LINKS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
World Wide Web Tutorials and History for Classroom Use
The World Wide Web in Education: A Closer Look - This site was produced especially for educators who would like to know more about the World Wide Web and how to use it in their classroom. There are four main sections covered each touching upon a different aspect of the Web. The sections included focus on the history of the Web, the importance of hypertext, the Web as an education tool, and the Web's future in the classroom.
Teacher Resource Links
Ask Eric - Ask Eric is the largest eduacational database. Search for articles and other written resources that pertain to many fields in education. More than just text, Ask Eric has a virtual library stocked with lesson plans, infoguides and other useful educational materials. This site comes in very handy when doing research or almost anything in the field of education. ericir.syr.edu
Blue Web'n Learning Sites Library - Produced by Pac Bell, this site is a treat for the classroom teacher of any subject matter. The opening page houses a matrix showing the teacher all they offer in terms of tutorials, activities, projects, units and lesson plans, hotlists, etc. Each of these items is available for a whole spectrum of content areas. Also available is a list serve that sends out weekly updates, via e-mail, telling the teacher what new sites have been added to the existing pool. Each entry comes with the title, address, brief description, and appropriate grade level and subject area for each particular new site. This site covers a tremendous amount of very useful material for teachers. I would highly recommend visiting this site when in search of educational material.
Busy Teachers' Website - No matter what area one teaches, you are bound to find a resource or activity link at this site. The table of contents lets a teacher click on the subject area they teach to receive a list of related resource and activity pages for that content area. Grades levels covered: K-12. A useful and enjoyable site, but not as thorough or stock full of materials and information as some of the others.
Education World - A tremendous wealth of education related information is housed at this site. Lesson plans, news, curriculum, books, administration, site reviews, and financial planning are just some of the areas covered. There are 56,000+ Web sites in their database. Education World offers monthly education site reviews, whose results can be e-mailed to you when complete. Each entry comes with the site's name, address, and grade in several areas. Each evaluation area comes with a write up justifying the grade received. Also, educators can find other schools on-line around the world by selecting the geographic region of their choice. Another one of those must have sites. There is so much good stuff here that no teacher should be without this link.
NASA's Education Programs Page - Look through an online inventory of the educational programs and materials NASA has to offer teachers.
Teaching about Evolution and the Nature of Science - The National Academy Press has put together a guide to help teachers tackle the process of teaching evolution. The Academy has gone through and created sample activities, which have all been tied to the National Science Education Standards, to further illustrate their ideas. The guide takes a teacher through an introduction about why to teach evolution, the major themes of evolution, and the a discussion on the nature of science.
Teachers Helping Teachers - Not just your typical resource site, these people have a sense of humor. They include a poem and stress reduction moment of the week section for teachers to enjoy. In addition, lesson plans are available on various subjects, even classroom management, as well as other educational resources. This is a very helpful site to incorporate into your routine of things. The material is here, but not in the amount found at some of the larger education sites.
Benchmarks - Produced by AAAS in conjunction with the Project 2061 efforts, the Benchmarks challenge us to promote literacy in mathematics, technology, and science in our students. They are not a standard curriculum, nor a mandated curriculum, just a guide or tool to reference when developing curriculum.
Revised on: 10 September, 2010