Thursday, February 7, 2008

Superintendent Conference Day Presentation: Websites/ Resources for the Secondary School Teacher

Superintendent Conference Day Presentation

Websites/ Resources for the Secondary School Teacher

February 7th, 2008

This is my social bookmarking site that offers 3625 current interactive internet resources broken down by subject area. It also has items listed by topic as well. You are welcome to join my network by becoming a member of or just visiting the above URL whenever you need resources. I try to update my account daily. This is a wonderful way to get connected and stay connected with colleagues and resouces.

180 Technology Tips

This site is free and provides a great database of resources for technology.

21st CenturyConnections

Students will need 21st century competencies to survive and thrive in the future. This Web site is dedicated to delivering technology solutions that will help students to learn 21st century skills.

21st Century Skills by enGage

Gives a breakdown of 21st Century Skills and a variety of links.

4 Teachers works to help integrate technology into the classroom by offering online tools and resources. This site helps teachers locate and create ready-to-use Web lessons, quizzes, rubrics and classroom calendars. There are also tools for student use. It offers:

Quiz Star, Rubric Star in Spanish and English, Academic Skill Builders, Persuade Star, Classroom Architect, TrackStar, Assign-A-Day, Casa Notes, PBL Checklist, Teachers Tacklebox, Web Poster Wizard, NoteStar, Think Tank and Kids Vid.

A New Teachers Survival Guide

This entire website is focused toward the first year teacher. It is well organized.

AT&T Video Conferencing Directory

Looking for program providers or simply interested in connecting with another classroom? The AT&T Videoconferencing Directory is a free, searchable database of videoconferencing sites of interest to K-12 school, community college, and public library communities. Our directory includes contacts, program descriptions, and equipment information for over 1496 sites.

Awsome Stories

AwesomeStories has a detailed, subject-driven search function. Topics covered in the site are alphabetically listed in the Subject Index.

The fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills. It's the quickest way to build a works cited page. And it's free.

Create a Graphy

Graphs and charts are great because they communicate information visually. For this reason, graphs are often used in newspapers, magazines and businesses around the world. This site teachers how to select a graph to use and how to create one.

Did you Know?

A Site about fascinating facts for all educators and students.


The Best of the Humanities on the Web from the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the National Trust for the Humanities, and the Verizon Foundation. This educational partnership brings online humanities resources from some of the world's great museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities directly to your classroom.


This site is maintained by T.H.E. Journal (Technological Horizons in Education) and provides a useful classification and listing of a broad range of educational sites. Teacher-related topics such as standards and assessment and educational software are included.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

This site provides long lists of educational resources from government agencies and government-funded projects by subject area. The lists are free and there is an abundance of excellent resources.

Great Educational Website

This site was compiled by a Library Media Specialist in Scarsdale, NY. It deals with Internet Use Resources and Suggested subject sites.


Great Resources for online AP courses.

Jane Bluestein, PhD Directory of Articles

The information offered in these articles and excerpts is FREE to individuals and organizations to include in blogs, egroups, newsletters, website, emails, research, papers or presentation for inservice, staff development or for-credit courses. Should you choose to use any information from this Web site in any form, please make sure that you reference the material as it is referenced on this site.

Kids Online Resources

Education, Homework Help, Entertainment, Games, Fun & Music - Materials for the k-12 student.

Inspiring Teachers

Teacher network for ideas in the classroom regardless of grade and number of years Teaching. They have multiple levels of network channels.

Math Reading and Homework Help

Math and Reading Help for Kids is a directory site that includes hundreds of original articles, tips, and resources on the topic of children's learning. Although most of articles on this site are written to help parents make good decisions about their children's education, there is also a comprehensive 'Just for Kids' section containing articles written for a younger audience.


(Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) is hosted by the CaliforniaStateUniversityCenter for Distributed Learning and offers a growing collection of online teaching resources from around the world. While anyone can view the online collection, membership (available for free upon registration) gives users rights to post new resources and to comment on existing ones. The focus is on university-level teaching, but many of the resources could be used at the secondary level as well.

Merriam-Webster Online Atlas

Online atlas, for more maps and geographical information, select a country or state from the pull-down menus below.

Monthly Highlights
Monthly highlights for educators in a number of areas.

My Note It

Take, edit and share notes online. Helps manage task lists for projects. Manage assignments with a calendar. Helps students to stay in the loop and work on collaborative group assignments.

My Stickies

MyStickies allows you to place little yellow squares of digital paper anywhere and everywhere you feel like in the whole wide web. Along with the ability to put sticky notes on webpages mystickies offers a powerful interface to browse, search, sort, edit and generally have a wonderfull time with your sticky notes from any computer that has internet access. Great study tool for students.


Free Start Up Page. You can set up a public page for students regarding links you use, news and current events, even for foreign language a page can be set up with news sources from countries in their language for students to read.

The Busy Teachers’ Website

This site offers subject area web resources, specific lesson plans and projects for many subjects.

The New York Times Learning Network

This website offers a lesson plan related to a current news story as well as a very useful archive of previous ones, along with news quizzes and other teaching resources. Best of all it is free!

Start Here Go Places

For students getting ready to exit high school and begin a new life.

Teaching Tips Index

From the Hawaii Department of Education. An excellent resource broken down into many areas.

Teaching 2.0: A Professional Development Blog

This blog is a resource for professional development given by Karen Brooks. The links provided are just highlights from the class and serve as electronic notes for participants to use as future reference. In between PDessions, Karen posts powerful teaching Web 2.0 Tools and insights.

Teaching Guide Topics for Character Education by Grades

This site focuses on character education topics by level.


Make a tiny url out of any long one.



Free Resources for the classroom teacher k-12.


Wizlite allows you to highlight text (like on real paper) on any page on the Internet and share it with everybody (or just select people). It uses the firefox browser.

WorkSheet Library

1000s of Teacher Worksheets complete answer keys. Worksheets are grade leveled and aligned to national learning standards. Free and Paid resources. Paid resources are $29.95 per year.

World Timezone Map

Interactive world clock that is great for when scheduling global videoconferecing.

Zoho Suite

Highly recommend Zoho Writer, Zoho Show, and Zoho Notebook. These are very student friendly tools. The other products are great as well if you get the opportunity to use them. Zoho Writer and show operate like Microsoft products, but are web-based and can be accessed from any computer with Internet Access. It eliminates the problems with students not having Microsoft production on home computer and finishing products. This is also great for group collaborative projects.


Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work — in the web browser itself. It is a free download and works on or off line. This is a fantastic research tool to help students learn to organize a paper.

Free Subscirptions:

ASCD SmartBriefs -

T.H.E Journal -

180 Technology Tips -

Educationa World Newsletter -

Edutopia -

Free Weekly Worksheets -

Inspiring Teacher Newsletter -

Microsoft Education Newsletter -

Teacher Updates -

Teachers may receive electronic updates from the Department by signing up for Teacher Updates. These e-bytes address topics such as federal education policy, provide links to classroom teaching and learning resources, and share information about nominations for American Stars, workshops, and eLearning.

The Big Fresh - Literacy Newsletter

Great Educational Blogs:

1 comment:

Takhisis said...

Thanks for the useful post! I also use some of those sites that you mention and I'll have to check out some more ;)
Here's a link that you might find usefull. We've tried this tool for a couple of group projects and the results were really amasing.

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