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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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.

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

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. PBS TeacherSource's vast array of resources, including: resources by curricular subject, topic, grade level and standard; online professional development through PBS TeacherLine; PBS station outreach activities in your community; tips on how to effectively teach with technology; PBS programs with extended taping rights for educators; recommended books and Web sites; interdisciplinary teaching suggestions; and free weekly electronic newsletter. See the section on Technology and Teaching.

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Tech and Learning

Tech and Learning

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.

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.

RefDesk

RefDesk.com

 

Fast checker for the Internet. Since 1995, Refdesk is a free and family-friendly web site that indexes and reviews quality, credible, and current web-based resources.

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.