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Education Oasis
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
The Global Schoolhouse
NOVA Teachers   Teacher’s guides, resources.
PBS Teacher Source
U.S. Government Department of Education
Lesson Plans
Alabama Learning Exchange
ArtsEdge Lesson Plans 
Columbia Education Center 
Curriculum Units  Yale-New Haven Teacher’s Institute.
CyberSmart!   Free curriculum and lesson plans to extend students’ learning into cyberspace.
Daily Life Online   History and culture.
Discovery Channel School
Education Oasis
Eye on the Sky: Lesson Plans for the Elementary Classroom  Sun and weather lesson plans.
The Gateway to Educational Materials   Portal to lesson plans.
Great Performances: Educational Resources for Teachers
Illuminations   National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Intel Units and Project Plans
KinderArt Lesson Plans
Layered Curriculum
Learn NC
Lesson Plans Page by Hotchalk
Marc Sheehan’s Lesson Plans Page   List of links.
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning
The New York Times Learning Network
   Lesson plans, news snapshots, more.
Science NetLinks
Smithsonian Education
Smithsonian’s History Explorer
Teacher’s Net Lesson Bank
Teachers Network
Thinkfinity  Portal to lesson plans and more. 
ThirteenEd Online
  Check out the lesson archives.
Xpeditions   National Geographic.
Art Room
ArtEdventures and Color of a Lifetime
ArtLex: 3,300 Art Terms Defined
Arts Education Partnership
ArtsWork: Arts Resources for Teachers and Students
Berger Foundation: World Art Treasures
Color Matters
Crayola Kids
Freer Gallery of Art Online Asian Collection
Hands on Crafts for Kids
Metropolitan Museum
Museums in the USA: Links to Online Museums
National Endowment for the Arts
National Museum of Africa Art
Perseus Digital Library
Photo Galleries from National Geographic Kids
SmARTkids  An interactive investigation of ways of looking at, think about, and respond to art.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Web Museum, Paris
Assessment and Rubric Information   List of links.
Assessment Tools  Grades: K-3
Creating Rubrics for a Given Task
Rubistar  Awesome site!
Beginning Teachers
Beginning Teacher’s Toolbox
Beginning Teachers from Education Oasis   Links to resources.
Scholastic’s New Teacher Survival Guide
Bulletin Boards
Beginning of the Year Bulletin Board Ideas   Elementary
Boards Galore  Church and school board ideas.
Bulletin Board Pro
Bulletin Boards for Business
Bulletin Boards for the Music Classroom
Bulletin Boards for P.E. and Health
Classroom Displays and Bulletin Boards
DLTK’s Bulletin Board Ideas
Garden of Praise: Halls, Walls, and Bulletin Boards
Interactive Bulletin Boards for Secondary Math
Kim’s Korner
NEA’s Bulletin Board Ideas
Teacher Tools
Teacher Vision’s Bulletin Boards
The Teacher’s Corner
Teaching Heart   Ideas for K-3.
Children’s Book Publishers with Educator Sections
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Harcourt Children’s Books
Hatchette Book Group
Henry Holt and Company Books for Young Readers
Houghton Mifflin
Hyperion Books for Children
Penguin Group
Random House Children’s Books See Teachers @ Random!
Simon & Schuster
Classroom Management
Classroom Management in a Nutshell
Setting Up Your Classroom   Elementary.
You Can Handle Them All!
C-Span in the Classroom
Center for Digital Storytelling
Edublog.org  Free blogs for you and your students.
Education Week Blogs
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
International Reading Association Podcasts: Ideas for Teaching Reading and Writing
Tech & Learning
Video Conferencing for Learning
A Visit to Copyright Bay
Web Style Guide
WebQuest Page
Blue Web’N
Child and Family WebGuide: Education and Learning  Tufts
Discovery School’s: Kathy Schrock’s Guide For Educators
Education Index
TEAMS Educational Resources
Education News
Education Week
CNN: Education
New York Times: Education
U.S. Department of Education Press Room
U.S. News and World Report: Education
USA Today: Education
Education Reform
The Center for Comprehensive School Improvement and Reform
The Center for School Improvement   AFT.
Coalition of Essential Schools
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning
National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools and Teaching
National School Reform Faculty
Public Education Network
The Fordham Institute
Education Research
American Educational Research Association
Child Care and Early Education Research Connections
ERIC: Education Resources Information Center
Google Scholar   Easily search for scholarly literature.
The Nation’s Report Card  NAEP
National Institute for Early Education Research
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
U.S. Department of Education: Research and Statistics
Early Elementary and Elementary
Brain Breaks: Physical Activity Idea Book
Can Teach
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
Teaching Kindergarten
Virtual Vine
English as a Second Language (ESL/EFL/ESOL)
About.com: Teaching English as a Second Language
Center for Applied Linguistics
EFL/ESL Lesson Plans for Current Affairs
The Internet TESL Journal
The Internet TESL Journal: Links
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition
50 States
About: Geography
The American Geographical Society
American Mile Markers
Association of American Geographers
Canadian Geographic Online
Country Studies
EarthCam for Kids  Various live cameras.
Explore the States: America’s Stories from the Library of Congress
Florida Geographic Alliance
Geography Lesson Plans  McREL.
GeoNet   Interactive game.
Greatest Places
Helping Your Children Learn Geography
Map Collection   Perry-Castaneda Library.
National Council for Geographic Education
National Geographic Bee
National Geographic: Geography Action
National Geographic: MapMachine
National Geographic: XPeditions   Lesson plans, activities, maps.
National Geography Standards
Searching for China Webquest
U.S. Geological Survey  Educational materials and teaching packets.
What’s Up With the Weather?  Nova: Frontline.
World Fact Book  CIA.
World Map Collection
Grant Information
AT&T Aspire
Best Buy Teach Awards
e-grants  U.S. Department of Education
Grantionary: Glossary of Terms
Grants.gov  Source to find and apply for government grants.
IBM Education Grants
Intel Grant Information
National Geographic Education Foundation
NEA Foundation
Toshiba America Foundation
Toyota Tapestry Grant
History/Social Studies/Social Science
American Centuries: View from New England
American Historical Association
Ancient Mesopotamia: This History, Our History
African Studies Center
American Civil War Home Page
Biography   A&E
C-Span in the Classroom
Campfire Stories with George Catlin: An Encounter of Two Cultures
Colonial House   PBS
Country Studies  Library of Congress.
Dictionary of the History of Ideas
Federal Court Concepts
Feudal Life
Go for Broke National Education Center  Japanese American WWII veteran site.
The History Channel
History Matters   U.S. Survey Course on the Web.
HyperHistory Online
Internet Medieval Sourcebook
Justice Learning: Civic Education in the Real World
The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies
Living Room Candidate   More than 300 commercials from every presidential election since 1952.
Meet Amazing Americans
Mr. Donn’s Pages
Mughal India
National Council for the Social Studies
Net Serf: The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources   Links, glossary.
Odyssey Online
The ORB: Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
The Ottomans.org
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow   PBS
Sacred Contexts: Discover What We Share   Video, audio, and sacred texts.
Say It Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches  Audio clips from 1895 to present.
Smithsonian Latino Center’s Kids Corner   Take a virtual tour through the museum. Amazing!
Teaching about the Holocaust   United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Teaching with Historic Places   National Park Service
The Story of Africa   BBC
University of Washington Libraries Digital Collection
World Fact Book  CIA
Youth Leadership Initiative   Nonpartisan site where students can learn about the political process.
Language Arts/Reading/Writing
6+1 Trait Writing
A+ Research and Writing for High School and College
A Celebration of Women Writers
ABC Centers   Ideas for Kindergarten.
Acrostic Poems   Interactive generator from read-write-think.
Aesop’s Fables
Aesop’s Fables Online Collection
Amazing Handwriting Worksheet Maker  
American Rhetoric: The Top 100 American Speeches
American Verse Project
Anagram Server
BBC Skillwise  Online games, activities, and more for your students.
Between the Lions: Get Wild About Reading  PBS
Big Ideas in Beginning Reading
Biography Maker
Book Adventure
Book Hive  Children’s literature and books.
Book Talks Quick and Simple  Nancy Keane
Bulfinch’s Mythology From Bartleby.
Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site
Children’s Book Council
Children’s Book Reviews
Children’s Literary Links
Children’s Picture Book Database  Miami University
Citation Styles for Research Papers
Copyright and Fair Use
Copyright and Fair Use in the Classroom, on the Internet, and the WWW
Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literature
Don’t Buy It: Get Media Smart
English Literature: Early 17th Century
EServer: Accessible Writing   Alternative niche for quality work, particularly in the arts and humanities.
EServer: Fiction Collection
Four Blocks Literacy Center  Teachers.net
Fun With Words!
Geoffrey Chaucer
Grimms’ Fairy Tales  National Geographic
Guys Read
The Horn Book
In Search of Shakespeare  PBS
Instant Poetry Forms
Library of Congress Digital Collection   Historic newspapers, rare books, and more online.
Literary Criticism  From the Internet Public Library
Literature: What Makes a Good Story?
Literature Lesson Plans from Discovery School
Look Smart Project: 12 Principles of Media Literacy in the Classroom
Luminarium: Anthology of Middle English Literature
Making Meaning in Literature
Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet
Odyssey Online
Online Books Page   Listings of free books on the Web.
Online Speech Bank
OWL: Online Writing Lab
PBS Kids Zoom Playhouse  Plays for elementary students.
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
Poem Hunter
Project CRISS   Creating Independence through Student-owned Strategies
Project Gutenberg   A collection of free electronic books.
Reading Lady
Reading Online  International Reading Association.
Reading Rockets
Reading Today Daily  International Reading Association’s blog.
Representative Poetry Online
Starfall: A Learn to Read Web site
Surviving Dickens’ London Flash game; Dare you take a tour of Dickensian London?
The Textmapping Project
Teachers @ Random: Teacher’s Guides & More
Web English Teacher   Wonderful site chock full of links!
Writing Handbook  The Writing Center-University of Wisconsin-Madison
Librarian’s Links
American Library Association
Children’s Book Council
Google Scholar   Easily search for scholarly literature.
Internet Library for Librarians   A portal for Internet resources.
Libdex  A directory of libraries around the world.
Librarians Index to the Internet
Library of Congress Online Catalogues
Reviewer’s Checklist
American Mathematical Society

Math Counts
Middle School Portal   Links to science and math resources on the Internet.
The Mint 
The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics 
Science U Geometry Center
Middle School
The First Days of Middle School from MiddleWeb
National Middle School Association
Middle Web
Music and Dance
A Dancer’s Journal: Learning to Perform the Dances of Martha Graham
Baroque On
Great Performances Educational Resources for Teachers PBS
Idea Bank for Music Teachers K-8
Music and Musical Instruments at the National Museum of American History   Search topics.
Music Teachers National Association
The National Association for Music Education
National Dance Association
Smithsonian Global Sound  Download and learn about traditional music from around the world.
Smithsonian Jazz
Professional Magazines, Newsletters, and Journals
Comprehensive List of Education Journals
E-Journals in Education
Education Week on the Web
Teacher Magazine
Teaching K-8
Teacher Librarian
Tech & Learning
Professional Organizations and Associations
American Federation of Teachers
American Association of School Administrators
American Association of School Librarians
Assocation for Childhood Education International
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Coalition of Essential Schools
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders
Council for Exceptional Children
International Reading Organization
International Society for Technology in Education
International Technology Education Association
Music Teachers National Association
National Art Education Association
National Association for Beginning Teachers
National Association for Elementary School Principals
National Association for Gifted Children
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Biology Teachers
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Association of Test Directors
National Catholic Education Association
National Center for Education Statistics
National Council for the Social Studies
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Council of Teachers of English
National Education Association
National Middle School Association
National School Boards Association
National School Reform Faculty
National Science Teachers Association
National Substitute Teachers Alliance
North American Montessori Teachers’ Association
Parent Teacher Organization
Southern Early Childhood Association
Reference Resources
All-in-One Reference Search
Amo’s Online Crossword Dictionary
Answers  Fast facts.
Biographical Dictionary
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Citation Styles for Research Papers
Copyright and Fair Use
Copyright and Fair Use in the Classroom, on the Internet, and the WWW
Currency Converter
Dewey Numbers Guide
eHow   Clear instructions on how to do (just about) anything.
Encyclopedia Smithsonian   Art to Zoology.
Find Law
Google Scholar   Easily search for scholarly literature.
How Stuff Works
Internet Public Library
iTools: Research Tools
Kid’s Click   Web search for kids by librarians using the Dewey Decimal System.
Legal Information Institute from Cornell
Library of Congress Online Catalog
Merriam-Webster Online
Occupational Outlook Handbook   U.S. Department of Labor
OneLook Dictionary Search
Online Dictionaries List of online resources.
Online Speech Bank
refdesk.com   Terrific all around resource.
Robert’s Rules of Order
Science Made Simple: Online Conversions
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Statistical Resources on the Web
SuperPages: Search for U.S. Businesses
Switchboard.com  Yellow pages, white pages, more.
United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Texas Map Collection
Adventures of the Agronauts  Grade: 3. Curriculum. Space science and plant biology.
Alaska SeaLife Center 
  Satellite telemetry in rehabilitation and research.
Amazing Space
  Teaching tools, online explorations, homework help, and more.
American Astronomical Society
Astronomy Magazine
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Butterflies of North America
ChemiCool  Periodic Table 
Cornell”s Science and Arts Gateway for Education 

Creative Chemistry 

Darwin   American Museum of Natural History. A plethora of information about Darwin. Darwin 200   Natural History Museum.
Darwin Digital Library of Evolution 
Dinosaurs by SEDL
  Curriculum and lesson plans. 
DNA Interactive
Earth and Moon Viewer
Earth Sky Podcasts

EPA Environmental Center
EurekAlert!   Science news portal. 

Exploring Time 
Time-lapse videos of a wide variety of events. 
Extreme Science
Frank Potter’s Science Gems: Great Links to Great Science Resources
Franklin Institute of Living Things

Galileo Project
Health Science Curriculum
Infrared Astronomy Tutorial
Instructional Materials in Science Education   Links.
Jason Project Kid’s Planet  Wolf curriculum, otter unit, black bear curriculum, wildlife biography.
Microbial Ecology   Home of the MicrobeZoo.
Middle School Portal   Links to science and math resources on the Internet. 
Monarch Watch 

National Air and Space Museum

National Science Foundation
NASA Earth Observatory  Check out the images available!
NASA Education
NASA Human Space Flight
Ocean Themed WebQuests 
The Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network 

A Private Universe Project
Putting DNA to Work

Rockets Away 
Science Education Gateway

Science Fair Theme Page 

Science Fair Topics 

Science Friday: Kids’ Connection 
  Grades: 6-8.
Science Lessons by Grade and Subject 

Science Made Simple: Online Conversions 

Science Net Links

Science News for Kids 
Science of Hockey 

Scientific American
Scientific Biography 
SciNet Science Search
Strange Matter 

Superfund for Students and Teachers 
  Effects of pollution from the EPA.
Teacher’s Guides
  Sea World and Busch Gardens. 
Teacher’s Lab
USGS The Learning Web
Understanding Evolution One-stop source of information on evolution. Lesson plans included. 
Weather Calculators 

The Weather Channel

Wild Birds Unlimited
Search Engines
ResearchBuzz  Search engine happenings and news.
Special Education
Center for Talent Development
Council for Exceptional Children
GreatSchools: Your Child with Learning Difficulties
National Attention Deficit Disorder Association
LD Online  Learning Disabilities Online
U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Center for Civic Education
Council for Economic Education
International Society for Technology in Education
National Association for Music Education
National Association for Sport and Physical Education
National Center for History in Schools
National Council for Geographic Education
National Council for the Social Studies
National Council of Teachers of English
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Dance Association
National Fine Arts Standards
National Science Standards
National Standards for Foreign Language Education


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