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Lesson Plans (5) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Assessments (1) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress. Informational Materials (14) Textual information containing useful facts or information.
Interactives/Games (3) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (5) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Teacher Tools (10) An extensive set of online resource tools teachers can use to enhance student learning or increase teacher productivity often useful across grade levels and/or subject areas (Aligned to professional learning standards instead of content standards).


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Lesson Plans


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Identifiying Destinations for A Class Trip
http://www.nationalg...
In this lesson, students will use a geographic perspective in identifying and comparing features of physical and political maps of the world. They will use information from these map sources, as well as other National Geographic resources, to make decisions about the best place to go on a class trip. Once students identify this place, they will relay their findings in a presentation designed to convince the principal that it’s an ideal place for a class trip.

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Organizing A Computer Folder
http://www.sciencene...
Students will realize that computers can store and organize information and that this information can be easily retrieved whenever they want to access it.

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Inquiry on the Internet: Evaluating Web Pages for a Class Collection
http://www.readwrite...
Lesson, tips, and resources for evaluating electronic resources for reliability.

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Thomas Edison’s Inventions in the 1900s and Today: From “New” to You!
http://edsitement.ne...
The purpose of this lesson is to familiarize students with life and technology around 1900 in order to better understand how Edison influenced both. Through comparing and contrasting life and technology in the early part of the twentieth century with technology found in their own homes and experiences, students will gain a greater understanding of how far the fields of industry and entertainment have progressed since Edison's day and of how Edison's work was the foundation for technology they enjoy today.

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All About Computers
http://school.discov...
Students will learn how to navigate the world wide web and how to locate information.

Assessments


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Puzzlemaker
http://puzzlemaker.s...
Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your word lists.

Informational Materials


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The Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/f...
Library resources

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Kid's Search Tools
http://www.rcls.org/...
Search topics on some of the most commonly used search engines for kids and teachers.

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Ivy's Search Engine Resources
http://www.ivyjoy.co...
Here you will find search forms for the major Internet search engines for kids. Below these are Internet search engine links, links to web guides for kids, some specialized search engine forms and specialized search engine links of interest to kids. At the bottom there are links to family friendly or general WWW filtered search engines and links to more pages like this.

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Energy Kid's Page
http://www.eia.doe.g...
Online energy education resources include energy activities for kids and materials to help classroom teachers teach about energy.

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Boston Public Library-Internet Dictionary for Kids
http://www.bpl.org/k...
Age-appropriate definitions of computer terms

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KidSpace on the Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org/d...
KidSpace Features: Ask a Question Culture Quest Learning HTML Orca Search Poison Prevention POTUS Say Hello Science Fair Stately Knowledge Story Hour

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The Lincoln Line
http://www.historypl...
A timeline of the life of Abraham Lincoln. This has some illustrations that can be used for visuals and links to events that happened during Lincoln's life and the Civil War.

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DOGO News
http://www.dogonews....
News and Current Events Approved for Elementary Aged Children.

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Squirrelnet: Safe Internet Search
http://www.squirreln...
Squirrelnet is a safe internet filter search engine using the SafeSearch filter from Google.

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KidRex Search Engine
http://www.kidrex.or...
KidRex is a safe search engine for younger students. It is easy for younger children to use.

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Sweet Search 2Day
http://2day.sweetsea...
Sweet Search 2day is an informational search engine for current events as well as events occurring in history.

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Alabama Virtual Library
http://www.avl.lib.a...
The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources.

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Encyclopedia.com
http://www.encyclope...
Look up articles by keyboard or browse by alphabetical index. Also includes dictionaries, thesaurus, and almanacs.

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Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org/...
Superior reference center includes online newspapers, serials, texts, quotations, style and writing guides, trivia, biographies, state, regional and country information, and many others too numerous to list.

Interactives/Games


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Puzzlemaker
http://puzzlemaker.s...
Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your word lists.

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KidRex Search Engine
http://www.kidrex.or...
KidRex is a safe search engine for younger students. It is easy for younger children to use.

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Wolfram Alpha Knowledge Engine
http://www.wolframal...
Wolfram Alpha is a search engine to find answers. It is a knowledge engine.

Learning Activities


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Weather Resources for Students
http://www.wxdude.co...
Nick's favorite resource materials for students to learn more about weather and other sciences.

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Rubric for Visual/Digital Literacy
http://www.readwrite...
Using this rubric from a ReadWriteThink lesson, teachers assess student-created fan magazines, or "zines", about their favorite popular culture icons. Teachers can evaluate how students use the computer, interactive publishing tools, images and more. Click "Display Full Record" and see the Relation field for a link to the lesson this assessment tool supports.

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Examining Electronic Sources
http://www.readwrite...
A printable handout for students to use as a guide for evaluating websites.

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Puzzlemaker
http://puzzlemaker.s...
Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your word lists.

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KidSpace on the Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org/d...
KidSpace Features: Ask a Question Culture Quest Learning HTML Orca Search Poison Prevention POTUS Say Hello Science Fair Stately Knowledge Story Hour

Teacher Tools


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Weather Resources for Students
http://www.wxdude.co...
Nick's favorite resource materials for students to learn more about weather and other sciences.

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Ivy's Search Engine Resources
http://www.ivyjoy.co...
Here you will find search forms for the major Internet search engines for kids. Below these are Internet search engine links, links to web guides for kids, some specialized search engine forms and specialized search engine links of interest to kids. At the bottom there are links to family friendly or general WWW filtered search engines and links to more pages like this.

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Energy Kid's Page
http://www.eia.doe.g...
Online energy education resources include energy activities for kids and materials to help classroom teachers teach about energy.

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The Electronic E.L.F
http://www.lauriefow...
Technology integration activities for grades K-12 that are aligned with the Alabama Course of Study.

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Educational Technology-MPS
http://www.mpsaz.org...
Provides many educational technology resources, including activities and links for teachers and students.

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Puzzlemaker
http://puzzlemaker.s...
Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your word lists.

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KidSpace on the Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org/d...
KidSpace Features: Ask a Question Culture Quest Learning HTML Orca Search Poison Prevention POTUS Say Hello Science Fair Stately Knowledge Story Hour

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Sweet Search: A Search Engine for Students
http://www.sweetsear...
Sweet Search is a safe search engine where every website has been evaluated by research experts. There are optional search engines for emerging learners, social studies, research, biographies, and current events.

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Duck Duck Go
https://duckduckgo.c...
DuckDuckGo is a kid friendly search engine. Simple and easy to use for younger students. *Search anonymously (truly anonymous search) utilizing multiple search engines simultaneously (not just one) to see a more authentic representation of search results from across the internet.

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KidRex
http://www.kidrex.or...
Kid safe search engine for students.

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