Other Useful Links
Tennessee Electronic Library
This online library gives access to the TN database where you can find magazine articles, newspapers, essays, practice tests,
e-books, primary sources and many more items.
Sweet Search is a search engine that gives search access to students and has been evaluated by research experts for student use.
Regional ebooks and Audiobook Downloads
This site has special sections for Teens. You must have a library card from your local
public library in order to access this site.
OWL at Purdue
Use the Writing Lab from Purdue University to help you write correct citations for your research. This site offers instructions for MLA and APA styles of citation.
Citation Machine generates citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian styles.
Current Events and News
Google Earth is a virtual globe, map, and geographical information center. You may add your own data to this site to create your own Google Earth experience. Also available is a look at the moon, Mars, 3-D Buildings, and the sky.
Google Maps allows you to view maps and get driving directions.
Google Mail is a web-based email service
Google Chrome is a browser to search the Web.
Google Finance helps you keep up with investment news and the Stock Market.
Google Moderator allows you to be involved in current events and allows you input into questions.
USe Google Slides to make presentations.
Prezi is cloud-based so you can present from your browser, laptop, iPad, and iPhone.
Download- this presentation program
Another online presentation site
Powtoon allows you to make a presentation with animated videos and presentations.
This site allows you to make presentations (posters, visuals, etc.).
Use Grade Cam to scan multiple choice tests through your document camera and transfer the grades to your gradebook. It is free.
Learn Zillion helps you to find Common Core-aligned lessons in several areas. Students and teachers can establish an account on Learn Zillion. It is free.
Edmodo is a social learning platform for teachers, students, and parents.
Make word clouds with Wordle- Students and teachers can use this tool to seek out predominant words in a passage. This can then be tailored by use of text, font, etc.
Plickers allows you to use paper tickets and your phone to use this system in lieu of clickers in the classroom.
Bubbl.us helps you to create mind maps.
For IPhone and android phones- available at App Store or Google play
ZipGrade turns your phone or tablet into an optical grading machine similar to a Scantron. It reads free-to-download answer sheets in multiple sizes. Provide instant feedback to students by grading exit tickets, quizzes, and formative assessments as soon as they finish.
Zunal is a Webquest maker with many choice of free webquests for your use. You can design your own unique Webquest to fit you students and classes or choose from many ready-made ones.
ebooks and Other Online Resources
Poemhunter.com offers hundreds of accessible poems.
Librivox offers free public domain audiobooks.
Project Gutenberg offers plain text versions of hundreds of books.
Bartleby.com offers free access to books online- reference, literature and nonfiction
This site allows you to create a Webquest for use in the classroom. You can post it to the Internet for your students to use.
Northeast TN Public Library Network
Northeast TN Public Library Network
You need a library card from one of the public libraries in the network in order to use the materials.
AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner
Standards for the 21st-Century Learner offer vision for teaching and learning to both guide and shape the library program and serve as a tool for school librarians to use to shape the learning of students in the school.
Library of Congress/ Primary Sources
This site offers a search for Common Core and also state standards in the Library of Congress' digital collections.
For English/ Literature Teachers
From PBS- this series of programs cover famous plays by Shakespeare and look at character, symbolism, etc.
This site connects to the Masterpiece area of the PBS site.