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Public Domain Resources from other Students

Public Domain (Alicia): National council of teachers of mathematics, www.NCTM.org. This website has strategies to use in lessons and has an investigative inquiry based approach when teaching math. Its also has lessons to look at and use. Department of mathematics, university of Washington, http://www.math.washington.edu. Provides dates to seminars and provides math theory research etc. to help with planning and understanding teaching math. United States census bureau, http://www.census. Students can collect data and use the data to create door problems and solve math problems etc. National weather service, http://www.weather.gov. My students can use this website to collect data in weather and find the measures of center, mean median and mode etc. A national resource for computational science education, http://shodor.org. Its a tutoring website where kids can get math homework help etc. The world of math online, Math.com. Math help website. The math learning center, Mathlearningcenter.org. Another math help website to get extra help. Fun kids online math games, http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm. Kids can play fun math games to increase math skills. AAA math, http://www.aaaknow.com. Improve math skills, more extra math help activities. Aplus math, http://www.aplusmath.com. Has flash cards to help with simple math computational skills.

Primary Sources (Amy) As an ESL teacher, using Primary sources is a little bit trickier than other subjects, as there arent too many sources out there detailing, from the time a certain grammar rule came into being, what a specific rule was! What could be a fun activity, for me, is to find examples of the grammar point I want to make from historical documents. It could be a fun way to infuse some history into my class. On the other hand, I absolutely love history, so the idea of using primary sources really appeals to me. theres something about seeing and using something (picture, document, etc.) from the actual era being studied that really makes history come alive. My parents have an old trunk that

came over on the Oregon Trail and it completely fascinates me. The idea that it actually went through everything Ive read about on the trail is incredible to me and makes thinking about the Oregon Trail more meaningful and personal. I was given the opportunity to go to a digital storytelling training, for use in my classroom. The idea was to have kids take pictures, audio and even video (although I havent gotten advanced enough to do video) and create a movie, telling a story, creating a riddle, etc. This would be an activity in which we could really talk about what the best type of visual would be. Do I want to use a drawing of a volcano made centuries after the fact or a pic of a painting made by someone who actually saw it? Searching for the pictures also allows me to teach my students how to use the search engines image search. you dont always know what sort of site the image will be on, so I can, and should, show them how to see the site name before clicking and how to tell if its appropriate or not. These sites are ones in which I found documents, pictures and maps that could be used as primary sources in the classroom. Fun! http://www.eduplace.com/ss/hmss/primary.html http://www.uiweb.uidaho.edu/special-collections/Other.Repositories.html http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/history/resources/pubs/usingprimarysources/ http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/ http://www.yale.edu/collections_collaborative/primarysources/primarysources.html http://publications.newberry.org/k12maps/module_index/index.html http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/map_sites/hist_sites.html http://etc.usf.edu/maps/index.htm http://archive.org/details/texts - an internet, historical library, with many historical and modern texts, as well as links to other, similar sites. http://www.gutenberg.org/ - my favorite ancient book site! I usually use it for myself, but have started to look for books that I can use in my classroom, as well.

10 Public Domain and Creative Commons Resources (Ashley)


A) 10 Public Domain Resources for Classroom Use
1. Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page I could use this for many different things in my classroom including finding pictures for SMART presentations or for visuals for content lessons. 2. Sound Bible http://soundbible.com/ I would use the clips of sound to add another element of interest to SMART presentations or PowerPoints. 3. Internet Archive http://archive.org/details/movies This would be a great place to find movies to show in my classroom especially ones that are hard to find at movie rental places. I like the video of the week feature. 4. TeacherTube http://www.teachertube.com/ I really like the teacher version of YouTube because I feel like you are a little less likely to be surprised by the videos that come up when searching for something. I also like the fact that teachers share with teachers here. 5. Fun Brain http://www.funbrain.com/ I have been at many schools that use this website and the kids love it! It has math and reading games that I would use in my classroom as extra practice or a reward. 6. Math Playground http://www.mathplayground.com/ I really like the logic games and word problems on this website. This would be a good one to use with upper elementary or middle school students. 7. Primary Games http://www.primarygames.com/ This website has all kinds of fun games and activities that are educational. One game I really like is Amazing Food Detective that I could see using during a nutrition unit. 8. PBS Kids http://pbskids.org/games/reading.html This website has a lot of really great reading games I could see using in my classroom with primary age students. It would give them a fun way to practice their reading skills. 9. Brain Pop http://www.brainpop.com/ This is a great website for various content areas. I would show some of these videos as a part of my lessons. 10. Federal Reserve Bank of Clevelandhttp://www.clevelandfed.org/learning_center/index.cfm?DCS.nav=Main I used this websites games during an economics unit I taught in 5th grade. There are also games about money that would be useful with younger age students too.

Primary Resources (Cortney Dupree) In this Social Studies classroom, we must make history come alive. By bringing primary resources into the classroom, we are linking students from the present to the past immediately and in a lowcost/management way. Below are a list of places to find good social studies primary resources to use in the classroom. Teachinghistory.org I like this website because it has a wide variety of political cartoons that I use in my classroom, plus ideas for lessons on each cartoon. Since cartoons make difficult ideas easier to understand, teaching students how to analyze them is a key tool they can use in the future. http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/ask-a-historian/24322

Free Resources for Educational Excellence This site offers teaching and learning resources from federal agencies using all curriculum areas and topics. http://free.ed.gov/keywords.cfm?keyword_id=701 Teachnology This site offers lesson plans that pay special attention to diversity. http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/history/highschool Library of Congress Timeline This site shows the 1960 Election between JFK and Nixon. In addition to the primary documents shown here, I would use a clip of one of the debates because this was the first televised debates. Students will be able to make connections to JFKs relationship to the youth of the country and the impact it made then and today. http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/p ostwar/election Library of Congress Historic American Newspapers From local to other newspapers around the country, this website shows students headlines of newspapers from history. I think it would be useful to not only compare/contrast headlines (such as the bombing ofPearl Harbor, but also how they compare/contrast to todays most important information. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov You Tube Juan Carlos 1968 Olympian for Human Rights This video relates what occurred in the 1968 Olympics inMexico City(Black Power Movement) and the relationship to what is happening today in the Occupy Movement. I would use some of this 7-minute video to begin a class and review/connect the topic of the Black Power Mmovement from the day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqAEr0UzQtI Khan Academy Students can access short videos on any topic in all of the high school curriculum. Videos are visual and audible. http://www.khanacademy.org The Critical Thinking Consortium

This website not only has primary resources, but also teaching ideas and an additional resource list for teachers to access. http://www.tc2.ca/wp/publications/car HistoryTeacher.net This is a good resource for teachers who focus on AP and advanced levels of social studies. I would also use this website to help out my AVID students and possibly use some of this website during our tutorials. http://www.historyteacher.net Wikipedia Obviously this website isnt by first go-to, but it is good for some generally well-known information and teaching students how to find and compare good/bad information found on the web. http://www.wikipedia.org

Public Domain Resources (Efrain)


1. Pixabay A public domain image site. This site also has images for purchase at varying prices. I love the layout of this site. This is a great alternative to google image search. I will use this site in Web Design. http://pixabay.com/

2. Clifford Interactive Storybooks


I use this site in my Spanish class when I have students do online scavenger hunts. This site also has games to practice Spanish vocabulary. This is a great site for classroom use and also for home use. http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/

3. Quia
This is a great site full of games for almost any subject. I use it to review vocabulary with my students. You can pay for an account if you want data but you can choose to use the site for free if you are only interested in the activities without the assessment piece. http://www.quia.com/shared/spanish/

4. Stock Free Photos & Images


This is a public domain site for images. All images are royalty free and the site is simple to use. I will certainly be using this one in my Web Design and Publishing 101 class. http://stockfreeimages.com/

5. Youtube
Youtube is loaded with public domain videos. Most people choose to share their videos with the public without need to worry about royalties. I use a lot of youtube videos when teaching Spanish. There are so many great videos for teaching vocabulary or enforcing grammar. http://www.youtube.com/

6. Stock Video
This is a great stock footage site for my Film Editing class. This site is truly free, unlike what many other state. The videos are of great quality. The only problem I see is that the site is not simple to search through. http://xstockvideo.com/

7. Discovery Education Clipart Gallery


You cant go wrong with the Discovery Education resources. I really like this clip art site for my Spanish class. I can use it to teach new vocabulary. The site is very simple to use. http://school.discoveryeducation.com/clipart/?campaign=DE

8. Discovery Education Free Puzzlemaker


I use this site a lot to reenforce Spanish vocabulary. This site allows you to make many styles of puzzles for free. There are a lot of other puzzle making sites that say they are free until you choose do print, then you have to pay. http://www.discoveryeducation.com

9. Public Domain Sunds


This great site allows users to upload and download royalty free sound effects. This site is essential for any Film Editing class. I will certainly be using this site in the coming year. http://www.pdsounds.org/

10. Public Domain Pictures Another great site to search out public domain images. This sites is the well built and user friendly. This site also has images for purchase from $1 and up. I can use this site in Web Design and Publishing 101. http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/

10 Public Domain Sites (Erin H)


Project Gutenberg This is a website that has thousands of ebooks. There is a childrens section so I can download them onto my kindle and share them with my class. http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Category:Children%27s_Bookshelf Wikibooks This is a website that has numerous books available online. There is a section called Wikijunior which is geared towards children. http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikijunior Public Domain Music This is a website I can download songs from for the students to listen to while doing their activities. http://www.pdmusic.org/ Public Domain Images This is a website I can use to get photographs of whatever I am teaching about. I can also use the pictures to create online puzzles for the students. http://www.public-domain-image.com/ My Free Digital Photos This is a similar website where I can get images from over 240 categories. http://www.myfreedigitalphotos.com/

Public Domain Clip Art This is a website I can use if I want clip art for my activities to better illustrate what I am teaching. http://www.pdclipart.org/ Clkr.com This is a website much like the one above where I can get free clip art. http://www.clker.com/ Freesound This is a website that offers different sounds such as crickets, trains, etc. I have already used this to create a song for my children about trains. http://www.freesound.org/ Musopen This is a website that offers free music to download. I can use this during activities, naptime, or even choose a song specific for a lesson. http://musopen.org/music Openflix This is a website that contains public domain movies. I would be able to use these movies, even for entertainment in the classroom, for instance, Nanook of the North is a silent documentary that could be playing in the background during a more laid back time of class. http://www.openflix.com/

Primary Resources List Week 2 (Fatimah)

When thinking about how to approach finding these resources, I imagined that I was trying to create a lesson plan on reptiles for a second grade class. Reptiles gross me out to be honest, but one of my daughters has developed an interest in them so I have been fielding a lot of questions about snakes and chameleons. The first place I would start would be Wikipedia. I would do this just to gain information about types of reptiles, and get an idea of the basics so I can have an idea of how to field the random questions a group

of eight year olds will throw at me. And for the record, I did not know turtles were reptiles. Can someone please tell me I am not the only one? Next, I am going to need photos of reptiles. I found this site, Free Digital Photos, that has 196 photos of professional quality of reptiles. I do not recommend looking at the Red Eyed Tree Frog. Dont say I didnt warn you. I now need to start brainstorming about possible ways to present and organize materials to my class. Luckily, this site, Reptiles Alive, provides many educational classroom activities related to reptiles. They all look like exercises the students would enjoy. Apparently, snakes smell with their tongues. There is a pretty cool lesson plan where students learn to basically smell with their tongues. There is another resource on Reptiles Alive in which the people who work on a daily basis with reptiles come out to your classroom with reptiles in tow. They bring snakes, lizards, and tortoises. It goes without saying that I would be absent this day and a sub would get to share in the joy of touching the reptiles. Seriously though, real life experience is an important component of learning, so this is a valuable resource. PBS also provides a lot of free content for educational purposes. Their Righteous Reptiles section (Im not making that up) is full of valuable content for educators. There are videos, classroom learning guides, and answers to questions that are all about the reptiles PBS seems to feel are Righteous. It is a pretty cool word to use when describing reptiles to kids though. Its kind of catchy. Luckily, due to my daughers interest in how snakes shed, I am able to find a ten minute video on You Tube of Leeroy the snake shedding for ten glorious minutes. I did not know that the skin that covers their eyeballs sheds with the rest. Click the link if you would like to see the lovely process, eyeballs and all. During my research on how reptiles eat, I found that You Tube has extensive footage of snakes eating, both in captivity and in the wild. The clip the link takes you to is a python swallowing an alligator whole for breakfast just because it was there. I had to turn away but my daughter felt it was very cool. For a lesson plan I think its safer to choose a little lizard that eats bugs or something. Part of doing no harm involves not traumatizing the students entrusted to me and I think the python v. gator is a bit extreme. But there are tons of clips about all kinds of reptiles eating. Discovery Education has a fabulous lesson plan for teaching students about the ways in which reptiles have adapted, similar to the ways giraffes adapted. I didnt make the connection at first either, but it involves critical thinking skills, which I like to see children work on. An arts and craft project is always a good addition to a lesson plan. Artists Helping Children is a free site with hundreds of craft ideas for any topic under the sun. For those who were curious, you can make a very realistic looking lizard out of wool. These would be sent home with the students because I am not sure I could teach with all of those lizard eyes on me. But its a cute project because the students can change the color of the wool to account for lizards that camouflage themselves, creating more thinking and creativity. When I head over to TLS Books, I am able to download free worksheets for teachers, one of which is a reptile word search, which will probably be assigned for homework. Now I need to figure out how much the students have learned. KidZone is a site where teachers can download age appropriate tests or discussion questions to use in the classroom. In all honesty, this list took me only about twenty minutes to compile. Okay, 30 if you count the time I spent hiding my face while the python snacked on the gator. I had no idea there was so much free stuff

available to help students! I am actually really excited about all of this. Not the reptiles, but the fact that there are so many free use sources available to the general public and teachers.

10 Public Domain Resources for Classroom Use (Katie Smart) NASA Images http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/index.html Depending on the grade level this would be a great resource to show the scientific terms being used throughout space or solar system units. It adds a great visual element to lessons as well shows students the things that are happening in our universe. U.S. History Images http://ushistoryimages.com/index.shtml This site is great for searching images to add to history projects or lessons illustrating times throughout Americas history. Math Magician http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/Mathmagician/cathymath.html Ive been in a classroom that uses this website to help kids practice their math facts. Its a time math test essentially with an element of speed that the kids just love. Reading Eggs http://readingeggs.com/ Ive been in several classrooms where this website is used as a reading activity. Students love the game like feel of it and working towards goals. PBS Kids- Reading Island http://pbskids.org/island/ This is a great teacher and parent resource. There are a ton of reading games and activities that can be used both in the classroom and at home. Learning Today http://www.learningtoday.com/corporate/default.asp

Learning Today has a mix of reading and math games that are designed to build skills in a fun way. I would use this in my classroom during centers or maybe as a reward. Suessville http://www.seussville.com//#/home A fun and creative website that incorporates everything Dr. Suess and has activities that can help with math and reading. It would be great for a Dr. Suess unit. Teachers Domain http://www.teachersdomain.org/ This website is a great resource when creating lesson plans. It has videos and activities full of different content that can be used throughout the grade levels. Teacher Tube http://www.teachertube.com/ Teacher Tube is full of videos that can be incorporated into lessons to add that visual element. Hulu http://www.teachertube.com/ Hulu is chalked full of educational movies, TV shows, and documentaries that can be a part of a particular unit.

Primary Sources (Lindsay Jansen)


As a future language arts teacher, I find great works of literature to be an overlooked primary source. For example, The Great Gatsby is a primary source for the 1920s that offers a unique look at that time in history. I primarily looked for respositories of primary sources related to literature. I also looked for sources that might help us contextualize the works we are studying in class. The Library of Congress website: Resources from the Library of Congress, including the Chronicling America archive can help students learn more about the time period a work was produced in, or about the time period the work is set in, as is the case with historical fiction. http://www.loc.gov/library/libarchdigital.html http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Project Gutenberg: This archive allows students to explore other works from the same time period. http://www.gutenberg.org/

Poetry.Orgs Famous Poet Repository: This archive allows students to explore other poems by noted poets. It could be a great resource in completing a poetry project. http://www.poetry.org/famous.htm Poetry Foundation: This very comprehensive archive of poetry allows students to explore poetry by era. It would be another great resource for a poetry project. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/browse/ East Asia Archive at the University of Oregon: This East Asian repository is a mix of secondary and primary sources, and useful for contextualizing works of literature. http://e-asia.uoregon.edu/ HathiTrust: A digital library put together by major research institutions, it features a wide variety of primary sources, including many periodicals. It would be very useful for contextualizing literature. http://www.hathitrust.org/ Documenting the South: For a unit focusing on a Southern author, or a novel that is set in the South, this repository has additional primary sources for contextualization: http://docsouth.unc.edu/ Making of America archive: This archive documents primary sources from the antebellum era through Reconstruction, allowing for contextualization over a wide time period: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moagrp/ LIFE magazine photo archive: This archive features pictures from LIFE magazine, and shows students important photographs of the times in which novels were produced or take place: http://images.google.com/hosted/life Folkstreams is a collection of films that document American roots cultures. There are some videos on the Jazz Age that would be useful in rounding out a unit on Jazz Age poets. http://www.folkstreams.net/

Primary Sources List (Malshawi)


Posted on July 7, 2012by malshawi

My first source is definitely You Tube. I am constantly amazed by the amount of information available on You Tube. The possibilities are endless on what I would use YouTube for in the classroom. My second source is Wikipedia. I like Wikipedia because it provides an overview of any topic imaginable. In addition, the images used on Wikipedia are mostly public domain. I would use Wikipedia in the classroom to look up information I am not sure of or have to brush up on. I would also use it to find educational resources that are often linked at the bottom of a Wikipedia page. PublicDomainPictures.net is another wonderful site for images. All are free for use. The possibilities are endless for this site as well, as it includes photos that can be used for lesson plans or for students to use in assignments or papers.

National Geographic also has an enormous amount of content designed for educators. There are photos and videos about nature, animals, the globe, and hundreds of other topics. This site is great to use either in the classroom or at home with children. Education World is an extensive website with thousands and thousands of pages of free material for teachers. This can be used for anything from obtaining lesson plans to reading essays about solutions to common problems that teachers face in the classroom. I also like ESL 4 Free because I will be working with bilingual students, or students learning a new language. There is also a government run website called Federal Resources for Educational Excellence. This is also an extensive website with links to videos, classroom material, photos, and ideas for lesson plans. Teaching Tolerance is a site that offers many lesson plans and ideas for lessons about bullying and resolving multicultural conflicts. Getty Images is another amazing site for high quality photos and video. If you cannot find a photo or video for the classroom on this site, it probably isnt available. I also like Free Recipes because I believe a big part of understanding or appreciating other cultures includes understanding the food from other countries. This site offers recipes for nearly any type of cuisine in the world that can be made in the classroom as a learning project.

PRIMARY SOURCES

MaryAnne Hill

Useful for K-12

Name of Website

Description

Web Address

NASA

An amazing site. Have features for educators and students.

http://www.nasa.gov/

OREGONFORESTS.ORG

Site full of important information. Have

http://oregonforests.org/content/history

primary resources in the form of original photographs and archives.

Multimedia resources for teachers. History and Science!

http://www.learner.org

Nova Education powered by Teacher Domain

An award-winning source for standards-based classroom resources in science, technology and engineering, from NOVA and other public television series.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/

Free Digital Photos

Truly free digital photos for classroom use!

http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/

Tools4Learning

A very useful site that has many links to other sites! Amazing! A wiki space.

https://tools4learning.wikispaces.com/Classroom+Resources

Smithsonian Source

Teaching resources for teaching American History.

http://www.smithsoniansource.org/tea/viewdetails.aspx

National Archives

Wonderful resource page for teacher and families.

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/

Primary Resources UK

A site that has so many resources it will take a book to list!

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk

PBS

A plethora of his address is specifically about slavery.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/slavery/teachers/primarysource.html

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary

Northern Virginia Partnership. Tours,

http://www.tpsnva.org/

Sources

exhibits and more for educators and students.

University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library

Free public Domain Images of x-rays and medical slides.

http://library.buffalo.edu/hsl/mrc/medimages.html

Oregon State University

A treasure of archives. A special feature is the Oregon Multicultural Archives

http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/subject-guide/256Primary-Sources

PUBLIC DOMAIN RESOURCES: (Meg) Edmodo This site allows teachers and students to collaborate, share information, post homework for students to access at home, grade assignments, hold polls, and get ideas from other teachers. National Geographic This is a great place to get information, lesson ideas, videos, etc. for teachers or students to gather information for their projects or research papers. Google Maps Take students on virtual field trips, map out trips, look at monuments from a street view, and even let students create their own maps. Voice Thread Create threads of video, photos, voice recordings, or text with your students. Others around the world can then add their own comments and recordings about the posted project. Make Beliefs Comix Students create their comic strips using pre-generated characters, backgrounds, and other accessories. SchoolTube This gives teachers and students a place to post and share videos. Netsmartz

This website has videos, stories, and lesson ideas to help parents and teachers teach students of all ages about internet safety and online etiquette. Hulu Find all kinds of free videos to share with students. History Channel Find information and pictures about places, people, and historical events to use in curriculum or as a great research site for students. TweenTribune This is an online blogging site where students can read real news articles involving other teens across the globe and write responses to the articles. Teachers create and moderate their own classes within the site, and students are even able to write their own news articles.

10 Public Domain Sources (Michael) 1) Internet Archive. This page contains over 500,000 video clips from U.S. Government archives. I will use theses short clips to heighten the attention of my students and put math real-world math problems in context. http://archive.org 2) Science Reference Service. This site has images from the Library of Congress on a wide variety of subjects. I will use it to find images of the Panama Canal for a lesson on the angle of repose. http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/selected-internet/imagesources.html 3) National Security Agency/Central Security Service. There is more to the NSA than spies! This site has extremely detailed lesson plans, written by high school teachers. I found one that will work nicely in my Trigonometry class about modeling erosion with a sinusoidal function. http://www.nsa.gov/academia/early_opportunities/math_edu_partnership/collected_learning /high_school/trigonometry.shtml 4) Gamequarium. This site has numerous math games that seek to improve specific skills, rather than knowledge. I will will be recommended this site when parents ask me for ways to help their child get additional practice. http://www.gamequarium.org/dir/Gamequarium/Math/Properties/

5) NASA. The NASA site has 143 mathematics lesson plans that relate to space. I found a great lesson plan on the volume of dust particles in space. http://search.nasa.gov 6) Earth Treasury. This site has excellent math history information, including famous proofs. I can demo a great proof by contradiction that the number e is irrational. http://www.worknets.org/wiki.pl?EarthTreasury/ClassicMathProblems 7) Math Archives. This site has public domain software, written by the University of Arizona, that is a readiness test for Calculus. I will try this for students that come to my Calculus class from other high schools. http://archives.math.utk.edu/software/msdos/calculus/.html 8) The Journal of Online Mathematics & Its Applications. This site, funded by the National Science Foundation, has a wide variety of Trigonometry and Calculus resources. I found a nice interactive display of using LHospitals Rule to find limits of functions that will clarify material that is not well covered in our text. http://mathdl.maa.org/mathDL/61/?pa=newCollection&sa=singleTopicBrowse&courseTopicId =7&courseId=1 9) Adapted Mind. This site has lots of old favorite videos like Schoolhouse Rock, brian teaser games, and fun math worksheets on specific topics that I can use. http://www.adaptedmind.com 10) The Math Forum at Drexel. Drexel University sponsors this page where a new problem is presented every week for the purpose of classroom use. Problems are presented for all level of school mathematics. I have considered using a problem of the week for years, and this sited does most of the work for me. http://mathforum.org/pows/

Public Domain Resources: (Nicholas) Archival Research Catalog (ARC) Maps This is a collection of maps thats held by the National Archives. Ive used maps from this collection to show how geopolitical boundaries have changed over time and then worked on activities that investigated what caused them to change. http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/topics/maps/ NASA Images This an assortment of photos from NASA that show the Moon, Mars, and more. I always enjoy using these as writing prompts because it allows the student to really open their minds an think about something that they have no first hand experience with. http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/index.html

FEMA Photo Archives These photos are from the Federal Emegrency Management Agency and show many of the natural disaster areas from the U.S. These photos could be used to attach images with points on a map where disasters have taken place. You could then use the images and points to look at potential weather patterns and how change could affect the people that live there. http://www.fema.gov/photolibrary/index.jsp Project Gutenberg This is a free collection of e-books that allows for the download of any books in the library. This would be best used to have students sample different types of books for book clubs within the classroom. http://www.gutenberg.org/ Choral Public Domain Library This is a place where you can get different scores of music along with translations of certain songs. It could be used to show students the cultural differences between populations of the world in regards to what lyrics are traditionally written about. http://www.cpdl.org/ Internet Archive This is an amazing collection of digital artifacts such as music, videos, books, and more. I would use this site in the classroom for their awesomely large collection of e-books and other texts. This would be a great way for students to locate a second or third resource for a project or paper. http://archive.org/index.php Art History Resources The collections that are available cover many different countries and time periods. Art comparison is a great way to see how different people traveled and influenced artwork in many different towns and regions. http://arthistoryresources.net/ARTHLinks.html Army Media There is a variety of audio, video, and images for use that have been shot by or for the US Army. This would be a viable resource when studying any conflict that the US has been involved in. http://www.army.mil/media/ 1920 Federal Population Census This information is just as it sounds, the 1920 Federal Census information. Ive used similar information to do an introduction into genealogy and also to discuss the migratory patters in US History. http://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1920/ World Monthly Surface Station Climatology This is a wealth of climatological information going back to the mid 1700s for some locations. I would use this in a classroom to observe climate and temperature patterns in different places and then the information could be use to teach the typical weather patterns and the changing ones. http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds570.0/

Public Domain Resources (Nichole) 1. Story Bird This site helps students to create digital storybooks using a variety of beautiful illustrations. This would be perfect for students who get stuck during writing time. http://storybird.com/ 2. Animoto Allow your students to create video masterpieces using this video-creating site. This is a great way for students to collaborate to create a video featuring pictures and facts of plants or animals they are learning about in class. http://animoto.com/ 3. Starfall This is one of the best free sites for helping young learners develop literacy skills. It is very easy for children as young as four years old to navigate. http://www.starfall.com/ 4. Storyline Online This site features celebrities reading some great pictures books aloud. It includes animated pictures too. This site is great for students who need to hear fluent reading during listen to reading time. http://www.storylineonline.net/ 5. Childrens Dictionary Online dictionaries are becoming more common than the paper version. This site offers a childrens version of the Merriam Webster dictionary. http://www.wordcentral.com/ 6. wikispaces This is a site that hosts wikis. I have used it in my classroom during a poetry unit. Students contributed their own poems to our class page and commented on each others writing. http://www.wikispaces.com/ 7. ABCya

This is a fun and educational site full of games for students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. It offers many different content areas. http://www.abcya.com/ 8. Prezi This dynamic presentation site is one of my favorites. It puts a twist on the typical powerpoint. http://prezi.com/ 9. National Geographic This is a great site to supplement your science or social studies unit. http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/ 10. Class Dojo I have not tried this site, yet, with my class, but I heard it works pretty well. It is a behavior management resource where students receive points for good behavior. http://classdojo.com/

Public Domain Resources: (Sam B)


The Internet Archive http://archive.org/ The Internet Archive not only houses the Wayback Machine that captures websites as they were at certain points in history, but also contains a giant database of public domain moving images, sound recordings and other digital artifacts (that thing belongs in a museum!) that can be downloaded in a variety of formats for presentations and projects. Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org/ Project Gutenberg archives bona fide e-texts that have fallen into the public domain, while also proofreading and formatting them for ease of reading. Perfect for literature students reading the classics, as they can be downloaded to any device no buying the book! Unfortunately, there is little to no information available on the actor Steve Gutenberg, or the Police Academy films, which are still under copyright. The Image Stock Xchange http://www.sxc.hu/

This site allows you to setup an account to both upload and download a variety of images for use in anyones project educational or otherwise the site was recently purchased by Getty Images. Public Domain Images http://www.pdimages.com/stories.htm This site has an interesting niche; it lists and describes characters and stories that have fallen into the public domain, which you can now use in your own stories without violating copyright examples would be characters such as Peter Pan (but not the Disney version!), The Wizard of Oz and The Three Musketeers. Morgue File http://www.morguefile.com/ Morgue file allows users to download, manipulate and remix their images with no legal wrangling or need to credit the original source; not truly public domain, but in reality, the usage is the same. The Geography and Map Division http://www.loc.gov/rr/geogmap/gmpage.html G&M have digitized and catalogued thousands of different maps, relief models and other cartographic materials that have fallen into the public domain and can be an amazing resource for geography and history classes. Most of them dont list the nearest Pizza Hut, however. 19th Century California Sheet Music http://people.ischool.berkeley.edu/~mkduggan/neh.html Sheet music is expensive. I know. My kids take piano. Your kids probably take piano too. If youre teaching music performance, there are a variety of free public domain sheet music resources out there this is just one of them! The Complete Works of William Shakespeare http://shakespeare.mit.edu/works.html Remind me again why I have a degree in literature but still had to buy all the books? These e-texts of Shakespeares greatest hits (and then some) can be browsed for free online, and more importantly, searched for finding the perfect quote. Shakespeare himself provided the last HTML update, however, so it is a little dated. The CDC Image Gallery http://phil.cdc.gov/Phil/home.asp This one is really gross, but Im sure medical students would find it useful. Scan thousands of public domain images of disgusting health related medical images. Do this before lunch.

US Fish and Wildlife Service http://digitalmedia.fws.gov/ All of the nature video and images on this site can be freely used and remixed with no credit needed; I use these clips extensively in my video editing class to give students practice putting together short nature documentaries using existing clips, along with music from the Free Music Archive (listed above).

Public Domain Resources for the Classroom (Scott B)


Posted on July 6, 2012by scottbailon

Here is a list of resources for the my classroom: 1) CIA World Factbook This site would be used for reports on countries around the world. It can also be used for current events classes. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-worldfactbook/ 2) United States Census Bureau This website would be used to find out information about states, where people live and other sociology assignments. http://www.census.gov/ 3) The National Map -This site powered by the United States Geological Survey office allows the user to make maps of the United States. Great for social studies projects and current event projects. Would also be useful for educationg students about the area they live in.http://nationalmap.gov/ 4) Occupational Outlook Handbook Great resource for finding information about careers in the U.S.. I would use this website to help students figure out prospective careers. http://www.bls.gov/ooh/ 5) NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - A really great Government run site that would help students with weather, climate, and ocean research. A really great resource for science classes. http://www.noaa.gov/ 6) Smithstonian Another excellent site about the United States. This site provides information on Americas past and present as well, kid friendly links are provided for information and activities. www.si.edu

7)Choose My Plate This website is run by the United States Department of Agriculture and would educate students of all ages on how to eat healthy. This could be used in health classes from K-12. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ 8) Hubble Site This website is run by NASA and features lots of pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope. This would be of great use for science classes of any level where pictures of space are needed. http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/ 9) American Indians of the Northwest (from the Library of Congress) This site would be of great use for learning about Native American Tribes in our specific geographical are. Students can read texts and access photographs for research projects. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/pacific/ 10) United States Fish and Wildlife National Digital Library Lots and lots of pictures of animals divided into mahy catagories. Very useful for reports and research classes when visuals are needed. http://digitalmedia.fws.gov/

10 Public Domain Resources for Classroom Use (Tim F) http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/ This is a website of free stock photos. Id visit here for powerpoint slides or pictures to go with a vocabulary word wall. http://www.gutenberg.org/ A public domain site that provides free downloads of ebooks. They are up to 40,000 titles but many of them are pretty old. You wont find a free copy of the Hunger Games here. http://www.pdinfo.com/Public-Domain-Music-List.php Pdinfo.com is a site that has copyright free audio as well as sheet music. Id imagine this would be valuable to search for lyrics or some music for students to learn and study. http://www.bartleby.com/ This is a database of public domain books. You can search by author or publisher. Some authors include T.S. Elliot, Robert Frost, and Emily Dickinson. http://www.public-domain-photos.com/ This is another image site of copyright free images.

http://www.pdsounds.org/ This is a sound effects and song library where users may download sounds royalty free. It also allows others to post their own sounds and songs. http://thebots.net/GWBushSampleArchive.htm This one is just impressive. Its a public domain audio archive of every speech made by President Bush. These could be analyzed in a literacy class or history class. http://www.thefreelibrary.com/ This is a public domain site whose specialty is articles and books. The topics are extensive. Thefreelibrary.com boasts 19 million plus books and articles. http://www.pdclipart.org/ Public domain clip art. Obviously these would work well in powerpoint presentations, art projects, and illustrating essays. http://www.pdmusic.org/ Pdmusic is a small collection of music from American composers. You are able to filter the songs by genre, composer, or era.

Week 2 Ten Public Domain Resources (Paul)


Note: Some of these resources are specific to my use in photography and computer classes. Many of these resources can also be used for a variety of educational purposes and classes. 1. Wikipedia Public Domain Image Resources This is a lengthy list of image resource web sites categorized as General Collections and Subject-Based Collections. In addition, there are seven search engines listed for use in finding public domain images. I can use the images to provide different examples of various photographic subjects and techniques in my photography class. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain_image_resources 2. Public-Domain-Image.com A large collection of images that you can either search or browse by categories (large variety). I can use the images to provide different examples of various photographic subjects and techniques in my photography class. http://www.public-domain-image.com/

3. U.S. Government Photos and Images Many of the photos are in the public domain. However, some of the photos may be protected by licenses. The photos/images are grouped into categories such as Science and Technology; History, Arts, and Culture; Public Safety; Health and Nutrition; Environment, Energy, and Agriculture; and Defense. I can use the images to provide different examples of various photographic subjects and techniques in my photography class. http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Graphics.shtml 4. Public Domain Sherpa Another list of public domain photo resources that includes government and private resources. I can use the images to provide different examples of various photographic subjects and techniques in my photography class. http://www.publicdomainsherpa.com/public-domain-photographs.html 5. Digital Photography Tutorials An excellent set of tutorials covering the basics of photography, how digital cameras work, camera equipment, image editing, color management and printing, and photography techniques. I already use some of these tutorials as recommended assignments for students in my digital photography classes. http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm 6. Digital Photography School An amazing compendium of photography tutorials, articles, tips, reviews, etc. In my photography classes, I provide links to many of the excellent resources on this web site. http://digital-photography-school.com/ 7. Michaels Photography School A great set of digital photography tutorials created by Michael Andrew. These include beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert level tutorials. I incorporated some of the tutorial videos in the online photography training module I created. http://www.michaelthementor.com/ 8. Microsoft Office Tutorials Microsofts own set of tutorials covering all of the applications from Office 2010, Office 2007, and Office 2003. I already refer students in my computer classes to use these tutorials to supplement what I teach. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training-FX101782702.aspx 9. LearnFree Microsoft Office Tutorials An excellent alternative to Microsofts tutorials. Covers all of versions of Microsoft Office from the current Office 2010 back to Office 2000. I can refer students in my computer classes to use these tutorials to supplement what I teach. http://www.gcflearnfree.org/office

Top-Windows-Tutorials.com A very easy to follow set of tutorials for Microsoft Windows 7. I can refer students in my computer classes to use these tutorials to supplement what I teach. http://www.top-windows-tutorials.com/windows-7.html