eTOOLS for Educators

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    Academic Standards

    National Standards 

    Development Educational Standards
    Good teachers have standards in mind when they set their lessons up, where the idea of a "standard" represents a specific idea of what the teacher expects a student to recall, replicate, manipulate, understand, or demonstrate at some point down the road - and of how the teacher will know how close a student has come to meeting that standard. 

    McREL - Compendium of Standards and Benchmarks
    A compilation of content standards for K-12 curriculum in both searchable and browsable formats. 

    State Standards by EdVISION
    State educational standards coupled to lesson plans and resources

    Scholastic Teacher Resources Center
    Match our online resources to your curriculum or to state or district standards.

    Teaching to Academic Standards
    Standards describe the goals of schooling, the destinations at which students should arrive at the end of the unit or term.

    ePals for School Projects

    ePALS Classroom Exchange
    ePALS is the world's largest online classroom community, connecting over 2.5 million students and teachers through 33,169 profiles. Members from over 65,000 classrooms in 182 countries use ePALS' free online collaborative technology. 
     

    Graphic Organizers

    Graphic Organizer Generators
    The generators will allow you to make graphic organizers by filling out a simple form. The materials are made instantly and can be printed directly from your computer. Your creations are exclusive to you. If you would like to keep your creations, save them when you make them. 

    Virtual Field Trips

    Field Trips
    The Field Trips Site has a range of field trips on nature topics: Rainforests, Endangered Species, Salt Marshes, Volcanoes, and more! Perfect for classroom use, we provide teacher's objectives and resources for each trip. Enjoy your visit!

    Language Translators 
      FreeTranslation.com

      Babel Fish Translator

    (English to Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and Norwegian) 

    ARTICLES and WEB SITES ON HOW TO PREVENT PLAGIARISM

    Anti-Plagirism Strategies     

    New Plagiarism: Seven Antidotes to Prevent Highway Robbery in an Electronic Age

     

    Maps

    Outline Maps of the World

    Countries of the World

    Continents and World

    US Maps

    Colonial Map
     

    Weather Tools

    Penn State University Weather
    Weather maps, hourly weather statistics, virtual reality weather movies, and links to other weather sites.
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     AccuWeather School(tm)
    Welcome to the Weather School! We have added information on various
    weather events. Visit our Hurricane module, or look through our weather FAQs

    CNN Weather
    Get breaking weather reports, storm coverage and access to interactive weather maps from this compilation of resources.

     Weather Dude: 
    Meteorology made simple for kids, parents and teachers. KSTWTV weather forecaster helps kids learn about weather and meteorology. 

    Virtual Timers and Stopwatches

    Vitual Timers
    Our Virtual Stopwatch and Virtual Timer lets online users use their PC as a virtual timing device.  The Stopwatch counts up from zero, and the Timer counts down to zero.  The stopwatch and timer are both based on your PC's internal clock, so we can't guarantee their accuracy
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    Puzzle Generator

    Puzzlemaker 
    Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your word lists. Build your own maze or print our specialty hand drawn mazes created around holidays and classroom topics. 

    Word Search Maker
    Word Search Maker will generate a word search puzzle instantly on the screen.  Save the puzzle to your hard drive and use it over and over.

    Elementary Word Search Maker
    Same tool as above, but this tool makes word search of up to six words with enlarged fonts for easy viewing.

    Teach-nology Crossword Puzzle Generator
    With our Crossword Puzzle Maker, you have complete control of how and where the words fit into the puzzle.

    Word Scrambler Generator
    This neat and handy tool allows you to create word scramble sheets over the web. Scramble up to 999 words and get the answers, too.  
     

    Rubric Generator

    Rubric, Rubrics Makers Generators
    The rubric generators below will allow you to make grading rubrics by filling out a simple form. The materials are made instantly and can be printed directly from your computer. Your creations are exclusive to you. If you would like to keep your creations, save them when you make them. 

    RubiStar Maker
    RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch. 

    Project Based Learning
    Checklists to support Project Based Learning and evaluation

     WebQuests

    WebQuest Generator
    A Web Quest is a method used to engage students in inquiry based learning. A web quest is meant to guide students through a process of inquiry through a set of assigned tasks that lead them to a conclusion, or that results in a product. 

    Test & Worksheet Generators  

    Classroom Materials Generators
    The generators below will allow you to make classroom materials by filling out a simple form. The materials are made instantly and can be printed directly from your computer. Your creations are exclusive to you. If you would like to keep your creations, save them when you make them.

    Teach-nology Worksheet Maker
    The generators below will allow you to make worksheets by filling out a simple form. The materials are made instantly and can be printed directly from your computer. Your creations are exclusive to you.

    QuizStar
    With this web-based utility, you will be able to create a custom quiz that others can take online! If you have a lesson plan centered around internet web sites, or if you want students to be able to do take-home assignments over the internet, then QuizStar is for you! 

    A to Z Teacher Stuff:  Printables and Worksheets
    Welcome to A to Z Teacher Stuff's newest feature: PRINTABLES! 

    RHL School Free Worksheets and More 
    This web site gives you access to worksheets for teachers and parents to copy and use with their students. 

    Forms and Tests
    First-grade teacher Jill Perkins provides a number of useful -- and sometimes hard-to-find -- templates, including a weekly lesson plan, ABC flash cards, a handwriting practice page, a 100s chart, and a classroom grading aid. You will find most templates in both non-modifiable (PDF) and modifiable (Microsoft Word) formats. The site also includes templates for Dolch flash cards for first, second, and third grade.

    Learning Resources for K-12 Teachers and Their Students

    Education World
    Education World's goal is to make it easy for educators to integrate the Internet into the classroom. With 98 percent of the nation's public schools connected to the Internet, the need for a complete online educational guide is evident. 

    Teaching Extras for the Classroom
    ABC Teach provides lots of printable teacher resources, including learning center signs, desktop name tags, hall passes, homework reminders, flash cards, assignment forms, thank-you notes, and more. All are attractive and colorful. The site is very slow to load, however. If a page takes too long to open, try clicking Stop in the navigation toolbar. Sometimes it speeds up the process!

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