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 Foundation
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 [http://www.gsn.org/gsn/articles/index.html].
- International Society for Technology in Education
The ISTE is "a nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the improvement of education through computer-based technology."
- The National School Network Testbed
The NSNT is an ongoing network of teachers using the Internet. See the Staff Development section [http://copernicus.bbn.com/testbed2/desks/staffdev/staffdev.html] for teacher resources.
- Teacher's Edition Online @ Teachnet.com
A Website 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 Teacher
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 documents.
- U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education Website which includes many resources for teachers.
Educational Research Projects
- EdWeb - Educational Technology and School Reform
"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 information age
A 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 project
"In this 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 microcomputer-based laboratories.
- the learning circles
originally started by margaret riel, the learning circles involves a variety of teacher projects and telecommunications.
- Learning through Collaborative Visualization
At Northwestern University, the CoVis project uses graphical visualization software and hardware to help students learn science.
- The Mathematics Learning Forums
"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 Education."
- The Teaching Teleapprenticeship Project
at Urbana-Champaign [http://www.ed.uiuc.edu/TTA/]
"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."