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  Puzzle & Rubric Generator

Teachnology Rubrics
Pre-made Rubrics and fill-in objectives rubrics

General Rubric Maker

Library in the Sky- List of Teacher sites
Web sites that might be appealing to teachers.
The Starfall learn-to-read website is offered free as a public service. We also provide writing journals and books at a very low cost that can be used with the website or separately. Teachers around the country are using Starfall materials as an inexpensive way to make the classroom more fun and to inspire a love of reading and writing. Primarily designed for first grade, is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade.

RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch

Puzzle Maker
make word searches, criss-cross puzzles, double puzzles, cryptograms, mazes, and more!

  Graphics and Photographs

Free downloadable photographs

  Earth Day

ABCTeach Earth Day Resources
Earth Day Theme Unit - Worksheets and Printables.

Earth 911
You'll find games and activities, books to read, The Pledge, our Pledge Hall of Fame, and much more! You are never too young to start learning about the environment, and lessons learned now are lessons kept for life.

ProTeacher Earth Day resources
Celebrating Earth Day With Students with the ProTeacher Community.

CanTeach Songs and Poems for Earth Day

Apples4theteacher Earth Day Resources
Earth Day Activities - Coloring pages, crafts for kids, word searches

  Constitution Day

Constitutional Rights Foundation
"A 2005 act of Congress states that all educational institutions receiving federal funding must observe September 17 as Constitution Day, which celebrates the 1787 signing of our founding document. According to the guidelines put forth by the Department of Education, teachers and schools are free to design Constitution Day programming that best addresses the needs of their students. Constitutional Rights Foundation is pleased to present a series of free online lessons, resources from the CRF catalog, and Internet links to help educators design their own Constitution Day program."

Santa Clara Schools - Constitution Day
September 17, 2005 is Constitution Day, the birthday of our government. School and federal agencies are required to hold educational programs about the Constitution on this day. We celebrate the Constitution to remind us of the ideas that make us Americans.

The White House for Kids
Students learned more about the Constitution and the founding fathers of our nation, including George Washington, Ben Franklin and other historical figures. You, too, can learn more about the Constitution through the links and games on this page.

Junior Achievement - Constitution Day activities
JA Worldwide® has developed five lesson plans on the U.S. Constitution that can be downloaded and used in conjunction with Constitution Day.

Gale Schools Constituion Day Lessons
Students will use picture books to take part in a Constitution Scavenger Hunt. Students will then speculate on how their lives might be different without the Constitution.

Center for Civic Education
Lessons for each grade level, some with audio files included.

  Language Arts

Let's Write a Newspaper Story
For a perfect activity, have students become reporters and chronicle the year's school events in a published paper! This stimulating unit on newspaper writing is hosted by the Applied Physics Laboratory at John Hopkins University. Develop students' research, writing, and editorial skills with lessons about catching graphics, and designing simple page layouts. This site includes story scenarios, sample newspapers, and tips from the pros. Students will also develop cooperative learning skills as they work together in groups.

Children's Literature Web Guide
This site collects an enormous number of links to children's literature sites, from authors and publishers to discussion boards and teaching ideas. Well-organized and easy to navigate, it's one of the largest such sites on the Internet.

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Web Site
Carol Hurst, a teacher, storyteller, and librarian, has been consulting and writing about children's literature and teaching for many years. Find reviews, magazine articles, book excerpts, and many suggestions on how to use children's literature in the classroom.

Fairrosa Cyber Library of Children's Literature
A personal and comprehensive site of children's literature sites on the Web by a children's librarian, who is well-known in online children's literature circles.

Caldecott/Newbery Medal Winner and Honor Books videos
Video versions of several Caldecott and Newbery award winning books are available for download at this site. Files are in RealPlayer format and require the RealPlayer download available here. Once RealPlayer is installed, videos play instantly when choosing the link. (Note: Real PLAyer is a Windows program, so MAc users are out of luck.) Videos range from 6 to 20 minutes in length. Running time is displayed with titles. Titles include popular books used in elementary classroom such as Mufaro

Phonemic awareness




Text comprehension

  Subscribed Services

For grades 3 and up, BrainPOP creates animated, curriculum-based content that supports educators and engages students.

BrainPop Espanol
Spanish version of BrainPopJr and BrainPop.

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.

  Social Studies

American Heritage Education Foundation
AHEF is a non-profit, non-partisan educational foundation dedicated to the understanding and teaching of America

Minnesota Video Vault
This site features many TPT (PBS) videos. Most deal with Minnesota history but may also fit other needs.


Online math manipulatives for smartboards

  SmartBoard resources
  SmartTech exchange

Scholastic whiteboard lessons

Rockingham schools SmartBoard lessons

Longwood schools SmartBoard lessons

SmartBoard links

iSmart lessons and activities

Interactive skill sites - fourth grade
List of many web sites appropriate for fourth on topics such as math, language arts, and others.

Electronic Field Trips
Have you ever wished that you could take your class to some of the United States' most interesting and educationsl locations, but you knew you could not afford the cost, time, or hassle? Now you can have a free and incredible field trip experience without ever leaving your school. Ball State University's Electronic Field Trips combine interactive broadcasts with fun and imaginative Web content.

TeachTube is an online community for sharing instructional videos. We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill.

PBS Teachers
What’s an Activity Pack?
A growing library of theme-based widgets – each containing links to high-quality PBS resources and activities for multiple grade levels!

Kathy 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.

You can download and listen to all Bertie's classic and original children's stories for FREE! Scroll down the home page for stories. Or click Listen now! to open your media player and listen in streaming audio.

Teacher Place
Find the tools and resources you need to put the power of hands-on learning to work in your classroom!

Classroom Clipart
Variety of photographs, clipart &
historical images
WARNING: lots of pop-ups

Access lesson plans, student activities, reviewed Web sites and other MarcoPolo resources.

National Geographic - Education
Lesson plans, maps & photos, professional development, and current events info.

Curriculum Archive
Your ultimate source for lessons, classroom activities, and helpful tips from colleagues.

Library of Congress Teacher Page
Use the search box at top of page to find lessons, features, and activities to try in the classroom with their collection. The Library of Congress has many essays, pictures, and movie clips of various topics.

Smithsonian Education
lesson plans, publications, websites, and professional development documents.
Rich collection of lessons and web resources for K-12 classroom teachers, their students, and even students' families. Materials are arranged by subject area and grade level, making it easy to locate lesson plans and associated web resources quickly.