||Computers & Keyboarding
Learn2Type.com: If you would like an online site that will help you learn how to type, try this one. The better your typing skills, the more challenging the exercises. It’s free to sign up!
Art Junction:A collaborative art space for teachers and students.KinderArt:Art education for kids of ALL ages! Over 650 lessons!Homeschool Arts:Learn Pen & Ink, Pencil/Graphite, Color Pencil, Pastel, Watercolor and more!
Crayola Creativity Central:Search lesson plans for K-12.
ARTSEDGE:Access to information, resources, and ideas that support the arts as a core subject area. K-12 curriculum.
How…Pen & Ink Drawings:Step-by-step tutorial to produce pen and ink drawings by hand.
ArtsConnectedEd: Classroom: A huge database of educational materials. Search by grade, learning area, or format. Find thematic units, activities, tours, and much more.
Postcard Geography:Exchange postcards with classrooms all over the world! Registration is limited, so keep an eye out!G.O.A.L.S.: Global Online Adventure Learning Site: Educational adventures with an emphasis on science, technology, and nature Although this site does explore geographically, there is also little bits and pieces of math, health, science, etc. Check out the classroom area.Tramline Virtual Field Trips:You gotta check this out! Take a virtual trip to Antarctica, a volcano, a desert, a rainforest, to name a few areas. You can also learn about the American Presidents, Lewis and Clark, Shakespeare, Flight, and more!50states:All types of information on each state and its capital.
Free Blank Outline Maps:Printable outline maps of the countries and continents of the world.
Map Outlines:US Maps, World, Countries from abcteach.com.
GeoBee Challenge: From National Geographic. New questions daily from the National Geographic Bee.
||Health & Safety
Dole 5 A Day:Have fun while learning about good nutrition!PE Central:The ultimate web site for Health and Physical Education teachers! Lessons also include Preschool.Bandaides & Blackboards:This site is all about growing up with medical problems. Divided into areas for Kids, Teens, and Adults, it’s easy to navigate with lots of information.Human Anatomy Online:An interactive reference of the human body.
Physical Education Lessons:Despite that annoying pop up that dwells on every tripod member’s web site, there is a lot of useful ideas to help teach physical education. Worth a look.
Sports Media – Physical Education for Everyone:An interactive PE Curricular Web site providing lesson plans, tips, drills, activities and other teaching aids for the physical education teacher. Sports Media is developed and maintained by an international association of professors and p.e. teachers. Sports Media is a world-wide sharing PE & Sports platform.
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, read stories and become a Disaster Action Kid.
Picture History:An on-line archive of images and film footage illuminating more than 200 years of American history.Teaching with Historic Places:Teaching with Historic Places uses properties listed in the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. You’ll find a variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom.Native Languages of the AmericasOur site has information about 28 different American Indian tribes and their languages (and growing), including eight pages specifically for kids.History Archive:American history, European history, military history, medieval sites, archeology, Titanic and lots more!History Timelines: Timelines of various events and eras throughout history. U.S. history, World history, women’s history, maps, museums. Find out what happened this day in history!
American Folklore: This folklore site contains retellings of American folktales, Native American myths and legends, tall tales, weather folklore and ghost stories from each and every one of the 50 United States. You can read about all sorts of famous characters like Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Daniel Boone, and many more.Idiomsite.com: Find out the origin of idioms and common sayings such as Baker’s Dozen, No Dice, Peeping Tom, Cold Turkey, and more.Wacky Web Tales:(Grades 3 and above) Input your own words and make a story! You have to come up with adjectives, verbs, and so forth. Great grammar practice!Internet Anagram Server:Make some anagrams from your own words!Funbrain Spell Check:Find words that are spelled wrong and spell them right!
Awesome Library:K-12 Language Arts and English lesson plans.
Guide to Grammar and Writing: You could get lost with all there is to look at here. I recommend deciding what part of grammar you want to teach before you visit!
The Internet Public Library:Reference Center, Reading Room, Kid Space, Teen Space, and more!Information Please: On-Line Dictionary, Internet Encyclopedia, & Almanac Reference
Nick’s Mathematical Puzzles: Mathematical puzzles, with hints, full solutions and links to related math topics. Fun, with an educational element.Primary Math:This is a nice, interactive site designed to help eliminate all that paper! National Library of Virtual Manipulatives:Interactive mathematics including: Number and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, Data Analysis and Probability. Divided into groups of Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12.Online Math Games:For Elementary and Middle school.Mad Math Minutes:Practice addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division with this online “worksheet”
Fact Monster: Math:Numbers, measurement, tables and formulas, money, quizes, games, and more.
Fractint:A freeware fractal generator. Make some cool fractals!
Fractal Images by Noel Griffin:Images made with Fractint.
The Math ForumA comprehensive resource for math on the web. Collection of resources for K-12, College, and Advanced. Ask Dr. Math, Student Place, Teachers’ Place, and more!
Web Math: Get instant solutions to math problems. Fractions, physics geometry, algebra, calculus, and much more!
Math Central: An Internet service for mathematics teachers and students from K-12. Share resources, find answers to questions, read newsletters and periodicals, get ideas, and so much more.
Cool Math: A lot of fun learning math! Math games and lessons. There is an area for kids, 13 and up, parents, and teachers.
Math.com Basic Math, Everyday Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, Calculus, Advanced Topics, Resources. Each month, club members will have an exclusive opportunity to get a FREE software product or products. All you pay for is the shipping and handling!
Composers of African Descent:Music in the Western classical tradition by Africans, African Americans and African Europeans of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Contains biographical information and pictures of CD covers. This site is dedicated to composers of color. Use this as a music resource as well as Black History. (My thanks to Bill for bringing this site to my attention.)The Music Rack: Free sheet music downloads, staff paper, and music teacher resources.
Red Orbit: Offers Space, Science, and Technology news and information.Joey Green’s Wacky Science ExperimentsCassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan:The Cassini-Huygens Mission to the Saturnian system is a multinational cooperation between three space agencies and 17 nations. Starting in 2004, the spacecraft will explore Saturn, its mysterious rings and its many moons. The Cassini spacecraft will orbit the ringed planet for four years. The Huygens probe will dive into the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn’s biggest moon. There is an Educator’s section divided up into K-4, 5-8, and 9-12, as well as classroom materials.Sandlot Science.com:SandlotScience is not just another site with a few illusions. SandlotScience takes you beyond 2D with real-time, interactive 3D demonstrations. It’s an amusement park for the mind. Over 100 original exhibits. SandlotScience is rich in ideas for book reports, extra credit and science projects.Biology in Motion:Original and entertaining biology animations and interactive activities, available for free on the Web.American Science & SurplusThis is not a site with lesson plans or free stuff, but I felt it worth recommending. There is a ton of stuff here dealing with science. Lab supplies, kits and models, arts and crafts, and so much more!
Space.com:Learn about space weather, check out the animated encyclopedia with a virtual space tour, head over to the “Space Views” for cool wallpaper, images, or send a space postcard to someone. The Universal Viewer will allow you a bird’s eye view of images from all over the world! Space.com is a fun place to hang out for a while and learn while having fun!
Life – A web based simulation:Watch the patterns change as the critters are born and die. Set the parameters of the game and pick one of the cool graphical themes. Lots of online help, and interact in the simulation as it happens!
Electronic Zoo:Hundreds of links from here! Pick a species and you’re off!
Bill Nye the Science Guy: Science fun with Bill Nye!
MadSciNet: The 24-hour exploding laboratory!
The Exploratorium: The museum of science, art and human perception.
The Yuckiest Site on the Internet: Answers questions about your gross and cool body! Also includes Worm and Roach World! Fun site!
Earth and Moon Viewer: Zoom in and see the earth and moon as it is right at this moment!
Newton’s Apple: Family Science Show on PBS. This site contains a teachers guides, interactive educational resources and science experiments you can try at home!
Water Science for Schools: Offers information on many aspects of water. Pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.
U.S. Department of Education You’ll find lots of help and ideas under Educational Resources.FREE: Federal Resources for Educational Excellence The Federal Resources for Educational Excellence — FREE — Website offers hundreds of federally supported education resources from over 45 Federal agencies.PBS OnlineBill’s Games:Brain Teasers, word games, mazes and more!Discovery Channel School:You will find lessons to go along with programs from the Discovery Channel (elementary and upper grades!) Lots of good information as well as links!Kids Korner:A wonderful page of education links and activities. Membership is free for all kids between the ages of 6-14Schoolwork Ugh! Get help with homework
Kid’s Click: Web guide and search tool for kids and librarians
Virtual Schoolhouse: Classrooms, teacher’s lounge, library, computer lab and more!
White House for Kids A tour of the White House, just for kids!
Welcome to the White House For the more mature group!
Howstuffworks.com : Ever wonder how a telephone works or how the inside of your refrigerator stays cold? You’ll find out here…plus a whole lot more!