Teaching Resources
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SCORE: Schools of California Online Resources for Education
The following four sites are part of a network of online resource centers in California linking quality resources from the World Wide Web to the California curriculum. The project is sponsored by the Curriculum and Instructional Steering Committee of the California County Superintendent's Education Services Association. 
SCORE: History - Social Science - http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/ (Butte County OE) 
SCORE: Language Arts - http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/SCORE/cla.html (San Diego County OE) 
SCORE: Science - http://scorescience.humboldt.k12.ca.us/ (Humboldt County OE) 
SCORE: Mathematics - http://score.kings.k12.ca.us/ (Kings County OE) 
CLRN: California Learning Resource Network - http://www.clrn.org/home/
"The purpose of the California Learning Resource Network is to provide a one-stop information source that enables California educators to identify supplemental electronic learning resources that both meet local instructional needs and embody the implementation of California curriculum frameworks and standards. 
You can use CLRN to: Search the database of electronic learning resource reviews; Join in a discussion group; and Link to other statewide projects." 
Educator's Reference Center - http://www.edref.org/
Links to the network of ERIC, which offer a wide variety of information for educators. Organized according to teaching specializations and interests of educators. (National Library of Education) See also link to ERIC on the EBSCO Professional Journals database.
ICT for Teacher Training Portal - http://www.unescobkk.org/ips/ict/ict.htm
CLRN - http://clrn.org
"California Learning Resource Network will provide educators with an information surce to assist in the selection of technology-based supplementary materials aligned to standards and linked to model lesson plans utilizing technology." The launch date for the site is May 17, 2001.
U.S. Dept. of Education - http://www.ed.gov/index.jsp
The home page of the U.S. Dept. of Education. Lots of links to educational documents, program information, research and education information, including their Teacher's Guide, an easy to use Web document that provides a nice arrangement of links to major areas of the department.
T.H.E. Journal's Road Map to the Web - http://www.thejournal.com/highlights/roadmap/
Lots of links to Web sites on curricular topics arranged by subject or area.
Secondary School Educators (About.com) - http://7-12educators.about.com/education/7-12educators/mbody.htm
About.com provides links to all sorts of topics about secondary education including: Administration; Advanced Placement; Assessment; Block Schedule; Burnout Relief; Critical Thinking; Depts of Education; Fine Arts; Foreign Languages; Grant Writing; Home Economics; Internet and Ed; Job Openings; Language Arts; Learning Strats; Lesson Plans; Mainstreaming;  Mathematics; Multiple Int; Natl Certification; News Resources; Restructuring; Performing Arts; School Violence; Science and Health; Social Studies; Special Education; Standards; Teaching Ethics; and Vouchers.
California Technology Assistance Project Region 4 - http://www.acoeissi.k12.ca.us/ctap/
California offers technical assistance to its schools through this program (CTAP). Grants, conferences, and other assistance is available in various regions. This center is for Region IV, which includes Marin County, and the counties surrounding the San Francisco Bay except for Santa Clara and Sonoma counties.
The Knowledge Network Explorer - http://www.kn.pacbell.com/index.html
"This is the official website of the Pacific Bell initiative, Education First, and of Pacific Bell's umbrella program to benefit education, Knowledge Network. The Knowledge Network Explorer presents valuable Internet access and videoconferencing information and applications for educators, librarians, and others who would like to know more about issues affecting California schools and libraries." Includes links to Filamentality; (a fill-in-the-blank interactive Web site that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet sites, and turning Web resources into learning activities); WebQuests & Lessons; and Blue Web'n (Web sites by subject).
The Big 6: Teaching Technology & Information Skills - http://www.big6.com/
"A systematic approach to information problem-solving. It is appropriate and useful to initiate the six logical steps whenever an individual has an information-oriented problem. Six broad skill areas necessary for successful information problem-solving. Students need to develop a range of competencies within each skill area. A complete library & information skills curriculum. Often referred to as a scope and sequence, the Big6 Skills™ offers a systematic alternative to traditional K-12 frameworks that focus on location and access skills." Created by Michael B. Eisenberg and Robert E. Berkowitz, a librarian-teacher team.
Internet Tipsheets - http://www.epa.gov/Region2/library/pubs.htm#net
The EPA, Region 2 Library has put together an extremely helpful set of guides on using the Internet/Web. Their Top Ten Basic and Advanced Internet Search Tips are especially helpful.
Argus Internet Guides Clearinghouse - http://www.clearinghouse.net/
The Internet is as much about collaboration and cooperation as anything else. Individuals and organizations make their information resources available, and Guide authors search for, describe, evaluate, repackage, and include them in their guides. The Clearinghouse does much the same thing for the guides--they find, describe, evaluate, and make available these guides via a central location.
What's What on the Web - http://www.unc.edu/cit/guides/irg-41.html
A site dedicated to helping people find new and useful Internet resources. Lists links to a number of "What's New"-type services which evaluate and/or describe new sites. (Center for Instructional Technology at the University of North Carolina)
Instructional-Design Theories Site - http://www.indiana.edu/~idtheory/home.html
This Web site is a companion to Professor Charles Reigeluth's books about instructional theory. Links are provided to summaries of his two "Green Books," Basic methods of instruction, and Other sites.

Electronic Mail

Electronic Mail, Telex, and Fax - http://login.eunet.no/~presno/bok/7.html
Chapter 7 in The Online World by Internet educator, Odd de Presno, which explains e-mail and other electronic communications tools. Very informative for the new and experienced user, with links to other helpful e-mail resources and services.
A Beginner's Guide to Effective Email - http://www.webfoot.com/advice/email.top.html
A public domain guide to using e-mail, by Kaitlin Duck Sherwood. Includes an introduction and sections on: What Makes Email Different?; Context; Forrmat; Page Layout; Intonation; Gestures; Status; Formality; Greetings and Signatures; Summary; Acronyms and Jargon; Domain Names; and a Bibliography.
Eudora Tutorial - http://classes.aces.uiuc.edu/ACES100/Net/Email/eudora/index.html
Eudora is a very popular and very user-friendly way to read your e-mail. Here you'll find a few basic instructions for starting and using Eudora.
Eudora Light - http://www.eudora.com/eudoralight/
Eudora Light is the freeware version of the excellent email software, Eudora. You can download both Macintosh and Windows versions from this location, operated by the creators of Eudora, Qualcomm.

Netiquette and Terminology

Glossary of Internet Terms - http://www.asu.edu/lib/webdev/glossary.html
This is a list of terms used in Web site development and Internet usage. (Arizona State University Library)
HTML for Dummies: Glossary - http://www.dummies.com/resources/HTML4DUM/glosindx.htm
Although the book is about hypertext markup language, its online site has a nice glossary of Internet terms.
The Net: User Guidelines and Netiquette - http://www.fau.edu/netiquette/net/
The Internet has its own ways of doing things. Arlene Rinaldi has gathered together some basic information about how to go about things, and how to be a good "netizen" in the process! Especially useful are the introduction and sections on electronic communications, and discussion groups.


The Listserv Users' Guide - http://www.lsoft.com/manuals/1.8d/user/user.html
From the folks who brought us the Listserv® software to facilitate Internet discussions via e-mail, here is a helpful guide for users (i.e., members of discussion groups.)
Tile.Net/Lists - http://Tile.net/lists/
This Web site is a reference to all the listserv discussion groups on the Internet.
Vivian Neou's Home Page - http://catalog.com/vivian/
Vivian Neou maintains the "List of Lists." Go to here to search one of the largest directories of special interest group e-mail lists available on the Internet.
Directory of Scholarly and Professional E-Conferences - http://n2h2.com/KOVACS/
Contains descriptions of electronic conferences on topics of interest to scholars and professionals. Includes informative listings and descriptions of the groups, accessible through a search engine, as well as subject and alphabetical listings. (Note: See K-12 Education subject grouping.)
Topica - http://www.topica.com/
"Topica is the leading independent provider of turn-key solutions for email newsletter publishers, from multinational media companies to individuals publishing news about a hobby or interest. Topica's flagship service, Topica Exchange, is a free email publishing service serving more than 70,000 individual publishers and delivering 100,000 newsletters on topics as diverse as Java development news, bargain shopping scoops, and pointers for working parents."

Lesson Plans

AskERIC Lesson Plans - http://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/Lessons/
"This collection contains more than 1100 unique lesson plans which have been written and submitted to AskERIC by teachers from all over the United States." Subjects covered include: Arts; Computer Science; Foreign Language; Health; Information Literacy; Interdisciplinary; Language Arts; Mathematics; Physical Education; Science; Social Studies; and Vocational Education.
A very nice collection of lesson plans using the Internet in a variety of settings and subject areas.
Online Class - http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/index.html
From Teachnet.com, an online magazine for teachers, including nice sections with lesson plans, tips and ideas. Categories include: Art; Music; Language Arts--reading, writing, terminology, general; Math--geometry, maps & graphs, real world, terminology, general; Science--biology, earth, physics, scientific method, space & time, weather, technology, general; Social Studies--history, personal growth, society; Real-World; Internet; Classroom-to-Classroom; Health & Physical Education--fitness, nutrition; Parents; Seasonal lesson plans; Miscellaneous.
ENC Online - http://enc.org/
The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse is designed to help educators improve teaching and learning in science and mathematics education. Check out the Resource Finder to find instructional materials for K-12 math and science, or follow hundreds of links to Internet sites for math and science education.
Access Excellence Activities Exchange - http://www.accessexcellence.org/
Collection of links to curriculum activities, lessons, and ideas for health and bioscience. (National Health Museum; originally developed by Genentech)
NCSA SuperQuest for Teachers - http://archive.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Edu/SuperQuest/sqt/index.html
A 3-week modeling workshop and year-long support program for high school science and mathematics teachers. During the final week of the workshop, the teachers spent most of their time working on collaborative modeling projects. The intention was not only to put new skills to use, but also to share ideas about different classroom uses of modeling with the other workshop participants and the world at large.

Projects Using the Internet

School Internet Projects - http://www.ozkidz.gil.com.au/School_Projects/
A list of various projects which bring kids together on the Internet.
Jerome & Deborah's Big Page of Internet Projects and Educational Technology - http://www.mts.net/~jgreenco/internet.html
Links to various Internet projects on the Web. Site categories include: Child Safety on the Internet; Classroom Internet Projects; Internet Project Listservs; Educational Technology; Web Page Creation; and Internet Applications.
School Internet Projects (World Link) - http://www.world-links.org/english/html/projects.html
"Whether you are looking for current or past projects, to find a partner school or teacher in another part of the world, guidance on how to incorporate technology into your lesson plans, examples of how to do Internet-based collaborative projects or a good introductory project, our School Internet Projects section can help you!"
Global Schoolhouse Projects - http://www.gsn.org/
The Global SchoolNet Foundation sponsors this site where you can link to various on-going and completed projects, add your own, or use those already available as templates.
Kidlink - http://www.kidlink.org/english/index.html
This is a grassroots, email-based project aiming at getting as many children in the age group 10 -15 as possible involved in a global dialog. Kidlink organizes a series of 24-hour-a-day discussions between children, between adult coordinators, teachers, parents, and other interested persons. The topics are many. Think of it as a series of 24-hour-per-day conferences based on email.
Intercultural Email Classroom Connections
This is a set of e-mail discussion groups with specific related purposes. The IECC mailing lists are provided by St. Olaf College as a free service to help teachers and classes link with partners in other countries and cultures for e-mail classroom pen-pal and project exchanges. Over 7,000 teachers participate in this exchange program.

Problems and Policies

Tamalpais UHSD Computer & Internet Use Policy - http://redwood.org/rhs/district/compuse.htm
Acceptable Use Policies - http://riceinfo.rice.edu/armadillo/acceptable.html
A collection of links to AUPs and articles on the subject, selected from a wide range of resources (i.e., magazine and journal articles, school and district policies.) Note actual policies are in the first section: "Acceptable and Unacceptable Use of Net Resources from Armadillo" (Rice University, Houston, Texas)
The Internet Advocate - http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/~lchampel/netadv.html
This is a very well-organized resource for school librarians and educators wanting to provide high quality access to the Internet for their students. Visit this helpful page to see some excellent ideas and plans! (Monroe (Indiana) County Public Library)
Filtering the Web: A Tale of Fishnet Stockings and Swiss Cheese - http://www.fno.org/fnomar96.html
Informative article regarding the blocking of Internet sites, written by one of America's leading administrators using the Web. From Jamieson Mackenzie's online magazine, From Now On.
Catch Plagiarism with the Net - http://www.cliffsnotes.com/teachers/scan.html
This page, on the Cliffs Notes Web site, gives links to various anti-plagiarism sites teachers have at their disposal.

Writing Prompts

The following links connect to a lot of possibilities to stimulate writing by students. Visit these pages with the idea in mind to find ideas, quotations, timeless information tidbits, and personal stimulation which will help you help your students get motivated to write regularly in your class.
Today In History - http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/today/today.html - and the Today In History Archives
From the U.S. Library of Congress, each day the Library of Congress offers interesting information, images, sounds-- a presentation of historic facts highlighted by items from the American Memory: Historical Collections of the National Digital Library, full-text collections of primary resources (books, pamphlets, photographs, music, films, and more!).
Historic Events & Birth-Dates - http://www.scopesys.com/today/
Every day a huge list of birth and death dates, events, and milestones in history are posted to this site. Check it out for an interesting source of trivia quiz or energizer activities for your students.
CNN Newsroom and Study Guide - HTTP://learning.turner.com/newsroom/guide.html
Every morning at 4:30 a.m. ET CNN broadcasts a 15 minute commercial-free TV news program designed especially for schools. They create a free, four page study guide to aid the teacher in use of each broadcast. It is available on the Web, or you can have it delivered by e-mail.
On This Day in Movie History - http://us.imdb.com/M/on-this-day
Gives names of famous people (mostly movie-related) who were born and died on the day of your choice. Allows you to also link to and search their Movie Database for information about movies, actors, directors, etc. This service is managed by the Internet Movie Database folks.
Literary Calendar - http://litcal.yasuda-u.ac.jp/LitCalendar.shtml
Click on a day of the month of this calendar, and find out about an important literary event that occurred on that day in history.
Time Magazine - http://www.time.com/time/
You can check in here daily and find summaries of the top, hot news stories, as well as links to related stories from Time Magazine.
San Francisco Chronicle - http://www.sfgate.com/
SF Gate is the home page for the daily newspaper from San Francisco. This site has daily top news stories and features from both papers. Search its full-text archives of past issues as well.
The Quotations Page - http://www.quotationspage.com/
Lots of quotations are available here, including the Quotes of the Day. Each day a quotation is selected and made available by the click of your mouse. If you want more quotes, try the Random Quotations, which chooses new quotes every time you load it.
Motiv8 - http://netcreations.com/motiv8/
Here is a page that provides only quotations that are motivational and uplifting. It even has a link that you can select which keeps changing to a different quotation every few minutes.
Cool Word of the Day - http://www.edu.yorku.ca/wotd/
Each day a new word and its definition are made available online at this site. The definition itself contains links to its wording, so if you can't understand a word in the definition, just click on it to see its definition. (York University)

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