The following is a list of useful technology resources for the elementary classroom:
GENERAL:
  • My Award Maker - choose from a vast array of templates to create & customize your own awards and certificates
  • Success Certificates - a variety of printable certificates and achievement awards
  • FableVision Learning Poster Gallery - choose from a variety of printable 8 1/2 x 11 educational posters that make perfect displays for your classroom
  • Pics 4 Learning - copyright-friendly pictures/images for educational use
  • Copyright Friendly Images & Sounds - a wiki filled with links to dozens and dozens of sites with copyright-friendly images and sounds
  • Weblist - create a list of websites, images, documents, and videos centered around a particular theme/unit of study and organize them into one easy-to-navigate weblist; includes a thumbnail snapshot/preview of each, along with a description
  • Jog the Web EDU - a cool web tool that enables users to create and share content-rich "jogs" on a topic of study that are presented as a collection of web pages in an easy to navigate slideshow format; offers both an educational (EDU) platform, as well as a platform for the general public (www.jogtheweb.com)
  • Popplet - a neat tool for brainstorming and visually organizing ideas; very Inspiration-like with some additional features
  • Kerpoof - a very user-friendly online creativity center owned and operated by the Walt Disney Company that lets students create animated movies, stories, drawings, and much more; also offers lesson plans and activities for teachers
  • Cartoonize - convert your photos into cartoons
  • Xtranormal - choose your characters and setting, then add/type in dialogue to create a short animated movie
  • Big Huge Labs - create over 30 digital photo projects for the classroom such as motivational posters, trading cards, magazine covers, movie posters, and more
  • FreePhotoBank - free downloads of pictures if you link back to/credit the site
  • Class Tools - create educational games, quizzes, diagrams, and activities
  • Quizlet - create online flashcards and study games
  • Flashcard Exchange - create flashcards, share them with others, and study online
  • Ideas to Inspire - use the tabs across the top of the page to access a wealth of creative instructional ideas and links to fun and engaging sites on the World Wide Web
  • BrainPop - loads of lesson plans, video tutorials, interactive whiteboard resources, graphic organizers, monthly curriculum topics/tie-ins, best practices, and much more
  • Interactives - provides strategies, content, and interactives for K-12 language arts, math, science, history, and arts
  • WatchKnow - an impressive directory of over 20,000 educational videos on a wide range of topics across the curriculum
  • Annenberg Learner - K-12 classroom resources and multimedia for across the curriculum
  • Birmingham Grid for Learning - a wealth of subject-area resources for the primary classroom including interactive whiteboard activities, video clips, PowerPoint presentations, and more
  • Facts of the Day Calendar - a digital day-by-day calendar of holidays, historic events, birthdays and special days for each month of of the year with a brief explanation of each
  • Epals - the world's largest network of K-12 classrooms, enabling students and teachers to safely connect and collaborate with classrooms in more than 200 countries and territories
  • abcteach - an outstanding resource for PreK - 8 teachers packed with interactives, printables, pre-made PowerPoint presentations with audio, clipart, generators, and much more
  • EduHound - access to a vast collection of K-12 online resources and site sets on a wide variety of educational subjects/topics
  • Learning Page - monthly teaching sets, worksheets, storybooks, and clipart galore for the Pre-K to grade 3 classrooms
  • Alphabet Soup - tons of teaching tools geared towards the kindergarten classroom including thematic units, holiday units, games and activities, parent resources, crafts, printables, and recipes
  • Kelly's Kindergarten - songs, games, phonics materials, calendar resources, monthly centers, newsletter templates, behavior management and classroom organization tools, and more for the kindergarten classroom
  • The Idea Box - music, crafts, games, activities, monthly theme ideas, and more for the Pre-K and kindergarten classrooms
  • Pete's PowerPoint Station - pre-made PowerPoint presentations and interactive activities categorized by topic/subject area
  • 4 Teachers - a variety of online tools and resources for teachers including ready-to-use Web lessons, rubrics, quizzes, and classroom calendars
  • Fun School - fun learning activities and printables for grades K-6, including a craft finder, new activity centers, and family activities
  • Jam Lodge - fun songs and jingles on a variety of topics across the curriculum
  • Study Jams - entertaining musical "jams" for math and science topics
  • Internet4Classrooms Brain Teasers - access to a wealth of brain teasers and online games and puzzles
  • Coloring Pages Plus - search engine to thousands of printable coloring pages
  • Graphic Organizers - links to a variety of sites where you can access a multitude of graphic organizers for use across the curriculum
  • 280 Slides - create dynamic slide presentations that you can access from anywhere and share with the world
  • Slideshare - upload and share presentations, documents, and professional videos via the Web


READING/LANGUAGE ARTS & MATH:
  • Blue Ribbon Readers - lesson plans and activities that focus on improving word recognition and reading comprehension in K-5 readers
  • Study Ladder - an interactive, user-friendly sequential mathematics & literacy program developed by experienced educators, which offers thousands of video lessons, interactives, printable worksheets, and assessment reports for both teachers and parents
  • Literactive - carefully leveled guided readers, comprehensive phonic activities, and a wealth of supplemental reading material for Pre-K through grade 1 aimed at gradually developing a child's reading skills
  • Language Arts Interactives (Gr. 3-6) - interactives for grades 3-6 from the Utah Education Network
  • Teachers First Free Reading - a reading intervention program for grades PreK-6 offering loads of lesson plans, literacy activities, and other useful teaching tools such as audio and video resources
  • Arcademic Skill Builders - research-based and standards-aligned math, language arts, and geography games; content can be tailored for differentiated instruction
  • Into the Book - reading comprehension resource for K-4 students and teachers that focuses on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating and Synthesizing; includes lesson plans, video/audio clips, interactives, and more
  • Vocabulary is Fun - a wide array of vocabulary-building games and resources designed to help students build reading, phonics, or English language skills and motivate them to learn through fun practice in spelling, phonics, and vocabulary
  • Big Huge Thesaurus - type in a word and search for its synonyms, antonyms, and rhyming words
  • Writing Fix - tons of interactive writing prompts, lessons, and resources
  • Binky's Facts & Opinions - animated game from PBS Kids in which students must decide if a statement is a fact or opinion
  • Storybird - a fun, collaborative storytelling website that enables teachers and students to create short, art-inspired stories that can be printed, watched on the screen, or shared with family, friends, or the whole world in an online library
  • Storyline Online - on-line streaming video program featuring members of the Screen Actors Guild reading children's books aloud; lesson plans and activities accompany each book
  • MeeGenuis - library of read-along books, each of which includes audio playback and word highlighting...perfect for beginning or struggling readers
  • Online Audio Stories - a wonderful audio collection of short stories for kids and bedtime stories
  • Grammar Blast - interactive grammar activities for grades 2-5
  • Handwriting Worksheet Maker - create your own print and cursive handwriting practice worksheets
  • Scholastic Story Starters - use the interactive story machine to "spin" a creative story starter, choose a writing format, and then print your unique story
  • KidsSpell - spelling games based on pre-determined or customized spelling lists designed to improve students' spelling ability
  • Spelling Match - spelling game with varying levels of difficulty for grades 1-8 in which students complete matching activities based on the sounds and/or meanings of words
  • Poetry Machine - online tool for creating various types of poetry
  • Story Starters - use the "SPIN" lever to generate a random story starter; then choose a format and begin typing
  • 100 Writing Ideas - 100 quick writing ideas/prompts from TimesaversforTeachers.com; perfect for journal writing
  • Expo Writing Resource Center - K-12 lesson plans and reproducibles that focus on a wide range of writing skills
  • Recipes to Writing - recipe cards with tips, tricks, and links to supplemental resources/handouts for various forms of writing
  • Game Classroom - math and language arts games, lessons, videos and worksheets for the K-6 classroom, along with "...the best interactive homework help the web has to offer!"
  • Super Kids Math Worksheet Creator- customize your own math practice worksheets according to your given specifications
  • Math Interactives (Gr. 3-6) - math interactives for grades 3-6 focusing on addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, algebra, geometry, fractions, measurement, patterns, money, integers, and estimation from the Utah Education Network
  • CrickWeb - 45 interactive math resources and activities for the primary grades perfect for your interactive whiteboard
  • Math Playground - offers a wide variety of math games, word problems, logic puzzles, videos, worksheets, manipulatives, and flashcards for elementary and middle school students
  • KidsNumbers - fun math games and activities for practicing all aspects of math; includes a worksheet generator
  • Study Ladder - resource library that offers lessons, interactive whiteboard activities, games, printables, videos, awards and more for the math and literacy classrooms
  • Prep Dog - interactive educational tools for grades 2-10 including video tutorials, practice tests, and lessons for students, teachers, and parents to help prepare for the state assessment tests
  • Multiplication.com - interactive math games, self-correcting quizzes, helpful strategies, and more
  • Sum Dog - variety of interactive math games
  • Math Train - student-created video lessons on a wide variety of math topics


SOCIAL STUDIES/GEOGRAPHY:
  • National Geographic Maps - interesting lessons, activities, maps, and other educator resources for K-12
  • 50 States - a database of factual information, along with fun facts and trivia, related to the 50 states and their capitals
  • State Facts for Students - access to a wealth of facts and a "Picture Your State" lesson plan for each of the 50 states by the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Place the State - an interactive game in which students are called upon to place the names of the 50 states in their proper location on the map
  • Netstate - everything you want to know about each of the 50 states including fun facts, symbols, people, government, geography, and maps; also offers state quizzes and other important web links for each state
  • U.S. Geography - fun games and activities focusing on the 50 states (i.e. capitals, abbreviations, geographic regions/locations, bodies of water, important facts, etc.)
  • Social Studies Interactives (Gr. 3-6) - social studies interactives for grades 3-6 focusing on geography, current events, ancient civilizations, U.S. history and government, and the environment from the Utah Education Network.
  • National Geographic Young Explorer - online magazine geared towards kindergarten and first grade students offering listen and read stories, complete with teacher guides, lesson plans, discussion questions, and accompanying worksheets
  • Connect the World - a card matching game that helps students learn about different countries and cultures
  • Picturing America - an impressive gallery of high-quality reproductions and masterpieces of American art that can be used as catalysts in the study of our country's history
  • Google Timeline - type in a date and view a comprehensive timeline of news events with links for every month of the chosen year
  • Museum Box- enables students to create virtual museum boxes with a chosen number of compartments that highlight a historical event or figure, time period, or place and include images, text, sounds, video, and web links

SCIENCE:
  • NASA for Educators - images, podcasts, videos, teaching materials, contests/challenges, homework topics, and more
  • Science Up Close - a fun and interesting collection of science animations for grades 1-6 on a variety of topics
  • NSDL Science Refreshers - quick and easy access to high-quality science content focusing on grades K-6 ( i.e. interactive tutorials, diagrams, articles, and other materials to enhance content knowledge) sponsored by the National Science Digital Library
  • Science Interactives (Gr. 3-6) - science interactives for grades 3-6 from the Utah Education Network
  • Biology4Kids - videos, activities, and quizzes on all kinds of topics related to biology
  • Geography4Kids - lots of interesting pictures, real-world examples, activities, and quizzes focusing on physical geography and earth science basics
  • Cosmos4Kids - more interesting pictures, real-world examples, activities, and quizzes concentrating on astronomy basics and science of the stars
  • BBC Science Clips - animated science video clips for ages 5-11
  • EcoKids - environmental education games, activities, contests, and homework help
  • Learning Science - interactives and resources for the various branches of science framed around the National Science Education Standards
  • The Science Spot Kids Zone - a wealth of science lessons, activities, trivia, project ideas and more
  • Science of Everyday Life - a plethora of K-12 hands-on lesson plans, videos, interactives, virtual labs, family activities, tools, and resources that explore how science applies to our everyday lives
  • Free Stuff for Science Teachers Wiki - a wikispace loaded with tons of free science tools and resources including videos, podcasts, posters, kits, and more
  • 100 Best Websites for Science Teachers - provided by the Forensic Science Technician; divided by area of concentration

MUSIC:
  • Directory of Educational (Music) Resources - links to a ton of music resources (i.e. songs, lessons, activities, printables, etc.) and interactive sites on the web for grades K-12
  • Music Theory - a variety of lessons, exercises, and interactive tools that explore the fundamentals of music and help to improve musical recognition
  • Elementary Music Games - a description (with links) of 8 entertaining yet educational music games that will "bring the fun factor to elementary music lessons"
  • Music Interactives (Gr. 3-6) - music interactives for grades 3-6 from the Utah Education Network



ART:
  • PaintGo - an online paint, color and drawing activity for children that features many colors, fun stickers, printable coloring pages, and children's artwork
  • Crayola - loads of lesson plans, success guides, art tips and tricks, and resources including a color quizzer, coloring page maker, printable ready-made coloring pages, certificate maker, and more
  • Art Interactives (Gr. 3-6) - art interactives for grades 3-6 from the Utah Education Network