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LEARN North Carolina is a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education. It is a statewide network of educators using the power of the Internet to improve K-12 education in NC. Their site provides a collection of resources designated by experienced NC educators for classroom teaching and learning and for professional development.

New Technology Integration Articles:  http://blogs.learnnc.org/blog/2010/04/26/new-technology-integration-articles/

NC Wise Owl

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NC WISE OWL is resource of a subscription databases. InfoTrac, a periodical database product by the Gale Group, is made up of a Kids Edition for elementary students, a Junior Edition for middle schoolers, and both the Student Edition and There are also links to authors and on-line encyclopedias.

CanTeach: Hundreds of lesson plans, thousands of links, and tons of other resources like songs & poems, classroom management, and school & class pledges.

 eThemes

eThemes, from the University of Missouri, organizes resources by grade level (1-12), alphabetically, and even by calendar.  Use search box for a specific topic.

 Teachers Network

Vidoes for teachers, lesson plans, resources, and how-to articles

 teAchnology

Free and easy to use resources for teachers dedicated to improving the education of today's generation of students. Site features 43,000+ lesson plans, 9,000+ free printable worksheets, rubrics, teaching tips, worksheet makers, web quests, math worksheets and thousands of other teacher resources for Kindergarten through High School.

 Thinkfinity

Thinkfinity is the Verizon Foundation’s signature digital learning platform designed to improve educational and literacy achievement.

National Content Partners
• American Association for the Advancement of Science
• International Reading Association
• National Center for Family Literacy
• National Council on Economic Education
• National Council of Teachers of English
• National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
• National Endowment for the Humanities
• National Geographic Society
• ProLiteracy Worldwide
• Smithsonian – National Museum of American History
• The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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Teaching tools, lesson plans, and what's on
The Discovery Channel.

 
Here you can also find:
PuzzleMaker

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything

Technology resource source sites

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TEACHER MATERIALS - worksheets, forms, planners, bulletin board ideas...

 FreeologyFree School Stuff - lots of printables and other things that new and experienced teachers can use

Edupics.com: Educational pictures (coloring and photos) located in categories that are used frequently in primary school.
Certificate Maker: from Crayola. Register and then use this site to create attractive certificates you can print out.
Days of the Week pages: by Jan Brett
Dolch Word Lists: by Jan Brett. Printable, attractive Dolch word lists.
DLTK's Custom Memory Cards: Make a set of customized cards for a memory game. Very easy to do. Can be printed as color or B&W.
CyberChase for Parents & Teachers - Reading List: Ways to teach kids how to learn and have fun with math.
LearningPage.com: Large collection of professionally produced instructional materials you can download and print. Lesson plans, books, worksheets, and much more can be found here. Requires sign-up, but it's FREE.
Personal Educational Press: Create free educational worksheets such as flashcards, game boards, and quizzes to print directly from your browser. Simply choose a word list and an output style.
abcteach.com: This site has many printable resources, some of which are free.

Animal Letter Pages: individual pages for each letter of the alphabet for handwriting practice - then color the animal

Teaching Extras: These materials are fun extras that have a variety of uses in the classroom. You'll find signs, labels, bookmarks, passes, forms, logs, reminders, planners, and notes (even some for AR) - available in color and black line.

Renae's Room: Teacher resources for adding special touches to your classroom.

Teacher2Teacher:  Teacher made materials, many items are free!

Teachers pay Teachers:  Buy, sell, and share original teaching resources.

Teacher's Corner: Printables, writing prompts, bulletin boards, activities and resources and much more.

SuperKids: Math, critical thinking, and vocabulary "games" for upper elementary students.

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 BOOK INFO

 Scholastic - Teachers: Besides information on book clubs, this site also offers the following: Online Activities and Lesson Plans and Reproducibles

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REPORT CARD COMMENTS / PARENT CONFERENCE HELP

Report Card Comments: 38 categories with many examples of comments you can use on report cards

End of the Year Comment Ideas for Report Cards: Over 300 adjectives and phrases available.
Report Cards:  Advice & Suggested Comments: Areas include work habits, citizenship, math, reading, attitude, and more.
Report Card Comments: from teAchnology
 BACK TO SCHOOL RESOURCES & IDEAS
Education World - Back To School Ideas: Back to School Ideas including Ice Breaker activities for the first day of school.
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT / SPECIAL EDUCATION

New Teacher Survival Central: Tips, tricks, tools and practical information for easing entry into the teaching field.  You will find classroom management techniques, lesson plans, and much more.

 11 Techniques for Better Classroom Discipline: Eleven techniques that you can use in your classroom that will help you achieve effective group management and control.

Techniques for Working with Emotionally and Behaviorally Challenged Students: From Teacher Vision: techniques that can be especially effective with students exhibiting emotional and behavioral disorders.

SERI: Special Education Resources on the Internet
A collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education.

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TEST GENERATORS

 Easy Test Maker: A free online test generator that helps you create tests. You can create multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching, short answer and true and false questions all on the same test. You can also insert instructions and divide your test into multiple sections.

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CLIPART

Important note about use of clipart:  Be sure to adhere to ALL legal/terms-of-use policies of any clipart you use whether on a word processed document or your website.  You cannot freely use clipart found in the Internet unless the owner expressly grants permission to do so.  When a clipart website requests a link back to its website, you could include that link on a 'Resources' website that you add to your website unless the clipart website specifically says that you have to have the link on the page where you display the clipart.

WP Clipart (all in the public domain)
DIGITAL PHOTOS

Pics4Learning - copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students

Photos8.com - Public Domain photos

RESEARCHING

 Sites to Jump-Start Student Research

Hotlists, Scavenger Hunts, and WebQuests

 MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES / on-line MAGAZINES
How Stuff Works - Express - Free registration for teachers. Resources include unit lesson plans, printable worksheets, and the magazine you may print out for class use. Great for math, science, and technology.
Teachers.Net Gazette  features education news, commentary, teaching tips, lessons, pedagogy, classroom crafts, recipes, inspiration, humor, and free printables for the classroom.
Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. - RIF develops and delivers children's and family literacy programs that help prepare young children for reading and motivate school-age children to read regularly.
 Teacher Vision
From Learning Network
www.eprintablecalendars.com - create and print out calendars by the month or the year.
Landmarks For Schools - This web site is dedicated to the idea that Information will be the raw material that drives the 21st century, and that today's students should be learning to BUILD with information.

Pete's Power Point Station - A huge collection of presentations and free Internet activities for students in many curriculum areas.  Also many resources for teachers.

Thinking Fountain - Created by the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Thinking Fountain contains a treasure trove of teaching resources. Materials are organized into A to Z Ideas and Theme Clusters.
There is also a neat section for making connections called Mind Maps, where students can post their own mind maps and look at the work of others.
nea.org - Tools and Ideas - free classroom and career resources. Videos, games, posters, lesson plans, books, online courses - all in an annotated list.
T.H.E. Journal - is the solid foundation of a rapidly expanding suite of information-based products and services offered by T.H.E.  To be sure, it is the longest running, most widely read education technology publication, serving the educators for over 30 years! It is FREE to educators.

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HANDWRITING RESOURCES
www.mymoondrops.com/info/spelling.html
You can print out the student's name for tracing or just capital or just lower case letters. Not too much flexibility.

www.softschools.com/handwriting/practice
Easy to use.  Offers flexibility. You can type in a name or words.

http://tools.atozteacherstuff.com/handwriting/
handwriting-practice.html

Prints the same line of text over and over. You can print up to 12 characters in portrait and 17 characters in landscape.
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