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World of Chemistry . (Submitted by Jared Lanig on 2010-05-10 11:23 ).
Great resource for chemistry teachers. Full of detailed instruction.

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Smithsonian Resource . (Submitted by Timothy Vernor on 2010-04-05 17:05 ).
Source run by the Smithsonian for history educators helping with lesson plans.

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Discovery Education . (Submitted by Lauren Dean on 2010-03-31 17:32 ).
The purpose of this website is provide products, services and classroom resources for educational purposes. This website has videos, science lesson plans, and science fair guidance.

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The History Channel . (Submitted by Brandon Strother on 2010-02-17 17:27 ).
Very in depth analysis and facts on historical events and people. Includes pictures and and videos that can be very helpful for teaching History in the classroom.

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BioEd Online . (Submitted by Bethany Trochez on 2009-10-17 21:46 ).
This resource has examples of lesson plans and teacher guides for biology.

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Science Teaching Materials . (Submitted by Amy James on 2007-12-01 13:58 ).
This website had links to activities, worksheets, and lesson plans for all areas of Life Science.

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Read Write Think . (Submitted by Stefani Sissel on 2007-09-30 20:29 ).
From the National Council of Teachers of English website, I was able to locate the "Read Write Think" resource website. This website allows teachers to explore new ways to create reading assignments that leave a personal connection to the student. Therefore, the assignment has meaning and gives the students an edge to what they are going to write. I think this is a great website to use if you are interested in giving your students a real "reason" of why they should do the assignment.

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Geography Quiz Website . (Submitted by Mateo Macias on 2007-08-12 14:39 ).
This website is a great resource for geography teachers and students alike. It has various map "games" that will keep your students entertained while learning. This website is great for a review with students prior to an exam.

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American History Curriculum Links . (Submitted by Leah Bouas on 2007-07-15 19:26 ).
This site has links to hundreds of resources dealing with American history. Links are either classified as general American History or by era. Many of these links are great to assign as internet research for students to gain a better understanding of specific events and movements.

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resources for teaching Biology . (Submitted by Matthew Young on 2007-07-14 18:09 ).
Subject and lesson plan ideas for all things life science.

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Best of History Web Sites . (Submitted by Brian Barkley on 2007-07-03 14:55 ).
A website offering links to over 100 different web sites that cover history lesson plans, guides, games, etc.

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Basic Guide to Essay Writing . (Submitted by Shara Gonzales on 2007-06-26 23:03 ).
This Web site offers a step-by-step explanation of writing a basic essay. This resources simplifies and breaks down each component a student must go through in order to acheive an effective essay. This is also a good resource for teachers to refer back to while teaching a lesson on essay-writing principles.

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Geography Matters . (Submitted by Stephanie DeSutter Gilbert on 2007-06-24 17:26 ).
Geography Matters is out to make learning fun! A great site for the social studies teacher, it offers an assortment of products and teaching tools. Links include atlases, timeline materials, student notebooking and book guides. Follow the link for make geography fun and find several activity guidelines.

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How Stuff Works . (Submitted by Brooke Easley on 2007-06-21 11:17 ).
This is a great website for all teachers or anyone interested in learning. I am interested in Life Science and there was a whole topic area based on this. You can access it without being a member, but if you choose to become a member you can add articles and comment on works. This website is clearly laid out and is run by How Stuff Works, Inc. and google. To submit articles or become a member you must agree to their terms and conditions. The terms and conditions has an area that says all information must be true and accurate, etc. I believe it is a great website and I have printed a number of articles from it to keep on hand for the classroom.

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NCTE The National Council of Teachers of English . (Submitted by Suzy Richards on 2007-06-20 11:57 ).
This site provides many fine examples of lesson building tools. There are lessons on literature, grammar, writing, literacy, and multilingual which you can sort by grade and topic. There are literally hundreds of lessons to choose from. One can join the NCTE and receive the benefits of teacher expertise, research, classroom resources and to network with other teachers and experts in the field. Individual memberships are $40.00. According to the website, the programs NCTE offers "will help you advance student learning consistently over time by deepening your understanding of successful instruction, assessment, and evaluation practices in reading, writing, and the language arts." One of my favorite lesson plans offered on the website is Spend a Day in My Shoes: Exploring the Role of Perspective in Narrative. Following is a brief overview: In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus explains to Scout that "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it" (36). Make this advice more literal by inviting students to imagine spending a day in someone else's shoes in this writing activity. English teachers: check out this fantastic resource. You will be going back again and again for ideas to use in your classroom.

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Teachers' Lab for math and science . (Submitted by Abby Neumeyer on 2007-05-20 12:55 ).
Site gives lesson ideas for different topics like light, moon plases and geometry. Also gives ideas for in class activities and labs. The site has a few good pictures.

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The Annenburg CPB Math and Science Project . (Submitted by Shana Davis on 2007-05-16 00:51 ).
It is a great resource for keeping current with new teaching styles that help kids learn rather than just memorize facts.

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Web English Teacher . (Submitted by Shauna Carter on 2007-04-25 17:11 ).
This website provides ideas for lessons, as well as links to lessons and educational sites.

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The National Council of Teachers of English . (Submitted by Jamee Zirlott on 2007-04-21 15:20 ).
This site is definately worth having a look at if you are an English teacher. It provides "Teaching Resource Collections" that help build lesson plans for almost every topic.

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Knowlede Innovation for Technology in Education KITE . (Submitted by Elizabeth Raska on 2007-03-12 11:18 ).
The purpose of this site is to build a K-16 community of practice through a knowledge repository that enables learning through sharing, communal understanding through storytelling, continuous exchange and creation of new knowledge, and collective problem solving among K-12 schools and teacher education programs. I chose to nominate this site for use by other educators because it is an excellent tool for collaboration between pre-service and in-service educators. It provides an avenue by which teachers can present specific classroom situations and lessons and relay the outcomes to others. There is no fee for use of this website; therefore, it provides easy access to its contents. Additionally, the search features on this site are simple and allow the user to narrow his/her search criteria to specific details. For example, a user can search for cases according to grade level, subject, type of school, school location, etc. I believe that, especially for newer teachers, this website provides an excellent resource for accessing methods and lessons that have been used in real situations with real students and learning what works well and what does not, thereby allowing others to incorporate new ideas into their own lesson plans.

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The Biology Corner . (Submitted by Jennifer Dufreche on 2006-06-22 03:57 ).
Resource site for biology and science teachers created by a teacher. Provides high school lesson plans, web lesson, links to interactive web sites, links to other educational pages, quizzes, and a recent additions section.

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Becker Demos . (Submitted by Rachel Redler on 2006-06-20 13:53 ).
Site hosted by the University of Nebraska that contains materials developed by a high school teacher for use in a chemistry lab. Materials include experimental procedures, pictures and videos, and questions to assess understanding.

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Center for History and New Media . (Submitted by Kendra Bartlett Felder on 2006-06-17 23:57 ).
This is a great resource for teachers and students to find many primary sources and is very easy to navigate.

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Online Activities . (Submitted by Pamela Travis on 2006-06-16 21:06 ).
This is a great website full of interactive, online activities that can be used in math and science classes.

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Live Science . (Submitted by Marjorie Parker on 2006-06-06 14:24 ).
This is an excellent free resource to update your lesson with current events in scientific research. Live Science is run by the company Imaginova, which aims to provide news and blogs centered around scientific inquiry and technology.

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CELLS alive! . (Submitted by Jennifer Edmison on 2006-04-27 11:26 ).
This is a free site that is a comprehensive resource for everything about cells. The interactive animations would enrich any lesson beautifully.

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MathWorld . (Submitted by Sarah Su on 2006-04-22 19:39 ).
This website is created and maintained by Eric Weisstein with contributions from the mathematics community. It can be used like a dictionary for math by either browsing through the sections or by searching. It contains detailed information about basic and complex mathematical concepts.

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BioEd Online . (Submitted by Kim Matthes on 2006-02-20 17:40 ).
This is a free to use website for Biology teachers provided by Baylor College of Medicine.

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Chemical Forums Website . (Submitted by Tommy Vu on 2006-02-16 21:05 ).
This is a chemistry forum with divisions for all levels of chemistry students from secondary through college.

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The World of Chemistry . (Submitted by Tommy Vu on 2006-02-16 20:50 ).
This is a fee-for-use website with multiple chemistry lessons in a video-on-demand format.

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Teacher Powerpoints . (Submitted by Candice Parsons on 2006-02-16 16:36 ).
This is a free website which allows teachers to submit their own presentations or use what is already available. There is a plethera of powerpoints available here for all subject areas. This is an easy way to add interesting visuals to your lectures.

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Eric Weisstein's World of Science . (Submitted by Rocio Cervantes on 2006-02-07 12:11 ).
The website is assembled by Eric W. Weisstein. The purpose of the website is to help math and science students, it is a great website. The content is clearly explain and accessible. In addition, there is no fee for using this website.

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Designer Animal- Animal Adaptations . (Submitted by Christine Veade on 2005-10-11 23:58 ).
This particular site provides a lesson plan by Rachael Kerr. The purpose of the site is to provide a lesson for teaching animal adaptations. It describes how certain animals have developed particular characteristics that help them to survive in their environment. The content is clearly explained and accessible. There is no fee for using this site.

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Animal Diversity Web . (Submitted by Devra Hunter on 2005-10-10 14:04 ).
Animal Diversity Web (ADW) is an online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology maintained by the University of Michigan.

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HyperPhysics . (Submitted by Patrick Klein on 2005-06-20 09:58 ).
HyperPhysics looks like a great tool for teachers and students to review physics concepts and to see how topics are interrelated. The excellent illustrations and calculators would be useful tools during lessons.

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The Lesson Plan Page . (Submitted by Penny Lindsey on 2005-03-21 11:54 ).
This resource provides all types of helpful ideas for lessons at all levels and subjects. The site is updates regularly with new and interesting ideas to keep students involved and interested.

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Electronic Emissary . (Submitted by Sarah Fry on 2005-03-07 15:21 ).
This is a web-based telementoring service for teacher and students in grades K-12. It allows supplementation of classroom curriculum with Internet-based contact with mentors who are experts in a certain field. Teachers can submit project ideas, and the staff at EE helps to narrow the scope (if necessary) and locate a mentor. Projects usually last 6 weeks to a full academic year. This sounds really exciting-why didn't I get to do stuff like this when I was in school?!

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Cavalcade O' Chemistry . (Submitted by Laura Slovak on 2004-11-19 08:32 ).
This is a website published by Ian Guch, a former chemistry teacher. It consists of two useful sections. The student helpdesk has tutorials, tips for solving problems, a button to e-mail Mr. Guch a chemistry question, archives of past questions, and more. The best part is the teacher section. He has books for sale, but even better - FREE resources. That's right, free worksheets and labs. Plus, a chance to join the worksheet a month mailing list! In a review by Education World (http://www.education-world.com/awards/2003/r0603-05.shtml), the website was awarded a B+.

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SCIRUS: For Scientific Information Only . (Submitted by Anna May on 2004-09-25 14:43 ).
Scirus, the search engine for science, focuses only on Web pages containing scientific content. This page is designed solely for the purpose of helping readers find scientific information. Scirus searches more than 167 million science-related pages and journals.

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What are your basic ideas about astronomy . (Submitted by Lorena Barjenbruch on 2004-09-09 13:22 ).
short five question survey of basic principles of astronomy. Great tool for introduction to unit and to start q&A session

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Knowledge Innovation for Technology in Education KITE . (Submitted by Sarah Beaird on 2004-06-29 17:32 ).
This site allows you to view various lessons in which you describe your particular specifications. You can view how other teachers have implemented technology in their classrooom and if the particular assignment worked or not. This can allow you to create lessons on your own that are similar, but you are able to see how to correct previous errors.

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Can Teach . (Submitted by Patricia Knape on 2004-06-07 23:38 ).
It is a web site that provides numerous links to other resources and also lesson plans and ideas for all types of subjects.

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Science Lesson Plans . (Submitted by Vanessa Crowe on 2004-06-06 12:10 ).
This site lists possible lesson plans and activities that demonstrate effective ways to teach students various concepts. It uses a variety of teaching techniques and interesting hands on learning labs.

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The Science of Light . (Submitted by Shannon Labrecque on 2004-05-11 16:17 ).
Does a great job of explaining the background information needed to understand the basic principles of light. There are not a lot of visuals, but it has a vast amount of information. I like the breakdown of information and the many links.

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Bill Chapmans Classroom Tools Lesson Ideas and Resources for Developing Thinkers . (Submitted by Trina Davis on 2003-10-13 12:04 ).
This is a good site for resources for warm up activities

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Rhyme Zone . (Submitted by Sherry Kelley on 2002-08-09 11:49 ).
I found so much information that I could use in my language arts classes in seventh grade.

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www4teachers . (Submitted by Trina Davis on 2001-10-23 09:53 ).
Get hands-on insights on how other teachers use technology in their classrooms.

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Worksheet Wizard . (Submitted by Trina Davis on 2001-10-23 09:52 ).
This tool quickly makes a worksheet, lesson, or class Web page, and you don't need to know HTML!

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Quiz Star . (Submitted by Trina Davis on 2001-10-23 09:51 ).
Create a custom quiz that learners can take online.

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Rubistar . (Submitted by Trina Davis on 2001-10-23 09:51 ).
Provides generic rubrics that can simply be printed and used for many typical projects and research assignments.

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TrackStar . (Submitted by Trina Davis on 2001-10-23 09:41 ).
Create your own easy-to-use Web lessons and presentations or use ready-to-go lessons created by other educators.

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