Educators' Website for Information Technology

Instructional Resources

Academic Learning and IT


American Association for the Advancement of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science offers a CD-ROM entitled "Resources for Science Literacy," that provides science educators with an understanding of science, mathematics and technology literacy; what it requires of students; and how teachers can help students achieve it.
http://www.project2061.org/tools/index.html


American School Directory
American School Directory offers links to many resources - some free and some paid - that assist teachers in incorporating Internet use into the curriculum.
http://www.asd.com/


AT&T Learning Network
The AT&T Learning Network offers online Resources for Educators with links to educational resources on the Web, including lesson plans, online projects, teaching aids, government sites, articles written by education experts, professional development resources, funding resources, and more.
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn/


Center for Applied Research in Education and Technology
CARET, the Center for Applied Research in Education and Technology, provides links to research-based reports, papers, and articles organized around the topics: Student Learning, Curriculum and Instruction, Online Teaching and Learning, Professional Development, and Assessment and Evaluation. CARET is a project of the International Society for Technology in Education in partnership with Educational Support Systems.
http://caret.iste.org


Digital Dante
The ILTweb Digital Dante Project is an attempt by the Institute for Learning Technologies at Columbia University to prototype and develop an online, multimedia Dante-related academic resource combining traditional elements of scholarly research with new communication and presentation possibilities enabled by networked digital technology.
http://dante.ilt.columbia.edu/new/


EconEd Link
EconEdLink is a partner site in the Marcopolo program and provides lesson plans for economics. The site also maintains links to numerous other sources for economic curricula.
http://www.econedlink.org


EDSITEment
Sponsored by the National Edowment for the Humanities and by MarcoPolo, the EDSITEment website offers lesson plans and links to 49 of the top humanities sites online.
http://edsitement.neh.gov/


Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education (ENC) is funded through a contract with the U. S. Department of Education to provide K-12 teachers with a central source of information on math and science curriculum materials.
http://www.goenc.com/


Girls Issues and Technology
Sponsored by Generation YES - a provider of technology courses and programs that emphasize student involvement - this semester elective course is for students who have opted out of technology electives or "don't like computers." The course centers around a series of modules that each emphasize an issue important to adolescent girls. Technology skills are interwoven into each module.
http://www.genyes.org/index.php


IBM
IBM's Education web page offer an overview of available IT solutions for schools and higher education institutions.
http://www-03.ibm.com/industries/education/index.jsp


League for Innovation in the Community College
A League for Innovation in the Community College Web site, TLC's goal is to improve the use of information technology in community college instruction by supporting a global community of practitioners dedicated to improving student learning.
http://www.league.org/leaguetlc/index.htm


Marco Polo
The MarcoPolo program provides no-cost, standards-based Internet content for the K-12 teacher and classroom. Online resources include links to top sites in many disciplines and professionally developed lesson plans and classroom activities. MarcoPolo also includes the Internet Content for the Classroom Teacher Training Kit, a complete train-the-trainer guide for use by school- and district-level technology coordinators. All sites listed on Marco Polo are reviewed and judged by experts in the field for their quality and usefulness in education settings. Curriculum and resources listed are aligned with national academic standards.
http://www.marcopolo-education.org//


NASA Quest
The objective of NASA Quest site is to provide support and services for schools, teachers and students to fully utilize the Internet, and its underlying information technologies, as a basic tool for learning.
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/


National Education Association
The National Education Association web site provides information and a discussion forum about professional development in technology and curriculum that incorporates technology.
http://www.nea.org/classroom/index.htmlx


PLATO
PLATO Learning products cover a broad range of teaching and learning needs in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education —from intervention and credit recovery and innovative and teacher-facilitated solutions for traditional classroom instruction to trend-forward distance learning options.
http://www.plato.com


Teachers First
TeachersFirst provides K-12 classroom teachers with resources and lesson plans to use with their students. TeachersFirst is a free service designed to help teachers integrate technology into their classes.
http://www.teachersfirst.com/


TeacherVision.com
Sponsored by Learning Network, this site is devoted to the learning needs of K-12 students, parents, and teachers. The content is organized by grade level and by subject and includes many resources for incorporating IT into the curriculum. Find 15,000 pages of classroom-ready lesson plans, printables, and resources available through annual subscription.
http://www.teachervision.com


The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM)
GEM offers a catalog of resources, including educational technology and computer literacy, so that teachers and others can easily search across multiple participating websites. When educators connect to GEM, they are able to: browse through lists organized by subject, keyword, or grade/education level, search by subject, keyword, title or the full-text of the resource's catalog record, and go directly to the resource from the Gateway.
http://www.thegateway.org/


The Training Café
Based on ISTE standards, the Training Cafe is an interactive, web-based learning program comprised of a series of modules which provide educators with technical skills they can integrate into both their professional and their personal lives.
http://www.trainingcafe.com


Thinkquest
ThinkQuest is committed to engaging students worldwide in its programs - using the Internet and related technologies as learning tools - as program participants learn to assimilate, organize, and share their knowledge with others around the world by collaborating on web site creation projects.
http://www.thinkquest.org


Virtual High School
The Virtual High School (VHS) project is a collaboration of high schools from around the country. VHS offers its students and teachers Net Courses ranging from advanced academic courses to technical and specialized courses. Schools donate computers, Internet connectivity, and staff time.
http://www.govhs.org/website.nsf


Web Teacher
Contains a set of free tutorials to help teachers learn about using the Web and multimedia.
http://www.webteacher.org/


WebQuest
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. The site is designed to serve as a resource to those who are using the WebQuest model to teach with the web.
http://webquest.org/index.php