This site features information on
Columbus's historic voyage from the Library of Congress archives.
Not much on graphics, but a lot of good information here.
What a fun example of a classroom
web site! Ms. Karr's 3rd/4th graders of Jefferson Elementary (WV)
show you their stories, schedule, Net Projects, lunch menu, and
more (all accessible from the "Teacher's Desk!").
An article with links concerning
attention deficit disorder from the viewpoint of Boy Scout and Cub
The Activities Involving Math and
Science Education Foundation has put together this page. The
Foundation publishes a magazine of math and science activities for
teachers to use in the classroom. This online site doesn't have as
much, but it does have a good puzzle section that anyone can
Space Dog's mission is to cruise
cyberspace and find five fun sites for kids each week. He does a
pretty good job. Check out his picks!
This site has games, puzzles, and
fables, many pertaining to Africa and African Americans. You can
also find out a lot about the African continent. This is a good
place to increase your child's appreciation for diversity.
ANZSBEG (Australian New Zealand
Safe Boating Education Group) offers this boating safety resource
for students, teachers, and boaters of all sorts. There's some
boating history with a South Pacific flavor, plus tide and weather
information, swimming encouragement, teacher helps, a glossary,
This is a great story site! There
are myths and legends from Native Americans and Aboriginal
peoples, as well as folk tales from Europe.
The Arc is dedicated to helping
children and adults who are mentally retarded. Their site has a
search engine, discussion board, and e-mail address for specific
questions. The place to go for info in this area.
A strong focus on education in the
state of Texas for grades K-12. Many resources for both teachers
A great site! Enables people to
ask scientific questions, and participate in discussion through
e-mail with Dr. Science. Nominated as "Cool Site of the Year" by
People Magazine OnLine and InFinet!
A new child's craft each week,
complete with patterns and instructions, and links to other craft
You can play Pegs, Tic-Tac-Toe,
Hunt the Wumpus, Minesweep and others.
Set up to teach kids about bats,
this site has good information for all ages. Learn where and how
bats live, how they help people, what myths about them are untrue,
and much more. You can also play a bat game, take a bat quiz, and
visit a bat cave.
Science is FUN with Beakman.
Experiments and information made entertaining!
Education Gateway is your entrance
to learning help on the Net. It's very well organized, with areas
for students, teachers, and parents where many sites of interest
are described. There are discussion areas, help with the Internet
and computer technology, search engines, much more. Check it
A directory of more than 400 sites
for kids, categorized and rated. Learning sites, games, chat
sessions, and more are available, plus a list of links to other
directories of kids' sites.
You can visit ten of the most
popular animals at the zoo in Birmingham, Alabama, and read all
about them. Other neat features include one called Animal Omnibus.
You pick a catagory, such as amphibians, and it brings up a list
of amphibians with at least one link each to an amphibian
There are fun puzzles and problems
here for grades 3-4, 5-6, 7+. New puzzles are published each
Thursday along with the answers to last week's. Pretty fun for
David Brunk is cycling across the
US to raise money for and awareness of Habitat for Humanity. This
site has a map where you can track his progress since the trip
began on September 7, 1997, a very interesting journal where he
records the day's sights and happenings, and some art, writing,
and math activities related to the trip.
administrators and promoting standards of Montessori education are
the goals of this site. It also provides Montessori information
which would be helpful whether youre already familiar with
Montessori or not. Theres a newsletter, with archives, plus
a list of Montessori resources.
Meet and greet Canadian kids,
learn more about Canada, enjoy riddles, contests, games and a link
to "Free Stuff."
Read a variety of children's
stories, look at colorful illustrations, listen to music, and
more. And you can have your own story published on Candlelight or
display your artwork in the Candlight Gallery.
This site is a collection of
reviews of children's books and ways to use them in the classroom.
You can look them up by title, author, type, or age, and browse
them in catagories such as curriculum area, subject, and
This is a great site to see cells
in action. The topics (Anatomy of a Splinter, When a Cell Commits
Suicide, This Strain Kills White Blood Cells, and others) have
descriptions of each step of their process, and animated gifs and
Quick Time movies to see actual cells! It's a really interesting
place to see, up-close, what cells do.
What a fun place for kids to play!
Go first to the site map and run your mouse over the pictured
areas for descriptions of what each part has to offer. There are
games, puzzles, road adventures, and of course those cute Chevron
Children's Express is "by children
for everybody." With a wealth of news from six news bureaus, this
site is packed with content. You can also participate in an
electronic round table, submit your own story ideas, answer polls,
and respond to articles. It's well done and well organized-- you
will find lots to read and enjoy!
Many links are offered here giving
access to full-text children's classics.
This site gives you the chance to
exchange your classroom pet (stuffed animal) and his journal
(created by your students) with one from another area of the US or
the world. The aims are to write creatively, to learn about
children in other situations or cultures, and to have fun. Don't
miss the letters from teachers who are doing this activity.
"The Interactive Magazine for
Today's Kids!" is offered for subscription here. Online you can
meet the characters, read excerpts of past issues, review the
magazine's sections, and learn about the people who bring Club-Z
to life. The site also offers related links and an educational
products shopping section.
This is an excellent learn and
play site for elementary and middle schoolers. It has current news
and learning features and tons of annotated links to fun and
informative sites all around the Web.
See Nancy, Peanuts, Marmaduke,
Jump Start, and more.
This is a help for anyone
interested in using computers to teach elementary school children.
The author believes these links can be used in creating classroom
projects for students. There are some really good links: more
learning-intensive than some lists, with less fluff.
The Mining Company's Creative
Writing site offers a variety of activities, advice, and sites of
interest to budding writers. The guide for this section divides
her content to make it age appropriate for younger or older (up to
15) kids. Send in your work for editing suggestions, or for
Dedicated to kids' creativity and
community worldwide, this site offers young people a chance to
enjoy each other's writing, art, and music. Books, games,
contests--a great spot for kids.
A colorful and fun look at
nutrition, especially the recommendation to eat five fruits or
vegetables a day. Includes a kid's cookbook and help for
This site asks and answers the
question "What's the positive side of dyslexia?" It pertains to
the special abilities that many dyslexic people exhibit.
A list of famous people who have
dyslexia is only one of the resources on this site, which includes
a huge amount of information about this common learning
The Educational Resources
Information Center is "a nationwide network that acquires,
catalogs, summarizes, and provides access to education information
from all sources." Check out AskEric,
which answers questions for teachers, librarians, parents, and
This is a great site for teachers
and parents. Article titles include: "Making the Most of a
Conference with Your School Principal", " What Age is
Appropriate?" and " Worksheet Blues". There's information on the
education debate, plus family pages and teacher pages, and a
Houghton Mifflin has created a
great spot for kids and educators K-8. It has centers for math,
reading, and social studies with lessons and links. Also a project
center and parents' place. Visually appealing and user
Steck-Vaughn Publishing offers
this site to parents and educators of K-12 children as a source of
their educational materials. They include a Frequently Asked
Questions section and resource sites for teachers.
Andy Carvin has put together this
site "to explore the worlds of educational reform and information
technology," and he's done it very well. Among his topics: the
potential role of WWW in the classroom, how to create your own web
page, the information highway debate, and computers and kids.
Great education links.
Want to learn about your pet, or
what it takes to become a veterinarian? These questions and more
are answered in simple terms on this neat, fun site. Also includes
information on caring for pets, so parents have a reason to visit
The British Museum of Antiquities
takes kids on a virtual trip to the Stone Age in this appealing
site, which also relates ancient history to today's world, making
it more real.
Here are some free, fun learning
activities for preschool, kindergarten, and grades one and two.
Cool graphics and sound add to the fun, and the games are updated
Here on the newest medium in town,
you can find the rules to the oldest games in the neighborhood. So
far Kick the Can, Red Rover, and a dozen others are included. You
are invited to contribute more.
Houghton Mifflin's geography game
allows a choice of heavy or light graphics as well as easy or
difficult questions in a number of categories.
Clarifies this widely
misinterpreted term; a great starting resource.
This fun, personable site is
designed for girls. It's set up as a clubhouse, with hosts, games
and activities, and profiles of positive female role models. A
great, fun site with a strong message that girls can be anything
they want to be.
This project, partially funded by
the National Science Foundation, was designed to connect
classrooms using the Internet. It was completed in 1994, but is
summarized here, complete with teaching tips. Participating
teachers are online and may be contacted.
Kids through age 17, you can send
your artwork to Global for internet display, and they will tell
you how to do it!
Kids can learn a lot about various
geographic regions and features of earth on this fun and
educational site, which allows kids from participating schools to
post messages to one another.
The National Park Service, The
History Channel, and The American Architectural Foundation offer
3000 years of U.S. history through word and picture. Learn how
national landmarks are chosen and visit 43 of them, each with a
brief history and an artist's drawing to print and color. Includes
a teacher's guide.
Interactivity to the max. This
site has a great wildlife game, a searchable database of leaves
contibuted by kids like you, tree jokes, and a list of suggested
books about the forest. Fun and interesting!
Shares the experiences of other
parents of gifted children, offers suggestions, and talks about
areas of concern shared by parents of gifted children.
The History Channel offers lessons
on everything from Martin Luther King Jr. to lesser-known
historical figures and events. Includes both world and US history.
A good source for kids, parents, and teachers.
This is a good example of a
quality website produced by an elementary school. Their mission,
plans, history, handbook, and calendar of events are included.
There are links for parents, students, and teachers, as well as
information on athletics, staff, classroom activities, and
This University of New Mexico
project is designed to introduce K-12 students to music from
around the world: rock bands from Russia, classical and even rap
music from different cultures.
This site, part of the Ben and
Jerry's Web site, focuses on teaching non-violent approaches to
conflict. A neat resource that can help kids learn conflict
This interactive, educational site
helps kids learn about science, transportation, animals, the
Internet, and more. There are frequent invitations to create and
submit artwork, stories, and more. There's also an area where kids
can talk to other kids. A definite winner.
This project was started by Dr.
Robert Ballard (the guy who found the Titanic) because he wanted
to invlove kids in his explorations. Interactive programs are
broadcast during the annual scientific exploration, which is the
focus of a curriculum for grades 4 through 8. There are places for
kids to connect with other students, teachers, schools, and
organizations, and an area to learn about the technology.
Joan Irvine, Canadian teacher and
author of pop-up books, shares here the story of her work,
pictures and descriptions of her books, and great step-by-step
illustrated directions for making your own pop-up card. Her clear,
relaxed, and friendly style is a joy!
Part of the SCORE mathematics
site, this is a listing of helpful resources for the teacher or
parent of primary school math students. Each Web site linked is
This site has many resources and
links for music educators and students in all levels of
If you are putting your school on
the web and would like to look at what others have done, come here
for links. Part of the Cornell Theory Center.
Sort of science, sort of fun: this
site teaches how to build tiny, dime-sized kites that fly indoors
on tiny filaments.
This is a site by kids for kids.
This 4th and 5th grade class project was designed to be a
"homework helper site". The page has loads of links to
curriculum-related topics and information. There are also links
for parents and teachers.
This is a place for kids to read
other kids' stories and publish their own online. New stories, old
stories, and a handy search tool for all stories on file.
Available in English and Japanese,
this site offers kids the chance to share their work and find
e-mail pals for individuals and classes.
This appealing site is dedicated
to helping kids learn about Japan, including its languages,
crafts, and stories.
"An educational and entertaining
Electronic Playground for kids ages 4 to 15," this site offers
Spanish, French, and Dutch versions as well as English. Kids can
write stories, talk to "Key Pals," play games, learn crafts, etc.
There is a companion parent/teacher site.
This site contains information
about the company's products, but it also has a great interactive
online encyclopedia with lots of information. There's an image
archive as well, containing a number of wildlife pictures. The
images are pretty big, so if you're bandwidth impaired,
This site offers a wealth of
information regarding learning disabilities and Attention Deficit
Disorder. You can be kept up-to-date on current events, locate
help nationally and by state, participate in discussion groups,
and more. What a find!
The University of Arizona's
Learning Center describes "Learning to Learn." Their home page is
also full of descriptions/missions.
This page features lesson ideas,
exercises, and more for language, performing arts, science, and
math for grades K-12.
Questions and answers on a huge
range of scientific topics make this a great site for information
on science. And if you don't find the answer you're looking for
already here, ask a question of the mad scientist of your
Montessori for Moms is a
collection of many of Sibyl Carroll's popular training guides for
home schooling with the Montessori method. These lesson plans are
considered suitable for home schooling and classroom
Montessori World is dedicated to
providing information on the Montessori teaching method. It
includes resources, job listings, information, teachers
associations, parent associations, and more. Mostly text-based,
but well laid out and easy to follow.
A virtual community for kids
online; this site allows kids to "build" things in their
community, and helps them help others get started. What they're
really learning to do is object-oriented programming. Wow.
Mrs. Bogucki's students and their
parents are fortunate to have this great place to catch up on
classroom events, homework requirements, and the writing and
artwork of class members. For the rest of us, there are teaching
and kids' links, games, and word searches that are fun even if
they're not your spelling words this week!
The foundation was created to get
resources and sources of informatoin to the parents of gifted
children. One particular focus is supplementing the resources
available in the school system, which are often inadequate to
serve the educational needs of gifted children
This site contains activities and
information for students and teachers who are interested in
learning more about the nervous system.
How to balance socialization and
education in gifted children; a great resource for parents.
Bill Nye the Science Guy brings
science to life by describing fun experiments kids can do with
things around the house, helping them understand complex
scientific theories in an easy to grasp way. Hands-on learning is
a big focus, with a wide range of experiments and fun. Why didn't
I have this guy for a science teacher?
The nonprofit O.N.E. group offers
here a free k-6 science curriculum, including at least 32 weeks of
instruction for each of these seven levels. In addition, there are
general education articles, program reviews from science teachers
and associations, test results, and more.
If youre into Cub Scouting ,
youll want to check out the work of Pack 787. Events, links,
scouting news, and pack information abound here, along with Scout
Chat and a great Java Room where animated knots and the Cub Scout
Quiz are found.
A huge list of references for
experts in many subjects on the Internet, including e-mail
addresses and contact information. If you need to ask an expert a
question, this is the place to find a person in the know.
This is a cool site where kids can
have their own home page free and get stories through email. The
"prince" quit school and doesn't know how to read or write. He
learns by watching you!
A page dedicated to bringing
information about the planet Jupiter and the Galileo Program to
A compilation of reasons to
home-school your children, collected from AOL postings.
This is the website of a 4th grade
class in Vineland, NJ. It's a good example of what can be done in
a classroom situation. Room 14-A has a great introduction to the
students and teacher and includes lessons, brain games, puzzles,
and a place for you to send a dynamite postcard.
This site features many resources
for kids and teens, including online books, games, quizzes, and
news from the Global Kids reporters.
All kinds of fun and interesting
experiments help kids learn about a huge variety of science
topics. We couldn't get enough of this site, which is an online
companion to National Public Radio's weekly show. And kids aren't
the only one who'll enjoy the site. Trust us on this one!
This site details a space
exploration simulation program set up for 4th graders in the
Coshocton, Ohio, public schools. Detailed in word and picture, it
looks like an excellent effort with great student interest and
This is a great spot for you and
your child to learn about astronomy together. One part, the
High-Energy Astrophysics Learning Center, is pretty advanced in
its study of X-ray and gamma-ray technology, but it's well done
and allows you to ask questions of professional high-energy
astronomers. A nice feature is the linking of possibly unfamiliar
words to a glossary entry.
Lessons and useful information for
teaching statistics to students in grades K-12. Nice breakout of
Here's a huge research library of
annotated links in 25 categories, bringing the resources of the
Web to you quickly and easily. Grade level sorting and visual
content notations will be helpful additions for teachers and
Online reviews of children's
software for parents, teachers, and kids. A neat resource.
Barbara J. Feldman reviews several
great related sites each week for newspapers across the country.
This site contains those excellent reviews, available by topic or
chronologically. This is a wonderful source of interesting
material on the Web, whether youre surfing with kids or
Many full-text fairy and folk
tales from countries around the world, plus links to other
stories. This is a wonderful spot for young readers.
An online scientific playground
for kids and adults, and a great way to learn about how technology
impacts our lives. The interactive exhibits are a delight.
This site tries to give you "a
clearer insight into what life is like for children in Thailand,"
complete with a chance to ask questions of Thai students.
Theres lots of information, in word and picture, on the
countrys language, culture, and economy. This fun site also
lets you visit a Thai school and a Thai home, learn about scouting
in Thailand, and more.
Under the auspices of the Los
Alamos National Laboratory, MegaMath attempts "to bring unusual
and important mathematical ideas to elementary school classrooms
so that young people and their teachers can think about them."
Some very interesting projects, and they'd be fun for older
students as well!
This is "The Smart Way to Shop for
Kids' Software" and allows you to search 2500 titles by age and
topic. The site offers reviews of educational products by leading
software critics, feature articles, award winners and member
picks, and demos so you can try before you buy (on site, of
Many gifted children don't perform
up to their potential academically. This is an extremely
frustrating situation (for parents and teachers alike). This site
offers support and suggestions for remedying this problem.
A WebTopic is "a collection of web
site reviews, centered around a theme." Among 20 topics completed
so far are Astronomy, Egyptian Archaeology, pets, and invention.
In addition to lengthy reviews of lots of related sites, each
WebTopic offers books, tapes, and other resources to fill out a
unit of study. This is part of a larger site which also includes
lots of reviewed home schooling sites, book reviews, and
This is an attractive and
informative site featuring portraits and information on past and
present presidents, a White House tour, government information,
much more. A great place to go with your kids.
The Wishupons are characters who
help children's dreams come true. You can write to them, read
about them, download projects--all in an attempt to foster healthy
self-images in kids.
World Kids network is a colossal
site for kids, by kids. (OK, by kids and a few adults.) Be sure to
check out the Site Overview before you begin your journey. This is
a huge cyber-playground.
WorldVillage is a large
family-friendly site, with activities, articles, chat, much more.
The Kidz section includes games, an interactive playhouse,
E-Cards, comics, and puzzles. Theres also a Strictly Girl
Stuff section and, of course, one For Boys Only! The Idea Box
contains great sections for parents and educators of preschool and
primary children, including a long list of sources for coloring
pages and other activities, and a much-used Teacher Message
This is the Yahoo web guide for
kids. Kids can find information on art, sports, cultures,
acedemics, and games. It's set up just like the regular Yahoo, so
it's easy to use.
A great spot for kids to play,
Beakman's has the answers to 50 terrific questions, interactive
demos (shockwave required), and more.
Kids will love all the "dirt" on
worms and crawling behind the walls with Rodney the Roach at this
site. Very cool!
information about some of your favorite animals at the Virtual
Petting Zoo on this commercial site. Also check out Guess Who I Am
where you look at part of a picture and name the animal it
portrays. Great on-rushing tiger sequence on the first