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Useful MaterialsBlackboard
for Teachers


Online Tools and Web Sites:

ICTS Study Guides
Use these study guides to help you prepare for the Illinois Certification Testing System exams.

Calculators for Kids
Teach math to children by using calculation tools online.

The Center
A non-profit that provides resources for teachers and educators that work with students who are experiencing difficulty with their academic careers.   

Discovery School.com
Advice for forming lesson plans for children's fiction and non-fiction materials.

“History and Social Studies,” EdSITEment
Lesson plans for teaching social studies and history.

“Journaling Strand Overview”
This article discusses why it may be helpful to teach writing in order to teach math.

Khan Academy
A free website that aids students, teachers, home-schoolers, and more on math, biology, chemistry, physics, and the humanities.  Khan Academy is considered to be a global classroom.  

Library of Congress Learning Page 
A collection of websites that support humanities education.

Read, Write, Think
Classroom resources that include lesson plans.

US Department of Education
The US federal web site containing information on "No Child Left Behind," federal financial aid, and more.

Write It
Tips on how to write more professionally, publishing your work, and creating a portfolio.

You Think-But Do You Know? (for teachers)
A web site devoted to worldwide issues and how teachers can teach them to their classes.

Teen Webpage