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FEBRUARY 2007
 

Arty Factory
Teacher-created site offering free art and design lessons.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This site was created by John Mac Taggart, an art and design teacher, in the United Kingdom. It offers free art and design lessons for artists of any age.

Mark Twains Mississippi
An interactive Twain library emphasizing his work featuring the Big River.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Mark Twains Mississippi provides a searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemons publications under the name of Mark Twain with an emphasis on his Mississippi novels and reminiscences. This interactive site was created at Northern Illinois University.

Google Docs and Spreadsheets
Another amazing tool from the company named after that really big number.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12, Professional
Google Docs and Spreadsheets is an easy-to-use online word processor and spreadsheet editor that enables you and your students to create, store and share documents and spreadsheets instantly and securely and collaborate online in real time.

Google Earth
Satellite pictures power this amazing search-the-Earth tool.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Google Earth is a satellite imagery-based mapping tool that creates a 3D model of the entire planet that allows users to grab, spin, and zoom down into any place on Earth. Different versions offer tools for measuring, drawing, saving, printing, and GPS device support.

Sea Turtle.org
All about sea turtles, including tracking their migration.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Seaturtle.org provides information and resources to support research and conservation efforts in the sea turtle community. It includes research, news, images, multimedia, tracking projects, map tool, and more.

The Better World Project
Global idealism in one handy web site!
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
The BetterWorld Project offers more than 1000 free printable resources that address over fifty social issues such as conflict resolution, citizenship, human rights, ending world hunger, peace and volunteering for a better world. It is a project of We the World, a nonprofit educational organization based in New York City.

Learning About Renewable Energy
A government site on renewable energy.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Learning About Renewable Energy, from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), provides basic information about solar, wind, biomass, hydrogen, and geothermal power.

Start Here. Go Places
Info to help students toward business and accounting careers.
Grades: 9-12, Advanced
This site is presented by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and offers free resources and information that can help students on a path toward a successful career in business and accounting.

HEARTH (Home Economics Archive Research Tradition History)
The home page for home economics.
Grades: 9-12, Professional
HEARTH is an electronic collection of books and journals in Home Economic and related disciplines. It features titles that were published from 1820-1979 and includes the full text of these selections as well as bibliographies and essays on the wide array of subjects related to Home Economics.

Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Childrens Reading Success
A parenting book online!
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-4, Parents
Starting Out Right is an online book that discusses how best to help children succeed in reading. It focuses on children from birth through the first years of formal schooling, and offers practical guidelines, program descriptions, advice on resources, and strategies that can be used in everyday life to improve childrens reading and educational prospects. The book is available for purchase but can be read online for free.

The History of the Supreme Court
Tastefully designed site, sponsored by New York Life insurance, written by teachers.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
The History of the Supreme Court is a site funded by New York Life that complements a major television series that will air on PBS in January and February of 2007. It explores the history and impact of the nations highest court. Included are lesson plans and other curriculum resources for the classroom.

Brains Rule!
Learn about your brain.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
This site provided by the University of Nebraska at Omaha and several partner organizations promotes learning about the brain and nervous system for children.