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Education (Lesson Planning Resources): Web

Online Teaching Resources

Multi-Disciplinary Sites

e-learning for Kids is a global, nonprofit foundation dedicated to fun and free learning on the Internet for children ages 5 - 12.

PBS LearningMedia provides direct access to thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources. Resources are aligned to Common Core and national standards and include videos and interactives, as well as audio, documents, and in-depth lesson plans (limited to SOE students and faculty).

Scholastic Lesson Plans - Thousands of free lesson plans, unit plans, discussion guides, and extension activities.

Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. You’ll find thousands of media resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons, individualized learning programs, and teacher professional learning communities.

Connexions is a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc.

Thinkfinity contains thousands of Free Lesson Plans in Math Social Studies Art Language Arts Music PE Reading Writing Geography Science projects and Science lesson plans.

The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.

Awesome Library organizes the Web with 37,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education.

MERLOT is a free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy.

Fun 4 The Brain is a great website offering math, science, and English games.

Teaching with Technology
Free Technology for Teachers - The purpose of this site is to share information about free resources that teachers can use in their classrooms.

The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators  is a comprehensive introduction to using technology in all K-12 classrooms.

TI Activities - Find ready-to-use math and science activities aligned to select standards and textbooks for middle through college.

The Gateway to 21st Century Skills contains a variety of educational resource types from activities and lesson plans to online projects to assessment items.

*For Subject Specific Online Resources visit the finding teaching materials by subject pages.

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Teaching with Primary Sources

The World Digital Library (WDL) is a project of the U.S. Library of Congress and makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from all countries and cultures.

Content on the WDL includes books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, journals, prints and photographs, sound recordings, and films. WDL items can be browsed by place, time, topic, type of item, language, and contributing institution. The search feature can be used to search all of the metadata and descriptions and the full text of printed books on the site.

Sample Content:

We Can Do It! Rosie the Riveter Poster

This poster, produced by Westinghouse during World War II for the War Production Co-Ordinating Committee, was part of the national campaign in the United States to enlist women in the workforce. Of all the images of working women during World War II, the image of women in factories predominates. Rosie the Riveter--the strong, competent woman dressed in overalls and bandanna--was introduced as a symbol of patriotic womanhood.

General Resources

Evalutating Websites

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Writing Style--citations, grammar, precise writing rather than generalizations, no personal attacks rather than answering an argument.

Author--what are the author's credentials? (e.g. Education, Background and Employer. What else have they published?  *Check WorldCat, Google Scholar & Article Databases like ProQuest, PsychInfo, or Scopus).

Read--read the information and decide for yourself. Synthesis distinguishes research from reports.
    
Purpose--(look for "About us") Any bias? Is it for commerce, to advocate or inform?

Date--Publication or Last Revision Date

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Digital Citizenship and Online Safety