Using the Internet in the Classroom
Social Studies and Science Web Sites
Organized by Kathi Mitchell


1. Current Events:

Time for Kids - http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/
Weekly Reader
- http://www.weeklyreader.com/
Scholastic Magazine
- http://www.scholastic.com/kids/index.htm
Boston Globe
- http://www.boston.com/globe/
Concord Monitor
- http://www.concordmonitor.com/
CNN
- http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/
  Plus CNN Activities http://www.cnn.com/LIVING/studentnews/learning.activities/archive/
New York Times
- http://www.nytimes.com
SI For Kids
- http://www.sikids.com/
New England Cable News - http://www.boston.com/news/necn/
USA Today -
http://www.usatoday.com/

        2. Daily Activities:

Weather -  The Weather Channel or Intellicast
                  or The Weather Underground
Moon Phases
- http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/vphase.html
US Facts - 50 States.com -
http://www.50states.com/
Tides -
http://www.maineboats.com/tide-charts/nh
         http://www.portsmouthnh.com/port/tides.cfm
          http://www.tides.info/?command=view&location=Hampton+Harbor%2C+New+Hampshire
Daily Almanac - InfoPlease - http://www.infoplease.com/daily
                 
RefDesk - http://www.refdesk.com/quote.html

        3. Ask An Expert:

Ask An Expert - Various experts  and career ed stuff from
      http://www.askanexpert.com/
Ask An Expert
    
  http://www.k12science.org/askanexpert.html

The Mad Scientist - Ask A Scientist
-
    
  http://www.madsci.org/index.html
Ask An Expert  from Scientific American -
    
  http://www.sciam.com/askexpert_directory.cfm
Ask A Scientist DOE Science Education -
     http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/aasinfo.htm
Ask a Biology question -
http://www.hhmi.org/askascientist/
Dr. Math from Drexel  -
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/dr.math/
NASA
- http://image.gsfc.nasa.gov/poetry/ask/askmag.html
          http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Library/AskScientist/
AskCNN
- http://www.cnn.com/CNN/askcnn

        4. Windows to the Universe and American Memory:
                      Windows To The Universe - http://www.windows.ucar.edu
                  American Memory -
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amhome.html

        5. Government Agencies:

CIA for Kids - and World Factbook - https://www.cia.gov/kids-page/index.html
Legislative Information on the Internet - Thomas
- http://thomas.loc.gov/
USGS -
education and info about earthquakes and volcanoes
- http://www.usgs.gov/
The Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/index.html
   America's Story - http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi

   Exhibits - http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/
Census Bureau -
http://www.census.gov/
Ben's Guide to the US Government for Kids -
K-3, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
      http://bensguide.gpo.gov/
NOAA Education Resources for Teachers and Kids - weather, climate, oceans, satellites
      http://www.education.noaa.gov/

        6. Virtual field trips:

123Cam - sites from around the world - http://www.123cam.com/
Tommy's List of Live Cam Worldwide
- http://www.rt66.com/~ozone/east.htm
Alaska (Juneau) - http://www.kinyradio.com/webcams.html
Antarctica
- http://www.aad.gov.au/asset/webcams/
Concord (NH) -
 http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/misc?Url=/sections/webcam/webcam.pbs
Lake Winnipesaukee (NH) http://www.blackcatnh.com/
Monterey Bay Aquarium web cams -
http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/cam_menu.asp
Mount Washington (NH) - http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/cam/
National Zoo http://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/webcams/  
Old Faithful - http://www.nps.gov/yell/oldfaithfulcam.htm
South Pole Live - http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/obop/spo/livecamera.html

          Plimoth Plantation - http://plimoth.org/features/exhibits/
          Colonial Williamsburg
- http://www.history.org
          Mount Vernon
- http://www.mountvernon.org
          Monticello
- http://www.monticello.org
          Frog Dissection page
- http://frog.edschool.virginia.edu//home.html
          The Heart: An Online Exploration
from the Franklin Institute -

               http://sln.fi.edu/biosci/heart.html

          Tramline Field Trips - http://www.field-trips.org/trips.htm

        7. Student references/Homework Help:

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper -
http://www.bjpinchbeck.com/

   BJ's College Companion - http://www.bjpinchbeck.net/precollege.html
Gander Academy's Theme Related Resources -
outstanding site
http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/
Multnomah County Library Homework Center
web sites for 40 topics and all ages
http://www.multnomah.lib.or.us/lib/homework/index.html

        8. Teacher references:

NHEON lesson plans and resources for NH teachers - standards-based
     http://www.nheon.org
California SCORE -
Schools  of California Online Resources for Educators
     - all disciplines - links, resources, and lesson plans
     http://www.score.k12.ca.us/
Discovery Channel - Lesson Plans, Puzzlemaker, TV schedules
     http://school.discovery.com/teachers/
Educator's Reference Desk
- Lesson plans, database of information, research, mailing lists
     http://www.eduref.org/

Kathy Schrock's links  for educators - all disciplines and then some
     http://discoveryschool.com/schrockguide/
Knowledge Network of NHPTV (Channel 11)
-
lesson plans, activities, technology ideas
      http://www.nhptv.org/kn/
Mr. Donn's (and Mrs. D's) Lesson Plans Across the Curriculum -
(social studies)
      http://www.mrdonn.org/
Pacific Bell Knowledge Network Explorer -
Blue Web'N
     http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn/

        9. Online projects:
                         GLOBE - http://www.globe.gov/
                     Jason Project - http://www.jason.org/public/home.aspx
                     S'COOL - http://asd-www.larc.nasa.gov/SCOOL/
                    
Eduscapes Teacher Tap http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic1.htm
                     CIESE _ http://www.ciese.org/currichome.html
                     Global Schoolhouse - Collaborative projects
http://www.gsn.org/
                     KIDPROJ - http://www.kidlink.org/KIDPROJ/
                     KIDLINK -
http://www.kidlink.org/
                     Educator's Rest Stop -
http://mathforum.org/~carol/

                         Journey North - http://www.learner.org/jnorth/
                         Monarch Watch - http://www.monarchwatch.org/
                         Linda Burkhart's Suggestions -
                        http://www.lburkhart.com/elem/int.htm
                     Curriculum-Based Telecomputing -
examples from from Judi Harris

                        http://virtual-architecture.wm.edu/Projects+Resources/index.html

       10. Scavenger Hunts:
                Arlys Peterson's Scavenger Hunts - http://faculty.usiouxfalls.edu/arpeterson/scavenger_hunts.htm
             Cindy O'Hora's Scavenger Hunts - http://homepage.mac.com/cohora/ext/internethunts.html
             Scavenger Hunts for Elementary - http://www.pitt.edu/~poole/eledScavenger.html#general
             Christmas Around the World scavenger hunts - http://www.henry.k12.ga.us/pges/xmas_around.htm
             Mini Scavenger Hunts from Vicki Blackwell -
http://www.vickiblackwell.com/hunts.html

       11. Maps:

National Geographic - http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/index.html
                       http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/atlas/index.html
USGS National Map Viewer - http://nmviewogc.cr.usgs.gov/viewer.htm
USGS Earthshots -
http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/earthshots/slow/tableofcontents
Maps from the University of Texas at Austin -
    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/Map_collection.html
Color Landform Atlas of the United States -
    http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states/states.html
World Atlas -
http://www.graphicmaps.com/aatlas/world.htm

          12. Webquests:

Bernie Dodge - The Webquest Page -
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/webquest.html

Kathy Schrock on Webquests - http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/webquest/webquest.html
Thinkquest for students - http://www.thinkquest.org/

     Library of entries
-
http://www.thinkquest.org/library/index.html
Tom March Best Webquests - http://bestwebquests.com/
Kathi Mitchell's list of webquests -
http://www.kathimitchell.com/quests.htm
LSU Webquests - http://asterix.ednet.lsu.edu/~edtech/webquest/
San Diego Technology Challenge Grants -
searchable database for webquests
   
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/projects

Saskatoon (CA) Webquests -
http://sesd.sk.ca/teacherresource/webquest/webquest.htm
Edmund J. Sass Webquests -
http://www.cloudnet.com/~edrbsass/Webquest.html
Spartanburg County, GA webquests -
http://www.spa3.k12.sc.us/WebQuests.html

        Other Sites for Teachers:

Free email newsletter The Classroom Flyer
  http://www.riverdeep.net/portal/page?_pageid=338,1&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Discovery Channel -
  weekly newsletter
- http://reg.cheetahmail.com/regp?aid=88808939&n=700
  puzzles for you to make - http://school.discovery.com/teachingtools/teachingtools.html
  curriculum center - http://school.discovery.com/curriculumcenter/
  clip art - http://school.discovery.com/clipart/

EduHound - suggested sites to visit for ideas http://www.eduhound.com/

From Now On - Jamie McKenzie - technology in the classroom - http://www.fno.org/

Surfing the Net with Kids electronic newsletter - sites for kids and families
 
  http://www.surfnetkids.com/
 

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and was last updated on October 26, 2008