http://www.homeroomteacher.com

Designed by and for teachers and administrators, this newly redesigned site provides links to many education-related topics. Field trip and activity planners can check the weather where they’re going with an interactive forecasting tool. Teachers in need of ideas can consult free online lesson plans or borrow images from a free database of educator clip art. The site offers easy-to-find links to state education departments, and it promotes professional discussion about current education-related issues through an online chat room and open teacher message board. For laptop users, there is a link to a web site dedicated to laptop use in the classroom. News junkies can read up on the latest school news headlines, which are updated daily. Instructors looking for employment can check up-to-date job postings and view various school and classroom web pages. A link to two reliable and safe search engines allows teachers to feel secure about the type of internet content their students will encounter while in class. The site also includes links to other education-minded sites, including ones that offer discounts on supplies, ideas for classroom games, and tools to help locate and report missing or abused children.