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The lesson plans accompanying explore's films are written for use in the K - 12 classroom and are connected to grade level national standards. Background information about the non-profit organizations is provided along with questions for guided discussion about the films. The questions are intended for students to connect to the people and issues profiled by exploring and developing their own viewpoints and opinions. Enjoy exploring the minds of the people who will solve many of the issues profiled in these films.
Education - explore - cultural and educational films and photos


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 Visit our Club House and watch the adventures of NRCat, Inspector Joules and Simon to learn more about energy conservation. Take a look at our Energy and the Environment Activity Book, a practical workbook of learning activities highlighting energy conservation. Watch Lola's Great Green Ride, featuring winning artwork from the 2008-2009 winners. Get inspired! Visit the Art Gallery and take a look at the beautiful artwork from our budding artists.
Calendar Club - Home Page

UMapper / GeoDart Game

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GeoDart Game GeoDart is a geography trivia game where users answer geographical questions by placing darts in the correct locations on the map. With the UMapper platform, you can build your own GeoDart game for any locale and use any questions on any map!

UMapper / GeoDart Game

Vocabulary Online Gallery

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Vocab Online Gallery presents a collection of sites students may use for exploring words and interacting with vocabulary.Vocabulary Online Gallery

Why Glogster EDU?


For Educators:

  1. A creative, dynamic, and innovative digital outlet that captures learner's excitement for online creations, keeps learners engaged in course content, and makes teaching and learning more fun.
  2. A private and safe platform, monitored directly by teachers. Teachers control all the activities of their learners.
  3. A valuable teaching tool that integrates diverse core subjects including math, science, history, art, photography, music and more for individual learner portfolios, unique alternative assessments, and differentiated instructional activities.

For Learners:

  1. A fun, imaginative, and powerful learning experience which fosters independent creative self expression, positive learner-teacher relationships, and teamwork on collaborative class projects.
  2. A vibrant, multi-sensory learning experience which integrates learner's knowledge and skills into traditionally text-oriented subjects and motivates learner's desire to explore topics in which they may previously have been less interested.

Glogster - Poster Yourself | Text, Images, Music and Video
Free Technology for Teachers: Youblisher - Publish PDFs as Online Magazines Youblisher is a PDF publishing service that is very similar to Yudu and Issuu. Youblisher turns your PDFs into online magazines complete with page-turning effects. The documents you upload to your Youblisher account can be embedded into your blog or website. You can see Youblisher in action by clicking the image below.
Audio Owl is a great service for locating and listening to free audio books. Audio Owl catalogs public domain recordings of books that are in the public domain. Because the recordings are in the public domain anyone is free to download, listen to, and share the recordings. Audio Owl has arranged hundreds of recordings into an easy-to-browse collection. You can browse the collection by genre or search by title, author, or keyword. If you choose to browse by genre, Audio Owl presents all of the titles in a visually appealing display of book covers.
AudioOwl - Children - Free audio Books - Download mp3 and iPod format today
This lesson plan is from Oxfam in the U.K. Two short but powerful embedded videos are used first to engage students' interest and then to draw the link between climate change and poverty, especially in women. Many different activities are used to reinforce this lesson. These range from simple worksheets, to solving a mystery, to different case studies and role plays. All required handouts are provided within the site. The teacher guide also has some excellent links to related sites to provide for further work and research. These activities are suitable for students in Social Studies 7 or Social Studies 20 (Grade 11).
Oxfam Education:
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KIZCLUB-Learning Resources for Kids
Simply upload your PDFs and other documents to create search engine friendly page-turning publications that can be added to your website or sent out on email. Create your own personalised library to store and share your digital magazines and other content with the world.
Publish Digital Magazines and More Online for Free | YUDU
Guide designed to provide teachers some ideas for using Google Earth in their classrooms.
Google Earth Across the Curriculum


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Delve into the different sections on this resource and you will find a variety of science activities and information. There is something for everyone - from age 5 years upwards, including parents and teachers. All modules are based on educational recommendations from various sources and therefore have intrinsic educational value.
ActiveScience - GSK
Have you ever needed to take a screen shot to assist someone or change a web page into a PDF. If so, this site is for you! You can change any web site into a PDF instantly! - Convert and save pdf from any webpage for free
Looking for tools to help teach your students and patrons how to use Google more effectively?
Google Librarian Central - Tools


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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.

Zotero | Home
I dedicated myself to creating this manual to make searching on the Internet easier for non-techie people. While most of us will know how to use search engines in their most basic form, there are numerous other ways we can go about finding these things, using specific methods for each particular kind of search. From images, to videos, to products - we've tried to cover all major search engine branches in this guide. We'll also explore how search engines work, to get a better understanding of them. This way you can optimize your search queries, as well as your own online content. Hope you enjoy it. ~Dean Sherwin

MakeUseOf.com_-_Searching.pdf (application/pdf Object)
With Architect Studio 3D, the Preservation Trust brings to young architects everywhere the exciting process of designing a home -- hands-on. Starting as real architects do, with a client who has lifestyle preferences and a site that has its own environmental considerations, you will use your imagination to design your own architectural solutions.
Architect Studio 3D, from the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust


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At the core of FreshBrain is an open and free web site that provides teens with the opportunity to explore, engage, and create through activities and projects. FreshBrain takes advantage of the latest technologies, such as web conferencing and social networking, to provide a very progressive environment where teens can complete activities and work together on projects. This experience is enhanced with Advisors, available to support and mentor teens who are working on projects, with the intention of increasing the likelihood of success. In addition, FreshBrain provides teens with tools and training in the latest technologies to complete these projects.

Providing the latest tools in technology, and a social interactive networking environment, has enabled teens to explore, create, and share with others. A result of pulling these two key online arenas together into one solution has enabled FreshBrain to attract teens comfortable with technology and communicating online. Creations from FreshBrain users range from music videos to logo designs.

Ask an Expert

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Students can post a question that will be answered within forty-eight hours by a scientist or academic researcher from anywhere in the world. The site and its services are available across the globe at no charge. Genetics Study Center - Students | Learn Science at Scitable
Free Foreign Language Lessons (Download to MP3 Player, iPod or Computer) | Open Culture

A great way to learn 37 languages for free. Spanish, French, English, Mandarin, Russian and much more. You can listen to all audio lessons on your computer and mp3 player. Download and you're good to go.
Over 100 hundred interactive French Activities to choose from. Shared by other teachers around the world.
Quia - Shared French Activities
Just Paste It ia a very, very simple ways to create websites. IT is ideal for teachers or students who are not very tech savvy, and just want a place to add links or, for example, if students have an assignment where they might need to collect images and then describe them. No registration is required for either one. - publish text and share with friends

Google Image Swirl

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Google announced a new image search option called Image Swirl. Image Swirl is similar to Wonder Wheel which I've previously written about here and here. To use Image Swirl, just enter your search term as you would in the regular image search service. The results of your search will be displayed in a grid similar to that with which you're probably familiar. Click any image in the grid a web of more, related, images will appear. Click an image in the web and another web of images will appear.
Google Image Swirl
This is a community for teachers and students interested in global education. Contribute by adding media, conversation, and collaborative project ideas. Make sure you post an intro in the forum!

The Global Education Collaborative - Helping Teachers and Students Reach the World
This collection of sites with "generous" copyright licensing is a nice place to start if you need some images or sounds for your Web page, blog, wiki, podcast, or videos; remember to read the usage rights and the citation information required by each site before you use their materials
copyrightfriendly - home

Learn.Genetics (TM)

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Learn.Genetics delivers educational materials on genetics, bioscience and health topics. They are designed to be used by students, teachers and members of the public. The materials meet selected US education standards for science and health.

Teach.Genetics provides resources for K-12 teachers, higher education faculty, and public educators. These include PDF-based Print-and-Go™ activities, unit plans and other supporting resources. The materials are designed to support and extend the materials on Learn.Genetics.
Learn.Genetics (TM)
Videos can be a good teaching resource, but they need to be used as part of lesson rather than being the lesson. Annenberg Media provides lesson plans that model using video as a part of the lesson rather than using video as the lesson. Lesson plans are categorized by content and grade level. Most of the lesson plans include free online videos. To find lessons that include free online videos look for a small "VOD" symbol attached near the title of each lesson plan. Clicking the VOD symbol will launch a video player in a new window.
Teacher Professional Development and Teacher Resources by Annenberg Media
LitCharts is a service that provides condensed outlines and summaries of classic literature. The outlines and summaries are far shorter than those you would find in Sparknotes or Cliffnotes. Most of the outlines and summaries are ten pages, give or take a page or two. What I like about LitCharts is that they color code the themes addressed and symbolism within a particular work. The color coding makes it easy to quickly pick out the themes and symbols in each chapter of a book. | LitCharts Study Guides | The faster, downloadable alternative to SparkNotes
Part of the history of Canada is the history of its correctional system. The way our approach to crime and punishment has evolved reflects the political and social changes that have shaped our country.
Correctional Service of Canada - Educational Resources
There is no doubt that Canada's correctional system is closely tied to the judicial bodies and legal framework that govern our society. By studying the various aspects of the correctional system, students will gain a better understanding of the various roles, social justice issues, rights and responsibilities, as well as develop their ability to analyze legal issues.
Correctional Service of Canada - Educational Resources
The various aspects of Canada's correctional system provide a wide variety of issues well suited for sociological analysis: the impact of the socio-economic structures on oneself and others, the benefits of social organizations, and the various ways groups and individuals interact. The "Social Studies" modules enable students to examine their opinions and judgments on social issues and develop a well-informed, critical approach to viewing the world around them.
Correctional Service of Canada - Educational Resources
A search engine that provides results colored coded based on readability levels
Twurdy Search - Search for Readable Results

ZoomIt - AWESOME!!

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If you do ANY presentations, this is a must for all your computers!!!!! Here is a link to a great tutorial on how to use it:

ZoomIt v4.1 By Mark Russinovich Published: October 21, 2009 Download ZoomIt (267 KB) Introduction ZoomIt is screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that include application demonstrations. ZoomIt runs unobtrusively in the tray and activates with customizable hotkeys to zoom in on an area of the screen, move around while zoomed, and draw on the zoomed image. I wrote ZoomIt to fit my specific needs and use it in all my presentations. ZoomIt works on all versions of Windows and you can use pen input for ZoomIt drawing on tablet PCs. Using ZoomIt The first time you run ZoomIt it presents a configuration dialog that describes ZoomIt's behavior, let's you specify alternate hotkeys for zooming and for entering drawing mode without zooming, and customize the drawing pen color and size. I use the draw-without-zoom option to annotate the screen at its native resolution, for example. ZoomIt also includes a break timer feature that remains active even when you tab away from the timer window and allows you to return to the timer window by clicking on the ZoomIt tray icon.
Not sure if this is appropriate for everyone to use but the questions are good. Use at your own discretion.
Fling the Teacher is a website containing 68 history quiz games. All of the quizzes have at least fifteen questions and a few of the games have more than 100 questions. The average is 30-45 questions per quiz. Prior to starting each quiz game students can create their own custom game character.
Fling the Teacher - Interactive History game -
Play Educational Games, Solve Problems & Puzzles! At The Problem Site, you can play educational games and daily puzzles, find interesting reference pages, and engage in fun problem solving activities. There are word games, math games, math problems, mystery quests, and many other free educational resources.

The Problem Site: Problem Solving and Educational Games

Arcademic Skill Builders are research-based and standards-aligned educational games that offer an innovative approach to teaching basic academic skills. We incorporate features of arcade games and educational practices into fun online games that will engage, motivate, and teach your students.

Arcademic Skill Builders: Online Educational Games

New Online Curriculum The online curriculum provides teachers with a user friendly way to access outcomes and indicators dynamically linked to resources, and support materials (as they become available).
Saskatchewan Curriculum
WordAhead now gives teachers the ability to create custom playlists of vocabulary videos. The playlists can be shared via email, a posted link on a blog, or by posting a vocabulary video widget on a blog or website. The teacher section of WordAhead also offers advice for having students create their own vocabulary videos.

World History For Kids Online Textbook Use the links below, or to the left to open a chapter of our free online world history textbook. Brought to you by the KidsKnowIt Network, the Totally Free Children's Learning Network.
World History For Kids - By
Science Netlinks offers dozens of lesson plans and online learning activities. The lessons and activities are cover a wide variety of science topics. All of the lesson plans are sorted by grade level, but you can also sort the lesson plans by science benchmark standards. A series of icons also indicates if each lesson plan has a printable worksheet, e-worksheet, or is an interactive experience.

Science Netlinks: Lesson Index

Google: Building Maker

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Google Building Maker is a new tool for creating buildings for use in Google Earth. Building Maker provides basic shapes and models for creating your 3D model. To use Building Maker you must have the latest version of the Google Earth browser plug-in installed. The video below demonstrates Building Maker better than I can describe it.
Building Maker

KidRex - Kid Safe Search

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Link to Learning 9-12

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Grade 9 Science Geography Math English French Computers
Grade 10 Science History Math English French
Grade 11 Sciences Math English & Literature History Geography Economics
Grade 12 Sciences English & Literature
Link to Learning 9-12

Link to Learning

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Link to Learning K-8

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Place Spotting is a website of geographic riddles. Place Spotting is based on the Google Earth platform. Place Spotting users can create their own geographic riddles or try to solve riddles created by others. The search feature on Place Spotting lets users search for riddles based on level of difficulty, language, region, or creation date. | The online map game | solve allows you to create free educational games, activities and diagrams in a Flash! Host them on your own blog, website or intranet! No signup, no passwords, no charge! Create interactive flash tools / games for education
Use this game to learn your directions.
Cyberchase . Games . Cyberchase and the Eye of Rom | PBS Kids

Treasure Hunt Google Earth

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In this treasure hunt you will become familiar with Google Earth and the Modern Seven Wonders of the World. You will work with a partner and use Google Earth and the Internet resources listed to answer the research questions that follow. When you have finished, answer the Big Question that asks you to combine a lot of what you learned through the treasure hunt into a "big picture."
Treasure Hunt Google Earth
  1. A creative, dynamic, and innovative digital outlet that captures learner's excitement for online creations, keeps learners engaged in course content, and makes teaching and learning more fun.
  2. A private and safe platform, monitored directly by teachers. Teachers control all the activities of their learners.
  3. A valuable teaching tool that integrates diverse core subjects including math, science, history, art, photography, music and more for individual learner portfolios, unique alternative assessments, and differentiated instructional activities.

Glogster - Poster Yourself | Text, Images, Music and Video
Create multimedia timelines. Timelines can be embedded on websites & blogs. - Make your own timeline!

Xtranormal | Text-to-Movie

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Create movies from the text you provide.
Make 3D Movies for Free

Xtranormal | Text-to-Movie
The mission of the Skype an Author Network is to provide K-12 teachers and librarians with a way to connect authors, books, and young readers through virtual visits.
Virtual Author Visits in Your Library or Classroom - Skype An Author Network
These daily news podcasts from the BBC could be an excellent resource for anyone teaching current events. To keep kids reading, you could have them read the scripts while listening to the podcasts.
BBC - Podcasts - World News For Children
Opening the collections of nine national museums and galleries.
Word games, puzzles, quizzes, exercises, slang, proverbs and much more.
Interesting Things for ESL/EFL Students (Fun English Study)
McGill University offers the content of many of their courses for free online. McGill calls their online course content site COOL. COOL offers course materials dating back to the fall 2005 semester through the fall 2009 semester. The bulk of the course offerings are in the sciences.

The COOL course materials include video and audio lecture files as well as slides and other reading materials. COOL offers the video files in variety of formats including MP3, WMV, and MP4. You can also subscribe to courses via iTunes.

COOL Front Page

Microsoft DreamSpark

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Free Software for High School Students! Announcing: DreamSpark
After a teacher or administrator registers a high school on the DreamSpark site, students from that school can sign up to download Expression Studio & other valuable Microsoft software at no charge.
These educational materials provide a variety of resources for learning Web design with the tools provided in Microsoft Expression Studio software.  Students, educators and hobbyists of all ages will find quick tutorials, short learning units and extensive course content to fit their individual teaching and learning styles. The range of difficulty goes from easy - with the quick start tutorials that require no previous Web design experience- to a more advanced level for people who are already skillful at using Web technologies and employing design strategies.  The one semester web design course is appropriate for high school and introductory post-secondary technology courses.
Microsoft DreamSpark
The twitter-based Word of the Day competition that helps clever people look clever and helps the rest of us learn new words.
Artwiculate - A word of the day game for Twitter
A ton of Great Educational Material here.

When the word "Flash" is usually mentioned, most people make an immediate mental link with games. But there is more to the picture than meets the eye, and this new service showcases that. Its objective is to enable netizens to share and discover Flash animations in categories as diverse as "Business Management", "Career & Jobs" and "Education & Health". Further categories include "Entertainment & Sports" and "Inspiration & Motivation". But the most interesting is probably the one named "Startups & Innovation", aimed at small businesses owners and entrepreneurs to feature and highlight their products and services all across the WWW.

Upload and Share your Flash SWF Files
Web search can be a remarkable research tool for students - and we've heard from educators that they could use some help to teach better search skills in their classroom. The following Search Education lessons were developed by Google Certified Teachers to help you do just that. The lessons are short, modular and not specific to any discipline so you can mix and match to what best fits the needs of your classroom. Additionally, all lessons come with a companion set of slides (and some with additional resources) to help you guide your in-class discussions.
Google For Educators - Web Search

Free online books library for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast.

Absolutely FREE online books
Thousands of novels, poems, stories
Easy to read books online

Online Books, Poems, Short Stories - Read Print Library

ThinkQuest : Library

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We have great collection of free math video lessons and self-help tutorials from around the web in almost every high-school math subject. Updated daily, these video lessons are perfect for students looking for extra math help. They are also great for teachers and home-school parents seeking additional ideas or teaching strategies.
Free Math Video Lessons and Tutorials |

Earth Science

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Explore the World of Earth Science. An incredible site with interactive visualizations and investigations about all topics of Earth Science.
Earth Science
Game Classroom contains a nice collection of Math and language arts learning games.
Educational Games, Worksheets & Homework Help for Kids, Parents and Teachers | Game Classroom

Read and publish online for free from anywhere. Explore the Library to find magazines, newspapers, eBooks and more.

Over 1 million publications read each month.

Yudu Library

Lit2Go: MP3 Stories and Poems

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This is an incredible site that has hundreds of stories and poems that you can download in "mp3" format. You can also download and view the stories in text format to accompany the audio. This could be one of the most valuable resources for audio media I have ever seen
Lit2Go: MP3 Stories and Poems

High School ART Lesson Plans

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High School Lesson Plans

100 People: A World Portrait

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Understanding the world population is hindered by the sheer size of the task. We can measure numbers and statistics, but the reality of 6.5 billion people is infinitely more difficult to comprehend. While no project could accurately portray the life experiences of each one of us, looking at a representative sample of 100 is a more manageable place to begin, and is a figure we can actually visualize. It is our hope that this work will inspire others to see the world in a new way. Who are the people each of us shares our neighborhood, community, town, school, and country with? Where does each of us fit in?

100 People: A World Portrait

Video Resources Online

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Using video in the classroom can help students make connections and provide them with opportunities to practice media literacy and critical viewing skills.

There are many FREE videos/clips online!  Below is a collection of links to video-rich websites.  While this is certainly not a complete list of all the video sites on the web, it will hopefully provide you with a variety of video resources for you to use in your classroom.

NC Live

Includes over 250 documentary and educational video programs chosen by NC librarians.  Search for videos or by topics including science, US and world history, biography, current events, the arts, and other subjects.  Also includes several educational series for children.  You can access the videos from school (or at home with a password from your local library).

Snag Films- free documentaries

Choose from over 850 full-length documentary films to watch online (or embed in your blog) for free.  The films I've watched on this site include short commercials, but there are some great documentaries here.  Search by keyword or topics, including campus, environment, health, history, international, life and culture, music and arts, politics, religion and spirituality, science and nature, sports and hobbies, and women's issues.

Open Video

This shared digital video collection includes thousands of clips/videos searchable by keyword as well as by genre and duration.  Collections include videos from NASA, National Archives, and more.


This site has links to tons of videos (and images) for preschool through high school.  Videos have been viewed to ensure they are safe, accurate, and appropriate for students. Search by keyword or by category. There are also Web 2.0 tools and lessons available on NeoK12.

PBS Video

Find PBS video by program, topic, or collection.  You can also search by keyword.  If you can't find a video you're looking for, you can look in their "more videos" section .

PBS Kids Video

The kids video section of PBS includes hundreds of hours of full-length shows and clips of some of PBS kids programming, including Arthur, Maya & Miguel, WordGirl, and more.

National Geographic Channel Videos

Featured video categories include full episodes, animals and nature, exploration and adventure, history and events, people and places, science and technology, Nat Geo wild, preserve our planet, and dog whisperer.


The History Channel website includes a video section where you can search by keyword, view by show, or by topic.  Categories include American history, military history, mysteries and unexplained, science and technology, and society and culture.

Academic Earth

Find full video courses and lectures from world scholars at universities such as Harvard, MIT, and Stanford.  Search by keyword, subject, university, or top rated instructors.  Subjects include biology, chemistry, history, literature, math, and much more.  Even thought these are college level lectures, there is certain to be some content adaptable to high school level classes.

BBC Learning Zone Clips

Most any search for educational resources online will lead me to a BBC website.  Looking for educational videos is no exception.  This BBC site included video clips for primary and secondary students in subjects such as art, history, foreign language, language arts, math, and more.  Find clips for subject area topics or search by keyword or clip number.


This site includes thousands of wildlife images, information, and videos.  You can search by keyword in the species, video, or images search box.  Arkive includes a special focus on threatened species.


The Loyola University Chicago School of Education has posted over 300 math topic program clips from its cable television show Countdown.  You can find 4-7 minute clips in categories (number and operations, algebra, measurement, geometry, data analysis and probability, extended response, technology, and connections) for elementary grade levels.


TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design.  Each year, there is a TED conference in California and Oxford UK featuring speakers from all over the world who give a short (less than 18 minutes) talk on "Ideas Worth Spreading."  Search by theme (technology, entertainment, design, business, science, culture, arts, and global issues), speakers, ratings, and more.  New talks are posted often.

NOVA Teachers Video

From PBS, the NOVA Teachers video section includes complete programs and shorter science clips.  Search the teachers site by keyword or view videos by subject (including chemistry, earth science, life science, social studies, and more).


The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has a video collection with clips related to neuroscience, infectious diseases, DNA, and more.  The video search section includes lecture topics and video from the DNA Interactive section of the site  Videos from this site could be used in a high school classroom.

Teachers Domain (requires free registration)

This website requires free registration, but has a wealth of materials including videos, professional development resources, and other digital media resources.  After logging in, you can bookmark your favorite sections of the site to create easy access to the content that is most relevant to you.  Browse by K-12 subject area, professional development topic, or special collection or search by keyword.


Videos and pictures on this site are student-produced and will be approved by moderators before being posted online.  Therefore, this site is a great resource for finding student created materials that are safe and appropriate.  Search by keyword, categories, or by channels.

Teacher Tube

Think of You Tube for education and you'll understand the idea behind Teacher Tube.  You can find student and teacher created videos for the classroom as well as professional development content.  Search by keyword or browse the channels.  Content can be rated by users and inappropriate content can be flagged.


This interactive news and history portal from NBC is designed for students.

Description from the website:
"iCue is a fun, innovative learning environment built around video from the NBC News Archives. Videos, games, and activities correlated to courses in U.S. History, U.S. Government and Politics, and English Language and Composition, and more.  A community of friends and learners engaged in discussion around academics, current events, and important issues.  A collection of Video Cue Cards, with thousands of video clips from the NBC News archives wrapped in a tradable, interactive virtual card."

History Games and Animations

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"an annotated list of great history games and animations organized around broad historical periods
History Games and Animations
Teacher Activities Math
  •  Colour Board Game
  •  Colour Car Matching
  •  Colour Dominoes
  •  Colour File Folders
  •  Colour Flower Book
  •  Colours Magnetic Tin
  •  Colours Sorting
  •  Count By Fives
  •  Count By Twos
  •  Counting Floor Game
  •  Counting Kids
  •  Counting Stars
  •  Exercises In Symmetry
  •  Fall Counting
  •  File Folder Game Boards
  •  Leaf Sorting
  •  Learn To Add
  •  Learning About Money 1
  •  Learning About Money 2
  •  Learning About Money 3
  •  Learning Math 1
  •  Learning Math 2
  •  Learning Math 3
  •  Learning Math 4
  •  Lets Create Colours
  •  Make Playing Cards
  •  My Book Of Shapes
  •  Number Fun
  •  Nuts About Addition
  •  Ordinal Cars
  •  Pumpkin Counting
  •  Skip Counting Crowns
  •  The Crayon Song
Teacher Activities Seasonal
  •  Fall Counting
  •  Fall Vocabulary
  •  Five Little Pumpkins Book
  •  Five Little Pumpkins
  •  Five Little Turkeys
  •  Leaf Sorting
  •  Pumpkin Counting
  •  Who Has the Shamrock
Teacher Activities Language
  •  A Sailor Went to Sea
  •  ABC Floor Game
  •  ABC Letter Rings
  •  All Stars
  •  Alphabet Crowns
  •  Alphabet Matching Games
  •  Bookmark Trimmers
  •  Card File Dictionary
  •  Crossword Puzzle Fun
  •  Cupcake Word Endings
  •  Ducky Jokes
  •  Farm
  •  Farmer Farmer Book
  •  Fish Pond Rhymes
  •  Five Green and Speckled Frogs
  •  Five Little Frogs
  •  Five Little Pumpkins Book
  •  Flashcard Fun
  •  Four Little Stars Book
  •  Grammar Hunt
  •  Learning Phonics 1
  •  Learning Phonics 2
  •  Learning Phonics 3
  •  Learning Stick Activity
  •  Letter Animals
  •  Letter Crowns
  •  Magnetic Spelling
  •  Make a Mini-Booklet
  •  Make a Pop-Up Book
  •  My Book of ABC
  •  Puppet Theatre Gloves
  •  Silly Story Activity
  •  Simple Slider Tools
  •  Textured Letters
  •  What Letter Am I
  •  What's Hiding In My Tree
  •  Where Is Ducky
  •  Word Jumbles
Teacher Activites Character Education
  •  All About Me (Jingles)
  •  All About Me
  •  Guess My Job
  •  Guess Who Book
  •  Who am I Book
More Teacher Activites
  •  Animal Magnetic Tin
  •  Bear Jokes
  •  Bee Riddles
  •  Big Books and Bulletin Boards
  •  Children on the Bus
  •  Classic Accents
  •  Create A Mobile
  •  Creation Magnetic Mural
  •  Creation Roll and Learn
  •  Creative Learning Activities
  •  Creative Posters
  •  Farm Animal Bingo
  •  Flash Card Puzzles
  •  Flowers to Flowers Roll and Learn Game
  •  Follow The Kids Game
  •  Frog Riddles
  •  Frog Sudoku
  •  Fruit Bingo
  •  Fun Stuff 1
  •  Generic Game Board
  •  Generic Game Boards
  •  Guess My Job (Jingles)
  •  Guess My Job
  •  Guess What Sport
  •  Hiding In The Grass Game
  •  Hiding In The Leaves Game
  •  Learning Sticks
  •  Magnetic Frogs
  •  Make a Stencil Mobile
  •  Make Stencil Stick Puppets
  •  Matching Games
  •  Mini Apple Workbook
  •  Mini-Accents
  •  Pretty Push Pins
  •  Puppet Theatre Gloves
  •  Puzzles With a Purpose
  •  Schoolhouse Game
  •  Shake your Star
  •  The Crayon Song
  •  Trimmer Frames and Decor
  •  Veggie Bingo
  •  What Insect am I
  •  What's Hiding
Early Childhood Learning
  •  For Baby 1
  •  For Baby 2
Christian Learning Activites
  •  Bible Game
  •  Bible Study Matching Games
  •  Bookmark Trimmers
  •  Christian File Folder Game Boards
  •  Create a Pop-Up Book
  •  Crossword Fun
  •  Mini-Books
  •  Noah And The Ark Jokes
  •  Trimmer Faith Frames

Teacher Activities - Scholar's Choice Children's Toys And Games

Math - Brightstorm

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"We've gathered great math teachers to film concise, engaging online videos for every topic in the high school math curriculum (Algebra 1 through Precalculus, and Calculus is coming soon).  With over 1,800 free videos, we think Brightstorm can be the place where learners come when they are confused about a math topic
Math - Brightstorm

Atmosphere Design Lab

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Interactive about the earth's atmosphere- change the levels of carbon dioxide, oxygen, and ozone to see the effects on the earth.
Atmosphere Design Lab


EtherPad is the only web-based word processor that allows people to work together in really real-time.

When multiple people edit the same document simultaneously, any changes are instantly reflected on everyone's screen. The result is a new and productive way to collaborate on text documents, useful for meeting notes, drafting sessions, education, team programming, and more.

EtherPad: Realtime Collaborative Text Editing

The Mutopia Project

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The Mutopia Project The Mutopia Project offers sheet music editions of classical music for free download. These are based on editions in the public domain, and include works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Handel, Mozart, and many others. A team of volunteers are involved in typesetting the music by computer using the LilyPond software. Why not join them?! See the page on how to contribute for more information. We also host a growing number of modern editions, arrangements and new music. The respective editors, arrangers and composers have chosen to make these works freely available.
One aspect of the Museum of Humor is a large collection of lesson plans for teaching with humor. In this collection there are links to fun and humorous lesson plans for every content area and grade level. In addition to the lesson plans you will find links to printable fun activities. If you're looking for a fun way to introduce a new topic or review before an assessment, check out the Museum of Humor's lesson plan database.

Museum of Humor


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What there is "TA DO" in Educational Technology

Cyber School's newest development is an On-line Professional Development
Lounge for All Educational Staff from our own school division and

from around the world. 

The Lounge is active and vibrant and updated almost daily by Cyber School Educational Technology Specialists.

The PD Lounge houses a multitude of both self-directed and guided short
geared specifically towards integrating technology into the classroom.  

Communicate and collaborate with other educators regarding Smart Boards, Wikis's and blogs (Just to name a few).

In Addition to this, there is a vast amount of other Software Tutorials,
Smart Board lessons as well as access to Atomic Learning a company
who specializes in tutorials for most software applications used in schools.


*Please note: These tutorials can be used with or by students as well.*
Do you need some refreshers or introductions to Cyber Planets, Learning Communities, Hybrid courses or Blogs?

If so, Cyber School is posting videos of all staff delivered In-services so that
anyone can access them at anytime.


Click Here To Register for FREE!!!!!!


Social Sciences Courses

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Social Sciences

  Criminal Justice
  Health and Human Performance
  Political Science

Science Education Courses

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Science Education


Whether you are studying backyard stargazing or exploring the possibility of becoming a professional astronomer, Astronomy Education at Free-Ed.Net can get you started and sustain your learning for years to come.

  1. General Astronomy
  2. Planetary Astronomy
  3. Stars and Galaxies
  4. Cosmology


  • General Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biometrics
  • Zoology


This place is right for you if you simply want to be better informed, want to get a first-hand look at what it is like to study chemistry, or want to further your education in the field.

  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

Earth Sciences

The Greeks separated all matter into air, earth, and fire. Today's earth sciences are a bit more sophisticated, but they are all about the air around us, the earth beneath our feet, and the bodies of water that cover most of the world.

  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Soil Science
  • Oceanography
  • Meteorology
  • General Physics -- Descriptive

  • General Physics -- Algebra

  • General Physics -- Calculus

  • Nuclear and Particle Physics

  • Theoretical Physics

Mathematics Courses

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Mathematics at Free-Ed.Net

General Mathematics

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The series of 13 videos explores major themes in the field of mathematics, from mankind's earliest study of prime numbers to the cutting edge mathematics used to reveal the shape of the universe.

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See how mathematics influences everything from the success of savvy entrepreneurs to the fairness of voting practices.

Mathematics Courses and Resources

bullet Arithmetic and Basic Math
bullet Pre-Algebra
bullet Algebra
bullet Trigonometry
bullet Pre-Calculus
bullet Calculus
bullet Statistics and Probability
bullet Linear Algebra

Statistics & Probability

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Probability Theory: The Logic of Science

Linear Algebra

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Health Care Studies Courses

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Information Technology Education

Computer Science

pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
This intensive, academic programming course uses the free e-text offered here.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Introduction to Programming using QBasic
This is a gentle introduction to programming using the computer programming language QBasic.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Introduction to Computer Science using Java
This is a first course in Computer Science using the programming language Java. It covers the fundamentals of programming and of computer science.

Computer Programming

Fundamentals of  Visual Basic

One of the most complete and popular courses in Visual Basic. The course is supported by a free online textbook.



Fundamentals of C#

A complete presentation of C# programming. The course is supported by a free online textbook.

Fundamentals of Visual Studio .NET

A complete survey of Visual Studio .NET principles and applications. This course is supported by a free online textbook.

Fundamentals of Visual C++

A complete presentation of Visual C++ programming. The course is supported by a free online textbook.

Fundamentals of Java

A complete presentation of Java programming. The course is supported by a free online textbook.

Introduction to MIPS Assembly Language

This is a programmed course in assembly language programming of the MIPS processor

Web Scripting & Design

pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Fundamentals of JavaScript
A complete presentation of JavaScript scripting and Web applications. This course is supported by a free online textbook.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes) Hands-On JavaScript
A no-nonsense series of lessons with plenty of examples and an online editor.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Fundamentals of HTML Scripting & Web Design
A complete presentation of HTML scripting and Web design. This course is supported by a free online textbook.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Hands-On HTML
A no-nonsense series of lessons with plenty of examples and an online editor.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes) Hands-On VBScript
A no-nonsense series of lessons with plenty of examples and an online editor.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Introduction to Microsoft FrontPage
Get a running start or brush up on your FrontPage techniques. This mini-course is supported by a free online textbook.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Introduction to Perl Programming
One of the most complete and popular training resources for Perl programming. This course is supported by a free online textbook.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Practical Perl Programming
All anyone needs to know about Perl.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Hands-On XML
A no-nonsense series of lessons with plenty of examples
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Hands-On ASP
A no-nonsense series of lessons with plenty of examples.

Operating Systems

pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Fundamentals of Windows XP
A complete round-up of Windows XP principles and applications. This course is supported by a free online textbook.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Fundamentals of Windows 2000 Professional
A complete survey of  Windows 2000 that provides free access to a best-selling online book.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Fundamentals of Mac OS X
A thorough introduction to the Mac operating system, including a complete online textbook that is provided free of charge.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Fundamentals of Red Hat Linux
A complete course in the principles and design of Linux applications, including a complete online textbook that is provided free of charge.

Personal Computer Hardware

A First Look at Personal Computer Hardware


Database Applications

pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes) Fundamentals of SQL
A complete round-up of SQL programming and applications. This course is supported by a free online textbook.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes) Hands-On SQL
A no-nonsense series of lessons with plenty of examples and an online editor.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes) Essentials of Access
A practical introduction to this powerful database.

Productivity Applications

pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Fundamentals of Microsoft Office
A complete round-up of Microsoft Office applications. This course is supported by a free online textbook.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint
Get a running start or brush up on your PowerPoint techniques. This mini-course is supported by a free online textbook.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Get a running start or brush up on your Excel techniques. This mini-course is supported by a free online textbook.
Microsoft Office Suite
Office 2000 Series, courtesy of Florida Gulf Coast University
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Computer Graphics & Gaming

pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Vector Math Tutorial for Computer Graphics
Interactive tutorial in mathematical preliminaries for computer graphics.

Some lessons are better learned by experience. Now you can start your own business in the robust economy of a 3D virtual world. It's lovingly known as Start-Up Boot Camp.

pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Introduction to Franchising
A thorough (and neutral) introduction to the essential element of franchising. This is an interactive presentation provide by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)How to Write a Business Plan
A thorough introduction to the essential element of a good business plan. This is an interactive presentation provide by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Small Business Primer: Guide to Starting a Business

pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Technologies for Small Business Start-Ups

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pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Strategic Planning and Execution
Extensive audio/slide presentation provided courtesy of SmallBizU.
pointer_blue.gif (844 bytes)Principles of Business Management
This course of study is built around  Contemporary Management, 4/e; authored by Jones and George; and is provided courtesy of McGraw-Hill Higher Education.  
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This course covers modern tools and methods for product design and development. The cornerstone is a project in which teams of management, engineering, and industrial design students conceive, design, and prototype a physical product. The video and printed material is provided courtesy of the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
Building & Construction Trades

Building & Construction: General and Core Topics

Esitmating for Residential Construction
PowerPoint Presentations

Architectural Drafting & Design
Sample documents and video clips

Residential Construction
Videos of house construction

Glossary of Terms


Professional Carpentry
Although a DIY (do-it-yourselfer) can learn a lot from this course, it is mainly intended for professionals and apprentice carpenters.

Building Construction & Finishing
This is our premium, apprentice-level building/construction course.


Essentials of Masonry
This is a terrific introduction to bricks, concrete blocks, mortar, and the construction of wall structures.


Electrical Principles

House Wiring

Survey of Electrical Construction
A study sequence intended to familiarize prospective electricians with a sense of the theory and practical skills required for a successful apprenticeship and career.

Installing Electrical Conduit Systems
This course is designed to teach the knowledge necessary to classify and size, cut and thread, and bend and install conduit and conductors.


Essentials of Plumbing
This is a complete introductory course to plumbing installation and repair.  It is intended for professional and apprentice plumbers, but a do-it-yourselfer can also learn a lot about home installation and repair.


Essentials of Welding
This welding course provides prospective tradesmen with an in-depth view of the theory, principles, methods, and techniques related to modern welding.


Painting for Professionals
This painting course is part of a series of professional development courses for crew leaders,  tradesmen and apprentices.

Art and Art Appreciation
Select a course or study resource:

Art Appreciation

bullet Works in Progress
This is a video instructional series on art appreciation. Each of the 10 half-hour segments is devoted to a contemporary artist who takes one or more works of art from start to finish.
bullet Essays from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
bullet Online Works of Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Art History

bullet Art of the Western World 
This is a video instructional series on art history for college and high school classrooms and adult learners
bullet Art History
Art History
is a survey of the subject, presented in 29 outlined lessons.

Studio Art

bullet Art School
Roger Elliott's well-known and highly respected online tutorials for the mechanics
bullet Learn to Draw Portraits
Video lessons.

Journalism at Free-Ed.Net

Introduction to Journalism
Here is a brief introduction to the basic elements of modern journalism , including research methods and interview techniques.

Writing the News

A video survey of modern journalism

Basic Photography for Journalists
This short course includes five relatively brief lessons that give journalists the tools necessary to perform as a photojournalist.  These lessons provide a general knowledge and understanding of using 35mm and digital cameras; film and digital recording media; power sources; exposure and light control; image processing and ethical considerations of photojournalism.

  Back to School Checklists
...this site links to sites to help you get off to a good start
  Back to School from Scholastic
...icebreakers, plans, and units for the K-5 grade levels
  Back to School Technology Activities
...teacher-submitted ideas for technology use at the start of the school year
  Back to School Theme
...all types of back-to-school lessons and ideas
  End of Year Planning
...links to lessons and activities for the end of the school year
  First Day Activities
...links to lots of ideas for fun and useful activities for the first day of school
  First Day of School Sites
...a link to all types of sites to help you get ready for the first day of school
  Icebreakers and Energizers
...a nice list of beginning-of-school year activities
  Icebreakers for the First Day of School
...teacher-tested ideas for the first week back to school
  Icebreakers, Warm-up, Review, and Motivator Activities
...icebreaker activities and revies for every age
  Icebreakers, Warmups, Energizers, & Deinhibitizers
...some icebreakers for older students as well as link to other sites
  101 Things for the First Three Weeks
...common sense and practical tips for setting the stage for a good year
  Student Interest Inventory #1
...a fun interest inventory to give to students at the start of the school year to learn more about them
  Student Interest Inventory #2
...a interest inventory to give to students to learn more about them
  Teaching Hearts Ultimate Back to School Stop
...tons of resources for early primary teachers and easily adaptable for the higher grades
  Tips for Getting Organized
...all kinds of ideas for organizing your classsroom, your students, and much more

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - Educational Resource Lists - Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
The WGBH video collections brings together talks from the world's leading scientists, educators, policymakers, artists, and authors. Some pieces come from PBS, NPR, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and The Lowell Institute.
WGBH Forum Network | Free Online Lectures

Annenberg Media

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Annenberg Media uses media and telecommunications to advance excellent teaching in American schools. This mandate is carried out chiefly by the funding and broad distribution of educational video programs with coordinated Web and print materials for the professional development of K-12 teachers. It is part of The Annenberg Foundation and advances the Foundation's goal of encouraging the development of more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge.

Annenberg Media's multimedia resources help teachers increase their expertise in their fields and assist them in improving their teaching methods. Many programs are also intended for students in the classroom and viewers at home. All Annenberg Media videos exemplify excellent teaching.

Annenberg Media
Academic Earth makes it easy to find high quality, academically appropriate videos. These videos and courses could make a nice supplement to an advanced placement high school course. The videos can be embedded in your course blog where you can then have students watch and comment. Or you can, after embedding a video into your blog, post a questions for your students to answer as they watch a video lecture.
Academic Earth - Video lectures from the world's top scholars
Student Materials Index

ReadWriteThink offers a collection of online Student Materials to support literacy learning in the K-12 classroom. These interactive tools can be used to supplement a variety of lessons and provide an opportunity for students to use technology while developing their literacy skills. Click on the name of each interactive for a brief description of the tool and a list of the ReadWriteThink lessons that use the tool. From there you'll also be able to directly access the tool and use it in your classroom.

ReadWriteThink: Student Materials

Welcome to the Web

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Thank you for visiting 'Welcome to the Web'. By using this web site, you will learn:

  • What the Internet is,
  • How to do lots of different things online,
  • How to stay safe when using the web,
  • and lots of cool Internet tricks!

Welcome to the Web
Communicate with anyone, anywhere in up to 45 languages. is a simple, free group chat that automatically translates your conversation as you type.
BabelWith.Me - Create a Conversation


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This website provides specific examples and strategies for creating electronic, educational, experiential, and engaging scrapbooks! Scrapbooking is the practice of combining photographs, memorabilia, and written narratives, poetry, quotations, stories, or other textual content into a scrapbook style album. Technology has expanded the techniques available for producing, duplicating, and distributing scrapbooks.
It's easy to say that you're ready to change the world, but how do you get started? Even if you don't have a specific cause or mission in mind, expanding your education and understanding of the world will give you a solid foundation for your ultimate adventures. These 100 awesome open courses, ranging from health and medicine to engineering to religion to policy making to media will get you on your way.
100 Awesome Open Courses for Those Who Want to Change the World | Select Courses


| | Comments (0) is a pioneering venture aimed at equalizing education by assembling the best teachers in the country and making their lectures affordable to everyone. We cover high school and university topics in mathematics, science, and computer programming.

Learn from the Top Instructors in America - Educator®

Your audience - or even your students - are tweeting : How do you draw them into your presentation?

By asking for their opinion, and displaying their tweets directly in your PowerPoint slides.

With Poll Everywhere, you can invite people to tweet a short comment directly to your slide in real-time, while still blocking inappropriate or off-topic tweets. You can also ask multiple choice questions and watch a graph evolve as people vote. 

Download slides that show live results. Nothing to install!

Free and paid price plans

Use Twitter in PowerPoint | Poll Everywhere
Free & fun Science resources for children, young people, teachers and parents.

Start exploring by using the sections on the right
Welcome to Planet Science

The Teaching Palette

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The Teaching Palette is a blog authored by art educators for art educators. Our goal is to provide a collaborative and resourceful forum where art specialists of all levels can explore professional topics that impact our subject area - from classroom management to tools and techniques to integrating music.

The Teaching Palette

Social Studies Central

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Social Studies Central is intended to provide resources with a focus on the Social Studies, to support teachers as they improve their instruction and to help educators engage kids in learning. You will find lesson plans, new web sites, links to standards and assessment advice, technology integration resources and information about workshops and staff development.

Social Studies Central
The Ancientweb is an online resource for anyone interested in the cultures of the ancient world. Please browse the current sites below, and come back often to see more countries and cultures soon to be added! The Ancient Worlds Great Civilizations
The Kodak Lesson Plans provide good ideas for integrating art and photography into just about any subject area.

KODAK: K-12 Solutions - Lesson Plans
Tested and works great!!!!
Scoopler is a new search engine that allows you to simultaneously search Delicious, Digg, Twitter, and Flickr in one place. Scoopler is quite simple, enter a search term and you'll find results from all four of those services. Results are sorted into two columns, "live" which provides the most recently shared links and "popular" which is based on the number of times a link has been shared.

Scoopler: Real-time search

Used by thousands of schools and colleges, with over 700,000 registered users and over 1.3 million monthly visitors (March 2009), TESconnect is the central focus for the UK teaching community to share their ideas, thoughts and views outside the staffroom. TESconnect is a social network that allows teachers to network, share resources and search for jobs. It is the world's largest social network for a single profession and allows teachers to connect with other professionals to find and share their best classroom resources and advice. Split into five user-friendly sections including jobs, community, resources and My TES, the site gives teachers access to tools that have the potential to transform lesson planning and the quality of lessons taught.
TES Connect - Teaching Jobs, Resources & Community

This site is about the fur trade in Canada and how it led to the exploration of the country and the formation of the oldest and largest company in Canadian history: Hudson's Bay Company. In fact, the history of the fur trade, Hudson's Bay Company and the exploration of Canada are so intertwined that they can not be separated. So read on and learn more about Canada!

Exploration the Fur Trade and Hudson's Bay Company - L'Exploration, le commerce de la fourrure et Compagnie de la Baie d'Hudson
 Welcome to LMK, the newest interactive Web site for teens from Girl Scouts and Windows. Created with help from teens like you and from industry experts, LMK will provide you with the know-how to safely navigate your online life and even help your parents to understand it. We know how important this is to you! Go ahead: explore the site, create a profile, and make an impact.

LMK: Life Online - Home

Net Trekker Village

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This could be an interesting partnership.... They do what we do....

Conect and share with other educational technological educators.

The ISTE Classroom Observation Tool (ICOT®) is a FREE online tool that provides a set of questions to guide classroom observations of a number of key components of technology integration.

Type for Gold

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This typing activity is a lot of fun. Not good for beginners but good for primary and maybe some adults too!
Type for Gold
an easy-to-use, online voice recording utility; no log-in or password is needed, and you can download the file (in WAV format) email it, or embed it

Vocaroo | Record and send voice emails

ePals Global Community

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Welcome to the Internet's largest global community of connected classrooms!
Safely connect, collaborate and learn using our leading protected email and blog solutions for schools and districts
BiodiversityBlack History
For a green, healthy planet
Global WarmingGlobal Warming Project
Photograph by PAUL NICKLEN
How can I minimize global warming?
HabitatsHabitats Project

ePals Global Community
Excellent Interactive Site.
BBC - Schools - what is weather

| | Comments (0) is an organization dedicated to sharing the newer and emerging "learning tools" of science education. Tools such as real-time data collection, simulations, inquiry based lessons, interactive web lessons, micro-worlds, and imaging,  among others, can help make teaching science an exciting and engaging endeavor. These tools can help connect students with science, in ways that were impossible just a few years ago. Take a look at a few different types of "learning tools" at this link, Tool Examples. At this point in our project we are highlighting some of the best web resources for science concepts. Although our main emphasis is on students, teachers, and parents, really anyone interested in science education will find the site useful and informative.

Centre of the Cell

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The teachers area and what you can do here

This area of the website has been specifically created for teachers. You can use this area of the website to help your students get the most out of their visit.

When you register with the website you will be able to:

  • Allow your students to access key stage specific information.
  • Distribute quizzes and other educational materials amongst your students and communicate with them about their learning experiences through their own personal pages.

Centre of the Cell
TeachersFirst Instructional Units

Over the years, TeachersFirst has created a number of lessons and instructional units that have proven popular with our users. While these are all listed in the various TeachersFirst subject pages, we have also listed them here. We hope this list will simplify searching for those of you who have used these resources in the past, and that they will provide new users with a quick introduction to some of the material available on our site.

TeachersFirst Instructional Units
BrainBashers : Puzzles and Brain Teasers Welcome to BrainBashers™, an exciting collection of brain teasers, puzzles, riddles, games and optical illusions. With thousands of brain teasers and puzzles, over one hundred awards, BrainBashers is updated with optical illusions and games regularly and has 5 new puzzles added every other week.
Blog Basics for the Classroom is designed to provide guidance to teachers creating classroom blogs for the first time. This guide starts with an explanation of what a blog is, provides many suggestions for using a classroom blog, and concludes with step-by-step explanations for setting up a blog.
TeachersFirst: Gated Blogs for the Classroom

The Parade of Games

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The Parade of Games web site was created to provide educators and trainers with easy-to- assemble educational games in a technology- enhanced environment to support key learning points. The site demonstrates the creative use of popular game shows and other familiar games to reinforce learning.


Kids Around the World | Home

Kids Around The World is a project sponsored by the National Peace Corps Association. The purpose of Kids Around The World is for elementary school age students to learn about life as a child in another country. Students can learn about the lives of their global peers in nineteen countries spread across four continents. Students visiting Kids Around The World can read interviews with a child from each country, view pictures and maps, and learn about the history and geography of each country. In case of some countries featured on Kids Around The World there are educational games to be played.
Kids Around the World | Home

The MY HERO Project Homepage


My Hero is a site where students can write about people they view as...heroes. You can register and create a multimedia webpage about your choices, but, even better (at least, in my view), you can go to the Guestbook area and write a short piece that appears immediately (there are automatic filters to screen content, plus it's manually screened later).

The MY HERO Project Homepage

MIT Visualizing Cultures

Visualizing Cultures was launched at MIT in 2002 to explore the potential of the Web for developing innovative image-driven scholarship and learning. The VC mission is to use new technology and hitherto largely inaccessible visual materials to reconstruct the past as people of the time visualized the world (or imagined it to be).

Topical units to date focus on Japan in the modern world. Units in development extend to early-modern and modern China. The thrust of these explorations extends beyond Asia per se, however, to address "culture" in much broader ways--cultures of modernization, war and peace, consumerism, images of "Self" and "Others," and so on.

Images of every sort are introduced and examined here--in partnership with contributing institutions and collections, and with the collaboration of experts devoted to transcending the printed word and hard-bound text.

MIT Visualizing Cultures
The CareerForward course is a self-contained online learning course that may be used in companion with a variety of online career planning tools to provide students with the opportunity to assess their career interests, explore career options and create an educational development plan."
MVU CareerForward - Take the Challenge

LabWrite for Students


"Welcome to LabWrite! LabWrite guides you through the entire laboratory experience, from before you walk into the lab to after you get back your graded report."

LabWrite for Students

Excel for Teachers

Designed for those who are unfamiliar with spreadsheet programs, this class covers basic Excel functionality, including simple math formulas, formatting and the chart wizard. We focus on classroom projects and applications, especially activities your students can do with Excel. The course aims to provide a sufficient foundation in Excel, so that participants feel comfortable showing students how to use it, and assigning projects that use Excel as a tool to help students develop critical thinking skills and enhance their learning of curriculum standards.

Excel for Teachers


Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the process of design.
scratchworkshop » home

General Money Links:



Help you and your children explore some of the fundamentals of banking.


Kid's Making Money

Students can find ideas for making money and suggest their own.


Articles on spending money wisely

That's My Piggy!

Students share their favorite piggy banks.

The U.S. Mint for KIDS

Games and information for kids

The U.S. Treasury

The U.S. Treasury for Kids

Weaving and Carding Information (for A New Coat for Anna)

Online Games

Money Factory

Quiz game for kids with information on real vs. fake money.

Teachers can set up different games for students to play.

Fleet Kids' Business Game

Game for students to try starting a business and watching money grow.

Spend Well

My Savings Quest

Counting Money Game

Math at the Mall

Making Sense: Hip Pocket Game

FunBrain Change Maker

Sense and Dollars Money Games

Business Links

Virtual Factory Tour

Virtually tour hundreds of factories to see how they work

Lemonade Stand Game

Disney's Starting a Business Interactive Game

Rags to Riches: Concert Tour Organizing Game

Welcome to Math Playground


Stop Disasters

Stop Disasters is a game designed for students to learn about natural disasters, disaster prevention, and city design. There are five game scenarios that students can play. Students can plan to prepare for hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires, and tsunamis. The scenarios are set in geographically accurate contexts of Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Caribbean.

For teachers Stop Disasters provides fact sheets to distribute to students about each type of natural disaster. Stop Disasters also provides teachers with teaching guides, lesson plan ideas, and links to additional reference materials.

Stop Disasters

Confusing Words

Confusing Words is a handy little website for any student writer. Confusing Words is an index of 3210 words that are commonly confused or misused. If you're not sure if you should use the word "affect" or "effect" type either word into the Confusing Words search box and find your answer.
Confusing Words


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Lite Type is a virtual keyboard that allows you type and search the web in your choice of 53 different languages. To use Lite Type select a language and begin typing. Lite Type displays a keyboard that shows you what each key on your computer's keyboard will generate. The keyboard key is displayed directly below the box in which your typed text appears.
Type and Search in your language with Free Online Multilingual Virtual Keyboard -
an easy-to-use, no password needed, synchronous shared notepad with all revisions stored
EtherPad: Realtime Collaborative Text Editing

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.


Today, Google has launched YouTube EDU, which centralizes the content from over 100 universities and colleges (get list here).  This robust collection gives you access to lectures by professors and world-renowned thought leaders, new research and campus tours. At the moment, you can access over 200 full courses from leading universities, including MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Yale and  IIT/IISc.  And it's all searchable within YouTube EDU.

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

Courses -- Open Yale Courses

Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.

Courses -- Open Yale Courses

Phil's Cooking Academy

The new interactive website at features a series of downloadable recipes and podcasts that kids can cook-along with either in class or at home.
Phil's Cooking Academy

Myths and Legends from E2BN

Myths and Legends Story Creator is a fun website that students can use to create their own cartoon myth story. The Myths and Legends story creator is a more than just your typical drag and drop cartoon builder. Myths and Legends allows students to create sound effects to insert into their stories.
Myths and Legends from E2BN

Lauri's ESL Website


In November, Google launched  a 3D tour of Ancient Rome, circa 320 AD. The tour, produced with the help of the Rome Reborn project at the University of Virginia, features over 6,000 buildings, some rendered in fine detail, and it includes some interiors as well. The Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Basilica Julia, the Temple of Vesta -- they're all there. The video above introduces you to the tour, and shows you how to access it on Google Earth. (The software can be downloaded here). I should note that Google just held a competition that let educators develop history lessons (aimed at high school students) using elements of the 3D Tour. The winners and their lessons can be found here.


Online video has really changed the way we use the internet. If you still haven't gotten the most out of online video, then you're going to love 

With this site, you'll be able to create your customized video player, which works great for conferences and events. What's the best part? You'll be able to tape your event, and alongside it, show the slides you used for your presentation. This makes your video a lot more useful, as people who are watching it from home will be further immersed into the online conference. It's great for professors who like to use this

Slideshows : Science Channel

From deep space to the dark side of science, these are slideshows that you'll actually want to see.
Slideshows : Science Channel

Water on the Web

Water on the Web   Water on the Web (WOW) helps college and high school students understand and solve real-world environmental problems using advanced technology. WOW is a complete package containing two sets of curricula, data from many lakes and rivers nationwide, extensive online primers, data interpretation and Geographic Information System Tools, and additional supporting materials. Basic Science consists of individual lessons for infusion into a wide range of exisiting science cources. Water Resource Science is a two-semester water resource management curriculum for second year technical students and undergraduates in water or environmental management disciplines.

Create your own Myths or Legends


"Enjoy an interactive learning experience as you see thousands of hand-selected and relevant links to pictures, slide-shows, videos, audio-clips, artifacts, manuscripts, documents and other primary sources linked, in context, within each story."

Create your own Myths or Legends

Awesome Stories

Enjoy an interactive learning experience as you see thousands of hand-selected and relevant links to pictures, slide-shows, videos, audio-clips, artifacts, manuscripts, documents and other primary sources linked, in context, within each story.
Awesome Stories
Math Science etc. Excellent for Smart Boards.

COOL School - Online Educational Content Development for K-12

WordTalk - Home


WordTalk 4.2 is a free add-on for Microsoft Word that povides convenient text-to-speech.  This offers powerful editing support for writers who can listen to what they have written.  The talking spell checker is extremely helpful for writers who have difficulty identifying the correct spelling of a word from those listed in a typical spell checker.
WordTalk - Home
What I've pulled for you today are blogs divided by subject and grade level for you to quickly reference, but I do encourage you to explore blogs outside of your curriculum, as well.  Some are classroom blogs.  Others are teacher reflections.  A few are teaching strategies with classroom resources, and there are even some from outside education, but relate to your curriculum.

Educational Blogs You Should Be Investigating | Making Teachers Nerdy

Vocaroo is a super easy way for students to record a message -- of any length -- and then place a link or an embed code on a student or teacher website. It's got to be one of the most simple ways for audio recording out there -- no registration is required and you just click "record."

Vocaroo | Record and send voice emails
Health Games for Kids and Adults | Making Health Games Fun at Playnormous Playnormous online health games are free and are designed for all age groups. Play fun games, watch animation, and learn how to stay healthy
Free Technology for Teachers: Fun Educational Science Activities from AMNH Fun Educational Science Activities from AMNH OLogy is a section of the American Museum of Natural History's website for kids. On the OLogy website students can explore a variety of science topics including genetics, biodiversity, and paleontology. Students can also learn about reptiles and watch a live lizard and snake cam. If you're looking for some hands-on student projects OLogy has ideas and directions for those too.

Calgary Public Library - Tutorials

Calgary Public Library - Tutorials If you like to learn on your own or practice after taking a technology program at the Library here are basic lessons for people learning how to use the Internet. These tutorials have been developed by Calgary Public Library and as part of the Connect Calgary program. There is a narrated soundtrack for learning by listening as well as text balloons to read. Relax, sit back and watch or listen to these gently paced lessons on using the Internet.


COUNTDOWN Home COUNTDOWN is a challenging interactive television math program which has engaged tens of thousands of students through broadcasts on cable television in Chicago. Capitalizing on the one on one relationship a student viewer has with television, COUNTDOWN makes math "work". Each week the program introduces a different math concept through direct instruction and reinforces lessons with literature, manipulatives, activities and related computer instruction. Student viewers are encouraged to call a televised phone number to participate in the show by responding to challenges presented by the on-air educators. More than three hundred different 

COUNTDOWN programs have been broadcast exploring topics many elementary students might not see in their classrooms such as logic, perimeter, area, probability, graphing, congruence, integers and much more. Focusing frequently on "under taught" concepts, 

COUNTDOWN shifts the target age for its audience from season to season to maximize the program's reach. 

COUNTDOWN also seasonally adjusts curriculum to incorporate specific instruction students need to sharpen test taking skills. The interactive component of COUNTDOWN's broadcast allows active student viewers to respond to math challenges without the distraction and pressure of fellow classmates but with the benefit of parental involvement at home.(A non confrontational parent tutoring is an added benefit of each COUNTDOWN broadcast.) 

COUNTDOWN's call-in format also allows physically challenged students to participate more equitably than is often the case in a classroom.

 COUNTDOWN was developed by Dr. Diane Schiller through Loyola University's School of Education and maintains its dedicated broadcast schedule through various grants. Dr. Schiller is joined on the weekly show by colleagues from Loyola and Chicago's public and suburban schools.