Teaching middle school is not for the faint of heart. But if you're called to do it, you know there's nothing else quite like it. Join us in discussing what works - and what doesn't.

Must-see websites?

Kathy Baron Edutopia reporter and editor, mother of two.

Hi all. I'm compiling a list of the education sites that you go to every day when you log on -- the go-to place for lesson plans, curriculum ideas, a quick grabs for those national holidays that catch us all off guard, or the 100th anniversary of such and such. Thanks for your help.

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I'm going to Scholastic for

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I'm going to Scholastic for holiday reminders...

1. For fabulous poetry websites, check out http://blogs.scholastic.com/top_teaching/2011/03/digital-poetry-make-wor...

2. For fab cartoon/comic creator links, check out http://blogs.scholastic.com/top_teaching/2011/03/cartoon-curriculum-top-...

Gifted Specialist (3rd - 5th Grades) at Irondale Community School

Websites

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We use www.ikeepbookmarks.com/irondalecommunityschool
All of our teachers can contribute to it - it's a fast and easy way to share resources!

Assistant professor, Emmanuel College

Diigo for Education

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Diigo, a social bookmarking site has extra features for teachers. It is much more than a place to store bookmarks! You can join group of other educators and share resources. I suggest you take a tour.

You can share your bookmarks with a simple link also. Here is the link to my library.
http://www.diigo.com/user/media350

Sixth grade geography teacher from Fort McCoy, FL

Two sites I haven't seen listed.

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I can't believe I have two sites to contribute that I haven't seen listed.
www.enchantedlearning.com (the free access is good, but for $25.00 you can get a whole school access, to include parents.) Lots of great activities for all ages. Printable and ready to go.

www.eclipsecrossword.com Free crossword making software. Powerful printing options, and you can make html puzzles for your webpage.

www.quizlet.com I saw this one listed already, but just a plug. It's the BEST flashcard website out there. You can join groups, or search for word lists that others have created. Top notch.

ELA teacher and educational author

Here is a great

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Here is a great teacher-created website that is truly a goldmine of free resources: http://penningtonpublishing.com/
You will come back to this site time and time again.

7th and 8th grade math teacher

some of my

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some of my favorites:
studyjams.com
brainpop.com (my school has a subscription, but there is free stuff too!)
yummymath.com

6,7,8 English teacher!

Has anyone talked about

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Has anyone talked about GuruLib yet? It's a place for teachers with books in their rooms to keep track of all of them online, even with photos. I like it a lot.

and Linoit.

gFlashcards is very good

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gFlashcards is very good alternative to Quzilet. You can create your own images and audio flashcards for free.

7th and 8th grade theatre/comunication teacher

help with assessment

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Just starting to work with PBL model and I am looking for websites that will help me design new asessments

Middle school student teacher

useful websites

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Here are a few useful sites that I have discovered that I haven't noticed yet.

Global Envision For Teachers: lesson plans for teachers by Mercy Corps that promote global awareness. http://www.globalenvision.org/teachers

Educational Rap Music: http://www.educationalrap.com/music

A Google A Day: Fun internet research challenges for students to build research skills. Great for short activities or extra credit. http://agoogleaday.com

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