Internet  resources
Educational Web Sites

 

Grade Levels:

Middle School

High School

 

Educational Resource and Reference Sites:

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Maps, etc.

Educational Portals - Collection of Links to All Subject Areas

 

Subject Areas:

Art

English as a Second Language

Foreign Language - Resources for a variety of foreign languages

    French

    German

    Spanish

Geography

Health

Language Arts

Math

Music

Physical Education

Science

Social Studies

Special Education

 

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Middle School

 

The American Presidency: The New Book of Knowledge

http://gi.grolier.com/presidents/nbk/nbk_toc.html

Articles on the presidents, the presidency, and American politics designed for grades 3 through 8.

 

Ask Dr. Math*

http://mathforum.org/dr.math/

Look up math questions and answers or submit your own question. Questions are categorized into grade levels (elementary, middle, high school, and college).

 

Brain Pop

http://www.brainpop.com/ 

Science, Biology and Technology subjects that correspond to the National Science Education Standards for 5-8 grades. Each subject contains a 3-4 minute Animated Movie, an Interactive Quiz, an Experiment, a Comic Strip, a How-to hands on application, a Timeline and a print-able Activity Page. Animated movies cannot be downloaded and saved for use in PowerPoint.

 

FunBrain

http://www.funbrain.com/

Educational games and quizzes for students K-8. Teachers can create and give their own or ready-made quizzes online.

 

History Firsthand: Primary Source Research in Elementary School

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/97/firsthand/main.html

Designed to provide elementary children with experiences which enable them to begin understanding primary sources. Learn how archival collections are organized, how to interpret artifacts and documents, how to use primary sources to tell a real story and how to do on-line research. Appropriate for grades 4-8.

 

NASA: Earth Science Enterprise

http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/

Includes science topics: Air, Natural Hazards, Land, Water, People, as well as Games and Teacher Guides. Appropriate for 4-8. Includes articles, quizzes, interactive maps and activities, animations, and more. 

 

 

 

Scholastic: Grades 6-8

http://teacher.scholastic.com/grade/grades68.asp

Lessons, activities, and projects.

 

 

 

 

The Write Site

http://www.writesite.org/

Interactive Language Arts and Journalism page designed for middle schools. Students can discover what's behind the who, what, where, when and why as they take on the roles of journalists.

 

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High School

 

See specific subject areas, Educational Portals, or Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Maps.

 

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Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Maps, etc.

 

American Heritage* Dictionary of the English Language

http://www.bartleby.com/61/ 

 

Atlapedia Online

http://www.atlapedia.com/ 

Contains full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.

 

Bartelby - Great Books Online

http://www.bartleby.com/

Includes reference, verse, fiction, and non-fiction books, such as Bartlett's* Familiar Quotations, Columbia* Encyclopedia, Roget's* Thesauri, Shakespeare's works, Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body*, anthologies for various literary genres, and much, much more.  

 

Britannica*

http://www.britannica.com/

 

Dictionary.com

http://www.dictionary.com/

Dictionaries, thesaurus, foreign language dictionaries, translation of web pages

 

Fact Monster

http://www.factmonster.com/

Atlas, almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia -- appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students.

 

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: News Sources and Magazines

http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/news/nsp.html

Links to educational sites for news sources and magazines.

 

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: Ready Reference and Library-Related Resources

http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/referenc.html

Links to reference sites.

 

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: Weather

http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/weather.html

Links to educational sites for weather.

 

Little Explorers* Picture Dictionary with Links

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Dictionary.html

1,853 illustrated dictionary entries. Each word is used in a meaningful example sentence. Most entries have links to a related web site. Also contains an English-French, English-German, English-Portuguese, and English-Spanish version.

 

Maps.com: Explore with Maps

http://www.maps.com/explore/

Online world atlas that includes political, physical, weather, aerial, topographic, and marine maps. Learn and Play section has games, activities, outline maps, interactive maps, create-your-own maps, and more.

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

http://www.m-w.com/

Dictionary, thesaurus. Also includes sound so you can hear the pronunciation of the word.

 

 

 

National Atlas of the United States

http://www.nationalatlas.gov/atlasvue.html

Includes high-quality, small-scale maps, national geospatial and geostatistical data sets (soils, county boundaries, volcanoes, watersheds, crime patterns, population distribution, etc.), easy-to use online interactive maps that can be custom-made, and dynamic multimedia maps designed to animate and illustrate the changing United States. Created by U.S. Geological Survey.

 

One Look Dictionaries

http://www.onelook.com/ 

Searches 740 online dictionaries for a variety of definitions.

 

Reference Desk

http://www.refdesk.com/

Every type of reference, news, facts, help and advice, tools, and subject category and resource imaginable.

 

Unit Converter

http://www.digitaldutch.com/unitconverter/

Unit converter for length, mass, power, speed, etc.

 

The World Factbook

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/

CIA's World Factbook of public information on 266 nations and world regions.

 

 

Your Dictionary

http://www.yourdictionary.com/

More than 1500 dictionaries representing more than 230 languages, including thesaurus, rhyming dictionary, translator, grammar for 110 languages, 270 foreign language dictionaries, and 90 specialty dictionaries. You can add a "Lookup Button" on your Internet browser tool bar to search the dictionary quickly and easily.

 

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Educational Portals - Collection of Links to All Subject Areas

 

BUBL Information Service: Selected Internet resources covering all academic subject areas

http://bubl.ac.uk/link/

 

Connecting Students

http://www.connectingstudents.com/

Links to sites helpful for the K-8 student or teacher, although some resources are appropriate for grades 9-12. Includes  activities, subject- and topic-specific resources, books, lesson plans, handouts, Web-based activities, authors and illustrators, and more. 

 

Education Planet

http://www.educationplanet.com/

 

Education World

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

 

EduHound 

http://www.eduhound.com/mainpage.cfm

The EduHound.com directory provides a prescreened database directory of K-12 Educational Links categorized by subject, alphabetically from a list of clickable keywords. 

 

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

http://www.ed.gov/free/index.html

 

Infomine

http://infomine.ucr.edu/

INFOMINE is intended for the introduction and use of Internet resources of relevance to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level. However, many resources are appropriate for high school students.

 

Internet Public Library

http://www.ipl.org/

Library services to Internet users. Activities include: finding, evaluating, selecting, organizing, describing, and creating information resources; and direct assistance to individuals.

 

ISTE Educational Resources

http://www.iste.org/resources/index.shtml

 

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

 

Kid's Click

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/

Impressive list of links by category (600 subjects) appropriate for students in grades K-7. Also provides a search engine. Provides description and reading grade level for each site.

 

Landmarks for School

http://www.landmark-project.com/

Includes resources for students and teachers, including science, social studies, "Words of Humankind," raw data, images, and more. Includes descriptions and suggested uses in the classroom for each site. "One of the earliest educational websites on the Internet, Landmarks has served teachers since 1995 with links to teaching and learning resources on the Net and collaborative online projects."

 

Library of Blue Ribbon Learning Sites on the Web (Browse by Content or Subject Area)
http://www.bluewebn.com/wired/bluewebn/

 

O'Keefe Library: Best Information on the Net

http://library.sau.edu/bestinfo/alpha.htm

Created by St. Ambrose University library staff. Created for college-level students, but many resources may be appropriate for high school students as well.

 

StudyWeb
http://www.studyweb.com/
Over 88,000 research-quality URLs.

 

T.H.E. Journal: Road Map to the Web for Educators

http://www.thejournal.com/features/rdmap/

 

WebBrain

http://www.webbrain.com/

Very cool interface to find Internet resources by categories, or use its search engine. WebBrain lets you search the Web visually by their version of concept mapping, so you can explore a dynamic picture of related information

 

 

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Art

 

Art Education Page for K12

http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/arteducation.htm

Links to general art sites, art history, art museums, world art, individual artists, lesson plans, kids arts & crafts, references, styles, techniques, costumes, and more. 

 

 

The Art Teacher Connection

http://www.artteacherconnection.com 

Art education resources, images, lessons. Over 1700 links and articles that show you how to use the Internet within an visual art curriculum. 

 

Arts EdNet

http://www.getty.edu/artsednet/

Lesson Plans & Curriculum Ideas, Image Galleries & Exhibitions

 

Crayola Creativity Central

http://www.crayola.com/educators/

Activities, lesson plans, creative experiences, art techniques

 

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: Art and Architecture

http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/arts/artarch.html

Links to educational sites on art and architecture.

 

Kid's Click: The Arts

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/topfine.html

Impressive list of links by category (arts-general, art history, painting, sculpture, theater, etc.). Provides description and reading grade level for each site. For students in grades K-7.

 

KinderArt

http://www.kinderart.com/ 

Art lesson plans, reference materials, online kid's art gallery, a forum for exchanging ideas and more. For grades K-12.

 

National Gallery of Art: Education

http://www.nga.gov/education/teachres.htm

Online, in-depth studies; classroom activities, online tours.

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English as a Second Language

 

 

EduHound Espanol

http://www.eduhound.com/espanol/defaultE.cfm (in Spanish)

http://www.eduhound.com/espanol/defaultEN.cfm (in English, but for Hispanic education)

The EduHound.com directory provides a prescreened database directory of K-12 Educational Links categorized by subject, alphabetically from a list of clickable keywords. This is the Spanish version of the site, which includes topics of interest to the Hispanic student, bilingual tutorials, and various dictionaries.

 

 

Lesson Plans and Resources for ESL, Bilingual, and Foreign Language Teachers

http://www.csun.edu/~hcedu013/eslindex.html

Lesson plans and Internet resources.

 

 

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Foreign Language - General

 

Easton Language Education

http://eleaston.com/

Lessons, cultural resources, quizzes, teacher resources, and more for Albanian, Chinese, Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Latin, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and other language learners.

 

 

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French

 

BUBL LINK: French language

http://bubl.ac.uk/link/f/frenchlanguage.htm 

http://link.bubl.ac.uk/french/ 

http://bubl.ac.uk/link/f/frenchliterature.htm 

A variety of links about the French language.

 

Education World: French Tools and Lesson Plans

http://www.education-world.com/foreign_lang/classroom/french.shtml

 

 

HAPAX: French Resources on the Web

http://hapax.be.sbc.edu/

French-related resources on the Web of interest to university-level teachers and students, but helpful to upper-level high school French students as well.

 

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German

 

BUBL LINK: German language and literature

http://bubl.ac.uk/link/g/germanlanguage.htm

http://link.bubl.ac.uk/ISC6143 

http://bubl.ac.uk/link/g/germanliterature.htm 

A variety of links about the German language.

 

 

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Spanish

 

BUBL LINK: Spanish language

http://link.bubl.ac.uk/spanish/ 

http://bubl.ac.uk/link/s/spain.htm 

A variety of links about the Spanish language.

 

CiberCentro

http://www.cibercentro.com/ (Spanish)

http://www.cibercentro.com/english/ (English)

Information gateway to Latin America. All links are organized by country and include general information about the Latin American country, its relationship with the U.S., major newspapers, and search engines used specifically in that country. Available in Spanish or English.

 

 

 

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Geography

 

Atlapedia Online

http://www.atlapedia.com/ 

Contains full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.

 

 

Geo Teacher's Geography Classroom

http://home.att.net/~geographyclassroom/home.html

Impressive list of resources for the high school geography student and teacher.

 

National Atlas of the United States

http://www.nationalatlas.gov/atlasvue.html

Includes high-quality, small-scale maps, national geospatial and geostatistical data sets (soils, county boundaries, volcanoes, watersheds, crime patterns, population distribution, etc.), easy-to use online interactive maps that can be custom-made, and dynamic multimedia maps designed to animate and illustrate the changing United States. Created by U.S. Geological Survey.

 

National Geographic: Education

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/education/

Online adventures, maps & geography, lesson plans, games, teacher community, and teacher store.

 

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Health

 

Access Excellence

http://www.accessexcellence.org/

Resources for health and bioscience teachers and students. Includes lessons, activities, news, and more.

 

Geometry.net: Health Conditions

http://www.geometry.net/health_conditions/

A large resource of categorized health-related links. The categories include: AIDS, asthma, bubonic plague, infections and viruses, malnutrition, meningitis, and 792 more categories.

 

Health Teacher

http://www.healthteacher.com/ 

Almost 300 lesson guides that meet National Health Education Standards and provide skills-based assessment methods.

 

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: Health, P.E., and Fitness

http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/health/fitness.html

Links to educational sites on health, P.E., and fitness.

 

 

 

Cool Math

http://www.coolmath.com/

Site for students, teachers, and parents. One section for ages 3-12, and another for ages "13-100." Includes games, interactivities, puzzles, explanations, lessons, etc.

 

Explore Math

http://www.exploremath.com/

Highly interactive math activities for students and educators. Also includes lesson plans. Elementary Algebra through Pre-Calculus.

 

 

 

Kid's Click: Math

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/midmath.html

Impressive list of links by category (math-general, games, problems, history, algebra, arithmetic, geometry, etc.). Provides description and reading grade level for each site. For students in grades K-7.

 

Math Realm

http://www.mathrealm.com/

hundreds of award-winning math lessons, learning tools and exploration activities for grades 4-12. Create worksheets and tests for students to complete online that are automatically graded.

 

PBS TeacherSource: Math

http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/math.htm

Lesson plans, teachers guides, and activities.

 

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Music

 

Allegro - The Music Education Search Site

http://www.talentz.com/MusicEd/Allegro.mv

Curriculum, composers, instruments, lesson plans, and search engine.

 

 

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Science

 

Access Excellence

http://www.accessexcellence.org/

Resources for health and bioscience teachers and students. Includes lessons, activities, news, and more.

 

Brain Pop

http://www.brainpop.com/ 

Science, Biology and Technology subjects that correspond to the National Science Education Standards for 5-8 grades. Each subject contains a 3-4 minute Animated Movie, an Interactive Quiz, an Experiment, a Comic Strip, a How-to hands on application, a Timeline and a print-able Activity Page. Animated movies cannot be downloaded and saved for use in PowerPoint.

 

Frank Potter's Science Gems: Great links to Great Science Resources

http://www.sciencegems.com/

Links by category and grade level for physical science, earth science, life science, science Web Quests, and other resources for the science student and teacher.

 

 

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Social Studies

 

The American Presidency: The New Book of Knowledge

http://gi.grolier.com/presidents/nbk/nbk_toc.html

Articles on the presidents, the presidency, and American politics. Also includes video and sound clips, election results, quizzes, and links. Categorized by appropriate grade levels.

 

Archiving Early America

http://earlyamerica.com/ 

Primary source material from 18th Century America

 

Atlapedia Online

http://www.atlapedia.com/ 

Contains full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.

 

Biography.com

http://www.biography.com/

A&E's Biography Web site has a searchable index of biographies of famous figures throughout history.

E-Conflicttm World Encyclopedia

http://www.emulateme.com/ 

Information on Countries, weather, flags, and anthems from around the world. 

 

 

 

Internet for Historians

http://www.humbul.ac.uk/vts/history/ 

A free "teach yourself" tutorial on Internet information skills for historians. Tour key sites for history, discover tools and techniques to improve your Internet searching, review the critical thinking required when using the Internet, and reflect on how to use the Internet for studying, teaching or research. Great for teachers, but also appropriate for high school students.

 

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: History and Social Studies

http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/history/histg.html

Links to educational sites on history and social studies.

 

Kid's Click: Geography/History/Biography

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/topgeog.html

Impressive list of links by category (regions, world history, cities, countries, American history, states, and folklore). Provides description and reading grade level for each site. For students in grades K-7.

 

Kid's Click: Society and Government

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/topsoci.html

Impressive list of links by category (politics, minorities, organizations, etc.). Provides description and reading grade level for each site. For students in grades K-7.

 

Library of Congress: American Memory

http://memory.loc.gov/

primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections.

 

PBS TeacherSource: Social Studies

http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/soc_stud.htm

Lesson plans, teachers guides, and activities.

 

 

Spartacus Educational

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/ 

A British site with an impressive list of historical categories such as: British history from 1700 to 1950, First and Second World War, Russia 1860-1945, USA 1840-1960, Germany 1900-1945, The Medieval World, Emancipation of Women, etc.

 

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Special Education

 

 

 

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: Special Education

http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/edspec.html

Links to educational sites for special education.

 

LD Online: Teacher's Home Page

http://www.ldonline.org/teaching/

Ideas and strategies for teaching students with learning disabilities. LOTS of resources on a variety of topics and subject areas.

 

Marc Sheehan's Special Education Page

http://www.halcyon.com/marcs/sped.html

Links to a variety of special education sites. 

 

National Center for Learning Disabilities

http://www.ncld.org/

Information, resources, educational progr

NCIP

http://www2.edc.org/NCIP/ 

Resources to promote the effective use of technology to enhance educational outcomes for students with sensory, cognitive, physical and social/emotional disabilities. Resources about technology and special education, video profiles, early childhood resources, voice recognition, and more.

 

Special Education Resources on the Internet

http://seriweb.com/

A collection of Internet resources related to Special Education.

 

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