Tutpup – Online Math Games

Tutpup provides online Math Games for students learning their basic math skills through Algebra 1.

Students choose a Math Skill and then a Math Level from Easy Peasy to Area 51.

Tutpup is very easy to use and students play against the computer since the questions are timed.  The site is FREE for teachers and students to use.

Game Maths Mix 101 – Simple Pimple Level

Game Algebra 101 – Simple Pimple Level


readwritethink – K – 12 – New Approaches to Teaching Literacy

The International Reading Association features the web site readwritethink to “promote reading by continuously advancing the quality of literacy instruction and research worldwide.”

The readwritethink web site provides FREE interactive literacy resources K – 12 organized into the areas of :

Use the  panel on the left side of the screen to search and sort for student interactives by Grade Level, Student Interactive Type, Learning Objective, and Theme.

All Student Interactives are web based and most are in a game format.  They work beautifully on an interactive whiteboard.

Example:  Puzzle Me Words K – 3 uses audio and animation to help students practice early literacy.

I want to thank Kristen Swanson, Teachers as Technology Trailblazers, for making me aware of this web site.

LearningScience.org – Fantastic Resources for Science K-12

LearningScience.org is a collaborative project of the Central Bucks School District in Doylestown, PA.  LearningScience.org is organized around the National Science Education Standards and focuses on sharing with Science educators, “the newer and emerging “learning tools” of science education.” 

The tools include, “real-time data collection, simulations, inquiry based lessons, interactive web lessons, remote instrumentation,  micro-worlds, and imaging, …” All of their linked tools are reviewed by a panel of Science teachers and Scientists working in various Science fields. 

Consider joining Learning Science.org.

Practical Science – K -12

Life Science – K -12

Web links are included for each Science topic and grade level.

LearningScience.org welcomes your participation.  Contact  George Mehler

Lewis and Clark – The National Bicentennial Exhibition Web Site

Organized by the Missouri Historical Society, Lewis and Clark – The National Bicentennial Exhibition provides a wealth of information on this topic for educators.  The education themes Preparing for the Trip, Politics, Women, Mapping, Animals, Language, Warriors/Soldiers, Trade & Property and Plants help to bring this era alive for you and your students. 

 The teaching units and lesson plans are broken into Targeted Grade Levels 4 – 12 and focus on Essential Questions, Key Knowledge Objectives, Key Skill Objectives and Formative Assessment Suggestions.  Lesson plans and images are printable and in the public domain.

Primary Sources and Images are used throughout the lesson units.

A Lewis and Clark Virtual Tour is also available.  This site looks and works wonderfully on an interactive whiteboard.

Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences – Free Resources

The Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences supports education through their educational programs at the Academy as well as online.  This post will focus on their online print and interactive support materials.

At the bottom of this post, is a FREE PASS Ticket for an educator and a guest to visit the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences.  If you live near Philadelphia or are visiting, take advantage of this offer.

The Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences has a permanent exhibit on Butterflies.  They also have a wonderful interactive online program on Butterflies.  If you are studying the Butterfly or habitats this will be a great site for you and your students to use.

Explore Butterflies – Smarts, Fields, Habitat, Climate Change

The Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences also has print materials and teacher lesson plans (K-12) available in pdf format for download.

Teachers Guides – K – 12

Free Pass to the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences for an educator and one guest.

QuizStar – Create Online Quizzes – K-12

Creating an online quiz that students can take at school or at home has always been a dream of mine and now QuizStar makes this a reality.  And QuizStar fits my budget, FREE.

QuizStar allows teachers to create quizzes in Multiple Choice, True False or Short Answer format.  Students login, take the quiz and have immediate feedback. Teachers login and can view reports by student or by class.  What more could you want?

Use QuizStar for the end of the chapter review, a practice test or the real quiz.  Student names can be input one at a time, uploaded as a csv file or students can be registered into your class as they login for your quiz.  Quiz reports can also be exported as an Excel file.  Created quizzes can be duplicated for another class or shared with other teachers.  QuizStar allows the teacher to place graphics and movies in their online questions. (Look at examples in this post.)

The first quiz takes a while to create, since you need to create a class, a class roster and then your actual quiz.  But once you learn the steps this is very easy.

Consider giving QuizStar a try.  Students love taking quizzes online and getting that immediate feedback!  And you will love the automatic grading of the quiz!

DocsTeach – Historical Primary Resources

DocsTeach brings the past to life by using Primary Resources.  A part of the National Archives Experience, DocsTeach can be searched for written documents, images, maps, charts, graphs, audio and video in the ever-expanding collection.

The Primary Source documents are categorized according to the National History Standards.  The National Archive is constantly expanding DocsTeach, making this a site that you have to revisit to see what had been added.

The various maps, documents and images can be printed.  DocsTeach is a must site for all of us who teach History.  Allow your students to view and use the actual documents that they are studying.