Lesson Planning Links and Services for Classroom Teachers

 

Content Building - Lesson Plan Sites and Services
  Social Bookmarking Sites
  Diigo -- A social bookmarking service that allows you to search and save your bookmarks that you can access from any computer. Annotations and highlights are an additional bonus feature. Join a group of like minded to educators to get regular email notices of valuable links that they have found.
  Del.icio.us -- Another social bookmarking site. Use this to search for information even BEFORE you go to Google Theoretically all the sites here have been vetted by someone.
   
  Lesson / Unit Planning Sites
  Education Guides from the FindingDulcinia Search Engine -- Search by subject in the left sidebar then after clicking on it, click on expand all guide sections in the left sidebar to see all of the materials.
  Ohio Resource Center -- Browse staff selected resources by content standards or search by topic or key word. Includes links to science, math and English language arts.
 

Blue Webn --a library of blue ribbon learning sites on the web. Includes links to lesson plans, webquests, projects, hotlists, tutorials and activities. Search by keyword or browse by content area, subject or grade level.

Best WebQuests.com -- 300 examples from every subject area -- all of high quality.

  The Educators Reference Desk --This collection contains more than 2000 unique lesson plans which were written and submitted by teachers from all over the United States and the world.
  Awesome Library --Awesome Library organizes the Web with 37,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education
 

Apple Learning Interchange - Educator created lessons and activities. Rich with movies, images and podcasts. Search the collections by topic.

  Thinkfinity - from Verizon -- Search for free lesson plans and other educational resources and media
  OER - Open Educational Resources - OER content is made free to use or share, and in some cases, to change and share again, made possible through licensing, so that both teachers and learners can share what they know.
  Curriki -- Curriki is an online environment created to support the development and free distribution of world-class educational materials to anyone who needs them. Our name is a play on the combination of 'curriculum' and 'wiki' which is the technology we're using to make education universally accessible.
  GEM -- Gateway to Educational Materials. Keyword search or brows the collection of this site which is is a Consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit and commercial Internet sites.
  TechTreckers -- Check out the simulations page for math, science, history, stock market and more simulations.
  Teachnology -- 30,000 lesson plans organized by subject area and grade level. Very good for special education teachers
  DulcineaMedia: Check out all of the features of DulcineaMeadia but especially FindingDulcinea (The Librarian of the Internet) which presents only credible, high-quality and trustworthy Web sites, saving time for the novice and the experienced user alike. Each piece, whether a Web Guide, a Beyond the Headlines story or a Netcetera article, receives the same meticulous research. The Web sites included in each piece are connected through original narrative, providing users with information on each site before they even click on it.
  Shmoop --The refreshingly conversational guides are written by master teachers and Ph.D. students from Stanford, Harvard, & UC Berkeley. Shmoop doesn't give students the answers but clalims to allow them to see all sides of an issue. This combination of writing style and deliberate links to current and popular culture create a more inviting portal for student research
   
  Student Independent Learning Links
  Ohio Treasure Chest --The Ohio Treasure Chest is an online collection of thousands of websites which are high-quality, teacher-reviewed, interactive, and free. Each website is aligned directly to the Ohio Academic Content Standards in math, science, language arts, and social studies, and ready for use in your classroom
  HippoCampus -- This site contains across-the-curriculum subject specific multimedia "homework help" resources -- (recommended for high school)
  CHUH Page of Independent student learning sites
  Educational Networking Sites
  Classroom2.0.Ning.com - Join Classroom 2.0 ning and explore the educational community that addresses your content area or interest. Ask questions, find collaborators, and discover links to a variety of online resources.
   
   
  Other Technologies Lesson Planning
  Smartfest - Smartlessons -- Although best used with a smartboard, these interactive activities can also be implemented using the notebook software and a classroom projector. Activities are organized by content area.
  PBS Teachers Activity Packs -- Multimedia resources and activities for all subject areas
  NEO K12 -- Edcuational videos and lessons for K-12. Categorized by subject.
 

TeachersDomain -- Teachers' Domain is a extensive library of free digital media resources produced by public television, designed for classroom use and professional development. Many offer support materials in addition to the media.

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