Education - Professional Resources
Workshops and career seminars for guidance couselors and instructors bring academic
professionals the latest technological and theoretical methods.
Academic Net directs teachers and administrators to publications and conferences exploring
the intersection of technology and education. Visitors should take advantage of a search
engine to rake through the database for your particular discipline.
Center for Educational Outreach
The Teachers College at Columbia University operates this experimental facility. You may
read its newsletter, take advantage of its links, keep up with innovations in distance
learning and more through the site.
Cornell Theory Center Math and
Science Gateway, The
The Internet can be a great teaching tool, and Cornell University wants to help young
people benefit from the Net's educational potential. To this end, its Math and Science
Gateway offers links to excellent educational sites for high school students.
Educator's Toolkit, The
Directory of education and art links bursts with leads to special education sites as well
as more teaching resources and lesson plan ideas. A newsletter lists the 50 most
IBM K-12 Education
Promotes IBM educational software for teachers. Offers technological solutions to teaching
condundrums and helps institutions meet federal requirements with creative curriculum
How can I get first-graders interested in math? How do I deal with problem children? These
are a few of the questions that Scholastic.com addresses in this Web-zine. Posted are
articles about classroom management and curriculum strategies, contests, more.
Intel in Education Home Page
Semiconductor giant enthusiastically nurtures the next generation of high-tech developers
and its educators. Learn how to get financial and technological support, including
scholarships and funding, job training, classroom equipment and software.
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Media Awareness Network
Gives parents and teachers the tools they need to teach media literacy at home and in
school. Suggests ways to convey abstract concepts to kids to help them understand what
they see on television and read in the news.
Designed to sharpen critical-thinking skills, interactive learning tool pairs
instructional text with quizzes designed to hammer home concepts such as conditional chain
arguments and fallacious appeals. Logic lessons help clear up fuzzy thinking!
National Center to Improve Practice in Special
Education Through Technology, Media and Materials
Introduces special education teachers to technologies that assist students. Video and a
guided tour of two exemplary classes illustrate how students use these aids.
National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education and intended to improve language and cultural
education for individuals learning English as a second language. Focuses on disseminating
materials, building a network of educators and deploying resources.
Odyssey of the Mind
Nonprofit program teaches divergent thinking and problem-solving skills to kids using
challenging activities both inside and outside classroom environments. Suitable for
kindergarten through college. Features local, national and international competition.
Outreach: National Center for
Provides technical support, general information and financial assistance to schools around
the country. Offers partnerships with schools and information kits designed for both
administrators and educators.
Regional Alliance for Mathematics and Science
A model of how properly managed networked resources can play a pivotal role in developing
effective learning programs. Bent on reforming math, science and technology education in
the United States.
Resources for Kindergarten Teachers
The hedgehog is your online mascot for a tour of teacher resources. Leads you to CD-ROM,
book and movie reviews, tips, school reform articles, links to other educational sites
and, oddly enough, articles about Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Informative resource for teachers posts a reference desk, chat, lesson exchange and more,
delivering news, language and curriculum resources and information about people and
places. There are also job and mentor centers.
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