interactive websites for teachers and students
Students in Grades 7 – 8Kid’s Domain Links to explore from around the world.Learn How to Write a Speech walks you through the process with great tips organized in a readable fashion.Monster Exchange Project involves a child trying to communicate an original monster image into another child’s mind.MythWeb introduces readers to the heroes, gods, and monsters of Greek mythology.New York Times Learning Network Designed for Grades 3 and up, it includes news summaries, a daily quiz, science questions, student letters to the editor, a crossword puzzle, ask a reporter and lesson plan archive. Articles contain links to vocabulary and geography knowledge tools to build background while reading.Search Engines for Young Students was written by Julie Coiro to help guide learners and their teachers through the maze of child-friendly search engines. Two other excellent educational indexes for students to browse are
Scholastic News Zone,Weekly Reader and Time for Kids are wonderful reading materials for students reading in the content areas.Solve an online Mystery at the popular The case.com.StarChild Learning Center for Young Astronomers is a popular interactive website with information about the solar system organized into appropriate reading levels for elementary students. May help with struggling readers.The ABC’s of Using the Internet with Students in Grades 4-6 created by Julie Coiro includes an alphabetical list of popular educational websites for students. Many are also useful for students in 7th and 8th grade.The Student Zone at North Carolina’s Wise Owl website is a well organized list of featured sites and archived links related to their curriculum. Also features a similar zone for teachers, parents, reference, and media/technology.700+ Great Websites from American Library Association (ALA) described as amazing, spectacular, colorful web sites for kids and the adults who care about them .Wacky Web Tales interactive writing and publishing from Education Place
- Information Please Kids Almanac: Learning Network’s Fact Monster includes an almanac, atlas, dictionary and encylopedia
- LycosZone: Easy to use reference materials for children including a kids almanac, encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, animal locater, and kid’s online library plus lots of categories of regular school topics
Recommendations by Classroom Teachers
- John F. Kennedy Middle School in Port Jefferson Station, New York has a wonderful list of Curriculum Resources for teachers to use.
- Ancient and Medieval History Resources from Jamie Reinsch at GlobalWeb Visions.