"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.
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."
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.
(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.
PBS Teachers -- includes
standards based lesson plans, multimedia
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
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).
Moment -- offers teaching ideas, lesson plans, essays for discussion and
suggestions for guiding young people as they deal with social conflict in the
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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
University ) -- provides resources,
materials, activities, person-to-person interactions back to top