A resource site for the life of "Anne Frank". You can look through a photo scrapbook of her life, along with some background about her diary.
This site is sponsored by Oxford Dictionaries and contains a word of the day, quote of the day, section on better writing, and will answer grammar and spelling questions.
Teachers and students may download Audacity software for FREE at this site. Audacity is a free program that allows students to create blogs so that teachers may incorporate them into their curriculum.
Bibliomania has free texts, study guides and reference resources. Texts include classic literature, drama and poetery together with detailed study guides. The search tool searches the "full text" books.
This is a web-based bibliography tool that is fast and easy to use. Students can build a citation page is a snap with this tool.
A searchable site with over 25,000 of the greatest lives--past and present. Find facts, dates, and other trivia associated with the lives of almost any famous person.
"Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 6,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by the Sylvan Learning Foundation and is a non-profit organization."
Don't give up trying to locate that hard-to-find book. This free new Web service allows readers to comparison shop for new, used, and rare books from any of 40,000 bookstores around the world. Bookfinder.com is recommended to book lovers by the New York Times and the Library of Congress and for folks who buy and sell books for a living. This site contains more than 30 million titles!
This is a field diary of Alaice Cuningham Fletcher who set out in 1881 to study the life of the Sioux women. It includes wonderful folktales and photographs of Native Americans.
"The Children’s Book Council (CBC) is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to encouraging literacy and the use and enjoyment of children’s books, and is the official sponsor of Young People’s Poetry Week and Children’s Book Week each year. The Council’s Members include U.S. publishers and packagers of trade books for children and young adults."
This lesson plan has students learn about ancient civilizations by taking part in an Internet scavenger hunt. This lesson plan offers questions to challenge students on many different levels.
A collection of educational units. Dositey.com is intended to provide a much-needed boost to teachers looking to enhance their classroom curricula, as well as to provide teachers with innovative homework assignments. Each module is designed to be instructional, fun, and easy to use. Lessons are interactive and utilize visual presentation of a single topic to enhance the learning experience. For example, addition problems in math are displayed both with and without regrouping. Site has printable worksheets in addition to interactive activities.
Drill games are for students grades K-12 including Math, Social Studies, Vocabulary and Science. Topics for the drills include U.S. President, U.S. and World Geography, Periodic tables, and Math tables. Good site for high school review. Site requires membership but has several free drills.
The site offers a comprehensive view of F. Scott Fitzgerald's life, works, and influence on American literature. Links to audio clips, film clips, and quotations from Fitzgerald and other notable figures deepen visitors' understanding of the author.
This is an interactive website that uses humor and storytelling to help kids ages 8-13 learn about places and cultures around the world through a wide range of subjects, including geography, math, science, music and history.
Popular classics in Mp3 or M4B (for iPod).
At this website students as well as adults can play Where Is That?, a map game, seeing how many countries they can correctly identify. This game has different levels to test ones map skills, from simple to more difficult. They can also play RaceCar Math as well as games to develop skills in reading/language arts such as Grammar Gorillas.
Google has teamed up with Weekly Reader to allow students from different classrooms to share the same paper at the same time and make revisions together. This site promotes writing buddies, group work and improves peer editing skills.
Here are some great online economics lessons--all levels and content areas keyed to the Nebraska Social Studies/Economics Standards. If you know the concept you want to teach, start from the K-5 concepts list or the 6-12 concepts list. Materials from which to create more lessons are available from the Virtual Economics Companion.
The High School Hub is a noncommercial portal to excellent free online academic resources for high school students. It features learning activities, a daily news quiz, a reference collection, SAT practice, college information, and subject guides for English, mathematics, science, social studies, world languages, arts, health, and technology.
Homonyms, or words that sound the same but have different meanings, can often be confusing when writing. With this site you can figure out the differences between some of those problem words like "effect" and "affect", "lie" and "lay", or "allusion" and "illusion". The site has a link to common errors in English at the bottom of the page that is also helpful. Improve your grammar and help your students learn about the subtle differences in the English language through this site.
University of Michigan's library resources provide online access to free full text resources.
Launched in 2002, the International Children's Digital Library has collected 800 books from 43 countries in 32 lanuages.
This website is a helpful resource for anyone needing help with writing. This site offers help in spelling, punctuation, and grammar. The site also has a lot of resources to help you write a article, paper, journal entry, or letter.
What is Kerpoof? The answer to that is not so simple. Kerpoof is all about having fun, discovering things, and being creative. Here are just a few ways that you can use Kerpoof: Make artwork (even if you aren't good at drawing!) Make an animated movie (really! it's easy!) Earn Koins which you can trade for fun things in the Kerpoof Store Make a printed card, t-shirt, or mug Tell a story Make a drawing Vote on the movies, stories, and drawings that other people have made There is also Kerpoof Scholastics with loads of teacher resources.
Kidport is an Internet-based educational service designed to help K-8 students excel in school. It provides a unique, multi-step program to create empowered learners, not simply good students.
The two subjects that Kids College focus on are Math and Language Arts. All of the questions asked are Core Content Driven. This program does cost an annual fee but is a wonderful investment. The program adjust to each students skill level and lets the teacher track the progress. The children are motivated by getting to play various sports activities for correct answers.
"Through the activities on this site, you can introduce learners to the literature, life, and times of one of America's foremost writers. Here, you will: explore his worlds — both fictional and real — from a number of perspectives; examine the complex choices writers such as Poe make as they create their works; investigate the "hard facts" about life and death in Baltimore and the United States during Poe's lifetime; and learn about the continuing impact of Poe's legacy. In addition to these interactive experiences, there are lesson plans created by Maryland teachers, primary source documents, links for further research, and materials for fun family activities related to Edgar Allan Poe."
If you like to read or listen to wonderful American folktales, check out this state-of-the-art website. You'll find compelling stories of America's south with supplemented audio versions read by celebrated storytellers.
View lessons and activities by selecting a grade range and topic. Areas covered include Art, Health and Fitness, Math, Reading and Language Arts, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Early Childhood, Library Media and Technology Coordinators.
Power point and animations for teachers to use in their classroom. All content areas included.
There are nearly 30,000 free books in the Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog. A grand total of over 100,000 titles are available at Project Gutenberg Partners, Affiliates and Resources. Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies today.
The website states its purpose is to "provide educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction."
RealeWriter does this: Lets children (and adults) of all ages create cool, educational picture books called RealeBooks (“Really Books”). Gives children of all ages access to thousands of free RealeBooks created by children, parents, and educators. Lets you print RealeBooks, share them with friends and family via email, and share them with the world through RealeLibraries (“Really Libraries”). Anchors your community’s literacy cycle, enabling parents, teachers, and students to create and publish culturally relevant books that help other students develop reading skills.
It’s an online interactive English dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and draw connections to associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.
Using music to promote learning. Ideas and resources for using music to teach content across the curriculum to students of all ages.
An educational web site designed for teachers, librarians, and students to explore the use of storytelling in the classroom. Educators can use this site in a school setting to encourage speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
"TeachersFirst is a rich collection of lessons, units, and web resources designed to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format. We offer our own professional and classroom-ready content along with thousands of reviewed web resources, including practical ideas for classroom use and safe classroom use of Web 2.0. Busy teachers, parents, and students can find resources using our subject/grade level search, keyword search, or extensive menus."
The Columbia Encyclopedia began its existence in the 1920s when Clarke Fisher Ansley and Columbia University Press recognized the need for a "first aide" for those who read. Now in its sixth edition, it continues to serve the purposes for which it was conceived. Containing nearly 51,000 entries and with more than 80,000 hypertext cross-references, the current sixth edition is among the most complete and up-to-date encyclopedia ever produced.
Free vocabulary puzzles to enhance vocabulary mastery. Exercises are endorsed by teachers to enrich classroom curriculum and to help prepare for the SSAT, GED, SAT and ACT.
This site will link you to several valuable lessons on the novel Lord of the Flies.
Features sections for parents, students, and teachers. Includes articles from Weekly Reader Magazine and is a good place to go if you like to take part in polls or enjoy sharing your opinions about different topics.
Wordia - the authorative online textual dictionary, where you bring words to life through video!