If Emporia State University students need help preparing a lesson on "Kansas Day" for their methods class, they need look no further than The Teachers College Resource Center, located on the second floor of Visser Hall.
Established in the summer of 1979, the Resource Center was developed as "a model of inter-institutional cooperation." The center was designed to combine the resources collections of the Teachers College and the special needs collections of the Flint Hills Instructional Materials Center (F H I M C), a division of the Flint Hills Educational Cooperative which includes seven school districts from the surrounding area: North Lyon County, U S D 251; Southern Lyon County, 252; Madison-Virgil, U S D 386; Hamilton, U S D 390; Morris County, U S D 417; and Chase County, U S D 284; and Emporia, U S D 253. IMC page
The Resource Center, which is funded jointly by the university and the Flint Hills Educational Cooperative, provides area educators with a wealth of materials and services.
The resources of the center are available to any personnel within the seven districts, or any university faculty, students or staff. The purpose of the center is basically twofold. We have tried to create an environment where prospective teachers may have access to teaching materials that they may find in classrooms anywhere in the state. We want them to learn how to find and use those support materials. The second purpose is to provide support materials for learners in the schools.
The center's inventory includes videos, children's books, multi-media packages, curriculum sets, a variety of other print and non-print items, and computer software. The center also provides lamination services.
The Resource Center also houses two special collections. The center serves as the state's law related education clearinghouse. Funded by the Kansas State Bar Association, the center houses, maintains, and circulates a large collection of law related education materials. The materials, which are available to any teacher or law professional, may be requested from the center by phone or in writing.
Gary and Barbara Bleeker, professors at Emporia State University, are the recipients of hundreds of books for children and young adults each year. The Bleekers review many of these for the Topeka Capital Journal, and use others in education workshops they teach throughout the state. They used to keep many of these books in their offices and invited students to use them there. This arrangement turned out to be inconvenient, and the solution was to donate the books to the Teachers College Resource Center. The Bleekers' goal was to place the books where they would do the most good. At the Resource Center, the books can be used by the college population and teachers in seven school districts, including and surrounding Emporia. The collection now has over 2,000 books and is constantly updated. Since the collection was added to the Resource Center almost three years ago, there has been an increase in the usage of the Resource Center, as students check out many of these books daily.
Our hours of operation during the Fall and Spring Semester are as follows:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Summer hours are as follows:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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http://www.closingthegap.com/ Computer Technology In Special Education And Rehabilitation.
http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/ PBS Teacher Source.
http://www.nyise.org/blind.htm Comprehensive Site With Resources And Links To Blind And Deaf-Blindness Education.
http://www.dreamms.org/ Dreamms For Kids, Inc. Facilitating Technology Access For Children With Special Needs
http://www.atk.ku.edu/ Assistive Technology For Kansans.
http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr155.shtml Effective Classroom Management Techniques.
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/teaching_techniques/class_manage.html "Adjustments in Classroom Management" Article
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http://www.adprima.com/managing.htm Classroom Management, Management Of Student Conduct, Effective Praise Guidelines...etc
http://www.teachnet.com/how-to/manage/index.html TeachNet.Com; Behavior & Discipline Articles For The Classroom Teacher
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/tv/resources/tactics/classmngmnt/behave.html Behavioral Contracting Technique For Handling Disruptive Behavior
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/lesson-plans/lesson-2943.html?detoured=1 Managing Disruptive Behavior In Inclusive Classrooms
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Styx/7315/subjects/behavior.html Behavior Management Site (With Links)
http://www.teachersworkshop.com/ Professional Development Resources For Teachers.
http://www.teachnet.com/ Smart Tools For Busy Teachers.
http://www.girlsandboystown.org/home.asp Girls And Boys Town.
http://www.positivediscipline.com/ Positive Discipline.
http://www.proTeacher.com/030001.shtml Improving Services for Children and Youth With Emotional and Behavioral Problems.
http://www.state.ky.us/agencies/behave/homepage.html For Children Who Display Challenging Behavior.
http://www.emporia.edu/jones Jones Institute for Educational Excellence
http://www.character.org/ Character Education Partnership.
http://www.josephsoninstitute.org/ "...To Improve The Ethical Quality Of Society By Advocating Principled Reasoning and Ethical Decision Making."
http://www.earlychildhood.com Information, products and ideas for parents & teachers.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/index.htm Scholastic, Inc.
http://www.edpsych.com/ For Early Childhood Educators.
http://www.theideabox.com/ Early Childhood Education & Activity Resources.
http://create-a-reader.com/basic/_english.html Ma Hubbard's Create-a-Reader
http://csef.air.org/publications/related/jsel/jsel.html Journal of Special Education Leadership
http://www.asbj.com/ American School Board Journal.
http://www.edweek.org/ Education Week On The Web.
http://www.pdkintl.org/kappan/kappan.htm Phi Delta Kappan.
http://www.newhorizons.org/ New Horizons For Learning.
http://www.funbrain.com/ Several Fun, Educational Games.
http://www.usmint.gov/kids/ Lesson Plans Using Coins.
http://www.crayola.com/ The Power Of Creativity Starts Here.
http://www.teachingk-8.com/ Teaching PreK-8 Idea Site.
http://www.miamisci.org/ph/default.html Lots Of Fun With Science.
http://www.carolhurst.com/ Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site.
http://www.dawcl.com/ Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature.
http://www.childrensmusic.org/ A Children's Music Webring.
http://www.sightwordsgame.com Teaching Tips for Sight Words
http://www.bookrenter.com/articles/Great_Childrens_Literature_Resources_on_the_Web "Rent Textbooks and Save"
http://www.education.com/activity/article/pin_the_tail_on_silent_e_first/ Silent E activity.
http://www.softschools.com/ All kinds of free stuff for learning!
http://www.starfall.com Phonics and Reading
http://www.accredited-online-college-degrees.com/grammar.html Grammar and Punctuation Glossary.
http://www.poetry4kids.com/index.php Full of children's work and resources to use as templates and rhyming dictionaries
http://www.english-to-go.com/ Teacher Resource site with many educational links for teaching English, plus lessons!
http://www.webenglishteacher.com/6traits.html Full of lessons and activities geared towards the 6 traits of writing.
http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/hme/6_8/ Middle school lessons and activities covering all aspects of teaching English.
http://english-zone.com/index.php AMAZING! This site is full of everything, take a look!
http://www.gutenberg.org/ Resource site full of e-texts.
http://www.ncte.org/ National Council For Teachers Of English.
http://www.caslt.org/research/esllinks.htm An array of multiple ESL links for Teachers!
http://www.rong-chang.com/ English As A Second Language.
http://www.csun.edu/~hcedu013/eslindex.html Resources For ESL, Bilingual and Foreign Language Teachers.
http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons/ Math Lessons That Are Fun, Fun, Fun!!
http://www.aetv.com/class/admin/study_guide/archives/aetv_guide.0351.html Pablo Picasso Classroom Activities/Lesson Plans.
http://www.memory.loc.gov/learn/collections/ccindex.html Library Of Congress, Links To The Arts And Social Studies Collections
http://www.sc.edu/bck2skol/ The Electronic Library Classroom 101.
http://www.nprinc.com/ National Professional Resources, Inc.
http://www.epa.gov/recyclecity/ Games, Activities, Facts And Graphics At Recycle City.
http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/ Fun Ways To Learn About Energy.
http://www.handspeak.com/ Sign Language.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ The National Geographic Online.
http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html Internet Resources Related to Books for Children and Young Adults.
http://www.literacy.uconn.edu/ Quality resources for literacy instruction.
http://KidsHealth.org/ Doctor Approved Health Information For Parents, Teens and Children.
http://www.alice.columbia.edu/ Columbia University's Health Education Program.
http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/ A Suicide Prevention Site.
http://www.nutritionexplorations.org/ The Fun, Easy Way To Teach Nutrition.
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi Entitled America's Story, this website is a social studies in itself!
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/ Excellent site full of useful teaching materials even audio oral histories from Ellis Island!
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/ Lesson plans and activities full of maps, images, teaching ideas, games and homework help
http://www.askasia.org/ K-12 resource site of Asian Culture, full of lessons, pictures and activities
Websites for teaching about the Elections:
http://www.memory.loc.gov/ Library Of Congress, Historical Collections
http://www.law.cornell.edu/statutes.html Federal & State Constitution, General Information On Bills & Legislature.
http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html The United States Constitution Online.
http://thomas.loc.gov/ Search The Library Of Congress.
http://library.thinkquest.org/22254/ Ben Franklin's Biography, Inventions, Quotations, Genealogy...etc. It's All Here!
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/ More Information About Ben Franklin. PBS Site, Includes Lesson Plans.
http://touritaly.org/ Tour of Italy for the Financially Challenged - Highly Informative.
http://www.countrywatch.com/ Newspaper & Associated Press Articles From Around The World.
http://www.discoverfrance.net/ Pictures & Cultural Aspects Of France.
http://www.thehistorynet.com/home.htm The History Net.
http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html Hyper History.
http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/ A Chronology of U.S. Historical Documents.
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/students/quiz/ The New York Times Daily News Quiz With Links To Associated Articles.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/mlk/ Martin Luther King, Jr.
http://www.ipl.org/ref/POTUS/ Presidential Profiles From Washington To Present.
http://www.angelfire.com/biz/nationalteencourts/ Teen Courts
http://www.ncjj.org/ Outline Of Each State's Juvenile Justice System.
http://www.ushistory.com/ History Happens.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/railroad/index.html National Geographic Online Presents The Underground Railroad.
http://search.eb.com/women/ Women in American History.
http://uscis.gov/graphics/index.htm Immigration and Naturalization Service.
http://www.gourmetgiftbaskets.com/The-First-Thanksgiving.asp Thanksgiving ideas, activities, recipes etc.
http://www.groundhog.org/ Groundhog Day Galore.
http://www.akc.org/public_education/lessonplans_elementary.cfm American Kennel Club offers lesson plans on pet care, fun!
http://www.memory.loc.gov/learn/lessons/index.html Library Of Congress, Social Studies Lesson Plans Gr.4-12
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/ More Information About Ben Franklin. PBS Site, Includes Lesson Plans.
http://www.edhelper.com/ edHelper.com: Lesson Plans, WebQuests, and Worksheets.
http://www.teachersdesk.org/ The Teacher's Desk.
http://www.ed.gov/free/ Federal Resources For Educational Excellence (FREE).
General Mathematics and Teaching Resources http://www.onlineteachingdegree.com
Logic & Reasoning Games (all) www.mathplayground.com/logicgames.html
Figure This! (3 – 8) www.figurethis.org/challenges/challenge_index.htm
Crossing the River (3 – 8) http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/modeling
Crossing the River II & other www.mathcats.com
US Mint (all) www.usmint.gov/kids
Discovery Brain Boosters http://school.discoveryeducation.com/brainboosters/
Rush Hour Game ( 3 – 8) http://www.coolmath-games.com/rush/index.html
Brain Benders (3 – 8) http://www.coolmath4kids.com/math_puzzles/index.html
Lemonade Stand (3 – 8) http://www.coolmath-games.com/lemonade/
MazeWorks Games & Puzzles (3 – 8) http://www.mazeworks.com/home.htm
Math in Daily Life (3 – 8) http://www.learner.org/interactives/dailymath/
Writing a Check Lesson ( 5 – 8) http://www.moneyinstructor.com/checks.asp
Stock Market Game http://www.prongo.com/stock/index.pl
Math Hunt (SS/Science/Finance) http://teacher.scholastic.com/mathhunt/index.asp
Hare and Hounds Game ( 3 – 8) http://www.math.com/students/puzzles/hare/hare.html
Nick’s Mathematical Puzzle ( 3 – 8) http://www.qbyte.org/puzzles/puzzle01.html
Math Forum Math Puzzles ( K – 8) http://mathforum.org/k12/k12puzzles/
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (all) http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/topic_t_1.html
Math Cats Age Calculator ( 3 – 8) http://www.mathcats.com/explore/age/calculator.html
Bobber’s Farm ( k – 3) http://funschool.kaboose.com/formula-fusion/games/game_bobbers_farm.html
Change Maker ( 2 – 8) http://www.funbrain.com/cashreg/index.html
Math Practice by Grades (pk - 6) http://www.ixl.com/
Dog Bone (2-5) http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/DogBone/gamebone.html
Fresh Baked Fractions (3-6) http://www.funbrain.com/cgi-bin/fob.cgi?A1=s&A2=0
Fraction Flags (2-6) http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/fractionflags/fractionflags.html
Function Machine (3-8) http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/functionmachines.html
Guess the Number (All) http://www.funbrain.com/guess/index.html
Oswego math games http://resources.oswego.org/games/
Really Big Numbers (all) http://www.mathcats.com/explore/reallybignumbers.html
Count us in http://www.abc.net.au/countusin/default.htm
Talking Calculator (all) http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/calculator/
Numbers (3 – 8) http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/maths/number/
Shodor’s (3-12) http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/
Virtual Math Manipulatives (all) http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/topic_t_4.html
Measure It! (2-4) http://www.funbrain.com/measure/index.html
Measure Teddy (K-4) http://www.apples4theteacher.com/math.html#measurementgames
The Right Time (1-3) http://www.pitara.com/activities/math/time/time.asp?QNum=4
Counting Money ( 2- 5) http://www.hbschool.com/activity/counting_money/
Stop the Clock (2 -4) http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/BangonTime/clockwordres.html
Beat the Clcok (2-4) http://www.tvokids.com/framesets/play.html?game=120&
Time for a Crime (2-4) http://teacher.scholastic.com/maven/timefor/index.htm
The Cool Calculator Caper (3-6) http://teacher.scholastic.com/maven/coolcalc/index.htm
ToonUniversity (1-6) http://www.toonuniversity.com/math.asp
Max’s Measuring Maina (2-4) http://teacher.scholastic.com/max/measure/index.htm
Shodor’s Geometry (4 – 8) http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/#geo
Virtual Math Manipulatives (all) http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/topic_t_3.html
Shape Surveyor (3-5) http://www.funbrain.com/poly/index.html
Kidport (all) http://www.kidport.com/default.htm
Ask Dr. Math (all) http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
Math-a-rama (K-6) http://www.eduplace.com/kids/mw/
Count On Games (3-8) http://www.counton.org/games/
Area Explorer (3-8) http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/AreaExplorer
Function Machine (3-8) http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/FunctionMachine/
Tee-Off (3-8) http://www.tvokids.com/framesets/play.html?game=73
Bowling (3-8) http://www.tvokids.com/framesets/play.html?game=18&
Shapeville (K-2) http://www.tvokids.com/framesets/play.html?game=69&
Sesame Street Shape Games (K-2) http://www.sesamestreet.org/games
Shape, Space, and Measurement (3 – 8) http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/maths/shape_space/
The Hot Tub (4-8) http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Algebra/hottub.html
Virtual Math Manipulatives (all) http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/topic_t_5.html
What’s the Point? (3-8) http://www.funbrain.com/co/index.html
Interpreting Data (3-8) http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/maths/data/
Create a Graph (all) http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/
Experimental Probability http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/ExpProbability/
The Case of Loud Louie (4-8) http://teacher.scholastic.com/maven/loudlou/index.htm
Data Gathering via Children’s Lit (K-2) http://www.carolhurst.com/subjects/math/datagather.html
The Birthday Problem (Probability) (6-8) http://mste.illinois.edu/reese/birthday/
What are Your Chances? http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/chances/
Probability Video (3 – 8) http://www.brainpop.com
Free Graph Paper (All) http://www.printfreegraphpaper.com/
Billy Bug (K-3) http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/BillyBug/bugcoord.html
Billy Bug II (2-5) http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/BillyBug2/bug2.html
Circle Graphier (2 – 8) http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=60
State Data Map (3-8) http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=151
Coin Flipper (all) http://www.random.org/coins/
Mystery Operations (5-8) http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/math/patterns/mystery/
Locker Problem Activity (6-8) http://mathforum.org/alejandre/frisbie/locker.html
Fun with Calendars (5-8) http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons/calen.html
People Patterns (3 – 8) http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/math/patterns/people/
Color Patterns (K-2) http://nlvm.usu.edu/
Operation Order (3-8) http://www.funbrain.com/algebra/index.html
Number Cracker (3-6) http://www.funbrain.com/cracker/index.html
Busy Bees (K-2) http://hbschool.com/activity/busy_bees/index.html
Copycat Jack (K-3) http://www.kidsplaypark.com/games/jack
Shodor Algebra (6-8) http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/index.html#fun
Algebra Homework Help (6 – 8) http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/Algebra.html
Mrs. Stroh Algebra Help Page (6-8) http://www.homestead.com/stroh/MathPage.html
Patterns (6 – 8) http://www.kidport.com/Grade7/TAL/Patterns.htm
AAA Math (all levels) www.aaamath.com
BrainPop $ (3 – 8) www.brainpop.com
Cool Math (5-8) www.coolmath.com
I Know That (K-6) www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=L2_Math
Puzzlemaker (all) www.puzzlemaker.com
Math Forum Lesson Plans http://mathforum.org/library/resource_types/lesson_plans
PBS Teacher Source www.pbs.org/teachersource/math.htm
Illuminations Lessons http://illuminations.nctm.org
Math Forum Units http://mathforum.org/arithmetic/arith.units.html
www.learningkeys.com Free math lessons.
www.mathsciencesuccess.org Based on Georgia's educational system, tools for teachers and parents.
www.emathematics.net Interactive exercises, lessons and worksheets.
www.hoodamath.com Free math games, tutorials, and forums for elementary math.
www.ecalc.com Free online calculator with advanced scientific functions.
http://www.awesomelibrary.org GREAT site for teachers, students, parents, and college students! Many educational links!
http://www.coolmath.com/ Cool Math Stuff. Puzzles, Number Problems, Games With Fractions, Algebra, Geometry, etc.
http://www.math.com/ The World Of Math Online. Lessons & Skill Development For Basic Math Through Calculus.
http://www.mathforum.org/ Great Resource, Archive & Portal Of Web Resources, Tips For Studying, Games, & Much More.
http://www.mathgoodies.com/ Interactive Math Lessons & More.
http://www.boxermath.com/ BoxerMath, A Comprehensive Set Of Courses For Math.
http://www.nctm.org/ National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/ A Place For Teachers To Explore New Ideas In Learning.
http://mathforum.com./about.forum.html A Leading Center For Mathematics & Mathematics Education On The Internet.
http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons/ Math Lessons That Are Fun, Fun, Fun!!
http://www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests Practice Tests for virtually every subject and even standards like the SAT and GRE
http://gamequarium.com/ More than just games. K-6 learning resource.
http://mes-english.com/ All sorts of free stuff for K-6 learning!
www.laws.com Free public law information.
www.attorney.org More law information as well as an attorney guide.
http://ejw.i8.com/educweb.htm Link site to all sorts of educational websites.
http://www.ccsu.edu/library/tomaiuolon/theweblibrary.htm Central Connecticut State University online library resources.
http://www.4kids.org/ Safe Educational and Fun Links For Kids To Surf.
http://www.getty.edu/artsednet/ The Getty's Art Education Web Site.
http://www.thinkquest.org/index.html Programs Designed To Advance Education Through The Use Of Technology.
http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/ Discovery School's Puzzlemaker.
http://www.education-world.com/a_admin/admin112.shtml Education World: The Educator's Best Friend.
http://www.infoplease.com/ Free Search Of An Encyclopedia, Almanac and Dictionary.
http://www.findarticles.com/PI/index.jhtml Resource page for locating articles
http://www.noodletools.com/ Resources for Education.
http://www.m-w.com/ Merriam-Webster Online.
http://yucky.kids.discovery.com/ Kids will LOVE this site full of answers to all their "Why?" questions!
http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/ Health site for kids that discusses all the body's changes that comes with growing up
http://www.epa.gov/recyclecity/ Interactive site teaching kids the benefits of recycling, all in Recycle City!
http://www.amnh.org American Museum of Natural History, great resource for hands-on activities.
http://www.enature.com Great student work page full of research information for middle level.
http://www.nsta.org/ National Science Teachers Association.
http://www.microbe.org/ Stalking The Mysterious Microbe.
http://www.kidsgardening.com/ Hooked On Gardening.
http://www.mspca.org/ Responsible Pet Care.
http://www.uky.edu/Projects/Chemcomics/ Chemical Elements Brought To Life In Comic Strips.
http://www.dosomething.org/ Getting Young People To Become Active Citizens And Leaders In Their Communities.
http://www.globalresponse.org/ Teaches Environmental Awareness.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonplans/schwablearning/index.htm Site with teacher friendly lesson plans to help children with learning difficulties
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/specialed/ Office of Special Education.
http://serc.gws.uky.edu/ Special Education & Rehabilitation Resources.
http://www.ldonline.org/ LD Online.
http://www.fasstar.com/ Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Training, Advocacy & Resources.
http://www.dsusa.org/ Disabled Sports U.S.A.
http://www.specialolympics.org/ Special Olympics.
http://www.ksde.org Kansas State Board of Education.
www.pinterest.com: Online Pin Board to Share Your Interests.
www.wordpress.org: Blog software
www.dipty.com: Interactive Time Lines
www.thinglink.com: Connect images and content.
www.polldaddy.com: Create polls
www.quora.com: Get Answers!
www.teachertube.com: Teach the World
www.prezi.com: Better presentations!
http://www.wordle.net: Word Clouds!
http://www.memory.loc.gov/learn/community/index.html Library Of Congress, Chat Rooms For Educators, For Educational Purposes
http://www.nces.ed.gov/ The National Center For Education Statistics.
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/cise/ose/information/interventions.html Office of Special Education Intervention Techniques.
http://seriweb.com/ Special Education Resources on the Internet.
http://www.ldonline.org Learning Disabilities On Line Transition Resources.
http://www.biausa.org/ Brain Injury Association -- To Create a Better Future.
http://www.neuroskills.com/ Information, Services, and Products Relating To Traumatic Brain Injury
http://neurosurgery.mgh.harvard.edu/ Massachusetts General Hospital.