This site has tens of thousands of high quality images, painstakingly digitized from beautiful 18th, 19th, and early 20th century books and magazines. Students and teachers can download images of plants, animals, and natural scenes. In addition, detailed diagrams of physical structures, such as the bones of the human hand or the parts of a flower, are available for classroom use.
ExFL serves up thousands of photographs of Florida’s plants, animals, and natural environments for free use by teachers and students.
FCIT’s Exploring Florida website includes reading passages on topics such as the Everglades, hurricanes, the history of Florida’s land and land use, the natural water ecosystem of our state, and famous Florida residents, like naturalist John James Audobon and inventor Thomas Edison.
The Floripedia offers historical accounts of the climate, land, and agriculture of Florida that can be contrasted with modern data.
NSA includes dozens of science lesson plans with a video of each lesson being implemented in a Florida classroom. All NSA lesson plans include effective technology integration, Sunshine State Standards, and NETS Profiles.
For your bulletin boards, newsletters, presentations, and activity sheets, ClipArt ETC has tens of thousands of high quality images, painstakingly digitized from beautiful 18th, 19th, and early 20th century books and magazines. Science Clipart is divided into Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics. Clipart ETC also includes drawings of many influential scientists, such as Isaac Newton, Galileo Galilei, and Johannes Kepler (http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/sitemap/famous_people.htm)
Have you ever gotten tired of the same old presentation backgrounds that came with your software? FCIT’s presentation site can open up your creative vistas with over 20,000 Powerpoint templates and Keynote themes, all free for classroom teachers.
The Exploring Florida Science modules are designed to help teachers improve their content knowledge and more effectively communicate science concepts to their students. The modules focus on technology-rich science content and teaching materials that allow educators to simultaneously address multiple strands in the Sunshine State Standards for Science. Suggested lesson plans offer ideas for how teachers can incorporate these concepts in their classrooms. Simulations, diagrams, and video interviews with science professionals make this site a useful tool for any science teacher.
Free online course materials help classroom teachers learn about how to effectively design and use different kinds of assessments.
Tech Ease is a collection of tech support articles and videos specifically designed for classroom teachers. The site includes printable tutorials and desktop videos on topics such as podcasting, managing your files, and printing.
Navigating the Sunshine State Standards has never been easier. Search by subject area, keyword, and grade level.
This site is a self-assessment tool for professional development in technology integration. Here, you will find example videos of technology in use at various levels.
Tapestry provides professional development resources for those teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). This is a series of video lectures by experts in the field.
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