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NY Times Teacher Connection.
www.aolatschool.com Very good education site from AOL.
www.enchantedlearning.com Numerous materials for teachers and activities for kids on dozens of subjects.
www.mcrel.org/lesson-plans McRel's (Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning) lesson plans.
http://ofcn.org/cyber.serv/academy/ace/ 700 free K-12 lesson plans on a variety of subjects.
www.quia.com Quia ('key-ah) allows teachers to create online activities and share them with their students and other teachers. Online multimedia books are available. These are subscription fee based services. Free online educational games are offered at www.quia.com/shared/
http://pblchecklist.4teachers.org Project Based Learning
www.brainpop.com Fun educational activities (Some free, most fee based).
www.highlightskids.com Highlights Magazine online with stories, educational games and hidden picture puzzles.
www.funschool.com Pre-K through 6th entertaining lessons. (Some Ads.)
http://freebies.about.com/od/teacherfreebies/ Free stuff for teachers!
http://reading.indiana.edu/phonics/ - Phonics online course for teachers that an be taken for credit from IU or non-credit.
http://certificationmap.com/becoming-a-special-education-teacher/ - Becoming a Special Education Teacher
http://nichcy.org/teaching-students-with-e-d - Teaching Students with Emotional Disturbances
http://nichcy.org/what-works-effective-teaching-strategies-for-students-with-disabilities - Teaching Strategies for Students with Disabilities
DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) Reading fluency quick assessments for K-6. Materials are free; $1/student if you want to use the online scoring.
www.aimsweb.com AIMSweb utilizes Curriculum-Based Measurement and RTI reporting to track reading fluency and comprehension, numeracy and math, spelling and written expression. $1-$2/student.
http://quizstar.4teachers.org/ Allows teachers to make quizzes that students can take online. Subscription fee.
www.mygradebook.com Provides grade and assignment management. Subscription fee.
http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php Excellent free rubric generation site.
http://teach-nology.com/web_tools/rubrics Rubric Generators on dozens of subjects. The basic ones are free, other materials available by subscription.
http://trackstar.4teachers.org TrackStar has hundreds of web tracks on many subjects.
http://webquest.sdsu.edu The original WebQuest site.
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/projects Exemplary WebQuests arranged by grade level.
http://eduweb.com Educational Web Adventures develops about art, history and science.
Popularity Portals (Lists of top educational websites arranged by popularity)
www.about.com/homework Information for homework assignments in most subject areas.
www.aresearchguide.com A Research Guide for Students. How to write an A+ paper, deliver an effective presentation and much more.
MLA Citation Style How to correctly cite references for research papers, etc.
Free online educational games. Associated with www.TeacherVision.com .
Highlights Magazine online with stories, educational games and hidden picture puzzles.
www.factmonster.com Information on many subjects for elementary students, including encyclopedia, dictionary and thesaurus. (Banner ads and pop-ups)
www.infoplease.com/index.html Information on many subjects for secondary students and adults, including encyclopedia, dictionary and thesaurus. (Banner ads and pop-ups)
http://nytimes.com/learning/ Has news summary, test taking tips and other resources for students and tools and information for teachers and parents. (Very few ads)
www.pinkmonkey.com/index2.asp a "G" rated study resource for junior high, high school, college students, teachers and home schoolers with a large library of Literature Summaries, with 388 booknotes / chapter summaries / study notes online currently. (Banner ads and pop-ups)
www.sparktop.com Schwab Learning for
kids with LD - learning games, decision making (Requires a high speed
connection and Flash installed.
www.greatsitesforkids.com Great Sites for Kids was created to help parents and teachers find fun and educational web sites for kids to use at home and in the classroom, and to help kids of all ages find great sites to visit.
www.howstuffworks.com Don't know how something works? Find out here.
www.mathforum.org Links to a wide variety of math resources on the web.
www.math.com Very good mathematics tutorials from basic math through advanced topics.
www.hotmath.com Provides tutorials and answers to odd numbered problems in most math textbooks for $49 per year.
www.quickmath.com QuickMath is an automated service for answering common math problems over the internet (higher level math).
www.practicalmoneyskills.com Money skills content for teachers, students and parents.
www.bookadventure.com Book Adventure is a free reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 6,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes.
www.readwritethink.org Read-Write-Think provides highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction.
www.kidsreads.com Book reviews and online books to read for younger readers.
www.starfall.com Beginning reading skills
www.edsitement.neh.gov The National Endowment for the Humanities
http://education.nasa.gov NASA's education site for kids, students and educators.
www.education.noaa.gov National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's site for student's and teachers about the climate and the oceans.
www.tc.cornell.edu/Edu/MathSciGateway Gateway to many good science (and math) sites.
education.nasa.gov NASA's website for all things flight and space related.
www.enc.org/weblinks/science Hundreds of science related sites listed with information.
yucky.kids.discovery.com Entertaining science exploration
http://education.indiana.edu/~socialst Social Studies content and links for teachers and students.
www.csun.edu/~hcedu013 Social Studies information for teachers.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com Eyewitness to history presents information on history from ancient to modern times.
Tracey Osborn's, Mrs. Oz, history site.
www.historychannel.com Self serving, of course, but has good content in the "Classroom" section.
The National Endowment for the Humanities
Assistive Technology (AT)
www.closingthegap.com Assistive Technology
www.patinsproject.com Indiana's online AT loan (to schools) catalog, manufacturer links and training information
www.wati.org The Wisconsin Technology initiative
www.tamcec.org The Council for Exceptional Children's Technology and Media Division publications
www.iltech.org The Illinois AT website. Its listing of AT catalogs is very helpful.
www.abledata.com Help with finding the right AT for an individual
www.readplease.com ReadPlease 2003 is a FREE text-to-speech program that highlights the words as it reads them to you. A commercial version and other text-to-speech tools are also available.
www.riverdeep.net Free online educational programs (requires high speed internet). Some downloadable free and 30 day demo programs also available.
www.SimIndiana.com Free word processor, spreadsheet program, more. Free to any Indiana resident, it also includes both private and shared storage space on their server that can be accessed via the internet. This allows you to save your work at school for example then work on it a home and vice versa.
www.ed.gov US Dept. of Ed.
www.boselaw.com/groups/education.shtml Bose, McKinney and Evans
Indiana Parent Information Network
www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/education.html National educational information.
www.doe.state.in.us/htmls/education.html Stats on all Indiana schools.
www.dspcoop.k12.in.us/links.htm DSP Co-op Indiana education links (including this web page)
www.indianastandardsresources.org/index.asp Indiana Standards and Resources
www.learnmoreindiana.org/ Indiana's Pre-K to College Connection, helps Indiana residents learn about college in Indiana, preparing for college, getting to college, student financial aid, Indiana career information and other essential information for lifelong success.
www.doe.state.in.us/standards/ Indiana's Academic Standards
Kids health information with versions for parents, teens and kids.
. National Library of Medicine resource for looking up information on hundreds of genetic conditions.
www.rarediseases.org National Organization for Rare Diseases database of over a thousand rare diseases and conditions.
www.healthscout.com/nav/ency/448/main.html Medical Encyclopedia
Internet and Digital Libraries
www.bartleby.com An excellent free digital library.
http://promo.net/pg/ Project Gutenberg - Thousands of books that are in the Public Domain, classics and most books pre-1923.
www.digital.library.upenn.edu/books - 20,000 free books.
www.digitalbookindex.com – 100,000+ books (60,000+ Free) This site indexes hundreds of other digital libraries, including those listed here, university libraries and commercial publishers. (This page will redirect you to a page where you must register, for free, to login. Then click the link to DigitalBookIndex.ORG.)
www.bibliomania.com Free classics, study guides and references.
www.ipl.org Internet Public Library - Collections of internet resources on many subjects, also links to online magazines and associations concerning those subjects.
www.awesomelibrary.org Awesome Library organizes the Web with 26,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education
Professional Educational Organizations
www.aft.org American Federation of Teachers
www.ahead.org Association for Higher Education and Disability
www.nea.org National Education Association
www.cec.sped.org Council for Exceptional Children, a great source for information on IDEA and special education.
UDL (Universal Design for Learning)
www.cast.org Center for Applied Special Technology; Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
www.ascd.org Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; UDL and many other education technology subjects.
Websites by Area
www.autism-resources.com Information and links regarding autism and Asperger Syndrome
www.autism.org Center for the Study of Autism
www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer Autism Society of America
www.naar.org National Alliance for Autism Research
Biomedical research about and
MAAP - More information on Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
www.eyesightnews.com News and discussion about eyesight
www.acb.org American Council of the Blind
www.afb.org American Foundation of the Blind
www.aph.org American Printing House for the Blind
www.aerbvi.org Association for Educational Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
www.lighthouse.org Lighthouse International
www.loc.gov/nls National Library Service (NLS) administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.
www.visionconnection.org A friendly, accessible, interactive global Internet portal for people who are partially sighted or blind, the professionals who work with them, the families and friends who support them -- and anyone looking for the latest information on vision impairment, its prevention and vision rehabilitation.
www.navh.org National Association for the Visually Handicapped
Speech or Language Impairment
www.asha.org American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
www.speech-express.com Speechville Express - information on a variety of speech disorders
www.tayloredmktg.com/dyspraxia/ Free downloadable brochures and handouts on a variety of speech-language disorders
www.aadb.org American Association of the Deaf-Blind
www.nfadb.org National Family Association for Deaf-Blind
www.tr.wou.edu/dblink/index.htm National Information Clearinghouse on Children Who Are Deaf-Blind - Information to nurture, empower, and instruct children who are deaf-blind
www.tr.wou.edu/ntac The National Technical Assistance Consortium for Children and Young Adults Who Are Deaf-Blind
www.devdelay.org Developmental Delay Resources - A nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of those working with children who have developmental delays in sensory motor, language, social, and emotional areas.
www.nidd.org National Institute on Developmental Delays
www.naeyc.org National Association for the Education of Young Children
www.psfirststepahead.org Perry-Spencer Step Ahead
www.nmha.org National Mental Health Association
www.childpsychologist.com Covers emotional disabilities and more
www.ffcmh.org The Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
www.usingenglish.com ESL lessons
http://babelfish.altavista.com/translate.dyn Translate English into or from any other language
http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/lss/lang/esl.html ESL Resources
www.nagc.org National Organization for Gifted Children
www.ericec.org CEC info center on disabilities and gifted education
www.agbell.org Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
www.cfv.org Captioned Media Program - Hundreds of captioned educational videos, movies, etc. shipped to/from free of charge. Sponsored by the US Dept. of Education
www.deafhoosiers.com Indiana School for the Deaf
www.hearingexchange.com Hearing Exchange is an online community for the exchange of ideas and information on hearing loss and related issues
www.youth.hear-it.org Youth Hear-It has facts, figures, information and tips on living with a hearing impairment.
Lions Affordable Hearing Aid
www.sparktop.org/intro.html Schwab Learning for kids with LD - learning games, decision making (Requires a high speed connection and Flash installed. Start at www.sparktop.orginstead if the site does not display properly)
www.focusonlearning.org Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities site for parents.
www.interdys.org International Dyslexia Association
www.ldanatl.org Learning Disabilities Association
www.ldonline.org LD Online site for parents, teachers and other professionals.
www.ncld.org National Center for Learning Disabilities
www.schwablearning.org Schwab Learning - A Parent's guide for helping kids with LD
State University's Bloomberg Center, providing information on reading and
RtI - NEW!
http://www.doe.in.gov/indiana-rti/ Indiana DOE's RtI main page. See their publication "Using Response to Intervention (RTI) for Indiana's Students". *PDF
https://dibels.uoregon.edu/ DIBELS School wide model that supports comprehensive and coordinated reading goals, assessment and instruction for all students.
www.thearc.org The Arc of the United States works to include all children and adults with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in every community.
www.ndss.org National Down Syndrome Society
www.spencercountyarc.org Spencer County Arc
www.ndsccenter.org National Down Syndrome Congress
http://ericec.org/faq/i-severe.html Information on including students with severe disabilities
www.tash.org TASH has information relating to all disabilities, but is known for its journal "Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities" which is available online.
www.aaidd.org American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
www.as.wvu.edu/~scidis/motor.html - strategies for teaching students with motor/orthopedic impairments.
Accommodations for various disabilities (an Adobe Acrobat document)
Cerebral Palsy resources from the ERIC Clearinghouse
www.chadd.org Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Section 504 information
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