Here are some great sites for teachers:

More pages in this wiki about various teaching strategies:

Some general lesson/project plan pages:

For those new to Mac:
  • Apple keyboard shortcuts from Teach 'Em How To Fish
  • The Technology Ninja (a middle school tech support website from the US): "As a ninja historian I have created this site so that others can bask in the technological knowledge of the Technology Ninja. All of his movies will end up here as will various documents, hints and tips."

Project Oriented Learning from Wikipedia
"This article attempts to provide a short overview of project-oriented learning. By project-oriented learning we mean something like "P5BL" (Problem- Project- Product- Process- People-Based Learning). We identify some common features and then point to more specialized articles."

Digital Workshops (based on subject area) - from Panhandle Area Education Consortium in the US
"Over the past two years, the U. S. Department of Education has brought together some of the nation's most effective teachers and practitioners to share the research-based practices and data analysis to make a difference in student achievement. During this time, these educators have shared their expertise through the U. S. Department of Education's Teacher-to-Teacher Workshops offered in various locations throughout the United States. These workshops were taped and made available nationwide over this Web site through a special contract with the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC). Effective September 1, 2006, PAEC's FloridaLearns Academy will continue support for this website to enhance teaching and learning for the many educators in Florida and across the nation who are utilizing them for the urgent goal of highest student achievement so that no child will be left behind."

The Online Teachers Lounge
Over the course of last year, my first year of teaching, I spent many late nights planning lessons for the following day. During those nights, a single thought gnawed at me: Thousands of other teachers across the country were doing just as I was, and thousands more had done so every year for decades. Yet there was no way for me to fully benefit from the experience of all those who had come before.

Classroom Help
"We hope to use the Internet to share ideas about teaching and learning. The main focus of this site is on teaching social studies and language arts in grades 3 - 12. We hope you and your students have fun and learn from using these resources."

TeachAde an online community for teachers
"Pressed for time and need information to enhance lessons for your students? Looking to connect with teachers to share ideas? Teachade is the first website built on the latest networking software and designed specifically for teachers. It combines the ability to join -- or start -- discussion groups with a powerful, searchable database of resources that others have posted. You can keep what you like in personal favorites files and update your personal or group calendar. Teachade is free for teachers. We invite you to join the community."

"Filamentality is a fill-in-the-blank tool that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Internet, gathering good Internet links, and turning them into online learning activities. Support is built-in along the way through Mentality Tips. In the end, you'll create a web-based activity you can share with others even if you don't know anything about HTML or serving web pages."

Gliffy (online mind-mapping tool) is easy, free, and fun!
  • Diagramming in your web browser without downloading additional software
  • Desktop application feel in a web-based diagramming solution
  • Add collaborators to your work and watch it grow
  • Link to published Gliffy drawings from your blog or wiki
  • Create many types of diagrams (flowcharts, UI wireframes, Floor plans, network diagrams, UML diagrams, any simple drawing or diagram)

20 Ideas - Creating a Virtual Fieldtrip from Teaching Mr. Belshaw in the UK
"It’s been possible to create virtual visits or field trips for at least 10 years: all that’s been needed is digital versions of photographs taken at a location which are then added to a website. Of course, with continuing developments in technology this has become easier and there is now the potential to make such virtual visits a lot more interactive and engaging. In what follows I intend to look at ways you can use the Internet to make creative and stimulating virtual visits!"

K12 Station:
"Welcome to K12Station. Our FREE library features over 20,000 web-based resources for K-12 students, teachers and families. Just click on a grade level and topic to view dozens of tutorials, games, movies, simulations, primary source documents, and more!" K12 Station also includes an excellent Site of the Day blog.

WebQuests Across the Curriculum
More than 350 WebQuests and WebQuest resources.

Tammy’s Technology Tips for Teachers
Tammy Worcester has over twenty years of educational experience. She began her career in the classroom, teaching various grades from kindergarten to middle school. While teaching, Tammy also served as the technology coordinator for her K-8 school. For the past ten years, Tammy has worked for ESSDACK, an educational service center, as an Instructional Technology Specialist, providing staff development and training in the area of technology integration. Her website is a popular online resource for teachers around the world. Tammy has developed several software applications for teachers and is the author of several best-selling technology resource books that are published and marketed nationally.

Global Awareness Project Ideas (from Apple Learning Interchange):
"Recognizing that many fortunate students will indeed travel internationally, and that many more likely will not, what could we as educators do to engage both groups of students in developing a keen understanding of the world in which we live? Could we design curriculum and experiences that further “global awareness,” a critical 21st Century Skill for success as a citizen of the world?"

Understanding By Design Online Course:
In this workshop you will apply principles of instructional design to design a lesson and specify how that lesson will be delivered: classroom-based, Web, video, or print. Six months or two years from now as you develop or redesign a lesson, we hope that you ask yourself these questions:
  • Have I designed my lessons so students can achieve the outcomes I have identified as important?
  • Have I provided multiple opportunities for students to demonstrate the highest levels in the cognitive domain (synthesis, evaluation, self-knowledge, multiple perspectives, and self knowledge)?
  • Have I taken advantage of available technology, media, tools and the classroom to maximize the learning experience for all my students?

Online quiz software:

Other helpful sites: