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  • Between the Lions
    Tying in with the television program of the same name, this site offers interactive stories and games for children learning to read and write. Information for parents about the importance of reading to their children, using the local library, and ways to connect art and writing is also included.
  • 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.
  • Canela Indians ( of Brazil)
    The Canela Indians of Northeastern Central Brazil. Visit the Canela Indians with a field-trained ethnologist, and read about the challenges of conducting ethnographic research in a beautiful savannah setting.
  • Chickscope
    Chickscope is a project to study chicken embryo development using a remotely-controlled magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) instrument. It is being developed by educators and researchers from several departments at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in collaboration with Illinois teachers.
  • 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.
  • Consumer Jungle
    Consumer Jungle features consumer education curriculum including printable classroom materials and interactive student activities (Credit Cave Activities include Find the Fees and the Credit Card Safari). Units include the Credit Cave, Surviving Solo (tips for living on your own), Esmarts (safe surfing on the web), Car-fari, and Jingle in the Jungle (the mysteries of phone, cell phones, and internet service).
  • DNA Interactive
    - This terrific site commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA. You'll find an interactive timeline, learn how the code was cracked, find out how the discovery of the structure of DNA changed the field of biology, and see a chilling section on eugenics.
  • 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.
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
    tion. One mark of a high-quality teacher preparation program is accreditation by NCATE.
  • National Geographic Society Resources for Teachers On line
    On line adventures, maps and geography, lesson plans, teacher community. special features : Xpeditions Xpedition Hall, activities, standards and lesson plans National Geographic Kids Magazine
  • Neuroscience for Kids (Science)
    Neuroscience for Kids was started in 1996 by Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Whyville
    ice A group of educators, scientists, artists and Internet experts have recently brought up a Web-based science education site intended to support both home and classroom-based learning by scientific inquiry. The site,, was established to support a weekly science education article in the Los Angeles Times (see site for details).
  • Educator Digital Assets
    Explore the Exploratorium's Digital Assets.They have collected and digitized museum materials related to interactive exhibits and scientific phenomena, including images, educational activities, and other exhibit-related resources. You will be able to search, select and download digital files for educational use.
  • MoneyopolisSM
    is an advanced technology Web site designed to assist in the teaching of sixth through eighth grade math skills. The math skills practiced in MoneyopolisSM are based on standards and objectives published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the standards of learning as defined in several states.
  • Smithsonian Education
    Smithsonian Education [pdf. Macromedia Flash Reader, RealOne Player] The diverse buildings that front directly onto the Mall in Washington, D.C.
  • AbilityHub: Assistive Technology Solutions
    AbilityHub: Assistive Technology Solutions. Assistive technology is for people with disabilities who find it difficult to operate a computer.
  • Agriculture Network Information Center
    Agriculture Network Information Center AgNIC is a guide to quality agricultural information on the Internet as selected by the National Agricultural Library, Land-Grant Universities, and other institutions.
    Math Links to games, tutorials, lesson plans worksheets etc. Math games, flash cards, a math glossary, metric conversion tools, and biographies of notable math-related people are presented in a useful, interactive format designed primarily for children.
  • American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources the Study of Women
    en's History and Culture in the United States This site "contains a slightly expanded and fully searchable version of the print publication 'American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States' .. with added illustrations and links to existing digitized material located throughout the Library of Congress Web site." Includes books, maps, manuscripts, music, images, and other research materials.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Crosspoint Anti Racism
    Crosspoint Anti RacismAn international, searchable collection of briefly annotated links covering such topics as anti-racism/anti-fascism, migrants, anti-Semitism/Shoah, migrants/diversity, indigenous people, Jewish resources/Shoah, human rights/refugees, disability resources, Roma/Sinti/Travellers, gays & lesbians, and women's rights. Can be browsed by country or by topic.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Discovering Lewis and Clark
    Provides extensive coverage of the events and natural history of the expedition. With over 1400 pages and monthly updates, the site contains selections from the expedition journals, photographs, maps, graphics, and sound.
  • Duluth Lynchings Online Resource: Historical Documents Relating to the Tragic Events of June 15, 1920
    Duluth Lynchings Online Resource: Historical Documents Relating to the Tragic Events of June 15, 1920This digital collection provides access "to a variety of primary source materials relating to the 1920 lynching of three young black men--Isaac McGhie, Elias Clayton, and Elmer Jackson--in Duluth, Minnesota." It includes background information on the event, newspaper accounts, legal documents, photographs, oral histories, a timeline, and recommended additional online and print resources. Searchable.
  • EDSITEment
    Designed to help educators integrate the Internet as a standard classroom resource, this site covers valuable online resources for teaching English, history, art history, and foreign languages. The Lesson Plans describe teaching goals, skills, and suggested activities in great detail.
  • GoMath
    This site "is a free on-line mathematics tutor designed to assist students from K-12, and their parents. ..
  • 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 ..
  • 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.
  • Life Interrupted: The Japanese American Experience in WWII Arkansas
    Life Interrupted: The Japanese American Experience in WWII ArkansasThe University of Arkansas and the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles focus this site on the experiences of Japanese Americans in World War II Arkansas. In an appealing open book format, it provides history, educational links, materials and resources for teachers and the public, reading lists, a timeline, archival photos, recent press articles, downloadable posters, panoramic views, maps pinpointing Rohwer and Jerome camps, and driving directions from Little Rock.
  • Medieval Woodcuts Clipart Collection
    Medieval Woodcuts Clipart Collection"A collection of Medieval clipart culled from various period sources, most notably woodcuts of the 15th & 16th centuries." Browsable by subject (animals and creatures, biblical scenes and figures, decorative borders and initials, human figures, and plants).
  • National Center for Learning Disabilities
    National Center for Learning DisabilitiesThe NCLD Web site provides facts, news, resources, and links for persons with learning disabilities and their families. Extensive information on issues such as LD evaluation, legislation, outreach and educational programs, public policy, and legal rights for the learning disabled.
  • National Rural Education Association (NREA)
    The site for an "organization of rural school administrators, teachers, board members, regional service agency personnel, researchers, business and industry representatives and others interested in maintaining the vitality of rural school systems across the country." Includes information about events, membership, mini-grants, regional educational laboratories, related links, and more.
  • Resources for Distance Learning Library Services
    Guidelines, discussion groups, conferences, mailing lists, selected readings, a selection of representative distance education Web sites, and related links. By Cynthia W.
  • Teaching About Project-Based Learning
    Teaching About Project-Based Learning In this section you will find materials for use in teaching about project-based learning, whether you are conducting a two- or three-hour session or class, or can spend a day or two on the topic. We believe you will find materials from which you can build a set of experiences tailored to your students for the purpose of exploring a number of aspects of project-based learning.
  • The Artist's Toolkit: Visual elements and principles
    The Artist's Toolkit: Visual elements and principlesMinneapolis Institute of Arts & Walker Art CenterArtists use visual elements and principles like line, color and shape as tools to build works of art. Learn about these concepts with animated movies, create-a-composition activites, videos of professional artists in action, and an in-depth encyclopedia.
  • The Digital Michelangelo Project
    "Since 1992 [Stanford University] Professor Marc Levoy and his students have been investigating methods for digitizing the shape of three-dimensional objects using laser scanners." This site presents the efforts of "a team of 30 faculty, staff, and students" to scan and produce 3-D computer models of "the sculptures and architecture of Michelangelo." Includes an overview and timeline of the project, photographic essays, video clips, and related links. In English and Italian.
  • 4-H Virtual Farm
    Target Audience Grades three to 12 clustered in these groupings. Grades - 3-5 6-8 9-12 Review The 4-H Virtual Farm website gives an excellent insight into potential vocational directions in agriculture.
  • A Brush with Wildlife: Create a Composition with Carl Rungius
    National Museum of Wildlife Art2002 AAM MUSE Award winner!Learn from Carl Rungius, one of America's finest wildlife artists, how to use art principles to compose a powerful art composition. Get acquainted with the the principles, then create your own composition and submit it to the Critique Gallery for review! (Middle school and up)
  • A Guide To NASA Educational Programs
    Teacher/Faculty Preparation And Enhancement ProgramsoK-12oHigher EducationStudent Support ProgramsoK-12oHigher Education*Educational Technology Programs*Support of Systemic Improvement Program*Curriculum Support and Dissemination*Research and Development
  • A Jazz Improvisation Primer
    A Jazz Improvisation Primer "Here you can find information on almost any topic relating to jazz improvisation, from jazz history to music theory to practical advice on playing in a group." Includes annotated bibliography and discography. Online version of text written by Marc Sabatella.
  • A Lexicon of Learning:
    Ever wondered what educators mean when they refer to "authentic assessment" or "Bloom's Taxonomy"? Education, like all professions, has a specialized vocabulary that parents and others may have a difficult time understanding. ASCD's online resource, A Lexicon of Learning, provides clear definitions of educational terms in everyday language.
  • 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.
  • AbiWord 1.0.3
    AbiWord 1.0.3A bit different than other word processors, AbiWord is a free word processorthat is able to run on virtually any platform and supports a wide array oflanguages. Also of note is the fact that AbiWord is being developed as anOpen Source project, which means that the lines of code comprising theapplication are freely available and redistributable.
  • Active Learning with Technology
    The first 6 modules of the Active Learning with Technology professional development portfolio set the stage for understanding how constructivist learning environments are created and implemented. The modules demonstrate learner-centered instructional and classroom management settings such as inquiry-based learning, project-based learning, small group learning, and using commonly available software to support a learner-centered environment.
  • Activeclassroom
    ActiveClassroom is a web-based classroom management and curriculum delivery system that closes the gap between school and home. It provides teachers with the ability to incorporate web-based resources affiliated with adopted textbooks, state testing guidelines or other educational sites directly to their individual classrooms.
  • African American World
    African American World - PBS brings together lots of resources in an effort to cover the African American experience from slavery to today. There are online interactive exhibits, biographical profiles, and teachers' guides.
  • 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.
  • Africans in America
    Presentation of Americans journey through slavery in 4 parts. For each section, you will find a historical narrative, a resource bank of images, documents, stories, biographies, commentaries, and a teacher's guide.
  • Afrigeneas
    A site with specialized resources, links, and message goards dedicated to the particular challenges of researching African-American ancestors.
  • All Info-About Poetry
    While there are many sites offering a diverse selection of poems and versefrom the best-known names from previous historical eras, few Web sites offermore contemporary poems. Paula Bardell, a poet and fiction writer fromBritain, has established this Web site as a means to disseminate the works(and discussions) of a varied group of contemporary poets from around theworld.
  • Amazing Picture Machine
    Search for pictures, maps, and other graphic resources on the Internet.Excellent collection and easily searchable, with an annotated list of good photograph and image sites and a list of the types of pictures in the database.Good for educational uses, from the North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium.
  • Amazon Interactive
    Amazon InteractiveLearn about the people and geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Try running a community-based ecotourism project.
  • American Collection: An Educator's Site
    American Collection: An Educator's SiteHighlighting the works of six-great authors--Henry James, Langston Hughes, Esmeralda Santiago, James Agee, Willa Cather, and Eudora Welty--the site provides primary and secondary source information. Resources include lesson plans related to each of the authors; links to peer-reviewed websites; and on-line teacher guides.
  • American Folklife Center
    The American Folklife Center, which houses correspondence, artifacts, sound recordings, and photographs documenting folk arts, has showcased a number of its collections online.
  • 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.
  • Anatomy of a URL
    A great diagram for understanding a URLProtocolA protocol is a means of communication between computers. The most common protocol on the web is the hypertext transfer protocol (http).
  • 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.
  • Anthropological Resources for Teaching Social Studies
    Links to resources for teaching about world cultures, including African American, Latin American, and Native American.
  • 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 .
  • Applying Big6 Skills, Information Literacy Standards and ISTE Nets to Internet Research
    Applying Big6 Skills, Information Literacy Standardsand ISTE NETS to Internet Research. Correlate Mike Eisenberg's and Bob Berkowitz' Big6 Skills with the national Information Literacy Standards developed by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and Association for Educational and Communications Technology (AECT) and the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS) to organize an introduction to research on the Internet.
  • Archaeology Public Education
    The Society for American Archaeology Public Education Committee has developed a variety of resources to help educators incorporate archaeology into classroom teaching. Many are now available free on the SAA web site.
  • 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.
  • Artful Learning: The Leonard Bernstein Center for Learning
    Artful Learning was inspired by Leonard Bernstein's vision that music and the arts could be used to improve a child's academic achievement and instill a love of learning. Artful Learning uses powerful arts-infused curriculum units developed by teachers to engage and excite children.
  • 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.
  • Artsedge
    ArtsEdge is an online resource center funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the United States Department of Education and administered by the Kennedy Center Education Department. Its mission is to help artists, teachers, and students gain access to and share information, resources, and ideas that support the arts as a core subject in the K-12 curriculum.
  • ArtsEdNet
    ArtsEdNetA lesson bank with lessons in the fine arts run by the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
  • ARTT (Art Responding through Technology)
    ARTT provides online visual arts mentoring for k-12 students, professional development and technology training for teachers and artist/mentors. It is an initiative of the VT MIDI/ARTT Project, Inc.
  • AskA+ Locator
    AskA+ LocatorThis directory of online question answering services (AskA) is "designed to link students, teachers, parents and other K-12 community members with experts on the Internet." Each service listing includes identification information (e.g., publisher, e-mail address, contact name, and links), scope, target audience, and a general description of the service. Searchable and browsable.
  • AskAsia
    A resource site for K-12 Asian and Asian-American studies programs. There are lesson plans, a large collection of country and regional maps and timelines, full-text articles on a broad range of Asia-related themes, an origami lesson, a Japanese onomatopoeia game, student-produced art, and more.
  • Assessment Resources
    This PowerPoint presentation introduces the assessment process. It discusses the importance of assessment, standardized testing, authentic assessment, and rubrics.
  • Astro-venture
    Synopsis: No, this is not a new minivan--but it is a super galactic learning adventure in which young visitors learn about what makes the planet Earth habitable for humans. Students explore careers of NASA scientists as they create their own life-supporting planets.
  • Astronauts' Views of the Home Planet: Earth from Space
    Astronauts' Views of the Home Planet: Earth from Space - Fascinating images of Earth from the Space Shuttle! Searchable by type of image such as images relating to Earth-human interaction, hurricanes and weather, and more.
  • Awesome Library
    Multicultural Site This site organizes 14,000 resources. Find lesson plans, field trips, photos, maps, and online video.
  • Be a Geography Detective
    Be a Geography DetectiveOverview:At first glance, a landscape can be beautiful, boring, colorful, disturbing. Using the skills of a geography detective, however, students can learn more about the land and the relationships humans have with it.
  • Beginning Library Research on African American Studies
    This research site provides a reference guide on the historical and contemporary experiences of African Americans. It was composed by Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Services and contains numerous subject categories, including race/identity, press, literature, and history.
  • Bet the Farm
    Synopsis: Developed by the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, Ohio, this interactive, online game tests users' agricultural knowledge and skills. Players assume the role of a farmer and make a series of choices on what products to raise, how to manage product growth, and how to market the harvest in an effort to keep the farm profitable at the end of the year.
  • Biology Workbench
    Biology Workbench Education Enhancement is a collection of tutorials, project links and a discussion group related to the use of the Biology Workbench protein and nucleic acid sequence multi-database research tool developed by the National Computational Science Alliance and hosted at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California at San Diego. This project invites educators to collaborate and contribute to the development and collection of tutorial.
  • Biomedical Explorations
    Stimulationg understanding of computational science through collaboration, experiment, exploration and discovery.
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
    This is the right place for civil-rights history Highlight the many triumphs and historical milestones of the 1960s and the Civil Rights movement with this new web site from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Formed in partnership with regional communications carrier BellSouth Corp., this interactive repository features a number of useful resources for teaching and learning.
  • BitLaw: a Resource on Technology Law
    BitLaw: a Resource on Technology LawA well-organized and useful tool on technology law, this site contains "over 1,800 pages on patent, copyright, trademark, and Internet legal issues." The major topics covered include Patent Law, Software Patents, Trademark Law, Internet Law, Legal Links, Copyright Law, Primary Sources, and Forms and Contracts.
  • Blackboard
    Transforming the Internet into a powerful environment for teaching and learningFormed with this vision, Washington D.C.-based Blackboard Inc. has become the leading provider of Internet infrastructure software for e-Education.Blackboard offers a complete suite of enterprise software products and services that power a total___e-Education Infrastructure___ for schools, colleges, universities, and other education providers.
  • 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. ..
  • Blue Web'n
    "Blue Web'n" combines "Blue-Ribbon" and "Web" (or you can think of it as "Blue-Ribbon" in duck talk). Blue Web'n is a searchable database of about 1000 outstanding Internet learning sites categorized by subject area, audience, and type (lessons, activities, projects, resources, references,&tools).
  • 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.
  • Building Bridges: A Peace Corps Classroom Guide to Cross-Cultural Understanding
    Established by the Coverdell World Wise Schools program of the Peace Corps, Building Bridges is a 48-page workbook containing 13 lessons plans created to introduce school children to cultural studies in order to increase their awareness of other cultures around the world, as well as their own. Designed primarily for grades 6-12, the workbook is free for downloading and could be of value to social studies, geography, and language arts teachers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Casa de Joanna
    Casa de Joanna is a portal to French and Spanish language resources on the Internet. The topics include art, French and Spanish, and teacher resources.
  • 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.
  • CforAT Center for Accessible Technology
    The Center for Accessible Technology (CforAT) began life in 1983 when a group of parents of children with disabilities came together to develop strategies for including their children into mainstream elementary school settings. With an initial focus on computer technology, these parents developed models whereby kids with disabilities could be fully included in the school curriculum.The Center has kept its inclusion focus, and over time has broadened its goals to include participation in higher education, employment and community.
  • 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.
  • Chemistry of How Things Work
    Chemistry of How Things Work and Decisions - Good and Bad - that Bring Chemistry into Our Life Twelve case studies of chemistry in the products we use and the situations we meet. helps you evaluate the decisions behind these products and situations.
  • ChemMatters
    - Great online resource for High School chemistry teachers brought to you by the American Chemical Society. Pdf versions of "ChemMatters" magazine, geared towards a high school audience, are available online along with the corresponding teachers' guides.
  • CHemviz
    ChemVizThe Chemistry Visualization program at NCSA (ChemViz) is a program which uses the power of the World Wide Web in combination with the power of the SGI supercomputer to generate images of atoms, molecules, and atomic orbitals. The user inputs a set of parameters as they are prompted and submits these parameters to the supercomputer.
  • Children's Media Culture in the New Millennium
    : Mapping the Digital Landscape Kathryn C. Montgomery A description of the technological, demographic, and market forces shaping the new digital media culture, and the rich array of Web sites being created for children and teens.
  • Choosing a Classroom Digital Camera
    For the new-to-technology educator, some considerations when buying a digital camera for school use. This page is designed specifically with the new-to-technology educator in mind.
  • Classroom Weather
    This site was designed to help teachers introduce atmospheric processes and the science of meteorology through experimentation and hands-on activities in the classroom.
  • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World
    "An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago" that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient Mediterranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio.
  • Climate Prediction Center
    Climate Prediction Center - The Climate Prediction Center serves the public by assessing and forecasting the impacts of short-term climate variability and emphasizing enhanced risks of weather-related extreme events. Educational materials include information on the ENSO cycle, and fact sheets and monographs.
  • Color Landform Atlas of the United States
    These are geographic maps of the US.
  • Communication as the Foundation of Distance Education
    Communication plays a vital role in learning, not only with respect to expository and discussion methods of instruction, but at a more consequential level in the development of higher mental processes through acquiring and learning to manipulate symbols.
  • Complete Works of Shakespeare
    This comprehensive resource for English teachers, students and Shakespeare enthusiasts includes a Shakespeare discussion area, Shakespeare Internet resources, chronological and alphabetical listing of plays, familiar quotations, and glossary.
  • Computational Chemistry
    Stimulating understanding of computational chemistry through collaboration, experiment, exploration and discovery.
  • Computer Based Presentations
    Provides tips for doing computer-based presentations using an LCD panel or data projector. Sections on: using your computer; the presentation equipment, general guidelines and guidelines for the presenter.
  • Consumer Jungle: Promoting Consumer Literacy for Young Adults
    Consumer Jungle is a web-based program that helps turn high school students into savvy consumers. Site includes student activities, unit plans for teachers and information for parents.
  • Cool Lessons
    Hurrah to Rich Levine for putting links to all these resources in one place. Sections include: WebQuest Units, Research Modules, Online Projects and more.
  • 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.
  • Cornucopia Of Disability Information
    Cornucopia Of Disability InformationCODI serves as a community resource for consumers and professionals by providing disability information in a wide variety of areas. It consists of both an Internet Directory of Disability Information and a repository of electronic disability documents, dating back to the early 1990s.
  • Count Us In
    Count Us In (ENC Digital Dozen Award) The games on this Web site are geared to younger children, with fancifully-illustrated exercises to help them grasp basic number concepts. Addition, subtraction, and number recognition are conveyed through cartoons of everyday activities such as bowling, boarding a bus, and visiting the beach.
  • 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.
  • Create a Graph
    "Create a Graph" helps students create their own graphs & charts. This online tool can be used to make 4 kinds of charts & graphs: bar graphs, line graphs, area graphs, & pie charts.
  • Create Your Own Kaleidoscope
    Create your own kaleidoscope. Draw into a space and a sweeping pie-slice shape translates 45� of your work into 360� of kaleidoscopic art.
  • Crossroads: A K-16 American History Curriculum
    Crossroads: A K-16 American History Curriculum. The "crossroads" model of curriculum development begins with three strategic junctures of history education:(1) at grades seven and eight, where a natural "crossroads" already exists between elementary and secondary education, between childhood and adolescence, and between an interest in the concrete and a capacity to grapple with the abstract;(2) in the first year of postsecondary education, where students are taking surveys of American history, government, and education which can provide a critical juncture between secondary and postsecondary education; and3) in capstone experiences of postsecondary education, notably social studies methods and student teaching, in which students experience another transition, this time between their undergraduate experience in postsecondary education and the prospect of a teaching career rich in lifelong learning experiences.
  • Curious and Useful Math
    Curious and Useful MathThis diverting site from a hobbyist contains "tricks and rules for quickly calculating certain types of math problems" as well as "entertaining trivia and math facts." Explanations are included.
  • 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.
  • Developing WWW Research Lessons
    This site helps teachers to develop and post a WWW integrated lesson, that creates opportunities for students to solve problems and create new answers, and gives teachers ways to use the WWW as a tool in their classrooms.
  • Digital History
    This Web site was designed and developed to support the teaching of American History in K-12 schools and colleges. The materials on this Web site include a U.S.
  • Digital Library for Earth System Education
    presents thousands of reviewed resources on atmospheric science, biology, chemistry, climatology, cryology, ecology, environmental science, forestry, geography, geology, mineralogy & petrology, hydrology, mathematics, natural hazards, ocean sciences, physics, soil science, space science, & more. (NSF) .
  • Digital Photo Librarian Image Editor 4.0
    For persons hoping to catalog and modify extensive digitized photo collections, the Digital Photo Librarian application will be a welcome addition to their software library. The application allows users to manage large photo collections, along with providing the capability of supporting a variety of image formats.
  • Digital Photography: Fun With Photos
    Many different tips for teachers when working with digital imagery. Topics include working with graphics, scanning, activity ideas and PhotoShop tips.
  • Digital Photos Online
    Digital Photos OnlineWesley FryerThere used to be a considerable delay between capturing an event on film and sharing the resulting photos with others and it was also very costly. Digital photography, based on bits rather than atoms, is dramatically changing this process.
  • 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.
  • Digitales, The Art of Telling Digital Stories
    Digital Storytelling takes the ancient art of oral storytelling and engages a palette of technical tools to weave personal tales using images, graphics, music and sound mixed together with the author's own story voice. Digital storytelling is an emerging art form of personal, heartful expression that enables individuals and communities to reclaim their personal cultures while exploring their artistic creativity.
  • Discovering Native Americans and Their Culture
    Virtual Classroom Tour: Native American CultureStudents explore Native American culture in this innovative lesson plan.
  • Distance Education Clearinghouse
    Distance Education ClearinghouseComprehensive, annotated, searchable, up-to-date directory of resources. Distance educationCategory: Directories.
  • Drought Science for Educators -
    One of NOAA's partners in dealing with the causes and the effects of drought is the National Drought Mitigation Center. This site helps teachers of grades 5-12 incorporate drought into their lectures.
    DSLreports.comLots of information on DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) and general broadband availability (including cable and satellite hookups). The site provides news; user reviews of providers; a database of providers (search by zip code); information on competing and future broadband alternatives; a directory of resources including technology, hot high speed sites, and security; and a tools section that includes bandwith speed tests, ping, packet loss testing, and much more.
  • Earth & Moon Viewer
    Earth & Moon Viewer - See real time images of the earth and moon.Viewing the EarthYou 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, or a colour composite which shows clouds, land and sea temperatures, and ice.
  • Earth Observing System (EOS) Education Project*
    The Earth Observing System (EOS) Education Project disseminates Earth system science imagery and supportive curriculum to the global kindergarten through undergraduate level (K-16) education community. The EOS Education Project provides Internet-based and on-site training for the K-16 education community in the interpretation, utilization and relevancy of EOS mission imagery.
  • Education World
    Education World is designed to help educators integrate the Internet into the classroom. It contains a wide range of resources for teachers including lesson plans created by teachers and articles written by professionals in the field.
  • Education World--Standards Database
    Search for individual state standards or national content standards.
  • Educator's Reference Desk
    Educator's Reference Desk is a Internet-based service providing education information to teachers and others interested in education.
  • Emerging Influences of Information Technology on School Curriculum
    Just as information technology has improved effectiveness in medicine, finance, manufacturing, and numerous other sectors of society, advanced computing and telecommunications have the potential to help students master complex 21st century skills. Research-based curriculum projects are developing technologies that enable online virtual communities of practice using advanced tools to solve real world problems.
  • ENC Online
    This well-known K-12 math and science resource, includes the Digital Dozen. Each month they highlight the best K-12 math resources available.
  • Environmental Science
    Stimulating understanding of computational science through collaboration, experiment, exploration, and discovery.
  • Ethomathematic on the Web
    EthnomathematicsSites listed by ethnicity/geographySites listed by social categoriesSites listed by utility.
  • Experiencing War (Voices of War): Stories from the Veterans
    This is a preview of the Web site which accompanies the second book of stories from the collections of the Veterans History Project. Forever a Soldier: Unforgettable Stories of Wartime Service contains 37 tales of servicemen and women who served our country in every major war from World War I through the current conflict in Iraq.
  • Exploratorium: Origins
    Explore the extraordinary places, people, tools and ideas behind the search for the origins of matter, the universe, and life itself. We�ve all stood outside at night and admired the stars, wondering how they were created and whether there might be life somewhere among them Looking at the sky, you might wonder how life arose and evolved, and how the smallest pieces of matter come together to make up all that we see in the vast universe.
    This site presents an interactive, three-dimensional model of a possible base station and habitat for the first humans on Mars. It includes the base exterior, the layout, work and living spaces, greenhouse, Mars car, robot rovers, and, and other details.
  • EXPLORES! Using Satellite Data
    Florida State University implements the NOAA Direct Readout Program from the polar orbiting satellites. To date the university has installed over 230 weather satellite ground stations designed to receive live imagery from NOAA 12, 14, and 15 satellites (as the constellation now stands), and also supports WEFAX in about 1/4 of these schools.
  • 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.
  • Exploring the Planets Cyber-Center
    Cyber-Center lets students compare their own planetary research with that of scientists. Fascinating photos are shared and the students can read the researchers notes.
  • Extend
    This is a web conference site dedicated to discussion on mathematics education.Extend also includes NSF Comprehensive Curriculum Projects for Reform of Mathematics Education. The National Science Foundation has funded several large curriculum development projects for elementary, middle school, and secondary mathematics.
  • Filamentality
    Filamentality Build Web-based learning activities. Filamentality is a fill-in-the-blank interactive Web site that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet sites, and turning Web resources into learning activities.
    http://www.filmsound.orgHosted and maintained by Sven E. Carlsson, a Swedish educator, this Web siteis an excellent source of information about that one element of filmmakingthat is sometimes overlooked due to its ubiquity: sound.
  • Fin, Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation (FFFBI) Headquarters
    The site uses interactive stories and original thinking games to get kids to solve mysteries and learn crucial skills such as using the Internet for research and investigation, reading, and writing. The project encourages exploration of a wide range of subjects from math and science to geography, genetics and history.
  • Florida Center For Environmental Studies
    Based at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, the Florida Center forEnvironmental Studies collects and disseminates research and educationalmaterials related to water-dominated ecosystems, especially the Everglades.Scholars working in the field of ecology will want to read about theircurrent multi-year research projects, which include working to coordinateecological restoration efforts in South Florida and to alleviate the effectsof agriculture on the complex ecosystems in the region. One of the morevaluable features on the Web site is a searchable database of over 600 Websites related to water ecosystems.
  • Fyuze
    FyuzeFyuze is a new type of portal designed to make it easier to collect, organize, manage and distribute content. with fyuze, you can snag all the headlines from your favorite websites and save yourself the hassle of jumping from one site to another.
  • Geometry: Step-by-Step
    This site has interesting and diverse content. There are traditional geometry problems with animations, quizzes, Incan geometry, quotes by great thinkers, and an inspirational philosophical animation.
  •, an initiative of the Council on Competitiveness, gives students, parents and teachers a free and private way to compare science and math skills to students worldwide. It also provides warm-up practice quizzes in both math and science.
  • 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.
    GIS software can help learners of all ages grasp the ways that geography affects their everyday lives and the world around them. GIS helps students and teachers engage in studies that require and promote critical thinking, integrated learning, and multiple intelligences--at any grade level.
  • Global Connections: The Middle East
    This site provides background information for events in the Middle East. There is a timeline of key events from 1900; a thematic section viewing "events through the lens of politics, science, economics, and more"; and a section of "big picture" questions with accompanying essays and lesson plans.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Guide to African American Documentary Resources
    A highly selective collection of over 80 annotated links to sites "relating to African American history," including academic, government, and other sites, and digitization projects. Searchable and browsable.
  • Handhelds Go to Class - New short film and story!
    In one of the largest school implementations to date, District 230 in the Chicago suburb of Orland Park equipped its three high schools with 2,200 handheld computers in the fall of 2000. Interested teachers were given classroom sets or students could buy or lease the handheld computers.
  • Hands-on Activities
    Dozens of hands-on science activities from the San Francisco Exploratorium, grouped for easy access.
  • Harnessing the Power of the Web
    This guide will help you to understand collaborative, project-based learning on the Internet. We use the term NetPBL (Networked, Project-Based Learning) to describe this kind of learning.These resources will help you introduce your students to powerful educational experiences grounded in student-centered, project-based learning well-supported in the literature.
  • 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 of Mathematics
    History of MathematicsThe archive contains the history of math in more than 60 categories and biographies of more than 1,400 mathematicians. Most of these biographies are detailed and many are accompanied by pictures.
  • 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.
  • How Does Project-Based Learning Work?
    "We've got to know the curriculum. We've got to know the standards inside and out.
  • How the Weather Service Gets the Word Out
    How the Weather Service Gets the Word Out - This document shows how the National Weather Service (NWS) strives to utilize the latest technologies available for the dissemination of climate, water, and weather data and information. Timely access to weather information is provided through NWS systems, including the - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio (NWR) - NOAA Weather Wire Service (NWWS) - Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (EMWIN) - Interactive Weather Information Network (IWIN) 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
  • How to Use the Mouse
    How to Use the Mouse"If you've never used a mouse before, this page will introduce you to three basic skills." A simple tutorial on pointing, clicking, and scrolling with a computer mouse. From the Washoe County Library System, Reno, Nevada.
  • 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.
  • HTML Goodies
    Have you ever seen colorful text or a pull down menu on a Web site and wondered how they were done? A visit to the HTML Goodies site should answer most of your questions. The HTML Primers section offers lessons for beginners and HTML Tutorials has 98 tutorials to take you to the next level.
  • 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.
  • Illuminations
    Designed to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics. Offers interactive lessons for students, lesson plans for teachers, and math applets, all arranged by grade level.
  • Images of Native Americans
    Images of Native AmericansA collection "of visual materials relating to Native Americans," including photographs and illustrations from pamphlets, journals, pulp magazines, newspapers, and ephemera. Topics include color plate illustrations, European interpretations, popular culture, and early ethnography.
  • Imagine Mars Project
    Building on the success of the Mars Millennium Project, the Imagine Mars Project is a national arts, science, and education initiative that challenges K-12 students to design a futuristic Mars community. Students first explore their own community and decide which arts, scientific, and cultural elements will be important on Mars.
  • IMovies Information about Apple's iMovie is available at this Website. This software can be used with digital camcorders to do easy video editing and production of CD, Web, DVD, or videotape movies.
  • Infection Detection Protection cute online magazine from the American Musum of Natural History. Divided into sections: Meet the Microbes, a colorful definition of viruses, bacteria, and protozoa; Bacteria in the Cafeteria, a simple game to help children become aware of potential dangers; Infection, a board game that lets you break thru the human defense system; How Lou Got the Flu, explains how infectious diseases spread; Amazing Microbe Hunters, another game that teaches about early innovators, and the Mixed Up Microbe Mystery, which puts players into the position of Epidemiologists -- disease detectives.
  • Information Technology and Disabilities
    This quarterly refereed journal is intended for educators, librarians, academic computing staff, job accommodations/human relations professionals, and others interested in new technology and its effective use by people with disabilities. From EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information).
  • Instructional Design for Integrating Technologies
    This interactive, online tutorial develops skill in designing instruction that integrates instructional technology. Somewhat unsettling because homepage opens up with a login screen and no additional info; however, registration is free.When completed, the user produces a professional instructional design.
  • Instructional Design Models
    This is a comprehensive set of links to major models for instruction to assist teachers in thinking about how to design instruction.
  • 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 .
  • Integrating Technology in the Classroom slides presented at the ICE Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana February 28, 1997 by a principal and several primary teachers. The bibliography and resources at the bottom of the page also provide some good links.
  • 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.
  • International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
  • Internet 101
    This site is dedicated to teaching students of all ages about using the Internet.
  • Internet Archive of Published Web Pages
    Having trouble finding links that have been dropped due to changing service providers? The Internet Archive, working with Alexa Internet, has created the Wayback Machine. The Wayback Machine makes it possible to surf more than 10 billion pages stored in the Internet Archive's web archive.
  • 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.
  • Isometric Drawing Tool
    Isometric Drawing ToolUse this interactive mathlet to make dynamic drawings on isometric dot paper. You can draw figures using edges, faces, or cubes.
  • JASON Project home page
    Grades: Kindergarten - 12 Synopsis: Don't worry, this is not another scary movie installment! This JASON is an educational program that lets students and teachers perform exciting scientific fieldwork from their classrooms, exploring regions from the polar ice caps to the steamy rain forests.
  • Justice Learning
    CIVICS EDUCATION WEB SITE, and NPR have launched (, a free civics Web site designed for high school students and teachers. The Web site is organized around eight distinct civic issues that are updated twice yearly.
    K-12 Geometry The Math Forum has created a section on its Web site devoted to geometry resources. It includes lists of classroom materials, software, interactive resources, and Internet projects.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kidspiration Workshops
    Kidspiration Workshops workshop or presentation outline below provides you with a guide for leading a workshop or presentation on Kidspiration_.When you download the Kidspiration guides, you will be downloading a folder with a script written in Inspiration_ and several examples created and saved in Kidspiration.
    Created by South Carolina ETV for K–12 students and teachers, is a free, online collection of resources designed for classroom use. This educational portal contains image collections, videos, virtual tours, narratives, documents, and interactive games and stories to support and provide quality learning experiences for students using the Internet as an information tool.
  • LD Online
    LD Online has a special section on how technology can diminish barriersfor children.
  • LEARN North Carolina
    State-funded portal for educators in North Carolina, including an extensive database of lesson plans linked to NC Standard Course of Study curricula. Includes a large number of technology-related lesson plans developed by participants in the Education Future NOW Project of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (a US Department of Education-funded Technology Innovation Challenge Grant.).
  • Learning HTML
    This tutorial is oriented towards children for learning basic HTML, though it is a valuable resource for all ages.
  • Learning Resources
    Learning Resources Dozens of TV news stories with full video clips, written transcripts, and audio tracks for struggling readers to improve comprehension skills. With additional exercises.
  • Learning to Adapt Lesson Plans to Different Teaching Styles and Computer Configurations
    How do you adapt a lesson to different teaching styles and classroom computer configurations. This is an important resource because many teachers can access the lesson plans, but need to learn to tailor them for their own uses.
  • Lest We Forget: The Triumph Over Slavery
    Lest We Forget: The Triumph Over Slavery [Macromedia Flash Player] In conjunction with the United Nations resolution designating 2004 as the International Year to Commemorate the Struggle Against Slavery and its Abolition, New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presents this Web exhibit. Making use of Schomburg Center materials, as well as items loaned by other public institutions and private collections, the Web exhibition begins with a section entitled "A New People" that traces the complex genetic heritage of today's African- Americans--the vast majority descended from enslaved Africans--but also counting Europeans, Native Americans, and Asians among their ancestors.
  • 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.
  • Literacy Development in Network-Based Classrooms
    : Innovation and RealizationsBertram "Chip" Bruce, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignJoy Kreeft Peyton, Ph.D., Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DCAbstractElectronic communication networks are in wide use for college-level language and writing instruction and are being adopted for use in elementary and secondary school classes. Teachers use network-based approaches to literacy instruction to support authentic reading and writing, collaboration, student-centered learning, writing across the curriculum, and the creation of classroom writing communities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Map Machine
    This is an online resource to show maps of many kinds from all over the world, and there are other resources on the site that are printable.
  • MarcoPolo: Internet Content for the Classroom
    MarcoPolo: Internet Content for the Classroom is a consortium of premier national education organizations, state education agencies and the MarcoPolo Education Foundation dedicated to providing the highest quality Internet content and professional development to teachers and students throughout the United States. First launched in 1997 as a collection of standards-based, discipline-specific educational Web sites for K-12 teachers.
  • 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.
  • Math Across the Curriculum
    Dartmouth College's multidisciplinary program integrates math into everything from music and Earth science to architecture and engineering.
  • Math-lets
    Math_lets are math applets you can use to explore math and create interactive lessons. See our i-Math Investigations for examples of lessons that use Math_lets.
  • Mathematicians of the African Diaspora (MAD)
    Profiles of black mathematicians, computer scientists, and physicists; a history of Blacks in modern mathematics; a section on Black women in math sciences; math in ancient Africa; and links to Black organizations and journals in the field are some of the features of this site. Searchable.
  • Mathematics and Science for Students with Special Needs
    More than 13 percent of all students have disabilities, and they are spending more time in regular education classrooms. This issue shares the successes of teachers who have taught in inclusive classrooms, as well as insights from teachers with disabilities.
  • Mathematics at the Mall
    Overview: In the following lesson, students participate in an activity in which they develop number sense in and around the shopping mall. There are two activities in this lesson.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education Resource Place
    The Mathematics Teacher Education Resource Place is a website dedicated to supporting and improving the preparation of mathematics teachers (preK-16) by providing on-line resources, hot links, and a professional forum for those engaged in the teaching of mathematics content and methods courses, or in the field supervision of beginning teachers.
  • Meet Mexico
    Meet MexicoAn overview of Mexican history, geography, facts, and culture. Includes a section with national symbols and the anthem.
  • Microcomputer-based Laboratories
    The microcomputer-based laboratory (MBL) is a tool for collecting, analyzing, and displaying data from science experiments. It is commonly used in instructional laboratories, and less used in interactive demonstrations.
  • Microscope Imaging Station
    In Summer 2004, the Exploratorium launched the most ambitious microscope facility ever created for use by the general public, the Microscope Imaging Station. The initial phase of the project gives visitors the ability to image living specimens, as well as control the microscopes themselves.
  • 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.
  • Models for Student Web-Based Research
    Models for Student Web-Based Research by Jeffrey BranzburgFor the new-to-technology educator, how to organize and direct your students' research on the Web.Models for Student Web-Based ResearchBy Jeffrey BranzburgThis page is designed specifically with the new-to-technology educator in mind. Please feel free to reproduce this page for use in your teacher training sessions or other staff development efforts.
  • NASA Spacelink
    Offers educational materials, software, and images on aerospace topics. Special features for teachers that sign-up for accounts.
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (Math
    ) The NCTM Illuminations Web site is designed to illuminate the new vision for school mathematics presented in NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Provide Internet resources that will help improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students.
  • National Council of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial
    The National Council of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial seeks to "promote educational programs, cultural sensitivity and harmony, and the sustaining stewardship of natural and historical resources along the route of the Expedition." The site provides news, an events calendar, and links to parks, museums, contacts, and related congressional caucuses and legislation.
  • National Foundation for the Improvement of Education
    NFIE provides grants and technical assistance to teachers, education support personnel, and higher education faculty and staff to improve student learning in the nation's public schools. Find out about new grant opportunities.
  • 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.
  • National Parks Associated with African Americans: An Ethnographic Perspective
    National Parks Associated with African Americans: An Ethnographic Perspective is an interactive map that links to some of the many national parks commemorating the African American story in our nation's culture, heritage, and history. It also includes links to parks having less well known or only recently uncovered associations with African Americans.
  • National Science Education Standards
    National Science Education StandardsThe National Science Education Standards outline what students need to know, understand, and be able to do to be scientifically literate at different grade levels. They describe an educational system in which all students demonstrate high levels of performance.
  • National Severe Storm Laboratory's Weather Room
    This page provides general information for kids, parents, and teachers. Elementary school coloring books are available for printing and use for weather education.
  • National Teacher Training Institute: Lesson Plan Database
    National Teacher Training Institute: Lesson Plan Database. Visit this Web site from the National Teacher Training Institute (NTTI) for a set of engaging lesson plans for middle and high school students.
  • Native American/American Indian/First Peoples
    features articles, educational resources, and bibliographies of contemporary and historical Native-themed books as well as bibliographies of books written and/or illustrated by tribal members. The site author is Cynthia Leitich Smith, author of JINGLE DANCER, a contemporary powwow picture book, and an enrolled member of Creek Nation.
  • NCREL Offers Free Online Resources for Educators
    The North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL) specializes inthe educational applications of technology. Check out the above link forinformation about e-learning online, a Web tool for writing focused,standards-based lesson plans, a handbook called "Technology Connections forSchool Improvement," and more.
  • Neshkinukat
    This is a Web site for Native American artists of California to profile, promote and display their work. "The network is open to Native artists of all traditional and contemporary art forms including painters, sculptors, jewelry makers, silversmiths, writers, bead workers, digital storytellers, photographers, potters, weavers, dancers, musicians, drum makers, singers, composers, poets and more." Browsable.
  • New Orleans , the Birthplace of Jazz
    Description: This essay from the companion website to "Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns" (a PBS documentary series) discusses the origins of jazz in New Orleans. Includes an audio clip from Wynton Marsalis, images, and links to related essays.
  • New York City: After the Fall
    This site combines audio, text, sound, and motion beautifully. It is a thoughtful presentation about the psychological aftermath of September 11th in New York City.
  • NGA CLASSROOM for Teachers and Students
    The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) is a distributed community effort involving educators, students, and scientists working together to improve the quality, quantity, and efficiency of teaching and learning about the Earth system at all levels. Welcome to a place where teachers and students can connect art and curriculum.
  • NinthArt
    NinthArtA journal of the comics medium, with a focus on critical and analytical perspectives. Includes essays, editorials, interviews, creator profiles, critical reviews, and thoroughly annotated booklists.
  • NOAA Education Resources
    A page with many links, including experiments and science fair
  • NOVA
    At this site you will find science resources for the classroom. You can search by curriculum keyword for lesson plans, interactive applets, downloadable teacher guides, streaming video.
  • 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.
  • One Book" Reading Promotion Projects
    Community-wide reading projects, "initiated by the Washington Center for the Book in 1998 with 'If All of Seattle Read the Same Book,' are being introduced as city and statewide projects across the U.S.A. Here is a sample listing of book projects (past and current) state by state." From The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.
  • Online Visual Literacy Project
    Online Visual Literacy Project. An exploration of common visual elements including the dot, the line, shape, direction, texture, color, hue, saturation, value, scale, dimension, and motion.
  • Operation DeepScope
    Bring the excitement of current ocean science discoveries to your students using this new Ocean Exploration curriculum Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration: A Curriculum for Grades 6-12 From bioluminescent corals to deep-vent worms, from tropical underwater volcanoes to the Arctic Ocean floor, we know less about the landscape of our ocean than we do about the moon's. Bring the excitement of current ocean science discoveries to your students using this Ocean Exploration curriculum and a CD-ROM of the Ocean Explorer Web site from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
  • Palm OS Emulator
    Palm OS EmulatorPalm, Inc.Used by developers this emulator is software that emulates the hardware of the various models of Palm_Powered handhelds. It is extremely valuable for writing, testing and debugging applications.
  • Pathfinder Science
    Pathfinder Science - "The Pathfinder Science community uses technology to facilitate communication between the participants. The web site includes threaded discussion areas, organizing protocols, data submission, retrieval from interactive databases, background information on the research areas and a publication area for students to submit their own research work."
  • PBS Kids Cyberchase
    PBS Kids CyberchaseA fun math related game is available every day at Cyberchase. Use the show to reinforce a concept taught in class.
  • PBS TeacherSource
    Thousands of lesson plans and activities, organized in broad topics (such as Health and Fitness and Social Studies) and as Concepts Across the Curriculum, presented as monthly themes.
    PDAsupport.comResources for many types of PDAs (handheld computers), including Palm, Pocket PC, Linux, Blackberry, and more. Software, reviews, support information, Web rings, chat, games, and news.
  • Phonetics and Linguistics: Educational Resources
    This is a helpful site for anyone interested in phonetics and linguistics. There are resources for both the amateur and the expert.
  • Photo Essays at the Missouri Botanical Garden -
    Travel with botanists to places like the Republic of Georgia and Madagascar! Through photo essays you will learn about the flora they have found there.
  • Playspace: Learning in playful digital learning environments
    Playspace is an interdisciplinary and interinstitutional research effort, focused on exploring the educational value of playful digital learning environments. This project generated a rubric for designing and assessing educational games as well as several papers concerning commercial games and its use with educational purposes.
  • 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.
  • Poetry
    Full of featured poets, samples of their work, and archived back issues of the magazine, this is the Web access point to "the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world." Online issues list the contents and include a few of the works published in print.
  • Practical Money Skills for Life
    Created by the folks at Visa, this website checks out as a good learning center for all ages. Lessons (look under For Teachers) include Spending Plans (for younger children) up to Living on your Own (for college age students).
  • 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.
  • Primary Research
    Primary Research is the Internet presence of a number of projects involving high school students and local history. Central to all of these projects is collaboration among research institutions such as historical societies, libraries, archives, and museums.
  • PrimaryMath
    PrimaryMath provides interactive drill in basic arithmetic, from simple addition to long division including optional decimals and signed numbers. It is designed to replace paper arithmetic assignments and remove a layer of tedium from the learning process for both the teacher (or parent) and student.
  • Problem Based Learning
    Schools of California Online Resources for Education (Score) Problem-Based Learning pageProblem Based Learning is a curriculum development and delivery system that recognizes the need to develop problem solving skills as well as the necessity of helping students to acquire necessary knowledge and skills. Indeed, the first application of PBL was in medical schools which rigorously test the knowledge base of graduates.
  • 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.
  • Putting Handhelds Through Their Paces
    K12NECTS, which stands for K-12 Networking Education Community Teachersand Students, is a three-year experiment to test how handheld devices can be integrated into the curriculum. The district expects to have an instructional model developed by 2005 that other schools can follow.
  • allows teachers to create learning games and quizzes. Start at the Quia Directory, then log in for free for thirty days to start creating activities.What is Quia?Quia is pronounced key-ah and is short for Quintessential Instructional Archive.
  • Reaching for the Red Planet
    Reaching for the Red PlanetReaching for the Red Planet is a multi-purpose curriculum focusing on planning a Mars colony. The project entails learning general facts about the planets, learning about the Earth's environment, choosing a purpose for a colony on Mars, and planning and designing a colony on Mars.
  • Remote Sensing , A Guide for Teachers
    1.Remote Sensing - A Guide for Teachers - a concise introduction toremote sensing principles, from the University of Texas, El Paso,Pan-American Center for Earth & Environmental Studies.
  • Renaissance Secrets as part of a partnership between the Open University and the BBC,the Renaissance Secrets (based in part on a television series) addressesfour different historical questions dealing with various aspects of the lateMiddle Ages and the Renaissance, along with providing helpful material onthe practice and art of writing about and understanding history. The fourtopics include a discussion of the many faces of Venice during theRenaissance, medical care and hospitals during the Renaissance, theconspiracy to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I, and Johannes Gutenberg.
  • Resources for Roman Art and Archaeology
    Resources for Roman Art and Archaeology. Directory of links to subject indexes, texts, field projects, atlases, museums, language and regional resources, organizations, course materials, and more.
  • Riverweb
    RiverwebThrough harnessing advanced computing and communications technologies, RiverWeb seeks to construct interdisciplinary, digital knowledge networks for the Mississippi River Basin, and other major river systems, with the goal of empowering citizenry to participate more actively in managing the watershed resources during the next century.
  • Scholastic Online Activities
    K-12 lessons and activities designed around web resources by educational publisher Scholastic.
  • 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.
  • Science with NOAA Research
    - This web page provides middle school science students and teachers with research and investigation experiences using on-line resources. Teachers will find information that will help them prepare students for investigating the various sites in this program.
  • (Science)
    Science NetLinks provides a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators, Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students.
  • 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.
  • Shedd Educational Adventures (SEA)
    A treasure trove of aquatic science interactives, lessons, and fact sheets for K-12
  • 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.
  • Silk Road, Trade, Travel, War and Faith
    Silk Road: Trade, Travel, War and Faith [Macromedia Shockwave] Pathways of travel have led to some of the most compelling and creative cultural exchanges in human history, and the Silk Road was one such pathway. Stretching from China to the Mediterranean, the Silk Road was actually a complex network of interconnected pathways that were influenced by a diverse set of civilizations, including those in China, India, and Turkey.
  • Singapore Science Centre- ScienceNet: Life Sciences
    Students, teachers, and parents will find great value in ScienceNet, an interactive information service from the Singapore Science Centre. Supported by Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore, ScienceNet is a place for people to get answers to their questions in a wide range of scientific fields.
  • Smithsonian Institute-Museums Listings
    Smithsonian Institute-Museums Listings Portal to all of the Smithsonian Institute's Museums.
  • Strange Matter
    Visit this site to explore materials science "the study of stuff. Meet a material (MR fluid) that can help keep buildings safer during earthquakes, and learn how hollow carbon molecules ("Buckyballs") may someday deliver drugs directly to sick cells in your body.
  • SuperBot 3.1
    SuperBot is a novel little program that downloads entire Web sites automatically and saves them on your computer. It operates by rewriting thehyperlinks on every downloaded Web page to ensure every duplicated site is virtually identical to its online counterpart.
  • Superthinkers
    SuperThinkers features a set of original interactive mysteries designed to foster literacy and problem-solving. Created by children's book author & illustrator/educator Peter H.
  • T4 - A Technology Innovation Challenge Grant Program
    T4 is a 1999 program of the Technology Innovation Challenge Grant. Our website provides a resource for teachers, providing a searchable database of webquests developed by classroom teachers.
  • Teacher Resource Page
    A compendium of teacher activities for the classroom. Make a barometer or explain the Doppler effect with a classroom activity.
  • Technology & Classroom Management
    A few ideas put together by SEIR*TEC (SouthEast and Islands Regional Technology in Education Consortium - one of the national research labs) Assessment and Classroom Management - A selection of articles from Houghton Mifflin Classroom Management from The Library-in-the-Sky - A selection of articles related to discipline and classroom management.World Class '97 Classroom Management Ideas - Suggestions about how to use e-mail in a one computer classroomThe one computer classroom by Kim Henderson - A WebQuest designed to help teachers find some information about using a computer in their classroomStrategies for the One Computer Classroom - Some practical advise on using one computer in the classroomONE COMPUTER CLASSROOM - An example of how to use a single computer to teach database concepts. But I Don't Have a Computer Lab! How to Manage One Computer in the Classroom - a presentation will share some ideas of how teachers in any subject area can effectively use a single computer for professional and student use.
  • Technology 2008- Preparing Students for our Changing World
    This is a pdf file on preparing students for the future. This gives teachers a perspective on what is needed for the preparation of our students.
  • Technology and Learning on Line
    Abstract:This World Wide Web (WWW) site presents an online version of TECHNOLOGY&LEARNING, a magazine created for K to 12 school administrators, teachers, and technology coordinators. An article in the issue reviewed, What does research say about technology's impact on education? From the editor of the print publication is included along with interviews from research experts and links to sources of information about related educational research.
  • Technology in the Classroom: Asking the Right Questions
    Lynn Schrum of the International Society for Technology in Education believes that teachers must take the lead to find the best ways to use technology to enhance teaching and learning.She goes on to explain the uses of technology.She says"Technology lends itself to exploration. But before we can use it effectively, we need to value exploration as real teaching and real learning.
  • Technology Resources for Teachers
    Resources to help teachers make the best use of technology in teaching their day-to-day curriculum.Please note that this section is based on abstracts found in ENC's database of K-12 materials. All ENC abstracts are descriptions rather than evaluative reviews.Source
  • Technology Resources from RBS
    These listings from RBS can help you find organizations and resources fortechnology in your state. Sites range from state and regional programs,such as the Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE),to national resources like Teachers Teaching with Technology (T3).
  • 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 Abacus
    (Scientific American Sci/Tech Award) The under-appreciated abacus is given a worthy devotion on this site, which has been translated into four other languages besides English. Relying largely on javascript, the site features an interactive history of the ancient calculator, and an online tutorial.
  • The Anacostia Museum and Center for African-American History and Culture
    Focuses on modern African-American history and culture.
  • The Athena Project
    On June 10, 2003, the first Mars Exploration Rover (MER) spacecraft was launched on a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. After a seven month flight, it will enter the martian atmosphere in January, 2004.
  • The Braille Bug
    The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) created the Braille Bug web site to teach sighted children about braille, and to encourage literacy among all children. AFB--a national nonprofit founded in 1921 and the organization to which Helen Keller devoted more than 40 years of her life--addresses the critical issues, such as literacy, that are facing America's ten million blind or visually impaired children and adults.
  • 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 Center for Informal Learning and Schools
    The Center for Informal Learning and Schools (CILS) supports research and scholarship in the improvement of K-12 science education through the study of informal science learning and institutions, and their relationships to schools. Informal science institutions are content-rich resources found in most urban areas throughout the U.S.
  • 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.
  • The Digital Classroom
    Primary Sources, Activities, and Training for Educators and StudentsThe Digital Classroom! To encourage teachers of students at all levels to use archival documents in the classroom, the Digital Classroom provides materials from the National Archives and methods for teaching with primary sources. offerings.Primary Sources and ActivitiesReproducible primary documents, educational units correlated to national academic standards, and cross-curricular connectionsGeneral and National History Day ResearchActivities for learning to do research at the NARA Web sitePublications.
  • The Educator's Guide to Copyright and Fair Use
    The Educator's Guide to Copyright and Fair Use ( article from TechLearning (October 15, 2002) that helps clear up these educational issues. There is even a short quiz to test your knowledge and a handy reference chart.
  • The Educator's Reference Desk Lesson Plan Collection
    The Educator's Reference Desk Lesson Plan Collection contains more than 1100 unique lesson plans which have been written and submitted by teachers from all over the United States. Formerly Ask Eric.
  • The Elements of Digital Storytelling
    The digital frontier is explored at this site with an in-depth examination of the elements of digital storytelling and storymaking: media, action, relationship, context, and communication. The site has innovative story forms and media examples, a discussion forum, a clearinghouse of effects research on user responses, links to related resources, and a taxonomy of digital storytelling.
  • The Encyclopedia Mythica: An Encyclopedia on Mythology, Folklore, Mysticism, and More...
    This site provides a series of short glosses on characters and elements from Chinese, Etruscan, Egyptian, Greek, Norse, Persian, and Roman mythology. The site features only brief articles on its various topics, but it is an excellent cross-reference resource when basic information is all that is needed.
  • The Galapagos Islands
    Explore Galápagos Guide to see, hear, and learn about the island wildlife, landscape, and even about the undersea submersible used by scientists in the film to explore the Galápagos waters. Classroom Investigations contains downloadable and online activities to use at home or in class.
  • The Gateway is a great searching site for K-12 lessons and other teacher's materials.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition is "dedicated to the investigation and dissemination of information concerning all aspects of the Atlantic slave system and its destruction." Created by a major gift from Richard Gilder, the Center's Web site provides detailed information about the fellowships, conferences, publications, and educational materials that are a part of the Center's diverse set of activities. Researchers and students will want to first examine the Source Documents section, which features primary and secondary source materials related to slavery, slave resistance, and the abolitionist movement.
  • The Global Schoolhouse
    Offers programs that help teachers integrate use of the Internet into their teaching. Intended for all levels of Internet use, and includes activities for students at all age levels.
  • The Globe Program
    This is a time tested environmental program that is truly international. What is The GLOBE Program? GLOBE is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based education and science program.
  • The Glory of Chinese Printing
    The Glory of Chinese Printing. This site explores the ancient history of Chinese printing.
  • The Image
    This is a great resource with beautiful images and reference information about gemstones and minerals.
  • The Kid's Philosophy Slam
    The Kids Philsophy Slam is a program designed to make philosophy accessible and fun for students of all ages and abilities. This site encourages students to think for themselves and allows them to express their ideas in a variety of formats, such as writing, drawing, painting, or poetry.
  • The Labyrinth
    Resources for Medieval StudiesDeborah Everhart and Martin Irvine, Co-DirectorsSponsored by Georgetown UniversityThe Labyrinth provides free, organized access to electronic resources in medieval studies through a World Wide Web server at Georgetown University. The Labyrinth's easy-to-use menus and links provide connections to databases, services, texts, and images on other servers around the world.
  • 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 Mathematical Art of M.C. Escher
    The Mathematical Art of M.C. EscherAn examination of the mathematics behind the drawings of M.C.
  • 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 National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities
    The National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities tracks key K-12 school facilities issues.Resource Lists are annotated bibliographies that include links to full text publications and related Web sites, descriptions of books, studies, reports and journal articles. A Mediation Model For Dynamic Literacy Instruction - Lisbeth Dixon-Krauss"Jerome Bruner remarked that Vygotsky's conception of development is at the same time a theory of education (Bruner, 1987).
  • The National Lightning Safety Page
    Here's lots of information about lightning safety. You can download the Online Lightning Quiz to your computer by clicking on the .exe file.
  • The New Americans
    The New Americans - "Follow a diverse group of immigrants and refugees as they leave their home and families behind and learn what it means to be new Americans in the 21st century." Watch video clips, listen to music and take a quiz that will challenge your idea of what it means to be "American." Companion site to the independent film shown on PBS. The New Americans Web site offers an online educational adventure for 7th-12th grade students.
  • The Open Directory
    Largest collections of art resources on the Web. The directory includes sites in the liberal arts (i.e., language) and fine arts (i.e., aesthetics) collected by editors who share their expertise in the spirit of the Open Source movement: to build a high quality free public service.
  • The Pantheon
    The Greek world of gods and goddesses is extremely intricate, and The Pantheon Web site provides an effective way to begin learning about this world, both for beginners and for those looking to brush up on their knowledge of their exploits and times.
  • The Regional Alliance: Resources
    The Regional Alliance houses a collection of articles, curriculum, and project reports organized by key topics in education reform in mathematics and science for K-12 educators. You can also find information on grants and funding sources and links to national organizations that support education.
  • The Shape of Things to Come
    The Shape of Things to Come Computers can be a powerful tool to enhance learning in geometry. However, trying new curriculum materials and learning computer applications at the same time can also be overwhelming for teachers.
  • The Smithsonian
    The Smithsonian Museum has wonderful online resources for people to explore and learn with. There are these categories, art and design, history and culture, and science and technology.
  • The Solution Site
    The Solution Site contains hundreds of free K-12 teacher created lesson plans that give students a more active role in learning.
  • The Teacher's Desk for fifth or sixth grade
    A collection of over 150 lesson ideas for Spelling, Writing, English, Reading, and Vocabulary activities, with a few extras thrown-in, currently being utilized in a fifth or sixth grade classroom.
  • The Theban Mapping Project( Egyptology)
    This collection of information and links puts the material on this website in a wider context and gives you pointers on how to expand your knowledge of Egyptology. Bibliography Consult this comprehensive bibliography of the Valley of the Kings and its individual tombs for publications that will give you further information about these sites.
  • 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 VT MIDI/ARTT Project
    VT MIDI/ARTT Project, Inc. provides online arts and music mentoring and professional development.
  • The WebQuest Page
    A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. WebQuests are designed to use learners' time well, to focus on using information rather than looking for it, and to support learners' thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
  • Thomas S. Warren Museum of Fluorescence
    - See close-up photographs of fluorescent minerals under ultraviolet light, tour the museum's exhibits, and learn about fluorescence and phosphorescence!
  • Traces: Historic Archaeology
    Traces: Historic Archaeology (3-5)In this unit, students will "recover" and analyze artifacts from sites in use from the settlement period to the second half of the 19th century. They will look for similarities and differences among the artifacts and the lives they reveal.
  • Track Star
    TrackStar helps instructors organize and annotate Web sites (URLs) for use in lessons. The resource list remains visible allowing the user to easily stay on track.There are other resources on this site and you can actually create a web page here as well.
  • TryScience wants you to experience the excitement of contemporary science and technology through online and offline interactivity with science and technology centers worldwide. Science is exciting, and it's for everyone! That's why TryScience and over 400 science centers worldwide invite you to investigate, discover, and try science yourself.
  • Tutorials for the Calculus Phobe
    Grades: 11 - Post-secondarySynopsis: Calculus, plain and simple--if that can ever be said about calculus! You'll probably have a hard time finding an easier explanation of the core concepts of calculus; these Flash animations and personal tutorials are both concise and engaging. Your understanding of calculus is now limited only by the speed at which "Colonel" Mike Kelley can upload new tutorialsLearning calculus is pretty tough, and you can forget about reading your textbook to get help.
  • Twin Towers Remembered
    Twin Towers Remembered: The Photography of Camilo Jose VergaraThis exhibition features photographs of the World Trade Center "from far-off neighborhoods in New Jersey and the outer boroughs, from ferry boats on New York Harbor, from 'below' on the plaza, and from within the Twin Towers themselves. What a comprehensive index of the myriad ways (emotionally, geographically, intellectually) that the people of greater NYC and their visitors defined themselves in relation to the city's most prominent landmark." From The New-York Historical Society.
  • 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." .
  • Unified Vision: The Architecture and Design of the Prairie School
    Unified Vision: The Architecture and Design of the Prairie School Founded by Louis Sullivan and popularized by his famous pupil, Frank Lloyd Wright, the Prairie School of architectural design was predominantly middle western. This site offers a look at elements that define the style, a virtual tour of Prairie School buildings in Minnesota, and an online tour of the exemplary Purcell-Cutts house.
  • USight's Ubiquity?In the rush to bring modern information technologies into schools, one group of technologies is being overlooked that can greatly improve learning. While current desktop computer and network technologies are beginning to realize the huge impact they could have on education, other extremely valuable information technologies are not being used or even being considered.Small, inexpensive, handheld computers and their associated communications channels and software tools could play an important role in education.The computational power and communications capacities of handhelds are increasingly impressive.
  • Using Handheld Technologies in School
    This website has handheld technology, the basics , an overview of wireless networking, considerations when buying handhelds. The educational advantages of handhelds, educational concerns and much much more.
  • Van Gogh at Etten--Sketches and Billboards
    Van Gogh at Etten--Sketches and Billboards - This ThinkQuest site features the life and work of Van Gogh, focusing on the time he lived in Etten. You can browse through the galleries to see his work and read about his life.
    VESTAC, Visualization of and Experimentation with Statistical Concepts Grades: 11 - Post-secondary. Synopsis: Statistics students everywhere, take notice: this site will change the way you see statistics, if only because the applets featured here let you actually see representations of abstract concepts in action.
  • 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.
  • Virtual Earthquake
    How can you determine the epicenter and magnitude of an earthquake? This interactive site teaches you how to determine the magnitude and epicenter of a virtual earthquake.
  • Visualizing Earth's Spacial Visualization
    Spacial VisualizationWelcome to Spacial Visualization in this module we can try to connect the three dimensional world with the flat two dimensional reprsentations of the world.The real world has width, length, and depth - 3D. But when we look at pictures, drawings, or photographs, we are looking at three dimensional objects on a flat two dimensional piece of paper or screen.How does our brain know to see the picture as 3D? There are several other modules to investigate.
  • VolcanoWorld
    The Web's Premier Source for Volcano InformationVolcanoWorld has been the Internet's leading source of information about volcanoes since January 1995. Each year VW serves about 4 million different users, including grade school kids, teachers, college students, professors, researchers, government scientists and the general public.
  • VORTEX: Unraveling the Secrets - A Storybook This project, Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment
    VORTEX: Unraveling the Secrets - A Storybook This project, Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment, helps teachers and students understand facts about tornadoes and shows how the scientific method of making observations, collecting data, and developing and testing hypotheses to reach an informed conclusion is used.
  • Was the United States Ready for Pearl Harbor?
    (9-12)This lesson asks students to consider the United States___ level of preparedness for Pearl Harbor and to think about what the U.S. could have done to be better prepared.
  • Ways of Knowing Trail
    Visit a rain forest in the village of Epulu in central Africa to get to know the people and animals who live there. Some local kids will help you learn the secrets of the Ways of Knowing Trail.
  • We the People
    Features drafts of the Declaration of Independence & the Gettysburg Address, papers of George Washington & Thomas Jefferson, an Emancipation Proclamation timeline, slave codes, images of presidential inaugurations, how elections have changed, documents on policies aimed to keep peace between white settlers & Native Americans (1783-1815), duties of the President & other governmental officials in 1825, the role of religion in the founding of the colonies, & more. (LOC).
  • WebMath
    This site's subtitle says it all: Instant Solutions to your Math Problems! Got a math problem to solve? Plug it into WebMath's "math-engine" and not only get the answer, but step-by-step instructions on how it's done, too. Covers such basic topics as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, scientific notation, ratios, and proportions, as well as geometry, pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, data analysis, and problems to solve.
  • Welcome to Environmental Inquiry!
    Environmental Inquiry (EI) is a website and curriculum series developed at Cornell University to help students conduct environmental science research and participate in communities of fellow student scientists. In 2003, EI won an Environmental Quality Award from EPA for Excellence in Environmental Education.
  • 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.
  • What's Wrong - and What's Right - with Rubrics
    The author of this article describes several flaws in teacher-constructed and commercially available rubrics.URL:Lesson ideas.
  • Windows to the Universe
    This site represents interdisciplinary lessons in astronomy, global change, weather, mythology on three levels advance, medium and beginner. There are specialized teacher pages and workpages for students.Lesson Plans and Activities for the ClassroomToolsTeacher WorkbookClassroom ActivitiesEducational LinksTeachers___ Share-A__"ThonEducational Standards SearchClimate and Global ChangeWorkshop for Educators.
  • With an Even Hand: Brown v. Board at Fifty
    Presents more than 80 photos, letters and newspapers manuscripts, maps, music, & films related to the Supreme Court's 1954 decision that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal." The online exhibit is organized in three parts: previous court cases that laid the ground work for the decision, the argument underpinning the ruling & the public's initial response, & the aftermath. (LOC) .
  • Women of the Century: 100 Years of American Heroes
    Women of the Century: 100 Years of American Heroes. An annotated list of more than four dozen phenomenal American women of the twentieth century "who left an indelible mark on our nation." Browse decade by decade or in categories of activists, reformers, politics and government, arts, media, space and science, sports, and exploration.
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    Established in 1930, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is one of the world's most well-regarded research institutions, devoted to the mission of developing a fundamental understanding of the processes and characteristics that govern how the oceans work and how they interact with the earth as a whole. From the site's main page, visitors can develop a general understanding of the Institution's activities by looking through the information provided about their research departments (e.g., biology andmarine chemistry); their research groups; and their highly-regarded oceaninstitutes, which include the Deep Ocean Exploration Institute and the OceanLife Institute.
  • World Treasures of the Library of Congress: Beginnings
    The international collections of the Library of Congress started with the arrival of the Thomas Jefferson library in 1815. Today the Library's international collections are unparalleled; they are comprehensive in scope and include research materials in more than 460 languages and in many media.
  • WWW Hmong Homepage
    The WWW Hmong Homepage brings together a collection of Internet-based resources related to Hmong people, including news and current events, issues, history, publications, and culture.
  • WWW.4teachers
    This World Wide Web (WWW) site is a free, Web based monthly publication that provides a place where educators and others with interests in K to 12 education can encounter new ideas about technology's role in education. At this site they can express their opinions, share experiences, and be inspired and educated by other teachers' narratives about using technology in educational settings.
  • Xpeditions
    This huge and growing site for geography educators and students contains more than a hundred original lesson plans and after-school activities for grades K-12, an outline map atlas with more than 1,800 free maps designed for printing or building Web sites, forums where teachers and students can discuss geography, and a fabulous 3-D virtual museum of geography built in the spirit of the game Myst.
  • Xpeditions Greeting Friends from Other Places (K-2) will be introduced to map reading by examining the___Afghanistan, Land in Crisis___ map (available in print or online). Students will practice different types of greetings and learn how children in Afghanistan might greet one another.
  • 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.