designed for elementary school students. Full-text information from magazines, newspapers and reference books. Covers current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, etc., 1990-present
designed specifically for high school libraries, provides full text from nearly 600 popular general interest and current events publications covering general reference, health, science, and other areas, 1984-present
Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. You’ll find thousands of media resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons, individualized learning programs, and teacher professional learning communities.
CIESE sponsors and designs interdisciplinary projects that teachers throughout the world can use to enhance their curriculum through compelling use of the Internet. We focus on projects that utilize real time data available from the Internet, and collaborative projects that utilize the Internet's potential to reach peers and experts around the world. A list of projects is provided
WatchKnow has indexed over 15,000 online educational videos for children, putting them into a directory of over 3,000 categories. The videos are available without any registration or fees to teachers in the classroom and to students at home 24/7. You can dive into our innovative directory or search by subject and age level. Video titles, descriptions, age level information, and ratings are all edited for usefulness.
Starfall.com opened in September of 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read with phonics. Our systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.
Free documentary about MLK. Complementing the More Than A Dream documentary, we have created two classroom teacher guides. Used with the videos, these tools are designed to provoke an active and thoughtful dialogue with your students.
The K8 Science website is designed at the Baylor College of Medicine, with the support of a wide range of school district, foundation, and national grants, as an "online educational resource for educators, students, and parents," utilizing "state-of-the-art technology to provide instant access to reliable, up-to-date information and educational tools in life, physical, and earth/space sciences appropriate for grades K-8." The website makes use of streaming video presentations by "national thought leaders in elementary and middle school science, classroom management, science standards, and other key issues in education," a slide library of "exciting and relevant lesson plans and activities from hundreds of searchable slides ... editors' news picks on current science news, and teacher resources with downloadable inquiry science lessons" designed to meet national and state education standards.
This website is parented by Ed Tech Teacher Inc., an educational technology professional development provider that also publishes Teaching English with Technology and the award-winning Best of History Web Sites (CH, Jan'03, 40-2546). Although professional development opportunities are prominently displayed, the real jewels of the site are the extensive annotated links to free online resources. The coeditors clearly explain the philosophical underpinning of the site, which is the belief that teachers need to be taught to integrate technology. They also provide exemplary models for curricular integration. The site is easy to navigate, with key topics listed on the left, each with an expandable menu for more resources. The main categories are Lessons and Activities, Presentations and Multimedia, Discussions and Collaboration, Research and Writing, Assessment and Rubrics, and Mobile Technologies. (Choice Reviews, June 2012)