Education - Professional Resources
AT&T Learning Network
An absolutely necessary bookmark for schools entering the brave new digital world. Among
its offerings: free software, hardware and teacher support, resources for educators and
Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
Nonprofit organization promotes the use of telecommunications in K-12 education to improve
learning. Members represent state and local education agencies, nonprofits, companies and
individuals who share the vision.
Site helps teachers hunt down online educational resources around the world, follow trends
in education policy, read computers-in-classroom success stories and much more.
From Now On: Educational Technology Journal
A solid professional journal for those engaged in the wired classroom revolution,
particularly administrators. Topics include use policies, wired libraries, networks, staff
development and tech planning.
International Society for Technology in
ISTE promotes thoughtful and pedagogically sound uses of technology to enhance teaching
and learning. Site offers legislative updates, links to conferences, book information and
Created by public broadcaster WHMT in Troy, N.Y., this open site is perfect for K-5
educators new to the Net. It has educational resources, class projects and a look at how
innovative elementary schools are using the Net.
Microsoft in Education
Site features MS' two education-oriented online magazines, The K-12 Connection and Higher
Education. Loads of useful and classroom-applicable articles. And it's free. For now.
Multimedia Teaching Strategies
Helpful site for teachers introducing multimedia technology into the classroom. It offers
resources, concepts, models and a guidebook.
Net Shepherd, Inc.
Like it or not, most school districts require filtering of Web sites. This Canadian
company's creation differs from blacklists and blockers in that it works along with your
browser to let you rate Web sites.
Online Internet Institute
NSF-funded group helps teachers restructure curriculum and infuse technology into the
curriculum by providing them with a learning environment to support the integration
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Professional Development Forum
Break your classroom isolation and turn to this forum to ask questions about technology in
school, and get feedback from fellow educators. Hosted by the South Central Regional
Technology in Education Consortium
Responsible Behavior on the
Help with Netiquette in the wired classroom from the Paideia School of Atlanta. The
excellent handbook is based on the work of Arlene Rinaldi of Florida Atlantic University.
This server-based solution uses a rating system to keep truly indecent material off the
classroom computers while letting you access inoffensive sites other filters might
Sample Technology Plan
Terrific "template" your school can use to develop a technology plan to meet the
requirements of the Universal Service Fund and the Technology Literacy Challenge. Sections
on needs assessments, curriculum integration and more.
Scout Report, The
Info Scout and the InterNIC teamed up to create this weekly publication, which provides a
sampling of the best of newly announced Internet resources of interest to teachers and
This greybeard, at least in Web years, makes customizable filtering solutions for networks
and individual computers. It blocks access to over 100,000 explicit sex, violence, drug
and gambling sites, including chat and FTP spots.
Puzzling over how you can use the humongous amount of resources now available through the
Net? Try this site, put together by fellow teachers. Covers the gamut, from general
principles to specific courses.
The University of Minnesota project is designed to facilitate the introduction of
technology into K-12 schools. It helps schools set up Net servers, links them to each
other and helps them find resources.
Great online training about the basics of using the Web, e-mail, listservs and newsgroups,
creating Web sites, TCP/IP, ftp, Telnet and more. Sponsored by the National Cable
Television Association and Tech Corps.
WWW Tools For Instructors
An especially good site focusing on the infrastructure tools needed to support delivery of
material and the administration of learning tasks. including FAQs, quizzes, grading and
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