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MEGA EDUCATION WEBSITES

These sites represent some of the major ones in the field of education. As such, they frequently represent all levels of education and are, in addition intended for a widely varying audience.

The Educator's Reference Desk

This site is huge and covers many different aspects of education including general education, counseling, technology, etc. Created by people at the Information Institute of Syracuse, it is designed to replace the former AskEric. It includes links to lesson plans, resource guides and other online sources of information. In addition, it has an archive of over 200 questions and responses of a variety of educational topics that were originally sent to AskERIC.
http://www.eduref.org

ERIC - Education Resources Information Center

This is the web site for what is considered "the world's premier database of journal and non-journal education literature." It is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the United States Department of Education and was, originally, created in 1966. ERIC has gone through a number of changes in recent years including the creation of more full text access to journal articles and ERIC documents. Please be aware that unlike the ERIC site listed under research databases this direct government link does not connect to Journal Finder and, therefore, will not indicate if the Hofstra Libraries own the journal or if the journal article can be accessed through a different database.
http://www.eric.ed.gov

National Library of Education

The National Library of Education (NLE) is the largest federally funded library devoted entirely to education. The emphasis is on theory, policy and research and the general collection consists of over 60,000 books, more than 800 English language journals in the field of education, the complete ERIC microfiche collection and archives of print and electronic documents published by the U.S. Department of Education. This site provides links to a variety of programs, reports, government publications, etc. One can visit the library in person or obtain information by phone, fax, mail and through its web site.
http://www.ed.gov/NLE/index.html .

United States Department of Education Web Site

This web site defines its mission as one "to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation." As such, it reaches out to students, teachers, administrators and parents and provides full text access to major educational and statistical reports released by the Department of Education. For anyone seeking more information on "No Child Left Behind" this may a good starting point. The site also offers information on funding opportunities, student financial assistance, news and events, program and services, publications and services, links to other sites, and job opportunities within the Department.
http://www.ed.gov

Word Wide Education Virtual Library

Put out by Charles Sturt University in Australia, this site is international in scope and covers all levels of education. Links are arranged by level of education, type of resources, type of site and country. It also includes related virtual libraries and newsgroups.
http://www.csu.edu.au/education/library.html


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MAJOR EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS

The following are important organizations in the field of education. They represent a variety of educators as well as many levels of teaching. While some of these organizations encompass education as a whole, others are related to specific disciplines.

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)

This organization, founded over 100 years ago, has 25,00 members. It is actually an umbrella organization for six separate national associations that are each dedicated to "supporting and assisting those involved in physical education, leisure, fitness, dance, health promotion, and education and all specialties related to achieving a health lifestyle." Links to all of the individual associations are provided as well as links to publications, products, periodicals, newsletters and a variety of useful resources.
http://www.aahperd.org

Association for Childhood Education International. (ACEI)

This is the home page for the Association for Childhood Education International. This organization was founded over 100 years ago and is considered one of the oldest of its kind. It is concerned with the child as well as professional development. The home page provides a great deal of information about the association including conferences, history of the organization, free materials, etc. In addition, under the heading Later Childhood Links, it provides a number of links to other educational resources.
http://www.acei.org

American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)

This organization represents more than 400 public colleges and universities and systems of higher education throughout the United States and its territories. As part of its mission, it reaches out to nontraditional students who have not been well represented by higher education in the past and, in addition, it supports higher education for all citizens. The web site has access to programs, conferences as well as publications. One, in particular, Policy Matters discusses how state related policy issues affect higher education.
http://www.aascu.org

American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)

This organization dates back to 1927 and indicates on its web site that it "is the largest national association of French teachers in the world with nearly 10,000 members." Of special interest, is its involvement along with other organizations devoted to the teaching of foreign languages in the development of the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century which has served as a model for many of the states. It provides links to information about the organization, its various publications, lesson plans, and other resources pertaining to France and the study of the French language.
http://www.frenchteachers.org

American Association of Teachers of German (AAGT)

This organization indicates that it is "the only national individual membership organization dedicated to the advancement and improvement of the language, literature and culture of the German-speaking countries." It has 6,000 members and is designed for teachers of German at all educational levels. Again, it worked with its French equivalent as well as the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages to develop standards on the national level. The site provides information about the organization including upcoming seminars as well as how to subscribe to the organization's Listserv. There are also links to other sites that are of interest to teachers of German.
http://www.aatg.org/

American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI)

Founded in 1924, this organization promotes the study of Italian language and culture on all educational levels and throughout North America. The site provides links to conferences, announcements, online information, etc. There are, also, links to various state chapters as well as a Long Island Chapter.
http://www.italianstudies.org/aati

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)

Dating back to 1917, this organization has, from its beginning, promoted the study and teaching of Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and other related languages, literatures, and cultures at all educational levels. Considered the oldest and largest professional organization devoted to the teaching of Spanish and Portuguese, its site provides information about upcoming events including news about workshops and forums.
http://www.aatsp.org

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

AAUP is one of the oldest and largest organizations that represents the needs of higher education faculty and other academic professionals. Founded in1915, its mission is "to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good." Its current membership is approximately 45,000 with 500 local campus chapters and 39 state organizations. The site includes links to articles in the current issue of Academe (its major publication), discussions of topics relevant to higher education, job openings and a detailed Annual Report put out by the organization.
http://www.aaup.org

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

With "discover languages, discover the world" as its motto, this organization is "the only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction throughout the U.S." It worked with the American Association of Teachers of French and its German Equivalent to develop the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. Among its activities are workshops and a variety of programs which are listed on its web site.
http://www.actfl.org

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Founded in 1916, the goal of this organization it to improve the quality of education through scholarly research while, at the same time, promoting through its various programs the practical solutions suggested by such research. It contains over 25,000 members and its different divisions are related to many aspects of education. Links are provided to conference programs and events, lists of publications and articles in some of the key journals put out by the organization.
http://www.aera.net

American Federation of Teachers(AFT)

This organization was founded in 1916 and is affiliated with the international union of the AFL-CIO. It membership includes classroom teachers as well as paraprofessionals, other school-related personnel, higher education faculty and healthcare professionals. The web site includes a discussion of "hot topics" of interest to educators, listings of current publications put out by the organization and a "legislative action center" that keeps members abreast of legislation that affects the profession along with a recommended plan of action to deal with such legislation.
http://www.aft.org

Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC)

This is the site for the Association for Library Services to Children - a division of the American Library Association. It provides links to a variety of interesting sites for teachers and children's librarians. Of particular interest is the connection to the Newbery and Caldecott home pages as well as information about other important awards such as the Coretta Scott King. Not only are the current winners listed along with brief summaries of their respective plots, but listings of previous awards are provided as well as each award's history.
http://www.ala.org/alsc/

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

This site represents a major organization in the field of education. Founded in 1943, ASCD is both nonprofit and nonpartisan and, according to its web site, has 175,000 members from more than 135 countries and more than 60 affiliates. Membership represents a wide range of educators such as superintendents, principals, professors of education, and school board members. The site includes a discussion of educational issues, full-text articles from such publications as Educational Leadership, listings of upcoming programs, information on obtaining jobs, sample lesson plans and a whole lot more.
http://www.ascd.org

Barahona Centerfor Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents

The Barahona Center is located at California State University San Marcos and seeks to promote literacy in English and Spanish. Its director, Dr. Isabel Schon, a leading authority in the area of children's and young adult literature centered around Latino themes or written in Spanish, has written many professional books on this topic. The site provides access to recommended books and through a searchable database, the viewer may access these titles by grade, theme or Spanish speaking country.
http://www.csusm.edu/csb/

The Center for Educational Policy

The Center on Education Policy is a national, independent organization dedicated to improving the quality of public education. Its website indicates that it does not represent any special interest but tries, through the dissemination of information, to make the average citizen aware of what the key educational issues are and how they are viewed from differing perspectives. There are links to articles and a searchable database on the web site.
http://www.cep-dc.org

Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF)

This "non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization is dedicated to educating America's young people about the importance of civic participation in a democratic society." Its web site provides access to online lesson plans dealing with a host of timely issues related to the social studies, as well as links to programs, publications and articles on a variety of topics. CRF, also, produces an excellent newsletter, Bill of Rights in Action, which, again, discusses a number of relevant issues. This newsletter is housed in the Curriculum Materials Center.
http://www.crf-usa.org

Education Development Center, Inc. Homepage

The Education Development Center or EDC describes itself as one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations and indicates that it develops programs and conducts research in a number of key areas pertaining to K-12 education, early child development, school reform, etc.
http://www.edc.org

Global SchoolNet Foundation

Founded in 1984 by teachers who believe in today's world, students need a global perspective. Therefore, it reaches out to young people in 194 countries and encourages them to explore a number of vital issues related to today's society. There are links to a Global Schoolhouse, teacher awards and a variety of programs. Membership is free and entitles participates to monthly updates.
http://www.globalschoolnet.org/index.html

International Reading Association

Founded 50 years ago, this association is international in scope and includes as its members reading specialists, classroom teachers, administrators and librarians. The site provides links, among other things, to upcoming conferences, publications, and recommended reading lists including Children's Choices and Teacher's Choices.
http://www.reading.org/

National Art Education Association

The National Art Education Association was founded in 1947 and its members include art educators representing all levels of instruction from the elementary school to the university as well as people involved with museum education, publishers, etc. Viewers can access information about the latest national standards as they relate to the arts as well as information about the organization including membership, publications, etc.
http://www.naea-reston.org/

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

The National Association for Bilingual Education describes itself as the only professional organization at the national level devoted to representing both English language learners and bilingual education professionals." Representing 20,000 bilingual and English as a second language teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, professors, etc., it advocates on behalf of English language learners. As such, it seeks to educate the public about "the effectiveness of bilingual education." This site provides information about membership, publications and upcoming events.
http://www.nabe.org

National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

This organization represents one of the most prestigious accreditation bodies for teacher education It was founded in 1954 by five different groups and currently comprises a coalition of 33 member organizations. It maintains a list of standards that is frequently updated and is available on its web site. In addition, the web site provides access to web sites for member organizations, publications, programs and articles related to key educational topics.
http://www.ncate.org

The National Council for History Education

The National Council for History Education describes itself as a non-profit corporation whose Board of Trustees is dedicated to promoting the importance of history in schools and society. Designed as the successor to the Bradley Commission on History in Schools its mission is to promote the teaching of history from the earliest grades to the postsecondary level. This site provides an online version of History Matters, the organization's newsletter as well as links to various sites of historical interest. In addition, conferences and other upcoming events are listed.
http://www.nche.net/

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

The major organization in the field of Social Studies was founded in 1921 and serves members in all 50 states and 69 foreign countries. Membership includes social studies educators on the elementary, secondary and college levels and it supports the study of such varied disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, political science, etc. The site serves as a gateway to all kinds of resources including information about its various publications, upcoming conferences and events, and many other resources in the field.
http://www.ncss.org

National Council of Teachers of English

This major organization for teachers of English was founded in 1911 and, over the years, "has worked to advance teaching, research, and student achievement in English language arts at all scholastic levels. It includes links to lesson plan sites, information about the organization and other teacher resources.
http://www.ncte.org

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics was founded in 1920 and describes itself as the world's largest mathematics organization. The organization reaches out to all levels of mathematics education including post secondary. This site provides links to information about the organization including meetings, membership, publications, etc. Under publications the viewer can access information about such journals as Teaching Children Mathematics and Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School as well as several others. It also contains links to curriculum and standards in mathematics including a valuable link to the 2000 Standards, Principals and Standards for School Mathematics.
http://www.nctm.org

National Foundation for Education Research (NFER)

The NFER is an independent, British based organization undertaking research and development projects in all sectors of the public education system. Founded in 1946, its mission is to gather, analyze, and disseminate research-based information for the improvement of education. The site offers information on NFER research, publications, the Education Management Information Exchange, and web-based links to relevant sites. Users can search the NFER web pages.
http://www.nfer.ac.uk/index.cfm

NationalMiddle School Association (NMSA)

Founded in 1973, this organization is the only one on the national level dedicated to the educational needs of those in the middle grades. Its 30,000 members include teachers, principals, professors of education, students, etc. It also has a network of 58 affiliate organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. Like so many other organizations, the web site provides access to information about publication, relevant articles, programs and many more things.
http://www.nmsa.org

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

This organization was founded in 1944 and describes itself as "the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching." Geared to all levels of science education from elementary to post secondary, their site provides access to information about the organization including its many publications as well as access to many different online resources in the field of science. As part of the link to the journal Science and Children is a list of this year's outstanding science trade books.
http://www.nsta.org

Rand Education

This site represents a division of the Rand Organization. Its staff includes over 50 experts who represent a variety of disciplines. For over thirty years, it has been dedicated to improving policy and practice at all levels and in all areas that provide education in the United States.
http://www.rand.org/education/


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GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES

The following agencies provide important information for people living in New York State on the federal, state and local level.

New York City Department of Education

The New York City Department of Education web site provides invaluable information, particularly for anyone who plans to teach in the NYC schools. There are links to resources for teachers, administrators and parents. Furthermore, key educational topics are included such as "No Child Left Behind" and how this federal law is being adapted to meet the needs of NYC's students. Another useful link provides access to the New York CityAnnual Report Card. In addition, the web provides a searchable directory for the entire site as well as for different schools located in NYC.
http://www.nycenet.edu

New York State Department of Education

This site contains a wealth of information regarding educational policy from New York State's Department of Education including how to go about obtaining state certification. Other links provide access to current press releases various reports and programs, information on school performance and on the latest standards. A searchable database proves very helpful in locating a specific topic.
http://www.nysed.gov

United States Department of Education Web Site

This web site defines its mission as one "to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellent throughout the nation." As such, it reaches out to students, teachers, administrators and parents and provides full text access to major educational and statistical reports released by the Department of Education. For anyone seeking more information on "No Child Left Behind" this may a good starting point. The site also offers information on funding opportunities, student financial assistance, news and events, program and services, publications and services, links to other sites, and job opportunities within the Department.
http://www.ed.gov


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STANDARDS, ACCOUNTABILITY, TESTS AND MEASUREMENT

Buros Institute of Mental Measurements

This is the web site for the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, a group that has worked for over 65 years to "to serve the public interest and advance the field of measurement." It does so by providing information and assistance on the use of commercially prepared tests. The site provides a search engine for accessing information on tests and test reviews and can be searched alphabetically or by subject category. Those tests that have reviews are highlighted but please note that the site does not provide the actual tests and, in order to obtain the reviews, the print Buros books must be consulted. In addition there are links to articles about the fairness of testing, other relevant test and measurement sites, frequently asked questions and test-related lesson plans.
http://www.unl.edu/buros/

College Board Online

The College Board is a not-for-profit association whose mission is "to connect students to colleges to college success and opportunity." It was founded in 1900 and has, as members, over 5,000 schools, colleges, universities and educational organizations. Its site includes resources on the PSAT/NMSQT, Advanced Placement (AP) exams, the SAT, and CLEP exams. It, also, has press releases and information on ordering books, videos, and software. The site has links to resources for students, parents, admissions and financial aid staff, counselors, high school, and college faculty.
http://www.collegeboard.org/

Developing Educational Standards

This site, developed in 1995, was originally maintained by the Putnam Valley School District but, at the present time, the Wappingers Central School District has assumed responsibility. The standards may be searched by state or by subject area. It also provides links to the various State Education Departments throughout the country.
http://edstandards.org/Standards.html

Educational Testing Service (ETS)

ETS is a nonprofit organization whose mission is "To advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, research and related services." Their site provides access to a test directory, information for a number of target audiences including test takers, educators and counselors as well as a host of educational topics.
http://www.ets.org/

Education World: U.S. Education Standards

This site is actually a section of a site put out by Education World, a group that describes itself as "The Educators Best Friend" and proves it by providing educators at every educational level with significant resources. It includes links to information on the development and implementation of national education standards. Links are provided to major education organizations that have created sets of standards or guidelines to be used on a national level. In addition, the site presents the objectives of the voluntary National Education Standards for the major subject areas, including Fine Arts Standards, Language Arts Standards, Mathematics Standards, Physical Education and Health Standards, Science Standards, Social Science Standards, and Technology Standards. It is possible to view the various standards on a state by state basis.
http://www.education-world.com/standards/national/index.html

Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)

Put out by the Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), this site features the McREL Standards Database, a compendium of standards and benchmarks for K-12 Education. The database can be browsed and a search engine allows users to search the standards and benchmarks. The database includes historical background on the standards, their purpose and links to lesson plans that incorporate the standards into their teaching strategies. Recently updated, some of the new features include links to Performance Expectations, Assessment Items and Career Education Standards.
http://www.mcrel.org/standards-benchmarks/

Online Compendium of Standards and Benchmarks National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)

Founded twenty years ago The National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) is a research unit of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California Los Angeles. The Center conducts research that is designed to improve assessment and accountability systems. Covering both K-12 as well as adult learning, CRESST, also, promotes the use of technology as an assessment tool and, in addition, helps schools respond to the demands of "No Child Left Behind." In addition, there are links to CRESST publications, products, and reports.
http://www.cse.ucla.edu/

Thomas B. Fordham Foundation - Testing and Accountability

This site is put out by The Thomas Fordham Foundation (no connection with Fordham University). Located in Washington, D.C, the foundation supports research, publications and a number of projects related to education reform on the elementary and secondary level. This site includes a searchable database and provides background on the whole issue of standards and standardized tests. In addition, the site links to a variety of articles on the issue of testing and accountability as well other related issues. While many of the articles seem to support the standards movement, other points of view are represented as well.
http://www.edexcellence.net/foundation/topic/topic.cfm?topic=Testing%20%26%20Accountability


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STATISTICS ON EDUCATION

Education: UNESCO Institute for Statistics

This is the section of the UNESCO site that provides access to education statistics from a global perspective. The statistics focus on the pre-primary level through post-secondary. Statistics on education finance as well as indicators on literacy, gender disparities, etc. are also focused on. Since this is put out by UNESCO this has a decidedly global perspective.
http://www.uis.unesco.org/ev.php?URL_ID=3753 URL_DO=DO_TOPIC URL_SECTION=201

NationalCenter for Education Statistics (NCES)

NCES is housed as part of the United State Department of Education as well as the Institute of Education Sciences. It is the main source for gathering and analyzing educational data on the federal level. The site provides access to The Condition of Education, Digest of Education Statistics, Projections of Education Statistics to 2014, Youth Indicators, Education Statistics on Disk, 120 Years of American Education: A Statistical Portrait and Education Statistics Quarterly.
http://www.nces.ed.gov/


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EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) - Education Policy Clearinghouse

The AACTE Education Policy Clearinghouse is funded by the American Association of Colleges for Teach Education, an organization consisting of colleges and universities that offer education programs on both the under graduate and graduate level. Their site serves as an education research guide for researchers needing information about educational policy issues in the U.S. at the federal, regional, and state level. Moreover, the site also offers educational news items and links to relevant publications, policy agencies, and statistical resources.
http://www.edpolicy.org/

American Association of School Administrators.

This organization was founded in 1855 and represents more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and in other countries. They feel that as an organization consisting of administrators they have a duty to support public education as well as direct its future. The site provides access to upcoming programs, policy and legislature, issues, state associations and much more.
http://www.aasa.org/about/index.cfm

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

This site represents a major organization in the field of education. Founded in 1943, ASCD is both nonprofit and nonpartisan and, according to its web site, has 175,000 members from more than 135 countries and more than 60 affiliates. Membership represents a wide range of educators such as superintendents, principals, professors of education, and school board members. The site includes a discussion of educational issues, full-text articles from such publications as Educational Leadership, listings of upcoming programs, information on obtaining jobs, sample lesson plans and a whole lot more.
http://www.ascd.org

Council of Chief State Officers (CCSSO)

CCSSO is an organization of public officials that lead the departments responsible for elementary and secondary education in the United States including the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra state jurisdictions. Their site provides information on projects, services, policies, and conferences. In addition, the site provides access to state education agencies and publications.
http://www.ccsso.org/

Clearinghouse on Educational Policy Management (CEPM)

This site has replaced the former site of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management which closed on December 31, 2003. Still based at the University of Oregon, it indicates that it will continue to update resources, including "Research Roundups" and recent ERIC database searches. Other links include, Trends Issues, Hot Topics and listings of publications.
http://eric.uoregon.edu

National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)

Founded in 1921 this organization represents school principals on both the elementary and middle school level. Its site provides information about upcoming events, workshops designed for professional development, information about current publications and news about pertinent legislation. NAESP indicates it "is the strongest unified voice for pre-K-8 leaders across the U.S. and around the world."
http://www.naesp.org

National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)

This organization dates back to 1916 and claims to be "the preeminent organization of and national voice for middle level and and high school principals.
http://www.nassp.org/s_nassp/index.asp

Professional Resources for School Administrators

This is a section of a web site, EducScapes that is brought to you by two professional teachers. It provides useful links for administrators on a variety of topics including Technology Standards for School Administrators. In addition, it provides access to many organizations that focus on the needs of school administration.
http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic79.htm

Education Commission of the States

This nonprofit organization focuses on assisting state leaders in identifying, developing, and implementing policies to improve student learning at all levels. In addition to basic information about the organization, the site highlights publications and networks relevant to the organization's mission.
http://www.ecs.org/


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EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Association for Education Communications and Technology (AECT)

Founded in 1923, this organization states that its mission is "to provide international leadership by promoting scholarship and best practices in the creation, use, and management of technologies for effective teaching and learning in a wide range of settings." International in scope, its site offers information on professional development activities, conferences, awards and employment opportunities.
http://www.aect.org/

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Founded in 1981, this international organization is "dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge, theory, and quality of learning and teaching at all levels with information technology." Its site offers information about its publications, conferences and job opportunities. Membership includes researchers, school practitioners on a variety of levels, administrators and other parties interested in technology in education.
http://www.aace.org/

Campus Computing Project

This project was started in 1990 and, according to its web site, "is the largest continuing study of the role of information in American higher education." The project reaches out to faculty, campus administrators and other interested parties and provides the basis for affiliated research projects in a number of other countries. Each year, the project conducts a survey of approximately 600 two and four year public and private colleges and universities in regard to technological policy and planning issues. Access to a summary of the survey going back to 1994 is available on the web site.
http://www.campuscomputing.net

Center for Educational Leadership and Technology (CELT)

Founded in 1991, "CELT helps K-12 leaders develop and implement IT strategies and systems that truly align technology with the core mission of today's schools - achievement, accountability, and staff development." To fulfill this mission CELT has worked with hundreds of school districts throughout the country to help integrate technology into every aspect of K-12 education. The site offers links to an overview of CELT and information on services, staff, products, clients and job opportunities.
http://www.celtcorp.com

Classroom Connect

This site was created in 1994 and describes its mission as "helping teachers use technology to improve learning." The focus is on K-12 school districts and its aim is go offer both professional development as well as assist the integration of technology in the classroom. It accomplishes this through workshops, programs and various publications. Classroom Connect is part of Harcourt Education.
http://corporate.classroom.com

Education World: Technology in the Classroom Center

This is a section of the Education World Site that focuses on technology in the classroom. The site provides a wealth of information regarding this topic including access to articles, tips on the practical uses of technology in the classroom, lesson plans, activities, projects and much more.
http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/

Educause

The mission of this organization is "to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology." The site provides links to industry news, conference news, and information on awards and fellowships. In addition, there is access to current and archival issues of Educom Review, information resources, and the information resources library, as well as the web-based version of Edupage, a summary of news items on information technology. Educom provides these news summaries three times every week from Edupage's most recent issue. Links to other online newsletters are also included.
http://www.educause.edu/

eSchool News Ed-Tech Insider

This is an online newsletter brought to you by ED-Tech Insider which indicates it's "an educator community putting the promise of technology into practice." The newsletter contains a variety of practical information for teachers in the classroom, much of it under "Teacher's Toolbox." It also provides access to discussions about technology, articles, technological solutions, pending legislation and much more.
http://www.eschoolnews.com

Impact of Technology

Offered by the Mid-continent Regional Educational Laboratory (McREL), the site presents information on the impact of technology on education. There is access to surveys, bibliographies, literature reviews, articles, and reports. In addition access is provided to case studies, information on technology trends in U.S. schools, and details of individual projects. The site contains electronic journals, organizations, and research on the topic of technology in education.
http://www.mcrel.org/connect/tech/impact.html

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

With a worldwide membership, this organization is "dedicated to providing leadership and service to improve teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in K-12 education and teacher education. Its site provides information about membership as well as its various workshops, conferences and publications. The organization also researches educational technology and disseminates its findings to an international audience.
http://www.iste.org/


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PRACTICAL RESOURCES AND LESSON PLANS

Active Learning Practice Schools(ALPS)

ALPS describes itself as an electronic community dedicated to the improvement and advancement of educational instruction and practice." It seeks to do this by creating an on-line collaborative between teachers and administrators from around the world with educational researchers, professors, and curriculum designers at Harvard's Graduate School of Education and Project Zero. Project Zero is a research group at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. Under various subject categories such as Teaching for Understanding or The Thinking Classroom this site explores what makes sound educational pedagogy. Sample lessons are incorporated into much of the discussion. Educators are also provided with an opportunity to participate in forums or chat online.
http://www.learnweb.harvard.edu/alps

Awesome Library

This excellent resource "organizes the Web with 31,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the to 5 percent in education." Included on the site are a variety of hot topics in education. Furthermore, it is not only arranged by topic but by intended audience i.e. teacher, principal, etc. It, also, provides the viewer with a a searchable database.
http://www.neat-schoolhouse.org/

Blue Web'n

This site, produced by AT T provides access to a host of education-related sites. The viewer can search by specific subject areas, grade level or format and, in addition, can utilize a search tool to refine a search even further. Only highly recommended sites are included and these are selected by people who have advanced degrees in education and/or librarianship and have a great deal of experience in their respective fields. The viewer can also subscribe to Blue Web'n online and receive weekly updates of especially hot sites. (Instructions on how to subscribe are included on the web page.)
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn/

Busy Teacher's Web Site

The Busy Teacher's Web Site is actually one link on the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing's (CEISMC) home page. (CEISMC is part of the College of Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology.) It targets the K-12 community, particularly teachers who are new to the Net. Its goals are to provide teachers with direct source materials, lesson plans/classroom activities with a minimum of site-to-site linking .. . A table of contents makes searching under various subject areas extremely easy.
http://www.ceismc.gatech.edu/busyt/

Edlinks

The author of this site is John L. Mullens, a West Virginia high school principal. According to a highly complimentary review by Lycos, he weaves some of the Net's best education sites into his web.
http://webpages.marshall.edu/~jmullens/edlinks.html

EDSITEment

EDSITEment indicates that it brings together the best of the humanities on the web. It is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, The National Trust for the Humanities and the Verizon Foundation. It creates a partnership between education and such humanities resources as museums, libraries and universities. It includes links to lesson plans for the K-12 classroom as well as information about various organizations in the humanities.
http://edsitement.neh.gov

The Educator's Reference Desk: Lesson Plans

This is a section of the Educators Reference Desk (mentioned under Mega Sites) that focuses on lesson plans. Lessons are arranged by topic and include such areas as philosophy and vocational education. There are guidelines for creating a lesson plan as well as a statement of the criteria used by the people responsible for the site when selecting lesson plans for inclusion. Furthermore, it is possible to search the site combining search terms with and grade levels.
http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/index.shtml

Inspiring Teachers

This site describes itself as a teacher created organization dedicated to empowering and inspiring teachers, creating quality learner-centered classrooms and improving student success. Particularly noteworthy is the section Beginning Teachers Tool Box. This includes a free newsletter with tips for the beginning teacher and access to discussion groups such as Ask a Mentor and New Teacher Community. There are also informative articles which are arranged by topic. The site even offers advice to principals on how they can best support the first year teacher. Please note, the site does list instructional materials which must be purchased.
http://www.inspiringteachers.com/

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators

This outstanding site is maintained by Kathleen Schrock, Administrator for Technology, Nauset Public Schools in Orleans, Maryland. An enthusiastic fan of technology in the classroom, Ms. Schrock has written extensively on this topic. The site provides access to a huge variety of education related links including government organizations, lesson plans (arranged by broad subject area) and many other resources.
http://www.discoveryschool.com/schrockguide/index.html

LETSNet

LETSNet stands for the Learning Exchange for Teachers and Students through the Internet and is maintained as part of the University of Michigan's home page. Its mission is to develop a dynamic on-line environment where teachers can develop their understandings of the Web and find ways to effectively use - or make sense of the World-Wide Web in their classrooms. To fulfill this goal, it provides links to lesson plans, curriculum standards, discussion groups, etc.
http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/letsnet/Intro.html

Newsday in Education

This is the site for Newsday in Education. It provides links to online lesson plans, teacher resources as well as link to the web sites for various school districts on Long Island.
http://www.newsday.com/about/custom/nie/ny-nie_home_page_2005,0,3183916.htmlstory

The New York Times Learning Network

This wonderful resource provides links to lesson plans in a number of subject areas. In addition, it features news articles of national and international interest with accompanying lesson plans based on these articles and provides background information regarding many current as well as historical events. Furthermore, it includes articles on education from The New York Times.
http://www.nytimes.com/learning

Yahoo! Education: K-12

This is the section of Yahoo that pertains to K-12 education. Resources are arranged in broad subject categories.
http://dir.yahoo.com/Education/K_12/


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DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC RESOURCES

THE ARTS

ARTSEDGE: The National Arts and Education Information Network

This site is maintained by the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and is also a partner of MarcoPolo, a consortium of national education organizations, state agencies as well as the Marco Polo foundation. Its mission is to "to connect people to people, to connect people to resources, and to build a new base of knowledge in the area of arts education. It does so by providing links to lesson plans, activities and other art related resources.
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/artsedge.html

Global Children's Art Gallery

This site is part of the Natural Child Project which is directed by Jan Hunt, a psychologist. It contains a delightful exhibit of art by children from many different countries. By clicking on a painting the picture can be enlarged. An accompanying flag indicates the artist's country of origin.
http://www.naturalchild.com/gallery/

K-12 Resources for Music Educators

This site is maintained by Cynthia Shirk of the Music Department of Mankato Schools, Mankato, Minnesota. It provides links to music resources for a variety of music educators including teachers of band, orchestra, chorus and those who teach music in the regular classroom. It, also, includes links to research about music as well as information about great composers.
http://www.isd77.k12.mn.us/music/k-12music/

National Art Education Association

The National Art Education Association was founded in 1947 and its members include art educators representing all levels of instruction from the elementary school to the university as well as people involved with museum education, publishers, etc. Viewers can access information about the latest national standards as they relate to the arts as well as information about the organization including membership, publications, etc.
http://www.naea-reston.org/

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) (AAHPERD)

This organization, founded over 100 years ago, is an umbrella organization for six national associations that are all related to health and physical education. Links to all of the associations are provided as well as links to publications, products, periodicals, newsletters and a variety of other materials.
http://www.aahperd.org

PE Central: The Premier Web Site for Health and Physical Education

This site was founded in 1995 by Dr. George Graham and doctoral students in Virginia Tech's Health and Physical Education Program. It indicates that it "exists to assist teachers, parents, and others who work with youngsters to guide them in the process of becoming physically active and healthy for a lifetime." There are links to lesson plans, ideas for assessment, adapted physical education, other outstanding web sites and many other topics of interest to people in this field. Viewers are encouraged to submit their own ideas for lesson plans.
http://www.pecentral.org


LANGUAGE ARTS AND CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC)

This is the site for the Association for Library Services to Children - a division of the American Library Association. It provides links to a variety of interesting sites for teachers and children's librarians. Of particular interest is the connection to the Newbery and Caldecott home pages as well as information about other important awards such as the Coretta Scott King. Not only are the current winners listed along with brief summaries of their respective plots, but listings of previous awards are provided as well as each award's history.
http://www.ala.org/alsc/

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site

This site is maintained by Carol Otis Hurst and Rebecca Otis. It contains book reviews of children's books, classroom activities related to those books as well ways of integrating children's literature with other curricular areas. An expanded table of contents provides access to a variety of literature related topics. Moreover, the viewer is able to subscribe to a free online newsletter.
http://www.carolhurst.com/

Center for Study of Books in Spanish for Children

This site is maintained by Dr. Isabel Schon, Director of the Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents, California State University. Dr. Schon is an authority in this area and a number of her publications are housed in the Curriculum Materials Center. The site provides access to more than 3,000 recommended in print books in Spanish for children and young adults. Titles are updated on a weekly basis.
http://csusm.edu/campus_centers/csb/english/center.htm

Children's Literature Web Site

This is, without a doubt, an outstanding site for children's literature. It is maintained by David K. Brown, the Director of the Doucette Library of Teaching Resources who provides the viewer with access to a huge number of resources related to children's and young adult literature. Among the valuable links included are lists of children's book awards (for English language books), information about authors, book reviews, and much more. David Brown indicates that, in spite of his enthusiasm for technology, his "secret subversive purpose" in creating the site is to lead the viewer back to the exciting world of books.
http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/

International Reading Association

Founded 50 years ago, this association is international in scope and includes as its members reading specialists, classroom teachers, administrators and librarians. The site provides links, among other things, to upcoming conferences, publications, and recommended reading lists including Children's Choices and Teacher's Choices.
http://www.reading.org/

National Council of Teachers of English

This major organization for teachers of English was founded in 1911 and, over the years, "has worked to advance teaching, research, and student achievement in English language arts at all scholastic levels. It includes links to lesson plan sites, information about the organization and other teacher resources.
http://www.ncte.org

Scholastic Home Page

Scholastic describes itself as "the largest publisher and distributor of children's books in the world" as well as the sponsor of literacy related events such as school-based book clubs and book fairs. This excellent site has links to activities for children, lesson plans for teachers and information for school administrators. Especially, noteworthy are its various discussion guides (available under the heading Trade Books) that are related to many outstanding children's and young adult books.
http://www.scholastic.com

Vandergrift's Children's Literature Page

This is comprehensive site is almost the equivalent of an online course in children's literature. In fact, Kay Vandergrift is a professor of children's literature at Rutgers who has maintained the site for over ten years and updates it frequently. Her site attempts to connect the theoretical with the practical and provides access to such topics as the "History of Children's Literature," "Gender and Culture in Picture Books" and "Censorship, The Internet and Intellectual Freedom." Other links include information about authors and "Linking Literature with Learning."
http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~kvander/


LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH INCLUDING BILINGUAL EDUCATION AND ESL

American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)

This organization dates back to 1927 and indicates on its web site that it "is the largest national association of French teachers in the world with nearly 10,000 members." Of special interest, is its involvement along with other organizations devoted to the teaching of foreign languages in the development of the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century which has served as a model for many of the states. It provides links to information about the organization, its various publications, lesson plans, and other resources pertaining to France and the study of the French language.
http://www.frenchteachers.org

American Association of Teachers of German (AAGT)

This organization indicates that it is "the only national individual membership organization dedicated to the advancement and improvement of the language, literature and culture of the German-speaking countries." It has 6,000 members and is designed for teachers of German at all educational levels. Again, it worked with its French equivalent as well as the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages to develop standards on the national level. The site provides information about the organization including upcoming seminars as well as how to subscribe to the organization's Listserv. There are also links to other sites that are of interest to teachers of German.
http://www.aatg.org/

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)

Dating back to 1917, this organization has, from its beginning, promoted the study and teaching of Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and other related languages, literatures, and cultures at all educational levels. Considered the oldest and largest professional organization devoted to the teaching of Spanish and Portuguese, its site provides information about upcoming events including news about workshops and forums.
http://www.aatsp.org

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

With "discover languages, discover the world" as its motto, this organization is "the only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction throughout the U.S." It worked with the American Association of Teachers of French and its German Equivalent to develop the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. Among its activities are workshops and a variety of programs which are listed on its web site.
http://www.actfl.org

Foreign Language Teaching Forum

This site was founded in 1994 and is moderated by Jean LeLoup and Bob Ponterio, both of whom teach at SUNY Cortland. The focus of their site is on "foreign language teaching methods for all levels and languages. . ." Links are provided to classroom activities, curriculum and syllabus design. Furthermore teachers of foreign language are encouraged to participate in online discussion.
http://www.cortland.edu/flteach

ilovelanguages!

This site was originally called "The Human Languages Page" and dates back to 1994. It has over 2,400 link related to languages other than English including online language lessons. All of the sites are reviewed and, in addition, the site has a search box in which the viewer can enter a variety of criteria.
http://www.ilovelanguages.com/

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

The National Association for Bilingual Education describes itself as the only professional organization at the national level devoted to representing both English language learners and bilingual education professionals." Representing 20,000 bilingual and English as a second language teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, professors, etc., it advocates on behalf of English language learners. As such, it seeks to educate the public about "the effectiveness of bilingual education." This site provides information about membership, publications and upcoming events.
http://www.nabe.org

New York StateBilingual /ESL Network

This site was founded in 1997 through the joint efforts of the New York State Education Department, Office of Bilingual Education and the NYS Bilingual/ESL Technical Assistance Centers. It includes a list of acronyms related to bilingual education, a listing of BETACs throughout the State and links to articles in the area of Bilingual/ESL education.
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/biling/

Si, Spain

Maintained by the Spanish embassy in Ottawa, Canada, this site dates back to 1994. While not geared specifically to the K-12 classroom, it "promote free exchange of information on Spanish current affairs and its historical, linguistic and cultural development."
http://www.sispain.org/

TennesseeBob's Famous French Links

Tennessee Bob is actually Robert Peckhan, a professor of French at the University of Tennessee at Martin. While not specifically geared to the K-12 educator, the site provides a huge number of links to information about France and French culture in an organized and easy to access manner.
http://www.utm.edu/departments/french/french.html


MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE

Center for Educational Resources (CERES) Project

This site for the CERES Project is funded by NASA and developed by faculty at Montana State University and classroom teachers from across the United States.. It provides access to an extensive library of K-12 materials related to the teaching of astronomy. Lessons are aligned with the National Science Education Standards and make use of a variety of NASA resources.
http://btc.montana.edu/ceres/

The Math Forum

This is considered a premier site for mathematics information on the Internet. It operates under Drexel's School of Education and seeks to foster communication among teachers of mathematics as well as provide assistance in the classroom. It contains access to math resources on an elementary and secondary level as well as post secondary and includes such features as "Ask Dr. Math" where teachers can get help from professionals in conjunction with mathematics related problems.
http://mathforum.org

Museum of Science, Boston

This is the site for the Museum of Science in Boston. It contains information about the museum including current exhibits, history of the museum, etc. Of special interest to teachers is the section devoted to education. In fact, the Museum describes in its Mission Statement the importance of supporting the needs of educators as part of its goal to "stimulate interest in and further understanding of science and technology and their importance for individuals and for society." Included as part of its resources is the Harrison Lyman Librarian which contains an extensive collection of science related materials.
http://www.mos.org/

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics was founded in 1920 and describes itself as the world's largest mathematics organization. The organization reaches out to all levels of mathematics education including post secondary. This site provides links to information about the organization including meetings, membership, publications, etc. Under publications the viewer can access information about such journals as Teaching Children Mathematics and Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School as well as several others. It also contains links to curriculum and standards in mathematics including a valuable link to the 2000 Standards, Principals and Standards for School Mathematics.
http://www.nctm.org

National Science Teachers Association

This is the site for The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). This organization, founded in 1944, describes itself as the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching. It provides access to information about the Organization including its many publications as well as access to many different online resources in the field of science. As part of the link to the journal Science and Children is a list of this year's outstanding science trade books.
http://www.nsta.org/

Neuroscience for Kids

This site was developed and maintained by Dr. Eric H. Chudler, a neuroscientist and Director of Education and Outreach at University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials in Seattle, Washington. Supported by a Science Education Partnership Award from the National Center for Research Resources, it is designed for both students and teachers who wish to learn more about the nervous system. There are links to games, activities and experiments related to this area and contributors to the site are responsible for a "Neuroscience for Kids" newsletter.
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html

Science Learning Network

Funded by the National Science Foundation and the Unisys Corporation, this site functions as an online community of educators, students, schools, science museums and other institutions demonstrating a new model for inquiry science education. Viewers have access to a large variety of science projects along with some very creative and interdisciplinary activities. Members of the Network include schools, science museums and centers and, recently, the Network expanded to include members of the international community.
http://www.sln.org/

SeaWorld/Busch Garden Animal Database

This site is produced by SeaWorld and includes a section, "Just for Teachers." This, in turns, provides links to teacher guides in various subjects related to science and on various grade levels as well as classroom activities and teacher resources.
http://www.seaworld.org/

SETI Institute Education Programs

This site is produced by the Seti Institute which is devoted to scientific, research, education and public outreach as it fulfills its mission to explore life in the universe. Under "Education and Public Outreach" iIt provides links to a variety of education programs and resources.
http://www.seti.org/

The U.S. Geological Survey and Science Education

Maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, this site seeks to "help educate the public about natural resources, natural hazards, geospatial data, and issues that affect our quality of life." In the process it includes a variety of online resources intended for the K-12 classroom as well as the university.
http://www.usgs.gov/education/


SOCIAL STUDIES

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

This site, produced by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), represents a segment of online governmental information that is geared to the K-12 community - students, teachers and parents. The viewer can search by a grade range and access a variety of activities and games. For example, if one clicks on K-2 and then My Neighborhood a map is displayed which, in turn, provides information about different community resources. In addition, there are dozens of government related web sites that are arranged by subject. Under history, some of the links are to the Holocaust Museum, the John F. Kennedy Library, the Truman Library and dozens of other fascinating sites. This an excellent classroom resource.
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/

The History Place

The History Place site describes itself as a "private, independent, Internet-only publication based in the Boston area . . ." As such, this excellent teacher resource contains all kinds of links to various historical topics. It includes such interesting sections as "This Month in History" and "Homework Help" and even provides reviews of movies that are related to historical themes. It, also, has a section under "Points of View" that cover a number of issues from different perspectives.
http://www.historyplace.com/index.html

K-12 History Resource Guide

This site was created by Linda Swanson and Susan Patterson at the International School of Amsterdam and is based on a paper Using the Multimedia Tools of the Internet for Teaching History in K-12 Schools which was presented at Computers and History 95 Conference: Information Technologies for History Education. A K-12 site map leads to a variety of links related to Professional Development General Information Resources and a number of other areas related to social studies education.
http://www.xs4all.nl/~swanson/history/

Lesson Plans and Resources for Social Studies Teachers

This site is has been maintained by Dr. Marty Levine, Professor Emeritus of Secondary Education at California State University, Northridge. He has compiled an excellent number of links to social studies resources including lesson plans, activities, curriculum frameworks among others. Also, included is a link to teaching current events through both newspapers and television. There is one caveat - the site doesn't appear to have been recently updated. However, most of the links seem to be still valid.
http://www.csun.edu/~hcedu013/

The Library of Congress - Learning Page

This Educators Page is part of the Library of Congress' American Memory site. American Memory is an incredible project that provides online access to all kinds of archival materials - documents, photographs, etc. This part of the site is designed to assist educators in utilizing these extensive materials as part of their classroom teaching. A link at the bottom of the page allows the viewer direct access to the American Memory site.
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/

The National Council for History Education

The National Council for History Education describes itself as a non-profit corporation whose Board of Trustees is dedicated to promoting the importance of history in schools and society. Designed as the successor to the Bradley Commission on History in Schools its mission is to promote the teaching of history from the earliest grades to the postsecondary level. This site provides an online version of History Matters, the organization's newsletter as well as links to various sites of historical interest. In addition, conferences and other upcoming events are listed.
http://www.nche.net/

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

The major organization in the field of Social Studies was founded in 1921 and serves members in all 50 states and 69 foreign countries. Membership includes social studies educators on the elementary, secondary and college levels and it supports the study of such varied disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, political science, etc. The site serves as a gateway to all kinds of resources including information about its various publications, upcoming conferences and events, and many other resources in the field.
http://www.ncss.org

Social Studies Links

These links are part of an outstanding web page created by Frances Delay, School Library Media Specialist at Booth Bay Regional High School, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Access is provided to general social studies links as well a host of topics of interest including primary sources materials, world cultures U.S. Government and much more.
http://home.gwi.net/brhs/socst.html


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HISTORY OF EDUCATION

Blackwell History of Education Museum

Located at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, the Blackwell History is a non-profit organization "dedicated to promoting interest in the history of American education." They indicate they have one of largest collections in the country including thousands of books and artifacts related to this topic. Their web site highlights the various collections.
http://www.cedu.niu.edu/Blackwell/

History of American Education Web Project

This site, maintained by Professor Robert Barger, University of Notre Dame, originally started as a class assignment on the part of undergraduate students in his Foundations of Education class. Apparently, students selected two topics in American history, researched these topics and e-mailed them to Professor Barger who after editing them, used them as the basis of the site. Material covered goes back to the colonial period and also includes European Influences on American Educational History. There are some links to other History of Education Web Sites. Although, the site has not been updated recently, it still contains valuable information in this area.
http://www.nd.edu/~rbarger/www7/

History of Education: Selected Moments of the 20th Century

Maintained by a Daniel Schugurensky of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, the University of Toronto, the focus of this site is education in the 20th century. Organized by decades, there are links to different events that have occurred during each time period. Since education is considered in the broadest sense, the site goes beyond schooling in the formal sense of the world. Also, while the emphasis is on North America, there is a recent attempt to be more international in scope.
http://fcis.oise.utoronto.ca/~daniel_schugurensky/assignment1

SCHOOL: The Story of American Public Education

This site is maintained by Public Broadcasting and attempts to provide historical context for major issues that have affected American education from its inception. The premise is that even up to the minute topics have their roots in the past. Among the "hot button" issues addressed are school choice, bilingual education and testing. The site states that "its goal in this material is not to encourage debate but to start deliberation." Also, featured on the site are photographs of 19th century classrooms with an emphasis on such issues as discipline, early technology, classroom furniture, etc. Along with the emphasis on the old, is a comparison with the classroom of today.
http://www.pbs.org/kcet/publicschool


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SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY AND SCHOOL COUNSELING

The following are a sampling of web sites related to school psychology and counseling. While these sites are in themselves useful, many of them may lead the viewer to other equally informative ones.

AboutOurKids.org

This organization is sponsored by the New York University Child Study Center
which "is dedicated to advancing the field of child mental health through evidence-based practice, science and education." The AboutOurKids section of their web page is primarily geared to parents but it links to articles pertaining to both children's physical and mental well-being that are of value to school counselors and other concerned professionals.
http://www.aboutourkids.org/

American Psychological Association (APA)

Based in Washington, DC, this organization, with 150,000 members is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. While geared to all aspects of psychology, the site provides links to many areas of interest to school psychologists such as kids and the media, bullying, children and families, etc.
http://www.apa.org/

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

A division of the American Counseling Association, this organization "supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society." ASCA provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to more than 19,000 professional school counselors around the globe." Like many similar organizations, ASCA maintains professional standards, sponsors conferences and publishes resources in the field. In addition, it monitors pertinent upcoming legislation.
http://www.schoolcounselor.org/

Bullying in Schools

This site is maintained by Dr. Ken Rigby, an adjunct professor at the University of South Australia. Considered an authority in the field (he has written many books and articles on the topic of bullying), he provides numerous links to such topics as what is known about bullying in schools?, how harmful is bullying?, and what schools can do. While the site mainly conveys much of Dr. Rigby's research on this important subject, other articles addressing the issue are referenced as well.
http://www.education.unisa.edu.au/bullying/

Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSNP)

This Center is part of the Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado at Boulder and is funded by the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pennsylvania Commission of Crime and Delinquency. Particularly noteworthy is its Blueprints for Violence Prevention Program which has, so far, identified eleven model violence prevention programs that meet already established criteria. Some of these programs are Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Functional Family Therapy, and Bullying Prevention among others. So impressed was the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention by the work of the Center that they have provided funds for training and technical assistance in order to establish other model programs.
http://www.colorado.edu/cspv/index.html

Center for the Prevention of School Violence (CPSV)

This Center was established in 1993 and is sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. It supports safe schools and its efforts are directed to understanding the root causes of school violence and providing solutions to underlying problems. The site is cleverly designed (the viewer enters a school house door) and various links lead to a library, parent resources, and the school counselor among others. In turn, the school counselor link leads to pertinent articles and related links on counseling.
http://www.ncdjjdp.org/cpsv/

Committee for Children

Founded over 25 years ago, this Committee has as its mission the need "to foster the social and emotional development, safety and well-being of children through education and advocacy. As such, it provides resources for both educators and parents and has links that relate to both the prevention of bullying, child abuse and sexual harassment.
http://www.cfchildren.org/

Education World - Curriculum Career Counseling Resources on the Internet

This site is part of Education World but is particularly focused on career guidance. Included are online inventories that are designed to help the person make career decisions as well as links that divulge different aspects of the job seeking process. There are links to some interesting articles as well such as "School-to-Work: Connecting Schools and Career Decision Making."
http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr115.shtml

Global School Psychology Network

Based at Northeastern University in Boston, this site describes itself as "an innovative Internet community for school psychologists." The site is primarily devoted to professional development and research and its founders believe that the Internet is ideally suited for this type of peer support transcending as it does physical boundaries. There are links to a definition of "what is a school psychologist," various interviews, presentations and publications, book reviews and other related sites.
http://www.dac.neu.edu/cp/consult/index.html

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

In its mission statement, this organization indicates that it "represents and supports school psychology through leadership to enhance the mental health and educational competence of children." It provides professional support for its members through its conferences and publications and delineates standards for this area of psychology. The site also includes links to such articles as "Culturally Competent Mental Health Services in the Schools: Tips for Teachers."
http://www.nasponline.org/

National Institute on Drug (NIDA)Abuse for Teens

This site was developed by NIDA for adolescents between the age of eleven through fifteen in order to provide them with scientific information about drug abuse. It gives basic facts about different drugs as well as the brains response to each particular substance. There are activities and quizzes related to the topic of drug abuse but especially useful for counselors is a section designed for teachers and parents. This includes lesson plans and activities that while useful in a classroom situation can be used by counselors with individual students.
http://www.teens.drugabuse.gov/index.asp

New York State School Counselor Association (NYSSCA)

This is the chartered state chapter of the American School Counselor Association. It indicates its mission "is to advocate for school counselors throughout New York." The Chapter sponsors an annual conference sometime in the fall and has its own unique journal The New York State School Counseling Journal. It also links directly to the New York Education Department standards The Supportive Learning Environment .
http://www.nyssca.org

School Counselor Resources

This site is put out by school counselors in the Jefferson County School District, Tennessee. Many of the resources are actually designed for classroom teachers and include links to PowerPoint presentations on such topics as behavior management, study skills and decision making. In addition, there are links to lesson plans on issues such as bullying and conflict management as well as advice on maintaining positive discipline in the classroom.
http://classroom.jc-schools.net/guidance/

School Mental Health Project (SMHP)

Created in 1986, SHMP is based at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and is dedicated to "addressing mental health and psychosocial concerns through school-based interventions." To this end, it is involved in research as well as the practice and training of mental health professionals. In addition in 1995, the project established its Center for Mental Health in Schools as part of the federal mental health in schools program. The site links to all kinds of resources in this area including an overview of the need to address mental health in schools.
http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/

School Psychology Resources Online

This award winning site provides access to many resources related to such specific conditions as anxiety disorder, attention deficit disorder, autism, eating disorders, and a host of other disorders and/or disabilities. There are also links to job postings, new developments in the discipline and such current issues as violence and terrorism.
http://www.schoolpsychology.net/

TeensHealth

This site is geared to the physical and mental wellbeing of teenagers. It is part of the KidsHealth Project which, in turn, is promoted by the Nemour Foundation, founded in 1936 by Alfred DuPont and "dedicated to improving the health and spirit of children." This section of the site has an interesting article about school counselors, what they are and how a teen who is experiencing difficulties or simply needs to talk to someone can arrange a meeting with a school counselor. For the teenager, there are interesting links to resources about health, drug addiction and many other relevant topics.
http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/school/school_counselors.html

WEBSITES FOR CHILDREN

With so much on the Internet that is poor quality or even harmful, teachers and parents are always looking for those web sites that either provide youngsters with a sound educational experience or simply entertain in a positive, wholesome manner. There are many excellent web sites for children and teenagers but they are not always that obvious. Therefore, educators particularly youth services librarians have done a wonderful job in organizing them. The following are but a small sample.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

This site, produced by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), represents a segment of online governmental information that is geared to the K-12 community - students, teachers and parents. The viewer can search by a grade range and access a variety of activities and games. For example, if one clicks on K-2 and then My Neighborhood a map is displayed which, in turn, provides information about different community resources. In addition, there are dozens of government related web sites that are arranged by subject. Under history, some of the links are to the Holocaust Museum, the John F. Kennedy Library, the Truman Library and dozens of other fascinating sites. This an excellent classroom resource.
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/

Global Children's Art Gallery

This site is part of the Natural Child Project which is directed by Jan Hunt, a psychologist. It contains a delightful exhibit of art by children from many different countries. By clicking on a painting the picture can be enlarged. An accompanying flag indicates the artist's country of origin. http://www.naturalchild.com/gallery/

KidsClick

This outstanding site was created by a group of librarians at the Ramapo Catskill Library. Currently, the operation of this web site is maintained by The School of Library and Information Science at San Jose University, California. It contains over 600 subjects which are arranged under broad categories such as Facts Reference, Weird and Mysterious, The Arts and many more. Furthermore, these subjects can be browsed alphabetically or accessed through a searchable database.
http://www.kidsclick.org

Nassau Library System KidsPage

Organized by the Nassau Library System, Youth Services Department, along with other youth services librarians throughout Nassau County, this page offers both fun activities as well as information for preschool children right up through the teens. Under Reading there are (among other things) links to home pages of children s authors, recommended booklists arranged by genre and lists of children s magazines. There is a particular focus on Long Island with links to such places of interest as the Long Island Children s Museum, Sagamore Hill, the Cradle of Aviation, etc. In addition, there are links to sites in Spanish as well as a page for parents.
http://www.nassaulibrary.org/childrens

SuffolkWeb

Once again, the youth services librarians of Suffolk County have done a wonderful job of offering youngsters links to places of interest on Long Island, entertaining activities and information on a variety of topics. Like their counterparts in Nassau, the Suffolk librarians encourage the love of literature by providing links listed under Awesome Reads to the home pages of various children s authors, reviews of recommend children s books, lists of children s magazines and much more. The site is searchable through the SuffolkWeb Search Engine.
http://www.suffolk.lib.ny.us/youth/kidsite2.html


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