Michigan Teacher Curriculum:

(Online Resources and Best Practice Lesson Plans)

Michigan eLibrary
(Mel Databases, Mel Catalog, Mel Michigana, Mel Multi Search,  Mel Best of Web etc.)

Michigan eLibrary Training
(To effectively unlock the power of the Michigan E Library enroll in one of these free training sessions.)

Michigan Educational Technology Standards (METS)
(Standards for Grades K-8 & 9-12)

(Michigan's K-12 Curriculum and Standards Web Page)

(Help for Beginning Teachers and Mentors)

Classroom Tools:

ClassWorks Gold
(Information about the District"s K-8 Standards Based, Math and Language Arts software)
(CREATE a Classworks Benchmark Assessment to identify students" needs and automatically assign lessons)
(Like to learn more? Call Ron Reisterer 436-0313)


United Streaming
(4,000 educational videos, 40,000 video clips, thousands of images, lesson plans and more. If you need an account, check the Public directory for Passcode)


Maps 101 - Username: Decatur Password: WWMT
(Map collections, Current Events, Reference Atlases, Lesson Plans and more)


Personal Educational Press
(Create worksheets, Flashcards, Game Boards and Quizzes)


Herzog System of Keyboarding
(Info: Learn keyboarding in 2 hours!)


Michigan Virtual High School TestU
(Up-to-Date courses for Michigan students preparing for the MEAP, ACT, SAT, and PSAT)


Learn A Test
Practice tests, everything from GED to ASVAB


Professional Language Translation
(Translate English to other languages)


Create Your Own BLOG
(Create your own Web Presence)


WEBSTER Dictionary & Thesaurus


Roget's Thesaurus

(A Thesaurus, Dictionary & Encyclopedia)

(Over 20,000 Copyright-friendly pictures for education)


MIStupid ManThe OnLine Knowledge Magazine Tutorials
(MIStupid tutorials are audio/video demonstrations of common tasks in popular software applications like Microsoft Office - even how to sell on eBay)

Recipes 4 Success

  • Recipes: Do you want a tutorial to help learn a District application?

  • Snacks: Do you want to learn about a feature in a District application?

  • Tools: Do you want to quickly create Rubrics, Graphic Organizer Worksheets, or Citation Lists?

  • Recipes 4 Success is where you want to go!


Cable Program Guides:

Cable In The Classroom

The Learning Channel


The History Channel






Videoconferencing Program Guides - Virtual Field Trips:

Videoconferencing Adventures
The "Yellow Pages" of Videoconferencing!


Two Way Interactive Connections in Education
Database of Videoconferencing Field Trips



Lesson Plans:

Maps 101 Lesson Plans
Username: Decatur Password: WWMT


Microsoft Education


Smithsonian Education


Discovery Channel School

NY Times Learning Network


Educator's Reference Desk


Lesson Plans Collection
Collection from the Michigan Electronic Library

Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Commercial Databases:

Michigan Electronic Library Databases
Online Databases: Magazines, Journals, Newspapers and more. ALL SEARCHABLE!
Be sure to read the HELP menu for details
The New Book of Knowledge, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia Americana


Careers & College:

Occupational Outlook Handbook


Peterson's Guide to Colleges


Michigan Merit Exam including ACT
(Up-to-Date course for Michigan students preparing for the MEAP, ACT, SAT, and PSAT)


Learn A Test
Practice tests, everything from GED to ASVAB)

WEB Page Authoring Tools:

HTML Tag Reference


Fonts to Create Titles and Logos


Communication Arts & Literature:



Online English Grammar
The Online English Grammar

Common Errors in English
100 of the most common mistakes!


Rhyming Dictionary
You can also search great works: Shakespeare, Mother Goose, American History


An ever-growing collection of valuable online resources for teaching Literature and Language Arts, Foreign Language, Art and Culture, and History and Social Studies


Bible Gateway


Bartleby: Great Books Online




Arts Edge
Providing access to and/or ways of sharing information, resources, and ideas that support the Arts (Visual, Performing, Design etc.) as a core subject area in the K-12 curriculum, thus enabling educators to teach in, through, and about the arts.

Social Studies:



CIA: The World Fact book


National Geographic Map Machine


Quick Maps of the World


Maps 101:

Username: Decatur Password: WWMT


Map Quest


United States Census Bureau


Statistical Abstract of the United States


This Day in History


Universal Currency Converter


World of Paper Money


American History Resources





Professor Friedman's Math Help
This site provides information about basic math and algebra. A student who is frustrated by math can be helped by identifying his individual learning style and recognizing the instructor"s teaching style. This site provides links for students and teachers to information about learning styles, study skills tips, and ways to reduce math anxiety.

This site also gives the student access to extra credit work, math tutorials and a forum for discussing with the professor a variety of math topics.


National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Great Math Links from NCTM Bulletins


Illuminations Principals & Standards for School Mathematics




Provides a premier source of classroom-tested economic lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students.


GODFATHER - Economic Report
Discusses threats to our economic freedom, National Debt, Taxes, Social Security, Education etc.


US - National Debt Clock - How much to YOU owe today?




Science NetLinks
A comprehensive home page for science educators in grades K-12. It has a wealth of easy-to-locate resources, lessons, web site reviews, news for teachers and students, and educator forums


Science Hunt: Science Fair Projects cartoon
This website was recently launched to help students, teachers, and parents complete science fair projects. The site contains valuable information for students including: how to pick a project and establish a timeline, where to find materials, and how to present the project in a winning fashion.

Still Can't Find What You're Looking for?

Try these Reference Sites:

Internet Public Library


My Virtual Reference Desk

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