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    STOP AND READ THIS POST FIRST - - - IT'S GOT PAGES ONE THROUGH THREE LISTED BELOW - NO NEED TO SIFT THROUGH ALL OF THOSE POSTS.

    (Pages four and on have not been added below so you may want to check anything beyond that page.)

    Thanks to everyone who contributed. There are billions of cool website resources for us to use. A lot of you went out of your way to pick your favorite sites and post them for us. It's greatly appreciated.

    FAVORITE WEBSITES UPDATED 7/6/08

    Classroom Management
    Ms. Powell's Management Ideas for Teachers -Classroom Management
    Mrs. Luigs' Site
    Lesson Plans
    Core Knowledge Lesson Plans - All kinds of lesson plans.
    Learning Page - Lesson Plans
    Reading and Literacy
    Literactive - It's a free interactive reading website for primary grades. You have to register and get a password, but it's free.
    http://www.webenglishteacher.com/index.html - Reading and Literacy Lesson Plans
    Literacy Connections - Awesome "how-to" site for teaching literacy. Example: "What are sight words?"
    The Teacher's Desk - Great reading/literacy resources for grades 5 and 6
    WritingFix - Lots of writing prompts - neat site - scroll down to see all the fun stuff.
    ReadWriteThink - Lesson Plans and resources for reading and literacy
    The Reading Lady - Reading lesson plans and lots of resources and ideas.
    Mosaic Listserve Tools -free, wonderful resources for literacy education!
    Interactive Educational Websites for Students
    Visuwords - Awesome interactive word-web creator - type in any word! COOL!
    FunBrain - Interactive Learning games for the kiddos
    BrainPOP - Interactive movies, quizes, and games for kiddos (Free 5-day trial)
    National Geographic Kids
    TIME for kids
    Carl's Corner - Reading GALORE
    Raz-Kids - This website reads stories to students based on reading level - Awesome! (membership required)
    Starfall.com - Great K-2 Reading site
    Storyline Online - Great books read by actors (Free)
    Mr. Lettiere's English on the Web - Love the study guides and handouts. He also has great links.
    Custom Worksheet Generators and the like
    Printable Certificates - Generate custom certificates for your classroom.
    EasyTestMaker - Generate your own customized tests! Neat-o.
    Traceable handwriting worksheet generator
    Crossword Puzzle Generator
    Puzzle Maker - From the Discovery Channel
    Rubric Generator (and Lesson Plans)
    RubiStar - Rubric Generator
    Chart Dog - for teachers--it's an online charting program to document just about anything and it creates the graph
    SuperKids - Math worksheet generator.
    Dolch Sight Words - Free list based on grade level - Pre-K through 3rd
    General They-Have-It-All Websites
    Zwolle Elementary School Resources - AWESOME SITE!! Tons and tons of elementary goodies listed in alphabetical order. Check it out!
    Education World - A little of everything.
    EdHelper.com - These guys have it ALL. (Membership requried but it's cheap.)
    SparkleBox - TONS of printable stuff for the classroom and it's all FREE. Awesome site.
    Links for K-12 - hodge podge of goodies
    Real Classroom Ideas - This has so many useful ideas for the classroom.
    TeachersFirst - Lots of units and resources - awesome site!
    Teaching Resources- She has everything for multiple subjects.
    TeachingTips.com- 100+ Resources for teaching without textbooks.
    Busy Teacher Cafe - Lots of resources.
    The Virtual Vine - Lots of good stuff!
    Teaching Heart - K-3 Resources
    Art and Crafts
    DLTK's Printable Crafts - good craft ideas and you can customize charts
    Math
    The Math Worksheet Site- Instant basic math drill/review sheets. Nicely done. Fuller version available with subscription, but I got lots of mileage out of the free features.
    Figure This! - Fun math brain teasers.
    Introducation to Algebra - Great site for pre-algebra and algebra
    Math Fact Cafe - Lots of math printables. Cool site.
    Hands-on Math - Hands on math activities for elementary
    Pattern Possibilities - All kinds of math patterns
    Teacher Resources Galore- Fractions, time, money, place value, etc.
    File Folder Games - Math games for elementary
    Mathwire.com - Standards-based Math Activities
    Science
    The Science Spot - Everything science.
    Steve Spangler Science
    Special Education
    AAC Intervention - Lots of cool Boardmaker activities!
    Augmentative/Alternative Communication - Really cool speech path site with tons of speech-related activities.
    speakingofspeech.com - lots of materials for special ed created by teachers.
    asteachersites - Tons of really cool Autism-related goodies!
    Special Education Sites - Really cool resources and social stories.
    Mouse Trial - Interactive online learning games geared toward kiddos with Autism - some free trials but membership fee is low.
    Intellitools - Free membership
    Adaptations in PreSchool Special Education
    IEP Goal Bank - Awesome tool for special educators.
    PAT Bank
    Make-it-yourself Work Tasks - Another awesome site for special educators and possibly gen edders too.
    http://www.positivelyautism.com/ - Great Autism resource site from our very own Nicole. Thanks Nicole!
    Tinsnips - printables and ideas for kids with autism, but can be used in any elementary class
    Behavior Managment
    Intervention Central - Great behavior management resource!
    http://www.disciplinehelp.com/ - Discipline help.
    Health
    HealthyHands.com - I used a lot of printables from this site in my germs unit.
    KidsHealth.org - An all-around resource (includes some printables) about everything health and human body related.
    Social Studies
    MrDonn.org/ - chock full of information about various social studies topics and includes - lesson plans, links to the web by topic, games, articles, you name it.
    Roughton's Class - He's helped me tap into what I've really wanted to do with my SS classes and the "Activities" he has listed are so great!
    Xpeditions - educator resources ala National Geographic
    Atlas - Free printable maps - world
    NationalAtlas - Free printable maps - United States
    Owl & Mouse- Early reading, a castle to build, map puzzles and maps to print
    Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - US History, Business/Careers - cool site!
    Famous People - Biography mini-lessons to edit
    Congress for Kids - Tour the federal government.
    White House Kids - Presidents coloring pages
    The Constitution for Kids - Everything Constitution. All grade levels.
    ESL
    Multilingual EGlossary
    Conjuguemos- The fast, fun way to practice Spanish verb conjugation
    Bighugelabs.com -Do fun stuff with your fotos
    http://www.herencia.com/cgi-bin/links.cgi - Latino Links
    Reader's Digest Mexico
    National Geographic in Spanish
    Mes-English- Meant for ESL, but great also for special ed, vocabulary, etc. Plenty of printables, very visual.
    Graphic Organizers
    Free Printable Graphic Organizers
    More free graphic organizers from EdHelper.com
    Printables
    SEN Teacher - a whole bunch of random, customizable printables.
    Preshcool Printables - file folder games that work for the younger kids--free printables
    Enchanted Learning - Lots of great printables. Cheap membership.
    Misc.
    eMINTS -Gives you lots of links on many themes (search engine)
    Free Downloads of games to learn sight words, letter sounds, math facts
    5th Grade Centers - Lots of centers for 5th grade.
    Classroom Architect - Create and print your classroom floor plan. Awesome site.
    Classroom Power - Power Teaching
    Introduction to Power Teaching
    A N I M O T O - create photo montages or videos, with sound and effects.


    NOTE: There is one post on page four of this thread that has over 80 websites listed. Plese view that post for more websites that may not be listed above.
     
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    Starfall.com - for prereading/early reading games and activities
    Storylineonline.net - great books read by actors (free)
     
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    Admin -- Can you please sticky this thread or create a new one with an organized list? This topic comes up regularly and it would be SO helpful to have all of these links easily accessible.

    Most of my faves have been posted already, but here are some more:
    eMints Gives you lots of links on many themes (search engine)
    Healthy Hands -- I used a lot of printables from this site in my germs unit.
    Kids Health An all-around resource (includes some printables) about everything health and human body related.
    Printable maps -- world
    Printable maps -- United States
    The Math Worksheet Site Instant basic math drill/review sheets. Nicely done. Fuller version available with subscription, but I got lots of mileage out of the free features.
    Graphic Organizers for all occasions. From edhelper. Free.
    Mes-English Meant for ESL, but great also for special ed, vocabulary, etc. Plenty of printables, very visual.
    SEN teacher a whole bunch of random, customizable printables.
    Time magazine educator site
    National Geographic xpeditions educator resources
    National Geographic kids site (not printables, but a GREAT educational site!)
     
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    Mr. Lettiere's English on the Web

    Love the study guides and handouts. He also has great links.
     
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    I love

    virtual vine
    lots of resources
    www.preschoolprintables.com
    file folder games that work for the younger kids--free printables
    www.dltk-kids.com
    good craft ideas and you can customize charts
    www.enchantedlearning.com
    great printables
    www.tinsnips.com
    printables and ideas for kids with autism, but can be used in any elementary class
    www.chartdog.com
    for teachers--it's an online charting program to document just about anything and it creates the graph
    www.jimwrightonline.com
    behavior resources
     
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    Trinda,

    the tinsnips link brought up one of those odd domains that has all sorts of stuff -- maybe it's not the correct URL?

    OK, it is http://www.tinsnips.org
     
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    Hi Missy,

    When you're in "reply to post" mode, click on the earth icon in the menu above and a pop-up box will show up. Paste your http address in the box, and then it'll insert the link for you. You'll notice that after doing this, part of the inserted code will be highlighted. You simply type whatever you want and it'll inser the text for you. So I can either have http://classroom.4teachers.org/ or Classroom Architect for a link depending on if I type over that highlight or not.

    I noticed your links work anyway, so either way, you're posting clickable links. ;)

    Great sites, everybody! Thanks so much for sharing! There are soooo many cool websites out there for teachers. :woot:
     
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    And this is why I LOVE this site!
     
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    google "yourchildlearns" as one word

    Early reading, a castle to build, map puzzles and maps to print
     
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    'daisy, my dear, since you're watching... Bored is right: could you make this a sticky thread, please? Or do I gotta report a post?
     
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    Wow! I thought I was doing good with edhelper.com (some free, some only with subscription - I think it is DEFINITELY worth the price) - activities and lesson helpers - printables, puzzles, etc.

    Scholastic Printables (new, and I think you might have to subscribe, but I'm not sure)

    www.readinglady.com and http://www.readinglady.com/mosaic/tools/tools.htm - all free, wonderful resources for literacy education!

    Also, check the Yahoo groups - there are tons of teacher groups on there!
     
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    I second that one. Make sure you find out about the Power Teaching Olympics, you will love that one.

    I also like classroompower, but its identity will soon change from a blog.
     
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    Aside from AtoZ, I think Chris Biffle and yours are the best resource sites (and maybe readinglady.com, too), PT!
     
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    Thanks! Mine is about to be converted into a portal site for beginning Power Teachers.
     
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    Thanks these are great! I just purchased a new computer, so I lost all my links...I tried to bookmark them in Yahoo...but did not have much luck.
    :up:
     
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    Great stuff, guys! PW thanks on the tip about Yahoo, I have an account there. I'll have to look into it.
     
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    That will be fabulous, PT! Now all I have to do is get hired! LOL

    Teachling - no problem! Most of the stuff I know came from AtoZ! At least most of it except for Power Teaching and the Mosaic Listserve (available for free at www.readinglady.com), a site & forum for and about reading instruction! I haven't checked Yahoo as much as I should. Edhelper saved my bacon last spring when I was LTS in a 1st grade class for 6 weeks!
     
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    The easytestmaker is great! Thanks
     
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    Does anyone know the website that lets you arrange your classroom virtually and then print it??
     
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    More great info & ideas! Thanks, Ic. I'm also created a site to stay organize & have things I need available no matter where I am.
     
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    Trinda, there are a few of them but my favorite is Classroom Architect. I'll put it on the list under miscellaneous.
     
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    superkidsmath.com create math worksheets for various levels and abilities.
     
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    Thanks, zooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom!!
     
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    mathfactcafe.com
     
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