Kahn Academy: The Future of Education? from CBS 60 Minutes

Earth Time Lapse Video

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo.

Learning Links

Dictionary & Thesaurus
Flags of the Nations
Project Vote Smart
Puzzel Maker from Discovery School

Royalty Free Music Sites
Soundzabound - Royalty Free Music for Schools
Internet Audio Archive
Free Play Music

District Education Links

Moline High School Homepage
Moline School District 40
Prairie Cat - Electronic Library
ROE - Regional Office of Education

MHS Media Center

Media Center Homepage
Destiny - MHS Media Center Online Catalog
MLA Documentation sources

Free Audio Sounds, Sound Effects and Music


Miscellaneous Links

A & E Classroom

Annenberg Learner
VODs (videos on demand) from multiple disciplines ranging from science and math topics to cinema, economics, history and art. A quick and easy registration is required. This is an extensive collection of quality videos.

Apple Apps for the iPhone
Apple Apps has the the top applications for the iPhoneiPod Touch or web tools that will help students stay organized, take better notes, improve study habits and provide research sources to assist with their education.

Assignment Calculator
Developed by the University of Minnesota Libraries, this calculator may be used as a time guideline for your students to follow with assignments. It includes subject areas that your student may choose to customize the guideline as well as a printing option.

Atomic Learning Tutorial
Log in using your MHS log in and password.

BBC Science and Nature
Material about the human body and mind illustrated by top-notch graphics. Study the Nervous System, take the Senses Challenge or play the Skeleton game.
Interactive Body
Organs, Muscles, Skeleton, Nervous System and Puberty
Psychology Tests and Surveys

Best History Sites
History, history, and more history is what this website is all about. It contains links to over 1,000 history websites, hundreds of K-12 history lesson plans, teacher guides, Web quests, activities, games, quizzes, multimedia and more. Content areas include pre- and ancient history, medieval, American, World War II, current history and art history.

Beyond the Fire
"This site is designed to provide teens with an experience that is unique, interactive and educational. Key features of the site include:
Interactive world map
Teen refugee stories
Conflict timelines
Country facts
Lessons plans
....and other resources."

Bill Nye the Science Guy Guides
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Guides and links to other Bill Nye information.

Science experiments, animations, virtual laboratories, and exhibits that complement Holiday Lectures.

Cable in the Classroom Online Video for Educators
Cable in the Classroom - Contains a list of links for educational use.

Calendar Template FREE
Calendar Maker

Charity "Click to Donate" Link
Click to donate to over 60 charities at no cost to you! Make free donations to help good causes at thenonprofits.com

Citizen Joe
Want to know more about issues in government, but tired of political hype? Citizen Joe is a nonprofit website that offers information regarding current controversies and debates via thoughtful, non-partisan guides, created by people with political views ranging from liberal to conservative.

Clip-art and Image Generator Sites
This wiki contains links to clip-art, images, and other art sites that allow one to change, edit and manipulate images.

CNN Student News
broadcast of daily news program

Congressional Timeline
"For each Congress beginning with the 73rd (1933-35), this timeline features session dates, partisan composition, the presidential administration, a list of congressional leaders, and notable legislation passed. This first version only addresses legislative output, not non-legislative events such as the impeachment of President Clinton or internal congressional processes or congressional politics. We plan to leave room for expansion to include such elements as a timeline of notable, non-congressional events and selections from our historical collections."

C-SPAN Classroom
Contains numerous video, audio links, and live programming as well as a video library that connects to current, sometimes controversial topics.

C-SPAN Classroom - American Presidents: Life Portraits
Video clips and bios of the presidents.

C-SPAN – Students and Leaders
Lessons on leadership and public service.


"DOC Cop is a plagiarism, cryptomnesia and collusion detection tool that creates reports displaying the correlation and matches between documents or a document and the Web. DOC Cop does not take copyright or ownership of your material. It does not retain your material beyond the time it takes to generate your report. DOC Cop gathers the evidence and provides the information necessary to judge whether plagiarism, cryptomnesia or collusion has occurred."

Info on drugs, alcohol, and teens, contains video clips, quizzes, and advice

The Educators Guide to Copyright and Fair Use

FAC International Foods Recipe Collection
A collection of recipes from our own Family and Consumer Science Department.

Fact Check
Voters, if you're sick of being spun, take heart: here's a breath — make that blast — of fresh air from the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. The articles and feature stories pick apart speeches, press releases, TV ads and other public statements by politicians of all stripes — these days, mainly Bush and Kerry — to set the record straight.

Food Network
A wide range of video demos for baking and cooking.
More short videos taken from actual Food Network programs.

Selected FRONTLINE programs can be watched in full using RealPlayer and Windows Media formats.

New classroom activities with streaming video, downloadable lesson plans and web-exclusive resources to accompany FRONTLINE programs in the classroom.


Google Art Project
Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces.

Google Classroom
There are many Google resources and applications that can be utilized in the classroom. Check them out!

Google Docs Tutorial
Learn the basics about Google Docs in a short video tutorial.

Google in Education

Google Moon
"After over three decades, we're finally getting ready to go back to the Moon. To help you prepare, and to whet your appetite for exploration, we teamed up with scientists at the NASA Ames Research Center to bring you this collection of lunar maps and charts. This tool is an exciting new way to explore the story of the Apollo missions, still the only time mankind has set foot on another world."

Google Search Options
A fun wiki with Google search tools, some you may have never seen before!

Google Video
A YouTube type video web site that is not blocked at school. When you search, be sure to select "videos playable on Google".

Frontline's Teacher Center

Videos on decorating and designing and makeovers.
Free full episodes of HGTV’s favorite programs.

History Channel
Contains short video clips of historical moments or current events. Also, contains a list of Great Speeches and other audio clips from history -- such as JFK, Churchill, Einstein, and Robert Perry.
History Channel Classroom
History Classroom links for educators

How Stuff Works
HowStuffWorks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications, is the award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works.

In the Mix

Your issues. Your interests. Your favorite celebs. In the Mix, the national award-winning TV series for teens and by teens, brings you all of it...and gets everyone talking.

Iowa Public Television Education Resources

Kennedy Assasination
Over 300 photos from the Dallas Police Department. Some photos may be sensitive.

Latitude & Longitude Tutorial with Pre and Post Tests
Introduce this geography skill with and online tutorial that includes a pretest and posttest.

Library Thing - Catalog your books online.

LibriVox - Free audiobooks from the public domain.

Microsoft Office Clipart
Thousands of images available from Microsoft Office.

Microsoft Office Templates
Templates for all your needs from Microsoft Office

Mock Election
Since 1980, The National Student/Parent Mock Election (NSPME) is one of the nation's oldest, largest, and most successful voter education projects. This year, Google is providing teachers with an online, customizable Mock Election Toolkit, using YouTube and tools like Google News and Google Maps, to help students learn about h 2008 presidential election. The Mock Election will take place on October 30 and real time results will be displayed on Google Map. All parents and educators are invited to participate at no cost.

National Geographic
Type "elephant" into the "One-Stop Research" search field to pull up maps, facts, photos, art, articles, audio, and video files from the National Geographic archive. The site includes lesson plans in various subject areas and a teacher store where you can search for materials based on subject (mainly Sciences and Social Studies, as you'd expect) resource type (books, maps, software, etc.) or grade (K-12).

National Parks: America's Best Idea
The National Parks: America's Best Idea is a six-episode series directed by Ken Burns and written and co-produced by Dayton Duncan. Visit the web site to create your own customized E-postcards, download wallpaper and widgets, or catch a sneak preview of this blockbuster series and more. Coming to IPTV September 2009.

National Science Foundation
NSF and the Birth of the Internet!

NATURE Online is the award-winning Web companion to the broadcast series. At NATURE Online, visitors can download behind-the-scenes video podcasts with filmmakers and producers (also available at iTunes), view program excerpts (also available on YouTube), and find fun interactive content, teacher lesson plans, and more. Online social networkers can join the NATURE group at Facebook and keep up with the latest videos, photos, program alerts and more.

Archive of NOVA programs, some can be viewed as a video.

NOVA Education
An award winning source for standards-based classroom resources in science, technology and engineering from NOVA and other public television series. "Welcome to the NOVA Education site, our collection of NOVA resources for bringing science, technology, and engineering to life in educational settings. This free digital library is tied to teaching standards and includes video, audio segments, interactives, and much more. Please let us know how we're doing and what you might like to see. We want to make sure NOVA Education works for you!"

An innovative science and technology magazine show developed by NOVA that brings to life the “how” and “why” behind cutting-edge discoveries.

Pandora Radio - Free radio with your favorite playlists.

Pentagon Channel
Live streaming video as well as top news (video) stories.

Plagiarisma Checker

Another useful site to check for plagiarism in student work.

Podcast Directory
A directory of hundreds of podcasts from a large selection of topics.

Political Podcasts
From Learn Out Loud Podcast Directory, a listing of the best political podcasts available so that you can stay up-to-date on current events.

Radical Math
Radical Math is a website for educators interested in integrating issues of social and economic jusitce into their math classes and curriculum. You will find links to access and download lesson plans, articles, charts, graphs, datasets, maps, books, and other websites.

Read Kiddo Read
James Patterson's ReadKiddoRead.com; Dedicated to making kids readers for life. Contains reading lists for all ages, reading guides, audio interviews with authors etc.

School to Careers
A career website with over 200 careers, some with enhanced audio or video files.

Science AAAS

Founded in 1880 on $10,000 of seed money from the American inventor Thomas Edison,Science has grown to become the world's leading outlet for scientific news, commentary, and cutting-edge research, with the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general-science journal. Through its print and online incarnations, Science reaches an estimated worldwide readership of more than one million. In content, too, the journal is truly international in scope; some 35 to 40 percent of the corresponding authors on its papers are based outside the United States. Its articles consistently rank among world's most cited research.
Here are just two examples from their Video Portal:
Population 9 Billion
Sequencing Cancer Genomes

Scientific American Frontiers
Follow host Alan Alda as he uses science to try to find explanations to some of life's questions. SAF explores a wide range of science related topics.
Watch videos online here.

ServiceVote is a campaign to engage young people in the political process, beginning with voting. The website challenges youth to think critically about how they can affect issues by getting involved in the political process.

SlideShare is the best way to share your presentations with the world. Let your ideas reach a broad audience. Share publicly or privately. Add audio to create a webinar.

Standard Deviants TV
Welcome to the world of the Standard Deviants - where learning is anything but standard! These DVDs are not your average educational video. By adding a hint of humor and a touch of wackiness, the Standard Deviants keep students interested through the most difficult subjects. Recommended by thousands of teachers, and loved by students around the world!

St. Ambrose TV-11
SAUtv produces local shows and carries cable programs with an education and fine arts focus. Ambrose programs include "Dateline SAU," a student-produced newscast for university events; and live SAU athletic games and pre-game shows. Check out our video clips for examples of our students' products and programming.

Teen Ink
"Teen Ink is a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums. Students must be age 13-19 to participate, register and/or submit work. Distributed through classrooms by English teachers, Creative Writing teachers, Journalism teachers and art teachers around the country, Teen Ink magazine offers some of the most thoughtful and creative work generated by teens and has the largest distribution of any publication of its kind. We have no staff writers or artists; we depend completely on submissions from teenagers nationwide for our content.
We offer teenagers the opportunity to publish their creative work and opinions on the issues that affect their lives - everything from love and family to teen smoking and community service. Hundreds of thousands of students have submitted their work to us and we have published more than 45,000 teens since 1989.
The Young Authors Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that supports all Teen Ink publications. The foundation is devoted to helping teens share their own voices, while developing reading, writing, creative and critical-thinking skills. All proceeds from the print magazine, website and Teen Ink books are used exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to further our goals."

TV Parental Guidance Ratings

U.S. Mint
Contains videos clips about the history, and production of coins.

Word Cloud Generators

ABCya! Word Clouds for Kids!
Tag Cloud Generator


YouTube for Schools

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YouTube for Schools provides schools access to hundreds of thousands of free educational videos from YouTube EDU. These videos come from well-known organizations like Stanford, PBS and TED as well as from up-and-coming YouTube partners with millions of views, like Khan Academy, Steve Spangler Science and Numberphile.
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You can customize the content available in your school. All schools get access to all of the YouTube EDU content, but teachers and administrators can also create playlists of videos that are viewable only within their school's network.
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School admins and teachers can log in and watch any video, but students cannot log in and can only watch YouTube EDU videos plus videos their school has added. All comments and related videos are disabled and search is limited to YouTube EDU videos.

YouTube for Teachers
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YouTube.com/Teachers has hundreds of playlists of videos that align with common educational standards, organized by subject and grade. These playlists were created by teachers for teachers so you can spend more time teaching and less time searching.

Video Monkey
Video Monkey is a free video encoding application exclusively for Mac.

WorldCat- WorldCat lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.


Have you ever wanted to convert files without the need to download software? Use this site to convert such files as Word 2007 to an older version of Word..