WatchKnowLearn “Free educational videos delivered over the Internet. Viewed any time, from anywhere. We believe that everyone should have the same opportunity to learn. The best way to make this possible, we believe, is to organize into one, super directory the hundreds of thousands of good videos currently available on the Internet. To make this a reality, we invite teachers, instructors and educators to suggest videos for inclusion into our directory, and then to review, approve, and assign those videos into appropriate categories using a wiki framework and philosophy. The videos are the highest quality found on the World Wide Web, cover all major educational topics from elementary to secondary schools (or age range 1 – 18), and are Kid Safe!”
PBS LearningMedia “is a dynamic platform offering the best of public media content and produced specifically for PreK-16 teachers. With free access to over 14,000 high-quality resources tied to national standards, teachers can download, save and share exactly what they need for an inspired classroom experience”
“Reading website for emerging readers. Free reading games, ideal for interactive whiteboards. Online guided reading stories and teaching resources with lesson plans.”
A blog about teaching elementary math, science and socials studies, with heavy emphasis on the integration of children’s literature across the curriculum.
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“These reading resources for kids will inspire you to discover new authors, rediscover classic books and even read a story created just for you, called “The Exquisite Corpse Adventure.” Site has resources from the Library of Congress including interactive books for SmartBoard.
“PicLits.com is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture.”
“WordSift is a tool that was created primarily for teachers. Mainly, think of it playfully – as a toy in a linguistic playground that is available to instantly capture and display the vocabulary structure of texts, and to help create an opportunity to talk and play with language.
For teachers, the tool offers a quick way of assessing the text that he or she is using for instruction. Teachers assess students, and the most successful teachers use this information to guide their teaching. So why not assess the text as well? By using WordSift, teachers get a heads up on key vocabulary appearing in the text, and can line instruction up with what might be challenging for students”