"Child Care & Early Education Research Connections promotes high quality research in child care and early education and the use of that research in policy making. Our vision is that children are well cared for and have rich learning experiences, and their families are supported and able to work. Through this Web site, we offer research and data resources for researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and others."
EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.
"MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, searchable collection of peer reviewed and selected higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services."
"PBS Teachers ncludes a variety of curriculum resources based on national education standards. Detailed, engaging lesson plans are excellent examples of component parts based on students' abilities, interests, and standards."
"ED was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access."
"School LIbrary MEdia Kids, an innovative new site packed with games and book trailers, is designed to provide a fun, interactive learning experience to get students motivated to learn on their own! Students can choose from exceptional literacy-related resources such as author and book review websites as well as superb educational tools including reference works and search engines."
A collection of activities, curriculum materials, articles, scientific evidence, exhibitions, and reference lists developed by the American Museum of Natural History for students, educators, parents, and anyone interesting in exploring science. Topics include anthropology, astronomy, biology, earth science, and paleontology.
"The center's extensive collection of several hundred case studies covering a variety of scientific disciplines includes descriptive annotations of each, with suggested subjects and grade levels as well as possible adaptations."
"guide to resources and information organized especially for teachers, media specialists, and others working with K-12 students. The site includes subject guides or pathways and other resources selected particularly for K-12 audiences."
leads elementary students "one small step at a time through subjects that people might consider too difficult for a lay person, let alone a child. Challenging subjects such as the electromagnetic spectrum, conservation of momentum, orbits, gravitational waves, tidal forces, binary and hexadecimal notation, and interferometry are treated simply and concisely, with everyday analogies and metaphors, concrete examples, and compelling illustrations."
The Why Files, supported by the University of Wixconsion-Madison, is an award winning, informative, educational, and entertaining Web site that looks at the science behind the headlines. Unlike many instantaneous news sites, the Why Files takes an in-depth, well-researched approach to analyzing issues pertaining to science, math, technology, health, and the environment.
"Teachers' Domain provides multimedia resources that incorporate sound educational practices. Resources are classroom-ready and include images, video clips, and student activities. Resources are aligned to state standards. Free registration is required."
"a highly regarded gateway to web resources as well as a repository of unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents, and guides to analyzing historical evidence for high school and college students and teachers of American history."
Hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history. The site is designed for use by K-12 teachers and students, afterschool program providers, families, and individuals interested in lifelong learning. The resources focus on learning history by "reading" objects for the stories they hold about the nation and its many peoples. Learning activities feature artifacts selected from over 3 million items in the Museum's collections, and draw on the expertise of the
"A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children."
"Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills & civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. Our mission is to provide leadership, service & support for all educators."
"The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership and professional development to support teachers in ensuring equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students."
"This WebQuest will help you sort out the fact from the fiction when it comes to weaving the Web into your K-12 curriculum. You'll think about issues involved with learning online and figure out ways to deal with them. You'll also discover a bunch of tools that will help you effectively integrate the Web into your K-12 curriculum. "
"provides detailed information about the structure of a good WebQuest, the strengths and weaknesses of using Web-Quests in teaching and learning, the challenges for practicing teachers and administrators."
"Lacina offers several ways of planning and preparing for a successful virtual field trip for students. Virtual field trips offer a new way for teachers and students to visit historical sites and museums that are normally impossible for classrooms to visit. Field trips enable students to connect history to their daily lives, and better understand the daily struggles and lives of people from the past."
"Virtual field trips provide an alternative strategy for engaging students in study of the real world. This article examines the functions of virtual field trips to either enrich or augment actual field trips, or to provide electronic field trip experiences when no actual field trips are possible. We summarize best practices from research and practice for using this form of instruction, and discuss enabling conditions to support virtual field trips as a classroom learning tool."
"EdStats Query allows users to easily access and analyze education data on over 450 indicators from 1970 to 2009. The query holds internationally-comparable data on over 200 countries and various regional and income group aggregates. Data can be retrieved and exported to Excel or utilized in the query to make charts and maps for comparative, aggregate, and/or single country analysis."
"Offers educators the right tools for easily building standards-based instructional plans as well as immediate access to the materials aligned to the standards. All standards and resources are available in printable document formats and accessible through a powerful search engine."
"The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) oversees public education throughout the state. It ensures that laws and regulations pertaining to education are followed and that state and federal money appropriated for education is properly allocated to local school systems. We also provide education-related information to students, parents, teachers, educational staff, government officials, and the media."