Useful Web Resources

Alabama College and Career Readiness Initiative- Alabama Common Core Standards


Shmoop Overview for Teachers: Fun, Rigorous Resources for Your Classroom
View more presentations from Shmoop

Alabama Learning Exchange-- lesson plans, professional learning, courses of study, podcasts

iNOW Teacher Support Videos

--videos, professional development

Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI)

Alabama Courses of Study

Alabama State Department of Education

ACCESS (Distance Learning)

AHSGE Review

Practice Graduation Exams from Texas--Actual released tests used by the State of Texas for graduation requirement. CAUTION: While the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) tests are similar in format and content to the AHSGE, they do NOT cover exactly the same standards as the Alabama High School Graduation Exam.





Alabama Virtual Library-- online databases for student and professional use

Lit2Go: MP3 Stories and Poems


12 Essentials for Technology Integration for free--This is a guide is designed to provide teachers with a selection of tools that can be used in most classrooms regardles of content

History Animated--These animations can be used in many ways from providing students with something different than just reading about a battle to using them as discussion starters on why a battle happened the way it did.

e-Learning for Educators  Alabama-- professional development credits

Alabama Educational Technology Conference--pre-recorded 21st century technology skills acquisition

Intervention Central- Free RtI resources

SAS Curriculum Pathways -- free 8-12 interactive materials that target higher‐order
thinking skills, differentiated instruction for varied learning styles, topics mapped to state standards, research‐validated instructional techniques and acknowledged best practice interactives

Hippocampus--free multimedia lessons and course materials to help you with instruction, homework, and studies.

Using Hippocampus--powerpoint on how to use Hippocampus

150 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection--Free collection of open source textbooks

OER (Open Education Resources)--Learning is sharing.  Find Free-to-Use Teaching and Learning Content from around the World. Organize K-12 Lessons, College Courses, and more.

MIT OpenCourseware- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers a free publication of over 1900 course materials from almost every undergraduate and graduate course offered at the school.  Materials include course syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, exams, and audio and video lectures.

MIT OpenCourseware Highlights for High School MIT has selected a range of materials to help you:

* Show science demonstrations by MIT faculty in your classroom.
* Provide alternate explanations to reinforce key concepts.
* Guide students to additional homework problems and exam examples.
* Add to your knowledge.

You can use this site to help your students:

* Understand concepts by watching video demonstrations.
* Study for AP exams.
* Sample the kind of work they'll be doing in college.

Connexions Rice University's Connexions is a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone may view or contribute:

* authors create and collaborate
* instructors rapidly build and share custom collections
* learners find and explore content

Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE) WISE is a simple yet powerful learning environment where students examine real world evidence and analyze current scientific controversies. Our curriculum projects are designed to meet standards and complement your current science curriculum, and your grade 5-12 students will find them exciting and engaging. A web browser is all they need to take notes, discuss theories, and organize their arguments... they can even work from home! Our Teacher Area lets you explore new projects and grade your students' work on the Web. Best of all, everything in WISE is completely free.

BioVisions  BioVisions is meant to combine the highest quality multimedia development with rigorous scientific models of how biological processes occur. In addition, this new generation of science visualizations are not meant to simply be simulations or mirrors held up to reality, rather they are designed with a specific pedagogical goal in mind. This means that each decision made on how to represent a given biological process also includes consideration of how best to visually communicate particular aspects of the process.

Big Ideas (Exploring the Essential Questions of Education)

Free Powerpoints for Teachers

Powerpoint Presentations for Teachers

Mrs. Adams Study Guide Page for English

Technology Department Work Orders

CPS Video Tutorials--(clicker videos)

Interwrite Software Video Tutorials--Videos for using the Interwrite Pad and pen.  See also Interwrite Workspace Tutorials

Intel Teach Program
-- 21st century classroom professional development

Blogging for Teachers and Students Made Easy--effortlessly create and manage student blogs  

EduWikipedia--where educators can collaborate to share the best-of-the-best of educational Web 2.0 Tools

Citation Machine
--designed to help student and professional researchers to properly credit the sources used.

Ohio Data Primer
--tools to graph data and understand what the data means

Photo Story 3
-- free download from Microsoft lets you take digital picture files and add text, voice narration, transitions and music which can then be made into a movie that plays in Windows Media Player.

Elluminate--web conferencing basics and instructions