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"Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant." (Mitchell Kapor)

The Internet has a plethora of education information.  From professional organization pages to discipline-specific pages, from theory to practical applications, there is much to enjoy and use from the Internet.   Remember to evaluate the sites you find to make sure enthusiasm and fancy artwork haven't overtaken best practices in education.

Use the following bookmarks to navigate up and down the page.
Professional Organizations
Teacher Organizations
Government Education Sites
Statistical Information
Current Issues in Education
Education-related Search Engines and Other Neat Stuff

Discipline-Focused Sites


Professional Organizations
Mathematical Association of America
National Association of Biology Teachers
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Council of Teachers of English
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Society for Research in Child Development
American Association of Teachers of French
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
MENC -- The National Association for Music Education
National Council for the Social Studies



Teacher Organizations   
National Education Association
Pennsylvania State Education Association

             
                                           
Government Education Sites
U.S. Department of Education -- including eric.ed.gov
-- free access to the ERIC database
Pennsylvania Department of Education
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Statistical Information
National Center for Education Statistics
(NCES)
National Assessment of Educational Progress
(NAEP)
Historical Census Browser (University of Virginia) -- "The data presented here describe the population and economy of the U.S. states and counties from 1790 to 1960"


Current Issues in Education


Teaching Tolerance -- "a program "dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving inter-group relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children." Features its magazine (archives back to 1996), which showcases innovative tolerance initiatives in schools across the country, and material for youths and educators on topics such as coping with the economic downturn, school funding, and the meaning of Barack Obama's speech on race. A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center."

The Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character --From the Boston University School of Education with support from the Full Circle Family Foundation.

NEA's
Education Issues in the Spotlight --  current topics include:  No Child Left Behind, Charter Schools, Class Size, ESEA, Special Ed/IDEA, Teacher Quality, Teacher Shortage and much more! 

Current Issues in Education --  a peer-reviewed scholarly electronic journal published by the College of Education at Arizona State University (free)

Education Week on the Web
-- covers local, state, and national news and issues from preschool through the 12th grade.  Free site, although print copies of this journal are located in the periodical room.
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Education- related Search Engines and other neat stuff

Thinkfinity
-- this site claims to offer the "highest quality standards-based Internet content and professional development to K-12 teachers and students throughout the United States."

Teachers at Work:  Internet Tools for Teachers -- Mark Treadwell (educational technology consultant and educator, New Zealand) has produced a well-developed set of pages containing Internet resources of value to teachers. 

INFOMINE
-- (University of California) -- a unique resource featuring well organized access to important educational tools and research on the Internet

Yahoo Kids
-- the web guide for kids.  Sites have been carefully checked by  experienced educators to ensure the content and links are appropriate for kids aged 7-12.

EduHound.com--another great educational search engine!

PBS Teachers -- includes standards based lesson plans, m
ultimedia resources & professional development for America's preK-12 educators.

Educator's Reference Desk -- includes 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses.

Discovery School -- the "School Resources" page at Discovery.com.  FREE access to puzzle makers, clip art & lesson plans!  Links to Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators (useful websites for enhancing curriculum and professional growth.)

What Works Clearinghouse (U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences) -- collects, screens, and identifies studies of effectiveness of educational interventions (programs, products, practices, and policies).

Teachable Moment -- offers teaching ideas, lesson plans, essays for discussion and suggestions for guiding young people as they deal with social conflict in the world.
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Discipline-focused Sites, listed alphabetically by discipline:

Art & Music
Children's Music Web
Art Teacher on the Net

Early Childhood
National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) -- conducts and communicates research to support high quality, effective, early childhood education for all young children. The Institute offers independent, nonpartisan research-based advice and technical assistance to policy makers, journalists, researchers, and educators.
Internet Public Library -- Early Childhood & Preschool Guide -- teacher resources (including lesson plans) 
Head Start -- the official website for Head Start.  Has links for research and statistics and legislation/regulations and policies.
Preschool Teacher
- monthly curriculum and lesson plan ideas.
Preschool Education
- place for preschool educators to share and get ideas for lesson plans.
Chateau Meddybemps
-- stories, games as well as teacher's guides and parents guides.
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English and Language Arts, including Bilingual Education
National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy
- research center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Children's Literature Web Guide
--Internet Resources related to books for children and young adults.
National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education

Office of English Language Acquisition

Math and Science
Digital Video Library -- From the Harvard -Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, this site provides educators videos that present sound educational theory hand-in-hand with research & case studies, demonstrations and more.  It contains more than 1000 videos indexed and searchable by a variety of state & national math & science standards, concept maps, instructional category and more!
Mega-Mathematics!
  --  brings unusual and important mathematical ideas to elementary school classrooms so that students and their teachers can think about them together.
Mathematical Sciences Education Board

EE-Link -- Environmental Education on the Internet, is a resource designed to support "students, teachers and professionals that support K-12 environmental education"
The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive (University of St. Andrews, Scotland)
Mathematics WWW Virtual Library (Florida State)
Biographies of Women Mathematicians (Agnes Scott College)
Mathematics Lessons Database (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) -- standards-based, technology-intensive mathematics and science instruction at the K-16 levels
The Math Forum - (Drexel University ) -- provides resources, materials, activities, person-to-person interactions
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Modern Languages (French and Spanish only)
Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents

Social Sciences

World Digital Library -- "makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world"  It is browsable by time, topic, place, type and institution and includes a wealth of manuscripts, maps, rare books, films, sound recordings, and prints and photographs.
History Engine  (University of Richmond)  -- "an ever-growing collection of historical articles or "episodes" that paints a wide-ranging portrait of life in the United States throughout its history and that is available to scholars, teachers, and the general public in our online database"
The Academy Social Studies Curriculum Exchange - Elementary School (K-5)
The Academy Social Studies Curriculum Exchange - Intermediate School (6-8)

The Academy Social Studies Curriculum Exchange - High School (9-12)

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Updated:   02/20/11
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