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  • 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.
  • America Connects Consortium
    The America Connects Consortium is a collaboration of eight partners and allied organizations, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, who are working together to bring information, training, technical assistance, public attention, and new resources to community technology centers across the country.
  • 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.
  • Appetizers and Lessons for Mathematics and Reason
    A huge collection of activities, study tips, video clips and on-line books designed to develop skills in mathematics and reasoning.
  • Artic Studies Center
    The Arctic Studies Center is the only U.S. government program with a special focus on northern cultural research and education.
  • Black Wings: African American Pioneer Aviators
    Black Wings, an on-line Smithsonian exhibit, tells the story of how one group of Americans overcame obstacles to break into aviation.
  • 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 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.
  • Computers for Schools
    "Computers for Schools" solicites computer donations nationwide, and then gives computers away to schools who apply and meet criteria. Many state have network affiliate(s) that can be contacted.
  • Create a Graph
    An interactive website where the user selects one of four types of graphs to generate. The user then plugs in data, and sees a graph representing the data.
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
    On-line version of ENC's Focus Magazine devoted to using data for educational decision making.
  • 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 Technology Integration Principles - eTIPS
    The eTIPs Campus is an online learning environment that supports individual and team growth in the content and pedagogy of effective teaching with technology.
  • ESL Independent Study Lab
    The ESL Center, housed at Lewis and Clark University in Portland, OR,contains speaking and listening exercises and activities that promote learning English as a second language.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Nine mathematics lessons that show the connection of math to the real world, especially the Building Trades.
  • 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.
  • Logo Foundation
    The Logo Foundation supports the teaching and learning of logo. Website contains history of logo,workshop schedule, articles and resources to assist teachers.
  • 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.
  • Multisensory Interactive Learning Institute
    The Multisensory Interactive Learning Institute creates a mathematics learning experience that addresses the sensory and cognitive style of every kind of learner - visual, auditory and tactile. Working with experts in math, interactive media and Internet technology, they develop math learning activities that do not rely on words and numbers but use patterns and shapes, sequences of sounds and tactile models to communicate ideas.
  • 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 Leadership Institute Toolkit
    An online Tool Kit designed to assist educators to implement "No Child Left Behind" federal mandate.
  • 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.
  • Palm Pages
    Hi-CE (Center for Highly Interactive Computing in Education at the University of Michigan)present a collection of Palm applications for the classroom along with instructions for each.
  • Powers of Ten and the Human Body
    Based on a webcast from the California Academy of Science,this website contains interactive activities and tools to help students learn about "the powers of ten" and the human body.
  • 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.
  • Raptors in the City
    Designed to encourage students to learn more about raptors in cities, this website asks questions and links to world-wide resources about falcons.
  • SACNAS Biography Project
    This site is designed as a resource for K-12 educators who are interested in teaching their students about the accomplishments of Chicano/Latino and Native American scientists. Profiles of scientists, mathematicians and engineers have been written at the middle school and high school levels and are organized by scientist's last name, by scientific subject/discipline, by grade level, and by women scientists.
  • 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.
  • Simple SokoMind logic puzzles
    The "simple" SokoMind logic puzzles are freeware puzzles for Windows 95 (and higher) that can engage students as young as kindergarten in insightful problem solving activities. This software fits on a floppy disk and can easily be distributed.
  • 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 History in Inclusive Classrooms: Technology-Based Practices and Tools
    An 8-page document describing ways to use technology when teaching history.
  • 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.
  • The Futures Channel
    The FUTURES Channel is a content service for educators in any setting. It gives users direct access to outstanding video, sound, image and print resources.
  • 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.
  • Think.com
    Think.com is a free service from Oracle designed for teachers. After registering, services include a place to build a school website; tools for conducting on-line discussions; integrated e-mail designed for a school; and administrative tools.
  • 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.
  • West Georgia PT3 Grant
    Site describes State University of West Georgia's PT3 project. Includes "Background", "Partners" and links to related websites.
  • Women's History Workshop
    Web-based curricular modules on women's studies and United States history for use in history, English, and social studies courses, grades 3 through 12. Also includes workshops for teachers on Women's History topics.
  • Xpeditions at National Geographic-Lesson Plans
    Lesson plans aligned to U.S. National Geography Standards, organized by grade level and Standards.