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  • Substitute Teaching from A to Z (http://www.substituteteachingatoz.com)
    This site is a collection of helpful classroom management techniques, teaching skills, and useful advice to help substitute teachers have successful classroom experiences. The site was created by an experienced teacher who is also the author of Substitute Teaching from A to Z. There is also an advice column for substitute teachers to submit questions.
  • eSchool News (http://www.eschoolnews.com/)
    covers education technology in all its aspects--from legislation and litigation, to case studies, to purchasing practices and new products. It provides the news and information necessary to help K-20 decision-makers successfully use technology and the internet.
  • Case Creator (http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/mathvideo/cc/index.html)
    is a video-based case creation tool designed to provide teacher education faculty and students a way of sharing a common pedagogical experience through the use of real video embedded in a highly interactive interface.
  • Edutagger (http://www.edutagger.com)
    is a social bookmarking service for K-12 learners and educators, allowing you to store your web links online and share them with other educators, all within an educational context.
  • WestEd (http://www.wested.org/cs/we/view/area/16)
    helps ensure that all students have a challenging mathematics and science education. It shows how teachers can more effectively present complex mathematics and science material, how districts and states can design and implement the best assessment strategies and innovative practices.
  • Teaching Excellence Network (http://www.goldenappleten.org/)
    is a place to create, experiment, debate, connect, and explore the world of teaching with other excellent educators. New and experienced teachers will encounter thoughtful discussions that will educate and inspire them. Check out the Blogs and the Community Discussions.
  • Instructional Assessment Resources (http://www.utexas.edu/academic/diia/assessmen..._practices)
    provides an overview of best practices related to instruction, technology use and assessment. This site discusses the relationship of assessment and evaluation to instructional practices along with recommended instructional assessment and evaluation processes.
  • Internet4Classrooms (http://www.internet4classrooms.com/)
    helps teachers use the Internet effectively. There are step-by-step tutorials for learning applications used in K-12 classrooms, large collections of links and resources to help students practice skills required on various assessments.
  • Lesson Plans Page (http://www.lessonplanspage.com/index.html)
    is a collection of over 3,000 lesson plans from Preschool through High School and beyond, which was developed to assist educators of all types. You can search by subject or specific topics. Teachers can participate in discussions with other educators on a variety of topics.
  • Waypoint (http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?scree...e=Rubistar)
    is Web-based software designed to help you extend your RubiStar rubrics and create feedback for your students more efficiently and effectively. Waypoint takes rubrics off the page and converts them into an interactive webpage so teachers can pre-write much of the feedback they know they will give to students. Creating feedback is as easy as checking options on a webpage and modifying pre-written text where appropriate.
  • Discovery School: Teaching Tools (http://school.discovery.com/teachingtools/teachingtools.html)
    offers teachers of all subjects an array of tools that help create many types of materials for the classroom. Generate your own educational crossword puzzles, math squares, word searches, and more. Create and store your customized lesson plans for easy access and link them to puzzles, quizzes and worksheets. Make custom worksheets for almost any subject. Write and administer quizzes that are graded online and that provide instant feedback to you and your students.
  • The Principals' Partnership (http://principalspartnership.com/aboutus.html)
    is a rich resource that provides information and online assistance for high school reform efforts and a virtual community of principals who share ideas, strategies and stories of improvement in their own schools. The program is designed to assist principals to meet their leadership needs and professional growth objectives.
  • CyberBee (http://www.cyberbee.com)
    is your site if you are looking for fresh ideas on how to use and integrate technology into your curriculum. Examples of how the Web can be used in the classroom are given in the Curriculum Ideas section. You can also find research tools that will help you gather and process information in a meaningful way. The Howto's section offers you tutorials designed to make technology easier and Treasure Hunts contains interactive activities on different subject areas.
  • Harnessing the Web (http://www.gsn.org/web/)
    is a tutorial that will help you implement collaborative, project-based learning on the Internet. There are five main sections, where you can find resources on how to define, design and deliver online projects. You can also find exemplary projects and learn to choose the right tools for them. Section D is a collection of articles, guides, and other resources to consult.
  • Blogs in Education (http://courses.uhcl.edu/blog/)
    is designed to provide some resources if you want to use blogs for your classes. You can use blogs for annotated links, knowledge management, course readings and instructional tips, knowledge sharing. Your students can use them for reflective or writing journals, submiting assignments, e-portfolios, and the like. There are also articles, examples, writing tools, and more advanced tools.
  • Training Cafe (http://www.trainingcafe.com/)
    offers web design materials and training programs to integrate web multimedia projects within academic subjects. Learn how to use web technology into your classroom and make your website a rich communication portal for students. Get access to the tools and resources to make the web a better place to learn. This site does not require membership to access training materials nor do you have to log in.
  • Kim's Korner for Teacher Talk (http://www.kimskorner4teachertalk.com/)
    provides ideas for teachers in middle school to use in their classrooms. The Writing, Reading & Literature, and the Grammar sections offer ideas, activities and lessons that you can adapt for your classroom. The Classroom Management section has ideas for many areas of classroom management. Those areas currently include getting organized, bulletin boards, where to find inexpensive items, icebreakers, review games, simplifying the work load, activities for the first day, welcoming new teachers, rewards, and ideas for a postcard exchange.
  • Technology Professional Development (http://www.ncrel.org/tech/tpd/)
    is a planning resource for technology professional developers, school technology specialists, and K-12 administrators. This site is organized around the following themes: Visualizing Technology-Supported Engaged Learning, Current Reality, Effective Staff Development, Evaluation, and Implementation. Each one of these sections provides you with up-to-date planning information, tools, and resources that can be used sequentially or selectively to support specific planning activities.
  • Grade Connect (http://www.gradeconnect.com/current/)
    is a free online course management system for teachers to use. It allows teachers to post homework and assignments, grades, announcements, and send progress reports and mass or single e-mails to the students in the class. The students have access to a personal calendar that reminds them of the upcoming deadlines.
  • EdWeb (http://www.edwebproject.org/)
    what are schools doing with computers today? how successful are they? EdWeb was designed to examine the role of the Web on education. You can explore the history of Web development and the potential role the Web can play in the classroom. You can also learn the basics of web page design and about the variety of reforms that have swept the world of education in the last ten years. Finally, you can participate in discussions dedicated to the role of the Web on education.
  • Web Sites for Educators (http://website.education.wisc.edu/rla/index.htm)
    serves as an access point for resources that fellow educators have found effective and valuable to use. You can share your lesson plans or see what other teachers have developed. Also, get ideas on how to speed up classroom management tasks.
  • Linda's Teacher Training (http://mywebpages.comcast.net/ljbm/index.htm)
    guides you through the steps to develop your own web page, provides you with sample pages so that you can see some ideas put into practice, gives you tips on how to develop a storyboard for your site, and offers a list of resources that can give you more information on how to use web pages for instruction.
  • Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators (http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide)
    offers a categorized list of Web sites that are useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. Each of the categories under Subject Access includes a list of resources from which you can get ideas for your classes. The Teacher Helpers section offers interesting and useful information about Web page evaluation and rubrics.
  • Classroom Connect (http://www.classroom.net/login/home.jhtml)
    offers K-12 standards-based classroom learning materials in math, language arts, science, and social studies to help educators use the Internet effectively in their daily classroom instruction.
  • CyberSmart! (http://www.cybersmartcurriculum.org/home)
    explores ways to successfully integrate technology into the core curricula by encouraging an effective use of the Internet as a safe learning resource. The CyberSmart! curriculum is non-sequential and can be easily integrated and correlated with the National Educational Technology Standards. The lessons include both online and offline activities.
  • Kidspired Tales (http://www.northcanton.sparcc.org/%7Eptk1nc/kidspired2002)
    gives you ideas to develop new literacies into your content area instruction and helps to develop positive attitudes toward technology uses.
  • Best Practices of Technology Integration (http://comsewogue.k12.ny.us/curriculum/conceptmaps)
    explores other ways to integrate visual learning and thinking skills, see resources other teachers have created, and check out the showcased lessons for educators. If you like them, you can download the files and use them in your classroom.
  • webTeacher (http://www.techcorps.org/webteacher/windows.html)
    if you need to know about web basics, multimedia, homepage construction, and more, this is your site. If you need step-by-step advice and guidance, visit techs4schools (http://techs4schools.techcorps.org/index.shtml).
  • Web English Teacher (http://www.webenglishteacher.com/index.html)
    offers new ideas and resources related to critical thinking, poetry, reading, speech, writing, and the like, to teach your English class.
  • Teaching Tips (http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committee...achtip.htm)
    offers ideas on how to make your teaching more effective. Tips on teaching techniques, assessment, organization, and many more teaching-learning related topics.
  • Teacher Focus (http://www.teacherfocus.com/phpBB2)
    gives teachers a place to put their ideas to be discussed and answered by other educators.
  • PT3 (http://www.pt3.org)
    offers a comprehensive list of resources on technology and how to use it more effectively; by the U.S Department of Education.
  • AskERIC (http://www.eduref.org)
    a 1100 lesson plan collection, written by teachers from all over the United States (with searchable database).