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General Resources

TVS Research Databases - Log in to the TVS Community to access this page.
Internet Public Library - Resources for children, teens and adults, including newspapers from every corner of the globe.
Google France - Search the Web in French.
Google Spain - Search the Web in Spanish.
Public Domain Images - Multiple collections of photographs in the public domain. (copyright-free)
Classroom Clipart - Copyright free clipart and photos for use in any school-related project.
Pics 4 Learning - Copyright friendly clipart and photos for students and teachers.
Microsoft Clip Art - Free clip art from Microsoft.
Librarians' Internet Index - Just about everything you'd like to know about everything, well-organized for your convenience.
The Library Spot - An incredible research site.
CoolText.com - Generates cool logos, banners and buttons.

English/Language Arts

Wordle - Turn any text into a word cloud to see at a glance frequency of word use.
Project Gutenberg - Over 27,000 free e-books and e-texts from the oldest producer of free e-books on the Internet.
Web English Teacher - Teaching resources, lesson plans, webquests, classroom activities - a very rich site for English Teachers.
Electronic Text Center - University of Virginia's huge collection of digital works online.
WikiBooks -  Change the audience. Let your students collaborate in the writing of an online book.
EDSITEment - Project of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Includes lesson plans and resources for language, literature, social studies and fine arts.
American Folklore - Famous American folk tales, tall tales, myths and legends, ghost stories and tongue twisters. A fun site!
Grammar Bytes - Fun interactive grammar site with an attitude!
Spelling Bee Hive - Merriam Webster's Spelling site with games and quizzes as well as information about the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
OneLook Dictionaries  - Very cool! Check out the Reverse Dictionary, then Browse all the other dictionaries on the site.
MidLink Magazine - Interactive 'Zine for middle schoolers to promote creative writing.
OWL Net Online Writing Lab - Incredibly rich writing site created by Purdue University's English Department.
The Write Site - Fun, interactive language arts and journalism page designed for middle school students and teachers.
TurnItIn.com - Use it for the online discussion boards as well as for plagiarism prevention. See Mrs. Corder for account information.

Math

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives - Lets students click and drag manipulatives to solve all kinds of math problems K-12.
Free Math Worksheets - Perfect for lower and middle school. Print hundreds of different worksheets for student practice. See also Math Worksheets Site under Teacher Resources.
MegaMath - An interactive site provided by the Los Alamos National Laboratory to bring unusual and important mathematical ideas to elementary school classrooms.
Math World - An extensive resource for students and teachers.
A+ Math - This web site was developed to help elementary students improve their math skills interactively.
Math Links - Links to various internet resources on mathematics organized by topics.
Dr. Math - A great site for students to have their math questions answered. For elementary through college.
MathCounts - A coaching and competition program for middle school students nationwide.
American Mathematical Society - Hundreds of resources for math teachers.

Foreign Language

Wordle - Turn any text into a word cloud to see at a glance frequency of word use.
BBC Languages - An incredible source of interactive exercises, video, audio and entertaining stories in French, Spanish, German, Italian and other languages.
TVS Spanish Links - Collection of links from TVS Spanish teachers.
TVS French Links - Collection of links from TVS French teachers.
Perseus Digital Library - A project of Tufts University, this site explores the classics, literature, and the cultures of the ancient world.
Language Links - An excellent listing of foreign language links from the University of Wisconsin.
VRoma - A great collection of resources for teachers and students of Latin and ancient Roman culture.
Spanish Verb Conjugator - A service of the Spanish language school in Madrid. Enter the infinitive and get every tense!
Le Conjugueur - A quick French verb conjugator, but also much more!
Conjuguemos.com - Indispensable! Practice verbs, vocabulary and grammar in Spanish, French and Latin!
Tex's French Grammar - A user-friendly and humorous guide to French grammar, created for French students at UT Austin.
EspanOle! - THE Online Resource for Students and Teachers of Spanish!
Tennessee Bob's Famous French Links - The ultimate list of links for French teachers.
Education World - Spanish - Games, quizzes, exercises and more.
Education World - French - Games, quizzes, exercises and more.

Science

Exploratorium - THE resource for teaching and learning science.
The Why Files - Explains the science behind the news.
Cells Alive - Excellent interactive multimedia biology site.
Chem 4 Kids - An interactive site including quizzes.
NASA for Educators - Rich educational site from NASA.
Science World - An extensive resource for students and teachers.
Bill Nye the Science Guy - Makes science fun and interesting for kids and adults.
Physics 2000 - An interactive journey through modern physics. Includes interactive demonstrations of many basic principles of physics.
Plants and Our Environment - An exploration of the world of botany. Includes student activities.
Windows to the Universe - A fun and different Web site about the Earth and Space sciences.
BioTech - Project of the University of Texas Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology to enrich the public's knowledge of biology and chemistry.
Whale Net - An interactive educational web site which focuses on whales and marine research. Lets students track the movements of whales and other marine mammals.
The Tech Museum of Innovation - These exhibits explore the technology and science that change the way we live.
National Institute of Environmental Health Kids Pages - A fun site where kids can learn about the science and the environment through games, riddles, and more.

Health/Fitness

KidsHealth - From the medical experts of the Nemours Foundation, this site answers all your health and fitness questions.
Health Finder for Kids - A fun and helpful site to help you take care of your body and mind.
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - Health and Fitness - An excellent listing of Internet resources for P.E. teachers, including lesson plans.

Social Studies

Wordle - Turn any text into a word cloud to see at a glance frequency of word use.
Newseum - Interactive Museum of News
The Digital Classroom - The National Archives' Education site provides thousands of resources for students and teachers.
The American Memory - Historical Collections of the Library of Congress. Includes lesson plans and primary source documents. An incredible resource.
Eye Witness to History - Personal narratives of major historical events.
The History Net - Rich multimedia history site.
Biography.com - A & E's Biography Web site of famous figures throughout history.
History Channel Classroom Page - The History Channel Online.
Japan Information Network - Learn about the history and culture of Japan. Includes a site for kids.
Thomas - Legislative Information on the Internet - A service of the Library of Congress. Information on current and past legislative issues.
50 States.com - State information resource links to state homepages, symbols, flags, songs, flowers, etc.
XPeditions - Excellent resources by National Geographic for the geography classroom.
World Population Clock - Provided by the US Census Bureau, an estimation of the world's population to the minute. Click the Refresh button and watch it change.
EDSITEment - Project of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Includes lesson plans and resources for language, literature, social studies and fine arts.
Survivors of the Shoah - Steven Spielberg's Visual History Foundation preserves the testimonies of Holocaust survivors and witnesses.

Fine Arts

The Berger Foundation - An online collection of 100,000 slides of World Art treasures.
Arts EDNet - The Getty's art education Web site. Includes exhibits, lesson plans and more.
Eyes on Art - A terrific resource on great artists. Contains a teachers' guide and a visual glossary of art elements.
Music Education Online - Presented by Children's Music Workshop, this site includes information for educators, students, and parents. An excellent resource.
Annenberg CPB Exhibits - Cinema - This site from Annenberg Foundation explores this creative process, from the screenwriter's words to the editor's final cut.
Artcyclopedia - Guide to museum quality art on the Internet.

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