GENERAL EDUCATION LINKS
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PBS Teacher Source
Lesson plans on Art, PE, Music, Social Studies, Math,
Science, Language Arts.
McREL (Midwest Regional Education Lab) Educator
Hotlinks by subjects
Smart Tools for busy teachers
SOCIAL STUDIES LINKS
The History Channel
Use this popular site for study guides, classroom
resources, multimedia exhibits, and famous
History/Social Studies Website for K-12 Teachers
This site encourages the World Wide Web as a tool for
learning, teaching, and locating resources for K-12
classroom teachers to use the Internet in the
Heard Museum-Phoenix, AZ
This site promotes appreciation and respect for
Native American people and their culture
Social Studies Bookmarks
A starting point for teachers to link to 1200 sites
with information about African American history,
Asian, and European resources.
U.S. Census Data (A wonderful site to see!)
This colorful site connects students to national,
state, regional information with click-on map
Smithsonian Institute-America's Treasure House for
Connect to our resource collection of American
treasurehouse of historical artifacts and natural
The Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection
Find maps on national parks, countries, states,
cities, coastlines, earthquake hazards, you name
World of Maps
Commercial access to thousands of maps and travel
books for world-wide destinations-especially
Collection of 800 maps
The University of Georgia has rare historical maps
spanning from 500 years ago to the present.
The perfect site for reports on a state. Here you can
find the capital of each state, flag, bird, date of
statehood, and order, state flower, tree, and
Maps of countries, information on boundaries,
climate, natural resources, flag, terrain, gov't,
economy, and transportation.
Learning Web USGS (United States Geological
Try 'ask an expert.' An excellent site for geography
information and resources.
Electronic Field Trip!
Take an electronic trip for free using this rich
archival pictorial guide.
Web Museum Tour
This WWW Virtual Library is a link to museums all
around the world. A must visit site!
This ever-expanding site delivers 5 million documents
per week. Try out subsets and Famous Paintings.
UC Paleontology Museum
Ancient species-lovers will appreciate the on-line
museum artifacts and geology highlights.
A highly rated site for information on the
environment, animals, science, history of
Tour France and visit monuments, museums, schools,
shops, stores, and chat on a sidewalk café
Japan Web Guide
This site links to the best internet resources on
Russia on the Net
The most comprehensive guide to Russia using
world-wide servers for information.
Photo Vault (Of Everything Under the Sun!)
This incredible colorful site is a virtual wonder of
photos of animals, cities, countries, disasters,
insects, plants, monuments, landforms, even reptiles
& amphibians. Photography is stunning-a must see
E- PALS AND E PALS and
Join the thrill of global discovery and exploration
as students and teachers participate in an amazing
around the world electronic connection for classroom
communication and projects.
Global School Net Foundation
Linking kids around the world will broaden global
perspectives for projects, contests, conferences,
IECC (Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections)
This site is a free service from St. Olaf College to
help teachers and classes link with classes in other
countries and cultures through e mail penpal or
Find ideas for classroom connection with other
students as well as lesson plan ideas for every grade
Teacher at Sea (NOAA-National Oceanic and
Would you like to be a teacher selected to go on a
sea voyage several weeks? Connect to this site if you
are intrigued about research aboard a sea-vessel and
want to share it with your students.
K-12 Service-Learning Literature: 1999-2003
A list of K-12 service-learning literature published
between 1999 to
2003, compiled by RMC Research Corporation
See "Connecting Thinking and Action: Ideas for
Service-Learning Reflection" at
Print copies can be obtained from RMC Research
Corporation. Call 1-800-922-3636; e-mail
email@example.com; or by writing to 1512 Larimer
Street Suite 540, Denver, CO, 80202. ($20)
The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse has
recently developed 8 new bibliographies for
service-learning programs, practitioners, and
researchers in all sectors of service-learning.
These bibliographies feature hyperlinks to
selected online and full text resources.
NEW SERVICE LEARNING
Assessment, Evaluation, and Performance
Measurement: Selected Resources
Civics and Citizenship Education: Selected
New Service-Learning Publications and Research:
School/Community Partnerships: Selected Resources
Sector Specific Service-Learning: Selected
Service-Learning At-A-Glance: Selected Resources
Service-Learning in K-12 Schools: Selected
Youth Voice: Selected Resources
Community-Based Service-Learning: Recommended
Author: Points of Light Foundation, NSLC senior
Community Education: http://www.iowacommunityeducation.org/
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space
Learn about quest projects, online conferencing, and
new space discoveries. Ask questions or visit the
chat room at NASA.
U.S. Department of Education
Learn about publications, products, programs,
services, administrative directives, and ways to
Library of Congress
An array of connections to legislative information,
exhibitions, library services, research tools. Try
the "Today in History" to see what happened on this
day in our historical past.
This site is has a math center, reading and language
arts center, and social studies center
Math flashcards games. choose form addition,
subtraction, mulitplication, and division of one-,
two-, and three- digit numbers.
Arithmetic puzzles and problems for kids from about
third grade up.
Ways that parents can help their children so better
Stumped on a math problem? E-mail it to Dr. Math.
fourth through eigth grade and stumped on a math
problem? Click on this site to see examples of
Access to environmental periodicals, programming for
the Ecology Channel, and kids can join Captain
Horatio Seaweed on a voyage of environmental
Tree of Life
Great information and colorful photos of biological
organisms such as whirligigs and fireflies.
U.S. Health Statistics
This site has health statistics of all kinds directly
from the U.S. government.
San Diego Zoo
Join in this 80th anniversary celebration of the San
The Franklin Institute Science Museum
Learn about living things through this site.
Virtual Frog Dissection Kit
Both young and old scientists will enjoy this
exciting discovery site on Volcanoes.
Internet Book Information Center
The WWW Virtual Library on Literature maintains this
site which features book-related resources, etc.
While this site is designed for kids, adults will
find a good selection of literature and art by
Been assigned to write a poem? Check out the Rhyming
List of children's authors and their books
Aesop's fables, fairy tales, and stories, Grimm's
fariy tales, folklore references, information on
myths, and legends.
Short biographical sketches of authors and links to
their books on the web.
Full-text versions of such classics as "Little
Women", "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", and "A Little
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LINKS
This excellent site explores the world of educational
reform and information technology around the world.
Find on-line resources with global perspectives on
educational policy, computers in the classroom,
The National PTA
If you think all the PTA does is organize bake sales,
guess again. This site furthers involvement of
families and adults in the education of children.
Learn through networking and ideas for
National Education Association
Interested in good schools? This site is dedicated to
giving the 2.2 million NEA members the chance to
communicate with their peers, learn about important
issues, and improve their teaching skills.
The ASCD Web (The Association for Supervision and
This international, nonprofit, nonpartisan
association is committed to providing professional
development in educational curriculum and supervision
through articles and news, as well as the Electronic
Exchange-to talk about important educational issues
Council of Chief State School Officers
This site is a gold mine of articles and papers on
important educational issues. Get the latest scoop on
welfare reform, concerns in your state, or how the
TeleCommunications Act will be implemented.
The Academic Employment Network
Looking for a job? Search by state for faculty,
staff, or administrative jobs OR post your own ads
here. There is a collection of employment resources
such as relocation and certification requirements
Classroom Connect: Internet Resources for Teachers
Find out about this informative, exceptional
publication for educators to use Internet resources
in productive, challenging ways to engage learners.
Lesson plans are included monthly. Hardcopy Classroom
Connect subscription is $39 per year.
American Association of School Administrators
ASAA web site is devoted to articles and information
on assessment. This web site is a list of hot links
on various timely assessment techniques.
Center for Learning, Assessment and School
CLASS helps educators build school around the
students' needs as learners. This site provides a
variety of printed materials, publications, and video
tapes on student assessment and curriculum
Learning Record Assessment System
This web site describes the K-12 Learning Record in
National Education Goals Panel Early Childhood
This web site includes a Trip Planner Inventory
(self-assessment) on practices in your school system
or class room. This site also has links to assessment
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory web site
on Assessment and Evaluation
This site provides hot lists on assessment
GIFTED EDUCATION -SPECIAL
Council for Exceptional Children
The CEC is the largest international organization
dedicated to improving educational outcomes for
individuals with exceptionalities, disabilities,
and/or the gifted. Learn about projects, activities,
student organizations, chapters, and
National Association for the Gifted and Talented
Information on membership, public policy,
publications, materials, and other resources.
NRC G/T (National Research Center for Gifted and
Talented-University of Connecticut)
This national networking association offers
informational resources, access to materials and
research, and legislative updates on issues and
findings in gifted education.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities & Gifted
ERIC EC focuses on professional literature,
information, and resources relating to the education
and development of persons of all ages with
disabilities or who are gifted. Find a database of
materials, reports, research, and bibliographic
Gifted Resources Home Page
The site links to all known online gifted resources,
enrichment programs, talent searches, summer
programs, government programs, and gifted mailing
plus 5 yrs of mailing list archives.
Learning Disabilities Association of America
The LDA is a national, non-profit organization which
advances the education of learning disabled children
who manifest handicaps of a perceptual, conceptual,
or coordinative nature.
Have a long-lost friend? This site helps you track
down email or postal addresses of persons in English-
LINKS JUST FOR KIDS
Search for information at kid-level from science
oddities to current events.
.Berit's Best Sites for Kids
This site is a Web page of sites just for kids which
is rated on a 5-point scale.
This colorful and beautifully-designed site features
submission of kids art work, stories, music, etc.
NEWS AND EVENT LINKS
This site has 500 information sources and 25,000
pages refreshed daily for comprehensive news.
Find out the latest news events with this site with
commentary and news analysis.
New news available, especially for late-breaking
stories and topics.
Washington Post Newspaper
This is an archival site for past news coverage and
New York Times Newspaper
Check the Tuesday section which has the science page.
Its an education hit for teachers.
ACTION RESEARCH LINKS
Action Research from North Central Regional
Educational Laboratory (NCREL).
WEB Links To Participatory Action Research
Sites-An action-research resource for both students
An extensive list of links to project sites and
Linked sites from Martin Ryder, University of
Colorado at Denver.
A "front page" of a substantial action research
site that connects to associated resources.
A resource file to support the regular public
program "areol" (action research and evaluation
Action research international is a
refereed on-line journal of action research with
distinguished international editorial board.
A premier source for practitioners and scholars of
action research around the world.
Educational Action Research is a refereed
international journal connecting educational research
Bogdan, R. B., & Biklen, S. K. (1998).
Qualitative research in education: An
introduction totheory and
methods. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn &
Calhoun, E.F. (1994). How to use action
research in the self-renewing school .
Alexandria, VA:Association for Supervision and
Cantrell, J. R. (1997, February). K-W-L journals:
A way to encourage reflection. Journal
ofAdolescent & Adult Literacy, 40
Daiker, D., & Morenberg, M. (1989). The
writing teacher as researcher: Essays in the
theoryand practice of class-based
research . Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Delamont, S. (1992). Fieldwork in educational
settings: Methods, pitfalls, and perspectives
.London: Falmer Press.
Denzin, N.K., & Lincoln, Y.S., (Ed.). (1998).
Collecting and interpreting qualitative
materials.Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.