Links are listed alphabetically
4toExplore This web project provides "four to eXplore" for each topic. On each page you'll find definitions, activities, the 4 good starting points, and many more links and resources for the thematic topic.
BetterWorld is a website that sells books for very low cost. If you have them delivered to a location in Mishawaka, you pay NO shipping. (thanks to Tracy Greulich)
BusyTeacher Sometimes even the best teachers have moments when they need a quick
warmer or a nice fun activity to match the lesson plan. We have all been
in such situations. BusyTeacher.org helps you find something for your
lesson quickly and easily. It is a place where teachers share their
printable worksheets with colleagues for free - just to make the world a
Certificates Print out certificates (pre-made or design your own) for any occasion. Many have incentive charts to go along with them.
website has tons of fonts for both Windows and Mac that can be
downloaded for free. Check out the educational fonts-handwriting and
dashed lines. Click on School under the Script heading.
DeskPDF PDF Writer Users can quickly create PDF documents from over 300 Microsoft Windows applications. In one step, users can create secure, text-searchable PDF documents fully compatible with Adobe’s Acrobat Reader and Microsoft's new Vista and Office 2007.
EdHelper costs only $20.00/year, and has unlimited resources. Search by grade level, subject and skill area. All resources are printable, and can be customized for your own vocabulary. Worksheets print with an answer key.
Fob This little timer runs on your computer, and can sit in your dock. it will beep or flash when the time is up, and you can set the sound through your system preferences. Very simple reminder tool.
Indiana's Academic Standards and Resources Organized by content area and grade level, this Web site allows Indiana's Academic Standards, and their accompanying resources, to be viewed, printed, or downloaded. These resources are the online tools for teachers to use in aligning classroom instruction and assessment to Indiana's Academic Standards.
Kathy Shrock's Website Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.
Bubbl.us Kind of like Inspiration (but online, and FREE!) Bubbl.us is a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online. You can:
Gliffy Diagram Software for the rest of us! With Gliffy online diagram software, you can easily create professional-quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more.
Thinkature Get a free account, and give your students more ways to participate in assignments, organize their thoughts and color code their ideas. Or, use as a classroom brainstorming tool. Users can collaborate on projects, too.
X Mind (Free download onto your computer) With XMind, you can just double-click to create and edit topics anywhere on the map. Drag-and-drop for reorganizing topics, moving markers, taking a mapshot, and adding attachments. You can even search on topic with Google and drag images into your map without leaving the working window.
Moodle Moodle is a course management system (CMS) - a free, Open Source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities. You can download and use it on any computer you have handy (including webhosts)
Interactive Games lets you create your own online games for your
students using vocabulary from a current unit, or whatever skills you
need to drill. You can make six different kinds of activities, and you
will generate a unique URL when you are done, so you can link to it for
OatSoft OATSoft makes the best Open Source Assistive Technology Software (OATS) easy to find.
Read the Words This is one of the coolest websites ever! Totally free, but you need to sign up for an account. You copy and paste whatever text you want into the website, and it reads your text into an audio file. Try it--I just made one of this entry! It will even save files for you, so you can go back and re-use the same recordings. Too cool!SEN Teacher
SEN Teacher provides cost-free teaching & learning resources for students with special needs and learning disabilities.
All the resources available or listed here are free for use in schools, colleges and at home.
Sharpshooter 0.4.1 Sharpshooter is a smalll applicationwhich aids the management of screenshots. When you take a screenshot on
Mac OS X with Command-Shift-3 (or with another variation) Sharpshooter
will present a window where you can review the picture and choose what
to do with it. You can either rename it from its default name to
something more descriptive, move the screenshot to the Trash, or cancel
the operation keeping the screenshot as it is.
Teacher's Pet Free resources to download. Lots of printables.
Thinkfinity is a great aggregator-in other words, it collects good websites and helps you find what you need. You can put in the standard you want to teach, and it will help you find resources to teach it. In their words: "Quick and easy access to the highest-quality teaching and learning materials. Verizon Thinkfinity offers comprehensive teaching and learning resources created by our content partners – the most respected organizations in each academic subject and literacy. The easy-to-navigate K-12 resources are grade-specific and are aligned with state standards"
Tools for Educators FREE worksheets, worksheet creators, printables wizard and on-line teaching materials makers with images from Tools for Educators.com. Use these printout generators, game makers, and programs for teachers to make and print teaching resources with pictures or text. They are simple, but beautiful, versatile and powerful.
Wordle is a tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however yo