Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Links for Learning...

A recent grad school project was finding links I would suggest to teachers to use with their classes... Here are several of my finds. http://www.journeymart.com/tools/world-holidays/default.aspx Wonderful resource for teaching social studies and holidays celebrated around the world to elementary students. Students can select by country to explore celebrations or by month. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moagrp/ Excellent digital library of primary sources for social studies and history teachers. Maps, Biographies, Timelines, etc. http://www.on-this-day.com Digital calendar of historical events from the Civil War to Music. Useful to create timelines, reports, biographies. http://www.factmonster.com/ Internet encyclopedia for students doing research covers from World News to Sports. Useful for researching topics and also for homework help in subject areas. http://www.tshaonline.org/moved.html Great resource for elementary students researching Texas. Provides teacher resources with wonderful lessons and worksheets TEKS listed for fourth, seventh and eighth graders. http://www.rhymer.com Online rhyming dictionary for use by language arts students. Great for poetry writing and rhyming activities. http://thesaurus.com/ Online thesaurus for students that provides part of speech, pronunciation, synonyms and antonyms as well as a visual representation of the word and related words. Excellent for word choice activities and writing. http://www.travelmath.com/ Online calculator that allows students to search destinations compare travel costs, budget and plan a trip. Super resource to do budgeting and planning activities with students. http://www.howstuffworks.com/ Excellent source for understanding the world and how the things in it work. Excellent source for how to writing and science fair project background information http://www.worldbookonline.com Web based encyclopedia for students. Excellent source for research. Super to research topics for papers, science fair projects and famous historical figures and events. http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/ Internet based index for elementary students covering a wide range of topics and providing useful information for research and classroom learning. http://www.pebblego.com Great resource for researching animals and other scientific topics. Easy to use and interactive for primary students. http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/ Great resource for reports on Astronauts http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/ Excellent for research projects involving scientists and discoveries, creating timelines of scientific discoveries or exploring the world of Science. http://www.aaamath.com Excellent source of information and practice on all math topics for grades K-8. http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/ Great website for students to practice skills and build speed with facts. http://www.kids.gov/educators/ed_careers.shtml Great website for researching career choices based on subject interests. http://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/women.htm Great resource for students researching famous women mathematicians. http://www.merriam-webster.com/ Free online dictionary for students. http://www.kidsreads.com/authors Great biographical information on children’s authors. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html Excellent site for students researching countries, their location, population and other data. http://kathyschrock.net/research/works2.htm Great resource for teaching citing works to elementary students for research writing.

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