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Apple Education: Teaching and Learning
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
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
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.

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
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.

Teachers and students can connect with more than 6,000 classrooms in 80+ countries

eSchool News
This email newsletter provides information on School Technology including top news stories, funding and grant information and an event calendar.

Family Education Network
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 (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
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.

A resource for families and caregivers to help kids have safe, educational, and entertaining online experiences.

Hyper Studio Home Page
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
Includes tools and ideas for using technology in today's classrooms.

International Society for Technology in Education
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

Microsoft in Education (K-12)
Technology resources for teachers, technology coordinators and parents.

  • Teaching and Learning with Microsoft
    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

My Teacher Software
Pay only for shipping; software demos and full programs are available.

Online Classroom Flyer
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

Parent Pals Technology Links

PEP Treasure Hunts
Resources that integrate the Internet and the Classroom Learning Experience.

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'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
Loads of teacher resources and interactive lesson plans for all grades and disciplines. Some references to PBS programs.

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
Kids and adults can explore current events each week; also includes classroom and follow up activities.

Units for Teachers
Site offers an organized collection of thematic units, lesson plans sites, teacher tools, books, posters, etc.

Virtual Computing Guide
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
A collection of "tool boxes" to increase the learning of students with disabilities with technology-based applications.

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



Educational Web Adventures
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
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!
A searchable and comprehensive directory of Internet resources for kids, with notes on reading levels.

HyperStudio Kid Stacks- Free!
For ages 4-9. Requires HyperStudio Player to run; also available on this website- for PC or Mac.

Information Please
Includes a searchable almanac for kids.

MadSci Network is a collective cranium of scientists providing answers to your questions. Includes Ask-A-Scientist, MadSci Archives, MAD Labs, and MadSci Library.



Children's Software Review

Educational Resources Software Catalog

Kids Domain (Software Download)

Riverdeep Online Resources
Information on software products with universal design features as well as free tools and activities for teachers and children.

Simply Media
Site offers inexpensive CD's including Bookshop Classics, a collection of complete classic works.

Smart eStore
Purchase popular children's software for the cost of shipping only! ($3.95 - $5.95)

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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