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Some Favorite Links for Teachers

International Society for Technical Education Web site
ISTE promotes the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.
The U.S. Department of Education
The Federal Government site has lots of information, including grant programs.
Alex: A Catalogue of Electronic Texts on the Internet
This site has links to free, public domain texts from Aesop to Shakespeare.
Education World
A searchable database of more than 100,000 sites, this educators' resource provides information on regional resources, k-12 schools and colleges online, employment listings, lesson planning, etc.
This site has many interesting resources for teachers, including lesson plans, webquests, and links to resouirces in various subjects.
George Lucas Educational Foundation
The mission of this foundation is education in general, but there is a strong emphasis on the technology aspect, particularly on integrating it with teaching and learning.
The School Page
Recommended by The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse as a valuable math and science content site.
Chronicle of Higher Education
Prospective teachers can read job postings and get basic statistics on the demographics of collegiate America
American Studies Web
Searchable site with links to sites concerning history, literature, philosophy, art religion, ethnicity, sociology, current events, etc.
The Human-Languages Page
This site offers resources for every language.
Web66 A K-12 WWW Project
This University of Minnesota project is designed to facilitate the introduction of technology into K-12 schoolsby helping them set up Net servers, linking them to each other and helping them find resources.
Searchable database of education related research.
Academic Cooperative
A resource for community college and university faculty who
teach computer science, engineering and information systems courses with news, curriculum, grants info and a variety of other
Main Function
A resource for K to 12 faculty who teach computer science and information systems courses with news, curriculum, grants info and a variety of other resources, run by the folks at Academic Cooperative above.
Library of Congress Home Page
Search through the web by author, title, isbn number.
Co-NECT Schools
ED's Oasis
This K to 12 site helps teachers to find and use web sites for use in lessons.
Education Index
The Education Index is an annotated guide to education-related
sites on the Web sorted by subject and lifestage.
Eisenhower Clearinghouse for Math and Science Education
This site provides access to ENC's catalog of instructional materials a large selection of K-12 mathematics and science curriculum resources.
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
This is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth, updated daily.
National Network of Regional Educational Labs
The Regional Educational Laboratories are educational research
and development organizations supported by contracts with the
U.S. Education Department, Office of Educational Research and
Improvement (OERI).
The Library in the Sky
Containing over 15,000 links to some of the best educational resources on the Internet, The Library in the Sky guides teachers, students, parents, librarians, and members of the community on their journeys
through cyberspace.
Vose Educational Resources
A list of educational resources created by a teacher in Beaverton, Oregon.
Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1989.
NickNacks Telecollaborate
A site dedicated to encouraging educators and students from around the world to learn together on the Internet.
K-12 Acceptable Use Policies
This site contains materials to assist school districts in the
development of effective Internet policies and practices.
WWW 4 Teachers
A site dedicated to helping teachers better utilize the Internet.
21st Century Teachers
The 21st Century Teachers Network (21CT) is a nationwide, non-profit initiative of the McGuffey Project, dedicated to assisting k-12 teachers to learn, use and effectively integrate technology in the curriculum for improved student learning. 21CT seeks to empower teacher leaders by connecting them with people and resources that will assist in the creation of teacher-driven professional development programs.
British Columbia Ministry of Education
A site containing vast resources for educators including many of the ministry's publications and Better Learning an online magazine for primary and secondary schools.
Macintosh Educator's Site
Mac resources for schools.
The NEA Web Site
The National Education Association Web site features a search facility, articles on education, news on the union, resources and more.
TAPPED IN: Teacher Professional Development Institute
A professional development workplace patterned after a real-world conference center, this site uses a multi-user virtual environment (MUVE) to link K-12 schools, teachers and researchers.
Teachers Helping Teachers
This site provides teaching tips and other help written by teachers for other teachers. Topics include new methodologies, special education programs, expertise, stress reduction, etc.
TeachNet: The Teaching Network
A nonprofit organization which supports innovative teachers who exemplify professionalism, independence and creativity in public schools. This site has shared curriculums, opportunities for grants and a  discussion section.
Urban Education Web (UEweb)
The site of the Columbia University project offers manuals, brief articles, annotated bibliographies, reviews, and summaries of publications and conference announcements in urban education.
The Well-Connected Educator
An online publishing center and forum for the K-12 community to read, write and talk about educational technology. Articles provide models, strategies, and specific examples of how to use technology for teaching and learning.
Academic Net 
Academic Net directs teachers and administrators to publications and conferences exploring the intersection of technology and education.
Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation
The Teachers College at Columbia University site with a newsletter,  links, and information on distance learning and more.
Children, Stress and Natural Disasters
Resources for teachers to help prepare them for working with children who have been through a disaster. Check out the guide for teachers.
The Cornell Theory Center Math and Science Gateway
The Internet can be a great teaching tool, and Cornell University wants to help young people benefit from the Net's educational potential. The Math and Science Gateway offers links to excellent educational sites for high school students.
Early Childhood Educators' and Family Web Corner 
This site has articles about controversial topics, news, teleconference schedules, suggested fun activities, message boards, job listings and links to magazines, newspapers and more education-related sites.
Education Chat: The Progressive Educator
A forum intended to be a real-time discussion of education, teaching and schools among the alternative and progressive education community.
The Educator's Toolkit
A directory of education and art links with links to special education sites as well as more teaching resources and lesson plan ideas.
First-graders and math,and dealing with problem children, are among the topics that this site by addresses. There  are also articles about classroom management and curriculum strategies, contests, more.
Intel in Education Home Page
Intel nurtures the next generation of high-tech developers and its educators. Learn how to get financial and technological support, including scholarships and funding, job training, classroom equipment and software.
Media Awareness Network   
This site provides parents and teachers with tools to teach media literacy and suggests ways to convey abstract concepts to kids to help them understand what they see on television and read in the news.
Mission: Critical  
Designed to sharpen critical-thinking skills, this interactive learning tool pairs instructional text with quizzes designed to demonstrate concepts such as conditional chain arguments and fallacious appeals.
National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education Through Technology, Media and Materials 
This site introduces special education teachers to technologies that assist students. A video and a guided tour of two classes illustrate how students use these aids.
National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education 
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education and intended to improve language and cultural education for individuals learning English as a second language, this site focuses on providing materials, building a network of educators and deploying resources.
Odyssey of the Mind 
This site provides methods to teach divergent thinking and problem-solving skills to kids using challenging activities both inside and outside classroom environments.
PedagoNet Chat
This comprehensive site for teachers offers a forum for sharing course ideas, job information and support.
The Regional Alliance for Mathematics and Science Education
A model of how network resources can play a role in developing effective learning programs, this site is devoted to reforming math, science and technology education in the United States.
Resources for Kindergarten Teachers
Teacher resources include CD-ROM, book and movie reviews, tips, school reform articles, and links to other educational sites.
Student and Teachers' Lounge: Web University
A discussion area for students and teachers.
A resource for teachers with a reference desk, chat, lesson exchange, news, language and curriculum resources and information about people and places.
This Florida State University site deals with behavior problems in the classroom and possible solutions for them.
The Behavior Home Page
This collaboration between the Kentucky Department of Education and the University of Kentucky provides information about effective behavior-problem practices and the challenges young people face in school.
Better Classroom Discipline: 11 Techniques
A site based on A Primer on Classroom Discipline: Principles Old and New by Thomas McDaniel, with techniques that can be used to achieve effective group management and control in the classroom.
Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
This site  provides teachers with information on effective behavioral techniques for educating children and adults.
Discipline By Design: Honor Level System
A discipline program in use in a number of schools across the United States. Topics include 11 Techniques for Better Classroom Discipline and Discipline Techniques That Backfire.
Inappropriate Behavior: Finding the Function
This site details how a school district's intervention teams zero in on the causes of inappropriate behavior.
Managing Disruptive Behavior in Inclusive Classrooms
Vera Daniels goes beyond the standard classroom discipline problems to focus on disruptive behavior of students with disabilities, and the special approaches needed to correct it.
Positive Classroom Management
Practical strategies to help teachers at all levels manage classrooms effectively, without resorting to methods that rob students of their dignity. This site also includes a step-by-step guide with checklists.
School-Wide Behavioral Management Systems
An in-depth look at choosing and implementing behavioral systems meant for administrators by Research Connections, sponsored by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs.
Special Class: Behavior Disordered Students
How Taft Middle School of Cedar Falls, Iowa, handles behavior problems.
Stop Student Sexual Harassment Now
An article from the NEA which gives advice on handling sexual harassment in schools utilizing a Q&A format and employing examples to clarify the topic.
Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
A nonprofit organization which promotes the use of telecommunications in K-12 education to improve learning.
A site which helps teachers find online educational resources around the world, follow trends in education policy, read computers-in-classroom success stories, etc.
From Now On: Educational Technology Journal
A professional journal for those engaged in the wired classroom, particularly administrators. Topics include use policies, wired libraries, networks, staff development and tech planning.
K-5 CyberTrail
Created by public broadcaster WHMT in Troy, N.Y., this site is for K-5 educators has educational resources, class projects and a look at how innovative elementary schools are using the Net.
Microsoft in Education
Microsoft's two education-oriented online magazines, The K-12 Connection and Higher Education with lots of useful and classroom-applicable articles.
Multimedia Teaching Strategies Project
A site for teachers introducing multimedia technology into the classroom, it offers resources, concepts, models and a guidebook.
Online Internet Institute
This NSF-funded group helps teachers restructure curriculum to utilize technology in the curriculum by providing them with a learning environment to support the integration process.
Outreach: National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Technical support, general information and financial assistance to schools around the country from the folks with the really big computers. Offers partnerships with schools and information kits designed for both administrators and educators.
Professional Development Forum
Hosted by the South Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium, this forum is about technology in school, and getting feedback from fellow educators.
Responsible Behavior on the Internet
Based on the work of Arlene Rinaldi of Florida Atlantic University, this Paideia School of Atlanta site provides a handbook about proper online behavior in the wired classroom.
Sample Technology Plan
A template your school can use to develop a technology plan to meet the requirements of the Universal Service Fund and the Technology Literacy Challenge with sections on needs assessments, curriculum integration, etc.
The Scout Report
Info Scout and the InterNIC provides a weekly sampling of the best of newly announced Internet resources of interest to teachers and administrators at this site.
Technology Curriculum Integration Ideas
Puzzling over how you can use the resources available through the Net? Try this site, put together by fellow teachers which covers everything from general principles to specific courses.
WebTeacher Tutorial
This site provides online training about the basics of using the Web, e-mail, listservs and newsgroups, creating Web sites, TCP/IP, ftp, Telnet, etc.
WWW Tools For Instructors
A site focusing on the infrastructure tools needed to support delivery of material and the administration of learning tasks including FAQs, quizzes, grading and teacher/student interaction.
B.E.N.: The Bilingual ESL Network
Their goal is to connect every bilingual and ESL school and teacher in the world to each other. It has features for K-12 and university educators.
BiEN: Bilingual Education Network
This California Department of Education site has information on education issues, instructional resources, lesson plans, curriculum, and organizations and agencies.
CATESOL: California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
This organization supports ESL teachers at all levels, from elementary to university, in California and Nevadaand their site has sections on publications, teacher qualifications, conferences and jobs.
Dave's ESL Café
A site for ESL teachers, featuring an ESL search engine, online help service, a bookstore and an FAQ. Teachers might be especially interested in the Chat, Discussion and Ideas sections.
An EFL Teacher's Handbook
Brett Reynolds, an EFL teacher in Japan, shares his ideas on how best to teach English to non-English speakers. He includes his syllabi for junior high students and his lesson plans in different disciplines.
English as a Second Language Page
A University of Illinois resource site for adult learners that includes listening and speaking, reading and writing, ESL-related information, English language schools and an ESL Teachers' Corner.
ESL Teacher Connection
This interactive site provides an open forum for ESL teachers to share successful class activities and lesson plans with other teachers.
The ESLoop
A Webring devoted to ESL, the participating sites feature English-language teaching and learning, student projects and activities, scholarly papers, English for Science and Technology, and job openings.
A good site for teachers using computers in teaching foreign languages to young students, this site provides links to Computer Assisted Language Learning, government, K-12 training resources etc.
A Grade Above's Helpful Web Sites
A site with standard editing resources such as Elements of Style and general tips such as editing and proofreading strategies.
The Internet TESL Journal
This monthly e-zine for teachers of English as a second language has a number of articles, research papers, lesson plans, classroom handouts, teaching ideas and links to other sites.
Kristina Pfaff-Harris' Linguistic Funland
With links and resources for language teaching and learning, and linguistics study, this site is a good starting point for finding information on teaching English and other languages.
Language Policy Web Site
Teachers can keep up with issues affecting their profession at this site. Among the topics covered are the English Only movement, bilingual education, endangered languages, and language rights in the U.S.
National Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education (NCLE)
This resource site funded by the U.S. Department of Education contains newsletters, FAQs, ERIC Digests, books and an e-mail forum for the discussion of ESL topics.
NCBE: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education
This site for educators from George Washington University and the U.S. Department of Education has an extensive library, searchable database, lesson plans, success stories and tech assistance.
Online forum where international EFL/ESL teachers can discuss issues related to using the Internet as an educational tool.
On-Line English Grammar
A free resource for English as a Second Language usage, this database can be accessed either through the search engine or through the table of contents.
Planet English
A site for learners and teachers of English features a search facility, chats, message boards, job opportunities, tutoring situations, books, software and more.
Teachers are welcome to add their own thoughts to the ongoing discussions at this interactive Swiss site for ESL/EFL teachers. There is also a wealth of information and practical ideas for teaching.
Resources for Teachers
The University of Washington ESL Center maintains this collection of links featuring resources for teachers of ESL/EFL.
Resources for Teachers of English for Science and Technology (EST)
This site acts as a central resource for teachers specializing in this sub-area of EFL.
Schools on the Web
Find out what others are doing in ESL through this page which carries descriptions and links for school Web sites that share information, ideas and resources related to culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Spanish and Bilingual Books Search
This California State University search engine lets the user find Spanish/English books by title, subject, author, publisher and grade level.
TESL Canada
The home page of Canada's national federation of English as a Second Language teachers, learners and learner advocates has a journal, job offerings, publication links and learners pages.
TESOL Online
This international organization, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, promotes scholarship, disseminates information, and advocates credentialed instruction, quality programming and teaching standards.
Top Language Groups for LEP Students
Links to resources relating to the most common language groups for limited English proficient students in the U.S. Languages include Spanish, Vietnamese, Hmong, Chinese, Cambodian and Korean
AERO: The Alternative Education Resource Organization
This site is for people who want to change education to a more empowering and holistic form, and for those who want to start new community schools or change existing schools.
ALE: The Alternative Learning Exchange
This Netherlands group facilitates communication between adults and children of different countries and cultures who are interested in alternatives to traditional systems of education.
The Alternative Higher Education Network
The network is a forum for the discussion of alternative education, a provider of tools for assessment of existing programs within the schools and a resource for the creation of new programs.
The Dalton School
Information on the Massachusetts school founded in 1919 by Helen Parkhurst after experimentation in her own one-room school with Maria Montessori.
John Dewey
This site offers a brief overview of his life and works.
John Dewey : Links
This site provides links to information about John Dewey, his writings and examples of his influence.
Paul Goodman
A site on one of the icons of the alternative education movement, it also includes an extensive essay on Goodman.
Great Ideas in Education
Home of Holistic Education Press, Psychology Press and Resource Center for Redesigning Education, and publishers of the Holistic Education Review and other books on educational renewal and of educational tests.
The Informal Education Homepage
Based on the belief that learning is a lifelong process in which people learn from everyday experience, IE works through, and is driven by, conversation, involves exploring and enlarging experience and takes place in any setting.
Jonathan Kozol
One of the leading lights in contemporary education reform is given attention at this archive of speeches, interviews and essays.
California's professional organization for educational alternatives maintains this communications network to keep people informed about resources, news items, legislation, events of interest and calls to action.
National Service-Learning Cooperative Clearinghouse
The NSLC assists K-12 Learn and Serve America-funded programs and other educators and community agencies to develop and expand service-learning opportunities.
The New School Homepage
The Delaware alternative school operates on the belief that every person desires to learn, and to become a responsible adult, children must have the liberty to practice being responsible.
Odyssey of the Mind
A nonprofit program that teaches divergent thinking and problem-solving skills to kids using challenging activities both inside and outside classroom environments.
The Progressive Educator
A resource for those interested in progressive education. Alternative education, negotiated curriculum, Montessori and home schooling are some of the discussion areas.

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