Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Its not everyday that we find something wonderful and free for the little ones, but Apple4theTeacher is just that. The site features interactive learning games, quizzes, and worksheet generator tools by subject (creative arts, foreign languages, language arts, math, science, social studies), articles, literacy coloring pages and more.

Pre-K thru 6th Grade

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art has developed four websites designed to tickle the artistic side:
Art Safari--An adventure in looking. Explore animals and art. (For Children and Adults)
Destination Modern Art:An Intergalactic Journey to MOMA and P.S.1--invites you to travel to MoMA and P.S.1 with an alien creature! Listen to a painting or create an online collage. Explore paintings, sculptures, and installations together through online activities and hands-on projects.(For children ages five to eight.)
Red Studio--Developed by MoMA in collaboration with high school students, explores issues and questions raised by teens about modern art, today's working artists, and what goes on behind the scenes at a museum. Modern Teachers Online --Connects educators with MoMA's resources and collection. Download PDFs of educators guides, browse images, or search lessons by subject, theme, medium, or text. Text and images can be printed, projected, or saved into a presentation.

PBS: American Masters

This American Masters PBS site supports an ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of America’s most outstanding cultural artists. The site allows us to sit and absorb in our own time the thoughts of those from our past and how they looked upon the events of their time. A comparison of the thoughts written by author Zora Neale Hurston in 1943 and the posture of the contemporary Rev. Al Sharpton in one illustration of the historical significance for this website. The sight features the likes of James Baldwin, Lucille Ball, Pearl Bailey, Leonard Bernstein, Charlie Chaplin, Marvin Gaye and many more renowned artists. This a wonderful walk into the minds of some of the great cultural artists of our time.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Who Wants to Win $1,000,000?

The Who Wants to Win $1,000,000? educational game is just plain old fun. You can spend hours in front of your computer with your kids playing this game. Test your knowledge of math and science as you work your way to the million dollar level! The questions you will answer are real. Unfortunately, the money, is not. Again, the money is not real! Curious of how other players are doing? Wondering if your high score is still a high score? Take a look at the list of previous winners and high scores. Grades 5 thru 12+

Friday, August 08, 2008


GeoGebra is a dynamic mathematics software for schools that joins geometry, algebra and calculus. And, its free! 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. 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.
Sound far out; we think it worth taking a look.

Sunday, June 08, 2008


Thinkfinity boasts free top-line educational resources to strengthen problem-solving, creativity and critical thinking skills for the 21st century. The site offers lesson plans, educational games, activities and more. The gateway page asks if you are a parent, educator or student and the resources are wonderful. Being that its summer, the Afterschool Resources section caught our eye and it is full of of great activities--the selected resources and activities are a must see.

Thinkfinity is a big, bold site. Don't go play if you have an old, slow computer. But if you have the technology, this a site you don't want to miss.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) makes it easier to find teaching and learning resources from the federal government. The site features more than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources in the areas of science, math, history and language arts from dozens of federal agencies. New sites are added regularly. The website was originally conceived in 1997 by a federal working group and launched a year later. It was redesigned and relaunched in November 2006. FREE is among the most popular K-12 websites maintained by the U.S. Department of Education because of the many great resources being offered by participating federal agencies.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Amazing Space

What a ride! Amazing Space provides a fun, interactive way to explore galaxies, black holes, comets, and other fascinating objects. Get to know our vast universe by exploring its planets, galaxies, comets, black holes, and more. Come and immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of the universe while gaining an education on the world's greatest discoveries. Get the hottest space news and homework help too.

Grades K thru 12

Sunday, April 06, 2008

CNN Student News

We love student news. CNN Student News provides students a quick look into current affairs. In the Spotlight features daily headlines. The Most Popular section points to the what news is generating the most interest or search activity. Questions and Newsquiz allows students to test the knowledge they have gleaned from the news. Hone your abilities in the Learning Activities section and if that's not enough, search for our other "student news" blogs to expand your knowledge.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Do you ever think about telling your congressman just what's on you mind? can help you contact your elected officials. If you can tolerate the political slant of this site, its a good resource for information and expressing your thoughts regarding the politics of the day.

A Bow of the Head: Religions of the World

A Bow of the Head is designed to provide a general introduction to each of the five world religions with the largest following and to define some of their major concepts. It is a selection from the ThinkQuest Library and therefore an opportunity to see world religion through the eyes of the three young people who developed the website. The site is not intended to convert anyone to another way of belief or to another religion. It is an opportunity to gain some basic knowlege regarding the religions we are hearing about in the news. It is a concise and insightful approach to an often controversial subject.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


ECOHEALTH is an excellent resource for middle and high school students, their teachers, or anyone interested in environmental and health issues. It delivers scientific information in a friendly, engaging, and visually-vibrant manner. The site provides the indepth analysis and context behind today's headline news. ECOHEALTH features a wealth of information to include: a glossary with terms and phrases that may be too new or specialized to appear in household dictionaries, photographs, charts, graphs, maps, animations, video clips, links to carefully-chosen sites, whose work constitutes the frontiers of science, lesson plans, Q & A's that delve more deeply into topics of special interest, and more.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Jump Into the Melting Pot

The United States is often referred to as a "melting pot" -- a place where people of many different cultures and beliefs live together. Many contend that because of this mix of people, our country is more interesting than it would be if everyone were the same. Some think otherwise. But do most Americans know enough about the different cultures and beliefs of their co-workers and neighbors to ascertain if this is true or not? One thing is for sure, diversity has definitely added another dimension to the presidential election--from both a voter and a candidate perspective.

Having attended many Black History Month programs, I have observed most of them were full of other African Americans. I find these celebrations to be enjoyable and educational. However, it seems to me the programs would also benefit other cultures, other ethnicities.
And, I think it would be enlightening to know more about their history and culture.

The opportunity is certainly there. We celebrate Black History Month this month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, Hispanic Heritage Month in September and American Indian Heritage Month in November. That is just to name a few. If we look around us, there are many opportunities to learn more about the many peoples that comprise our America.

Carter G. Woodson is known as the Father of Black History. He founded Negro History Week, the precursor to Black History Month. His message was Blacks should be proud of their heritage and that other Americans should also understand it. Taking Dr. Woodson’s assertion a step further, perhaps all Americans should be proud of their heritage and other Americans should also understand it. This would likely benefit race relations.

In addition to attending gatherings, many wonderful books and websites present the opportunity to explore different cultures. Many of the websites offer not only news and information but also interactive opportunities:
  • Meet people in your community, express yourself, and find information that reflects Asian cultures and perspectives.
  • Asian Community Online Network Brings together Asian American and Pacific Islander non-profit organizations and concerned individuals to share news and information about the community.
  • An interactive, timely and credible source for news and information covering aspects of daily African American life, featuring a wide array of viewpoints and perspectives.
  • Black Voices America Online source for issues facing the African American community. News from the world of sports, entertainment, health and family.
  • CodeTalk Federal, interagency, Native American Web site designed specifically to deliver electronic information from government agencies and other organizations to Native American communities.
  • An interactive, timely and credible source for news and information covering Hispanic issues.
  • Latino USA Provides diverse audiences with multiple perspectives on issues affecting Latinos while fostering cross-cultural understanding.
  • The melting pot of the worldwide web. The Race Relations section features a collection of the best ethnic websites on the web.

Academy of Achievement

This interactive museum of living history brings you face-to-face with extraordinary individuals who have shaped our times. The Academy of Achievement is an amazing collection, not of mere artifacts, but of people and ideas that fill you with inspiration, encouragement and the will to achieve. The site features profiles, biographies and first-person interviews with its honorees . In addition to written interview transcripts, this online Virtual Museum also features a Gallery of Achievement that includes video footage of insightful discussions with Academy members. Visitors can also access the extensive online library and discover which books made a difference in the early lives of various achievers.

Grades 5 thru 12+

Friday, January 11, 2008

Why MLK Day Should Never Be a Just Day Off

Why It Should Always Be A Day To
Remember, Celebrate and Act, and Never Just a Day Off

A Collection of Websites Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s
Life and Legacy
The Seattle Times
Middle Tennessee State University
Nobel e-Museum

The Biology Project

The Biology Project is an interactive online resource for learning biology . The Biology Project is fun, richly illustrated, and tested on 1000s of students. It has been designed for biology students at the college level, but is useful for high school students, medical students, physicians, science writers, and all types of interested people. Developed at The University of Arizona, the site offers resources for students and educators. If you are intrigued with science, you will enjoy this site.

9th Grade thru 12th+