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Academic standards-the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind students are expected to acquire in particular grade levels (or clusters of grade levels)-and the units of instruction, often with sample lesson plans, illustrative student activities, and essential and supplementary resources that can help students reach those standards. Is often designed at the state or school district level by a team of teachers, curriculum specialists, and other experts.
Access Excellence @ The National Health Museum
A collection of health and bioscience resources such as background information, interactive learning activities and examples for using technology in classrooms designed to assist teachers and learners.
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.
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.
Consumer Jungle: Promoting Consumer Literacy for Young Adults
Consumer Jungle is a web-based program that helps turn high school students into savvy consumers. Site includes student activities, unit plans for teachers and information for parents.
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.
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.
Learning in the Palm of Your Hand
Hi-CE (Center for Highly Interactive Computing in Education at the University of Michigan) provides a collection of Palm applications for the classroom along with instructions for each. Site includes downloads, message board, archives, presentations and a monthly bulletin.
Project-based science curricula for 4th - 9th grade.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Teaching History in Inclusive Classrooms: Technology-Based Practices and Tools
An 8-page document describing ways to use technology when teaching history.
The Intercultural and Cross Cultural Teaching Portal
This site provides multiracial and multiethnic resources for K-12 educators.