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70 top web sites.

After teaching sixth grade, Emily Beck spent the last four years writing about Web-based resources for teachers. The sites reviewed here first appeared in her columns A+ Web Gallery, Beyond the Web, and Lesson Plan Goldmines (Classroom Connect Newsletter, 1998 to 2002). Visit www.classroom.com for more great resources. LANUAGE ARTS DAVE'S ESL (1) An earlier family of client/server development tools for Windows and OS/2 from Ardent Software (formerly VMARK). It was originally developed by Easel Corporation, which was acquired by VMARK. CAFE www.pacificnet.net/~sperling/eslcafe.html Professor Dave Sperling claims his collection of ESL links is the best around, and we agree! This comprehensive site also includes a chat room, discussion boards, mailings lists, links, and more. CAROL HURST'S CHILDREN'S LITERATURE children's literature, writing whose primary audience is children. See also children's book illustration. The Beginnings of Children's LiteratureThe earliest of what came to be regarded as children's literature was first meant for adults. NEWSLETTER
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Nokia E71 3G Mobile PhoneExplore the Nokia E71 Smart Phone w/ GPS, Visual Radio & 3.2MP Camerawww.nokia.comwww.carolhurst.com/index.html Master Teacher Carol Hurst and Webmaster Rebecca Otis have done a masterful job of creating this amazing children's literature Web site. Search for children's literature by subject, theme, curriculum, series, and more. ONLINE WRITING LAB An Online Writing Lab (usually called an OWL) is often an extension of a university Writing Center. Online writing labs offer help to students and other writers by providing literacy materials, such as handouts and slide presentations. http://owl.english.purdue.edu The Purdue University Purdue University (pərdy`, -d`), main campus at West Lafayette, Ind. Online Writing Lab (OWL), receives a staggering 1,000,000 hits a week with good reason. Most of the excellent resources, including handouts, tutorials, workshops, and links, are free for all. SOCIAL STUDIES THE HISTORY PLACE www.historyplace.com/index.html The History Place is a must-book-mark site for all history and social studies teachers. There are a variety of featured exhibits on topics ranging from Abraham Lincoln to the Irish Potato Famine Irish Potato Famine(1845–49) Famine that occurred in Ireland when the potato crop failed in successive years. By the early 1840s almost half the Irish population, particularly the rural poor, was depending almost entirely on the potato for nourishment. . BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY Biographical dictionaries — a type of encyclopedic dictionary limited to biographical information — have been written in many languages. Many attempt to cover the major personalities of a country (with limitations, such as living persons only, in Who's Who www.s9.com/biography This massive biographical dictionary contains entries for more than 27,000 people and is searchable by name, birth or death year, position or profession, literary or artistic works, miscellaneous achievements, or other keywords. Entries are clear, concise, and well written. HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES WES WES World Education ServicesWES Waterways Experiment StationWES Washington Elementary School (Visalia, California)WES Women's Engineering Society (UK)WES West Elementary School RESOURCES www.execpc.com/~dboals/boals.html This exhaustive site contains thousands of links in 32 categories for K-12 history teachers. One distinction between this site and others with similar missions is the range and variety of materials available. In addition to lesson plans and curricula, there are links to topical lecture notes, magazines, radio programs, and more. AMERICAN CULTURAL HISTORY: THE 20TH CENTURY www.nhmccd.edu/contracts/irc/kc/decades.html This site is both educational and extremely entertaining. For each decade, there is information about art, books, fashion, historical events, music, theater, and more, along with a fascinating assortment of basic facts. GEOGRAPHY THE GREATEST PLACES ONLINE www.smm.org/greatestplaces The Greatest Places Online is the companion Web site to the OmniMax film of the same name. For this breathtaking movie the crew visited the Amazon, Greenland, Iguazu, Madagascar, Namib, Okavango, and Tibet. Each locale has its own page containing photos, maps, trivia, recipes, audio and video clips of local wildlife, quotes from scientists, and more. TERRAQUEST www.terraquest.com Terraquest was nominated in 1999 for a Webby Award in the Best Travel Site on the Web category. After participating in one of their virtual online exhibits you'll understand why. Experience Terraquest's award-winning travelogues as you visit Antarctica, the Galapagos, or a history-making climb of El Capitan El Cap·i·tan A peak, 2,308.5 m (7,569 ft) high, in the Sierra Nevada of central California. Its dramatic exposed monolith rises some 1,098 m (3,600 ft) above the floor of the Yosemite Valley. in Yosemite National Park Yosemite National Park (yōsĕm`ĭtē), 761,266 acres (308,205 hectares), E central Calif.; est. 1890 as a result of the efforts of conservationist John Muir. Located in the Sierra Nevada, it is a glacier-scoured area of great beauty; Mt. . NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC www.nationalgeographic.com The National Geographic site contains outstanding and constantly-changing interactive exhibits. Each section of the site includes educational components such as lesson plans and teacher resources. For kids, there's also the World magazine site and award-winning interactive Xpedition Hall. SCIENCE PARTICLE ADVENTURE www.particleadventure.org The Particle Adventure is a super-cool award-winning site which allows even the most scientifically challenged to explore the world of particle physics particle physics or high-energy physicsStudy of the fundamental subatomic particles, including both matter (and antimatter) and the carrier particles of the fundamental interactions as described by quantum field theory. through interactive tours of quarks, neutrinos, antimatter antimatter: see antiparticle.
antimatterSubstance composed of elementary particles having the mass and electric charge of ordinary matter (such as electrons and protons) but for which the charge and related magnetic properties are opposite in sign. , and other intriguing particles. ROBERT KRAMPF'S EXPERIMENT OF THE WEEK www.krampf.com/news.html Scientist Robert Krampf John Robert Krampf (born September 5, 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a science educator known for traveling the country with his entertaining and informative science shows for the last 25 years. has spent his career sharing his love of science with young people, crisscrossing the country with his traveling show. Join 80,000 subscribers worldwide and experience Mr. Krampf's safe, dramatic, cheap, and fun experiments. ENATURE www.enature.com What's the difference between the Yellow Mud Turtle Yellow Mud Turtle (Kinosternon flavescens) is a species of Mud turtles that can be found om the southern half of the United States. DescriptionThe yellow mud turtle is a small, olive-colored turtle. and its cousin the Common Mud Turtle? Find the answer at Enature, your online guide to more than 4,800 North American North Americannamed after North America.
North American blastomycosissee North American blastomycosis.North American cattle ticksee boophilusannulatus. plants and animals Plants and Animals are a Canadian indie-rock band from Montreal, comprised of guitarist-vocalists Warren Spicer and Nic Basque, and drummer-vocalist Matthew Woodley.[1] They are signed to Secret City Records. . WINDOWS TO THE UNIVERSE www.windows.ucar.edu Sponsored by NASA NASA: see National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
NASA in full National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationIndependent U.S. and operated by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1960 by research institutions with doctoral programs in the atmospheric and related sciences. , this site covers absolutely everything you could possibly want to know about the earth and space sciences. BRIDGE www.vims.edu/bridge This truly amazing Web site has collected the best online resources for marine science. Materials are organized into the following categories: ocean science topics, resources, data port, elementary grades, and communications. Each section has tons of information. HOW STUFF WORKS www.howstuffworks.com How Stuff Works was justifiably honored with a People's Choice "Coolest Site of the Year Award" in 1998. In language we can all understand, with clear diagrams to supplement the text, this Web site explains both natural phenomena and human inventions. MATH MEASURE 4 MEASURE www.wolinskyweb.com/measure.htm This diligently-maintained site boasts several hundred measuring tools Because human senses - like vision, hearing, touch, heat/cold receptors are subjective - which means that they are not very accurate nor reliable - science do not use them in measurements. Instead, measuring tools are used. in the categories of science and math, health, finance, and the all-encompassing "everything else." EISENHOWER NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE www.enc.org Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science (ENC) staff search the Internet daily for unique educational Web sites and each month feature 12 of the best. MATH.COM www.math.com This great site is easy to navigate, with a wealth of math-related materials and resources. Kids can access a range of mathematical tools; take advantage of the excellent test prep, study tips, or homework help; or hone their math skills with challenging puzzles, games, and one-minute interactive drills. LIBRARIES ALA www.ala.org The American Library Association American Library Association, founded 1876, organization whose purpose is to increase the usefulness of books through the improvement and extension of library services. site is easy to navigate and chock-full of wonderful links and information, including the ALA's top 700 picks of the best Web sites for kids. Organized by topic, the site includes a list of Spanish language Spanish language, member of the Romance group of the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Romance languages). The official language of Spain and 19 Latin American nations, Spanish is spoken as a first language by about 330 million persons Web pages as well as sections with super recommendations and references. THE AMAZING PICTURE MACHINE www.ncrtec.org/picture.htm While there are many search engines designed to make surfing safe for children, very few are able to filter out all inappropriate images. That's why NCREL NCREL North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (the North Central Region Education Library) created this massive collection of kid-safe images on topics from aircraft to architecture to animals. MUSEUMS MUSEUM GUIDE www.mcn.edu/sitesonline.htm This Museum Guide, prepared by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County opened in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California, USA in 1913 as the Museum of History, Science, and Art. The moving force behind it was a museum association founded in 1910. , offers thousands of excellent links for both real and virtual destinations. EXPLORATORIUM www.exploratorium.edu One visit to the Exploratorium Web site and you'll understand why just about every educational list ranks this URL URL in full Uniform Resource LocatorAddress of a resource on the Internet. The resource can be any type of file stored on a server, such as a Web page, a text file, a graphics file, or an application program. as one of the best around. Exhibits and activities change as the exhibits at the museum change. All are engaging, fun, and challenging for children. METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART ONLINE COLLEOTIONS www.metmuseum.org/collections/index.asp The Met is an American cultural treasure, but did you know that a large portion of its collection can be viewed online? The Web site contains 3,500 images, including 50 highlights from each of the 20+ departments, plus the entire collection of European paintings. LESSON PLANS EDHELPER.COM www.edhelper.com This site boasts a collection of 10,728 lesson plans, 1,193 Web Quests, 679 file downloads, 8,641 additional Web sites, 4,200 free worksheets, plus updated daily educational news. With such a quantity of materials, you might think the quality would suffer, but all of the materials we tested were excellent. TEACHNET.COM www.teachnet.com The Teachnet.com Web site is full of simple solutions for the everyday classroom. Instead of simply giving you lesson plans, this site gives you lesson plan ideas. Additional features include terrific advice about everything from decorating bulletin boards to increasing attendance to great five-minute activities for transitional moments during the day. SMILE PROGRAM LESSON PLANS www.iit.edu/~smile/index.html The SMILE program, hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois Institute of Technology, in Chicago; coeducational; founded 1940 by a merger of Armour Institute of Technology (founded 1892) and Lewis Institute (1896). , seeks to improve the quality of mathematics and science instruction in grades K-12. Since 1986, each participant in the SMILE summer program has created a lesson plan. With over 800 lessons available in the fields of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics, there's a wealth of valuable materials here. COLUMBIA EDUCATION CENTER LESSON PLANS www.col-ed.org/cur Each summer, the Columbia Education Center (CEC (Central Electronic Complex) The set of hardware that defines a mainframe, which includes the CPU(s), memory, channels, controllers and power supplies included in the box. Some CECs, such as IBM's Multiprise 2000 and 3000, include data storage devices as well. ) in Portland, Oregon hosts teachers from 14 western states for an intense professional development experience. One byproduct by·prod·uct or by-prod·uct n.1. Something produced in the making of something else.2. A secondary result; a side effect.Noun 1. of the program is this library of outstanding lesson plans organized by topic and grade level. S.C.O.R.E http://score.k12.ca.us S.C.O.R.E (Schools of California Online Recourses for Education) maintains Web sites in four disciplines: math, history, language arts, and science. All lesson plans are teacher-tested and linked to national and California standards. VARIOUS GOOGLE.COM www.google.com Among the favorite Web sites of the year 2000 of both Time and Newsweek, Google is a fabulous search engine with technological innovations that ensure the most relevant results to any query. LEARNING NETWORK www.learningnetwork.com Learning Network organizes its information into categories such as K-12, professional development, lifelong learning, and reference. The K-12 section is further divided into eight sections: lesson plans, communities of interest, classroom management, school-to-home communication, professional development, newsletters, teacher spotlight, and teacher store. FREE www.ed.gov/free FREE (Federal Resources for Educational Excellence) provides links to all educational resources from the federal government. Materials come from more than 50 agencies, including NASA, Departments of Energy, Agriculture, Treasury, Defense, and Labor, and the National Institute of Health. PBS PBS in full Public Broadcasting ServicePrivate, nonprofit U.S. corporation of public television stations. PBS provides its member stations, which are supported by public funds and private contributions rather than by commercials, with educational, cultural, www.pbs.org/teachersource Did you know that K-12 teachers can tape any PBS program for use in the classroom, provided they erase the tape within one year of the original national air date? PBS encourages use of their programs for educational purposes, and provides teaching guides and materials to accompany most of them. AT&T LEARNING NETWORK www.att.com/learningnetwork/index.html AT&T Learning Network contains enough worthwhile information to be your single source of Web-related materials for the entire year. There are numerous listservs, tutorials, lesson plans, reference materials, management tips, contests, online projects, and more. EDUCATION WORLD www.educationworld.com Education World is a mammoth educational clearinghouse with descriptions of and links to over 110,000 prescreened Web pages. Check out their "best of' series. GATEWAY TO EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS www.thegateway.org The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) is a massive clearinghouse for educational materials, sponsored by the National Library of Education, that contains over 1,550 Internet resources from more than 15 different organizations, including AskERIC and the U.S. Department of Education. CRAYOLA www.crayola.com This jam-packed art site has something for everyone. The Kids' section has many fun and creative interactive activities. For teachers there are excellent lesson plans, techniques, product information, newsgroups This is a list of newsgroups that are significant for their popularity or their position in Usenet history.As of October 2002, there are about 100,000 Usenet newsgroups, of which approximately a fifth are active. , grants, and more. DISCOVERY CHANNEL SCHOOL http://schoo/.discovery.com/schoolhome.htrml While some sites provide a little bit of everything, Discovery Channel School offers a lot of everything. There are feature articles, lesson plans, multiple discussion groups, mailing lists, teleconferencing with experts, a software store, an internal resource search engine, Cyber Surfaris, and Kathy Shrock's Guide for Educators--quite possibly the single best source of information, links, and resources for K-12 teachers on the Web. * A&E MORE NOTABLE SITES www.aande.com/class * ALFY www.alfy.com * ALVARADO CYBER EXPLORERS www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/ALVE/ace/acehome.html * ANCIENT EGYPT www.ancientegypt.co.uk * ART SAFARI http://artsafari.moma.org * BIG CHALK www.blgchalk.com * BIOMES OF THE WORLD http://mbgnet.mobot.org * CANADA'S SCHOOL NET www.schoolnet.ca * CANTEACH www.track0.com/canteach/index.html * THE DIGITAL CLASSROOM www.nara.gov * EDUHOUND www.eduhound.com * ELEMENTS www.webelements.com * FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, comprising the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum in Golden Gate Park and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park is the largest public arts institution in the city of San Francisco and one of the largest art museums in California. www.thinker.org * FISKARS www.fiskars.com * GANDER Gander, town (1991 pop. 10,339), NE Newfoundland, N.L., Canada. Gander's airport, an important base in World War II, is a hub for international flights; it also attracts many refugees. It was the site of a Dec. ACADEMY'S THEME-RELATED RESOURCES www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/themes.html * GLOBAL ONLINE ADVENTURE www.goals.com * INTERNET PUBLIC LIBRARY Internet Public Library - (IPL) A project at the University of Michigan School of Information and Library Studies to provide an on-line, 24 hour public library, chaired by an assemblage of librarians and information industry professionals. www.ipl.org/youth * KIDSCLICK! http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick! * LIBRARY OF CONGRESS www.ioc.gov * NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION www.nwf.org * NEUROSCIENCE FOR KIDS http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/infrob.html * NYTIMES NYTIMES New York Times LEARNING NETWORK www.nytimes.com/learning * SCHOLASTIC http://teacher.scholastic.com * SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL ONLINE http://slj.reviewsnews.com * SCHOOLPOP! www.schoolpop.com * THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE www.si.edu * TECH MUSEUM ONLINE EXHIBITS www.thetech.org/hyper * THINKQUEST www.thinkquest.org/library * THURSDAY'S CLASSROOM www.thursdaysclassroom.com * USGS USGS United States Geological Survey (US Department of the Interior) LEARNING WEB www.usgs.gov/education * THE WORLD BOOK FACTBOOK www.odcl.gov/cialpublications/factbook * YALE-NEW HAVEN TEACHER INSTITUTE UNITS www.cis.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units

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