Great Sites with Lesson plans and Curriculum
Elementary Lesson Plans
Discovery Education Lesson Plans
Discovery Education Worksheets to Go
Discovery Channel Learning Adventures
An amazing visual search engine that provides the searcher with related concepts to gather information
Provides practice and progress tracking from grades K to 8 for a fee.
is a web-based tutoring program for 4th to 10th grade mathematics. The
word “ASSISTments” blends tutoring “assistance” with “assessment”
reporting to teachers. This gives teachers fine grained reporting on
roughly 120 skills that the system tracks per grade level. Math
teachers assign problem sets to their students to do on the computer,
and students are tutored on the items they get wrong. Teachers log on
to the System and study detailed reports about their students’
difficulties and strengths. Teachers can use content developed at WPI
or write their own content.
Math and Science Teachers
The Khan Academy
is a not-for-profit
educational organization created and sustained by Salman Khan
. With the stated mission
"of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere", the
Academy supplies a free online collection of more than 1,800 videos on
mathematics, science, history, and economics. It is a fabulous collection of video tutorials, it now includes quizzes.
This is a research based search and review website created for teachers and students by teachers. It has some of the best interactive sites.
Free Resources for Science Teachers
is a fascinating computational knowledge engine that aims to collect
and curate all objective data; implement every known model, method and
algorithm; and make it possible to compute whatever can be computed
about anything. WolframAlpha's 10-plus trillion pieces of
data cover such areas as mathematics, statistics, health and medicine,
technology, earth and life sciences, and people and history. Collect
Data about anything. So ask away!
What it is: Bemused is another site from the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Bemused
helps students be excited, aware, informed, amused, and involved in the
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery. Through videos and activities
sections students can discover more about the museum and gallery. Bemused is a good place for students to be inspired by art and history. This site encourages student interaction.
What it is: ARKive is an incredible website that I learned about from a
tweet on Twitter (forgive me I was in the middle of class and didn’t
keep track of who- thank you whoever you are!) ARKive tag line is
“images of life on Earth”, but ARKive is so much more than just a
collection of images, it has thousands of videos, images and facts about
the world’s species. This is the digital version of Noah’s Ark! ARKive has an education section of the site that is a free multi-media
educational resources complete with downloadable, ready to use
audio/visual modules on a wide range of science, geography, citizenship,
and environmental based topics.
1000s of Museums Online - Social Studies K-6 - grades 6-12
Looking for an online museum exhibit for a specific subject? Want to broaden your students' perspectives on what resources are available to them? If the answer is yes, this is a great site for you. There are 1000's of museums listed by topic and search able by term. The site includes science, history, art, world, and USA museums. Don't miss the 'Fun' link. There you will find some interesting museum topics such as American Immigration Data, Darwinia + Evolution, Hot Wheels Collectors Virtual Museum, White House + Presidential History, and several others.
This site has fun stories along with teacher's guides that includes fun activities that expand on the subject. This site also has a large section on different animals, snacks and crafts.
In the Classroom: Plan virtual field trips for your students, or put the research in their hands and have them create their own online field trips. Have them post their trip to the classroom wiki. Follow up by requiring students to try out other students trips. Or, have students view online exhibits from the site, and then have them create their own exhibits.
The American Museum of Natural History's
website is both a general introduction and a helpful resource for
teachers and students alike to become involved in past and current
exhibits of the museum without necessarily having to visit. Providing
good resources about the many research departments located at the
museum, the website allows students, teachers, and the general public to
explore many different aspects of biological, cultural, and
A terrific site, you can input your own spelling words:
The ClassMarker online testing website is a professional, easy to use, online quiz maker that marks your tests and quizzes for you. ClassMarker saves you time normally spent marking test papers.
Literature Circles Expand Thought
Listening to Literature: Struggling Readers Respond to Recorded Books
It's Fun to Read
- A great site with games and activities
The fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills. It's the easiest way to build a works cited page.
*Utilize this site and its many capabilities to do cool things with photos
*Create your own “motivational” posters
*Create trading Cards on famous historical figures or events
Jigsawplanet.com: create online playable puzzles from your own photos or copyright free photos
5 Innovative Classroom Management Tools
Here are five virtual tools for tackling some of the most common classroom chores.