Just for Teachers
Shelby County Public Library-- Support the public library.
Shelby County High School— Home page of SCHS.
General Education Sites
The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM)
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, this site provides quick access to many online resources available on various state, federal, commercial, university, and non-profit web sites.
Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators
This is a categorized list of web sites that provide help for classroom instruction, curriculum development, and professional growth
KET EncycloMedia offers teachers and students more than 5,000 videos, 50,000 video clips, and thousands of digital images, all searchable by keyword, content area, grade level, and Kentucky academic standards.
Website of the Week
Listed here are the websites sent to staff weekly. If you want to work with Ms. Webb to incorporate some of this instructional technology in your classroom, please stop by!
Study Blue is a website that allows you or students to create digital flashcards for help memorizing facts. There is a mobile APP that can be downloaded to portable devices.
Tagxedo is a website that creates word clouds in specific shapes. The shapes can be selected from the website or custom shapes can be uploaded to the site.
Comic Master is a website that allows you and your students to create basic graphic novels using characters, text, and a limited number of special fieatures.
Edmodo is a website that serves a a social networking site for school. Teachers can upload assignments, students can upload work, collaborate with classmates and access a calendar full of assignments, tests, and upcoming class information.
Glogster allows students to create on-line "posters". Students can post text, video, clip art and pictures to a screen that acts as a poster. Student work can be saved and viewed on line.
TED provides, "riveting talks by remarkable people". Visit this site to find videos, speeches, and, "ideas worth spreading". Information is searchable by topic.
Skype this free software download will allow you to connect with authors, guest speakers, students and friends via web cam. Your document camera can double as a web camera, or you can check out a camera from the library.
Storybird allows you and your students to use art to create digital stories. Art is provided by the site from various artists in many different styles. Students can then add text to create visual images for many different projects.
Essay Map gives students an interactive, on line way to organize and plan an essay. It gives space for an introduction, three main ideas, supporting details, and a conclusion. Students can then print their maps and use them to construct a well organized paper.
The “Lesson Plans” link will direct teachers to various methods of searching for appropriate lessons. There are other items located at Teacher.Net, like chatrooms, curriculum resources, and professional articles.
Lesson Plans for Teachers
This site supplies great links to lesson plans, lesson plan directories, theme units, and other teacher tools.
The “Lesson Planning” link provides lesson ideas, but that is only one of the available resources at this site
Technology and Teaching
The WebQuest Page
This is a resource for teachers who want to use the WebQuest model to incorporate web sites into instruction. Examples of WebQuests are available here.
This user-friendly site allows teachers to search the Internet and then create learning activities, like WebQuests, Hotlists, Samplers, and Scavenger Hunts.
This site allows teachers to create quality rubrics for a variety of assignments.
Just for Fun
Do you want to make a picture talk? Check out this site!
Jokes, cartoons, and more are located here
Web 2.0 Sites
This site will allow users to set up an account so that podcasts may be created.
PBworks (formerly called PBwiki)
This site will allow users to create and manage a wiki, which is a collaborative web site that may be edited by all users of the wiki.
This site allows teachers to create class blogs.
Class Blogmeister is a service of David Warlick and The Landmark Project and allows teachers to create class blogs..
This social bookmarking site allows users to bookmark favorite sites and share/access them from any computer.
Check out this "YouTube-like" site that is designed for educational settings.
Use this site to create word clouds. Here is an an example:
Facebook for school! Someone finally figured it out. Set up student groups, upload assignments, create blogs for classes.