Everyone collects favorite websites. yellow-star.pngPeople bookmark them over the course of their experience on the Internet, and they can be shared with others. This is one way of pre-screening resources when you are trying to research something. If someone else thought a website had good information provided a worthwhile service, the chances are you might like it, too.

The Internet Public Library

IPL2 offers a collection of high quality websites that was created by librarians, so it's a great place to find authoritative sources of information. Go to their directory at http://www.ipl.org/.

Libguides

Incredible collections of online resources have been listed by librarians from all over the world. They are called Libguides. In fact, there are 198,142 guides submitted by 36,985 librarians at 2,547 libraries! Take a second to select the K12 librariesradio button at the top, before entering your search term, so that only resources for K12 students will be in the results. Searching within the Libguides Community is free, though individual libraries pay to develop their own, customized Libguide. Try it out at
http://libguides.com/community

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Mathematics
Website Name
URL
Description

Multi-subject Portals



SAS Curriculum Pathways
http://www.sascurriculumpathways.com/ProductEntrance/Navigation/navigator.jsp
Free to US educators and students, SAS Curriculum Pathways is designed to enhance student achievement and teacher effectiveness by providing Web-based curriculum resources in all the core disciplines: English, math, science, social studies/history and Spanish, to educators and students in grades 8-14. We are subscribed to this. Teachers have their own login. Students should use sbp4me as their login and no password is necessary. This is the High School version. If a teacher needs the Middle School version, I’ll open another account with that version. Let me know.
Quiz Hub
http://quizhub.com/quiz/quizhub.cfm
a fun, online, interactive K12 learning center
WebQuests for K-12 educators
http://www.techtrekers.com/webquests/
WebQuests are among the most fascinating applications on the Internet for K-12 educators. Student centered and inquiry based, a WebQuest challenges students to explore the web for information and it is an excellent way to integrate the Internet into the classroom. Traditionally WebQuests have an introduction, a process, a task, a list of resources, a conclusion, and an evaluation. Bernie Dodge and Tom developed the WebQuest model in early 1995 at San Diego State University March. Bernie Dodge's WebQuest Page
Internet4Classrooms
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/index.htm
a free web portal designed to assist anyone who wants to find high-quality, free Internet resources to use in classroom instruction, developing project ideas, reinforcing specific subject matter areas both in the class and at home and even for online technology tutorials. The portal is used by teachers, parents and students of all ages on six of the seven continents (there are not many classrooms in Antarctica) and is available to anyone with an Internet connection. We do not charge a subscription fee.
Khan Academy
http://www.khanacademy.org/
User-paced exercises--developed as an open source project--allowing the Khan Academy to become the free classroom for the World. More than 1800 instructional videos searchable by topic.
SuperKids
http://www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/
a collection of easy-to-use, free educational resources, for home and school.
Education World
http://www.educationworld.com/
an educator's resource that includes
  • a search engine for educational Web sites only, a place where educators can find information without searching the entire Internet;
  • original content, including lesson plans, practical information for educators, information on how to integrate technology in the classroom, and articles written by education experts;
  • site reviews;
  • daily features and columns;
  • teacher and principal profiles;
  • Wire Side Chats with the important names in education
Teacher Vision
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/
20,000 pages of classroom-ready lesson plans, printables, and resources.
neo12
http://www.neok12.com/
collection of free online educational games, videos, lessons, quizzes, and puzzles.
Thinkfinity
  • ArtsEdge
  • econedlink
  • EDSITEment
  • illuminations
  • LIteracy Network
  • read-write-think
  • Science NetLinks
  • Smithsonian's History Explorer
  • Wonderopolis
  • Xpeditions
http://www.thinkfinity.org/
Verizon Thinkfinity Content Partners produce the program's nine discipline-specific, standards-based Web sites. Each site includes lessons for teachers, activities to use in and out of the classroom, games for young children and teens, adult literacy resources and reference materials for anyone in the education field, as well as for parents and afterschool practitioners.
Includes lesson plans, resources, interactives, and professional development.

English












Literature



Schmoop Literature Guides
http://www.shmoop.com/literature/
A collection of guides to themes, quotes, characters, analysis, questions, photos, web links, and summaries of works of literature.
Schmoop Poetry Guides
http://www.shmoop.com/poetry/
A collection to guides to analysis, themes, study questions, web links and summaries of poems. Includes links to the poem itself and how to read a poem.
Shmoop Shakespeare Guides
http://www.shmoop.com/shakespeare/
A collection of resources relating to the works of Shakespeare, including summaries, themes, quotes, characters, analysis, questions, photos, and web links. Also includes tips on writing an essay.
Bibliomania
http://www.bibliomania.com/
Free online literature, notes, summaries, author biographies and reference books.

































Social Sciences



Shmoop US History Guides
http://www.shmoop.com/history/
A collection of guides to concepts, people, statistics, web links, facts, photos, and summaries of periods of American history, Includes practice tests.
Shmoop Economics Guides
http://www.shmoop.com/economics/
A collection of guides to economic concept overviews, factual information, games involving economics, web links, and analysis of key economics concepts.
Shmoop Civics Guides
http://www.shmoop.com/civics/
A collection of guides to topics relating to American government and law.
Schmoop Biography Guides
http://www.shmoop.com/biography/
A collection of facts, timelines, quotes, biographies, and web links about prominent people.
America.gov Books
http://www.america.gov/publications/books.html
A collection of digital books offered by the US government about U.S. history, culture, and the economy along with guides to Journalism & Media, Human Rights, and Entrepreneurship.
Student Corner of America.gov
http://www.america.gov/publications/student-corner.html
Facts, fun stories, and short publications that can help you with school assignments or other projects about the United States.
eJournal of America.gov
http://www.america.gov/publications/ejournalusa.html
A monthly electronic journal available in multiple languages about U.S. foreign affairs and U.S. society and culture.
America.gov
http://www.america.gov/index.html
American life, economy, and global challenges.


















Mathematics



Solvy

http://solvy.com
an interactive tool that helps high school students succeed in math.

Number Line

http://numberline.classworks.com/
from ClassWorks

PhET

http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/math
fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations.

Power My Learning

http://powermylearning.org/learn/learning-games-activities/math
build mastery of middle school Common Core math standards.

Desmos!

https://www.desmos.com/calculator
Graphing Calculator - Plot functions, create tables, add sliders, animate your graphs, and more

Math Learning Center

http://catalog.mathlearningcenter.org/apps
Free apps, including web based and downloadable to devices:
-Math Frames
-Math Vocabulary Cards
-Pattern Shapes
-Number Pieces
-Geoboard

Mr. Nussbaum's Games

http://mrnussbaum.com/allgames/
Math games and many others.
Math Planet
http://www.mathplanet.com/
High school math courses in Pre-algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry. They also have practice tests for the SAT and ACT. All are free.




































Shmoop Guides to pre-Algebra
http://www.shmoop.com/pre-algebra/
A collection of guides to understanding basic operations, fractions & decimals, ratios & percentages, basic geometry, basic statistics and probability, and basic algebra. Includes glossary.
Teacher Vision Math Resources
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/math/teacher-resources/8592.html
tools and resources that save educators time and make learning fun for students in grades K-12. Resources include a vast online library of lesson plans, graphic organizers, printables, email newsletters, quizzes, and printable books to help teachers enhance student learning, meet local and national educational goals, and manage their teaching lives and classrooms with ease.
Math Archives
http://archives.math.utk.edu/k12.html
collections of materials which can be used in the teaching of mathematics at the K-12 level
Math websites
http://its.leesummit.k12.mo.us/mathematics.htm
a collection of math websites from Lee County School District
Math Words
http://www.mathwords.com/
An interactive math dictionary with enough math words, math terms,
math formulas, pictures, diagrams, tables, and examples to satisfy your inner math geek.
Engineering Pathway
http://www.engineeringpathway.com/ep/index.jhtml
We invite you to Learn, Connect, and Create with high-quality teaching and learning resources in applied science and math, engineering, computer science/information technology, and engineering technology for use by K-12 and university educators and students.
AAA Math
http://aaamath.com/
AAA Math features a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons. Unlimited practice is available on each topic which allows thorough mastery of the concepts. A wide range of lessons (Kindergarten through Eighth grade level) enables learning or review to occur at each individual's current level.
Math eGlossary
http://www.glencoe.com/apps/eGlossary612/grade.php
Hundreds of math terms defined in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Haitian Creole, English, Hmong, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Just select a letter of the alphabet to get a list of mathematical terms beginning with that letter, choose a language, and click on a term. The response will be a chart listing the term in English, the term in whatever language you chose, and the definition in your chosen language. Many definitions are accompanied by illustrations.
Natl. Library of Virtual Manipulatives
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vLibrary.html
Utah State University's National Library of Virtual Manipulatives offers hundreds of multi-sensory games, illustrations, exercises and puzzles for K-12 students that explore numerical operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis.
The Math Forum at Drexel University
http://www.mathforum.org/
The Math Forum Is...
... the leading online resource for improving math learning, teaching, and communication since 1992.
_We are teachers, mathematicians, researchers, students, and parents using the power of the Web to learn math and improve math education.
_We offer a wealth of problems and puzzles; online mentoring; research; team problem solving; collaborations; and professional development. Students have fun and learn a lot. Educators share ideas and acquire new skills.
GeoGebra
http://www.geogebra.org/cms/
GeoGebra is free and multi-platform dynamic mathematics software for learning and teaching. It has received several educational software awards in Europe and the USA.GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that joins arithmetic, geometry, algebra and calculus. On the one hand, GeoGebra is an interactive geometry system. You can do constructions with points, vectors, segments, lines, conic sections as well as functions and change them dynamically afterwards. On the other hand, equations and coordinates can be entered directly. Thus, GeoGebra has the ability to deal with variables for numbers, vectors and points, finds derivatives and integrals of functions and offers commands like Root or Extremum. These two views are characteristic of GeoGebra: an expression in the algebra view corresponds to an object in the graphics view and vice versa.
Math Playground
http://www.mathplayground.com/index.html
an action-packed site for elementary and middle school students. Practice your math skills, play a logic game and have some fun!
Study Jams
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/sj/index.htm
a supplemental teaching tool designed to help introduce and reinforce key math and science concepts in the classroom. Fun and engaging content. Real world math and science examples. Uses music to teach concepts and ability for students to create their own music as a reward.
Math School Resources
http://www.k12math.com/

ENC
http://www.goenc.com/
ENC provides the resources and support for math and science educators needed to increase content knowledge and help raise student achievement in these vital subjects



K12 Math Sites by Gina Otto
http://ginaotto.com/math.html
list of K12 math sites
Everyday Math Resources
http://www1.center.k12.mo.us/edtech/everydaymath.htm
a school district's list of K-5 Math resources

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ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages


English-Zone
http://english-zone.com/index.php
...the BEST English-Learner's site on the 'Net!
Authentic American Pronunciation
http://evaeaston.com/
Listen to all sorts of English words spoken with an authentic American accent.
The Internet Picture Dictionary
http://www.pdictionary.com/
English nouns pictured, instead of explained with text; interactive games for spelling; flashcards, etc.