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Conversion Programs

Graphic Converter Software - This is a great piece of software that allows you to cover graphic images to over 30 other graphic types. You can download a copy of the software. There is a charge to use the full version of the software.

Graphic Converter - Windows - This website has links to other Windows graphic converter software.

Adobe Acrobat Create a PDF File(Convert to PDF Files) - This links to Adobe's website. Adobe Acrobat software that is needed to convert files to PDF format.

GoBCL (Convert Documents to HTML or PDF Files) - This is another piece of software that allows you convert documents to HTML or PDF files easily. You can download a free trial version.

Win2pdf (Convert to PDF Files) - This is another program that allows you to convert files to PDF format. You can down a version to try.

 


General Education Web Sites

American School Directory - This site has information about K-12 schools in the U.S. It lists reports about each of the schools.

ASCD - Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development Organization website.

California Department of Education - Link to the California Department of Education's website.

California Dept. of Educ Standards - You will find the content standards for the State of California. Included are Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Fine Arts.

California Dept. of Education STAR Testing - You will find information as well as test results for the STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) test for public schools in California.

California School Comparisons - Ed Data K-12 - This web site profiels public schools by district. You can get school demographic information as well as information about S.T.A.R. testing.

California School Comparisons - School Wise Press - This web site profiels public and private schools. It also lists school demographic and testing information.

EdSource - Nonprofit organization dedicated to clarifying educational issues. Has questions and answers about local schools, school districts, and CA's state education system.

Federal Government Free Educational Materials - Free Materials from the Federal Government archies, records, documents.

GEM Educational Materials - This site has link to various educational resources from federal, state, university, and non-profit websites.

Great Schools - Get information on public K-12 schools in California. Also get information on STAR tests.

NEA - National Education Association Organization website.

No Child Left Behind- This is a government website linked to information about the education law signed by President Bush.

S.C.O.R.E. - This web site lists resources, assessment tools informations, standards and frameworks by subject area.

UFT - United Federation of Teachers Organization website.

 


Mailing Lists for Educators

 

Blue Web'N - Get e-mailed new education related websites each week by the Blue Web'N website.

Educational Listservs - This is a nice list of listservs you can join on-line.

EduHound - You can sign up for the free weekly newsletter from their website.

Education World Mailing Lists - Subscribe to Education World's weekly newsletter or other mailing list just for educators.

Educator's Reference Desk List Servs - This is a detailed list of on-line listservs you can join. They are compiled by Eric Educational Website.

Electric Teacher Listserv List - This website has a whole list of education related listservs you can join.

Teacher Mailring - This is a nice list of mailing lists you can join. They are organized by category. Sponsored by TeacherNet.

 


Technology Related Sites

 

Annenberg/CPB - They emphasize using media and telecommunications to advance excellent teaching in American Schools. You can sign up for workshops, get math and science activites, and see what's on the Annenberg/CPB Channel.

California Department of Education Technology Offices - Provides information about grants and other programs sponsored by the California Department of Education.

California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) - The California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) is a statewide educational technology leadership initiative, providing assistance to schools and districts in integrating technology into teaching and learning.

CTAP Online- Get Information on online courses offerred by CTAP, lesson plans, plus more on their on-line website.

Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project - This site has info regarding the federal Challenge 2000 multimedia project.

Children's Software Revue - This website has tons of reviews on various educational software. Check out the review before you buy the software.

Computers and the Internet - This website has a nice list of general information links related to computers and the Internet. It has info about the history of the Internet, netiquette info, keyboard shortcuts, and much more.

Curriculum Web Resource Center - Fine links to online Museums and Zoos, Projects on-line you can join, Technology links to hardware or software, etc. and to much more related to the web.

CyberSavvy - Lists acceptable use policies and uses for students to use the Internet.

Educator's Guide to Evaluating Tech Use in Schools and Classrooms - This is a helpful government publication that discusses how to evaluate technology use in schools and classrooms. They offer worksheets and sample technology surveys you can use.

EduVentures - Some freeware software that are available to run on Macintosh computers. Developed by Joe Hammons and Tony Peterson. For use with Elementary students.

enGauge - This site is designed to help districts and schools plan and evaluate the system wide use of educational technology.

Handheld Educator (PDA Ideas) - This is sponsored by Technology & Learning Magazine. This site has tons of lesson plans and articles about using Hand Held Peripherals in the classroom. (Palm Pilots, etc.) Get some great ideas on how to incorporate PDA's in your classroom.

Internet Safety - Covers some guidelines for parents to use the Internet safely.

Literacy and Technology - This website helps teachers, students, and parents integrate the Internet into the curriculum.

Net Day - Net Day is a national, education technology nonprofit, whose mission is to connect every child to a brighter future. Our direct services, volunteer opportunities and web-based initiatives help students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members develop capacity for effective technology use in learning environments. We began as a school wiring initiative and have grown to support digital divide communities and educational organizations with computers, Internet connections, and people.

NETC - The North West Educational Technology Consortium. This website has tons of resources for information on using technology in the classroom. It has information such as technology planning, technology grants information, Internet basics tutorial, etc.

Parent's Guide to the Internet - Published by the U.S. government. Walks parents through the use of the Internet with their children.

Parent's SuperGuide to Media Literacy - Great website that helps parents understand the correct usage for the Internet with their kids.

Pitsco Tech Reference Site - Lists info on acceptable use polities, citing Internet resources, contests, and other technology related topics.

PowerPoint Games -- Tons of PowerPoint games you can download and use in your classroom. Games such as Jeopardy, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Password, Wheel of Fortune, Twenty Questions, and more!

Safe Surfin on the Internet - This website has information and resources to teach students how to safely browse the Internet.

SafetyEd International - SafetyEd International is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 and run by volunteers with many years experience in internet safety education, child advocacy and child protection.

Scholastic Tech Guide - This website has lists of recommended educational software, teacher software, Internet sites, etc.

Superkids - This website provides educational software reviews on different educational software.

Technology in the Classroom Tips - Sponsored by NEA, this website list technology tips submitted by teachers.

ThinkQuest Competition - This website is all about the ThinkQuest Competition. Learn about the exciting opportunity to have your students join this on-line competition.

TICAL - Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership. This is a portal for administrators to provide information and resources to use and promote technology use.

Yahooligan's Teaching Internet Literacy - a comprehensive guide that includes a section on teacher Internet literacy.

U.S. Dept. of Educ, Office of Education Technology - U.S. Dept. of Education information regarding Educational Technology.

Zoomerang - Create surveys and get feeback using Zoomerang.


Technology Integration Ideas

About Internet Inquiry - Article that discusses five phases on internet inquiry: question, search, analyze, compose, and share.

AIMS ­ Sponsored by AIMS Education Activites Foundation. Has great lesson ideas on activities intergrating Math, Science, and Technology.

Apple Learning Resources - Sponsored by Apple Computers, this is the main page that lists a variety of curriculum and technology resources to help you get started with using technology in your classroom.

Apple Learning Tech Lessons - Sponsored by Apple Computers, this website has computer lesson plan ideas divided by grade level (elementary, middle, and senior high school)

Bob's EDU Links - This website has links to web based lesson plan ideas, software use links, tutorials, as well as other great website resources.

Building Bridges with Technology - This website has links to a variet of Technology Supported Lesson Plan ideas by grade level and subject area. Sponsored by Boise State University.

Buddy Project- Provides teacher links and resources to help you integrate the Internet into your curriculum. Also has a link for you to join a collaborative on-line project as well as other great technology tools and resources.

California Learning Resource Network - Search the clearinghouse database for information and descriptions of electronic learning resources that include CDs, software, Internet sites and educational videos. Technology-integrated lessons will be the next feature.

Classroom Technology Activities - Organized by grade level, elementary to secondary. This site has weblinks to activities you can do with your students in the classroom. Subject areas include Art, Math, Music, Science/Health, Social Studies, and ESL.

Community Learning Network - this site was designed to help K-12 teachers integrate technology into the classroom. Here you'll find over 5,800 annotated links to educational sites with free resources, all organized by theme pages and keyword search.

Computer Lessons for Kids - Describes and shows pictures of the parts of a computer, as well as what they do.

CTAP Online - Get information about California Technology Assistance Project. Get information on grants, lesson ideas, technology standards, integrating technology into the curriculum, etc.

Digital Photography for the Classroom - This site provides tips on taking pictures, classroom ideas, and other resources in using digital photography.

Educational Technology Services - This site provide a nice sample of how to develop and create web based lessons. They give some project samples by grade level.

Effects of Technology on Classrooms and Students - A published government publication about the effects technology has on the classroom and on student learning.

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse - This site provides ideas on how to implent technology across the curriculum.

Electric Teacher - Great resources from step by step MS Office tutorials, List Serves, Educational Web Links, to Technology ideas.

Filamentality - Put together by Pac Bell Knowledge Network. "Fill in the Blank" interactive website that guides you through searching website for use by students and teachers.

For Teachers - This web site has teacher testimonies and Internet lesson ideas by teachers.

Fun with Photos - Get photography tips, tips on saving photos, working with graphics, and project ideas using photos.

Getting to Know Your Computer Activity - This is a great lesson plan to help introduce your computer to your students. Children learn the names of the parts of a computer and get a basic introduction to how they work. Assembling their own computer with computer cutouts reinforces their understanding of computer terms.

Integrating Technology in the Classroom - This article has great information about how to integrate technology into your classrooms. It has management ideas as well as links to find great Internet projects.

Internet for Classrooms - This is a great website to help you make use of the Internet. They have great links by subject area, activities you can use only a daily basis, and even modules to help you learn new software.

Internet for Classrooms-Kindergarten - This is a sublink from the Internet for Classrooms homepage. Links specifically for Kindergarten teachers and students.

Linking Teaching to Technology - This is a wonderful website that everything you need to know about integrating technology into your teaching. It has technology standards, technology questionnaires, lesson ideas, etc.

Literacy and Technology - This site provides information on web quests, internet projects, best practices, and other information regarding literacy and technology.

Moose Crossing - Very interesting project that encourages constructionism using reading, writing, and programming skills among children.

PBS Teacher Source - Technology - Sponsored by PBS station this website not only provides ideas on how to integrate technology into your lessons but it also has tutorials on various topics such as e-mail, powerpoint, creating a web page and more.

Project Based Learning with Multimedia - Sponsored by the Challenge 2000 Project. Find out what project based learning is, view some classroom examples and get curriculum ideas and activities.

Resources for Teachers - This website provides links to a variety of technology topics including on-line projects, resources for kids, and software use links. Sponsored by the TRUMBULL COUNTY EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER.

Science Internet Quests - Science Internet-Based Lessons, Using the Internet as an Effective Science Teaching Tool. Great list of lesson ideas using the Internet for earth science, environmental science, Life Science, and Physical Science.

NorthWest Educ Tech Consortium - This website has information on technology planning, software selection and evaluation, a virtual collection of references, resources, and journals, grants information, and much more relating to technology use.

Project Based Learning, What is it? - Provides a nice introduction to PBL as well as a nice check list for project based learning projects.

Surfing for ABC's Published Project - A virtual ABC book using searching strategies on the net.

Teachers @ Work - This website has a collection of educational websites organized by topic. It also has free software downloads and even Internet related activities such as web quests that you can use in your classroom.

Teaching and Learning with Technology - a project of the Alberta regional consortia. Provides online tutorials and technology project ideas.

Teachers and Technology - Ideas and answers to your questions about how to use the Internet, web quests, in your classroom.

Teaching in the Classroom Using Technology - This site has links to articles relating to using Technology in the classrooms. Has teacher insights to making technology work in the classroom.

Teaching Resources by Subject Area - This website provides you with links to other websites organized by subject area.

Technology Assessment Links - This website offers great links to help you use technology as an assessment tool for teachers and students.

Technology Applications Center for Educator Development - This website has sample technology projects and lesson plan ideas, assessment tools used to assess technology related projects as well as resources for technology planning and grant writing.

Technology Resources - This website has links to other great resources, web tools and activities, and links to other great educational websites. This website is sponsored by Mona Shores public school district.

Technology Integration - A collection of sample technology integration by grade level.

TEAMS - Electronic Classroom Resources for Distance Learning.

ThinkQuest - ThinkQuest Programs provide a highly motivating opportunity for students and educators to work collaboratively in teams to learn as they create web based learning materials and teach others. Check out what they offer if you are doing webbased creation projects in your classroom.

Using the Internet to Stimulate High Order Thinking ­ Explains the reasoning for webquests and provides links to help you find web quests.

WISE ( Web-based Inquiry Science Environment) - Curriculum projects incorporating science in grades 5-12. Integrates the web to help students understand and learn about the world of science.


ISTE Technology Standards

Developing Educational Standards: Technology - This website has tons of links to help you get started in creating educational technology standards.

ISTE Technology Standards for Students - ISTE's National technology standards for students.

ISTE Technology Standards for Teachers - ISTE's National Technology standards for teachers.

Mountain View Elementary School Technology Benchmarks - This is an elementary school in Colorado Spring. They have a nice list of technology benchmarks for each of their K-5 grade levels.

San Diego City Schools Tech Handbook - This is San Diego City School District's Technology Handbook. It lists the knowledge and skills matrix that they developed for their students. Nice sample to look at.

Tawas Area School District Computer/Technology Curriculum Integration - This is a small school district that covers K-12. They have listed standards according to subject areas and how technology would be used to reinforce subject content. Organized by grade levels K-3, 4-6, 7-8, & 9-12.

West Bloomfield School District Technology Standards - This is a Michigan School District's benchmarks and skills matrix for technology use in their school district. They also have classroom examples to accompany each of the benchmark subtopics.

 


Web Literacy
"Teaching Kids to be Web Literate"

 

But - I found it on the Internet! - This is an article on the Christian Science Monitor magazine about the topic of children finding information on the Internet.

Evaluating Web Pages Link - This website is created by Widener University. Has tons of links about evaluating web pages on the Internet.

Evaluating Web Pages - This website was created by UC Berkeley Library. Has 5 questions to ask yourself when looking at information out on the Internet.

Guide to Critical Thinking about the Web - Very simple website that has activities for teachers to use to teach student critical web evaluation.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: Critical Evaluation- Kathy Schrock's website has great resources to help educators teach critical web evaluation for K-12 students. Her website has great links all about Critical Evaluation topic.

PowerPoint Presentation on Web Evaluation - This is a link to a PowerPoint presentation on Web Evaluation.

Powerpoint Presentation on Web Literacy - This is a PowerPoint presentation that you can view on the Internet about Strategies and Suggestions for Evaluation Internet Based Information & Resources.

QUICK Information Check - Nice graphical page that covers 8 questions to consider when evaluating a website.

Teaching Kids to be Web Literate - This article by Alan November discusses the importance of teaching kids to be Web Literate.

Ten C's for Evaluating Internet Sources - This is created by University of Wisconsin. Covers the 10 C's that you need to think about when looking at websites critically.

WebQuest About Evaluating Web Sites - This is a nice WebQuest designed for 9-12 graders on evaluating web sites.

 


 

Managing the One Computer Classroom

 

Classroom Management Technology Tools - This is a nice list of links, forms, checklists, etc. to help you manageme technology in your classroom.

Classroom Management Plan - This is a nice introduction to ideas and issues you should consider before using technology in your classroom. Provides ideas for doing collaborative learning, project-based work, and creating learning centers in your classroom.

Classroom Management Using Technology - This is a nice overview about issues you need to consider when implementing technology in your classroom. Issues such as where to place equipment, scheduling, etc.

Managing & Using One Computer Classroom - Tips on using one computer in your classroom.

Managing one or a Limited Number of Computers - Tips for managing a limited number of computers in your classroom.

Managing the One Computer Classroom Powerpoint Presentation - This is an on-line powerpoint presentation all about how to manage the one computer classroom.

Managng One or More Computers in the Classroom PowerPoint Presentation - This is a very nice presentation on ideas on how to manage computers in your classroom. Provides lesson plan examples as well as tips and tricks.

Managing the One Computer Classroom Article - This article covers some key concepts about how to survive in an One Computer Classroom.

 


Media Literacy

Center for Media Literacy - This links to the homepage of the Center for Media Literacy. They have articles as well as resources for teaching Media Literacy in the classroom.

Just Think! (Media Literacy) - This links to Just Think organization that provides curriculum guides and resources to help teachers and parents teach media literacy to kids.

KQED Education and Learning - Media Literacy - This is KQED's website. They have a variety of lesson plans organized by grade level all on the topic of Media Literacy.

Media Awareness Network - This is the homepage to the Media Awareness Network. They have Internet resources for both teachers and parents. Nicely organized with tons of information for you to implement Media Literacy in the classroom.

Media Literacy - This website has tons of ideas on teaching Media Literacy in Education. It has Media Literacy standards for you to follow as you teach media literacy in the classroom.

Media Literacy Clearinghouse - This webpage is designed for K-12 educators to help them learn more about media literacy and integrate it into their classrooms. Tons of resources for educators.

Teaching Media Literacy in the Age of Edutainment (Article) - Article that was published in the Educational Technology Journal about teaching Media Literacy in an Age of Edutainment.

PBS Media Literacy Sources - Sponsored by PBS. This is a nice site that has resources, activities, web links on the topic of Media Literacy.


National University Links

 

National University ePortfolio Access - This links you to National University's e-Portfolio site.

National University ePortfolio Help Site - This links you to National University's tutorial on how to use the e-Portfolio website.

School of Education Main WebSite - This is National University's School of Education's main website.

Student Teacher Handbook - This links to National University's Student Teacher Handbook. It is a pdf file format document. (Huge file)

 


Online Communication Tools

Knowledge Forum - You can create your own communication space. You can share files, respond and communication with each other, etc. There is a fee to use this service.

NiceNet - Offers classrooms web tools such as document sharing, sharing messages, sharing links, scheduling, etc. Service is free for public use!

Quicktopic - This is an on-line discussion board which you can create for free. The advance features do require a fee.

Shadow netWorkspace - Designed to foster communication via discussion boards, chat, e-mail, shared workspaces, etc.

 


 

Special Education & Technology

 

Assistive Technology Clearinghouse - This website has links to great resources relating to assistive technology solutions.

Disabilities Information & Resources - This is a website linked from University of Washington. They have information for the Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, & Technology (DO-IT) program.

 


Teacher Gift Ideas

 

Chalk Talk Online - This website links to the teacher's store. Tons of great gift ideas for classroom teachers.

Daily Apples - This website has great gift ideas, not only for teachers but also for other special events.

Homeroom Catalog - Homeroom design products especially for the classroom teacher. From clothes and outfits to books, etc.

Teacher Gifts - This great website has tons of gift ideas for any classroom teacher. Braclets, bags, necklaces, etc.

800 Bears - This is a fun website. You can design and send a special bear to your favorite teacher. : )


Teaching Resources

Behavior Advisor - This is a very simple website that gives you tips on how to be a good Behavior Manager in the classroom. Lots of intervention ideas from different approaches.

Books 4 Teachers - This website has great books your can buy specifically for teachers.

Certificate Maker - This website lets you create certificates for your students.

Creative Teaching Press - Online resource for reproducibles to help you with student activities. Each month they feature different downloadable activites.

Discipline Help - Get help with discipline problems, get a tip of the week, or get recommended resources to help you manage discipline in the classroom.

Ed Helper - This website has 10960 Lesson Plans, 1223 WebQuests, 5000 Free Worksheet Generators, 1600 Word and Critical Thinking Problems, Exams and Puzzles for Standardized Tests.

Education Meta Search Engine - Lets you search for educational materials on multiple sites.

Enchanted Learning - Tons of student activity sheets you can printout. Nice list of topics to choose from.

F.R.E.E.(Federal Resources for Educational Excellence) - This website has a collection of U.S. government educational resources for K-12 teachers.

Freebies2go - Has tons of free things from Babys to Coupons. Get free stuff for teaching.

Freeology.com - Free School Stuff Directory. Has great links to free educational resources. Links such as a Worksheet Generator, Printable Calendar, Etc.

Hot Potatoes - The freeware Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web.

Interactivetest.com - Create your own on-line multiple-choice test. Try out or use some of their completed test.

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Educators - This web site provides links to useful content area web sites for use to enhance classroom curriculum and for teacher growth.

Learning Page - Learning Page is a huge collection of professionally produced instructional material for you to download and print. Lesson plans, books, worksheets and much more can be found on the site.

Mind Maps & Graphic Organizers - This is a great website that gives you tons of examples of how you can use mind minds and graphic organizers in the classroom. Tons of links to blank templates you can use with your students right away.

PBS Teacher Resource - Provides schedules for educational programs as well as student activities, lesson plans, etc.

School Express Free Worksheets Online - Get free worksheets to use with your classroom or create one or share one of yours.

Posters 4 Teachers - This website has tons of posters your can buy for your classroom.

Pro Teacher - Has lesson plan ideas, teaching materials (some free), bulletin board ideas for teachers, and links to other good websites.

PowerPoint Games -- Tons of PowerPoint games you can download and use in your classroom. Games such as Jeopardy, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Password, Wheel of Fortune, Twenty Questions, and more!

PuzzleMaker Site - This website lets you create puzzles and games to print out to use in your classroom.

PreMade Puzzles - This is sponsored by Lesson Corner Website. It has some premade Crossword Puzzle, WordSearch, and Word Scrambles you can print out. Or you can create your own puzzles.

Questioning Skills - Sponsored by Prince George's County Public Schools. I nice introduction to using Questioning skills to promote higher-order thinking skills.

Quia Site - Quia is pronounced key-uh and is short for Quintessential Instructional Archive. Quia provides a variety of educational services, including: A directory of thousands of online games and quizzes in more than 40 subject areas, Templates for creating twelve different types of online games, including flashcards, matching, concentration (memory), word search, hangman, challenge board, and rags to riches (a quiz-show style trivia game), Tools for creating online quizzes, Quiz administration and reporting tools, Free teacher home pages

Quiz Center - Quiz Center is a powerful tool you can use to create, administer, and grade quizzes online. Without any Web development background whatsoever, you'll be able to make online quizzes that provide instant feedback to you and your students. Note you will have to join as a free member to use the Quiz Center.

Quiz Creator - This website lets you create multiple choice and true/fals quizzes. Very easy to use and teachers and/or students can use it.

Quiz Hub - Quiz Hub lets you create on-line quizzes or even use some of their free pre-made quizzes on-line. You do need to subscribe to take full advantage of their service.

Rona's Teacher Tools - This has everything from certificates, lesson plan ideas, flash card creator, language tools, and links to other great teacher resources.

Saving Teachers Money - Learn about different money saving opportunities for teachers by signing up for their free weekly e-mail newsletter.

Screen It - This website evaluates movies, dvds, and music according to a variety of content areas such as violence, inappropriate language, music, sex and nutity, etc. Nice place to start before selecting videos or music for your kids and students.

Songs for Teaching - This website has music ideas for every subject area. Use music to promote math, language arts, social studies, science, + more.

Teaching Strategies Glossary - This is a nice alphabetical listing of teaching strategies for the classroom. A very simple glossary of terms, definitions, etc.

Teaching Strategies Online - This is a very nice list of different teaching strategies, instructional skills, different types of learning defined.

Track Start - This is a wonderful website that helps you make your own online lesson. Or, you can use any of the already hundreds created by other teachers.

Venn Diagram - Create your very own venn diagram right on this website.

Web Worksheet Wizard - This web-based utility allows you to create a lesson, worksheet, or class page on the WWW.

Wordsearch Creator - This is a very simple website that will allow you to create a wordsearch. You simply enter your words that you want in the wordsearch and that's it. So easy to use.

Worksheet Factory - If you're searching for quality educational software that will give you the tools you need to easily and quickly create targeted worksheets to help students gain proficiency in the basic academic skills, then you've definitely come to the right place.

Worsheets 4 Teachers - Use their ready made sheets or create your own.

Worksheet Generator - Creat a worksheet online from your own words or phrases.

 


 

Lesson Plan Web Links

42 Explore- A whole list of activities, links, thematic ideas by topic and subject area.

AOL@School - This website is sponsored by AOL. It has classroom tips, lesson plan ideas, and you can even search by specific state standards for lesson plans. It has a special needs section and even a section for professional development and research. Well organized site.

Ask Eric - Has information from all different topics dealing with education (from classroom management to home schooling)

A to Z Teacher Stuff - Has lesson plan ideas, articles about teaching, theme ideas, as well as a place for you to connect with other teachers.

ABC Teach - This wesite has activity ideas by topics, helpful teaching resources like assignment sheets, and forums for teachers to join.

Activity Idea Place - This is designed for Pre K - 3rd grade. They boast over 1450 activities organized by subject area. There is also a bulletin board for you to post questions for fellow teachers.

Big Chalk - This website has great resources for parents, students, teachers, & librarian/media specialists. Get lesson plan ideas, read recommendations for a home computer, or find a on-line tutor.

California Dept. of Educ Standards - You will find the content standards for the State of California. Included are Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Fine Arts.

Can Teach - This website is devoted to Elementary teachers. They contain tons of lesson ideas and resources to help the elementary teacher.

Columbia Education Center - Columbia Education Center lists lesson plans by subject area. Also has Internet based lesson plans and resources. Also lists funding opportunities for grants, etc.

Connecting Students- Lists lesson plans, teacher resources, theme ideas, worksheets for teachers.

Core Knowledge - This website lists lesson plans as well as teaching resources to accompany the Core Knowledge Materials.

Crayola - This website has a lot of lesson plan ideas for using art in the classroom. You can search by art media, subject area, lenght of project, and/or grade level.

CyberChase - This website is designed with a variety of math lesson plan ideas for you to use. It has a parent and a teacher section. This is sponsored by PBS Kids.

CyberGuides - Developed by California educators, presents ready-to-use units of instruction on core works of literature at all grade levels.

Economics Education - This website has great lesson ideas to introduce K-12 students to economics.

Ed Helper - This website has 10960 Lesson Plans, 1223 WebQuests, 5000 Free Worksheet Generators, 1600 Word and Critical Thinking Problems, Exams and Puzzles for Standardized Tests.

Edu Web - Provides adventures in learning on art, science, and history. Interactive activities to use with your classroom by grade level.

Educator's Reference Desk - Created by the creators of ASK Eric. States it has over 2000 lesson plans categorized by various subject areas. It has great resources on a lot of other topics such as Classroom Management, School Safety, Special Education, etc.

Education Tool Kit - Get teacher resources, theme resources, library resources, and more on this website.

Education World - This web site links to various education topics, K12 schools, Universities, Distance Learning, and Education articles.

ESL Lesson Plans & Activities - This website has links to other great websites that provide lesson plans and teaching ideas to use with your ESL students.

eTap - This stands for Electronic Teaching Assistance Program. It has a collection of materials covering anything from Language Arts to Foregin Languages. It is a non profit agency dedicated to creating quality teaching materials for K-12 teachers.

Explore Math - If you are a Math teacher, you will love this website. It not only has lesson plans and activities relating to teaching Math, it has a wonderful section called, Gizmos. If you teach geometry, this site is a must!

Fun Lesson Plans - This website is geared to Preschool to -Kindergarten grade teachers. They have thematic lessons and activities that you can use in your classroom. Organized by subject area as well as by themes.

Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. They provide educators with access to thousands of educational resources such as lesson plans, curriculum units, etc.

GigglePotz - Don't get fooled by the title. This is a great website with lesson plans sorted by category. It is very well organized and easy to use.

Greentown Elementary Theme Units - Has lessons on various elementary units. Has links to websites that support each theme unit.

Guide To School Lesson Plan Resources - Nice set of links to lesson plans from different subject area. Divided by primary, secondary, and even post-secondary levels.

Health Teacher - Web site to assist any health education unit.

Houghton Mifflin Social Studies Lesson Ideas - Lesson plans are available to accompany the Houghton Mifflin Social Studies text book series. Divided by grade level.

Illuminations - Teacher Resources for K-12 Math web sites. Has lesson plans for math activities.

Impact II Teachers Network - Has information on grants, top curriculums, and classroom ideas as well as a on-line forum.

Innovative Classroom - This website has lesson plan ideas, thematic units, classroom management ideas, as well as bulletin board ideas a reproducibles for you to use in your classroom.

Intel - This site has free curriculum for math, science, and technology classes.

Kindercorner - This website has tons of resources for the Kindergarten and/or primary classroom. Gives you links to great teaching resources for the Kindergarten and/or primary classroom.

Kindergarten Kafe - This is an on-line magazine organized by months. They provide lesson ideas and activities you can use with your Kindergarten classroom by monthly themes.

Kindergarten Connectin - provides teacher tips and lesson plan ideas and links for the kindergarten classroom.

Kodak Lesson Plans - This website is sponsored by Kodak. It progrades tons of lesoon plan ideas to integrate photography and visual elements into various subject areas.

Language Arts & Reading Website Links - Tons of different weblinks to language arts related websites. Links to grammar, literacy research info, lesson plans, grammar games, etc.

Language Arts Lesson Ideas - This website has a collection of lesson plans with handouts by Ray Saitz and many contributors; all of the lessons have been used and refined in the classroom. They have literature, writing, poetry, library lessons, as well as links to other great Writing websites.

Language Arts Curriculum - Developed by Joyce L. Morris, Assistant Professor at Univ. of Vermont for teachers of language arts. It has links to great language arts websites. It has lesson plans, web quests, and a frameworks section to help you meet language arts standards.

Learning Page - This website has lesson plans, worksheets, activities for the preschool to third grade classroom. You do have to register to access their information.

Lesson Plans 4 Teachers - With over 120,000 original lesson plans found on hundreds of different sites throughout the Internet.

Lesson Plan Design Common Mistakes - This is a nice article that walks teachers through common mistakes when writing a lesson plan. This is a nice overview that goes over content as well as terminology related to writing a good lesson plan.

Lesson Plan Outline - This is sponsored by "The Educator's Reference Desk." This is a nice introduction to the different parts of a good lesson plan. There are also examples that you can view on-line from this website.

Lesson Plans Page - Has over 1,500 free lesson plans for PreK-12 teachers.

Lesson Plan Search - This website has tons of lesson plans sorted by categories, thematic units, printable pages, etc. You can even search for jobs off this website.

Lesson Plan Tutorial - This is a nice general tutorial to walk you through the different required parts of a good lesson plan.

Lesson Planet - It has over 30,000 Lesson Plans, Teacher Tools, Plus More! This is a PAY site so you would have to subscribe in order to access it's resources.

K-12 Project Based Learning Ideas - Interested in project based learning ? This site has sample activities for K-12.

Lesson Planz - Great site to find articles, lesson ideas, teaching tips, and even get help from other teachers.

Lesson Tutor - You will find free lesson plans, unit studies and worksheets for all levels, all abilities and all subjects of Grade School and High School. Their featured articles will give you general teaching and learning encouragement, references and support. These are all free for you to print, use and circulate.

Math Forum - Provides links to other great math websites and other resources for teaching math.

Math - Geometry - Sponsored by University of Virginia. If you use Geometer's Sketchpad or anything related to Geometry, you will love this site.

Math Lesson Plans Using Money- This is sponsored by the U.S. Mint. Tons of lessons that help use coins to teach math, history, and language arts. There's also some fun math games for kids to try out. Teacher guides to help teachers use lessons in their classroom.

Math Lessons That Are Fun - Creative math lessons to use with your students. Created by Cynthia Lanius at Rice University.

MathLine - Sponsored by PBS. This website presents video clips that take you on virtual visits to classrooms where teachers and students are engaged in standards-based math instruction.

Mathematics Reform - Promoting the rational reform of mathematics education. Articles and links to information about mathematics education. You can also join their on-line e-mail mailing list.

Math Resources - This is sponsored by the Univeristy of Virginia. It has great links to interactive math websites that cover Algebra I, II, Calculus, plus more!

NASA Connect - Sponsored by NASA. This site is geared to teachers in grades 6-8. This site has lesson plans that are geared to help student learn math, science, and technology. Each lesson has a TV broadcast component, interactive web site, and a educator's guide to help teachers implement lessons in your classroom.

NASA's Sci Files - Sponsored by NASA. This site is geared to teachers in grades 3-5. This site has lesson plans that motivate students to become critical thinkers and active problem solvers. Each lesson supports math, science, and technology standards. Each lesson has a TV broadcast component, interactive web site, and a educator's guide to help teachers implement lessons in your classroom.

Neat School House - This web site has links to educational web sites by subject area as well as lesson plan ideas.

PBS for Teachers - This is connected with the PBS channel. There are activities and ideas for teachers to use to accompany many of the PBS programs.

PE Central - This is a great website for PE teachers. They have lesson ideas, assessment ideas, get pe products, and top PE websites.

PE Lesson Plan Page - This website was put together by a PE Teacher, Joe Paslov. He has categories different PE activities by topic.

Pitsco Resources for Educators - Get activities, lesson plan ideas, links to other great websites, and much more on this website.

Pro Teacher - Has lesson plan ideas, teaching materials (some free), bulletin board ideas for teachers, and links to other good websites.

Power to Learn - This is connected to your cable channel. It has a variety of lesson plans, subject resources, and reference materials for teacher use. It is organized for student, teacher, or parent catergories.

Reading (National Institute for Literacy)- This website has advice for parents and teacher on how to teach reading to preschool, K-3 students. Has pdf documents you can download from their research on how best to teach reading to kids.

Scholastic - This website has lesson plans, online activities, professional resources, etc. Products are produced by Scholastic, Inc.

School Discovery Lesson Plans - Find hundreds of original lesson plans, all written by teachers for teachers. Use the pull-down menus below to browse by subject, grade, or both.

School House Education Web Site - Has tons of lesson plan ideas and educational resources.

Science Internet Quests - Science Internet-Based Lessons, Using the Internet as an Effective Science Teaching Tool. Great list of lesson ideas using the Internet for earth science, environmental science, Life Science, and Physical Science.

S.C.O.R.E. - This web site lists resources, assessment tools informations, standards and frameworks by subject area.

SMILE Program (Math & Science K-12) - Sponsored by the Illinois Institute of Technology, this website has math and science lesson ideas for K-12 grades.

Smithsonian Educational Website - This website has lesson plan ideas connected to the Smithsonian Museum.

Solution Site - This site currently holds over 700 interdisciplinary units. The lessons encourage problem solving activities and many are web-based units.

Spencer Kagan's Cooperative Learning Site - Get tons of info about Spence Kagan's Cooperative Learning ideas.

Success Link - This website has tons of lesson plans, cooperative learning ideas, proven teaching practices, technology leadership ideas, and even help for 1st year teachers.

Teacher Created Materials - This is a wonderful company that produces materials created by teachers for teachers. They also have a tip of the month page, lesson activity ideas, and more.

Teacher's First - Website has links sorted by subject and grade level, web tutorials, discussion groups for teachers, and professional resources for teachers.

Teacher Link - You will find on this website a searchable database of annotated links to great educational resources on the World Wide Web. Also links to free teacher resources such as units, lesson plans, worksheets, multimedia, etc.

Teacher Vision - This website has lesson plan ideas, classroom management ideas, professional development resources, and it even has parent and student resources. It also has a Quiz Lab and Grade Book (both require subscription) on-line that allows you to create quizzes and keep track of your grades. This is also the place to start if you are interested in creating your own class website. My School Online web page creating is free for teachers.

Teaching K-8 - The web site is based on the teacher magazine, Teaching K-8. Tons of teaching ideas.

TeachNet - This website was created by and for teachers. Includes more than 6,000 pages of teacher-developed curriculula for Pre-K through 12th grade. Teachers can also get answers to any classroom subject matter within 48 hours.

Teachers.Net - This website has a chatboard you can connect with other teachers, lesson plans, free printable dittos, and much more.

Teachers Planet - Has tons of teaching resources from classroom supplies to curriculum resources. Has a tech section that covers ideas on integrating technology into your classroom.

Teaching Tips Index - Developed by Hawaii Community College. Great website that walks you through lesson plan procedures and steps.

Teach-nology - web portal for educatiors. Get links to great sites, teaching ideas, tutorials, etc. Provides technology information such as links to on-line tutorials.

Theater Scripts (Free) - Looking for some theatre scripts you could use in your classroom? Check out this website. You can also use these for puppet plays.

The Gateway - The gateway to educational materials. Includes lesson plans and curriculum units and other educationa resources on the Internet.

The Solution Site - There are hundreds of lesson plasn for grades K-12, all created by teachers. The lessons were created to promote problem solving, higher-order thinking, and collaboration skills among students.

The Virtual Schoolhouse -get ideas for classroom, art room, the library, and the computer lab. Take a field trip and even visit other schools on the web.

Units for Teachers - They provide you with a weekly update of thematic units available on the Internet.

USGS Lesson Plans - This website sponsored by the USGS has a variety of online lesson plans for K-12. Coveres life sciences, geography, and earth sciences.

Web English Teacher - Best online English/Language Arts teaching resources, lesson plans, web quests, videos, and classroom activities.

Worksheet Library - Lots of teacher created worksheets available. Some require a small fee but they offer free worksheets also.

 


Keypals

E-Pals Website - A great website to find e-mail pals. This website helps link you to other teachers interested in keypals.

Intercultural E-Mail Connections - This web site helps link different classrooms from across the world to each other through e-mail.

Keypals - A place for teachers and students to locate and correspond with other students and classrooms from around the world

Think.com - Sponsored by Oracle Corporation, this website provides a "global learning community" that connects students and teachers by providing a powerful set of communication tool, free of charge and advertising.


Internet Collaborative Projects

Class2Class: This website has math and science Internet Projects.

Classroom Connect Online - This web site provides Internet resources and conference information. It also provides links to other educators.

Community Learning Network - This website provides links to other websites that help you find an participate in on-line Internet projects.

Creative Connections Project - Connect to other classrooms around the world. Participate in a variety of international projects.

Education Place - Find online collaborative projects on the Internet.

Feeding Minds - This is a collaborative project preventing world hunger. Project divided by grade levels.

Flat Stanley Project - This is a fun collaborative project involving Flat Stanley. You can follow him all around the world as he travels to different classrooms. See some of his past travels on this website.

Friendship through Education - Great place to find and create connections with other schools around the world. Join a project or even find keypals.

GeoGame - This is a fun way to play geography. Learn and join this on-line game with your students.

iEarn - Participate in on-line projects that are rooted in real-world problems. There is a charge to join for a year as a teacher or as a school site.

Journey North - Join this global study of the wildlife migration and sesonal change global project. Find lesson plans an acitivites to help you participate in this project.

Kidlink Projects - Teachers can find meaningful projects for kids of all ages.

The Global Schoolhouse - This web site provides help to find on-line collaborative projects. Internet Project Registry.

WebPlay - This website provides on-line experiences and communication venue for students and teachers.


Copyright and Fair Use Laws

Copyright & Fair Use Guidelines Chart - This is a handy chart in .pdf format that you can refer to about the general Copyright and FairUse guideliens for Teachers.

Copyright Website - This website gives you the restrictions and guidelines for all the different media components (visual, audio, digital, copyright rules, etc.) Nicely organized.

Copyright & Fair Use in the Classroom - Sponsored by the University of Maryland University College. Has detailed information of acceptable fair use in the classroom, on the Internet, and on the WWW.

Crash Course in Copyright - An on-line course which offers guidelines for fair use and copyrights.

Fair Use Article & Quiz - Read up on what Fair Use is all about. Take a quiz to find out how much you know or don't know.

Stanford University Copyright & Fair Use Information Site - Provides information about copyright and fair use. Tons of links to help you find information on fair use.

The Teach Act - Detailed description of the TEACH Act which is now law. Explains the scope of fair use as it applies in the classroom.

Ten Myths about Copyright - An attempt to answer common myths about copyright seen on the net and cover issues related to copyright and USENET/Internet publication.

What is Fair Use? - Sponsored by University of Texas. Walks you step by step to determine if you are following Fair Use rules.


Acceptable Use Policies

Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics
http://www.brook.edu/its/cei/overview/Ten_Commanments_of_Computer_Ethics.htm

What is an Acceptable Use Policy?
http://www.ash.udel.edu/ash/teacher/AUP.html

 

Examples of School Acceptable Use Policy

Eugene Oregon AUP

Examples of School AUPs

Northwest Educational Consortium Links to AUPS

Nueva School AUP

Stony Lane Elementary AUP


Computer Classroom Rules

http://www.nwr1.k12.mo.us/mge4/computer_rules.htm


http://www.jsharp.co.nz/computerrules.htm


http://srcs.spanishriver.com/~dhancock/discipline.htm


Pac Bell's Filamentality Site
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/

Filamentality Intro Tour
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/tour.htm

 

Sample Filamentality Pages

Subject Sampler
http://www.certifiedchinesetranslation.com/China/sampler.html

Treasure Hunt
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/BHM/hunt.html

WebQuest
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/democracy/debtquest.html

Sample Black History Month Unit
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/BHM/AfroAm.html

 


Create a Classroom Webpage
(Build it and Host it for FREE!)
( * Means they are Meant for Teachers)

Angelfire
http://angelfire.lycos.com/

DotEasy (Free Hosting - Service I Use for My Website - Click on DotEasy Button Below)
$0 Web Hosting

 

Expage
http://www.expage.com/

Homestead
http://www.homestead.com/

InetTeacher
http://www.inetteacher.com

* My School On-line
http://www.myschoolonline.com/

* Scholastic - Start Your Own Class Webpage
http://teacher.scholastic.com/homepagebuilder/index.htm

School Notes
http://www.schoolnotes.com

Schoopy
http://www.schoopy.com/

* TeacherWeb - Create Your Own Class Webpage
http://TeacherWeb.com

Yahoo Geocities
http://geocities.yahoo.com/home/

 

Sample School Websites

Brookwood Forest Elementary School
http://www.mtnbrook.k12.al.us/bwf

Erving Elementary School
http://www.erving.com/

Flower Hill Elementary School
http://www4.mcps.k12.md.us/schools/flowerhilles/

Glorietta Elementary School
http://www.orinda.k12.ca.us/glorietta/default.htm

McGehee Elementary
http://owls.k12.ar.us/mes/

Montgomery Blair High School
http://www.mbhs.edu

 

Tips on Creating a Classroom/School Webpage

Creating a Classroom Webpage
http://www.electricteacher.com/classroomweb/index.htm
takes you step by step on how to design a classroom webpage

Cyberbee School Homepage
http://www.cyberbee.com/schoolpage/school.html
helps guide you in making a school or class homepage. Has design tips and tools.

 

HTML and Web Creation Sites

HTML: An Interactive Site for Beginners
http://www.davesite.com/webstation/html

HTML Goodies
http://www.htmlgoodies.com/primers/basics.html

JavaScript Source
http://javascript.internet.com




Creating Grading Rubrics

 

Assessment Rubrics - Nice introduction to using Assessment rubrics. Provides amples as well as links to rubric generators that you can use.

Grading Rubrics Overview - Nice overview about grading rubrics, advantages, types of grading rubrics, etc.

Kathy Schrock Grading Rubrics Links - Tons of links to help you create rubrics for a variety of assignments.

Teach-nology Create Your Own Grading Rubric - A rubric generator that walks you throught creating a grading rubric.

Rubri Star Rubric Generator - This website also lets you create your own rubric. Has an easy rubric generator for you to use on-line. Has great examples for you to view.

Rubric Builder - This rubric generator will help you create your own rubric.

Rubric Links - Tons of links to anything and everything you wnted to know about rubrics.

Rubrics for Teachers - This website helps you understand what rubrics are and how you can use them to assess students. There is even a rubric generator that will help you create your own rubric.

Sample Rubrics - Tons of sample rubrics for you to look at on almost every topic.


Using E-mail

E-mail Ettiquette - Some E-mail internet netiquette rules to follow.

Emoticons - Have fun using e-mail by adding emoticons.

Free (Nearly Free) E-mail for K-12 schools - Can obtain free Internet e-mail accounts through this website.

Using E-Mail to Extend Kids' Learning Article - Great article that talks about using e-mail in the classroom to promote student learning.

Using E-mail in the Writing Process - Great article that talks about how you can use e-mail to promote the writing process.


Virtual Field Trips

 

Electronic Field Trip - Take an electronic field trip from this website. This site also has a variety of activities that accompany your electronic field trip.

Electronic Field Trips - Need ideas on how to incorporate electronic field trips in your class? Check out this website for great links and ideas on this topic.

Internet Field Trips - This website is sponsored by Scholastic. This website is nicely organized by different categories. They provide you with websites that assist you in teaching a specific topic.

Virtual Field Trips - Elementary students - Great article that introduces you to how to use Virtual Field trips with your elementary students. Also has a list of resources for you to get started.

Virtual Field Trips - This is a great site where you can view some virtual field trips to different countries. Some even have video clips.

Virtual Field Trips - This is a nice article about Virtual Field Trips on Education World's website. It provides you with links to some great on-line field trips.

Virtual Tours - Virtual Tours is a collection of tours for the World, Museums, Exhibits, Points of Special Interest and the US Government. The goal is to provide information which will enhance your journey on the Internet.

 


Technology Training Tutorials

Actden Software Tutorials - This is a great friendly site that has software tutorials on Office 2000, Internet, FrontPage, Outlook Express, plus more. Very graphical and friendly to use.

Atomic Learning - This site has both Macintosh and Windows tutorials that you can sign up for. You do need to subscribe to take part in the tutorials.

Computer Training Tutorials - This website has great step by step tutorials from learning how to use the mouse to troubleshooting your computer. Great for teachers and kids.

Electric Teacher - This website has tutorials for Word, Powerpoint, and FrontPage. Also has tons of other great ideas for using technology in the classroom.

Free Skills - Learn how to use a variety of computer related skills by using their tutorials. Topics range from using Windows XP to using C++ programming.

Technology Tutorials - This website has a nice list of topics for you to choose from. Topics range from file management to website design. They provide you with links to websites and even powerpoint presentations to help you learn more about each topic. Sponsored by Boise State University.

Training Café - Provides free on-line training on how to incorporate the web into your classroom, how to build a course website, and macromedia fundamentals

TutorGig - Online tutorial resource for a variety of topics. Technology related and non-technology related.

Web Teacher - This is a great self paced tutorial that walks you through anything from e-mail, Internet safety, to web page design. It's like having your own private tutor.


 

Teaching Quotes

 

Motivating Moments - This website has great sayings to help motivate teachers. You do need to subscribe to access some of their archives.

NEA's Teaching Quotes - This is National Education Association's page on teaching quotes.

Quotation's Teaching Quotes - This is Quotation's Page Teaching Quotes. They also have a main page that has tons of quotes organized by a variety of subject topics.

Teacher Humor - This link has cute jokes and cartoons to share with your fellow teachers and/or students.

Teaching Quotes - This webpage has some very simple quotes relating to teaching to help motivate your fellow teachers.

Teaching Quotes - Very simple website that has great teaching quotes.

Teaching Quote of the Day - This is Board of Wisdom's website. They list daily a teaching quote of the day.

Quotes - Famous quotes, motivational quotes, etc. Looking for quotes, take a look at this site.

 


Electronic Portfolios

Articles
*******

Definition of Portfolio Assessment
http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/res/literacy/assess6.html

Definition of Electronic Portfolio
http://www.electronicportfolios.com/portfolios/encyclopediaentry.htm

Electronic Portfolios Article - Office of Research
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/OR/ConsumerGuides/classuse.html

Create Your Own Electronic Portfolio
http://www.electronicportfolios.com/portfolios/iste2k.html

EPortfolio Story
http://www.pt3.org/stories/eportfolio.html

How to Create Your Own ePortfolio
http://transition.alaska.edu/www/portfolios/howto/index.html

Evolution of Student Portfolios
http://www.pt3.org/stories/easternkentucky.html

Portfolio Development - Collaborative Environment
http://www.pt3.org/stories/houston_independent.html

 

Links
****
Electronic Portfolios Links
http://www.electronicportfolios.com/portfolios.html

Using Technology to Support ePortfolios (Links & Info)
http://transition.alaska.edu/www/portfolios.html

Dr. Barrett's Links on ePortfolios
http://electronicportfolios.org/portfolios/bookmarks.html

Electronic Portfolio Powerpoint & Links
http://www.bsu.edu/web/wbauer/mwera2000/

Penn State Templates for a Web Portfolio
http://www.ist.psu.edu/portfolio/samples.htm

Tammy Worcester's E-Portfolio
http://www.essdack.org/port/

Samples
*******

Teaching Portfolios Examples
http://visalia.k12.ca.us/vistas/graduate_portfolios.htm

Teaching Porftolios Links to Examples
http://p3t3.soe.purdue.edu/portfolio.htm#links

K-12 Portfolio Examples (Links to examples)
http://transition.alaska.edu/www/Portfolios/bookmarks.html#k12

Electronic Teaching Portfolios - Samples
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/class/edlf/589_004/student.html

Sample PreService Secondary Teacher Portfolio
http://www.mandia.com/kelly/portfolio.htm

Sample Teaching Portoflio
http://nifty.itgo.com/classroom.html

Sample Elementary Teacher Portfolio
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/class/edlf/589_004/Carter_Shreves/

Sample Teaching Portfolios - Univ. of Virginia
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/class/edlf/589-07/students.html

Sample College Student ePortfolio
http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~rb274895/esp/

Sample - Junior High Student
http://challenge.central.sancarlos.k12.ca.us/gbritt/eportfolio.html

Sample - High School Student
http://www.mehs.educ.state.ak.us/portfolios/portfolio.html


 

WebQuests

Building Blocks of a WebQuest + Samples
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/buildingblocks/p-index.htm

WebQuest Tutorial
http://www.teachersfirst.com/summer/webquest/quest-a.shtml

The WebQuest Page
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/

A Taxonomy of Tasks for a WebQuest
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/taskonomy.html

A WebQuest about WebQuests by Bernie Dodge
http://webinstituteforteachers.org/~mrubin/webaboutweb/index.htm

Web Inquiry Projects
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/wip/

Webquest Template To Create Your Own WebQuest
http://www.spa3.k12.sc.us/WebQuestTemplate/WebQuesttemp.htm#Introduction

WebQuest Template
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/edtec596/596lessontemplate.html

 

Search for WebQuests

Filamentality(Click in the Search Filamentality)
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/kne_search.html

Best WebQuest (View Sample Webquests)
http://bestwebquests.com/default.asp

WebQuest.Org (Click on Search Link)
http://webquest.org/

WebQuest Learning Sites (Tons of links to other websites and webquest samples)
http://www.thecoo.edu/~apeter/scavenger_hunts.htm#webq

Webquest samples
http://sesd.sk.ca/teacherresource/webquest/webquest.htm

Web-Based Project Samples
http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/

 

Some Sample WebQuests

Animals of the Rainforest (Elementary)
http://www.mmooney49.1hwy.com/rain.html

Insects (Elementary)
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/grant/insects/

WebSleuth (Elementary)
http://www.yorkville.k12.il.us/webquests/webqwagner/webqswagner.html

In Search of Stellaluna's Family (Elementary)
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/chavez/batquest/batquest.html

Colonial Times (Elementary)
http://www.oswego.org/staff/ccarroll/webquests/colonial/

Ancient Egypt (Middle)
http://www.iwebquest.com/egypt/ancientegypt.htm

Civil War Journal (Middle)
http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/hcarter/webquest.htm

Learning Roman Numerals (Middle)
http://www.manteno.k12.il.us/webquest/middle/Math/RomanNumerals/lessontemplate.htm

Shakespeare (High School)
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/webshakespera.html

Math WebQuests (Various Grade Levels)
http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/math.htm

 

Rubric for Evaluating WebQuests

 

SDSU Rubric for WebQuests
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/webquestrubric.html

 


 

Electronic Portfolios

Articles
*******

Definition of Portfolio Assessment
http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/res/literacy/assess6.html

Definition of Electronic Portfolio
http://www.electronicportfolios.com/portfolios/encyclopediaentry.htm

Electronic Portfolios Article - Office of Research
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/OR/ConsumerGuides/classuse.html

Create Your Own Electronic Portfolio
http://www.electronicportfolios.com/portfolios/iste2k.html

EPortfolio Story
http://www.pt3.org/stories/eportfolio.html

How to Create Your Own Student ePortfolio
http://transition.alaska.edu/www/portfolios/howto/index.html

Evolution of Student Portfolios
http://www.pt3.org/stories/easternkentucky.html

Portfolio Development - Collaborative Environment
http://www.pt3.org/stories/houston_independent.html

 

Links
****
Electronic Portfolios Links
http://www.electronicportfolios.com/portfolios.html

Using Technology to Support ePortfolios (Links & Info)
http://transition.alaska.edu/www/portfolios.html

Dr. Barrett's Links on ePortfolios
http://electronicportfolios.org/portfolios/bookmarks.html

Electronic Portfolio Powerpoint & Links
http://www.bsu.edu/web/wbauer/mwera2000/

Penn State Templates for a Web Portfolio
http://www.ist.psu.edu/portfolio/samples.htm

Tammy Worcester's E-Portfolio
http://www.essdack.org/port/

Samples
*******

Teaching Portfolios Examples
http://visalia.k12.ca.us/vistas/graduate_portfolios.htm

K-12 Portfolio Examples (Links to examples)
http://transition.alaska.edu/www/Portfolios/bookmarks.html#k12

Electronic Teaching Portfolios - Samples
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/class/edlf/589_004/student.html

Sample PreService Secondary Teacher Portfolio
http://www.mandia.com/kelly/portfolio.htm

Sample Elementary Teacher Portfolio
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/class/edlf/589_004/Carter_Shreves/

Sample College Student ePortfolio
http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~rb274895/esp/

Sample - Junior High Student
http://challenge.central.sancarlos.k12.ca.us/gbritt/eportfolio.html

Sample - High School Student
http://www.mehs.educ.state.ak.us/portfolios/portfolio.html

 


WebQuests

WebQuest Tutorial
http://www.teachersfirst.com/summer/webquest/quest-a.shtml

What are they? An Introduction
http://sesd.sk.ca/teacherresource/webquests.htm

The WebQuest Page
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/

A Taxonomy of Tasks for a WebQuest
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/taskonomy.html

Building Blocks of a WebQuest + Samples
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/buildingblocks/p-index.htm

A WebQuest about WebQuests by Bernie Dodge
http://webinstituteforteachers.org/~mrubin/webaboutweb/index.htm

Webquest Template To Create Your Own WebQuest
http://www.spa3.k12.sc.us/WebQuestTemplate/WebQuesttemp.htm#Introduction

WebQuest Template
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/edtec596/596lessontemplate.html

Web Inquiry Projects
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/wip/

 

Search for WebQuests

Filamentality(Click in the Search Filamentality)
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/kne_search.html

Best WebQuest (View Sample Webquests)
http://bestwebquests.com/default.asp

WebQuest.Org (Click on Search Link)
http://webquest.org/

WebQuest Learning Sites (Tons of links to other websites and webquest samples)
http://www.thecoo.edu/~apeter/scavenger_hunts.htm#webq

 

Some Sample WebQuests

Animals of the Rainforest (Elementary)
http://www.mmooney49.1hwy.com/rain.html

Insects (Elementary)
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/grant/insects/

WebSleuth (Elementary)
http://www.yorkville.k12.il.us/webquests/webqwagner/webqswagner.html

In Search of Stellaluna's Family (Elementary)
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/chavez/batquest/batquest.html

Colonial Times (Elementary)
http://www.oswego.org/staff/ccarroll/webquests/colonial/

Ancient Egypt (Middle)
http://www.iwebquest.com/egypt/ancientegypt.htm

Civil War Journal (Middle)
http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/hcarter/webquest.htm

Learning Roman Numerals (Middle)
http://www.manteno.k12.il.us/webquest/middle/Math/RomanNumerals/lessontemplate.htm

Shakespeare (High School)
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/webshakespera.html

Math WebQuests (Various Grade Levels)
http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/math.htm

 

Rubric for Evaluating WebQuests

 

SDSU Rubric for WebQuests
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/webquestrubric.html