General Resources


Searching the Internet

Engaged Learning 

General Resources

Freebies for Teachers

Internet Projects

Educational Games

Ask an Expert

Early Childhood

Character Education

Web Page Development

Technology How-To's

Mailing Lists

Parent Resources

Cyberhunts

Webcams

Support Resources for National Tragedy

Multimedia Resources

Graphic Organizers

Electronic Portfolios

Connecting to Online Funding Resources

Connecting to Technical Expertise

Subject Area Resources


English/Language Arts

Science

Social Science

Mathematics

ESL

Special Needs

Physical Education

Fine Arts

 Just for Fun!


 

Searching the Internet
* indicates a child-safe search tool

Alta Vista
http://www.altavista.com/

Ask Jeeves for Kids*
http://www.ajkids.com/

Citation Guide
http://www.yahooligans.com/tg/citation.html

Cybersleuth*
http://cybersleuth-kids.com/

Education World
http://www.education-world.com/

Encarta Search
http://encarta.msn.com/

Evaluating Web Resources
http://www.yahooligans.com/tg/teacherform.html

Factmonster*
http://www.factmonster.com/

Findspot.com - searching shortcuts
http://www.findspot.com/

Google
http://www.google.com/

Kids-Click*
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/

Metacrawler
http://www.metacrawler.com/

NoodleBib
http://www.noodletools.com/

Search Engine Watch: Tips for Better Web Searching
http://searchenginewatch.com/

Surf the Net with Kids*
http://www.surfnetkids.com/

Yahoo
http://www.yahoo.com/

Yahooligans*
http://www.yahooligans.com/

Engaged Learning

General Engaged Learning Resources

Bernie Dodge's WebQuest Page
http://webquest.org/matrix3.php

Bernie Dodge's Taskonomy
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/taskonomy.html

Dr. Christie's Lists from ASU
http://www.west.asu.edu/achristie/wqmatrix.html

Jigsaw Classroom
http://www.jigsaw.org/overview.htm

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
http://cnets.iste.org/students/

Louisiana State Units
http://asterix.ednet.lsu.edu/~edtech/webquest

Math WebQuests
http://www.wfu.edu/~mccoy/NCTM99/

New Mexico
http://education.nmsu.edu/webquest/examples.html

Plainfield, Indiana Units
http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/hschool/webquest.htm

Spartanburg Projects
http://www.spa3.k12.sc.us/WebQuests.html

K-2 Engaged Learning Units 

The Button Man
http://illuminations.nctm.org/lessonplans/prek-2/button/index.html

The Grouchy Ladybug
http://www.yorkville.k12.il.us/webquests/webqfrey/webqsfrey.html

 

Grades 3-5 Engaged Learning Units 

Fate of the Rainforests
http://www.spa3.k12.sc.us/WebQuests/Rainforests/index.htm

Journey Into the Universe
http://www.spa3.k12.sc.us/WebQuests/New%20Planet%
20WebQuest/Index.html

 

Grades 6-8 Engaged Learning Units 

By Way of the Moon
http://www.spa3.k12.sc.us/WebQuests/space/index.htm

Grandpa, Did a Hamburger Really Cost Ten Cents?
http://www.d118.s-cook.k12.il.us/south/faculty/djones/
project/changeproj.html

Let's Go to Mexico!
http://www.d118.s-cook.k12.il.us/south/faculty/
lszeszycki/mexicoteacherpage.htm

Musicland Theme Park
http://www.itdc.sbcss.k12.ca.us/curriculum/musicland.html

 

Grades 9-12 Engaged Learning Units

A Cell is a Small City 
http://edservices.aea7.k12.ia.us/edtech/teacherpages/cwinstead3/index.html

Congratulations!  Now win! (12th Grade-Marketing) 
http://nanunet.lhric.org/highschl/businessdept/webquest1/ckproj1/index.html

When I Grow Up (job hunting webquest-middle and secondary students) 
http://whenigrowup1.homestead.com/title.html

General Teacher Resources

ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) 
http://www.ascd.org/

Asking Better Questions
http://mciunix.mciu.k12.pa.us/~spjvweb/questions.html

A to Z Teacher Stuff 9-12 Lesson Plans 
http://atozteacherstuff.com/lessonplans/Grades_9-12/

Blue Web'n
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn/

BrainPop
http://www.brainpop.com/

Brainy Betty
http://www.brainybetty.com/

Catalyst
http://depts.washington.edu/catalyst/home.html

CPS Academic Standards
http://www.intranet.cps.k12.il.us/Standards/

Cool Sites For Kids 
http://4kids.org/coolspots/brainsweat/page1.shtml
http://www.ala.org/parentspage/greatsites/amazing.html

Curriculum By Joel Sommer Littauer
http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/lausd/resources/

EdHelper 
http://www.edhelper.com/

EduHound.com - Everything for Education K-12!
http://www.eduhound.com/

EduPlace Fake Out! 
http://www.eduplace.com/fakeout/

Illinois Learning Standards
http://www.isbe.state.il.us/ILS/standards.html

Instructor Magazine - Great Teaching Ideas! 
http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/instructor.htm

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/

Monthly Links and Ideas 
http://walden.mvp.net/~helenp/

PBL Checklists
http://www.4teachers.org/projectbased

Quia
http://www.quia.com/

Responsible Use of the Internet WebQuest 
http://www.iwebquest.com/responsible/responsible.htm

Rubrics Generator
http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/

TeacherFiles
http://www.teacherfiles.com/

Teacher Information Network
http://www.teacher.com/

TrackStar Web Site Annotator / Organizer for the Classroom 
http://trackstar.hprtec.org/

Scholastic
http://www.scholastic.com/

School Grants 
http://www.schoolgrants.org/welcome.htm

The Southwest Educational Development Laboratory
http://www.sedl.org/pubs/tec26/intro.html

SurveyMonkey
http://www.surveymonkey.com/

Teachnet 
http://www.teachnet.com/

Themes - Great Links to Curricular Topics! 
http://www.cln.org/themes_index.html

Upcoming Events on the Calendar 
http://www.umkc.edu/imc/

Virtual Field Trips 
http://surfaquarium.com/virtual.htm

Freebies for Teachers

Free Fonts for Kids!
http://members.home.net/fonts4kids/index.htm

Free Graphics – Discovery School
http://school.discovery.com/clipart/index.html

Free Kodak PostCards
http://playground.kodak.com/cgi-bin/filterFactory/asCgi.pl?
laf=playground&app=postcards

Free Online Certificates
http://www.successcertificates.com

Free Thematic Units 
http://www.schoolexpress.com/fws/newsltr_subscribe.asp

Free Worksheets 
http://www.schoolexpress.com/fwsindex.php

Internet Projects

Albert Root Elementary School
http://schools.wcpss.net/Root/internet.html

CIESE Projects 
http://njnie.dl.stevens-tech.edu/currichome.html

Education World Online Projects/scavenger hunts-inventors 
http://db.education-world.com/perl/browse?cat_id=4450
http://db.education-world.com/perl/browse?cat_id=6599

EduPlace
http://www.eduplace.com/projects/

Fun Web Projects 
http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/kids/projects/index.html

Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections
http://www.iecc.org/

Kidlink
http://www.kidlink.org

Odessey WorldTrek Home Page
http://www.worldtrek.org/odyssey/index.html

Primary Projects
http://www.kids-learn.org/

ThinkQuest
http://www.thinkquest.org/

Educational Games

Educational Games for Kids 3-10
http://www.alfy.com/

Educational Java Programs
http://www.best.com/~ejad/java/

Funbrain
http://www.funbrain.com/

Game Goo (K-2) 
http://www.cogcon.com/gamegoo/gooey.html

Gamequarium! 
http://www.gamequarium.com/

iknowthat.com 
http://www.iknowthat.com/com

Kids' Edge.com
http://www.kidsedge.com/

Prongo Games 
http://www.prongo.com/

Ask an Expert

Ask an Expert
http://www.askanexpert.com/

Ask the Author
http://www.ipl.org/youth/AskAuthor/

The Mad Scientist Network
http://www.madsci.org/

 

Early Childhood

123 Child –miscellaneous activity ideas
http://www.123child.com/act/

ABCTeach
http://www.abcteach.net/

Alphabet Crafts
http://www.dltk-kids.com/alphabuddies/

Booka and Kwala 
http://www.boowakwala.com/

EduPuppy
http://www.edupuppy.com/

Kindergarten Connection
http://www.kconnect.com/

Learning Planet ABC Order
http://www.learningplanet.com/act/abcorder.asp

Mrs. Alphabet’s Ideas for Teaching ABC’s
http://www.mrsalphabet.com/links.html

Phonemic Awareness Activities 
http://members.tripod.com/~ESL4Kids/phonics.html

Saxon Activities 
http://www.saxonpub.com

Songs 
http://members.tripod.com/~ESL4Kids/songs.html

Teachers.net lesson plans
http://www.teachers.net/cgi-bin/lessons/sort.cgi?searchterm=Pre-school

Character Education

List of links to the best character education sites on the Net
http://midgefrazel.net/character.html

Web Page Development

The Amazing Picture Machine 
http://www.ncrtec.org/picture.htm

Classroom Clipart 
http://classroomclipart.com/

Clips Ahoy
http://www.clipsahoy.com/

Lessons for Web Design 
http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/kids/lessons/index.html

Teacherweb: Free Web Sites for Teachers
http://www.teacherweb.com/

Web Teacher
http://www.webteacher.org/windows.html

 

Technology How-To's

Chalksoft
http://www.chalksoft.com/school/

Internet 101
http://www.internet101.org/

KidPix 
http://www.lcet.state.la.us/laintech/kidpix1.htm

Microsoft Online
http://www.microsoft.com/

PowerPoint
http://www.actden.com/pp/index.htm

Mailing Lists

IECC (Intercultural Email Connections) 
http://www.iecc.org/

Liszt, the Mailing List Directory 
http://www.Liszt.com/

 

English/Language Arts

Aesop's Fables
http://www.umass.edu/aesop

CyberGuides 
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/cy68.html

Enchanted Learning
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/

Fairy Tale WebQuest 
http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/hschool/webq/webq19/tales.htm

Family Activities 
http://www.scottforesman.com/families/

Free Fairy Tale Units 
http://www.treegatepublications.com/fairy_tales.html
http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/923.html

Free Phonics Worksheets 
http://www.schoolexpress.com/fws/cat.php?id=2254

Interactive Stories Online 
http://www.valeriemates.com/storysites.html

Language Arts Worksheets 
http://www.schoolexpress.com/fws/cat.php?id=2251

Literature-Based Learning Centers
http://eduref.org/cgi-bin/lessons.cgi/Language_Arts/Literature/Childrens_Literature

Spelling Tips 
http://www.everydayspelling.com/

Storytelling 
http://www.storyarts.org/

Visual Thesaurus
http://www.visualthesaurus.com/

Science

Clickable Space Shuttle 
http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/ssa/docs/Space.Shuttle/index.shtml

Cyberbee Science Fair
http://www.cyberbee.com/intclass.html#Science%20Fair

Edible/Inedible Science Experiments 
http://madsci.wustl.edu/experiments/

Elementary Science Resources (unit ideas and teacher resources) 
http://www.monroe2boces.org/shared/esp/StudRes.htm

Encyclozine 
http://www.encyclozine.com/

Exploratorium Online Exhibits 
http://www.exploratorium.edu/exhibits/f_exhibits.html

HealthWindows Junior 
http://www.healthwindows.org/

Infection, Detection, Protection – Learn how to Stay Healthy!
http://www.amnh.org/explore/infection/index.html

KidsGardening.com 
http://www.kidsgardening.com/teachers.asp

Living Skeleton 
http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/VL/xrays/

MonarchWatch in the Classroom 
http://www.monarchwatch.org/class/index.htm

National Geographic for Kids 
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/index.html

Reeko’s Mad Scientist Lab 
http://www.spartechsoftware.com/reeko/

Sandlot Science – optical illusions 
http://www.sandlotscience.com/

Science Snacks 
http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/snackintro.html

Scott Foresman Science Resource Site 
http://www.sfscience.com/index.htm

Smithsonian's Kid's Castle 
http://www.kidscastle.si.edu/

Volcano World 
http://volcano.und.edu/

The Wild Ones
http//:www.thewildones.org

Women in Science 
http://library.thinkquest.org/20117/
 

Social Science

The American Presidency
http://gi.grolier.com/presidents/preshome.html

Career Studies 
http://stats.bls.gov/ocohome.htm

Core Documents of U.S. Democracy 
http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/locators/coredocs/index.html

Current News Events – Lessons from the Headlines 
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/

The Great Chicago Fire 
http://www.chicagohs.org/fire/intro

History Central
http://www.historycentral.com/index.html

Iditarod 
http://www.iditarod.com/

InfoPlease (Facts Behind the News)
http://www.infoplease.com/

Inside the White House –Interactive Oval Office
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/96/whitehouse/whhome.html

Kids Next Door
http://www.hud.gov/kids/kids.html

National Administration of Records and Archives
http://www.archives.gov/index.html

Quotes by Women 
http://www.umkc.edu/imc/quoteswo.htm

Time for Kids 
http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/

Time 100-Comparing 1900 to NOW 
http://www.time.com/time/time100/timewarp/timewarp.html

The United Nations CyberSchoolBus
http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/

Mathematics

ArithmAttack
http://www.dep.anl.gov/aattack.htm

Brain Boosters
http://school.discovery.com/brainboosters

Drexel Math Forum
http://www.drmath.com/

EduStock 
http://www.thinkquest.org/library/site_sum.html?tname=3088&url=3088/

Financial Smarts for Young People
http://www.jumpstartcoalition.org/

Geometry Concepts
http://illuminations.nctm.org/imath/prek2/GeometryConcepts/student/index.html

Geometry Web Page 
http://homepage.mac.com/efithian/geometry.html

Internet Learning Network - Math and Science Quizzes 
http://www.getsmarter.org/index.cfm

Kids and Money 
http://www.headbone.com/wtvrags/

Just In Time 
http://www.fi.edu/time/Journey/JustInTime/contents.html

Magic Squares 
http://mathforum.org/alejandre/magic.square.html

Making Change, Spending Money 
http://www.edu4kids.com/money/

MathSurf 
http://www.mathsurf.com/

Math Ties
http://people.clarityconnect.com/webpages/terri/mathties.html

Math WebQuest 
http://www.iwebquest.com/math/bearproblem.htm

Most Loved Math Problems 
http://people.clarityconnect.com/webpages/terri/problems.html

Silver Burdett Ginn Mathematics
http://www.sbgmath.com/

Teaching About Taxes 
http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/prod/taxi/index.html

Tessellations 
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/sum95/suzanne/tess.intro.html

Totally Tessellated 
http://www.thinkquest.org/library/site_sum.html?tname=16661&url=16661/

Triple A Math
http://www.aaamath.com/

U.S. Treasury’s Page for Kids 
http://www.ustreas.gov/kids/

Wizards of Odds
http://www.thewizardofodds.com/math/group1.html

ESL

Dave's ESL Cafe
http://www.pacificnet.net/~sperling/eslcafe.html

Eslflow's Guide to ESL Teaching
http://www.eslflow.com/

Marty Levine's ESL Resources
http://www.csun.edu/~hcedu013/eslindex.html

Thematic Units for ESL Teachers
http://www.educ.wsu.edu/esl/Thematic_Units.html

 

Special Needs

International Special Needs Resources
http://www.schoolnet.ca/sne/e/intallsites.html

KidSource – Gifted and Talented Resources
http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/pages/ed.gifted.html

TeacherVision
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/tv/resources/tactics/specialneeds.html
 

Physical Education

KidsHealth
http://www.kidshealth.org/

National Association for Health and Fitness
http://www.physicalfitness.org/

PE Central
http://www.pecentral.org/

Fine Arts

Childrens' Music Web Resources
http://www.childrensmusic.org/

Crayola
http://www.crayola.com/

CyberSketchbook
http://www.vvm.com/~tgibbons/Templates/lessons.htm

Education World -Composers
http://db.education-world.com/perl/browse?cat_id=2489

Karadar Classical Music
http://www.karadar.it/Default.htm

 

Just for Fun!

Bubblewrap
http://www.urban75.com/Mag/bubble.html

Checkers 
http://www.town-usa.com/arcade/checkers/

Etch-a-Sketch 
http://www.babygrand.com/games/index.htm

Idiom of the Day 
http://titania.cobuild.collins.co.uk/Idiom.html

Magic Eye Optical Illusions 
http://www.magiceye.com/faq_example.htm

Quote of the Day 
http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html

Word Game of the Day 
http://www.m-w.com/game/
 

Parent Resources

A Parent's Guide to the Internet
http://www.familyguidebook.com/

Amazing Kids!
http://amazing-kids.org/

American Library Association
http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/greatwebsites/greatwebsiteskids.htm

CEO Forum on Technology and Education
http://www.ceoforum.org/

Chemistry for Kids
http://www.chem4kids.com/

Children's Television Workshop (CTW)
http://www.ctw.org/

Disney Homepage
http://www.disney.com/

Family.com Home Page
http://family.go.com/

Headbone Zone
http://www.headbone.com/

Internet 101: A great overview of the Internet
http://www.internet101.org/

Keeping Kids Safe Online: Tips and Tools
http://www.childrenspartnership.org/

KidSource Online
http://www.kidsource.com/

National School Board Association
http://www.nsba.org/

Net-Mom: "The Internet Kids and the family"
http://www.netmom.com/

Parent Soup
http://www.parentsoup.com/

Screen It! Entertainment Review for Parents
http://www.screenit.com/

Technology Inventory
http://www.research.att.com/projects/tech4kids/

The National Crime Prevention Council
(A fun way for kids to learn about many safety issues)
http://www.ncpc.org/

Web Wise Kids: An Internet safety contract for kids,
parents, and teachers - written for children - but promising a team effort.
http://www.webwisekids.org/

Non-Profit Organizations Dedicated to Helping Children

Cyber Angels Internet Safety Foundation:
Committed to keeping kids safe on the internet
http://cyberangels.org/

Enough is Enough
http://www.enough.org/

Safeguarding Our Children
http://www.soc-um.org/


Cyberhunts

Designing Knowledge Hunts
http://www.think2learn.com/tec/pages/knowledge_hunt.htm

How to Design a CyberHunt and Templates
http://www.qesn.meq.gouv.qc.ca/cc/inclass/scavenge.htm
 

 

Top Picks

American Presidents
http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/reproducibles/
instructor/crossword/0001/index.htm

Ancient Egypt
http://www.birdville.k12.tx.us/ele/101/egypt.htm

Ancient Greece
http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/cyberhunts/greehunt.htm

Antarctica
http://www.flushing.k12.mi.us/central/cyberhunts/cyberarctic.html

Art
http://www.think2learn.com/tec/pages/Art_Scavenger_Hunt.html

Astronauts
http://www.ri.net/schools/Glocester/WGES/Rsrcpgs/hunts/cyberhunt_astro.html

Authors on the Web
http://www.cybercom.net/~jham/beagle/pages/author_hunt.htm

Black History
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson052.shtml

Bones
http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/instructor/bones.htm

Bugs
http://www.flushing.k12.mi.us/central/cyberhunts/bughunt2.html

Children’s Literature
http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/instructor/kidlit.htm

Colonial America
http://www.birdville.k12.tx.us/ele/101/colonies.htm

Cyberbee Ready Reference
http://www.cyberbee.com/ref.html

Dinosaurs
http://www.flushing.k12.mi.us/central/cyberhunts/cyberdino.html

Diving for Ocean Treasure
http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow8/dec98/treas.html

Dr. Martin Luther King
http://users.massed.net/~tstrong/Martin.htm

Earth Day Cyberhunt
http://www.sowashco.k12.mn.us/RO/teachers/appert/earthcyberhunt.htm

Ellis Island
http://ellisisland.com/indexHistory.html

The First Thanksgiving
http://www.ri.net/schools/Glocester/WGES/Rsrcpgs/hunts/cyberhunt_thanks.html

Frogs
http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/reproducibles/
instructor/crossword/0004/index.htm

Harry Potter
http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/40903026a/potter/harryhunt.htm

Holidays Around the World
http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/reproducibles/instructor/
crossword/0011/index.htm

Human Body
http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/cyberhunts/human_body/body.htm

Lord of the Rings
http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/cyberhunts/lord_of_rings/lotrhunt.htm

Newsroom Literacy
http://powerreporting.com/treasure.html

Ocean Life
http://www.pitt.edu/~poole/legarskihunt.html

Penguins
http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/penguins/hunt.html

Picture Hunt
http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/cyberhunts/picturehunt.htm

Rain Forest
http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/cyberhunts/rainforests_cyberhunt.htm

Rivers
http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/40903026a/rivehunt.htm

Rocks and Minerals
http://www.birdville.k12.tx.us/ele/101/rocksminerals.htm

Snaith Primary School
http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/index.htm

Space Cyberhunt
http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/cyberhunts/solar_system/sosystem.htm

Thanksgiving
http://www.jeannepasero.com/thankshunt.html

Water
http://users.stargate.net/~twila/special1.htm

Women in History
http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/instructor/simplybest.htm

Webcams

Africam
http://www.africam.com/

Ant Farm Cam
http://www.stevesantfarm.com/

Bee Cam
http://www.draperbee.com/webcam/beecam.htm

Earthcam for Kids
http://www.earthcamforkids.com/

Eduhound 
http://www.eduhound.com/showlinks.cfm?subj=WebQuests&skey=WebCams

Fish Cam
http://www.fisheyeview.com/FVCam.html

Panda Cam
http://www.sandiegozoo.com/pandas/pandacam/index.html

Shark Cams
http://www.aquarium.org/thedeep/deepcams.htm

Wild Bird Feeder Cams
http://www.wbu.com/feedercam_home.htm

 

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