The Copernicus Education Gateway
The Copernicus Education Gateway is a handy portal to educational resources for educators, students and parents. A handy drop down Education Resources menu allows the you to quickly go to the following topics: Research Center, Teachers Toolbox, Current Events, Discovery Adventures, Creative Zone, School Athletics Center and Musci Hall. If you need to look up a keyword or subject not found in the Education Resources menu, use the handy search engine. The search engine allows you to search the Encyclopedia Britannica, Infoplease and the Internet. In addition, there is also a Today’s Feature section with links to timely topics.
The Research Center offers links to school subjects: Arts, Computers, Geography, Health, History, Law, Math and Science. Other useful resources found here for educators include Dictionaries, General Reference Encyclopedias, Directories of Online Museums, Libraries, Conversions, Translations, and Other Practical Information. The Conversions, Translations, and Other Practical Information yielded links to online dictionaries and translators, a Braille translator, and a flags of the world site with information covering 13,100 pages about flags and more than 23,500 images of flags.
If you need more resources for your lesson planning, head over to the Teachers Toolbox link and read about curriculum development and lesson plans, education site reviews, technology in the classroom, professional development, grant information, special education and gifted programs, worksheets and downloadables, webquests and safety online.
For something different and creative, click on the Creative Zone. You and your students will certainly enjoy the many wonderful and creative ideas available from the world’s best Art museums, Creative Writing, Dance, Theater and Filmaking sites. In the Theater and Filmaking link alone there are great ideas for in-class student drama performances, an online guide on Shakespeare's four significant plays: Romeo and Juliet, MacBeth, Hamlet, and Julius Caesar, a hands-on tour of the filmmaking process from start-to-finish, a site that teaches you about how television, movies, and video games are marketed and more.
This is one site that should be bookmarked and visited often.