Find a large selection of free craft projects sorted by theme. Make crafts related to everything from animals to transportation. Perfect to help you plan a special birthday party or add a creative touch to your lesson plans.
This is the place for kids, parents, student teachers, and teachers. Free Printables: 5000+ free printable pages and worksheets. Subscription required for many of the resources, however much of it is free to visitors.
Activities for Kids:
ActivitiesForKids.com provides information regarding family activities, childcare, private schools, after school activities, and products and services for your children, all within your state or area code.
A to Z Kids Stuff:
Offers free lessons and activities for Toddlers, Pre-Schoolers, and School-Age children. This sight also includes links to reviews of Children’s music, movies, and books.
With the advances of adaptive technologies and trend toward progressive legislation, prospective college students with disabilities now have countless resources available to make their transition to postsecondary education less stressful. Below, find specific information and resources on a variety of different disabilities, learn how to make the transition into the workforce easier, and find out what your legal rights on campus are.
A division of childfun.com, ColoringBookFun is still the largest free coloring page site on the internet.
Free Printable Coloring Pages – You can choose from hundreds of printable coloring pages for kids!
Find rich, hands-on learning experiences that can be searched by subject, theme, grade, media, and completion time.
DLTK’s Crafts for Kids features a variety of fun, printable children’s crafts, coloring pages and more including projects for holidays, educational themes and some of your children’s favorite cartoon characters.
Produces children’s educational web sites which are designed to capture the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment. Full of craft ideas, coloring pages, and other reproducables.
Great ideas. Practical advice. Fun stuff to do. Lots of activities and crafts sorted by theme or age group.
First-School features free fun preschool lesson plans, educational early childhood activities, printable crafts, worksheets, calendar of events and other resources for children of preschool age. The preschool crafts, lesson plans and activities are appropriate and adaptable for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten level (ages 2 to 6).
Coloring books, lots of links, and a coloring sheet search engine.
The purpose of this database is to create a tailored reading list of quality children’s literature or to find out if a book has won one of the indexed awards.
Childrens Literature Network:
“Children’s Literature Network provides connection, encouragement, education, camaraderie, and programming for adults who are passionate about encouraging kids to read.” Includes booklists, authors birthdays and bios, and will even host author illustrator’s pages. Does ask for membership but is not required to use the site.
Carol Hurst :
This is a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics.
The Anchorage Alaska Public Library website. Under Guides, go to Kids. Booklists include 3 Year Olds & Under, 3-5 Year Olds Part II, Battle of the Books 2006/2007, Beginning Chapter Books, Caldecott Awards, Dinosaur Books, Letter Literature, Awards, Titles, Historical, If you like Harry Potter…,Once Upon a Heroine, Picture Books by Themes, Read It, Story Packets
A variety of literature-based resources and purchase options for teachers, school librarians, parents, and homeschoolers. Provides access to the most comprehensive collection of hands-on instructional resources that support the reading of whole books. The database is available for use by visitors, however, the resources for program must be purchased. Offers a subscription.
The most comprehensive booklist site available (In my opinion). ATN (All Together Now) reading lists were started in 1996 for librarians not only to use as a resource but to contribute as well.
We all have booklists, we all create booklists…So, let’s share them…in one place which is easily accessible to anyone and everyone all the time. Collaborate and share your knowledge of books with other librarians from across the US and Canada.
Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they’ve read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning. Visit the Teacher’s Lounge link to find links to lists including Lists, Awards, and Reviews.
Jon Scieszka’s website. He says, “Guysread is a web-based literacy program I’ve made to help boys find stuff they like to read.”
Kidsreads is the best place on the web for kids to find info about their favorite books, series and authors.
Makes available a variety of literature-based resources and purchase options to teachers, school librarians, parents, and home-schoolers. One of the the most comprehensive collections of hands-on instructional resources that support the reading of whole books.
Random House vendor’s website; has some great search tools.
Provides one-stop shopping, in English and Spanish, for K-12 teachers looking for standards-based lessons and resources.
If you are new to the computer, don’t worry. We can help. These tutorials will allow you to become comfortable with technology in no time.
Color in Colorado:
A goldmine of practical suggestions and activities for reaching and teaching ELL students in grades K-12.
LD Online houses an expansive collection of information and resources for parents and teachers as well as children and adults struggling with learning disabilities (LDs).
The Learning Page provides social studies teachers with primary documents to use in their classrooms, provided by the Library of Congress.
Adolescent Literacy–Up-to-date information and suggestions for helping struggling readers.
Highlights for High School
(MITOpenCourseWare): The “Highlights for High School” page offers challenging online instruction for students taking AP courses in biology, physics, and calculus.
Accepting Asperger’s Syndrome
A personal blog by a psychology major who lives with the condition:
Government/Agency Web Sites
United States Government Agencies
State of Tennessee Government
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Tennessee has made a commitment to promoting good health in children from birth until age 21. It’s called the TENNderCARE program.
Hamblen County Government
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Free consumer health site with over 650 topics in both English and Spanish from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health:
NIH Senior Health
Health information for seniors from the National Institute of Health. Special features include changing text size, contrast, and turning on speech
Information on federally and privately supported clinical research:
NCCAM (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
American Heart Association
Covers all aspects of heart disease and stroke:
Quality cancer information on cancer topics:
Online directory of over 8,400 health-related organizations and other resources:
Provides information on pharmaceuticals, interactions, and herbals:
Information written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals:
Healthinfo Express at Your Library
Free service provided by the Quillen College of Medicine Library at ETSU: (click on Consumer Health Information/Send Us Your Consumer Health Question)
It’s a Sistah Thing–Fibroid Free is the Way to Be
Information on Fibroids, and especially African-American women who have fibroids:
Up-to-date research about the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes:
Health Information Tennessee
Provides online access to official State of Tennessee data for births, deaths, population, nursing home and hospital facilities:
Genealogy Web Sites
General Genealogy Sites
Compiled by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This site has an extensive database of helpful genealogy tools and family trees:
Free online source for genealogy tools and family trees:
Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet:
United States Statistics and Data Sites
United States Vital Statistics – Birth, death, marriage, and divorce information:
Tennessee History/Genealogy Sites
Hamblen County Genealogy
Test Preparation/Course Help Site
Learning Express Library
Offers test preparation and courses** for children and adults on the following subjects/topics:
ACT, ASVAB, Civil Service Careers, GED, SAT 2005, U.S. Citizenship and more!
Courses: Grammar for Writing, Practical Math, Reading Comprehension, Resume and Interview Skills, Basic Skills Courses with Spanish Instructions, and More!
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