RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS
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Apple Education Page
Using Apple products to enhance K-12 and Higher education. Also includes information for educators about how to make the most of Apple's technology in academic environments.
Apple Learning Interchange
An online resource for K-12 teaching, learning, research, and collaboration. This is the place for educators interested in professional development, creating and sharing curriculum resources, and building a worldwide community of people committed to finding even better ways to teach with technology.
A library of Internet-based instructional information; you can quickly search this database by audience type, application type, content area, and other search terms. You'll find activities, lessons, references, tools, and projects listed for a variety of educational audiences part of the Pacific Bell initiative, Education First, and of Pacific Bell's umbrella program to benefit education, Knowledge Network. A quick way to search for lessons and resources.
Center for Academic Transformation
Serves as a source of expertise and support for those in higher education who wish to take advantage of the capabilities of information technology to transform their academic practices. Includes the Pew Learning and Technology Program, an $8.8-million, four-year effort to place the national discussion about the impact that new technologies are having on the nationÕs campuses in the context of student learning and ways to achieve this learning cost-effectively.
Provides a list of links to U.S. K-12 school Web sites. Also features a messageboard called Teacher Talk where teachers can exchange ideas.
Free Lesson Plans - Worksheets, Teacher's Lesson Plans, WebQuests, Primary Teacher Resources, Math Lesson Plans, Writing Lesson Plans, Reading Lesson Plans, Science Lesson Plans, Technology Lesson Plans, Social Studies Lesson Plans.
Education Technology News
Timely news and research references covering educational technology and its impact on school education.
EDUCAUSE Information Resources library
Provides access to collections of materials related to managing and using information resources in higher education. These include materials developed by EDUCAUSE and other organizations.
An Educator's Complete Resource Guide to the Internet. Education World's goal is to make it easy for educators to integrate the Internet into the classroom. This website is designed as a search engine for educational Web sites only, where educators can find information without searching the entire Internet.
From Now On
A free Educational Technology Journal, published by Jamie McKenzie
Guide to Multimedia Educational Materials
From Cornell University, lists papers, books, courses and more sources of information useful to those developing courses in multimedia.
Essay: " Computers as Tutors: Solving the Crisis in Education. "
Fred Bennett describes his essay - " It shows how a complete revamp of education could come about if computers provided all basic information to students. This is not a "Use computers and throw out teachers" book. Rather, it shows how teachers could reach a new level of importance if they allowed technology to relieve them of the time consuming chores that now interfere with their work of being educators. Students would be the big winners. Illiteracy would be eliminated, the brightest students would make massive gains, and all pupils would partake in better and more enjoyable education. The book also explains why computers, despite their amazing potential have failed to generate substantial improvements in most K-12 education until now."
Educational Technology (WWW Virtual Library)
A good place to search for information covering all aspects of Educational Technology. Maintained by TECFA, "Technologies de Formation et Apprentissage" ("Training Technologies and Learning"), a teaching and research unit within the School of Psychology and Education (Faculte de psychologie et des sciences de l'education), University of Geneva.
Educational Company News
This searchable page is updated daily. News feeds from Reuters, Business Wire, and PR Newswire. From the folks at Yahoo.
The JASON Project
The JASON Project was founded in 1989 by Dr. Robert D. Ballard following his discovery of the wreck of the RMS Titanic. After receiving thousands of letters from children who were excited by his discovery, Dr. Ballard and a team of associates dedicated themselves to developing ways that would enable teachers and students all over the world to take part in global explorations using advanced interactive telecommunications. As an educational program, the JASON Project emphasizes an advanced approach to teaching and learning in which teachers become "facilitators" or "managers" of the learning process for their students. The JASON Project integrates multiple program components that help teachers to understand and connect with the National Education Goals. These key curricula, online systems, community based partnerships and teacher professional development programs.
Superkids Educational Software Review
An unbiased source of information for parents and teachers. Children's software reviews are based on objective analyses by parents, teachers and kids.
Teaching and Learning on the WWW
How can the Web be used for something more than surfing, chatting, making money, or idly wasting time? Can it provide an environment for learning? The folks at the Maricopa Center for learning and instruction found that people learn well from examples, so they created this collection of the ways the web was being used in different academic disciplines. This searchable collection includes sites that range from courses delivered entirely via the web to courses that offer specific activities related to a class assignment or perhaps courses that offer class support materials via the web.
Federal Government Internet Educational Resources
Listing of U.S. Government resources from the U.S. Department of Education.
Federal Government National Library of Education
Provides a central location within the Federal Government for information about education. From the U.S. Department of Education.
The Cisco Educational Archives (CEARCH) Virtual Schoolhouse is a collection of links of interest to the K-12 educator. Included is a comprehensive list of schools and universities on the Internet, educational links by subject, links to libararies and books sites, museums, exhibits, networking resources, technical information about the Internet, and teaching resources. A project of Cisco Systems, Inc., and the University of North Carolina (UNC) Office of Information Technology.
Resources for educators on how technology can be incorporated into instruction. It contains news, case studies, product reviews and announcements, and feature articles on technology written by educators and experts in educational technology.