"The World at Your Fingertips"
The Internet is a valuable educational resource for students as well as a tool for lifelong learning. Through the World Wide Web, a wealth of information is at our fingertips.
But like all resources, not all material on the Internet is suitable for all age levels, reading levels, or tastes.
Not all Internet sources provide accurate, complete, or current information, so users should evaluate Internet sources as they would printed publications before using them.
The following links are not maintained by Olney Elementary School. It is a good practice and highly recommended that teachers and parents preview the links before allowing students to visit these sites.
Curriculum & Instruction Sites
- Creative Commons - the standard for sharing free content online for individual creators, governments, foundations, and academics.
- Educator’s Reference Desk - lesson plans, links to online education information, and question archive responses.
- Education World – great site where teachers can gather and share ideas
- Sites For Teachers - a list of the best teacher's resource and educational sites on the net ranked by popularity.
- Thinkfinity – standards-based Internet content for the classroom formerly called MarcoPolo.
- Bingo Card Maker –make your own Bingo Games
- Certificate Creator – create custom certificates for school, home, or fun
- Puzzlemaker – puzzle generation tool for teachers
- RubiStar - free tool to help a teacher make quality rubrics.
- Scholastic – professional and classroom resources
- Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators - categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth
- TeachersFirst - a web resource for K-12 classroom teachers arranged by subject area and grade level.
- 4 Teachers - helps you integrate technology into your classroom
- Teachers Helping Teachers – education site for teachers by teachers, updated weekly
- ThinkPort - online educational resources, valued professional development, and innovative multimedia learning tools
- GEM (Gateway to Educational Materials-)- easy access to educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites.
Online educational resources for "wired" parents
- MCPS Parents' Page - provides information and resources parents need to support their children's education.
- MCPS Testing Info
- Maryland Report Card– OES adequate yearly progress / MSA student performance
- Maryland State Department of Education - online source for information on Maryland 's preK-12 public education, public libraries, and rehabilitation services.
- Voluntary State Curriculum – what students should know and be able to do at each grade level, pre-K through Gr. 8 in four content areas.
- Sailor – Maryland's Public Information Network - provides the residents of Maryland with rapid, easy access to information, materials, and services from any available information source.
- U.S. Department of Education - access to education information and promotion of educational excellence throughout the nation.
- No Child Left Behind Act - framework-on how to improve the performance of America 's elementary and secondary schools.
- Trelease On Reading – issues in reading from Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook.
- CHADD - national non-profit, tax-exempt (Section 501 (c) (3) ) organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD.
- National Resource Center on AD/HD - comprehensive information and support to individuals with AD/HD, their families and friends, and the professionals involved in their lives.
- Child Development Institute - information on child development, psychology, parenting, learning, health and safety as well as childhood disorders such as attention deficit disorder, dyslexia and autism.
- LD Online - leading information service in the field of learning disabilities
- National Association For Gifted Children - clearinghouse for knowledge about high potential youth and the field of gifted education.
- Hoagies Gifted Education Page - resources, articles, books and links for parents, educators, counselors, administrators, professionals, and kids.
- Great Websites For Kids – outstanding websites hand-picked by the American Library Association.
- Kid Source Online – parent online community with focus on health & education related issues.
- The following links provide information and strategies that support Internet safety:
- Commonsense Media - non-partisan, not-for-profit organization providing trustworthy information to help manage the media lives of today’s kids.
- CyberSafety - collaboration between Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office, and Montgomery County Police Department for keeping kids safe online.
- FBI - visit the FBI website for Internet safety tips for kids and parents and other safety information.
- KidsHealth Article - Kids Health provides accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information with separate areas for parents, kids, and teens.
- National Center for Missing & Exploited Children - links to safety resources
- NetSmartz - interactive, educational safety resource that teaches kids and teens how to stay safer on the Internet. To ensure a safe and positive experience for children, NetSmartzKids.org does not link to any outside sources.