The purpose of this page is to serve as a "depository" of
information that I have come across on the internet that will be useful to
fellow teachers. The websites below include links to student/teacher/classroom
grants, "cutting edge" technology sites, and other
resources that will hopefully be helpful in fulfilling your "mission."
Click on the Links below for more information!
Wow! What AMAZING technology tools! You "GOTTA" check this site out!
Ten Technology Tools to Kickstart your School Year
The Best Buy Teach Award program rewards schools that use
interactive technology to make learning fun for students. Best Buy recognizes
programs that have been in schools for at least one full school year and that
use interactive technology to genuinely engage students in the learning process.
Amount: $2,000. (1,500), $10,000. (50), $100,000. (8)
Application deadline is September 30
1) BEST BUY TEACH AWARD GRANTS
The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic
achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education
institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students
in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of
standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students' habits
self-directed learning, and critical reflection.
Proposals for work resulting in low-income success and minority
student success with honors, advanced placement, or other challenging
curricula are particularly encouraged.
Amount: The grant amount is $5,000.
Application deadlines are February 1, June 1, October 15th of
2) NEA FOUNDATION GRANTS
Target will award 5,000 field trip grants up to $800 each during
the 2008-2009 school year. Educators choose their own fieldtrip and use the
grants to cover transportation costs, entry fees, and supplies and resource
materials. Criteria for selection include: the description of the fieldtrip
and its objectives; benefits to students; the tie-in to the school
curriculum; the number of students who will be impacted; and the
proposed use of the funds.
Amount: Up to $800 (5,000 grants will be awarded for the 2008-
2009 school year.
Deadline: November 1, 2008
3) TARGET FIELD TRIP GRANTS
The mission of STAPLES FOUNDATION FOR LEARNING is to promote
funding to programs that support or provide job skills and education for all
with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth. Grants typically
run from $5,000 to $25,000. Applications must be submitted online; there are
three application deadlines each year.
4) STAPLES FOUNDATION FOR LEARNING
The following is an annotated guide to over 200 curriculum-based
planning websites for secondary schol teachers. These sites are
subject area (Business Technology, English/Language Arts/Foreign
Mathematics/ Science/Social Studies/Theater Arts) and contain
lesson plans. This site was created by my UNE Summer 2000
class as a group project.
5) LESSON PLANS AND RESOURCES ON-LINE
Portaportal is a web-based bookmarking tool that allows you to
favorite websites online. Using portaportal.com, your favorite
sites are no
longer limited to one machine and be be accessed by your
students. There is
no cost to use use portaportal.com
Through a competitive process, grants for up to $3,000 each will
for the 2008/2009 school year to fund innovative projects that
measureable results in a short time. Deadline for application:
2008. Additional information is available on the link below.
7) MAINE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FAST TRACK GRANTS
Here is an INCREDIBLY HELPFUL site which lists DOZENS of grants
8) MY GRANT WRANGLER: A COMMUNITY FOR K-12 GRANT SEEKERS
Maine Department of Education
Here is the portion of the above "My Grant Wrangler"
site devoted excusively
to grants for middle school teachers.
9) GRANT WRANGLER: GRANTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS
The National Education Association invites proposals from
$2,000 Learning & Leadership Grants and $5,000 FOR TEAM
2009 dealines for both are June 1 and October 15th.
10) NEA FOUNDATION GRANTS
Learning in Maine Wiki Resources is an invaliable collaborative
of more than one hundred resources for Maine teachers.
11) LEARNING IN MAINE Resources Wiki
Ever want to create your own webquest but didn't know how to
begin? Here is
a remarkable site that breaks webquest design into easy,doable
12) WEBQUEST TEMPLATES
Want to make exemplary rubrics in a short amount of time? Try
out! Registered use and can save and edit rubrics online.
use of this tool is FREE!
13) RUBISTAR: EASY RUBRIC MAKER
Here is a FREE online resource for teachers that allows you to
your favorite websites that you want your students to reference.
Here is an INCREDIBLE website brought to my attention by
Fecteau for using technology to address the needs of the multiple
intelligences of your students.
15) 100 HELPFUL WEB TOOLS FOR EVERY KIND OF LEARNER
Here are a variety of well-written, creative lesson plans for the
16) Educator's Reference Desk Spanish Lesson Plans
The Information Institute of Syracuse-the poeple who created
presents more than 2,000 lesson plans, 3,000 links to online
information and 200 question archive responses across a wide
educational topics, including general education, content areas,
management, technology, assessment, librarianship, and much more!
17) Educator's Reference Desk
Here is a helpful site for teachers wishing to find/write a
site gives both grant-writing tips, sample grant proposals and an
18) SchoolGrants: PK-12 School Grant Opportunities
Make ALL kinds of puzzles...crosswords, wordsearch, etc.
19) Armored Penguin FREE Puzzlemaker
Teacher rubrics...by subject, by term, by level...and blank ones
20) Rubrics for Teachers
Here is an incredible list of links to literacy tools for
teachers to use with their students or for themselves in
developing lesson plans!
Mrs. England's Literacy Resources for TEACHERS
Here is an invaluable list of links for students and parents to
use in developing literacy skills.
Mrs. England's Literacy Resources for STUDENTS and PARENTS
Here is your opportunity to "shop" AT NO COST for supplies for your
classrooms...supplies ranging from a complete series of textbooks for your
classroom, hundreds of NEW non-textbooks (limit 5 per visit,
posterboard, paper(all kinds including construction), etc. On my last visit
(9/21/10), I filled up an entire shopping cart full of "stuff" (estimated
retail value: $200!). It is very near the mall.. Google directions OR follow
mine: go past the airport on the Maine Mall Road to Congress Street, take a
left at Congress Street, take the second(?) right onto Blueberry Street. It
is only minutes to the Maine Mall. A great time to go is on your next
Saturday visit to the Mall area...it is open from 9:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. on
Saturdays. Check the website (www.ruths.org) for more information.
Ruth's Reusable Resources