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Online tools provide a variety of timesaving teacher resources, including rubric makers, WebQuest creators, Web page builders, and more. Included: Ten Web sites offering online tools and templates.

A teacher's day is never quite long enough. You can, however, get more out of each day by taking advantage of the variety of teaching tools available on the Web. Whether you need help with administrative tasks, lesson planning, curriculum materials, or parent communication, you're sure to find what you need at one of the sites below.

Discovery School
This vast educational resource for parents, teachers, and students offers several online Teaching Tools including a Puzzlemaker, Quiz Center, Worksheet Generator, Lesson Planner, and Clip Art Gallery. Free registration allows you to save the work you create in your own "Custom Classroom."

Filamentality provides fill-in-the-blank templates that allow teachers to use Web resources to create interactive classroom activities. A variety of activity templates are available, including Hotlists, Subject Samplers, Treasure Hunts, and WebQuests.

Noodle Tools
NoodleTools is a suite of interactive tools designed to aid students and professionals with online research. From selecting a search engine and finding some relevant sources, to citing those sources in MLA or APA style, NoodleTools makes online research easier.

Landmarks for Schools
This site, "dedicated to the idea that information will be the raw material that drives the 21st century, and that today's students should be learning to build with information," offers free Web tools for integrating the Internet into the curriculum in a meaningful way. The tools include a rubric maker, citation machine, permission template, and digital index card, as well as Web site and WebQuest creators.

Your is a free solution for posting homework and class assignments on the Web. Teachers can set up class files using the site's easy fill-in-the-blank templates; parents and students can access the posted information to stay up to date on assignments, tests, school and classroom events, and more.

And, of course, don't miss Education World's Teacher Tools and Templates page for a variety of useful templates -- including graphic organizers, classroom organizers, award certificates, parent-teacher communication tools, and more.


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