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FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Chinese
Here you will find lots of sites that can be helpful for you for learning more about China, Chinese language, and Chinese culture. Most sites link to others.
ESL Help
Here you will find many sites that can be helpful to students and teachers of TESL/TEFL/TESOL/ESL/EFL/ESOL. There are sites that link to many others. Included are quizzes, cloze passages, and many other curriculum tools.
French
Here you will find many useful sites to help you learn more about France and the French language. Most sites link to others.
German
Here you will find lots of sites that you can use to enhance your knowledge of the German language and German culture. There are many sites that link to others that can be helpful.
Italian
Here you will find lots of sites that can be helpful to you for learning more about Italy and the Italian language and culture. There are many sites that link to others that can be useful to you as well.
Japanese
Here you will find many resources for experiencing Japanese culture and language. It includes links to many other sites. It includes pen pals, lesson plans, popular culture, and so much more.
Learn Spanish
This site contains practice exercises, quizzes, explanations, and instructions, for student and teacher use.
Premiers Pas Sur Internet
This site has many games, stories, poems, and other options for those seeking French language activities.
Russian
Here you will find lots of sites that can be helpful for you for learning more about Russia and the Russian language and culture. There are many sites that link to others as well.
Spanish
Here you will find many sites that can be helpful in learning Spanish and about Hispanic cultures. Most sites link to others.
TeachSpanish
This site has a discussion forum on topics related to the foreign language classroom. It also contains theme based lesson plans.
TravLang
Travel & Language services offers helpful tips, maps, language translators, currency converters, and more in many languages. Be aware that this site has many pop-ups and advertisements.
GEOGRAPHY
About.Geography
News and links to a variety of topics related to Geography. It is appropriate for teachers and students of all grade levels.
Ancient Egypt
Appropriate for grades 5-12. This site is hosted by the London Museum.
Geo Teacher's Geography Classroom
Links for teachers, students, and parents. Resource for information on many countries. Check out "Country Studies".
GeoBee Challenge Online
Every day this site posts five new questions from the National Geography Bee. This is a National Geographic site.
Geography World
This site is appropriate for all levels. It covers topics such as erosion, ecosystems, and population.
Lonely Planet
This site covers every country in the world. It offers a virtual window into a country including: how much a dollar is worth, how much it costs to go to a country, pictures and experiences from people who have traveled to certain countries, and travel warnings issued by the State Department.
Lonely Planet: Country Tours
This site is appropriate for upper elementary through high school.
National Geographic's "Xpeditions"
This site offers many interactive features and activities. It also contains the U. S. geography teaching standards.
Owl & Mouse Software
Free resources for parents and teachers including interactive maps and printable materials. Appropriate for grades PreK-5.
Puzzles of the Earth
This site has many interactive resources with information that includes lessons on Earth's structures, geographic features, and more.
United Nations Cyber School Bus
This site offers information on current global issues. For teachers there are lesson plans, classroom activities, and more. Students can take a virtual tour of the UN, plus much more.
Where is That?
This site offers a geography game that lets students practice locating and naming countries on a map. There are different levels of difficulty and it most appropriate for late elementary students and higher.
HISTORY
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Ben's Guide is a great web site for students to learn about government. It's interactive and fun for students of all ages.
Black History: African American World
The African American World for Kids is a web site where students can play games, send e-cards, and meet kids.
Colonial America Lessons
This web site provides a variety of thematic units on Colonial America. A list of web sites, lesson plans, and books can be found on the site.
Dinosaurs
Dinosaur World offers all of the information you want to know about dinosaurs in one place. Students can search for information and then create one of the projects listed on the site.
Education World: A Black History Internet Scavenger Hunt
Any teacher can use this Internet Scavenger Hunt, which has four different hunts for students of all ages. Answers to the "Treasure Hunts" are available at the site, along with printable worksheets and live links to biographies.
Education World: Black History
A variety of grade-appropriate lessons can be found on this site. Students can create poems, study the history, take an Underground Railroad tour, or participate in a scavenger hunt.
Eyewitness History
This web site gives eyewitness accounts of major events throughout history. Students can read these eyewitness accounts from the Ancient World to the present.
Famous Trials
This web site gives information about some of the most famous trials in history. Appropriate for grades 9-12.
Forum Romanum
Interested in learning more about Roman History? This web site gives a virtual tour of the city, a historical index, biographies, mythology, and more.
Heroes Webquest
Students are challenged to discover, "What makes a hero?" by using online resources. Students will select someone that they would choose as Hero of the Past Century. Completed projects include a Hero Want Ad, an essay, and a PowerPoint presentation.
Imagining D-Day: The History Behind Private Ryan
This web site contains information and resources about the invasion, from the buildup to the inland fighting.
Investigating the First Thanksgiving
What really happened during the first Thanksgiving? Meet two youths whose ancestors attended this historic feast, and learn to distinguish between fact and myth, and how to fairly interpret historic events. A teacher's guide is included with this interactive online learning exhibit.
Life in the Middle Ages
Students are invited to explore life in the Middle Ages through the research of a fourth and fifth grade class. Hands-on project suggestions for the Middle Ages is also included.
Louisiana 101
This web site was created by a middle school teacher. It includes great links, games to play, and many lesson ideas.
Name That President
How well do you know your American Presidents? Test your knowledge on this web site while learning a little interesting trivia about each one.
New Perspectives in the West
Find out about our nation's frontier history. Teachers can find lesson plans on the West, and there is an interactive biographical dictionary for research.
PBS: American Field Guide
Take a virtual field trip with PBS. Immerse yourself in the great outdoors
without ever leaving your desk. Tap into the sights and sounds from a wide variety of environments throughout America. PBS has collected over 1400 video clips that enable you to experience America's wilderness firsthand - simply browse the topics or search for your particular interests.
Pilgrim Unit
Teacher Vision provides seven lesson plans that explore all facets of life in early America for the Pilgrims. Students will examine this important part of American history through a variety of learning activities.
Presidents' Day Sites
Play Name that President or choose another presidential game on this web site. Coloring pages are included to print as well as presidential stationary for writing projects.
Presidents' Day: Abraham Lincoln
This web site has links to anything you would like to learn about President Abraham Lincoln.
Presidents' Day: Meet George Washington
The site for Washington's Virginia plantation, Mount Vernon, includes biographical information about the first President, as well as other historical information.
The American Memory: Historical Collections from the National Digital Library
Images, articles, and more are archived at this site. It includes a search function, "This Day in History," and a learning page designed for teachers with lesson plans.
The Food Timeline
Here's a great resource for learning what foods were available throughout history. It begins with prehistoric food. Links to information on the foods are also provided on the timeline.
The History Net
Find archived articles relating to World History, American History, Wars, Western, and Military History, and more areas relating to history.
Tudor Exploration
This site has great information about Tudor times and conditions at sea, navigation instruments, and lots of other information that will help students understand and learn about the times.
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration Digital Classroom
Historical documents are hosted online at this site. Several virtual tours are available in the exhibit hall. The digital classroom gives teachers and students access to online historical documents and materials.
United States Treasure Hunt
Learn some interesting facts about each of the fifty states as you go hunting for pictures on the list. Student teams could also create their own treasure hunt after completing the initial learning game, coming up with a list of treasures to hunt for in each state they visit.
Voice of America
This site, from the Voices of America, provides guidance in pronouncing names of people and countries. Included are the names of many newsworthy people from all over the world, as well as place names. Each has a phonetic pronunciation and an accompanying audio file so you can hear the name pronounced.
Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories
Twenty-three interviewees, born between 1823 and the early 1860s, discuss how they felt about slavery, slaveholders, coercion of slaves, their families, and freedom.
Voyage on the Mayflower
Explore the Mayflower ship here and learn the various functions and parts of the historic vessel.
Weather Underground
This is a great web site if you would like to plan a lesson dealing with weather. You can access weather conditions for anywhere in the United States or around the World. There is an archive of tropical storms that goes back to the year 1886.
HOLIDAY IDEAS
300 Things to do on the 100th Day of School
Find numerous creative suggestions for celebrating the 100th day of school on this site. Teacher submitted ideas reflect different grade levels. Activities can be found for celebrations in individual classes as well as the entire school.
Ben and Jerry's Fall Fun
Here is a fun activity for students to practice carving that jack-o-lantern before they dig in to the real thing!
Christmas Lesson Plans
Visit this site to access great lesson plans that incorporate a holiday theme.
Christmas Playdough Ornaments
With a recipe for holiday playdough, you only need holiday cookie cutters to create special ornaments. This is a great craft activity for younger students.
Christmas Virtual Field Trip
This virtual field trip takes a look at holiday celebrations around the world, provides a quiz on Christmas (are you an expert?) and some fun tongue twisters, and more!
Christmas: Create an Early Reader Winter Book
Print out the nine pages for this gingerbread man book, where your students will be learning the various clothing articles to dress their gingerbread man for the winter. Sentences accompany each page if you wish to have your advanced students practice their writing skills.
Christmas: Gingerbread Boys and Girls
Make a string of paper gingerbread men and women to decorate a room. These simple-to-make strings make a great Christmas or Winter decoration. You can drape the strings across rooms, over windows and around the tree.
Christmas: Holidays Around the World
Introduce the many festivals of winter and December around the world. This site includes excellent activities for exploring Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas in Germany, England, Diwali, and Santa Lucia.
Christmas: Reindeer Ornaments
These clothespin ornaments are adorable and easy to make.
Christmas: Stained Glass Ornaments
This project produces decorations that look like stained glass that can be hung on any wall.This project is fairly easy to do for children ages about 7 and older. It involves permanent markers and requires a bit of patience. Young and old can get beautiful results.
Christmas: The Twelve Days of Christmas Lesson Plan
Students will use a graphing worksheet and a data cost sheet to compute the cost of all the items received during the Twelve Days of Christmas.
Create a Menorah
This site includes directions for creating a holiday craft of a Menorah. You can also explore the traditions and stories of Chanukah.
Easter: EGG ART
There’s lots to do at the egg playground! Try your hand at creating egg characters, egg decorating or egg tricks. Whatever you choose to do, we’re sure you’ll have fun at this eggstraordinary playground.
Easter: EGG CARTON CATERPILLAR
Supplement your class reading of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" with this art activity, and use the science suggestion to include a lesson on metamorphosis.
Echo and the Bat
Make the holiday theme relevant to Louisiana curriculum standards and benchmarks. Join Echo the Bat and his online adventures, encouraging comprehension, communication, and further research about this unique animal.
Favorite Thanksgiving Foods
Follow the directions in this activity to determine your students' favorite Thanksgiving foods. In the process, students will learn various ways of graphing the results.
Halloween Poetry
This online worksheet includes a word bank to whip up Halloween poetry. Print out the page for final copies of your students' poems.
Halloween Story Planner
Use this story planner to help students create wonderful Halloween stories!
Halloween Writing Prompts
Need some good story starters for Halloween? This this site for some great theme sentences and story starters.
Happy Halloween Bookmarks
Use these bookmarks for reading during the month of October or use them as special treats.
Investigating the First Thanksgiving
What really happened during the first Thanksgiving? Meet two youths whose ancestors attended this historic feast, and learn to distinguish between fact and myth, and how to fairly interpret historic events. A teacher's guide is included with this interactive online learning exhibit.
Kwanzaa Mini Unit
What is Kwanzaa and how did this celebration originate? Students in second and third grade will be introduced to this holiday, along with its important celebrations and activities.
Kwanzaa: A Kwanzaa Workbook
Students can follow the directions at this site for creating their own Kwanzaa workbook.
NorthPole.com
There are so many places to visit and things to do at Santa's Secret Village! There are Santa-related activities related to writing, reading stories, and other fun games and activities.
Potent Potions Writing
Halloween is the perfect time to throw a little chemistry in your writing lessons. Students will be creating a labels for magic potions.
Printable Thanksgiving Bookmarks
Use these bookmarks for reading during the month of November or use them as special treats.
Pumpkin Seed Experiment
October is the perfect month for investigating pumpkins. Students will estimate, measure and weigh pumpkins then graph the results.
Pumpkin Songs and Poetry
Three pumpkin songs are sung to familiar tunes. Also find two pumpkin poems to teach your preschoolers for the season.
Scary Starters
Need some good story starters for Halloween? This this site for some great theme sentences and story starters.
Teensy Weensy Scary Spiders
Make lots of these teensy weensy spiders to hang from "webs" in your classroom, with foam balls, pipe cleaners, and tissue papers.
Thanksgiving Coloring Books
Color Thanksgiving pictures using this online paint site.
Thanksgiving Stationery and Backgrounds
A wide variety of Thanksgiving themes are offered at this site, to use either as stationery or as a background for your own class web pages.
Trick or Treat Pattern Bags
Students will enjoy creating these crafty trick or treat bags. Templates and directions are available on the site.
Turkey Talk Printable Stationery
This primary lined, printable stationery is perfect for any Thanksgiving writing project!
Valentine's Day: Paper Valentines
Make folding Valentine cards, stickers, address labels, and many other Valentine projects!
Valentine's Day: Valentine Pop-Up Card and History
Share the history of Valentine's Day with your students. You will also find games, recipes, crafts, and e-cards on this site.
Winter: Snowflake Prints
Using simple vegetables or fruit baskets, you can help your preschoolers cut out a snowflake on the bottom. Then students will dip their snowflakes in white glue to create sparkling winter snowflakes.
Word Processing and Halloween Tales
Students in grades K-5 will use a word processing program to write a Halloween story. Story prompts are included.
LESSON PLANS
ABC Teach
This site is very resourceful for teachers. There are thematic units, fun activities, flash cards, and much more! The abc tools feature allows you to create your own documents like shape books and word searches.
ArtsEdge
WebLinks are sites that offer exceptional resources to support arts-integrated teaching and learning. ARTSEDGE has chosen them based on rigorous selection criteria.
AskEric Lesson Plans
This is a collection of over 2,000 lesson plans. Teachers can browse lesson plans by subject and grade level.
Awesome Library
The Awesome Library is organized into categorized links to a variety of resources. It also has different doors for teachers, kids, teens, parents, librarians, and college students.
Blue Web'n
This is a library of blue ribbon web sites. You can search for educational web sites by content area, subject area, or grade level.
CBT (Classroom Based Technology) Project
Find lesson plans, resources and rubrics created by teachers in Calcasieu Parish.
Discovery School: The Teacher Channel
Discovery Education is a wonderful resource for teachers. There is a variety of lesson plans and teaching tools available on this site. Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is another great resource accessible from this site.
Ed Helper
Ed Helper is a resource for educators of all grade levels and subject areas. Teachers can also find monthly thematic units and weekly highlights on the web site.
Education Place
Education Place has Pre-K–8 resources for teachers, students, and parents. The site also includes resources in Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Intervention, Professional Development, activities, games, and textbook support.
Education World
This site has many resources for teachers and administrators. It has sub plans, book report ideas, webquests and many more teacher and classroom ideas.
Globe Teacher Newsletter
The archived newsletters on this site are great resources. Teachers can find the latest theme units, lesson plans, teacher tools, and worksheets. You can also choose to have the newsletter sent directly to you via e-mail.
Learning Page
Learning Page is a collection of professionally produced instructional material for you to download and print. Lesson plans, books, worksheets and much more can be found on the site.
Lesson Plans Page
Find a collection of lesson plans along with educational activities on this web site.
LessonPlanz
This site has a searchable directory of free online lesson plans and resources for all grade levels and subject areas.
Making Connections Web site
The Louisiana Department of Education hosts this electronic resource center. Teachers can search for standards-based lesson plans through the searchable database and submit their own for publication. There is also a wealth of web site resources that can be integrated into any standards-based lesson.
Marcopolo
Marcopolo is an excellent resource for high-quality, standards-based lessons and resources on the Internet. Some of the partners include Read Write Think, Illuminations, and Science NetLinks.
Microsoft Virtual Classroom Tours
Virtual Classroom Tours allows you to experience and replicate the classroom successes of other teachers through proven sets of learning tools, plans, and practices. These virtual tours and lesson plans call on students to develop higher-order thinking skills to establish competency in all subject areas and grade levels.
PBS Teacher Source
This site offers a wealth of lesson plans for students of all ages. It also has a database that allows teachers to search for lesson plans that meet state and national standards.
S.C.O.R.E.
The School of California Online Resources for Educators site houses links to quality Internet resources and teacher-developed lessons for the four content areas: math, science, language, and social studies.
Scholastic Teachers
Lesson plans, professional resources, and online activities for PreK-8 may be found at this site.
Teacher Files
This is an educator's resource filled with clip art, lessons, units, and links to other resources.
Teacher Vision
Teacher Vision offers lesson plans, web sites, free teacher stuff and lots more.
TeachersFirst
TeachersFirst is a collection of lessons and web resources for K-12 classroom teachers, their students, and even students' families. Materials are arranged by subject area and grade level, making it easy to locate lesson plans and associated web resources quickly.
TeachNet
Find lesson plans, templates, clip art, and much more on this web site.
Teach-Nology
TeAchnology.com offers teachers access to lesson plans, printable worksheets, rubrics, educational games, teaching tips, advice, education news, teacher downloads, web quests, and teacher tools for creating exciting classroom instruction.
The Activity Idea Place
The Activity Idea Place hosts activity ideas for Early Childhood Education professionals. The site is organized into themes. Each theme page includes arts and crafts, games, songs, and dramatic play activities.
The Best on the Web for Teachers
This site contains links for teachers that were voted on by teachers who use them.
The Educator's Network
This site is a great resource for teachers. If you are looking for worksheets, lesson plans, thematic units, rubrics, or interactive tools for the classroom, then check out this web site.
The Gateway to Education
The Gateway is a Consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites.
The Teacher's Corner
The Teacher's Corner is an online resource for educators. This web site covers subject areas across the curriculum, technology integration, bulletin boards, and many other areas necessary to good classroom management.
The Teachers.Net
This web site gives teachers access to many lesson plans and offers teachers the opportunity to submit their own. It is an appropriate web site for all grade levels.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
ABC's of the Writing Process
The purpose of this site is to provide a user friendly online resource, for students or teachers, no matter what they are being challenged to write.By clicking on any one of the five steps,
prewriting, writing, revising, editing or publishing, you will be taken into a world of ideas
to help you along your way.
American Folklore
This folklore site contains retellings of American folktales, Native American myths and legends, tall tales, weather folklore and ghost stories from each and every one of the 50 United States. You can read about all sorts of famous characters like Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Daniel Boone, and many more.
Better English
You can find exercises for improving your Business English on this web site. You can also sign up for free e-mail lessons to be sent periodically. This is a great site for you or your students to brush on those English speaking skills!
Book Making Unit for Second Grade
This site has several activities that support book making in the elementary classroom. Students can participate in writing exercises based on a Halloween theme, ABC book, chapter books, and much more.
Book Reports
This site has a collection of lesson, units, activities for books for preschool to grade twelve.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss
This is a site of resources and interactive games centered around Dr. Seuss and his books.
Class Reader
This site offers collection of free classic books by authors such as Dickens, Austen, Shakespeare and many others. You can read, search and even add your own annotations to any of the classic books. All functions of this site are free to use although some functions require free registration.
Cyberguides
CyberGuides are supplementary, standards-based, web-delivered units of instruction centered on core works of literature. Each CyberGuide contains a student and teacher edition, standards, a task and a process by which it may be completed, teacher-selected web sites and a rubric.
EDSITEment - The Best of the Humanities on the Web
This educational partnership brings online humanities resources from some of the world's great museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities directly to your classroom.
Encyclopedia Mythica
This online encyclopedia finds information on mythology, folklore and legends from six geographical regions.
EServer.org: Accessible Writing
Over 20,000 articles and files ranging from poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and more can be found on this web site. It also has links to worldwide library catalogues, academic journals, and popular magazines.
Favorite Character Trading Cards
Use the trading card template from this web site for students to create trading cards of their favorite characters. This is a very effective activity for motivating young readers while helping them learn to evaluate characters.
Fifty Fun Ways to Improve Reading Skills
Students will have fun with many of the activities and games related to language arts. Strengthen your child's reading skills by turning ordinary events into adventures on this web site.
Guide to Grammar and Writing
This site provides lessons in grammar, sentence, and essay. It also contains many interactive quizzes.
Instructional Strategies for Writing
Use this site as a resource for building instructional units for the writing process. Also find tips for peer and teacher conferences and checklists for writing in-progress. This site is most suitable for students in middle and high school.
Merriam-Webster Online
This web site has a free online dictionary and thesaurus. There are also several free daily features such as the word of the day and daily crossword.
Merriam-Webster for Kids
Check out all the great stuff at Word Central! Look up words in the Student Dictionary!
Better still: Build Your Own Dictionary! Plus, you can stump your friends with the Daily Buzzword!
MythWeb - Grades 3-5
Welcome to Mythweb. This site is devoted to the heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology. This site also provides a list of links to other mythology sites.
Noodle Tools
NoodleTools is a suite of interactive tools designed to aid students and professionals with their online research. From selecting a search engine and finding some relevant sources, to citing those sources in MLA or APA style, NoodleTools makes online research easier!
Outta Ray's Head Writing Lessons
This site contains numerous English lessons for middle and high school students.
Read, Write, Think
Read, Write, Think provides educators and students with access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instructions. The web site includes lessons correlated to the standards, web resources, and interactive student materials.
Reading Clinic
Scholastic Online provides this clinic to help address the needs of every student in the primary reading classroom. The clinic offers strategies in book selection, prediction, visualization, and more. Teacher record sheets are included, as well as read-aloud resources.
Roget's II: The New Thesaurus
Containing 35,000 synonyms and over 250,000 cross-references in an easy-to-use format, this thesaurus features succinct word definitions and an innovative hyperlinked category index.
Shapebooks.com
This Web site has a shapebook builder, where the text is automatically formatted to fit inside of an outline in the shape of an apple (or whatever shape you choose). At shapebooks.com you can create fun books online.
SparkNotes
This is a literary Web site that gives users access to many free online study guides. It offers information similar to Cliff's Notes, but also includes teacher resources such as quizzes and essays.
Spelling Ticklers
Ticklers offers many different activities to improve the use of language. Teachers of all grade levels will find some useful activities on this web site.
Sponge Activities for Vocabulary Development
Many of these short activities involve naming and listing - in creative ways - to push the normal boundaries of students' vocabulary use.
TeacherServe
This interactive site was created to help high school English and history teachers plan courses.
Teaching Resources from the desk of Laura Candler
Laura Candler has created a collection of blackline masters and activities to use with elementary classes. Visit the file cabinet for a collection of activity sheets and blackline masters. The Literacy Lessons includes a wealth of information on literature circles and reading workshop.
The Children's Literature Web Guide
The Children's Literature Web Guide is an attempt to gather together and categorize the growing number of Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults. Much of the information that you can find through these pages is provided by others: fans, schools, libraries, and commercial enterprises involved in the book world.

TIME for Kids
This Web site accompanies the TIME for Kids weekly magazine. It features views of current events from kids' perspectivies with printable weekly quizzes. There is also a link for teachers and lesson plans.
TravLang
Travel & Language services offers helpful tips, maps, language translators, currency converters, and more in many languages. Be aware that this site has many pop-ups and advertisements.
Vocabulary University
Vocabulary University offers word puzzles and enrichment tools to build word skills.
Word-A-Day
The Web site features a special word each day with its definition, voiced pronunciation, usage in context example, and other interesting tidbits. You can also sign up for daily email messages that contain the word of the day.
MATHMATICS
A+ Math
This web site is designed to help students improve their math skills interactively. Students can practice their math facts with interactive flash cards, play games, get homework help, or print worksheets.
Basket Math
Students can score a basket for answering math problems correctly. Choose the math skill that you are working on, then let the games begin!
Calculus @ Internet
This site has a variety of materials for Calculus. Curriculum material and assessments are available, as well as technology connections.
Change Maker
Are you trying to teach your students how to make change? In this game, students earn money in their piggy banks for figuring out the correct change. Students can choose the level of difficulty as well as the monetary system.
Create a Graph
Students can create five different types of graphs on this web site: bar, line, pie, area, or coordinate. Graphs can be saved, edited, and printed from this site.
Elementary Brain Teasers
This site offers a variety of problems to solve. Students can also submit their solutions via e-mail.
Figure This
Figure This features challenging math problems for middle-school aged children. Go ahead and take a math challenge on this web site!
Finite Mathematics & Applied Calculus Resource Page
Everything for Finite Math and Calculus can be found here including online tutorials, review exercises, and quizzes.
Funbrain.com
Practice your skills by playing the fun math games on this web site.
Graphics for the Calculus Classroom
Illuminations: Activity Search
Illuminations has 62 online activities available. Select the grade level and type in any keywords to search for activities on any topic.
i-Math
i-Maths are online, interactive, multimedia math investigations. All i-Maths are built around interactive math applets, and some also include video clips. This is a great site for teachers and students to explore math concepts.
Investigations Videos
Portland Public Schools has put together a series of video clips to show how Investigations and Everyday Counts is being used in the classroom.
Math Forum: Students
Have a math question? Ask Dr. Math. This web site also has a problem of the week and activities organized by grade level.
Math Goodies
Math Goodies is a free math help site featuring interactive lessons, puzzles and worksheets. Homework help is also provided. There are more than 400 pages of activities for students, educators and parents.
Math Stories
For a small fee, teachers and parents can have access to word problems designed to help elementary and middle school children boost their math problem solving and critical-thinking skills. The web site has over 15,000 interactive and non-interactive NCTM compliant math word problems for children to enjoy! Word problems are available in both English and Spanish.
Mathbuilder
Find free worksheets and puzzles all grade levels and math content areas on this web site.
Mathematics Archives
This source covers a wide range of different topics in mathematics, software, and teaching materials.
Mathematics Lessons that are Fun
This web site has an abundance of interactive math lessons for grades Pre K-Adult.
Mega-Mathematics
Get hands-on exploration of all things math with this interactive site.
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM) is an NSF supported project to develop a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction. The manipulatives are organized in a matrix by standard and grade level.
Project Interactivate
The Shodor Education Foundation created this site as a collection of interactive Java-based courseware for the exploration of math and science. There is a collection of lessons, activities, materials and tools for students in grades 3-8.
The Connected Curriculum Project
Access materials on modules, projects, and texts for calculus, linear algebra, engineering mathematics, and more.
The Mint
Have the feeling that you never have enough money? Or want to know how to make your money grow? Got anything saved up? You've come to the right place. This web site is packed with all kinds of tips about what to do with your money. Check out this web site and discover how to make the most of your money.
MUSIC
Children's Music Web
This non-profit resource is for kids, parents, teachers, and performers. You can find music education information, and you can even listen to songs on the site.
I Hear America Singing
Learn about song and music through the epochs in American History. There are bibliographic profiles on composers and other artists relevant to American music.
Music Education @ DataDragon.com
Come and explore some parts of music with the DataDragon online tutorials and guides.
Music Maker
Music Maker is great for music students as well as instructors. Just choose a song and begin experimenting. Listen to the song played with different instruments or sound effects. Adjust the tempo and hear how it changes the song. You can even change the notes in the song.
Music Notes
This is an interactive online experience that gives musical information from the medieval period to the 20th century. Students can test their skills with interactive games while learning about instruments and music styles.

Pepper Sheet Music
This is a music service web site. It offers a full catalog of current and past music. A brief description is given for each piece allowing the buyer to know a little about the piece before choosing to purchase it. There are also links to other music resources.

Sojourn
The major forms of musical composition are made simple at this site. Topics concerning the canon and fugue are covered here. Students can also create their own composition and find a full analysis of J.S. Bach.
The Piano Education Page
This site includes tips on learning how to play the piano, along with helpful articles for teachers. It also has links to hundreds of musical, cultural, and educational places to visit.
PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS
Technology and Learning
Select the latest from Technology & Learning magazine. There are reader-written articles, TechLearning tips, databases, and other resources.
RESEARCH
Kids Online Resource
Kids Online Resources is filled with information for all ages. It is a safe place to research a variety of topics and subject areas.
SCIENCE
Amazing Space
Learn about various space topics at this site which contains web-based activities for the classrom.
An Inquirer's Guide to the Universe
An "inquirer" can begin by thinking about and investigating what we already know about planets and the universe. Use the list of "Space Science Fact" resources to help you inquire. Then, consider some of the "Space Science Fiction" resources. When you're ready, visit the "Imaginary Planet Gallery." The imaginary planets are waiting for your exploration. Enter the "Space Story Studio" when you're ready to write a story about the imaginary planet you choose to visit. Consult the "Space Story Portfolio" to read other stories about the imaginary universe you've visited. If you're a classroom teacher, consult Inquiry Tips for one possible strategy for using the guide in a classroom setting.

Animals of the World (especially for Elementary)
Elementary students will enjoy this fun site devoted to animals. Students can learn about mammals, reptiles and amphibians, insects and arachnids, birds and fish through interactive games.
Ask Dr. Universe
This is a great resource for student research! Dr. Universe tackles all questions, not just science.
Athena, Earth and Space Science for K-12
Topics such as space, weather, earth and oceans are highlighted at this site. Each site provides instructional and resource materials, along with related links.
Bagheera: In the Wild
This Web site is an excellent resource on endangered species. It's a good source to learn about species that are close to extinction and the ones that have already vanished.
Barometer in a Jar
Students can monitor the weather by creating their own barometer. The directions for creating a barometer in a jar are available on this web site.
Biotech
Biotech is a resource for high schools students to professional researchers. The web site includes a dictionary, chemical acronym databases, directories, educational guides, science resources, and articles.
Chem4Kids
If you are looking for chemistry basics, this is the web site for you. There is information on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions and biochemistry. This site offers an introduction to the science of chemistry. It's not just for kids, it's for everyone.
Chemistry: Web Elements
This periodic table highlights all of the elements in detail and outlines both technical and educational concepts.
CHEMystery
CHEMystery, a virtual chemistry textbook, provides an interactive guide for high school chemistry students. In addition, CHEMystery allows you to further expand your chemistry knowledge by letting you interact with other Internet resources on the World Wide Web.
CNN - Technology: Space
CNN's Sci-Tech space page showcases numerous features, including extensive information, links to official NASA sites, interactive quizzes, and coverage of space science and exploration.
Cool Science for Curious Kids
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites curious kids to explore biology...on screen, off screen, and in between. This site features five activities adapted from science and childrens' museums.
Ecological Footprint Quiz
Ever wondered how much "nature" your lifestyle requires? You can find out on this web site. This Ecological Footprint Quiz estimates how much productive land and water you need to support what you use and what you discard.
Explore The Fantastic Forest
This Web site offers a panoramic view of the forest, and the students just click on the trees, or following the one sentence prompt to navigate and collect information. You may need Shockwave or Quicktime to enhance your visit.
FEMA Kids
A resources for kids to learn about disaster preparedness. Includes information
for teachers and students. Visit the Disaster Area to learn about different natural disasters.
Fizzics Fizzle
This is an online physics tool that covers topics for the beginner as well as advanced. It also contains games and fun stuff on cool topics.
Frogland!!!
This web site has everything you have ever wanted to know about frogs. It gives information in such a manner that younger, as well as older, children can relate to the subject. It also has links to other web sites about frogs and toads.
Froguts
For a fee, you can participate in virtual dissections of frogs, squid, cow eyes, starfish, and more.
Gadget Anatomy
Let your students test their knowledge of machines by identifying the various mechanisms in this interactive quiz. The Inventor's Toolbox gives illustrated reading selections on all simple machines.
General Chemistry Online
This online resource contains hyperlinked notes and guides, articles, tutorials, and a crosslinked collection of chemical terms.
Genetics Science Learning Center
This site has a lot of information on DNA replication, transcription, translation and good animations. Stem Cells are also well explained.
KidsStorm
Pages devoted to tornadoes, lightning, hurricanes, and storm chasing. Focused toward older kids and teenagers, but interesting for all ages. Great place for young people to gather information for school reports!
Kids Do Ecology
This site is designed to help you discover ecology! Students can learn about ecology through activities, projects, data, and graphing lessons.
Kidzone Fun Facts for Kids
This is a great resource for kids with fun facts for many interesting topics.
Mars Expedition Rover Mission
See some of the first color pictures from Mar's Land Rover.
MicroWorlds
MicroWorlds is an interactive tour of current research in the materials sciences at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source.
"Mr. Bones"
Visit this interactive site to learn about the skeletal system. Students can mix up the bones on the skeleton then try to reassemble them in the proper place.
Museum of Paleontology
Find information on dinosaurs, as well as online exhibits, education, and public outreach, and paleontology resources.
Nasa Kids
The best place for kids interested in space, science, rockets, astronauts and
the solar system.
NASA Quest
NASA Quest connects K-12 classrooms with people, research, and science through mission-based interactions and activities.
Neuroscience for Kids
The smell of a flower - The memory of a walk in the park - The pain of stepping on a nail. These experiences are made possible by the 3 pounds of tissue in our heads...the BRAIN!!Neuroscience for Kids has been created for all students and teacherswho would like to learn about the nervous system
Physics 2000
Welcome to Physics 2000, an interactive journey through modern physics! Have fun learning visually and conceptually about 20th Century science and high-tech devices.
Planet Pals
This resource teaches about the planet earth, natural resources, ecology and its care. Also, free recycling kits are offered.
Plants and Our Environment
This web site is about plants. You will learn about how plants grow and the different parts of a plant. You will also learn how seeds travel and what bees do to help plants. At this web site, you will learn about plants and their relationship with animals.
Science for Kids
This web site offers news about plants, animals, and other life science issues. It also includes
pop quizzes, and pictures. Site is available in Spanish.
Science Learning Network
This web site has links to a variety of resources, articles and exhibits.
Science Made Simple
Kids learn science the easy, hands-on way with Science Made Simple. Get science projects & experiments for home & school. Discover science fair project ideas. Read science articles and news. And more!
Science NetLinks
Science NetLinks provides a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators. Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students. This web site includes lessons, tools, and resources that are standards-based.
Spaceday.com
The Space Day 2006 Design Challenges let you become scientists, engineers, and explorers working on the space frontier to design a totally unique solution to some “out-of-this-world” challenges. Using any planet, moon, comet, or asteroid in our solar system as the launching point for exploration, students can choose from a variety of projects.
Spacekids
This Web site is hosted by NASA. Students can send their names to Mars, learn about student-built satellites, or play games and take quizzes on the Education Page.
The Biology Project
The Biology Project offers this online interactive resource. It is an excellent tool for the high school and introductory college classroom. This site provides detailed problem sets and tutorials, as well as guided tours for each lesson.
The Great Plant Escape
Led by Detective LePlant, students can go on a fun, interdisciplinary adventure in botany.
The Heart: An Online Exploration
This informative site illustrates the heart's intricate operation as well as ways to nurture a healthy heart. Teachers can also find enrichment activities for the classroom.
The Why Files
Students can explore this Web site to find out the science behind the news.
Tornado in a Jar
Visit this Web site to learn how to create a tornado in a jar.
Trees are Terrific
Elementary students can learn about the parts, functions and requirements of trees in this interactive, online adventure. A teacher's guide is also available.
U.S. Geological Survey Site
The U.S. Geological Survey provides scientific information intended to help educate the public about natural resources, natural hazards, geospatial data, and issues that affect our quality of life. Discover selected online resources, including lessons, data, maps, and more, to support teaching, learning, education (K-12), and college inquiry and research.
Weather Wiz Kids
This educational weather site for kids has it all! Written by a professional meteoroligist, it contains a wide variety of fun weather facts, weather folklore, weather games, weather jokes, and many other weather related experiments and activities.
Web Weather for Kids
Learn what makes weather wet and wild, do cool activities, and become hot at forecasting the weather on Web Weather for Kids! Created by University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.
Windows to the Universe
This web site provides a trip through earth and space science by means of multimedia exhibits.
Zona Land: Education in Physics and Mathematics
In Zona Land you will find educational and entertaining items pertaining to physics, to the mathematical sciences, and to mathematics in general.
Zoom Dinosaurs
Zoom Dinosaurs is a comprehensive on-line hyper textbook about dinosaurs, designed for students of all ages and levels of comprehension.
SOCIAL STUDIES
CNN's All Politics
This site will help students and educators keep abreast of politics, government, and current events.
Exploring Ancient World Cultures
Take a look at a number of great civilizations of old, including Egypt, Rome, and the Islamic world. It also has timelines, texts, and historical information.
Houghton Mifflin's Social Studies Center
Students, teachers and parents have access to social studies-related resources that include textbook support, an interactive geography game, outline maps, and Current Events on this web site.
Index of Native American Resources
Find out about the culture, history, art, and more of Native American Indians.
Kids Web Japan
Introduce students to Japanese history, culture, religion, geography, government, and more.
LACoast
This web site has lots of information about the Louisiana Coastal Wetlands.
Let's Go! Around the World
This is a fun and very informative global exploration site. Take online adventures to many places around the world. Visit the Teacher Resources to find more activities.
Quest with GIS Lesson Plan
Spotty's White House Tour
Take a tour of the White House, with Spotty, the President's English Springer Spaniel. The site is geared towards elementary students and is kid-friendly.
Stories of the Dreaming: Indigenous Australia
Find information on Indigenous Australia including Cultural Heritage, Spirituality, Family, Land and Social Justice. Included is a kid's section, a virtual tour, and a place for teachers.
The History/Social Studies Web Site for K-12 Teachers
A good social studies resource on the web. This site has links to numerous sites and archives, as well as lesson plans, projects, and more.
Virtual Tour of the Supreme Court Building
Begin your tour of the Supreme Court Building on the front steps. The images of all the rooms are 360-degree panoramas. It has zoom capabilities and hot spots for closer looks.
STUDENT RESOURCES
CNN Student News
CNN Student News is a great site for students to keep up with current events. The Watch and Learn feature allows students to watch a short video then answer questions and complete an activity related to the video. This is a no-cost, commercial-free educational program for middle and high school students.
Portals to the World: Links to Electronic Resources
This Library of Congress site provides links to electronic resources around the world. This site offers directories for many countries in the news today. The world is literally at your fingertips.
Room 108
Room 108 is an educational activity center for kids. The kids stories make this site unique. The stories have sound and animation. There is lots of fun for children but all with an educational focus. The children's stories have animation and sound. All the games are fun but educationally based. There's over 400 pages of songs, art, math,science, social studies, kids games, children's stories and much more.
Test Your Typing Skills
Have you ever wondered about your typing speed? With the TypingMaster Online Test you can assess your personal typing skills in minutes for free - within your web browser.
The Kid's Research Center
The Kid's Research Center site offers research materials and project ideas for 3rd - 8th graders.
The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress provides a wealth of information especially for young students. The site connects to documents, images, audio, and film clips.
TEACHER RESOURCES
27 Tips for Parent Conferences
4Kids
4Teachers
A to Z Teacher Stuff
ABC Babysit.com
Activities for Kids
America's Library
American Library Association
Bingo Cards
Bingo Cards for Every Occasion
Biography.com
Brain Pop
Brick by Brick Web Sites for Teachers
Calcasieu Parish Grant Resources
CanTeach
CanTeach: A List of Ways to Encourage Good Behaviors
ChildFun
ClassBrain.com
D&W's Teacher Spot
Developing Homework Policies
Discovery
Discovery School's Puzzlemaker
Early Childhood Today
Education Journals
EdWeb
EdWeek
Elementary Test Preparation
Enchanted Learning
ePALS
February Clip Art
Flashcard Exchange
Four Nets for Better Searching
HPR*TEC
I Love That Teaching Idea!
Ice Breakers
Interactive Calendar
Internet Search Tips Article
Invention at Play
Kartoo
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
Kid's Domain
KidsKonnect
Kidspiration Templates
Kidspired Tales
Know Play?
Library Spot
Louisiana Center for Educational Technology (Online Course Catalogue)
This course is part of the Effective Instructional Technology (EIT) Online Course Series. The first EIT course is designed to help Louisiana teachers understand and apply the benefits of instructional technology in their classrooms. The twelve-week course focuses on knowing and applying the ISTE NETS standards for teachers.
Louisiana Schools
Making Connections
Microsoft Templates for School
National Student Research Center
No Child Left Behind
No Educator Left Behind
Perpetual Preschool
Project Based Learning Checklists
Quia.com
Region V TLTC
RubiStar
Savings for Teachers
School Grants
Sites for Teachers
Start of the Year Ideas
SuperKids
Teacher Tools (Forms & Letters)
techLEARNING
Technology Briefs for No Child Left Behind Planners
The Community Learning Network
The Icing on the Cake - Online Tools for Classroom Use
The Kaboose Network
The New York Times Learning Network
The New York Times Learning Network
The Teacher's Desk
ThinkQuest
ThinkQuest is an international web site-building competition, sponsored by the Oracle Education Foundation. Teams of students and teachers are challenged to build web sites on educational topics. These web sites are published in the popular ThinkQuest Library and top-scoring teams win valuable prizes.
TrackStar
Tricks and Treats for Effective Behavior Management
Universal Design for Learning (DOE)
Virginia State Standards of Learning: Math, Science, and Technology Practice Tests
Vivisimo
TEST PREP
Brainchild
Web-based assessment and multimedia instruction on each of the state standards.
Leap 4 Fun
This is a fun game to practice skills. Straight A games posted the game in hopes that 4th grade Louisiana students would enjoy practicing for the LEAP test. You can choose one, two, three or four players. Students move along the interactive game board and answer multiple-choice questions.
Listening and Comprehension Skills Online
Use RealPlayer for this huge collection of online listening and reading exercises. Entries are organized along easy, medium, difficult, and very difficult categories.
Louisiana Pass
PASS allows students to practice skills that are similar to those on the LEAP 21 and
GEE 21 and provides instruction to help strengthen those skills. PASS includes multiple-choice, short-answer, and essay questions. However, one PASS test does not cover all the skills assessed on the LEAP 21 and GEE 21.
Released Test Items (LEAP/GEE)
Each year the Louisiana Department of Education posts released test items from the LEAP test. Use this link to find the released test items to practice for the big test.
Standardized Test Prep
Find strategies to attack reading and math, to ease tension for testing, and to understand testing fundamentals. Teaching tips are included.
Ten Tips for Test Taking
This site provides solid strategies and tips for successful test taking.
THE ARTS
A Glossary of Theater Terms
Terminology for the theater from A-Z can be found at this site.
A. Pintura: Art Detective
This is an online game about art history and art composition. As A. Pintura, a 1940's-style detective with a degree in art history, you must
identify the artist of a mystery painting.
Artcyclopedia
Need information or pictures of art or artists? Use this searchable site that lists artists by name, artworks by title, and art museums by name/place.
ArtsEdNet
Education-related activities, lessons, and resources offered by the Getty for
teachers, students, professionals, and the general public.
Box of Crayons
Early elementary students will make the connection of how a box of crayons is more exciting with more colors, and how a wonderful variety of colors are part of our own human rainbow. It's a great art project to help celebrate Black History Month.
Children's Creative Theater Guide
This page opens curtains to historical aspects, fun games, and acting techniques.
Cinema
This interactive site sets in motion the creative process of filmmaking. It includes activities such as writing a segment of a scene and managing production of a film.
Crayola Creativity
Crayola Creativity features art information, art techniques, and lesson plans to make coloring in the classroom fun.
Creative Drama
Find resources on creative drama and theater education. There is also a section of ideas for the classroom.
Eyes on Art
This site not only promotes awareness and appreciation for art, but it also contains a detailed teacher's guide and a visual glossary where you view painting while learning about art elements.
Garden Crafts
This site has a list of crafts to do with a plant unit. Some projects include creating seed packets, making stepping stones, and creating popsicle plant markers.
KinderArt
A collection of free online art lesson plans, activities, and art education information can be found on this site.
MacKay's Color Wheel
This is a great interactive color wheel that also gives information about the primary and secondary colors.
The Drama Teacher's Resource Room
A great resource for drama teachers. This site includes lesson plans, drama links, and articles on costumes and props.
The Great Buildings Collection
This gateway to architecture around the world and across history documents a thousand buildings and hundreds of leading architects, with 3D models, photographic images and architectural drawings, commentaries, bibliographies, web links, and more, for famous designers and structures of all kinds.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Explore and Learn
Plenty of online activities, exhibits, and resource information are available at this site.
The Virtual Study Tour
By clicking on the images of various ancient and modern structures, students can zoom in and out as if they were really there.
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
My Future.com
Find vocational help that introduces students to post secondary options and a brief description of careers. It features a free vocational survey, a career toolbox, and other services.

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