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Tools for Teachers

The Mile Guide
(Milestones for Improving Learning & Education)
from Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Subject

Page

Description

American History Andrew Carnegie/Gilded Age Wonderful site on Andrew Carnegie, including biographical information, as well as general information on the Gilded Age.
American History American Civil War Great resource for links to information on all aspects of the war.
American History Civil War Naval History Detailed timeline, overview of naval operations and information on warships.
American History Martin Luther King, Jr. Contains a biography, articles, chronology and links to various resources.
American History Lincoln Political Caricatures - Thomas Nast
American History Lewis and Clark Contains information on the adventures of the expedition, live history, classroom resources, and an interactive trail map.
American History Monticello Information on the home of Thomas Jefferson through a tour of the mansion and "a day in the life of..." link.
American History Mount Vernon Gives the user information on touring the grounds as well as links to a virtual tour of the mansion, biographical information and other information.
American History Plimoth Plantation Gives information on hours, prices, educational activities, links to online activities and historical background.
American History FDR Library Excellent resource for research.  It offers a biography of FRD and Eleanor, and the New Deal.  There is also information about exhibits and educational programs.
American History Salem Witch Museum Site gives general museum information, as well as a detailed description of the trials of 1692.
American History Spanish American War Features an overview of the war, bilbiographies, and a listing of resources from the Library of Congress.

American History

War of 1812 Provides links to the various battles and events that occurred during the war.
American History World War I Site contains timelines, maps and biographies.  There are also propaganda examples and links to a discussion board.
American History What did you do in the war, Grandma? Site discusses the role of women during the war, includes interviews, glossary, timeline and links.
American Hstory Oral History Archives from Rutgers University The Rutgers Oral History Archives of WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War.
American History World War II Commemoriation Contains an overview of the war, including Hitler's campaigns warfare, major events and postwar information.

Economics

Understanding Taxes

Extensive, from IRS

English Greater Brockton Society for Poetry and the Arts Free Poetry Readings at the Brockton Public Library (3rd Saturday of each month)
English Grammar games, quizzes and worksheets

English

Hamlet Quizzes

These include general introductory quizzes, as well as quizzes on quotations from each act and specific events in each scene. Each quiz offers immediate feedback - an occasional hints - to help students better understand Shakespeare's text

English 

Listen to Authors Read Poetry

Poets.org

English

Outstanding Books for the College Bound

From the American Library Association

English SAT Vocabulary Prep Interactive games for SAT prep or general vocabulary building.  Content is drawn from a database of most commonly tested SAT/GRE words, so students will experience a different quiz each time they tap into the site.

 

English

 

SAT Vocabulary Prep Improve SAT/GRE vocabulary skills with the 14 SAT quizzes.  Each quiz picks 10 questions from a fifty word list, and you can hear the word spoken, allowing students to not only learn its definition, but how its pronounced.  Students can play with each word list until mastered, then move on to the next list.

General

TeachersFirst - Main Page  Subject List   
         Winning Lesson Plans  Current Hot Topics

Be sure to check their weekly-featured sites.  High quality sites in their list of links.

General

Channel One for Teachers Calendar of TV Shows

Tie the Channel One Broadcasts into your daily lessons.  Script of today's show, Lesson Plans, Comprehension questions. The TV Shows are typically hour long shows to build your curriculum library

General

PBS teacher source

3,500+ lesson plans, TV for teachers

General

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators    Lesson Plans

and more.... puzzle makers

General

**How Do I Integrate Technology?

Cynthia Good from Bridgewater Raynham

General

Midge Frazel

Remember her? She ran our first computer workshop at Moakley Center

General

Education World Lesson Planning Center
     - and more 

Subject Resources, Reference Center, Scavenger Hunt

General

Quia

Teacher Zone:  Create activities, quizzes, games, Web pages, surveys, and more!   Student Zone: Track your quiz results for all your classes.

General

ARTCYCLOPEDIA

ALA "Best Free Reference Sites 2001"

General

Sample Lessons from Bridgewater Raynham

Scroll down the page to find the lessons

General

Spellman's Student Research Resources

Links to EBSCO, dictionaries, libraries, newspapers, citing sources, etc

General

QuizLab

Generate online quizzes for any lesson or select from our library of teacher-created quizzes Save time with automatic scoring and recording

General

Tech and Learning Sites for Educators

Organized by subject

General

WWW4Teachers

Create web pages, online quizzes, etc.  

General

Bloom's Taxonomy

 

General

Dennis Yarmouth Regional

by William E. Peace, South Dennis - Many links organized by subject

General

Mark Treadwell's Internet Tools for Teachers

Mark Treadwell's amazing collection of educators' tools consists of 5000 reviewed education sites organized by topic. Each month he provides links to a designated Top Ten.

Humanities

Edsitement

National Endowment for the Humanities

Humanities

Classical Mythology

Temple U

Math

High School Ace

Materials for High School Students includes review lessons and a quiz

Math

Algebra Help

-Lessons
-Calculators
-Worksheets
-Resources

Math

Math World

Guide to secondary math and application

Math

Explore Learning

Investigate solving 2 X 2 systems of equations Uses slope intercept form and determinants  (requires shockwave)

Math

The Math Forum @ Drexel

Links organized by grade level

Math

Trig

Lessons and the ability to make interactive quizzes

Plagiarism

Cheating 101

Some ideas to help avoid plagiarism:

Plagiarism

Term Papers for Sale (FYI)

http://www.ezwrite.com/ 

Plagiarism

A LookSmart search engine

www.wisenut.com

Poetry

Poetry Daily 

 

   
Poetry

ibiblio.org

Poetry A Small Anthology of Poems 
Poetry Representative Poetry Online Poets.org
Poetry American Verse Project 
Poetry British Poetry 1780-1910: A Hyprtext Archive of Scholarly Editions
Poetry Electronic Poetry Center
Poetry Twentieth-century  Poetry in English
Poetry The Favorite Poem Project Created by former Poet Laureate and current BU Professor Robert Pinsky (Watch and listen to real people read their favorite poem.)

Research

Research Help

Plan, Search, Evaluate, Organize, Present, Cite, Online Tools Includes Tools for Teachers

Rubrics

Rubrics

Create Rubrics for Project based learning

SAT

Sat Prep Exercises

 

Syvum - Home page has links to other subjects

SAT number2.com FREE SAT prep (suggested by Consumer Reports)
SAT www.collegeboard.com Download FREE Sat prep (suggested by Consumer Reports)

Science

Access Excellence

National Health Museum for BioScience Teachers

Science The National Health Museum
Science The Virtual Body

Science

Virtual Voltage Lab

This exercise will help you determine the relationship between voltage (V), amperage (I) and resistance (R). This relationship is called Ohm's Law

Science

Gene Almanac

 

Science

Franklin Institute of Educational Hotlists

The Franklin Institute's Educational Hotlists are organized lists of resources on the Internet that science educators, as well as science enthusiasts, may find useful

Social Studies

New York Times Newspapers in Education

Daily lesson plan, this day in history, crosswords, daily news quiz

Social Studies

Hall of Black Achievement Gallery

At Bridgewater State College

Social Studies

Library of Congress

Outstanding Social Studies Resource

Social Studies

The History Net

Big Site for US History

Social Studies

Core Documents of the US Democracy

Primary Documents

Social Studies

US Presidents

White House Site

Social Studies

Library of Congress American Memory

American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections.

Social Studies

Best of History Sites

Lessons Rated with ****

Social Studies

National Archives

Links to Presidential Libraries and many Primary Sources

Social Studies

Teaching with Documents

Lesson Plans from National Archives using Primary Sources

Standards

National Standards

Links to National Standards and Other Sites from Arch. Boston Catholic School Office

Standards

Curriculum Frameworks

From Mass Dept Education

Technology

Creating High School Webs

Steps, design tips, samples

Technology

How to Evaluate Web Sites

From the University of South Carolina

Technology Survey Monkey - creates surveys Create surveys online (basic subscription - free)
Technology TINY URL Shortens a long URL
THINKFINITY Thinkfinity.org  A variety of websites for integrating technology into the curriculum

Tutorials

Microsoft Word Tutorial for Teachers

Also Tutorials for Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Front Page

Tutorials

 

Office 2000 Tutorials

 

From Florida Gulf State University

Tutorials

PowerPoint Tutorials 

This site has many tutorials if you wish to learn more about PowerPoint.  You don't have to know how to use it to encourage your students to use it for presentations. Here is another rubric.  Jean Marston worked extensively on a rubric she used with the sophomores.  I'm sure she would share and then we could all hold students to the same standards. 
www.electricteacher.com/tutorial3.htm
oregonstate.edu/instruction/ed596/ppoint/pphome.htm
www.internet4classrooms.com/on-line_powerpoint.htm
www.actden.com/pp
www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tutorials/ew_ppt.htm
www.microsoft.com/education/?ID=PPT97tutorial

Web

Filamentality

Filamentality is a fill-in-the-blank interactive Web site that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet sites, and turning Web resources into learning activities. It helps combine the "filaments" of the Web with a learner's "mentality".

Web

Web Worksheet Wizard

Create a simple document with hyperlinks for your student research. 

Web

Biopoint Free Internet Tools

Free tools that help you use the Web more effectively. TOOLS

Bronze, silver, and gold plans provide a comprehensive suite of tools for the beginning user to the advanced.

Web

Scavenger Hunts

Tools for Creating Your Own -  

WebQuests

**WebQuest Page

 

Search for previously created lessons, tutorials on building your own.  More Webquests:   http://webquest.org
http://sesd.sk.ca/teacherresource/webquest/webquest.htm 

WebQuests

WebQuests 101

Good overview from Teachers' First

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