Educational Websites


Technology Tools

Online Tools

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Educational Websites

Online Tools
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
(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.
(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")

Various activities and lessons for learners of all ages
(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.
(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
(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

A wealth of resources on a variety of topics

A wealth of interactive activities for the primary grades focusing on early literacy, phonics, etc

Nick Jr.
Educational Games for primary grades

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
A site for music teachers - identify instruments and other music centered learning.

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)

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

Free variety of resources from related web links, lesson plans, thematic units, etc

NASA for Educators

Touch Typing
Free program to learn proper typing techniques. Use the Lessons on the English Page

The National Archives
Plenty of primary sources from our nations history