Teacher Technology Resources and Training

A shift must occur in our attitude towards educational technology and the manner in which technology is utilized to teach students.  In the past, technology was viewed as an enrichment or resource.  The shift that must occur is for teachers to view technology as an integral part of instruction and a tool for student led collaboration. To accomplish this shift will require ongoing development of curricular standards and benchmarks to encourage appropriate use of technology.

 

Teacher Technology Resources and Training

 

GREAT Teacher Suggested Websites:

http://www.theteacherscorner.net  The Teacher’s Corner provides a wonderful collection of resources to educators, but what if you want to easily create and customize a free, Common Core-aligned lesson plan for a math, science and language arts class? Well, our startup, formswift.com, has a solution.

http://jc-schools.net/ppt.html Jefferson County Schools PowerPoint Collection:

Provides an endless list of PowerPoints and games for every subject and grade level. Teachers can download and save and make adjustments if necessary.

This is a great resource to implement for topic review and introduction of new skills.

http://www.fcrr.org  The Florida Center for Reading Research:   The Florida Center for Reading Research was established in January, 2002.

It is jointly administered at Florida State University by the Learning Systems Institute and the College of Arts and Sciences.

They provide resources and guidance for schools in Florida but their resources are valuable to any organization.

Instructional materials and student center activities are available for grades K-5.

Topics include: Phonics, Phonemic Awareness, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension.

 

http://www.hwtears.com/hwt –  Handwriting without Tears: wonderful website and can be used by teachers preschool through 3rd grade.

It has great materials, resources, and instructional videos.  It also has a smartboard component.

 

http://www.edhelper.com –- great puzzles, printables, etc. for all subjects!

 

www.brainpop.com  all grade levels&  all subjects– great interactive lessons, quizzes, games, etc.

perfect for interactives on Smartboards/Mimios

 

www.starfall.com (PreK-2) reading/phonics  GREAT WITH SMARTBOARD!!!

50 states Webquest  …4th grade webquest created by Wendy Thompson – great laptop lab project!

www.discoveryschool.com FREE AWESOME ad-free website with easy puzzlemakers (word search, hidden messages, and much more), lesson plans, etc.

www.scholastic.com (1-7) reading  … includes theme based lessons and more!

www.funbrain.com (1-7) all subjects … great interactive that can be used with Smartboards/Mimios along with lesson plans, printables, etc.

www.jc-schools.net – great teacher resources including COMMON CORE (http://jc-schools.net/common_core.htm)

 

www.littlebooklane.com/sfgrade3.htm – This site also supports the Scott Foresman Reading Street text and was teacher created.

– activity packets for each story that include vocabulary review sheets, word searches, definition derby, and more

(You can pick and choose without having to print the whole packet, which is 9 pages)

 

www.pesfroghall.org  – allows you to listen to any of the stories in our text read out loud.

-This site also contains links to other sites that will practice skills being taught in our reading workbook through games and on line quizzes.

 

www.lakeshorelearning.com  – This looks like a catalog site to purchase materials for the classroom, but you can click on FREE RESOURCES,

then TEACHER’S CORNER, and it will give you access to free printables.

– There are also lots of fun activity sheets to print on various subjects and topics

 

www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games  – Grades 1-6th All subjects (lots of math, some language and social studies too)

-This site has lots of fun games to practice skills in classroom and at home.  kids love to play at home.

 

www.harcourtschool.com  – – Grades 1-5th:   Games to practice language arts

– password to log in is farr (or any author’s name from your language book)

– click on learning site, language arts, the cover of your text, grade level

– click on grammar park practice and then choose a game to support the lesson students are learning

 

www.busyteacherscafe.com – Grades K-6th: Free printables in all subjects, all seasons

www.nasa.gov (1-7) science  … includes videos, photos, and grade level units.

www.kidsastronomy.com (1-7) science  … Fun interactives plus great info on solar system, and individual planet resources

www.spaceday.org (1-7) science  … has fun space games that can be used as great class interactives on Smartboards/Mimios

 

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu (1-7) science… great facts, and more!

www.enchantedlearning.com All subjects/themes teacher printables, lesson plans, etc.

www.whitehouse.gov/kids (1-7) social studies

www.kids.nationalgeographic.com … good resource for crafts and activities

 

perpetualpreschool.com–  (prek-K)lots of themes & resources for Preschool- Kindergarten

 

http://www.learningpage.com (preschool) FREE  themes, printables, and more!
http://atozteacherstuff.com/Printables/Reading_Worksheets  more great resources, games, printables, etc.

 

LESSON PLANS
ABC Teach
This site is very resourceful for teachers. There are thematic units, fun activities, flash cards, and much more! The abc tools feature allows you to create your own documents like shape books and word searches.
Awesome Library
The Awesome Library is organized into categorized links to a variety of resources. It also has different doors for teachers, kids, teens, parents, librarians, and college students.
Discovery School: The Teacher Channel
Discovery Education is a wonderful resource for teachers. There is a variety of lesson plans and teaching tools available on this site. Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators is another great resource accessible from this site.
Ed Helper
Ed Helper is a resource for educators of all grade levels and subject areas. Teachers can also find monthly thematic units and weekly highlights on the web site.
Education World
This site has many resources for teachers and administrators. It has sub plans, book report ideas, webquests and many more teacher and classroom ideas.
Globe Teacher Newsletter
The archived newsletters on this site are great resources. Teachers can find the latest theme units, lesson plans, teacher tools, and worksheets. You can also choose to have the newsletter sent directly to you via e-mail.
Learning Page
Learning Page is a collection of professionally produced instructional material for you to download and print. Lesson plans, books, worksheets and much more can be found on the site.
PBS Teacher Source
This site offers a wealth of lesson plans for students of all ages. It also has a database that allows teachers to search for lesson plans that meet state and national standards.
Scholastic Teachers
Lesson plans, professional resources, and online activities for PreK-8 may be found at this site.
Teacher Files
This is an educator’s resource filled with clip art, lessons, units, and links to other resources.
Teacher Vision
Teacher Vision offers lesson plans, web sites, free teacher stuff and lots more.
TeachersFirst
TeachersFirst is a 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.
TeachNet
Find lesson plans, templates, clip art, and much more on this web site.
Teach-Nology
TeAchnology.com offers teachers access to lesson plans, printable worksheets, rubrics, educational games, teaching tips, advice, education news, teacher downloads, web quests, and teacher tools for creating exciting classroom instruction.
The Best on the Web for Teachers
This site contains links for teachers that were voted on by teachers who use them.
The Educator’s Network
This site is a great resource for teachers. If you are looking for worksheets, lesson plans, thematic units, rubrics, or interactive tools for the classroom, then check out this web site.
The Gateway to Education
The Gateway is a Consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites.
The Teacher’s Corner
The Teacher’s Corner is an online resource for educators. This web site covers subject areas across the curriculum, technology integration, bulletin boards, and many other areas necessary to good classroom management.

 

 

GREAT WEBSITES BY SUBJECT

GEOGRAPHY
Ancient Egypt
Appropriate for grades 5-12. This site is hosted by the London Museum.
GeoBee Challenge Online
Every day this site posts five new questions from the National Geography Bee. This is a National Geographic site.
Lonely Planet
This site covers every country in the world. It offers a virtual window into a country including: how much a dollar is worth, how much it costs to go to a country, pictures and experiences from people who have traveled to certain countries, and travel warnings issued by the State Department.
Lonely Planet: Country Tours
This site is appropriate for upper elementary through high school.
National Geographic’s “Xpeditions”
This site offers many interactive features and activities. It also contains the U. S. geography teaching standards.
Owl & Mouse Software
Free resources for parents and teachers including interactive maps and printable materials. Appropriate for grades PreK-5.
Puzzles of the Earth
This site has many interactive resources with information that includes lessons on Earth’s structures, geographic features, and more.
United Nations Cyber School Bus
This site offers information on current global issues. For teachers there are lesson plans, classroom activities, and more. Students can take a virtual tour of the UN, plus much more.
Where is That?
This site offers a geography game that lets students practice locating and naming countries on a map. There are different levels of difficulty and it most appropriate for late elementary students and higher.
HISTORY
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Ben’s Guide is a great web site for students to learn about government. It’s interactive and fun for students of all ages.
Black History: African American World
The African American World for Kids is a web site where students can play games, send e-cards, and meet kids.
Colonial America Lessons
This web site provides a variety of thematic units on Colonial America. A list of web sites, lesson plans, and books can be found on the site.
Education World: A Black History Internet Scavenger Hunt
Any teacher can use this Internet Scavenger Hunt, which has four different hunts for students of all ages. Answers to the “Treasure Hunts” are available at the site, along with printable worksheets and live links to biographies.
Education World: Black History
A variety of grade-appropriate lessons can be found on this site. Students can create poems, study the history, take an Underground Railroad tour, or participate in a scavenger hunt.
Eyewitness History
This web site gives eyewitness accounts of major events throughout history. Students can read these eyewitness accounts from the Ancient World to the present.
Louisiana 101
This web site was created by a middle school teacher. It includes great links, games to play, and many lesson ideas.
Pilgrim Unit
Teacher Vision provides seven lesson plans that explore all facets of life in early America for the Pilgrims. Students will examine this important part of American history through a variety of learning activities.
Presidents’ Day: Abraham Lincoln
This web site has links to anything you would like to learn about President Abraham Lincoln.
Presidents’ Day: Meet George Washington
The site for Washington’s Virginia plantation, Mount Vernon, includes biographical information about the first President, as well as other historical information.
The American Memory: Historical Collections from the National Digital Library
Images, articles, and more are archived at this site. It includes a search function, “This Day in History,” and a learning page designed for teachers with lesson plans.
The Food Timeline
Here’s a great resource for learning what foods were available throughout history. It begins with prehistoric food. Links to information on the foods are also provided on the timeline.
Tudor Exploration
This site has great information about Tudor times and conditions at sea, navigation instruments, and lots of other information that will help students understand and learn about the times.
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration Digital Classroom
Historical documents are hosted online at this site. Several virtual tours are available in the exhibit hall. The digital classroom gives teachers and students access to online historical documents and materials.
Voice of America
This site, from the Voices of America, provides guidance in pronouncing names of people and countries. Included are the names of many newsworthy people from all over the world, as well as place names. Each has a phonetic pronunciation and an accompanying audio file so you can hear the name pronounced.
Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories
Twenty-three interviewees, born between 1823 and the early 1860s, discuss how they felt about slavery, slaveholders, coercion of slaves, their families, and freedom.

 

ENGLISH & LANGUAGE ARTS
ABC’s of the Writing Process
The purpose of this site is to provide a user friendly online resource, for students or teachers, no matter what they are being challenged to write.By clicking on any one of the five steps,
prewriting, writing, revising, editing or publishing, you will be taken into a world of ideas
to help you along your way.
American Folklore
This folklore site contains retellings of American folktales, Native American myths and legends, tall tales, weather folklore and ghost stories from each and every one of the 50 United States. You can read about all sorts of famous characters like Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Daniel Boone, and many more.
Better English
You can find exercises for improving your Business English on this web site. You can also sign up for free e-mail lessons to be sent periodically. This is a great site for you or your students to brush on those English speaking skills!
Book Making Unit for Second Grade
This site has several activities that support book making in the elementary classroom. Students can participate in writing exercises based on a Halloween theme, ABC book, chapter books, and much more.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss
This is a site of resources and interactive games centered around Dr. Seuss and his books.
EDSITEment – The Best of the Humanities on the Web
This educational partnership brings online humanities resources from some of the world’s great museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities directly to your classroom.
Encyclopedia Mythica
This online encyclopedia finds information on mythology, folklore and legends from six geographical regions.
Guide to Grammar and Writing
This site provides lessons in grammar, sentence, and essay. It also contains many interactive quizzes.
Merriam-Webster Online
This web site has a free online dictionary and thesaurus. There are also several free daily features such as the word of the day and daily crossword.
Merriam-Webster for Kids
Check out all the great stuff at Word Central! Look up words in the Student Dictionary!
Better still: Build Your Own Dictionary! Plus, you can stump your friends with the Daily Buzzword!
MythWeb – Grades 3-5
Welcome to Mythweb. This site is devoted to the heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology. This site also provides a list of links to other mythology sites.
Outta Ray’s Head Writing Lessons
This site contains numerous English lessons for middle and high school students.
Read, Write, Think
Read, Write, Think provides educators and students with access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instructions. The web site includes lessons correlated to the standards, web resources, and interactive student materials.
Reading Clinic
Scholastic Online provides this clinic to help address the needs of every student in the primary reading classroom. The clinic offers strategies in book selection, prediction, visualization, and more. Teacher record sheets are included, as well as read-aloud resources.
SparkNotes
This is a literary Web site that gives users access to many free online study guides. It offers information similar to Cliff’s Notes, but also includes teacher resources such as quizzes and essays.
TIME for Kids
This Web site accompanies the TIME for Kids weekly magazine. It features views of current events from kids’ perspectivies with printable weekly quizzes. There is also a link for teachers and lesson plans.
Vocabulary University
Vocabulary University offers word puzzles and enrichment tools to build word skills.
Word-A-Day
The Web site features a special word each day with its definition, voiced pronunciation, usage in context example, and other interesting tidbits. You can also sign up for daily email messages that contain the word of the day.

MATHMATICS
A+ Math
This web site is designed to help students improve their math skills interactively. Students can practice their math facts with interactive flash cards, play games, get homework help, or print worksheets.
Basket Math
Students can score a basket for answering math problems correctly. Choose the math skill that you are working on, then let the games begin!
Change Maker
Are you trying to teach your students how to make change? In this game, students earn money in their piggy banks for figuring out the correct change. Students can choose the level of difficulty as well as the monetary system.
Figure This
Figure This features challenging math problems for middle-school aged children. Go ahead and take a math challenge on this web site!
i-Math
i-Maths are online, interactive, multimedia math investigations. All i-Maths are built around interactive math applets, and some also include video clips. This is a great site for teachers and students to explore math concepts.
Math Forum: Students
Have a math question? Ask Dr. Math. This web site also has a problem of the week and activities organized by grade level.
Math Stories
For a small fee, teachers and parents can have access to word problems designed to help elementary and middle school children boost their math problem solving and critical-thinking skills. The web site has over 15,000 interactive and non-interactive NCTM compliant math word problems for children to enjoy! Word problems are available in both English and Spanish.
Mathbuilder
Find free worksheets and puzzles all grade levels and math content areas on this web site.
Mathematics Archives
This source covers a wide range of different topics in mathematics, software, and teaching materials.
Mathematics Lessons that are Fun
This web site has an abundance of interactive math lessons for grades Pre K-Adult.
Mega-Mathematics
Get hands-on exploration of all things math with this interactive site.
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM) is an NSF supported project to develop a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction. The manipulatives are organized in a matrix by standard and grade level.
Project Interactivate
The Shodor Education Foundation created this site as a collection of interactive Java-based courseware for the exploration of math and science. There is a collection of lessons, activities, materials and tools for students in grades 3-8.

SCIENCE
Amazing Space
Learn about various space topics at this site which contains web-based activities for the classrom.
An Inquirer’s Guide to the Universe
An “inquirer” can begin by thinking about and investigating what we already know about planets and the universe. Use the list of “Space Science Fact” resources to help you inquire. Then, consider some of the “Space Science Fiction” resources. When you’re ready, visit the “Imaginary Planet Gallery.” The imaginary planets are waiting for your exploration. Enter the “Space Story Studio” when you’re ready to write a story about the imaginary planet you choose to visit. Consult the “Space Story Portfolio” to read other stories about the imaginary universe you’ve visited. If you’re a classroom teacher, consult Inquiry Tips for one possible strategy for using the guide in a classroom setting.
Animals of the World (especially for Elementary)
Elementary students will enjoy this fun site devoted to animals. Students can learn about mammals, reptiles and amphibians, insects and arachnids, birds and fish through interactive games.
Chem4Kids
If you are looking for chemistry basics, this is the web site for you. There is information on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions and biochemistry. This site offers an introduction to the science of chemistry. It’s not just for kids, it’s for everyone.
Chemistry: Web Elements
This periodic table highlights all of the elements in detail and outlines both technical and educational concepts.
CHEMystery
CHEMystery, a virtual chemistry textbook, provides an interactive guide for high school chemistry students. In addition, CHEMystery allows you to further expand your chemistry knowledge by letting you interact with other Internet resources on the World Wide Web.
Cool Science for Curious Kids
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites curious kids to explore biology…on screen, off screen, and in between. This site features five activities adapted from science and childrens’ museums.
Ecological Footprint Quiz
Ever wondered how much “nature” your lifestyle requires? You can find out on this web site. This Ecological Footprint Quiz estimates how much productive land and water you need to support what you use and what you discard.
Fizzics Fizzle
This is an online physics tool that covers topics for the beginner as well as advanced. It also contains games and fun stuff on cool topics.
Frogland!!!
This web site has everything you have ever wanted to know about frogs. It gives information in such a manner that younger, as well as older, children can relate to the subject. It also has links to other web sites about frogs and toads.
Froguts
For a fee, you can participate in virtual dissections of frogs, squid, cow eyes, starfish, and more.
Gadget Anatomy
Let your students test their knowledge of machines by identifying the various mechanisms in this interactive quiz. The Inventor’s Toolbox gives illustrated reading selections on all simple machines.
General Chemistry Online
This online resource contains hyperlinked notes and guides, articles, tutorials, and a crosslinked collection of chemical terms.
Genetics Science Learning Center
This site has a lot of information on DNA replication, transcription, translation and good animations. Stem Cells are also well explained.
KidsStorm
Pages devoted to tornadoes, lightning, hurricanes, and storm chasing. Focused toward older kids and teenagers, but interesting for all ages. Great place for young people to gather information for school reports!
Kids Do Ecology
This site is designed to help you discover ecology! Students can learn about ecology through activities, projects, data, and graphing lessons.
Kidzone Fun Facts for Kids
This is a great resource for kids with fun facts for many interesting topics.
Mars Expedition Rover Mission
See some of the first color pictures from Mar’s Land Rover.
MicroWorlds
MicroWorlds is an interactive tour of current research in the materials sciences at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source.
Museum of Paleontology
Find information on dinosaurs, as well as online exhibits, education, and public outreach, and paleontology resources.
Nasa Kids
The best place for kids interested in space, science, rockets, astronauts and
the solar system.
NASA Quest
NASA Quest connects K-12 classrooms with people, research, and science through mission-based interactions and activities.
Neuroscience for Kids
The smell of a flower – The memory of a walk in the park – The pain of stepping on a nail. These experiences are made possible by the 3 pounds of tissue in our heads…the BRAIN!!Neuroscience for Kids has been created for all students and teacherswho would like to learn about the nervous system
Physics 2000
Welcome to Physics 2000, an interactive journey through modern physics! Have fun learning visually and conceptually about 20th Century science and high-tech devices.
Planet Pals
This resource teaches about the planet earth, natural resources, ecology and its care. Also, free recycling kits are offered.
Plants and Our Environment
This web site is about plants. You will learn about how plants grow and the different parts of a plant. You will also learn how seeds travel and what bees do to help plants. At this web site, you will learn about plants and their relationship with animals.
Science for Kids
This web site offers news about plants, animals, and other life science issues. It also includes
pop quizzes, and pictures. Site is available in Spanish.
Science Learning Network
This web site has links to a variety of resources, articles and exhibits.
Science Made Simple
Kids learn science the easy, hands-on way with Science Made Simple. Get science projects & experiments for home & school. Discover science fair project ideas. Read science articles and news. And more!
Science NetLinks
Science NetLinks provides a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators. Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students. This web site includes lessons, tools, and resources that are standards-based.
Spacekids
This Web site is hosted by NASA. Students can send their names to Mars, learn about student-built satellites, or play games and take quizzes on the Education Page.
The Biology Project
The Biology Project offers this online interactive resource. It is an excellent tool for the high school and introductory college classroom. This site provides detailed problem sets and tutorials, as well as guided tours for each lesson.
The Great Plant Escape
Led by Detective LePlant, students can go on a fun, interdisciplinary adventure in botany.
The Why Files
Students can explore this Web site to find out the science behind the news.
Trees are Terrific
Elementary students can learn about the parts, functions and requirements of trees in this interactive, online adventure. A teacher’s guide is also available.
U.S. Geological Survey Site
The U.S. Geological Survey provides scientific information intended to help educate the public about natural resources, natural hazards, geospatial data, and issues that affect our quality of life. Discover selected online resources, including lessons, data, maps, and more, to support teaching, learning, education (K-12), and college inquiry and research.
Weather Wiz Kids
This educational weather site for kids has it all! Written by a professional meteoroligist, it contains a wide variety of fun weather facts, weather folklore, weather games, weather jokes, and many other weather related experiments and activities.
Web Weather for Kids
Learn what makes weather wet and wild, do cool activities, and become hot at forecasting the weather on Web Weather for Kids! Created by University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.
Windows to the Universe
This web site provides a trip through earth and space science by means of multimedia exhibits.
Zona Land: Education in Physics and Mathematics
In Zona Land you will find educational and entertaining items pertaining to physics, to the mathematical sciences, and to mathematics in general.
Zoom Dinosaurs
Zoom Dinosaurs is a comprehensive on-line hyper textbook about dinosaurs, designed for students of all ages and levels of comprehension.
SOCIAL STUDIES
Exploring Ancient World Cultures
Take a look at a number of great civilizations of old, including Egypt, Rome, and the Islamic world. It also has timelines, texts, and historical information.
Kids Web Japan
Introduce students to Japanese history, culture, religion, geography, government, and more.
LACoast
This web site has lots of information about the Louisiana Coastal Wetlands.
Let’s Go! Around the World
This is a fun and very informative global exploration site. Take online adventures to many places around the world. Visit the Teacher Resources to find more activities.
White House Tour
Take a tour of the White House.
THE ARTS
A. Pintura: Art Detective
This is an online game about art history and art composition. As A. Pintura, a 1940’s-style detective with a degree in art history, you must
identify the artist of a mystery painting.
Artcyclopedia
Need information or pictures of art or artists? Use this searchable site that lists artists by name, artworks by title, and art museums by name/place.
ArtsEdNet
Education-related activities, lessons, and resources offered by the Getty for
teachers, students, professionals, and the general public.
Box of Crayons
Early elementary students will make the connection of how a box of crayons is more exciting with more colors, and how a wonderful variety of colors are part of our own human rainbow. It’s a great art project to help celebrate Black History Month.
Children’s Creative Theater Guide
This page opens curtains to historical aspects, fun games, and acting techniques.
Cinema
This interactive site sets in motion the creative process of filmmaking. It includes activities such as writing a segment of a scene and managing production of a film.
Creative Drama
Find resources on creative drama and theater education. There is also a section of ideas for the classroom.
Garden Crafts
This site has a list of crafts to do with a plant unit. Some projects include creating seed packets, making stepping stones, and creating popsicle plant markers.
KinderArt
A collection of free online art lesson plans, activities, and art education information can be found on this site.
The Great Buildings Collection
This gateway to architecture around the world and across history documents a thousand buildings and hundreds of leading architects, with 3D models, photographic images and architectural drawings, commentaries, bibliographies, web links, and more, for famous designers and structures of all kinds.
 MUSIC
Children’s Music Web
This non-profit resource is for kids, parents, teachers, and performers. You can find music education information, and you can even listen to songs on the site.
I Hear America Singing
Learn about song and music through the epochs in American History. There are bibliographic profiles on composers and other artists relevant to American music.
Music Education @ DataDragon.com
Come and explore some parts of music with the DataDragon online tutorials and guides.
Music Notes
This is an interactive online experience that gives musical information from the medieval period to the 20th century. Students can test their skills with interactive games while learning about instruments and music styles.
Pepper Sheet Music
This is a music service web site. It offers a full catalog of current and past music. A brief description is given for each piece allowing the buyer to know a little about the piece before choosing to purchase it. There are also links to other music resources.
Sojourn
The major forms of musical composition are made simple at this site. Topics concerning the canon and fugue are covered here. Students can also create their own composition and find a full analysis of J.S. Bach.
PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS
Technology and Learning
Select the latest from Technology & Learning magazine. There are reader-written articles, TechLearning tips, databases, and other resources.

 

 

Teacher Technology Resources and Training

·      Office 2010 training Learn how to use the various programs in Office 2010

·      Making the switch from Word 2003 to 2010 Learn about new features and ease into transition

·      Introduction to smartboard Learn SB basics and how to Work with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

·      Everything MIMIO Training Learn how to easily use your mimio and mimio software

·      DROPBOX   a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again!

 

GREAT Teacher Suggested Websites:

 

http://jc-schools.net/ppt.html Jefferson County Schools PowerPoint Collection:  

Provides an endless list of PowerPoints and games for every subject and grade level. Teachers can download and save and make adjustments if necessary.

This is a great resource to implement for topic review and introduction of new skills.

http://www.fcrr.org  The Florida Center for Reading Research:   The Florida Center for Reading Research was established in January, 2002.

It is jointly administered at Florida State University by the Learning Systems Institute and the College of Arts and Sciences.

They provide resources and guidance for schools in Florida but their resources are valuable to any organization.

Instructional materials and student center activities are available for grades K-5.

Topics include: Phonics, Phonemic Awareness, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension.

 

http://www.hwtears.com/hwt  Handwriting without Tears: wonderful website and can be used by teachers preschool through 3rd grade. 

It has great materials, resources, and instructional videos.  It also has a smartboard component.

 

http://www.edhelper.com– great puzzles, printables, etc. for all subjects!

 

www.brainpop.com  all grade levels&  all subjects– great interactive lessons, quizzes, games, etc.

                                    perfect for interactives on Smartboards/Mimios

 

www.starfall.com (PreK-2) reading/phonics  GREAT WITH SMARTBOARD!!!

50 states Webquest  4th grade webquest created by Wendy Thompson – great laptop lab project!

www.discoveryschool.com FREE AWESOME ad-free website with easy puzzlemakers (word search, hidden messages, and much more), lesson plans, etc.

www.scholastic.com (1-7) reading  … includes theme based lessons and more!

www.funbrain.com (1-7) all subjects … great interactive that can be used with Smartboards/Mimios along with lesson plans, printables, etc.

www.jc-schools.net – great teacher resources including COMMON CORE (http://jc-schools.net/common_core.htm)

 

www.littlebooklane.com/sfgrade3.htm – This site also supports the Scott Foresman Reading Street text and was teacher created.

– activity packets for each story that include vocabulary review sheets, word searches, definition derby, and more

 (You can pick and choose without having to print the whole packet, which is 9 pages)

 

www.pesfroghall.org  – allows you to listen to any of the stories in our text read out loud. 

-This site also contains links to other sites that will practice skills being taught in our reading workbook through games and on line quizzes.

 

www.lakeshorelearning.com  – This looks like a catalog site to purchase materials for the classroom, but you can click on FREE RESOURCES,

then TEACHER’S CORNER, and it will give you access to free printables. 

– There are also lots of fun activity sheets to print on various subjects and topics

 

www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games  – Grades 1-6th All subjects (lots of math, some language and social studies too)

-This site has lots of fun games to practice skills in classroom and at home.  kids love to play at home.

 

www.harcourtschool.com  – – Grades 1-5th:   Games to practice language arts

– password to log in is farr (or any author’s name from your language book)

– click on learning site, language arts, the cover of your text, grade level

– click on grammar park practice and then choose a game to support the lesson students are learning

 

www.busyteacherscafe.com – Grades K-6th: Free printables in all subjects, all seasons

  

www.nasa.gov (1-7) science  … includes videos, photos, and grade level units.

www.kidsastronomy.com (1-7) science  … Fun interactives plus great info on solar system, and individual planet resources

www.spaceday.org (1-7) science  … has fun space games that can be used as great class interactives on Smartboards/Mimios

 

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu (1-7) science… great facts, and more!

www.enchantedlearning.com All subjects/themes teacher printables, lesson plans, etc.

www.whitehouse.gov/kids (1-7) social studies

www.kids.nationalgeographic.com … good resource for crafts and activities

 

perpetualpreschool.com–  (prek-K)lots of themes & resources for Preschool- Kindergarten

 

http://www.learningpage.com (preschool) FREE  themes, printables, and more!


http://atozteacherstuff.com/Printables/Reading_Worksheets  more great resources, games, printables, etc.

 

LESSON PLANS

ABC Teach
This site is very resourceful for teachers. There are thematic units, fun activities, flash cards, and much more! The abc tools feature allows you to create your own documents like shape books and word searches.

Awesome Library
The Awesome Library is organized into categorized links to a variety of resources. It also has different doors for teachers, kids, teens, parents, librarians, and college students.

Discovery School: The Teacher Channel
Discovery Education is a wonderful resource for teachers. There is a variety of lesson plans and teaching tools available on this site. Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators is another great resource accessible from this site.

Ed Helper
Ed Helper is a resource for educators of all grade levels and subject areas. Teachers can also find monthly thematic units and weekly highlights on the web site.

Education World
This site has many resources for teachers and administrators. It has sub plans, book report ideas, webquests and many more teacher and classroom ideas.

Globe Teacher Newsletter
The archived newsletters on this site are great resources. Teachers can find the latest theme units, lesson plans, teacher tools, and worksheets. You can also choose to have the newsletter sent directly to you via e-mail.

Learning Page
Learning Page is a collection of professionally produced instructional material for you to download and print. Lesson plans, books, worksheets and much more can be found on the site.

PBS Teacher Source
This site offers a wealth of lesson plans for students of all ages. It also has a database that allows teachers to search for lesson plans that meet state and national standards.

Scholastic Teachers
Lesson plans, professional resources, and online activities for PreK-8 may be found at this site.

Teacher Files
This is an educator’s resource filled with clip art, lessons, units, and links to other resources.

Teacher Vision
Teacher Vision offers lesson plans, web sites, free teacher stuff and lots more.

TeachersFirst
TeachersFirst is a 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.

TeachNet
Find lesson plans, templates, clip art, and much more on this web site.

Teach-Nology
TeAchnology.com offers teachers access to lesson plans, printable worksheets, rubrics, educational games, teaching tips, advice, education news, teacher downloads, web quests, and teacher tools for creating exciting classroom instruction.

The Best on the Web for Teachers
This site contains links for teachers that were voted on by teachers who use them.

The Educator’s Network
This site is a great resource for teachers. If you are looking for worksheets, lesson plans, thematic units, rubrics, or interactive tools for the classroom, then check out this web site.

The Gateway to Education
The Gateway is a Consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites.

The Teacher’s Corner
The Teacher’s Corner is an online resource for educators. This web site covers subject areas across the curriculum, technology integration, bulletin boards, and many other areas necessary to good classroom management.

GREAT WEBSITES BY SUBJECT

GEOGRAPHY

Ancient Egypt
Appropriate for grades 5-12. This site is hosted by the London Museum.

GeoBee Challenge Online
Every day this site posts five new questions from the National Geography Bee. This is a National Geographic site.

Lonely Planet
This site covers every country in the world. It offers a virtual window into a country including: how much a dollar is worth, how much it costs to go to a country, pictures and experiences from people who have traveled to certain countries, and travel warnings issued by the State Department.

Lonely Planet: Country Tours
This site is appropriate for upper elementary through high school.

National Geographic’s “Xpeditions”
This site offers many interactive features and activities. It also contains the U. S. geography teaching standards.

Owl & Mouse Software
Free resources for parents and teachers including interactive maps and printable materials. Appropriate for grades PreK-5.

Puzzles of the Earth
This site has many interactive resources with information that includes lessons on Earth’s structures, geographic features, and more.

United Nations Cyber School Bus
This site offers information on current global issues. For teachers there are lesson plans, classroom activities, and more. Students can take a virtual tour of the UN, plus much more.

Where is That?
This site offers a geography game that lets students practice locating and naming countries on a map. There are different levels of difficulty and it most appropriate for late elementary students and higher.

HISTORY

Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Ben’s Guide is a great web site for students to learn about government. It’s interactive and fun for students of all ages.

Black History: African American World
The African American World for Kids is a web site where students can play games, send e-cards, and meet kids.

Colonial America Lessons
This web site provides a variety of thematic units on Colonial America. A list of web sites, lesson plans, and books can be found on the site.

Education World: A Black History Internet Scavenger Hunt
Any teacher can use this Internet Scavenger Hunt, which has four different hunts for students of all ages. Answers to the “Treasure Hunts” are available at the site, along with printable worksheets and live links to biographies.

Education World: Black History
A variety of grade-appropriate lessons can be found on this site. Students can create poems, study the history, take an Underground Railroad tour, or participate in a scavenger hunt.

Eyewitness History
This web site gives eyewitness accounts of major events throughout history. Students can read these eyewitness accounts from the Ancient World to the present.

Louisiana 101
This web site was created by a middle school teacher. It includes great links, games to play, and many lesson ideas.

Pilgrim Unit
Teacher Vision provides seven lesson plans that explore all facets of life in early America for the Pilgrims. Students will examine this important part of American history through a variety of learning activities.

Presidents’ Day: Abraham Lincoln
This web site has links to anything you would like to learn about President Abraham Lincoln.

Presidents’ Day: Meet George Washington
The site for Washington’s Virginia plantation, Mount Vernon, includes biographical information about the first President, as well as other historical information.

The American Memory: Historical Collections from the National Digital Library
Images, articles, and more are archived at this site. It includes a search function, “This Day in History,” and a learning page designed for teachers with lesson plans.

The Food Timeline
Here’s a great resource for learning what foods were available throughout history. It begins with prehistoric food. Links to information on the foods are also provided on the timeline.

Tudor Exploration
This site has great information about Tudor times and conditions at sea, navigation instruments, and lots of other information that will help students understand and learn about the times.

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration Digital Classroom
Historical documents are hosted online at this site. Several virtual tours are available in the exhibit hall. The digital classroom gives teachers and students access to online historical documents and materials.

Voice of America
This site, from the Voices of America, provides guidance in pronouncing names of people and countries. Included are the names of many newsworthy people from all over the world, as well as place names. Each has a phonetic pronunciation and an accompanying audio file so you can hear the name pronounced.

Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories
Twenty-three interviewees, born between 1823 and the early 1860s, discuss how they felt about slavery, slaveholders, coercion of slaves, their families, and freedom.

ENGLISH & LANGUAGE ARTS

ABC’s of the Writing Process
The purpose of this site is to provide a user friendly online resource, for students or teachers, no matter what they are being challenged to write.By clicking on any one of the five steps,
prewriting, writing, revising, editing or publishing, you will be taken into a world of ideas
to help you along your way.

American Folklore
This folklore site contains retellings of American folktales, Native American myths and legends, tall tales, weather folklore and ghost stories from each and every one of the 50 United States. You can read about all sorts of famous characters like Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Daniel Boone, and many more.

Better English
You can find exercises for improving your Business English on this web site. You can also sign up for free e-mail lessons to be sent periodically. This is a great site for you or your students to brush on those English speaking skills!

Book Making Unit for Second Grade
This site has several activities that support book making in the elementary classroom. Students can participate in writing exercises based on a Halloween theme, ABC book, chapter books, and much more.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss
This is a site of resources and interactive games centered around Dr. Seuss and his books.

EDSITEment – The Best of the Humanities on the Web
This educational partnership brings online humanities resources from some of the world’s great museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities directly to your classroom.

Encyclopedia Mythica
This online encyclopedia finds information on mythology, folklore and legends from six geographical regions.

Guide to Grammar and Writing
This site provides lessons in grammar, sentence, and essay. It also contains many interactive quizzes.

Merriam-Webster Online
This web site has a free online dictionary and thesaurus. There are also several free daily features such as the word of the day and daily crossword.

Merriam-Webster for Kids
Check out all the great stuff at Word Central! Look up words in the Student Dictionary!
Better still: Build Your Own Dictionary! Plus, you can stump your friends with the Daily Buzzword!

MythWeb – Grades 3-5
Welcome to Mythweb. This site is devoted to the heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology. This site also provides a list of links to other mythology sites.

Outta Ray’s Head Writing Lessons
This site contains numerous English lessons for middle and high school students.

Read, Write, Think
Read, Write, Think provides educators and students with access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instructions. The web site includes lessons correlated to the standards, web resources, and interactive student materials.

Reading Clinic
Scholastic Online provides this clinic to help address the needs of every student in the primary reading classroom. The clinic offers strategies in book selection, prediction, visualization, and more. Teacher record sheets are included, as well as read-aloud resources.

SparkNotes
This is a literary Web site that gives users access to many free online study guides. It offers information similar to Cliff’s Notes, but also includes teacher resources such as quizzes and essays.

TIME for Kids
This Web site accompanies the TIME for Kids weekly magazine. It features views of current events from kids’ perspectivies with printable weekly quizzes. There is also a link for teachers and lesson plans.

Vocabulary University
Vocabulary University offers word puzzles and enrichment tools to build word skills.

Word-A-Day
The Web site features a special word each day with its definition, voiced pronunciation, usage in context example, and other interesting tidbits. You can also sign up for daily email messages that contain the word of the day.

MATHMATICS

A+ Math
This web site is designed to help students improve their math skills interactively. Students can practice their math facts with interactive flash cards, play games, get homework help, or print worksheets.

Basket Math
Students can score a basket for answering math problems correctly. Choose the math skill that you are working on, then let the games begin!

Change Maker
Are you trying to teach your students how to make change? In this game, students earn money in their piggy banks for figuring out the correct change. Students can choose the level of difficulty as well as the monetary system.

Figure This
Figure This features challenging math problems for middle-school aged children. Go ahead and take a math challenge on this web site!

i-Math
i-Maths are online, interactive, multimedia math investigations. All i-Maths are built around interactive math applets, and some also include video clips. This is a great site for teachers and students to explore math concepts.

Math Forum: Students
Have a math question? Ask Dr. Math. This web site also has a problem of the week and activities organized by grade level.

Math Stories
For a small fee, teachers and parents can have access to word problems designed to help elementary and middle school children boost their math problem solving and critical-thinking skills. The web site has over 15,000 interactive and non-interactive NCTM compliant math word problems for children to enjoy! Word problems are available in both English and Spanish.

Mathbuilder
Find free worksheets and puzzles all grade levels and math content areas on this web site.

Mathematics Archives
This source covers a wide range of different topics in mathematics, software, and teaching materials.

Mathematics Lessons that are Fun
This web site has an abundance of interactive math lessons for grades Pre K-Adult.

Mega-Mathematics
Get hands-on exploration of all things math with this interactive site.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM) is an NSF supported project to develop a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction. The manipulatives are organized in a matrix by standard and grade level.

Project Interactivate
The Shodor Education Foundation created this site as a collection of interactive Java-based courseware for the exploration of math and science. There is a collection of lessons, activities, materials and tools for students in grades 3-8.

SCIENCE

Amazing Space
Learn about various space topics at this site which contains web-based activities for the classrom.

An Inquirer’s Guide to the Universe
An “inquirer” can begin by thinking about and investigating what we already know about planets and the universe. Use the list of “Space Science Fact” resources to help you inquire. Then, consider some of the “Space Science Fiction” resources. When you’re ready, visit the “Imaginary Planet Gallery.” The imaginary planets are waiting for your exploration. Enter the “Space Story Studio” when you’re ready to write a story about the imaginary planet you choose to visit. Consult the “Space Story Portfolio” to read other stories about the imaginary universe you’ve visited. If you’re a classroom teacher, consult Inquiry Tips for one possible strategy for using the guide in a classroom setting.

Animals of the World (especially for Elementary)
Elementary students will enjoy this fun site devoted to animals. Students can learn about mammals, reptiles and amphibians, insects and arachnids, birds and fish through interactive games.

Chem4Kids
If you are looking for chemistry basics, this is the web site for you. There is information on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions and biochemistry. This site offers an introduction to the science of chemistry. It’s not just for kids, it’s for everyone.

Chemistry: Web Elements
This periodic table highlights all of the elements in detail and outlines both technical and educational concepts.

CHEMystery
CHEMystery, a virtual chemistry textbook, provides an interactive guide for high school chemistry students. In addition, CHEMystery allows you to further expand your chemistry knowledge by letting you interact with other Internet resources on the World Wide Web.

Cool Science for Curious Kids
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites curious kids to explore biology…on screen, off screen, and in between. This site features five activities adapted from science and childrens’ museums.

Ecological Footprint Quiz
Ever wondered how much “nature” your lifestyle requires? You can find out on this web site. This Ecological Footprint Quiz estimates how much productive land and water you need to support what you use and what you discard.

Fizzics Fizzle
This is an online physics tool that covers topics for the beginner as well as advanced. It also contains games and fun stuff on cool topics.

Frogland!!!
This web site has everything you have ever wanted to know about frogs. It gives information in such a manner that younger, as well as older, children can relate to the subject. It also has links to other web sites about frogs and toads.

Froguts
For a fee, you can participate in virtual dissections of frogs, squid, cow eyes, starfish, and more.

Gadget Anatomy
Let your students test their knowledge of machines by identifying the various mechanisms in this interactive quiz. The Inventor’s Toolbox gives illustrated reading selections on all simple machines.

General Chemistry Online
This online resource contains hyperlinked notes and guides, articles, tutorials, and a crosslinked collection of chemical terms.

Genetics Science Learning Center
This site has a lot of information on DNA replication, transcription, translation and good animations. Stem Cells are also well explained.

KidsStorm
Pages devoted to tornadoes, lightning, hurricanes, and storm chasing. Focused toward older kids and teenagers, but interesting for all ages. Great place for young people to gather information for school reports!

Kids Do Ecology
This site is designed to help you discover ecology! Students can learn about ecology through activities, projects, data, and graphing lessons.

Kidzone Fun Facts for Kids
This is a great resource for kids with fun facts for many interesting topics.

Mars Expedition Rover Mission
See some of the first color pictures from Mar’s Land Rover.

MicroWorlds
MicroWorlds is an interactive tour of current research in the materials sciences at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source.

Museum of Paleontology
Find information on dinosaurs, as well as online exhibits, education, and public outreach, and paleontology resources.

Nasa Kids
The best place for kids interested in space, science, rockets, astronauts and
the solar system.

NASA Quest
NASA Quest connects K-12 classrooms with people, research, and science through mission-based interactions and activities.

Neuroscience for Kids
The smell of a flower – The memory of a walk in the park – The pain of stepping on a nail. These experiences are made possible by the 3 pounds of tissue in our heads…the BRAIN!!Neuroscience for Kids has been created for all students and teacherswho would like to learn about the nervous system

Physics 2000
Welcome to Physics 2000, an interactive journey through modern physics! Have fun learning visually and conceptually about 20th Century science and high-tech devices.

Planet Pals
This resource teaches about the planet earth, natural resources, ecology and its care. Also, free recycling kits are offered.

Plants and Our Environment
This web site is about plants. You will learn about how plants grow and the different parts of a plant. You will also learn how seeds travel and what bees do to help plants. At this web site, you will learn about plants and their relationship with animals.

Science for Kids
This web site offers news about plants, animals, and other life science issues. It also includes
pop quizzes, and pictures. Site is available in Spanish.

Science Learning Network
This web site has links to a variety of resources, articles and exhibits.

Science Made Simple
Kids learn science the easy, hands-on way with Science Made Simple. Get science projects & experiments for home & school. Discover science fair project ideas. Read science articles and news. And more!

Science NetLinks
Science NetLinks provides a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators. Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students. This web site includes lessons, tools, and resources that are standards-based.

Spacekids
This Web site is hosted by NASA. Students can send their names to Mars, learn about student-built satellites, or play games and take quizzes on the Education Page.

The Biology Project
The Biology Project offers this online interactive resource. It is an excellent tool for the high school and introductory college classroom. This site provides detailed problem sets and tutorials, as well as guided tours for each lesson.

The Great Plant Escape
Led by Detective LePlant, students can go on a fun, interdisciplinary adventure in botany.

The Why Files
Students can explore this Web site to find out the science behind the news.

Trees are Terrific
Elementary students can learn about the parts, functions and requirements of trees in this interactive, online adventure. A teacher’s guide is also available.

U.S. Geological Survey Site
The U.S. Geological Survey provides scientific information intended to help educate the public about natural resources, natural hazards, geospatial data, and issues that affect our quality of life. Discover selected online resources, including lessons, data, maps, and more, to support teaching, learning, education (K-12), and college inquiry and research.

Weather Wiz Kids
This educational weather site for kids has it all! Written by a professional meteoroligist, it contains a wide variety of fun weather facts, weather folklore, weather games, weather jokes, and many other weather related experiments and activities.

Web Weather for Kids
Learn what makes weather wet and wild, do cool activities, and become hot at forecasting the weather on Web Weather for Kids! Created by University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.

Windows to the Universe
This web site provides a trip through earth and space science by means of multimedia exhibits.

Zona Land: Education in Physics and Mathematics
In Zona Land you will find educational and entertaining items pertaining to physics, to the mathematical sciences, and to mathematics in general.

Zoom Dinosaurs
Zoom Dinosaurs is a comprehensive on-line hyper textbook about dinosaurs, designed for students of all ages and levels of comprehension.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Exploring Ancient World Cultures
Take a look at a number of great civilizations of old, including Egypt, Rome, and the Islamic world. It also has timelines, texts, and historical information.

Kids Web Japan
Introduce students to Japanese history, culture, religion, geography, government, and more.

LACoast
This web site has lots of information about the Louisiana Coastal Wetlands.

Let’s Go! Around the World
This is a fun and very informative global exploration site. Take online adventures to many places around the world. Visit the Teacher Resources to find more activities.

White House Tour
Take a tour of the White House.

THE ARTS

A. Pintura: Art Detective
This is an online game about art history and art composition. As A. Pintura, a 1940’s-style detective with a degree in art history, you must
identify the artist of a mystery painting.

Artcyclopedia
Need information or pictures of art or artists? Use this searchable site that lists artists by name, artworks by title, and art museums by name/place.

ArtsEdNet
Education-related activities, lessons, and resources offered by the Getty for
teachers, students, professionals, and the general public.

Box of Crayons
Early elementary students will make the connection of how a box of crayons is more exciting with more colors, and how a wonderful variety of colors are part of our own human rainbow. It’s a great art project to help celebrate Black History Month.

Children’s Creative Theater Guide
This page opens curtains to historical aspects, fun games, and acting techniques.

Cinema
This interactive site sets in motion the creative process of filmmaking. It includes activities such as writing a segment of a scene and managing production of a film.

Creative Drama
Find resources on creative drama and theater education. There is also a section of ideas for the classroom.

Garden Crafts
This site has a list of crafts to do with a plant unit. Some projects include creating seed packets, making stepping stones, and creating popsicle plant markers.

KinderArt
A collection of free online art lesson plans, activities, and art education information can be found on this site.

The Great Buildings Collection
This gateway to architecture around the world and across history documents a thousand buildings and hundreds of leading architects, with 3D models, photographic images and architectural drawings, commentaries, bibliographies, web links, and more, for famous designers and structures of all kinds.

 

MUSIC

Children’s Music Web
This non-profit resource is for kids, parents, teachers, and performers. You can find music education information, and you can even listen to songs on the site.

I Hear America Singing
Learn about song and music through the epochs in American History. There are bibliographic profiles on composers and other artists relevant to American music.

Music Education @ DataDragon.com
Come and explore some parts of music with the DataDragon online tutorials and guides.

Music Notes
This is an interactive online experience that gives musical information from the medieval period to the 20th century. Students can test their skills with interactive games while learning about instruments and music styles.

Pepper Sheet Music
This is a music service web site. It offers a full catalog of current and past music. A brief description is given for each piece allowing the buyer to know a little about the piece before choosing to purchase it. There are also links to other music resources.

Sojourn
The major forms of musical composition are made simple at this site. Topics concerning the canon and fugue are covered here. Students can also create their own composition and find a full analysis of J.S. Bach.

PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS

Technology and Learning
Select the latest from Technology & Learning magazine. There are reader-written articles, TechLearning tips, databases, and other resources.

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