Worksheets and Templates(2)

The Web is a great place for teachers to go for templates and design tools that simplify the creation of either print or online worksheets.

  • Filamentality Having trouble finding ready-made worksheets to complement project-based learning activities in your classroom? At Filamentality, you can design your own! Choose a topic, search the Web for content-rich sites to complement instruction, select an activity format (e.g., Treasure Hunt, Subject Sampler, or WebQuest), then follow on-screen prompts to create an all-text Web-based project.
  •'s helpful portal to educational resources includes several free technology-based tools that teachers can use to improve teaching and learning in the classroom.
  • HPR*TEC's Web Worksheet Wizard The free Web-based utility available at this site provides educators with a user-friendly way to publish class Web pages or worksheets, complete with pictures and text. Students can create project-based Web posters that remain on the Web for 30 days and can be printed or downloaded for reference.
  • CIESE Online: Classroom Projects The Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education at the Stevens Institute of Technology brings you many examples of collaborative, real-time data gathering projects you can do with your students.
  • Rubric Builder Rubrics (instructional guidelines) serve several purposes. Teachers appreciate them because they help clarify lesson goals and objectives. Students like them because they pinpoint what must be done in order to meet project goals. At this site, teachers can create Web-based rubrics for online learning activities.
  • CyberGuides CyberGuides offers dozens of K-12 standards-driven (California-based) instructional units geared to teaching core literary works in English or Spanish.
  • The Math Forum @ Drexel The Math Forum @ Drexel delivers math resources galore to teachers and students, such as the popular Ask Dr. Math, which provides students with expert help in math problem-solving. Other resources at the site include discussion groups, math goodies by subject, weekly problems for solving, and many math tools.

CAROL S. HOLZBERG, PH.D., is an anthropologist, educational technology specialist, and computer journalist in Massachusetts.