Education Related Links
Special Education Related Links and Resources
abcteach: The purpose of abcteach is to provide educationally sound suggestions that help with learning and teaching. abcteach provides on line materials for easy and immediate use by kids, student teachers, teachers, parents, and other visitors to the site.
Access Excellence (AE) - Secondary Biology, Life Science: The site for health and bioscience teachers and learners: News, About, Communities, Activities, Collaboration, 21st Century Classroom.
Aesop's Fables - Online Collection: Self-explanatory: a collection of Aesop's fables.
AIM Manufacturing - How 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.
allmath.com: Math site for kids (and educators). Flash cards, metric converter, games, references, links, lesson plans, etc. all pertaining to the wonderful world of math.
American Memory - Library of Congress: Library of Congress searchable database of historical media (books, manuscripts, sheet music, maps, motion pictures, photos and prints, and sound recordings. Includes 70 collections, classroomo tie-ins. Media searchable by time period, place, category.
American School Directory: A site for obtaining accurate and timely information on K-12 schools. For the past five years ASD has provided every K-12 school with a free web site containing unique features.
American West: A presentation of the history and development of the American West, from the frontier and pioneer days of the Wild West, to today's modern West.
America's Library - U.S.: From the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the nation's library. This site was designed especially with young people in mind, but there are great stories for people of all ages.
Anthropology - National Museum of Natural History: The Dept. of Anthropology of the National Museum of Natural History houses nearly 3 million archaeological, ethnological, manuscripts, photographs, and physical anthropology specimens from all over the world.
Aplusmath: A site dedicated to helping students improve their math skills. There is a Homework Helper, Game Room (e.g., Flash Cards, Math Word Find), Flashcard Creator, and Worksheets
Apple Learning Exchange (ALI): Apple's daily educator newsletter, which includes Education sections like: Resources, Almanac, Units of Practice, News and Events, Word of the Day, Discussion Starter, Forums, Projects, etc
Archaeology Magazine: An official publication of the Archaeological Institute of America.
Artcyclopedia: Guide to Art on the Internet: Type in the artist's name or work, a movement or subject, and this art search engine sketches out a list of related links.
ARTSEDGE: The National Arts and Education Information Network: Arts news and events, teaching materials for putting the Arts in all disciplines, professional resources.
ArtsEdNet (Getty): Art lesson plans and curriculum Ideas from the Getty Trust. Includes image galleries and exhibitions, links, reading room and publications, and search/index.
Ask An Expert - PITSCO Innovative Education: Ask member experts questions ranging from astronauts to zookeepers. Searchable links to experts' pages by category.
Ask Dr. Math: Search the archives by level, submit a math question to Dr. Math.
AskERIC - Education Resources Information Center: A federally-funded (USDOE) 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. It is more than just lesson plans and educational resources. Hosted by the Information Institute of Syracuse.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum development (ASCD): An international, nonprofit, nonpartisan association of professional educators. Education news, reading room, training, online store.
AudioBooksForFree - Children: Download a wide variety of children books as audio files for free.
Awesome Library - K-12 Education Directory: An internet library database. It organizes the web with over 15,00 reviewed resources including the top 5% in education.
Beakman's World: Kid-oriented site on television's science show Beakman's World.
Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA): A California program with local participating agencies that supports individuals in their first and second years of teaching through mentoring and coaching, professional development and training activities, and assessment of professional growth.
Beginning Teacher's Tool Box: Resources, "Ask our mentor", message boards, teacher preparation & jobs, professional development, mailing list.
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids is brought to the World Wide Web as a service of the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). Ben's Guide serves as the educational component of GPO Access.
Best of the Web - Classroom Connect: Educational links, resources compliments of Class Connect.
Bibliomania: Free Online Literature, Biographies, Book Summaries, and Reference Books.
Bigchalk - The Education Network [now Proquest]: Links to online educational resources for educators and students.
Bill Nye Science Guy: FAQs, Suggested Reading, Episode Guides, Demo of the Day, Home Demos (doing science at home). "Remember, Science Rules!"
Biography Resource - Lives: Bills itself as the largest guide to Biography sites on the web.
Biology: Cool Science for Curious Kids: The Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites curious kids to explore biology... on screen, off screen, and in between.
Biology in Motion: Dr. Saul has created animations, interactive activities, and cartoons designed to make learning biology a richer, more engaging experience.
BookAdventure: A free reading motivation program for children in Grades k-8. Children create their own book list from over 5400 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on books they've read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes.
BrainPOP - Health, Science, Technology Animation and Educational Site for Kid: Short, animated movies explain how things work. Includes health, science, and technology movies. Good for intermediate-jr. high.
BrainPOP Jr - K-3: Science, Social Studies, Writing, Reading, Math, and Health animated movies for grades K-3. Each movie topic is supported by comic strips, games, jokes, activity pages, vocabulary words, and quizzes as well as lesson plans for teachers and information for parents.
BTSA (Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment):The Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Program provides opportunities for fully-prepared first and second year teachers to expand and deepen their teaching knowledge and skill.
Building a School Web Site: Designed for beginning teachers and students, this guide is a tutorial on building websites.
Busy Teacher's Website K-12: Math lessons and resources.
Calculations On-Line: Martindale's Reference Desk: A multitude of calculations and calculators in a host of subjects. A superb reference site!
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC): Everything you ever needed to know on credentialing in California.
California Department of Education (CDE): Subject list: Teaching, Learning and Technology; State & School Finance, Research and Statistical Information; Healthy Children, Youth and Families; Special, Alternative and Continuing Education; Legal and Legislative Information; Grant Information
California Department of Education (CDE) - Acronyms: As indicated, a listing of acronyms used by CDE.
California Instructional Technology Clearinghouse (CITC): Funded by the California Technology Assistance Project and the California Department of Education, this site has links to CA content standards for LangArts, Math, Hist/SocStud, and Science; links to Ed sites; publications; etc.
California Learning Resource Network (CLRN): Purpose of CLRN is to provide a one-stop information source that enables California educators to identify supplemental electronic learning resources that both meet local instructional needs and Clifornia frameworks and standards.
California Teacher Exams - CSET/SSAT: California teaching credential candidates are required by law to verify their subject matter knowledge and competencies and are provided two alternative paths for fulfilling this requirement. One way is to complete a program of subject matter preparation
California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP):Funded by the Education Technology Local Assistance Program, CTAP focuses on promoting the effective use of educational technology through regional coordination of educational support services based on local needs. Info on grants, instructional resources, professional development, state buying and licensing, standards and assessment.
CasaNotes - Tool: Designed to allow teachers to quickly make, and customize, typical notes (in Spanish or English) sent home to parents or given to the students. This is done by using customizable templates
Center for Apllied Linguistics - ESL: Databases/Directories; Clearinghouses; Centers; Products; Services; Projects; Links for English as a Second Language Education.
César E. Chávez Model Curriculum-CDE: From the California State Department of Education: a curriculum based on the life and achievements of César Chávez.
CHEMystery: An Interactive Guide to Chemistry: CHEMystery is a virtual chemistry textbook, intended to provide an interactive guide for high school chemistry students. In addition, CHEMystery allows you to further expand your chemistry knowledge by letting you interact with other Internet resources on the World Wide Web.
Child Safety [also, Missing Kids]: Prevention against child abuse - teachers materials
Children's Literature Web Guide (CLWG): 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. Searchable database of teaching ideas for specific books (Doucette Index), and other references.
Classroom Art - Getty Museum: Lesson plans, resources, pictures, etc. per the field of Art.
Classroom Connect: Commercial: develops original web-based curriculum products and professional development programs for K-12 educators.
Classroom Management [Teacher Created Resources]: Many areas discussed per the topic., ranging from organization to classroom decor, to discipline. Ideas for bulletin boards, Icebreakers, etc.
Closing the Achievement Gap: California Department of Education/WestEd site that is a hub for information, research, and successful stories about efforts to close the achievement gap in schools.
Cool Graphics: Clip Art, Backgrounds, Animations, Icons: Self-explanatory.
Coolmath.com - An Amusement Park of Mathematics: This "amusement park of math" sports a multitude of number games. A wide variety of math "fun" drills and games from the basics up through algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and calculus.
Cool Science for Curious Kids:Part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Invites curious kids to explore biology... onscreen, offscreen, and in between.
Crayola for Educators: Rich hands-on art learning experiences, linked with core curriculum standards. New lessons are added each week.
Creating Web Pages (Introductory Level): Links to two types of resources related to the study of Creating Web pages. Curricular resources and lesson plans.
CSET/SSAT - California Teacher Exams: California teaching credential candidates are required by law to verify their subject matter knowledge and competencies and are provided two alternative paths for fulfilling this requirement. One way is to complete a program of subject matter preparation. The other is through an exam.
CTAP - Region 3: Region 3-specific site for the CTAP. Covers northern-central California out of the Sacramento County Office of Education.
CyberBee - Adventures of: Curriculum ideas, research tools, treasure hunts, etc.
Dance Directory: From Balkan and Ballet to Zydeco - any link you ever wanted on dance.
Digital Education Network - Actden: Free online software tutorials (Explorer, Powerpoint, Office, etc.) and courses (TOEFL prep, writing, information technology skills, astronomy, etc.).
Dinosaurs - BBC: A huge site which is filled with facts, timelines, and even some games on the topic of dinosaurs.
Directory - Teacher Education Training Programs: A complete directory on the web of teacher education degree and certificate programs. It includes over 20,000 teacher education degree and certificate programs, offered by over 1,700 colleges and school districts across the U.S.
Discovery School: Offers teacher resources and tools for creating classroom materials. Produced by the Discovery Channel
Dositey - Math, English Software, Games, Worksheets for grades K-8: Free interactive lessons, exercises and worksheets, educational games, open-ended questions in Math and Language Arts, and more.
Dotster (Website Host): Host site for webpages.
Drama Studies: Standards and Lesson Plans [part of Lesson Plan Central]:Teacher standards, lesson plans, and resources in the field of drama/theatrical arts.
Dr. Seuss's Seussville!: An interactive site which brings Dr. Seuss' books to life. Printable activites and Shockwave games draw on his familiar characters and themes.
Dr. Super (Math): Virtual math manipulatives and activities.
Earthquake Hazards Program - Northern California: News, preparedness, FAQs, links
EconEdLink: A program of the National Council on Economic Education and members of the MarcoPolo consortium. A source of classroom tested, internetbased economic lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students.
EdHelper: Free Lesson Plans, WebQuests, Worksheets, and Teacher Tools. Organized by months and topics.
Ed's Oasis - K to 12 Teacher Resources and Opportunities [Now part of Classroom Connect]: Lesson plans, interviews, email discussions.
Edtechnot: Billed as the site where educational technologists come to think. Latest research on educational technology, news, and postings.
Education Place - Houghton Mifflin: Elementary resources for teachers, students, and parents. Includes Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies Centers, Intervention, Professional Development, searchable activity database, educational games, and textbook support.
Education Planet - Education Web Guide: Educator-approved resources and services. TONS of lesson plans and resources. Find educational supplies, web sites, videos, lesson plans, software, maps, books.
Education Resources Information Center (AskERIC): A federally-funded (USDOE) 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. It is more than just lesson plans and educational resources.
Education World: Lesson plans by subject, news, articles; Centers (by subject) include "toolbox", lessons, themes, standards by topic; Communities (including Special Education); Grants center, message boards, professional development, resources, world schools directory, etc. A very extensive, well-laid-out and up-to-date site.
Educational Java Programs (Math): This math Web site contains Javaª applets whose purpose is to be used as tools to help and enhance the education of children.
Educational Resources - U.S. Department of Education: This page links to many ED-sponsored Internet resources for parents, teachers, and students visiting the ED web site for the first time.
Educational Technology - CAP-ET: UK site Edu-Tech holds information about initiatives, programmes, resources and sources for educational technology, multimedia and WWW authoring.
Educational Testing Service: All about ETS and its tests; SAT, AP, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, PRAXIS, SLS, Higher Education Assessment.
Educators Network [part of Teacher Planet]: Access to all your favorite features, including LessonPlans4Teachers, Units4Teachers, Rona's Teacher Tools, Savings4Teachers, and many more.
EduHound - K-12: A directory of educational resources created by the same folks that give you THE Journal Online. The links provide both web-based resources and resources that you can order for use in your classroom and library. Check out EduPuppy for the K-2 grades.
EduScapes: Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson have designed this website to share a love of learning with others. As authors and educators, they work with teachers, parents, and children around the world to effectively integrate technology into teaching and learning enviroments.
EdWeb: On-line educational resources around the world, learn about trends in education policy and information infrastructure development, examine success stories of computers in the classroom, etc.
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse - Science and Math [Now ENC]: Formally funded by USDOE, this site has math and science curriculum resources and links to more.
Enchanted Learning: A site designed for preschool children and older. A variety of free topics and activities to explore such as: nursery rhymes, geography, bats, explorers, inventors, puzzles, art projects, etc. Software is also available for purchase.
English as a Second Language - Links: Yahoo!'s ESL directory.
EnglishBanana: English and Drama resources for teachers, students, and parents.
ESL/ELL Resources: ERIC and the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education have put together this resource listing websites for bilingual education. Resources are searchable or browsable by Most Popular, Curriculum and Instruction, and Resource Type.
English Server (EServer): Accessible writing. Contains works in 42 collections on such diverse topics as contemporary art, race, Internet studies, drama, design, gender studies, accessible publishing, and current political and social issues.
Exploratorium: If you have not yet been to San Francisco's Exploratorium, check it out here. Housed within the walls of San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, the Exploratorium is a collage of 650 science, art, and human perception exhibits. The Exploratorium is a leader in the movement to promote the museum as an educational center.
Explorer - Math and Science: An online collection of educational resources (instructional software, lab activities, lesson plans, and student created materials) for K-12 mathematics and science education."
Fact Monster: Encyclopedia, Homework Help, and Dictionary: Kids can troll this site for facts about sports, people, science, and more. It's an atlas, dictionary, almanac, encyclopedia, and homework-help center rolled into one.
Family Education Network: Parenting advice, child development and family reference at familyeducation.com
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE): Hundreds of education resources supported by agencies across the U.S. Federal government are now easier to find. Subjects include: Arts, Educational technology, Foreign languages, Health and Safety, Language arts, Mathematics, Physical education, Science, studies, Vocational education.
Filamentality: Filamentality is a fill-in-the-blank tool that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet links, and turning them into learning activities. It combines the "filament" of the Web with a learner's "mentality".
Finance - Yahoo: Finance information, links provided by Yahoo.
First Year of Teaching: US DOE's pep talk to new teachers. Publication looking at issues, techniques, etc. for first year teachers.
FirstGov for Kids - Links: U.S. government interagency Kid's Portal. It provides links to Federal kid's sites along with some of the best kid's sites from other organizations all grouped by subject.
Fisher-Price Games - Online Games and Activities: Online games and learning activities from Fischer-Price Co. Each group of activities--for infants, toddlers, or preschoolers--requires a different level of keyboarding skill.
Fordham Foundation: Education and Special Education research, policies, etc. Publications in hard copy or downloadable.
Free Work Sheets for Educators: As the name implies, a slew of worksheets for elementary level teachers.
FunBrain - Site for K-8 Teachers and Kids: Site for K-8 Teachers and Kids. An educational take on games. Organized by age and category.
Funology - Abracadabra!: Site for kids with games, crafts, jokes, experiments, and funky facts.
Gateway- Educational Materials, Lesson Plans: A one-stop, any-stop access to high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources on the Internet.
Geographic.org - Students, parents, and teachers site with fun ativities per geography.
Geography Links - Yahoo: Yahoo!'s geography index. Resources, data, and websites regarding topics on geography, maps, and GIS.
Getsmarter (Math/Science): An animated, interactive testing and learning site that allows students to compare their math and science skills against others worldwide.
GIFWorks! Free Online GIF eTools: GifWorks is an online GIF image editor. This unique tool is completely on-line -- nothing to download or install. Better yet, it's ABSOLUTELY FREE -- no prepaid tokens or subscriptions.
Girls Tech: Evaluating Electronic Resources for Girls: Evaluates materials that will assist adults in selecting electronic information tools that can help bridge the gap between girls and technology today and tomorrow.
Global Schoolhouse: Online collaborative learning resources.
Google Literacy Project: A resource for teachers, literacy organisations and anyone interested in reading and education, created in collaboration with LitCam, Google, and UNESCO's Institute for Lifelong Learning.
Grammar - Big Dog's: A clear, fun guide to basic grammar.
Great Books Online [Bartleby's]: An internet publisher of literature, reference, and verse providing students/researchers with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.
GreatSchools: Mission is to improve education by inspriring parents to be involved. Links to all school levels. Sections include health and development, academics and activities, learning disabilities [contains all of the past Schwab Learning content], involvement opportunities at schools, choosing the right school for your child, community blogs, and school information for many major cities (including Sacramento, CA).
High School Hub: Focusing on the academic needs of teenagers, this site provides links for homework help, test preparation, and general research.
History Channel - This Day in History: What happened on this day in (Automotive, Civil War, Crime, Literary, Technology, etc.) history? Find out here. Look up any day of the year.
History/Social Studies for K - 12 Teachers [part of Score]: The major purpose of this site is to encourage the use of the World Wide Web as a tool for learning and teaching and to provide some help for K-12 classroom teachers in locating and using the resources pertaining to the social sciences.
History - Valley of the Ancients: An introduction to ancient civilizations, specifically Sumeria, Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
Homeroom: Wadsworth Publishers: Wadsworth Publishing's education site has its titles, and tons of mostly-referenced links for educators organized in an easy-to-use directory.
Homework from BJ Pinchbeck: Educational links to help kids with homework in math. Also contains a parent and educator section.
Homework Heaven - Bigchalk: Sections for teachers (lesson planning, standards by state, online courses), library media specialists (the teaching of technology, research, tech resources), students (homework help, "e-adventures", contests and games), parents (how to help with homework, internet safety, PTOs).
Homework Center - Infoplease: A site that includes timelines, homework help, study advice, and writing tip.
Homework Help for Kids - Math and Reading: A comprehensive directory of resources and articles dealing with children's education. Purpose is to help parents and children make informed decisions about school-related issues.
Hot Potatoes - Puzzlemaker: Program enables you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled sentences, crossword, matching/ordering, and gap-fill exercises. Free to educators.
How Stuff Works: Fun, well-designed, kid-friendly site. I did not find a reference for "condenser" (at least not the automotive, non-air conditioner related, type), but was fascinated by what I found in the meantime.
Hyperhistory - World History Online: 2,000 files covering 3,000 years of world history.
IBM Education - Technology Solutions for K12 Schools: "Discover how IBM e-business products and experience can help you improve student achievement and school accountability, provide professional development to help teachers integrate technology into the curriculum, accommodate rapidly growing student populations, and assure equity of access."
Inclusive Technology - IntelliMathics (Math software): Virtual math manipulative software. Program comes with a series of predesigned activity templates to expose students to a wide variety of math topics.
Internet Coach Puzzle Center: From APTE software, both an online puzzlemaker and a CD-ROM program for many types of puzzles, from anagrams to word searches.
Internet Content for the Classroom - MarcoPolo [Part of Class Brain]: A no-cost, standards-based internet content for the K-12 teacher and classroom. Online resources include panel-reviewed links, lesson plans, activities, materials, and powerful search engines.
Internet2: Internet2 is a consortium being led by over 190 universities working in partnership with industry and government to develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies, accelerating the creation of tomorrow's Internet.
Invention Dimension: MIT's inventors' page, with "Inventor of the Week", links and resources, awards, "The Inventor's Handbook, news.
Intel - Innovation in Education: Intel's education sitemap.
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE): Education technology society: news, journals, resources, research, bookstore.
Internet Rules - SafeKids: Excellent guides for staying from potential trouble.
JigZone- Jigsaw Puzzles: The JigZone is a place on the internet for free online jigsaw puzzles.
K-12 Teacher Lessson Plans [part of Education Atlas]: Lesson plan links in numerous areas.
KID_INFO: Bill's itself as "The Web's Best Student Homework, Reference, and Resource." A great starting point for students to do indexed research by subject.
KidsKonnect: A question-answering, help and referral service to k-12 students on the Internet. The goal of the service is to help students access and use the information available on the internet effectively and effficiently.
KidSpace [Part of Education.com]: Educational solutions to parents and kids.
Kids' Vid: Kids' Vid is an instructional web site that gives teachers and students the tools necessary to implement video production in the classroom.
KinderArt - Art Lessons - Art Education: A large collection of free art lessons on the Internet.
Landmark Project - Web Building/Resources: Provides links to information building blocks: websites, pages, and interactive tools that provide information in the form of a raw material.
Language and Translation Center - Martindale's Reference Desk: Translations and dictionaries for a multitude of languages. Includes ASL and other international Sign Language translations.
Latina/o Chicana/o Communities - CLNet: A portal for the Latino Community with political and business news, entertainment stories, chat and message boards. Available in Spanish and English.
Learn2: Commercial site with e-tutorials on tech subjects and some ed subjects
Learning Space Online Teacher Network: Site provides educators with opportunities and tools to develop, implement, and share effective uses of technology to improve student learning. Affiliated with ISTE.
Lesson Bank - TeachersNet: Moderated by Dr. Bernie Poole, University of Pittsburg. The Teachers.Net Lesson Bank posts lesson plans via a template on a myriad of subjects. Teachers may use or submit these lesson plans for free.
Lesson Plan Search: Search tool of over 1,000 lesson plans for many subjects.
Lesson Plans and Educational Units - Cool Lessons: Designed as a resource for k-12 teachers. Freey ready-made lesson plans and units for all subjects. Site emphasizes WebQuests and Problem-Based Learning units.
Lesson Plans - Columbia Education Center: Lesson plans in a myriad of K-12 subjects created by teachers.
Lesson Plans - Gateway Education Materials: Gateway to Educational Materials (by topic, grade level, and/or other information for free educational materials).
LessonPlansPage: Free PreK-12 teacher resources and lesson plans on the net.
Lesson Plans - PreK-Kindergarten: Preschool lesson plans & themes have children's games, crafts, health and manners lessons, and worksheets. These preschool lesson plans e-booklets are each filled with 5 days of preschool themes and activities.
Library (America's)/Library of Congress: From the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the nation's library. This site was designed especially with young people in mind, but there are great stories for people of all ages.
Library of Congress: The site mission is to make the LofC resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.
Library of Congress - American Memory: Tie-ins to American Memory project (see above): includes Features, Lesson Ideas, Activities, Research Tools, Educators' Programs.
Lil' Fingers Storybooks: Lil' Fingers is a storybook site for toddler age children with games, storybooks and coloring pages. The free toddler stories, activities and holiday sections are designed with bright colors and big buttons for little fingers to click on.
LittleClickers: Web explorations for Kids ages 6-12.
Literacy Project - Google: A resource for teachers, literacy organisations and anyone interested in reading and education, created in collaboration with LitCam, Google, and UNESCO's Institute for Lifelong Learning.
LS Technology - Learning Space Online: Specific internet training and website building for educators. Site provides educators with opportunities and tools to develop, implement, and share effective uses of technology to improve student learning. Affiliated with ISTE.
Map Machine - National Geographic: National Geographic provides photographic and illustrative maps of any region of the world. There is also a Flags and Facts section to learn more about any specific country.
Maps - Antiquarian: Original, full-color historical maps. Some maps date back as far as the 14th and 15th centuries.
Marco Polo Resource Center - California [also known as Thinkfinity Resource Center]: California standards-based internet content for the K-12 teacher and classroom. Online resources, lesson plans, search engine.
Math Cats - Fun Math for Elementary Kids: Math Cats injects some fun into kids' math studies with puzzles, interactive projects, contests, and printable activities that offer entertaining ways to explore a sometimes intimidating subject.
Math Forum: Resources for teaching math at all levels. math resources by subject, math education, key issues in math, math library, math research, student center, teachers' place, parents and citizens pages: searchable. Also contains "Ask Dr. Math" archives.
Math Learning Center: Contains materials, resources, and links to a number of math sites that provide free virtual manipulatives useful in mathematics education.
Math (TouchMath): TouchMath is a multi-sensory teaching approach that bridges manipulation and memorization. Useful for any student struggling to develop basic math calulation skills.
Math Word Problems for Children: The goal of this math website is to help elementary and middle school children improve their math problem solving and critical-thinking skills. It has over 6,000 math word problems for children to enjoy!
Mathematic Fun Lessons: Developed by Cynthia Lanius at Rice University. Fun interactive k - 12 grade level activities in various math topics.
Mathematics - Web Toolboxes: Interactivity in Math. Many drill and practice math activity websites.
MathLinks - Mrs. Dingman: This page was created to provide resources for children, parents, and teachers. The sites listed can provide extra skill practice, remediation, and/or enrichment.
Multicultural Pavilion: Resources and dialogues for educators, students and activists. Features projects, activities, research, discussion forums, etc.
Multiplication Facts: Teach ALL students the times tables. This site contains the techniques, tips, and secrets used by master teachers.
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA): The Digital Classroom provides materials from the National Archives and methods for teaching with primary sources.
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC): NAGC is an organization of parents, educators, other professionals and community leaders who unite to address the unique needs of gifted children and youth.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: Prevention against child abuse - teachers materials.
National Center on Educational Outcomes: Provides national leadership in the participation of students with disabilities and limited English proficient students in national and state assessments, standards-setting efforts, and graduation requirements. The menu options lead to information about NCEO, its projects, its research findings and publications, and other related resources.
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES): NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the U.S.A. and other nations.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) - Illuminations: Home page of NCTM. Contains interactive math lessons, standards, internet-based lesson plans, etc. pre-K - 12 grades.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) - iMath: Lessons that are online, interactive, multimedia math investigations. All i-Maths are built around interactive math applets, and some also include video clips. Grade levels pre-K - 12. Meets all NCTM standards.
National Geographic Society: The interactive website of the National Geographic Society.
National Institute for Urban School Improvement (NIUSI): The mission of the National Institute for Urban School Improvement is to support inclusive urban communities, schools, and families to build their capacity for sustainable, successful urban education. Resources and publications.
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (Math): Interactive mathematics site developed with a National Science Foundation grant. An extensive collection of math manipulatives and tutorials for grades k -12.
National Network for Child Care (NNCC): Child care resources, links, reviewed research-based publications, listserve, support and assistance from experts at land grant universities, newsletter.
National Public Radio (NPR): Kid's page by National Public Radio.
Native-American, Cradleboard: CradleBoard Teaching Project provides lesson plans and curriculum on Native American culture.
Native American (4Directions Project): 4Directions schools use technology to share in the diversity of various cultures and to ensure that the voices of Native people are heard in the emerging information age. Resources, etc.
Native American - Internet Resources: Focus on Native Americans per directories, bibliographies, historical documents, periodicals, and general links.
Native American Resources (Encyclopedia Smithsonian): Through the Smithsonian, resources per Native Americans.
NativeWeb:"Resources for Indigenous Cultures around the World." News, e-communities, books and music.
NEA Teacher Toolkit: A fully integrated web-based application that empowers teachers to make curricular decisions with confidence. It also promotes student evaluation and achievement while facilitating communication with parents and students.
New American High Schools Initiative: This federal initiative supports high school reform.
New Horizons for Learning: A non-profit, international network of educators focused on identifyig, communicating, and implementing the most effective teaching and learning strategies at all ages and abilities.
New York Times Learning Network: News-oriented resource site with student, teacher, parent sections.
Nine Planets: An overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Text, images, sounds, and some movies.
Notable Pics: A tool that allows K-16 teachers and students to use their own photographs (or those which they have copyright permission) as the basis of a web-based lesson. Once the teacher has uploaded a photograph, the teacher can add facts to areas of Notable Pics.
NovelGuide: A free source for literary analysis on the web. They provide an educational supplement for the understanding of classic and contemporary Literature Profiles, Metaphor Analysis, Theme Analyses, and Author Biographies
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (USDOE): "On this site, you will find information about programs, grants, and events related to adult education and vocational education; school-to-work; high school reform; community colleges; correctional education; tribal colleges and universities; community technology centers; empowerment zones and enterprise communities; and teacher development activities."
On-Line Educational Resources: Teaching and learning resources from federal agencies.
OnlineIntervention - California Mathematics: Online Intervention.com is an interactive product that helps students become more proficient in the skills commonly assessed on Califonia state and national tests.
OWL.org: A professional site for NEA members. Devoted to "Educators Helping Educators," OWL.org supports teachers and school staff with practical tips, strategies, community tools, and education materials.
Paper Online: A site dedicated to exploring "paper."
PE Central: Physical/Health Education Teachers: Very inclusive site for PE lesson ideas, assessment ideas, Adapted PE, Preschool PE, professional information, Job Center, research, PE store, links, resources: from the University of Vermont.
Periodic Table of Elements: Chemistrydata.com is a quick referece for chemisty students offering Periodic Tables, and other information about the elements.
Personal Educational Press: This web site lets you turn your computer and printer into a printing press for free educational materials such as flashcards and game boards. This online tool runs directly off your browser - there are no plug-ins to install, no software to buy.
Pics4learning: Looking for images for your classes to use legally in class projects and reports? Pics4learning put together this site of images, along with a clear use policy for images. Teachers can get ideas for groups projects or reports using technology in the lessons.
PinkMonkey.com: PinkMonkey.com is a study resource for junior high, high school, college students, teachers and home schooling parents. Contains a large library of Literature Summaries, with 372 booknotes / chapter summaries / study notes online currently, and more.Plays4Kids - USA
- : Included on this site are plays for K-12 students with appropriate age levels suggested.
Portals to the World (Library of Congress): Contains selective links providing authoritative, in-depth information about the nations and other areas of the world. Links are arranged by country/area sorted intoa wide range of broad categories.
PORTICAL (Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership): Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership. A portal full of administrative resources.
Psychology (Encyclopedia of) - Psychology Websites: "All things" pertaining to psychology. Links, information, etc.
Puzzlemaker: A puzzle generation tool for educators, parents, and students. Word search, crossword and math puzzles, word lists.
Reading Upgrade - Struggling Readers: Online approach to teaching adolescents or adults how to read. Grades3-12. Uses pop teaching songs, MTV-style learning videos, and reading games, students actually enjoy moving through a rigorous, research-based reading course.
Resources: Urban Schools Research: See "National Institute for Urban School Improvement" above.
Responsive Classroom: An approach to teaching and learning, kindergarten thru eighth grade. Developed by classroom teachers; consists of practical strategies for bringing together social and academic learning.
RICA Preparation Guide: On-line instructional modules and resources to help prepare for the RICA Examination. Materials also help teaching ALL California's readers and writers, but especially language minority students who are classified as limited English proficient.
Sacramento Bee [Lessons for Classrooms]: Part of the Newspapers in Education Online. Current events with lessons for classrooms.
Sacramento City Unified School District: Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) home page.
San Diego County Office of Education K-12 Resources Page: All-inclusive resources guide.
San Juan Unified School District: In Sacramento, California area. SJUSD home page.
SchoolExpress: An educational portal website. Links to thousands of Free Worksheets, hundreds of Free Software programs, Online Kids Activities, ePhonics, and links to educational sites.
SchoolNet's Web Page Tutorial (Index): Purpose of this site is to introduce students and teachers to the basics of Web authoring.
Schrock's Guide for Educators: Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated daily to include the best sites for teaching and learning. Part of the Discovery Channel School.
Science Gems: Frank Potter's Science Gems. Links to great science resources, for students, parents, teachers, scientists, engineers and mathematicians.
Science Learning Network: A top collection of science links for students and teachers. Many links to a myriad of science museums.
Science - Yuckiest Site on the Web: A kids site for science. Many educational and entertaining science projects and simulations.
Scribbles - Kids Art Site: Scribbles is a place for children of all ages who love to create art. Here you can learn about different Artists and their artwork. Children can do simple Art Projects and are welcome to enter our Contests.
Sesame Street Workshop - Kid Games: Online games and activities courtesy of Sesame Street.
SCORE - Schools of California Online Resources for Education: A site for Language Arts resources in California, by the San Diego County Office of Education. Includes California Content Standards, Language Arts Framework, etc.
Shakespeare: An interactive, multimedia site exploring the works of Shakespeare.
Shakespeare - Complete Works of William: As the name implies, the complete works of William Shakespeare.
SiteDesigner - Create Web Sites: SiteDesigner is a solution for building professional web sites with special effects without any programming. FREE download!
Skill Builders: Articles, Information, Games & Activities about children's growth & development. Occupational therapy exercises available.
Solar System Simulator: From NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab (who also bring you fantastic space photos): " Welcome to the solar system simulator, a NASA/JPL/Caltech spyglass on the cosmos. Select from the options below to have the simulator create a color image of your favorite planet or satellite!" Options include viewpoint and target, date and time, field of view, drawn-in orbits of other bodies.
SPACE: A site for Space buffs. Lavish illustrations, photos, news, science fiction, etc. All things pertaining to outer space.
SSAT/CSET - California Teacher Exams: California teaching credential candidates are required by law to verify their subject matter knowledge and competencies and are provided two alternative paths for fulfilling this requirement. One way is to complete a program of subject matter preparation, the other is through an exam.
State Reports - Class Brain: Information available for USA state reports.
StateStandards (part of Evision): State educational standards coupled to lesson plans and resources. By EdVision.
Study Habits: Study Habits is a site about developing good & effective study habits. It's also about teaching the essential study techniques and skills needed to succeed in college studies. The site is entirely run by students for students.
Study Place [Web Templates and Lessons]: Create a class home page using a simple form. Also lesson plans for students and some online learning activities. Developed and maintained by the Sacramento County Office of Education.
Study Skills [How to Study]: Site designed to help students of all ages do better in school. Topics include: preparing to study, listening skills, reading skills, taking notes, keeping track of assignments, etc.
StudyWeb [Part of Plato Learning]: Links for Learning. Search the collection of over 131,000 Research Quality URLs. Also in well-laid-out directory format. Student-oriented study resource.
Survivors - Shoah Visual History Foundation: In 1994, after filming Schindler's List, Steven Spielberg established Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation with an urgent mission: to chronicle, before it was too late, the firsthand accounts of survivors, liberators, rescuers, and other eyewitnesses of the Holocaust."
Switch Zoo - Make New Animals: Switch the animals' heads, legs and tails to make new creatures at this surrealistic virtual zoo.
TaskStream: Web-based productivity tools for the educator. Tutorials, lesson plans, etc.
TEACH California: TEACH California is designed to provide information needed become a credentialed teacher in California. The sections within the Web site have been organized to answer your questions regarding the requirements for becoming a teacher, teaching jobs, etc.
Teach.gov: TEACH campaign is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education. Designed to raise awareness of the teaching profession and to provide tools needed to launch a career in education.
Teachnet.com: Lesson ideas, tips, links, resources for teachers.
Teacher's Corner: Teacher Resources, Thematic Units,Teacher's Lounge, and Lesson Plans.
Teachers Helping Teachers: Educational links, message board, lesson plans
Teachers Hub [also Quiz Hub]: A K-12 Interactive center. Features for elementary, middle, and high school students. Teacher resources, quizzes, spelling, and word lessons also available.
Teachers.Net - LESSON PLANS: The Teachers.Net Lesson Bank is a site where educators can share teaching ideas and lesson plans.
TeacherTube: Online videos demonstrating various curriculum lessons for K-12 levels.
TeacherVision: Curriculum materials, lesson plans, teacher resources (including a vast number of rubrics), professional development, school-home connection, newsletter, message boards, tools.
TeacherWeb - Authoring and Hosting Websites for Teachers: Free Website hosting and publishing tools for teachers.
TeAch-nology: Offers teachers free access to lesson plans, printable worksheets, reviewed web sites, rubrics, educational games, teaching tips, advice, current education news, teacher downloads, web quests, and teacher tools for creating classroom instruction.
tech.LEARNING: Serving educators with ideas, tools, and resources forintegrating technology into the K-12 school, classroom and curriculum.
Teen Learning Network [also known as BrightStorm]: Moderated site with activities, information, chat room for teenagers. Part of the Family Education Network.
Top Secret Recipes on the Web: Creating Original kitchen clones of America's favorite brand-name foods.
UDL Toolkits: Teaching Every Student: The Digital Content Toolkit provides information, support, tools, ideas, models, research, and a community of practice for educators interested in using flexible computer technologies to reach and teach diverse learners.
United States Department of Education (USDE) Home: The homepage of the U.S. Department of Education. Many links to other resources.
Urban Education - NIUSI: The National Institute for Urban School Improvement website. Site contains information, links, resources, forums, etc. pertaining to urban education in the U.S.A.
USA TODAY Education - K-12 Education Online: Educational component of USA Today. Extensive resources for teachers and students. Offers a daily lesson plan, connections with math, science, careers, and more.
Virtual Schoolhouse: A meta-library of K-12 internet links. Easily searchable
Web Accessibility for All: Federally-funded project that melds an extensive collection of resources, tutorials, and how-tos about web accessibility. Focus on post-secondary.
WebMath: Internet Solutions to Math Problems: Online calculation of everything from "everyday math" to trig.
Webmonkey For Kids: A site designed to help build websites for kids. Useful for educators and parents, too.
WebQuest (at San Diego State University): Site designed to serve as a resource to those who are using the Webquest model to teach with the web.
Webquests - Matrix of (Index): A set of K -12 webquest lessons for educators covering a variety of content.
WebTutor (Step-By-Step): Purpose is to help the average internet user get their own webpages up as soon as possible. Minimal technical language in this tutorial.
White House for Kids: Just what it says.
Why? Files: The science behind the news.
Windows to the Universe: Windows to the Universe purpose is to develop a fun and different Web site about the Earth and Space sciences. Windows to the Universe is graphics intensive! Entry options here lead to the Intermediate content level.
Worksheet Library: This site provides worksheets and tips for teachers at the elementary school level. Worksheets in categories of grade level, subjects, and standards. Some of the educational material is free, some at a nominal cost.
World Factbook: The CIA's directory of political geography.
World Flag Database: Flag images with details and data about the entities they represent, including such flags as that of the OAU, with a list of member countries, flag dimensions and ratio, flag protocols, and languages.
World History - Hyperhistory Online: 2000 files covering 3000 years of world history. Categories include people, history, events, maps, color coded by subject (science/tech, culture/philosophy, religion, political/war). A hypertext history text indexed by a clickable wallmap of history which links to descriptions, maps, essays. Excellent.
World Lecture Hall (WLH): The World Lecture Hall (WLH) contains links to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver university-level academic courses in any language.
World Wide Schools: Library: This site is dedicated to the collection, preservation and presentation of educational material.
Yuckiest Site on the Internet!: Science fun. First there was mud. Then there were worms. and now there is Yucky! Test your skills with Whack-A-Roach. All you need to know about barfing, belching and blackheads! Plus mad scientist fun in Yucky Labs!