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Elementary
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Afterschool Training Toolkit is designed to give afterschool program directors and instructors the resources they need to build fun, innovative, and academically enriching activities that not only engage students, but also extend their knowledge in new ways and increase academic achievement.
*On-line resources
Altec.JPG
ALTEC: Empower learners of all types and ages. Find instructional Web-based technology for students, professional development opportunities, program support, and online assessment for educators.  
*  Web-based 
Annenberg Learner.JPG
Annenberg Learner: Videos, interactives, workshops, and distance learning are all available on this site. Arts, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts are all represented.
*  Web-based
BEmbos Zoo.JPG Bembo's Zoo: A fun site with letters changing to animals - very primary but fun!
* Web-based 

Birmingham Learning.JPG

Birmingham Grid for Learning: Wide variety of interactive English activities.
* Web-based

Brain Pop.JPG

BrainPOP creates animated, curriculum-based content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. Our award-winning online educational resources include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, and BrainPOP ESL. Features free lesson plans, video tutorials, professional development tools, graphic organizers, & best practices. 
* Web-based   * Requires subscription and membership

Dipity.JPG

Dipity is a site that allows your students to create and share interactive timelines about any subject or topic. Dipity timelines implement the latest in Web 2.0, combining multimedia & social media content with timestamps, geolocation & real-time updates.
* Web-based  * Save on-line  * Customized by user 
* Cannot save to computer

Discovery Ed.JPG

Discovery Education has so much to offer teachers it will never fit in this annotation. Lesson plans, videos, puzzlemakers, science fair ideas, contests, grants, science help and more. There are so many resources for educators, librarians, students, and schools to use. 
* Web-based  
Dont Use Said.JPG Don't Use Said: Another option to said site, but this also highlights spoken word, then inserts punctuation!
* Web-based 

Edsitement.JPG

Edsitement! Check out this site for great educational material -suggested Websites and lesson plans - in literature/language arts, art/culture, social studies/history and foreign language.
* Web-based    

Educatus.JPG

Educatus: An intriguing collection of educational lessons, currently consisting of 12,000+ images represented in over 1,000 lessons.
* Web-based  

Eduweb.JPG

Eduweb: Students may think they are just playing games, but learning is really what is going on. Grounded in the idea of game-based learning, students work through creative learning games and activities, all the while learning in a fun and engaging environment. 
* Web-based
Grammar Ninja.JPG
Grammar Ninja is an educational game that can be played at school or at home on your computer or on a Wii. Students use the game to identify nouns, pronouns, conjunctions, articles, adverbs and verbs. This game is very interactive and great to play on the interactive whiteboard with students.  The sound effects will drawn the students in.
* Web-based 

Khanacademy.JPG

Khanacademy: Over 2,100 videos and 100 self-paced exercises and assessments covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history. It includes complete custom self-paced learning tools; a dynamic system for getting help; and a custom profile, points, and badges to measure progress.
* Web-based
Kids Poetry Page.JPG
Kids' Poetry Page: Magnetic poetry kits.
* Web-based 

SS Technology Integration.JPG

Lee's Summit: Templates for teacher or student generated review games such as Hangman, Jeopardy, Millionaire, among others. Lesson Plans, activities and more!
* Web-based    

Library of Congress.JPG

Library of Congress website has over 13 million digitized primary source items. Teachers, students, parents, and the community can all find something here. Tip: Visit the American Memory section of the site to browse 100 separate collections arranged by topic.
* Web-based    
Magnetic Chat.JPG
Magnetic Chat: Click and drag "magnetic" letters to practice spelling and word families.
* Web-based

Merlot.JPG

Merlot stands for Multimedia Educational Research for Learning and Online Teaching. This site offers classroom activities, lessons from peers in the field of education, and much more.
* Web-based    

National Geographics Kids.JPG

National Geographic Kids: Encourage your kids to do some writing!
* Web-based  

Virtual Manipulatives.JPG

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives: A must with the SMART Board! Interactive, virtual manipulatives from preK-12.
* Web-based    
Piclits.JPG
PicLits.com is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture. * Web-based  
Power Proof.JPG
Power Proofreading: Proofreading topics including spelling, punctuation, format, etc.
* Web-based 

PowerPoint.JPG

PowerPoint Collection: Download a premade PowerPoint ready for classroom use - math, science, social studies, art, language arts.
* Web-based   *  Download to computer
Professor Garfield.JPG
Professor Garfield: Are you looking to engage kids in a safe online setting and provide 21st century learning opportunities? Professor Garfield provides an environment where children can safely create, interact, read, engage, and express themselves through a variety of innovative online tools including an e-book reader and comics lab.
* Web-based
ReadWriteThink.JPG
Read, Write, Think: A collection of online interactive tools (such as Venns, plot maps, and timelines) supporting literacy in K-12 classrooms.
* Web-based
Reading Eggs.JPG
Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities. And it really works! Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning.
* Web-based
Roy.JPG
Roy, A Tale of a Singing Zebra: Interactive reading games, guided reading activities with other literacy ativities.
* Web-based

Scholastic.JPG

Scholastic: Three interactive games - rhyming words, beginning sounds, naming objects belonging in certain places (ex. Home)
* Web-based  

Smithsonian.JPG

Smithsonian: The Smithsonian Education website offers sections for families, students and educators. The section for Educators includes a browsable lesson plan area (searchable by subject, keyword or grade level) and IdeaLabs, student interactive tutorials that enhance the use of the site.  
* Download to computer 

SOS.JPG

SOS for Information Literacy: Learn how to effectively incorporate information literacy into your lesson plans. S.O.S. for Information Literacy is a dynamic, collaborative web-based multimedia resource for educators, K to 16. This site links lesson plans and teaching ideas for information literacy through a comprehensive quality control system to ensure that lessons are high caliber. Create an account and build your own lessons or activities. 
* Web-based    
Starfall.JPG
Starfall: Reading activities for the emergent through more advanced reader.
* Web-based
Studystack.JPG
Study Stack: Find flashcards to study or create your own flashcards! Study flashcards or use the other activities such as matching, crosswords, hangman, scrambled word, or bug chase. Study flashcards anytime and anywhere by printing your flashcards or by using them with applications on your cell phone, PDA, or iPod.
* Web-based    

National Archives.JPG

The National Archives' Digital Classroom offers a multitude of resources for the use of primary sources in the classroom. With access to copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States, teachers can develop their own activities and lesson plans that make historical periods come alive for their students or choose from dozens of resources that have already been developed and are featured here.
* Web-based    

Thinkfinity.JPG

Thinkfinity is the place for you. This site offers thousands of lesson plans and interactives that align to both state and national standards. They have a consortium that includes partners National Geographic Xpeditions, Smithsonian's History Explorer, Arts Edge and other leaders in the education field.
* Web-based    

TopMarks.JPG

Topmarks: A variety of topics - all interactive
* Web-based    
Visual Thesaurus.JPG
Visual Thesaurus is where words are conceptually connected. (Be aware of "explicit" words - be sure to try it before showing your students!)
* Web-based
Webspiration.JPG
Webspiration Classroom™: Improve writing and thinking skills with Webspiration Classroom™ service, the online writing, visual thinking and collaboration tool for students and teachers. Teach necessary concepts and skills to help students write effectively and evaluate and synthesize information.
* Web-based   * Save on-line    * Can save to computer

 

Middle Grades
SEDL.JPG
Afterschool Training Toolkit is designed to give afterschool program directors and instructors the resources they need to build fun, innovative, and academically enriching activities that not only engage students, but also extend their knowledge in new ways and increase academic achievement.
*On-line resources
Altec.JPG
ALTEC: Empower learners of all types and ages. Find instructional Web-based technology for students, professional development opportunities, program support, and online assessment for educators.  
*  Web-based 
Annenberg Learner.JPG
Annenberg Learner: Videos, interactives, workshops, and distance learning are all available on this site. Arts, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts are all represented.
*  Web-based

Birmingham Learning.JPG

Birmingham Grid for Learning: Wide variety of interactive English activities.
* Web-based

Brain Pop.JPG

BrainPOP creates animated, curriculum-based content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. Our award-winning online educational resources include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, and BrainPOP ESL. Features free lesson plans, video tutorials, professional development tools, graphic organizers, & best practices. 
* Web-based   * Requires subscription and membership

Dipity.JPG

Dipity is a site that allows your students to create and share interactive timelines about any subject or topic. Dipity timelines implement the latest in Web 2.0, combining multimedia & social media content with timestamps, geolocation & real-time updates.
* Web-based  * Save on-line  * Customized by user 
* Cannot save to computer

Discovery Ed.JPG

Discovery Education has so much to offer teachers it will never fit in this annotation. Lesson plans, videos, puzzlemakers, science fair ideas, contests, grants, science help and more. There are so many resources for educators, librarians, students, and schools to use. 
* Web-based  
Dont Use Said.JPG Don't Use Said: Another option to said site, but this also highlights spoken word, then inserts punctuation!
* Web-based 

Edsitement.JPG

Edsitement! Check out this site for great educational material -suggested Websites and lesson plans - in literature/language arts, art/culture, social studies/history and foreign language.
* Web-based    

Educatus.JPG

Educatus: An intriguing collection of educational lessons, currently consisting of 12,000+ images represented in over 1,000 lessons.
* Web-based  

Eduweb.JPG

Eduweb: Students may think they are just playing games, but learning is really what is going on. Grounded in the idea of game-based learning, students work through creative learning games and activities, all the while learning in a fun and engaging environment. 
* Web-based

Khanacademy.JPG

Khanacademy: Over 2,100 videos and 100 self-paced exercises and assessments covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history. It includes complete custom self-paced learning tools; a dynamic system for getting help; and a custom profile, points, and badges to measure progress.
* Web-based
Kids Poetry Page.JPG
Kids' Poetry Page: Magnetic poetry kits.
* Web-based 

SS Technology Integration.JPG

Lee's Summit: Templates for teacher or student generated review games such as Hangman, Jeopardy, Millionaire, among others. Lesson Plans, activities and more!
* Web-based    

Library of Congress.JPG

Library of Congress website has over 13 million digitized primary source items. Teachers, students, parents, and the community can all find something here. Tip: Visit the American Memory section of the site to browse 100 separate collections arranged by topic.
* Web-based    

Merlot.JPG

Merlot stands for Multimedia Educational Research for Learning and Online Teaching. This site offers classroom activities, lessons from peers in the field of education, and much more.
* Web-based    

National Geographics Kids.JPG

National Geographic Kids: Encourage your kids to do some writing!
* Web-based  

Virtual Manipulatives.JPG

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives: A must with the SMART Board! Interactive, virtual manipulatives from preK-12.
* Web-based    
Piclits.JPG
PicLits.com is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture. * Web-based  
Power Proof.JPG
Power Proofreading: Proofreading topics including spelling, punctuation, format, etc.
* Web-based 

PowerPoint.JPG

PowerPoint Collection: Download a premade PowerPoint ready for classroom use - math, science, social studies, art, language arts.
* Web-based   *  Download to computer
Professor Garfield.JPG
Professor Garfield: Are you looking to engage kids in a safe online setting and provide 21st century learning opportunities? Professor Garfield provides an environment where children can safely create, interact, read, engage, and express themselves through a variety of innovative online tools including an e-book reader and comics lab.
* Web-based
ReadWriteThink.JPG
Read, Write, Think: A collection of online interactive tools (such as Venns, plot maps, and timelines) supporting literacy in K-12 classrooms.
* Web-based

Scholastic.JPG

Scholastic: Three interactive games - rhyming words, beginning sounds, naming objects belonging in certain places (ex. Home)
* Web-based  

Smithsonian.JPG

Smithsonian: The Smithsonian Education website offers sections for families, students and educators. The section for Educators includes a browsable lesson plan area (searchable by subject, keyword or grade level) and IdeaLabs, student interactive tutorials that enhance the use of the site.  
* Download to computer 

SOS.JPG

SOS for Information Literacy: Learn how to effectively incorporate information literacy into your lesson plans. S.O.S. for Information Literacy is a dynamic, collaborative web-based multimedia resource for educators, K to 16. This site links lesson plans and teaching ideas for information literacy through a comprehensive quality control system to ensure that lessons are high caliber. Create an account and build your own lessons or activities. 
* Web-based    
Studystack.JPG
Study Stack: Find flashcards to study or create your own flashcards! Study flashcards or use the other activities such as matching, crosswords, hangman, scrambled word, or bug chase. Study flashcards anytime and anywhere by printing your flashcards or by using them with applications on your cell phone, PDA, or iPod.
* Web-based    

National Archives.JPG

The National Archives' Digital Classroom offers a multitude of resources for the use of primary sources in the classroom. With access to copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States, teachers can develop their own activities and lesson plans that make historical periods come alive for their students or choose from dozens of resources that have already been developed and are featured here.
* Web-based    

Thinkfinity.JPG

Thinkfinity is the place for you. This site offers thousands of lesson plans and interactives that align to both state and national standards. They have a consortium that includes partners National Geographic Xpeditions, Smithsonian's History Explorer, Arts Edge and other leaders in the education field.
* Web-based    

TopMarks.JPG

Topmarks: A variety of topics - all interactive
* Web-based    
Visual Thesaurus.JPG
Visual Thesaurus is where words are conceptually connected. (Be aware of "explicit" words - be sure to try it before showing your students!)
* Web-based
Webspiration.JPG
Webspiration Classroom™: Improve writing and thinking skills with Webspiration Classroom™ service, the online writing, visual thinking and collaboration tool for students and teachers. Teach necessary concepts and skills to help students write effectively and evaluate and synthesize information.
* Web-based   * Save on-line    * Can save to computer

 

Secondary
SEDL.JPG
Afterschool Training Toolkit is designed to give afterschool program directors and instructors the resources they need to build fun, innovative, and academically enriching activities that not only engage students, but also extend their knowledge in new ways and increase academic achievement.
*On-line resources
Altec.JPG
ALTEC: Empower learners of all types and ages. Find instructional Web-based technology for students, professional development opportunities, program support, and online assessment for educators.  
*  Web-based 
Annenberg Learner.JPG
Annenberg Learner: Videos, interactives, workshops, and distance learning are all available on this site. Arts, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts are all represented.
*  Web-based

Birmingham Learning.JPG

Birmingham Grid for Learning: Wide variety of interactive English activities.
* Web-based

Brain Pop.JPG

BrainPOP creates animated, curriculum-based content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. Our award-winning online educational resources include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, and BrainPOP ESL. Features free lesson plans, video tutorials, professional development tools, graphic organizers, & best practices. 
* Web-based   * Requires subscription and membership

Dipity.JPG

Dipity is a site that allows your students to create and share interactive timelines about any subject or topic. Dipity timelines implement the latest in Web 2.0, combining multimedia & social media content with timestamps, geolocation & real-time updates.
* Web-based  * Save on-line  * Customized by user 
* Cannot save to computer

Discovery Ed.JPG

Discovery Education has so much to offer teachers it will never fit in this annotation. Lesson plans, videos, puzzlemakers, science fair ideas, contests, grants, science help and more. There are so many resources for educators, librarians, students, and schools to use. 
* Web-based  

Edsitement.JPG

Edsitement! Check out this site for great educational material -suggested Websites and lesson plans - in literature/language arts, art/culture, social studies/history and foreign language.
* Web-based    

Educatus.JPG

Educatus: An intriguing collection of educational lessons, currently consisting of 12,000+ images represented in over 1,000 lessons.
* Web-based  

Eduweb.JPG

Eduweb: Students may think they are just playing games, but learning is really what is going on. Grounded in the idea of game-based learning, students work through creative learning games and activities, all the while learning in a fun and engaging environment. 
* Web-based

Khanacademy.JPG

Khanacademy: Over 2,100 videos and 100 self-paced exercises and assessments covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history. It includes complete custom self-paced learning tools; a dynamic system for getting help; and a custom profile, points, and badges to measure progress.
* Web-based

SS Technology Integration.JPG

Lee's Summit: Templates for teacher or student generated review games such as Hangman, Jeopardy, Millionaire, among others. Lesson Plans, activities and more!
* Web-based    

Library of Congress.JPG

Library of Congress website has over 13 million digitized primary source items. Teachers, students, parents, and the community can all find something here. Tip: Visit the American Memory section of the site to browse 100 separate collections arranged by topic.
* Web-based    

Merlot.JPG

Merlot stands for Multimedia Educational Research for Learning and Online Teaching. This site offers classroom activities, lessons from peers in the field of education, and much more.
* Web-based    

National Geographics Kids.JPG

National Geographic Kids: Encourage your kids to do some writing!
* Web-based  

Virtual Manipulatives.JPG

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives: A must with the SMART Board! Interactive, virtual manipulatives from preK-12.
* Web-based    
Piclits.JPG
PicLits.com is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture. * Web-based  

PowerPoint.JPG

PowerPoint Collection: Download a premade PowerPoint ready for classroom use - math, science, social studies, art, language arts.
* Web-based   *  Download to computer
Professor Garfield.JPG
Professor Garfield: Are you looking to engage kids in a safe online setting and provide 21st century learning opportunities? Professor Garfield provides an environment where children can safely create, interact, read, engage, and express themselves through a variety of innovative online tools including an e-book reader and comics lab.
* Web-based
ReadWriteThink.JPG
Read, Write, Think: A collection of online interactive tools (such as Venns, plot maps, and timelines) supporting literacy in K-12 classrooms.
* Web-based

Scholastic.JPG

Scholastic: Three interactive games - rhyming words, beginning sounds, naming objects belonging in certain places (ex. Home)
* Web-based  

Smithsonian.JPG

Smithsonian: The Smithsonian Education website offers sections for families, students and educators. The section for Educators includes a browsable lesson plan area (searchable by subject, keyword or grade level) and IdeaLabs, student interactive tutorials that enhance the use of the site.  
* Download to computer 

SOS.JPG

SOS for Information Literacy: Learn how to effectively incorporate information literacy into your lesson plans. S.O.S. for Information Literacy is a dynamic, collaborative web-based multimedia resource for educators, K to 16. This site links lesson plans and teaching ideas for information literacy through a comprehensive quality control system to ensure that lessons are high caliber. Create an account and build your own lessons or activities. 
* Web-based    
Studystack.JPG
Study Stack: Find flashcards to study or create your own flashcards! Study flashcards or use the other activities such as matching, crosswords, hangman, scrambled word, or bug chase. Study flashcards anytime and anywhere by printing your flashcards or by using them with applications on your cell phone, PDA, or iPod.
* Web-based    

National Archives.JPG

The National Archives' Digital Classroom offers a multitude of resources for the use of primary sources in the classroom. With access to copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States, teachers can develop their own activities and lesson plans that make historical periods come alive for their students or choose from dozens of resources that have already been developed and are featured here.
* Web-based    

Thinkfinity.JPG

Thinkfinity is the place for you. This site offers thousands of lesson plans and interactives that align to both state and national standards. They have a consortium that includes partners National Geographic Xpeditions, Smithsonian's History Explorer, Arts Edge and other leaders in the education field.
* Web-based    

TopMarks.JPG

Topmarks: A variety of topics - all interactive
* Web-based    
Visual Thesaurus.JPG
Visual Thesaurus is where words are conceptually connected. (Be aware of "explicit" words - be sure to try it before showing your students!)
* Web-based
Webspiration.JPG
Webspiration Classroom™: Improve writing and thinking skills with Webspiration Classroom™ service, the online writing, visual thinking and collaboration tool for students and teachers. Teach necessary concepts and skills to help students write effectively and evaluate and synthesize information.
* Web-based   * Save on-line    * Can save to computer

 

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