Selected Education Web Sites

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General | Associations | Charter Schools | Distance Education | Employment | Literacy | New York State and Federal Government | Online Journals | Schools | Statistics and Reports |
Subject Areas: Art | English | Foreign Language | Geography | Gifted Education | Health | History | Home Schooling | Math | Music | Science | Special Education

Last reviewed: September 11, 2012

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General

Awesome Library
This K-12 education directory provides access to reviewed World Wide Web resources. The site is divided into sections for teachers, students, parents, and librarians, each of which is organized by subject area. The Awesome Library includes reference, technology, community, news, "hot topics," and more. The site is available in twelve languages and also includes an index and a search engine.
http://www.awesomelibrary.org/

Community Learning Network
The Community Learning Network is designed to assist K-12 teachers to integrate technology into the classroom. CLN contains annotated links to educational sites containing instructional aids and curriculum related sources organized by theme and searchable by keyword. A resource scrapbook allows users to search for instructional technology sites and resources, and a kids' section provides access to activities, software, stories, puzzles, and more.
http://www.cln.org/

Discovery Education
This site provides information for K-12 educators including lesson plans, clip art images, puzzle and crossword generators, study starters, and more. Also available here is Kathy Schrock's "Guide for Educators," a list of resources which include specific subject areas, search tools, and teacher helpers. A curriculum center contains activities, projects, puzzles and more to support the main areas of the K-12 curriculum. Science Fair Central has detailed ideas for projects, teacher guides, parent tips, a searchable archive of questions and more.
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/

EDsitement
This site focuses on the humanities and offers lesson plans and web site links for such subject areas as arts and culture; literature and language arts; foreign language; and history and social studies. Resources are searchable by grade level as well as subject. Also included on the site are resources for educators such as professional development opportunities, information about grants, historical calendars and a reference shelf with links to standards information, citation information, information about evaluating online sources, and more.
http://edsitement.neh.gov/

EducationAtlas.com
This site offers annotated online resources organized by such subject areas as distance learning, teaching methods, employment, colleges, home school, K-12 subject areas, early childhood education and more.
http://www.educationatlas.com

Education Index

This site provides annotated listings of educational web sites which are searchable by subject and also by “life stage,” or broad age group. These life stages are divided into prenatal and infant, preschool, primary education, middle school, secondary education, college education, distance learning, graduate education, continuing education, parenting, and careers. Links are available for each life stage and subject area, each of which has been shortly reviewed.
http://www.educationindex.com/

Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD)
This site, from the U.S. Department of Education, provides a searchable collection of links to educational organizations. Federal, state and regional organizations are included, and the collection is searchable by keyword, by state, and by type of organization.
http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/Programs/EROD/

Education World
Education World offers links, original content, videos, discussion boards, articles, research materials, and more in areas such as lesson planning, professional development, administration, technology integration, and school issues as well as specific content areas. The whole site can be searched or browsed by subject, and the site also offers a search engine that searches educational web sites. Interviews with noted educators, Internet scavenger hunts, math cross puzzles, teacher organization strategies, book lists, and behavior management strategies are also available.
http://www.educationworld.com/

EduHound
This database of annotated K-12 educational links and resources is searchable by subject. EduHound also includes clip art, coloring pages, backgrounds, wallpaper, etc. and is searchable by subject areas such as the Olympics, Chinese New Year and weather. Also offered on this site is a free subscription to the education newsletter EduHound Weekly and EduHound Hotlist!, a free, customizable web page that educators can use to create pages of educational links for students and faculty.
http://www.eduhound.com

GEM- Gateway to Educational Materials
The Gateway contains a collection of links and descriptions of educational resources available from many government, non-profit and commercial web sites. Resources include lesson plans, activities, primary sources, studies, articles, and more. The catalog is searchable by keyword and subject; users are able to refine searches by subject, type of resource, grade level, keywords, and more. The Teacher Tool kit from the National Education Association offers free tools such as class rosters, IEP tools, curriculum standards, and professional development opportunities.
http://www.thegateway.org

Homeworknyc.org
This site was developed jointly by New York Public Library, Queensborough Library and Brooklyn Public Library, and contains articles and essays about many different subjects from the Triangle Shirtwaist fire to animal migration as well as information about study skills; writing and research; and tests and projects. Research guides are organized by subject and provide annotated links to web sites and online resources. The Regents Exam Prep Center offers study guides, practice Regents exams, and Regents Review Live! videos. Dial-A-Teacher provides real time homework help, via the phone, in twelve different languages. The Ask-A-Librarian service provides brief answers to factual questions via phone, online chat and email. Online calculator services and help, online math textbooks, and study notes from Spark Notes and Cliff's Notes are also offered.
http://www.homeworknyc.org/

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
Kathy Schrock, a library media specialist and technology administrator, has put together a guide to online educational information. This site includes an annotated list of web resources organized by such subject areas as agricultural education and world languages/regions, as well as a number of Internet search tools. All items are reviewed and annotated by Schrock, with special sites given the Schrockguide Award. The page also includes many teacher resources such as evaluation tools, recommended books and web quest information.
http://www.schrockguide.net/

Learners Online
This site features curriculum aids for K-12 educators. It includes weekly online lessons that often relate to current events. These online lessons guide users through relevant sections of web sites with questions and activities relating to the topic. Information about the online publication, Learners Online, is provided here as well.
http://www.learnersonline.com/

New York Times Learning Network
This site provides a new, full text article and a related lesson plan every weekday. The articles are selected for grades 3-12, with lesson plans available for grades 6-12. The selections are age-appropriate current events articles and include supporting activities from the site such as news quizzes, crossword puzzles and the word of the day. Other interactive features for students include "Ask a Reporter" questions, letters to the editor submissions and "Science Q&A". A teachers' section includes a lesson plan archive, a news snapshot of the day, educational news, and a web explorer that provides a guided tour of sites related to current topics in the news.
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/

PBS Teacher Source
Organized by subject areas such as arts and literature, preK-2, and library media, PBS Teacher Source offers lesson plans, online activities, and professional development opportunities. Resources include recommended books and links, media literacy information, activities, and monthly interdisciplinary activities. The site also allows the user to personalize materials and provides local educational information and a free weekly electronic newsletter. The site is searchable by keyword, subject, and grade level. Free technology tutorials are offered as well as schedules and information about PBS programs.
http://www.pbs.org/teachers

Scholastic
Scholastic’s web site offers different sections specifically for parents, children, librarians, administrators, and teachers. Themed book lists for all ages, articles, links, lessons, web quests, teaching strategies, and tools such as graphic organizers and rubric creators are some of the resources available. Online activities are available for preK-12 students.
http://www.scholastic.com/

Thinkbright
A project of WNED, ThinkBright Lifelong Learning provides an educational television channel and a companion Internet site. Television programs offered include science, arts, history, news and more. Curriculum resources that enhance programming, lesson plans, activities, and professional development opportunities are available as well.
http://www.thinkbright.org/

What Works Clearinghouse
Created by the US Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, the What Works Clearinghouse provides databases and reports which review the effectiveness of educational programs, policies, practices, and products. Some topics include Destination Math, CORD Applied Math and Cognitive Tutor.
http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/

Associations

American Association of School Administrators
http://www.aasa.org/

American Association of University Professors
http://www.aaup.org/

American Association of University Women
http://www.aauw.org/

American Educational Research Association
http://www.aera.net/

American Federation of Teachers
http://www.aft.org/

Association of Teacher Educators
http://www.ate1.org

Council for Exceptional Children
http://www.cec.sped.org/

National Art Education Association
http://www.arteducators.org/

National Association for the Education of Young Children
http://www.naeyc.org/

National Association of Elementary School Principals
http://www.naesp.org/

National Association of Secondary School Principals
http://www.nassp.org/

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
http://www.ncate.org/

National Council for the Social Studies
http://www.socialstudies.org/

National Council of Teachers of English
http://www.ncte.org/

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
http://www.nctm.org/

National Education Association
http://www.nea.org/

National PTA
http://www.pta.org

National School Boards Association
http://www.nsba.org/

National Science Teachers Association
http://www.nsta.org/

New York Geographic Alliance
http://www.nygeographicalliance.org/

New York State Council for the Social Studies
http://www.nyscss.org

New York State United Teachers
http://www.nysut.org/

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
http://www.tesol.org/

United States Distance Learning Association
http://www.usdla.org/

Charter Schools

Challenge and Opportunity: The Impact of Charter Schools on School Districts
This site provides access to the June 2001 report on the effect charter schools have had on surrounding public schools. The report describes what changes have been made in public schools that can be attributed to the influx of charter schools and also discusses under what conditions these changes take place. The report is available as a downloadable PDF file and in a summarized form.
http://ed.gov/rschstat/eval/choice/chart_index.html

Charter Schools
The Office of Elementary, Middle, Secondary, and Continuing Education makes available a list of approved charter schools in New York State, a summary of charter school law in the New York State Education Department, a copy of the New York Charter Schools Act of 1998, frequently asked questions about charter schools, and a charter school application guide. Other resources include the annual reports to the Governor on the status of charter schools in New York and recent announcements and news regarding charter schools.
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/psc/

Charter Schools Development Center (CSDC)
The CSDC provides resources, information about workshops, publications, charter school development documents, frequently asked questions, and news updates to those interested in charter schools around the country. Resources cover charter school law, grants, accountability, finances, curriculum, and more.
http://www.chartercenter.org/

National Charter School Resource Center
This web site includes information on starting and running a charter school, state information and contacts, and charter school profiles. A resource review provides a searchable index of information about starting, running, and expanding charter schools and links to the newest information about charter schools. Subscription to two weekly online newsletters is available as well as employment, news, and community forums.
http://www.charterschoolcenter.org/

Distance Education

Distance Learning on the Net
This site includes a searchable database of selected K-12 distance learning and education resources on the Internet, a search engine for distance learning courses, programs, resources, and information about distance learning. The site also includes links about the history of distance education, accrediting agencies, and lists of classes, organizations, vendors and events.
http://www.hoyle.com/

Distance Learning Research Network
This site provides resources about K-12 distance learning, including an online newsletter, forums about grants, job postings and events, and selected links about distance education. Some subjects covered include virtual school funding, online professional development, the impact of online learning on math scores, and state level online learning policies.
http://www.inacol.org/

SUNY Learning Network
Involving more than 40 State University of New York campuses, this site offers over 100 online, SUNY degree programs and 4,300 online courses annually. Courses are searchable by credit, discipline, level, campus, and more. Tuition and financial aid information is also available.
http://www.sln.suny.edu/index.html

Employment

OLAS: On-Line Application System for Educators
This employment resource allows New York State school districts to post job opening information and allows job candidates to view and apply for jobs. OLAS information is organized by region and also includes school district maps and contact information.
http://www.olasjobs.org/

Literacy

Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL)
This site contains full text, PDF links to CAAL’s publications, which cover topics such as the roles of adult education and public libraries in adult literacy. It also includes information about the organization's projects, related resources, and links.
http://www.caalusa.org/

Literacy.org
Sponsored by the International Literacy Institute (ILI) and the National Center on Adult Literacy (NCAL), this site serves as a gateway to literacy resources on the Internet. Topics addressed include policy, research, technology, innovations, and training. Links to the full text publications by the ILI and NCAL are included as well as descriptions of recent projects. The database is searchable by country or region, topic or theme, or from the perspective of a teacher, policy maker, researcher, or learner.
http://literacy.org/

LiteracyLink
LiteracyLink provides access to materials for teachers, such as lessons, assessments and resources. Answers to the GED practice tests are available as well as teacher training and workshop information. LiteracyLink also provides a personalized space for adult learners offering interactive lessons, resources, and portfolio and journal space. Special content areas have been created to address the GED Connection, Pre-GED Connection, and Workplace Essential Skills.
http://litlink.ket.org/

Literacy Volunteers of America: New York State
This resource for adult literacy includes contact information for the various Literacy Volunteer agencies in New York, as well as Literacy NY organizational information and downloadable reports. The Trainer Corp section provides training and workshop information as well as literacy and training links, the Trainer News newsletter, and selected essays on training topics.
http://www.lvanys.org/

The Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS)
LINCS provides activities, assessment measures, publications, current research, fact sheets, and other adult education and literacy related resources. Available programs are broken down by age level such as early childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Also available is America's Literacy Directory, a searchable database of literacy programs across the US.
http://lincs.ed.gov/

New York State and Federal Government Sites

ERIC
Sponsored by the US Department of Education, the ERIC database contains article citations and full text educational materials from 1966 to the present. Journal articles, reports, documents, and more are included. A thesaurus allows the user to browse the database by subject; keyword searching and personalized features are available as well.
http://www.eric.ed.gov

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
The Federal Resources for Educational Excellence web site offers hundreds of federally supported educational resources from over 45 Federal agencies. Resources and links are organized by subject areas, searchable by keyword, and annotated. The “More for Students” section provides annotated links specifically chosen for students.
http://www.free.ed.gov/

High School Equivalency Programs and GED Testing
This site, from the New York State Education Department, provides contact information and resources about GED testing and equivalency programs. Teacher and student GED resources are available.
http://www.acces.nysed.gov/ged/

Mid-Hudson Regional Information Center
This site provides links to BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) and to RIC (Regional Information Centers) in New York State.
http://www.mhric.org/

New York State Board of Regents
The Board of Regents site provides monthly meeting minutes, board contact information, policies, reports, publications, and more.
http://www.regents.nysed.gov/

New York State Curriculum Standards
From the New York State Education Department, this site provides PDF and HTML versions of the New York State learning standards, descriptions of the standards, and information about the history of their approval.
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/ls.html

New York State Education Department
This site provides publications, links, legislation and policy information, grant information, certification requirements, and other New York State educational resources for students, teachers, parents and administrators. The latest New York and federal education news is available, as are downloadable versions of State Education forms.
http://www.nysed.gov/

New York State Education Department Office of Teaching -- Teacher Certification
This site provides not only certification information for teachers, but also information on fingerprinting, teaching in New York State, teacher awards, and resources for educators and the public. Links to job banks, college programs, and regulations are available as well.
http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/

New York State Regents Examinations
The searchable index of Regents exams provides full text, PDF links to the tests and scoring keys, organized by subject area.
http://www.nysedregents.org/

New York State Education Department - Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)
Publications and news from ACCES-VR (formerly VESID) are provided along with links to other agencies such as the Lifelong Services Network, Early Childhood Direction Centers, Independent Living Centers, Technology Resources for Education, and the Special Education Training and Resource Centers.
http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr/

Office of the Professions -- Professional Licensing
Covering licensing procedures for over forty-seven professions, the Office of the Professions also provides program reviews, licensing exams, news, online forms, scholarship opportunities, and more.
http://www.op.nysed.gov/

Regents Review Live! Online
The New York Network, from the State University of New York, provides practice Regents Exams and regents test preparation in the form of streaming videos and power point presentations. Regents preparation is offered for the English, Math (A and B), Earth Science, Living Environment, Physics, Global History and Geography, Chemistry, US History and Government, French, German, Italian, and Spanish exams. Suggested annotated links are also available.
http://www.regentsreviewlive.net/new/

US Department of Education
With sections for teachers, parents, students and administrators, this site contains federal information about grants, research, policy, programs, and the No Child Left Behind act. The site is searchable and contains reports, resources, annotated links and more about such subjects as assessment, gifted and talented education, the SATs, and private schools.
http://www.ed.gov/

Online Journals

The AACE Journal
Published by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, this journal deals with educational technology in a wide variety of learning environments. Issues are archived from 1999 to 2009.
http://www.editlib.org/j/AACEJ

The ALAN Review
This journal's focus is on young adult literature, adolescents, and teaching. Author interviews, teaching strategies, book lists, research, essays, and book reviews are also included.
http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/alan-review.html

American School Board Journal
The online version of this journal contains selected articles from the current monthly issue and back issues including the cover story, summaries of other feature articles, the adviser column, school law, and education news from around the country. Issues are archived by topic, yearly by subject, and by issue number.
http://www.asbj.com/

Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching
Bioscene is the refereed, quarterly publication of the Association of College and University Biology Educators (ACUBE) available online from 1974 to the present.
http://www.acube.org/bioscene/

Computers and Composition: An International Journal for Teachers of Writing
This journal deals with using computers and technology effectively in the teaching of writing in the schools. Articles are sometimes written using innovative hypertext links, which utilize the latest technology to show how writing has changed since the advent of the world wide web.
http://www.bgsu.edu/cconline/

Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education
Contemporary issues in technology and teaching are covered in each issue of this journal. Science, mathematics, English, social studies, and general education are covered. "Seminal Articles" highlights articles from past issues which address topics that are particularly of note.
http://www.citejournal.org/

Current Issues in Education
Current Issues in Education is a peer reviewed, scholarly, electronic journal published by the College of Education at Arizona State University. The journal's content is organized around subject areas such as technology, assessment, educational psychology, and special education.
http://cie.asu.edu/ojs/index.php/cieatasu

Early Childhood Research and Practice | en Español
An Internet journal on the development, care, and education of young children. Articles cover practice, issues, research and development, and the archives go back to 1999.
http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/

Education Next
Previously known as Education Matters, this peer reviewed journal deals with issues of school reform. Articles include book reviews, studies, and essays. Some essays are offered in unabridged form, which includes notes by the author, tables, graphs, and more features that are not available in the published journal.
http://www.educationnext.org/

Education Policy Analysis Archives
This peer-reviewed, scholarly electronic journal contains articles that concern issues of educational policy at all grade levels around the world. Article abstracts are available as well as full text documents. The journal is searchable by keyword, and users can subscribe to a listserv that highlights newly published articles.
http://epaa.asu.edu/

Education Review | en Español
This electronic journal contains reviews of recently published books in education. The journal is available in Spanish and Portuguese and is searchable by keyword. Users can subscribe to a listserv that tells subscribers about newly published articles.
http://www.edrev.info/

Educational Researcher
This journal covers a wide variety of educational research. Articles are available in PDF format. Book reviews, research, educational news, and news from the American Educational Research Association are included.
http://edr.sagepub.com/

Electronic Journal of Science Education
Produced by the University of Nevada, Reno, this electronic journal covers topics in science education from kindergarten through college. Topics addressed include science curriculum, teacher preparation, research, and science curriculum integration.
http://ejse.southwestern.edu/

Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education
An online magazine for scholars, practitioners, and students of multicultural education produced by Eastern University in Pennsylvania. The magazine contains articles, instructional ideas, and reviews of juvenile and professional books, and multimedia materials. It was published from 1999 until 2006, and was succeeded by the International Journal of Multicultural Education.
http://www.eastern.edu/publications/emme/

Essays in Education (Archives)
Developed by the University of South Carolina Aiken's School of Education, this peer-reviewed, electronic journal, published from 2002 to 2008, covered current issues in education such as educational research, assessment, teacher collaboration, tutoring and standardization.
http://www.usca.edu/essays/archives.html

International Journal of Education and the Arts
This journal contains articles on topics such as aesthetics, art theory, music education, visual arts education, drama education, dance education, education in literature, and narrative.
http://www.ijea.org/

International Journal of Multicultural Education
This open-access online journal contains articles pertaining to its mission of educational equity, cross-cultural understanding and global awareness.
http://ijme-journal.org/index.php/ijme

The Internet TESL Journal
This monthly journal, published from 1995 to 2010, provided articles, research, lesson plans and materials, and teaching strategies related to English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) curricula. The site also contains resources for teachers, for students, links, and activities.
http://iteslj.org/

Journal of American Indian Education
This peer-reviewed scholarly journal contains articles about the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives; the articles cover research as well as practical educational information. Full text articles from 1961-2002 are available.
http://jaie.asu.edu/

Journal of Extension
This peer-reviewed journal is the official publication of the US Cooperative Extension System; its articles contain research and information about the Cooperative Extension, adult education, and teaching effectiveness. Issues are available from 1963 to the present.
http://www.joe.org/

Journal of Industrial Teacher Education
This journal, produced by the National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators, contains articles on vocational and industrial education. Issues are available from 1994 to the present.
http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JITE/

The NEA Almanac of Higher Education
This annual journal, from the National Education Association, covers faculty salaries, benefits, workloads, bargaining information, individual state economic information and more.
http://www.nea.org/home/1819.htm

Teaching K-8
The online version of the Teaching K-8 print magazine includes online features, web site reviews, technology information, product reviews and articles about professional development, teaching strategies, specific subject areas and more.
http://www.teachingK-8.com/

T.H.E. (Technological Horizons in Education) Journal
This journal features articles on integrating technology into the curriculum with a national as well as an international focus. Articles covering news, technology reviews, technology funding, security, professional development, and more are available.
http://www.thejournal.com/

Schools

Find a School
This site allows searching for public schools, private schools, colleges, and public libraries by city, state, or zip code.
http://nces.ed.gov/globallocator

Schools on the Web
This site, from Yahoo, provides links to school web pages on the Internet. The schools are sorted into special categories such as arts, charter, handicap, Montessori, parochial, and private.
http://dir.yahoo.com/Education/K_12/Schools/

Search for Public School Districts
This online database of over 16,500 school districts in the United States is searchable by name, city, county, state, area code, or zip code. Each entry includes contact information, grade span, and the number of students, teachers, and schools in the district.
http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/districtsearch/

Statistics, Reports and School Report Cards

The Condition of Education
The National Center for Education Statistics provides this web site, containing an integrated collection of the indicators and analyses published in the annual Condition of Education report. Reports from 2000-2006 are available. Some topics covered include student performance, educational resources, adult literacy, and graduation rates.
http://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe/

International Comparisons in Education
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produces this site which provides international comparisons in educational indicators and assessments. Areas covered include math, reading, science, and adult literacy.
http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/international/

National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) collects, analyzes, and makes available data related to education in the US and other nations.
http://nces.ed.gov

The Nation's Report Card
Created by the National Center for Education Statistics, this report collects and analyzes data about educational achievement, school populations, instruction, and school environment. Subject areas include reading and writing, math, science, civics, geography, US history, and the arts. National and state level information is available, as well as long term reports about the American education system.
http://www.nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/

New York State School Report Cards
This site, from the New York State Education Department, provides reports, information, and data on New York State schools. The New York State School Report Card is available from this site as well.
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/reportcard/

School District Demographics
Provides access to school district geographic and demographic data useful for describing and analyzing characteristics of school districts, children, and K-12 education. Sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics.
http://www.nces.ed.gov/surveys/sdds/

Tables and Figures Search
This tool allows the user to search National Center for Education Statistics tables and charts from Education Statistics Quarterly, The Condition of Education, the National Education Data Resource Center (NEDRC) Postsecondary Tables Library, Digest of Education Statistics, and other publications. Keyword search is available, and the user is able to limit searches by topic and year.
http://nces.ed.gov/quicktables/

Subject Areas

Art

Art Studio Chalkboard
This online resource for artists presents information about the fundamentals of perspective, shading, color, and painting. Instruction and examples are provided for subjects such as linear perspective, acrylic painting, and reflections in round objects. Reviewed links to art sites are also available.
http://studiochalkboard.evansville.edu/

Artcyclopedia
The Artcyclopedia is searchable by artist name, title of work, or museum and is also browseable by artist and by art movement. Art news and articles are available, as are art links.
http://artcyclopedia.com/

ArtLex Art Dictionary
The ArtLex site provides reference material for art, art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and art education. The site is searchable and includes an alphabetical index and shortcuts to longer articles on such subjects as baroque, cartoon, and mythological art. The dictionary includes definitions of thousands of terms, illustrations, quotations, and links to other resources.
http://www.artlex.com/

ARTSEDGE
This site, from the National Arts and Education Information Network, provides standards-based K-12 teaching materials, professional development information, articles, curriculum and assessment ideas, web site reviews, activities, artist profiles, and more. Spotlight features highlight resources that are grouped into theme-based collections.
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/

KinderArt
This site includes art lesson plans, articles, educational resources, printable activities, online kids' art gallery, and a forum for exchanging ideas. A free newsletter is available, as are recipes for homemade art materials. Lesson plans are listed alphabetically and organized by subject.
http://www.kinderart.com

English

English Literature on the World Wide Web
This collection of links to literature sites is categorized by century, beginning with medieval times. Other categories include American authors, British authors, children's literature, and literary journals.
http://www.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/EngLit.html

Guide to Grammar and Writing
This site includes definitions and examples of proper English usage and punctuation. Test your knowledge of grammar with interactive quizzes, pose a question to "Ask Grammar," and link to online resources for writing. Grammar information is searchable by topics such as word and sentence level, essay and research paper level, and paragraph level.
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/

Online Writing Lab (OWL) @ Purdue University
This site provides writing resources for elementary, secondary, and college level teachers of English and Language Arts. Resources include selected sites of interest to writing teachers, links to writing labs on the World Wide Web, and handouts on writing-related topics. The Writing Lab newsletter's past issues are available also.
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners
This annotated collection of recommended reading covers history, social sciences, the humanities, literature, and science. It is revised every five years by a committee from the Young Adult Library Services Association.
http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/obcb

Study Guides for Various Works
This online collection of study guides covers a wide range of literature including works of science fiction; 19th and 20th century European classics; love poetry; world literature in English from India, Africa, and the Caribbean; and the Bible as Literature.
http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/guides_index.html

Foreign Language

Españole!
This online resource for students and teachers of Spanish, includes some links translated into their Spanish equivalents. Resources include links about the AP Spanish language test, Spanish lessons and activities, Hispanic countries, literature, and fine arts. A Teacher Resources page highlights links containing lesson plans, curriculum, activities, professional organizations, and K-8 resources.
http://www.espanole.org

FL Teach - Foreign Language Teaching Forum
The focus of this site is the teaching of foreign languages at all levels. It includes foreign language World Wide Web resources, a discussion group for foreign language teachers, the archives of the FL Teach listserv, news, and frequently asked questions.
http://www.cortland.edu/flteach

Foreign Language Assessment Directory (FLAD)
This database is comprised of information about secondary and college level proficiency exams for foreign languages. The database is a product of the National Capital Language Resource Center and is searchable by language, test level, test use, assessment area, and population.
http://www.cal.org/CALWebDB/FLAD/

iLoveLanguages
This site provides a searchable catalog of annotated, language-related Internet resources. Subject areas include web-based translators, linguistics, teacher resources, language lessons, and multilingual resources. Separate lists are provided for language schools, commercial language products, and job listings.
http://www.ilovelanguages.com/

Parlez-Vous Français?
This collection of links relating to French language and culture are organized by such subjects as teacher resources, artists, dining, resources, and Paris. This site also includes collections of links for Canada and the francophone nations.
http://www.parlez-vous.org

Geography

Geographic Learning Site
Sponsored by the US Department of State for Youth, this site is designed to help educators teach geography and international relations. Resources include maps, "Where in the World is the Secretary?", online activities, lesson plans, news, timelines, and historical information.
http://future.state.gov/where/maps/

Geography Action
Geography Action contains information about conserving the world's natural resources. Lesson plans, activities, games, events, links, and photos are available, all geared towards teachers and students. Resources are organized around themes such as Africa, rivers, US public lands, population, and biodiversity.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geographyaction/

National Geographic Education
Formerly National Geographic Expeditions, this site features National Geographic maps, the National Geography Standards, activities, standards-based lesson plans, a teacher newsletter, and forums.
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/?ar_a=1

States and Capitals
A file folder on each of the 50 states provides quick facts and links for more detailed state information. Folders organizing links to local state newspapers, state birds, flags, and songs are also included.
http://www.50states.com/

Gifted Education

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development
This site contains a selection of full text articles, gifted and talented education news, state and federal policies and forums as well as gifted and talented resources listed by topic. Access to the Educators Guild's resources, newsletters, mailing lists, and more is available.
http://www.davidsongifted.org/

Hoagie's Gifted Page
This site contains separate pages for students, educators, and parents, each of which contains articles, resources, links, forums and blogs, news, reading lists, conference schedules, and more.
http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/

Kid Source: Gifted & Talented
Kid Source provides gifted and talented education information, including activity resources, tips on working with a child's school and help with addressing a child's emotional and academic needs. Resources include reviewed web sites, forums, articles, and subject-specific resources.
http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/pages/ed.gifted.html

National Association for Gifted Children
This site provides news, publications, and resources about gifted education for parents and educators. State-specific information is included, as is advocacy information, and "hot topics" such as diversity in gifted education and identification of gifted children.
http://www.nagc.org/

The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented
Presented by the University of Connecticut, this site contains news, resources for parents, links to resources, programs, articles, and more.
http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/

Health

BAM! Body and Mind
Created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this site provides educational content for children about diseases, nutrition, physical activity, safety, and more. The site also provides resources and standards-based activities for educators. Games, comics, calendars, quizzes and frequently asked questions are accessible to children.
http://www.bam.gov/

Go Ask Alice!
This site provides information about sexuality, sexual health, relationships, nutrition and diet, alcohol and other drugs, stress, and general health information. Questions are submitted anonymously and answered publicly by Columbia University's Health Education Program. Questions and answers are archived and searchable.
http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/

KidHealth
Created by the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, this site contains searchable information on teen and child health. Special sections are available for parents, teens, and children, each of which contains information, resources, articles, statistics, and more about such topics as fitness, emotional health, infections, and safety.
http://kidshealth.org/

KidSpace: Health
The Internet Public Library's health page contains links to health related sites as well as resources organized into subject areas such as the body, the mind, food and nutrition, disease and medicine, hygiene, exercise, safety, history and people, magazines, and health resources for teachers and parents.
http://www.ipl.org/IPLBrowse/GetSubject?vid=12&cid=3&tid=4286&parent=0

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services, this site includes resources, articles, statistics, reports, and more about substance abuse and addiction. Access to databases containing substance abuse information and resources such as a treatment facility locator, links, and self-help guides are available. There is also a free newsletter available in PDF format, SAMHSA News.
http://www.samhsa.gov/

PE Central
This site offers lesson plans, activities and instructional resources such as online pedometers and assessment ideas.Resources are included for adapted and preschool physical education. Job listings and current research are also provided.
http://www.pecentral.org/

Smart-Mouth
Presented by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, this site provides interactive games, quizzes, articles, recipes, annotated links, and facts about nutrition.
http://www.cspinet.org/smartmouth/

History

America's Civil War
This gallery, from the New York State Archives, is composed of photos and documents from America's Civil War.
http://iarchives.nysed.gov/Gallery/gallery.jsp?id=67

American Memory - Library of Congress
This multimedia collection of digitized documents from the Library of Congress includes photographs, sound recordings, moving pictures, books, maps, and text. The collection is organized into such topics as culture, African American history, maps, advertising, presidents, technology and women's history. The "Learning Page" helps educators use the American Memory collections and provides lesson plans, activities, professional development, and more.
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/amhome.html

Best of History Web Sites
A directory of web sites related to history, organized into such categories as: World War II, prehistory, early modern Europe, oral history, medieval history, and more. Other categories include lesson plans, games, research, and maps. Each web site is annotated and a drop down menu provides navigation.
http://www.besthistorysites.net/

The Center for Teaching History with Technology
This site contains contains numerous resources, such as lesson plans, assessments, presentations, discussions, research and more, to help K-12 history and social studies teachers effectively incorporate technology into their courses.
http://www.thwt.org/

Erie Canal Timeline
This timeline covers the history of the Erie Canal. The resources are broken down into specific collections covering 1825, 1830, and 1918. Additional resources such as links, books, and essays are available.
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/projects/eriecanal/index.shtml

EyeWitness to History
The resources on this site cover many time periods including ancient times, the Middles Ages, the Renaissance, the 17th century, the 18th century, the 19th century, and the 20th century. The collections contain first-hand accounts which are illustrated with vintage photos, and original radio broadcasts.
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html

The History Place
This site provides online exhibits of historical events which feature essays, timelines, and photos. Resources also include "this month in history" and the "speech of the week."
http://www.historyplace.com/index.html

HyperHistory Online
This site covers World History from ancient to modern times. Graphics, essays, timelines, maps, significant events, and brief biographies of significant people are included.
http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html

Legacies Project
This project of the New York State Archives contains documents, activities and histories about Chinese and Latino communities in select cities in New York State. Communities profiled include the Capital District, Buffalo, Syracuse, New York City, and Yonkers. Additional resources for researchers are included.
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/projects/legacies/index.shtml

Home Schooling

A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling Web Site
This site features information about homeschooling laws, assessment, lesson plans, advice on homeschooling teens, support groups, and community networking resources, study guides, curriculum resources, distance learning programs, field trips, and more.
http://a2zhomeschooling.com/

About.Com: Homeschooling
This site contains annotated listings of web sites of interest to homeschooling families, informational essays, articles, and resources. Topics covered include choosing curriculum, distance learning, testing, socialization, curriculum, and regional homeschooling information.
http://homeschooling.about.com/

Homeschool.com
This site contains homeschooling resources and links including a FAQ, forums, articles, a newsletter, and a resource guide covering such subjects as curriculum, adult learning, foreign languages, learning styles, and parental training.
http://www.homeschool.com/

Math

KidSpace: Math
The Internet Public Library's math section is geared towards children and contains lists of links for math related sites as well as smaller lists covering such subjects as arithmetic and basic math, geometry, math in the real world, money, and measurement.
http://www.ipl.org/IPLBrowse/GetSubject?vid=12&cid=3&tid=4277&parent=4278

Macalester College Problem of the Week
This site contains an archive of weekly math problems given to Macalester College students from 1995 to the present. The archive is searchable by keyword, and solutions are available via a mailing list.
http://mathforum.org/wagon/

Math Forum
Provided by Drexel University, this site contains math resources, links, lessons plans, teaching strategies, math problems, forums and newsletters, articles, software reviews, and more. A Student Center includes math challenges, math help, techniques and tips, and resources organized by grade level. The Teacher Center includes annotated web site listings, professional development tools, teacher forums, activities, and lesson plans. The Internet Mathematics Library provides an annotated listing of web sites, and a Problems Library provides access to archived problems of the week.
http://www.mathforum.org/

Math World
This site provides a glossary of math terms with accompanying equations and graphics, article citations, interactive math problems, and graphics.
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/

MathDL: Digital Classroom Resources
Developed by the Mathematical Association of America, this site provides peer-reviewed classroom materials. Materials are organized by subject, such as logic, set theory, and linear algebra. Users can also search the collection by keyword.
http://mathdl.maa.org/mathDL/3/

Music

First Gov for Kids: Music
This collection of links is organized into governmental, organizational, educational, and commercial categories, each containing music-related sites for children.
http://kids.usa.gov/grown-ups/music/index.shtml

NAfME: The National Association for Music Education
This site offers information on music careers, training, resources, financial aid, links, and more.
http://www.nafme.org/

Music Education Online
This site provides music education resources for grades K-12, including articles, links, reviews of instruments, and music advocacy resources.
http://www.childrensmusicworkshop.com/

Science

The Astronomy Center
This site, from the American Astronomical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers, contains resources, links, simulations, images, projects, labs, and teaching materials. Resources are organized by topics such as cosmic time, the solar system, and cosmology and are also searchable.
http://www.compadre.org/astronomy/

Eric Weisstein's World of Science
This site includes online encyclopedias of astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and scientific biography. Entries include definitions, diagrams, formulas, cross references, and related resources. The author is a scientist with advanced degrees in physics and planetary science.
http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/

The Exploratorium
This virtual museum includes exhibits, directions for experiments, web- and podcasts, recommended web sites and an educator newsletter. A digital library includes activities, images, and video and audio files. The Teacher Resource Guides include web resources organized by subject area. The Teacher Institute includes classroom activities, the digital library, and online science activities.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/

General Chemistry Online
This site contains notes, slides, exam guides, graphing devices, tutorials, and a glossary of general chemistry terms. The "Just Ask Antoine" section provides an archive of general chemistry questions and answers.
http://antoine.frostburg.edu/chem/senese/101/index.shtml

The National Science Teachers Association Learning Center
Over 1000 free resources are available, which are correlated to state standards. Even more information is available to members of the Association.
http://learningcenter.nsta.org/search.aspx?action=browse&price=Free

The Why Files
This site contains detailed articles, science images, science news, a searchable archive and interactive features about tornadoes, snowflakes, and more. An educational archive organizes information by subject and grade level.
http://whyfiles.org/

Special Education

disABILITY Information and Resources
This list of links to disability resources on the web includes databases, resource sites, events, products, services, newsgroups, mailing lists, and more.
http://www.makoa.org/index.htm

Disability History Week
In New York State, representatives from People Inc. and the Museum of disABILITY History worked with Assemblymember Mark Schroeder of Buffalo in proposing legislation establishing the third week in October as Disability History Week. Sample lessons are included. Links to disability organizations which support Disability History Week are provided.
http://www.disabilityhistoryweek.org

LD Online
This site provides articles, essays, annotated resource lists, forums, and a newsletter about learning disabilities and education. The "LD Online Yellow Pages" allow the user to search for schools, professionals, and products. The Educators section includes information on teaching strategies, issues, resources, and more.
http://www.ldonline.org/

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
This site includes articles, databases, and resources about disability and rehabilitation information. The site is divided into sections for the public, for researchers, and for NIDRR grantees. Information for the public is organized by topics such as education, advocacy, and traumatic brain injury. Researchers can access three different databases and create bibliographies. NARIC publications such as RehabWire, reSearch and NARIC Information Brochures are also available.
http://www.naric.com/

Great Schools
This site, formerly Schwab Learning, includes resources and articles about identification and management of learning differences. Forums for parents and guides to adaptive technologies are included as well as publications on such subjects as self esteem, behavior, reading, family dynamics, and more.
http://www.greatschools.org/

Special Education News
This site provides news, forums, classified ads, grant, and event information. News is organized into categories such as technology, behavior management, assistive technology, and state-specific and Washington, D.C. news. Specific information is provided for educators and families.
http://www.specialednews.com/

Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI)
This collection of resources related to special education is organized by topics such as hearing impairments, associations, legal information, autism, psychology, and more.
http://www.seriweb.com

Last Updated: April 3, 2014