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Curriculum Websites - range of subject areas

Websites below cover a range of curriculum topics and are organized into three categories:

Activities for students K-2 3-5 MS HS searchable
Brain Pop
Videos, and information on a wide variety of science, history, math, health, technology, English topics. Appeals to all grade levels. Subscription required. MCPS does not hold a subscription, but some MCPS schools do.
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Glogster Edu
Glogster is an interactive site for creating and sharing posters. Student posters can include digital pictures, text, and video. They can share their posters online.
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The goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge. Content is correlated to many popular textbooks, so you can find extension material that coordinates with a chapter you are teaching.
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Khan Academy
With a library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 150 practice exerciseswe're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
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Kids Click
You can find sites to supplement teaching on many topics. Use the Advanced Search to limit results by reading level or number of pictures.
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Mr. Nussbaum
Tons of learning games that are one click away. Organized by subject and grade level or you can search for a topic.
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My Webspiration
a web 2.0 tool by the makers of Inspiration that allows you to create webs collaboratively with others online.
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an online classroom management tool with quizzes, online activities, calendars and student tracking. But teachers create the online activities from templates which can be used by anyone for free. Here is an overview of Quia.
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Scholastic's Online Activities
Choose a grade level and a topic area and then select from a list of interactive online activities for kids. The search function will search the entire Scholastic website including lesson plans and teacher strategies, and not just the online activities.
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School Time Games
online interactive games related to the curriculum, including science and social studies.
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Teachers' Domain is an extensive library of free digital media resources produced by public television, designed for classroom use and professional development. Free registration is required x x x x x
Teacher tools and lesson plans K-2 3-5 MS HS searchable
This website is useful for teaching students the elements of art and principles of design in visual art. A variety of methods in presentation, expression, and engagement are available to students using this website. Students can read explanations, watch animated demonstrations, interact with artworks to find examples, and create personal compositions using the elements of art and principles of design.
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"the online space for teachers integrating technology into the curriculum" has many tools to support universal design for learning including PursuadeStar, RubiStar, TrackStar, QuizStar, and more...
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4Teachers: PursuadeStar
This free online application is designed to help students in grades 5-12 write an online persuasive essay. One of the free tools from 4Teachers.
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4Teachers: Quizstar
Create your own quizzes online. Students can take the quiz online and you can review the results all in one place. Free
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4Teachers: Rubistar
This will save you hours of time
not just in creating your own rubrics, but in thinking of appropriate areas of measurement for tasks so that you can really know if your students are learning. One of the free tools from 4Teachers.
4Teachers: Trackstar
Use keywords to search for teacher designed lists of weblinks on a wide variety of educational topics. You can also make your own list, called a “track” to focus your students' online reasearch. One of the free tools from 4Teachers.
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eThemes Resources
an extensive database of content-rich, age-appropriate Internet resources organized around specific academic themes.
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Houghton Mifflin Education Place
Search teaching ideas or find online supports to Houghton Mifflin text books. This site is most useful as a support to text books you are already using in class.
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Pete's Power Point Station
This is really a collection of links to sites that have PowerPoint presentations on hundreds of topics. You can save them and use them as you wish.
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TeachersFirst is a rich collection of lessons,units, andweb resourcesdesigned to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format. We offer our own professional and classroom-ready content along with thousands of reviewed web resources. x x x x x
Lesson plans, online community, at home activities and professional development sponsored by Verizon.
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All teachers should be familiar with the resources offered on this site sponsored by PBS. It includes easily accessible digital media, interactive resources, lesson plans, online professional development, technology how-tos, resources for families, and more.
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Subscription Sites

Some of the websites listed require a paid subscription. These are noted with Subscription required. MCPS holds a subscription for all sites listed on this page, except where noted. If you are an MCPS teacher, you can obtain login and password information from your school media specialist. In some cases, you will not need to log in at all if you are using an MCPS computer. See other websites to which MCPS holds a subscription.

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