Teacher Tools/Resources:

URL: http://weebly.com 

Weebly is a very easy, fun web page creator - and it's free!

 

URL: http://quizlet.com/

Quizlet is a set of study tools for any curriculum area.

 



 

URL: http://screencast-o-matic.com/

ScreencastOmatic: "One-click screen capture recording on Windows or Mac computers with no install for FREE!"



 

URL: http://pcclassesonline.com/ 

PC Classes ONLINE: "The topics that we teach are vast. Through this site you can lean how to better use your Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, Android, and various web services. That being said, we do tend to focus on Apple products due to high demand."

 

URL: http://www.lessonopoly.org/

Lessonopoly is a free tool that lets you manage your classroom, find and share lesson plans and connect with other teachers.

 

URL: http://www.picmonkey.com  

PicMonkey is a free photo editing tool.

 

URL: http://www.thinkfinity.org/home.aspx 

Thinkfinity "makes it easy for educators to enhance their classroom instruction with lesson plans, interactive activities and other online resources. Thinkfinity.org also provides a wealth of educational and literacy resources for students, parents and after-school programs."
 

URL: http://www.maps101.com/

Maps 101- School K-12 is an online learning program for teachers, librarians, students and parents, featuring thousands of maps, classroom activities, educational quizzes and more!

 

URL: http://www.sbceo.org/~sbceosbcsli/index.htm

Santa Barbara County Service Learning Initiative supports teachers and engages students in Service Learning experiences that meet California standards at each K-12 grade level. Emphasis is placed on Literacy in grades K-3, Science in grades 4-8, and Civic Engagement in grades 9-12; every effort is made to connect classrooms to community partners.

 

URL: http://www.learningelectric.com/

LearningElectric is a library which contains hundreds of tutorial videos for multiple software applications including Office Applications, Word, PowerPoint, and more. Instruction is presented through video clips. Quick Time is needed to view the trainings.

URL: http://www.clrn.org/home/

CLRN is a guide to Standard-aligned Electronic Learning Resources and Assessments for teachers, administrators and parents.

URL: http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/

Calisphere is a collection of thousands of primary source pictures and documents.

 

URL: http://www.cdlib.org/

California Digital Library allows you to access many references in the University of California Libraries.

 

URL: http://www.loc.gov/index.html

The Library of Congress  website has various bring and multimedia online resources, historic maps, photos, documents, audio and video, presentations of treasures from past and present collections, multilingual resources on world culture as well as current and historical legislative information.

 

URL: http://www.edpubs.org/webstore/Content/search.asp

ED Pubs is intended to help you identify and order U.S. Department of Education products. All publications are provided at no cost to the general public by the U.S. Department of Education. Please use the searching options below to identify the specific products you are seeking.

 

URL: http://www.schoolmatters.com/

School Matters gives policymakers, educators, and parents the tools they need to make better-informed decisions that improve student performance.

 

ISTE National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)

URL: http://cnets.iste.org/currstands/

Iste presents  National Educational Technology Standards for students, teachers and administrators.



 

URL: http://www2.visalia.k12.ca.us/standards/

Visalia Unified offers essential standards and rubrics for language arts, math, social science, and science (K-12). Trimester writing assessment scoring guides (K-6) are also presented.

URL: http://www.bubbl.us/index

bubbl is an on-line graphic organizer to help brainstorm ideas.
 

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URL: http://www.4teachers.org/

www4teachers is "the online space for teachers integrating technology into the curriculum."

URL: http://www.teachingmadeeasy.com/overview.asp

Teaching Made Easier offers many activities, games, lists, black-line masters, etc. to help reduce the hours of prep time. It also helps to individualize instruction by providing such a variety of activities and the ability to personalize them to the needs of the child. The cost is $30 for a year. (Site recommended by Jeff Furst!)

 

URL: http://www.teach-nology.com/

Teachnology provide services designed to support educators' in effectively incorporating technology in teaching and learning. Their goal is two-fold: to provide a reservoir of online resources for educators to access at any time and to provide effective tools for designing instruction that are time and energy saving. Worksheets, lesson plans, rubrics, resources, and much more is available.

 

URL: http://www.internet4classrooms.com/

i4c provides many links for teaching and learning as well as suggestions for integrating Internet activities into the curriculum.


Technology Tutorials Found on the Web

URL: http://www.internet4classrooms.com/on-line2.htm#acc

i4c - Technology Tutorials lists many sites for tutorial assistance.

RubiStar

URL: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php

Rubistar provides an easy way to create rubrics.

URL: http://quizstar.4teachers.org/

Quizstar is a free site which allows teachers to assign quizzes for students to take and review online. Quizstar manages student results for you.

URL: http://notestar.4teachers.org/

NoteStar assists students in collecting and organizing their notes. Students register and then a form is created for them to place notes from Internet sites, books, etc. NoteStar correctly sites sources and dates the notes.

URL: http://www.toolsforeducators.com/

Tools for Educators has free worksheets, worksheet creators, online teaching materials, game makers and programs.

 

Puzzlemaker

URL: http://www.puzzlemaker.com/

Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your word lists. (Use the "text" to fit onto a printable page.)

URL: http://teachnet.org/teachnet/

Teachnet - The National Site seeks to improve student learning by helping teachers integrate web-based lessons into the curriculum. Many curriculum ideas and grant opportunities are presented

URL: http://www.graphicorganizers.com/downloads.htm

Graphic Organizers presents various organizers to print for students.

URL: http://www.zoomerang.com

Zoomerang presents an online survey. There is a fee which is reduced for educators.

 

Storyboard Pro

URL: http://www.atomiclearning.com/storyboardpro

Atomic Learning - Storyboard Pro is designed to give teachers, students, and home movie makers a tool to plan ahead when creating video projects.

 

URL: http://www.lexile.com/EntrancePageHtml.aspx?1

The Lexile Framework for Reading "... is an educational tool that connects readers with the reading materials using a common measure called a Lexile. Recognized as the most widely adopted reading measure, a Lexile denotes both reading ability and text difficulty on the same scale. When used together, Lexile reader measures and Lexile text measures enable educators, parents and students to select books and other targeted reading materials that meet and challenge a reader's unique abilities and interests."
 

URL: http://www.qmsoftware.com.au/spellinggames.htm

ABC Spelling and Math Games allows teachers or students to create spelling test, curriculum quizzes and lessons. Voice, pictures, video clips, backgrounds as well as word documents can be added. There is a free 20 interactions download. After that cd's can be purchased for $35 and a networked version is available for $200. It is an amazing teaching tool!

 

URL: http://www.teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/default.htm

Teachnet - Santa Barbara contains many lesson plans  developed by teachers in Santa Barbara County.

DiscoverySchool.com

URL: http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/

Lesson Plans Library from Discovery School offers hundreds of original lesson plans, all written by teachers for teachers. Use the pull-down menus below to browse by subject, grade, or both. Lesson plans are available for grades K-12.

Community Learning Network

URL: http://www.cln.org/home.html

Community Learning Network  is a site designed
to help K-12 teachers integrate technology into the classroom. Here you’ll find over 5,800 annotated links to educational sites with free resources, all organized by theme pages and keyword search.

URL: http://www.dvdsmiles.com/Default.aspx?Content=ConvertImage

DVD Smiles: If you have those mega-pixel pictures on your digital camera that are too big for the web, this site allows you to resize them for free. Very neat.

 

PowerPoint 2000 Basics Tutorial

URL: http://www.iupui.edu/~webtrain/tutorials/powerpoint
2000_basics.html

PowerPoint 2000 Basics Tutorial gives a detailed overview including screenshots of the various features of PowerPoint.
 

URL: http://www.abcteach.com/

ABC Teach provides 5000+ printable worksheets and many more with membership.

 

URL: http://www.brainybetty.com/2005PowerPointBackgroundsforTeachers
/educators2005.htm

Brainy Betty contains many PowerPoint templates that can be downloaded for free. Gene Rickman recommends this site!

 

Excel 2000 Tutorial

URL: http://www.fgcu.edu/support/office2000/excel/index.html

Excel 2000 Tutorial is from the Florida Gulf Coast University. It gives a detailed overview including screenshots of many of Excel's features.

URL: http://bussongs.com/

Bus Songs "was created to help kids, parents, and teachers recall the words and lyrics to loved children's songs that bring back warm memories..."

 

Jeopardy-like Gameboard

URL: http://www.orcutt-schools.net/public/resources/teacher/game_template.ppt

To use the gameboard, right click on the link below and save the file to your computer. You can then open it in PowerPoint.

PowerPoint Game Template (right click and save on your computer)

URL: http://sig.clipartinc.com/

Clip Art Inc asks, "Do you love to use animated gif images in your Web pages, Forums, and Emails? If so you will really love this free animated gif signature tool. It doesn't get any easier to make and use fun animated words in your Emails, Web sites, and Message Boards." A few are offered for free and a year's membership for many fonts is available for a fee. 

Children's Software Review
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URL: http://www.childrenssoftware.com/rating.html#inst

Children's Software Review shares a checklist of components to consider when evaluating software for educational use.

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