Building Treehouses for Learning: Technology in Today's Classrooms

by Annette Lamb

cover artDeveloping Learning Environments:
Planning Effective Lessons

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Chapter Weblinks

42explore
http://42explore.com

42explore: Advertising
http://42explore.com/advertis.htm

Links to Lesson Planning Sites (Page 14)

Teacher Tap: Lessons Links
http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic2.htm

Discovery School
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/

The Gateway
http://thegateway.org/

Learn NC from North Carolina
http://learnnc.org/learnnc/lessonp.nsf/homepage

Library of Congress: Learn
http://memory.loc.gov/learn/

Marcopolo
http://www.marcopolo-education.org/

National Geographic Lessons
http://nationalgeographic.com/education/lesson_plans

New York Times Lesson Plans
http://nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/

PBS Teacher Source
http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/

Sequenced Lesson Plans
http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/seqlps/

Teacher First Content Matrix
http://www.teachersfirst.com/matrix.htm

TeacherVision
http://teachervision.fen.com/tv/curriculum/lessonplans/

Yahoo's List of Lesson Plan Sites
http://dir.yahoo.com/Education/k_12/teaching/

Associations and Standards Links (Page 20)

Teacher Tap: Education Standards
http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic28.htm

Teacher Tap: Education Organizations
http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic41.htm

ASCD
http://www.ascd.org/

International Reading Association
http://www.reading.org/

International Society for Tech in Education
http://cnets.iste.org/

MCREL
http://www.mcrel.org/standards-benchmarks/

National Council on Economics Education
http://www.ncee.net/

National Council Teachers English
http://www.ncte.org/

National Council Teachers Math
http://www.nctm.org/

National Councial Social Studies
http://www.ncss.org/

National Science Teacher Assoc.
http://www.nsta.org/

State Standards
http://www.statestandards.com/

US Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/

Yahoo’s Standards & Testing
http://dir.yahoo.com/Education/Standards_and_Testing/

 
Internet Connections

Marcopolo
http://www.marcopolo-education.org/

Inspiration
http://inspiration.com

Objectives

Understanding Objectives
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/EDTEC540/objectives/ObjectivesHome.html

Writing Clear Objectives
http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/research/Write_Objectives.shtml

Writing Objectives
http://edtech.tennessee.edu/~bobannon/writing_objectives.html

Online Rubric Makers

Rubistar
http://rubistar.4teachers.org/

Teachnology
http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/

Multiple Intelligences

Teacher Tap
http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic68.htm
Cultivating MI
http://glef.org/php/article.php?id=Art_957&key=005
Tapping into MI
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/mi/index.html
Howard Gardner
http://pzweb.harvard.edu/PIs/HG.htm

Differentiation

HOTT LINX
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/hottlinx/

Rainforest Sample Lesson Websites

Amazon Interactive
http://www.eduweb.com/amazon.html
Blue Planet Biomes: Tropical Rainforests
http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rainforest.htm
Children's Tropical Forests
http://www.tropical-forests.com/
Dr. Blythe's Rainforest Education Website
http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rainforest.htm
How Stuff Works: Rainforest
http://www.tropical-forests.com/
Journey into Amazonia
http://www.pbs.org/journeyintoamazonia/
Learning About Rainforests
http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/serve_home.html
Live from the Rainforest
http://passporttoknowledge.com/rainforest/intro.html
National Geographic Habitats
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geographyaction/habitats/
Be a Habitat Hero
http://cgi.nationalgeographic.com/cgi-bin/worldpoll_pledge.pl
Wild World
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/wildworld/
Ontario Science Centre: Rainforests
http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/scizone/e3/rainforest/default.asp
Rainforest Heroes
http://rainforestheroes.com/kidscorner/
Rainforest Action Network
http://www.ran.org/
Action Center
http://www.ran.org/action/
What's it Like Where You Live? Rainforests
http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/rforest/index.htm
Tropical Rainforest
http://www.sci.mus.mn.us/sln/tf/nav/tropicalcluster.html
Rainforest Alliance
http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/
Save the Rainforest
http://www.savetherainforest.org/
42explore: Trees and Forests
http://eduscapes.com/42explore/treesforests.htm
ThinkQuest Rainforest Projects by Students
http://library.thinkquest.org/J0111765
http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112365
http://library.thinkquest.org/C0113340
http://www.thinkquest.org/library/cat_show.html?cat_id=216

Economics Sample Lesson Websites

42explore: Money
http://42explore2.com/money.htm
42explore: Economics
http://42explore2.com/econ.htm

Carnivores, Herivores, and Omnivores Sample Lesson Websites

Dinosphere: Meat and Plant Eaters
http://www.childrensmuseum.org/dinosphere/games/earlyreader/earlyReader_3.htm
Interdependence & Adaptation from BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/interdependence.shtml
Food Chain from Planet Pals
http://www.planetpals.com/foodchain.html
Food Webs and Chains
http://www.vtaide.com/png/foodchains.htm
Food Web Kids
http://www.gould.edu.au/foodwebs/kids_web.htm
Spotlight on Food Web
http://oceanlink.island.net/oinfo/foodweb/foodweb.html
BrainPop: Food Chain
http://www.brainpop.com

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