General Resources



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http://squareone.pbworks.com/ - "
sources for photos, clipart, audio clips, and other media that can be freely used in your school projects or webpages. In most cases, media on these websites may be used freely, as long as you acknowledge your sources."
Thinkfinity
Search for lesson plans, websites, worksheets, online media, etc.

Kids Click
This web directory was created by librarians. Each site has a summary, the reading level, and amount of illustrations.

Luciboo: Kids' Internet Portal
A web directory with suggestions for math, ELA, science, and social studies. Limited websites and topics, but the websites listed are very worthwhile.

Internet Public Library KidSpace
Kid-friendly sites on all sorts of topics.

Blue Ribbon Websites
Search by grade level, subject area or content area.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Not all of these sites will be manageable for the elementary level, but they are terrific resources from federal agencies. (Sidenote: These websites would not appear during a Google search. They're part of the "invisible web," along with information from the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institutes, etc. Amazing, huh?)

Teachers First
This site is created for teachers. You can search the site by subject and grade level without joining, however if you want a free membership to the site, you will have additional tools available, such as marking favorite resources and saving comments on a "home page" within the site.

Education Portal
Includes many websites that will work well with the Smartboard.

Elaine's website
Websites and Smartboard lessons by subject and grade level.

Arcademic Skill Builder Arcade type games that reinforce addition, multiplication, state capitals, verbs, etc.

Great Web Sites for Kids as selected by the Association for Library Service to Children.

E-themes
Websites listed by grade level and subject. VERY extensive.

Powerpoints - teaching:
article by Jamie McKenzie

21st Century Skills various tools and resources to assist educators in integrating 21st century skills into education.

Website Evaluation Resources

FAIR USE GUIDE FOR MEDIA LITERACY

PRIVACY PLAYGROUND
Cyber-safety game

TECHNOLOGY-INFUSED LESSONS

Kids Know It
Topics from dinosaurs to the human body to math.

Prezi- "Create a map of your ideas, images, videos, then show overview, zoom to details, amaze, convince, take the day. And it is very simple to use."


Very adaptable mini-research project for any topic and any grade.

Henry Hudson Resources

k-12 Databases

PBS Teachers
Great searchable database of their lesson plans, interactives, offline activites, etc. -- all curriculum based.

GROWING WITH TECHNOLOGY


WatchKnow
Free educational videos for K-12.

Make Beliefs Comix
Terrific FREE comic strip maker. Have students use it to demonstrate what they've learned on any topic.

Mr. Nussbaum's - A 1000 Sites in One
General resources across the curriculum.