|Crayola Art Education
This site allows you to view all of the products from Crayola. You can
click on an icon that
|Discovery Channel School
This site allows you to enter the grade, subject, and unit of interest.
It then gives you ideas, activities, suggested readings, and additional
sites to help guide your lesson plans. It also provides special thematic
monthly unit ideas. The unit this month is
The eye of the storm.
|The History Channel
This site works in conjunction with the television station, The History
Channel. This site provides access to current event issues, a traveler
section, Great Speeches of the past, Fun and Games, and This Day in History.
This Day in History is a prompt which users can click on to read about
events which occurred that day in history. This site has added a
section to it allowing users to read The Starr Report and learn more about
impeachment and past presidents. Helpful to Teachers:
This site could be useful teachers on a daily basis, most likely in the
middle school grades and above. If the students had a daily history
lesson, this site could be used during it. The students have access
to current events as well as past events. Teachers could really utilize
this site in their classroom to allow students to become more computer
literate, while learning and having fun.
This web site is designed by Houghton Mifflin, a major textbook publishing
company. This very bright and colorful web site has a teacher center
which offers many ideas in math, reading/language arts, and social studies.
There are discussion forums with other teachers and there is an online
store to purchase books and a link which introduces different software
which can be used in the classroom.
This site gives up to date information on education in the news. It
allows you to see projects that schools are doing worldwide. The site reviews
various education sites and gives suggestions on sites to use.
They feature monthly thematic lesson plan ideas. Some ideas for
Sept./Oct. are Johnny Appleseed, pumpkins, and bats.
|Children's Software Revue
This is another resource specifically designed for elementary school
teachers wanting to incorporate computers into the curriculum. This
program was created to "meet the need for comprehensive, yet specialized
information on the rapidly growing children's software market." This
website included more than 2,100 evaluative reviews on software products
for children up to sixth grade.
This is a website that is designed by the same people that own Comcast
Cable Company. It provides links for great exploration in many fields.
Links include, art, Computers, English, Language Arts, Math, P.E./Health,
Science, Social studies, Misc. Subjects, Auditorium, Library, Playground,
and Faculty. Each link provides the student or teacher with a chance
to explore facts and in depth information in all these subjects.
It really accomplishes its goal of creating a virtual school.
|Microsoft in K-12 Education
This site focuses on teaching and learning with technology.
The site shows how technology in the classroom can enhance students learning
and increase teacher productivity. There are many articles under
different sites within the microsoft site, like the K- 12 connection.
Lesson plans are shared by teachers for every subject. There are
teacher guides that go with the lesson plans. There are also real
stories from different schools about how to use technology, from teachers
|MSN Microsoft Encarta
This site is full of links to great teacher resources. There's
Part of professional development includes creating your own professional
library. Those of us in early childhood education may have a hard
time finding good resources for hands on activities. One of my favorite
companies to order books for my professional library is Gryphon House.
They are a locally based publisher (in Beltsville, about 5 minutes from
campus), that specializes in books for teachers and children. This
company has books on just about ever topic an early childhood teacher could
need. I strongly suggest you order their catalogs. This site
has free activities, and samples of some of the books they carry.
|Lakeshore Learning Materials
Another one of my favorite companies is Lakeshore. Especially
in today’s multi-cultural society, I look for materials in the classroom
that promote and confirm diversity. A very reliable company that
I order from that has a variety of multi-cultural materials, is Lakeshore
Learning Materials. Although I tend to order from their catalogs
for early childhood and the primary grades, they also have catalogs for
secondary education as well. At their web site you may preview some
of their materials, order a catalog, and find out about some of their special
events. I strongly suggest you order the catalog. I get ideas
from just thumbing through the pages!
This is a good site for finding the most up to date software for your
This site provides a multitude of information concerning Inspiration
Software. Teachers can access information concerning books which
include lesson plans and strategies for teaching grades K-12. This
site offers computer software which can be used in the classroom to help
students learn how to create and use graphic organizers, concept maps,
and other various visual diagrams. Useful for Teachers: This
site can be extremely helpful for teachers just beginning to use computers
in the classroom or a teacher which wishes to update the classroom materials.
The information provided on this site and through this site is very specific
and step-by-step. Teachers can order books and materials for the
site and even preview lesson plans and helpful strategies for in the classroom.
This site was a network of educational resourses
and materials intended for educating younger students. This site includes
many lesson plans on several different areas of study that would be useful
for a kindergarden teacher in helping them gain ideas for classroom activities.
The activities and lessons that I looked at appear to be fun, interesting,
and effective at driving home a point.
This website is provided by Houghton Mifflin, a publisher of school textbooks. It provides a large number of resources for kindergarten through eighth grade students. While providing lesson plans and ideas in the "Teacher's Center," it also has a "Kid's ClubHouse" and "Parent's Place."
|McGraw-Hill School Division
This website is provided by McGraw-Hill, another publisher of school textbooks.While it does provide lesson plan sites for teachers, its most interesting feature is the"School Store," which allows instructors to browse through the company's publications and preview new products.
Disney's Edustation is, yet, another great website for teachers. It
has many great ideas for lessons for all subjects and grade levels, as
well as, downloads to enhance the lessons. It features a school of the
month link where educators and students can visit the school's site. It
contains teacher-tested activities and a list of recommended links. Teachers
can share ideas for lessons and classroom ideas through this site. It,
also, has a Teacher Store where educators can purchase Disney products
to use in the classroom. One of the best features of this site is that
it teaches educators and students about internet safety.
|Site maintined by Paulette
Robinson, EDCI Lecturer.
Last updated 12/06/98