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  • Environmental Explorers' Club
    Environmental education for elementary school students, emphasizing games and activities about conservation, recycling, global warming, Superfund sites, and more. Also find resources for teachers.
  • The National Teacher Recruitment Clearinghouse
    This is a site for "prospective teachers seeking jobs and for school districts and states seeking qualified teachers." How to Find a Job includes job search strategies, where there are teacher shortages, and a database of nationwide and international job banks. There are links to state education departments and state contacts for licensing and financial aid.
  • AAUP: American Association of University Professors
    This organization's "purpose is to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good." In addition to information about the AAUP's activities (academic freedom, governance, legal, research, organizing, lobbying), this site includes numerous statements, reports, and publications about issues in higher education (such as affirmative action, ethics, and tenure).
  • Color�n Colorado. bilingual Web site ( Spanish)
    Color�n Colorado is a new bilingual Web site full of information, ideas and practical tips on how Spanish-speaking parents can help their children learn to read and succeed in school. The site features activities, advice and downloadable resources for teachers and librarians to reproduce and distribute to parents in their own communities.
  • Education Policies of the 50 States
    The Milken Exchange on Education Technology "Education Policies of the 50 States" includes facts and figures showing states' budgets for education technology and the standards they are using to assess progress.
  • Geography IQ
    "Planning a trip? Preparing a school homework assignment? Perhaps you're interested in current events or are just curious about exploring the world around you. GeographyIQ is an online world atlas packed with geographic, economic, political, historical and cultural information." Here is an interactive site that is easy to use .
  • (Math)
    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.
  • MEDtropolis' Virtual Body
    This dramatic site requires a Java-enabled browsers, and but it's well worth a look if your computer can support it. Virtual tours of the brain, heart, skeleton, and digestive tract will be particularly relevant for you and your students.
  • Orbital Space Settlements
    Target Audience Grades - 3-5 6-8 9-12 This page from NASA's Educational Resources is best used as a springboard to learn more about orbital space colonies. There are answers to a few general questions (e.g.
  • Technology Connections for School Improvement Planners' Handbook
    Technology Connections for School Improvement Planners' Handbook NCREL This handbook is designed for those who seek to: engage stakeholders in a technology planning process to enhance learning opportunities and school improvement efforts; learn from research findings and case scenarios about problem-solving technology practices implemented in schools today; identify technology needs and evaluate implementation progress.
  • The Digital Disconnect: The widening gap between Internet-savvy students and their schools
    The Digital Disconnect: The widening gap between Internet-savvy students and their schools (2002) Part of the Pew Internet & American Life project, this study compares students' interest and fluency in Internet usage to what is offered them in their schools.
  • The Internet Movie Database
    The Internet Movie Database has grown by leaps and bounds in the past nine years. Containing literally millions of pieces of information, users looking forinformation from films such as Orson Welles' Chimes at Midnight to more contemporary fare can merely enter the title of the movie into the IMDB search engine and a complete record will be returned.
  • The Role of Online Communications in Schools: A National Study
    The Role of Online Communications in Schools: A National Study (1997) Sari Follansbee, Niki Gilsdorf, and Skip Stahl This study demonstrates that students with online access perform better. The study, conducted by CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology), an independent research and development organization, and sponsored by the Scholastic Network and Council of the Great City Schools, isolates the impact of online use and measures its effect on student learning in the classroom.
  • The Transistor
    Target Audience Grades - 6-8 9-12 Lucent Technologies is the offspring of Bell Labs where the transistor was invented fifty years ago. This site provides pages containing information on the history of the transistor, uses of the transistor, the inventors, current information about these devices, what is a transistor, and an FAQ file.
    iLoveLanguages is a comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources. The more than 2400 links at iLoveLanguages have been hand-reviewed to bring you the best language links the Web has to offer.
    A searchable "news information resource helping you find the news on the topics of today's world." There is a categorized directory of links to news sites, including mainstream sources, newspapers, world and local news, business and finance, political, weather and science, health, and major stock exchanges.
  • American Indians of the Pacific Northwest
    features 10 essays on the Nez Perce, Lushootseed, Chief Seattle, salmon, totem poles, and other topics and tribes. The essays provide context for the thousands of historical photos, texts, and primary sources in the collection.
  • Smithsonian Education
    Smithsonian Education [pdf. Macromedia Flash Reader, RealOne Player] The diverse buildings that front directly onto the Mall in Washington, D.C.
  • The National Commission on Teaching and America's Future
    The National Commission on Teaching and America's Future is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing every child with competent, caring, qualified teachers in schools organized for success. In its latest report, No Dream Denied: A Pledge to America's Children, NCTAF finds that high teacher turnover and attrition have become a national crisis that is undermining teaching quality in too many of our schools.
  • A Brush with Wildlife
    How do you use balance, contrast, movement, and proportion to compose a powerful work of art? This marvelous website is both a tutorial with animated examples and an interactive tool. You can select a background, select subjects, position and resize them within your composition, create a final draft; then submit it for Critique.
  • All Kinds of Minds
    All Kinds of Minds This organization, founded by Dr. Mel Levine, aims "to help students who struggle with learning measurably improve their success in school and life by providing programs that integrate educational, scientific, and clinical expertise." Site includes information about the organization's theories and approach, research, and member services.
  • Archimedes' Laboratory
    Inspired by the work methods of scientist Archimedes, this online companion to the print magazine of the same name provides a virtual lab of geometric puzzles to make and solve, games, mazes, and optical illusions. Appropriate for children and adults.
  • Before and After the Great Fire of London
    "What did London look like before and after the Great Fire in [September] 1666? View the animation .. to see etchings of the London skyline made before and after the event." Highlights landmarks such as Fleet Street, St.
  • Biology Project
    Designed for high school and college biology students, this site has problem sets and tutorials in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Chemicals and Human Health, Developmental Biology, Human Biology, Immunology, Mendelian Genetics, and Molecular Biology. Some modules are available in Spanish.
  • Cool Cosmos
    This site pulls together various materials for children and adults on the discovery and application of infrared technology. It includes information about infrared astronomy, multiwavelength astronomy, and the discovery of ultraviolet (UV) light.
  • Digital Library for Earth System Education
    Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) DLESE is a "geoscience community resource that supports teaching and learning about the Earth system." It is "being built by a community of educators, students, and scientists to support Earth system education at all levels and in both formal and informal settings." Resources include links to "lesson plans, scientific data, visualizations, interactive computer models, and virtual field trips," plus materials for educators. Searchable.
  • Illustrated Shakespeare, 1826-1919
    "This online collection of selected electronic facsimiles seeks to share with a wider audience meetings of book art and Shakespearean text, and suggests the variety of responses of visual and book artists to the stimulus of Shakespeare's words. This online collection of 12 works ..
  • Internet Blocking In Public Schools: A Study on Internet Access in Educational Institutions
    "The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Online Policy Group (OPG) have cooperated to study and analyze the accessibility on the web of information related to state-mandated curriculum topics within public schools that operate Internet blocking software. This study measures the extent to which blocking software impedes the educational process by restricting access to web pages relevant to the required curriculum." Also includes a related animation.
    Site of KSDT, "a student-run radio station located on the campus of the University of California, San Diego." KSDT "broadcasts solely via streaming MP3 on the internet." The site contains a program schedule, a searchable playlist, discussion forums, the KSDT online magazine, a calendar of local events, and lists of record stores and music venues in the San Diego area. Subjects: College radio stations | Radio stations -- California -- San Diego | University of California, San Diego | Internet radio broadcasting | Calendars.
  • Measuring Up: The State-by-state Report Card for Higher Education
    "A series of biennial, state-by-state report cards" beginning in 2000. States are graded and can be compared on their performance in five categories: preparation, participation, affordability, completion, and benefits.
  • Mega-Mathematics
    This is Mega-Mathematics! is filled with elementary school lesson plans that teach unusual concepts in higher math: knot theory, map coloring, infinity, formal logic, etc. Each lesson includes background information, vocabulary, lesson, and evaluation activities.
  • NewsCenter: Up to the Minute News Resources
    Links for major wire services, one-stop shops, search for news, U.S. news, business news, international news, technology, entertainment, and more.
  • Pathways to School Improvement
    Pathways to School Improvement Designed to help educators apply the latest educational research to topics such as technology in education, math and science education, literacy, school leadership, parent involvement, school to work transition, and more. An excellent feature is the Amazing Picture Machine, an index to graphical resources on the Internet.
  • Technology Counts 2003, Pencils Down: Technology's Answer to Testing
    "Technology Counts 2003, Pencils Down: Technology's Answer to Testing," which reports on the growing use of computer-based testing. School districts and states are increasingly turning to computer-based testing to meet new demands, raising a host of new questions about assessment, according to Education Week's sixth annual report on school technology.
  • The Astronomy Cafe
    An educational and professional resource in astronomy, calling itself "The web site for the astronomically disadvantaged." Includes descriptive articles, links, FAQs, an "Ask the Astronomer" archive of commonly asked astronomy questions, and more. Maintained by a research astronomer.
  • The Fun Works: For Careers You Never Knew Existed
    This website allows students ages 11-15 to explore various careers in the arts, music, sports, science, technology, medicine, and engineering suited to their personal interests. It includes quizzes to focus on aptitudes, games and puzzles to provide a glimpse of the jobs, and information about necessary education, typical salaries, and the nature of the work.
  • The Literature Network
    This site includes the text of "over 300 full books and over 1000 short stories and poems by over 90 authors" and "over 8500 quotes." Locate materials by browsing a list of authors. Searchable within works of each author.
  • U.S. Government RSS Library
    RSS is "a method of summarizing the latest news and information from a website." This site provides access to government sites with RSS feeds. Topics include agriculture, business, education, health, international relations, and science.
  • Virginia Historical Society (VHS)
    This organization, founded in 1831, had Chief Justice John Marshall and former president James Madison as founding members. The site provides information about current and past exhibits on topics such as Patrick Henry, car racing and rodding in Virginia, and "The Story of Virginia, an American Experience Long-term exhibition ..
  • "Ancient World Mapping Center"
    promotes cartography, historical geography, and geographical information science within the field of ancient studies. The Center is developing a community of scholars, teachers, and specialists to collaborate in the updating and expansion of the spatial and historical reference information assembled by the Classical Atlas Project.
  • A Tapestry of Time and Terrain Through computer processing and enhancement, we have brought together two existing images of the Nation's lower 48 states into a single digital tapestry. Woven into the fabric of this new map are data from previous U.S.
  • A Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization
    "The goal of this 'visual sourcebook' is to add to the material teachers can use to help their students understand Chinese history, culture, and society." Features a timeline with links to information and images, and essays on topics such as ancient tombs, Buddhism, clothing, and gardens. Includes maps, discussion questions, and bibliographies.
  • African Online Digital Library (AODL)
    "The goal of this fully accessible online digital repository is to adopt the emerging best practices of the American digital library community and apply them in an African context." The site features "guides to best practices in digitizing text and multimedia resources" and galleries of digitized images. A project of Michigan State University's Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online (MATRIX) and African partners.
  • Afro-Louisiana History and Geneology, 1719-1820
    A database of information on 100,000 slaves who were brought to Louisiana in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It contains "African slave names, genders, ages, occupations, illnesses, family relationships, ethnicity, places of origin, prices paid for slaves, and slaves' testimony and emancipations." Searchable by name, master, gender, racial designation, time period, plantation location, and origin.
  • Alexandria Digital Library
    Alexandria Digital Library."Project Alexandria will develop a digital library providing easy access to large and diverse collections of maps, images and pictorial materials as well as a full range of new electronic library services. The project is centered at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with its major collections of maps and images and its strong research focus in the area of spatially-indexed information.
  • America's Story (Library of Congress)
    America's Story from "America's Library" wants you to have fun with history while learning. Using a story-like format, you will be taken back in time and shown things you never heard or saw before.
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    Link to AERA's reports, journal abstracts, and the online version of Educational Researcher.
  • American Memory Project
    American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. From the U.S.
  • An African American One Room School
    Pierre Samuel du Pont and Delaware's African-American Schools The early 20th century in America, a period characterized by nationwide social reform, is often referred to as the Progressive Era. During this period, more and more people recognized that education was the best guarantee of economic success for young people.
  • Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture
    The Anacostia Museum is a community based and constituency focused museum that increases public awareness of the Black experience through research, programs and exhibitions.
  • Ancient Egypt -- The British Museum
    Let's hear it for the British Museum. Their staff has created a website dealing with many areas of study of Ancient Egypt.
  • Ancient Near
    The ancient Near East has been the birthplace of some of civilization's most important advances, among them written language, the impulse to urbanism, and crop cultivation. Created and maintained by Paul James Cowie (a doctoral student at Australia's Macquarie University), the site is a fine resource for both scholars and the general public.
    According to the site creator, Lawrence K. Lo, "The aim of Ancient Scripts is not to replace texts books or instructional web sites.
  • AOL@School Foe teachers this web site furnishes professional development, lesson plans, special needs and counseling, subjects and standards, education news, research and references, and classroom tips. For the school this web site furnishes Free AOL E-Mail Free e-mail, instant messaging and chat Exclusive Content from Your State Easy access to state curriculum standards, news and education initiatives Free Built-In Internet Filters Students connect only to age-appropriate content -- CIPA compliant .
  • Art Interactive
    Making art is about creating something that represents an idea or vision that is all your own. It involves making choices about materials, shapes, composition, color, texture, and even scale.
  • Art of the Rain Forest Program
    Art and biology of the Costa Rican rain forest, in English and Spanish Art, Science, History, and Culture of the Rainforest with simulations to use from a base of knowledge which is on the site.
  • ArtsConnectEd
    Extensive resources for teaching fine arts, including interactives There is an art gallery, an art database,playground, professional development package for teachers downloadable, pdf. and library of lesson plans and archives.
  • Assessment of Instructional Technology Projects and Assignments
    Discipline Specific Examples Organization: Duke University Center for Instructional Technology • Focus: discipline specific examples of instructional technology projects from a wide variety of disciplines. • Method: N/A.
  • Astrophysics Explorations:
    Stimulating understanding of computational science through collaboration, experiment, exploration, and discovery. Precollege workshop with curricula and case studies.
  • Athens 2004 Olympics
    Feature articles and activities related to the 2004 summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Covers Olympics history, athletes, and specific sports.
  •, which began as a research experiment in 1993 at Columbia University, has grown into a high-quality reference tool and an extensive repository of classic literature. It includes works by hundreds of authors: including over 10,000 poems and 86,000 quotations.
  • Basic Internet Searching Seminar
    Basic 3-step tutorial with practice exercises This online tutorial is primarily set up to be used in a live, hands-on instructional setting. It is also made available here as an example of hands-on instructional techniques and for those who would like to try it on their own.
  • BBC Online
    News form the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
  • Biology in Motion
    Having trouble finding illustrations, diagrams, and interactive activities to supplement biology lectures for your students? Want to provide a visual representation of the passage of blood through the human cardiovascular system--or have your students conduct an online experiment in cell division? "Biology in Motion" offers these and many other features. Based on the premise that the web provides an ideal vehicle for teaching biology, developers have assembled a collection of learning activities, animations, and cartoons designed to help explain difficult, but widely taught, biological concepts.
  • Biology Workbench
    The Biology Workbench is widely recognized as a significant bioinformatics resource that provides a suite of interactive tools which draw on a host of biology databases and allows people to compare molecular sequences using high performance computing facilities, visualize and manipulate molecular structures, and generate phylogenetic hypotheses. The Biology Student Workbench brings the advanced computational infrastructure used by today\'s scientists to any student desktop machine with a web browser to provide a rich environment for student inquiry.
  • Blogbib: An Annotated Bibliography on Weblogs and Blogging,
    Blogbib: An Annotated Bibliography on Weblogs and Blogging, With a Focus on Library/Librarian Blogs "This annotated bibliography includes definitions, articles about blogging and about library blogs, books, studies, links to samples of the myriad library blogs, tools for creating and using blogs, and links to presentations on blogging. ..
  • Bridge to Classroom Understanding of Earthquakes
    Designing and building a bridge to withstand earthquakes is no easy challenge. Explore the science, technology and people involved in the bridge with these interactive learning modules and simulations! Features: Lesson ideas Online interactivity Graphics/Multimedia.
  • Calendars Through the Ages
    (New Scientist Weblinks selection) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday�it wasn't always like this. Learn how our current Gregorian calendar developed, and about calendars of other cultures, on this interesting Web site.
  • California Digital Library
    Harnessing technology and innovation, and leveraging the intellectual and cultural resources of the University of California, the California Digital Library supports the assembly and creative use of the world\'s scholarship and knowledge for the UC libraries and the communities they serve. Established in 1997 as a UC library, the CDL has become one of the largest digital libraries in the world.
  • Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
    "This is a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics."For teachers, use the Curriculum Areas link for helpful hints in finding books in a variety of subject areas, plus lessons plans and display ideas. The site is focused on preK - 8th grade educator's needs.
  • Catalog of Spaceborne Imaging Over 500 images
    Catalog of Spaceborne Imaging: A Guide to NSSDC's Planetary Image Archives The imaging catalog contains a collection of over 500 images of the solar system bodies, including the sun, earth, moon, planets, and other astronomical objects taken by various space flight missions. The images are browsable by the individual missions, Hubble Space Telescope, and earth-based radar, providing information on the image's location, time, and imaging details.
  • Center for Digital Storytelling
    The Center for Digital Storytelling is a California-based non-profit arts organization rooted in the art of personal storytelling. We assist young people and adults in using the tools of digital media to craft, record, share, and value the stories of individuals and communities, in ways that improve all our lives.
  • Centuries of Citizenship, A Constitutional Timeline
    is an interactive timeline of events marking more than 200 years of our constitutional history. These events tell the evolving story of our Constitution & the role it continues to play in our lives.
  • Cezanne In Provence
    marks the centenary of the death of Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), a founding father of modern art. He created some of the most powerful and innovative paintings of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • Cezanne in Provence
    Cézanne in Provence Companion to "the principal international exhibition marking 2006 as the centenary of the death of Paul Cézanne (1839-1906). ..
  • Changing the Face of Medicine an online exhibit of women in medicine "Discover the many ways that women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine. The individuals featured here provide an intriguing glimpse of the broader community of women doctors who are making a difference.
  • Chemistry Coach
    Chemistry coach Grade(s): 10 - 12 Synopsis: You'll find an immense variety of online tutorials, which cover--among other things--how to write up data findings and how students will be evaluated in labs. Other tutorials cover chemistry concepts such as the Bohr theory, the Periodic table, and balancing equations.
  • Colonial House (PBS)
    Indentured servitude. No baths or showers.
  • Computational Chemistry
    Stimulating understanding of computational chemistry through collaboration, experiment, exploration and discovery.
  • Cool Science for Curious Kids
    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites curious kids to explore biology on screen, off screen and in between.
  • Coral Reefs
    Access NOAA's Coral Reef online. Here you will find the latest news on coral reefs as well as links to the various NOAA web sites with additional information.
  • Create a Graph
    Create a Graph helps students create their own graphs and charts. This online tool can be used to make 4 kinds of charts and graphs: bar graphs, line graphs, area graphs, and pie charts.
  • Design Your Own Robot
    Design Your Own Robot from Museum of Science, Boston Robots have long been part of the popular imagination. Most people have some vague ideas about robots from having read about them in science fiction stories or seeing them in movies, on television, and elsewhere.
  • Designing Your Own Program Evaluation
    This white paper discusses recent changes in evaluation theory and practices, and clarifies some definitions of evaluation, technology and student learning. Additionally, it highlights instances of promising practices and conclude with a list of recommendations concerning the evaluation of the effectiveness of technology in teaching and learning.
  • Dictionary of Abbreviations and Acronyms in Geographic Information Systems, Cartography, and Remote Sensing
    Dictionary of Abbreviations and Acronyms in Geographic Information Systems, Cartography, and Remote Sensing A browsable dictionary of "abbreviations and acronyms found in various publications including maps and websites. These abbreviations or acronyms ..
  • Digital Information Fluency Project
    Digital Information Fluency (DIF) is the ability to find, evaluate and use digital information effectively, efficiently and ethically. DIF involves knowing how digital information is different from print information; having the skills to use specialized tools for finding digital information; and developing the dispositions needed in the digital information environment.
  • Digital Library at the Exploratorium
    Digital Library at the Exploratorium The different collections in the library include digital media and digitized museum materials related to interactive exhibits and scientific phenomena, including images, educational activities in PDF and html formats, QuickTime movies, streaming media, and audio files. You may search, select and download digital files for individual, noncommercial educational use.
  • Digital Universe Portal
    What Is The Digital Universe? The Digital Universe is a pilot program for a network of web portals that will become the largest reliable information resource in history. The Digital Universe features a seamless new visual navigation system and a unique activity-based system for organizing the best of the Web through functions such as Explore, and later, Communicate, Watch, Blog, and Play.
  • Digital Video for the Web
    This extensive resource covers all aspects of putting digital media on the web. It covers: needs; production, users computer; data rates; media architecture; streaming, video standards and formats; codecs; compression; frames; sampling; and optimization.
  • Dis Information
    With the slogan: "Information is Power" this is the search service of choice for individuals looking for information on current affairs, politics, new science and the 'hidden information,' that seldom appears in the corporate owned media conglomerates. A selected database, some accompanied with short reviews, from quality news sources and Web sites found interesting, provocative and essential.
    An image search engine that retrieves images from the Web that have been screened. You can search for dolls and only get dolls.
  • DMTCS: Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science
    DMTCS: Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science This "is a high standard peer-reviewed electronic journal devoted to rapid publication of innovative research which covers the fields of Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science and puts a certain emphasis on the intersection of these two fields." Includes abstracts and full text of articles from issues back to 1997. Searchable.
  • Documents [International Olympic Committee]
    Collection of official documents from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), covering topics such as the 2004 Athens Olympics, choice of host city, marketing, records, and conferences. Includes documents from the Olympic Studies Center, the Olympic Museum Lausanne, and other IOC-related groups.
  • Dream Anatomy Learning Station
    Learning Station Explore Dream Anatomy Learning Station, a companion educational web site for the Dream Anatomy exhibition created by and displayed at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in Bethesda, Maryland. Dream Anatomy presents a rich collection of images and artifacts reflecting "anatomical imagination in some of its most astonishing incarnations, from 1500 to the present." Using the fascinating stories and images of the exhibition, the Learning Station provides lesson plans and activities designed especially for educators and students at 6-12 grade levels.
  • E-Defining Education
    State Policy E-Defining Education (2002) This special Education Week report examines the proliferation of virtual schools in the U.S., and the associated regulatory and pedagogical issues.
  • Earth Observatory
    If you love earth science, or just thinking about the systems of the earth, this is the ultimate web site. This website uses maps, views from satellites and a lot of information that is databased or aggregated to explain, explore, and show data about the earth in scientific ways.
  • Educating Jane is a national site for girls, their parents and educators dedicated to girls' self-esteem, self-awareness, and involvement in the world. Education is our highest priority.
  • Ensuring Equity with Alternative Assessment
    ISSUE: If American students are to be held responsible for achieving high educational standards, it is ethically imperative that educators develop assessment strategies that ensure equity in assessing and interpreting student performance. In order to protect students from unfair and damaging interpretations and to provide parents and communities with an accurate overall picture of student achievement, educators need to be aware of the promise and the challenges inherent in using alternative assessment practices for high-stakes decisions (such as student retention, promotion, graduation, and assignment to particular instructional groups), which have profound consequences for the students affected.
  • Evidence of understanding: an introduction to assessments in K-12 science curricula
    Evidence of understanding: an introduction to assessments in K-12 science curricula Grade(s): K - 12 In this Web guide, educators can view examples of assessments from many different instructional materials. The guide is organized into three sections: Elementary Assessments (K�5), Middle School Assessments (6�8), and High School Assessments (9�12).
  • Exploring Other Number Patterns ( 3-5)
    Illuminations, The National Council of Teachers of MathematicsStudents analyze numeric patterns, including the Fibonacci series of numbers, so named for the Italian mathematician (1175-1240) who discovered their sequence. They also describe numeric patterns and then record them in table form.
  • Exploring the Environment
    * Exploring the Environment features 25 online modules that put students in problem-based learning scenarios. In one module, students predict the impact of increased carbon dioxide on the wheat yield in Kansas.
  • Eyes on the Sky, Feet on the Ground
    Welcome to a collection of children's online astronomy activities. In the following six chapters are hundreds of fun explorations into astronomy as a classroom tool for learning how to theorize, experiment, and analyze data.
  • Filtering: No Easy Answers
    This Web-based paper, written for the technology section of the Public Library Association, can be a good starting point for school and library personnel responsible for making decisions on filtering. No recommendations are made here (this is very vendor neutral).
  • From the Physical to the Virtual: Bringing Free-Choice Science Education Online
    Steven Allison-Bunnell and David T. Schaller, Educational Web Adventures (Eduweb) In E-Learning and Virtual Science Centers, edited by Leo Tan and R.
    FunBrain has over 50 educational games that children will love to play. Games include a variety in each subject area: math, language arts, science, history, other.
  • Game Theory
    There’s plenty of material here to draw students young and old into the math of everyday life. Background essays describe how game theory works, and interactive games give visitors a chance to explore risk, strategy, and probability.
  • Genetics Basics
    looks at how genes work, exceptions to Mendel's rules, how DNA gets replicated, genes and disease, current research and recent discoveries, and how applications of genetic research (biotechnology) are being used in agriculture, health, and medicine to change our world for the better. (NIH) .
  • Go For IT!
    This site contains a database of over 170 high-tech work force programs covering education, employment, and training. Its goal is to aid in building and maintaining an information technology workforce across the country.
  • Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body
    Full text and pictures of the classic, Gray's "Anatomy of the Human Body".
  • Great Globe Gallery
    The Great Globe Gallery on the World Wide Web Print out maps and globes, satellite views, topo maps, historical maps and more. Unusual maps like solstice geography, astronomy, El nino maps and ocean current maps.
  • High School Hub
    The High School Hub is a noncommercial learning portal to high-quality free online educational resources for high school students. It features interactive learning games, puzzles, and quizzes.
  • History Detectives
    History Detectives is devoted to solving historical mysteries, searching out the true facts (and falsehoods) behind local folklore, family legends and interesting objects. History Detectives is devoted to solving historical mysteries, searching out the true facts (and falsehoods) behind local folklore, family legends and interesting objects.
  • Howtoons
    Howtoons "Howtoons are one-page cartoons showing 5-to-15 year-old kids 'How To' build things." Choose the comic of choice to find a graphical way to build such things as a marshmallow shooter, an ice board, and a duct tape body double. The site creators (MIT graduates) hope that these "Tools of Mass Construction" promote a brighter more creative future for children.
  • Humbul Humanities Hub
    Funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee and hosted by the University of Oxford, the Humbul Humanities Hub is a service of the Resource Discovery Network. The site is geared towards meeting the needs of the humanities community and includes information in areas ranging from language and literature, to American studies, to archaeology, to philosophy.
  • In Depth: Israel and the Palestinians
    Compilation of articles and opinion pieces that look at "the struggle between the Israelis and the Palestinians .. [which has been] one of the most enduring and explosive of all the world's conflicts." Includes a timeline, maps, background about leaders and key documents, and details about the Hamas victory in the January 2006 election.
  • Interactive Physics Curriculum
    Sample Exercises Click on images below to see examples of the workbook exercises. You will see demo lessons and examples of various physics lessons.
  • InTime: integrating new technologies into the methods of education
    InTime: Integrating new technologies into the methods of education. Date: 2003 Grade(s): K - 12 This Internet site offers a collection of online video vignettes that demonstrate how preK-12 teachers are integrating technology into their classroom lessons.
  • Jazz Appreciation Month
    What does bebop sound like? How did jazz evolve? Learn about Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and others. See ideas for celebrating jazz appreciation month and for studying jazz in U.S.
  • Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
    A categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It includes links to lesson plans, clip art, puzzlemaker, science fair ideas, brainboosters and more.
  • Latin American History A free online game that explores 500 years of Latin American history. Conceptualized by Los Angeles high school students and artists, explores a rich and painful past unknown to the children of those immigrant families who left the region.
  • Leonard Berstein, An American Life
    is a guide to an 11-part documentary illuminating the life and work of one of America's greatest classical musicians, Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990). An audio overview -- and websites for learning about Bernstein and classical music -- are provided.
  • Lewis and Clark as Naturalists
    home.html Lewis and Clark as Naturalists, a Smithsonian Institution web site. In this site, you will be able to follow the Lewis and Clark trail, and discover the flora and fauna as they described it along the way.
  • listible! Quick Way to Get Resources Listible is a new way to get relevant resources quickly. By using Web 2.0 features such as AJAX, folksonomy (tagging), social elements such as voting/commenting and the listible's listonomy (listing), resources can be sorted in a way that will be digestible.
  • Literacy Link
    LiteracyLink This site contains "basic education and GED preparation tools" designed for "underserved and hard-to-reach adults and their teachers." Contains online lessons with a teacher, video clips, and programs to help adult learners improve reading, math, writing, GED, and basic workplace skills. Also includes professional development and training resources for educators.
  • Longman Atlas Online Companion Website
    The Longman Atlas features a range of information including maps, tables of statistics, diagrams, graphs, pictures and satellite images. Includes use of state-of-the-art satellite imagery which goes beyond Landsat images and includes Spot and NOAA imagery.
  • Managing Students with Computers
    Managing students as they perform various independent and group activities is one of the most important and challenging aspects of teaching. But what happens when you introduce computers into the classroom? What do you do when you have students with different levels of computer knowledge? And how do you make sure your students get the most out of your computer resources? This workshop will help you make the most of your students' technology-based learning experiences.
  • Maps and Images
    - Text adapted from USGS TerraServer and USGS Western Earth Surface Processes Page. Whether on paper or on a computer screen, a map is the best tool available to catalog and view the arrangement of things on the Earth's surface.
  • Master Tools
    Modeling and Simulation Tools for Education Reform MasterTools, developd by the Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. are the resulrts of on-going collaborations with the Education, Oreach and Training Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure ( EOT-Paci) National Center for SuperComputing Applications ( NCSA) George Mason University and other education organizations.
  • Mathtools
    This site offers hundreds of math lesson plans, learning activities, and stories for kindergarten through grade 7, and covers algebra, geometry, calculus, and probability and statistics. Specific topics include estimation, fractions, fractals, tessellations, platonic solids, and much more.
  • Media Literacy Online Project
    Comprehensive site focused on the influence of media in the lives of children and youth. Includes teacher resources, directories, links to online journals, articles and bibliographies, media organizations, project associates, and media news.
  • MIT Media Lab
    If you've heard of the exploits of this famed lab and wondered what they are currently up to, this site is for you. The lab, founded in 1980, has been involved in a wide range of innovative and visionary technology projects.
  • MIT's Open Courseware
    - MIT for free, for you, for me? Yes! This site features lecture notes, reading lists, and problems sets for hundreds of courses in many academic disciplines at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world.
  • Molecular Logic Database
    The models are primarily of interactions of atoms and molecules, or rule-based genetics. interactions of atoms & molecules, & rule-based genetics.
  • Molecularium, Kid Site
    - What lives in the nano world? You'll find out here through interactive activities, a gallery, and more! By Rensselaer’s Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for Directed Assembly of Nanostructures. You'll need the free Flash Player.
  • Mozart 2006: 250th Anniversary
    Mozart 2006: 250th Anniversary This site accompanies the festivities surrounding the 250-year celebration of the birth of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on January 27, 2006. Includes biographical information, information about visiting sites associated with Mozart, descriptions of his works (orchestral, chamber, sacred, and for the state), and a calendar of events in Austria.
  • My Majors
    Have you decided that you want to go to college, but don't know what you want to major in? If you aren't sure, can provide useful advice on college and university majors that a high school senior or college freshman with your interests and achievements might do well in. is designed as a free tool to help high school students select a major by engaging them in a brief interview about their achievements, values and interests.
  • My Slave Ancestors
    A site operated by Johni Cerny, who was the primary researcher into the ancestries of Henry Louis Gates and his guests during the production of AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES. Cerny offers resources for those interested in beginning their own research projects into their African American ancestry, ranging from sample pages of important records to a useful set of downloadable forms.
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
    National Council of Teachers of Mathematics • NCTM is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership, and professional development to support teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students. • Founded in 1920, NCTM is the world’s largest mathematics education organization, with 100,000 members and 250 Affiliates throughout the United States and Canada.
  • National Museum of the American Indian
    The NAMAI web site offers an education section with teacher guides and lists of authentic resources for students: “Your students may have preconceived notions regarding Native Americans. Before visiting the museum, you may want to begin studying ‘fact versus fiction’ concerning indigenous cultures.
  • New Horizons; NASA's Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission
    The NASA New Horizons mission, scheduled to be launched in early 2006 and to reach Pluto in 2015, "is the first mission to the last planet -- the initial reconnaissance of Pluto-Charon and the Kuiper Belt." Find a mission overview, a FAQ, and facts about mission spacecraft and science. The section "P-K Bits" includes amusing facts.
  • New Science PPT
    Overview of 21st century science and tools ( for teachers and /teacher educators.
  • NPACI Envision
    Science stories written for the general public, introducing the computation behind 21st century science( appropriate for grades 7-16.
  • Ocean Explorer has selected the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration�s (NOAA) Ocean Explorer Web site as a winner of its 2003 Sci/Tech Web Awards, one of only five sites in the Earth and Environment category, The NOAA Ocean Exploration program strives to engage broad audiences to enhance America�s environmental literacy through the excitement of ocean discovery. Increasing this literacy requires high-quality, effective collaborations between ocean explorers and America�s teachers.
  • Ology
    A cleaver, animated site with activities related to "ology", the study of something. Website includes activities about genetics, paleontology,astronomy and biodiversity.
  • Origins, Arecibo, Astrobiology
    What are the limits of life? Explore surprising environments on Earth and elsewhere where life is or may be found.
  • Pathways to School Improvement, Critical Issues
    From the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), "Pathways to School Improvement" is an online library of reports and educational research intended to put schools on the path to meeting their educational and improvement goals. Report topics include assessment; how to deal with at-risk students; fostering greater family and community involvement; improving instruction; effective school leadership; literacy; math and science; professional development; and more.
  • Physics Education Technology ( PHET)
    produces fun, interactive simulations of physical phenomena. More than 35 simulations let students experiment with circuits, string tension, kinetic & potential energy, radios waves & electromagnetic fields, balloons & static electricity, ideal gas & buoyancy, velocity & acceleration, sound waves & the Doppler effect, & more.
  • Podcasting for K-12 Librarians
    Description: This 2006 article provides an introduction to podcasting, and looks at its applications in school libraries. Includes definitions, reasons to use podcasts, steps to creating your own podcasts, further reading, and podcasting resources (podcast content, directories, and recording software).
  • Portals of the World
    Portals to the World contain selective links providing authoritative, in-depth information about the nations and other areas of the world. They are arranged by country or area with the links for each sorted into a wide range of broad categories.
  • Preparing Young People to Excel in Computer Science
    Although computer science is an established discipline at the collegiate and post-graduate levels, its integration into the K-12 curriculum has not kept pace in the U.S. As a result, a serious shortage of information technologists exists at all levels.
  • Project Based Learning
    Part One, Guided Process, is designed to give participants a brief introduction to project-based learning. It answers the questions "Why is Project-Based Learning Important?"; "What is Project-Based Learning?"; and "How Does Project-Based Learning Work?" The Guided Process includes the Teaching About PBL section and a PowerPoint presentation, including presenter notes.
  • Project Interactivate
    Project Interactivate is mathmatics courseware developed by the Shodor Education Foundation in collaboration with classroom teachers, content experts, curriculum designers and educational technologists. The project contains more than ninety classroom tested interactive activities.
  • Race and Place , an African American Community in the Jim Crow South
    Race and Place: An African American Community in the Jim Crow South is a collaborative work with the Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies at UVA. The project examines the era of segregation in one community and explores African American politics, families, schools, businesses, churches, and other institutions to gain perspective on African American history and the culture of the segregated South.http://.
    Aiming to reduce the amount of tedious work a student must perform after writing a paper, has created a free-to-use web site that quickly produces "works cited" pages for its users in three simple steps. First, the user must choose from among three style formats--Modern Language Association, American Physiological Association, or Chicago citation style--as well as the type of medium (print, electronic, or audio/visual) and the source of the material (book, film, web site, newspaper, etc.).
  • Science Learning Network
    Science Learning Network Target Audiences Grades - with lessons in groupings of K-2 3-5 6-8 9-12 Review The Science Learning Network (SLN) is a gateway to some of the most exciting inquiry-based science resources on the Internet. The site is the product of a partnership among six science museums and is funded by Unisys and the National Science Foundation.
  • Silk Road Project for Teachers
    For Teachers� Silk Road Encounters Education Kit As a symbol of the crossroads between civilizations, peoples, and cultures, the Silk Roads offer rich materials for students to explore diverse but inter-related topics on geography, trade, art, music, religion, and history. This Kit supplements traditional classroom materials with a Sourcebook, interactive activity plans, audio and visual samplers, as well as reference materials.
  • Smithsonian Folklife and Oral History Interviewing Guide
    is now online at It presents guidelines that Smithsonian folklorists have developed over the years for collecting folklife and oral history from family and community members and features a concise, easy-to-use guide to conducting an interview, as well as sample questions that may be adapted to each interviewer's needs and circumstances. The Guide concludes with a few examples of ways to preserve and present findings, further readings, glossary, and sample information and release forms.
  • Star Schools Program
    - Use of mobile, handheld, and other emerging technologies in reading and math achievement in addition to supporting SES activities .
  • The early childhood education site for teachers and parents of children from birth through grade three. Includes resources for the education of children in infant, toddler, preschool, kindergarten, Head Start, school-age, and family child care programs.
  • Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership
    A web portal created for administrators, by administrators. Holds over 400 annotated resources to help school leaders make sure technology truly serves the needs of learning and school management.
  • TeraGrid Related Education Resources & Opportunites
    The Resource Providers of TeraGrid offer a variety of workshops, institutes, seminars and on-line learning resources to engage the community in making effective use of TeraGrid resources. A list of these learning opportunities across all of the Resource Provider sites is posted on the Education, Outreach and Training web pages at .
  • TerraServer
    TerraServer contains 3.3 tera-bytes of high resolution USGS aerial imagery and USGS topographic maps. You can locate imagery by clicking on the map above, entering a city or town name in the "Search TerraServer" form at the top of the page, or entering a U.S.
  • The Career Key
    Online career planning assessment, with interpretation The career testing is quite interesting, for career pathway thinking. .
  • The Center for History and New Media
    Since 1994, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) has used digital media and computer technology to change the ways that people scholars, students, and the general public--learn about and use the past. This great site combines "the most exciting and innovative digital media with the latest and best historical scholarship." From George Mason University.
  • The Computer Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W)
    is an action-oriented organization dedicated to increasing the number and scope of women participating in computing research and higher education. In addition to increasing the number of women involved, we also seek to increase the degree of success they experience and to provide a forum for addressing problems that often fall disproportionately within women's domain.
  • The Dolley Madison Project
    The Dolley Madison Project provides a window onto the domestic, political, and social worlds of Dolley Madison and on the development of elite Washington, D.C. society in the early national period.
  • The Dynamic Earth
    An interactive treasure trove for earth science scholars and students. Information is available in text form and in interactive multimedia.
  • The Encyclopedia of World History
    The good people at have long prided themselves on providing a host of important works online for the benefit of those seeking online edification. One of the more recent volumes they have placed on their site is The Encyclopedia of World History, edited by Peter N.
  • The Evaluation Center: Evaluation Support Services
    Created by The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University, the Evaluation Support Services Web site is intended to increase the use and improve the quality of program evaluations. Resources available include evaluation checklists, a glossary of evaluation terminology, a directory of evaluators, a directory of professional development opportunities related to evaluation, and a collection of user-submitted evaluation instruments.
  • The Globus Alliance
    The Globus Alliance is an international collaboration that conducts research and development to create fundamental Grid technologies. The Grid lets people share computing power, databases, and other on-line tools securely across corporate, institutional, and geographic boundaries without sacrificing local autonomy.
  • The Ground Beneath our Feet The History of Virginia since the Civil War
    The Modern Virginia History Project is a collaborative work with Central Virginia Educational Television Corporation. "The Ground Beneath Our Feet" documentary film series and web site covers Virginia history from 1865 to the present.
  • The K-12 Aeronautics Internet Textbook
    The principles of aeronautics for elementary and middle school children, presented in three levels in English and Spanish for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. Curriculum Bridges provides activities that show the relationships between aeronautics and math, language arts, social studies, visual/performing arts, and literature.
  • The Wise Guide
    This Wise Guide portal was designed to introduce you to the many fascinating, educational and useful resources available from the nation's library and one of the most popular Web sites of the federal government. The federal government and the Library of Congress, in particular, maintain and develop hundreds of Web sites.
  • The Museum of Afro American History Boston
    The Museum of Afro-American History is dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans in New England from the colonial period through the 19th century. This institution is "dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans during the colonial period in New England." The site features information about museum exhibits, the African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School, and the Black Heritage Trail (a "walking tour encompassing the largest collection of historic sites in the country relating to the life of a free African American community prior to the Civil War").
  • The Rosaleen Moldenhauer Memorial : Music History from Primary Sources
    A Guide to the Moldenhauer Archives: The Rosaleen Moldenhauer Memorial: Music History from Primary Sources: The Moldenhauer Archives at the Library of Congress contain approximately 3,500 items documenting the history of Western music from the medieval period through the modern era and are the richest composite gift of musical documents ever received by the Library. Before his death, Hans Moldenhauer (1906-1987) established a directive and provided funds for the Library of Congress to publish The Rosaleen Moldenhauer Memorial: Music History from Primary Sources: A Guide to the Moldenhauer Archives (2000).
  • The Tomb of Tutankhamon
    This is a site that puts you in the discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamon. You have the actual tour of the ways in which the tomb was originally explored after its discovery.
  • The Underground Railroad
    During the 1800s, over one hundred thousand enslaved fugitives sought freedom through the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad is the symbolic term given to the routes enslaved Black Americans took to gain their freedom as they traveled, often as far as Canada and Mexico.
  • The Valley of the Shadow
    The Valley of the Shadow Project takes two communities, one Northern and one Southern, through the experience of the American Civil War. The project on Augusta County, Virginia and Franklin County, Pennsylvania, creates a social history of the coming, fighting, and aftermath of the Civil War.
    With more than 100 million visitors to its site since 2003, has developed a reputation as a multifaceted, virtual research hub for students and teachers. Not only can visitors use this free web site to look up words--it features more than 1 million entries for words in general use--but they also can access a virtual encyclopedia, thesaurus, and reference guide, among other tools.
  • Understanding Prejudice
    An overview of research on prejudice has been translated into multiple languages as part of an American Psychological Association initiative known as "Prejudice in Any Language: The Prejudice Translation Project." .
  • USGS National Mapping Information
    The U.S. government has spent our tax dollars mapping and snapping its territories and the world.
  • Viewing the Earth
    You can view either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe. Images can be generated based on a full-colour image of the Earth by day and night, a topographical map of the Earth, up-to-date weather satellite imagery, or a composite image of cloud cover superimposed on a map of the Earth, a colour composite which shows clouds, land and sea temperatures, and ice, or the global distribution of water vapour.
  • Visible Proofs-Forensic Views of the Body
    Companion to a 2006-2008 exhibition that teaches about the history of forensic medicine, items in a forensic laboratory, and recent developments in forensic science. Features galleries of significant cases (such as the autopsy of President Lincoln), technologies, biographies of prominent scientists, and artifacts.
  • Visual Quantum Mechanics
    Designed to "introduce quantum physics to high school and college students who do not have a background in modern physics or higher level math." Utilizing the Shockwave plug-in, these "interactive computer visualizations and animations provide graphical descriptions of quantum effects." Site explores "properties of light emitting diodes, tunneling diodes, solar cells and even glow-in-the-dark toothbrushes are explored." From the Physics Education Research Group, Kansas State University.
  • Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories
    Features interviews with 23 former slaves (the oldest was 130 at the time of the interview). These nearly 7 hours ofrecordings provide a glimpse of what life was like for slaves & freedmen.
  • Witness & Response: September 11 Acquisitions
    Witness & Response: September 11 Acquisitions presents photos, prints, eye-witness accounts, headlines,books, magazines, songs, maps, & videotapes related to September 11, 2001. Photos of ground zero taken during & after the attacks by news photographers in New York City are included, as are press reactions from around the world.
  • World Summit on the Information Society
    WSIS Focus: World Summit on the Information Society "A World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is being planned by United Nations agencies. ..
  • Zoom Into Maps
    offers hundreds of historical maps -- maps showing European exploration of the Americas; migration, population, & economic activity; the growth of roads, railways, canals, river systems, telephone systems, telegraph routes, & radio coverage; landforms, recreational, & wilderness areas; troop movements, battle routes, & campsites during major U.S.military conflicts; & more. The collection features a 2003 map of U.S.
  • ‘Lost World’ of wildlife found in Indonesia
    Describing it as the discovery of a “Lost World,” conservation groups and Indonesia on Tuesday said an expedition to one of Asia’s most isolated jungles had found several dozen new species of frogs, butterflies, flowers and birds. * Life Science o Biological evolution + Species is the most fundamental unit of classification.