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OCTOBER 2007
 

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Collections
More than 300,000 art works online: Enjoy!
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston developed this Web site to showcase more than 300,000 artworks from its collections. The site features interactive tours and teacher resources.

MCREL: Economics Lesson Plans
The "dismal science" is brighter in the digital age .
Grades: 9-12
As part of fulfilling its mission to bridge the gap between educational research and instructional practice, the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) has compiled this collection of Economic Lesson plans and activities for use in the classroom.

Adventures in Education
A powerful site about preparing and paying for higher education.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Education World first visited this site in 1996, and the site has had considerable updates since that time. Adventures in Education (AIE) has invaluable information online to assist students, parents, teachers, and counselors in preparing for and financing higher education.

ProProfs Flashcards
Fabulous flashcard site, with one million online, and you can make more!
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Flashcards, a popular learning aid used by students across subject areas, just got easier to create and share. ProProfs enables easy creation and sharing of flashcards by free access to a library of over 1 million cards, with the added ability to create your own set.

NSTA: Science Objects
The National Science Teachers Association online "refreshers" on various science topics.
Grades: Professional
This site from the National Science Teachers Association provides free web-based science learning activities for teachers to build content knowledge.

Discover Antarctica
A "cool" site about the land of the penguins.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
The site was developed by the Royal Geographical Society in partnership with the British Antarctic Survey and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It offers a wealth of resources and information for teaching and learning about the continent of Antarctica.

We All Use Math Everyday
An NCTM and Texas Instruments site that complements the CBS show Numb3rs.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has collaborated with Texas Instruments to create this site that complements the CBS television show “Numb3rs”. Although the site complements the television show, the lessons can be used as stand-alone lessons in the classroom. “The program was specifically designed," it says on the site, "to help students (and their parents) realize how relevant math is to everyday activity and understand the importance the subject plays in their future success.”

Sound Junction
All together now! Great music site with tools and information for all interests.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Professional
SoundJunction provides a comprehensive collection of music from all genres. You can take music apart and find how it works, create music yourself, find out how other people make music and how they perform it, learn about musical instruments and look at the backgrounds of different musical styles.

The Math Worksheet Site
A nice, quickly navigated collection of math worksheets, plus more for subscribers.
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, Professional, Parents
Math Worksheet site.com is an online math worksheet generator. Users can generate an endless number of math worksheets in .pdf format. Part of the site requires a subscription but there is plenty of free material to warrant a visit.

NetSmartzKids
Online safety is a good (and now a fun) thing: games for kids.
Grades: K-2, 3-5
NetSmartz is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and Boys and Girls Clubs of America. It offers age appropriate games, activities, videos, music and more that teaches young children how to be safer online.

A Book In Time
A fast-growing site by a group of history teachers.
Grades: Professional, Parents
A Book in Time was written by teacher Carol Henderson for other teachers. It is a resource to help history teachers find all kinds of extracurricular resources to enrich their classes including crafts, timelines, maps and more.

Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation
We're movin' on up: safely! Good site prior to field trips.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, Parents
The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF) offers this site to educate the public on the safe and proper way to use elevators, escalators and moving walks through informational programs. 

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)
All things bright and primary.
Grades: Professional
The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) supports early childhood education initiatives by providing objective, nonpartisan information based on research.

International Childrens Digital Library
An international library with nearly 2000 books online, in 39 languages.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8
The International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) makes the best in children’s literature from around the world available online, “so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children's literature from the world community.”