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Apple Education: Teaching and Learning
http://www.apple.com/education/k12/
This sites supports "professional development, creating and sharing curriculum resources, and building a worldwide community of people committed to finding even better ways to teach with technology. Specific lessons to integrate technology into the curriculum are offered as well as resources for parents.

Classroom Connect
http://www.classroom.net/
Classroom connect develops original web-based curriculum products and professional development programs for K-12 educators. Site includes access to Classroom Today, Connected University and Quest interactive adventures for learning.

Computer Learning Foundation
http://www.computerlearning.org/aboutclf.htm
The Computer Learning Foundation is an international nonprofit educational foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of education and preparation of youth for the workplace through the use of technology. To accomplish its mission, the Foundation provides numerous projects and materials to help parents and educators use technology effectively with children.

Do2Learn
http://dotolearn.com/
A great family website that provides learning activities to promote independence in children and adults with special learning needs. Includes picture cards for communication and learning, homework guides, activities and product guides.

Enchanted Learning
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html
Enchanted Learning produces elementary grade educational web sites and games which are designed to capture the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment. A wide variety of themes and topics are available.

ePALS
http://www.epals.com
Teachers and students can connect with more than 6,000 classrooms in 80+ countries

eSchool News
http://www.eschoolnews.com/index.cfm
This email newsletter provides information on School Technology including top news stories, funding and grant information and an event calendar.

Family Education Network
http://www.fen.com/
Explore an extensive collection of tools, activities, and resources designed for parents, teachers, and students. For parents, find homework help, creative activities, printables, games, and ideas. For teachers, standard-based activities, lesson plans, research tools, and instructional techniques.

Filamentality
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/
Filamentality (Pacific Bell) is a fill-in-the-blank interactive Web site that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet sites, and turning Web resources into activities appropriate for learners.

Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) on the Internet
http://thegateway.org/
A federally supported search tool, GEM is designed for teachers to type a topic, grade level, and other information into a search screen that then retrieves -- from more than 140 web sites -- lessons, instructional units, and other free educational materials on that topic, for that grade level.

GetNetWise
http://www.getnetwise.org/
A resource for families and caregivers to help kids have safe, educational, and entertaining online experiences.

Hyper Studio Home Page
http://www.hyperstudio.com/
HyperStudio is a multimedia authoring tool. Examples of its use for all students can be found at this website. Includes links to stacks, pictures, and lessons using Hyperstudio.

IBM K-12 Education Guide
http://www-1.ibm.com/industries/education/
Includes tools and ideas for using technology in today's classrooms.

International Society for Technology in Education
http://www.iste.org/
This site looks to help teachers use technology to educate students. Also available are the Learning & Leading with Technology Journal and the Journal of Research on Computing in Education.

Literacy Links for Parents and Teachers
http://chd.gse.gmu.edu/chdinfo/ref.html

Microsoft in Education (K-12)
http://www.microsoft.com/education/?ID=schools
Technology resources for teachers, technology coordinators and parents.

  • Teaching and Learning with Microsoft
    http://www.microsoft.com/education/?ID=TL
    This site offers learning activities, timesaving tools, templates, and training resources for teachers using Microsoft Office for Windows or Macintosh. Either download the reproducible information from the website or order a CD version.
  • Microsoft Accessibility & Disability Page
    http://microsoft.com/enable/

My Teacher Software
http://www.myteachersoftware.com
Pay only for shipping; software demos and full programs are available.

Online Classroom Flyer
http://www.learningcompanyschool.com/school/resource/flyer.asp
The Classroom Flyer is a FREE, Monday through Friday online newsletter for K-12 teachers. Each weekday you will receive in your e-mail useful information on current events, a review of "this day in history", samples of teacher's websites, and additional online web links to help you dialogue with your students.

Parents Guide to the Internet
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/internet/

Parent Pals Technology Links
http://www.parentpals.com/

PEP Treasure Hunts
http://www.microweb.com/pepsite/Schools/treasure.html#Intro
Resources that integrate the Internet and the Classroom Learning Experience.

Scholastic
http://www.scholastic.com/sitemap.htm
This sites offers a wide range of technology supports for teachers, families and children.

  • Teaching with Technology: offers information on using technology in the classroom
  • Special Needs: offers related articles on issues around including children with disabilities in classrooms
  • Technology Guide: offers information on software for students, teachers and administrators as well as information on the use of the Internet
  • Web Guide: index with thousands of excellent Web sites found by teachers in all subjects for grades K-8. Available by subject search or categories.

HPR*TEC
http://www.hprtec.org/
HPR*TEC's mission is to help educators create, share and find solutions to integrate technology into education. The site includes a variety of tools and resources.

  • www4teachers, a carefully indexed collection of online resources made by teachers for teachers!
  • Trackstar, QuizStar, Problem Based Learning and Web Worksheet Wizard are tools available to make technology integration easy. They include lesson plans, and tools to develop plans that incorporate relevant websites into student learning plans.

Teacher Resources
http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/
Loads of teacher resources and interactive lesson plans for all grades and disciplines. Some references to PBS programs.

Tech4Learning
http://www.tech4learning.com/index.html
Tips on using technology to make the classroom an active learning environment. Tutorials (recipes) and tips (snacks) are designed for and by teachers in the elementary grades.

Time For Kids
http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/
Kids and adults can explore current events each week; also includes classroom and follow up activities.

Units for Teachers
http://www.units4teachers.com
Site offers an organized collection of thematic units, lesson plans sites, teacher tools, books, posters, etc.

Virtual Computing Guide
http://www.virtualfreesites.com/compute/html
Let this site be your guide to PC Computing. Whether it's Windows 3.x, WIN95 Applications, Macintosh, Tips, System Optimization, Trouble Shooting, Virus Protection or FAQ's, you'll find helpful guidance on this page

Web Toolboxes for Educators
http://www.ed.sc.edu/caw/toolbox.html
A collection of "tool boxes" to increase the learning of students with disabilities with technology-based applications.

WebQuest
http://webquest.sdsu.edu
This site offers the opportunity to look for quality web sites on particular subjects, for specific age groups. Students are guided in learning by following web links for information. Training materials are available as well as other resources. This site is a "must" for web-active learning!

Weekly Lesson Plans for Literacy
http://www.scholastic.com/literacyplace/curriculum/lesson.htm

 

Children

Educational Web Adventures
http://www.eduweb.com/adventure.html
Discover the world of art, science, nature and social studies with our Web adventures and online activities! Learn more by clicking on a category title, or go straight to the adventures. (*Some sites require a subscription fee.)

Family Education Network
http://www.fen.com
Explore an extensive collection of tools, activities, and resources designed for parents, teachers, and students. For kids, there are cool games, activities, quizzes, articles, and school tools.

Homework Help: KidsClick!
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!
A searchable and comprehensive directory of Internet resources for kids, with notes on reading levels.

HyperStudio Kid Stacks- Free!
http://www.shsu.edu/ret_hjb/hyper.html
For ages 4-9. Requires HyperStudio Player to run; also available on this website- for PC or Mac.

Information Please
http://www.infoplease.com
Includes a searchable almanac for kids.

MadSciNetwork
http://www.madsci.org/
MadSci Network is a collective cranium of scientists providing answers to your questions. Includes Ask-A-Scientist, MadSci Archives, MAD Labs, and MadSci Library.

 

Software

Children's Software Review
http://www.childrenssoftware.com/

Educational Resources Software Catalog
http://www.edresources.com/

Kids Domain (Software Download)
http://www.kidsdomain.com/down/index.htm

Riverdeep Online Resources
http://www.riverdeep.net/products/downloads/free_downloads.jhtml
Information on software products with universal design features as well as free tools and activities for teachers and children.

Simply Media
http://www.simplymedia.com/
Site offers inexpensive CD's including Bookshop Classics, a collection of complete classic works.

Smart eStore
http://smart-estore.com/default.asp?storeid=533821&c=WMAD007
Purchase popular children's software for the cost of shipping only! ($3.95 - $5.95)

SuperKids
http://www.superkids.com/
Software reviews in a variety of ways: subject index with the latest head-to-head product comparisons; new reviews; title index to look up SuperKids' review of a specific title.

 

 

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