plan, design or deliver professional development
Environmental Explorers' Club
Environmental education for elementary school students, emphasizing games and activities about conservation, recycling, global warming, Superfund sites, and more. Also find resources for teachers.
The Space Science Education Resource Directory
is a convenient way to find NASA space science products for use in classrooms, science museums, planetariums, and other settings. There are several ways to search this directory:
Grade/Subject Search [more info]
Topic Search [more info]
Custom Search [more info]
To do a quick search by keyword, you can use the search box available in the upper left-hand corner of every page.
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.
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.
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 National Commission on Teaching and America's Future
The National Commission on Teaching and America's Future is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing every child with competent, caring, qualified teachers in schools organized for success. In its latest report, No Dream Denied: A Pledge to America's Children, NCTAF finds that high teacher turnover and attrition have become a national crisis that is undermining teaching quality in too many of our schools.
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.
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 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.
Twenty-first Century Literacies
This site discusses four skills needed in society. Disciplines have emerged around information, media, multicultural, and visual literacies.
4-H Virtual Farm
Target Audience Grades three to 12 clustered in these groupings. Grades - 3-5 6-8 9-12
The 4-H Virtual Farm website gives an excellent insight into potential vocational directions in agriculture.
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.
Adaptive Technology for the Internet
Subtitled Making Electronic Resources Accessible, this is the complete text in HTML of librarian Barbara Mates' 1999 book, put on the Web by ALA Editions, the American Library Association's publishing arm. Here, you can find advice from a librarian who's been there and done that on such technologies as screen readers, Braille screens, voice recognition systems, hearing assistance devices, and HTML coding for accessibility.
Links to over a dozen briefly described advisory resources
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Basic Internet Searching Seminar
Basic 3-step tutorial with practice exercises
This online tutorial is primarily set up to be used in a live, hands-on instructional setting. It is also made available here as an example of hands-on instructional techniques and for those who would like to try it on their own.
Stimulationg understanding of computational science through collaboration, experiment, exploration and discovery.
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. ..
Case Study on System Reform -Interactive Model
GLEF ProjectINTERACTIVE FEATURE What does it take to transform an under- performing urban school district? A new multimedia case study on the Union City Public Schools explores this question in detail.
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.
Center for Media Literacy
All about teaching media literacy
The components of inquiry-based media literacy using the Five Core Concepts and CML's Five Key Questions of Media Literacy. I.
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
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. ChemCases.com helps you evaluate the decisions behind these products and situations.
Class Web Rubric Builder
Create and store web - based rubrics Keyword search for rubrics others have created .
Stimulating understanding of computational chemistry through collaboration, experiment, exploration and discovery.
Computer Literacy Course Tutorial
Computer Literacy Course TutorialHalifax Regional CAP Association 2001This is a course, on line, and also on a cd that takes teachers through the basics of the Internet.These materials have been developed by the Standardised Materials Training Team of the Halifax Regional CAP Association.
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.
Critical Issue: Providing Professional Development for Effective Technology Use
Whether technology should be used in schools is no longer the issue in education. Instead, the current emphasis is ensuring that technology is used effectively to create new opportunities for learning and to promote student achievement.
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 Universe Portal
What Is The Digital Universe?
The Digital Universe is a pilot program for a network of web portals that will become the largest reliable information resource in history. The Digital Universe features a seamless new visual navigation system and a unique activity-based system for organizing the best of the Web through functions such as Explore, and later, Communicate, Watch, Blog, and Play.
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.
An image search engine that retrieves images from the Web that have been screened. You can search for dolls and only get dolls.
If you love earth science, or just thinking about the systems of the earth, this is the ultimate web site. This website uses maps, views from satellites and a lot of information that is databased or aggregated to explain, explore, and show data about the earth in scientific ways.
Excellent information about distance access to libraries. There is up-to-date information about, and links to, libraries using conferencing, chat, MOOs, e-mail and Web forms, and "MyLibrary" interfaces.
Evidence of understanding: an introduction to assessments in K-12 science curricula
Evidence of understanding: an introduction to assessments in K-12 science curricula
Grade(s): K - 12
In this Web guide, educators can view examples of assessments from many different instructional materials. The guide is organized into three sections: Elementary Assessments (K�5), Middle School Assessments (6�8), and High School Assessments (9�12).
Exploring 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 Environment
Exploring the Environment (ETE) online series, which features an integrated approach to environmental earth science through modules and activities, is developed at the NASA Classroom of the Future; at Wheeling Jesuit University. Through a cooperative agreement with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the ETE online series is supported by NASA's Information Infrastructure Technology and Applications (IITA) Program, which facilitates public use of Earth and Space Science remote sensing databases over the Internet.
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.
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.
Florida's Springs: Protecting Nature's Gems
- The site includes photo galleries and stories about the springs flora and fauna, threats and protection efforts, an online expedition with Flash elements, audio and video as well as a great animated production about the water cycle, aquifer and threats to springs. Lesson plans and student activities for teachers are also available.
Folkstreams(video streaming website) documentaries
Folkstreams presents the best of American Folklore films. Our site's mission is the wide, free online distribution of video streams of difficult to find independent films and videos depicting American folk, traditional, regional and vernacular culture.
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.
Globewide Network Academy
A one stop shopping location for distance learners and teachers with a distance learning catalog of more than 30,000 courses and 3,000 programs available to the general public.
Google Language Tools
This page full of language tools, developed by Google, will be most helpfulto persons looking to translate short passages of text or entire Web pages.First, the page provides an engine that allows users to search for pagescomposed in over thirty languages. The most helpful feature, though, is atranslator that lets users translate text passages and Web pages fromEnglish into five different languages, and several different Europeanlanguages back into English.
How Does Project-Based Learning Work?
"We've got to know the curriculum. We've got to know the standards inside and out.
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.
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.
IMSA Center for Problem-Based Learning
IMSA Center for Problem-Based Learning -http://www.imsa.edu/team/cpbl/cpbl.htmlThe Center was established by the Illinois Math and Science Academy to engage in PBL research, information exchange, teacher training, and curriculum development in K-16 educational settings.
Interactive Physics Curriculum
Click on images below to see examples of the workbook exercises. You will see demo lessons and examples of various physics lessons.
InTime: integrating new technologies into the methods of education
InTime: Integrating new technologies into the methods of education. Date: 2003 Grade(s): K - 12
This Internet site offers a collection of online video vignettes that demonstrate how preK-12 teachers are integrating technology into their classroom lessons.
Created by South Carolina ETV for K–12 students and teachers,
Knowitall.org 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
Lawrence Hall of Science
Lawrence Hall of ScienceThey excel with resources for students and teachers. Check out their list of links for K-12 Math and Science.
Lewis and Clark Rediscovery Project
The Lewis & Clark Rediscovery Project is a technology professional development proposal designed to help teachers restructure teaching and learning practices in the classroom and to foster technology use in the schools. Highlighting the Lewis and Clark exploration 200 years ago, the project will focus on a select group of K-12 districts distributed over 9 states along the Lewis-Clark trail.
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.
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.
MERLOT -- the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and OnlineTeaching
MERLOT -- the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and OnlineTeaching -- is a free, peer-reviewed collection of over 8,000different online learning tools and simulations developed (mostly) bycollege professors around the world. MERLOT is designed primarily forfaculty and students of higher education, but I've discovered that aBUNCH of the stuff in MERLOT's archives will appeal to early teenagestudents as well.
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.
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 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.
New Science PPT
Overview of 21st century science and tools ( for teachers and /teacher educators.
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.
North Carolina State University: Introduction to Videoconferencing
North Carolina State University: Introduction to Videoconferencing An introduction to videoconferencing. This site includes information about creating and implementing classroom projects using videoconferencing.
ScientificAmerican.com 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.
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).
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." http://pathfinderscience.net/.
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.
Profiler Online Collaboration Tool
Profiler inspires cooperation and collaboration among teachers to help them improve their skills around a general topic. Use Profiler to strengthen your school district's ability to share expertise.
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.
Resources for Educators
Resources for Educators - This pages offers teachers many resources including sites where courses and projects are offered. (See Courses in Meteorology for Teachers in directory on left hand side of page.) These include projects developed for teacher training from the American Meteorological Society's Education program.
Results Oriented Professional Development
Never before in the history of education has there been greater recognition of the importance of professional development. Every modern proposal to reform, restructure, or transform schools emphasizes professional development as a primary vehicle in efforts to bring about needed change.
Rural Information Center
The Rural Information Center provides information services for rural communities, officials, organizations and citizens. The Rural Information Center is USDA's national information service providing funding sources and information to rural and tribal officials, communities, organizations, and citizens throughout the United States, 1-800-633-7701, [email protected]
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.
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.
TappedIn is a free and open teacher's collaborative, where educators can go to take part in training, online discussions and activities. The community of users has been growing steadily since 1997, and now offers a wide range of opportunities for educators to expand their horizons.
Teacher Preparation Star Chart
Teacher Preparation STaR ChartA Self-Assessment Tool for Colleges of EducationJanuary 2000.
Teacher Professional Development
WestEd projects support teachers___ career-long growth and development, beginning with preservice education and continuing with induction, inservice, and mentoring programs. Professional development efforts also address the learning needs of child-care professionals and professional developers themselves.Which programs are involved with Teacher Professional Development?Assessment and Standards Development Services (ASDS)Center for Child and Family Studies (CCFS)Center for Prevention and Early Intervention (CPEI)Learning InnovationsNational Center for Improving Science Education (NCISE)Policy ProgramProfessional and Organizational Learning (POL)Science and Mathematics ProgramTeacher Professional Development Program (TPD)Western Regional Educational Laboratory (WREL).
Teachers Teaching Teachers
3 BackgroundT3 is teachers teaching teachers to provide the best professional development program for the appropriate use of educational technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics and science worldwide. There are now T3 courses covering mathematics and science topics from primary school through high school and university.
Teaching, Learning & Technology
A Report on 10 years of ACOT Research. (1995).
With a free registration, you can access good resources for learning about literature with students. Watch original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators.
Teachology is a series of staff development segments available for teachers and administrators to utilize on the web. The first three segments spotlight teachers implementing effective and motivational strategies in their classrooms.
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 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 Evaluation Center: Evaluation Support Services
Created by The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University, the Evaluation Support Services Web site is intended to increase the use and improve the quality of program evaluations. Resources available include evaluation checklists, a glossary of evaluation terminology, a directory of evaluators, a directory of professional development opportunities related to evaluation, and a collection of user-submitted evaluation instruments.
The 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 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 Knowledge Loom
This site focuses on what works in teaching and learning.http://knowledgeloom.org/index.shtml.
The Mission & Principles of Professional Development
Professional development plays an essential role in successful education reform. Professional development serves as the bridge between where prospective and experienced educators are now and where they will need to be to meet the new challenges of guiding all students in achieving to higher standards of learning and development.
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 at Sea Program -
_ The Teacher at Sea Program - This program allows a teacher in grade K-16 to apply for the opportunity to serve as a researcher on NOAA Ships. The current application materials and ship schedules are available on-line.
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.
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." .
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 Classroom Tours, Getting Started for Teachers
Virtual Classroom Tours: Getting Started for TeachersOur Virtual Classroom Tours consist of downloadable PowerPoint presentations which offer you everything you need to prepare for, implement, and assess innovative learning projects built on the use of technology. The tours are designed to meet the needs of various student age groups and cover a wide range of learning areas.Here's how to quickly make the most of these professional development resources:Review necessary technology skills.Learn what skills are necessary to effectively use a Virtual Classroom Tour.
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.
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 is Your Professional Development IQ?
What is Your Professional Development IQ? Twenty multiple-choice questions for sharing important information about supporting quality teacher professional development. Links to answers and sources are provided.