Resources for Teachers
The resources listed below are organized into the following groups:
- Teacher-oriented Websites: these resources are primarily geared
toward teachers and their use of technology, especially the Internet. These
Websites are setup to help teachers learn more about technology, collaborate
on projects, share experiences, and improve teaching practice.
- Technology and Educational Reform: these sites have information on how
technology can facilitate educational reform.
- Educational Research
Projects: these Internet sites represent prominant educational research
projects that involve teachers or students.
Technology and Educational Reform Websites
- The Annenberg/CPB
Project Learner Online
Includes a guide to
Math and Science reform, a workshop on Technology and Course Design, a
Multimedia Catalog, information on the latest Funding Information from
Annenberg/CPB, a telecourse on teaching with the TV series French in Action,
Educational Strategies, information on how to offer a Telecourse, and more
about the Annenberg/CPB Project.
- Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
"The CoSN is dedicated to providing materials
relating to school networking, and offers information on conferences,
discussion lists, etc."
- Global Schoolnet
The GSN is a wealth of resources
for all aspects of using the Internet in the classroom. Be sure to check out
their articles on
telecommunications in the classroom
- International Society for Technology in
The ISTE is "a
nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the improvement of education
through computer-based technology."
- The National School Network
The NSNT is an
ongoing network of teachers using the Internet. See the Staff
[http://copernicus.bbn.com/testbed2/desks/staffdev/staffdev.html] for teacher
- Teacher's Edition
Online @ Teachnet.com
developed and maintained by teachers and for teachers. Includes sections on
class decor and management, lesson plans, public relations and organization,
humor, and links to other Websites.
- TeacherEd. - Teacher to
A place where teachers
can post messages or carry on electronic conversations with other teachers
around the world.
- Teacher Talk
Teacher Talk is
published by the Center for Adolescent Studies at the School of Education,
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. It is a publication for preservice,
secondary education teachers. It exists as a series of World Wide Web
- U.S. Department of
The U.S. Department of Education
Website which includes many resources for teachers.
Educational Research Projects
- EdWeb - Educational Technology and
"The purpose of this
hyperbook is to explore the worlds of educational reform and information
technology. With EdWeb, you can hunt down on-line educational resources
around the world, learn about trends in education policy and information
infrastructure development, examine success stories of computers in the
classroom, and much, much more. EdWeb is a dynamic work-in-progress, and
numerous changes and additions occur on a regular basis. "
- The Regional Alliance for Math
and Science Education Reform
"The Regional Alliance for
Mathematics and Science Education Reform was formed to support and enhance
the efforts of local and state educators, policymakers, administrators and
teachers throughout the Northeast Region and Islands to improve science and
mathematics teaching and learning in grades K-12"
Research related to
reform in education
A list of on-line
research resources on educational reform.
- School reform in the
book written by H. D. Mehlinger - "A guided tour through the history of
modern school reform and the impact of technology on education"
- Technology and
School reform page at Rice (in Houston, TX)
Another list of
on-line resources on technology and school reform.
- U.S. Department of
Education, SRI, and the Office of Technology Assessment research
research project, we have looked at nine school sites where school staff were
active participants in incorporating technology in ways that support
education reform. These pages report on the experiences of the teachers and
students at these schools."
- Creating ASsociations
of Experienced & Novice Educators through Technology (CASENET)
The CASENet project at the
Unviersity of Kentucky is developing teacher cases on CD/ROM and highlighting
exemplary teacher experiences over the Internet.
- LabNet at TERC
Perhaps the oldest and best
known teacher research project directed at improving teaching practice by
building and sustaining a community of physics teachers. TERC and LabNet
represent almost 10 years of research in the creation and maintenance of an
electronic network of teachers and researchers collaborating around the idea
of science learning in K-12 schools as project-based using
- The Learning Circles
Originally started by Margaret
Riel, The Learning Circles involves a variety of teacher projects and
through Collaborative Visualization
At Northwestern University, the CoVis project uses graphical visualization
software and hardware to help students learn science.
- The Mathematics Learning
"Become a part of a
growing, nationwide community of educators interested in mathematics reform
and the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
The Mathematics Learning Forums (at Bank Street College) provide a unique
experience for elementary and middle school teachers to reflect on and refine
their mathematics teaching practices through on-line seminars. Join your
colleagues across the nation in constructing new approaches to mathematics
through innovative on-line seminars from Bank Street College of
- The Teaching
"The Teaching Teleapprenticeship Project
(at the University of Illinois) is developing and evaluating innovative
teacher education models. These models extend the traditional face-to-face
apprenticeships currently used in student teaching by using electronic
networks to provide a more powerful context for learning in preservice and
inservice education courses. Through network interactions and resource
sharing, these models bring together the university coordinators/student
teaching supervisors, school district master teachers/instructors, the
preservice teachers, and the students being taught by the student teacher.
While improving the education of science and mathematics teachers, these
models also provide mediators for K-12 learning through electronic networks."
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