More Useful Websites
Connect With Kids - www.connectwithkids.com Great articles about parenting kids of all ages - sign up for their free newsletter.
Department of Education Web Site http://schools.nyc.gov. There is A LOT of useful information here.
Everyday Math Page - http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu
Helpful information for Parents, Teachers and Students by the folks who developed the Everyday Math curriculum used in NYC Public Schools.
Free Rice - www.freerice.com
Practice in vocabulary, social studies, math, science and more. Food is donated to developing countries for each question you answer. Build your brain and a better world at the same time!
Great Schools - www.greatschools.net - reviews and info for parents
Grow Network - This is the web site for information on city and state standardized tests in Math and ELA (English Language Arts.) They also offer information on state standards and great links to other pages for helping all children in grades 3-8 in the following areas: www.nyc.growparents.com
for Kids Blog
Fantastic resource for finding quality children's books by a retired librarian--updated daily with a huge archive of books, quotes, links, summaries, uses, themes, etc. This retired Librarian's effort is amazing! Check it out!
REFERENCES TO HELP YOU HELP YOUR STUDENT
See STUDENT LINKS as well as those listed below.
Elementary Science Links
Elementary Science Links - Mega Site for General Elementary Science arranged by grade level for kids, parents and educators. It's on the Baltimore Schools site and it's very comprehensive.
High School Hub is a free online learning center
that features subject guides for English,
foreign languages, math, science, and social studies.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION - Web site for health and physical education teachers, parents, and students. Their goal is to provide the latest information about developmentally appropriate physical education programs for children and youth.
PLACES TO GO FOR HELP IN THE COMMUNITY
Riverhead Free Library
East End Art Center
The East End Arts Council is dedicated to bringing the arts into the lives of children. Scholarships based on financial need are available in all areas of study and camp.
The Dolan DNA Learning Center (DNALC) is the world's first science center devoted entirely to genetics education and is an operating unit of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, an important center for molecular genetics research. The DNALC extends the Laboratory's traditional research and postgraduate education mission to the college, precollege, and public levels. Several educational options are available there, including DNA Saturdays and DNASummer Camp. http://www.dnalc.org/ddnalc/about/
WLIW21 Public Television gives you access to 2,000 instructional video programs and more than 20,000 video clips. (Ask your school librarian for a user name and password. Click on the WLIW21 logo and sign in.) http://www.wliw.org/
Power To Learn
There's something for everyone at this Cablevision-sponsored site. They are the sponsors of the LI Challenge on Channel 12. http://www.powertolearn.com/
for Unity has a history of successfully promoting inter-group relations
and reducing violence
in schools and communities by implementing programs in leadership development,
mentoring, career, college guidance and gang prevention. Website at
Testing Resources (Sample Tests, etc)
ROALTY-FREE PHOTO/GRAPHIC SITES
prezi Presentation Site - prezi
Dorling Kindersley Clip Art and Image site
Pics 4 Learning
Free Digital Photos
Free Photos Bank
The Gateway to Astronaut Photography Of the Earth
NASA Image Exchange
NASA's Multimedia Gallery
MathMol Library of Geometric Images
U.S. Government Photos and Graphics:
Most of these images and graphics are available for use in the public domain, and they may be used and reproduced without permission or fee. However, some images may be protected by license. We strongly recommend you thoroughly read the disclaimers on each site before use.
Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
University of California Calisphere
UC Davis History Project
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Images
Kitzu: Orange County CA Dept of Education Digital Multimedia Kits
National Geographic Photos
American Memory (Library of Congress)
Library of Congress Prints and Photographic Reading Room
Flickr Creative Commons
When you search flickr, through CC, the photos are posted by copyright type. by clicking on more you search photos just with that type of license.
FreeFoto.com is the largest collection of free photographs on the Internet (link back and attribution required)
Image and Sound Database, UC Berkeley
Read Aloud Stories Online
some are windows only
Read Aloud stories including Arthur!
A second grade favorite! Great read alouds!
Treasurers Reading Program
Online Level Books Library K-6
The right books for every student!
Big Ideas about Education
This site has great resource links for teachers.
It is especially good at exploring questions that elicit "Big" thinking about how to engage students
in something more than rote learning.
Exploring the Essential Questions of Education