Some very cool websites for Middle School (years 6-9) teachers to use in their classrooms. Many thanks to the fabulous educators of the OZ Teacher mailing list who contributed many of these resources. Enjoy!
Loads of great resources and groups for educators. A fabulous resource that is well worth the look.
Lure of the Labyrinth
Interesting looking Math game.
Short talks given by some of the the worlds greatest minds on all sorts of topics from education to sport to technology to Literature. Some very inspiring presentations.
Free, easy to use programming introduction. It needs to be downloaded. There is loads of teacher resources to support this. Can be used in many subject areas.
Online pen pals for your class. A great way to begin collaborating outside of the school.
Excellent tool for online animation.
One Look Dictionary Search
Tyoe in a word once and get results from many different types of dictionaries.
Incredibly clear and up to date maps, much better qualtiy than Google Earth.
Art Studio Chalkboard
Lots of info on drawing and painting for art students
Make your own Crossword puzzles
A different way to get into writing, Could be great for the IWB.
A whole stack of info on goal setting for teens
How many, how much
Very funny website (see the how much wood would a wood chuck chuck post to see what I mean) might be a good site for reluctant boy readers. Factual and funny!
Vancouver Times Winter Olympics
A good thorough coverage of the Winter Olympics from a local Canadian Newspaper
World Government Data
Lots of newly released Government data all on the one website.
Avatar – Build Your Wild Self
Avatar – Simpsonize Me
If you don’t want your students to have pictures of themselves on the web then get them to create an avatar to use instead.
Victorian Government website that brings together many educational resources on all sorts of different topics. Excellent!
The ACMA Cybersafety website with loads of great info and programs in a really balanced way on Cybersafety.
Create stories online and collaborative. Tikatok even allows you to print the stories as an actual book.
Oxford Science Online
Amazing array of scientific info out of oxford uni. Lovely looking site too!
Keep up with all my links! Better yet join up to Diigo and keep track of your own links, form groups with your students or faculty members to share knowledge. It is a very useful and powerful website. All teachers should have a Diigo or Delicious account to keep track of their links and web resources.
If you have any great links for middle school that you would like to share feel free to add them to the comments.