The Kids on the Web: Educational Sites
First and foremost, take a look at the
of K-12 educational sites. It's constantly growing and adding newly
discovered schools that have web pages hooked up to talk to the world.
The Online Biology Guide
to Cells is a great resource for middle-school (11-13 year-old) science students that discusses the fundamentals of plant and animal cells.
The SAT Prep Plan site contains SAT practice problems, a customized SAT
preparation plan, SAT problem solving videos, SAT vocabulary flash cards and
free online SAT test preparation books and materials.
Dedicated to listings,
descriptions and reviews of the best free educational software for Windows,
helps you find the software for use on the Web or to download to your PC.
SoftSchools.com provides free math
worksheets, free math games and free phonics worksheets and games. Worksheets
and games are organized by grades and topics. Their auto-generated math and
phonics worksheets are easily printable.
Just For Kids
has a collection of articles specifically for kids related to school.
Being called names, teachers who aren't nice, wearing glasses, or getting help
with math are just a few examples of stuff that can really help kids in the
craziness of school.
Exercise of the day: find out what the
is like in Ireland, and what the Irish
If you'd like an interesting set of read-along children's books for your
K-3 classroom library, take a look at
The Confetti Company.
The Math League
provides math contests for grades 4
through 12, contest problem books, and math educational software for
grades 4-8. They also let you read the contest results from their math
league competitions in the U.S. and Canada.
The Cuisenaire Learning Place
features exciting new resources for integrating math and literature in the
primary grades. You can print out and share an intriguing story and problem
from Afterwards: Folk and Fairy Tales with Mathematical Everafter, Grades
1-2 and 3-4.
A fantastic set of information by Joan Fleitas of Fairfield University,
BandAids and Blackboards
is intended to help deal with chronic illness, or other medical problems, in a
school setting. It's written to be used by both children and adults, and
tries to help sensitize children to what it's like to grow up with a medical
aims to design and develop a syllabus for elementary schools, bearing the same
name as the organization ``A Why'n'Not Education''. Using the principles of
integrated curriculum, they're working towards creating a syllabus which is as
unified as possible---not only in terms of content but also in terms of
usability. They're currently concentrating on grades 3 through 6.
by the folks who do the printed magazine iT's Magazine,
is set up to provide students of English with a comprehensive online service
offering e-zine material for self-study, sections where you can express your
opininos on topical issues or find prenfriends, and a collection of resources
that area vailable on the Net.
Beatrice's Web Guide
includes an education section, with B's top picks in educational sites and
descriptions on them too.
U.S. Charter Schools offers a
range of information for teachers, parents, community groups, museums & others
who are planning or operating a charter school.
Online Educator Weekly Super Sites
give you a weekly list of useful pages on the Internet, aimed specifically at
helping teachers find the Internet to be an accessible, useful classroom tool.
The Lost City
delivers a lot of good information about the red planet packaged specifically
for younger children. Students will discover fun facts about the planet and
have fun taking the Mars Challenge quiz.
New Century School House
project provides an opportunity for teachers from the final years of the 20th
century to think about, and share with others their ideas about what schools
should be like in the next century.
A reportedly fully monitored safe online community for kids, KidFu: The Way of the Kid features kids chat,
a kid-written magazine, bulletin boards, games, and junior jobs. Membership
is required for full access.
an online resource for technology coordinators, includes articles each month
of interest to educators trying to use technology in their schools.
National Weather Service in Guam
can help you do projects with typhoons.
A wide range of information is available at the
Cool Safe Links For Children Parents and Teachers
page. Fun and interesting places to visit, info specifically oriented to help
teachers, along with a variety of topics from art to history to math
to social studies are all offered. A collection of things related to
homeschool education is also included.
The College Board
lets you learn about SATs, registration for taking the tests, find out about
financial aid, and more.
On a related topic -- yes, you can look for financial aid through the Web!
lets you search for help getting applicable scholarships and financial aid.
is made possible by taking a look at ``WebWare for the SAT''.
is a collection of educational resources (instructional software, lab
activities, lesson plans, student created materials ...) for K-12 mathematics
and science education.
Expressions School of Art
offers home school art education, which may be of great interest to all who
are involved in homeschooling.
Superkids Software Review
provides impartial reviews of children's educational software by parents,
teachers, and kids.
Teach Your Children
is a new showcase for award-winning educational software for children. The
site features fun and innovative Web-based counting and coloring games for
children, as well as ongoing contests and sweepstakes.
an effort of a number of organizations and online services, provide tips for
parents about keeping children safe online and also introduce them to such
online issues as parental empowerment software and acceptable use policies;
copyright protections; privacy; and consumer protection.
A collection of
K-12 Education Resources
let you do research on communications, curriculum, lesson plan sources, schools
on the Web, and more.
offers a free directory of all U.S. public schools. The site also offers a
glossary of education-related terms, national statistics about elementary and
secondary education, a state-by-state breakdown of how states organize
educational resources, and news briefs about educational policy changes.
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC)
is the nationally recognized information source for K-12 mathematics
and science teachers. It lets you search their catalog which describes all
types of curriculum resources, communicate with other educators about events
and opportunities, and a variety of other things!
National School Network Exchange
has over 300 participating member organizations, taking part in a variety
discussions and the latest news and information.
They've highlighted a number of exciting projects and discussions that you
Interactive Media for Children and Teachers
is a collection of essays, and a full class description, of a class
that aims to teach students about media and its growing presence in day-to-day
The major purpose of the
History/Social Studies Web Site for K-12 Teachers,
is to begin the task of making the use of the Internet for busy social studies
teachers and to encourage the use of the World Wide Web as a tool for learning
and teaching. The documents, links, and text files listed in the various
categories should provide some help for classroom teachers (especially at the
Middle School and Secondary level) in locating and using the resources of the
Internet in the classroom.
Global SchoolNet Projects Registry
is a starting point for busy teachers searching for appropriate on-line
projects to integrate into their required coursework.
HP Telementor program
creates one-to-one mentor relationships between HP employees (worldwide) and
5-12th grade students and teachers throughout the United States. HP employees
motivate students to excel in math and science and improve communication and
problem solving skills. In addition, students are encouraged by their mentors
to pursue their unique interests and link these interests with their daily
school experience. HP employees also mentor teachers who seek to incorporate
current technology into the classroom.
you'll find the Teacher's Turf, which will help teachers find classroom
resources, development opportunities, and intelligent fun for eduational
School may be out soon but that doesn't mean your brain has to take a vacation.
This summer, Education Place will be featuring
Kids' Summer Clubhouse
for kids in Grades 3-8. Come join the fun! We'll be featuring a weekly brain teaser
contest, a summer-long reading contest, a weekly word find, two online games to
challenge your knowledge of geography and social studies facts, and more.
A tutorial for elementary teachers who are new to the Internet,
the K-5 CyberTrail
features elementary schools on the Web on the
``Tenderfoot Trail'', and curriculum resources for elementary educators
on the ``Explorer Trail''.
was the first Web-based mass volunteer effort, with the goal to wire 13,000
California schools on March 9. You can find out about how the project went,
and about similar work in the near future to complete the tasks involved.
The schools still need help!
An inquisitive, skeptical Hedgehog collects and rates K12 links on
a page of
resources for the Kindergarten/1st grade classroom.
Sunit Educational Information System
Serves as a professional support group for teachers, by teachers,
and helps ease the teacher into the use of the Internet in the classroom.
There's a great site related to
education in Australia.
Brooke High School computer science
students are developing their own HTML documents and home pages. This fall
they received Internet access as part of the World School Project, sponsored
by the West Virginia Dept. of Education and Bell Atlantic. As a result of the
joint effort, every school in West Virginia will be connected to the Internet
in the next two years.
Janice's K-12 Cyberspace Outpost
has a wealth of stuff to take a look at---far more than this page does!
Gleason Sackman's HotList of K-12 Internet School Sites
The Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections project
helps teachers seeking partner teachers at home and abroad for shared e-mail
classroom and project activities. Currently over 2,200 university and K-12
teachers from 30 countries are participating. This Web page provides a link to
IECC and other related resources, including a form for submitting requests for
your own partner classrooms.
The Home Page of Minnechaug Regional High School
from Wilbraham, Mass. includes pictures of the school and students, a voice
welcome, student handbook, and e-mail lists from the Classes of 1963,
1991-1997. If you're alumni, submit your e-mail address and/or home page site
to be entered! It is constantly being updated with photographs, newsletters,
and soon the course catalog, biographies of each teacher and more.
A variety of resources for chemistry teachers, particularly secondary school
teachers (K-12), is available from
Offerings include labs, lecture notes, essays, chem links, and other
information for class and lab use.
The server of the
North Polk Junior/Senior High School
in Alleman, Iowa, will feature scanned artwork by students, in addition to
mundane information about the school and its fine programs. There are plans
for an online school paper in the future, and other student creations may be
showcased on the server.
Arbor Heights School
a World Wide Web Digital Library for Schoolkids
Scholastic Internet Center
Web66: A K12 World Wide Web Project
CEARCH Collection of Educational Resources
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