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Educational Websites

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Numerous Free Tools for creating documents, spreadsheets, presentations, converting files/documents, conferencing, and more

Virtual Reference Collection
Databases that are grouped by grade level to enable independent research and foster higher level thinking skills
http://www.esboces.org/SLS/vrc.cfm
(Choose the appropriate level and see your library media specialist for the username and password - for Hiawatha, it is Username: Hiawatha, Password: Read)

Verizon Thinkfinity (formerly Marco Polo)
A collection of educator reviewed and partner sites. contains more than 55,000 authoritative educational and literacy resources for teachers, students and community programs including standards-based K-12 lesson plans, student materials, interactive tools and web sites.
http://www.marcopolo-education.org/home.aspx
(Be sure to check out the partner sites: ArtsEdge, EconEdlink, EdSiteMent, Illuminations, Read/Write/Think, Science NetLinks, National Geographic Xpeditions and to search the "teacher resources")

Eduscapes
Various activities and lessons for learners of all ages
http://eduscapes.com/
(try the 4-2-explore for a listing of themes or just search the website)

PowerMedia Plus
More than video clips, this resource also contains print resources (worksheets and handouts), images and audio files.
http://www.powermediaplus.com
(sign in or sign up for a new account and check out the print resources)

Sachem's Technology Tools
Numerous links to subject and grade level online resources
http://www.sachem.edu/dept/sd/index.html
(the newest additions include the Smartboard Interactive websites. Please note that a Smartboard is not required, the sites just work well with it)

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
Lots of resources for educators
http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/

Scholastic
A wealth of resources on a variety of topics
http://www.scholastic.com/

Starfall
A wealth of interactive activities for the primary grades focusing on early literacy, phonics, etc
http://www.starfall.com/

Nick Jr.
Educational Games for primary grades
http://www.nickjr.com/

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
A site for music teachers - identify instruments and other music centered learning.
http://www.dsokids.com/2001/rooms/teachers.asp

Harcourt School
If you use a Harcourt textbook, there are online resources to supplement many of the lessons. Registration is required (but is often included with the text book purchase)
http://www.harcourtschool.com/

PBS
Links to grade specific resources (use the PBS Teachers link on the right) or try some educational games using the PBS Kids   or PBS Go (older kids) links
http://www.pbs.org/

Eduhound
Free variety of resources from related web links, lesson plans, thematic units, etc
http://www.eduhound.com/

NASA for Educators
http://education.nasa.gov/home/index.html

Touch Typing
Free program to learn proper typing techniques. Use the Lessons on the English Page
http://sense-lang.org/typing/

The National Archives
Plenty of primary sources from our nations history
http://www.archives.gov/education/