Web Sites for Teachers



Here you will find many web sites with useful tools and ideas for teachers!

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A to Z TEACHER STUFF
This site was designed to help teachers find online lesson plans and resources more quickly and easily.

A PLUS MATH
Lots of games, lessons and fun math activities.

ABCTEACH
This is the place for kids, parents, student teachers, and teachers. You'll find over 5000+ free printable pages.

ACCESS EXCELLENCE
High school biology lessons.

ACTIVITY IDEA PLACE
Over 2400 activity ideas for Early Childhood Education professionals

AIMS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Activities Integrating Mathematics and Science. Their mission is to enrich the education of students in K-9 through hands-on activities that integrate mathematics, science, and other disciplines.

ALAN COOPER'S HOMONYM PAGE
More Homonyms than you ever wanted to know about!

Alphabet Soup TitleALPHABET SOUP
Alphabet Soup contains thematic units, holiday units, games and activities for kids; teacher and parent resources; and crafts, humor and recipes.

 

Sign Language Font ExampleAMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE


Visit this University of Oregon site to download an American Sign Language font, free!

AWESOME LIBRARY
Awesome Library organizes the Web with 25,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education.

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BLUE WEB'N
An online library of 1800+ outstanding Internet sites categorized by subject, grade level, and format (lessons, activities, projects, resources, references, & tools). You can search by grade level, broad subject/content area , or specific subject area. Each week 5 new sites are added.

 

BULLETIN BOARD IDEAS
From Teachnet.com

BURBANK
Lesson plans for teaching checking account math and other banking-related subjects for grades 3-6.  Download signature cards, sample checks, etc.

BUSY TEACHERS' WEBSITE K-12
This site is designed to provide teachers with direct source materials, lessons plans, classroom activities with a minimum of site-to-site linking.

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CANDO'S HELPER PAGE
A nice site constructed by a former elementary school teacher.  She provides reading and language arts content, printable worksheets and on-line games kids can play!

 

 

COLORING
Loads of coloring pages, jigsaw puzzles and games.

COLUMBIA EDUCATION CENTER
Language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and other lessons for elementary, intermediate and high school levels.

COOL SCIENCE FOR CURIOUS KIDS
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites teachers to help kids explore biology.

COOL MATH 4 KIDS
Great math and science games for kids.  Also, great tips and tricks for teachers and parents.

CONFUSING WORDS
Confusing Words is a collection of 3210 words that are troublesome to readers and writers. Words are grouped according to the way they are most often confused or misused.

CREATIVITY PORTAL
The Creativity Portal promotes the exploration and expression of personal creativity through free learning, arts, crafts, writing and other creative activities.

CUT THE KNOT
Interactive mathematics miscellany and puzzles.

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DLTK
DLTK's Crafts for Kids features a variety of fun, printable children's crafts, coloring pages and more including projects for holidays, educational themes and some of our children's favorite cartoon characters.

DISCOVERY.COM
Lesson plans for high school history, animals, astronomy, chemistry, math, earth science, technology, economics and much, much more.

 

 


DONNA YOUNG PRINTABLES AND RESOURCES
Lots of printables, games, and more, for classroom use (handwriting, art, science, math, history and English).
 

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EDHELPER
You'll find math, reading comprehension, spelling, and vocabulary worksheets, practice worksheets for standardized tests, hundreds of word problems, logic puzzles, spelling, vocabulary (a subscription is needed for some locations on the site).

EDUCATORS PUBLISHING SERVICE
EPS works with some of the industry’s top experts in language arts and publishes more than 800 titles for students from kindergarten through high school. EPS specializes in vocabulary, phonics, and reading comprehension, as well as materials for students with learning differences.  Many free materials and samples are offered for download!
 

EDUCATORS REFERENCE DESK
Provides high-quality resources and services to the education community. The Educator's Reference Desk brings you the resources you have come to depend on. 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses.

EDUPLACE
Lots of lesson plans, printables, activities and games from the Houghton Mifflin Company.

Enchanted Learning iconENCHANTED LEARNING
I can't say enough about this wonderful site! There are hundreds of useful lessons, pictures, worksheets, games and more, for kids of all ages....crafts, cooking, science, inventors, languages, calendar activities, music, art...Check it out!

 

ERIC - EDUCATION RESOURCES INFORMATION CENTER
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, produces the world’s premier database of journal and non-journal education literature.

ESCHOOLNEWS
News, resources and services related to education.

ESL KIDSTUFF
An ESL children's resource center for English teachers and parents.  Find flashcards, worksheets, games, songs.

ESL-LOUNGE
Free ESL lesson materials and ESL lesson plans. Printable worksheets for ESL classroom teaching. English grammar, pronunciation, board games, ESL books, flashcards, board games, song lyrics and more

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FAMILY FUN
A Disney-sponsored site, find fun things to do with kids and food. This site includes make-and-eat crafts, cooking with kids, food zoo, healthy snacking and more!

50 STATES
Maps, vital statistics, city guides, fast facts, trivia, outline maps and more.

FIRST SCHOOL
Free preschool and kindergarten resources for home schooling, educators, child care providers & baby-sitters. Lesson plans, themes, printable crafts, activity worksheets, coloring pages, holiday and events calendar.

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THE GATEWAY TO EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
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.

GEOMETRY THROUGH ART
Worksheets, grids, graphs, patterns, lesson plans, vocabulary study guides.

GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
from TeacherVision  from Education Place  from Write Design 
from Teach-nology  from Virginia Public Schools  from Edu-scapes
from St. Mary's County Public Schools

GROLIER
An encyclopedia, several dictionaries and atlases. 
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HANDWRITING FOR KIDS
Great on-line lessons, or print practice sheets for your students!

HANDWRITING WORKSHEETS
Make your own in print or cursive!

HELPING YOUR CHILD LEARN MATH; PARENT INVOLVEMENT MATERIALS
Rational and suggested activities you can provide to parents to help them stimulate and interest in math.  Primarily for ages 5-13.  From the US Department of Education.

HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
This site encourages the use of the World Wide Web as a tool for learning and teaching and to provide some help for K-12 classroom teachers in locating and using Internet resources for the classroom.

HOMEWORKOPOLY
A great bulletin board idea to get kids to do their homework.

HOWE-TWO® SOFTWARE
This site provides many free math-related downloads; games, software and other teacher resources.

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I LOVE THAT TEACHING IDEA
Learning center, classroom management, field trip ideas, holidays, more.

THE IDEA BOX
Crafts, music, songs, games, activities, recipes, fun sheets, worksheets and more for early childhood.

INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION
A professional membership organization dedicated to promoting high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction, disseminating research and information about reading, and encouraging the lifetime reading habit. Our members include classroom teachers, reading specialists, consultants, administrators, supervisors, university faculty, researchers, psychologists, librarians, media specialists, and parents. With members and affiliates in 99 countries, our network extends to more than 300,000 people worldwide.  Find research articles, lesson plans, strategies and more.

INTERVENTION CENTRAL
Offers free tools and resources to help school staff and parents to promote positive classroom behaviors and foster effective learning for all children and youth.

 

 

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JUMPSTART COALITION FOR PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY
A clearinghouse or database of personal finance resources available from a variety of education providers such as government, business and non-profit organizations.

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A fun place for kids to learn about money and banking and teachers can request educational materials.

 

 

KIDS CLUBHOUSE
Lots of activities divided by grade levels.  Includes weekly logic problems/brain teasers and discussions of kids' books.

KIDS R CRAFTY
This site offers activity sheets, coloring pages, dot-to-dots, mazes, vocabulary and worksheets in both English and French.

KIDS ZONE
This site offers THEME UNITS and free printable worksheets for pre-K to Grade 6: math, geography, language arts & science (plus magic tricks & on-line jigsaw puzzles for fun and learning). Also included are TRACER PAGES which can be used to teach handwriting, make-your-own greeting cards, and more!

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LEARNING PAGE
A hug collection of professionally produced instructional materials for you to download and print.  Lesson plans, books, worksheets...

Lesson Planz LogoLESSONPLANZ.COM
Lesson plans on computers and technology, literature, math, science, history, etc. This address is for 9-12th graders, but links are provided to other grade levels.

 

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MATH FORUM
A comprehensive list of Internet resources for math topics.

MATH SLICE Print your own math worksheets on a variety of topics.

MIDLINK MAGAZINE
The Electronic Magazine for Kids in the Middle Grades.  This site included "The 'Write' Spot", artwork, internet news stories and link sites. You'll have a chance to look in other classrooms to see what they are doing.

MRS. GLOSSER'S MATH GOODIES
Math help site featuring interactive lessons, puzzles and worksheets. Math Goodies has over 400 pages of activities for students, educators and parents.

MONEY INSTRUCTOR
For teachers and parents who want to teach basic money, personal finance and more!  LOTS of downloads!

MR. DONN'S LESSON PLANS
Many lesson plans especially for special students.

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NATIONAL CENTER FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES
Definitions of different learning disorders, Resources, articles and more.  On-line reading games.

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR TEACHERS OF MATHEMATICS
Lots of lessons and information concerning math.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EDUCATION
Many lesson plans on science and geography from kindergarten through grade 12.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS
Contains science experiments, and an excellent archive of colorful features. 

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF VIRTUAL MANIPULATIVES FOR INTERACTIVE MATHEMATICS
A FANTASTIC hands-on site for the study of numbers & operations, algebra, geometry, measurement and data analysis & probability.  A parent/teacher section, too!

NEW TEACHERS IDEAS GALORE
important tips for a special ed teacher who is starting a new school year. These are primarily geared toward multi-grade Learning Handicapped, or Severely Emotionally Disturbed classrooms.

NEW TEACHERS SURVIVAL GUIDE
GREAT resources for new teachers from Proteacher.com.

NUMERACY FOR THE PRIMARY GRADES
Fun lessons and activities for children aged 5 - 11.

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OWL - ON LINE WRITING LAB
Presented by Purdue University, this site has a wealth of information, on-line workshops, tutorials, printable handouts, ready-made PowerPoint presentations and a newsletter on teaching/learning writing and English grammar skills.  There is also an ESL section!

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PBS
Over 4000 free lesson plans relating to PBS programs, TV schedule, technology and teaching tutorials.

PRACTICAL MONEY SKILLS FOR LIFE
From budgeting to saving and investing, you'll find practical, real-world money skills; tutorials, lesson plans, games and more for young adults.  Parents, teachers and students will find this site helpful!

PRIMARY GAMES
Many, many educational (math, language, science, social studies) games your students can play on line.  Plus printable activity pages, coloring pages and certificates.

 

PRIMARY RESOURCES
Lesson plans, activity ideas and resources for Primary teachers.

PROTEACHER.COM
An extremely comprehensive site including references to: classroom management, child development, teaching practices, curriculum ideas, shared leadership and a section for every subject area.

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RAMP READING RESOURCES
Richmond Public Schools invites you to take the RAMP to reading resources on the Internet.  Let the colorful hang glider link you to a host of reading and literacy resources for teachers as well as for students and parents.

READING A-Z
Downloadable materials to teach guided reading, phonics, the alphabet and more.  Books, lesson plans, worksheets, flashcards.

READING QUEST
Strategies for reading comprehension in Social Studies.

RHL SCHOOL
Quality worksheets for teaching, reinforcement, and review. Worksheets that are truly unique! Many of these worksheets can serve as the basis for lessons.

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SCHOOLEXPRESS
The SchoolExpress website has materials for children ages 3-10. Teachers, families, parents, children, and grandparents are welcome to use the site. There are lots of FREE items.

SCHOOLHOUSE PRINTABLES
A great place to find free printable worksheets for young children!

THE SCIENCE EXPLORER
Lots of FUN science experiments to try, with explanations of they "why" and "how".

SCIENCE FAIR CENTRAL
Help for teachers who are planning a science fair and help for kids who are designing a project!

SCI TOYS
Make toys that demonstrate fascinating scientific principles, at home with common household materials.

SEE & SAY SIGHT FOR ELEMENTARY KIDS
This site will provide students with mastery and recognition of the basic sight words.  Also, they will build reading fluency and reading skills.  Here, students will learn how to put sight words into sentences and find sight words in puzzles.  Finally, students will also learn what sight words are and how to recognize and spell them, as well.

SHAPE AND SPACE IN GEOMETRY
Fun with geometry.

STORY LINE
an on-line streaming video program featuring Screen Actor's Guild members reading children's books aloud.

SUPER KIDS
Have you ever wondered where to find math drill worksheets? Print your own drill worksheets at SuperKids for free! Worksheets will be created to your specifications, ready to be printed for you in the following areas: Addition, Subtraction, Mixed Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Greater than / Less than, Rounding, and Telling Time.

SURFING FOR ABC'S
A web project created by kindergarten and first grade students.  They discovered many child- and family-friendly web sites by searching for topics beginning with every letter of the alphabet.  Great for teachers of students learning letter sounds.

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TEACHER PLANET
Lesson plans, worksheets, theme units, grade books, teacher tools, calendars of ideas and more.

TEACH R KIDS
Designed by children and adults, this site addresses the math difficulties faced by children at the elementary school level. The combination of online web-based and offline worksheets aims at achieving excellence and a thorough understanding of math fundamentals. 

TEACHER VIEW
Generate and print your own math worksheets, find theme units, and more.

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This website is packed with helpful information for educators! Included are: cross-curricular lessons and activities, classroom management ideas, professional development opportunities and much, much more!

TEACHERS.NET
Lesson plans, classroom projects and centers, join 'mailrings'; email other teachers world-wide with similar interests.

THE TEACHERS GUIDE
Lesson plans, thematic units, book activities, teacher freebies, children's songs, and more. 

TEACHERS HELPING TEACHERS
You'll find a list of subject areas on this page which lead directly to assorted lessons and activities.

TEACHER WEB.COM
You can post assignments, announcements or other information on your own classroom bulleting board.  Instantly accessible to students and parents.

TEACH-NOLOGY
This site offers teachers free access to thousands of lesson plans, printable worksheets, rubrics, educational games, teaching tips, advice from expert teachers, current education news and teacher tools for classroom instruction.

TEACHNET.COM
A wonderful site chock-full of lesson plans, organizational tips, bulletin board ideas, downloads and more!

TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
An extremely comprehensive site for information regarding the visually impaired. You can download a Braille font, free!

TOUCH MATH
Learn this method of teaching math and number concepts. Order a catalogue.

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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLABORATIVE LESSON ARCHIVE
A forum for the creation, distribution and archival of education curricula for all grade levels and subject areas.

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
Students studying special education at the University of Virginia and East Tennessee State University have read and summarized scores of research articles about teaching specific skills to individuals with disabilities. Great ideas and lesson plans.

US MINT
Games with money, cartoons, teacher's guide, lessons, more.

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This is an AMAZING virtual, multi-dimensional thesaurus! When you enter a word, synonyms begin to emerge from the background and float around the screen. They are colored-coded as to their part of speech. Definitions and other information are provided for each word.

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The Washington PostTHE WASHINGTON POST
Download free lesson plans specially designed to assist teachers who use the newspaper as a classroom tool... and more!

WEATHER UNIT
From the University of Illinois.  Science lessons and activities on various subjects.

WEB TEACHER
Practical instruction on some available tools that can help you develop your own web-based curriculum.

THE WORLD OF MATH ON LINE
Test prep, formulas, printable worksheets, study tips, problem of the week.....

WRITING GUIDE
For high school students.