Monday, January 22, 2007

Websites to Use in the Classroom


Check out these sites and write your comments about them. For multisubject sites, particularly for K-8, check out Scholastic's Teacher Section at http://teacher.scholastic.com/ Click on the Online Activities for web-based curriculum materials. Explore the rest of the site for standards-based lesson plans and reproducibles. Can Teach at http://www.canteach.ca/ offers lesson plans, links, and other resources for elementary school teachers.

For language arts lessons ideas for grades 5-6, look into The Teacher's Desk at http://www.teachersdesk.org. CyberGuides, http://www.sdcoe.k12.us/score.cyberguide.html, offers web-based units on literature. Guides contain a teacher and student section, a task for students to do, a list of related websites, and an evaluative rubric.

For math, check the SCORES Mathematics Lessons site at http://score.kings.k12.ca.us. The site follows National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards. MathStories at http://www.mathstories.com/ offers math word problems classified by grade level and topic. The site requires a subscription, but check the site for general information about what is available. An all-time favorite in the math area is Math Forum Internet Mathematics Library at http://mathforum.org/library/resource_types/lesson_plans.

If you are looking for sites that provide access to Web Quests, as well as a range of other instructional materials, take a look at TeAch-nology.com at http://www.teach-nology.com/.

Some sites related to the social studies curriculum include Archiving Early America at http://www.earlyamerica.org for primary sources. Shotgun's Home of the Civil War at http://www.civilwarhome.com will appeal to Civil War buffs, and provides a wealth of information for teachers who address this topic in the curriculum. For information in the Revolutionary War, try WPI Military Science at http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/Depts/MilSci/BTSI

In the science area, for information on the 7-12 grade levels, look into CEEE GirlTECH Lesson Plans at http://teachtech.rice.edu/Lessons/index.html. SCORE Science at http://scorescience.humbolt.k12.ca.us/ offers lessons and activities by grade level, K-12. One recommended example is on Newton's Laws. For amusing science site, try I Can Do That! at http://www.eurekascience.com/ICanDoThat/. Rock Hound at http://www.fi.edu/fellows/payton/rocks/index2.html, as the title suggests, focuses on rocks. The parent site, Franklin Institute Online Wired@School, http://fi.edu/fellows/ offers a variety of science lessons. Newton's Apples at http://tpt.org/newtons is another site with an array of science lessons and is stems from the television show of the same name.

AskERIC Lesson Plans at http://www.askeric.org/cgi-bin/lesson.cig/Science/Biology offers a collection of biology lesson plans, and the parent site at just AskERIC is an old-time favorite.

These collection of sites are compiled by Vicki Sharp in Computers Education for Teachers (5th ed.).

If any of the links do not work, email me at jarzt@sjc.edu, and I will get back to you with updates. If you find any of these sites useful, please post a comment with your reactions.

1 comment:

Lauren Alix said...

These websites are a great resource for teachers, I really liked the "Can Teach" website because it offered some great lesson/unit ideas that can be intergrated into a variety of curriculums.

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