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The Information Age Classroom

An Internet Hotlist of Links for Educators

created by Patricia Iannacone
Nassau BOCES

| Introduction | Everything ELA | Classroom Management | Great Sites for Educators | Early Childhood Education | English Language Arts | Social Studies | Science | Math | The Arts | Multicultural Resources | FYI | Just for Fun! | References | WebQuests | Videoconferencing | Educational Journals
| For Molloy ED521 Students | The Inclusion Classroom | The ESL Classroom | The American Revolution
| Teacher Resources


'What we need is people who specialize in the impossible'- Theodore Roosevelt

I think Teddy had teachers in mind when he said that! Managing a classroom is a challenge. Integrating technology and the thinking it encourages presents you, the teacher, with the dilemma of how to manage it all.

The sites listed below will help you to run your classroom smoothly and show you and your students how to have fun while learning too!

Please Bookmark this page and return often to find exciting new sites. Feel free to e-mail me (see bottom of page) with comments, questions, and suggestions.

Teacher Resources

  • Nassau BOCES-NYIT-NYS Teacher Centers - was selected as a winner of the New York State Virtual Learning Space (NYSVLS) Web Content Development Grant. In partnership with our CIT Department, New York Institute of Technology and Teacher Centers, and with a Statewide collaborative effort of all grant winners, this webpage contains links to online professional development,Marco Polo database of 2500 lessons aligned to the NYS Standards,and online self-paced course modules on assessment and learning.

  • New York Learns-Center for Applied Technology in Education-Buffalo City Schools - This area contains an array of curricular and instructional support materials. Teachers can use these materials and resources to increase student achievement within the classroom.

  • The Study Zone-Oswego City School District - The goal of this nonprofit site is to help high school students meet the New York State Regents requirements in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. This project is supported by a federally-funded Title III Technology Literacy Challenge Grant.

  • Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES:"School Tools” - Curriculum development and learning management tools and resources for educators, administrators, students and parents via both the internet and handheld devices

  • Accelerate U-Data Mentor - a web based tool that allows teachers to analyze individual district assessment data, then offers a wide variety of educational resources to support instruction, decision making and planning.

  • Schenectady City School District: “New York Net” - staff development and online resources for teachers and students.

  • The Syracuse City School District, and the Living SchoolBook (LSB) and Information Institute of Syracuse at Syracuse University - are working together to scale our current suite of educational tools for a larger statewide audience and align them with the portal search engine

    Classroom Management Sites

    The Arts

  • Visual Push-ups -Like athletes, artists develop their "visual muscles" by continuous practice and use. They practice by looking at things closely, drawing them, and recording them in their minds' eye. Here are some "push-ups" you can do in your classroom or home to exercise your "visual muscle." Each one can be done again and again for practice.

  • How to read a painting Learning Art Criticism Skills to Enrich the Museum Experience

  • Art Attack! -really fun ideas for art projects arranged in catagories such as:"Wrong Colour Pictures": A great Art Attack for those felt-tip and crayon sets which have lots of colours missing.

    - a series of teacher created websites on artists, perfect for student background knowledge and a wonderful resource for project based learning

  • Georgia O'Keefe
  • Picasso
  • Rivera
  • Degas

  • Museums Online - links to almost every museum in the U.S.

  • Art Resource Connection - The Connection is a collection of arts education resources from the Internet

  • ArtServe - 120,000 Images of Art & Architecture

  • Joseph Wu's origami page - an elegant site on an ancient art

  • ArtsEDNet - The Getty Museum Art Education Page

  • The Art Room - great resource for art teachers

  • E Gallery - the Premier Art Source on the Web since April, 1994

  • Art Studio Chalkboard - information that focuses on the technical fundamentals of perspective, shading, color and painting

  • The Incredible Art Department - all about art!

  • The Lourve - stroll through one of the world's greatest art galleries

  • Educational Web Adventures - immersive, interactive, and in-depth adventures about art, science and history

  • Web Gallery of Art - The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1200-1700)

  • Ancient Art - the Detroit Institute of Arts ancient art page

  • School Related Graphics -a collection of school related GIF graphic files for you to browse




  • The Concept and Teaching of Place-Value - Author Richard Garlikov examines the difficulties many students experience in learning and comprehending the concept of place value

  • Secondary Education Resources-Mathematics - excellent resource for math links for seconday students and teachers

  • Elementary Education Resources: Mathematics - lots of links for elementary math students and teachers

  • Middle School Math Links - a page I made of links for middle school students

  • Illuminations - here you will find lesson plans, internet resources & interactive math investigations designed to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics

  • Eisenhower Clearinghouse - Lists of web sites categorized by subject areas within mathematics

  • Math links -links for High School level math teachers

  • Algebra Online - a free service designed to allow students, parents, and educators throughout the world to communicate about all types of math

  • A+Math -This web site was developed to help students improve their math skills interactively

  • Math Forum - browse math resources by subject, Ask Dr. Math, Key Issues in Math



  • National Science Education Standards

  • Abernathy Science Education Center - dedicated to increasing student achievement in science and math

  • Illusion Works -excellent source of science activities for the classroom

  • BioEd Online from Baylor College of Medicine - BioEd Online was produced by Baylor's Center for Educational Outreach, and provides middle and high school science teachers with a wide array of free instructional resources, such as slide sets, streaming video presentations, and laboratory activities.

  • Eisenhower Clearinghouse - link to many science related sites

  • U.S. Geological Survey Website - great site for geological projects

  • Fossil Fun - a teacher-created hotlist on fossils

  • Outer Space - a teacher-created comprehensive list of links on Outer Space

  • Plant your mind on a planet - an Internet hotlist of links on the Solar System

  • Journey North - An internet project for your class to join and be part of year round.

  • Space Images Library - The Latest Images & News from NASA's vast archives including The Hubble Telescope

  • Bizzare stuff you can make in your kitchen. - Great site for science teachers and students in search of science fair project.

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - See the world from a satellite's point of view.

  • Popular Science Magazine's 50 Best Science Websites -find great science and technology sites to use in your classroom

  • How Stuff Works - Find out how the all the things you use everyday work.

  • Wacky Uses - Wacky ways to use familiar household products and how the original product was invented

  • The Yuckiest Site on the Web. - You and your students will love this fun site.

  • High School Hub - THE source for high school science links


    English Language Arts

  • A Celebration of Women Writers - The Celebration of Women Writers recognizes the contributions of women writers throughout history.

  • the ABC's of the Writing Process - The purpose of this site is to provide a user friendly online resource,for students or teachers, no matter what they are being challenged to write

  • Book Adventure - Book Adventure is a FREE, reading incentive program dedicated to encouraging kids in grades K-8 to read

  • World Wide School - Find the full text of many author's works including Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Shakespeare and many more.

  • Early Childhood Technology Literacy Project - Literacy Activities & Lessons, Integrated Reading & Content Area Lessons

  • Literacy Links for Kids - literacy activities that enhance literacy instruction and they're fun too!

  • Language Arts Lesson Plans - Links to tons of lesson plans for grades K-12

  • Children's Picture Book Database - database contains abstracts of over 4000 picture books for children, preschool to grade 3

  • Early Elementary Library - offers children, young and old, interactive reading activities based upon familiar themes

  • Book Reviews by Students -Best clicks are the links to authors' own Web sites, which you'll find under Meet the Author

  • BookHive - Book reviews for kids up to age twelve are written by librarians and categorized into twenty topics including African-American, Beginning Chapter Books, Classics, Fantasy, Historical and Scary Fiction

  • Read Aloud Books: The Best Of The Bunch - Books Kids Will Sit Still For: The Complete Read-Aloud Guide

  • The Gutenberg Project - You will find the FULL TEXT of classic books from the start of this century and previous centuries, from authors like Shakespeare, Poe, Dante, as well as well-loved favorites like the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Tarzan and Mars books of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Alice's adventures in Wonderland as told by Lewis Carroll, and thousands of others

  • Time for Kids - current events articles for kids, lessons and activties for teachers

  • The Children's Literature Web Guide - Internet resources related to books for children & young adults
  • Harper Children's Page - research authors such as Beverly Cleary and have fun, too!

  • The Newberry Medal and Caldecott Medal Pages - This ALA site features current year 2000 winners, as well as lists of past recipients
  • Novel Ideas and Author Studies

  • - an award-winning resource and community for writers of all ages and levels of experience.

  • Scriptito's Place - Creative Writing Resource Center for Elementary Students

  • The Definitive Laura Ingalls Wilder Pages - This is the original home page devoted to Laura Ingalls Wilder and her nine Little House books, and is the most comprehensive.

  • Frodo's Notebook - links to sites for young writers and a place for them to publish their work, too

  • The Write Site - An interactive language arts and journalism project for middle schools

  • Wacky Web Tales - play a version of "Mad Libs" online

  • The Quotations Page - Search for a quote for any occasion.

  • Why Do We Say That? - Learn, debate, and even submit the origin of hundreds of idioms.

    Farmhouse Fables


    Social Studies

  • Best of History Sites - Best of History Web Sites features links to K-12 history lesson plans, teacher guides, activities, games, quizzes, and more throughout its pages!!

  • Southern Poverty Law Center - teaching tolerance is national education project dedicated to helping teachers foster equity, respect and understanding in the classroom & beyond

  • American Presidents Trivia - everything you ever wanted to know about any U.S. President

  • Primary Source Materials - primary source materials...such as George Washington's letters, Walt Whitman's journals, historic documents like the Gettysburg address, civil war maps and photographs and much, much more!!

  • Battles of World War II - find all the information you need on World War II

  • Timelines -Browse the Past and some Futures... a collection of Timelines on the Web

  • Cleveland Museum of Art -Using posterboard and a template available to download at this site, students can create their own medieval armor for your Middle Ages Faire

  • Kindercasles - from fairy tales to castles, literature to songs,poetry, and recipes, this site offers a good deal of resources for creating a castle, fairy tale, or Middle Ages unit

  • The United States Civil War Center - index of 5500 Civil War related links

  • Guide to Black History -from Encylcopedia Britannica

  • The Food Timeline -Who invented the potato chip...and why? What is the history of salad? Food is the fun part of social studies! Find historical recipes you can make in a modern kitchen, with ingredients bought at your local supermarket.

  • The History Place - dedicated to students, educators and all who love history

  • Social Studies K-12 - a comprehensive site covering all aspects of the Social Studies

  • The History Net - where history lives on the web

  • National Museum of the American Indian - a part of the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

  • The World Fact Book - The World Factbook is a comprehensive resource of facts and statistics on more than 250 countries

  • The Library of Congress - great resource for educators

  • The United States Congress Official WebSite - this site is named Thomas in honor of Thomas Jefferson, find out what's happening daily on the floor of Senate and the House of Representatives

  • The Historical Atlas of World History - Answers all your history questions. Great for students up to high school level.

  • The Timeline of the Entire History of the World -use these timelines as launching points for further reading & research.

  • High School Social Studies - links to useful sites for high school social studies teachers

  • Radical Times: The Anti-War Movement of the 1960s - great site to use for background information on the peace movement during the Viet Nam War

  • 3-D Atlas - 3D Atlas Online, your ultimate geographic resource!

  • National Geographic's Map Machine - lets you create and save your own customized maps. A few examples of your mapping choices include Degree of Ecosystem Threats, Annual Precipitation, Recent Earthquakes or Mineral Resources.


    Educational Journals Online

  • The Technology Source - a peer-reviewed bimonthly periodical, is to provide thoughtful,illuminating articles that will assist educatorsas they face the challenge of integrating information technology tools into teaching and into managing educational organizations.

  • Educational Leadership - Journal of the ASCD

  • Learning & Leading with Technology - Journal of the International Society of Technology Education

  • T.H.E. Journal - Technological Horizons in Education-subscribe to the journal for FREE!

  • Technology & Learning - the journal of



  • Microsoft Office Tutorials - Tutorials from Microsoft on Word, Excel, PowerPoint & more.

  • -a complete listing of government Web sites, documents & links available on the Internet

  • Tutorials on Multimedia Authoring Tools - tutorials on PowerPoint, Hyperstudio, link to ClarisHomePage tutorial site, Adobe Photoshop, use a scanner, burn a CD

  • Filamentality - Create a text-based web page, it's easy and fun.

  • Inflation Calculator - go here to find out what a dollar from the 1800's would be worth today.

  • Angelfire - Create a graphic-based webpage, not as easy as Filamentality but it looks great!

  • Hotmail - Open a free e-mail account, (you will need an e-mail address to create a web page).

  • - Lots of animated GIF's for your web page!

  • United States Postal Service - look up a zip code for any post office in the US.

  • Family PC magazine online - Great links to terrific technology websites.

  • Mayo Health Clinic Oasis - The latest on the health news that is making headlines.

  • - Web equivalent of the kids' version of TV Guide


    Just for Fun!

  • - Tired of making the same old cranes? Then it's time to travel to for detailed intructions to make wonderful origami creations.

  • Puzzlemaker Create your own puzzles to share with students. Mazes in all shapes and sizes, word searches of varying complexity, number blocks and math squares are among the choices

  • Brainbashers - puzzles to tease your brain and stimulate thinking

  • Grey Labyrinth - The Grey Labyrinth is a playground of mental calisthenics for curious minds

  • Discovery Channel WebCam Page - check out Times Square in New York, the Panama Canal, Big Ben in London & many more!

  • French Culinary Cooking - cooking lessons on line

  • Times Square Cam - check out this view of Times Square in NYC as it refreshes every 5 seconds!

  • Seattle Space Needle - visit the famous landmark virtually!

  • Kate.Net - Free screensavers, wallpaper, info on holidays,etc.

  • - great technology site full of shareware, web page authoring helpers, news & more.

  • Pop History Now - Check this site to see where you were when history was in the making.

  • The Answering Machine - Suggestions for your outgoing message.

  • ThingWorld.Com - Go to this site and download an interactive 'Thing' for your website.

  • ReviewFinder. - Reviews of practically everything-from camcorders to laptops, digital cameras to stereo equipment.

  • TimeOut - the on-line guide to living in cities all around the world.

  • MIDI Farm - Lots of fun sounds to add to your PowerPoint and HyperStudio presentations.

  • CD Now - Sound clips from every type of CD-rock, classical, jazz, movie sountracks and more.

  • MTV Online - More sound clips for the young at heart.

  • - Tons of great sounds for your PowerPoint or WebPage.

  • Morse Code Translator - Type text into its form, and it translates your text into Morse Code dot-and-dash text, a Morse Code sound file, or BOTH.



  • Buzzwords - a computer dictionary for all ages

  • Merriam Webster Online - Includes Bartlett's Quotations, Roget's Thesaurus, The Skeptic's Dictionary, Strunk's Elements of Style, and others.

  • Acronym & Abbreviation Finder - Find out what all those pesky letters & abbreviations mean, ASAP.

  • Roget's Thesaurus - Stop using the same words over and over again!

  • Biographical Dictionary - Brief Biographies

  • Dictionary of Technology Terms - what does TWAIN stand for? Find out here!

  • Online Rhyming Dictionary for the Poetically Challenged - Who Isn't?

  • American Sign Language Dictionary/Translator

  • Library of Congress - Search their huge database to find primary sources such as diaries, recordings, photographs, and more.

  • 6 Billion Human Beings - Watch the population grow on a continually updating clock; find out how many people who were born the same year you were born are still alive and much more.



  • The Official WebQuest Page -The WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web.

  • Can You Hear Me Now? - at last, a WebQuest based on using Algebra in real life (recommended by Bernie Dodge, "Inventor of the WebQuest")

  • The Realm of Fairy Tales - Fairy tales contain elements of magic, wonder, and enchantment that enhance their appeal and contribute to their continuing popularity.

  • Cinco de Mayo Webquest - A Grade 2-3 WebQuest on Cinco de Mayo

  • Anne Frank - A WebQuest "Anne Frank and the Children of the Holocaust"

  • WebQuests -webquests and web based projects in many subject areas & levels, created by students from the University of Richmond

  • Conflict:Yellowstone Wolves - should the wolves be removed from Yellowstone National Park?

  • To Kill a Mockingbird - have your students explore life in the 1930's before they enter Scout's world

  • WebQuests: A Strategy for Scaffolding Higher Level Learning - learn how to use WebQuests effectively in your classroom



  • Videoconferencing for Learning - all about Videoconferencing & a directory of schools looking for videoconferencing partners.

  • Learning Space - lesson plans and projects incorporating videoconferencing.

  • The Elephant Sanctuary -Where do elephants go when they retire? Here is where you can find out!


    The Inclusion Classroom


  • Council for Exceptional Children - provides information on special education issues, legislation, scholarships and awards for students with special needs, and CEC services

  • Curry School of Education, University of Virginia - contains information about special education, including the history of the field and types of disabilities. It also offers discussion groups, electronic addresses of special educators, and much more

    The ESL Classroom


  • -a collection of lesson plans and activities for teachers of beginning through intermediate ESL students
    Content by Patricia Iannacone,
    Last revised Friday November 19, 2004 12:29 p.m.