KCS Ed Links

42eXplore - web portal that has at least four websites to explore on a variety of topics.
700+ Great Sites for Children
- 700 + sites recommended by the American Library Association
4 Teachers - resources for teachers who integrate technology


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AAA Math - hundreds of pages of basic interactive math skills
ABC Teach - early childhood themes

Ask Eric - have a burning research question that requires more resources? Ask Eric
ASCD
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development's research portal for educators, advocating sound policies and sharing best practices to achieve the success of each learner.
Agricultural Extension of North Carolina
- useful information about many farm related topics

Apple Learning Interchange - units of practice, on-line courses, and thematic resources.
Astronomy for Kids - basic astronomy facts for K-6 students
Awesome Library - 10,000 reviewed sources for teachers, parents, students and community.


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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations - Passages, phrases and proverbs traced to their sources. 

Bill Nye, the science guy - Internet resource for TV show of the same name
Biography (A&E) - 15,000 biographies of famous politicians, writers, etc.

Book Adventure - a free, reading-motivation program for children in grades K-8
Book Hive - a web site designed for children ages birth through twelve, their parents, teachers or anyone interested in reading about children's books. It features the NC Children's Book Award Voting web portal
Brain Connection - connecting brain science to teaching and learning

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Calculators - Middle School.net has an incredible assortment of calculators and converters.
Calculus Tool Kit - powerful computer algebra system that is capable of performing many different types of mathematical calculations, both numerically and symbolically
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site - a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas for using books in the classroom, and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes, and professional topics.
CAST - not-for-profit education organization that uses technology to make education accessible for all students, especially those with disabilities.
Children's Book Council - A cosponsor (with the International Reading Association) of the Children's Choices project.
Children's Storybooks On-line - online illustrated books for children of all ages
CNN Student News -
News for students, resources for teachers. Includes daily guides and archives of past news events and guides.
Cyber Bee - Internet curriculum "how-to" treasures to use with young children


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David Warlick's Landmarks for Schools - links to teaching and learning resources on the Net

Discovery Channel Homepage - Contains links to TLC, Discovery health, kids, wings and the Science Channel. Spanish text available.

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Earthquake - best site for up-to-date earthquake information
Eduplace -
Houghton-Mifflin's website featuring PreK-8 resources for teachers, students, and parents.
Enchanted Learning - educational material, emphasizing creativity and the pure enjoyment of learning
Explore Learning - multimedia math and science experiments and lessons online

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Fifty States - All 50 US states and their capitals online
Five a Day - Dole's website to reinforce healthy eating
FOLDOC- Free On-line Dictionary of Computing Terms
Franklin Institute Science Museum - flight information (Wright Bros, et. al.)
Free On-Line Surveys - create on-line survey forms then get feedback on-line


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Global Schoolhouse - guide to on-line collaborative projects and educational videoconferences
The Geometry Center - includes interactive graphics that explain tilings and summetry
Great Schools - a parent and teacher guide to dealing with learning difficulties


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History Channel Online- Teacher guides available for the History Channel Cable in the Classroom programs
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How Stuff Works - Detailed explanations of how hundreds of objects work


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Instructables - step-by-step collaboration. Detailed, well-illustrated, friendly instructions for constructing your own fun stuff.
International Reading Association - the world's leading organization of literacy professionals
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Incredible Art Department - online resources for art enthusiasts.


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Journey North - a global study of wildlife migration created by students


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Kathy Schrock - links for enhancing curriculum and professional growth

Kids Konnect - safe internet portal for students created and maintained by educators. Resources listed A-Z and by subject
KidWings - includes a virtual owl pellet dissection

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LEARN NC - awesome database of lesson plans tied to NC Standard Course of Study and on-line courses are available 

Learning in Hand
- awesome website for using handhelds in an educational setting.
Learning Page of the Library of Congress - Historical collections of photographs, documents, and picture recordings about American culture and history. Searchable by keyword
Little Clickers -
safe, fun Internet portal for young children. Also viewable in .pdf format to use away from the computer.


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Math Forum - extensive resource for K-12 (and beyond) math educators, including "ask Dr. Math"
Math Manipulatives -
on line math manipulatives and lesson plan resources
Maths Website - 1500 math videos to help high school students with mathematics concepts.
Math Tools - PreK-12 math tools, activities, and lesson plans
Media Awareness Network - practical teaching units and classroom activities about media awareness.
Misunderstood Minds - PBS website dedicated to understanding learning disorders.
Myth Web - You can go to mythweb to learn more about Greek Mythology


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NASA - valuable space and space history resources available

National Geographic Map Machine - generates many styles of maps for every location
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives - National Science Foundation supported project of interactive virtual math manipulatives 
NC General Assembly -links to current legislator e-mail boxes and information about pending bills

NC Public Schools - the NCDPI Web site for the North Carolina education community

NC Wise Owl - On-line teacher, parent, and student resources sponsored by NC Public Schools

Nine Planets - reference information about all the planets



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Occupational Outlook Handbook - Reference tool to research job information and trends
Ology - American Museum of Natural History provides information on many "ologies"


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PBS Kids - Public Broadcasting Service activities for kids, parents and teachers
PE Central - The ultimate web site for health and physical education teachers, parents, and students.

Phone Words - This website allows you to see how many words your phone number will spell.
Pics4Learning -
photographs and clip art - organized by topics. Free-for-teachers to use in an educational setting.
Polyhedras -
Everything you ever needed or wanted to know about polyhedras.
PuzzleMaker - Another word-y site. Allows students to create and print puzzles using vocabulary words
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Quiz Star -
A web-site for multiple choice, true/false, and short answer quizzes that others can take online.

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Reading is Fundamental - (Reading Planet) - stresses the importance of reading in our homes, classrooms, and communities
Reading Rockets -
information about teaching students to read, especially those that struggle. Extensive resource list of other literacy websites.
Rubistar - online tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch.

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San Francisco Orchestra for Kids - music composition and theory for kids, information on the instruments in a orchestra and lots more musical fun!
Science Learning Network
- from Antacid to Zebu, a wellspring of innovative ideas and activities
Science U -
for people who like science
Starfall - K-2 multimedia-rich reading resources featuring interactive reading/phonics


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Teacher Leaders - leadership support for educators
Teacher Planet - 150 theme based resource pages

Test Prep Review - a place to practice ACT/SAT tests free of charge
T.H.E. Journal - on-line version of this technology journal


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U.S. Department of Education
- Features information on numerous subjects including funding opportunities, research and statistics, programs and services, and many online publications.

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Virtual Pig Dissection - examine the anatomy of a pig without the smell or mess!
Vocabulary - A free site that allows students at high-elem., junior high and high school levels, teachers and life-long learners to acquire and retain vocabulary.
Volcano World - best site for up-to-date volcano information 


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Webster Dictionary - An excellent hyper linked dictionary and thesaurus

The Weather Channel - The Weather Channel Online contains up-to-date weather forecasting

Weather for Kids - includes weather experiments, radar, jokes, folk tales, safety plans, and weather "games" designed with kids in mind but fun for grownups, too
Web Sites and Resources for Teachers - lesson plans, instructional materials, online activities and projects, and virtual trips to museums and countries around the world

Word Safari -   vocabulary guessing game that links to unique word use all over the web
World Wide School Library - collection of resources for literature, philosophy, social science, applied science, history, geography, technology, and religion.

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