|A nonprofit subsidiary of the National Geographic Society, JASON connects young students with great explorers and great events to inspire and motivate them to learn science.
Description:Free Online Resources
Like NASA’s Mission Control Center, the JASON Mission Center is the hub for exploration. It contains all the student and teacher content, communications systems, digital experiences and other resources:
Digital Library – Teachers and students can search for JASON
resources by subject, state standards, resource type and other
criteria. Searches and individual resources can be saved for quick retrieval.
3-D Interactive Games and Digital Labs – Exciting new computer games place students in real-life situations in which they use actual scientific data to learn complex ideas and relationships.
Videos – Compelling videos are integrated into each Mission to teach the science and help students get to know the researchers.
Web casts and podcasts – Host researchers and other scientists
join classroom students to discuss “breaking” science news,
present relevant topics in depth and help keep the curriculum
alive. These and other interactive events also help students learn more about scientists and their work.
Online Community – Teachers and students access moderated message boards for a lively discussion of science topics,
user-to-user communication and interaction with researchers
featured in the curriculum.
Description:We've listed several of the specific sections of the BBC: Education site in this directory. You'll want to explore their other offerings by visiting the home page.
Description:You may remember the Scholastic news magazines and subject specific magazines published for classrooms, the BBC does something similar but does it online. Because they are publishing online, they can be much more imaginative providing text, graphics, games, and the ability to pursue a subject further. BBC Knowledge includes sections for Arts, Film & Culture; Business; History; and Science.
Description:Free Educational Games for kids of all ages.
Description:Impact your entire campus in minutes! Elementary character education programs, resources, lessons, and materials that improve academics and behavior.
Description:Educational website for children aged 4 - 12 (kindergarten and elementary). By playing these converted lessons, children will improve their skills. Maths, Literacy, Geography, Arts and Science.
|Developing Educational Standards
Description:The author of this site states, "We have established this page as a repository for as much information about educational standards and curriculum frameworks from all sources (national, state, local, and other) as can be found on the Internet." It does seem like a good place to find most anything you are looking for dealing with educational standards from a pro-standards point of view. For example, the Nebraska link revealed what Nebraska expects students to know at the end of 1st, 4th, 8th and 12th grade.
Description:Over 1,000 Webquests and 6,200 Lesson Plans.
- a search engine for educational Web sites only, a place where educators can find information without searching the entire Internet;
- original content, including lesson plans, practical information for educators, information on how to integrate technology in the classroom, and articles written by education experts;
- site reviews;
- daily features and columns;
|EdWeb Home Page
Description:The purpose of this hyperbook is to explore the worlds of educational reform and information technology. With EdWeb, you can hunt down on-line educational resources around the world, learn about trends in education policy and information infrastructure development, examine success stories of computers in the classroom, and much, much more.
Description:Perfect for homeschoolers, print out unlimited copies of your favorite projects including art, deals, lesson plans, worksheets and greeting cards. Always free, always available! This is the most comprehensive site offering every kind of easily-printed activity that you can simply copy on your home computer! All free printables on this site are free for use for teachers, parents, schools, and personal use.
|FUN News--Family Unschoolers Network
Description:The Family Unschoolers Network provides support for unschooling, homeschooling, and self-directed learning. If you are an unschooler, homeschooler, self-directed learner, or just learning in general, then this is the site for you! You will find newsletter articles, reviews, resources, web sites, books and lots of other information to help your homeschooling or unschooling efforts.
|Games for Educators
Description:GamesForEducators.com is your source for everything having to do with games and educators. Whether you are a teacher, a librarian, a homeschooler, or even a game company trying to keep track of how games are being used in the classroom, this site is for you.
|Gateway to Educational Materials
Description:An extensive listing of lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources which can be browsed by keyword or subject. If you have something you specifically want to find you can search the Gateway site for just the right link.
|High School Hub
|Highlight's Teacher Net
Description:Teaching Bulletin Boards by subject area, discussion Lists (listserve) by subject area, Teaching K-8 Magazine online, classroom materials in spelling, handwriting, reading, language arts and more, links to hundreds of other educational resources.
Description:Whether you are a seasoned home school parent or just starting to homeschool, this site will help you sort through the various homeschool curriculum choices by giving you some top picks, homeschool reviews, helpful tips and more.
|Integrity Books for Boys
Description:Don't have time to read everything your child is reading? This blog has reviews of books that boys might like with an emphasis on quality literature with good male role models. There are also posts on how to get your reluctant reader reading and using read alouds as a means to increase attention span.
Description:Educational games for teaching students.
|Internet Lesson Plans
Description:The following lesson plans have been set up for classroom use and are designed to teach something about the Internet, teach how to use the Internet, and teach something by using information gained from the Internet.
Description:A long list of links in the following topics: general, project sites, commercial sites, lesson sites, K-12 schools, K-12 newsgroups, K-12 software, inservice and training resources, conferences, organizations & publications, health & safety issues.
|Kaplan College Online
Description:This site offers a wealth of information about college including information on admissions schools, financial aid and scholarship scams. You can use the Amazing College Simulator to discover what college is like and what your really want out of it. Kaplan sells books for college prep including test preparations books and software.
|Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
Description:Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.
|Kids Know It
Description:And educational website with games, videos, activities and helps for parents. An all-in-one stop.
|Kodak Education Solutions: Enhancing Learning Through Imaging
Description:This site is chock full of lesson plans for using pictures and cameras creatively in all areas of learning. You can access the lesson plans via a subject list or by grade. It also includes the plans for a pinhole camera.
|Math Worksheets Land
Description:Over 4,000 free printable math files. Lesson and full worksheets.
|Michigan Electronic Library
Description:An index of online websites. Browse by topic of by audience. (For example, science teachers have a section just for science teachers.)
|Newspapers in Education
Description:Supplying newspapers with educational support programs.
|Open Colleges' 3D brain map
Description:Explore the different regions of the brain in this awesome 3D interactive brain map from Open Colleges.
Description:The OWL Institute is pleased to announce the beta release of the Open Education Portal (OEP). The OEP integrates valuable Open Educational Resources (OER) with Moodle, the easy to operate open source content management system in use worldwide. The OEP bridges the gap between OER and the classroom, home school, teacher, and student, by organizing the best resources into courses that are immediately available for use, reuse and modification.
|Parents Instructing Challenged Children
Description:PICC is a network of parents home schooling, or thinking about home schooling, their handicapped child. The parents of any child who would be labeled by the Committee on Special Education of the public school system would be invited to join PICC. We have members who have children with a wide range of handicapping conditions (learning disabled, attention deficit, cerebral palsy, blindness, hearing loss, Downs Syndrome, microcephalous, etc).
|Separation of School & State Alliance
Description:We believe government has no role in financing, operating, or defining schooling, or even compelling attendance.
Description:Free educational games for teachers and kids. All games help promote learning in Math, Reading, Spelling, Typing and Logical Thinking skills.
Description:SpellingCity allows your students to test themselves. You can also save your own lists. Or use any of the sample lists provided by SpellingCity or other lists used by members. The Spelling Games provide useful reinforcement as does the teach me function.
|Studying and Teaching History
Description:A link farm that has sites listed by topic. The sections on Historical Research and Doing Oral History will be of special interest to many homeschoolers.
Description:Lesson plans and ideas aimed at school teachers.
Description:The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) project is a consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to the substantial, but un-catalogued, collections of educational materials found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites. The key to one-stop, any-stop access to high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources on the Internet.
|The New York Times Learning Network
Description:Current events provide the focus for a variety of learning activities for students and teachers. During my visit the focus was on cloning and the debate over the ethics of human cloning. Students also have access to a summary of the latest news stories, a quiz to see if you really know who the people in the news are, a crossword puzzle, and a This Day in History feature. Lesson plans are provided to expand on the student’s reading at the site.
|Your Green Pages
Description:Skill building activities you can use right now for grades prek-8 by Elizabeth Swartz.