Culture Crossing
  • is an evolving database of cross-cultural information about every country in the world. This user-built guide allows people from all walks of life to share essential tips with each other about how to navigate our increasingly borderless world with savvy and sensitivity. Easy to navigate and free to use.

Exploratorium: Ten Cool Sites Exploratorium Ten Cool Sites is a collection of cool, interactive sites from the Web, hand-picked by the Exploratorium.
  • Ten Criteria for Ten Cool Any site included in the Ten Cool section should have a “yes” answer to at least five of these questions: Does the site:
  • Have a content focus on a science subject?
  • Provide educational information or materials?
  • Display new or provocative use of web technology?
  • Cover historical or current events that relate to science, art, technology, or culture?
  • Encourage thought and discussion about science, art, culture, technology, or current events?
  • Remain free of commercialism (no pop-ups, few if any ads, no excessive personal info gathering or product promotion)?
  • Draw you into the subject matter in an unusual way?
  • Give visitors access to interesting information or data in a comprehensible way?
  • Provide an unusually compelling interface and/or graphic design?
  • Allow visitors to interact or contribute to each other’s efforts?

Open Educational Resources are all about sharing.
  • In a brave new world of learning, OER content is made free to use or share, and in some cases, to change and share again, made possible through licensing, so that both teachers and learners can share what they know.

U.Va. Web Tool Being Used on Smithsonian Site by Teachers and Students to Create Short Movies
  • September 1, 2009 — How are an elementary school student, the Dust Bowl era, the University of Virginia and the Smithsonian American Art Museum connected? Find out here!


Classic Cat - the free classical music mp3 Welcome on Classic Cat, the index to some 6000 free classical music performances
10 Great ways to use Audacity| Tip of the Iceberg
  • Audacity is a great audio editor for use in the classroom. It can be used on Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems, and the best part about it is that it is free! Here are 10 great ways you could use Audacity with your students.

Royalty Free Music

The Education Podcast Network | A Landmark Project

  • The Education Podcast Network is an effort to bring together into one place, the wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers looking for content to teach with and about, and to explore issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century.


10 Sites to Test Your Memory Online
  • As an online student, your memory will get you out of a lot of jams. Even if you don’t learn something fully, maybe you can at least remember it well enough to get an exam question right. But is your memory up to snuff? Can your memory push other memories around, kick sand in their faces and steal their girlfriends? Here are 10 websites to test your memory muscle.

Brain Games & Brain Training - Lumosity

  • Brain Games scientifically designed: Shown to improve memory and attention. Receive detailed feedback and improvement tracking. Fun and easy: full workout in less than 10 minutes/day.


Cool Quiz! Trivia, Quizzes, Puzzles, Jokes, Useless Knowledge, FUN!

Explore Butterflies!

  • Interactive Flash game to learn about butterflies.

Getting Viral with Oddcast: Bruno Kammerl Jumps - Biggest Water Slide Ever

Top 10 Most Annoying Teachers on Your Staff | Intercepts


Learning Style Survey: Interactive Questionnaire, good for classroom use (via /
Multiple Intelligences -- Assessment


21st Century Tools for 21st Century Schools
  • Lesson Plan Sites, Sites with Interactives, Statewide Databases, Copyright and Fair Use, Project-Based Learning, Understanding by Design, Differentiated Instruction, Multiple Intelligences, Learning Styles, and Online Quiz Tools

20,000+ Historical Maps - Many on Google Maps/Earth
  • The David Rumsey Map Collection is a collection of more than 20,000 historical maps documenting places throughout the world. The maps can be searched by area, by time period, or by cartographer.

ABPI - Resources for Schools
  • ABPI Resources for Schools website provides curriculum related resources for use by teachers and their pupils. The resources have been developed by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry and many link topics studied in school to their application in industry and in research.

America's Story from America's Library - The Library of Congress presents

  • This Web site is brought to you from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the largest library in the world and the nation's library. The site was designed especially with young people in mind, but there are great stories for people of all ages, and we hope children and their families will want to explore this site together.

Anatomy of a Black Hole

  • Interactive flash game

BBC - Learning Teachers

  • The BBC is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world. Its mission is to enrich people's lives with programmes that inform, educate and entertain.

Beacon Learning Center
  • These resources are aligned with the 1996 Sunshine State Standards. Click here to access the updated Florida standards, including a crosswalk. Beacon Student Web Lessons Library Web Lessons

Bubbabrain - K-12
  • Select subject and grade level (9 - 12) for many subjects.
  • Find numerous links for exercises, quizzes, etc.

Channel One
  • We are Channel One News, the leading television news network for teens nationwide. Our mission is to inform, educate and inspire by making news relevant and engaging for young people and sparking discussion around the important issues impacting youth today.

Classroom Tech
  • Collection of Web based projects.

Communication 4 All
  • Bev Evans runs a site called Communication4All. It offers lots of free resources for teachers, all of which help to support inclusion.

DOE Online K-12 Instructional Resources
  • The U.S. Department of Energy is committed to helping educate our nation's next generation of scientists. The following resources help teachers integrate the Internet into K-12 classroom instruction.

Education - K-12 Resources
  • Their mission is to give our viewers the most useful resources, top sites, newest sites, references, homework study, and informational links. New categories and links are added through research, reviews, magazines and by your suggestions. The focus is linking the best resource sites on the Internet in a subject area that is wide. There are many excellent resources coming online everyday and Resource Central is linking what we think the world is searching for.

EduHound Everything for Education K-12
  • EduHound Site Sets are collections of topic-based online education resources.

EyeWitness to History - history through the eyes of those who lived it
  • Your ringside seat to history - from the Ancient World to the present. History through the eyes of those who lived it, presented by **Ibis Communications, Inc.** a digital publisher of educational programming.

Federal Resources for Education

Field Trip -- Visit Awesome Places

  • Primary Students

For Teachers (Library of Congress)

  • Activities offer an interactive, "hands on" experience and focus on a specific topic, rather than broad themes. They require teacher direction, but invite students to participate.

Global Connections: Educator's Resources

  • Global Connections' rich collection of background articles, lesson plans, timeline, and other resources are indexed here to help educators quickly find topics and materials that are most relevant for their classroom needs.

Google News Timeline - Awesome resource

Hunkin's Experiments (over 200 home experiments)

Internet Resources 4 students by content area - Homework Help

Intute - the best Web resources for education and research

  • Intute is a free online service that helps you to find the best web resources for your studies and research. With millions of resources available on the Internet, it can be difficult to find useful material. Our subject specialists review and evaluate thousands of resources to help you choose the key websites in your subject.

Just Choices
  • Humane education encourages students to make the connection between the environmental, animal protection, and human rights movements and other social justice movements. It inspires students to live examined, intentional lives so that what they do today helps the planet, animals, and all people tomorrow. Find a list of sites that promote humane education and offer classroom resources to encourage critical thinking while empowering students to make a difference.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
  • Find many useful links provided by Kathy Schrock

Kidspiration 3 Templates & Help - Vermilion Parish
  • Welcome to the Vermilion Parish Kidspiration 3 site! It is our hope to offer teachers help with their use of Kidspiration 3 in the most productive way in classrooms. Our site offers precreated templates (and lessons in creating your own templates) to address the grade level expectations in reading, language, math, science, social studies and more! Click on the buttons to view our teacher links, pre-made templates or learn how to create your own templates. Vermilion Parish teachers who need the installation directions or other questions, may email us!

Learn Me Good
  • Karen Schweitzer brings us a list of websites that can be very helpful to teachers with a little bit of bloodhound in them.

  • LEARN NC gives you what you need for K–12 teaching and learning, when and where you need it — lesson plans and teaching strategies, classroom text & multimedia, and online courses for teachers and students.

Learn to be Healthy - Health Education Resources & Tools

Library of K-12 Education Links

  • Mathematics, English/Language Arts, Science & Technology, History & Social Studies, Health & Physical Education, Visual & Performing Arts and World Language links.

Maps of the World - World Atlas - MSN Encarta

Merriam-Webster's Word Central

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Podcast, Videos & Web Cams

  • Live Web cams

Online Etymology Dictionary

On-line Interactives at the Field Museum

  • To access this feature, you will need the Macromedia Flash Player 9 plug-in for your browser. Earlier versions will not function correctly.

Outline Maps
  • These maps may be printed and copied for personal or classroom use.

PBS Teachers | Log In

  • PBS Teachers Activity Packs
  • Explore educational resources and activities from PBS with our library of Activity Packs. Each one focuses on a curricular theme and includes links to great PBS resources and supplemental activities.

Planet Earth : Google Earth Tour : Discovery Channel

Playful Learning | Welcome to NCS-Tech!

  • A mix of K-8 educational technology resources, commentary, lesson ideas and more, for members of my school community & the world.

Raising the Bar: Differentiated Learning

Raising the Bar: Differentiated Learning - What is it?
  • Fantastic Vermilion Parish schools site with lots of great links.

ReadWriteThink: Student Materials
  • 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.

Resources for Teaching Gifted and Talented Students
  • Scroll down to the Site Index

Scribble Maps - Draw on google maps with scribblings and more
  • Scribble Maps lets you rapidly create custom maps without an account. Draw on maps featuring terrain of various geographical locations, satellite maps, hybrid maps, view the night sky.

Shahi - A visual Dictionary - Check This Out!
  • A visual dictionary that combines Wiktionary content with Flickr images, and more!

Sites for Teachers

  • Hundreds of Educational Web sites rated by popularity.

Smithsonian's History Explorer
  • Your gateway to innovative, standards-based online resources for teaching and learning American history, designed and developed by the National Museum of American History as part of Verizon's consortium. Explore the rich resources of the Museum and bring history to life with artifacts, primary sources, and online tools for the classroom, after-school programs, and home.

Stacy Bodin Fantastic Web Site
  • Born with a moderate hearing loss, I have always been at a disadvantage by society’s terms of hearing. Fitted with hearing aids at the age of thirty years old, I made a conscious effort to use my disability as an advantage in my classroom. Without a doubt, I know in my heart, that my hearing impairment has affected “who” I am as a teacher. During the first three decades of my life, I lived with only half of my hearing. Despite the help of my hearing aids during the past thirteen years, struggling with the simple task of hearing every day sounds in the world is and will always be a part of my life. While most can just “listen” and learn, there was never a time in my life in which I could depend solely on my hearing abilities. As my struggles intensified, I was able to realize the importance of “hands on activities” and the implementation of multi sensory methods to stimulate student learning. Through the assistanceof technology based programs, I have been able to successfully enhance lessons by connecting concepts through the use of visual aids. In essence, I feel that just as my “hearing aids” are tools which have helped compensate for my hearing loss, I believe computers are tools which help students meet individual academic needs and challenges. Whether it be with academically strong students or those experiencing learning problems, I have seen technology help all of my children rise to meet personal challenges.

Teach PE Interactive Online Test Yourself Quiz

  • Check out our interactive online quiz's on muscles, joints and related PE subjects. Each quiz will open in a new window.

Teacher Clicks - K-12 Teacher Resources

Teachers First - Resources by Subject & Grade

Teacher Resources

  • Links include The Arts, Curriculum, English, Foreign Language, Internet Projects, Web Quests, Scavenger Hunts and many, many more.

Teachit Resource libraries

  • This is the heart of Teachit - a huge, ever-growing collection of practical, tried and tested resources created by English teachers for English teachers. Access to the vast majority of them is free once you have registered - you can browse, search, download and print resources whenever you like. But it's only as a member that you get to use them properly - because then you can tweak, adapt, edit - and, if you're a member, get whizzy. Never again will you need to reinvent the wheel.

TeacherXpress - The Education Web - All in One Place - For Busy Teachers: Welcome
  • This web site is a testbed for advanced adaptive automation techniques developed by Cambridge Minds, Software robots manage the page - One robot is responsible for checking all the links and mailing a status report each day. A second robot is responsible for taking new entries from email messages and inserting them into an appropriate category on the page. A third robot is responsible for removing entries from the page, based upon a number of criteria. A fourth robot is responsible for periodically re-ordering the links within categories, according to the level of use by users.
  • Teacher Xpress - # of links - sorted by Libraries, Newspapers, Reference, Museums, Subject and Grade Level

Team Building Activities, Initiative Games & Problem Solving Exercises

Teams Education Resources

  • Teachers and Paraprofessionals are always looking for great ideas for the classroom. You will find hundreds of resources to explore by clicking on the topics at your left. Additional subtopics may appear for further exploration.

The NSTA Learning Center
  • The Learning Center is NSTA's e-professional development portal to help you address your classroom needs and busy schedule. You can gain access to more than 4,000 different resources that cater to your preference for learning. Over 1,200 resources, such as journal articles, science objects and web seminars are available for free. A suite of practical tools such as My Library, My Transcript, and My Professional Development Plan and Portfolio tool help you organize, personalize, and document your growth over time. If desired, you may review an archived Web Seminar overview of the NSTA Learning Center, or download the "How to Guide" PDF (2.7 MB).

ThinkQuest :, Oracle Education Foundation, Projects | Competition | Library

  • A learning environment where teachers and students create learning projects.

Vermilion Parish High School
  • Welcome to the Vermilion Parish High School Curriculum Site. Find core subject area information, resources, and interactive links.

WCPSS: Success Series Resource Center

  • The Success Series is an individualized approach to curriculum review created by the Wake County Public School System to help all students reach their academic potential. The Success Series segments are posted here so students can review at their own pace from home, their school's media center or anywhere they have internet access. WCPSS students can also borrow The Success Series - Mathematics on DVD from their school: contact your Mathematics instructor.

Web 2.0 Teaching Tools
  • Hook even the most reluctant learners with Web 2.0 teaching tools. Boost your students' academic achievement with these Web 2.0 applications. Revitalize your lessons by integrating these instructional technology tools into your teaching plans. Web 2.0 sites come and go. Many are not designed as instructional technology. I want to share with you Web 2.0 sites that can be used as teaching tools. These sites are ones that have worked for me, my students, and other teachers. I have discovered that Web 2.0 teaching tools can provide compelling teaching and learning opportunities.

Webcams - Various Web cams all over the world bookmarked by Kelly Hines on Diigo

Web Resources for High School

Wordle in the Classroom | Clif's Notes

  • Tom Barrett, developed the presentation. It is full of strategies and tips for effectively integrating Wordle with teaching and learning.

World History for Us All
  • World History for Us All is a powerful, innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools. It offers a treasury of teaching units, lesson plans, and resources. It presents the human past as a single story rather than unconnected stories of many civilizations. It helps teachers meet state and national standards. It enables teachers to survey world history without excluding major peoples, regions, or time periods. It helps students understand the past by connecting specific subject matter to larger historical patterns. It draws on up-to-date historical research. It may be readily adapted to a variety of world history programs.

Constitution Day Materials, US Constitution, Pocket Constitution Book, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights

  • In the early 1990’s we published the first edition of “The U.S. Constitution & Fascinating Facts About It” as a resource for law students. Our first customer was Bob Weber, the bookstore manager at Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California. He ordered 20 copies. We soon realized that there was a much larger need for the book and thanks to the support of civic organizations, school teachers and police officers, major retailers and the U.S. armed forces, and too many others to list, we were able to expand distribution of the book to educate millions of people — making "The U.S. Constitution & Fascinating Facts About It” the best selling book of its kind.


50 Useful Mind-Mapping Tools

Discovery Education

Discovery Education - Fuel Our Future Now

Scribble Maps - Draw on Google Maps and more!

Web 2.0 Guru - Tools by Subject


Educational Videos and Lessons about Science, Math, Social Studies and English

Some Great videos for classroom use - organized by category - Free Educational Videos