Sites that enable students and teachers to make connections:

http://www.todaysmeet.com Fun and very easy way for students to connect and chat online in class.
http://www.twitter.com Students can connect to other students and educators- a must-have and must-use tool!
http://www.edmodo.com Facebook-like, but is protected and limited only to those for which it is intended. Numerous cross-curricular uses.
http://www.kidblog.org An easy place to begin student blogging- it doesn't get any simpler than this.
http://www.posterous.com Another great blog spot for kids.
http://www.vimeo.com Video-sharing, great for supporting content instruction
http://www.youtube.com Anything can be found here! Are you studying Ancient Egypt? Simple machines? Harriet Tubman? Spanish?
Sites that support and enhance reading instruction:

http://www.readinga-z.com A favorite! Leveled printable books with teaching supplements, plus poetry and fluency resources.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com ideas and printable resources to support literacy instruction- great for K-2 decoding and sight words
http://www.storylineonline.net/ features celebrities reading children's books
http://storybird.com/ collaborative storytelling site
http://www.kidsaudiobooks.co.uk/ mp3 books that students can download and enjoy
http://www.planetebook.com/ lots of wonderful downloadable books
Scribd Write, upload, publish and read online
Epub Books - Free epub files to use with epub readers
Globusz Free ebooks tons for download
Google Books Great previews and full books to read and embed.
http://www.readingrockets.org/ Great instructional resources and timely blogs
http://www.readinglady.com Another wonderful source for instructional ideas- lots of comprehension support!


Children's Books Blogs (from About.com): (This section was borrowed from Angela Maiers' shared wiki:
http://novlearningcharlottesville.wikispaces.com/Angela+Maiers)

About Children's Books Blog Archives
Kids Lit
Read Roger: The Horn Book Editor’s Rants and Raves
The Brown Bookshelf
Poetry for Children
Educating Alice
Cynsations
Chicken Spaghetti
Achockablog
Read Alert
Book Moot
MuggleNet.com


Sites for supporting the arts: (compliments of Web 2.0 guru- see wiki link below)

Artsonia - join this student online art museum. Add student art and find excellent works of others
ArtsEdge - great art resources and lessons
ArtSnacks Network - A+++ network for kids and teachers
Splashup create pictures and edit photos online, just like Adobe Photoshop
National Gallery of Art - Create original works of art with these interactive tools
Pencil- download and create pencil drawings draw online
Offtype - create online hand drawn pictures, save and share. Embed the widget to use on your site.
Picturing America - a comprehensive collection of art throughout the decades of America. Interactive.
ImageChef- create fun photo posters
TuxPaint- download and install a free fun drawing application
Google Sketchup - create 3D buildings and drawingsPixlr- edit pictures easily
Mr. Picassohead - create and share your own face designs
Off The Map - create backyard paradise scenes
PicTaps- draw a cartoon character and animate them instantly
Comic Sketch - online comic maker
Web Canvas - collaborative online drawing canvas
Sumopaint - edit pictures online, so easy just like Photoshop
Destination Modern Art - Interactive art activities for kids
Virtual Legos - Play with Lego online
Online Etch-A-Sketch too much fun!!
Betty Spaghetti - create a cool girl and fashion design


Sites for supporting math instruction:

Chart Tool - create great looking charts and graphs with this free tool
Create a Graph - kids create free graphs
Math Tool Chest - WOW fun math interactives for any kid
Math Playground fun games for all
Numbernut - games for interactive white boards
Simple Math Games
Flashcard Creator
**K-12 Math**
Cool Math for Kids
MathTV- Interactive math games and simulations for problem solving
MathVids - wow, a great site for math videos about tough Math concepts A+++
Math Playground - problem solving fun
My Oats - draw, save and download geometrical shapes for Math Class
Arcademic Skill Builders - playgames to review basic facts - primary-elem
Math Glossary - K-8 vocab
Techtrekers - great resource for tons of math interactives


Great wiki pages for more web resources, including numerous content area resources:

http://cybraryman.com/wordclouds.html
http://web20guru.wikispaces.com/Tools+By+Subject
http://sigilt.iste.wikispaces.net/Favorite+Web+2.0+Tools
http://learning-now.wikispaces.com/
http://webtools4u2use.wikispaces.com/