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Subscriptions to useful newsletters for K-12 teachers
Subscriptions and Resources for K-12 Teachers <http://academics.smcvt.edu/cbauer-ramazani/gsl520_online/eCollege_files/subscriptions_K12.htm> -- online newsletters and journals, professional listservs, sites with resources for teachers, suggestions for managing technology for various settings and configurations -- from one computer in the classroom to several to labs
Skewl Sites <http://www.beacom.com/skewl/index.htm> -- a site created by teachers for teachers to identify the best K-12 websites
Education World's Newsletters <http://www.educationworld.com/maillist.shtml> -- includes Education World Newsletter, Education Site Reviews, Education Job Listings, Teacher Lesson Plans, Administrator's Desk Newsletter, Education World Associate Program, Education News Headlines, Education Humor, Early Childhood Education Newsletter
Search Engine Resources for Kids
Ivy's Search Engine
Resources for Kids <http://www.ivyjoy.com/rayne/kidssearch.html>
-- an excellent resource on search engines, search strategies, Web site
descriptions, choosing and evaluating Web sites, plagiarism, and Internet safety
(resource contributed by Julie K., April 2012)
Web Research for Kids <http://www.interiorwebdesign.com/web-research-for-kids
> -- an excellent resource on search engines, search strategies, Web site descriptions, choosing and evaluating Web sites, plagiarism, and Internet safety (resource contributed by Julie K., April 2012)
Science for Kids <http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/> -- includes audio model (text read aloud); intensive input for intonation contours, pause groups, etc.
Various K-12 links
Early Literacy <
Dialogue and Learning <
The Story Starter for Kids <http://www.thestorystarter.com/jr.htm> -- The Story Starter randomly generates over 10,000 story starters or prompts.
Resources for ELLs in Elementary Grades -- provided by Jamie O'Brien (CALL Online, Summer 2013)
Super Reader <http://www.super-reader.com/teachers.asp> -- reading comprehension texts and quiz worksheets for grades 1-5
ThatQuiz.org <http://www.thatquiz.org/> -- for content and ESL; create your own quiz or use one already made; free account needed
Spellingtime <http://www.spellingtime.com/> -- an interactive online spelling program for children K-5; free sign-up; see the demo for a full week of lessons at http://www.spellingtime.com/main/test.php?MemberName=demo&MemberId=293; includes Hangman, Word Scramble, Pop Quiz, and Spelling Quiz; teachers can modify the lessons by adding their own words
Digication.com <http://www.digication.com/home/> -- free sign-up for this e-portfolio service; allows students to post and share their work--writing, artwork, videos, etc.
Internet Picture Dictionary <http://www.pdictionary.com/> for English, French, German, Italian, Spanish; search by letter or category; links include Flashcards, Fill-in-the-blanks, Word Scramble, Stinky Spelling, Straight Recall; Other pdictionaries...
EnchantedLearning <http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html> -- K-12 focus; pictures on many topics, with lots of activities, quizzes, worksheets, added daily!
Stories with Worksheets <http://www.edhelper.com/ReadingComprehension.htm?gclid=CM6PnM_BzYsCFSUeGAodcSNNHw> -- suggested grade levels; Flesch-Kincaid grade level given
Worksheet Library <http://www.worksheetlibrary.com> -- Worksheet Library has over 500 free worksheets and 4-10 free worksheets are added every week; total of over 5,000 printable K-6 worksheets for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers
Elementary School ESL EFL Games <http://www.genkienglish.net/games.htm>
BBC's CBeebies Tikkabilla <http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/tikkabilla> -- for young children--with audio, stories (animated), games, music, nursery rhymes, ecards, and much more; contributed by Samuel Reales (6/3/06)
The Kindersite Project <http://www.kindersite.org/> -- used for teaching ESL to beginners in 13,600 schools in 148 countries; 50/60 interactive stories that mainly include audio and graphic reinforcement; 1,000s of links to the best games, songs and stories for young children
Starfall <http://www.starfall.com/> -- learn-to-read website
ESL Exercises <http://collections.ic.gc.ca/literacy/esl/esl.htm> -- alphabet, capitalization, and word exercises; part of the Literacy Curriculum and Activities provided by RSYE Canada
BeckLit --Inspired Literature, Inspiring Literacy <http://www.becklearning.org/> -- collection of 6,657 public domain, classic eTexts for students ages 5 to 17, including 5,975 Stories, 210 Novels, 434 Short Stories, 86 Essays, 238 Collections, 48 Plays, 396 Poems
Reading materials for young learners -- by Kieran McGovern
Reader’s Theater Editions <http://www.aaronshep.com/rt/RTE.html> -- free scripts for reader’s theater (or readers theatre) adapted from stories written by Aaron Shepard and others—mostly humor, fantasy, and world tales from a variety of cultures. A full range of reading levels is included, with scripts aimed mostly at ages 8–15. The scripts may be freely copied, shared, and performed for any noncommercial purpose, except they may not be posted online without permission.
National Geographic School Publishing: Content Literacy to Achieve Success <http://www.ngschoolpub.org/c/@jtTFFWHugGmQs/Pages/index.web> -- science and social studies materials classified by standards, subject, method, and media; includes Windows on Literacy (pre-K-3), Language, Literacy, and Vocabulary (K-8+), Content-based Fiction (K-8+), Reading Expeditions (grades 3-8+), Theme Sets (grades 3-8+), Nonfiction Reading & Writing Workshops (grades 3-8)
National Geographic Kids News <http://news.nationalgeographic.com/kids/> -- includes magazines, games, activities/experiments, homework help
Science News for Kids <http://www.sciencenewsforkids.com/> -- many links and activities, including PuzzleZone, GameZone, SciFairZone, LabZone, TeacherZone
English as a Foreign/Second Language in Secondary Education: Materials and links for Teaching and Learning <http://www.isabelperez.com/> -- a wealth of materials, exercises, and interactive quizzes by Isabel Pérez Torres (and others)
Riverdeep Interactive Learning <http://www.riverdeep.net> -- A premier provider of comprehensive K-12 eLearning solutions offering comprehensive courseware and supplemental curricula over the Internet and CD-ROM, assessment and management tools, and professional development.
CyberGuides <http:/www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/cyberguide.html> The state of California has put teacher lesson plans for language arts and literature, grades K-12 on the web.
DiscoverySchool.com <http://school.discovery.com/teachers/> -- a comprehensive web site containing pages for Students, Teachers, and Parents, including K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 lesson plans, teaching tools (a Quiz Center, Web Safaris, etc.), a Teacher Store, and more. --a MUST SEE for every K-12 teacher.
School World Internet Education <http://www.schoolworld.asn.au> -- interactive internet projects for kids of all ages
Salem-Keizer Public Schools in Oregon <http://skonline.org/webresources/default.htm> --Web Resources and Links for all curriculum areas
Choosing Children's Software--Reviews <http://www.choosingchildrenssoftware.com/review.asp> -- free reviews; possibility to subscribe to free weekly newsletter at www.ComputingWithKids.com.
PBS Kids <(http://pbskids.org/> -- an extensive, interactive site for kids, featuring kids' favorite PBS characters.
Kids Space <http://www.kids-space.org/>
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators <http://www.capecod.net/schrockguide/> -- for elementary, middle school, high school ESL; classified list of sites on the internet of interest to teachers on anything from Agricultural Education to World Cultures and Regions. There are various Search Engines included, as well as Slide Shows to help educate the user in various aspects of internet use and its application to classroom situations. This site has won numerous awards and been recognized as an excellent source of information by many organizations.
Ms. Harland's Study Skills <http://www.iloveteaching.com/chs/study/index.htm> -- includes Internet Links for Helping you improve your study habits <http://www.iloveteaching.com/chs/study/links.htm>; Includes concept mapping, SQ3R, and more excellent stuff!
Harry Potter Games <http://www.kidsreads.com/harrypotter/games.html> -- Links to many other Harry Potter sites, including book reviews, glossaries, trivia and word scrambles, and more
KidsReads.com <http://www.kidsreads.com/> -- Children's/Adolescents' books on the web (full text) from Dr. Seuss to Jules Verne, Write to the Author, Newsletter, Reading Lists, Reviews, Polls, Trivia, and more
MightyBook.com <www.mightybook.com> -- Books are read aloud to child. Phrases being read are highlighted as they are read.
StoryPlace <www.storyplace.org> -- (Choice of Spanish as well as English.) Interactive and printable activities in addition to being a site where children can have books read to them.
Newsela <https://newsela.com/> -- K-12 readings in different subject, each provided at different levels of difficulty; free with registration
The Neverending Tale <www.coder.com/creations/tale> -- This is a make-your-own-story-adventure site.
TESOL CALL-IS Resources: K-12v <http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~call/cgi-bin/links/links.cgi>
Time for Kids <http://www.pathfinder.com/TFK/> -- Time Magazine for kids
Enchanted Learning <http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html> -- Online Resources for children
PEP <http://www.microweb.com/pepsite/> -- an informational resource for Parents, Educators, and children's software Publishers.
ESL Magazine Online
Everything ESL <http://www.eslmag.com/> -- For K-8 bilingual and classroom teachers of new learners of English.
Curriculum Links for Elementary Education <http://esu8.esu8.k12.ne.us/~esu8web/curriculum/elem.html>
Safe for Kids Site of the Week<http://www.weburbia.com/safe/week.htm>
World Kids Network <http://worldkids.net> -- Site for and run by kids
Yahooligans <http://www.yahooligans.com> -- search engine for kids
Taiwan Teacher <http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Delphi/1979> -- with "Child's Play" -- a page listing many different games useful for teaching children English
Educational Web Adventures <http://www.eduweb.com> - a gold-mine of educational web adventures (engating interactive stories, suitable for EFL/ESL classes, that present both text and graphics). The adventure's plot directs the students through the mass of information, yet allows for individual exploration along the way.
The Annenberg/CPB Channel <http://www.learner.org/channel/>
ChannelOne <www.channelone.com> -- At ChannelOne Livewire, watch and download to iPod or PlayList--video/audio broadcasts of current news topics geared toward teens; includes free lesson plans, quizzes, and PowerPoint resources, e.g. on Black History Month and the Underground Railroad <http://www.channelone.com/news/2003/02/07/black_history/>, the First Amendment <http://www.channelone.com/news/2006/12/15/1_voice/>
Candlelight Stories <http://www.candlelightstories.com/SoundStoryBlog/SoundStoryBlog.htm> -- free MP3 audio stories, podcasts (folktales from around the world)
Search Engine For Kids <http://searchenginewatch.com/links/Kids_Search_Engines/>
The Global Schoolhouse <http://www.gsn.org/> -- Terrific free site for educators; provides collaborative online learning activities, 700+ projects on wide variety of topics, including live expeditions & geography games. K-12. Worth checking into! Yvonne Andres & Al Rogers, founders (2002) <www.globalschoolnet.org/> [17 Mar 02]
EdHelper <http://www.edhelper.com/> -- includes 11443 Lesson Plans, 1296 WebQuests, 5000 Free Worksheet Generators, 1600 Word and Critical Thinking Problems, Exams and Puzzles for Standardized Tests
The White House For Kids <http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/kids/html/home.html> -- uses the presidential cat, Socks, as a guide to help youngsters learn about citizenship, and it has its own message box
The Homeschool Zone <http://www.homeschoolzone.com> -- provides excellent links for the independent language learner or ESL/EFL classroom as well as for individuals schooling their children at home
Computer-mediated Communication and the Online Classroom <-- Edited by Zane L. Berge and Mauri P. Collins and published by Hampton Press, 1995.
Wired Together: The Online Classroom in K-12 <http://www.emoderators.com/books/cmcbook.html> (4 Volumes) -- Edited by Zane Berge and Mauri Collins, Hampton Press, 1998.
A to Z Teacher Stuff <http://atozteacherstuff.com/> -- Quick Lesson Plans, Ideas, Thematic Units, and Teacher Resources
KidPort <http://www.kidport.com> -- K-8 materials for Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Creative Arts, Reference Library
CBC For Kids <http://cbc4kids.ca/> -- ENJOY BEING IMAGINATIVE? Visit this multi-media site suitable to meet the needs of language learners of all ages and proficiencies.
Nathan Cornett's "Interactive Jeopardy Games (in PowerPoint) <http://itech.fcps.net/trt19/> -- together with a template for downloading and directions for building your own
TeachingFish.Com <http://www.teachingfish.com> -- This web site is made by teachers for teachers. It is dedicated to ESL & EFL professionals with a particular focus on the practical needs of teaching professionals. This is a hands-on web site that offers real solutions to real needs. If you teach, or work with teachers then this site can help you find the tools and information that you need to work more effectively. We provide games, teaching tips, articles, jobs and information about employment and help schools find teachers.
National Institute for Environmental Health Science <http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/home.htm> -- includes Games and Activities, Sing-Along Songs or Name That Tune!, Brainteasers and Riddles, Story Time, Color Our World, Laugh It Up! (Humor/Jokes), Hot Topics, Careers, and Projects, the NIEHS Kids' Pages, Cool Links
The Children's Literature Web Guide <http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html>
Englishforum <http://www.englishforum.com> -- Comprehensive web portal with a wealth of resources for students and teachers of English (ESL/EFL). Interactive Exercises, Message Boards, ELT Book Catalogue, Good School Guide, Web Directory, World News, Learning and Teaching Links, Cool Tools, and more ...
European Schoolnet <http://www.eun.org/portal/index-en.cfm> -- Many interschool projects <http://www.eun.org/myeurope/>
Learn Alphabet Backward <http://www.wam.umd.edu/~rfradkin/latin.html> -- Here's an interesting challenge. It's easy to say the alphabet forward, but can you say the whole alphabet backward (Z,Y,X...)? Challenge your friends. See who can do it in the shortest time (with no mistakes)!
SuperKids Vocabulary Builders <http://www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/words/wod.shtml> -- by grade level
Call Links <http://personalweb.smcvt.edu/etaylor-garcia/links.htm>
POP-UP <http://www.pop-up.org/> POP-UP is a European youth magazine. Meaning not an English, German, French, Spanish etc., but a European one. POP-UP offers you information and contributions from the various countries and regions about training, profession, music, studies, leisure time, culture, politics and much more.
Wired Together: The Online Classroom in K-12 (4 Volumes) <http://www.emoderators.com/books/K12book.shtml> -- Edited by Zane Berge and Mauri Collins, Hampton Press, 1998.
English, Baby! www.englishbaby.com/ -- might be good for older, more advanced learners
Dialogue and Learning
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence http://www.ed.gov/free/index.html -- The most dynamic Web site for teaching and learning resources from more than 35 federal organizations is just one click away. .The Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) site recently added to its “New Resources” collection 30 online resources ranging from arts to science education.
Toyota Family Literacy Program http://www.famlit.org/ProgramsandInitiatives/tflp.cfm -- The program is addressing the growing educational needs of Hispanic families and other immigrant families. The program helps increase English language skills for adults while also supporting their involvement in their children’s education.
Readings on Technology in K-12
National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 <http://dnwssx4l7gl7s.cloudfront.net/amplifylive/default/page/-/Amplify_Mobile_Technology_Research_Report.pdf> -- research report, 2013
Links to WebQuests
more info, see WebQuests
Matrix of WebQuest examples, categorized by grade level: http://webquest.sdsu.edu/matrix.html
T-Spider.Net, A website developed by David Young (U of Colorado at Denver) to help teachers create WebQuests collaboratively with middle school & high school students.
Kathy Schrock's WebQuests in Our Future: The Teacher's Role in Cyberspace: http://kathyschrock.net/slideshows/webquests/frame0001.htm
EdHelper <http://www.edhelper.com/> -- includes 1296 WebQuests
The 1960's Museum : http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/museum/webquest.html
Links to collections of WebQuests put together by teachers, university students, and workshop attendees.
A Trackstar Track dealing with the topic of WebQuests with some good links.
Once you design your own WebQuest, submit it here to share it with others.
Teacher/Parent sites that promote reading
www.bookhive.org Lets you
search for books many ways (author, reading level, interest area, number of
pages, etc. )
www.alanbrown.com Kids can also submit their own book reviews here.
www.bookadventure.com Can create a personalized (annotated) book reading list for a child, based on child's reading level and interests.
Web Site Evaluation Forms for K-12
Your Digital Presence <http://www.2learn.ca/ydp/default.aspx> --Links to online Student Interactives - 'NetSmarts for netiquette, safety, privacy, cyberbullying for grades 3-6, 7-9, 10-12; Web Site Evaluation Rubric
Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) <http://www.iste.org/> (2012)
Standards for Technology Teacher Preparation Programs
NCATE/ITEA/CTTE Program Standards (2003) -- Programs for the Preparation of Technology Education Teachers <http://www.ncate.org/ProgramStandards/ITEA/ITEAStandards.doc>
NCATE Standards for Educational Technology Programs <http://cnets.iste.org/ncate/>
Standards by State
Standards by state (drop-down menu): http://www.education-world.com/standards/state/index.shtml
Common Core Standards--English
see also ScoopIt: http://www.scoop.it/t/literacy-and-the-common-core-standards
TESOL/NCATE Program Standards (2003) <http://www.ncate.org/programstandards/tesol/tesolstd.pdf> -- Prepared and Developed by the TESOL Task Force on ESL Standards for P–12 Teacher Education Programs; see also http://www.tesol.org/advance-the-field/standards/tesol-ncate-standards-for-p-12-teacher-education-programs
Application of Common Core State Standards for English Language Learners -- "The Common Core State Standards for English language arts (ELA) articulate rigorous grade-level expectations in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing to prepare all students to be college and career ready, including English language learners. Second-language learners also will benefit from instruction about how to negotiate situations outside of those settings so they are able to participate on equal footing with native speakers in all aspects of social, economic, and civic endeavors."
WIDA Consortium's ELD Standards
WIDA Egnlish Language Development (ED) Standards (2012) -- for K-12; free download; developed with input from leaders in the field and educators in WIDA Consortium member states. This process was also informed by the latest developments in both English language development research and states' content standards for college and career readiness; links to 2007 and 2004 versions also available
Christine's Links to Useful
TESL/CALL Web Sites
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