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Opportunities for learners and educators to create their own content

  • actDEN (Digital Education Network): Software Tutorials and Online Courses
    High-quality software tutorials and online courses for educators, parents and students of all ages.
  • 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.
  • Antartica: On-line Expeditions
    The goal of the scientific project is to study the components of a polar desert ecosystem and the interactions between them over long temporal and broad spatial scales.Incorporated into this objective is an on-line educational project for schoolchildren, focusing on the environment and ecological awareness.
  • 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.
  • Bad Wolf Press
    Musical plays for musically timid teachers. The website allows one to listen to musicals that have been developed to be performed by children.
  • Campus Weblines
    Campus Weblines has eight chapters covering topics for student newspaper staffs and advisors to start building school newspapers for the Internet.
  • CIESE Online Classroom Projects
    CIESE sponsors and designs interdisciplinary projects that teachers throughout the world can use to enhance their curriculum through compelling use of the Internet.
  • 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.
  • Clickable Poems
    Clickable Poems is electronic hypertext linking poetry, history and culture. Learn about living and dead poets, and create poems.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • eThink As An Emerging 21st Century Problem Processing Curriculum
    Though aimed at educators, this course addresses a wide range of topics for anyone interested in integrating computer technology into teaching, learning and the discovery process. Signficant hands-on content creation activities are provided.
  • 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.
  • Innovative Classrooms
    Highlights schools and classrooms where learning is active and technology is well-integrated.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kidlink's KidSpace: A Place for Students to Publish and Share
    KidSpace is a creative, innovative environment developed by teachers working in Kidlink for many years. Teachers and students who participate in Kidlink activities publish and share their work in this for the dynamic, template driven, collaborative community.
  • 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.
  • Lovin Learning: Video Production
    This is the introduction to a series of workshops designed to help educators implement filmmaking in the classroom.
  • MASTER Tools
    MASTER Tools(Modeling And Simulation Tools for Education Reform)are designed to be interactive tools and simulation environments that enable and encourage exploration and discovery through observation, conjecture, and modeling activities. Instructional materials currently available are for GalaxSee, SimSurface, and the Fractal Microscope.
  • 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.
  • NCRTEC Teaching and Learning
    Specific strategies for infusing technology into teaching and learning. Resources and lesson plans.
  • 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.
  • Phil Shapiro
    Currently working as an independent computer consultant. Served as Instructional Technology Coordinator, Arlington Public Schools,Arlington, Virginia.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Global Schoolhouse
    Offers programs that help teachers integrate use of the Internet into their teaching. Intended for all levels of Internet use, and includes activities for students at all age levels.
  • The Teachers Internet Use Guide
    This Web site helps teachers design, develop, and implement Internet-based lessons that are aligned with Texas state standards.
  • 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.
  • ThinkQuest Library
    ThinkQuest is an online program that challenges students, educators at all levels to develop educational Web sites for curriculum and staff development. This link has the library of winners.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Welcome to Pitsco.com!
    Commercial site designed to help teachers motivate students with exciting activities and classroom tools.
  • 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.