WELL KNOWN EDUCATION WEB SITES and LEARNING COMMUNITIES
many of these sites also include lesson plans...
BEST OF THE WEB FOR TEACHERS
Portal web site to many teacher related resources on the Net.
CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Online learning community for K-12 teachers, students and parents.
Online digital library of education research. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences and U. S. Dept. of Education.
Sponsored by Houghton-Mifflin, this site has a number of practical resources and teacher helpers. Visit the Reading/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science centers for ideas and lesson plans.
EDUCATION PLACE: SOCIAL STUDIES CENTER
Education World offers education professionals, parents, students, and administrators
a top quality education search engine. This is a mammoth educational clearinghouse with over 100,000 Web sites. Special sections include lesson plans, curriculum ideas, book reviews, news, and more.
EDUTOPIA: GEORGE LUCAS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Excellent professional development materials for K-12 teachers.
The Gateway to Educational Materials is a Consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites.
"Targeted" searching for educators that compiles useful and authoritative web sites. Also offers various custom features, newsletter.
IMSEnet: SCIENCE EDUCATION RESEARCH
Many annotated web links to the best science instructional materials on the Web. See links for classroom resources.
International Society for Technology In Education is a large portal of information on standards based technology education "... dedicated to providing leadership and service to improve teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in K–12 education and teacher education."
CARET A project of International Society for Technology In Education.
Developed at Brown University, this dynamic database is an interactive collection of best practices in teaching and learning and a place to share information.
LIBRARY IN THE SKY
Containing over 15,000 links to some of the best educational resources on the Internet, The Library in the Sky is a virtual library housing resources relating to children and young people in care.
Explores Middle School Reform and offers many resources. Features include MiddleWeb Index for an interesting collection of documents and links on professional issues, MiddleWeb "link of the week", and Middle grade links for sites serving just the middle grades.
NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENCE INSTRUCTION
is designed to aid students and professionals with their online research; from selecting a search engine and finding some relevant sources, to citing those sources in MLA style. This is a useful web site for teachers and students. Our school has a subscription to the services on this site; ask about access information.
Earn credit with online courses: PBS TeacherLine's high quality, standards-based graduate-level courses offer teachers the professional development opportunities they need in an accessible online format that makes learning fun, flexible and collaborative. You can earn graduate credit, PDPs, or CEUs while gaining strategies and resources to bring directly to your classroom.
Journal of K-12 practice and research published by the International Reading Association. Features include the electronic classroom, new literacies, peer reviewed articles, and book reviews.
REACH EVERY CHILD
Horace Mann and nationally recognized teacher, Alan Haskvitz, developed this site of educational resources for teachers and students. It includes lesson plans to make reaching students and using technology easier.
Accepts lesson plan submissions.
See: Resources for Cultural Studies.
SCHOLASTIC TEACHER'S HOMEPAGE
Outstanding site for teacher resources that includes many links to lesson plans, professional resources, reading programs, software, and much more.
Online digital learning community
SPECTRUM K12: School Solutions
Web site represents a company that develops Student Achievement Management, Response to Intervention (RTI) and Special Education IEP software solutions. Archived webinars and presentations, blog, newsletter, and implementation examples.
Tapped In is the online workplace of an international community of education professionals. K-12 teachers and librarians, professional development staff, teacher education faculty and students, and researchers engage in professional development programs and informal collaborative activities.
For teachers, TERC is a nonprofit education research and development organization dedicated to improving mathematics, science and technology teaching and learning. Many innovative projects are described here.
This web site is full of simple solutions for the everyday classroom. e-Newsletter available.
Thinkfinity is built upon the foundation’s flagship education program formerly known as Verizon MarcoPolo, and the foundation’s comprehensive online resource for literacy, the Thinkfinity Literacy Network. This web site links together major online web sites for teaching and learning in one place; partners include: Read Write Think, National Geographic Expeditions, EdSitement, Illuminations (math), Science Net Links, Smithsonian National Museum of America History and more. Search all of these web sites from Thinkfinity for lesson plans and other resources.
U.S. DEPT. OF EDUCATION STATISTICS
An exhaustive compendium of education statistics.
WE ART TEACHERS
Social network by and for educators that gathers together ideas, lesson plans, promising tools available on the Net.
Join and you can receive the WAT bulletin via e-mail.
WHERE WE STAND: AMERICA'S SCHOOLS IN THE 21ST CENTURY: PBS
Recent documentary on American education presented on PBS; the first segment addresses globalization.
RETURN TO HOMEPAGE updated 7/5/2013