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Research-Based Resources for Instruction

The Texas Education Agency

Fred Jones
www.fredjones.com

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory

 

Franklin Institute Educational Hotlists

Educational Hotlists link to online resources that science educators and enthusiasts may find useful. We've screened these resources to ensure they stimulate creative science and learning.

http://www.fi.edu/learn/hotlists/index.php

 

Southwest Educational Development Laboratory(SEDL)

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
http://www.nctm.org/

Thinking Foundation
http://www.thinkingfoundation.org/

Charles R Dana Center U of Texas   Math and Science Resource
http://www.utdanacenter.org/

George Lucas Education Foundation

 

US Department of Education

 

National Council for the Social Studies
http://www.socialstudies.org/


National Council for Teachers of English
http://www.ncte.org/

 

Children & Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
www.chadd.org

Texas Behavior Support Initiative
www.txbsi.org

Council for Exceptional Children
www.cec.sped.org

 

Quotes
http://www.wisdomquotes.com/
http://www.quotationspage.com/

Jim Burke
http://www.heinemann.com/shared/authors/1334.asp

 

University of Connecticut

http://www.literacy.uconn.edu/compre.htm#strategy

 

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

 

National Science Teachers Assoc
http://www.nsta.org/

 

Connections Plus
The contents of this site link Internet resources (chiefly lesson plans, curriculum resources and activities) with corresponding subject area content standards.

 

Tools for Subject Strands

 

Online resources regarding children's and adolescent literature

http://www.indiana.edu/%7Ereading/www/index.html

 

Tools for Reading, Writing, & Thinking
www.readinglady.com

 

Organizing/Writing a compare contrast essay http://www.rscc.cc.tn.us/owl&writingcenter/OWL/Com_Con.html

 

Homonym List

http://www.cooper.com/alan/homonym_list.html

 

Art Movements and Periods
http://www.writedesignonline.com/history-culture/context.htm

 

Guide to History Museums
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/subway/nathistmus.html

 

Museum Collections
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/collections/other.html

 

Phylogenitics Resources
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/subway/phylogen.html

 

Online newsletter library
http://users.rcn.com/virtual.nai/sot/papers.html

 

Newslink-ongoing updates to all venues of media
http://newslink.org/

 

Biographies of Women Mathematicians
http://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/women.htm

 

Fred Jones Articles @ Education World

Technology Integration
http://www.mayer.cps.k12.il.us/Strategies_that_Work/STW.htm

 

Animal Inquiry
http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=20

 

A Guide for Grammar

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/

Government for Kids
http://www.kids.gov/

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/election/index.

Simon Wiesenthal Center Multimedia Learning Center Online -
http://motlc.wiesenthal.com/ - Provides a comprehensive resource
 on the Holocaust and WWII, virtual exhibits, a teacher's
resource center, special collections from the Institute of Documentation in Israel, and more.

Fact  Monster
http://www.factmonster.com/

 

An Online literature, verse, quotation source
http://www.bartleby.com/

 

Use Excel to Create a Timeline
http://www.microsoft.com/Education/CreateTimeline.mspx

 

Create Bookmarks Using MS Word
http://www.microsoft.com/Education/DesignBookmarks.mspx

 

Ebonics Information Page
A collection of documents and publications on the discussion of African American Vernacular English, gathered by the Center for Applied Linguistics.

Language Arts  Links

A Guide for Grammar

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/

 

A Great site to download free Lang Arts "Mosaic" lessons, rubrics, resources

http://www.readinglady.com/mosaic/tools/tools.htm#

 

Science

The Wooden Periodic Table
http://www.theodoregray.com/PeriodicTable/index.html

 

Blank Periodic Table, Just the boxes (2k)

 

Long Periodic Table, shows how the f-block fits in (4k)

 

Atomic Number and Symbol (9k)

 

Atomic Number, Symbol, 1991 IUPAC masses, 1997 IUPAC approved symbols (10k)

 

 

Atomic Number and Symbol in bold for projecting in class (10k)

 

Atomic Number, Symbol, Element Name, 1991 IUPAC masses, 1997 IUPAC

 approved names. Courtesy of Dr. Brent May

 

Science Experiments For Kids
Science experiments for home, school and science fair projects.

 

Science Fair Help
Looking for help with that science fair project? You've come to the right place!

 

Astronomy for Kids
Outer Space, Asteroids & Comets, Constellations & Stars, Rockets, The Solar System, Space Exploration, Telescopes

 

Biology Experiments For Kids
Animals, Animals, Biology Classes, Body Parts - Anatomy, Microscopes, Plant Science Projects

 

Chemistry Experiments For Kids
Chemistry Experiments, Chemicals, Chemistry Classes, Chemistry Software, Crystal Ornament, Food Chemistry, Gak Recipe, Ice Cream

 

Earth Science Experiments For Kids
Our Planet, Caves, Earthquakes, Fossils, Lakes, Ponds and Rivers, Oceans, Rocks & Minerals, Volcanos, Weather

 

Physics Experiments For Kids
General Physics, Bubbles, Color and Lights - Optics, Electricity,

Videos for classroom management tricks

 

Social Studies

Government for Kids
http://www.kids.gov/

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/election/index.

Printable State Maps
State Nicknames w/links to facts & figures

US Documents
The Mayflower Compact Top 100 American Speeches of the Twentieth Century

American History

American History
Participate actively in the history of the United States of America.

Indian Peoples of the Americas
Native culture, past and current. An introduction for children.

Pilgrims
How Squanto helped the Pilgrims. The first Thanksgiving at Plimoth Plantation.

Colonial Times
Life in early America was both tough and fun, and these sites show you why.

Pirates of Colonial Times
If you want to hear stories of pirates, galleons, lost treasures, horrendous deeds, and gallant heros, this is a place to find them.

Salem Witch Trials
One theory that has come out recently is that the girls had been traumatized by earlier events: Indian massacres of families familiar to them.

American Revolution
Causes, events and people of the Revolution presented in formats intriguing to children.

Lewis and Clark
200 years ago these brave men led an expedition up the Missouri River, across wild mountain ranges, befriending Native Americans through the help of the Indian woman, Sacagawea.

Pioneer Times
In the early 1800s people headed across the western plains and mountains to settle in Oregon and California.

Civil War
Coloring pages, recipes, craft projects, reenactments and songs make the Civil War come alive for kids.

Modern Times - 20th Century
This page takes you from rural America at the turn of the century, through the mid-century battles, and to the advent of the technological society.

Ancient History

Prehistoric Man
Find out the truth about cave men, women and kids, as well as the lovely art they created.

Ancient History
Kids have fun exploring ancient cultures within these links.

Ancient Egypt
Wander through the mazes of ancient tombs to discover the secrets of ancient Eqypt.

Ancient Greece
Travel back in a time machine. Contribute stories. Find out about original Olympic games.

Ancient Rome (Italy)
Play the games that ancient Roman children played. Find out about daily life.

Activism 4 Kids
Participate actively in solving the world's problems.

Civics
Governments of the United States, Australia, Canada, and the UK explained to children.

Iraq Conflict For Kids
Read current events about Iraq Conflict. Lesson plans, ideas. How to help the children. Support Peace. Support the Troops.

News 4 Kids
Keep on top of current events. Write your own news stories.

Geography

Habitats
Visit the earth's Biomes which are areas with very different geology and plant and animal life: deserts, rainforests, tundra, taigas, temparate and grasslands.

Maps
Really good maps and atlases online to help with geography and history studies. Treasure maps, too!

United States Geography
Each and every state of the union has interesting and unique features for kids to explore through these interactive links.

World Geography
Participate actively in geographical quests and meet kids all over the world.

People

Biographies of Famous People
Read the stories of famous people and villains who have gone this way before.

Genealogy - Family History
Find out about your family members and create a family museum of scrapbook.

Women In History
Famous and outstanding women throughout the world and throughout time.

World Culture & History

World Culture & History
Fun sites with ideas for social studies in general. Learn about people all over the world.

Age of Exploration - 1400 - 1600
During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries two nations, Portugal and Spain, pioneered the European discovery of sea routes that were the first channels of interaction between all of the world's continents.

Canadian History
From the Children of Eagle and Raven to modern times. Resources for Canadian children and others to study Canada.

Flight History
Since early times, people have been fascinated with the idea of flight. Learn how these dreams of flight came true.

Inca Culture
The Inca society was very organized. Everyone understood his or her position in the social pyramid.

India
Come explore India, its mysterious past, games, culture and language.

Mayan Culture
Mayan stories, activities and virtual tours help you learn more about this ancient culture.

Medieval Times
Find out about Castles, Happenings, Heraldry, Kings & Queens, Knights & Ladies, Organizations, and Plays.

Renaissance for Kids
Are we still in the Renaissance Period today? Come decide for yourself.

Vikings
What is myth? What is fact? Learn about Scandinavian history, play games, and explore with the Vikings.

Misc

Literary Awards
http://dpsinfo.com/awardweb/index.html#top


Women in Art Video clip
http://video.stumbleupon.com/#p=nozbnjd7oa

DOD-Dictionary of Military Terms
http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/dod_dictionary/index.html
http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/new_pubs/jp1_02.pdf

 

Olympics Timeline
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/olympicstimeline.html

 

Articles @ teachers.net by Harry Wong

 

Calculate Your Environmental Footprint

 

Animal Inquiry
http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=20

 

Tips & resoures for using graphic organizers/mind maps

http://www.shoretelsky.com/resources/better-mind-maps-graphic-organizers/?utm_expid=71849756-7

 

 

Technology

SETDA

State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)
Texas Computer Education Association

Technology Applications Teacher NetworkTPESC
The Technology Planning & E-Rate Support Center

ISTE - The International Society for Technology in Education

enGauge     
Six Essential Conditions—system wide factors critical to effective uses of technology for student learning.

21st Century Skills

Technology Integration
http://www.mayer.cps.k12.il.us/Strategies_that_Work/STW.htm

Computers 4 Kids
Learn the basics here about computer hardware and software works.

Emailing
Kids' guide to email etiquette, rules and tips for writing email in order to make online friends. Instant messaging resources.

Homeschooling Kids Web Sites
These sites are made by homeschooled kids usually under 13 years old, or by teens or siblings, but the tone of the page is fo the pre-teen set.

Homeschooling Teens' Web Sites
Teens will tell you about homeschooling. Find chats, message boards, email list and newsletters by and for homeschooling teens.

Programming 4 Kids
Learn to program games using Logo, C++, Java, Basic, and other languages on Macs and PCs.

Website Design 4 Kids
Sites for kids and other beginners to learn to design their own webpage.

Assessment

Authentic Assessment
http://jonathan.mueller.faculty.noctrl.edu/toolbox/whatisit.htm
http://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=2&n=2

Continuous Assessment
http://www.equip123.net/EQ_Review/1_1.pdf

Create Your Own Rubric
http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/

 

Brain-Based Learning

The Brain Connection
http://www.brainconnection.com/topics/?main=fa/brain-based

 

Brain Facts
http://www.brainconnection.com/library/?main=explorehome/brain-facts

 

Principles of Brain Based Learning

http://www.unomaha.edu/coe/moec/brainbased.php


Brain Gym

http://www.braingym.org/

Funderstanding
http://www.funderstanding.com/brain_based_learning.cfm

A Fabulous site for a compilation of links regarding the brain and learning
http://www.emtech.net/brain_based_learning.html

 

Resources on Brain-based Learning and Teaching
http://www.uwsp.edu/education/lwilson/learning/resources_on_brain.htm

Newer Views of LearningTypes of Questions
http://www.uwsp.edu/education/lwilson/learning/quest2.htm

 

Brainy Kids
http://www.dana.org/kids/

 

Phi Delta Kappan
A Fresh Look at Brain-Based Education by Eric Jensen
http://www.pdkintl.org/kappan/k_v89/k0802jen.htm

 

Teachersdomain.org

 

 

Graphic Organizers & Mind Maps

*Try it! Five main types of organizers
Chock full of organizers and strategies!

 

Create your own organizer
http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/graphic_org/

Ed Helper graphic organizers

 

Thinking Maps

http://www.mapthemind.com/research/research.html

 

The research behind Thinking Maps

http://www.thinkingfoundation.org/

 

Lots of info from schools incorporating Thinking Maps

http://www.mapthemind.com/

Great info including a video.

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