Content-area Tools

Mrs. Yuen's 8th grade science assignment using student one-to-one devices.

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Riverside Unified School District online resources
      RUSD Instructional Technology
      RUSD digital textbooks
      RUSD IT ning       
      Teacher Program Links  
      Student Program Links
      Student Responsible Use Orientation 7-12 

All content-areas
     42explore, Thematic Pathfinders for all Ages
     The Big Deal Book of Technology newsletter archive  
     Bluford books: FREE audio books for listening or downloading   
     Central MS: Web Resources for teacher training   
     Classroom Instruction that Works, Robert Marzano
     Class Timer: easy to set  
     Critical Thinking with Word Clouds
     edHelper: Crossword Puzzle maker    
     Educational Origami, including Bloom's Digital Taxonomy    
     Edutopia: technology integration
     Free Technology for Teachers: Lessons and tech ideas
     Gooru: Free Search Engine For Learning   
     Innovative Learning Ed Tech newsletter (PDF)
     neoK-12: educational videos and learning resources     
     Online-Stopwatch: variety of timers  
     OWLL: Online Writing and Learning Link: many resources!   
     ReadThinkWrite: classroom resources
     Remind101: Message your class   
     School2Home: Subject Area Resources   
     Shmoop: Learning guides and teacher resources
     Super Teacher Tools (including great classroom games) Jeopardy Labs    
     Teacher Planet    
     Thinkfinity: Lesson Plans
     Thinking Map free resources, CMS training
     Virtual field trips: The Teacher's Guide [to Virtual Field Trips]     
     WebTools4U2Use: Finding the right tools by task, learning level, etc.    
Language Arts:
     60 Second Recap: book reviews
     ALA-YALSA: Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers     
     A to Z Teacher Stuff: Leveled Books Database     
     Awesome Stories digital stories and primary source materials    
     Bartlett's Quotations 
     Book Trailer Sites 
     CDE Search for Literature: Science and Math   
     DiscoverReads  (discover books you'll love)
     Discovery School: Literature and Language Arts resources
     (Online activities) Language Arts quizzes and games
     Internet4Classrooms: Language Arts links
     GoodReads  (create bibliography)
     LibraryThing  (create book log)
     Merriam-Webster online
     PIC-LITS: picture writing
     READ180 - Middle School  Books and Literature
     School2Home: Resources for English Language Arts    
     Shelfari  (create book log)
     Skype an Author Network: virtual visits by authors (ms list)
     StoryBird: Collaborative Storytelling
     Virtual MS Library: Language Arts (many links!)
     Writing Adventure Quest (Web Quest) by Angela Gallacher   
English Language Learners
     Dave's ESL Cafe    
     English Language Learners Resources
     ESL Games
     School2Home: Resources for ELL  
     Trace Effects: video game to learn English   
Mathematics, Algebra, Geometry
     AlgebraLab: Making Connections    
     Ask Dr. Math
     Discovery Education: Math Homework Help
     ESL Glossary for Math testing  
     GFC "Math Basics" online lessons   
     Mathematics Graphic Organizers, Grades 4-8  
     Math Forum Teachers Place: multiple links and resources!   
     How to Write Your Own Math Rap
     Internet4Classrooms: 8th Grade Interactive Math Skill Builders
     Museum of Mathematics  
     School2Home: Resources for Mathematics  
     StudyJams: Math   
     that quiz: teachers login or create an account
     TedED: Mathematics  
     Virtual MS Library: Mathematics
History/Social Science
     Access Newspaper Archive: historical newspaper database for schools
     Awesome Stories: History   
     Calisphere: a world of Primary Sources  
     Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
     History of the World: amazing timeline      
     Internet3Classrooms: US and World History resources
     Library of Congress American Memory  
     News in History: 200 years of historical newspapers  
     (Online activities) Social Studies quizzes and games
     School2Home: Resources for History/Social Science    
     (Online activities) Science quizzes and games
     Physics: Design a Roller Coaster
     Project Noah Explore and document wildlife     Science & Technology
     The Scale of the Universe   
     Science NetLinks: lessons and resources
     The Science Spot    
     School2Home: Resources for Science  
     StudyJams: Science   
     TedED: Science   
     Visual Elements Periodic Table   
     Geospatial technology  
     STEM: Ideas, Lessons, and Resources   
     STEM Lesson Plans from Career Zone  
     (Online activities) Learning Spanish
     Prezi-tation for Spanish-speaking countries   
     Jazz in America Music on the Internet
     SFS Kids Fun with Music      
Physical Education/Health
     Physical Education Resources for Teachers  
     School2Home: Resources for PE    
     Virtual MS Library: Physical Education
     Google's Art Project: explore museums around the world   

Zooburst Web tool used for science learning extension activity.