K-12 Educational Resources

https://www.allconnect.com/blog/internet-research-guide Allconnect.com is a site that students should visit before they begin to embark on a research project. The site is full of helpful ideas on how to proceed. It also has a section on how to site references and how to tell if your sources are credible. This site was recommended by a person from  Charlotte, NC.

http://www.exworthy.comExworthy Educational Links - A searchable library of Web resources for parents, teachers, and students. Updated regularly, this site contains detailed site descriptions and integrationideas for technology coordinators, staff development presenters, Web site creators, K-12 teachers and the entire family.

https://us.cbeebies.com/shows/ CBeebies - British site - educational BBC - A great site for kids of all ages. There are many areas of learning - videos, games, dot-to-dot's, and so much more!active

http://www.powayusd.com/projects/EdTechCentralnew/Tools.htm This site has the best list of educational free online tools for teachersactive

http://formswift.com/common-core-lesson-plans Common Core Lesson Plans Hub: create a completely free, Common Core-aligned lesson plan for a math, science and language arts class. This site was recommended by a person from San Francisco, CA.

http://militarykidsconnect.dcoe.mil/educators/lesson-plans These lesson plans integrate website content about military life and world cultures with key concepts in Language Arts, Math and other subjects. Each of these ready-to-go lesson plans includes the content, instructions and handouts required. They are divided by elementary, middle school, and high school. This site was recommended by a person from San Antonio, TX.

http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/lesson_plans/history_culture.html Here you will find downloadable lesson plans in art, science and technology, history and clulture, language arts, and idea labs. They range in all grade levels. You can choose what subject and grade level you want. Some lessons are interactive. This site was recommended by a person from San Antonio, TX active

http://www.teacher.org/lesson-plans/ Lesson Plans for Teachers - Lessons are organized by subject - [Arts (18), English/Language Arts (39), Environmental (28), Math (25), P.E. (14), Science (49), Social Studies (22)], and grade level (K-12). Within each lesson, you will find clear objectives, description of materials needed, a thorough procedure with an opening and a closing, as well as assessments and modifications. This site was recommended by a person from Van Nuys, CA.

http://www.graphite.org/reviews?subjects[1]=19647&price[0]=19597  This site has reviews of different games for Language and Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies and Art.  They are divided by grade levels – worth checking out!!!  This site was recommended by a person who lives in Cary, N.C.

http://www.kidsknowit.com/KidsKnowIt.com - Educational website for kids - thousands of free educational games and activities - This is a must see site!! It was recommended by a person in Cary, N.C.

http://www.henryanker.com/ Mr. Anker Tests - this site has a wealth of different interactive tests that are divided by grade levels. These activities include Social Studies, Math, Reading, Language Arts, Geography, keyboarding, and so much more. There are tons of links to other wonderful sites as well. Each activity (test) has the Standards listed. There is a site map that outlines all of the different tests. THIS IS A MUST SEE SITE!!active

https://www2.ed.gov/free/index.html . This site contains links to learning resources created and maintained by other public and private organizations. This information is provided for the visitor’s convenience and is included here as an example of the many resources that educators may find helpful and use at their option.

http://kids.usa.gov/ Kids.gov - This site lists all sorts of learning activities divided by K-5 and 6-8. The subjects are:Art and Music, History, Online Safety, Exercise and Eating Healthy, Jobs, Reading and Writing, Government, Math, Science, Health and Safety, Money ,and Social Studies. This is a must see site! It was recommended by a person in Cary, N.C,

http://www.edhelper.com/ Ed Helper.com - 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 - Free Teacher's Toolbox software!...

http://mrnussbaum.com/mathcode/This is a mega site with all sorts of educational interactive games! It is divided by subject matter and grade level. It is pre-Kgn through 6th grade and some through 8th grade.active

http://www.education-world.com/ This site has so much information, resources, articles, technology tools, templates, lessons, etc., etc.

http://www.alfy.com ALFY, a large web portal for kids, was developed so that for the first time ever 3-9 year olds could safely and easily experience everything the cyber world has to offer. ALFY is a fun, accessible, educational center stocked with interactive stories, games, crafts, activities, and much more. You must have a fairly speedy connection and have Flash and Shockwave plug-ins installed.active

http://www.kidport.com/Contents.htm Choose a Grade, then choose an Academic Topic -lots of gamesactive

http://papatsoftware.com/?gclid=CJGgq6b8-qECFRkcawodbUAaGA lots of FREE educational software downloadsactive

http://www.cdearth.com/children-learning-software.htm?gclid=CIOy9Zj9-qECFSAxiQodfi2yEA FREE CD full of educational learning gamesactive

http://www.prongo.com/links.html Prongo's Resource Links

http://www.powayusd.com/projects/EdTechCentralnew/ this site has their curriculum and instruction listed in all subject areas - a valuable site to explore - AN example of what are included is the link above.

http://www.primarygames.com/index.html Primary Games: this site has many educational games and activities for students to do active

http://www.abcya.com/ ABCya -.Grade level lessons incorporate areas such as math and language arts while introducing basic computer skills. Many of the kindergarten and first grade activities are equipped with sound to enhance understanding.  A super, super site!!! K-5

http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/108.html a great resource site - full of interactive games for kids in many subject areasactive

http://www.tooter4kids.com/classroom/just4kids.htm Interactive links active

http://www.sitesforteachers.com/ This site has an incredible amount of resources for teachers - it will take you a life time to get through all of the resources on this site - allow yourself tons of time to explore!!!

http://www.gamequarium.com/ this site has sooo many resources and games for teachers and students - too many to list - a must see site!!active

http://www.gamequarium.org/dir/Gamequarium/ this is part of the GameQuarium site that is full of games and activitiesactive

http://www.theteacherscorner.net/teacher-resources/ So many resources here - lesson plans, worksheets, thematic unit, collaboration projects to name a few - definitely worth looking at!!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/barnabybear/ nice interactive sites active

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/ more neat interactive sites active

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/literacy.shtml even more interactive sites to exploreactive

http://www.powayusd.com/projects/EdTechCentralnew/TeacherPortals.htm wonderful site of interactive games for kids divided into levels for reading and math - I highly recommend this site active

http://spoonful.com/family-fun?source=gameslnv&kw=kidgamesLNmany online kids' games, puzzles, arcade games, tooactive

http://www.learningplanet.com/stu/index.asp good learning games in several subject areas and age levels - You need to log in, but it is free.active

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skills_1st.htm good interactive games for all grade levelsactive

http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/ all sorts of interactive games in many subject areas and grade levelsactive

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/literacy.shtml There are many interesting interactive links on this site. Included are geography, math, languag earts, science and more.active

http://www.freeworksheets.com/funtime/index.php Funtime Activities - full of interactive activities in many subject areasactive

http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/ math, videos, lesson plans active

http://www.funology.com/ Funology: they offer online activities and offline activities. You can find instructions for kids' games, recipes, craft projects.active

http://www.dositey.com/2008/index-page-free_activities.phpDositey.com offers a broad range of interactive, fun, easy-to-use lessons, games and exercises, as well as a wide choice of printable worksheets, open-ended questions, challenging math problems, and many other activities. It is divided by grade level and content. active

http://www.harcourtschool.com/index.html Harcourt Brace web site - lots of lessons and resources, interactive activities, tooactive

http://www.theeducatorsnetwork.com/main/toolindex.htm Teacher Tools: there are preparation tools, reference tools, search tools, interactive tools,financial tools, grade book tools, and misc. tools - so many - a must see site!!active The Educators Nework's Home page has even more areas to explorehttp://www.theeducatorsnetwork.com/main/index.htm

http://www.tutorvista.com online tutoring - type question, get answer, homework help active

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/kids/ a great site with interactive learning modulesactive

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skills_1st.htm good interactive games for all grade levelsactive

http://www.tooter4kids.com/index.html Themes On-Line: a wonderful educational site with all sorts of information sorted by themes. Each theme is a unit in itself with all of the resources there, pictures, links, research included. Poetry links, worksheets, and more!!

http://www.successcertificates.com/links/pages//School/Elementary_High/Elementary/Subjects/Language/ Encourage your students' achievements with awards certificates--they promote self-esteem, increased effort, and pride in work. Try to find reasons to give one out to every student--if their teacher believes in their abilities, chances are much greater your students will believe in themselves as well.

http://teacher.scholastic.com/whiteboards/languagearts.htm Interactive list of educational games active

http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/Canteach: hundreds of lesson plans, thousands of links, and tons of other resources, poems, songs, and discussion groups

http://www.innovativeclassroom.com/ Innovative Classroom: Lesson Plans, worksheets, thematic units, thought of the day, art of the day, and much, much more!!

http://www.freeteachingaids.com Free programs, lesson plans, articles, activities and books are available in the 2002-2003 Edition of 101 Cool Web sites for Kids booklet. These free items are designed to help teachers enrich their elementary classrooms, update textbooks and liven up the learning environment. Visit the site for ordering information.

http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Themes/ Kiddyhouse has many thematic units - each unit is packed with information, workheets, games, graphics, sites, etc. This is an wonderful resource for any teacher.active

http://www.eduplace.com Houghton Mifflin's Education Place K-8. K-8 resources for teachers, students, and parents. Includes Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Intervention, Professional Development, activities, games, and textbook support.active

http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/ AtoZ Teacher Stuff - lesson plans, resource links, etc.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/BBC: This website is divided into two resources - primary and secondary. Once you click on a section then you can explore the various subject areas.active

http://www.teachingheart.net/ Teaching is a Work of Art: This site has many resource links for teachers

http://www.virginiasol.com/index.htmA wonderful site - has links to all sorts of practice tests online - divided by grade levelsactive

http://www.ilovethatteachingidea.com/ I Love That Teaching Idea...categorized activities, ideas, tips, and tricks for teachers of grades Pre-K to 6 active

http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/langarts/literaturelist052699.html Reading List for Grades 4-8: Choose from a wide variety of age-appropriate books for classroom study, reading challenges, book reports, etc.

http://www.dowlingcentral.com/MrsD.html Mrs. Dowling's High School Reading and LA web page = full of excellent links, quizzes, games, and more!! active

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/ Zoom School is an on-line elementary school classroom with lessons in geography, biology, language arts, and early childhood activities It costs $20.00 a year to join. Many of the resources are free to view, but to obtain the downloads, you need to be a member..active

http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/  A to Z Teacher Stuff: This site --  created by a teacher for teachers -- was designed to help you quickly and easily find on-line lesson plans and teacher resources.

http://www.kinderstart.com/learningactivitiesandcrafts/ Learning activities and crafts - divided into many categoriesactive

http://www.LessonPlanz.com LessonPlanz.com is searchable directory of free online lesson plans and lesson plan resources for all grades and subjects.

http://www.teachersfirst.com/matrix.htm Teachers First: Find the subject and grade level you're searching for, then click in the appropriate box for web resources and lesson plans to match your needs.

http://www.mce.k12tn.net/index.htm The Mountain City Elementary Web site is a great source for the busy teacher. The site is designed for parents and teachers of elementary school students as well as for students themselves. You will find everything from science fair project ideas to complete units ready for use.

http://merlot.org/Home.po MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource Learning and Online Teaching) MERLOT 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.

http://www.teachersnetwork.org This site offers online professional development courses, provides opportunities for peer collaboration, allows teachers to virtually visit classrooms through streaming video and more. There are lesson plans, and complete curriculum unites.active

http://www.sitesforteachers.com/index.html Sites For Teachers - A good resource link - has worksheets by themes, clipart, and thousands of educational links divided by categories

http://abcteach.com/ ABC Teach - This is a quality educational site that offers free printable theme units, word puzzles, writing forms, book report forms, ideas, lessons and much more. Great for new teachers, student teachers , homeschooling and teachers who like creative ways to teach. Updated on a regular basis.

http://teacher.scholastic.com/index.htm Scholastic's index to educational resources - a must explore site! active

http://www.harcourtschool.com/index.html lots of lessons and resourcesactive

https://eduref.org// Ask Eric lesson plans

http://www.free.ed.gov/Federal Resources for Excellence in Education

http://www.eduplace.com/search/activity.html Houghtin Mifflon Activity Search by Curriculum & Gradeactive

http://www.col-ed.org/ CEC Lesson Plans - Columbia Education Center is a private educational service organization based in Portland, Oregon that designs and disseminates teacher training and curriculum development projects, many of them federally funded. The CEC Lesson Plans page offers a large number of teacher-submitted lesson plans organized by grade level in five categories: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Miscellaneous. Plans are clearly written, standardized, and they cover a wide range of topics. You will find funding tips and resources as well as an overview of current CEC projects in the Northwest US.

http://www.globalclassroom.org/resource.html A list of resource links to educators. Many of them you will be familiar with, but many will be new. Have fun checking it out.

http://www.education-world.com/ Education World - full of lessons, activites, curriculumactive

http://www.webexhibits.com/ WebExhibits - careful, you might learn something.

Special Education

https://www.thesimpledollar.com/navigating-learning-disabilities-and-the-cost-for-treatment/ Navigating Learning Disabilities and the Cost of tTreatment

http://louis.aph.org/pages/about.aspx American Printing House for the Blind - This is a great site for teaching the visually impaired. The Louis Database of Assesible Materials contains information on assessible materials from 160 organizations. It assists educators, administrators, and those who are visually impaired in locating books and materials.

http://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/scholarships-students-with-disabilities/ Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities- This site shows a guide that outlines how to afford out of pocket treatment costs, and provides information on specific rights and services offered to families of children with learning disabilities. This site was recommended by a person from  Seattle, WA.

https://dyscalculiaservices.com Dyscalculiaserves - What it is and many games and activites that you can download to help. active

Their guide includes valuable resources for students with disabilities, such as:

This site was recommended by a person from Houston, TX

http://mn.gov/deed/job-seekers/blind-visual-impaired/good source on information for the blind, visually impaired, or deaf/blind

http://www.thebestcolleges.org/scholarships-for-student-with-disabilities/ supports students with disabilities with scholarship programs - This site was recommended by a person from Seattle, WA

http://www.do2learn.com/ Educational Resources for Special Needs

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/ The Simple Dollar - a website dedicated to conducting data driven and unbiased research about topics that can help make an impact in people's lives. This site has several areas that have been extensively investigated and worth checking - credit cards, investing, banking, inssurance, and education. The section on education is what I am most interested here. The articles here talk about student loans, values of earning a college degree, student budgeting, and so much more. Another section is Social Security Disability Benefits Guide. This guide breaks down qualifications and the application process, as well as provides a calculator that can help estimate monthly and annual benefits.active

https://www.homesecuritylist.com/fire-safety-disabilities/ Fire Safety for People with Disadbiliies - a Reference guide - The goal of this guide is to provide safety measures for those living at home with a disability by offering escape plans; some modern phone applications for alerting the authorities in case of danger; as well as solutions to a variety of scenarios that might befall the disabled. You can read it online or download a PDF file with all the information. Included in the guide are:

  1. Fire Safety for the Visually Impaired
  2. Fire Safety for the Hearing Impaired
  3. Fire Safety for the Mobility Impaired
  4. Fire Safety for Multi-Resident Buildings (example: senior living or households with more than one disabled person)
  5. Smartphone Apps for People with Disabilities
  6. Fire Escape Plans for People with Diabilities
  7. Resources

This site was recommended by a person from Laguna Beach, CA.

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