Web Site Data Base

"If we teach today as we taught yesterday, then we rob our children of tomorrow."
                                                            
                                                                                      John Dewey
   
  Sample Education Web Sites 
   Verizon Thinkfinity    Home page provides links to myriad lesson plans and interactive student learning activities for all grades in many subjects.  Includes a powerful education search engine linked to high quality materials.
   PBS
Teachers
   Standards-based resources for the arts, health and fitness, literacy, math, science, social studies, early childhood, library media, and technology integration.
   Curriwiki    A curriculum wikki that is a repository for open source K-12 curricula in the areas of mathematics, science, technology, reading and language arts, and languages. Teachers can contribute.  Students can contribute.
   TeachAde    Online community for teachers.  Teachers can sign up to receive free online materials in their area of interest.
   WGBY Education
Services
   A wide range of local opportunities as well as online resources.
  Teachers'
Domain
   Free instructional resources for science teachers by WBGY Boston . . .  short film clips from PBS science programs, written information that supports differentiated instruction.
  Teaching
Tolerance
   Classroom activities, web information, and free resources on a range of diversity issues.
   TeacherTube    Aggregation of thousands of videos from educators, YouTube, and the rest of the Web on most school subjects and education levels.  Teacher videos, student videos, lesson plans, and more.
   YouTube
for K-12
  A group to which teachers and students upload educational videos.
   Best Websites
for Teaching
  The "Top 25" Web sites for teaching and learning chosen by the American Association of School Librarians. The websites chosen "foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration" and are organized as follows: Organizing and Managing; Content Collaboration; Curriculum Sharing; Media Sharing; Virtual Environments; Social Networking and Communication. 
   Noodle Tools   List of 21st Century Literacies sources that help students evaluate and interpret multiple representations from a variety of disciplines and subjects, including texts, photographs, artwork, and data.
   Pics4Learning   Free pictures for classroom use on a wide variety of subjects.
       
   
Sample Virtual Field Trips and Online Museums
    Virtual field trip to the Smithsonian and links to vast educational resources.
   The Louvre    Virtual field trip to view 35,000 works of art housed in the Louvre.  Search the collection by theme, movement, or time period.
   Windows Into Wonderland  

Several virtual field trips to National park Service sites.

    Virtual field trip, museum, and more.
   American
Centuries
  An online museum with hands-on activities, exhibits, lessons, historic  documents, and artifacts.
   Europeana   Vast treasures from more than 6 million digital items about Europe and sound materials from 27 European nations.  This site is the European attempt at a World Digital Library.  This site cuts across all subjects in the curriculum.
       
   
Explore Literacy and Reading Resources
   Google
Lit Trips
  Use Google Earth to teach great world literature.
  Alliance for 
Excellent
Education
  Website developed by leading secondary reading expert.  It defines the crisis in reading education and provides solutions along with recommendations about what you can do.
  Children's
Books Online
  Largest online collection of antique books for children
  Project 
Gutenberg
  Hundreds of audio and electronic books in the public domain searchable by author.
   LibriVox   Over 1,000 free audio books
  Books Should
Be Free
  Free audio books on a wide range of topics
  Open Culture   Free audio books, podcasts, video about culture and education
   StoryNory   Free audio fairy tales, classic stories, myths, and more.
  Nursery Rhymes    Nursery rhymes, songs, and lyrics.
   
Sample Internet Safety Resources
  Woogi
World
  A virtual game that teachers children in grades K-6 responsible uses of the Internet, promotes cooperative behavior offline, and encourages students to enhance their reading capabilities.   Free for children.
  Web Wise
Kids
   Computer-based games that teach safe internet practices to youth and their parents.
  Get Game
Smart
   Helps families develop healthy habits for watching TV, surfing the internet, and playing video games.
 

Sample Social Studies Web Sites
   Best History Web Sites    An award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.
  Teaching 
History
   A national history education clearinghouse with lots of primary sources and history content about United States history for elementary through high school.
       
   
Sample Science Web Sites
   Classroom
Earth
  Activities and resources for teachers to incorporate environmental content into varied high school subjects.  Website is from the National Environmental Education Foundation in partnership with the Weather Channel.
   Biomes    Learn about earth’s biomes through a simulated research expedition.
  Cells
Alive
   Animations and interactive activities to learn about cells.
  Planet Science   Interactive science activities for students under 11 years old     
       
   
Sample Math Web Sites
  Math Forum
at Drexel
  A library of math resources for elementary school through college.  Developed at Drexel University.
  4 - 6 Math   Math games and activities plus links to many math websites
  Illuminations   Myriad math activities, lesson plans, and much more presented by NCTM   
  National Library of
Virtual
Manipulatives
  National online library is a National Science Foundation project hosted by Utah State University.  The library contains computer-based virtual learning environments.