Web Sites: Classroom Resources

Below are links to web sites that classroom teachers may find helpful.

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Illinois CLICKS! -Contains informational sites on a variety of subjects including Homework Help. http://www.illinoisclicks.org


Pics4Learning - copyright-friendly images for education. http://www.pics4learning.com


1001 uses for a digital camera - reference tool containing creative educational applications for digital cameras. http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~ucfcasio/qvuses.htm


BrainPOP - original animated movies to explain concepts in an educational and entertaining style for both children and adults. http://BrainPop.com/


KidsKonnect.com - a safe Internet gateway for kids. Contains links to 100’s of web sites on a wide variety of subjects. http://www.kidskonnect.com/


Storyplace - stories and activities for children. Available languages: English and Spanish. http://www.storyplace.org/


Bookadventure - free reading motivation program. Children create their own book list from recommended titles, take multiple-choice quizzes on the books they’ve read off-line, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. http://www.bookadventure.com/


Refdesk.com - single source for facts on the Net. http://www.refdesk.com/


Illinois Resource Center - provides professional development services and instructional materials for loan. Resources focus on: teaching ESL, adult basic education, literacy, GED, citizenship, early childhood development, and multicultural issues in education. http://www.thecenterweb.org


Cable in the Classroom - cable companies provide schools free access to commercial free, educational cable content. Resources and activities for the programs can be found online. Channels participating in this program include: Discovery Channel, The History Channel, and Nickelodeon. http://www.ciconline.org/


Thinkfinity - partnership with leading educational organizations such as National Geographic and The Kennedy Center. Contains links to web sites and lesson plans across multiple disciplines. http://www.marcopolo-education.org/


Discovery School - designed for teachers, parents and students to enhance learning. Contains templates to use to create your own puzzles, worksheets, quizzes, and lesson plans. Provides a clip art collection and links to web sites on a variety of subjects. http://school.discoveryeducation.com/


Teacher Planet - contains theme based ready-made lesson plans, units, worksheets, and clipart. The "Preparation tools" section contains links to websites where teachers can create their own puzzles, worksheets and flash cards. The "Reference tools" section includes map templates and information on a wide range of academic listservs. http://www.teacherplanet.com/


Internet picture dictionary - online dictionary that includes activities for flashcards, fill-in-the-blanks, word scramble and more. Available languages: English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. http://pdictionary.com/


AltaVista Babelfish - Will translate text from one language to another. (Free translation sites work well for words, but do not work well when translating sections of text.) http://babelfish.altavista.digital.com/babelfish/tr


A Parade of Programs: Resources for Library Programming - an Illinois Library System Project. Searchable online database of performers, authors, speakers, and groups recommended for Illinois libraries and schools by Illinois librarians and library staff members. http://www.alliancelibrarysystems.com/pop/


TumbleTalking Books - an online collection of full-length audiobooks you can listen to from any computer. Books are in English, Spanish and Chinese. http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/home_tumblebooks.asp


StudyDog - a complete and free early reading (pre-K thru 2nd grade) program aligned with the findings of the National Reading Panel. Components are downloaded over the Internet to a computer in your classroom or home.  http://www.studydog.com/