Good site for spelling practice: http://www.starfall.com/
http://bookbuilder.cast.org : Great site for having students create books and/or teachers creating books to teach students!
http://www.ted.com/talks/adora_svitak.html (14 year old girl)
KID FRIENDLY SITES
ASK JEEVES FOR KIDS WWW.AJKIDS.COM
A website created by librarians.
First web-based dictionary for elementary aged children.
Directory of Internet sites for kids aged 7- 12. Sites are reviewed by teachers.
Have students take the Savvy Surfing Quiz to test their individual knowledge of online safe web practices.
THE GEOMETRY CENTER
Funded by the National Science Foundation. The Geometry Center provides a vast array of methods in which technology can be used to visualize and communicate mathematical concepts and related science concepts.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in partnership with MarcoPolo Educational Foundation. Interactive multimedia lessons, video teaching vignettes, and innovative lesson plans aligned with the NCTM standards.
Los Alamos National Laboratory provides complex mathematical concepts in understandable terms. Lesson are provided on topics such as colors, graphs, algorithms, etc. based on NCTM standards.
Simulation Web Sites
GLOBAL ONLINE ADVENTURY LEARNING SITE (GOALS)
Students experience travel, science, technology, and nature through reports, pictures, audio clips, and activities based on real life exhibitions.
THE JASON PROJECT
Virtual field work from the classroom with the experts in distant locations including oceans, rainforests, and volcanoes.
NASA scientists and engineers provide virtual experience in training for space walks, exploring distant planets, etc.
THE QUEST CHANNEL
Solve mysteries around the world while getting to know experts.(requires subscription)
CENTER FOR IMPROVED ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE EDUCATION (CIESE) ONLINE CLASSROOM PROJECTS
Simulation of dozens of mathematical and scientific concepts.
THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE ONLINE
Franklin Science Institute is an excellent resource that provides teachers and students rich learning and problem solving activities (e.g. simulations on the heart)
American Museum of Natural History provides Ology to share their information based on the belief that everyone wants to learn. The Ology website stimulates curiosity of youngster through engaging and interactive links.
SEAWORLD/BUSCH GARDENS ANIMAL INFORMATION DATABASE
Sea World and Busch Gardens support and maintain this massive website. Lesson resources are endless with activities designed by the Sea World Education Department.
NASA supported web site provides extensive information about volcanoes. Observatories, and monuments