Resources*

 

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Choose an interest:

Assessments/ Quizzes/Rubrics

Assistive Technology

Digital Libraries

Disability Law

Ed. Info / Standards

Free Software

Health/Medical

History

Language Arts

Math

Popularity Portals

Professional Organizations

Science

Social Studies

Student Tools

Teacher Tools

Universal Design-NIMAS

WebQuests

 

Or choose an area:

Autism Spectrum

Blind or Low Vision

Speech/Language Impairment

Deaf-Blind

Developmental Delay

Emotional Disability

ESL

Gifted Students

Deaf or Hard or Hearing

Learning Disability-RtI NEW!

Cognitive Disabilities

Orthopedic Impairments

Other Health Impaired

Traumatic Brain Injury

Other Weblists

 

 

 

* The DSP Exceptional Children's Co-op has no control over the changing content in the websites listed on this page. Some of these websites charge subscription fees and some others have a level of advertisements that may be inappropriate for some students.

To share a favorite website or to report "dead" links on this page, please email mwaterman at dspcoop.org

 

 

Teacher Tools

www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/ The NY Times Teacher Connection.

www.aolatschool.com  Very good education site from AOL.

www.enchantedlearning.com Numerous materials for teachers and activities for kids on dozens of subjects.

www.mcrel.org/lesson-plans   McRel's (Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning) lesson plans.

http://ofcn.org/cyber.serv/academy/ace/ 700 free K-12 lesson plans on a variety of subjects.

www.quia.com Quia ('key-ah) allows teachers to create online activities and share them with their students and other teachers.  Online multimedia books are available.  These are subscription fee based services.  Free online educational games are offered at www.quia.com/shared/ 

http://pblchecklist.4teachers.org  Project Based Learning

www.teachervision.com TeacherVision delivers lesson plans, printable activities, and quizzes from leading educational publishers.  Companion subscription based programs at www.mygradebook.com

www.brainpop.com Fun educational activities (Some free, most fee based).

www.highlightskids.com Highlights Magazine online with stories, educational games and hidden picture puzzles.

www.funschool.com Pre-K through 6th entertaining lessons.  (Some Ads.)

http://freebies.about.com/od/teacherfreebies/  Free stuff for teachers!

http://reading.indiana.edu/phonics/  - Phonics online course for teachers that an be taken for credit from IU or non-credit.

http://certificationmap.com/becoming-a-special-education-teacher/ - Becoming a Special Education Teacher

http://nichcy.org/teaching-students-with-e-d - Teaching Students with Emotional Disturbances

http://nichcy.org/what-works-effective-teaching-strategies-for-students-with-disabilities - Teaching Strategies for Students with Disabilities

 


 

Assessment-Quizzes-Rubrics

http://dibels.uoregon.edu/ DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) Reading fluency quick assessments for K-6.  Materials are free; $1/student if you want to use the online scoring.

www.aimsweb.com AIMSweb utilizes Curriculum-Based Measurement and RTI reporting to track reading fluency and comprehension, numeracy and math, spelling and written expression.  $1-$2/student.

http://quizstar.4teachers.org/   Allows teachers to make quizzes that students can take online. Subscription fee.

www.mygradebook.com  Provides grade and assignment management. Subscription fee.

http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php  Excellent free rubric generation site.

http://teach-nology.com/web_tools/rubrics  Rubric Generators on dozens of subjects.  The basic ones are free, other materials available by subscription.

 

         Web Tracks/WebQuests

http://trackstar.4teachers.org TrackStar has hundreds of web tracks on many subjects.

http://webquest.sdsu.edu The original WebQuest site.

http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/projects Exemplary WebQuests arranged by grade level.

http://eduweb.com   Educational Web Adventures develops online learning activities about art, history and science.

 

Popularity Portals (Lists of top educational websites arranged by popularity)

www.sitesforteachers.com

http://topsites.primarygames.com (popups)

http://teachers.teach-nology.com/index.html 

www.pacificnet.net/~mandel/EducationalResources.html

www.adultlearn.com Primarily an adult learning portal, however it has many good resource pages for teachers and parents such as Math Activities, Quizzes, Reading and Teaching Strategies.

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Student Tools

www.about.com/homework Information for homework assignments in most subject areas.

www.aresearchguide.com  A Research Guide for Students.  How to write an A+ paper, deliver an effective presentation and much more.

MLA Citation Style  How to correctly cite references for research papers, etc.

www.funbrain.com Free online educational games.  Associated with www.TeacherVision.com .

www.highlightskids.com Highlights Magazine online with stories, educational games and hidden picture puzzles.

www.factmonster.com  Information on many subjects for elementary students, including encyclopedia, dictionary and thesaurus.  (Banner ads and pop-ups)

www.infoplease.com/index.html  Information on many subjects for secondary students and adults, including encyclopedia, dictionary and thesaurus.  (Banner ads and pop-ups)

http://nytimes.com/learning/ Has news summary, test taking tips and other resources for students and tools and information for teachers and parents.  (Very few ads)

www.pinkmonkey.com/index2.asp a "G" rated study resource for junior high, high school, college students, teachers and home schoolers with a large library of Literature Summaries, with 388 booknotes / chapter summaries / study notes online currently.  (Banner ads and pop-ups)

www.sparktop.com Schwab Learning for kids with LD - learning games, decision making (Requires a high speed connection and Flash installed.
www.greatsitesforkids.com Great Sites for Kids
was created to help parents and teachers find fun and educational web sites for kids to use at home and in the classroom, and to help kids of all ages find great sites to visit.

www.howstuffworks.com Don't know how something works? Find out here.

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Subjects

         Math

www.mathforum.org Links to a wide variety of math resources on the web.

www.math.com Very good mathematics tutorials from basic math through advanced topics.

www.hotmath.com Provides tutorials and answers to odd numbered problems in most math textbooks for $49 per year.

www.quickmath.com QuickMath is an automated service for answering common math problems over the internet (higher level math).

www.practicalmoneyskills.com Money skills content for teachers, students and parents.

 

Language Arts

www.bookadventure.com Book Adventure is a free reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 6,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes.

www.readwritethink.org Read-Write-Think provides highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction.

www.kidsreads.com Book reviews and online books to read for younger readers.

www.starfall.com  Beginning reading skills

www.edsitement.neh.gov   The National Endowment for the Humanities

 

Science

http://education.nasa.gov  NASA's education site for kids, students and educators.

www.education.noaa.gov National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's site for student's and teachers about the climate and the oceans.

www.tc.cornell.edu/Edu/MathSciGateway Gateway to many good science (and math) sites.

education.nasa.gov NASA's website for all things flight and space related.

www.enc.org/weblinks/science Hundreds of science related sites listed with information.

yucky.kids.discovery.com Entertaining science exploration

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Social Studies

http://education.indiana.edu/~socialst Social Studies content and links for teachers and students.

www.csun.edu/~hcedu013 Social Studies information for teachers.

www.eyewitnesstohistory.com  Eyewitness to history presents information on history from ancient to modern times.

 

History

www.teacheroz.com/toc.htm Tracey Osborn's, Mrs. Oz, history site.

www.historychannel.com Self serving, of course, but has good content in the "Classroom" section.

www.edsitement.neh.gov  The National Endowment for the Humanities 

 

Assistive Technology (AT)

www.closingthegap.com  Assistive Technology

www.patinsproject.com  Indiana's online AT loan (to schools) catalog, manufacturer links and training information

www.wati.org  The Wisconsin Technology initiative

www.tamcec.org The Council for Exceptional Children's Technology and Media Division publications

www.iltech.org The Illinois AT website.  Its listing of AT catalogs is very helpful.

www.abledata.com Help with finding the right AT for an individual

 

        Free Software

www.readplease.com ReadPlease 2003 is a FREE text-to-speech program that highlights the words as it reads them to you.  A commercial version and other text-to-speech tools are also available.

www.riverdeep.net  Free online educational programs (requires high speed internet).  Some downloadable free and 30 day demo programs also available.

www.SimIndiana.com  Free word processor, spreadsheet program, more.  Free to any Indiana resident, it also includes both private and shared storage space on their server that can be accessed via the internet.  This allows you to save your work at school for example then work on it a home and vice versa. 

           

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Disability Law

www.ed.gov US Dept. of Ed.

www.specialedlaw.net

www.ideapractices.org

www.wrightslaw.com

www.boselaw.com/groups/education.shtml Bose, McKinney and Evans

www.ipin.org  Indiana Parent Information Network

 

Education Information

www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/education.html National educational information.

www.doe.state.in.us/htmls/education.html Stats on all Indiana schools.

www.dspcoop.k12.in.us/links.htm DSP Co-op Indiana education links (including this web page)

www.indianastandardsresources.org/index.asp  Indiana Standards and Resources

www.learnmoreindiana.org/  Indiana's Pre-K to College Connection, helps Indiana residents learn about college in Indiana, preparing for college, getting to college, student financial aid, Indiana career information and other essential information for lifelong success.

www.doe.state.in.us/standards/ Indiana's Academic Standards

 

Health/Medical

www.kidshealth.com   Kids health information with versions for parents, teens and kids.

Genetics Home Reference  U.S. National Library of Medicine resource for looking up information on hundreds of genetic conditions.

www.rarediseases.org  National Organization for Rare Diseases database of over a thousand rare diseases and conditions.

www.healthscout.com/nav/ency/448/main.html  Medical Encyclopedia

www.TheDesk.com Medicaid info

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Internet and Digital Libraries

www.bartleby.com An excellent free digital library.

http://promo.net/pg/ Project Gutenberg - Thousands of books that are in the Public Domain, classics and most books pre-1923.

www.digital.library.upenn.edu/books - 20,000 free books.

www.digitalbookindex.com  100,000+ books (60,000+ Free) This site indexes hundreds of other digital libraries, including those listed here, university libraries and commercial publishers. (This page will redirect you to a page where you must register, for free, to login.  Then click the link to DigitalBookIndex.ORG.)

www.bibliomania.com Free classics, study guides and references.

www.ipl.org  Internet Public Library - Collections of internet resources on many subjects, also links to online magazines and associations concerning those subjects.

www.awesomelibrary.org Awesome Library organizes the Web with 26,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education

 

Professional Educational Organizations

www.aft.org American Federation of Teachers

www.ahead.org  Association for Higher Education and Disability

www.nea.org  National Education Association

www.cec.sped.org Council for Exceptional Children, a great source for information on IDEA and special education.

 

UDL (Universal Design for Learning)

www.cast.org  Center for Applied Special Technology; Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

www.ascd.org  Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; UDL and many other education technology subjects.

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Websites by Area

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder

www.autism-resources.com Information and links regarding autism and Asperger Syndrome

www.autism.org Center for the Study of Autism

www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer Autism Society of America

www.naar.org National Alliance for Autism Research

www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/disorder_index.htm  Biomedical research about Asperger Syndrome and Autism

www.maapservices.org/  MAAP - More information on Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorders

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthtopics_a.html   MedlinePlus (NIH) information on Asperger Syndrome and Autism

 

Blind/Low Vision

www.eyesightnews.com  News and discussion about eyesight

www.acb.org American Council of the Blind

www.afb.org American Foundation of the Blind

www.aph.org American Printing House for the Blind

www.aerbvi.org Association for Educational Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired

www.lighthouse.org Lighthouse International

www.loc.gov/nls National Library Service (NLS) administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.

www.visionconnection.org A friendly, accessible, interactive global Internet portal for people who are partially sighted or blind, the professionals who work with them, the families and friends who support them -- and anyone looking for the latest information on vision impairment, its prevention and vision rehabilitation.

www.navh.org National Association for the Visually Handicapped

 

Speech or Language Impairment

www.asha.org American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

www.speech-express.com Speechville Express - information on a variety of speech disorders

www.tayloredmktg.com/dyspraxia/ Free downloadable brochures and handouts on a variety of speech-language disorders

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Deaf-Blind

www.aadb.org American Association of the Deaf-Blind

www.nfadb.org National Family Association for Deaf-Blind

www.tr.wou.edu/dblink/index.htm National Information Clearinghouse on Children Who Are Deaf-Blind - Information to nurture, empower, and instruct children who are deaf-blind

www.tr.wou.edu/ntac The National Technical Assistance Consortium for Children and Young Adults Who Are Deaf-Blind

 

Developmental Delay

www.devdelay.org Developmental Delay Resources - A nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of those working with children who have developmental delays in sensory motor, language, social, and emotional areas.

www.nidd.org National Institute on Developmental Delays

www.naeyc.org National Association for the Education of Young Children

www.psfirststepahead.org Perry-Spencer Step Ahead

 

Emotional Disability

www.nmha.org National Mental Health Association

www.childpsychologist.com Covers emotional disabilities and more

www.ffcmh.org The Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

 

ESL

www.usingenglish.com ESL lessons

http://babelfish.altavista.com/translate.dyn  Translate English into or from any other language

www.englishtown.com/master/hp/

http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/lss/lang/esl.html  ESL Resources

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Gifted Students

www.nagc.org National Organization for Gifted Children

www.ericec.org CEC info center on disabilities and gifted education

 

Deaf or Hearing Impaired

www.agbell.org Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

www.cfv.org Captioned Media Program - Hundreds of captioned educational videos, movies, etc. shipped to/from free of charge.  Sponsored by the US Dept. of Education

www.deafhoosiers.com Indiana School for the Deaf

www.hearingexchange.com Hearing Exchange is an online community for the exchange of ideas and information on hearing loss and related issues

www.youth.hear-it.org Youth Hear-It has facts, figures, information and tips on living with a hearing impairment.

www.lionsear.org Lions Affordable Hearing Aid

 

Specific Learning Disability - Response to Intervention (RtI)

www.sparktop.org/intro.html Schwab Learning for kids with LD - learning games, decision making (Requires a high speed connection and Flash installed.  Start at www.sparktop.orginstead if the site does not display properly)

www.focusonlearning.org Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities site for parents.

www.interdys.org International Dyslexia Association

www.ldanatl.org Learning Disabilities Association

www.ldonline.org LD Online site for parents, teachers and other professionals.

www.ncld.org National Center for Learning Disabilities

www.schwablearning.org Schwab Learning - A Parent's guide for helping kids with LD

www.indstate.edu/soe/blumberg/reading/ Indiana State University's Bloomberg Center, providing information on reading and reading disabilities.
RtI - NEW!

http://ceep.indiana.edu Center for Evaluation and Education Policy. See their special report "Indiana's Vision of Response to Intervention". *PDF

http://www.doe.in.gov/indiana-rti/ Indiana DOE's RtI main page. See their publication "Using Response to Intervention (RTI) for Indiana's Students". *PDF

https://dibels.uoregon.edu/ DIBELS School wide model that supports comprehensive and coordinated reading goals, assessment and instruction for all students.

 

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Mental Disabilities

www.thearc.org The Arc of the United States works to include all children and adults with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in every community.

www.ndss.org National Down Syndrome Society

www.spencercountyarc.org Spencer County Arc

www.ndsccenter.org National Down Syndrome Congress

http://ericec.org/faq/i-severe.html Information on including students with severe disabilities

www.tash.org TASH has information relating to all disabilities, but is known for its journal "Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities" which is available online.

www.aaidd.org American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

 

Orthopedic Impairments

www.as.wvu.edu/~scidis/motor.html - strategies for teaching students with motor/orthopedic impairments.

www.glc.k12.ga.us/passwd/trc/ttools/attach/accomm/orthoimp.pdf  Accommodations for various disabilities (an Adobe Acrobat document)

www.ericec.org/faq/cerebpal.html  Cerebral Palsy resources from the ERIC Clearinghouse

 

Other Health Impaired

www.chadd.org Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

www.504idea.org/  Section 504 information

 

Traumatic Brain Injury

www.neuro.pmr.vcu.edu National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury

tbinet.org/resources.htm TBI Network Resources

ericec.org/faq/tbi.html  TBI resources from the ERIC Clearinghouse

 

 

Other Educationally Related Web-Lists

Education Index

District Administration's Curriculum Hotspots

District Administration's Website of the Week Archives

 

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