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A Word a Day Homepage Grades 4 to 12

Register for daily e-mail “word of the day”. – Grades 4 and up – You can register for FREE daily e-mail “word of the day”. The entry includes phonetic pronunciation, various meanings, and derivation. There is even a sound wave pronunciation of the word. You can retrieve a complete list of words presented. (examples: euphony, paragon) Excellent site for upper elementary through High School.

Acceptable Use Policies Collection Grades 7 to 12 Virginia Department of Education

The Virginia Department of Education has created a very usable collection of acceptable use policies from schools, colleges, and universities. These are presented along with some general guidelines as to the information that an AUP should contain. Great resource for schools and districts that want to be clear with students, faculty and staff about on-line rights and responsibilities.

Anagram Generator Grades 4 to 8

This little site generates anagrams from words or lists of letters. It’s a great starting point for word games and related activities.

Aneki.com- Country Information, Regional and World Rankings Grades 6 to 12

This Canadian site offers quick, easy access to vital statistics and rankings for 10 regions and more than 190 countries. This is a handy compilation of stats ranging from the typical like population and life expectancy to the less common such as nuclear arms, and HIV prevalence.

Art and Architecture Thesaurus Grades 6 to 12 Getty Museum

The Getty museum has compiled a very complete, easily used thesaurus of art and architecture terms. Art teachers and students will find this one a valuable research and study tool for understanding art terminology and vocabulary.

Ask a Scientist – Argonne Laboratories BBS Grades 6 to 12 Argonne Laboratories

This “ask a scientist” site is one of the earliest such efforts, and it’s still going strong after a decade. While there are guidelines regarding acceptable question types, this remains a useful resource for questions that may arise in elementary or secondary science studies, and it’s a great way to let the students take on the research role.

Ask ERIC Grades 1 to 12 ERIC


Ask ERIC is a federally funded site that is rich in teaching resources, including lesson plans, guides for using technology, and subject-based links to other Web resources. ERIC also maintains extensive digest collections

Bartleby.com Grades 6 to 12

For those needing literary, writing, or historical reference information, Bartleby could be one-stop shopping. The site collects on-line versions of several dozen standard reference works, and it also offers a search interface that can make short work of finding even the most obscure information.

One-stop shopping for on-line versions of several dozen standard reference works with a search interface. Every teacher should know about this one.

Best of the Year for Young Adults Grades 7 to 12 American Library Association

The American Library Association’s annual listings of the best young adult fiction and non-fiction. You’ll find listings for 2002 as well as several years prior. Find the good works here.

CensusScope Grades 6 to 12

Created by a university consortium, this site offers a wealth of graphs, charts, and data that students can use to analyze America’s demographics. There are a number of prefabricated analyses available, and there is also enough data to create exercises or activities that let students explore on their own. There are a number of possibilities for social studies, math, or statistics in this one.

Citing Your Sources Grades 6 to 12 Duke University

Here’s an on-line resource from Duke University offering drop-down instructions for citing more than a dozen different types of sources. What’s especially slick is the comparison between Chicago, APA, MLA, and Turabian style formats. This makes the site useful across a wide range of standards and settings. It’s the closest we’ve found to one-stop shopping for research citation help.

Concordance of Great Books Grades 6 to 12

Here’s a rich resource for finding occurrances of a particular word in hundreds of public-domain texts. Select the word and text, and the site shows you where that word appears in the text. Useful for lesson and test designs.

Copyright Bay Grades 1 to 12

Here’s a whimsical look at copyright that may be useful for those who need an entire tutorial on the topic. If you’re looking for quick answers to specific questions, there are better sites than this, but it works well for a general overview.

Copyright Issues for Multimedia Grades 1 to 12

This is a well-organized, comparatively easy-to-use description of what is and is not considered fair use of multimedia materials in classroom presentations, student assignments, and similar activities. It links to a considerably longer document that establishes a number of principles that can be applied to just about any multimedia project or activity. While copyright is never a completely “black and white” issue, this resource adds considerable clarity.

Copyright Resources Grades 1 to 12 Stanford University

This is the Stanford University Library’s site for copyright and fair use information. It provides detailed information on copyright restrictions and the use of copyrighted material for educational use. It also contains links to legal resources and other information dealing with the use of copyrighted material in education and teaching.

This site provides detailed information on copyright restrictions and the use of copyrighted material for educational use.

Country Studies Grades 6 to 12 Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has created a mini-portal to a large collection of information pages loaded with demographic, cultural, and statistical information on less well-known nations. Nearly all of the information is intended for older audiences. Nonetheless, this is a really rich resource of high quality (though sometimes dated) information for country reports.

Daily Almanac Grades 1 to 12


Dictionary of Dictionaries Grades 6 to 12 Dictionary.com

Here’s a collection of on-line dictionaries for dozens of specialties, foreign languages, and the like. If you’re looking for technical, foreign, or other definitions, you’ll likely find the answer here.

Dictionary of Difficult Words Grades 7 to 12

Here’s a British resource for those who want to build vocabulary in capable students. This on-line dictionary lists thousands of words that are – well – difficult. In addition to a search feature, the site will easily crank out lists of words that you might want to include in vocabulary drills. There’s plenty to work with here.

This on-line dictionary lists thousands of words that are – well – difficult. In addition to a search feature, the site will easily crank out lists of words that you might want to include in vocabulary drills.

Dictionary of Phrase and Fable Grades 1 to 12 Bibliomania

A collection of fables, “morals,” and famous sayings, many with their source references. Great resource to show students the origin of phrases and sayings used in everyday conversation. From Bibliomania.


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