Dear Faculty and Staff, all general interest tutorials have been moved to the HowTo page of this website. This includes our collection of CommonCraft Tutorials “in Plain English.” If you’ve never seen a CommonCraft tutorial before, they are short, entertaining, and very easy to understand video demonstrations of such basics as Blogs and Wikis as well as some of the more sophisticated concepts such as RSS Feeds and Cloud Computing. It also includes all of our Gmail system tutorials as well as tutorials that will demonstrate the basics of using our EBSCO databases.
Any tutorials that pertain exclusively to educators have remained on this page.
We have also posted links to sites of general interest such as Bible Gateway, World Magazine, and a selection of news outlets. One of the news outlets we love is Nuzs.com which allows you to click anywhere on a world map and access local newspapers. Many of them are in English, and if they are not, there is always Google Translator!
Then, for faculty, we have amassed links to recommended sites and portals that we hope will enrich curriculum, such as ipl2: Information You Can Trust and Awesome Library, as well as digital libraries, such as the Library of Congress American History project and John F.Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. We encourage any of you who has personal favorites to share them with the rest of us either by using the Comment box at the bottom of this page or by posting directly on the front page blog. A short statement about how you have used the site will be helpful. Anyone who would like author status in order to post to this site directly should notify us and you will be added.
- Become an Expert Google Searcher in an Hour!
This O’Reilly Webcast is free, however you must register
- Google Language Tools
Translate text into your language from a few words to entire websites!
- ICR ~ That’s a Fact
Video shorts from the Institute for Creation Research
- Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Dictionary / Thesaurus / Encyclopedia and more
- Online Etymology Dictionary
Explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago
- Sources of Public Domain Images
Please vet sites carefully before sharing with your students
- United States Government
Do everything from applying for a passport online to contacting your elected officials ~ An all-in-one stop for everything Government!
Access to archived web pages from 1996 to date ~ Part of the Internet Archive library
Copyright & Fair Use Resources
- Copyright & Fair Use
From Stanford University
- Copyright & Fair Use Guidelines
Guidelines for classroom use from the U.S. Copyright Office
- Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States
by Peter Hirtle via Columbia University
- Purdue OWL Strategies for Fair Use
Easy to apply Fair Use guidelines from the OWL at Purdue University, one of the most trusted sources on the Web
- United States Copyright Office
Everything you wanted to know about copyright but were afraid to ask
- Taking the Mystery out of Copyright
An easy to understand tutorial for teachers from the U.S. Copyright office
- New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
Includes the 2010 Common Core Standards
- New Jersey Department of Education
News, data, and everything else you need to know about education in NJ
- AASL’s Top 25 Websites For Teaching and Learning
Free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover
- Annenberg Learner
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
- Awesome Stories
Primary sources and the stories behind them to support the Common Core
- Best of History Websites
An award-winning portal that links to over 1200 history web sites
Free online courses taught by world-class professors from top universities
- Coursera Professional Development NEW!
Free PD training for K-12 teachers!
- Educational Technology Clearinghouse
Digital resources for teachers and students, including ClipPix, ClipArt, maps, presentation backgrounds, and more!
Tools for teaching the Common Core ~ free registration
Free online courses from Harvard and MIT
- Free Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Teaching and learning resources from Federal agencies on all subjects
Great interactives for core subject areas
- Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything
Technology resources for educators
- Khan (Video) Academy
Learn almost anything for free!
- Library of Congress Teachers Page
Materials and professional development to help teachers use primary sources from the Library of Congress in their teaching
- MIT OpenCourseWare
Absolutely free lecture notes, exams, & videos from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- MIT Scholar
A MOOC desgined for high school students complete with assessments
- NASA for Educators
For teachers of grades K through 12
- National Archive ~ Teacher Resources
Lesson plans & activities, professional development, and more
- National Archive ~ Using Primary Sources tutorial
- National Gallery of Art/Education
Interactive lesson units and learning resources to connect art with curriculum
- National Geographic Education
Great education resources and exciting project ideas and activities from National Geographic
- Ocean Portal from the Smithsonian
Lesson plans & activities along with fabulous images of ocean life!
- Open Yale Courses
Free and open access to introductory courses in multiple disciplines ~ Mouse over “Courses” to see available departments
- Plagiarism and the Web
A white paper by Turnitin with some startling statistics as well as recommendations for educators
- UC College Prep Open Access
K-12 courses in multiple disciplines from the Univ. of California
- Udacity 21st Century University
Free online courses in Math, Science, and Technology
- USGS Education
U.S. Geological Survey education resources for grades K-12
The easiest, most intelligent way to improve your vocabulary
- Web 2.0 Resources for 21st Century Instruction
From Web 2.0 Guru
- World Digital Library
Significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world
- YouTube for Teachers
Organized playlist of educationally relevant videos
Bible and Christian Reference
- Bible Gateway
Over 25 English language translations of the Bible as well as Spanish, Chinese and more
A great source of Biblical and Christian information about the issues we face today
- SeekFind.org Christian Search Engine
Searches solid, evangelical Christian websites only
- Institute for Creation Research
Check out Resources for Teachers
- Christian History Institute
The storied history of the Church over the past 2,000 years
- Answers in Genesis
Believing it. Defending it. Proclaiming it.
- ICR ~ That’s a Fact
Video shorts from the Institute for Creation Research
Digital Libraries and Museums
Accepts library cards from any NJ public libraryIncludes History Reference Center, Biography Collection Complete, Contemporary Authors, and more!
- American Museum of Natural History
One of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions
- American Treasures of the Library of Congress
A permanent digital exhibition of LC’s American Treasures Gallery, which closed in 2007 ~ great primary sources!
- Archiving Early America
Primary source material from 18th century America – Collections include original newspapers, maps and writings of the time
- Arctic Tour
- Awesome Library
Organizes the Web with 37,000 carefully reviewed resources
- The British Museum
Thousands of exhibitions from all around the world
- CIA’s World Factbook
All of the facts about the world we live in collected in one place ~And it’s in the public domain!
- Digital Public Library of America NEW!
Provides open access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage
- Europeana 1914-1918
World War One in pictures, letters and memories
- The Field Museum
25 million objects to explore!
- Gilder Lehman Institute of American History
A tremendous resource for Social Studies teachers
- Internet Archives
Digital library of free books, movies, & music
- ipl2: Information You Can Trust
A source of the highest-quality educational information and websites created and maintained by librarians
- Israel Museum Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project
Examine the Great Isaiah Scroll and several others
- Jewish Virtual Library
Visit the Holy Land and more!
- John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
One of the newest digital libraries available
- Korean War Propaganda Leaflet Collection
Collection of over 600 leaflets that became one of the primary means of winning the hearts and minds of enemy troops and Korean civilians
- Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library
Includes the oldest known copies of biblical texts
- Library of Congress American Memory Project
Primary source material for everything American
- Library of Congress Exhibitions
From Thomas Jefferson’s library to the LC Bible Collection, an abundance of primary source documents
- Library of Congress Thomas Database
Legislative information from the Library of Congress
- Media History Digital Library
Collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access
- Memorial Hall Museum Online
A digital collection of approximately 2000 objects from Memorial Hall Museum and Library ~ explore American history hands-on!
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
Search the collection by artist, culture, location, time period, or technique
The official museum of NASA where you will get to learn everything about about NASA’s areonautic and space explorations
- National Portrait Gallery
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives tell the American story
- National Women’s History Museum
Researches, collects and exhibits the contributions of women to the social, cultural, economic and political life of the American nation
- Open Library
An open source library where you can search for books and locate them in a library near you ~ Over 1,000,000 free eBook titles available!
The Rijksmuseum links individuals with art and history
- Science Museum
World renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions
- Smithsonian Museums
Includes 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park
- Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Take a virtual, self-guided, room-by-room walking tour of the whole museum
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
A living memorial to the Holocaust
Google Docs For Educators
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