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Teaching Resources

Mr. Aitken’s Teaching Resources

Information Literacy is so important in this day and age. We need to learn to be discerning when we look for resources and research information. Below are resources I use with students to encourage careful thought.

Lesson Plan Resources


Must Visit Resources!

California K12 High Speed Network Showcase http://www.k12hsn.org/resources/showcase/gallery/index.php/showcase/
Excellent Resources for all A-G courses http://www.uccp.org/
Thinkfinity - http://www.thinkfinity.org/
The eMINTS National Center is a non-profit, independent business unit of the University of Missouri. eMINTS offers professional development programs created by educators for educators. There is also a large database of useful web sites. http://www.emints.org/
From the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education - http://www.hippocampus.org/

Technology Integration Resources

Teachnology (http://www.teach-nology.com/)
Build you own rubric (http://rubistar.4teachers.org/)
Quiz maker (http://quizstar.4teachers.org/)
Loads of resources to make teaching easier!!! (http://www.4teachers.org/tools/)

Collaboration Resources

LucidChart (http://www.lucidchart.com/)
Google Documents (http://docs.google.com/)
Take polls via moblie phone SMS texts Cell Phone Polls

Excellent Search Sites

One Key (http://www.onekey.com) A Google Search Site
A Kids Search Page (http://www.rcls.org/ksearch.htm) Search Tools, Dictionaries, and much more.
Yahooligans (http://www.yahooligans.com) A really cool Kid Search Page.
Clusty (http://clusty.com/) A web search engine which categorizes or clusters your answers.
Ask Jeeves (http://www.ask.com) A natural language search engine.
The Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.org) A free on-line encyclopedia in many languages.Information Literacy

Online Curriculum

Excellent Resources for all A-G courses

http://www.troubleshooters. com/tautomot.htm

http://www.onlineshopclass. com/

http://www. internet4classrooms.com/on- line.htm
http://education-portal.com/ articles/10_Sources_for_Free_ Online_Technology_Courses.html

Courses...some are CTE and Technology related
http://www.ed2go.com/ CourseCatalog.aspx?department= allcourses

Career exploration (a good alternative to shop)
http://www.acinet.org/acinet/ explore/View.aspx

Job Interview skills (another related alternative to shop)
http://www.job-interview.net/ interviewlib.htm

Video Tutorials

TeacherTube Tutorials. (http://teachertube.com/videoList.php?pg=videonew&cid=23)
Excellent Source of math video tutorials. (http://www.mathebook.net/)
Apple Education: The first ...In the Classroom series demonstrates how a teacher uses the powerful, elegant features of Mac OS X to plan and manage a Sustainable Food project, to seamlessly integrate rich content with a variety of media, and to effortlessly share student work and projects. So you can learn, teach, and create like never before. (http://www.apple.com/education/teachers-professors/online-tutorials.html)

Information Literacy Sites

The Quality Information Check List (http://www.quick.org.uk/index2.htm) What questions do you need to ask when you visit a web site?
Teaching Zach to Think (http://novemberlearning.com/resources/archive-of-articles/teaching-zack-to-think/)
Learn how to discern truth from lies on the Internet.
The Internet Detective (http://teacher.ausd.us/aitken/inetdetective/contents.html) Sleuthing out the Truth on the WWW.
Internet 4 Classroooms (http://www.internet4classrooms.com/) Helping teachers use the internet effectively.

Research Sites

Resources4 Teachers (http://www.4teachers.org) A wealth of resources for teachers and students.
Discovery Schools Web Site (http://school.discovery.com) Parents, Teachers, Students. Fresh ideas for learning.
AOL@School (http://www.aolatschool.com/) Student, Teacher and Parent resources.
Marco Polo (http://www.marcopolo-education.org/)
ResearchIt! (http://www.itools.com/) A great place to start searching! The Virtual Library (http://vlib.org/) Another great staring point.
The Library of Congress (http://www.loc.gov/) Go to the Library of Congress without going to Washington D.C.
National Archives and Records Administration (http://www.nara.gov)
ThinkFinity (http://www.thinkfinity.org/) An excellent source of lesson plans and researched information.


CEO's Blog (http://boeingblogs.com/randy/) The online journal for the CEO on Boeing
Miss Frizzle's Blog (http://msfrizzle.blogspot.com/) Not the one with a Magic School bus, the real one.
Teacher blog (http://hipteacher.typepad.com/schoolblog/) One teacher's blog
Amy's Blog (http://amylovesbooks.blogspot.com/) A teacher with heart.
Amy’s New Location (http://amylovesbooks.typepad.com/)
The Secret Life of Bees (http://central.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/bees/) Pre-Calculus Calculus (http://pc40sf06.blogspot.com/) Senior English Class (http://mrscaldwell0.edublogs.org/) Free Teacher Blogs (http://www.classblogmeister.com/) FreeTeacher Blogs (http://www.edublogs.org)

Blogging Resources

Support Blogging (http://supportblogging.com/)
Educational+Blogging (http://weblogged.wikispaces.com) (http://blogs.writingproject.org/blogwrite270/Wikis)
Podcast about Wikis in the Classroom (http://www.techsavvyed.net/wp-content/podcasts/2005/)
Educational Textbooks (http://en.wikibooks.org/)

Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.org)
Articleon Wiki Pedagogy (http://www.profetic.org/dossiers/article.php3?id_article=970)
HighSchool Online Collaborative Writing (http://schools.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page)
The History of Marion Illinois (http://wikimarion.org/Main_Page)

Page Investigations

A Vacation Web Site Sounds Great!
World Trade Organization Real or Fake?
World Trade Organization Real or Fake?
The Whriled Bank Real or Fake?
The World Bank Real or Fake?
Dr. Jeanine Salla Real or Fake?
Feline Reaction to Bearded Men Real or Fake?
Cancer Information, Reasearch and Treatment Real or Fake?
Tobacco Control Archive Real or Fake?
Families Against Internet Censorship Real or Fake?
Human Cloning Real or Fake?EarthSave International Real or Fake?
Earthsave International Real of Fake?

Public Domain Photos for Projects

Burning Well (http://www.burningwell.org/)Public Domain Photos
Gimp Savy Community-Indexed Photo Archive (http://gimp-savvy.com/PHOTO-ARCHIVE/) Public Domain Photos
Free Nature Photos (http://www.freenaturepictures.com/) Public Domain Photos
Animal Picture Archive (http://animalpicturesarchive.com/ ) Free Animal Pictures
Public Domain Clip Art (http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/links/clipart.html) Links to public domain clip art.
Jon Maloney's Free Photos (http://members.carol.net/~jmaloney/animals.htm�44��45�An amateur wildlife photographer's collection.
Animal Pictures from South Africa. (http://www.bushveld.co.za/)
PublicDomain. ORG (http://pdphoto.org/) Free public domain photo database.
Pic4Learning - http://pics.tech4learning.com/ Copyright friendly images for teachers and students.

Free Clip Art for Teachers

Free Education Clip Art (http://school.discoveryeducation.com/clipart/)

Microsoft Step-by-step Documents

PowerPoint 2000
Word 2000

Excel 2000
Access 2000

Step By Step Tutorial for Many Programs

Internet 4 Classrooms (http://www.internet4classrooms.com/on-line.htm)
Kent School District Tech Directions (http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/KSD/it/inst_tech/ProfDevelopment/tut_tech_tutorials.html)

Help with Programs

Help with Microsoft Excel (http://www.mrexcel.com /)