Classroom/Instructional Resources

Other Interactive Websites (Resources)

MAKE A COMPOUND INSECT EYE:
For upper elementary and middle school students, try this wonderful project where they will create a compound insect eye
with egg cartons, metallic acrylic paints, small round mirrors, and paper mache materials

SPONGE ACTIVITIES:
Do you have a few minutes to fill up after a class exercise, or before the bell rings to dismiss students? Then try these
sponge activities, such as Find-a-Word, or Finish the Sentence, or The Answer is Four.

EXPLORING THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM:
Using models and demonstrations, students will learn the workings of the respiratory system. They will be able to understand
the concept of lung capacity, how the diaphragm works, & how we take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide, all with
readily-available materials. Test questions are also included

On-line Periodicals
Many periodicals are available for review on the Internet.  These are link to some of the more common/useful ones for high
school classrooms

An On-line Dictionary
English, Medical, Legal, Financial, and Computer Dictionaries, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms
Encyclopedia, a Literature Reference Library, and a Search Engine all in one!

Scientific Calculator

Graphing Calculator

Other on-line Calculators
This site contains many different calculators for business, math, science, and practical living

Spanish-English Dictionary
This site will also translate in many other different languages.

Easy Bib
The free automatic bibliography composer, as well as specific help on APA and MLA formats.

Study Guide Zone
This site represents a series of free study guides on a variety of standardized tests commonly utilized for admissions,
licensing, and educational assessment. In many cases, disadvantaged students do not have the resources to prepare for
these tests.  

NASA's Web-site
This site contains, lessons, pictures, movies, simulations, and many other resources for math and science

IMMEX
This is a site with a large number of interactive lessons.  After registering, you can interact with lessons from many different
areas and even create your own.  These are really cool, however, they are a bit difficult if you are unfamiliar with technology.  
Good luck.

The Internet Public Library
This site is awesome.  It contains many different resources in a large number of different areas.  These resources are
located in categories which are easy to navigate and explore.

FREE Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
This site is extremely useful.  It contains archives, transcripts and many other free resources in Arts, Educational technology,
Foreign languages, Health and safety, Language arts, Mathematics, Physical education, Science, Social studies,and
Vocational education.

Schrock's Guide for Educators
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It
is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.
 

Instructional Resources

Instructional Framework-Alternative Teaching Strategies

Assessment Strategies:

Alternative Strategies for Science Teaching and Assessment

An Evaluation of Different Assessment Strategies

Rubrics.com

Assessment Strategies

The Rubric Machine

 

Educational Theories:

Styles of Education Reform

Educational Theories

 

How to Sites

How Stuff Works.com-Learn how everything works

Kidzonline-Help with technology

How to work with PowerPoint

Find Lesson Plans

Lessons for All Subject Areas

Kidzonline

Teachers.net

Lesson Plans Page.com

Discovery Education-Resource Page for Teachers

AOL@School-for lesson and other teacher resources

Lesson Locator-An archive of lessons from Indiana

Kentucky's Instructional Resources

Subject Specific Lessons
Incredible Art Department-Art Lesson Plans

General Biology Lesson Plans

The Math Forum-Lesson plans and resources for math teachers

Science Links-Links to science lesson plans and resources

Teachable Moments.org-Lesson plans and resources for current social issues

Multiple Intelligences

Teaching To Multiple Intelligences

Multiple Intelligence Online Workshop

The Basics of Multiple Intelligences

MI Smart? Yes I am-MI resources, lessons, and frequently asked questions

Multiple Intelligences Characteristics Matrix

Howard Gardner's Site

Online Multiple Intelligences Tests

Some MI Ideas for Lessons

A Multiple Intelligences Mind Map

Some Multiple Intelligences Resources

Note-Taking

English Companion.com-An array of note taking strategies

ABC's-Many different graphic organizers

Taking Notes from Lecture

Note Taking Strategies

Rigor and Relevance

The Rigor and Relevance Framework

International Center for Leadership in Education

Views of the Future-according to Bill Daggett