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New! Walden Media has great things for teachers. You need to register first. Then you can enter contest, get teaching guides, etc. Right now if you register you can get a free Charolette's Web wall planning calendar with 5 reproducible lessons and a teaching guide for Because of Winn Dixie.
New! Great site to have books read aloud. Storyline from the Screen Actors' Guild. Listen and look as books are read aloud and the pages are turned. Hear Polar Express, Brave Irene and more.
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Handout for session-- this is from 2000, but still has good advice: http://www.kalama.com/~zimba/handoutfree.htm
Laptop Teacher Foundation
In the process of getting sponsors to fund a laptop to computer to every teacher who registers. At this time high school teachers are not included.
Free Internet Access
This is an area that is changing. A month ago there were numerous free ISP's, now they are rare.
http://www.address.com/ Requires monthly completion of offers
http://www.avantgo.com/frontdoor/index.html Aimed at PDA's and phones.
Free ISP for the Northwest and also New England. No advertising!
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Free Online Bookmark Storage
I Keep Bookmarks
Flags is a designed to teach kids (and adults) world geography. The game is
an ideal research and teaching tool to quickly learn the names of capitals,
national flags, country location, neighbors, and much more.
Free CD Software -- you pay postage
I've used this. The CD's come without the fancy packaging -- but they work.
Create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence,
crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises. I've used this and it is easy to learn.
Educational games for PC and MAC listed in an easy to use format: by age, by type and by platform.
Screen Savers -- Brains
Great for science classes.
Arts and Crafts -- for a new section on scrapbooking click here
Barbie, Let’s Create
Bat Flip Book
Calendars to Print -- elementary
Whale Flip Book
Ben & Jerry’s New England Village
Book binding -- 5 stitch
Excellent directions to make and bind your own book.
Bookmark Craft Projects
Crafts for Kids
Links to all kinds of crafting sites from About.Com
Cross Stitch Pattern for Library Bookmark, Cute!
Cross Stitch Patterns from Jan Brett -- Very Cute!
Disney Printables and Activities
Drawing from www.drawbooks.com
Directions for drawing creatures from 4 different books. Included are: dolphin, ocotopus, shark, frog, bison, kangaroo, anteater, cheetah, macaw, toucan, camel, rattlesnake, tortoise, and a scorpion.
Flip Books -- snowman, Santa, autumn, motoring through the ages
Five Stitch Book Binding -- free directions
Free Cloth Doll Patterns
A whole page of links to places you can download pattern for cloth dolls.
Subjects include animals, angels, and people. There are links to supplies
for the projects
Funny Face Flip Book -- from Enchanted Learning
I've always wanted to make one of those "cookie in a jar" gifts. Here is a great site with recipes. Great idea for homemade Christmas gifts. They also sell books to get even more of these great recipes.
Jan Brett's Project Page
Jan Brett's pages are amazing! My favorite!
Kids Domain Craft Exchange
Lesson Plans for Art Projects from SAX Arts and Crafts
Michaels Kids’ Club
Paper Airplane Resources
http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/paper.htm --this wasn't working so I am trying the one below.
Free templates and craft ideas.
Patriotic Arts and Crafts
Pop-Up -- Joan Irvine, How to Make a Pop-Up
Stationery, Cards and more from Woman's Day Magazine
T-Rex -- Draw T-Rex
Anti Tobacco Posters
Boyd's Mill Press
Watch for free posters... they come and go
CyberED INC. Free Science Posters and a CD
Disaster Action Kids
More than just posters.
Educational Rights of Homeless Children: Posters
Food Web Poster
Fur Free Downloadable Posters
yes they are biased
http://www.i-craft.com/teachers/ Supplies limited
Send a SASE and get posters, bookmarks, bumperstickers and more. Elementary.
Use their lesson plan and get free bookcovers, a poster and more.
Motivational Posters from Print-a-Poster
True they are only 5x7, but if you really like them you can
buy bigger ones. This is a great size for story starters or smaller bulletin boards.
Navy Seal Poster
NIDA Mind over Matter... Drug free Posters
You have to contact them by snail mail, but the posters are colorful.
Plant Posters --Native Freshwater Plants and Invasive Non-Native Plants
Poster Gallery from Mitsubishi
You have to download and print these, but the "Rat Race" one is pretty cool.
Beautiful, full color posters include: The Human Genome, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Earth Anatomy, Cosmic Evolution, Vernal Pool Life, Scale and Size, and the Science of Change
Water Resources Posters
Free Worksheets, Printables, Lesson Ideas and Support
Shape books, forms, flashcards, themes. Lots for free, but consider an inexpensive subscription. Great site for elementary.
Activities: Gryphon House books
For Early Elementary activities, click on "Free Activities." It is in a big red sunburst in the upper right. There are LOTS of activities of all kinds that are taken out of books they sell on their site.
AtoZ Teacher Stuff
Corn: Educational resources from Kansas
Dairy Council of California
Teacher materials for free. K-6 teachers can schedule the Mobile Dairy Classroom to come to their school for free.
Florida Dairy Council
Promotional items for Florida Teachers.
Dairy --Washington State Dairy Council
PowerPoint lessons, sticker masters, games, etc.
Evan Moore Teaching Ideas -- Print outs
Free Practice Tests
Free Worksheets from Improving Education.com
4500 free worksheets
Handouts for all levels
also try http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-6391.html
Honey bees and more from Capilano Honey
Laura Candler's File Cabinet
There are many activities here that Laura uses in her classroom. All are nicely organized in filecabinets. For about grade 4-5 but can easily be adapted.
Variety of directions, tips, etc.
National Postal Museum's Free Educational Material
Pink Monkey has free book notes, practice tests and full-text classics
poster, lessons, etc. about the potato
Project Based Learning Check Lists
Quiz Star -- create an online Quiz
Resume help from Monster.com
RubiStar Rubric builder
Look for the link to free lesson plans. There are also games and quizzes for kids. A "lemonaide stand" type of simulation is here too.
Teachnology -- Rubrics
Templates for Teachers
Web Worksheet Wizard
Easy to make all kinds of worksheets.
Free Graphic Organizers, Award Makers and Puzzles
They even have a free Nursery School Diploma!
Certificate Creator -- Look for the free sections in the new window that opens
Free Word Search Puzzles
From Pokemon to Beanie Babies. Look for link to free jigsaw puzzles.
These are from About.com
Graphic Organizers from Enchanted Learning
Graphic Organizers printables
Graphic Organizers from SCORE
Try the 48 piece USA map. Free! Fun!
Fun sounds when you get the pieces in the right spot. 3 levels of difficulty
Look for what is free. This site would like you to buy the puzzles. Still... there is a lot for free too.
Now has a home at Discovery School.
Venn Diagram Creator
Language Arts, English and General Curriculum Materials
Activity Pages for preschool and early elementary
Basic Handwriting -- exercises, patterns, etc. Look on the left side of the page for an index to click on.
Book Plates at My Home Library
Wow. Lots of color and black and white bookplates for use by teachers and kids for noncommerical use.
Children's Storybooks Online
This is a fun free site from Nickelodeon. Dora and Boots, Writing Practice Paper.
Dave Pilkey Website O Fun
DLTK Publishing -- make a book
English Exercises Online
Bookmarks, alphabets, masks, ecards, mobiles, finger puppets, and more.
A wonderful resource for teachers. Get your free Jan Brett pack
when you sign-up.
Try clicking on the Kids' Poetry Pages or try Play Online. These are like the kits you can buy to stick on your refrigerator or filing cabinet. Of course sets are for sale on the site.
Midge Frazel's Home Page
Projects, activities, resources for teachers and librarians.
Lots of activities for kids and information for teachers.
Most is for younger students. Lots of games to learn letters.
My Home Library.org Great bookplates for noncommerical use. Great site!
From Nickelodeon, information for using their programming
in the classroom. Free lesson plans, etc.
Song Quotes from Rock Wisdom
-- from Rock probably for older students
Starfall: Reading Site. Teachers can request free workbooks to teach reading skills. These are for K-2 teachers! Read the info carefully and only send for them it you are going to use these workbooks. There is special info for LD teachers. Class sets are available. At this time (Feb. 2003) shipping is also free. There are also games and other reading activities at this great site. http://www.starfall.com/
Typing Speed Check Test
Check your typing speed online. I couldn't decide where to put this site! Sometimes the banner ads are questionable for younger students.
Any web site can be entered and then all the words can be linked to a dictionary.
Three Levels of difficulty. SAT and more.
Canada. Atlas of Canada
David Rumsey Map Collection
Large collection, perhaps a little hard to search for younger kids. Great resource for staff.
Maps in the mail -- not the easiest site to figure out, but look for an alphabetical table and check what state maps you can send for free. (Print maps)
Maps -- from Harcourt
Also has other free teaching material for reading, and more.
Links to a wide variety of maps. List from the US Navy.
National Geographic Map Machine
Blackline, outline maps ready to print. From Scott Foresman. Look in the lower right corner of the site.
Outline Maps Sites
to all kinds of outline maps. Organized alphabetically.
United States Military Academy -- Department of History Maps
Wonderful military maps. From ancient warfare to the present.
Washington (State) Early Washington Maps
Collection from Holland Library at Washington State University (go Cougs!)
Free Magazines And Newspapers
These are both print and online. Many magazines have some of their articles full text for free.
Consumer Information Center
Links to all newspapers and many magazines available on the Net. Create your own newspaper or use their list of links.
Education's Online Newspaper
Free full text articles on consumer issues.
How Stuff Works
Magazine for middle school. 60 copies free.
Lots of free information on technology and computer applications.
Check the web site for information on how to get a free subscription
to this technology in education publication.
Learning Company free email newsletter
The List of Free Computer Related Publications -- Hasn't been updated since '98
Online News Hour
Full text transcripts back to 1996
Scholastic In School
Ready to use lessons for grades 1-6. In fact, this site has tons
of free stuff for educators to use in their classrooms.
Yes, there is even info on Harry Potter!
Syllabus Magazine -- free for teachers
Many of the articles are full text.
Math and Science
A#1 Teacher Resources: Mathematics K-12
Well worth browsing. Lots of free things including a listing of CD's.
You pay 8.00 shipping.
Algebra Worksheet Generator
I admit, I know next to nothing about math. (I only learned percentages
so I could figure out the sale price!) However, this looks like a handy
tool for generating worksheets.
Bureau of Land Management: Teacher Resources
Butterfly Life Cycle Coloring Pages
Flinn Scientific Inc
Free Innovative Ideas and Valuable Information for Your Science
Classroom. These free things are for science teachers only!
Fossils and Fossil Collecting
Free publications on fossils and dinosaurs.
There is also a fossil poster available
I Love What I Hear
8 minute video and teaching guide for grades 3-6 on taking care of your hearing.
Math Question Generator
This used to be free. Now it is $12.00 Per year. English or Spanish.
Mineral Information Institute
3 different teacher helper packets. Need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
There are also poster packets. Get 5-6 posters for $2.00 each.
Money Central Station
Games dealing with money. Divided into two age groups. 5-8 and 9-13.
Click on the link to worksheets. Choose and print.
National Wildlife Week
Paper Airplanes -- download a few for free... pay for the full 50
Science in Your Shopping Cart
Scientific American Frontiers free teaching guides
Seeds: America the Beautiful Free Seeds.
You must fill out the form.
http://www.wxdude.com Nick Walker's fun weather site
for kids, parents and teachers. Teachers: check out the $500
Weather Maps... How to Read Them
Pairs up classes to study weather in different places.
Weather Wiz Kids
Wildflower Reference Guide and Seed Catalog
Bulletin Board Ideas for Music Teachers.
Check the link to the Rock Music fonts. Find the Doors, Beatles, Nirvana, etc. fonts.
CD Case Designs from Memorex
Choral Public Domain Library -- Sheet Music
Classical Music Archives
Country Music Lyrics
Cyberfret -- guitar lessons
Dallas Symphony Kids' Room
Danman has a BIG site. Some of it is free, some of it is pay. This link takes you to teacher resources, which include free instrument tuning, various music paper templates, K-12 music puzzles, online metronome, scale and chord pop-ups and more.
Drum Lesson Database
You won't believe all of the free lessons here! Over 250!
The main page has a link to a kid's section. You can find directions for making: gourd rattlers, scrapers, rattles, etc. There is also an advertisement for their "famous" nearly nude calendar. No pictures. Just a caution.
Guitar Lessons from Guitar Noise
Kids' Songs Lyrics
Music Fonts-- Rock Rage
NIEHS Song Lyrics for Kids.. with sound
One Minute Music Lessons (piano)
These are very basic and would be good for children.
Each lesson takes about 35 minutes to complete. Site requires various plug-ins.
San Francisco Symphony Kids Site
Music, Instruments and more. Great for elementary.
Whole Note: The Online Guitar Community
This site not only offers guitar lessons with notation and customizable music playback for all
skill levels and styles, it also offers tools to help you build your own lessons. You can explore links, reviews, news, forums, ear training, and more. The site includes ads.
Museums, Zoos and other places to visit
Allentown Art Museum (Pennslyvania)
Free Admission Every Sunday
Asian Art Museum in San Francisco
School Groups can visit FREE with advance reservations.
Free to everyone the first Tuesday of every month. Every Thursday after 5 PM.
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington At this time the museum is closed. (Aug. 2004)
Free admission the third Thursday of each month.
Boston Children's Museum
Not only do they have free admission for teachers, you can use their Ellison cutting machine, library and even get space for meetings. You can also get a discount in the museum store.
California Academy of Sciences
Free to everyone the first Wednesday of each month. Part of the City Pass program.
Anyone can buy these for Chicago, Seattle, Boston, New York, Hollywood, Philadelphia, Toronoto, Southern California, etc. Great savings if you visit all of the attractions on the pass.
Field Museum in Chicago:
http://www.fmnh.org/ Free admission for teachers.
Wednesdays are free for everyone.
Frye Art Museum, Seattle
Getty Museum Teacher Resource Center
Gulf Breeze Zoo in Florida
Free admission for teachers
HARTFORD. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art ( no web site)
Thursdays, free to individuals all day, 11:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Maryland Science Center:
Free Admission for Maryland school groups and teachers. Unclear on the site if this is still so.
Museum of Flight -- Seattle
Several of the 3hour workshops are free for teachers. It looks like K-12 teachers can receive a free 3 year membership to the museum. This includes free admission. As of August 2004, I could no longer find that info on the site. you might call and ask. If you ever in Seattle this is a NOT TO BE MISSED museum. It is also part of the Seattle City Pass.
Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita, Kansas
Free admission for teachers. Looks like it is only when you bring a group of kids.
Washington State History Museum
Free admission from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursdays.
Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, Workshops
A grant from Boeing is paying for teachers to take these zoo workshops.
Free Technical Support
Five Star Support
Free tech help by phone. If they can't solve your problem on the phone you can arrange for someone to come to your location (for a fee).
Tech Support Guy
Tips and suggestions.
Homework Help Online
Check the section on study skills
100 Most Common SAT Words
This is a teacher-made quiz on QUIA
Back to TopSpecific Freebies
All 4 Free Educational Supplies
A list of links for educational supplies.
Book Covers: Write or call BookCovers, 360 Youth, 26 Castilian Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93117 800-362-4027. Yes, they have advertising. Yes, they are free. Thi s was formerly All Campus Media.
Book Plates My Home Library.org Great bookplates for noncommerical use. Great site!
Campbell's Soup Recipes
Check this site and other food companies for freebies.
This site lets you get directions for just about anything:
from cleaning your deck to seeing if a watermelon is ripe.
Free Mouse Pad
Only ONE entry per household
Learn Free on the Net
Free Mouse pads for your School
Speeches-- Speaking for the Century
Audio of famous speeches.
Gives away 500 rubber stamps a week. You choose what you want it to say.
Top Secret Recipes on the Web
Get recipes from restaurants and more!
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Free Tutors from Uncle Sam
Through the America Reads program. Check the details.
Gas Price Watch
Earn free long distance by clicking on sites. LOTS of pop-ups on this site.
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