Materials for Teachers
Associations and Organizations
of Hypertext Links for Educators
Newspapers and Magazines
Materials for Teachers
Weekly Online Lessons
from Online Education Magazine
AskEric Lesson Plan Archive
The Education Station
Southern University and A&M College:
Louisiana Space Consortium Homepage
Kansas State University Libraries:
Lesson Plans and Teaching Guides - Links to Links to Links
. . .
The Academy Curriculum Exchange
from the Organization For Community Networks
Lesson Plans & Classroom
Arizona State University Lesson
Plans for K-12 Teachers
from the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory Resources
Steven Haderlie's Bookmarks
for K-12 Educational Purposes
Winnipeg School Division No.
1 Teacher Resource Links
Educational Technology Center:
Teacher Lesson Plans
Forefront Curriculum: Curriculum
Development for K-12 Educators
Texas Educational Network (TENET)
Education World: Where Educators
Go to Learn
Federal Resources for Educational
Teachnet.com Lesson Ideas
Educational Journals and Magazines
The focus of this web site is K-12 resources designed to complement
the line of products that include books, videotapes, and the
popular Classroom Connect newsletter. Visitors to this site
will find links to a variety of online materials, from interactive
databases to live electronic discussions.
eSchool News Online
This online magazine in basically
written to provide news and information to help K-12 decision
makers use technology and the Internet to transform the nation’s
schools and achieve educational goals. It advertises itself
as the “#1 Source for K-12 School Technology and News and Information.”
Published by Information Today, Inc.,
this online publication is a practical how-to magazine
that addresses multiple technologies used in K-12 schools today—CD-ROM,
multimedia, online, and Internet resources. Articles, columns,
news, and product reviews are contributed by practicing educators
who use new technologies in the classroom and media center.
A print and online publication aimed at the teachers and administrators
who want to use technology in an appropriate way. The objective
of Electronic School Online is to provide an unbiased view of
people who are using technology in education with an emphasis
on new developments and case studies, with the interests of
children and learning be placed first.
This web site is both an online and print magazine that deals
with the use of technology in schools. It provides news, reviews
of hardware and software, and reports on issues and trends in
the field. You will also find information about grants, research
updates, and an Ask-an-Expert feature where you can get online
This site is an online newsletter for teachers from Teachnet.Com,
a company that offers news and stories of interest to educators.
This web site features a wealth of tools for teachers including
articles, news stories, lesson plans, and downloadable software.
This is not a commercial site like many of the online magazines
that are available on the web. This resource is published by
the Center for Adolescent Studies at Indiana University's School
of Education. It is intended for preservice, secondary education
teachers and provides a vast collection of articles, book reviews,
and teacher suggestions. Sample topics from this online publication
include: What is your classroom management profile?, Socially
Active Environmental Projects, Cultural Diversity in the Classrooms
and Violence in the Schools.
The purpose of this journal is to promote educational technology
for engaged learning.
From Now On is a monthly electronic technology newsletter which
reaches technology leaders, teachers, parents, and others who
visit the Web site. From Now On deals with the most pressing
issues facing schools that are considering an investment in
networking, goal setting, curriculum development, staff development,
assessment, network planning, policy development, and legal
Journal -Technological Horizons in Education
This magazine is published monthly and is vailable both
in print and on the Web. T.H.E. Journal offers a free one-year
subscription online to qualified individuals in educational
institutions and training departments. It has two components
in each issue, features and departments that deal with how educators
are integrating technology on their campuses and into their
the ERIC Database
The ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database,
the world's largest source of education information, contains
more than one million abstracts of documents and journal articles
on education research and practice.
By searching AskERIC's web-based version of the ERIC Database,
you can access the ERIC abstracts which are also found in the
printed medium, Resources in Education and Current Index to Journals
in Education. The database is updated monthly, ensuring that the
information is timely and accurate. The AskERIC Virtual Library
contains selected educational resources, including 1000+ AskERIC
Lesson Plans, 250+ AskERIC InfoGuides, searchable archives of
education-related listservs, links to Television Series Companion
Guides, and more.
AskERIC is a personalized education information service that
is part of the ERIC series of resources, a federally sponsored
program that offers a wide range of education-related services.
This web site, housed at Syracuse University allows teachers,
librarians, administrators, media specialists, and parents involved
in education to send a request for information on an educational
topic. ERIC information specialists will research the question
and send back a reply that includes information from the ERIC
database, ERIC Digests, and other Internet sources within 48 hours.
- A Daily News and Information Service
The Omnivore puts a slightly different spin on a common topic,
news. The Omnivore is an attempt to provide an easy-to-use interface
for locating news sources on the web. This site is a free daily
news service that provides in-depth coverage of world events as
they unfold. A series of QuickNews links offer reports from such
resources as Reuters Headlines, Associated Press Breaking News,
Voice of America, the New York Times, Africa News Service, China
News Digest, and Radio Free Europe.
at your school will be one of the, if not the, best places for
locating valuable information for you and your students.
School and District Libraries include:
Bend ISD Libraries
Agnes Academy Library
Middle School Library
High School Library
Municipal School District Libraries
Public Library (HPL)
The Houston Public Library ( http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/hpl/index.html
) provides to students and teachers in Harris and contiguous
counties access to their resources both in the libraries and
online using the HPL PowerCard (library card). Online library
patrons will have to set their web browsers to access this information.
) Note: You will have to have a second browser if you are accessing
information at both UH and HPL. I have both Netscape Navigator
and Internet Explorer on my home computer.
IV Educational Service Center
Our area's service center not only provides staff development
to teachers but the service center also offers to area teachers
access to a large audio and video library.
search the resources in the catalog by using Region IV's Online
Media Catalog ( http://www.media.esc4.net/ESC4/catalog/Welcome.html
)or visit your school's library where the librarian will have
on hand a paperback version of the catalog.
requested by teachers are delivered and picked up either at
a central location within your school district or to your individual
Internet Public Library
The Internet Public Library is a web site developed by librarians
to make it easier for people to find information online. Hosted
by the School of Information at the University of Michigan,
this resource has as its mission, to find, evaluate, organize,
and bring together quality information resources on the web.
One component of the project is The Reference Center
which offers a wide array of reference materials including links
to web sites dealing with Arts & Humanities, Business &
Economics, Computers & the Internet, Health & Medical
Sciences, Law, Government & Political Science, and Sciences
& Technology. Here you will also find links to reference
materials such as almanacs, biographies, census data, dictionaries,
The WWW Virtual Library is the oldest catalog of the web, started
by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of HTML and the web itself.
Unlike commercial catalogs, it is run by a loose confederation
of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular
areas in which they are expert; even though it isn't the biggest
index of the web, the VL pages are widely recognized as being
amongst the highest-quality guides to particular sections of
the web. Individual indexes live on hundreds of different servers
around the world.
States Library of Congress
Index to the Internet
- Index to Resources for Librarians
- enyclopedias, maps, libraries and much more
Virtual Field Trips
Field Trips are a great way for you and your class to travel
to places outside the classroom without leaving the school.
House ( http://www.whitehouse.gov
Photos ( http://terraserver.microsoft.com
for Extraterrestrial Intelligence ( http://www.setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu
Air and Space Museum ( http://www.nasm.edu
Universe Project ( http://zebu.uoregon.edu/galaxy.html
of Liberty ( http://www.nyctourist.com/liberty1.htm
Island ( http://www.ellisisland.org
Maps ( http://www.mapquest.com
Expeditions ( http://www.expeditions.com
Archives and Records Administration ( http://www.nara.gov
(be VERY careful of adult content ... monitor the sites for
a couple of days before using in class)
Around the World ( http://www.infotreks.com/webcam.html
Cams ( http://kids.discovery.com/cams/cams.html
Frog Dissection Kit ( http://george.lbl.gov/vfrog/
Zoo ( http://www.birminghamzoo.com/
- FSU ( http://web.math.fsu.edu/Science/Education.html
and Technology ( http://www.ies.co.jp/math/indexeng.html
Index ( http://www.museumspot.com
Works ( http://www.illusionworks.com
Field Trips that Charge Fees
(offer special features like talking with an expert)
Project ( http://www.jasonproject.org
Program ( http://www.globe.gov
Resources for Kids
many resources available online for the student, as well as,
the teacher. When looking for an online resource that will be
used for a student, make sure the resource is written for the
student, not for the teacher.
A standards based content site full of resources that include
hot links, lesson plans, and student activities. Content areas
of focus include: economics, geography, humanitites, science,
and the arts.
This site includes content areas from art to health and physical
education to foreign language. Within each content area you
will find links to many web based sites that include tutorials,
activities, projects, lesson plans, hot lists, and reference
DiscoverySchool for Students
Helpful resources such as study tools, fun & games, and
learning adventures is found on the student portion of the
The current schedule of productions along with associated
classroom lessons is available on this wonderful site from
Norton Websource to American Literature
This online companion to the Norton Anthology is a must for
any American Literature teacher.
/ Social Studies / Texas History
Lehrman Institute of American History
This site created by faculty and students at UH for the Institute,
provides a detailed look at various never before seen documents
that detail the development and history of our country.
Library of Congress: American Memory
Provided by the US government, this site allows for the use
of its images and resources copyright free for all teachers.
This recognized site will be useful to teachers in many content
areas from English to history to web graphics.
Interested in teaching Texas history? Look no further than
this site when researching famous Texans!
The 'study of' everything ology. Lessons and activities in
the fields of paleontology, astronomy, and genetics.
International Space Station
Provided by the Boeing Corporation, this site will interest
the explorer in all of us.
How Stuff Works
If you have to ask, then this is the site for you. From the
popular book series comes this website. Check out the 'Super
Categories' for a topic that interests you.
The supporting website for the PBS series by the same name.
Wendy's American Collection: The Museums
Travel online with Sister Wendy as she visits the museums
of our country.
MFA-H Bayou Bend: Collection and Gardens
Visit Ima Hogg's beautiful home on Bayou Bend or her virtual
one produced by students in the College of Education at UH.
an Expert Online
Ask an Expert Site
for How to Ask an Expert
projects may be found at:
Associations and Organizations:
Association of School Librarians Web Site
The web page targets the improvement and extension of library
media services for students. It provides information about the
national association's many reading efforts as well as a link
to the International Association of School Librarianship.
Association of School Administrators Web Site
Promotes the work of the professional organization that
has more than 16,000 members in the US and Canada. Information
from this site includes "Leadership News," conference
and workshop announcements, and an Educators' Guide to Schoolwide
Parent Teachers Association
This page offers a historical look at the first 100 years of
the organization, an Issues & Initiatives section, plus
links to additional resources and an archive of historical PTA
for Supervision and Curriculum Development
ASCD is an educational association that provides professional
development in the areas of research, evaluation, and theory
of supervision and curriculum. In addition to the standard offerings,
this web resource also offers a number of interactive components
including several online forums where members can carry on an
electronic discussion on topics of interest.
Association of Secondary School Principals
mission of the web site is to serve leaders in middle and high
school education and provide news and information for parents,
administrators, and those who would like to become secondary
school principals. This site also supports activities of a number
of student programs, including the National Honor Society, the
National Junior Honor Society, the National Association of Student
Councils, and the new National Alliance of High Schools.
Department of Education Web Site
This resource includes a rich offering of educational resources
for teachers, students, parents, and researchers. At this comprehensive
site, you will find education news, lists of guides and publications,
funding opportunities, and information about government sponsored
programs and services, to name just some of the available resources.
The "Picks o' the Month" features links to three Internet
sites each month that are considered noteworthy.
- at discoveryschool.com
Area National Associations
Academy of Sciences
National Council of Teachers of English
This web page states that it's the Internet Site for Resources
on the Teaching of English Language Arts. Here, you will find
teaching ideas and resources for teachers, parents, and members
of the community, as well as information about the organization's
teaching standards and links to other Internet resources.
The web site of The National Council for the Social Sciences
is designed to support educators who teach social studies. This
site offers an abundance of resources for members, including
curricular materials, program and publication information, and
areas on news, professional development, plus standards and
Council of Teachers of Mathematics Web site
Aimed at educators who are involved in the teaching of mathematics,
this web resource provides information for its more that 120,000
members, including a What's New section, links to educational
materials, and marketing opportunities.
Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
ISTE is a nonprofit professional organization with a worldwide
membership of leaders and potential leaders in educational technology.
They are dedicated to promoting appropriate uses of information
technology to support and improve learning, teaching, and administration
in K12 education and teacher education.
Journals and Magazines Online
Journals Distributed Via the World-Wide Web
This list from the University of Houston Libraries includes
links to more than 150 electronic journals that are available
on the web without charge. A small sampling of electronic journals
and scholarly magazines is shown below.
Public-Access Computer Systems Review
The Public-Access Computer Systems Review (PACS Review)
is an electronic journal published by the University of Houston
Libraries. It provides information regarding end-user computer
systems in libraries. The journal publishes papers on such
topics as campus-wide information systems, digital libraries,
document delivery systems, electronic publishing, hypermedia
and multimedia systems, and online catalogs.
Compute-Ed is an electronic journal
for the publication of articles in the use of technology in
teaching and learning and about how technology is used in
the educational arena. The journal is produced by the College
of Education at Wayne State University. The journal includes
the collaborative effort between Wayne State and two Australia-based
universities and has an editorial panel of international members,
representing such other countries as England, Israel, Canada,
Belgium, and Spain.
Horizons Online Journal
This journal is part of an online
“building” that has some very interesting attributes. It is
published by New Horizons for Learning – a non-profit educational
organization based in Seattle. Its purpose is best stated
in its mission statement - New Horizons for Learning is: An
international network of people, programs, and products dedicated
to successful, innovative learning.
of Technology Education
The Journal of Technology Education provides a forum for
scholarly discussion on topics relating to technology education.
Manuscripts focus on technology education research, philosophy,
and theory. In addition, the Journal publishes book reviews,
editorials, guest articles, comprehensive literature reviews,
and reactions to previously published articles.
of Computer-Mediated Communication
This online journal contains articles that make
a contribution to knowledge in the field of computer-mediated
communication. Published at the University of Southern California's
Annenberg School for Communication, JCMC articles most frequently
join theoretical analysis with empirical investigation, and/or
incorporates demonstration or simulation.
This online magazine, published at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, has been in existence for more than a century
and now is available on the web as well as in traditional
print-based format. The articles focus on the search to understand
how technology is changing our lives.
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN)
Published at Vanderbilt University,
this journal's purpose is to provide a place for exchange
of information among researchers and practitioners and to
provide a peer reviewed online journal consisting of a knowledge
and research on asynchronous learning networks.
Technology & Society
This online publication is the
journal of the International Forum of Educational Technology
and Society (IFETS). Educational Technology & Society
encourages discussions on the issues affecting the educational
system developer and education communities. This quarterly
journal helps in developing specific aspects concerning the
design and implementation of integrated learning environments
while sharpening the overall vision about the purpose and
processes of education
of Hypertext Links for Educators
have created web pages that contain large lists of hypertext links
to useful web sites. These compilation web pages can be an excellent
way to locate web sites that contain information on a specific
topic area or grade level since many compilation pages are organized
in this manner.
some of the more popular compilation pages.
Schoolhouse - A Meta-Library of K-12 Internet Links http://metalab.unc.edu/cisco/schoolhouse/.
The Virtual Schoolhouse is a collaborative project between the
University of North Carolina and Cisco Systems, makers of Internet
products. This Web resources was designed to help educators locate
useful materials as well as demonstrate the power of networking
in education. Links include a comprehensive list of schools on
the Internet, subject area Web sites, technical information on
Web tools and authoring, and resources for administrators and
A web site that attempts to help new teachers by providing teaching
tips and ideas in various subject areas and in general classroom
management. Developed by Dr. Scott Mandel, a social studies teacher
in Pacoima, California, this web site also includes information
on how teachers can connect to an online chat area where they
can share ideas and concerns with other teachers.
& Deborah's BIG PAGE of Curriculum Resources and Research
Areas for Teachers
The creation of Canadian educator, Jerome Greencorn and Deborah
Falk, this site contains hundreds of links to resources on such
topics as student research, technology and education, and Internet
projects for the classroom.
Studies Web Site for K-12 Teachers
In the subject areas of history and social studies, this is a
compilation site aimed at the busy social studies teacher. The
developer, Dennis Boals, has created an encyclopedic web resource
devoted to helping middle and secondary teachers locate documents
and web sites on a wide range of social studies topics that include:
Archeology, American History, European History, Government, Media
Literacy, and News and Current Events. There is also a What's
New section and an archive of previous listings from this section.
Resources on the Internet for Teachers
This page was developed by the Environmental Education Network,
an online clearinghouse of environmental education materials and
Education Network also provides
Environmental Resources for Students
and other interesting materials may accessed from the EEN main
compilation web site is Frank Potter's Science Gems (http://www-sci.lib.uci.edu/SEP/SEP.html).
This site developed and maintained by physics researchers and
educators, Frank Potter and Jim Martindale states that it provides
links to over 2,000 science-related sites on the web. Updated
weekly, the Science Gems page contains categories such as Physical
Science, Earth Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Science,
Technology, and Society.
Online Teacher Toolkit
From Time Magazine's Teaching & Technology web site, this
resource includes Teacher Hotlists on content areas such as art,
science, math, social studies, and language. There is also a "Many
More Links by Subject" feature that takes you to additional
A compilation of web resources designed to help students use the
Internet to do their homework. Developed by nine-year old B.J.
and his father, this site covers all of the usual subject areas
with a variety of links that will keep any student busily working
in their assignments.
Newspapers and Magazines
Newspapers of the World
Major US Online Newspapers
International Newspapers Online
Online Magazines by Category