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- Learning Interchanges' Lesson Ideas - A growing library of creative ideas for lessons and classroom projects using a variety of applications and teaching techniques.
- Ask Eric Lesson Plans
- The Gateway - over 26,000 lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources. Teachers can conduct full text, key word or title searches, then select your desired grade or education level and submit the search.
- Teachers Net Lesson Plans
- BigChalk - Lesson Plan Archive
- PBS Teacher Source - 1,400 + Lesson Plans and Activities in the areas of "Arts & Literature, Health and Fitness, Math, Science & Technology, and Social Studies".
- K-6 ARTS LESSON PLANS
- Digital Divide Proje ct - lesson plans have the goal of building an awareness of the global economy and the role of technology for middle school and high school students.
Integrated Units Transforming Teaching and Teacher Education: A Professional Development School Model for the 21st Century
Assessment Rubrics - Now that we are using the Internet in the classroom to support instruction, it is important that the area of assessment be addressed. The natural tendency for teachers is to provide a rubric for student use and for assessment purposes. Below you will find a collection of assessment rubrics for use of the World Wide Web that may be helpful for you as you design your own. Assessing Student Outcomes: Performance Assessment Using the Dimensions of Learning Model.
- Award Winning Lesson Plans collection of over 2000; searchable database
Teacher Net - Lesson Plan Bank
TeacherLink - Teacher Resources - Units and Lesson Plans
Scholastic Network - Daily updated curriculum information and services for k-12 schools
ERIC Lesson Plans
- Who Stole the Cookie? (1-2)
- Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday! (2-3)
- One Hundred Hungry Ants / 150 Pennies (2-3)
- Quarter Hours and Half Hours with the "Grouchy Ladybug" (2)
- Turkey Glyphs (2-3)
- Learning About Static Electricity (6)
- Light and Color (8)
- Modeling the Layers of the Earth (4-6)
- Parts of a Spider (PreK - K)
- Types of Simple Machines (4-5)
•· Best Practice in Mathematics: Using Test Results to Inform Instruction and Improve Student Achievement - "An assessment consultant advises teachers on how they can ensure that data from standardized tests will inform their instruction and classroom assessments."
•· Curious and Useful Math - This site is loaded with tricks and rules for quickly calculating certain types of math problems. There are also some entertaining trivia and math facts. Ask a question or participate in the online forum.
•· PBS Mathline - To view lesson plans and activities, select a grade range and topic. Teachers can get quick access to their most relevant content for subject, grade level, and location by personalizing this site.
•· Connected Math - Help students develop an "understanding of important concepts, skills, procedures, and ways of thinking and reasoning in number, geometry, measurement, algebra, probability, and statistics."
•· NCTM Illuminations - The Illuminations Web site was developed by NCTM to help educators implement the NCTM Standards. Browse the site for lesson plans, classroom videos, and a wide range of tools and resources.
•· Math Explorations - This site is for serious math hobbyists only! If you or your star pupil hungers for some really challenging math problems, this extensive collection is a valuable resource.
•· Math.com - This site has organized online math resources for students, teachers, and parents. Find links to homework help, free math lessons, family math projects, and solutions for everyday math problems. Review Basic Math, Geometry, Algebra, Calculus, Trigonometry, and Statistics.
•· Math Problems & Puzzles - The Math Forum scouts sites to make it easy for teachers to find the resources available for their own purposes. This site contains a large collection of links to puzzles and problems.
•· Real-World Math & Science - This site from the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse is a good starting point for exploring Internet projects and other resources that bring the real-world into the classroom.
•· Learning Domains or Bloom's Taxonomy - Here's an outline of Bloom's Taxonomy that provides a useful structure in which to categorize test questions: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation.
•· Learning Skills Program: Bloom's Taxonomy - This chart will help you understand the ins and outs of Bloom's Taxonomy.
•· The Taxonomy of Educational Objectives - This is a revised version of Benjamin Bloom's work with the addition of the Psychomotor Domain as developed by Anita Harrow (1972). Questions and examples are also included to make the Taxonomy more useful for beginning teachers as a tool to facilitate appropriate questioning.
•· Teacher Education: Bloom's Taxonomy - Study an example of how Bloom's Taxonomy may be used in developing a science unit on ecosystems.
•· Bloom's Taxonomy - Learn the history of Bloom, and the process behind his Taxonomy that highlights the kinds of behavior that lead to learning.
Student and Teacher Portfolios
Examples of student and teacher electronic portfolios that integrate text, photos, diagrams, audio, video, and other multimedia elements.
- Getting Started with Digital Portfolios - Visit this site for information on using digital portfolios in your classroom.
- Online Portfolios - Cathleen Chamberlain takes the idea of electronic portfolios a step further by posting them online where families can easily access student work from anywhere on the Internet.
- Electronic Portfolios At-a-Glance Guides - These guides explain how to use common software tools to create electronic portfolios.
- Portfolio Assessment - Find out how portfolios allow you to document the "thinking" behind program objectives.
- Electronic Portfolios - Find out what you should include in an electronic portfolio and how to create and assess one. You can also view examples and resources.
- Digital Portfolios - Learn the purpose of student portfolios. Follow a template to select work samples to appear in the portfolios.
Setting Student Learning Goals and Assessment Standards
- Illinois Learning Assessment Page - What kinds of activities do you use to help students learn? The North Central Regional Educational Laboratory offers a profile tool to measure your visions of learning. Click the "Graph My Responses" button to create a graph representing your answers.
- NCREL's Indicators of Engaged Learning - What kinds of activities do you use to help students learn? The North Central Regional Educational Laboratory offers a profile tool to measure your visions of learning. Click the "Graph My Responses" button to create a graph representing your answers.
- Indicators of Engaged Learning - What are the optimal criteria for student and teacher roles in the learning process?
- Engaged Learning Home Page - The Leadership Institute Integrating Internet, Instruction, and Curriculum presents a learning sequence that first asks you to examine and identify effective aspects of a project. Next, you'll review examples of past projects that use engaged learning standards. Then you'll create a project proposal as well as develop a student task and assessment.
- Critical Issue: Using Technology to Enhance Engaged Learning for At-Risk Students - "Schools that capitalize on the relationship between technology and education reform will help students to develop higher order skills and to function effectively in the world beyond the classroom."
- Engaging the Learner - Complete a module on engaged learning strategies that use interactive whiteboards.
"A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. WebQuests are designed to use learners' time well, to focus on using information rather than looking for it, and to support learners' thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation." --Bernie Dodge
- Best WebQuests.com - Use Tom March's content matrix to select WebQuests for early to adult learners.
- A Rubric for Evaluating WebQuests - This page will help you to evaluate the effectiveness of your own WebQuest.
- The WebQuest Page - Explore the details of successful WebQuests. Bernie Dodge has compiled articles, templates, and training materials. Be sure to link to WebQuestNews for current views of this learning model from around the world.
- WebQuests for Kids - Kathi Mitchell has compiled a useful selection of links to Social Studies and Science WebQuests.
- SESCD WebQuests: Math - A school division from Saskatoon , Saskatchewan , had organized a list of math WebQuests for elementary through high school students.
- Ellis Island Museum - Explore Ellis Island and its amazing immigration museum. Information about the Statue of Liberty is included.
- AMNH: American Museum of Natural History Exhibitions - Learn about the current exhibitions on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City at this site.
- Canadian Museum of Civilization - This museum covers important events of human civilization. Check out the Quick Link drop-down list to go to the War Exhibit and Today in History.
- National Air and Space Museum - Enter the Exhibits link on the National Air and Space Museum 's homepage to find exhibits on early space exploration and lunar vehicles.
- Butler Institute of American Art - Each painting in this collection is accompanied by a brief discussion of the artist and the work.
- Vocabulary University - Vocabulary University provides interactive vocabulary exercises including graphic word puzzles and games. Use these puzzles to enrich your language arts curriculum.
- Learning Vocabulary Can Be Fun - Play hangman, the match game, or take a quiz.
- Vocabulary Web Games - Students can increase their SAT/GRE vocabulary skills. Each quiz is a random selection of 20 words from the 720 most commonly tested words. Play an unlimited number of times. In addition, study computer or medical terminology.
- Fake Out! - Choose a word from one of three grade levels and guess its definition. Or create and send a fake definition and see if someone chooses it.
- Building a Better Vocabulary - Webster's Dictionary provides tips and quizzes to help students learn and use new vocabulary.
Educational Games on the Web
- Lawrence Hall of Science - Play online games such as Alien Juice Bar, Build a Fish, Balloon Ride, and Car Comparison.
- Math Advantage - This site includes online games designed for each grade level.
- Logic Games - Try a variety of logic games.
- Seussville Games - Here you will find games and activities that can be used to accompany books by Dr. Seuss.
- Jumbalaya - Play this online version of the word game, Boggle. Click on Play Game and the computer generates the word game.
Boost Student's Money Smarts
The Federal Reserve has unveiled an online economic education site for high school and college students, as well as for teachers and consumers, to promote economic education and financial literacy. Among the activities available at the Web site, users will be able to be a bank examiner for a day or assume the role of Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan when he and his colleagues set interest rates.
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