The sites below represent some of the best resources for educators as well as some of my favorites.
The New Global Schoolhouse is a partnership between the Global SchoolNet Foundation and Microsoft Corp. that focuses on projects for "life-long learning" and uses the most powerful Internet tools, including live desktop video, to link K12 classrooms to their communities and to other children around the world.
Institution Home Page
This site truly is a national treasure house. It is an enormous network of people and activity, museums and art galleries, research projects, and special performances. Whether you go to explore art, history, science or human cultures, all the exhibitions and activities there are for your discovery and enjoyment. It includes links to all the Smithsonian museums, offices and research centers.
Resources Information Center
A federally funded national information system that provides the world's largest source of education information. The ERIC database contains over 850,000abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice. The ERIC Web site also contains an extensive list of links to other educational sites. An excellent starting place.
The Math Forum is an NSF-funded project housed at Swathmore College near Philadelphia. The Math Forum has sections for students, teachers, parents and researchers. Extensive math resources, ranging from Arithmetic to Differential Equations, are listed by subject. The forum provides a helpful section covering key issues in math education. In the student center, there are activities such as the Math Problem of the Week or Ask Dr. Math.
US Department of
The US Department of Education's Web site offers wide variety of information to educators and researchers. It gives a comprehensive overview of the services and resources available through the department. It has extensive information about grants and special educational initiatives as well as an excellent list of links to other educational sites.
The science, space and technical information on NASA's many Web sites are presented in a manner that make it accessible even to an elementary student. Many educational projects designed by NASA scientists are also available at their sites. The image archives are amazing-- both in terms of scoope and quality. NASA is at the leading edge of educational resources on the Web.
Web66 has three goals:
1. To help K-12 educators learn how to set up their own Internet servers.
2. To link K-12 Web servers and the educators and students at those schools.
3. To help K-12 educators find and use appropriate resources on the Web.
This site presents great information to educators just getting started on the Web and for those seeking to improve their use of it. Literally, a "virtual cookbook" for K-12 success on the Web.
A beautifully designed Web site packed full of useful information about the White House and its residents. It includes an interactive citizen's handbook, which serves as a guide to information and services from the Federal govenment. It also offers a virtual library that allows you to search White House documents, listen to speeches and view photos.
The program was founded to support faculty memebers seeking creative ways to use computers and other technologies for instruction. The site has two main focus areas, Humanities and Math/Science/Engineering. Both of these areas are loaded with resources for teachers. They maintain an excellent listing of resources for Foreign Language, Literature and Writing Resources on the Web.
Time Warner's Pathfinder plans to be the future home of the largest collection of news and entertainment producers, among them TIME, Warner Brothers, Sports Illustrated, HBO, Fortune, People, Elektra Records, Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly and dozens of others. This is the place to go to catch up ont he latest news or simply be entertained.
The Internet Public Library
The Internet Public Library has many links to reference sources. Take a look at POTUS (Presidents of the United States).
Clip Art and Other Readymades
A wonderful site that is filled with links to clip art and multimedia web resrouces.
The best of Humanities on the Web.
Many of these sites are from "Gems on the Web" from An Educator's Guide to the Internet in the Classroom a supplement to T.H.E. Journal Magazine.
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