Teacher Links

FOR  TEACHERS   Instructional Links  -   General Resources -- Internet Directories   -- Internet Safety  -- Lesson Plans-- Literacy Activities --    

                              -- Research Process -- Social Studies Resources -- Student Activities -- Webquests -- E-Sources
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General Resources

Educator's Reference Desk  -- (Replaces AskERIC) Provides access to more than 2,000 lesson plans and other education resources.  ERIC  -- New online system, released September 2004, provides access to the ERIC database.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators -- Categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional development. Also lesson plans, teaching tools, graphic organizers, clip art and other resources.

NYS Virtual Learning Space

Pathways to School Improvement --  Learning standards in each of the seven standard areas, performance indicators for each standard area at all levels of education, resource guides with core curricula, NYS state assessments, learning experiences tied to the performance indicators, instructional and curricular resources, including online professional development opportunities for teachers." -- Collects research and policies on critical educational issues. Sponsored by NCREL.

PBS Online for Teachers -- Multimedia resources & professional development for America's preK-12 educators.

Regent Exam Prep Center -- Web site presented by Oswego CSD aids students in studying for the Regents examinations. Regents Exams -- State Education Department archive of past Regents examinations. (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

Teacher-To-Teacher Workshops -- Provides videos of teacher-led training sessions sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

Websites for New Teachers -- These websites have been chosen for their quality and special relevance for new teachers. The list is checked at least twice per year to make sure the links are current and working properly.


Internet Directories

Education Index   -- Links to quality education sites by fields of study, age levels.

Internet Public Library  -- Links to quality education sites by fields of study.

Multnomah County Homework Hotline  -- Links to quality education sites by fields of study.

Internet Safety

CYBERSMARTS - Ebook resource purchased for all Madison-Oneida component elementary and middle schools

TEEN CYBERSMARTS -  Ebook resource purchased for all Madison-Oneida component secondary schools
I-SAFE-- Comprehensive online learning covering:  cyberbullying, internet safety, plagiarism.  Includes teen-involvement program.

Netsmartz--Internet safety information for the elementary grades.

Lesson Plans

Empire State IFC - Information Fluency Continuum

Thinkfinity  --  A wide range of  lesson plans, interactives, websites and teaching resources.

Education World   --  Lesson plans, templates, literacy programs, technology integration ideas, and practical issues.

Gateway to Educational Materials  (GEM)  --  Lesson plans, curriculum units and resources.

Illuminations  -- Lesson plans and other resources from the National Council of Teachers of mathematics.  
Incredible Art Department  -- Collects art lesson plans and other resources for art teachers.

Decorative Ceiling Tiles   -- Art lessons and websites for kids
National Science Digital Library  -- "Online library of resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and research."  

New York Times Learning Network  --  Lesson plans & activities based on news and NY Times archives.

Read Write Think  --  Provides language arts lesson plans and web resources.
Scholastic  --  Lesson plans, activities, & resources.
Smithsonian Education  --  The Smithsonian Institution presents lesson plans and other educational resources.

Science NetLinks  --  Collects resources for K-12 science teachers.


Literacy Activities

TeachingBooks.net  --  Videoclip and audioclip interviews with teen and children's authors; also many useful book lists; purchased for all Madison-Oneida component schools.

Random House Teacher's Guides  --  Site provides questions that explore themes across the curriculum, test reading skills and evaluate reading comprehension. These guides have been developed by teachers and by other experts in the fields of education and writing. Reading ability, subject matter and interest level have been considered in each teacher's guide. In addition includes reading group guides, author websites and author profiles.

TweenTribune - Free from the Smithsonian.  Leveled articles.
NEWSELA - More leveled texts.


Research Process

Avoiding Plagiarism   --  Strategies, links and lessons.

Copyright and Primary Sources - Library of Congress five-minute training module

Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia - Guidelines developed b the Conference on Fair Use July 1996

Rubric Samples  --  Examples of rubrics for any type of assignment.

Social Studies -- Click here for links

Student Activities

American Memory at the Library of Congress  --  "Provides access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.... These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions."

BioMedia Associates  --  Biology information, photographs & animations plus study guides & teaching resources.

Education Uses of Digital Storytelling  -- Discusses the classroom use of multimedia tools to tell stories.FFFBI  --  Students act as agents for the Fin, Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation, undertake missions and learn geography.

NASA Engineering Design Challenges
  --  Middle and high school students design, build and test space vehicles, habitats and technology.

Internet Projects Registry --  "Clearinghouse for collaborative projects from across the globe."

Journey North --  " Internet-based program that engages students in investigations of wildlife migration and seasonal change. Each year, thousands of students and their teachers across North America come together to experience the annual cycle through observation, inquiry, research, and the sharing of data. "

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  --  Contains educational resources in the areas of oceans, coasts, and navigation.

Newton  --  Provides information for K-12 science, math and computer teachers and their students, sponsored by the  Argonne National Laboratory.

Surf Report  -- Online activities by fields of study.

Webquests & Creating Your Own Internet Activities

Filamentality   -- "Filamentality is a fill-in-the-blank tool that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet links, and turning them into online learning activities."

Intel Teach Program  -- Participate in this progoram and learn to integrate technology into your teaching. Check with the Cayuga Onondaga Teacher Center for information on training.

Responso-Matic  -- Create easy online forms or quizzes.

Web Worksheet Wizard  -- Create online lessons, worksheets or class pages.

Webquests  -- The original webquest page. Search for posted webquests.



Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)   -- This webportal provides more than 1600 federal teaching and learning resources organized by subject: art, history, language arts, math, science, and others; many include primary documents.

Google Scholar   -- Provides access to research literature. It is made up of: "peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations."

Project Gutenberg   -- Database of full-text books in the public domain.

Scirus   -- Scientific research reports.

Teaching Books.net   -- Use this site for video and audio clip interviews with teen and children's authors, also includes many books lists and literary award inforamtion. 

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