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Do you ever wish you had a library of over 42,000 books in your classroom? Project Gutenberg makes that possible without forcing you to put all of your desks in the hallway. The Project Gutenberg site houses over 42,000 digital copies (eBooks) of classic texts and provides access to more than 100,000 digital texts through their partner and affiliate sites.

Would you like to incorporate more historical materials into your classroom? American Memory is a wonderful digital collection that could be used in all subject areas. American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the […]

Sometimes it is challenging to interpret a technologist’s explanation of a problem or to give clear and direct technology instructions to students (or colleagues) because of all of the techno-language we use. Tech Terms is here to help decipher the code. Tech Terms is an online dictionary dedicated to the language associated with computers and […]

Have you thought about starting a B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device) policy or incorporating mobile technologies in other ways in your classroom? You should check out Edutopia’s Mobile Devices for Learning: What You Need to Know. This classroom guide maps out the pros and cons of mobile device integration, highlights some exceptional apps, and gives […]

iCivics is a project that was spearheaded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to help teach civics and inspire students to get involved in our democratic system. It has lesson plans and webquests, but its big draw is its collection of civics games. These games cover topics such as citizenship and participation, the judicial branch of […]

Take your students on a field trip underwater with Google Maps’ Street View Ocean collection.

The aptly named Confusing Words is a website that contains more than 3,000 words that people tend to have trouble with, and it accepts suggestions for more.

Mr. Teachbad’s Blog of Teacher Disgruntlement is one little corner of the wired world where complaints about the teaching profession loom large, but this time, the slings and arrows come from inside the classroom.

If It Were My Home was first created to show the scale of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill by superimposing the contaminated area over a location of your choice. The site has since expanded to include a fabulous country comparison tool.

Over the next three years, writer Barry Lane will offer 1,000 writing prompts, incorporating pictures, writing ideas, and his own writing. Use these writing prompts in your own class as ways to spark your students’ creativity.