Useful Websites


Primary Education:
www.starfall.com - A great preschool through third grade interactive phonics/reading site
www.mathgoodies.com - Math interactive activities, lessons, worksheets, and more
library.stjosephsea.org/quia.htm - Library Media Games for students
http://www.readingrockets.org/ Reading Rockets-- Strategies to Help Kids that Struggle.
www.brainpop.com Brain Pop-creates animated, curriculum-based content that supports teachers and engages students
http://readthinkwrite.org -contains lessons and graphic organizers for story elements
Middle School/High School:
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skills_5th_original.htm Math games tied to grade level standards
www.Turnitin.com - A fee based service that checks students' papers for plagiarism
www.goodreads.com - Book discussion site, great for book clubs/talks
www.librarything.com - very similar to Goodreads
www.bartleby.com - Source for online books, short stories, quotations, and reference materials
http://www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/words/ Superkids Vocabulary Builders helps and reinforces vocabulary skills.
http://educationalvodcasting.com/ - Source for learning how to use vodcasts in the classroom
http://www.loc.gov/ - This is probably the single best source for history teachers looking for primary sources. It is awesome!
http://leaders.wikispaces.com - Fifty sites for education leaders - not necessarily for students

General Teaching:
www.donorschoose.org - Post supply list for projects and get them funded!
http://www.curriki.org - Lesson Plans, etc.
http://funbrain.com -Educational games for students.
http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/games/index.cfm Media Awareness Activities
http://www.edutopia.org/ --use of technology and sustainability in the classroom.
http://nlvm.usu.edu/ - National Library of Virtual Manipulatives: Interactive Math activities broken down by grade level and math topic.
http://clusty.com -Searches, combines results in groups of similar information. Can search images, blogs, jobs, web.
http://www.quia.com - Customized, teacher-created on-line activities and practice for students
http://www.ldonline.org Activities and lessons to use with learning disabled students.
http://www.pearsonschool.com/index.cfm?locator=PSZ2Fa Family Education Network-- The Web’s leading source of educational content and resources for parents, teachers, and kids.
http://www.dpme.org - Digital Portfolios Made Easy. Framework from which to build standards-based individualized portfolios. Originally designed for higher-ed students, it can be modified for middle school and high school levels.
[[http://googleearthgoods.pbwiki.com/Online Resources]] - a PLETHORA of Google Earth resources from the notorius "Google Earth Girl", Cindy Lane from St. Louis, MO.
Circavie Makes interactive timelines

Personal Productivity:
www.del.icio.us - Saves all your bookmarks in one place wherever you go
www.cozi.com - Schedule organizer
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/ Schedule Organizer
http://www.appscout.com/2008/09/caffeine_keeps_your_mac_displa.php - "Caffeine" a free app that lets your Mac computer stay bright for as long as you set it.

Website Creation Tools:
http://weebly.com - Free website authoring tool
http://posterous.com - Ultra easy website creation tool for the reluctant teacher

Audio/Video/Image Media:
www.flickr.com - Great source for images
http://news.nationalgeographic.com - Current event video clips and more
www.homokaasu.org/rasterbator - Takes an image and enables you to print it out up to 20 meters in size
http://vixy.net/ Takes videos from the web & converts for other uses
http://www.teachertube.com/ Teacher Tube & http://www.youtube.com/ You Tube
http://www.wordle.net Create fun art with words!!!
http://keepvid.com-Video file converter
http://copyrightfriendly.wikispaces.com/ Copyright-friendly images and sounds - a great resource!!!
http://www.meez.com/ - avatar creator (the one Katie used)
http://www.iclipart.com/index2.php - Great images for teachers!
http://www.hotchalk.com - Access the NBC archives for short clips from the news. Lesson plans included. Categorized for teachers--addresses pretty much EVERY subject, including math.
http://www.zamzar.com - Convert document, video, audio, image, and compressed files online FOR FREE.
http://www.appscout.com/2008/09/resizeit_an_image_editor_made_1.php - Free tool for Macs. Resize images before posting them on the web. This page link is a review. Follow the link to the download page.
http://www.gcast.com - free podcasting site

Free Software:
www.audacity.sourceforge.net - Sound editing software, good for creating podcasts
http://www.teach-nology.com/downloads/ -Educational software
http://www.tuxpaint.org -Free open source drawing software for children
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx - Create slideshows with narration or music
http://www.openoffice.org is a free office suite with versions for both Apple and Windows OS's
http://www.videolan.org/vlc is a free media player that can play almost any media format in use today, available in both Apple And Windows OS

Social Networking:
http://www.linkedin.com/home Linked In
http://www.ning.com/ Ning
http://www.facebook.com Facebook
http://twitter.com/ Twitter - "microblogging" I learn about many new tech tools through this resource