Misc. Topics

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Google SketchUp
http://sketchup.google.com/

A to Z Teacher Stuff
http://atozteacherstuff.com/
(click on discussion tab)
AtoZ offers free printables for your classroom and an educator forum among other opportunities. The forum is virtual teacher's lounge where educators can collaborate on lesson plans, receive support for classroom problems, and locate partners for projects such as penpals, postcard exchanges, and travel buddies. To view the project forum piece, you will need to register.

Edu-Web 4-8 Connections
http://vlists.net/mailman/listsinfo/4-8connection
This is a 4th-8th grade international teacher and librarian listserv. For a $10 fee, you can have access to their weblinks, documents, and teacher-created accelerated reader test libraries. It's an excellent resource for finding partner classrooms, as well.

Lulu.com
http://lulu.com

AOL School
http://www.aolatschool.com/junior
AOL School actually has three different components that are excellent for any teacher - lesson plan search engine, educator/student search engine for online interactives, and homework helpers. This link is the K-3 link that features interactive site for primary students divided by subject. Many of the links featured here are flash or java based and require minimal reading for young students. It's an excellent resource for your primary teachers.

Study Buddy
http://studybuddy.com
Study Buddy is a partnership with AOL school and is primarily a resource of homework helpers for your students, however, it's also an excellent resource for teachers to locate websites for their classrooms. Currently the search engine feature is not terribly reliable, but if you navigate the site by clicking on any subject and narrowing from there, you'll find what you need.

National Library Virtual Manipulatives
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

CIESE
http://www.k12science.org/currichome.html
These are collaborative science projects for K-12 classrooms. The majority of these projects are basic data collection that is submitted to their website for group analysis. These projects are some of the most popular on the web.

Global Schoolhouse
http://www.globalschoolnet.org/GSH/index.html
Search for international collaborative projects here. The best option is to click on the Projects Registry and browse for future or current projects. Many of the projects featured are cultural exchanges, language arts, music, or science based.

Interactive Math
http://mathsnet.net
(click on geometry)

Best Practices for Technology Integration
http://www.remc11.k12.mi.us/bstpract

Storyline Online
http://www.storylineonline.net/
(Read "Thank You Mr. Falker")

Renwick's Teaching and Learning
http://usd267.com/TL/teachinglearning.html
A constant working document of internet resources for your classroom.

Rita's page from Dyane's resources
http://www.newton.k12.ks.us/tech/iresources.htm

Internet 4 Classrooms
http://www.internet4classrooms.com
This is a library of web resources for any grade or discipline. The benefit of this website is they constantly update the links to prevent the chance of clicking on dead or moved resources.

Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov

Writely
http://www.writely.com/Doc.aspx?id=dfcxwrbm_5sfq672

EduBlogs & WikiSpaces
http://www.edublogs.org/
(create a free edublog and get an add-free wikispace)

iKeepBookmarks
http://ikeepbookmarks.com

Lisa's iKeepBookmarks
http://www.ikeepbookmarks.com/browse.asp?account=83534

Tonya Witherspoon's bookmarks
http://del.icio.us/tonya.witherspoon