Web Site Resources
|Online Tools for Strengthening Literacy Skills|
|Third Grade Skills|
|Fourth Grade Skills|
|Jamestown Interactive Web Site|
|NJ Scavenger Hunt|
|What's My Angle?|
|Social Studies for Kids|
|Publishing Opportunities for Students|
|Colonial Sites for 4th Grade|
|Immigration Web Sites|
|Inspiration Software Resources|
|NJ Department of Education|
|Parent Web Sites|
|PTA Web Sites|
|Science Web Sites|
|Sites for Teachers & Students|
|Curriculum Sites from |
Cybrarian (reference site with child safe links)
Scholastic Network Online
Filtered databases considered "safe" for children, which have been screened by the staff of each organization.
Yahooligans Search Engine for Children K-12
Ask Jeeves for Kids K-12
Scholastic has created a great website for teachers, parents and students.
KidsClick! K-12 (Created by librarians for schools is a subject directory with advanced search features)
Smart Zone K-12 (Searchable subject directory)
Study Web K-12 (Large database with curricular and special features)
Searchopolis 6-12 (Filtered search engine with daily updates and special features)
Alfy: The Web Portal for Kids PreK-4(Icon driven subject directory for early readers)
The official site of the 2002 Olympics
Utah Education Network's coverage of the Olympics
American Library Association Home Page (Site with links to appropriate sites for educators, students and parents)
Berits Best Sites for Kids
Crayola Art Education
Cool Links for Kids
Kid’s Tree House
Phil Reinhardt’s Sites for Educators (Presenter at workshops includes many reference sites for educators)
Kid’s Web (Digital Library for K-12 students)
Internet Public Library Youth Division
Philadelphia News Technology Section
The WWW Virtual Library
Study Web (Includes Study Buddy, a popup window whose icons give instant access to an online calculator, dictionary, measurement converter, phone book and maps)
Public Broadcasting (PBS)
WebQuests are online activities that engage students in learning about a topic or problem by posing questions that need to be answered by the class. Students then complete WebQuests, individually or in groups, by using the resources listed. In the process, they become active learners who are on a quest for knowledge.
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: WebQuests in Our Future
This site defines the concept of a WebQuest and offers some top-notch examples.
Great site with lots of information
A list of trades with a small amount of research done by children. http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/schools/forestoakms/geddes/index.html
A great site for Brickmaker, Blacksmith, Wigmaker, and Silversmith.
Clothing in Jamestown, Southern Colonies
The internet is an exciting place with many resources to educate and entertain us. The following sites are related to the Orchard Hill PTA mission or programs.
Below are some web sites that we have compiled to show you how Inspiration and visual learning are being used across the country.
Using Graphical Organizers: Patty Acheycutts, a technology consultant from AEA 7 in Iowa, developed this web site which focuses on using graphical organizers to construct meaning. This site features teacher created graphical organizers using Inspiration and Kidspiration.
Inspiration and the Web Based Learning Model: Mary Seamon, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction at Spartanburg School District 3 in South Carolina, developed this site which focuses on using Inspiration with the Web Based Learning Model. http://www.spa3.k12.sc.us/wblearningmodel.htm
Example Diagrams: View diagrams from across the curriculum and throughout the grade levels. These diagrams were created by K-12 teachers during a 10-hour workshop at the Putnam County School District in New York. http://PutnamValleySchools.org/Lakeland/EDTECH/Inspir.htm
Inspiration Tutorial: Bernie Dodge, a professor at San Diego State University and the creator of the WebQuest concept, has developed a comprehensive tutorial on visual organizers using Inspiration. http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/tpfs98/mod3.html
Review: A review of Inspiration written by Brad Johnson for the International Electronic Journal For Leadership in Learning, a refereed
academic journal. http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~iejll/volume4/johnson_v4n10.html
Education Research: Classroom Instruction That Works, Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement by Robert J. Marzano, Debra J. Pickering, and Jane E. Pollock
Science Curriculum Examples: Linda Preston of Jefferson County Public School District in Colorado has created a comprehensive science curriculum organization web site with examples.
Why Visual Learning? Learn more about visual learning and view example lesson plans on the Inspiration website. Go to http://www.inspiration.com/ and click on Visual Learning.
If you have Inspiration installed on your computer, try the link below to learn information about the day you were born.
National Standards in Science
This site is absolutely perfect to introduce immigration and Ellis Island. It has pictures of everything we talk about with the kids. It even has a cookbook of various recipes of famous immigrants
This site is connected to the first site. It goes through the entire processing process of immigrants through Ellis Island. From the arrival to the departure to their new homes.
This site is great for basic immigration research. It has holidays, games and recipes for almost every nationality. Perfect for easy immigration research.
The Biographical Dictionary - http://www.s9.com/biography/
Lives, the Biography Resource http://amillionlives.com/
PBS Biographies http://www.pbs.org/neighborhoods/history
For food go to groliers - Lands and People - type in your country - Then click on the button for recipes in the encyclopedia article.