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Dr. Alice Christie's Educational Portals Page

This page provides links to many sites that are gateways or portals to extensive and up-to-date educational resources. Email me with others that I should consider adding to this lest.

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Dr. Alice Christie

Dr. Alice Christie's Educational Web Portal

This ever-growing site is a resource for K-12 educators who wish to integrate technology across the curriculum, and change the way they teach by using technology to enhance both the teaching and learning occurring in their classroom. This site features links to numerous educational topics including WebQuests, Digital Media, Technology Integration, Constructivism, Grant Writing, and much more.

 

Apple Education K-12

This site continually updates providing new ideas on how to use technology in K-12 classrooms. Great resources on digital media, digital tools, curriculum ideas, profiles of innovative schools and classrooms, and multiple examples of student work and teacher lesson plans.

 

Apple Learning Interchange

Apple Learning Interchange

The Apple Learning Interchange is an online educational community that features digital teaching and learning through Web-based lessons across all content areas and grade levels. All units are created by teachers, for teachers, and are shared through the Internet. Lots of innovative teaching strategies, virtual field trip, digital media, and much more.

 

Arizona Learning Interchange

The Arizona Learning Interchange is designed to be a clearinghouse for educators to learn about these projects. AZLI is designed to bring groups together to share stories about what is working to improve the educational experience of Arizona children. The stories are shared through video rich exhibits that include resources and links to the wide range of resources available in Arizona.

 

Bartleby

Bartleby.com: Great Books Online

Site provides access to fiction, nonfiction, reference, and verse - providing students and teachers unlimited access to books and information on the Web.

 

Chicago Public Library

Chicago Public Library Reference Shelf

The Reference Shelf is a one-stop source for links to a variety of sites that feature basic reference information. These sites were chosen because they provide answers to the types of questions that the Chicago Public Library's Information Center librarians handle on a daily basis.

 

Community Learning Network

Community Learning Network

Community Learning Network is a site designed to help K-12 teachers integrate technology into the classroom. There are over 5800 annotated links to educational sites with free resources, all organized by theme pages and keyword search.

 

EdIndex

A Web Resource for Teachers and Students including tutorials, presentations, and links to websites of interest in the K-12 curriculum.

 

Education World

Education World

A collection of resources for educators: a home for educators on the Internet, a place where teachers could gather and share ideas, a complete online resource where educators could start each day to find the lesson plans and research materials they were looking for. Site includes: a search engine for educational Web sites only, original content, including lesson plans, practical information for educators, information on how to integrate technology in the classroom, and articles written by education experts, and more.

 

EduHound: Everything for K - 12 Education

EduHound.com is a highly specialized educational directory with built-in resource links offered free to educators, students and parents. EduHound.com seeks to harness the vast information resources of the Web, while enabling educators to use the Internet as a classroom tool. Since its launch in January 2000, the site boasts thousands of visitors per week.

 

Enchanted Leanring

Enchanted Learning

A collection of Web resources for primary students and their teachers. A paid subscription provides ad-free pages, but all information is available free at this time. Use it as a resource for finding great sites online.

 

Fair Use in the Digital K-12 Classroom

Professional Development Online Tutorial on Educational Fair Use, from the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Done effectively using Flash.

 

High School Ace | Quiz Hub | Teachers Hub

The Hubs are free online (often interactive) learning centers that features subject guides across the content areas. They feature homework help, puzzles, daily challenges and information, quizzes, spelling activities, educational games, lesson plans, online K-12 curriculum resources, and much, much more.

 

International Children's Digital Library

A project of the University of Maryland and the Internet Archive. It is a searchable collection of books and videos of interest to children around the world.

 

The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.

 

Internet in the Curriculum

Ideas from Berrien County Intermediate School District (BCISD), an educational service agency serving 29,000 students in Berrien County, Michigan.

 

The Internet Public Library

The Internet Public Library is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment at the University of Michigan School of Information. It has been continuously in operation on the Internet since 1995.

IPL KidSpace | IPL Teen Space | The IPL Youth Division

 

Librarian's Index to the Internet

Librarians' Index to the Internet

Librarians' Index to the Internet (LII) is a searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 14,000 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries. LII is used by both librarians and the general public as a reliable and efficient guide to Internet resources. The mission of Librarians' Index to the Internet is to provide a well-organized point of access for reliable, trustworthy, librarian-selected Internet resources, serving California, the nation, and the world.

 

Microsoft

Microsoft Classroom Innovative Teacher

Microsoft's site to aid educators as they use technology in their classrooms. Site contains: tutorials, lesson plans, how-to articles, classroom projects, and tips for teachers. Membership is FREE. Site features information on all MicroSoft products.

 

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

This site showcases is a three-year NSF supported project to develop a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials for K-12 mathematics instruction.

 

PBS Teacher Source

PBS TeacherSource materials are developed by trained and practicing educators including: resources by curricular subject, topic, grade level and standard; online professional development; tips on how to effectively teach with technology; interdisciplinary teaching suggestions; and free weekly electronic newsletter. See the section on Technology and Teaching.

 

TechLearning

A site serving educators with ideas, tools, and resources for integrating technology into the K-12 school, classroom and curriculum. techlearning.com is produced by Technology & Learning Magazine, the Well Connected Educator and SchoolTech Expo & Conference, with contributions from hundreds of teachers, administrators and other experts in the field.

 

Technology Resources for Educators, Parents and Students

Mesa Public Schools Web Portal for access to Web sites that reinforce best practices in education and support standards.

 

Verizon Thinkfinity

The Thinkfinity site, formerly MarcoPolo, provides no-cost, standards-based Internet content for the K-12 teacher and classroom, developed by the nation's content experts. Online resources include panel-reviewed links to top sites in many disciplines, professionally developed lesson plans, and classroom activities. Sites include materials to help with daily classroom planning, brief and extended lesson plans, reviewed and expert-approved links to related high-quality sites, and powerful search engines.

 

The Virtual Reference Desk

The Virtual Reference Desk (VRD) is a project dedicated to the advancement of digital reference and the successful creation and operation of human-mediated, Internet-based information services. VRD is sponsored by the United States Department of Education.

 

Virtual Reference Shelf

Selected Web resources compiled by the Library of Congress. A major lists of links to multitudes of Web sites.

 

The Visual Thesaurus: Launch. Explore. Learn.

The Visual Thesaurus takes a unique, and remarkably beautiful, approach to presenting the results of a word lookup. Discover and learn from nearly 140,000 words, meanings and relationships. VT is outstanding for exploring relationships between words, and ideal for brainstorming ideas in work and education. Try for free, but subscription necessary for long-term use.