The following links are intended to be used as educational resources by
    teachers, parents, and students.

    100 Useful Websites
    100 useful websites
     There are so many websites out there, it's sometimes difficult to run the gauntlet and not hit with websites you weren't expecting or even dead links.  Here is a list of what one LMS considers the top 100 sites for educators, students, and of course librarians.  They should all be free to use, but always keep in mind the appropriate age of use.

    Region XI icon

    ESC Region XI provides information, services, staff development, and support to 77 public school districts and 22 charter schools in a 10-county area in north central Texas. The Region XI area includes 53,000 educators and more than 467,000 students.

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    Region Eleven Telecommunications Network
    Choose from many types of staff development opportunities for teachers at districts in ESC Region XI that are delivered over RETN.
    This web site is dedicated to the videoconferencing events that RETN supports. Please search the calendar for upcoming events.



    Kids News: Kids current events; plus kids news on science, sports, and more.
    Kids Sites: Reviews and links to fun educational websites for kids.
    Kids Maps: Link current news to a location.
    Kids Books: Ratings and reviews by kids of great books.

    citation Machine icon

    Citation Machine is an interactive Web tool designed to assist teachers and students in modeling the proper use of information property. Templates for APA, MLA. Chicago, and Turabian citations are available.
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    International Children's Digital Library
    International Children's Digital Library is a free library that provides free access to children's books from around the world.

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    4Teachers.org works to help you integrate technology into your classroom by offering FREE online tools and resources.
    This site helps teachers locate and create ready-to-use Web lessons, quizzes, and rubrics.


    TeAchnology provides free easy resources including lesson plans, printable worksheets, webquests, games, and printable generators.
    teachnology icon TeAchnology Bingo Card Marker

    puzzlemaker icon

    Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more using your own word lists.

    kids zone icon

    Kids' Zone Create a Graph provides templates for five different graphs and charts.

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    Free Online Graph Paper / Grid Paper PDFs

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    Pete's Power Point Station
    Collection of Free Presentations in PowerPoint Format and Free Interactive Activities for Kids.

     Internet Researh Guide

    Guide on determining whether a source is credible for research puposes.