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Teaching Resources

  • The Global Schoolhouse originally sponsored by the National Science Foundation and now by Lightspan, the Global Schoolhouse project enables teachers to connect with other classrooms around the world through global learning projects.
  • Connected Teacher: Best of the Web sponsored by Classroom Connect, this site /oldsite/includes links to subject-area resources arranged by grade level, online resources for integrating technology into the classroom, and an archive of weekly Web picks.
  • Education World: Up-to-the-minute news, reviews of educational resources, and a teacher's forum for interacting with educators all over the world are included on this site.
  • Teachers First: Educators can find grouped by subject and grade level, an Internet tutorial with a glossary of terms, and "Hot Topics" with updated links to current education issues and a weekly Brain Twister.
  • What to expect your first year of teaching, a publication of the U.S. Dept of Education.
  • Study Web Listing of web sites, sorted according to subject. A valuable tool for teachers looking for lesson plan and curriculum ideas.
  • Guide to U.S. Department of Education Programs and Resources
  • Guided Tour of the Internet for Science Educators
  • Reach Every Child (educational resources; many links to free and inexpensive stuff)
  • Information about Student Teaching from Teacher Talk

Principal Certification/Educational Leadership sites

  • U.S. Department of Education Education headlines, funding opportunities, links to top education sites, and information on legislation are just the beginning. Many publications are available in a downloadable PDF format, while others can be ordered through the site, many at no charge.
  • Educational Research Service This organization provides objective and up-to-date research and information for school instructional, operational, and policy decisions. The website features a monthly Bulletin,which summarizes current research and reports, and Successful School Practices, a summary of successful programs from school districts across the nation.
  • Pathways to School Improvement from the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, this site offers descriptions of successful improvement efforts, collections of materials to support change, and research.
  • American Association of School Administrators AASA's website provides daily updates of federal legislation when Congress is in session, plus a job bulletin. It features Leadership News, an online newsletter for school leaders.
  • Council of Chief State School Officers This site /oldsite/includes information on state departments of education, legislative positions, testimony on federal education issues, and a link to information about standards and assessment.
  • National Association of Elementary School Principals This site offers a virtual conferencing center for principals. Information on the NAESP Leadership Academy, which provides professional development opportunities across the country, is also provided.
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals This site contains links to websites of interest to principals and information about the National Alliance of High Schools, which provides hands-on programs to assist school leaders in implementing reform.
  • National School Public Relations Association Through this site, NSPRA provides school communications training and services to school leaders around the world. Assistance in implementing a public relations program for school districts is available.
  • American Association of School Personnel Administrators This site contains information about publications and professional development opportunities available through this national organization, which represents school personnel and human resources staff.
  • Association of School Business Officials International This site provides information on publications and services of interest to school business personnel.
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Stay informed on K-12 educational issues with full text articles from Educational Leadship, or subscribe to SmartBrief, digital newsletter.
  • Education Week This weekly online newspaper reports on current educational issues.
  • Consortium for School Networking This site describes efforts to further the development and use of computer network technology in K-12 education; it maintains updates of the latest news in the field.
  • International Society for Technology in Education This site contains a collection of resources related to ISTE publications and events, including educational technology news, distance education, and educational technology standards.
  • Search Engine Watch This entire website is devoted to Internet search engines. Gives an overview of the major search engines, tutorials on how to use them, and insight into the technology.

Secondary School Curriculum & Instruction Sites

  • ARTSEDGE This site promotes the arts as a core subject in the K-12 curriculum. It /oldsite/includes the National Standards for Arts Education, which outline basic arts learning outcomes for K-12 students. Teaching materials are also posted.
  • Absolutely ARTS This site provides a comprehensive listing of arts-related websites. Select form areas such as art history, dance, film, literature, and the theater.
  • Sibelius Academy in Finland - Music Resources Providing links to hundreds of music resources including classical, rock, pop, and jazz, this site also references educational programs, magazines, and other music-related Internet catalogs as well as providing information on specific artists and their works.
  • P.E. Central Lesson plans and assessment ideas for physical education teachers are posted. Links to fitness testing, health, and interactive learning sites are also included.
  • Human Anatomy Online The purpose of this site is to help students learn about human anatomy. The program contains over one hundred illustrations of the human body with animations and many descriptive links.
  • National Employer Leadership Council This organization brings business and education together to develop school-to-work opportunities for all students.
  • Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) This site provides ready access to educational materials from a variety of federal sources. Participating agencies include the Central Intelligence Agency, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Kennedy Center, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Students, parents, and teachers are encouraged to comment on the resources they liked and what they did with them.
  • The Library of Congress This site /oldsite/includes a complete list of the Library of Congress' online resources, providing access to exhibits and events, publications and services, and collections. The history of our country can be told through the documents, photographs, movies, and sound recordings available. Of special interest is the "Today in History" feature.
  • Tired Teacher's WebSite K-12 Provides teachers with link to resources in a number of content areas, reference materials, and interactive Web projects.
  • AskERIC ERIC, the Educational Resources Information Center, is a federally funded information system that provides resources such as ERIC Digests. The extensive database can be accessed through a question and answer service or use of the virtual library.