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Falling Stars (free)
This creative music making app cannot be described. It is nicely intuitive. Anyone can play. Guaranteed enjoyable.
Hungry Fish (free, fee for add ons)
Nice animation teaches math facts in a game format.

The Educator's Reference Desk
Provides teachers with lesson ideas and allows them to share their own teaching ideas with others.

Columbia Education Center
Offers hundreds of lessons and teaching ideas organized into grade levels and subjects for homeschoolers and teachers.

Discovery School
Lesson plan resources for all grade levels.

Lesson Plans Page
Lessons in language arts, physical education, computer, math, science, writing, geography, social studies, music, art, reading, multicultural, thematic units, special education, early childhood, kindergarten, elementary, seasonal and holiday theme related poems and songs, and file folder games

Teachers First Instructional Units Units of study, lesson plans and ready to go activities for an interactive whiteboard or projector, on student laptops, or even as a computer center.

Education World
Lesson plans and curriculum ideas.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
A vast collection of links for educators and homeschoolers organized and maintained by a former school librarian. Resources, lessons, and teaching ideas are listed here.

Busy Teachers Cafe
Free worksheets K-Gr. 3: Language Arts, Writing, Reading Activities, Book Report Forms, Reading Strategies, Grammar, Phonics, Monthly Journals, Editing, Writing Rubric, Math Forms, Addition & Subtraction, Time, Money, Word Problems, Multiplication, Graphs, Place Value, Discipline Letters, Letters to Parents, Class Handbook, Monthly Behavior Charts, Forms that you can customize, Seasonal and Holiday Theme related poems and songs, File folder games.

Quiz Hub
Geared to elementary and middle school students as a fun learning center that features free online interactive lessons, educational games, puzzles and quizzes. Includes parent and teacher resources.

In-depth and timely education and healthcare information for parents, teachers, educators, and homeschoolers.

Songs for Teaching
Use music to teach content across the curriculum to students of all ages. Lyrics, sound clips, and teaching suggestions by subject.

The Museum of Online Art Museums
Links to art museum and gallery sites. It will also introduce you to countless other online collections useful in teaching the arts and other lessons.
Starfall, Learn to Read
Comprehensive free site offers interactive activities to take children from learning the alphabet to reading books using phonics. Books and activities are available for free download. Reading program videos, big books and materials for home or classroom available.

An excellent phonics teaching site has worksheets with a variety of options to fit different learners

Beginning Reading
Huge source of free materials for beginning reading and numbers.

Very Emergent Readers
Here are some wonderful emergent readers for your students.
Vocabulary Visually Vocabulary site that offers word a day emails. Cartoon illustrations depicting advanced vocabulary words are great for the visual learner.
Combining the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, and several up-to-the minute almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records, Information Please places the resources of an entire reference information center at your fingertips.

How to make anything

Inventive Kids
An interactive and informative site inspiring kids to invent. This site also contains resources, ideas and tips for teachers and homeschoolers.

Wilderness Classroom
a free, internet based, adventure learning program for 3rd to 8th grade students and teachers. Bring the sights, sounds, and experiences of the worlds wildest places into the classroom in a whole new way.


Ask Dr. Universe!
A colorful, fun resource for kids to ask science questions or just explore!

Bill Nye the Science Guy
An extension of the TV science marvel for kids, featuring online questions, facts and experiment demos.

University of Tennessee
University of Tennessee pilot science projects and experiments provided to educate and encourage classroom feedback and questions.

The MIT Council on Primary and Secondary Education
CPSE develops and oversees programs that link MIT's resources in science, technology and mathematics to American K-12 students and educators.

Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education
This is the National Science Foundation's official site for "Excellence in Science, Technology and Mathematics Education Week," which is celebrated March 15-20th.

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST)<
A non-profit organization to excite and educate young people about science and engineering.

Girl Tech
Fun, enthusiastic site aimed to inspire girls to be more involved in invention and science.

Find links to the text of lots of traditional tall tales, fairy tales, adventure stories, nursery rhymes, fables and more.
Great resource for storytelling for all ages.
Berenstain Bears
The official Berenstain Bears site, includes activities and lists of books.

Come Home to Little House

Guys Read
Author Jon S's suggestions for a literacy program that connects boys with books they will want to read.

Harry Potter
Scholastic has created a fun-filled site for Harry Potter fans of all ages.

Inkless Tales
Award wining and educational sampling of stories, crafts, games, and poetry for young children.
This site offers a place for parents and children to explore books and book reviews.

Lemony Snicket
Lemony Snicket says, this site is filled with "dreadful images, wretched information,and unnerving games."

The Magic School Bus Page.

Narnia website

The Cat in the Hat, Sam-I-Am, Horton and the Whos, and the Seuss characters welcome you to Seussville,

The Arthur Page
for fans of the TV show based on the Marc Brown Arthur series.

Enter if you dare!

The Peter Rabbit Web Site
The official and definitive site on the world of Beatrix Potter.

Enjoy a selection of stories read online by members of the screen Actors Guild. Files are available for Windows Medi layer or Quicktime formats.

The Alice Fan Club<
The characters in Phyllis Reynolds Naylorís Alice series endure all these dilemmas and more.

American Girls
American Girls Collection is a series of books by Valerie Tripp, Janet Beele Shaw, Connie Porter, Susan S. Adler, and Maxine. Stories are told through the eyes of girls living in different periods in history. This site expands on the stories and has a club for fans of American Girls.


American Journeys
Contains more than 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration, from the sagas of Vikings in Canada in AD1000 to the diaries of mountain men in the Rockies 800 years later. Brings history to life.

Information Please
Combining the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, and several up-to-the minute almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records, Information Please places the resources of an entire reference information center at your fingertips.


Nutrition Explorations
Cool site for kids with interactive activities that teach about nutrition

Eco Kids Online
Discover cool things about science and nature, wildlife, environmental issues and more through games and activities.

PBS kids
PBS kid's site with games, activities, and printables from Public Television's children's programming.

Kids' games and activities for math, reading, language arts, social studies, and more!

National Geographic Kids
Kids area of National Geographic website with kid news, games, activities and experiments, GeoBee Challenge, homework help, maps, and education guide.

Discover discovery kids

Explore how stuff works

Play at world village

Express yourself with word central

Experiment with cool science

Time Machine

Brain Anatomy

Puzzle Soup

Geography World

The Frugal Green Teacher

Teachers create magic everyday with little or no budget for organizing or creative activities.

The original recylers, teachers have invented many ways to accomplish new ideas with what they already have.

Use Skirt Hangers to hang posters and big books in the closet.

Gallon reclosable bags make handy page protectors for storage or display.

        Organize your life with these resealable bags. Sort materials, flash cards, visuals, by topic or lesson.

        A three hole punch makes them binder ready.

Washed plastic food containers store odds and ends for math, art, and science.

        Collect old keys, bottle caps, popsicle sticks, 

Juice can lids will hold magnets so they make wonderful teaching tools.

        Students can use magnetic poetry words or letters to compose words and sentences.

        Useful for math, lids can hold sets of magnets, demonstrate multiplication, one to one correspondance,...

        Lids are good circle templates, collect them in all sizes.

Recycle all those magnet business cards you get in the mail. Add stickers and cut out the shapes.

        Blank Label stickers cover up the old and make way for the new magnet sign or symbol.

Stickers and Return Address Labels come in your junk mail. Use the return address labels to label your belongings.

        Carry a sheet with you to use when you need to give your name and address. Use them on all those forms you have to fill out.

Cereal Boxes and cardboard boxes provide heavy duty cardstock for templates, flash cards, PECs, report covers,...

Store display boxes that hold back-to-school supplies are colorful, sturdy, and come in sizes perfect for portfolios, file folders, or books.
        Empty ones are easy to find at back-to-school time and stores are happy to let you have them.

Shoe Boxes are still wonderful storage for home or school. Stores that sell shoes off the rack often dump the empty boxes in the dumpster. Ask them and they may save some for you or tell you when the shoes come in.


Web Tools For You

Dynamic Paper
Use "Dynamic Paper" to create number lines, grids, tessellations, shapes, spinners, nets, and more. This web resource is an invaluable tool for math educators. The objects that are created can be exported as PDF files to be used in worksheets or as Jpeg images for use in other web applications or programs

Timer      On screen count down timer for your computer.

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