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TEACHER RESOURCES
e Internet is a valuable educational tool for students. The sites listed below are known as "kid-friendly" sites. However, as students link from page to page, it is difficult to predict where they might end up. Please monitor your child's Internet use closely. Ninety Six Elementary does not endorse the use of chat rooms or other methods of exchanging personal information with others. Happy and safe surfing!

EARLY CHILDHOOD

over 3 years ago

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Sesame Workshop - Full of stories, coloring pages, dot-to-dot, numbers, letters, shapes & lots more.

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Fun Brain -Quizzes designed by teachers world-wide; create your own; allow students to take quizzes over the Internet; get quiz results via e-mail. Quiz Lab grades them for you.

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Wild World of Wonka! - See how much fun your students will have at this site.

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The Ed Index - A web resource for teachers  & students.  Click on Kindergarten or preschool link to find lots of info!!!

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Kindergarten Connection- Lesson plans, teachers' tips, book reviews, links, etc.

MATH

over 3 years ago

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Everyday Math Resources - 
Resources for teachers and students by grade level for the Everyday Math units.

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Symmetry Resources - 
Resources for teachers and students on the concept of symmetry.

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Brain Teasers and Mathematical Puzzles - This page contains the ever-growing list of brain teasers and math puzzles on Syvum. All the brain teasers and math puzzles are interactive with immediate scoring. The brain teasers and math puzzles as well as their explanations use dynamic content to provide continuous learning and entertainment.

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Fun Brain.com- "Access thousands of quizzes designed by teachers world-wide; create your own quizzes with Quiz Lab's easy-to-use authoring tool; allow students to take quizzes over the Internet in the classroom, in the library, or at home; get quiz results automatically via e-mail. Quiz Lab grades them for  
you."

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 A+ Math - "This web site was developed to help students improve their math skills interactively. "

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EMR "Exercises in Math Readiness"- Online exercise in math readiness

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Math Stories.com- "The goal of this web site is to help grade school children improve their math problem-solving and critical thinking skills. It has over 4000 math word problems for children to enjoy!"

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Mathematics Lessons - Online activities

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Virtually Yours: Famous Mathematicians - Learn about famous mathematicians

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Kids Bank.com - "Explains some of the basics of banking services and hope that your children can use KidsBank.Com™ to learn a little more about how savings, interest, checking and other banking things work."  Make sure you scroll down to see more."

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Fun Stuff- A set of carefully selected problems which can help students improve their problem solving skills

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Elementary Math Site for Teachers - INTERNET RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS: Mathematics Activities, Lesson Plans, and Classroom Resources 

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Maths Year 2000-Math links from the UK: games, resources, puzzle of the day 

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Investing for kids Think Quest site - This Web site is designed by kids for kids. It examines stocks, bonds, mutual funds and the like.  It teaches the principles of saving and investing. It also includes a stock game.

SCIENCE

over 3 years ago

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Hurricanes - How to track a hurricane, classification, past hurricanes, videos, etc. 

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Scholastic's Weather Watch: Hurricanes - Discover the power and fury of these tropical storms - all about hurricanes, ask the expert, hurricane news, etc...

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"EYE" of the Storm Web Quest  - This WebQuest will give the students an insight into the destructive forces of tornadoes and hurricanes. 

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Earthquake WebQuest - Advanced webquest - includes great links to recent news, patterns and background information. Also has student and teacher directions available.

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Volcano WebQuest - Will that Volcano Spoil our party? Has some good links and background in volcanoes.

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Fun Brain.com- "Access thousands of quizzes designed by teachers world-wide; create your own quizzes; allow students to take quizzes over the Internet in the classroom, in the library, or at home; get quiz results automatically via e-mail. Quiz Lab grades them for you." 

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 The NINE PLANETS- "An overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system."

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Space -The Final Frontier" WebQuest - The student will be able to learn more about the Solar System: planets, astronauts, space clothing, other objects in 
space.

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"By Way of the Moon" WebQuest - students will analyze the space program in the 1960's in regard to its social, political, and economic effects. It will involve the language arts and science disciplines. It would be appropriate for middle school students but could be adapted for elementary.

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Exploratorium's Exhibit on Frogs: frog articles, interactive exhibits and 
hands-on activities. 

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Frog Calls:  - Is that a frog I hear? Which frog???  Here's a diverse set of calling frogs.

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Digging for Dinosaurs - fossil activities, resource links for children

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Dinoland Webquest - a virtual prehistoric journey to Australia as a
paleontologist to investigate a variety of dinosaurs.  You will be able to gather as much information as possible about your favorite dinosaur.

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Penguins Web Site - information onFlightless Birds, Behavior, Breeding, Locomotion, Colonies, Adelie Penguin, Emperor Penguin, Gentoo Penguin, Chinstrap Penguin, The Crested Penguins

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Penguins Around the World - lesson plans, slideshow, treasure hunts, resources, etc...

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Arctic Theme page - photographs, exploration, maps, teacher links, animal information, climate, etc...

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Food and Nutrition Lesson Plans - thematic units, lesson plans, kid sites, resource sites, etc...

SOCIAL STUDIES

over 3 years ago

   

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50 States - This is a very informative site that gives information about each state.

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An Introduction To South Carolina - A WebQuest designed for third through sixth grade students. Includes: state symbols, history, government, regions, activities, etc...

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StudyWeb South Carolina Links - StudyWeb Links to SC web pages - government, history, geography, etc...

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Stately Knowledge - facts about the United States

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National Geographic for Kids - Amazing facts, Geobee Challenge, Fun & Games, Bookworm, etc.

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MapQuest - where to go and how to get there, atlases, travel guides, etc...

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Yahooligans: Age Of Exploration- Journeys of exploration and adventures of courage conjure up names like Columbus, Magellan, Cook, and Drake. These are a few of the men who discovered and mapped the unknown parts of the world. 

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Explorers WebQuest - tasks and resources for students

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Aztecs, Mayans, Incas WebQuest - some good resource web sites

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Early Ocean Explorers WebQuest - learn more about explorers using this activity and the resource links

LITERATURE

over 3 years ago

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Children's Literature Web Guide - Internet resources related to books for children and young adults.

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Children's Literature Site - a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics.

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Storytelling  - collection of story-related activities, projects and games- to encourage speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. 

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Children's Book Council - The Children’s Book Council (CBC) is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to encouraging literacy and the use and enjoyment of children’s books since 1945. Author and illustrator resources.

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Charlotte's Web Activities - ABCs of Charlotte's Web, chapter summaries, mystery quizzes, links, trivia crossword puzzles, etc..

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Charlotte's Web Web Quest - This supplemental unit forCharlotte's Web provides activities and web resource developed as part of the Schools of California Online Resources for Educators (SCORE) Project.

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Narnia.com - Welcome to the official Narnia website! Tour the lands of Narnia, meet the Narnians themselves, and begin the fantastic adventure!

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The Bailey School Kids - Book and author information

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Bread and Jam for Francis WebQuest - This supplemental unit forBread and Jam for Francis provides activities and web resources developed as part of the Schools of California Online Resources for Educators (SCORE) Project.

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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs WebQuest - This supplemental unit for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs provides activities and web resources developed as part of the Schools of California Online Resources for Educators (SCORE) Project.

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Frog and Toad are Friends WebQuest - This supplemental unit forFrog and Toad are Friends provides activities and web resources developed as part of the Schools of California Online Resources for Educators (SCORE) Project.

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Grandfather's Journey Webquest - This supplemental unit forGrandfather's Journey provides activities and web resources developed as part of the Schools of California Online Resources for Educators (SCORE) Project.

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Now One Foot, Now the Other WebQuest - This supplemental unit forNow One Foot, Now the Other provides activities and web resources developed as part of the Schools of California Online Resources for Educators (SCORE) Project.

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The Mitten WebQuest - This supplemental unit for The Mittenprovides activities and web resources developed as part of the Schools of California Online Resources for Educators (SCORE) Project.

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We're Going on a Bear Hunt WebQuest - This supplemental unit forWe're Going on a Bear Hunt provides activities and web resources developed as part of the Schools of California Online Resources for Educators (SCORE) Project.

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Too Many Tamales WebQuest - This supplemental unit for Too Many Tamales provides activities and web resources developed as part of the Schools of California Online Resources for Educators (SCORE) Project.

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Mr. Popper's Penguins WebQuest - This supplemental unit forMr. Popper's Penguins provides activities and web resources developed as part of the Schools of California Online Resources for Educators (SCORE) Project.

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Sarah Plain and Tall WebQuest -This supplemental unit forSarah Plain and Tall provides activities and web resources developed as part of the Schools of California Online Resources for Educators (SCORE) Project.

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Stellaluna WebQuest - This supplemental unit forStellalunaprovides activities and web resources developed as part of the Schools of California Online Resources for Educators (SCORE) Project.

SEARCH ENGINES

over 3 years ago

        

            Metacrawler- metasearch engine - searches the search engines


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   Altavista- Its comprehensive coverage and wide range of    power searching commands makes it a favorite among      researchers.

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    Google- Makes heavy use of link popularity as a          primary way to rank web sites. This can be helpful in   finding good sites in response to general searches such as "cars" and "travel," because users across the web have voted for good sites by linking to them.

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Yahoo- Yahoo is the web's most popular search service and has a reputation for helping people find information easily.

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Ask Jeeves- A human-powered search service that aims to direct you to the exact page that answers your question.

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Northern Light- features a large index of the web, along with the ability to cluster documents by topic. 

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RefDesk- a source for facts on the Internet.

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Search Engine Watch-Search Engine Listings, Searching Tips, etc.

STUDENTS SEARCH ENGINES

over 3 years ago

Yahooligans - The web guide for kids

Ask Jeeves for Kids - Just type in a question and select ask. Study tools, monthly links, tours, etc...

 Enchanted Learning - Science, languages, holidays, social studies - tons of links for kids

Safe Surf Kids Wave -partial lists of "safe surf" approved sites by age.

KidsClick - is a web search engine for kids K-8 created by librarians that filters out non-child friendly sites. It also has an index of links by subject. The sites also have a reading level description. 

Virtual Facts Online - provided by refdesk.com, has a facts and subjects index (probably for upper elementary/middle)

KidInfo - school subjects, reference sources, student leisure

LESSON PLANS

over 3 years ago

ABOUT: Lesson Plan Headquarters  -wide variety of lesson plans and teacher tools

Sites for Teachers This is a great one!!

EduHound- everything for k-12

Edupuppy- everything for early childhood education (Pre-school-2nd grade)

Education World -school issues, lesson plans, suggested sites, etc...

Teachers.net Lessons-lesson banks in a wide variety of subjects

Copernicus Education Gateway -lots of resources for teachers

Scholastic for Teachers -lesson plans, professional resources, online activities, research tools, etc...

Everyday Math - Resources for teachers including tips from other teachers, internet links, assessment samples and additional resources. You can also share your ideas here. 

Classroom Connect - This site is a great starting point for teachers new to using the Internet: lesson plans, telecommunication projects and cyber trips, education links and professional development information.

Lesson Plans and Webquests - a list of webquests designed for the early childhood and elementary child

The Learning Network -Tools, resources, and learning activities for parents, teachers, and students.

Elementary WebQuests -These WebQuests have been created by teachers and graduate students.

Cool Lessons -   educational units and lesson plans, webquests and research sites for students

TEACHER TIPS

over 3 years ago

Teachnet -Smart tools for busy teachers 

SC Certification Site- Your certification status, etc

Tammy's Technology Tips for Teachers - Technology tips for teachers; General directions for computer activities; Power Point slide shows and handouts from Tammy's sessions; interactive databases you can use, including a busy teachers recipe database, and much more.

School Image Gallery - education clipart

Pics For Learning - copyright friendly pictures for educators

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

over 3 years ago

Sports Media -lesson plans, coaching, ask the expert, P.E. associations, etc...

A Peach Basket Full of Soccer Balls- Internet Sampler: Basketball - includes: History, Fundamentals of the Game,  Rules, Players, What's Happening, etc..

Game Central Station - This web site is a resource for Physical Educators, recreation 
specialists, parents or anyone working with children.  There are now over 350 games for preschool through 12th grade.  Each game includes instructions, equipment, skills, related 
 sports and more. 

P.E. Lesson Plans- includes: integrated lesson plans, tag games, fitness, health and nutrition, classroom games, assessments, etc...

SEASONAL WEBSITES

over 3 years ago

National Holidays- Learn about the origins of the different holidays.

The First Thanksgiving Teacher's Guide- A pictorial time line of 1620-1621, exploring the voyage on the Mayflower, the relationship between the Wampanoag and the Pilgrims, and the events that led up to the harvest feast celebrated by both groups.

Christmas Activities - Pages of Christmas links 

Presidents' Day Quiz - Presidents' Day Quiz (True or False)  Click the answer button to see the correct answer.

Presidents' Day Virtual Museum - The virtual museums on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are designed for primary students and classroom use.  Teachers will find a number of President's Day Activities, Literature Recommendations and a Bibliography to assist them with their studies of Lincoln and Washington.  In addition, interested teachers are encouraged to e-mail the author for Power Point Presentations on Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. 

Presidents Day -Good Bios and quotes site - also history of the holiday

US Embassy Presidents' Day Page - good links for Washington and Lincoln's birthdays

Black History- Exploring African American Issues on the Web

African American History  - an Internet challenge quiz