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  • A Conversation on Technology Leadership
    An interview about technology leadership with Jason Ohler,director of University of Alaska's Educational Technology Program, and David Arlick, director of The Landmark Project.
  • A Math Dictionary For Kids
    An animated, interactive dictionary for students which explains over 400 common mathematical terms in simple language.
  • actDEN (Digital Education Network): Software Tutorials and Online Courses
    High-quality software tutorials and online courses for educators, parents and students of all ages.
  • 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.
  • Activites for ESL Students
    Over 1,000 activities in 28 different languages to help students learn English. Activities include games, puzzles and quizes.
  • ADA Technical Assistance Program
    The ADA Technical Assistance Program has been in existence since 1992, shortly after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Since its inception, the Program has consisted of a diverse array of projects to further the understanding and implementation of the Act.
  • African Voices
    African Voices is an exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History that examines the diversity, dynamism, and global influence of Africa's peoples and cultures over time in the realms of family, work, community,and the natural environment.
  • Alaska Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology
    Alaska's PT3 project.
  • ALPS: Active Learning Practice for Schools
    ALPS, Active Learning Practice for Schools, is an electronic community dedicated to the improvement and advancement of educational instruction and practice. The mission is to create an on-line collaborative between teachers and administrators from around the world with educational researchers, professors, and curriculum designers at Harvard's Graduate School of Education.
  • American Memory: Historical Collections
    American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections.
  • Amusement Park Physics
    This interactive exhibit, part of the Annenberg/CPB Exhibits Collection, explores how the laws of physics play a role in the design of amusement park rides. Activities in the exhibit invite visitors to design a roller coaster and determine the outcomes of bumper car collisions.
  • Art and Life in Africa Online
    Art and Life in Africa Online contains information about African Art and Culture.Includes units on recontextualizing African Art in all aspects of life in Africa;essays on African History; photo essays; and additional resources.
  • Artic Studies Center
    The Arctic Studies Center is the only U.S. government program with a special focus on northern cultural research and education.
  • 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.
  • Assessment Rubrics
    When using the Internet in the classroom to support instruction, it is important to address assessment. A usable method for teachers is to provide a rubric for student use and for both formative and summative assessment purposes.
  • Assessment, Assessment Rubrics and Evaluation Guidelines
    This website is a collection of assessment tips and tools, to help in developing, adapting, and adopting assessments that detail what teachers expect students to learn and evaluate what they have mastered for any given lesson.
  • Assessments of Multimedia Technology in Education
    This is a Bibliography of a growing body of research devoted to assessing the effectiveness of multimedia in all levels of education, including corporate and military training.
  • Awesome Library - K-12 Education Directory
    Awesome Library organizes 16,000 carefully reviewed K-12 education resources, including the top 5 percent for teachers, students, parents, and librarians. It includes a search engine.
  • Beginning Teacher's Tool Box
    Website of the National Association for Beginning Teachers. The site is dedicated to helping new teachers with the tools they need such as interactive resources, books, links, tips, free webpages, and a newsletter.
  • Best of History Web Sites
    This site provides categorized links to hundreds of "history-related web sites that have been reviewed for quality, accuracy and usefulness. Sites with engaging content and useful multimedia technologies are most likely to be included.
  • Biography of America
    This comprehensive Website was designed as a companion to the video series and telecourse of the same title shown on PBS. Includes extensive U.S.
  • Bridging the Digital Divide: The Impact of Race on Computer Access and Internet Use
    A research project investigates the differences in computer access between whites and African American in the US.
  • Bridging the Home and School: A Case Study
    In today's society, there are many new technologies that educators have at their disposal to use both inside and outside of theclassroom. One such technology was the focus of the first stage of an on-going project on the "open school" model.
  • Building a Digital Workforce
    Taking action to close the IT skills gap in the current and future workforce is a critical challenge for business, labor, education, government, and the nonprofit sector that requires urgent attention by all stakeholders. This report sets out NPA's Digital Economic Opportunity Committee's recommendations for increasing the number of U.S.
  • CA Dept. of Ed: Education Technology Office
    Provides guidance and assistance to districts and schools in managing their technology.
  • Can Do!
    The Can Do! web site offers stories, activities, and resources to help create a better understanding and deeper appreciation of how people can overcome their challenges and reach their dreams by using their abilities and a "can-do" attitude.
  • CARET: Center for Applied Research in Education Technology
    CARET bridges education technology research to practice by offering research-based answers to critical questions.
  • Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology
    CARET bridges education technology research to practice by offering research-based answers to critical questions.
  • Center for Highly Interactive Computing in Education(HI-CE)
    The Center for Highly Interactive Computing in Education at the University of Michigan develops learner-centered technology and curriculum that addresses major needs of schools today - Enabling all students to learn and enabling students and teachers to engage in serious intellectual inquiry around authentic, meaningful, motivating, mindful-learning experiences.
  • Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence
    CREDE is a federally funded research and development program focused on improving the education of students whose ability to reach their potential is challenged by language or cultural barriers, race, geographic location, or poverty. Includes five standards for learning and tools for implementing and assessing the standards.
  • Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy
    The Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy, a consortium of several major universities, focuses on the system-wide improvement of learning and teaching and the development of a highly capable, committed teaching force. Center researchers study ways that leaders, policymakers, and others seek to renew the quality of teaching and the teacher force through strategies and initiatives enacted at the local and state level, in school systems and teacher education institutions, and through the engagement of supportive groups in the community.
  • Chinatown Banquet
    Chinatown Banquet A community-based public art and education project based on the metaphor of a Chinese banquet raising awareness about the history, culture and conditions of Boston Chinatown, the city's most densely populated residential neighborhood.
  • Circle of Stories
    Circle of Stories uses documentary film, photography, artwork and music to honor and explore Native American storytelling.
  • Classroom Connect's Connected Teacher - Lesson Plans
    Printable documents of standards-based curriculum resources and assessment tools organized by subjects (math,language arts,American history,sciences, and social studies) and grade level. Additional classroom learning and professional learning resources.
  • Classroom Support
    Classroom SupportThese resources help education professionals assess skill levels for both teachers and students, and set grade-appropriate goals for students. This section also includes links to education information, provides teachers with ideas for technology-based lesson plans, and includes the tools necessary for creating appropriate use policies for these new technologies.
  • Closing the Equity Gap in Technology Access and Use: A Practical Guide for K-12 Educators
    Contains resources related to: "Issues and Intervention Strategies", "Planning for Equity", as well as additional resources.
  • Collaborative Lesson Archive
    A web site repository devoted to the creation and collaboration of educational lessons and curriculum. Search by grade level and submit lessons.
  • 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.
  • Computer Technology Can Empower Students with Learning Disabilities
    The Center for Applied Special Technology assists a family to identify appropriate technology for home and school use by a learning disabled son.
  • Consortium for School Networking
    The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a national nonprofit organization, promotes the use of information technologies and the Internet in K-12 education to improve learning.
  • Department of Justice ADA Home Page
    The ADA Home Page provides access to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations for businesses and governments, technical assistance materials, ADA Standards for Accessible Design, updates on new requirements, information about settlement agreements and enforcement activities and access to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ADA material.
  • Dewey Browse
    The Dewey Browse contains web sites classified by the Dewey Decimal Classification System, for K-12 Curriculum Resources.
  • Digital Blackboard: History Matters
    Fifty-seven web-based assignments that are models for integrating new media into the classroom. Sample topics: Red Hot Jazz; Reservation Controversies; Watergate and the Constitution.
  • Digital Divide Network
    This comprehensive Website provides feature stories about digital divide; current research; discussion lists;and a method for finding public access technology in your town.
  • Digital Divide Resources
    Resources, articles, projects, people and businesses that help define the breadth of "digital divide" and gain an understanding of what needs to be done to increase digital equity. Includes background documents, statistics and fact sheets.
  • Digital Divide Series
    Based on a two-part series for PBS about the digital divide, it is possible to explore the issues of classrooms, gender, race and at work through interaction, voices and links.
  • Digital Equity Tool Kit
    The Digil Equity Toolkit points educators to free, high quality resources that help address the digital divide in the classroom and community.
  • Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE)
    DLESE is a grassroots, community-based effort involving teachers, students, and scientists working together to create a library of educational resources and services to support Earth system science education, at all levels, in both formal and informal settings.
  • Disabled Need Tools for Schools
    Tom Wlodkowski, project manager for Boston public TV, presents a set of production guidelines for making learning software usable by disabled students, and discusses the current state of software.
  • Distance Education: Guidelines for Good Practice
    Drawing on survey results from practioners who have taught distance learning courses, this 25 page report presents a set of guidelines for good practice in distance education.
  • Diversity in Technology Groups
    A collaborative project designed to increase coordination between gender equity groups in the Northwest, as well as increase the digital equity by increasing girls' interest in technology.
  • DNA from the beginning
    An animated primer on the basics of DNA, genes and heredity. Includes sections on classical genetics, molecules of genetics, and genetic organization and control.
  • E-Math: A Guide to E-mail Based Volunteer Programs
    This Guide includes descriptions of e-mail based programs that connect students and professional adults in order to improve education. Chapters are included on telementoring programs, Question&Answer e-mail programs, and other e-mail based programs.
  • EASI Equal Access to Software and Information
    Comprehensive site devoted to providing students and professionals with disabilities with access to information technology. Funded by NSF, site includes information about adaptive strategies; science,math and technology issues; and numerous links.
  • EconEdLink
    EconEdLink is a program of the National Council on Economic Education. Centered on curriculum standards and based on the essential principles of economics, EconEdLink provides a premier source of classroom-tested, Internet-based economic lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students.
  • Economic Education from Richmond Federal Reserve Bank
    Designed to support the teaching of economic concepts, site includes curriculum materials, information about teacher workshops and conferences and a virtual tour of the Money Museum.
  • Economics Resources for K-12 Teachers
    Extensive curricular materials to support teaching economic concepts. Includes fundamental concepts by grade level; on-line lessons and activities; Standards alignment; and suggestions for creating web lessons.
  • ED Office of Educational Technology
    The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology (OET) develops national educational technology policy and implements this policy through Department-wide educational technology programs.
  • ED Programs that Help Bridge the Digital Divide
    Describes U.S. Dept.
  • eDesk: A Review of Recent Evidence on the Effectiveness of Discrete Educational Software
    A 119-page research report about the effects of discrete software on student learning. Report also identifies areas where more research and evaluation is needed.
  • EDSITEment: The Best of the Humanities on the Web
    The purpose of EDSITEment is to offer a gateway for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies. EDSITEment is the product of a partnership of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Council of the Great City Schools, WorldCom Foundation and the National Trust for the Humanities.
  • Education for All
    Education for All (EFA)The major focus of this searchable site are the findings of basic education assessments of 180 countries. The reports for each country contain funding; issues and goals; statistics on enrollment; literacy; educational levels of teachers; academic and vocational education; evaluation of early childhood, primary, and secondary instruction; and more.
  • Educational Resources on Asia
    Educational Resources on AsiaThis site provides resources and links to educational material relating to Asia. These include reference works, online periodicals, educational films and suppliers, K-12 curriculum materials and vendors, full-text of significant historical documents (primarily constitutional), as well as demographic, economic, educational, and political statistics.
  • Educational Technology
    This PT3 project site at the University of Colorado School of Education offers resources and tools to aid in the total infusion of technology into the curriculum.
  • Educators' Website for Information Technology (EWIT)
    EWIT supports the innovative use of information technology to enhance learning.Links include computer science curriculum, instructional resources, suggested reading, pilot sites and statistics.
  • EduHound.com
    Extensive collection of briefly annotated links for teachers, administrators, and parents, organized into categories, or browse an alphabetical subject/keyword list. Includes specific subjects (animals, science, etc.) as well as specialized educational resources (home schooling, standards&assessment, etc.).
  • EduPuppy.com - Everything for Early Childhood Education Preschool - Grade 2
    Designed to assist early childhood professionals, links to resources are grouped into categories that include subjects, software, projects, role groups, etc.
  • Edutopia On-line
    The Foundation documents and disseminates the most exciting classrooms where innovations are taking place. It is hoped that by spotlighting inspiring teachers and students, others will consider change.
  • EdWeb Home Room
    A guide to education-related issues concerning the Internet, and to educational resources available on the Internet. Contact information for districts involved.
  • Electronic Emissary Project's WebCenter
    Prototyped in 1992,The Electronic Emissary is the longest-running telementoring and research effort serving K-12 students and teachers. Connections are available to resources realted to Teachers; Mentors; Teamwork; and Research.
  • 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.
  • Empowering 21st Century Teachers
    Home page for Milwaukee Public School's PT3 project. Includes project information, reports, activities and resources.
  • Encarta Schoolhouse
    Encarta SchoolhouseThis MSN Encarta site offers resources for teachers, including lesson plans, educational sites, and educational technologies.
  • Evaluation Design and Tools
    Walker's evaluation design model is intended to help answer three basic questions:1. Why should you evaluate your project?2.
  • Falling Through the Net II: New Data on the Digital Divide
    Report analyzing telephone and computer penetration rates in U.S. Identifies race, income and other demographic characteristics as significant factors in the "digital divide".
  • Falling Through the Net: Toward Digital Inclusion
    Report analyzes household access to computers and the Internet; Internet use by individuals; and Internet access and computer use among people with disabilities.
  • Federal Reserve Bank Education
    The Bank's mission in education is to promote economic and financial literacy and a greater understanding of the role of the Federal Reserve System through the development of educational programs and instructional materials which promote active learning. Site inlcudes resources for teachers, and programs for students.
  • Gallery of Interactive Geometry
    A collection of interactive geometry activities developed by the Geometry Center at the University of Minnesota.
  • Gender and Science Digital Library
    The Gender & Science Digital Library aims to provide high-quality digital resources to 1) help educators promote interest and engagement with science, technology, engineering and mathematics education by learners of all ages, particularly females, 2) encourage learners to pursue science education and future careers in science, 3) provide an inter-disciplinary examination of the role of gender in the creation, teaching and learning of science, and 4) build community among all interested users.
  • Girl Scouts Help Bridge the Digital Divide
    Article describes how GSUSA is trying to encourage girls to learn that careers in science and engineering can be exciting and fulfilling.
  • Giving Girls an Edge
    "The Edge" is a technology program developed by the Lone Star Girl Scout Council, located in Central Texas. The program is designed to develop skills and interest in science, math and technology.
  • Google Labs
    This experimental site from the Google search engine "showcases a few of our favorite ideas that aren't quite ready for prime time." Play with keyboard shortcuts, telephone searching, a glossary (thesaurus), and more.http://labs.google.com/.
  • Handheld
    HandheldComputer ActivitySuggestionsOrganizing and PlanningReferenceInformationData GatheringData Manipulation and DisplayIndividual LearningCommunicating and Collaboration.
  • History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course
    Designed for high school and college teachers of U.S. History courses.
  • Homepage for New Math Teachers
    This homepage was created to give new math teachers ideas and suggestions to help with their teaching. Loaded with excellent math resources.
  • How Access Benefits Children: Connecting Our Kids to the World of Information
    A report exploring the experiences and lessons learned by projects funded by the Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program. Includes descriptions and contacts for a variety of projects.
  • Ice Machine, Steamboats, and Education: Structural Change and Educational Technologies
    This 16-page "white paper" explores where we are in the information revolution,characteristics of the change process and where this change is going.
  • Implementing Technology
    A comprehensive site that is designed to help educators to find the best ways to use technology to enhance teaching and learning. Chapters include Framing the Context; Classroom Stories;Technology as a Teaching Tool; Technology Training and Support;Selected Resources.
  • Instructional Module: Assessment
    This module is meant for use either after completion of the project-based learning module or with participants who are familiar with project-based learning. The module is designed for a two to three hour class or session, divided into two parts.
  • Intel Education: Design & Discovery
    Design and Discovery is a free curriculum and supporting resources for implementing a program to interest youth ages 11-14 in design and engineering. The curriculum provides a hands-on, inquiry-based experience with identifying and designing creative solutions to everyday problems in the designed and engineered world.
  • Intel Education: It's A Wild Ride
    Follow three successful teachers as they plan, implement and assess an effective, technology-rich project related to designing a roller coaster ride.
  • Intel Education: Seeing Reason
    Seeing Reason is a classroom workspace for investigating cause and effect relationships in complex systems. At the heart of Seeing Reason is an interactive mapping tool that helps students map relationships and construct models of their understanding.
  • Intel Education: Unit & Project Plans
    Get ideas to engage students from unit and project plans developed by teachers in the Intel_ Teach to the Future program.
  • Interesting Things for ESL/EFL Students
    This web site is for people studying English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL). There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other study materials.
  • International Education and Resource Network - iEARN
    iEARN is a non-profit global network that enables young people to use the Internet and other new technologies to engage in collaborative educational projects that both enhance learning and make a difference in the world. Site contains student magazine and examples of projects.
  • Internet Development - slashmedia
    __slashmedia provides a unified approach to Internet design and development.__ Often times we're approached by both new and established companies with little more than an idea.__ We help to define goals, establish identity and create Internet presenc.
  • It's Time to Upgrade
    Discussion of administration of tests, test formats, and using technology for administering testing.
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Technology in Education
    The Center for Technology in Education (CTE) strives to improve the quality of life of children and youth, particularly those with special needs, through teaching, research, and leadership in the use of technology. This partnership combines the research and teaching resources of The Johns Hopkins University and the leadership and policy support of the Maryland State Department of Education.
  • Journey North:A Global Study of Wildlife Migration
    Project uses media and communications to improve math and science education. Journey North tracks a dozen migratory species each spring.
  • Jump$tart Coalition
    The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy seeks to improve the personal financial literacy of young adults. Jump$tart's purpose is to evaluate the financial literacy of young adults; develop, disseminate, and encourage the use of guidelines for grades K-12; and promote the teaching of personal finance.
  • Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
    Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.
  • Knowability
    Knowbility promotes barrier free Information Technology - creating greater access to I.T. opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities.
  • Knowledge Loom: What Works In Teaching and Learning
    This database includes two parts. "The Collection" includes descriptions of best practices that can be sorted by theme,state,grade,setting,school type and design.
  • Land of Plenty: Diversity as America's Competitive Edge in Science, Engineering and Technology
    To better meet the needs of the U.S. economy, the Commission makes recommendations for removing barriers that impede many Americans from filling science, engineering and technology jobs.
  • Latinos, Computers and the Internet
    A comprehensive fact sheet about Latinos and the digital divide. Includes information about Internet access, computers at home and technology used in employment.
  • Learning With Technology in Six Communitites
    This report summarizes findings from case studies of the Department of Education's Community Technology Centers program. The final section of the report presents an analysis of program results and challenges common to the community technology centers.
  • Lego Robolab
    The ROBOLAB software, jointly developed by National Instruments, Tufts University, and LEGO Dacta, is engineered for the classroom and teaches basic computer programming, robotics, and automation skills.
  • Lesson Plan Library
    Find hundreds of original lesson plans, all written by teachers for teachers. Use the pull-down menus below to browse by subject, grade, or both.
  • Lesson Plans from EDSITEment
    Humanities-related lessons organized by grade-level and topics (Literature and Language Arts; Foreign Language; Art and Culture; History and Social Studies).
  • LeTUS Curricula
    Project-based science curricula for 4th - 9th grade.
  • Listing of Standards for Tech Literacy
    Twenty standards to guide educators, schools and programs to prepare students to be technologically literate.
  • Lovin Learning: Video Production
    This is the introduction to a series of workshops designed to help educators implement filmmaking in the classroom.
  • Low-Income and Underserved Americans
    An audit analyzing who is underserved by the Internet; current online content related to underserved; and roadmap for action for change.
  • Making Educational Software Accessible
    Includes guidelines for making software accessible to persons with disabilities.Also includes a description of an inclusive classroom.
  • Making Technology Work for Every Child
    Redondo Union High School, in Redondo Beach, CA, gives every 9th grader a wireless/infrared notebook computer, customized to access library resources, the Internet, and electronic learning tools. Combining technology and instruction, the "Freshman Foundation Program" is having profound effects on students and teachers.
  • Maryland State Department of Education PT3 Home Page
    Home page for the Maryland State Dept. of Education's PT3 project.
  • Maryland Teacher Technology Outcomes
    Technology competencies that all teacher candidates need to achieve prior to graduation.
  • Math in Daily Life
    Explore how math can help us in our daily lives. This exhibit looks at the language of numbers through common situations, such as playing games or cooking.
  • Math WebQuests
    A presentation from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual meeting. Includes math projects which use Internet resources to obtain relevant data.
  • 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.
  • Museum-School Connections in the Digital age
    Article describes different ways museums are enhancing classroom learning via virtual experiences.
  • NASA - MSU/Bozeman CERES Project
    Faculty at Montana State University and classroom teachers from across the nation have developed an extensive library of on-line and interactive K-12 science education materials for teaching astronomy.
  • National Center for Education Statistics Electronic Catalog
    Nation Center for Education Statistics is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education. Search for data according to topic, program area or NCES publication.
  • National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers Project
    National Educational Technology Standards for teachers identifies what teachers should know about and be able to do with technology. Provides models for incorporating technology in teacher preparation programs and promising practices for preparing tomorrow's teachers to use technology effectively for improving learning.
  • National Indian Telecommunications Institute (NITI) Education
    Provides a model for use by teachers for creating culturally relevant, tribal specific Webpages.Links to sites related to NITI's work in cultural curriculum and technology.
  • National Institute for Community Innovations
    The mission of NICI is to foster local economic and social well-being through educational innovation. Contains resources related to equity, higher education, banks, business, K-12 schools, libraries, and technology.
  • National Institute for Urban School Improvement
    The National Institute for Urban School Improvement (NIUSI) advocates for inclusive urban schools. NIUSI recognizes that urban schools are the nexus for negotiating the complexities of ability, ethnicity, language, privilege, power, and class.
  • National Library of Virtual Manipulatives:Interactive Mathematics
    An extensive collection of Standards-based virtual math manipulatives with activities, organized by grade level and math topic.
  • National School Boards Association
    Electronic School is the award-winning quarterly technology magazine for K-12 school leaders from American School Board Journal. Includes resources for planning and using technology in classrooms.
  • Native American Indian Art
    Numerous examples of Native American art and types of art are described and pictured to use in art education projects and curriculum.
  • Native Nevada Classroom
    This site contains lesson plans on Indian culture, environment and history. Designed for K-6 teachers in Nevada, the lessons supplement most subject areas and focus on the Great Basin tribes: the Washoe, Paiute and Shoshone.
  • NCRTEC Teaching and Learning
    Specific strategies for infusing technology into teaching and learning. Resources and lesson plans.
  • NET Database
    A comprehensive database of Lessons and Units designed to help students learn how to find, access, and assess information to address issues, some of which are yet to be defined. Database can be searched by lesson title, grade level, subject area and key words.
  • NetDay Compass
    NetDayCompass is the first comprehensive education technology web site designed for technology decision-makers working in K-12 schools. The central feature of NetDayCompass is a directory of high-quality educational resources designed to help schools maximize technology investments.
  • New Designs for Connected Teaching and Learning: A White Paper
    The first part of this White Paper examines current theories on learning and the second part focuses on the relationship of teaching and research. Riel presents four dimensions of learning.
  • NSC Teacher Resources
    Science education programs aligned with National Science Standards, and supported by multiple formats and resource files for use in classrooms.
  • Online and Electronic Research by Middle School Students
    A review of professional articles, reports,and dissertations related to initiating and improving students' use of technology.
  • Oregon Teaching and Learning Resources
    The Oregon Teaching and Learning Resources web site provides teachers with easy access to resources that are strongly matched with Oregon academic standards. Resources help teachers understand the standards, design effective instruction, and assess student learning.
  • Oregon Technology in Education Council (OTEC)
    A comprehensive site designed to improve Oregon's formal and informal education systems. Includes menu choices for news;ideas for integrating information technology into subject areas;preservice teacher education; continuing professional development; parents and children; school administrators;organizations;annotated references; and "Ask Dr.
  • Penguin Enrolls in U.S. Schools
    More and more schools are using Linux as the prefered operating system software because it is very low cost and can be downloaded free from the Internet. Statements from schools who are using Linux testify to its success.
  • Pew Internet Project: Our Latest Reports
    Link to "More Online, Doing More" a report about Internet usage. Chapters on changing population, time spent online, expanding online activities and methodology.
  • Plants of the Lewis and Clark Journals
    A project developed by middle school students. Includes background information, list of plants, and images of Lewis and Clark.
  • Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers for Technology (PT3)
    Site of University of Arkansas at Little Rock's PT3 project, which is working to build strategies for improving the technology proficiency of future teachers.
  • Principles and Standards for School Mathematics
    Includes the full-text of "Principles and Standards"; examples of interactive activities that support standards; a search engine; and resources.
  • Project SITE SUPPORT
    A education/business community partnership to train, and retain teachers in the K-12 urban environments.
  • Project VIEW
    Project VIEW, a Federal Technology Innovation Challenge Grant is led by the Schenectady City School District. This program is designed to open the classroom door so that students and teachers can engage in an array of learning opportunities by utilizing interactive education technology which accesses content-rich resources, activities and the exchange of ideas.
  • Project WhistleStop - Harry S. Truman
    Project WhistleStop enables educators to work with the original source material of the Harry S Truman Presidential Library; to use technology and primary sources in project based learning experiences in the classroom; and to develop an on-line resource of original Truman Library documents, photographs, records, cartoons, and other archival material for student research projects.
  • Project-Based Learning: A Primer
    An article from TechLearning about project-based learning -- what it looks like, the role of technology and how it relates to school reform.
  • PT3 Grantees Intranet
    Comprehensive information about PT3 program including grant projects and tools, calendar, evaluation, forums and resources.
  • Reality Check 2001
    This "Reality Check" survey was done in 2001 and asked questions of students, parents and teachers about standardized testing.
  • Rethinking Schools -- Rethinking Our Classrooms, Volume 2
    On-line educational journal focusing on urban educational issues.Site includes links to supplemental materials, resources and links to selected articles.
  • River of Song
    The Mississippi: River of Song is a Smithsonian series on contemporary music along the Mississipi River.
  • SchoolTech Expo - Professional Development for Education Technology Leaders
    Highlights upcoming professional development conferences for education technology leaders. Also includes handouts from past conferences.
  • SchoolWorld Internet Education
    SchoolWorld Internet Education site was developed in 1996 to provide schools need the opportunity to participate in a wide range of programs and projects, not always available locally. SchoolWorld offers the opportunities for direct interaction with schools from around the world and provides a platform for using the Internet for educational enhancement.
  • Science Is Fun
    The master of chemical demonstrations, University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Professor Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, shares the fun of science through home science activities, demonstration shows, videos, and books.
  • Science&Technology Education Program
    STEP is designed to be a resource to students and teachers by facilitating research interaction with Lab facilities and staff.
  • Secretary's Conference on Educational Technology:Measuring Impacts and Shaping the Future
    Summary of discussion at the second national conference held in Sept. 2000, dealing with the questions: What constitutes effective use of technology in learning?;Will we recognize effective uses of technology when we see them?;What conditions must be in place in schools?;How to report progress?; What policy roadmap will help?; What can we learn from business and industry?.
  • Secrets of Great History Teachers
    Interviews questions for distinguished history teachers address why and how people teach history. Teachers using this resource can get new ideas, as well as honor outstanding people.
  • Seeing Past a Child's Disability: One Parent's View of Universal Design for Learning
    Through efforts by her mother,Kathryn,a child with numerous disabilities, was able to use technology to explore her world, learn at school and home, and to be creative.Her mother continues working with schools to help disabled children.
  • SEIR*TEC- Classroom Resources
    Strategies for to help teachers integrate technology into the classroom including lesson plans, thematic units, multimedia projects, classroom management and Web-page resources.
  • Show-Me Tomorrow's Teachers Using Technology
    Show-Me Tomorrow's Teachers Using Technology is a three-year grant project shared by Southwest Missouri State University's College of Natural and Applied Sciences and College of Education.
  • Skillful Educators
    Showcases professional development programs where educators develop and refine the ability to be successful "digital age teachers.".
  • Spanning the Digital Divide: Understanding and Tackling the Issues
    This report provides a survey of what is known and what is being done about international and domestic digital divides, highlights trends, and draws some conclusions about what more is needed to tackle the range of problems.
  • Surfing for the Best Search Engine Teaching Techniques!
    Learn how easy it is to teach your kids how to surf the Web, painlessly! Strategies for teaching the skill of Internet searching.
  • SWE Guide to Sharing Engineering With Girls and Young Women
    Guide provides ideas and information on presenting "engineering" to students, such as speaking tips,safety, and students' maturity level in each grade.
  • Teacher Technology Leaders (PT3)
    Teacher Technology Leaders (TTL) Project prepares tomorrow's teachers to use technology, emerge as technology leaders and bridge the digital divide.Links to related resources.
  • Teaching Diverse Learners (TDL)
    TDL is dedicated to enhancing the capacity of teachers to work effectively and equitably with all students. It includes information about Teaching and Learning Strategies; Assessment; Policy; Strategies for working with families; and organizations.
  • Teaching High School Science in the
    A report reviewing programs designed to improve scientific inquiry in high school classes and identifies promising curricular materials.
  • Teaching Tomorrow's Technology Today
    Project Lead the Way provides resources for schools to prepare diverse students to be successful in engineering and engineering technology programs. Resources include high school curriculum,staff development for teachers and counselors,newsletter and partnerships.
  • Technology & Innovations in Education (TIE)
    Technology and Innovations in Education is a statewide project providing leadership for So. Dakota schools in technology and school reform.
  • Technology Counts '98
  • Technology Counts '99: Building the Digital Curriculum
  • Technology Education Research Center (TERC)
    TERC is a not-for-profit education research and development organization dedicated to improving mathematics, science, and technology teaching and learning.
  • Technology Foundation Standards for Students
    The technology foundation standards for students are divided into six broad categories. Teachers can use these standards and profiles as guidelines for planning technology-based activities in which students achieve success in learning, communication, and life skills.
  • Technology in American Schools: Seven Dimensions for Gauging Progress
    The seven dimensions provide a road map for using educational technology to maximum advantage in the classroom.
  • The Annenberg/CPB Channel
    The Annenberg/CPB Channel is a digital satellite channel of free educational programming for schools, colleges, and communities. The Channel is produced by Annenberg/CPB in association with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
  • The Digital Classroom: Using Primary Sources
    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.
  • The Dirksen Congressional Center's Web Suite
    The Dirksen Congressional Center conducts programming in four areas: historical collections, research, education, and community service. Select from the list on the left to learn more about specific programs.
  • The Educator's Reference Desk
    This collection contains more than 1100 unique lesson plans which have been written and submitted to AskERIC by teachers from all over the United States.
  • The Future is in the Margins: The Role of Technology and Disability in Educational Reform
    This paper was prepared under contract to the American Institute for Research, on behalf of the U.S. Dept.
  • The FUTURES Channel
    The FUTURES Channel is a content service for educators which gives users direct access to outstanding video, sound, image and print resources. The FUTURES Channel is an extremely powerful and convenient tool for creating and delivering effective, exciting lessons.
  • The ICS Gateway Page
    The Interactive Communications and Simulations group (ICS) at University of Michigan serves the K-12 and higher education communities by supporting a dynamic assortment of exciting and innovative online and computer-based educational programs.
  • The Impact of Education Technology on Student Achievement
    Eleven page outline of current research findings about the impact of educational technology on learning, and lists resources for further study.
  • The Middle Ages
    This interactive exhibit, part of the Exhibits Collection, focuses on life in the Middle Ages. The exhibit explores various aspects of the Middle Ages life- feudal life, homes, clothing, health, arts&entertainment, religion and town life.
  • The Partnership for 21st Century Skills
    The Partnership for 21st Century Skills brings together educators, administrators, parents, businesses and community leaders to build a consensus on the definition of 21st century skills and to create practical Readiness Guides for these skills that are critical to each student´┐Żs success in the 21st century.
  • The Search for Bias-Free Educational Software
    An elementary teacher tells why and how she got involved in gender equity issues related to technology. She also provides guidelines for teachers for selecting equitable software.
  • The Teachers Internet Use Guide
    This Web site helps teachers design, develop, and implement Internet-based lessons that are aligned with Texas state standards.
  • Thirteen Ed Online
    Starting with tried-and-true lessons that work in the classroom, Web-savvy teachers have built Web-based activities that use the rich resources of Thirteen/WNET New York and the Internet.
  • Tools: Visualization and Modeling
    The Center for Innovative Learning Technologies (CILT) was founded in October 1997 with a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to stimulate the development and study of important, technology-enabled solutions to critical problems in K-14 science, mathematics, engineering, and technology learning. Website contains people, resources, events and themes to support technology education.
  • University of Oregon PT3 Implementation Grant Proposal
    University of Oregon's PTTT site includes a copy of the proposal and a link to "Dave Moursund's IT in Education".
  • Virtural Resource Site for Teaching with Technology
    This website was designed as a resource for faculty seeking direction in appropriate ways to use Web-based technologies to accomplish key learning strategies. The guiding principle of this project is to go beyond technical skill towards a full examination of the teaching/learning issues in technology-enabled instruction.
  • West Georgia PT3 Grant
    Site describes State University of West Georgia's PT3 project. Includes "Background", "Partners" and links to related websites.