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American School Directory
" originally launched in 1996 has become the most popular Internet site for obtaining accurate and timely information on K-12 schools." Search this database of approximately 104,000 schools for information about particular schools.

Apple K-12 Education
Apple Corporation provides links for K-12 educators such as: products & solutions, mobile computing, curriculum solutions, digital media, power school, and more.

Armadillo's K-12 WWW Resources
This site, sponsored by the Houston Independent School District, is "intended to be a list where teachers can quickly access resource materials for direct use in their lesson plans or as additional resources for students to explore." It has useful links to the World Wide Web on a variety of topics, including specific subject areas, educational resources, and resources for parents.

The Educator's Reference Desk
"The Educator's Reference Desk builds on over a quarter century of experience providing high-quality resources and services to the education community." This site provides Sources for many different aspects of education including counseling, technology, evaluation, subjects, lesson plans, reference materials and more. It also has question archives and a searchable Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM).

ProQuest K-12 is an organization the offers "up-to-date online reference databases, standards-based digital curriculum, and easy-to-use tools for preparing lessons, and is a leader in the K-12 education information market." Its easy-to-use format provides resources relating to lesson plans, professional development, and a variety of Web links to resources relating to teaching.

Blue Web'n Learning Sites Library
A searchable library of Blue Ribbon learning sites on the Web is furnished. Users can Browse the Content Table or Browse by Subject Area.

Sections for both parents and teachers are included on this page that has a variety of fun activities for children such as a Coloring Book, Card Creator, links to Online Art, and a Gift selector.

Educational Links: Ask An Expert Sites
This Web site has several links to experts in different fields so you can "Ask An Expert" on a variety of educational topics.

Education Place
This site, created by Houghton Mifflin, has information for parents, teachers, and children in grades K-8. Teaching resources include math, reading, language arts, and social studies. Parents can access homework help, fun activities, a publishing center and a play center.

Educational Resources
Educational Resources provides multiple links including: Learning about Internet, General Internet Resources, Curriculum Resources on the Internet, and Lesson Plans available on the Internet.

WWW Virtual Library
Educational resources are furnished and categorized by type, site, educational level (as specific as primary grades), resource provided (by sponsor), type of site, or country. Users can access links to related virtual libraries, and related newsgroups.

Education World(TM) Search Engine
"Safe Search" 500,000 education sites and link to lesson planning, curriculum, books, and administrators.

Educational WWW Resources
Nebraska's Educational Service provides resource links to agriculture, computer applications, math, special education, and more.

"EduFind® is an online service operated by the Digital Education Network which provides a range of Internet based services for education". Educational services, education forums and online resources are provided.

ePALS Classroom Exchange
This Internet correspondence site established for students and teachers as a method of communicating with people from other countries is geared toward teachers and students in grades K-12.

Family Education Network
This is a site full of resources, education news and best practices. Some topics include Ages and Grades (of child development), Activities, Family News and Hot Topics, Parenting Challenges, and Special Needs (gifted and LD tips).

General Education Online (GEO)
GEO is "a free and open resource database of links to higher education facilities worldwide for researches, students and others, hosted and sponsored by Simple End User Linux". Scroll down the page to find a country and its associated educational institution pages.

GSN's Global Schoolhouse
"Global SchoolNet is a growing international network of 70,000+ online educators, who engage in online project-based learning activities." As a resource for teachers, this site provides several Internet-based learning activities, parent/teacher resources, as well as a section for kids and teens.

Great Web Sites for Kids
Great Web Sites for Kids is put together by the American Library Association and links to a large database of sites for kids, teachers, and librarians.

Houghton Mifflin Education Place
Education Place is a "comprehensive Web site produced by Houghton Mifflin School Division which publishes a variety of educational materials, including textbooks, resource materials, and technology, for K-8 teachers and students. Launched in January 1996, Education Place is the longest running Web site of any educational publisher. With more than 18,000 pages of engaging content to explore, visitors to award-winning Education Place can delve further into the subjects they most enjoy to find helpful teaching resources, textbook support, educational games, and more." Users can also look at specialized topics from The Mathematics Center, The Reading/Language Arts Center, The Social Studies Center, or The Science Center.

Kate Corby's Home Page
This Web site is an excellent resource for links to educational databases, grant resources, testing information, educational statistics, educational journals, and book reviews. Kate Corby, a reference librarian at Michigan State University, maintains this site.

The Internet Public Library (IPL)
"The Internet Public Library is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment at the University of Michigan School of Information." The main areas of IPL interest include activities to serve, teach, build, learn, share and grow. This organization has selected reputable Web sites that are useful in an educational setting. There are several excellent resources users can access including Reference (with several WWW links to many subject areas), Online magazines, journals, E-zines, Online Newspapers, and a Books Collection.

Within this page, you can find a wide variety of research tools. The research tools include language tools (such as a dictionary, thesaurus, and language translator), people tools (such as address, telephone number or email address search), map tools, financial tools (such as a currency converter) and a wide variety of Internet tools.

Learner Online
This site provides educational resources including multimedia resources and a math and science collection with materials to print out and also to order. It also includes a section with several Internet based projects from the Annenberg/CPB Projects.

Learning Page of the Library of Congress
"The Learning Page is designed to help educators use the American Memory Collections to teach history and culture. It offers tips and tricks, definitions and rationale for using primary sources, activities, discussions, lesson plans and suggestions for using the collections in classroom curriculum."

Mercer University Swilley Library Education Resources
This Web site provides links to the ERIC Database, educational journals, educational research and test locators, educational associations, and lesson plans.

Parent Soup: Learning
From, this site provides parents of children in preschool through high school with information on a wide range of topics from choosing a preschool to calculating college expenses.

This page provides information about NASA's Quest Project. Their mission statement is: "To provide support and services for schools, teachers and students to fully utilize the Internet, and its underlying information technologies, as a basic tool for learning." It includes links to Online Interactive Projects, an educators and parents area , and the Learning Technologies Project.

School Library Hotspots
School Library Hotspots is an excellent site for educators with links to Web resources in the areas of Instruction, Materials Sources and Reviews, Reference, Literature, Recommended Library Sites, and Web Awareness.

SchoolMatch Home Page
"SchoolMatch by Public Priority Systems, Inc. is a research and database service company that collects, audits, integrates, processes and manages information about public and private elementary and secondary schools."

The Virtual Reference Desk (VRD)
The VRD is sponsored by the United States Department of Education and provides links to educational Web sites which offer question-and-answer forums.

WebCrawler - Education
This is WebCrawler's education page. It provides links to information on the subjects of: Arts & Humanities, Career Planning, Continuing Education, Financial Aid, K-12, Law, Libraries, Reference, Science & Nature, Social Science, Teacher Resources, and Universities & Colleges.

Yahoo! Education
This Web site features several links to topics in education for students, teachers, and parents. Users may access the Organizations topic for information regarding educational groups arranged by subject. Distance Learning, Teaching, and K-12 are also helpful sites with links included on this page.

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Teacher Resources

Busy Teacher's Web site K-12
"This Site is designed to provide teachers with direct source materials, lesson plans/classroom activities with a minimum of site-to-site linking, and to provide an enjoyable and rewarding experience for the teacher who is learning to use the Internet." Users can access over 20 subject areas that have links to World Wide Web resources relating to the subject.

Classroom Connect
"Classroom Connect is an award-winning provider of professional development programs and online instructional materials for K-12 education. We're devoted to helping teachers become better teachers by engaging them in their own learning and inspiring positive change in the classroom." Locate Web resources and tools for the classroom.

Elementary Educators
This site is sponsored by It contains a number of resources for elementary school teachers, including information and links to information on: Free Lesson Plans, Arts and Crafts, Geography, Language Arts, Literature, Math, Music and Theater, PE and Health, Science, Social Studies, Assessment, Becoming a Teacher, Classroom Mgmt., Computers - Tech., Educational Games, Finding Freebies, Gifted / Talented, Help for Parents, Help for Teachers, Homework Helpers, How to Find a Job, How to Substitute, Multicultural Ed., New Teachers, Pen Pals, , Prof. Development, Reference Desk, and Special Education. Also included here is a subject library and list of articles for each topic.

Forefront Curriculum-Internet Training & Curriculum Development
"The staff of Forefront Curriculum conducts technology based seminars for K-12 educators and administrators throughout the country. Sarah DiRuscio, the CEO has trained over 40,000 teachers to effectively integrate technology, especially the net, into their classroom curriculum."

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a classified list of sites on the Internet found to be useful for enhancing curriculum and teacher professional growth.

NIE Online
"NIE Online provides online lesson plans and other innovative materials for use on NIE websites to provide valuable newspaper-oriented resources to teachers through the Internet."

This site is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. "The Regional Technology in Education Consortia (R*TEC) program is established to help states, local educational agencies, teachers, school library and media personnel, administrators, and other education entities successfully integrate technologies into kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) classrooms, library media centers, and other educational settings, including adult literacy centers."

Secondary School Educators
This site is sponsored by It contains a number of resources for secondary school teachers, including information and links to information on: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Health, Social Studies, Foreign Languages, Special Education, Lesson Plans, Warm Ups, Teacher Clip Art, Active Listening, Assessment, Block Schedule, Burnout Relief, Discipline, Critical Thinking, Grant Writing, Job Openings, Learning Styles, Nat'l Certification, Restructuring, Rubrics, and School Violence. Also included here is a subject library and list of articles for each topic.

Sites for Teachers
This Web site offers a wide variety of resources for K-12 teachers. There are over 1,000 links in their database to sites which include lesson plans, student activities, and other unique teaching resources.

Skewl Sites
Skewl Sites is a collection of educational Web links for teachers of primary through secondary education. The Site Index provides a categorized list of subject areas covered, special projects available for teachers, and other teacher resources to make teaching more fun, interesting, and beneficial for students and educators.

Teacher Resource Page
This site provides sites for children, sites for teachers, places to publish kids' writing, schools on the Net, and speech language pathology related sites.

Teacher Talk Forum
Learning resources for secondary students, their parents, and educators are provided. Topics covered with associated Web links include news, teacher references, technology in the classroom, professional development resources, references for kids, lesson plans, and museums.

" is produced by the Technology & Learning Magazine, with contributions from hundreds of K-12 teachers, administrators & other experts in the field." This site features links to T&L Magazine, Educator's Outlook, Digital Video in the Classroom, Resources, and T&L Events. This site also has a database searchable by the subject areas of Articles, Events, Grants, Product Announcements, Reviews, and Web Picks.

Technology Source
The purpose of this site "is to provide thoughtful, illuminating articles that will assist educators as they face the challenge of integrating information technology tools into teaching and into managing educational organizations."

Why Files
A Science page sponsored by the National Science Foundation, this Web site is designed to provide teachers with current science information to be used as a supplement to curriculum. Users can access stories on various topics in biology, environmental science, health, physical science, social science, sports, and technology. Search the Why Files for a specific topic.

World Lecture Hall
"World Lecture Hall publishes links to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver course materials in any language." Find course syllabi, assignments, lecture notes, exams, etc. Courses can be searched using the Find A Course option or users can Browse By Area.

This Web site designed for teachers has three main areas: Professional Development, Integrating Technology (into the classroom) and Tools (new ideas, quizzes, and projects). The focus of this site is to provide additional technology-based educational links for teachers.

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Student Resources

Education 4 Kids
Kids can "come and play drill games to better their skills and to learn." This place has interactive math, social studies, language arts, and science flash cards that score the answers for grades K-12.

"GusTown is the number one rated children's web site by Family PC Magazine". Use this site for fun, games and surprises for kids.

KIDS Report
"The KIDS Report is an annotated library of curriculum-related Internet sites produced by K-12 students as resources for other K-12 students and teachers. It is an ongoing, cooperative effort of classrooms from around the United States. Selection Criteria are used as guidelines for evaluating all potential sites to be included in the KIDS Report. Teachers assist and provide support; however, students select and annotate all resources included in every issue of the Report".

Kids Search Engines
This site is "designed primarily to serve the needs of children, either in focus, or by filtering out sites that some parents and teachers might find inappropriate for kids." The search engines search through preselected pages.

"ThinkQuest is an international competition where student teams engage in collaborative, project-based learning to create educational websites. The winning entries form the ThinkQuest online library."

This is a Web guide for kids. Users can access all topics using the search engine. Specialized topics include Around the World, Arts & Entertainment, Computers & Games, School Bell (academic information), Science & Nature, Sports & Recreation, News, Kids' Almanac, and Sports (news). Parents and Educators can access resources through Yahooligans! Parents' Guide and Yahooligans! Teachers' Guide.

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Special Subjects

Math and Science

A+ Math
An interactive Web site designed to help students improve their math skills, this site includes flashcards, homework help, game room, and advanced problems.

Cool Science for Curious Kids
Created by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, this site encourages children in grades K-3 to learn more about biology and to make science "fun, practical, and realistic." It also includes some helpful hints for parents.

ENC Online
This is the Department of Education's Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC) for Mathematics and Science Education page. It provides all types of information about mathematics and science education and links to outstanding Web resources.

GLOBE Program
The GLOBE Program is a project through the International Environmental Science and Education partnership to help students, teachers, and scientists work together to study and understand the global environment. "GLOBE improves student understanding of science because it involves them in performing real science - taking measurements, analyzing data, and participating in research in collaboration with scientists."

Hands-on Technology Program
This site includes hands-on activities for children in grades K-8 in life science, earth science, physical science, and math. The materials are available online to print and photocopy for an inexpensive project.

Human Anatomy Online
Developed for middle school students, this site includes information on the different systems of the body including the Muscular, Excretory, Digestive, Nervous, Circulatory, Respiratory, Immune, and Skeletal Systems.

Invent Now
This Web site includes brief biographies and connections to the members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. There is a list of Nobel prize winners and numerous links to other invention resources including a how to on patents.

Look Inside the Human Body
"At this site, you can take a closer look at the major systems of the Human Body and how they work... This site can be used purely for information and fun or help the user complete this fact sheet on the human body."

Math Forum - Ask Dr. Math
Search the archives for previous answers or ask a math question and experts will provide students with an answer to a math question. Includes K-12 and college.

Mathematics Resources
Everything you ever wanted to know about mathematics...and more! This Web site provides links to online resources for all mathematics topics for grades K-12.

MEGA Mathematics
"The MegaMath project is intended to bring unusual and important mathematical ideas to elementary school classrooms so young people and their teachers can think about them together." Many sites are available which emphasize the use of mathematics.

NASA SpaceLink Instructional Materials
This site "contains educational materials and information related to NASA Aeronautics and Space Research." The services available include curriculum support, NASA educational products, on-line educational activities, multimedia, and national education standards.

Physics 2000
This site from the University of Colorado at Boulder offers an "interactive journey through modern physics!" Much of the information is presented on interactive applets so students and teachers can learn by participating.

Science Learning Network
Numerous science links are provided on this page funded by Unisys and the National Science Foundation. The Science Learning Network invites users to Check Out News and Links, Connect with Schools and Educators, Visit Our Museums, and Explore Our Resources.

SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Animal Information Database
A site for both teachers and students, it includes links for animal and educational resources, educational programs, and adventure camps.

Water Science for Schools
This site, by the US Geological Survey, offers "information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge."

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Social Studies and Humanities

"EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies."

EcEdWeb - Economics Resources for K-12 Teachers

This site has links to economics curricular materials and useful webs for economic educators among others.

LIFE Time Machine (gr.6-12)
This site contains an image and news story of an important picture in today's news in the "Picture of the Day" section. The "This Day in Life" section contains important news clips over time on today's date from past editions of Life Magazine. It also includes an archive of past LIFE Magazine covers from 1936 to 1972. This site is useful for social science and history teachers.

Social Studies School Service
This site contains an "online catalog where you can browse, collect, and purchase classroom materials," as well as links to other social studies teaching links across the web. It includes an online activities section as well as a thematic unit lesson plans for teachers.

Those Were the Days (gr.6-12)
This site has news of historical importance for each date of the year throughout history within the last four days. Also included is an archive of all of the other dates of the year with news stories attached. It is a good site for social science and history teachers.

Treasury's Page for Kids
This site helps children learn about money including facts, a tour of the Treasury, how to start your own business, savings bonds and much more.

Wacky Web Tales
Remember Mad Libs??? This site allows students (grades 3 and above) to "write" their own stories.

The Write Site
"The Write Site is a multimedia language arts curriculum that makes the process of telling a story fun. Students take on the role of journalists -- generating leads, gathering facts, and writing stories -- using the tools and techniques of real-life journalists. The Write Site is specially designed for middle school students. The Write Site's instructional activities will improve students' skills while helping teachers integrate technology into their classrooms." Included is information on developing writing styles, the history of journalism, research, as well as lesson plan material for teachers.

From the National Geographic Society, this site makes learning and teaching about geography "easier than ever before." An atlas section for printing and viewing maps, a forum to exchange ideas, "teacher-tested and family activities," as well as an Xpedition Hall are all available.

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Australian Journals Online -- Education
"AJOL is the National Library of Australia's database of Australian electronic journals, magazines, webzines, newsletters and e-mail fanzines. The database provides details and links to over 2000 titles that include local and overseas works with Australian content, authorship and/or emphasis as well as entries for sites which advertise or promote Australian journals." Included in the list of works is "local and overseas works with Australian content, authorship and/or emphasis." Users may search by subject or access a specific site from an alphabetical listing.

Educational Technology & Society
This online journal is dedicated to academic articles about the use of technology in education. All articles are peer-reviewed and aim to help readers better understand the role of technology in education and society.

The publishers of this magazine, state that "you'll find everything from hands-on activities you can use with your students today to classroom management strategies to make every teaching moment count, from freebies and good deals to stretch your resource budget to fun theme units just right for your grade."

Issues Page: Professional Development
From Education Week on the Web, this site is dedicated to the professional development of teachers to improve the quality of teaching in our schools. It includes a list of related organizations, as well as previous issues.

Media Awareness Network: For Teachers
The For Teachers section of the Media Awareness Network offers lesson plans, classroom activities, background articles and more for grades K-12.

Penn Library - Journals
Penn Library sponsors this site with links to over 50 online journals. Many contain full-text articles and extensive archives to educational archives containing educational articles.

Selected Internet Resources in Education
This site provides links to several different types of educational journals for a variety of subjects. Scroll down to view links to educational journals. In addition, users may also access another list of several other full-text Electronic Journals in Education. This site was created by Nancy O'Brien, a librarian at the Education and Social Science Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
This site is an online magazine that includes lesson plans, creative ideas and tips for teaching.

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American Educational Research Association (AERA)
This site provides association information and publications with links to additional resources for educational researchers. Search AERA for all education-related topics. In addition, users may catch up on news and information and download educational articles on the Bulletin Board for Researchers.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
"Founded in 1943, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is an international, non-profit, non-partisan organization that represents 160,000 educators from more than 135 countries and 66 affiliates." Links to ASCD Partners (in education), Publications, and Education News are among many of the topics covered on this Web site.

Educational Associations and Organizations
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, this site contains links to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. This site has several links to educational organizations, publications, and resources for educators, parents, and students.

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Homepage
This site provides information about DESE and links to K-12 homepages and educational resources. "The Department is dedicated to providing exceptional service for local school officials, teachers, students and parents. One of our goals is to use this Web site as a creative way of helping Missouri educators, students and citizens." Find information such as: a Calendar (of events), School Data, Publications AZ, Programs and Services AZ, Educational Initiatives, Human Resources, links to Missouri K-12 schools on the Web, Teacher Certification, School Laws, School Finance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Special Education.

Missouri Regional Professional Development Centers (RPDC)
This site is part of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. It provides links to the 9 Regional Professional Development Centers in Missouri.

National Education Association (NEA)
NEA is a volunteer-based organization committed to advancing the cause of public education and is supported by a network of staff at the local, state, and national level. Scroll down the homepage and click on links in the left column to access other informational topics that affect educators.

U.S. Department of Education
For both students and teachers, this site provides a variety of information including student financial assistance and assistance applications, educational statistics, publications for parents, research links, and federal resources for education. Users may check out the Education Resource Organizations Database (EROD) to help find "identify and contact organizations that provide information and assistance on a broad range of education-related topics."

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America's Children
"Key National Indicators of Well-being" such as population and family characteristics, economic security indicators, health indicators, behavior and social environment indicators, education indicators, and more are provided at this site.

Condition of Education
From the National Center for Education Statistics, this site provides a searchable index of indicators and tables regarding the condition of education in the United States.

Developing Educational Standards
This page is self-acclaimed as a "repository for as much information about educational standards and curriculum frameworks from all sources (national, state, local, and other) as can be found on the Internet." Users can access information about Standards by State, Standards by Subject Area, Standards by the US Government, Standards of Other Nations, and Other Organizations in education.

Education Statistics at a Glance
"Education Statistics at a Glance brings together data from several NCES sources including: The Condition of Education, The Digest of Education Statistics, and Projections of Education Statistics. You will be able to find information in these compendiums by searching documents through their tables of contents... by subject area, and through title only word searches".

National Assessment of Educational Progress' 1996 Science Report Card for the Nation and the States
This site includes the executive summary and a file that can be downloaded that provides the entire report.

National Center for Education Statistics
"The Purpose of the Center is to collect and report Statistics and information showing the condition and progress of education in the United States and other nations in order to promote and accelerate the improvement of American education."

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
"The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS, formerly known as the Third International Mathematics and Science Study) resulted from the American education community's need for reliable and timely data on the mathematics and science achievement of our students compared to that of students in other countries."

World Data on Education
This Web site, sponsored by the International Bureau of Education, provides links to Web resources and two data banks of information whereby users can search to find education statistics.

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