A Teacher's Best Friend is a Computer
The internet provides an enormous resource for teachers, including subject-specific lesson plan ideas and online communities where teachers can exchange anecdotes and successes.
Many teachers place their own lesson plans online for newer teachers who are looking for good ideas.
Free Lessons: A good selection of free lesson plans available for teachers.
Math Forums: Provides many math lessons.
Rubrics for Web Lessons: Explains how to use online lessons properly.
Lessons and Guides: Site that has compiled a list of web lesson links for teachers.
CEC Lesson Plans: Another site with lesson plans from a variety of subjects.
Contests, big projects, and other activities can go up on the class web to make the learning experience more fun. These sites also allow parents to keep up with their children's accomplishments.
Classweb Examples: An example of a typical class website.
Classroom Webpages Grades 3-4: Some other examples of good class webs.
Web Page Creation: Shows how to create a class webpage.
St. Mary's Page: Another example of a great class webpage.
Web quests can also be a valuable learning tool for teachers. Students learn more when they are engaged and having fun. Web quests are one of the best ways to ensure this. Many are available on the web for teachers.
Webquest Search: Allows teachers to search for web quests.
Web Quest Collections: A collection of web quests and links.
Webquest Links: A compilation of links for different grades levels.
Teacher Webquests: More links to web quests that are sorted by grade level.
Web Quest Example: An example of web quest for students in grades 7-12.
Virtual Field Trips
Teachers can bring the rest of the world into the classroom by using virtual tours.
Virtual Trips: Listing of virtual field trips to South America.
Geology Field Trips: Listing of field trips relating to geological studies.
About Virtual Field Trips: Explains how virtual field trips work.
Virtual Trips: Listing of virtual field trips divided by subject.
Virtual Trip to Hawaii: A virtual field trip to Hawaii.
Just like teachers, students may often want to have their own webpage. For older students, student webs can be helpful because they have an outlet to display their work. Often, a school will have web space available for their students to put web pages up.
Student Web Examples: Example of a typical student web page.
Making A Student Web: Explains how to make a good student web page.
Student Webpage Guidelines: Example of the typical guidelines for student web pages.
Student Web Pages: Discusses student web pages.
Design Basics: Good examples of what to do and not to do when constructing a student page.
Every teacher will eventually find themselves in a situation where they need to find some help. With the Internet, it's really easy.
Teacher Resources: A list of links to very informative resource pages.
Links For Teachers: The Library of Congress page put together for teachers.
Core Teaching Resources: A good resource site for teachers.
Holocaust Resources: Site with resources that deal with the Holocaust.
K12 Resources: A compilation of resources for teachers of different grades.
Just like students, teachers should always be learning. There are many websites that have tutorials available for teachers. Many of these tutorials helps teachers keep up with current programs and technology.
Teacher Tutorials: Tutorials about different teaching aspects.
Online Booklets: Online booklets that illustrate how to use certain programs.
Program Tutorials: Tutorials relating to most Microsoft programs.
Teacher Tools: Tutorials and other valuable information available for teachers.
Power Point 2007: Tutorial that shows how to use Power Point.
Power Point Resources: Has information and links to Power Point resources.
Microsoft PowerPoint: Explains how to begin using Power Point effectively.
Power of PowerPoint: A lot of information and links to sites relating to Power Point.
PowerPoint Accessibility: Discusses Power Point in depth.