Internet Resources

21st Century Standards -- from AASL

100 Free Library 2.0 Webinars and Tutorials

Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers -- from the Library of Congress
"This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present."
Descriptors: free, primary sources, Library of Congress, National Endowment for the Humanities, newspapers

Cool Tools for Schools -- by Wikispaces

Read Write Think

  • Does not require registration.
  • Read Write Think provides free lessons, standards (from the International Reading Association and National Council of Teachers of English), web resources, and student materials.
  • It is maintained by the International Reading Association (IRA) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and is supported by Verizon Foundation through the Thinkfinity Consortium.

Tammy Worcester's Tips for Teachers

    Teachers Domain
    • Requires registration.
    • You are able to save whatever you find to folders that you create.

    • "Teachers' Domain is an extensive library of free digital resources from public television and other leading media producers, designed for classroom use and professional development.
    • Teachers’ Domain is an online library of more than 1,000 free media resources from the best in public television. These classroom resources, featuring media from NOVA, Frontline, Design Squad, American Experience, and other public broadcasting and content partners are easy to use and correlate to state and national standards.
    • Teachers’ Domain resources include video and audio segments, Flash interactives, images, documents, lesson plans for teachers, and student-oriented activities. Once you register, you can personalize the site using “My Folders” and “My Groups” to save your favorite resources into a folder and share them with your colleagues or students."

    Teachers' Domain, Home page, published 2002, retrieved on July 18, 2009,


    • Thinkfinity encourages teachers to register. They are still developing this customizing component. That component is called myThinkfinity.
    • Once you register, you have access to their free training.
    • Provides free resources searchable via theme or content subject.

    TPS Direct (Teaching with Primary Sources)
    This site provides professional development modules for teachers to design their personal professional development regarding primary sources use.
    Descriptors: free, primary sources, Library of Congress, student inquiry, critical thinking, analysis skills, copyright, citing sources, teaching guides, lesson plans

    Go2Web20 - Web 2.0 Tools and Applications --

    World Digital Library Home --

    Mission of the World Digital Library (

    The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The principal objectives of the WDL are to: * Promote international and intercultural understanding;
    • Expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet;
    • Provide resources for educators, scholars, and general audiences;
    • Build capacity in partner institutions to narrow the digital divide within and between countries.

    Descriptors: free, primary sources, international, cultures, countries, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, multi-cultural, Library of Congress, time line, intercultural
    Notes:__ See the time line at the bottom of the home page. Slide the green end markers in or out to choose the time period you want to research.