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Helping Your Child Get Ready for School - U.S. Department of Education

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This site offers tips for parents from the Department of Education.

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Helping Your Child Learn to Write Well - U.S. Department of Education

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This site from the Department of Education offers tips and game ideas that can make learning to write easier and more interesting for young learners. ...more
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This site from the Department of Education offers tips and game ideas that can make learning to write easier and more interesting for young learners.

tag(s): grammar (216), spelling (168), writing (359)

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Pass this site on to parents via wiki or webpage, allowing them to help their students practice writing outside of the classroom.

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Help Your Child Improve in Test Taking - U.S. Department of Education

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This site from the department of Education offers tips and ideas to make test-taking easier for young learners. ...more
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This site from the department of Education offers tips and ideas to make test-taking easier for young learners.

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Pass this site along to parents via wiki or webpage, allowing them to help their students practice test-taking skills before an assessment.

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Helping Your Child Become a Better Reader - U.S. Department of Education

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tag(s): phonics (75)

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This site offers tips for parents from the Department of Education.

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How Parents and Families can help their Children do better in School - U.S. Department of Education

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This site from the Department of Education offers a few simple tips to help parents make education a success and priority in their student's lives. ...more
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This site from the Department of Education offers a few simple tips to help parents make education a success and priority in their student's lives.

tag(s): homework (44)

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Pass this site along to parents via wiki or webpage, allowing them to help their students outside of the classroom.

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Where Learning Begins - Mathematics - U.S. Department of Education

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tag(s): counting (120), numbers (204)

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This site offers tips for parents from the Department of Education.

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Where Learning Begins - Geography - U.S. Department of Education

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National Foundation for Gifted and Creative Children

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This page is primarily for parents of gifted children, but it includes lists of traits of the gifted and links to resources which classroom teachers might find helpful. A hot ...more
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This page is primarily for parents of gifted children, but it includes lists of traits of the gifted and links to resources which classroom teachers might find helpful. A hot topic is the crossover between traits of the gifted and of ADHD children.

tag(s): gifted (96)

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There is also a gifted child penpal service which could help a lone soul in your classroom.

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National Association for Gifted Children - National Association for Gifted Children

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Support the needs of high potential learners through information and resources available at the National Association for Gifted Children. Explore the Educators part of the site to find...more
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Support the needs of high potential learners through information and resources available at the National Association for Gifted Children. Explore the Educators part of the site to find Gifted Programming Standards, Content Connection resources by subject area, and Teacher's Corner articles (including archives dating back to 2008). The Parents section of the site offers tools for parents, articles, and information on summer camps and programs. Although labeled for Administrators, this section of the site has important information for anyone working with gifted students. Here you will find many videos, fact sheets, and other important information and statistics that relate to gifted education.

tag(s): gifted (96), professional development (123)

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Bookmark the National Association for Gifted Children site to use as a resource throughout the year for information on meeting the needs of your gifted population. Share this site with administrators, staff members, and parents of gifted students. Print and use brochures and fact sheets during parent teacher conferences as a resource for guiding gifted instruction and informing parents on best practice when teaching gifted students.
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College Planning for Gifted and Talented Youth - ERIC

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This ERIC Digest provides a long-term college planning strategy for gifted students. Beginning in middle school, the digest suggests a series of concrete steps which can lead to an...more
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This ERIC Digest provides a long-term college planning strategy for gifted students. Beginning in middle school, the digest suggests a series of concrete steps which can lead to an informed college decision. Requires Acrobat Reader.

tag(s): college (43), gifted (96)

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Bilingual Health Information

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The information on this site was originally developed for limited literacy Spanish and English speaking patients. It offers basic health, nutrition, and lifestyles information in a...more
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The information on this site was originally developed for limited literacy Spanish and English speaking patients. It offers basic health, nutrition, and lifestyles information in a context which may be suitable for either students or parents in certain specific settings. Lots of illustrations and minimal use of text help make these resources easy to use.

tag(s): nutrition (154)

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CHADD - Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder

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Founded in 1987, CHADD is a national nonprofit organization with over 32,000 members that provides support and information to children and adults with ADD and their families. Their...more
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Founded in 1987, CHADD is a national nonprofit organization with over 32,000 members that provides support and information to children and adults with ADD and their families. Their site offers information on everything from the latest legislative issues to groundbreaking research to school discipline strategies. Visit the "AD/HD Fact Sheets" page to find tips on effective teaching techniques or to learn how ADD is diagnosed. You can also read news releases on various topics, or check out articles from their quarterly publication, Attention Magazine. A very informative site for teachers and parents.

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Injury Prevention Web Site - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

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This site from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh offers safety and accident prevention tips for children, teens, parents and guardians, teachers, and health professionals. Children's...more
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This site from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh offers safety and accident prevention tips for children, teens, parents and guardians, teachers, and health professionals. Children's Hospital has a long tradition of efffective outreach programs to encourage safety and health. This resource is sensibly designed and easy to use.

tag(s): safety (92)

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Scholastic - Scholastic

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Scholastic's site is all about reading for students, parents, librarians, and teachers. Find teacher info for book clubs and lessons, parent ideas for supporting reading at home, loads...more
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Scholastic's site is all about reading for students, parents, librarians, and teachers. Find teacher info for book clubs and lessons, parent ideas for supporting reading at home, loads of fun for kids, and much more. Since Scholastic is "in the business," they of course have things to sell, but there is much available for free.
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tag(s): authors (120), literacy (103)

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Access the "teachers" section of this web site to use the thousands of free lesson plans, printables, and images in your classroom. In the "student activities" section there are plenty of online games and projects that would make this site an excellent learning center or station. Pre-select activities and save their links to the desktop for students to complete.

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Supporting Gifted Education Through Advocacy - ERIC

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This ERIC Digest offers a comprehensive, practical strategy for building an advocacy effort to support gifted education. Includes reading and resource notes. ...more
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This ERIC Digest offers a comprehensive, practical strategy for building an advocacy effort to support gifted education. Includes reading and resource notes.

tag(s): gifted (96)

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Fire Safety Week Activities and Games for Kids - Apples4theteacher.com

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This site offers many different activities related to Fire Prevention Week and general fire safety. Although the advertisements are a bit distracting, the content is worth it. Learn...more
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This site offers many different activities related to Fire Prevention Week and general fire safety. Although the advertisements are a bit distracting, the content is worth it. Learn about fire safety, when Fire Prevention Week is each year, find a home fire prevention checklist, and more general information for students and families. There are also classroom materials such as online coloring pages, thematic reading lists for a variety of grade levels/reading abilities, plus puzzles, vocabulary worksheets and other printable page, and more.
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tag(s): fire (25), fire prevention (10), fire safety (11), vocabulary (324)

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Display one of the vocabulary challenges on your interactive whiteboard and have students take turns manipulating the whiteboard. Use the reading lists to help students find books suitable for their reading levels. Be sure to include this link on your class website for families to access at home.

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DLTK's Crafts For Kids: Fire Safety Section - DLTK

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This very simple site offers crafts, songs, greeting cards, and printable pages all about fire safety. This site is geared towards the preschool and young elementary grades. ...more
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This very simple site offers crafts, songs, greeting cards, and printable pages all about fire safety. This site is geared towards the preschool and young elementary grades.
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tag(s): fire (25), fire prevention (10), fire safety (11), songs (52)

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During Fire Prevention week, use these songs or crafts to teach students fire safety. Have students create greeting cards for their families. Print out the coloring pages for students to work on as they enter the classroom. Create a bulletin board displaying your crafts, coloring pages, and more.

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Internet for Classrooms - Internet4Classrooms, LLC

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Internet4classrooms is a free web portal designed to assist anyone who wants to find high quality, free Internet resources to use in classroom instruction, developing project ideas,...more
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Internet4classrooms is a free web portal designed to assist anyone who wants to find high quality, free Internet resources to use in classroom instruction, developing project ideas, reinforcing specific subject matter areas both in the class and at home. Information is organized by grade level, or subject area. Web 2.0 tutorials include links for information on: apps for iPod, iTouch, blogs, audio/pod casting, collaboration, graphic organizers, file converters, html editors, open source, organization tools, PLN tools, presentation tools, social bookmarking, survey makers, web browsers, video/photo, Wiki, and Word Cloud Generators. Links for Assessment Assistance give extra ways to assess in a fun technological twist. A daily dose section offers quotes, brain teasers, question of the day, and intersecting trivia. Join an RSS feed to get the latest updated information. Up to date, active links are reviewed continually. At the time of this review the Interactive Test Resource for 7th grade assessment had several broken links.
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tag(s): graphic organizers (43), polls and surveys (48), professional development (123), social networking (112)

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Keep this bookmarked for a variety of ideas to update your curriculum continually to keep it fresh and intriguing. The technology tutorials can teach old dogs new tricks, or also help young dogs find new tricks. Allow your students to choose from a variety of project ideas for their highest level of motivation. Add as a resource on your web site for fun sites for your students to explore. Use many tools given in tutorials to make your presentations sizzle, for students, teachers, or other audiences. Challenge gifted students with brainteasers, puzzles, accelerated curriculum, or ACT/SAT prep.
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BridgeURL - BridgeURL

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Share a number of URL's easily with just one link. Simply enter a title, enter the URL's, and click "Create Link." BridgeURL makes it easy to share the URL's. ...more
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Share a number of URL's easily with just one link. Simply enter a title, enter the URL's, and click "Create Link." BridgeURL makes it easy to share the URL's.

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Create a simple link with this free resource. No sign up is required for use. Use the sliders in the two sections to navigate between the links. Hover the mouse over sections to see the 'Next' or 'Previous' link. Click on the box icon on the top of the slider to open the link in a new page. Use BridgeURL for anytime that many links need to be shared such as for projects, research, or webquests.
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