Online Resources for Educators

(Not all are research-based)


Curriculum-Based Measurement


http://www.aimsweb.com/
A commercial website for CBM. It is very similar to DIBELS, but includes more academic areas.

http://www.precisionteachingresource.net/
This site provides instruction, tools, and performance standards for improving academic and social behaviors using an instructional measurement practice called Precision Teaching.

http://www.studentprogress.org/
This site is sponsored by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs. Provides information on monitoring progress.

http://www.progressmonitoring.net/
University of Minnesota sponsored website for the Research Institute on Progress Monitoring.

Differentiation

http://www.renzullilearning.com
So many learning activities for increasing student engagement, using technology, and making sure instruction is universally designed for all learners.

ReadWorksProvides fiction and non-fiction stories and comprehension questions. You can sort by Lexile or grade. I often use these to build lessons that are tiered and at specific Lexile levels for each child.

Note-taking

Diigo.com
Highlight and put sticky notes on websites. Access your highlighting from any computer!

http://www.eleven21.com/notetaker/
Print off sheets to take notes on for class.

http://www.webspirationpro.com/user?destination=go%2F462925
Design graphic organizers online.



Teaching Strategies

http://www.fcrr.org/
Florida Center for Reading Research

http://www.cec.sped.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home
Council for Exceptional Children

http://www.imbes.org/
International Mind, Brain, Education Society

http://www.ldonline.org/
LD Online

http://www.interventioncentral.org/
Intervention Central

http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/
The IRIS Center

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/
What Works Clearinghouse

http://dww.ed.gov/index.cfm
Doing What Works

http://www.95percentgroup.com/home
95% Group

http://sim.kucrl.org/products
University of Kansas

http://homepages.wmich.edu/~whitten/
Website for Dr. Elizabeth Whitten- click on “Strategy Bibliography” for strategies

http://www.learner.org/
Annenburg Media

http://www.readingrockets.org/
News and research based strategies regarding reading.


Assistive Tech

http://tinyurl.comMakes a long website shorter. It makes it much easier for students to type in.

Digital Storytelling

http://animoto.com/
Create a digital story set to music by uploading photos.

http://blabberize.com/
Blabberize and make pictures talk!

http://www.digitales.us
Introduction and resources for digital storytelling.

http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/storyboarding.html
Introduction and resources for storyboarding.

http://search.creativecommons.org
A way to copyright your photos and information that you put online.

http://teachmemoretech.wikispaces.com/Images+%26+Music+for+the+Classroom
Images and music for digital storytelling.

http://voicethread.com/#home
VoiceTread. Comment on documents, photos, etc. This is an alternative to class discussion. This is a great way to share student work and have parents, family members, teachers, etc. comment on the work.

http://www.xtranormal.com/
Turn text into movies.

http://photopeach.com/
Photo Peach. Make picture slideshows.

http://www.glogster.com/
Create your own posters to tell a story. You can include embedded videos and several images. It looks really cool- like a collage.

**http://www.grapheine.com/bombaytv/**
Students can add in their own subtitles to Indian dances and movie clips.

**http://www.timetoast.com/**
Create your own timeline online.

**http://prezi.com/**
Create Power Point 2.0 essentially.

**http://www.toondoo.com/**
Cartoon Maker

http://ifaketext.com/
Students Create Their Own Texts


Phonics

http://www.fitbrains.com/play_game/super_word_scrapers?v=2.1
Build words as you build skyscrapers.



Reading Fluency

http://en.childrenslibrary.org/
Children’s books to read online

http://www.storylineonline.net/index2.html
Books read aloud by famous actors. Subtitles are included if students want to follow along with the words.

http://librivox.org/
Listen to books online for free.

http://www.starfall.com/
Read easy reader books online. Allows readers to click on words they don’t know. There are also games.

http://ebooks.mlcnet.org/B5A65E3D-87A6-4085-B26F-D104244F5DC5/10/230/en/Default.htm
Free online audio books for individuals to check out through their public library account for two weeks. Great for students to have a hard copy of a book along with an audio copy to follow along with!

http://www.bookshare.org/
Online books for students with disabilities.


Reading Comprehension

http://www.googlelittrips.org/
Using Google Earth, students discover where in the world the greatest road trip stories of all time took place... and so much more!

https://hosted30.renlearn.com/176197/
Accelerated Reader

http://tuneintoreading.elpcorp.com/windows_index.html
Tune In To Reading



Vocabulary

http://www.verbalearn.com/
Makes MP3s of your vocabulary words.

http://www.visuwords.com/
This site is amazing!!! It’s a graphic dictionary. Type in a word and it links it to other words in a sort of web.

http://quizlet.com/
Make flashcards to help you study.



Typing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/
A fun game from the BBC to practice typing.


Writing

http://www.grapheine.com/bombaytv/index.php?lang=uk
Add subtitles to a Bollywood video. Great for teaching "voice" in the 6 Traits.

http://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp
Create a story and make it look like a newspaper clipping!

http://www.piclits.com/compose_dragdrop.aspx
Add words to a photograph that you find captivating.

http://www.favoritepoem.org/
Favorite Poem Project

http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/
Create your own comic strip.

http://easybib.com/
Automatic citation maker.

http://www.buzzword.com/#o
Internet-based word processing. Documents are saved online in your account.

https://www.pdfonline.com/convert_pdf.asp
Convert Word files to PDF via email.


Social Studies and Science

http://www.capzles.com/
Create virtual time capsule slideshows set to music.

http://animoto.com/
Slideshows set to music.

http://wonderopolis.org/
Daily wonders with answers.


Mathematics

http://www.math.harvard.edu/~knill/mathmovies/index.html
Find clips from movies dealing with math.

http://www.mrnussbaum.com/mathgames.htm
Great math games that actually are very fun!

http://www.kidsnumbers.com/
More math games

http://www.worksheetworks.com/
Great worksheets for homework.

http://www.math-drills.com/
Great worksheets for homework.

http://www.kidsnumbers.com/
Math games for students.


Survey Creator

http://www.surveymonkey.com/
Create your own survey and see the data on this free website.

http://www.zoomerang.com/
Create your own survey.

http://doodle.com/
AWESOME for scheduling SPED meetings :)


Photos

http://www.photl.com/en/
Free high-quality photos online.

http://www.picnik.com/app#/home/welcome
Design Scrapbooks and Edit Pictures Online


http://www.picaboo.com/
Design Scrapbooks and Edit Pictures Online


Games

http://www.fitbrains.com/
Fun games to flex your brain muscles.

http://www.mrnussbaum.com/mathgames.htm
Great math games that actually are very fun!

http://www.kidsknowit.com/
Lots of games and activities in a variety of stubjects.

http://www.funbrain.com/
Many activities for children to do on their own.

http://www.primarygames.com/
Games for students to play during free time.

http://www.studyisland.com/
Games the correspond to state standards.

Communication/Networking

http://twitter.com/
Let friends and family know what you are up to.

http://editurepd.com/Facebook for teachers.

Technology Information

http://www.teachingmatters.org/index.asp
A website for using technology to improve teaching.

http://www.sc.edu/scatp/ATclassroom.htm
Assistive Technology Resources

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/
Technology Ideas for Teachers

http://www.remc11.k12.mi.us/dl/fave/
Video Field Trips

http://exchange.smarttech.com/#tab=0
Smart Board Lessons

http://www.prometheanplanet.com/en-us/
Promethean Board Lessons

Virtual Instruction

http://www.hippocampus.orgHas instructional videos on a variety of topics for middle and high school students.
http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htmVirtual college classes for free.
http://www.brainpop.com/Brain Pop. Short videos on a variety of topics.
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/United Streaming. Videos on many topics of various lengths.

Michigan Teachers

http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-28753---,00.html
Curriculum and Standards

http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-28753_33232---,00.html
GLCE

Teachers Everywhere!

http://www.corestandards.org/Common core standards.
http://login.clihome.com/Curriculum Mapper.


Blogs for Educators

http://www.techsavvyed.net/
A blog on integrating technology in the classroom.

http://planetesme.blogspot.com/
A blog on only the best children's lit from the official expert in readiology!

http://www.sunday-cummins.com/blog.html
Sunday Cummins's Blog