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AskERIC ERIC database access, lesson plans, Info-guides (Links to relevant web sites) and more of interest to educators.

The Awesome Library Links to carefully reviewed resources for teachers, including subject area resources and lesson plans.

Blue Web'n Learning Sites Library Web sites containing lesson plans, activities and projects for K-12 classrooms in 12 curriculum areas.

Education World More than 50,000 searchable links to education-related resources, including lesson plans, reviews of top educational sites, forums and articles written by top education experts. EduHound A prescreened directory of more than 20,000 links in over 50 categories. The site includes a Spanish version and a free, customizable web page and worksheet creation tool.

Lesson Plans Web Tour - A collection of online lesson plan Web sites that are easy to search.

Library in the Sky The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory web site contains links to resources in specific curriculum areas, including lesson plans.

MIT OpenCourseWare Free Online Course Materials. OCW shares free lecture notes, exams, and other resources from more than 1800 courses spanning MIT's entire curriculum.

New York Times Learning Network Site includes lesson plans and resources based on the content of the newspaper. A database of past lessons, daily lesson plans, archive lesson plans, education news.

NOVA Science Programming on Air and On-line. Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS.

PBS Online Supports PBS educational programming by providing additional resources, including some detailed interdisciplinary unit lesson plans with web links and printable work sheets.

Pitsco Resources for Educators A collection of some of the best educational resources on the Internet, including lesson plans, activities and professional information.

Rock and Roll Lesson Plans These resources are intended to stimulate student interest and creativity, to develop higher order thinking skills and to promote interdisciplinary learning. Lessons are designed primarily for English & Social Studies classes. Exciting.

Thirteen Ed Online A monthly bulletin, an Internet primer, lesson plans, site reviews and more. You must fill out a registration form to enter the site. The lesson plans, while limited in number, are interdisciplinary, detailed, and incorporate use of selected Internet sites and PBS resources.


Curriculum Materials

English Online contains English teaching resources for Years 1-13, professional readings and resources and interactive projects for students.

Excellence in Science, Technology, and Mathematics This web site is intended to showcase the types of online resources currently improving access to science and technology education for students everywhere.

NYLEARNS is a standards-based, educational website that offers resources to enhance teaching and learning.

PBS TeacherSource Curriculum resources correlated to national and selected state standards can be searched by keyword, by subject area or grade level. This site also contains information about educational television programming, links to related sites and information of special interest to teachers.

Synergy Learning Share the enthusiasm and teaching ideas of educators who use inquiry-based science and math in their classrooms!

Tech Path is a core curricula of mathematics and science is coupled with specialized training and industry applications. This combination provides students and incumbent workers with the necessary foundation for a high-tech career. The TechPath program enables participants to put their learning to work. Ideas, tools, and resources for integrating technology into the K-12 school, classroom and curriculum.

The Biology Place, Classic Edition A new web portal that gives high school and college students free access to an abundance of timeless biology resources and tutorials that work with any textbook program.

The Wilderness Society's Earth Day Website the best source of info about Earth Day, with photos and a history of the first Earth Day, bio and essays by Earth Day founder Senator Gaylord Nelson, lesson plans, a virtual Arctic journey, and electronic postcards to celebrate Earth Day.

Wise Guide Designed to make learning about the United States history fun, this latest web site from the Library of Congress is a monthly magazine-style publication that features short articles about a handful of historical events or people each month.

Learning Specialists

Judy Dodge Judy Dodge is a learning specialist and author and a recognized leader in the field ... and how students learn.

Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs Mapping the Big Picture

The Differentiated Classroom : Responding to the Needs of All Learners — Carol Ann Tomlinson

Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching and Teacher Evaluation to Enhance Professional Practice. Designing a Teacher Evaluation System materials provide a "blueprint" for teacher evaluation based on Charlotte Danielson's books.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators An excellent list of sites on the Internet found to be useful for enhancing curriculum and teacher professional growth. It is updated daily.

Road Map to the Internet for Educators II From "THE Journal". A good basic site with links to many resources for teachers, including grant information, careers information, subject specific sites, general education sites with lesson plans and more.

Education For The Future The mission of the Education for the Future Initiative is to support and build the capacity of schools to provide an education that will prepare students to be anything they want to be in the future. — Victoria Bernhardt


New York State Education Department The University of the State of New York (USNY) is the most complete, interconnected system of educational services in the United States.

NCLB Policy Letters to States These policy letters provide guidance and insight on a variety of topics of interest to State Educational Agencies (SEAs), school districts, federal program directors, and others in implementing No Child Left Behind.

The Education Commission of the States and Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning A new online tool has been launched to help policy makers, education leaders, reporters, and other stakeholders better understand and evaluate education research.

Board Buzz is a new web log (or "blog") from the National School Boards Association, is an online forum for school board members and other education stakeholders to express their opinions.

Other Resources

American Institutes for Research is an independent, not-for-profit, social and behavioral research organization the engages in education research, development, evaluation, analysis, training and technical assistance, communications, and assessment.

Educational Testing Service ETS tests, tools and services are together on one user-friendly Web site, providing easy access to the information you need most. The U S. Department of Education is the agency of the federal government that establishes policy for, administers, and coordinates most federal assistance to education.

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) : A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is designed to provide both workers and emergency personnel with the proper procedures for handling or working with a particular substance. MSDS's include information such as physical data (melting point, boiling point, flash point etc.), toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective equipment, and spill/leak procedures. These are of particular use if a spill or other accident occurs.

BBC Education Site This Searchable site contains links to a collection of annotated web sites for teachers and students.

Cornell College of Human Ecology Fiber Science contains a variety of student-focused resources that offer experiences in fiber science as well as other disciplines including aerospace, chemistry,plants, animals, engineering, and the environment.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology provides teacher resources for the study and conservation of birds.

Cornell Waste Management Institute offers content and lesson plans related to composting, recycling and waste management for K-12 classroom use.

Evaluating Web Resources Provides evaluation checklists for different types of web pages.

Free Federal Resources for Educational Excellence Hundreds of resources for educators supplied by federal government agencies and arranged by subject area.

Filamentality is a web site designed to help teachers create web based learning activities, guiding you through picking a topic, searching the Web, appropriate for learners, and providing a place for you to post them on the Web.

GEM The Gateway to Educational Materials, a project of Syracuse University, provides educators with easy access to thousands of Internet-based educational materials. Resources are indexed by subject, keyword or title, and before linking to a site, users receive detailed abstracts of the resources to help them decide if the material will be relevant.

Global SchoolNet Projects and Programs A listing of Internet projects created for busy teachers who are searching for online projects for classroom integration. Projects are sorted by age level.

National 4-H Cooperative Curriculum System lists all the National 4-H educational resources that can be ordered directly through the website.

NY Agriculture in the Classroom contains lesson plans and resources that foster awareness, understanding and appreciation of the total food and fiver system.

NYS 4-H Resource directory lists a wide variety of content resources for teachers and other youth educators.

Puzzlemaker Create puzzles and games for your handouts or classroom assignments. NEWS FOR KIDS & NEWS BY KIDS

WebQuest This site is designed as a resource, with many examples, for anyone who is using the WebQuest model to teach with the web. A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. WebQuests are designed to use learners' time well, to focus on using information rather than looking for it, and to support learners' thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018