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LICENSED DATABASES FOR STUDENT RESEARCH AND LEARNING

  Licensed Database Level and URL Logging In From Home
 
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Electronic licensed database for articles from magazines and newspapers. Name: See Your English Teacher to Obtain Username
Elementary, Middle, High Password: See Your English Teacher to Obtain Password.

http://search.ebscohost.com EBSCO uses IP authentication on school computers, but use name/password on home computers.
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Digital library of common core texts and multimedia .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students set up initial accounts with their class.

Teachers use their email address and network password

 

 


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  1 Discovery Education Streaming Plus integrates seamlessly into any curriculum with 9,000 full-length videos segmented into 71,000 content-specific clips tied directly to state and national standards.
Teacher Home Login:                            
username = See Mr. Cox to Obtain Username  
password = See Your English Teacher to Obtain Password.
Elementary, Middle, High
http://www.discoveryeducation.com
Student Home Login: 
username = See Your English Teacher to Obtain Username.
password = See Your English Teacher to Obtain Password.

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4 The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. Its innovative display encourages exploration and learning. You'll understand language in a powerful new way.
Username = See Your English Teacher to Obtain Username             
Password = See Your English Teacher to Obtain Password.
Elementary, Middle, High
http://www.visualthesaurus.com
 

Free Digital Resources by Subject Areas
Education World
http://www.educationworld.com/
Newsletters on recommended sites, professional development, grants and more
Royalty Free Music-Award winning library of royalty-free music from RoyaltyFreeMusic.com
http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/
Music for video production, powerpoint presentations and more!
Edutopia
http://www.edutopia.org/
Narrow by grade level for all resources
Teacher Planet
http://www.teacherplanet.com/calendar/calendar.php?op=cal&month=2&year=2011
Scroll down for network directory.​
EdHelper
http://edhelper.com/
Eduscapes
http://eduscapes.com/
Don’t miss 42eXplore
Big Deal Book
http://www.bigdealbook.com/
Curriculum support, grants, great ideas and more

PRIMARY RESOURCES
Awesome Stories

http://www.awesomestories.com/
Places original materials in context and holds those links together in an interesting, cohesive way
American Memory Project
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
Free Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
http://free.ed.gov/
Our Documents
http://www.ourdocuments.gov/index.php?flash=true&
Click “100 milestone documents” on the right
New York Public Library Digital Gallery
http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/index.cfm
Maps, posters, prints and more
Digital History
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/
See classroom handouts for teachers.
Conversations with History
http://conversations.berkeley.edu/
Interviews with important individuals in modern history.
Indigenous People’s Literature
http://www.indigenouspeople.net/ipl_final.html
Legends, poetry, quotes, biographies, important documents

SOCIAL STUDIES

World History for us All
http://worldhistoryforusall.sdsu.edu/
Children and Youth in History
http://chnm.gmu.edu/cyh/
Teaching with Historic Places
http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/
Uses properties listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects
Google Earth
http://www.google.com/earth/index.html
The world’s geographic information at your fingertips
Indian Ocean History
http://www.indianoceanhistory.org/
Resources for middle and high school students
Democracy Class: Rock the Vote
http://democracyclass.com/
Democracy Day – March 23
Historical Thinking Matters
http://historicalthinkingmatters.org/
Designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives
Teaching Tolerance
http://www.tolerance.org/activities
Classroom activities, teaching kits, and other free resources

SCIENCE
Discovery Channels Science
http://dsc.discovery.com/
Click “explore by subject”
NASA for Educators
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/index.html
Nice search feature to find educational materials
BioEd Online
http://www.bioedonline.org/
Cutting-edge information and educational tools for biology and related subjects
National Science Digital Library
http://www.nsdl.org/
Lessons, photos, video and more
Kinetic City
http://www.kineticcity.com/
Science experiments, games and projects
Science News for Kids
http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/
Timely items of interest to kids with suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles and more
Smithsonian Education
http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/
National Geographic
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
Discovery Now
http://www.discoverynow.us/
Podcasts that highlight the latest innovations in science and space

MATH

Harcourt Math Glossary
http://www.harcourtschool.com/glossary/math2/index_temp.html
Complete online dictionary of math terms grades K-8
Math.com
http://www.math.com/students/practice.html
Make a Point
http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/
Create graphs and charts
Teachnology Math Worksheets
http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/math/
Graphcalc
www.graphcalc.com
Online graphing calculator
TuxMath
http://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/tuxmath/index.php
Arcade game that helps kids practice their facts

LANGUAGE ARTS

Building Language for Literacy
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bll/index.htm
Magnetic Poetry
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/word_mover/words.01.html
Quiz Tree
http://www.quiz-tree.com/English_smain.html
Quizzes for English and ESL students.
Plagiarisma.Net
http://plagiarisma.net/
Free plagiarism checker
Vocabulary.com
http://www.myvocabulary.com/
Lesson plans, theme based offerings, test prep and assessment
Word Ahead
http://www.vocabahead.com/
Vocabulary videos
Bibliobouts
http://bibliobouts.org/
Online game that helps students find quality information
Storybird: Collaborative Storytelling
http://storybird.com/
Allows students to tap into a library of illustrations to create digital books
Progressive Story Project
http://writeyourstory.wikispaces.com/
Register by March 11, 2011 to join this online writing collaboration
PBS Zoom Playhouse
http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/playhouse/
Plays you’ve seen on Zoom
Cyberchase Playspace
http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/playspace/
Online stories to read and create.
Masterpiece Learn
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/learn/guides.html
Teacher’s Guides for Masterpiece Theatre Films
Children’s Literature Web Guide
http://people.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html
Bartleby.com
http://www.bartleby.com/
Classic English and American literature
Basic Steps in the Research Process
http://www.crlsresearchguide.org/
Simple, step by step instructions for writing a research paper.
ABC Ya’
http://www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm
Word Clouds
TeachingBooks.net
http://www.teachingbooks.net/
Free trial and samples

REFERENCE

Biography.com
http://www.biography.com/
Altapedia Online
http://www.atlapedia.com
Full color physical and political maps.  Comprehensive information
RefDesk.com
http://www.refdesk.com/
Internet resources covering all academic areas
Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/index.html
Visual Dictionary
http://visual.merriam-webster.com/
Library Spot
http://www.libraryspot.com/
How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/
Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org/
See links for kids and teens ​
Wolfram Alpha
http://www.wolframalpha.com/

VIDEO

WatchKnow: Videos for Students
http://www.watchknow.org/
Thousands of free educational videos
Meet Me at the Corner
http://www.meetmeatthecorner.org/
Virtual field trips for kids​
NBC Learnhttp://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn
News, film, and video archive
90+ videos for Technology and Media Literacy
http://couros.wikispaces.com/TechAndMediaLiteracyVids
PBS Nature Interactives
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/category/interactives-extras/interactives-games/
Full episodes of “Nature”, interactive games and more
Khan Academy
 http://youtube.com/khanacademy
Over 2100 videos and assessments covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history
NASA
 http://www.youtube.com/NASAtelevision
Hundreds of videos about space
NOVA
http://www.youtube.com/NOVAonline
TED Talks
http://www.youtube.com/TEDtalksDirector
Inspiring speakers from the TED conference - devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading - Technology, Entertainment, Design

TEACHER SUPPORT

Webpath Express
Adjust settings for grade level
National Education Association
http://www.nea.org/
Click “tools and ideas” for classroom resources
Sites for Teachers
http://www.sitesforteachers.com/index.html
Hundreds of sites rated for popularity
Website Reviews for Kids, Teachers, and Families
http://www.surfnetkids.com/
Click the archive for all resources by year
Shmoop
http://www.shmoop.com/
Homework and college resources
AskEric
http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/index.shtml
Over 2000 lesson plans created by teachers
PBS Teacher
http://www.pbs.org/teachers
Amazing resources for all grade levels
TeAchnology
http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/
Free and easy to use resources
Cybrary Man’s Educational Websites
http://www.cybraryman.com/
Teachers.net
http://teachers.net/
Lesson plans, chatboards, teacher jobs, and more
Quizlet
http://quizlet.com/
Great flashcard site
FlashCard Exchange
http://www.flashcardexchange.com/
Super Teacher Worksheets
http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/
Hundreds of free math and EL/A worksheets for all grades
Ide@s
http://www.ideas.wisconsin.edu/
Lesson plans, copyright free images, video and more
TeachAde
http://www.teachade.com/
Free resources shared by fellow educators.  Sponsored by NEA
Braingle
http://www.braingle.com/
Over 20,000 brain teasers, riddles, logic problems, quizzes and mind puzzles
A to Z Teacher Stuff
http://atozteacherstuff.com/
Internet Field Trips
http://teacher.scholastic.com/fieldtrp/index.htm
Jamie McKenzie
http://questioning.org/index.html
Click “past issues” and “articles” for great reading
Resources and inspiration
Pulse of the Planet
http://www.pulseplanet.com/
Audio files on a variety of topics

Arts

The Art Project
http://www.googleartproject.com/
Explore art from around the world
Special Education
The Behavior Advisor
http://www.behavioradvisor.com/
ReadPlease
http://www.readplease.com
Free text to speech
SEN Teacher
http://www.senteacher.org/Files/
Free downloads
Do2Learn
http://www.do2learn.com/disabilities/FASDtoolbox/education_resources/games/homemade_games.htm
Games to make at home
Social Skills for Middle School Students
http://www.cccoe.net/social/skillslist.htm
Skills in the classroom, with peers, and with adults

Productivity

Scratch
http://scratch.mit.edu/
Prezi
http://prezi.com/
Digital Films.com
http://www.digitalfilms.com/index.php
Unleash your creativity and make your digital film for free
Animoto.com

http://animoto.com/
Turn your photos, video clips, and music into masterpieces to share with everyone
PBS: Student Reporting Labs
http://www.studentreportinglabs.com/
Connects high school students to local PBS stations and news professionals in their community to produce original, student-generated news video reports
Kerpoof Studio
http://www.kerpoof.com/
Free online multimedia software that allows children to explore their creativity by drawing, making animated movies, writing and illustrating stories, producing pictures and cards and more
TuxPaint
www.tuxpaint.org
Online drawing and creativity tool

Technology

Free Technology Guides
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/15-free-guides-teach-stuff/
Manuals for Mac, Dropbox, digital photography and more
Tech and Learning
http://www.techlearning.com/
Resources to support technology integration
Educational Technology Guy
http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/
Blog about educational technology and theory with lots of free resources included
Free Technology for Teachers
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/

Miscellaneous

America by Air
http://www.nasm.si.edu/exhibitions/gal102/americabyair/index.cfm
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum ​
Common Sense Media
http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators
Tools and curricula students need to become responsible digital citizens.​​
FreeRice
http://www.freerice.com/
10 grains of rice donated through the World Food Program for every right answer
Web2.0: Cool Tools for School
http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/
50 Sites
http://50-sites.wikispaces.com/
Cyberbullying Research Center
http://www.cyberbullying.us/
TuxTyping
http://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/tuxtype/
GamesforStudents
 www.games.edublogs.org
By grade level and content area
Teacher’sDomain
http://www.teachersdomain.org/