Technology Curriculum Links

As we all know, teachers are very busy people. They do not have a lot of time to sit and browse the web looking for teaching materials. Here are some links that might help in that endless search of quality teaching materials.

  • Blue Web'n Learning Sites Library - Produced by Pac Bell, this site is a treat for the classroom teacher of any subject matter. The opening page houses a matrix showing the teacher all they offer in terms of tutorials, activities, projects, units and lesson plans, hotlists, etc. Each of these items is available for a whole spectrum of content areas. Also available is a list serve that sends out weekly updates, via e-mail, telling the teacher what new sites have been added to the existing pool. Each entry comes with the title, address, brief description, and appropriate grade level and subject area for each particular new site. This site covers a tremendous amount of very useful material for teachers. I would highly recommend visiting this site when in search of educational material.
  • Education World - A tremendous wealth of education related information is housed at this site. Lesson plans, news, curriculum, books, administration, site reviews, and financial planning are just some of the areas covered. There are 56,000+ Web sites in their database. Education World offers monthly education site reviews, whose results can be e-mailed to you when complete. Each entry comes with the site's name, address, and grade in several areas. Each evaluation area comes with a write up justifying the grade received. Also, educators can find other schools on-line around the world by selecting the geographic region of their choice. Another one of those must have sites. There is so much good stuff here that no teacher should be without this link.
  • Busy Teachers' Website - No matter what area one teaches, you are bound to find a resource or activity link at this site. The table of contents lets a teacher click on the subject area they teach to receive a list of related resource and activity pages for that content area. Grades levels covered: K-12. A useful and enjoyable site, but not as thorough or stock full of materials and information as some of the others.
  • Discovery Channel School - seasonal themes offer a variety of teaching resources for many subject areas. Each theme comes equipped with an overview, list of programs, complete classroom activities, online links, discussion forum, and related catalog products. A wonderful resource for any teacher to have access to.