Suggestions appreciated

If you have an internet site you use regularly for instruction, share it with the district! E-mail Tharen Houck at with the URL and we will add it to the site. Thank you for your input.

Web 2.0 Resources

Bee Library: Web 2.0 Information

Unsure of where to go to get information about Web 2.0, the new sites on the internet that allow students to interact, create and share their work? The Medina City Schools Library Media Department has created a website with information and tutorials on many of the most popular web 2.0 tools, such as blogs, wikis, RSS Feeds, Google Docs and Sites and much more. BeeLibrary was created with Google Sites, one of the many web 2.0 tools that allow users to easily share.

More information on Web 2.0 resources can also be found on the Web 2.0 Sites page created by Karon Lippincott, Medina High School Teacher Librarian.


Video Resources Lesson PlansInternet Guides Other Sites

Video Resources

Infohio Digital Video CollectionOhio's Area Media Centers feature hundreds of digital videos available for download. Use the Infohio username and password for access.
HuluOwned by NBC, Hulu is an online video service that offers hit TV shows, movies and clips. Includes channels on special topics such as documentaries and current affairs.
Kideos-Videos for KidsA video portal for kids that includes many educational and literature related videos such as Schoolhouse Rock and Dr. Seuss.
Teacher TubeYouTube for teachers. An online community for sharing instructional videos.
 WatchKnowVideos for kids to learn from, organized. Developed by a consortium including wikipedia co-founder, Larry Sanger.
You TubeYou Tube videos are accesible under the staff log-in only.
 refseekWant more? refseek has a list of the 25 best sites for finding educational videos.
AnimotoWant to help your students make their own videos? Animoto is an easy-to-use web-based video creating service.

Lesson plans and other teacher resources:


Classtools.ent Create free educational games, activities and diagrams.
Education WorldResources on lesson planning, professional development, technology integration, administration and school issues.
Educator's Reference DeskResource guides and lesson plans from the Information Institute of Syracuse University.
Jefferson County SchoolsJefferson County Schools

Tennessee school district with a comprehensive web site for teachers.

Intervention CentralRTI Resources

Library of CongressThe Teachers Page at the Library of Congress includes lesson plans and primary source material.
 Ohio Resource CenterThe Ohio Resource Center features resources for math, science, and language arts educators including standard based lesson plans and inquiry units.
PBS Teachers
Lesson plans on PBS programs, streaming video and much more.
 read write thinkFrom the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Features resources for Reading and Language Arts Instruction.
National Science Digital LibraryThe National Science Digital Library consolidates information for STEM Learning and Teaching. A wide variety of materials for K-12 on all aspects of science broken down by elementary, middle and HS.
ScholasticLesson plans, student activities, books and author information, and a teacher book wizard to find and level books.
 Thinkfinity Lesson plans, maps from National Geographic, the Smithsonian history explorer, information on 21st Century Skills and much, much more.
WeblistCreate a quick and easy list of internet sites for students to access. Just enter the urls and weblist creates a page with thumbnails for all the sites. Only works with IE7 and above. See the Animal Research Sites page for an example.

 Internet Guides

Kathy SchrockA guide to educational web sites, teacher helpers, and search tools.
Classroom 2.0A Ning social networking site for those interested in Web 2.0 and social networking in the classroom.
Internet4ClassroomsWeb portal to find high-quality, free Internet resources to use in classroom instruction, developing project ideas, reinforcing specific subject matter areas both in the class and at home and even for online technology tutorials.
Internet for Teachers Free resources on the internet to enhance teaching.
Internet ArchiveThe Internet Archive is building a digital library of internet sites and other culture artifacts in digital form.
Infohio ResourcesINFOhio resources are highlighted in this video on 21st Century Tools and Electronic Resources for Students, Teachers and Parents. It is broken into sections so you can watch which sections you are interested in.
 21st Century Learning CommonsUsing this self-paced program on 21 Essential Things for 21st Century success, this INFOhio professional development program helps teachers integrate 21st Century Skills into their classroom instruction. CEUs and Graduate Credits are available.
IP2Internet Public Library and Librarians Internet Index have merged to create IPL2, which provides an annotated guide to quality internet resources, kids and teens resource guides and resources for parents and teachers.
4TeachersOnline tools and resources such as ready-to-use Web lessons, quizzes, rubrics and classroom calendars.
 Web 2.0 SitesGuide to the read/write internet that allows users to manipulate, share and create content.


Other sites of interest


MusopenMusopen is an online music library of copyright free (public domain) music.
Ohio Department of EducationAcademic Content Standards, Licensure Information and more.
EBSCOhost Professional SearchProfessional Journal Search from EBSCOhost. Part of INFohio, it indexes educational journals, ERIC, and curriculum standards. Use INFOhio user name and password.

 Cornell University Library

From Cornell University Libraries, criteria for evaluating websites.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence Teaching and learning resources from Federal agencies.