List of Educational Websites

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Resources for Teachers

These are sites that provide useful links to educational websites and/or tips regarding curriculum design, integration of technology into the classroom, etc.:

Kulsara

Kulsara is a K-12 educational portal containing a huge database of subject questions, exciting contests, educational videos and skill games, a lively discussion board and much more. Make Learning Fun!

free reading

"Free-Reading is an ongoing, collaborative, teacher-based, curriculum-sharing project. We're looking to provide a reliable forum where teachers can openly and freely share their successful and effective methods for teaching reading in grades K-1 and for at-risk students in later grades." A comprehensive reading program that is collaboratively produced using a wiki.

http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.

http://www.teachers.net
"The Ultimate Teacher Resource"--Teachers.net offers a variety of teacher collaboration tools including chat, discussion boards, lesson plans, articles, links, photo sharing, and job searching.

http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn/index.html
Blue Web'n is an online library of 1700+ outstanding Internet sites categorized by subject, grade level, and format (lessons, activities, projects, resources, references, & tools). You can search by grade level (Refined Search), broad subject area (Content Areas), or specific sub-categories (Subject Area).

http://www.lightspan.com/portal/corporate/product_tour/tln.asp
The Lightspan Network® is a suite of online tools for teachers. Besides standards-based learning activities for students and families, it includes a wealth of technology-based professional development resources. Teachers can create lesson plans, search the Web for educator-reviewed content, and connect with other educators—and everything aligns to your state standards.

http://teachnet.com
LCD TV Teachnet.Com was started in August 1995 by the husband/wife team of Lee Shiney. It offers various resources for teachers and students from free lesson plans to graphics, media kit, etc.

'Best' education blogs:
http://oedb.org/library/features/top-100-education-blogs and http://incsub.org/awards/2006/the-edublog-awards-2006-winners/
Education blog award sites for 2006. A starting point for teachers interested in reading blogs about education. Since most of the sites contain a blogroll linking to other blogs, you will quickly find links to thousands of blogs.

http://www.forum-network.org
Forum Network is an audio and video streaming website providing citizens the ability to watch and listen to lectures given by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers and community leaders. These lecture events are hosted by world-class cultural and educational organizations across the country.

Web Quests

Web quests were designed to help students learn to navigate the Web and locate information in a meaningful way.

http://www.thirteen.org/wnetschool/concept2class/month8/index.html
CONCEPT TO CLASSROOM is a collaboration between Thirteen Ed Online and Disney Learning Partnership. This URL featuresCONCEPT TO CLASSROOM's take on webquest.

http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/webquest.html
This site is designed to serve as a resource to those who are using the WebQuest model to teach with the web. By pointing to excellent examples and collecting materials developed to communicate the idea, all of us experimenting with WebQuests will be able to learn from each other. A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. WebQuests are designed to use learners' time well, to focus on using information rather than looking for it, and to support learners' thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The model was developed in early 1995 at San Diego State University by Bernie Dodge with Tom March.

http://quest.classroom.com/archive/galapagosquest1999/pg02930.htm
The Quest Channel of Classroom Connect brings adventure reading into the curriculum. The Galapagos Quest featured here is an adventure about ocean ecosystems, the origins of the diverse indigenous species, and the extinction threats to plant and animal species in this volcanic archipelago. Investigate the impact of humans on the environment and determine how to help preserve the natural beauty of our planet.

Content-Based Teaching Sites

http://funbrain.com
Car Games

In addition to the Quiz Lab, FunBrain.com has educational games designed for learners of all ages. This guide should help teachers find the games that are most useful to their class. They are grouped by title, subject, and grade level.

http://www.exploratorium.edu
Housed within the walls of San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, the Exploratorium is a collage of over 650 science, art, and human perception exhibits. The Exploratorium is a leader in the movement to promote museums as educational centers.

http://www.tryscience.com
TryScience.org is your gateway to experience the excitement of contemporary science and technology through on and offline interactivity with science and technology centers worldwide. TryScience is brought to you through a partnership between IBM Corporation, the New York Hall of Science (NYHOS), the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), and science centers worldwide.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bridge
The NOVA program chronicles the building of the state-of-the-art Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River. On this Web site, you can test your engineering skills by trying to match the right bridge to the right location.

http://www.forum-network.org
Forum Network is an audio and video streaming website providing citizens the ability to watch and listen to lectures given by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers and community leaders. These speaking events are hosted by world-class cultural and educational organizations across the country.

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