Building Treehouses for Learning: Technology in Today's Classrooms

by Annette Lamb

cover artSelecting & Integrating Resources:
Communicating with Internet

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Internet Connections

General Sites to Try

http://cnn.com
http://weather.com
http://pbs.org
http://usatoday.com

Search Tools - Teachers & Teens

Search Engines
http://google.com
http://altavista.com
http://hotbot.lycos.com
http://lycos.com
http://teoma.com

Directories & Indexes
http://yahoo.com
http://lii.org
http://dmoz.org

Meta Engines
http://ask.com
http://dogpile.com
http://mamma.com
http://metacrawler.com
http://vivisimo.com
http://wisenut.com

Search Tools - Children

KidsClick
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!
Eduhound
http://www.eduhound.com
Yahooligans
http://yahooligans.com
Alfy
http://www.alfy.com
BJ Pinchbeck
http://school.discovery.com/homeworkhelp/bjpinchbeck/
ThinkQuest
http://library.thinkquest.org
Awesome Library
http://www.awesomelibrary.org
Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org/youth/
KidsKonnect
http://www.kidskonnect.com/
KidsNetAu
http://www.kids.net.au/
EduPuppy
http://www.EduPuppy.com/
Ask Jeeves for Kids
http://www.ajkids.com/

Starting Points

BBC Learning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning
Cable in the Classroom
http://www.ciconline.org
Class Brain
http://classbrain.com
Discovery School
http://school.discovery.com
Education World
http://www.educationworld.com
Enchanted Learning
http://enchantedlearning.com
High School Hub
http://highschoolhub.org
Homework Spot
http://homeworkspot.com
Library in the Sky
http://www.nwrel.org/sky
PLCMC
http://www.plcmc.lib.nc.us/forKids/
Scholastic
http://www.scholastic.com
Schoolnet Canada
http://www.schoolnet.ca
Teachers.net
http://www.teachers.net


Thematic Starters

42eXplore
http://42explore.com
A to Z Themes
http://atozteacherstuff.com/themes/
Awesome Library
http://www.awesomelibrary.org
EThemes
http://www.emints.org/ethemes/Gander Academy
CITE
http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/
KidsKonnect
http://www.kidskonnect.com
Pathfinders
http://eduscapes.com/earth/path1.html
Pathfinders
http://www.potamusplace.net/pathfinder.shtml

Multnomah Library
http://multcolib.org/homework

Online Lesson Sites

Discovery Lesson Plans
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans
The Gateway
http://thegateway.org
Learn NC
http://www.learnnc.org
MarcoPolo
http://marcopolo-education.org
New York Times Lessons
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons
PBS Teacher Source
http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/
Teacher Vision
http://teachervision.fen.com

Web Evaluation Resources

Kathy Schrock’s Guide
http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/eval.html
CyberGuides
http://www.cyberbee.com/guides.html
Evaluating Web Pages
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Evaluate.html
Evaluating Web Resources
http://www2.widener.edu/Wolfgram-Memorial-Library/webevaluation/webeval.htm
QUICK
http://www.hfht.org/chiq/Quick/docs/index.html
Web Page Evaluation Form
http://www.ncsu.edu/midlink/tutorial/WWW.eval.html

Reference Resources

Fact Monster
http://www.factmonster.com/
Information Please
http://www.infoplease.com/
Library Spot
http://www.libraryspot.com/
Ref Desk
http://www.refdesk.com/
Research It
http://www.iTools.com/research-it/
Webster’s Dictionary
http://www.m-w.com/home.htm
Wikipedia
http://www.wikipedia.org

Yahooligans Almanac
http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/content/ka/

Online Practice and Quizzes

FunBrain
http://www.funbrain.com
Quia
http://www.quia.com/web
Quiz Center
http://school.discovery.com/quizcenter/quizcenter.html
QuizStar
http://quiz.4teachers.org

Filtering Issues Articles

ALA
http://www.ala.org/alaorg/oif/filtersandfiltering.html

Filtering Tools & Links

GetNetWise
http://www.getnetwise.org
Safe Kids
http://www.safekids.com/
NetSmart Workshop
http://www.netsmartz.org
Internet Advocate
http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/~lchampel/netadv.html

Acceptable Use Policies

AUPs
http://www.netc.org/tech_plans/aup.html
Internet Advocate
http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/~lchampel/netadv3.html

Virtual Field Trip & Museums

Teacher Tap: Field Trips
http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic35.htm
Teacher Tap: Museums
http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic35a.htm
Homework Spot - Field Trips
http://www.homeworkspot.com/fieldtrip/
Museum Spot
http://www.museumspot.com/
Museum Stuff
http://www.museumstuff.com/

Dealing with Plagiarism

From Now On
http://www.fno.org/may98/cov98may.html
Plagiarized.com
http://www.plagiarized.com/

Popular Essay Websites

http://www.4freeessays.com/
http://www.schoolsucks.com
http://www.essayworld.com
http://www.geniuspapers.com
http://www.planetpapers.com

Quick Content Sites

http://www.cliffsnotes.com
http://www.sparknotes.com

Popular Websites to Explore (Page 159)

Art and Music

Teacher Tap: Art
http://www.eduscapes.com/tap/tapart.html
Teacher Tap: Music
http://www.eduscapes.com/tap/tapmusic.html
Artcyclopedia
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/index.html
Art Kids Rule!
http://artkidsrule.com/
Art Lex
http://www.artlex.com/
Art Room
http://www.arts.ufl.edu/art/rt_room/
Arts Edge
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/
Children’s Music Web
http://www.childrensmusic.org/
Crayola Creativity Central
http://www.crayola.com/kids/
Americans for the Arts
http://www.artsusa.org/
Art on the Net
http://www.art.net/ 
Essentials of Music
http://www.essentialsofmusic.com/
Global Children’s Art Gallery
http://www.naturalchild.com/gallery/
History of Rock and Roll
http://www.history-of-rock.com/
Instrument Encyclopedia
http://www.si.umich.edu/chico/instrument/
International Arts Resource
http://www.artslynx.org/
KinderArt
http://www.kinderart.com/
MetMuseum
http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/justforfun.asp
Museum of Modern Art
http://www.moma.org/education/
National Gallery of Art
http://www.nga.gov/kids/
WebMuseum
http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/

English, Literature, and Language

Teacher Tap: English
http://www.eduscapes.com/tap/tapenglish.html
Teacher Tap: Ebooks
http://www.eduscapes.com/tap/topic93.htm
Literature Ladders
http://www.eduscapes.com/ladders/
A+ Research
http://www.ipl.org/div/teen/aplus/
Academy of American Poets
http://www.poets.org/index.cfm
American/British Literature
http://library.scsu.ctstateu.edu/litbib.html
Bibliomania
http://www.bibliomania.com/
Carol Hurst’s Children Lit
http://www.carolhurst.com/
Edsitement
http://edsitement.neh.gov/
English Zone
http://www.english-zone.com/
Eserver
http://eserver.org/
Foreign Languages
http://www.travlang.com/languages/
Giggle Poetry
http://gigglepoetry.com
Journalism Resources
http://bailiwick.lib.uiowa.edu/journalism/
Noodle Tools
http://www.noodletools.com/
Poets.org
http://www.poets.org/
POWA
http://www.powa.org/
Read Write Think
http://www.readwritethink.org/
Say Hello to the World
http://www.ipl.org/youth/hello/
Stories to Grow By
http://www.storiestogrowby.com/
Web English Teacher
http://www.webenglishteacher.com/
Word Central
http://www.wordcentral.com/

Technology, Vocational, Family and Consumer Science

Teacher Tap: Applied Arts
http://www.eduscapes.com/tap/tapapplied.html
USDA for Kids
http://www.usda.gov/news/usdakids/index.html

Math

Teacher Tap: Math
http://www.eduscapes.com/tap/tapmath.html
A+ Math
http://www.aplusmath.com/
Cool Math for Kids
http://www.coolmath4kids.com/
Explore Math
http://www.explorelearning.com/
Figure This
http://www.figurethis.org/
Illuminations
http://illuminations.nctm.org/
Mathematics Lessons
http://math.rice.edu/%7Elanius/Lessons/
Math Central
http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/index.html
Math Forum
http://mathforum.org/
Math Goodies
http://www.mathgoodies.com/
Math Hunt
http://teacher.scholastic.com/mathhunt/index.asp
Maths Net
http://www.sosmath.com/index.html
Math World
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/
MacTutor History of Math
http://www-groups.dcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/~history/
Mega Mathematics  
http://www.c3.lanl.gov/mega-math/welcome.html
NCES
http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/index.asp?flash=true
Web Math
http://www.webmath.com/

Science

Teacher Tap: Science
http://www.eduscapes.com/tap/tapscience.html
Amazing Space Activities
http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/
Biology Project
http://www.biology.arizona.edu/
Chem4Kids
http://www.chem4kids.com/
Chemical Elements.com
http://www.chemicalelements.com/
Cool Science for Curious Kids
http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/
eNature
http://www.enature.com/
EPA Student Center
http://www.epa.gov/students/
Franklin Institute Museum
http://sln.fi.edu
Frank Potter’s Science Gems
http://www.sciencegems.com/
Geologylink
http://college.hmco.com/geology/resources/geologylink/index.html
Gray’s Anatomy
http://www.bartleby.com/107/
How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/
Human Anatomy Online
http://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html
Insects on the Web
http://insects.org/index.html
Learning Studio at Exploratorium
http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/
Miami Museum of Science
http://www.miamisci.org/www/exhibitsonline.php
Missouri Botanical Gardens
http://mbgnet.mobot.org/
NASA
http://www.nasa.gov
Nine Planets
http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/nineplanets/nineplanets/nineplanets.html
NOAA
http://www.noaa.gov/
Oology
http://ology.amnh.org/
Passport to Knowledge
http://passporttoknowledge.com/main.html
Physics Central
http://www.physicscentral.com/
Physics Classroom
http://www.physicsclassroom.com/
Plants Database
http://plants.usda.gov/
Science Fair Central
http://school.discovery.com/sciencefaircentral/
Science Net Links
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/
Try Science
http://www.tryscience.org/
USGS
http://www.usgs.gov/education/
Why Files
http://whyfiles.org/
Volcano World
http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/

Health and Fitness

Teacher Tap: Health & Fitness
http://www.eduscapes.com/tap/taphealth.html
5 a day from Dole
http://www.dole5aday.com
BandAids & Blackboards
http://www.faculty.fairfield.edu/fleitas/contents.html
CDC
http://www.foodsafety.gov/
Discovery Health
http://health.discovery.com/
FDA Kids
http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/kids/default.htm
Food Safety
http://www.foodsafety.gov/
Keep Kids Healthy
http://www.keepkidshealthy.com/index.html
Kid’s Health
http://KidsHealth.org/kid/
Nutrition Explorations
http://www.nutritionexplorations.org/
PE Central
http://www.pecentral.org/
Sports Around the World
http://now2000.com/kids/sports.shtml
World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/home-page/

Social Studies

Teacher Tap: Social Studies
http://www.eduscapes.com/tap/tapsocial.html
Ancient World Cultures
http://eawc.evansville.edu/index.htm
Atlapedia
http://www.atlapedia.com/
Ben’s Guide to US Gov’t
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/
Black History
http://blackhistory.eb.com/
Castles on the Web
http://www.castlesontheweb.com/
Civilizations
http://www.civilization.ca/
C-SPAN
http://www.c-span.org/
EconEdLinks
http://www.econedlink.org/
Edsitement
http://edsitement.neh.gov/
Federal Information Network
http://www.fedworld.gov/
FEMA for Kids
http://www.fema.gov/kids/
Government Spot
http://www.govspot.com/
History and Social Studies
http://www.execpc.com/~dboals/boals.html
History Channel
http://www.historychannel.com/index.html
History Place
http://www.historyplace.com/index.html
Holidays on the Net
http://www.holidays.net/
Institute of American History
http://www.gliah.uh.edu/index.cfm
Justice of Kids and Youth
http://www.usdoj.gov/kidspage/
Library of Congress
http://loc.gov/
Library Spot - States
http://www.libraryspot.com/state/
National Geographic
http://nationalgeographic.com/
Perry-Castaneda Maps
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/index.html
POTUS
http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/
Smithsonian
http://www.si.edu
Stately Knowledge
http://www.ipl.org/youth/stateknow/
Thomas: Legislative Info
http://thomas.loc.gov/
US History
http://www.ushistory.org/
White House
http://www.whitehouse.gov/
Xpeditions
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/
Yahooligans: Countries
http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/around_the_world/countries/

General

BBC Learning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/
BrainPop
http://www.brainpop.com/
PBS
http://www.pbs.org/
Scholastic
http://www.scholastic.com/

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