Fractions, Ratios, Measurement, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry, Polynomials! Plus Puzzles, Spelling, and Vocabulary!
Answers can be emailed to the teacher.

Math.com -  Offers many useful tools and resources including homework help for free!


Online Math     - Printable Worksheets and excersices for addition subtraction multiplication and division.


WebMath Discovery Website - Interactive site that almost does you work for you while you learn.


Science
Funlology - Experiments - Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Weather
http://www.funology.com/laboratory/index.cfm
If you like to perform science experiments, we have a ton of them that will keep you busy.

Potters's Science Gems


Project Tomorrow - Usefullinks - Strong Science Content

Sheppard's Science Resources  |  Science Resources by topic - 20 categories


Sites that promote World Wide Communication
Computer Pals Across the World
EPals Classroom Exchange
KidLink: Global Networking for youth through the age of 15



T.V. and Radio Web Connections
A&E
Bravo


Cable in the Classroom - On-line companion offering 540 hours per month of commercial-free educational programming. Link Educational Television with Web resources.


CBC -Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CNBC
CNN
CNN Newsroom Daily Classroom Guide
C-Span
Discovery Channel School -Activities, Lesson Plans, Weblinks and Themes.
History Channel

ITN-TV Online (England)
KCET -Los Angeles PBS TV
KOCE - Orange County PBS TV
KCRW -Los Angeles NPR -National Public Radio
MSNBC -The first time you log on you will have to furnish some information.
NPR
PBS
PBS Teacher Source - Over 1.4000 free lesson plans, teacher guidesand online student activities to compliment PBS programs.  All instructional materials are correlated to the national  and state curriculum standards.
Weather Channel



Ask Eric and Ask Jeeves'
Ask Eric
Ask Eric Lesson Plans -Traditional by Subject
Links to various sites which have lesson plans or teaching materials
Ask Jeeves' Want to find out something? Ask Jeeves'  


More Excellent Educational Resources
Classroom Connect
Classroom clipart - Free and useful for webpages, and other presentations.
Educational Council for Technology and Learning
English Language Arts
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
GEM -Gateway to Educational Materials and Links -contains over 1500 resources. Searchable!
Global School House -www.gsn.org
Hands-On Science Centers World Wide
Orange County Department of  Education - Lessons Plans - Check Science WebQuests
Orange County Department of  Education - Resources for Educators
SAT Online Preparation and information - College Board
School Notes - Post homework assignments to the web for free!
Sheppard's Useful links
Sheppard's Science Resources - Includes Science WebQuests from the UCI and Science links by subject.
Teachers first -Extensive Resources, lessons, current news and web tutorial
Teachnet.org
Technology and Learning On-Line Magazine
Time 100 - 1900 versus Now!
The Educator's Toolkit -Lessons and Resources
Shakespeare-The Complete Works


WebQuests / ThinkQuest
Hewitt's Webquests and Resources for Teachers  - Excellent links to WebQuests and thir impact on learning.
Science WebQuests - from the Summer Science Institute at the University California at Irvine



ThinkQuest Library
The library contains unique educational web sites that have been created through ThinkQuest competitions and programs. The library currently contains
more than 5,000 web sites to search and surf. Built by kids for kids to use and learn. It is also a great place to get ideas for your own project in one
of our many programs around the world.



The WebQuest Page - from the University of San Diego
WebQuests in our future - Kathy Schrock
WebQuests Internet Resource Directroy


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Januuary 1, 2004
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