The following is a list of useful technology resources for the secondary (7-12) classroom:

GENERAL:
  • 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
  • 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
  • EduHound - access to a vast collection of K-12 online resources and site sets on a wide variety of educational subjects/topics
  • Annenberg Learner - K-12 classroom resources and multimedia for across the curriculum
  • Birmingham Grid for Learning - a wealth of subject-area resources for the secondary classroom including interactive whiteboard activities, video clips, PowerPoint presentations, and more
  • Interactives - provides strategies, content, and interactives for K-12 language arts, math, science, history, and arts
  • Ideas to Inspire - use the tabs across the top to access a wealth of creative instructional ideas and links to fun and engaging sites on the World Wide Web
  • 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
  • Learners TV - tons of video lectures, video courses, science animations, lecture notes, online tests, and lecture presentations for a variety of content areas
  • WatchKnow - an impressive directory of over 20,000 educational videos on a wide range of topics across the curriculum
  • Flocabulary - access to a limited selection of free songs and videos that incorporate hip-hop into teaching popular topics in the areas of vocabulary and reading, writing, social studies, math, and science
  • TeAchnology - thousands of resources including lesson plans, printables, rubrics, teacher timesavers, worksheet generators, web quests, monthly teaching guides, and much more
  • Quizlet - create online flashcards and study games
  • Flashcard Exchange - create flashcards, share them with others, and study online
  • Rubrics - a comprehensive list of pre-made rubrics, rubric makers, graphic organizers and more by Kathy Schrock
  • BrainPop - loads of lesson plans, video tutorials, interactive whiteboard resources, graphic organizers, monthly curriculum topics/tie-ins, best practices, and much more
  • Interactive Whiteboard Resources - dozens upon dozens of links to various tutorials and interactive whiteboard resources for math, science, social studies, language arts, music, art, and physical education; also offers links to downloadable Promethean flipcharts and SMART Notebook resources
  • Educational Clip Art & Sound Clip Sites - a collection sites that provide a variety of clip art, fonts, and sound clips for educators
  • Pics 4 Learning - copyright-friendly pictures/images for educational use
  • FreePhotoBank - free downloads of pictures if you link back to/credit the site
  • 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 that can be used in the classroom such as motivational posters, magazine covers, trading cards, movie posters, and more; sign up for an educator's account and register your students to use the application for classroom projects
  • Copyright Friendly Images & Sounds - a wiki filled with links to dozens and dozens of sites with copyright-friendly images and sounds
  • 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
  • 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
  • Graphic Organizers - links to a variety of sites where you can access a multitude of graphic organizers for use across the curriculum
  • Awesome Highlighter - highlights text on a webpage and provides a short URL to the highlighted page
  • Newspaper Clipping Generator - a neat tool for creating a newspaper clipping - just name your newspaper and enter a date, headline, and story; newspaper can then be downloaded as an image



ENGLISH:
  • CFF English Wikispace - a wealth of useful English resources created by various educational professionals and institutions around the state of Pennsylvania
  • Shelfari - a virtual bookshelf and reading community for book lovers that provides the opportunity to learn more about your favorite books, discover new books, connect with friends, as well as read, write and edit plot summaries, popular quotes, and character descriptions
  • ETC Language Arts Page - a valuable collection of language arts resources from the Educational Technology Center for elementary, middle school, and high school
  • Shmoop - access useful learning guides and teaching resources for a wide range of literary selections
  • English Technology Integration Resources - a compilation of web-based technology resources for the English classroom
  • Language Arts Interactives - language arts interactives for grades 7-12 focusing on word games, vocabulary, writing & spelling, and grammar games from the Utah Education Network
  • Google Lit Trips - *requires Google Earth download; interactive literary experiences that enable readers to virtually "fly" and follow the journeys of popular literary characters throughout their novels to get an amazing up-close look at the actual places they travel using Google Earth; also offers a collection of podcasts, screencasts, conference links, and video interviews
  • 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
  • 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
  • Great Source iwrite - a great collection of writing resources for teachers, students, and parents including graphic organizers, writing templates, tutorials, videos, a grammar handbook, and writing contests
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab - an excellent, free online writing lab that offers a ton of writing resources and instructional materials
  • Expo Writing Resource Center - K-12 lesson plans, reproducibles, interactive whiteboard activities, and more that focus on a wide range of writing skills; includes useful tips and strategies for teachers, students, and parents
  • Recipes to Writing - recipe cards with tips, tricks, and links to supplemental resources/handouts for various forms of writing
  • Easy Bib - an automatic bibliography and citation maker for APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian formats
  • Paper Rater - free online proofreading, plagiarism detecter, grammar and spelling check, and paper grader
  • Online Paper Grader - copy and paste the text of a paper into the box and select "Get Report" to receive an instant analysis of your paper
  • ReadWriteThink - hundreds of standards-based K-12 lesson plans and classroom resources - including student interactives, calendar activities, and printables - written and reviewed by educators using current research and the best instructional practices
  • Figment - an online community where teachers and students can share their writing, connect with other readers, and discover new stories and authors
  • Road to Grammar - interactive games and quizzes on a long list of grammar topics
  • Grammar Bytes - online grammar resource providing a glossary of terms, handouts, interactive exercises, ready-made presentations, quick tips, and rules
  • Big Huge Thesaurus - type in a word and search for its synonyms, antonyms, and rhyming words
  • American Rhetoric - an extensive database of audio and video versions of significant speeches in politics, religion, movies, and more with 200+ short audio and video clips illustrating stylistic figures of speech
  • AdLit - "...a national multimedia project offering information and resources to the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers..." in grades 4-12; offers videos, featured book lists, and classroom strategies for before, during, and after a selected reading - with accompanying graphic organizers
  • LitCharts - classic literature guides offering side-by-side summary and analysis, along with a theme bar/tracker, that can be read online or printed as a pdf version
  • LoudLit - a collection of audio and digital versions of many literary classics
  • Academy of American Poets - a wealth of poetry resources including lesson plans and curriculum units, hundreds of poet biographies, online teaching tools, and access to over 2,000 poems
  • Wacky Web Tales - create funny interactive tales with the parts of speech comparable to Mad libs

MATH:
  • CFF Math Wikispace - a variety of useful math resources created by various educational professionals and institutions around the state of Pennsylvania
  • Math Technology Integration Resources - a compilation of web-based technology resources for the math classroom
  • Math Interactives - math interactives for grades 7-12 focusing on numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, data & probability, and money from the Utah Education Network
  • Number Nut - basic and advanced activities on a wide range of math topics; includes a math glossary
  • Calculation Nation - interactive math games supported by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics that challenge students to practice fundamental math skills and investigate significant mathematical content; provides students the opportunity to compete against other students from around the world
  • Pi Day Resources - links to several sites through EduHound that offer the history and other fun facts and activities related to Pi Day
  • ETC Math Page - a collection of math resources for the K-12 classroom from the Educational Technology Center
  • Illuminations - a searchable database of 600 lessons,105 online activities, and over 700 web links/resources for the K-12 math classroom
  • Ten Marks - an online math program that helps students in Grades 3-12 to refresh, learn, and master over 300 core math concepts; offers videos and lessons mapped to state standards, as well as programs that can be personalized to meet the needs of individual students
  • Khan Academy - a database of over 2,000 instructional videos and exercises on a wide range of math and science topics
  • Mathwire - standards-based math activities, worksheets, and templates; also provides access to the Mathwire blog, which features classic Mathwire activities, suggestions for classroom implementation and/or modifications to best meet the needs of varied students
  • Algebasics - access to a variety of algebra tutorials
  • AIMS Puzzle Corner - over 100 interesting math puzzles categorized by type and varying levels of difficulty
  • LazyMaths - interesting math shortcuts to help master basic math tasks like multiplication, division, squaring of numbers, etc.
  • Math Starters - 366 math activities/starters that can be used as bell work or warm-ups at the beginning of class
  • MathsLinks - a directory of 300+ objects/resources found on the web for teaching math
  • Math Train - student-created video lessons on a wide variety of math topics
  • Interactivate - over 100 lessons and interactive activities appropriate for grades 3-12 in the areas of math & science

SOCIAL STUDIES:
  • CFF Social Studies Wikispace - tons of useful social studies resources created by various educational professionals and institutions around the state of Pennsylvania
  • ETC Social Studies Page - a collection of social studies resources for grades K-12 from the Educational Technology Center
  • Governing Dynamo - an enriching collection of Presidential inaugural addresses accompanied by a Wordle word cloud that highlights the major points and key ideas of the address
  • LIFE Photo Archive - millions of historic photos from the LIFE archives stretching from the 1750's to our present day
  • 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
  • History Tours - *requires Google Earth download; a collaborative website that gives teachers access to pre-made Google Earth tours on various topics in American and World history
  • 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
  • American Rhetoric: Top 100 Speeches - audio and print versions of the top 100 famous speeches of all time
  • Google Timeline - type in a date and view a comprehensive timeline of news events with links for every month of the chosen year
  • The Week in Rap - an entertaining weekly summary of news headlines in the form of a short rap video by Flocabulary
  • Branches of Government - an interactive game to test students' knowledge of the branches of government
  • Social Studies Interactives - social studies interactives for grades 7-12 focusing on geography, the United States, the world, ancient civilizations, current events, and past/present wars from the Utah Education Network
  • U.S. Mint - dozens of K-12 lesson plans, learning centers, web quests, and games focused on educating America's youth about the "charisma of coins"
  • National Geographic Maps - interesting lessons, activities, maps, and other educator resources for K-12
  • Maps, Etc - thousands of maps organized by continent and country that are available for use by teachers and students
  • Map Builder - lets you tag locations on a map and then publish it
  • Historic Maps - a treasure trove of historic map documents accompanied by lesson plans and printable PDF's for K-12 teachers prepared by the staff of the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library
  • DocsTeach - more than 3,000 primary resources from the National Archives with ready-to-use activities (or you can create your own) for teaching with documents
  • My Wonderful World - ..."a National Geographic-led campaign - backed by a coalition of national business and non-profit organizations - to expand geographic learning in school, at home, and in communities;" offers maps, videos, games, lessons, and activities
  • The Living Room Candidate - an interesting and informative gallery of presidential campaign commercials (that include lessons for teachers) from the past 50 years
  • Shmoop for History - access to learning guides, photos, and teaching resources focused on the various time periods and events throughout history; also offers learning guides and teaching resources for Civics and Economics
  • History.com - videos, classroom study guides & quizzes, interactive games, and more
  • EyeWitness to History - film clips/videos, photos, audio clips, quotes, and interactive tools that provides " your ringside seat to history - from the Ancient World to the present"
  • U.S. History Site - a great resource of historical images, timelines, primary source documents, speeches, printables/worksheets, games, and other teaching tools for the various historical time periods
  • The History Lab - a wikispace loaded with resources for the middle/high school social studies classroom
  • Digital History - a wealth of historical resources including lesson plans, classroom handouts, learning modules, resource guides, multimedia, primary source documents, virtual exhibitions, speeches, and much more
  • Econedlink - economics and personal finance resources for grades K - 12
  • Track It Now - track any news topic around the world and read the headlines about it
  • iCivics - lesson plans, interactive games, and webquests designed to "teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy"
  • 10 Resources for Teaching Government - ten online resources for teaching government with technology
  • 10 Resources for Teaching History - ten online resources for teaching history with technology

SCIENCE:
  • CFF Science Wikispace - a great deal of science resources created by various educational professionals and institutions around the state of Pennsylvania
  • Science Technology Integration Resources - a compilation of web-based technology resources for the varous science classrooms: general science, earth-space science, physics, biology, chemistry, and anatomy
  • ETC Science Page - K-8 science resources from the Educational Technology Center focused on the topics of earth science, life science, and physical science
  • Science Interactives - science interactives for grades 7-12 focusing on general science, physics, genetics, and virtual labs from the Utah Education Network
  • Cool Tools for Science Teachers - 50 interesting online tools for science teachers from Online Degree Programs
  • Khan Academy - a database of over 2,000 instructional videos and exercises on a wide range of math and science topics
  • Molecular Workbench - a virtual lab for science education that creates and delivers visual, interactive simulations for teaching and learning science and engineering
  • The Science Spot - a wealth of science lessons, activities, trivia, project ideas and more for middle school teachers and students
  • iLabCentral - engaging online science laboratories in the areas of biology, chemistry, math, and physics that allow students and educators to carry out experiments from anywhere at any time
  • LabWrite - an online approach to science labs that offers instructions for writing lab reports; includes student and teacher guides, printable handouts, teaching tools, and more
  • National Science Digital Library - the Nation's online library for educational resources and research in STEMS (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • 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
  • Educational Science Videos - high-definition science videos highlighting 12 different areas of science as part of the Casseopeia Project
  • 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

FOREIGN/WORLD LANGUAGES:
  • CFF Foreign Language Wikispace - a variety of useful foreign language resources created by various educational professionals and institutions around the state of Pennsylvania
  • ETC Foreign Language Page - a collection of foreign language resources from the Educational Technology Center primarily for Spanish, German, and French languages
  • Digital Dialects - online games and language resources for learning phrases, numbers, useful words, spelling, verb conjugation and alphabets for a multitude of languages
  • 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
  • Foreign Language Teaching Forum - an extensive collection of links and resources for foreign language teachers grouped by category (i.e. General, Spanish, French, etc.)
  • Merlot - a repository of learning materials for the teaching of Spanish, French, Italian, German, and other world languages
  • Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies - links to over 100 online language sites
  • Best Language Websites (by Jim Becker) - click on a language to access TONS of resources for teaching and learning that language
  • Lingro - a multilingual dictionary/translator

BUSINESS EDUCATION:

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION:

MUSIC:
  • ETC Music Page - a handful of music resources from the Educational Technology Center
  • Shmoop for Music - learning guides and teaching resources for the world of music
  • Musopen - a free-access music warehouse providing hundreds of musical selections and sheet music categorized by composer, performer, instrument, period, and form
  • Connect With Music - 30 free interdisciplinary lesson plans that utilize multimedia, music, and technology to aid in the instruction of language arts, mathematics, and science at the middle school level; included with each lesson plan are scoring rubrics, links to standards in music, technology, and each subject area, and many useful links that enhance the lesson plans
  • 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
  • JamStudio - an online "music factory" that lets you create music online
  • Aviary - use the Myna audio editor to remix music tracks and audio clips, apply sound effects, and record your own voice or instruments
  • Music Theory - a variety of lessons, exercises, and interactive tools that explore the fundamentals of music and help to improve musical recognition
  • Music Interactives - music interactives for grades 7-12 from the Utah Education Network

ART:
  • ETC Art Page - a collection of art resources from the Educational Technology Center
  • ArtisanCam - workshops and fun interactive activities covering various forms of art, access to an artwork gallery, and links to other art resources
  • Arts Educator 2.0 - a wikispace full of information and resources for art teachers
  • Pennsylvania Art Education Association - a database of museums and collections, along with links to various resources related to art history and art education
  • Art Interactives - art interactives for grades 7-12 from the Utah Education Network
  • Slimber - an online drawing application that allows users to draw online, replay, and save their drawings
  • Odosketch - a flash drawing application that's great for creating soft-toned colored sketches
  • SumoPaint - a full featured photo editing/painting application
  • Art Pad - a digital canvas where you can select a frame, create a painting, and share it with others
  • Picassohead - create your own face designs in the style of Picasso

FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE:
  • Food & Cooking Chemistry - dozens upon dozens of links to resources related to kitchen chemistry, cooking and the chemistry of foods, and more
  • Online Conversions - online cooking calculators and conversion tools

HEALTH & PE:
  • ETC Health & PE Page - a handful of health and physical education resources from the Educational Technology Center
  • PE Central - over 1,800 lesson ideas, fitness programs and challenges, video menu, and lots of other useful health and physical education resources
  • Health Interactives - health interactives for grades 7-12 focusing on nutrition, our body, mental health, health professions, and respect from the Utah Education Network