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  • Institutional impacts and organizational issues related to service-learning.
    Identifies issues related to infrastructure and support and possible solutions.
  • Preparing Counselors and Therapists: Creating Constructivist and Developmental Programs
    Written for those who will educate future counselors and psychotherapists, this book marks out a vision for counselor and psychotherapist training for the postmodern era. The book details specific practices that are grounded in constructivist and developmental principles including approaches to classroom instruction, field supervision, curriculum, admissions, student evaluation, and multicultural awareness.
  • ISTE National Educational Technology Standards and Performance Indicators
    Today's teacher preparation programs provide a variety of alternative paths to initial licensure. They address economic conditions, needs of prospective teachers, and the demands of employing school districts.
  •, 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.
  • Surveying the Landscape: Perceptions of Multicultural Support Services and Racial Climate at a Predominantly White University
    Examined how white and minority students at a predominantly white college perceived racial climate, student support services, multicultural courses, and attitudes toward cultural diversity on campus. Surveys indicated that white and minority students' perceptions varied, and campus support services were inadequate for creating an environment where minority students could have as positive an experience as white students.
  • Technology Integration Proficiency Rubric
    Technology Integration Proficiency Rubric Rubric for assessing teacher integration of technology.
  • Project Based Learning Checklist
    Project Based Learning Checklist from www4teachers and the High Plains Regional Technology in Education Consortium (check out the great tools at their site) - This is a cool site where you can easily build a checklist for or with your kids before they write, do an oral or multimedia presentation or an experiment. They will know what to look for when they self-evaluate their work.
  • 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.
  • The Nineteenth Century in Print
    Take a virtual trip into literary history with "The 19th Century in Print" "The Nineteenth Century in Print: The Making of America in Books and Periodicals" is a great resource for students to explore 19th-century American history through the words and pictures of the authors and illustrators of the period. This fully online collection is a part of the Making America project, a collaboration between Cornell University and the University of Michigan to preserve deteriorating texts, including 23 popular magazines and more than 1,500 books that illuminate themes central to American life in the mid- to late-19th century.
  • GT World
    GT WorldThis is a site for those caring for talented and gifted children. It provides definitions of terms and emoticons to be encountered on site; information on testing; some articles; and recommended reading for children, teens, gifted adults, and parents.
  • The Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy
    WHAT IS CSTEEP?The Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy (CSTEEP) is an educational research organization located at Boston College in the School of Education. Since its inception in 1980, CSTEEP has conducted research on:*testing, evaluation, and public policy*studies to improve school assessment practices*and international comparative research.CSTEEP conducts its work on both small and large scales, working with individual schools, districts, states, as well as countries to advance educational testing practices and policy, and to improve the quality and fairness of education.
  • Gina Amenta-Shin Ed. D.
    Gina is a member of ISTE's NETS for Teachers Writing Team and NSCD's Staff Development Standards for Online Learning Team . Through her past experiences as both a doctoral student and professor, Gina has developed multiple perspectives of distance learning - using interactive technology and virtual communities to facilitate online professional development.
  • Learning styles assessment
    Learning Styles AssessmentRead the word(s) in the left column and pick the description that best expresses how you usually handle each situation.This site contains a matrix to help the user to assess his or her learning styles.
  • 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.
    The Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology bridges education technology research to practice by offering research-based answers to critical questions. The site allows you to browse questions and answers, search for studies, and receive notification of new research related to your interests.
  • Practices for English Language learners: An overview of instructional practices for English Language Learners: Prominent themes and future directions
    Anyone involved with schools � especially urban schools � knows firsthand how often discussions of bilingual education generate more heat than light. In such a politically charged context, it is often difficult to know where to look for up-to-date and fair summaries of what research is discovering about best practices.
  • Developing Goal-Based Scenarios for Web Education
    Developing effective public education sites for the World Wide Web requires an understanding of both learning theories and what appeals to leisure learners. Research indicates that active learning modes are most effective, but leisure learners prefer passive entertainment experiences instead of more demanding interactive experiences.
  • The Campus Tour: Ritual and Community in Higher Education
    Examines the messages transmitted to prospective students during a particular ritual, the campus tour, discussing ways that members of a university communicate their expectations about becoming contributing members of the academic community. Describes three community discourses that serve as the theoretical foundation for the analysis.
  • PLP: Personal Learning Portfolio
    This "PLP" site supports online mentoring, development of work samples, goals and action plans for either individual students of groups. It facilitates validation of work and creation of portfolios of work demonstrating achievement.
  • Integrating Internet, Instruction and Curriculum) Engaged Learning Home Page
    The Fermilab LInC Online (Leadership Institute Integrating Internet, Instruction and Curriculum) Engaged Learning Home Page, links to online resources designed to help you understand the indicators of engaged learning, indicators of high technology performance and good project design. Categories include: Engaged Learning Project Simulations Investigating Engaged Learning Analyzing Project Elements Creating a Project Proposal Writing Your Project .
  • Asssessment and Technology
    Assessment &Technology Project Sampler.
  • InfoUse's Plane Math
    PlaneMath, is a way for you to learn cool things about math and aeronautics on the Internet! The main content is in Activities for Students. Each activity in Applying Flying includes the Lesson; Meet Me, which presents an individual involved in similar real life situations; a Group activity; and Teachers and Parents, which reviews the NCTM Math Standards, objectives, a list of materials needed, and suggestions for related problems.
  • Biocomplexity Biocomplexity Project is an initiative of the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium to develop strategies for integrating biocomplexity and its multidisciplinary approaches to problem solving in undergraduate education. Key goals of this project are to: 1.
  • 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.
  • The National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)
    The National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) is a partnership of UCLA, the University of Colorado, Stanford University, RAND, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Southern California, Educational Testing Service, and the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. The CRESST mission focuses on the assessment of educational quality, addressing persistent problems in the design and use of assessment systems to serve multiple purposes.
  • Scoring Guide for Student Projects
    Scoring Guide for Student Projects: Evaluating Content and the Effective Use of Computers Created by NCRTEC to evaluate the content knowledge and the effective use of technology in communicating ideas and information that is evident in the products that students create with computers. Click on Student Guide for Student Projects about half way down the page to go to the online tool.
  • Assessment Resources
    This PowerPoint presentation introduces the assessment process. It discusses the importance of assessment, standardized testing, authentic assessment, and rubrics.
  • Resources for a Multicultural Classroom. The Multicultural Resource Series, Volume 2
    This second volume in the series "Resources for a Multicultural Classroom" helps teachers develop creative ways to integrate multiculturalism into every curriculum, from science to literature. This annotated resource guide presents K-12 teachers with an extensive listing of print (biography, poetry, anthology, essay, fiction, research, and history), film and video, and electronic resources.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Class Web Rubric Builder
    Create and store web - based rubrics Keyword search for rubrics others have created .
  • 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.
  • ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment, Evaluation, Research Information
    The site claims to "provide balanced information concerning educational assessment, evaluation and research methodology." Maintains a popular full text library.
  • Ready to Teach Program
    - National telecommunications based programs to improve teaching in core curriculum areas and the development, production, and distribution of digital educational programming .
  • The Math Forum
    For mathematicians, math teachers, math students, and parents. Resources are broken down by grade level and type of math.
  • 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.
  • The European School Model Part I
    Describes the important aspects of the European Schools (ES) educational system, suggesting that its curriculum, which was designed for a multicultural and multilingual student body, has a great deal to offer internationally minded schools (both national and international). Discusses the benefits of the ES educational system from organizational, pedagogical, and social points of view.
  • Grade(s): 11 - 12 Teaching Calculus? This is a site for you. A site that has a recording of the Quadratic Formula Song is obviously full of creative ideas for helping students learn calculus.
  • Assessment Based on a Vision of Learning
    New Assessment for New Learning Guidebook I explores a new definition of learning which is based on cognitive, philosophical, and multicultural research perspectives. These perspectives suggest that meaningful learning occurs when a learner has a knowledge base that can be used with fluency to make sense of the world, solve problems, and make decisions.
  • Musical Plates: A Study of Plate Tectonics
    This project taps into some of the exciting applications of the Internet in education by having students access real time earthquake data, interact with experts online, and publish their own work Features: Hands-on investigation Lesson ideas Assessment Data sources Ask an expert Inquiry materials .
  • How Do You Like To Learn?
    How Do You Like To Learn?Comparing User Preferences and Visit Length of Educational Web Sites David T. Schaller and Steven Allison-Bunnell, Educational Web AdventuresMinda Borun and Margaret B.
  • "Mama," Affection, and Migration: Recommended Books about Latinos for Children and Adolescents
    Presents an annotated bibliography of books to teach children and adolescents about Latinos and the Latino culture. Topics of the books range from the spirit of the Latino folk arts to poetic expressions, migration stories, and insightful essays about Cuba under Castro.
  • Performance Assessment Links in Science
    (PALS) is an on-line, standards-based, continually updated resource bank of science performance assessment tasks indexed via the National Science Education Standards (NSES) and various other standards frameworks. Performance Assessment Links in Mathematics (PALM) is an on-line, standards-based, resource bank of mathematics performance assessment tasks indexed via the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
  • Geography Network
    The Geography Network is an online resource to discover and access geographic content, including live maps and data, from many of the world's leading providers.
  • Assessment Rubrics
    Assessment Rubrics from Kathy Schrock's web site. Now that we are using the Internet in the classroom to support instruction, it is important the area of assessment be addressed.
  • The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education
    The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education [pdf] The National Education Association (NEA) has a number of laudable public outreach programs, but the NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education may be one that is of special interest to teachers in particular. The primary function of the Foundation is to make grants that will improve public education across the nation, including those grants to honor teaching excellence and to create the necessary conditions to attract and retain accomplished teachers in high-need schools.
  • The George Lucas Educational Foundation, Edutopia
    GLEF uses the Web site, Edutopia Online, to celebrate the unsung heroes across our nation who are making "Edutopia" a reality. They have shown what can be done, often with the same number of resources as other schools and sometimes with fewer.
  • Assistive Media (AM)
    Assistive Media (AM) This site, intended for the "world-wide disability community," provides free audio files of readings of short literary works. Selections are "from reputable mainstream periodicals (The New Yorker, Harper's, Wired, Scientific American, Atlantic Monthly, Civilization, Smithsonian,...and more) and independent writers; providing an eclectic mixture of interesting and educational material." Files vary in length with most being under an hour of listening time, and may be listened to online or downloaded for personal use.
  • WestEd Technology Planning Toolkit
    The toolkit provides rubrics, checklists, and other guides for planning technology implementation. Where appropriate, links are provided to other sites that offer models of best practice, example plans, and additional tools and resources to support a more informed technology planning program.
  • Secondary Assessment tools
    On this site are many types of assessment tools for secondar teachers. Demonstrate mastery of content knowledge and process skills byknowing in advance the criteria for assessment.
  • National Geographic Teacher Community
  • The GLOBE Program
    GLOBE -- Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment is a worldwide network of students, teachers, and scientists working together to study and understand the global environment. Students and teachers from more than 9,500 schools in over 90 countries collect data that are then used by scientists and other researchers.
  • Teaching and Learning on the WWW "Why do exciting new applications of information technology .. seem to begin with a roar and...then stall and fade? " This paper puts forward one explanation for this phenomenon: that adopters of new technologies such as the WWW have as their primary focus the features of the new technology.
  • An Overview of Reading Comprehension Instruction, Past and Present
    This PowerPoint presentation on comprehension instruction is one of a series of presentations and workshops for teachers produced by Literacy Leaders as part of NREA coursework (Note: these workshops are copyrighted by NREA and the authors. You are welcome to use/adapt them to your school under two conditions: a) that you give credit to the author, and b) that you return a copy of improved/adapted versions of the workshop to the NREA in care of Joan Taylor ([email protected]).
  • Infusion of Multicultural Issues in Curricula: A Student Perspective
    Current or graduated students (n=132) at Colorado State University identified classroom incidents that had strengthened their understanding of multiculturalism. The 155 incidents were sorted into 18 categories of pedagogical techniques and classroom composition or dynamics that promoted multicultural awareness.
  • Schools on move: Stories of Urban Schools Engaged in Inclusive Journeys of Change(Benito Martinez Elementary, El Paso, TX) .
    The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education, funds the National Institute for Urban School Improvement to facilitate the unification of current general and special education reform efforts as these are implemented in the nation's urban school districts.
  • Workable Peace
    The Workable Peace project offers in-depth role plays on Guatemala, Northern Ireland, Ancient Greece, the Middle East, and Rwanda. These materials are designed to integrate into World History and Global Studies courses, and to teach history while also teaching skills of collaboration, problem-solving, and conflict resolution.
  • Encarta Schoolhouse
    Encarta SchoolhouseThis MSN Encarta site offers resources for teachers, including lesson plans, educational sites, and educational technologies.
  • The Role of Adult Literacy & Numeracy in Lifelong Learning and Socio-Economic Well-Being: ALNARC National Research Program, June 2001-June 2002. Feature
    An Adult Literacy and Numeracy Australian Research Consortium (ALNARC) program comprised four projects designed to integrate new research with analysis of past practices and provision. Preliminary themes were the perception of a "policy void" in regard to literacy and numeracy skills; professional development's tie to workplace practice and understanding of and compliance with reporting mechanisms; and problems when literacy and numeracy are collapsed as one.
  • NCREL's Indicators of Engaged Learning Profile Survey
    Take this survey to explore you own knowledge and teaching style in relation to Engaged Learning. Learning With Technology Profile Tool This profile tool will help you to compare your current instructional practices with a set of indicators for engaged learning and high-performance technology.
  • Module Maker
    Online Learning represents an exciting new way to structure and guide student research efforts so they will focus upon higher level thinking and rich electronic resources along with good print resources like books and live data from sources such as interviews. Reseach modules can be an effective way of addressing the most challenging new state standards.
  • Cityscapes: Eight Views from the Urban Classroom
    The Urban Sites Network of the National Writing Project was conceived, designed, and implemented as a national teacher inquiry network for urban sites of the National Writing Project. The goal of the Urban Sites Network has been to develop, articulate, and implement a new agenda for National Writing Project sites serving larger cities.
  • Managing content in e-learning environments
    The use of e-learning environments to support teaching and learning has had great impact on the way content is developed and managed. In most cases, both teachers and students have had to re-adapt the way they prepare, access and engage with educational matter.
  • Real Time Data Sets
    Many of our classroom projects use realtime data sites that are difficult to find. This page contains links to some of the most compelling Internet web sites for educational use.
  • Computer Crime: A Lesson Plan for Teachers of Elementary and Middle School Children
    Computer Crime: A Lesson Plan for Teachers of Elementary and Middle School Children looks at issues in the field of computer crime, including predatory behavior and breaking into systems to vandalize and/or steal information and intellectual property. The site also offers a "Code of Responsible Computing" as developed by the Computer Learning Foundation.
  • Using Teaming, Active Learning, and Technology to Improve Instruction.
    Discusses the Technology Enhancing Achievement in Middle School (TEAMS) approach to classroom design, which incorporates interdisciplinary teams, active learning, and technology as an instructional tool.
  • Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice
    Recent decades have witnessed significant developments in the field of educational assessment. New approaches to the assessment of student achievement have been complemented by the increasing prominence of educational assessment as a policy issue.
  • Measuring More than Technology Use
    Since every teacher and classroom is unique, teachers' lessons and examples of student work may differ for teachers at the same grade levels or subject areas. Schools that align the standards to the curriculum coordinate what is learned for each subject and grade.
    Features reviewed resources for teaching about asteroids, astrobiology, the big bang theory, black holes, cosmology, dark matter, galaxies, the Milky Way, telescopes & satellites, planet formation, planetary atmospheres, space exploration, stars, the sun, & more. (NSF) Welcome to the alpha test version of, a collection of Astronomy 101 digital resources for teachers and students.
  • Technology and Teacher Preparation: Towards a Humanistic Framework
    This paper examines the place of technology in augmenting future teachers' conceptual awareness and professional skills, highlighting major assumptions about integrating technology into teacher preparation programs (e.g., students have some level of technological literacy prior to entering school, computers are basic necessities in today's schools, and technological literacy is a major skill that must be integrated in education).
  • 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.
  • Performance Assessment Links in Mathematics
    (PALM) is an on-line, standards-based, resource bank of mathematics performance assessment tasks indexed via the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
  • National Teacher Training Institute
    This group specializes in technology integrated lesson plans which used to be only available in their institutes. As they travel around the country teaching educators to utilize video, the Internet, and other emerging technologies in their curriculum.
  • 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.
  • Balanced Assessment
    Balanced Assessment offers over 300 mathematics assessment tasks for grades K-12. Topics and activities include averages, addition, area, batting orders, bicycle rides, chance of rain, chance of survival, cheetah's lunch, classroom groups, cost of living, dart boards, detective stories, Fermi estimates, genetic codes, gestation and longevity, graphing, gravity, intersections, logarithms, oil consumption, rectangles, rising prices, squares and circles, stock market, triangles, volume, and more.
  • A professional development school partnership: Conflict and collaboration
    The Professional Develpment School (PDS) is one of the most prominent, compelling, and recent models of teacher education reform. For decades efforts have been made to reform the U.S.
  • 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.
  • Handheld
    HandheldComputer ActivitySuggestionsOrganizing and PlanningReferenceInformationData GatheringData Manipulation and DisplayIndividual LearningCommunicating and Collaboration.
  • Planet Quest at the Jet Propulsion Labs, this website offers online resources as well as offline activities for middle school and high school students. Highlighting the technology of interferometry (a method employing the interference of electromagnetic radiation to make highly precise measurements of the angle between the two rays of light), students can begin to understand how this technology can change our knowledge of the universe and the search for life on other planets.
    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.
  • 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.
  • Mars Project
    Some of the children in today's schools will grow up to be be the first people to set foot on Mars. Preparing them for this experience is the objective of the Mars Project.
  • Blueprint for incorporating service learning: a basic, developmental, K-12 service learning typology.
    Provides a developmental framework for K-12 service learning and distinguishes three levels of service learning: Community Service, Community Exploration, and Community Action.
  • SEED (Spreading Educator to Educator Developments)
    This web site contains resources and stories about HIgh-Quality Teaching and Learning with Technology (HQTLT) including 110 SEED "Packets," teacher-develeped units of study in all content areas and grade levels, available free for your use.
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    Link to AERA's reports, journal abstracts, and the online version of Educational Researcher.
  • Art Becomes the Fourth R
    In an era where students design web sites and integrate video, graphics, and animation into their presentations, art is becoming the new literacy. Art education promotes self-expression, cognitive and attitudinal improvement, multicultural awareness, and personal growth.
  • Building Support for Comprehensive School Improvement Programs
    Building Support for Comprehensive School Improvement Programs Offers an array of publications on components of comprehensive school improvement, professional development, community engagement, selection of classroom instructional approaches, and resource allocations, among other topics.
  • 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.
  • has information about poetry contests, calendars of poetry readings and a larger audio archive than either of the other two sites. The "Listening Booth", including authors such as Randall Jarrell, Robert Penn Warren and W.B.
  • Astronomy and Space Classroom Resources
    provides lessons and web resources from the National Science Digital Library. Learn about amateur telescope making, black holes, UFOs, astronomy research, myths and misconceptions about astronomy, space weather, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the structure and evolution of the universe.
  • The Dirksen Congressional Center's Web Suite
    The Dirksen Congressional Center conducts programming in four areas: historical collections, research, education, and community service. Select from the list on the left to learn more about specific programs.
  • Online Biology Book
    Online Biology Book is just a very good bio resource that you don't have to lug around in your backpack, you'll really appreciate this site. Hosted by Estrella Mountain Community College in Avondale, Arizona, the site serves as a handy alternative to the 1,000-plus-page introductory "principles of biology" textbooks you'll find in any college bookstore or teachers store and you can use it for demonstrations and experiments.
  • Questacon, Australia's National Science and Technology Center
    Welcome to Questacon, Australia's National Science & Technology Centre! Questacon runs exciting educational programmes and exhibitions both in our headquarters in Canberra, and all around Australia! Here in Canberra your class can spend an evening or even sleepover at Questacon, see a science show or have the Questacon Balloon visit your school! Find more on our teacher's calendar. If you're in Sydney we have the Science Squad, and maybe the Shell Questcon Science Circus or Questacon Smart Moves team will be coming your way if you live further away.
  • The Accidental Scientist
    The accidental scientistGrades: 4 - 12Synopsis: Even if your idea of cooking is to open a can of soup and nuke it for two minutes, you're sure to enjoy this tasty and informative web site. Aside from recipes for pickles, fudge, and sourdough bread, you'll learn what's cooking behind the scenes: the science of fermentation, for example, or the makeup of meat.
  • Biology Classroom Resources
    provides lessons and resources from the National Science Digital Library. Learn about cells, slugs, whales and dolphins, lions and tigers, turtles, biotechnology, biodiversity, genomics, paleontology, and Tyrannosaurus rex.
  • 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.
  • Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL
    Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL):"McREL, located in Aurora, Colorado, is a private, nonprofit organization whose purpose is to improve education through applied research and development. McREL provides products and services, primarily for K-12 educators, to promote the best instructional practices in the classroom.
  • 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.
  • What is Rubistar?
    RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch. Go to the tutorial (it includes information on changing categories, their headings and content) analyze rubric data.
  • Explore Your Knowledge
    Explore Your Knowledge challenges students to try their hand at 4th and 8th grade math & science questions taken from the Third International Mathematics & Science Study.
  • Assessment from North Central Regional Educational Laboratory
    The Critical Issues Directory from North Central Regional Educational Laboratory.
  • Computer Technology and Instructional Reform
    This site distributes research information from the national survey, Teaching, Learning, and Computing--1998, a study of teachers' use of computer technology, their pedagogies, and their school context. More than 4,000 teachers and related technology coordinators and school principals participated in the study.
  • If I Teach This Way, Am I Doing My Job? Constructivism in the Classroom
    If I Teach This Way, Am I Doing My Job? Constructivism in the Classroom -Article describes the value of integrating technology with student-centered, meaningful, and engaging learning experiences based on constructivist theory.
  • Plannning for September 11 Observance
    Looking Back: 9/11 Across America - Acoustic Exhibit. The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (CDS) has compiled an acoustic exhibit from over 300 hours of recordings from the American Folklife Center's call for documentation on the immediate reactions of average Americans to the September 11 attacks.
  • Teaching Best Practices
    Organization: The Office of Technology for Education at Carnegie Mellon • Abstract: A comprehensive website devoted to the enhancement of teaching through the use of instructional best practices, technology and assessment. Includes information about course design, common teaching problems, using technology, understanding student audiences, and the ongoing assessment of teaching.
  • Classroom Support
    Classroom SupportThese resources help education professionals assess skill levels for both teachers and students, and set grade-appropriate goals for students. This section also includes links to education information, provides teachers with ideas for technology-based lesson plans, and includes the tools necessary for creating appropriate use policies for these new technologies.
  • 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).
  • Core Knowledge
    A lesson bank for grades K-8 that follow the integrated curriculum principles of the Core Knowledge Foundation, which are explained on the website's home page.
  • The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education
    Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education provides inquiry-based activities and collaborative projects in science and math. Topics include real-time weather and climate data, air pollution, remote sensing data, the Gulf Stream, water use and testing around the world, boiling water, plants and animals in your schoolyard, measuring the circumference of earth, population growth, and tracking a real airplane in flight to see how vectors and trigonometry are used for navigation.
  • Radio-Locator
    Radio Locator lists all known sites on the Internet that publish information about broadcast radio stations. Currently more than 10,000 radio stations around the world are linked.
  • How Does Project-Based Learning Work?
    "We've got to know the curriculum. We've got to know the standards inside and out.
  • 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.
  • Teaching with Picture Books in the Middle School
    Arguing that picture books have much to offer students in the upper grades (including middle school and even high school students), this book discusses using picture books to stimulate students' thinking in a variety of topic areas.
  • 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.
  • Astronomy and Space Classroom Resources
    provides lessons and web resources from the National Science Digital Library. Learn about amateur telescope making, black holes, UFOs, astronomy research, myths and misconceptions about astronomy, space weather, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the structure and evolution of the universe.
  • Balanced Assessment
    From 1993 to 2003, the Balanced Assessment in Mathematics Program existed at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The project group developed a large collection of innovative mathematics assessment tasks for grades K to 12, and trained teachers to use these assessments in their classrooms.
  • 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.
  • A Guide to Evaluation Primers
    Organization: Association for the Study and Development of Community (ASDC) / Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Abstract: An orientation guide to handbooks and basic primers (introductory pieces) on program evaluation. Primers are directed toward the non-expert, explaining some of the central issues in evaluation and why they are important.
  • Education for All
    Education for All (EFA)The major focus of this searchable site are the findings of basic education assessments of 180 countries. The reports for each country contain funding; issues and goals; statistics on enrollment; literacy; educational levels of teachers; academic and vocational education; evaluation of early childhood, primary, and secondary instruction; and more.
  • NCLB
    In trying to use technology * What do we know about appropriate ways to enhance student learning with technology? * How can technology change the nature of teaching and learning? What are resources that can help teachers incorporate technology into their learning landscape.
  • 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.
  • What is a digital library, Anymore , Anyway
    "What Is a Digital Library Anymore, Anyway? Beyond Search and Access in the NSDL" by Carl Lagozei, Dean B. Kraffti, Sandy Payettei, and Susan Jesurogaii D-LIB MAGAZINE, vol.

  • Build a Prairie Game
    The prairie is one of North America's great ecosystems and a vital habitat for many plants and animals. Over 98% of the prairie has been lost in the past 150 years�but some people are trying to bring it back, hectare by hectare.
  • Portfolios
    special focus area - portfolios and many websites for examination of the use of portfolios.Article: Student Portfolios 24 KB / 6 pgs)To read and print PDF files, get the Acrobat Reader.Portfolios for Assessment and Instruction, article by Judith Arter et. al. rubrics for portfolios portfolios: Webfolios use of portfolios for specific skills/disciplines of portfolio for assessment of student outcomes use of portfolio for certification assessment project at SIU at Edwardsville Guide to the Development of Professional Portfolios resources
  • Constructivism and the Five E's
    Constructivism and the Five E's - explanation of the five E's approach: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate (Miami Museum of Science). This is a website to guide teachers and students thinking about learning and helps to assess and share ways of constructivist teachings.
  • How Teaching Matters: Bringing the Classroom Back Into Discussions
    How Teaching Matters: Bringing the Classroom Back Into Discussions ofTeacher Quality, by Harold Wenglinsky, October 2000. This study linksstudent achievement in mathematics and science to three aspects of teacherquality: teacher inputs, such as education levels, professionaldevelopment, and classroom practices.
  • KITE - 1000 cases on how to integrate technology in K-12 classrooms
    KITE is a case-based reasoning system that is designed to help K-12 teachers to integrate technology in their classroom. The system has a 1000 cases (July 2003) and has multiple options to search to the context of the teacher.
  • Resource Listing for Weather and Climate
    *Instruction - This document is intended to assist those who teach weather and climate at any level from pre-school through introductory college level courses, by listing some of the available instructional resources. Teachers will find information about resources from the American Meteorological Society and Project Atmosphere including the formation of the Atmospheric Education Resource Agent (AERA) network, DataStreme, AAAS, the American Geological Institute, and others, with information about audiovisual materials, computer software, and data sources.
  • Assessment Help for Teachers
    Teachers make judgments about students every day, based on such formal and informal appraisals of their work as classroom observation, homework assignments, and teacher-made quizzes. Soon, they'll have the first set o fprofessional standards to help guide them in making such decisions.The 220-page "Student Evaluation Standards" is on track to be approved this week by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation, a nonprofit group whose members represent 18 national education organizations.
  • Assessment Research by Roberta Furger
    Academic research points to the benefits -- and identifies ongoing challenges -- of implementing performance assessments in K-12 classrooms. Studies also identify the impact technology can have and is having on both classroom and large-scale assessments.
  • Kathy Schrock Assessment Page
    Kathy Schrock Assessment Page A collection of assessment rubrics that may be helpful to you as you design your own, including web page rubrics, subject specific and general rubrics, educator technology skills rubrics, articles and information on assessment, rubrics, electronic portfolios, and report cards.
  • Preparing Limited English Proficient Persons for the Workplace. ERIC Digest No. 215
    This digest describes cultural considerations and effective approaches for limited English proficient (LEP) individuals' workforce development, including the impact of recent training legislation. LEP persons often come from both a different language background and a very different cultural background; so English-language instruction must provide cultural and linguistic orientation.
  • The collaboration process in professional development schools: Results of a meta-ethnography, 1990-1998.
    Examined the characteristics of the college-school collaboration process in Professional Development Schools (PDSs), using meta-ethnography to analyze 20 case studies about the PDS collaboration process. Results yielded 12 themes about the collaboration process (e.g., unwillingness to work with others, prior relationships, sustained funding, miscommunication, strains in intra-organizational relations, and conflicting organizational goals).
  • Science Motivation in the Multicultural Classroom
    The authors discusse how to integrate into the curriculum the interests of children of all ethnic backgrounds. They include a rubric for multicultural contributions to science.
  • Supporting and Questioning Representation
    Takes up issues of representation, identity, and authenticity while sharing a list of Asian, Asian American, and Polynesian children's books. Encourages readers to use this list in constructing their multicultural classrooms while simultaneously reflecting on the issues complicating their own review processes.
  • Computer Rules Prevent Problems! An article that gives ideas for computer rules to prevent problems with students and the computer.
  • Why Rural Matters 2003: The Continuing Need for Every State to Take Action on Rural Education
    Why Rural Matters 2003: The Continuing Need for Every State to Take Action on Rural Education. Nearly one in three of America's school-age children attend public schoolsin rural areas or small towns of fewer than 25,000 people.
  • Assessment of Learning
    Assessmen is the systematic, on-going, iterative process of monitoring learning in order to determine what we are doing well and what we must improve. Assessment involves observing, describing, collecting, recording, scoring, and interpreting information.
  • Inexorable and Inevitable: The Continuing Story of Technology and Assessment
    An article in the new online publication, the Journal of Technology,Learning, and Assessment, argues that the inexorable advance of technologywill force fundamental changes in the format and content of assessment.Source: Journal of Technology,.
  • African American Acculturation and Black Racial Identity: A Preliminary Investigation
    Authors examine the relationship between acculturation and racial identity among African Americans. One hundred eighty-seven African American students completed the Black Racial Identity Attitude Scale and the African American Acculturation Scale (AAAS).
  • Create Rubrics for PBL Activities
    RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch. RubiStar now provides a way for you to analyze the performance of your whole class.
  • Assessments of Multimedia Technology in Education
    This is a Bibliography of a growing body of research devoted to assessing the effectiveness of multimedia in all levels of education, including corporate and military training.
  • Blogs in Education
    This page is designed to provide you some resources if you want to get started using blogs for yourself or with your students. The use of blogs in instructional settings is limited only by your imagination.
  • Organizational Learning and School Change
    This article deals with the organizational learning and institutional changes. Authors studied the nature of organizational learning and the leadership practices in Australian high schools.
  • 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.
  • Virtual Jamestown
    Virtual Jamestown is a research-teaching-learning project to explore the legacies of the Jamestown settlement and "the Virginia experiment." .
  • Balanced Assessments
      Balanced Assessment offers over 300 mathematics assessment tasks for grades K-12. Topics and activities include averages, addition, area, batting orders, bicycle rides, chance of rain, chance of survival, cheetah's lunch, classroom groups, cost of living, dart boards, detective stories, Fermi estimates, genetic codes, gestation and longevity, graphing, gravity, intersections, logarithms, oil consumption, rectangles, rising prices, squares and circles, stock market, triangles, volume, and more.
    Extensive collection of briefly annotated links for teachers, administrators, and parents, organized into categories, or browse an alphabetical subject/keyword list. Includes specific subjects (animals, science, etc.) as well as specialized educational resources (home schooling, standards&assessment, etc.).
  • Critical Issues in School Reform: A Community of Learners: Souhegan High School
    These Workshops combine video clips recorded in real classrooms with useful suggestions and lively discussion by practicing teachers and content experts.
  • The Coastal Ocean Observatory Laboratory room (aka COOLroom)
    The Rutgers Marine and Coastal Sciences (RMCS), in conjunction with the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JCNERR) has addressed the need for innovative materials that provide educators with the knowledge and skills they need to develop scientific literacy in their students The COOL Classroom is a series of Internet-based instructional modules that link middle and high school classrooms with active research investigations at the Rutgers Marine & Coastal Sciences (RMCS) COOLroom, a collaboration of oceanographers studying the coastal ocean off the coast of New Jersey. Here you will find information about how to use the COOL projects and printable teachers guides.
  • Assessment for Learning
    There is another way in which assessments can contribute to the development of effective schools, one that has been largely ignored.The evolution of assessment in this country over the past five decades has led to the strongly held view that school improvement requires the articulation of high achievement standards, transformation of those expectations into rigorous assessments, and expectation that educators will be held accountable for student achievement as reflected in student test scores.
  • FiftyCrows TV/News Media
    - This organization supports and promotes Social Change Photography because they believe that "Images inspire people to act." Once you see the photo and video essays on this site your view of world events will never be the same. You will be inspired to make the world a more just place.
  • The GEEE in Genome
    - "With more than 200 richly illustrated and interactive pages, The Geee! In Genome Web site invites visitors to learn about genes, stem cells, GMOs, cloning and the diversity of life. Primarily targeted at high school students and teachers, there are curriculum-based educational resources, ethical debates, interactive games and opinion polls." You'll need the free Flash player for some of the site.
  • An Educator's Guide to Evaluating The Use of Technology in Schools and Classrooms
    Developed by the American Institutes for Research for the U.S. Department of Education, this guide is intended as an informal introduction to various assessment techniques that schools, districts, and individuals might use to evaluate local technology initiatives.
  • Practicing What We Teach:how learning theory can guide development of online educational activities
    Practicing What We Teach:how learning theory can guide development of online educational activitiesDavid T. Schallerand Steven Allison-Bunnell,Educational Web Adventures (Eduweb)http://www.eduweb.comAbstractSince the World Wide Web became in 1994 the first new mass medium since television, online learning design has evolved at Internet speed, taking in less than a decade what it took exhibit design over a century to develop in sophistication.
  • The Role of Assessment in a Learning Culture
    In October 2000, Lorrie A. Shepard discusses "the kind of assessment that can be used as a part of instruction to support and enhance learning." The article is published by Educational Researcher Online.
  • Evaluation Design and Tools
    Walker's evaluation design model is intended to help answer three basic questions:1. Why should you evaluate your project?2.
  • A Love of Monsters: Gargoyles and Architectural Details in New York City
    This site is a wondrous tour of the gargoyles and other creatures lurking on the buildings of New York City. Creator Amelia Wilson shares with us her eye for detail on a "virtual stroll" through areas of the city.
  • Towards a Sociocultural Framework in the EFL Classroom
    This paper presents the results of a study of sociocultural materials used with approximately 50 primary and secondary school teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) in Andalusia, Spain. Because Spain is becoming a more culturally diverse society, and will become even more so in the future as it joins the European Union, the Spanish Ministry of Education has decided to reform the entire Spanish education system from the primary through the university level.
  • Using Educational Technology To Teach Cultural Assessment
    A module to prepare nursing students to conduct cultural assessments of patients covers multicultural health care environments, genogram skills, self-awareness, theoretical lenses, and cross-cultural communication skills. Instructional materials use multimedia CD-ROM and web-based technologies.
  • UCLA Center for Communication Policy
    On January 29, 2003, the third report of the UCLA Center for Communication Policy's Internet Project was released. The series of reports, collectively titled "Surveying the Digital Future", seeks to understand and document "theimpact of online technology on America." Many aspects of online behavior are analyzed in the latest report, revealing several trends in Internet usage.
  • Education Policy Analysis Archives
    This is an archived set of resources on education policy.A peer-reviewed scholarly electronic journalEPAA is published by the Education Policy Studies Laboratory, More than 1.5 million articles downloaded since 1993. These research articles would be of service to many seeking research answers to current practices in education..Editor: Gene V Glass, [email protected].
  • Curricular Resources
    Curricular ResourcesA collection of teachers' curricula on a wide range of subjects including various aspects of literature, student diversity, music, environmental science, law, film, science, race and ethnicity, political science, folklore, art and architecture, theater, history, adolescents and their health, technology, the sixties, and many more. From the Fellows of the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute.
  • CARET: Center for Applied Research in Education Technology
    CARET bridges education technology research to practice by offering research-based answers to critical questions.
  • Washington During the Civil War
    Washington During the Civil War: The Diary of Horatio Nelson Taft, 1861-1865Although diaries are personal memoirs not usually meant for public viewing,they can sometimes reveal history more vividly and accurately then actualhistory books. With that said, Washington during the Civil War: The Diary ofHoratio Nelson Taft presents three manuscript volumes, totaling 1,240digital images, that document daily life in Washington, DC through the eyesof Horatio Nelson Taft (1806-1888).
  • The Children Are Watching: How the Media Teach about Diversity. Multicultural Education Series
    This book provides an insight into the role that the mass media play in the broad educational process, especially in the ways that young people develop their beliefs and feelings about human diversity. The book also offers insights and ideas for grappling with the media teaching-learning process and for understanding its implications for diversity-related education.
  • World Wind
    World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth. ..
  • Distance Education: Issues and Concerns A major concern among educators and educational administrators is the fear that distance education will replace traditional education. Comments on this site offer a broader perspective—one that views distance education as a means for opening up new possibilities to expand educational opportunities and to enhance education in the classroom.
  • Teaching about Diversity Issues
    The authors describe a course designed to help preservice teachers get in touch with their own attitudes and beliefs during an assignment that involves individuals from different backgrounds. Students' and teachers' perspectives on this learning experience are presented, focusing on such issues as religion, culture, social class, race, and teenage mothers.
    very useful site for eery one.
  • Connected Teacher
    Connected TeacherConnected Teacher is a free community resource for educators for sharing insights, finding new lesson plans, or visiting the links to educational materials for educators. As a member, you can get expert advice, meet teachers from your area, or report on what's going on in your classroom.
  • A Paper on Action Research
    What is Action Research? Action research is known by many other names, including participatory research, collaborative inquiry, emancipatory research, action learning, and contextural action research, but all are variations on a theme. Put simply, action research is "learning by doing" - a group of people identifies a problem, does something to resolve it, sees how successful their efforts were, and, if not satisfied, tries again.
  • Center for Media Literacy
    All about teaching media literacy The components of inquiry-based media literacy using the Five Core Concepts and CML's Five Key Questions of Media Literacy.    I.
    features reviewed resources for teaching about asteroids, astrobiology, the big bang theory, black holes, cosmology, dark matter, galaxies, the Milky Way, telescopes & satellites, planet formation, planetary atmospheres, space exploration, stars, the sun, & more. (NSF) Welcome to the alpha test version of, a collection of Astronomy 101 digital resources for teachers and students.
  • The Assessment Program at NWREL
    The Assessment Program at NWREL is dedicated to providing the highest quality research, services and products for teachers and schools across the nation and world. CommunicationOur unique approach to oral communication assessment and instruction reinforces both academic and career-related communication competencies.Listed below you will find the NWREL Oral Communication Scoring Guidelines (Rubrics).Scoring GuidesCustomer Service Communication RubricsThe CSR (customer service representative) rubric is a modified version of the EAR model and can be used for instruction and assessment of work-related communication behaviors. Applications include school-to-work and business settings.EAR Related to SCANS Comparison ChartThe E.A.R.
  • Mocular Stepping Stones
    features online activities, including simulations, to help students understand 10 key concepts underlying many biological processes. Topics include atomic structure, random motion, spatial equilibrium, strong chemical bonds, compounds, intermolecular forces, self-assembly, proteins, chemical reactions and catalysis, DNA, and biologica.
  • Reporting School Quality in Standards-Based Accountability Systems
    "Reporting School Quality in Standards-Based Accountability Systems," Spring 2001, from the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing. Researcher Robert L.
  • About The Advanced Applications Database (AAD)
    The NLANR Advanced Applications Database provides a wealth of information on applications and resources, with pointers to many research groups in many fields across the country and around the world. At present this collection includes over 4,000 applications, projects, and resources from more than 30 countries with nearly 1,000 contact personnel.
  • The Teachers Corner
    The Teachers Corner site contains a wide range of lesson plans and activities,organized by subject area, for primary and middle school students.
  • Conditions, Concessions, and the Many Tender Mercies of Learning through Multicultural Literature
    Explores how students constructed their own texts and meanings when they were required to read, interpret, and critique unfamiliar text written about underrepresented people. Presents the concepts "conditions," "concessions," and many "tender mercies" of learning through multicultural literature when presented as new literature to a heterogeneous mix of students.
  • National Science Foundation User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation
    • National Science Foundation • Abstract: An excellent overview of the project/program evaluation process with a comparison of the various research methods used in evaluation. Also includes a bibliography of additional resources and a glossary.
  • PBS LiteracyLink
    Literacy Link is a "public broadcasting initiative that links underserved and hard-to-reach adults and their teachers to quality adult basic education and GED preparation tools using technology." Online lessons with a teacher, video clips, and programs with local PBS affiliates help adult learners improve reading, math, writing, GED, and basic workplace skills. Literacy educators have access to professional development resources and training.
  • The Virtual Cave
    This site tells the story of caves in words and pictures: what's in them and how it got there. Because caves are so diverse, I've split them into four underground realms.
  • Resources for Educators
    Resources for Educators - This pages offers teachers many resources including sites where courses and projects are offered. (See Courses in Meteorology for Teachers in directory on left hand side of page.) These include projects developed for teacher training from the American Meteorological Society's Education program.
  • Educational Technology: Media for Inquiry, Communication, Construction, and Expression
    This is a way for teachers to understand, not just the Internet, but the use of technology as media. We describe a new way of classifying uses of educational technologies, based on a four-part division suggested years ago by John Dewey: inquiry, communication, construction, and expression.
  • Discover Our Earth
    Welcome to the Teacher's Guide to Cornell University's Discover Our Earth pages. The Discover Our Earth project provides a variety of resources designed to help you and your students explore Earth processes by accessing primary Earth science data.
  • 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.
  • Classroom Assessment
    Classroom AssessmentTeachers share their strategies for assessing their student's work and their teaching.Assessing Student Learning--and My Teaching--Through Student JournalsThis physics teacher finds the challenges of using student journals as an embedded assessment strategy are amply repaid by the benefits.Assessing Student Understanding with Interactive-Collaborative-Electronic Learning Logsby Paul HickmanA Massachusetts science teacher describes how technology enhances communication between student research groups and their teacher.Implementing Portfolios and Student-Led Conferencesby Jennifer WilliamsThis middle school teacher in Minnesota devised an assessment strategy that caught on with teachers of all subject areas.Using Self Evaluation with Fourth Gradersby Leah PoynterElementary school is not too early to help students learn to assess their own achievement. A veteran teacher tells how.
  • Assessing the Impact of Technology on Teaching and Learning: Student Perspectives
    Assessment of Instructional Technology Tools Organization: Middle Tennessee State University • Focus: evaluates the effectiveness of instructional technology by its impact on the depth and breadth of content covered, student performance, and good teaching practices that were widely acknowledged as catalysts for improved learning. • Method: Survey.
  • NASA's new Kids Club Web site
    NASA's new Kids' Club Web site features animated, colorful, entertaining, and educational activities for K-4 students. Interactive games on the site teach children about exploring space, building and launching rockets, keeping airplanes on schedule, and how a comet travels through the solar system.
  • Thematic Literature and Curriculum for English Language Learners in Early Childhood Education. ERIC Digest
    The incorporation of age- and language-appropriate thematic literature into the early childhood curriculum can stimulate content-based academic learning for English language learners (ELLs). This systematic approach is particularly beneficial to young ELLs ages 3 through 8, because it provides background knowledge and cultural information along with opportunities to hear, speak, and interact with carefully crafted language in thematic and story contexts.
  • Voices of Varied Racial Ethnicities Enrolled in Multicultural/Antiracist Education Computer and Telecommunication Courses: Protocols for Multicultural Technology Education Reform
    Two case studies involving graduate education majors illustrate how multicultural/antiracist education and computer-mediated communication can interact successfully and further broaden cultural sensitivity in technology through diverse perceptions and contributions. Facilitating factors included theory-to-practice concepts, Internet dialogue, and student/teacher interactions.
  • Learning about Culture through Dance in Kindergarten Classrooms
    Describes how dance was incorporated into African and Native American cultural study units. Notes that when dance was used, children's participation level was high and they showed evidence of integrating new knowledge into current information.
  • Life Along The Faultline
    Under some conditions, the earth can behave like a liquid when an earthquake hits. With a baking pan full of sand, some water, and a brick, you can see this for yourself Features: Lesson ideas Graphics/Multimedia .
  • 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.
  • Passport to Knowledge
    An ongoing series of "electronic field trips to scientific frontiers" which uses interactive television and online computer networks to "take" students to frontier research areas research. Contact: Passport to Knowledge, P.O.
  • Estrategias para mejorar los resultados academicos para las latinas (Strategies for Improving the Educational Outcomes of Latinas). ERIC Digest
    The educational experiences of Latinas are affected by the interaction of many factors, including poverty, racism, sexual harassment, and lack of English language proficiency. The author of this Spanish-language digest presents a range of strategies that schools can employ to promote the academic achievement of Latinas.
  • Animal Diversity Web
    Animal Diversity Web (Scientific American Sci/Tech award) This well-organized site does what's nearly impossible: offers an easy-to-understand explanation of biological names and how they relate to evolution. And there's more here than just family trees.
  • "Knots on a Counting Rope": Teaching Stories
    Argues that reflecting on important "marker" stories in people's lives by using counting ropes (based on the children's book "Knots on a Counting Rope" by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault) helps students and teachers make sense of their complex worlds.
  • Literacy and Bilingualism: A Handbook for ALL Teachers
    This handbook provides background information, ideas for classroom instruction, and suggestions for reflective practice for teachers of literacy and bilingual students. All approaches described here encourage the integration of all language skills in teaching literacy.
  • Learning Styles and On-line Interactives
    Learning Styles and On-line Interactives David T. Schaller and Steven Allison-Bunnell, Eduweb Minda Borun, Franklin Institute Science Museum Learning styles may give us insight into the diverse ways that people view and interact with on-line learning interactives.
  • 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 Science and Technology - Via S. Vittore 21 - 20123 Milano - Italy Tel.
  • 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.