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  • 21st Century Information Fluency Portal Lesson Plans
    Teacher authored, standards-aligned lesson plans and action research for implementing information literacy in elementary, middle and high school. Standards-aligned lesson plans were authored by participants in classes and workshops.
  • A District Leaders Guide to Relationships That Support Systemic Change
    An 18-pages document that describes how schools can create "communities that work" to initiate and sustain a reform agenda for school improvement.
  • A Math Dictionary For Kids
    An animated, interactive dictionary for students which explains over 400 common mathematical terms in simple language.
  • AACE Digital Library
    The Digital Library is a valuable online resource of peer-reviewed and published international journal articles and proceedings papers on the latest research, developments, and applications related to all aspects of Educational Technology and E-Learning.
  • 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.
  • Are You Ready?
    The cover story from NEA's on-line journal, this article discusses how some teachers are using technology in their classrooms to enhance student learning.
  • AskAsia: Instructional Resources
    AskAsia's instructional resources section features a rich collection of readings, lesson plans, and many other teaching aids developed by educators and scholars. Interdisciplinary lessons are grouped by country.
  • 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.
  • Black History Pages
    The Black History Pages contains links to African American resources from early times to the present.
  • Black History Treasure Hunt & Quiz
    Centered around a 12-question quiz, this website encourages users to explore other Internet-based resources related to each question in order to try find the answer to each question.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Circle of Stories
    Circle of Stories uses documentary film, photography, artwork and music to honor and explore Native American storytelling.
  • Congress for Kids
    An interactive site with quizes and tours that are designed to make learning about Congress fun for students.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Drop Me Off in Harlem
    This website explores the intersections of themes and works that emerged from creative and intellectual voices during the Harlem Renaissance. Includes historical information about Harlem, themes and famous people.
  • 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.
  • Education With New Technologies
    This networked community is designed to help educators develop powerful learning experiences for students through the effective integration of new technologies. Through this ENT website, one has access to thoughtful colleagues, interactive tools, detailed examples of technology-enhanced education, and a valuable collection of on-line resources.
  • Getting the Media Message
    The purpose of this 3 year research project is to examine whether the content of media, experienced by 6th, 7th and 8th graders reinforces or hinders the development of gender and racial diversity in the Informational Technology workforce.
  • 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.
  • IMMEX on the Web
    The IMMEX Project at UCLA develops frameworks for the classroom integration of problem-solving technologies which provide guidelines for teacher-directed authoring of problem-solving software, for effective curriculum/software integration, for the implementation of technology for learning and assessment, for data analysis and reporting, and lastly, for development of models of student learning. Within the context of these frameworks educators use IMMEX software to present real-life situations to students in ways that help them define and understand the problem.
  • 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.
  • K12 Handhelds
    K12 Handhelds, Inc. provides schools with integrated solutions for handheld use in education that include: planning, professional development, hardware, software and applications, educational bundles, implementation and support, and assessment.
  • 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.
  • Native American Cultures Across the U.S.
    A lesson with activities designed to develop in students an appreciation of the diversity of Native American cultures.
  • North American Council for Online Learning
    The mission of the North American Council for Online Learning is to increase educational opportunities and enhance learning by providing collegial expertise and leadership in K-12 online teaching and learning.
  • Ology
    A cleaver, animated site with activities related to "ology", the study of something. Website includes activities about genetics, paleontology,astronomy and biodiversity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Technology Standards Matrix
    A matrix of technology standards for students with "applied learning standards" and "edtech matrix" (necessary equipment, materials, etc.) .
  • 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 Learning Return on our Educational Technology Investment
    This 35-page paper identifies the major research findings related to technology use and,based on these findings,attempts to draw out implications for how to make the most of technology resources. Focuses on pedagogical and policy issues related to technology.
  • 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.
  • Wireless Networking in the Developing World: A Practical Guide to Planning and Building Low-cost Telecommunications Infrastructure
    A group of highly qualified activist "Geeks" has written a book entitled "Wireless Networking in the Developing World: A Practical Guide to Planning and Building Low-cost Telecommunications Infrastructure". They explain in their preface: "This book was created by a team of individuals who each, in their own field, are actively participating in the ever-expanding Internet by pushing its reach farther than ever before.
  • Women Working, 1870-1930 a digital collection of primary sources for teaching, learning and research
    Women Working, 1870 - 1930 provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections. This collection explores women's roles in the US economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression.