Computer Pals &Collaborative Online Projects
…"the world’s leading provider of school-safe e-mail and collaborative technology for the educational market."
…provides "online opportunities for teachers to collaborate, communicate, and celebrate shared learning experiences."
…"global network that enables young people to use the Internet and other new technologies to engage in collaborative educational projects"
…"Intercultural E-mail Classroom Connections connects educators seeking classroom collaboration worldwide" as well as sponsoring a Key Pals Club.
AAHPERD "is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting those involved in physical education, leisure, fitness, dance, health promotion, and education and all specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle."
…"is the only national forum where K-12 teachers, university educators and corporate executives collaborate to improve the quality of individual and family life."
AATF seeks to "promote the study of languages in general and French in particular; facilitate the implementation of national and state standards; improve the training of French teachers; create opportunities for practicing teachers to update their skills; encourage the use of new technologies in the teaching of French."
AATG is designed to "bring the language, literatures and cultures of the German-speaking world to all Americans."
AATSP’s mission is to "promote, develop, and advance the teaching of Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian and related languages, literatures, and cultures in the United States and in other countries from primary through graduate school."
ACTFL is "the only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction."
ALA strives "to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information."
CBC is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to encouraging literacy and the use and enjoyment of children’s books
"The International Reading Association is…dedicated to promoting high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction, disseminating research and information about reading, and encouraging the lifetime reading habit."
…" is dedicated to providing leadership and service to improve teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in K–12 education and teacher education."
…"professional educational association, principal voice, and information clearinghouse devoted to enhancing technology education through experiences in our schools (K-12)."
"KSRA's mission is to promote literacy, provide instructional leadership, support professional development, and advocate literacy issues."
MLA "promotes the study and teaching of language and literature, provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy."
The purpose of NAEA is "to promote art education through Professional Development, Service, Advancement of Knowledge, and Leadership."
"to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all."
"The mission of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is to provide the vision and leadership necessary to ensure a mathematics education of the highest quality for all students."
NCTE strives "to advance teaching, research, and student achievement in English language arts at all scholastic levels."
NCSS "supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies… for elementary, secondary, and college teachers of history, geography, economics, political science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and law-related education."
NSTA’s purpose is "to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all."
…"to disseminate information about research…and to help teachers and administrators apply research findings in classrooms."
…"promotes improvements in the quality of instruction in technology education by assisting educators and students in keeping instructional content, methods and facilities current with the rapid changes in technology."General Teacher Resources
…is "an electronic guide to information on adolescent issues. It is a service of the Center for Adolescent Studies at Indiana University. Educators, counselors, parents, researchers, health practitioners, and teens can use ADOL to find Web resources."
…a busy little bee guides teachers and their students through internet activities with how-to, ideas for treasure hunts, activities, and research.
"Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, this attractive site offers real help to teachers, students, and parents. There are tutorials, concrete help in teaching through the Web, search assistance, places to exhibit student and teacher work, a magazine, library of annotated links, writing and word challenges, and more."
A college professor offers some practical advice for encouraging students to value their assignments and do their own work.
"With more than 600 places of interest listed, this site offers an "ultimate field trip resource" for New York City and Philadelphia. Information about museums, nature centers, historic sites, farms, aquariums, and zoos is included."
…"provides only resources that have been reviewed and found to be of high quality for our users."
"This site has been developed specifically for the secondary education/high school level teacher, as a resource for finding relevant information for use in the teaching of chemistry."
… suggestions for teachers to understand plagiarism, know how to detect when it had occurred, and track down its source.
"access AskERIC's 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses…and a search interface to the ERIC Database, providing access to over one million bibliographic records on educational research, theory, and practice."
…"is an online course to help K-12 educators and college faculty understand and prevent plagiarism."
…"to identify effective curriculum resources, create high-quality professional development materials, and disseminate useful information and products to improve K-12 mathematics and science teaching and learning."
…links to information and resources about the arts, educational technology, foreign languages, health and safety, language arts, mathematics, physical education, science, social studies, and vocational education.
…"providing tips, techniques, and books related to grant writing…includes a list of Internet resources, quick tips, a glossary, a list of acronyms, and news."
…"to encourage the use of the World Wide Web as a tool for learning and teaching and to provide some help for K-12 classroom teachers in locating and using the resources of the Internet in the classroom."
…"Step-by-step tutorials for learning a variety of applications commonly used in K-12 classrooms"…as well as links by subject and interests to other great web sites.
"One of the purposes of this site…is to present arithmetic completely for its own sake -- not as a stepping stone to algebra."
"The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent Federal agency that preserves our nation's history and defines us as a people by overseeing the management of all Federal records."
"includes maps, online adventures, lesson plans, a newsletter and much more especially for teachers."
…"NSDL provides educational resources for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education" at all levels.
…"education's best resources by curricular subject, topic and grade level and standard…PBS television programs with extended taping rights for educators…recommended books and Web sites…electronic newsletter highlighting new TV and online programming from PBS."
… free directory to a collection of thousands of activities categorized into 50 subject areas created since the site's inception. A subscription gives you access to Quia's tools and templates to create your own.
…"a statewide clearinghouse for prevention technical assistance and information about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs for the State of Indiana."
…offers a Teacher Resource Center, Online Activities Center, national standards and frameworks match, spot to create a classroom web site with a tutorial, place to build lesson plans, good "timely topics", and online resources for all grades and subjects.
"Teachers Network is a nationwide, non-profit education organization that identifies and connects innovative teachers exemplifying professionalism and creativity within public school systems."
…"is designed to help teachers and students make sense of the vast amount of source material available over the Internet, and effectively bring these resources to their work as historians. It provides easy access to analytic tools, instructional strategies, and links to source material and sample assessments."
…"is designed to help educators and students develop a better sense of what plagiarism means in the information age, and to teach the planning, organizational, and citation skills essential for producing quality writing and research."
…"great collection of multicultural resources including African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic, and Native American annotated sites, plus news, articles, teacher training and technology projects."
…"the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations"
"presents the best of K-12 English/Language Arts teaching resources: lesson plans, WebQuests, videos, biography, e-texts, criticism, jokes, puzzles, and classroom activities."
"Professors of Elementary Education at California State University, Northridge have collected sites and curriculum resources from the Internet for teachers to use in their classrooms."
...select the folder, Teaching with WebQuests for pointers to help you create WebQuests and links to useful material for WebQuests.
…"a place to go where [teachers] know for certain that the Web Quests listed, not only involve some higher order thinking, but require students to ‘transform’ what they have learned."
…designed specifically for science teachers for "Using the web to change the way teachers teach and students learn."
…"a fill-in-the-blank tool that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet links, and turning them into learning activities."
…provides an overview of the WebQuest concept, procedure and evaluation.
…read articles, peruse Kathy’s webquest archive, and view her Power Point presentation, WebQuests in Our Future: the Teacher’s Role in Cyberspace.
Montgomery County Public Schools Electronic Literacy
…Lessons and pathfinders for students arranged by grade level and subject area.
…"focuses on a particular resource for teachers that has direct implications for literacy teaching and learning for students."
"Web Quests & More" presents Tom March’s articles about the web as an educational tool, web quests and student learning, the design process, a web quest maker, and even a rubric.
…a free "collection of thousands of activities categorized into 50 subject areas [featuring] the best of the more than 2 million activities that Quia users have created…a subscription portion to this site costs $49."
…provides a template for creating your own webquests.
…tutorial entitled, "Webquest 101 - Putting discovery into the curriculum."
…select Teachers, then Create Your Web or Get More Info Here, scroll down and click on Create a WebQuest / Search the WebQuest Index.
…has links to sample webquests by subject areas and links to other helpful sites.
Bernie Dodge’s site "is designed to serve as a resource to those who are using the WebQuest model to teach with the web. By pointing to excellent examples and collecting materials developed to communicate the idea, all of us experimenting with WebQuests will be able to learn from each other."
…"an on-line interface that helps instructors organize and annotate Web sites (URLs) into lessons."
"you'll find pointers to interesting new WebQuests, stories from teachers using WebQuests in their classes, and sightings of relevant new resources on the web."
…gives directions on how to create a web quest, some helpful forms, and samples of ones created in the Spartanburg School District.
…take the WebQuest 101 Tutorial and check out the boot rack of examples arranged by subject area.
…Bernie Dodge's elementary grade tutorial that aims to demonstrate for teachers, "What exactly is a WebQuest? What does it feel like to do one? How do you know a good one when you see it?"
…contains a simple template for generating webquests.
…a list of creative ideas for classroom and library projects.
…"reference tool [listed by subject area] putting educators in touch with creative educational applications for digital cameras in educational settings."
Anthony Cody of Oakland Unified School District offers seven lessons on digital photography, the last of which is suggestions for creative project ideas and assignments.
…lots of ideas about camera application in the classroom, photo projects by subject areas, and more advanced photo techniques.
Photos can be used in so many programs to create unique and motivating activities. This site will help guide you in your quest to learn more about digital photography and ways you can use it in your own classroom!"
…"to educate people about the digital world and to help them succeed with digital imaging."
…"provides information and suggestions for projects designed to help you, and your students, use digital images and computers to inspire creativity and increase learning."
…provides ideas collected from teachers about how to use the digital camera in the classroom with the intention that…"it's not really about taking pictures, but using the camera as a tool to help you explore and understand other subjects!"
…"contains links to differentiated activities in math, science, language arts, reading, and technology."
…"offers a variety of approaches to differentiate instruction based on brain research…links to strategies and other resources…has a gifted focus."
…"provides an overview of some key principles for differentiating instruction, with an emphasis on the learning needs of academically advanced learners."
…"focuses on the benefits of cluster grouping about six gifted students in an otherwise homogeneous classroom"
…"describes the reasons why gifted students need differentiated curriculum and how teachers can implement several strategies to do this in mixed-ability classrooms."
"Carol Ann Tomlinson [article] details the steps teachers can take to differentiate using a variety of classroom examples."
…"provides information on best practices for differentiating instruction…PowerPoint Presentations on various differentiation strategies can be viewed."
…"provides an overview of differentiated instruction, guidelines for how to make differentiation possible, indicators of effectiveness, and an annotated list of additional online resources on differentiated instruction."
…"a strong statement linking variety in teaching with authentic constructivist education, pedagogy, and practice and Gardner's Multiple Intelligences."
…links to key resources on differentiated instruction prepared by Susan D. Allan for the Grosse Point Michigan Public School System.
"Teachers guide students down many paths to a common destination."
…"provides a four-step plan for differentiating instruction in the classroom."
"Howard Gardner has identified nine intelligences…click on each intelligence to learn more about it and technology tools that support classroom activities."
…"provides the rationale for differentiating using technology, as well as a multitude of examples that may be used in your classroom."
…"teachers offer students multiple options for taking in information."
…defines and elaborates what it is, why we do it, and what the results of some classroom experiences have been.
American Memory Motion Pictures
Annenberg Teacher Resources
AP Yahoo! News
CNN Iraq Sights and Sounds Archive
CNN Special Reports
C-SPAN American Writers Video Archive
C-SPAN Educators' Resource Page
CyberLC (Library of Congress lectures)
CyberLC--Cybercasts from the Library of Congress
E3 Electronic Field Trip Series
Eduscapes (Great list of resources!)
History Channel Video Clip Archive
Internet Archive--Prelinger Archive, classic features and shorts, Mosaic Middle East News, more
Kennedy Center Archives
NASA Multimedia Archive
National Geographic WebCasts
Ovation Arts Programming
Penn Video Productions
Streaming Video News Resources (Gary Price)
Voice of America
"Created for teachers by a teacher--This site was designed to help teachers find online lesson plans and resources more quickly and easily."reated for teachers by a teacher--This site was designed to help teachers find online lesson plans and resources more quickly and easily."
"Blue Web'n is an online library of 1800+ outstanding Internet sites categorized by subject, grade level, and format (lessons, activities, projects, resources, references, & tools)."
Columbia Education Center has collected lesson plans created by teachers for use in their own classrooms and includes links to other Internet-based lesson plans and resources.
…"your ultimate source for lessons, classroom activities, and helpful tips from colleagues."
"Find hundreds of original lesson plans, all written by teachers for teachers" and browse by subject, grade, or both.
…"a complete online resource where educators [can] start each day to find the lesson plans and research materials they were looking for."
…"billed as 'The Educator's Best Friend'…not false advertising" with hundreds of lesson plans by subject and grade level, teachers tips, reviews of other sites, web quests, and "tech-torials."
"access AskERIC's 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses. "
…includes lesson plans as well as other tips and resources for elementary school teachers.
…"is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth." In addition to subject area access, it includes lesson plans, teaching tools, a curriculum center, homework helpers, a clip art gallery, a puzzle maker, science fair info, study starters and more.
…"free, standards-based teaching materials for use in and out of the classroom, as well as professional development resources, student materials, and guidelines for arts-based instruction and assessment."
Library of Congress provides resources to assist teachers in constructing lessons that make use of primary sources in the classroom.
…plans and sites collected by TEAMS Distance Learning project.
…"these standards-based resources include lesson plans, student materials, reviewed Web resources and interactives."
"The Math Forum is a leading center for mathematics and mathematics education on the Internet. The Math Forum's mission is to provide resources, materials, activities, person-to-person interactions, and educational products and services that enrich and support teaching and learning in an increasingly technological world."
…"archive contains hundreds of free lesson plans for grades 6-12" as well as daily plans tied to current events covered in the newspaper.
…"includes over 4000 free lesson plans and resources for teachers."
…"provides premier, standards-based Internet content for use in the K-12 classroom."
…includes lesson plans as well as other tips and resources for secondary school teachers.
"TeachersFirst is a rich collection of lessons and web resources for K-12 classroom teachers, their students, and even students' families."
…"is your place to learn about the programs and materials available through Hands on the Land to help you achieve the learning goals of your students," especially in the areas of historical, archeological and environmental learning opportunities.