Saturday, October 25th, 2014
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Useful Links Teacher Resources


About.com - Education Resources
about.com is a great resource for almost anything. This link is for the education pages. Educators and education experts post resources, articles, and other information for teacher use.

ACE - Aerospace Challenge for Educators
ACE is a dynamic online learning tool for K-12 teachers to use aerospace as a topic in any course. It is a great resource for any teacher to use.

Adina's Deck
"Adina's Deck: Solving Cyber Bully Mysteries"...
... is a 30-minute film, website and parent/teachers guide to educate 9-15 year olds about Cyber Bullying: harassment via the Internet, digital technologies and mobile phones.

The site also has other resources on preventing and dealing with cyber bullying and online safety.

AP Central
The College Board's website for AP Test information. Includes resources for teachers.

bNetS@vvy
bNetS@vvy is a bimonthly e-newsletter offering parents, guardians, and teachers tools to help kids ages 9 to 14 stay safer online. It is published by the National Education Association Health Information Network in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Sprint's Project Connect.

Sign up for the newsletter (free).

CIA Worldbook
This is the CIA's Worldbook. This is an excellent resource containing information about every country in the world. It is free and updated constantly.

CT Academy for Education in Math, Science, and Technology
This site has some great resources for Math, Science, and Technology teachers.
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The Connecticut Legislature has recognized the Connecticut Academy for Education in Mathematics, Science & Technology, Inc. (CT Academy) as an organization that provides leadership and technical assistance for high quality learning of mathematics, science, and technology for all citizens.

The CT Academy's mission is to join with educators and others to attain continuous improvement in mathematics and science achievement for ALL students – with specific emphasis on eliminating achievement gaps.

Discovery Education

Discovery Education has a tremendous amount of resources available, including lesson plans.


Eduhound
This site has gathered and organized educational web sites for you. It is a great place to start when looking for information, resources, and lesson plans.

General Motors Education page
Information for students and teachers about the environment, energy and technology. Lesson plans, resources, and links.

HP Teacher Experience Exchange
HP and Microsoft have launched this new online center targeted specifically toward K-12 teachers in schools that have standardized on the Windows platform. Dubbed the "Teacher Experience Exchange," the service is designed to provide forums for discussion and sharing, as well as content for helping teachers prepare for using technology in instruction.

Intervention Central
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. The site was created by Jim Wright, a school psychologist and school administrator from Central New York.
Visit to check out newly posted academic and behavioral intervention strategies, download publications on effective teaching practices, and use tools that streamline classroom assessment and intervention.

Investigation Discovery
Discover network's new site about real world investigations. Great to use with forensics and other inquiry activities.

Links for classroom management help
University of Texas teacher support site. This page has links for classroom management tips, topics, and ideas.

Microsoft Innovative Teachers Network
Microsoft sponsors this network of educators. Registration and use is free and you can connect with other educators, exchange ideas, and download resources.

NALI
National Aerospace Leadership Initiative - lots of great resources for educators to use Aerospace topics in the classroom to engage and excite students.

NASA for Educators
NASA's site for educators. Free resources and lesson ideas.

NEA Health Information Network
As the non-profit health affiliate of the National Education Association, the NEA Health Information Network (NEA HIN) provides health & safety information to 3.2 million educational employees and students it serves. NEA HIN distributes information nationally through NEA's 51 state/territory affiliates as well as 14,000 local education associations. NEA HIN serves as a link between public school employees; local, state, and national health organizations; and government agencies. Since its inception, NEA HIN has addressed numerous health & safety issues that affect NEA members and students, including HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, cancer, teen pregnancy, mental wellness, nutrition, school safety, asthma and environmental hazards in schools.

Net Smartz
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Boys & Girls Clubs of America created this site to give students, parents, and teachers information about using the internet safely.

New Teacher Educational Hot Links
This site contains a huge number of links to web sites on education. While the site was set up for new teachers, the resources are great for anyone in any stage of their career.

New Teacher Guidebook Wiki
More resources and tips for new teachers.

New Teacher Institutes at Rutgers Univ.
The New Teachers Institutes are week-long, content-based, residential programs designed to prepare new teachers for their teaching assignments in the coming year and give them a great start in their teaching careers. The institute staff, who are experienced supervisors and teachers of mathematics and science, will work closely with participants to respond to their particular instructional needs.

New Teacher Resource
Information, resources, and tips for new teachers.

New Teachers - Practical Tips
Univ. of Texas teacher support - links to sites with Practical Tips for New Teachers.

New Teachers Survival Guide
Excellent, easy to use resource for new teachers.

New York Science Teacher
This site is a great resource for any science teacher. It contains links to other sites and a large number of downloadable resources. It also has lots of resources for using movies in science class, including worksheets and lesson plans.

Open Educational Resources
OER Commons is a global teaching and learning network of free-to-use resources – from K-12 lesson plans to college coursework – for you to use, tag, rate, and review.

OER Commons is the first comprehensive open learning network where teachers and professors (from pre-K to graduate school) can access their colleagues’ course materials, share their own, and collaborate on affecting today’s classrooms. It uses Web 2.0 features (tags, ratings, comments, reviews, and social networking) to create an online experience that engages educators in sharing their best teaching and learning practices.

Science Master
ScienceMaster is the Internet's science learning web site, for students, parents and teachers. We offer a friendly environment to support public & private school science education and home learning. ScienceMaster is chock full of information, news, links, pictures, products and services, with the best content from NASA, the USGS, the EPA, NOAA & leading colleges & universities.
ScienceMaster is the place to learn about the universe, or space, find information on volcanos, and global warming, explore plants, animals or microbes, and study physics or chemistry.

Shareology
At Shareology.org, a web site managed by the nonprofit Nicholas Foundation, educators can exchange best practices, review new technologies, post feedback on their innovations, learn from each other's experiences, and find resources to help them succeed in the classroom. After registering (which is free), educators will find ideas for K-12 instruction, funding sources for projects, and information about technology products and services. The site also includes a Podcasting Corner, which features samples of how students are using podcasts and gives educators ideas for how to use podcasting in their own lessons. Users can search the site for ideas on classroom instruction, classroom management, and student assessment, and they can sign up to receive a monthly eNewsletter. Searchable subject areas include technology, biology, chemistry, geometry, algebra, computer science, and business.

Smithsonian Institute Education Site
The Smithsonian Institution's Smithsonian Education site, in addition to offering a vast repository of browsable historical materials, also provides teacher-focused resources geared toward the real-world requirements of public science education, including materials aligned to state and national standards. Its standards-aligned materials are searchable by state (or nation), grade, and subject area, and its general resources--more than 1,300 strong--can be browsed by specific subjects within science, such as air and space, Earth science, general science, etc. Of course, it also includes resources on a wide variety of subjects outside STEM subjects, including art, literature, and language arts.

Tapped In
Tapped In is an online community for education professionals. There are resources, references, links, chat rooms, and discussion groups about education. There are teachers, professors, and professionals from around the Country and beyond on the site.

Teachers Domain
Free videos and resources for teachers to use in class.

Teachers Network
A great online resource and online community of education professionals.

Tech4TEachers - free resources
This website is dedicated to teachers around the world who are looking for free resources on the internet that will help enhance their teaching. New sites are added weekly, so check back often!

The Futures Channel
Free videos on all different educational topics and subjects.

THE Journal
T.H.E. Journal is dedicated to informing and educating K-12 senior-level district and school administrators, technologists, and tech-savvy educators within districts, schools, and classrooms to improve and advance the learning process through the use of technology. Launched in 1972, T.H.E. Journal was the first magazine to cover education technology.

ThinkQuest Library - Oracle Foundation
Over 6500 websites created by students around the world who have participated in a ThinkQuest Competition. These are a great resource to use in the classroom. The competition is also a great activity to use with your students.

US Library of Congress
Teachers' page on the United States Library of Congress website.

Verizon Thinkfinity
(used to be Marco Polo) - Free resources for educators.