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Choice Recommended Web Sites: Education

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Education Web Sites

ADL Curriculum Connections: Anti-Bias Lesson Plans and Resources for K-12 Education
Founded in 1913, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) states that its mission is to fight all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideas, and protect civil rights for all. Compared to many other sites that offer lesson plans the ADL site stands out with offerings that are focused, authoritative and of high quality.
BBC- Skillswise
Adult learners interested in acquiring basic literacy and numeracy skills will benefit from this site. One warning, sometimes British-English usages get in the way of understanding for American-English learners; also a few math exercises use non-US currency.
Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education
Overall, the Web site provides easy access to a range of resources and information related to science and engineering education.
Doing What Works
designed for those interested in research-based educational practices and implementation tools to help students be proficient in math and science by 2014 and to meet other No Child Left Behind goals
Earth Exploration Toolbook developed by the Science Education Research Center at Carleton College with funding by the National Science Foundation; The site's purpose is to "support the use of scientific datasets, data access and analysis tools, and other products by the broader educational community" and provide instructions on conducting the activities on the site.
ESLgold: English Study and Learning Materials
free, highly developed site for individuals wanting to practice English language skills. A useful site for both teachers and students, although self-motivated students will benefit the most.
FREE - Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Indexes more than 1,500 teaching and learning resources under the categories of Arts and Music, Health and Phys Ed, History and Social Studies, Language Arts, Math, and Science.
Selected Math education sites the site editor is a retired educator and a Web site and graphic designer; curriculum focuses on early childhood and elementary education
Tools for Understanding intended for educators who teach mathematics and are interested in integrating common technologies into their daily instruction
other cites which catalog or provide portals to similar web sites are: Math Forum at Drexel   NCTM Illuminations
Music Education Online
Recent cutbacks in many music education programs have left many school districts with smaller staffs and fewer resources. The Children's Music Workshop provides a Web portal that assembles in one place many tools that a music teacher can use to build or augment a child-centered music program.... Essentially, the portal is a one-stop commercial source for sheet music, music workbooks, instruments, and other equipment needed by music teachers and programs. The portal is attractive and easy to navigate, with quick links related to Music, Resources, Instruments, Music links, and Advocacy.... The Children's Music Workshop Web site supplies valuable free or inexpensive sources to practitioners or education students seeking materials and tools to build a music program.
National Writing Project
a federally funded program that focuses on the teaching of writing, and coordinates and sponsors professional development for writing teachers (K-16)
Open Learning Initiative
from Carnegie Mellon University; Free online courses for self-paced study give students the opportunity to "peek in" to individual course modules or to complete entire courses. Although these courses carry no credit or credentialing, the content is well-designed, based in learning theory and continuous evaluation. Worlds of Words: International Collection of Children's and Adolescent Literature
University of Arizona, College of Education
Teacher's Domain
an attractive, easy to navigate, user-friendly site just a click away from the resources and needed support software. Aimed at educators, it serves as a repository for free materials, including media from NOVA, Frontline, American Experience, and other public broadcasting and content partners. Resources include video and audio, interactives, images, documents, lesson plans, and student activities, all correlated to state and national standards. Although a free site, it does require registration that allows personalization to state standards and teaching level as well as the ability to save and share.
Tools for Understanding
this Web site "is intended for educators who teach mathematics and are interested in integrating common technologies into their daily instruction."
Usable Knowledge
from the Harvard Graduate School of Education; the goal is to "provide educational leaders with crisp and convenient access to research that can be used to improve education--learning, teaching, institutional organization, and policy."
Zero to Three
The Web presence of the national nonprofit Zero to Three provides extensive information and interactive resources for education professionals, parents, and policy makers who support "efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers."... this site offers a wide enough variety of practical information in numerous formats to make it a good information portal for university students with an interest in early childhood development and education.
MacWorld AppGuide
see also MacWorld AppGuide : Essential Collections