The librarian's newsletter
for SPC staff.
Awesome Library for Teachers
Thousands of "carefully reviewed resources, including
the top 5 percent in education. "
"An online library of 1700+ outstanding Internet sites categorized
by subject, grade level, and format (lessons, activities, projects, resources,
references, & tools)."
Gateway to Educational Materials
Search or browse thousands of high quality educational materials, including
lesson plans, activities and projects. A project of the U.S. Department
This site, which bills itself as "the educator's best friend"
contains lesson plans, professional development, teacher tips, ideas for
in the classroom, links to teacher tools and templates, and more.
"Extensive database of content-rich, age-appropriate resources organized
around specific themes. From the eMINTS National Center.
Kathy Schrock's Guide for
Excellent collection of K-12 sites organized by subject area, as well
as information about evaluation of sites.
TeachersFirst Content Matrix
Look for the subject you want, click on the grade level you need and get
an annotated list of quality sites. (Note: Since every link opens in a
frame within the TeachersFirst site, you need to check the URL at the
top of the frame to see the original URL).
Teaching guides to popular films "describe the benefits of the movie,
possible problems, and helpful background. Discussion questions, bridges
to reading, projects and links to the Internet are also provided."
quality, standards-based Internet content and professional development"
for K-12 teachers and students. Teacher resources include lesson plans,
student activities, and reviewed web sites.
This site is designed to help students learn to look at artwork and understand
the process of making art. Click on Reviews and Resources to access
dozens of activities for students to teach, review and reinforce material
presented in the three areas:
the elements of art; principles of design; and the art critiquing process.
included are an art timeline and vocabulary section.
e-Pals Classroom Exchange
Look for class match based on age, geography and languages, among other
A safe way to provide students with free e-mail accounts. Allows sign-up
only through teachers and schools; monitors and blocks inappropriate messages
The You Can Handle Them All Website - A Discipline and Behavior Resource
"A discipline model for handling over one hundred different misbehaviors
at school and at home."
Online version of Education Week, the weekly newspaper related to K-12
education. This searchable site includes full-text articles on all aspects
of education including background articles on hot topics (choice, privatization,
inclusion, etc) and excellent coverage of court rulings related to education.
Also includes articles from its sister publication, Teacher Magazine.
Great for graduate school papers and projects!
See also: English Teacher Links
Dave's ESL Cafe Idea Cookbook
Teacher resources on the best ESL/EFL site. Be sure to check out the student
This large site has free English teaching and learning materials for both
students and teachers. Teacher materials include handouts, tips, lessons,
and textbook suggestions.
ESL Partyland Teachers
Ideas and printable materials for ESL teachers.
ESL Resources, Handouts and Exercises for Students and Teachers
An excellent collection of resouces pages, handouts and exercises on English
grammar, especially for English language learners. From the OWL (Online
Writing Lab) at Purdue University.
Excellent site "conçu pour ceux et celles qui enseignent en
français dans les écoles anglaises du Québec."
Spanish Latin American Network Information Center
Welcome to FL Teaching Using the Internet
Great site containing web links to general FL resources, French, Spanish,
Italian and German language resources, plus links to projects and activities
for using them. Created by Mrs. C. B. Putnam, a language teacher at the
Episcopal Academy in Merion, Pennsylvania.
See also: Rubrics
The Graphic Organizer
Dozens of samples of graphic organizers to help students describe, compare
and contrast, classify, sequence, make decisions, plus tips on how to
use them in the classroom and links to more information.
Create a Graph -- NCES's
From the National Center for Educational Statistics comes this site that
lets you make a bar, pie, area, or line graph that you can print out or
download to your computer.
Great Performance: Educational Resources (PBS)
Lesson plans in the arts and culture based on musical theater, opera,
classical music and more, using resources of Great Performance TV programs.
Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame and Museum : Programs for Teachers http://www.rockhall.com/programs/plans.asp
An incredible resource of lesson plans incorporating music into history
and English teaching.
York State & City Education Departments
New York City Department of Education
Official portal to NYC's Department of Education (formerly "The Board
New York State Education Department
Check requirements for teacher and professional licensing, state curriculum
and standards, information on high school graduation requirements.
Education & Health
: The Web Site for Health and Physical Education Teachers
Provides the latest information about developmentally appropriate physical
education programs for children and youth". Includes lesson plans,
ideas on assessment, instructional resources, a "best practices"
showcase of physical education programs, links to websites relevant to
ClassWeb Tools : Rubric Builder
Create your own rubric and save/share it on the web, or
search for other teacher-created rubrics on a variety of topics. From
the Landmark Project.
"A free tool to make quality rubrics."
Rubrics from the Staff Room for Ontario Teachers http://www.harding.edu/USER/dlee/WWW/webquest/RUBRICBUILDING.HTM
Hundreds of rubrics for all subject areas.
Teacher Rubric Makers
Generate your own personalized rubrics from this site. In addition to
subject-specific rubrics, includes rubrics for behavior, listening, and
"Information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet
for persons with cognitive and other disabilities, for their families,
and for those that provide them services and support."
SERI - Special Education
Resources on the Internet
Extensive collection of information Internet resources relevant to special
Free online tools and resources designed to help teachers locate and create
ready-to-use Web lessons, quizzes, rubrics, classroom calendars and more.
Check out the
internet activities and projects at this site.
Links to resources on planning and implementing staff development, technology
planning, media literacy , and resources for tech coordinators.
A great site that walks you through creating many types of web-based learning
Excellent evaluated list of WebQuests for a variety of grades and content
areas. Developed and maintained by Tom March, one of creators of the WebQuest.
The WebQuest Page
A resource for those who wish to use or create webquests for their students.
Includes an overview of webquests, and examples of webquests for all levels
and curricular areas, and resources to teach others how to evaluate and
WebQuests for High School Students (Nellie's
Links to hundreds of great webquests in all curricular areas for high
school students. Note: The
webquests are listed in no particular order, so you have to work a little
harder, but the sites are worth the effort. The scrollbar to move up and
down the page is curiously on the left of the screen.
WebQuest Design Patterns
Examine different types of webquests, and find templates to design a webquest
matched to your instructional purposes
updated September 6, 2008
make suggestions or report a broken link, contact R. Deutsch, SPC
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