Teacher Resources

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Catapult Sample Intro pages ppt

PVHS United Streaming Link

Link to Chico Unified School District Webmail

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Curriculum materials on general K-12 subject matter, some complete with lesson plans.

From Now On
An education technology journal.

Teacher Reference Center
This index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books is now offered *free* via the EBSCO/host/platform. Full text articles are not available through this site.

Assignment Calculator
From the University of Minnisota--enter in data about your assignment and it will give suggestions for the steps needed to complete it and the timeline.
One can even have the program send email reminders for the due dates of each step.

Web 2.0 Tools




Crash Course in Copyright
Great interactive lesson on what materials can be used and how. Emphasis is heavily on online use of information and images.

Instructor's Guide to Internet PlagiarismLists pages that student may access to plagiarize.

Copyright in an Electronic Environment Specific examples of what fair use is and how it applies to various forms of information.

Fair Use Guidelines For Educational Multimedia From Conference on Fair Use.


SharePoint Research Process Link

Thesis Builders from Tom March
Interactive process for developing a thesis statement.

Research and development organization dedicated to improving math, science, and technology teaching and learning.

From Now On: The Educational Technology Journal Research on the use of technology in education.

Lesson Plans

Thinkfinity is a free digital learning platform from the Verizon Foundation that offers comprehensive teaching and learning resources created by content partners such as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the International Reading Association, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the National Geographic Society, and more. Its content includes interactive student games, lesson plans focused on various themes, education blogs and online discussions, and much more.

Marco Polo: Internet Content for the Classroom Primary focus is to: learn about and access the high-quality, standards-based lesson plans, student activities, reviewed Web sites and other resources available. In addition, there is information on professional development and a link to lesson plans in your state aligned with standards.

CTAP Online Locate online courses you can take for professional development hours, lesson plans developed by teachers that are standards based, information on California Content Standards, Challenge Standards, Technology Standard and many more. See Linda Elliott for information about logins.

NY Times Lesson Plan Archive Search by keyword and grade level.

PBS Teacher Source Use this advanced search area to find lesson plans based on keyword and grade level.

Altec.com Find great help in creating lessons and assessments with tools such as Rubistar, QuizStar, TrackStar, and more.

Readability.info Find readability for webpages and Microsoft Word files. Free and easy!

Links to More Great Resources for Teachers
Lesson Plans for Economics, U. S. History & Government, English Science, Global Education, and has information on free video streaming of Stossel programming.

Lesson Plans for Teachers on Scholastic.com Sorted by subject, keyword and grade level and featuring new lesson plans.

The Gateway provides the key to one-stop, any-stop access to Internet lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources. Browse subject and keyword lists, or search The Gateway. Retrieved records will link directly to the Internet resources they describe.

Pathfinder Schoolhouse Lesson plans and projects on every subject. Some plans include games and other fun features.

Discovery School Lesson Plans Search for lesson plans based on grade and content area.

TrackStar An on-line interface that helps instructors organize and annotate Web sites (URLs) into lessons. The list of resources acts like a table of contents and remains visible throughout the lesson allowing the user/student to easily browse through the lesson and stay on track.

Blue Web'n Learning Sites Library A database of Internet sites categorized by subject area, audience and type.

Desktop Publishing Lesson Plans for K-12 ...a few lesson plans that take advantage of desktop publishing tools in the classroom such as Microsoft Publisher

Teacher Lesson Plans and Classroom Management from TeacherVision Find lesson plans and resources to make your teaching life simpler. Full access to this site requires payment.

TeachersFirst Content Matrix Lesson plans organized by subject area and grade level.

eThemes: Online Resources for Teachers Links to websites based on lessons are here. There are 400 different subjects linked here and they can be divided by grade level.

Physical Education

PELinks4You Teaching Unit Plans Lesson plans specifically for P.E. Teachers

PE Central Lesson Ideas Lesson plans specifically for P.E. Teachers

Physical Education Lesson Plans

AskEric Physical Education Lesson Plans

Social Studies

History/Social Studies Web Site for K-12 Teachers Links to sites and lesson plans for social studies teachers.

Outline Maps
Outline maps of the world.

Free blank outline maps of countries and continents of the world

SCORE History/Social Science Linking teachers to social studies resources, this site offers age-appropriate Web links categorized by grade level, California standards and frameworks, and more.


Reading Online  Electronic version of the journal of the International Reading Association.

AP & IB @Web English Teacher Lesson plans, sample tests, "How to read literature like a Professor", "How to mark a book" and more ideas can be found here.

SCORE-Language Arts   Electronic version of the journal of the International Reading Association

CTAP OnLine  Prepare lesson plans, check standards and more here. Soon a search feature for lesson plans for specific standards will be added.

Boogle's ESL Teacher Resources Worksheets, flashcards, games and lesson plans are available here.

To Kill a Mockingbird Student Survival Guide By an LAUSD teacher

Of Mice and Men Student Survival Guide By an LAUSD teacher

Foreign Language

California Language Teachers Association  This site features information on conferences, the F.L. Project, Links to the internet, and Using the Internet in the classroom.


AskEric Science Lesson Plans


PVHS United Streaming Link
We have a subscription for this service. See Linda Elliott to access the site.

PBS Teachers Domain
Find streaming videos in Science and Social Studies at this site. Registration is free.


Make word searches, crossword puzzles and many more.

GoToScience Graphic Organizers From Mojave High School

Fling the Teacher Quiz Generator


PowerPoint Rubric
Rubric used at PVHS for PowerPoint Projects.

Technology Tutorials found on the Web 
Find help here learning Front Page, PowerPoint, web page creation, Publisher and more.

TeacherSource - Teaching and Technology Tutorials 
Find help here connecting your computer, using computer applications and copyright issues.


Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections is intended for teachers seeking partner classrooms for international and cross-cultural electronic mail exchanges.


Resumes for Teachers
Suggestions from Boston College, primarily designed for student teachers.

Resumes Tips for Teachers
Suggestions from Teachers4America, primarily designed for student teachers.


Workshop Links:

Paper Mills (To locate more, just type in paper databases, free essays or paper mills.)

School Sucks.com
Homework Sucks.com
Genius Papers.com
Research Assistance
Superior Term Papers
Term Papers on File
Big Nerds

Cliff Notes Site
Sparks Notes
Pink Monkey

Assignment Calculator
From the University of Minnisota--enter in data about your assignment and it will give suggestions for the steps needed to complete it and the timeline.

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Purdue University-- Paraphrase: Write it in your own words
Examples of correct and incorrect forms of paraphrasing.

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Self-Detection Test Instructions
Student may sign in and check their work by doing a basic cloze exercise. This is especially good for learning to paraphrase.
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Do a phrase search by enclosing the 2-8 words in quotation marks.

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Article from Wikipedia to utilize in the exercise.
"personal advantage, without proper acknowledgement of the original work"

Article to use for Word exercise
At Princeton, Alito led a student conference in 1971 called "The Boundaries of Privacy in American Society" which, among other things, supported curbs on domestic intelligence gathering, called for the legalization of sodomy, and urged for an end to discrimination against homosexuals in hiring by employers (see [3]). During the conference, Alito stated that "no private sexual act between consenting adults should be forbidden."


Other Resources

Internet Plagiarism
Staff inservice project and brochure from Lakeview High School. Includes student handout and outline of process.
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Resource list by Doug Johnson for teaching information technology ethics
List of links for assisting teachers on teaching ethics about Internet use.
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Turn it in.com
This is a purchased service to help determine and locate examples of plagiarism.
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Check out how to combat plagiarism
Website Sources that are Used for Plagiarism, The Plagiarism Resource Center, Websites related to FIGHTING Plagiarism, Resources For Students, and Resources For K-12 Teachers.
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Plagiarism. resources for Faculty
Specific information on sites which can help detect plagiarism. and how to avoid it.
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Plagiarism and Anti-Plagiarism
Contains a great deal of information on plagiarism, has links to articles, and has a software package for purchase.
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Teaching about Plagiarism in a Digital Age (The Council Chronicle, Nov. 05)
Article from NCTE regarding ways to combat plagiarism.
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Site throws schools a Wiki'd curve
Article from the Indianapolis Star about Wikipedia.
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Sites for Finding Research Papers
The following sites are searchable by topic; then, you must pay for the paper. Many of the sites will allow students to request a custom paper for a higher price.

Using Search Engines to Detect Plagiarism

You can use a search engine to detect whether something has been plagiarized. In any good search engine (google, altavista, etc.), type a sentence or phrase that sounds incriminating, placing quotation marks around it. The search engine will search for the phrase.

Students can use this website to determine if they have plagiarized, however changing every 4th word or so will allow the plagiarism to go undetected.

A+ Research & Writing
Step-by-step guide to researching and writing a paper.

Plagiarism Stoppers: A Teacher's Guide

Internet Research: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
A Powerpoint, and text give ideas about combatting plagiarism.
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Bulletin Boards

Teacher Helpers Bulletin Boards
Links to several sites featuring bulletin boards from Kindergarten to Secondary.
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Bulletin Boards
Very practical ideas for different materials one can use to create bulletin boards.
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Bulletin Board Ideas for High School Media Specialists
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Updated 10/10/2011