|Examples of Web-based instruction for supplementing traditional instruction:
A. Pintura - Art Detective
A. Pintura: Art Detective is an online game about art history and art composition. In this interactive game, you play a 1940's noir detective with a degree in art history.
American Memory from the Library of Congress
A useful research tool, the American Memory site offers online presentations in the areas of elections, immigration and the presidency. Students have access through the site to numerous collections of scanned documents from hundreds of years ago, such as, copies of George Washington's speeches.
Ask Dr. Math
Ask Dr. Math is a question-and-answer service for K-12 math students and their teachers. The site includes an extensive help guide and a searchable archive of math terms, grouped by grade level and topic.
Comenius English Language Center
Stories and online interactive exercises for ESL learners.
Dave's ESL Cafe
Dave's ESL Cafe is one of the best Web-based resources for English as a Second Language. The site includes a wide range of activities and interactive environments. Students can write on the Graffiti Wall, learn American idioms, take a wide range of interactive quizzes, and much more.
Although this is a commercial site where one can pay to take classes to learn English, there are also several good free areas.
Guide to Grammar and Writing
This site contains a quick instruction course on proper sentence construction and grammar. Several quizzes follow the various grammar sections.
Learners will find a wide range of interesting subject matter and fun activities.
Virtual Frog Dissection Kit
The Virtual Frog allows interactive dissection of a frog, and includes the capability to make on-the-fly movies. Knowledge of frog anatomy is evaluated with the Virtual Frog Builder Game.
The WebMath site, from DiscoverySchool.com, features "fill-in" forms where students can type in math problems that are giving them trouble. These interactive forms are linked to powerful programs that instantly analyze the problem, and, when possible, provide a step-by-step solution.
National Geographic's Xpeditions provides students with detailed maps for any area on the globe. Students can zoom in on an area to examine it more closely. There is also an interactive Xpedition Hall that provides information on a particular area's language, religion and contemporary status.
| Homework help resources:
Instructional Units, Lesson plan and rubrics resources:
A free tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch
Crayola.com Creative Lesson Plans
A huge collection of lesson plan ideas involving a lot of creativity and fun for all kids, from Crayola.
The Lesson Plans Page - note: this page has pop-up ads
A collection of over 1,000 lesson plans, primarily at the elementary level, that were developed at The University of Missouri. Launched in October of 1996, the Lesson Plans Page was developed to assist educators of all types.
GEM - The Gateway to Educational Materials
The key to one-stop, any-stop access to high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources on the Internet.
SCORE - Schools of California Online Resources for Educators
Resources and lesson plans in the areas of science, history, language arts and mathematics. All lessons are categorized by grade level and based on a standards framework.
Information about technology-related funding:
California Department of Education
Education Technology Office
United States Department of Education
Office of Education Technology
Other great sites for teachers:
San Diego Zoological Society's "Kid Territory"
Exploratorium's Teacher Institute
Discovery Channel's School Site
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
Lightspan - Online Learning for Parents, Teachers and Kids
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing