Week 3: Primary sources

Primary Sources

  1. Public Domain Reprints
    1. An experimental project with hundreds of books and literature available to request reprinting. Useful in the classroom for obtaining literature and whole novels. NETS standard: Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership.
    2. http://www.publicdomainreprints.org/
  2. Smithsonian
    1. Collections of Historical and Cultural Collections with over thousands of records and pictures to enhance the learning of students. NETS standard: facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity.
    2. http://www.si.edu/Collections
  3. National Archives
    1. Similar to the Smithsonian, a collection of documents, photos and records from throughout history in the United States. Instead of just reading about certain events, students will be able to read and see documents from major events. NETS standard: 2a: Design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity.
    2. http://www.archives.gov/
  4. Teacher’s Domain
    1. Contains digital media to use in the classroom posted by other teachers and educators and in all different content areas. NETS standard: Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments.
    2. http://www.teachersdomain.org/
  5. National Science
    1. Independent federal agency to “promote the progress of science; to advance national health, prosperity and welfare…” Images and research available to use in the classroom and also to have students explore themselves for projects. NETS standard: Model digital age work and learning.
    2. http://www.nsf.gov/
  6. US Government Photos and images
    1. Photos of various subjects and areas of interest that one can use to enhance the learning of students by presenting visual examples of the content. NETS standard: Engage students in exploring real-world issues.
    2. http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Graphics.shtml
  7. Microsoft Clip Art
    1. Images offered that students can put into presentations and projects. Teachers can also use these for their lectures and PowerPoint’s. NETS standards: Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity.
    2. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/
  8. Morgue File
    1. Contains photographs that artists contribute to be used in projects by anyone. There is also a “classroom” section for tutorials as well. NETS standard: Model digital age work and learning.
    2. http://www.morguefile.com/archive/
  9. Library of Congress
    1. This website contains collections of primary sources from film to manuscripts to historic newspapers. Perfect for showing students how things were made, written, etc.  in the past. NETS standard: design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments.
    2. http://www.loc.gov/index.html
  10. Discovery Education
    1. This websites supports educators by having different areas such as engaging students, transforming learning, and using digital curriculum to measure achievement results with students. They offer tools and for grades k-12 and for every subject. NETS standard: facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity.
    2. http://www.discoveryeducation.com/
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