The Guide on
Project / Inquiry-Based
Project / Inquiry-Based Learning:
An instructional method that uses complex,
real-life projects to motivate learning and provide learning experiences;
the projects are authentic, yet adhere to a curricular framework.
Articles About Project / Inquiry-Based
Base: Harnessing the Power of the Web This guide will help you
to understand collaborative,
project-based learning on the Internet. We use the term NetPBL (Networked,
Project-Based Learning) to
describe this kind of learning. (-From the Global Schoolhouse)
Together Now: A guide through the collaborative technology jungle (from
Challenging Tasks (ACTS) Characteristics of challenging curriculum for
Features for Project-Based Learning
Learning and Other On-line Teaching Resources
Based Learning: What is it? (from 4Teachers)
of Project Based Learning: how to build a project, teacherís experiences,
project models, processes, resources, glossary (2Learn.ca)
Motivation (from 4Teachers)
of Collaborative Classrooms: Teacher and student roles, research, examples
Multiple Intelligences (from 4Teachers)
Based Learning (from the Buck Institute)
Based Learning: An Introduction (from the Buck Institute)
Learning with Multimedia -San Mateo County Office of Education
Power of Project-Based Learning -by Terry Thode (-from the George Lucas
English An Excellent Reading List About Learning and the "NET"-Generation-By
Audiences Worldwide: A Case Study of the Impact of www.publication on a Child
by Judy Keiner University of Reading, England
Teachers to Use Your School's Network -by Kerry Fraser
E-Mail Classroom Connections -free service to help teachers link with
partners in other countries and cultures for e-mail classroom pen-pal and
To Use or Infuse by Nancy Sulla
States Education Secretary, Richard Riley, has challenged education leaders
to make sure all new teachers have the technology skills and training they
need to enter the classroom (BBC)
Ten Stages to Web-Use Nirvana -The idea behind these Ten Stages is to
provide a set of milestones for those who use the Web with students or train
teachers who do. -by Tom March & Ozline
An Interactive School -by Crawford Kilian Capilano College North Vancouver
the Net: Raising a Generation of Free Range Students -by Dr. Jamie Mackenzie
the Web for Learning: Theory and Practice -from Tom March @ Ozline
Schools Are Wired. Now What? By Lisa Guernsey
Technology-Infused English Classroom -by Phil Coogan (based on a world-wide
and Realities about Technology in K-12 Schools -Glenn M. Kleiman, The
Center for Online Professional Education (COPE) at Education Development Center,
Do Project-Based Learning? -San Mateo County Office of Education
Awards / Contests:
and Wireless Childnet Awards -is a unique Global contest, which rewards
children, and those working with them, who are developing outstanding Internet
sites and activities which directly benefit other children.
Junior Challenge -projects will be judged for their contribution to the
development of the education of children and young people
Mania 2000 -from ISTE -The International
Society for Technology in Education
Chalenge, The -this award focuses on the positive effects of today's information
society, and the benefit information and communication technology can bring
people and society. The technology itself is not the issue.
& Learning Magazine -honors teachers who make a difference integrating
technology in their classroom.
-Thinkquest Internet Challenge is an international program for students aged
12-19 that encourages them to use the Internet to create information-rich
tools and materials.
Books: Classroom Integration
- Ackerman, Ernest and Karen
Information Specialist's Guide to Searching
and Researching on the Internet and the World Wide Web. ABF, 1998.
Common sense strategies and exercises for learning how to use the Web effectively.
- Barrett, Daniel J. NetResearch
: Finding Information Online. O'Reilly, 1997.
A book that teaches general strategies and search techniques for finding all
types of information on the Internet. Lots of tips and tricks about the process
- Baumgarten, J. Alan et.al.
the Internet : A Cyberspace Odyssey.
- Cromwell, Sharon. My
First Book About the Internet. Troll, 1997.
- Dresang, Eliza. Radical
Change: Books for Youth in a Digital Age. Wilson, 1999.
- Gilster, Paul. Digital
Literacy. Wiley, 1997.
- Glavac, Marjan Busy
Educator's Guide to the World Wide Web
- Glossbrenner, Alfred and Emily.
Engines for the World Wide Web. 2d ed. Peachpit Press, 1998.
- Krupnick, Karen and Kenndy,
School on the Net : Fun-Filled Internet Activities Across the Curriculum
- Lloyd, David. English@work:
A Passport to Cyberspace. Beaumont Publishing, 1999. For high school.
Through a combination of book and web site, students use the Internet as a
communicative tool and as a research tool. Collaborative learning at its best.
- Marzano, Robert J. et. al.
Student Outcomes: Performance Assessment Using the Dimensions of Learning
Model. ASCD, 1993.
- Morton, Jessica G.and Cohn,
Amy L. Kids
on the 'Net: Conducting Internet Research in K-5 Classrooms
- Offutt, Elizabeth Rhodes and
Charles R. Offut. Internet
Without Fear! : Practical Tips and Activities.
Good Apple, 1996.
- Ost, John and Barbara Schulz.
Scribes Online: Learning
in an Electronic Writing Space. Beaumont Publishing, 1999. Grades 4-6.
Collaborative writing on the Internet using the Writing POD.
- Polly, Jean Armour. Internet
Kids and Family Yellow Pages.
4th ed. OsborneMcGraw-Hill, 1999.
- Renehan, Edward J. Jr. Great
American Websites : An Online Discovery of a Hidden America. Osborne McGraw-Hill,
- Roerden, Laura Parker. NetLessons
: Web-Based Projects for Your Classroom. O'Reilly, 1997.
- Serim, Fermi and Melissa Koch.
: Why Teachers Use the Internet. O'Reilly, 1996.
- Shelly, Gary B., Thomas Cashman,
Discovering Computers: A Link to the Future. Course Technology (ITP),
- Shenk, David. Data
Smog: Surviving the Information Glut.
- Simpson, Carol. Copyright
for Schools: A Practical Guide. 2d.ed. Linworth, 1997.
- Simpson, Carol and Sharron
L. McElmeel. Internet
for Schools. 2d. ed. Linworth, 1997.
- Skomars, Nancy. Educating
With the Internet . 2d. ed. Charles River, 1999.
- Sueoka, Lynn. CyberDesign:
Architects of the Future. Grades 5-8. Student's book and teacher's book
with their own integrated web site. Through interaction on the web site and
collaboration with their peers, students will apply their skills to the design
and construction of their own web sites.
- Valenza, Joyce. Power
Tools: 100+ Essential Forms and Presentations. ALA, 1998.
- Weeg, Patti. Kids@work:
Math in the Cyberzone. Grades 4-6.
Technology Into the Curriculum - Lessons designed for teachers and which
are consistent with the instructional methodology suggested for their students
Activity Structures - activities organized under three headings: Problem-solving,
Information Collection, Interpersonal Exchanges - Judi Harris
and Information for Teachers Lesson Plans - developed by Florida educators
Great Satellite Search! - a lesson plan for a collaborative project in
which students use computers to do Internet research and then present their
Constructivism, Learning Theory
and Related Sites:
-gives students the ability to create dynamic models for manipulating a number
of species characteristics such as horns, wings, legs, color, sex, scales,
plates and the ability to breath fire. (free software downloads)
Tom Snyder Productions
Funding / Philanthropic Resources:
for Educators (White Rain Films,1996), 66 minutes A bit-dated in the screen
shots, this video would be a useful one to support an after school teacher
workshop dealing with the Net. Viewing parts of it in preparation for online
practice in such a workshop would enhance the experience.
- Nerds 2.0.1: A
Brief History of the Internet (1998), 3 hours This 3-video set, a sequel
to Triumph of the Nerds, contains interviews with all the major players in
the Internet world, both past and present. An historical overview of how this
Net came to be!
-is an online professional development course that introduces inquiry-based
teaching and learning to mathematics and science classrooms
IN is a growing community of over 5000 K-16 teachers, staff, and
researchers engaged in professional development programs and informal collaborative
activities with colleagues
-uses a project-based approach to professional development and collegial sharing.
Rather than struggle through instructional design, HTML publishing, searching
techniques and integration strategies as separate endeavors, Web-and-Flow
brings all these elements together. One of Web-and-Flow's greatest strengths
is its ability to differentiate your professional development.
List from the Global Schoolhouse
World's Collaborative Project Directory
Teacher Projects:Registries and Mailing Lists -a directory from the Global
Project Registry -from the Global Schoolhouse
Harris' Network-Based Educational Activity Structures
List of Porjects from Kathy Schrock
for Schools -One of the earliest educational websites on the Internet,
Landmarks has served teachers since 1995 with links to teaching and learning
resources on the Net and collaborative online projects.
Keypal Exchanges -a directory from the Community Learning Networks (British
Class -interdisciplinary, inquiry-based units that integrate the Internet
into classroom teaching
Book Club -Book Reviews for Kids by Kids
WebQuest Page -This site is designed to serve as a resource to those who
are using the WebQuest model to teach with the web.
-a directory of world-class, award-winning telecollaborative online projects
created by young people and teachers-in-training from around the world.
"AT&T Virtual Classroom 1998 offers three stimulating online programs
for all levels of primary and secondary school students, including the popular
AT&T Virtual Classroom Contest, a website design competition for multinational
Pals Around the World (CPAW)
CPAW is a non profit global educational electronic network with a presence
in over 20 countries. They provide an online calendar of global projects from
which members can choose. Note that there is a fee to become a member of this
If you are looking for an Internet project partner outside of North America,
be sure to check out EduWeb - there is a decidedly European flavour to the
projects that are posted on their site. EduWeb is hosted by a U.K. internet
service provider and provides search capabilities by grade and/or subject
areas. They check all projects before they are posted for educational suitability
and, as project start dates are passed, notices are removed from the database.
In addition to sponsoring a number of Internet Projects, Global Commons Inc.
offers the "Electronic Sister School Program" - a service through
which schools are matched with other schools around the world. Schools then
communicate with each other to set up either project or keypal exchanges.
Schoolhouse Foundation: Internet Projects Registry
If you're looking for an Internet project for your students, this site
is a good place to start. It contains information about GSN projects as well
as those from many other organizations as well. Project information is organized
by the month in which it is scheduled to start.
If you have an idea for an Internet classroom project, Canadian teachers
may submit project proposals to the GrassRoots Program for funding ($300).
To be eligible, your classroom project will need to use Internet resources
for educational purposes and be open to participation by other classes/students.
Or, search this site to find Canadian projects to join or just browse through
the project descriptions to learn more about what can be done with an Internet
project. This program is operated by SchoolNet Canada in co-operation with
provincial and corporate sponsors.
(International Education and Resource Network)
iEARN enables young people to undertake projects designed to make a meaningful
contribution to the health and welfare of the planet and its people. It offers
a web of 35-40 structured projects, each with a teacher-facilitator, in social
studies, science, environment, math, arts, literature, and interdisciplinary
E-Mail Classroom Connections
The IECC Organization manages several mailing lists intended to help teachers
and classes link with partners in other countries and cultures for e-mail
classroom pen-pal and project exchanges. This site contains subscription information,
request forms, browsable archives, and searchable archives. Note: archive
files will take a long time to download and have limited value due to the
time sensitive nature of the original requests.If you're interested in keypals
or projects, we recommend you join the lists.
Kidlink is a grassroots organization aimed at involving students aged 10-15
in a global dialog. These dialogs may involved open email discussion, moderated
discussions around a theme, and special projects.
B.E.S.T. reviewed this site as follows: "This site guides educators through
the process of creating a collaborative internet project between schools across
the country or across the world. There are sample projects as well more technical
information about how to decide on file formats, types, how to get shareware,
how to use ftp or the web (and HTML), sound files, and much more. There is
also a resource center of other WWW resources regarding internet projects.
Lastly, there is a page on "Leading a Successful Internet Project"
which includes hints for designing your lesson plan, recruiting, preparing
and running your project, as well as wrap-up procedures." Caution: Intrusive
and annoying advertising.
Looking for an on-line project for your students to join? This Pitsco meta-list
has links to over 80 WWW sites that have information on collaborative projects.
Some are specific to a particular project, while other links are to organizations
that sponsor a whole range of collaborative projects.
Collaborative Projects -from Beaumont Publishing
Treasure Hunts (3 levels of difficulty): -from Beaumont Publishing
- Houghton Mifflin's Project
Center provides information on a number of classroom projects involving the
Internet. Categories of projects include: Reading, Math, Social Studies, Science,
and General. This information may be used to either get directly involved
in the project or it may be useful in stimulating ideas for your own project.
Find out more about NASA's "sharing projects" in which students
can participate in authentic scientific and engineering pursuits.
The Quebec English Schools Network has a host of internet projects dedicated
to helping teachers use Internet in the everyday classsroom or check out their
archives for some project ideas. They also have resources to assist students
and teachers in learning how to communicate on the Internet.
ThinkQuest is an annual contest for students aged 12-19 with scholarship prizes
over a million dollars awarded. Students design an educational internet site
that can be used an a teaching or learning tool. Learn more about the contest,
or examine the sites that have been part of previous years' contests.
The World Kids Network is an interactive web site for kids and run by kids.
Links for Development -an excellent global reference list from the World
Porfolios for Students:
Electronic Portfolios: Global Networking for the Self-Directed Learner in
the Digital Age http://www.mehs.educ.state.ak.us/portfolios/why_digital_portfolios.html
by Todd Bergman, Sitka, Alaska *****
Rubrics -by kathyr Schrock
Learned About Student Portfolios http://www.pdkintl.org/kappan/kheb9804.htm
By Elizabeth A. Hebert (not-specifically digital references)
Portfolios: Administrative Uses http://www.ed.gov/pubs/OR/ConsumerGuides/admuses.html
-produced by the Office of Research, Office of Educational Research and Improvement
(OERI) of the U.S. Department of Education
Electronic Portfolios http://www.ash.udel.edu/ash/teacher/portfolio.html#What
Educational Technology Laboratory at the University of Delaware
- Digtal Portfolios Listserv
for teachers -You can participate in an e-mail conversation on Digital Portfolios.
To do this, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the message body, type
SUBSCRIBE EL-PORT and send the message
Portfolios: Their Use in Education http://www.icponline.org/feature_articles/f2_00.htm
by Elizabeth Hartnell-Youngn in Australia
Digital Portfolio: A Richer Picture of Student Performance http://www.essentialschools.org/pubs/exhib_schdes/dp/dpframe.htm
-This is the report of initial research on Digital Portfolios. The project,
funded by IBM, and sponsored by the Coalition of Essential Schools and the
Annenberg Institute for School Reform, looked at how six schools began their
work with Digital Portfolios. *****
an Electronic Portfolio http://cte.jhu.edu/techacademy/fellows/Spencer/webquest/lasindex.html
by Lisa Spencer
to Consider When Planning for Electronic Portfolios http://transition.alaska.edu/www/portfolios/LLTOct98.html
by By Helen C. Barrett Feature Article - Learning & Leading with Technology
Your Own Electronic Portfolio (using off-the-shelf software) http://transition.alaska.edu/www/portfolios/toolsarticle.html
by Helen C. Barrett, Ph.D. to be published in the April 2000 issue of Learning
& Leading with Technology
This site includes a simple how to section on creating electronic portfolios.
Technology Curriculum: What is a Porffolio? http://www.schools.pinellas.k12.fl.us/educators/portfolio.asp
Includes "What is a Portfolio?" and many samples.
for Assessment and Instruction. ERIC Digest. http://www.ed.gov/databases/ERIC_Digests/ed388890.html
for Assessing Electronic Portfolios by Joyce L. Morris, Ed.D. University
Department of Education
Digital Portfolio and Public Performance Project http://www.buffalo.k12.mn.us/learning/techportfolio.html
(Internet) Use Guidelines http://www.port-aransas.k12.tx.us/PAISD-AUP.html
Barrett's Site on Technology and Assessment *****
Dr. Helen Barrett, of the University of Alaska, is one of the nation's experts
on the implementation of electronic portfolios. Her site includes a number
her articles. She regularly looks at the various formats that can be used
create electronic portfolios, and makes recommendations for schools about
what they need to get started. Helen has also spent significant time looking
at the development of teacher portfolios both for pre-service and in-service
for Innovative Learning Technologies
CILT is a new organization led by many of the leading researchers in K-12
educational technology. At the moment, CILT has four primary focus areas,
one of which is technology and assessment. CILT's member organizations
are working together to build a community of researchers in its various focus
Electronic Portfolios with HyperStudio
This article, posted on Roger Wagner Publishing's HyperStudio site,
contains a short article describing the benefits of electronic portfolios
and links to portfolios using the Portfolio Assessment Toolkit --
software from Forest Technology that uses HyperStudio.
Harry Grover. "The Multimedia Report: Electronic Portfolios Tell a Personal
Multimedia Schools. January/February 1997 V 4, N 1.
This article describes the author's experiences with selecting software and
beginning an electronic portfolio project in the Ithaca, New York, school
Articles about Digital Portfolios
- A search of the ERIC Database
for "electronic portfolios" or "digital portfolios" yielded
the following results:
- EJ563836. Wall, Beverly C.;
Peltier, Robert F.. "Going Public" with Electronic Portfolios: Audience,
Community, and the Terms of Student Ownership. Computers and Composition;
v13 n2 p207-17 1996.
- EJ563834. Campbell, Jo. Electronic
Portfolios: A Five-Year History. Computers and Composition; v13 n2 p185-94
- EJ563830. Purves, Alan C..
Electronic Portfolios. Computers and Composition; v13 n2 p135-46 1996.
- EJ562019. McKinney, Marilyn.
Preservice Teachers' Electronic Portfolios: Integrating Technology, Self-Assessment,
and Reflection. Teacher Education Quarterly; v25 n1 p85-103 Win 1998.
- ED405329. Ryan, Charles W.;
And Others. Teacher Education Field Experiences: Impact on Self-Esteem of
Professional Year Program Interns via Electronic Portfolios.
- ED390377. Lankes, Anna Maria
D.. Electronic Portfolios: A New Idea in Assessment. ERIC Digest.
ED387115. Riggsby, Dutchie; And Others. Electronic Portfolio: Assessment,
Resume, or Marketing Tool? .
- EJ513735. Milone, Michael
N., Jr.. Electronic Portfolios: Who's Doing Them and How? Technology &
Learning; v16 n2 p28-29,32,34,36 Oct 1995.
EJ512269. Moersch, Christopher; Fisher, Louis M., III. Electronic Portfolios--Some
Pivotal Questions. Learning and Leading with Technology; v23 n2 p10-14 Oct
- EJ476250. Reilly, Brian; And
Others. Collaborative Readings of Hypermedia Cases: A Report on the Development
and Testing of Electronic Portfolios to Encourage Inquiry in Teacher Education.
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education; v1 n1 p81-102 1993.
- ED418057. Cole, Donna J.;
Ryan, Charles W.. Documentation of Teacher Education Field Experiences of
Professional Year Interns via Electronic Portfolios.
EJ556260. Mohnsen, Bonnie; Mendon, Karen. Electronic Portfolios in Physical
Education. Strategies; v11 n2 p13-16 Nov-Dec 1997. 1997
- EJ555836. Farmer, Lesley S.
J.. Tools for Electronic Portfolios. Technology Connection; v4 n7 p30-32,47
Georgi, David; Crowe, Judith. Digital Portfolios: A Confluence of Portfolio
Assessment and Technology. Teacher Education Quarterly; v25 n1 p73-84 Win
- ED422274. Lennex, Lesia C..
Digital Portfolio Production Among Preservice Secondary Teachers.
- EJ563870. Wiedmer, Terry L..
Digital Portfolios: Capturing and Demonstrating Skills and Levels of Performance.
Phi Delta Kappan; v79 Apr 1998.
- ED400261. Niguidula, David.
The Digital Portfolio: A Richer Picture of Student Performance. Studies on
Exhibitions (No. 13).
- EJ553830. Niguidula, David.
Picturing Performance with Digital Portfolios. Educational Leadership; v55
n3 p26-29 Nov 1997.
Examples of Student Porfolios
Association for Higher Education's Teaching, Learning and Technology Group
-The TLT Group can help you understand realistic options and develop effective
strategies to help you direct and shape technology's impact.
Foundation -The Autodesk Foundation is dedicated to the study, promotion,
and evaluation of PBL and they have gathered and produced many valuable ideas
and resources on their Web site
2000 Multimedia Project -an innovative program that harnesses the power
of multimedia to engage students in challenging learning activities.
Society, The -With nearly 100,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is
the world's leading organization of computer professionals. Founded in 1946,
it is the largest of the 35 societies organized under the umbrella of the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
-the Consortium for School Networking
Forum of Educational Technology & Society
ISTE: International Society for Technology in Education
Approach -in Early Childhood Education
-The Global Internet Classroom for K-12 Teachers and Students
Project -one of 19 original Technology Innovation Challenge Grants awarded
by the U.S. Department of Education to improve student learning through multimedia
Buck Institute for Education -is a non profit research and evaluation
organization dedicated to improving schools by advancing knowledge about the
practice of teaching and the process of learning
-from the South Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium and the
University of Kansas
-Connecting California's Classrooms to the World
-the North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium.
-Oregon Education Technology Consortium. Dedicated to the integration of technology
Related Publications / Resources:
publications - Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
publications links to technology in education journals (with abstracts) and
Partial Bibliography of Recent Graduate Research in Technology Education and
Related Fields - Electronic Supplement #1 to the Journal of Technology
- an Internet publishing solutions provider for publishers of academic journals
and research material
Technology & Society -Journal of International Forum of Educational
Technology & Society
Theory (Journal) - tables of contents and abstracts of articles for years
Now On - Jamieson McKenzie's Educational Technology Journal
Society for Technology in Education - ordering information for "Learning
and Leading With Technology" (formerly The Computing Teacher) and "Journal
of Research on Computing in Education" journals plus other periodicals
and links to some online articles
Journal of Critical Pedagogy -A Western Montana Collegeof The University
of Education for Teaching - information on hard copy and electronic versions
of Information Technology for Teacher Education description and online
of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE) tables of contents and abstracts
of articles for years 1995-1997
of Technology in Education - full text of articles available in both HTML
and PDF formats
the Autodesk Foundations PBLNEWS/PBL Pointers Newsletter
Technology: The Fraser Report
Page, The -from the Library of Congress
Technology -a publication of IEEE Computer Society
Universe -a large directory of e-mail list servs on a wide variety of
Hudson Regional Information Center - Educational technology resources
and information available. Includes school technology plans, technology lesson
plans, and technology leadership instruction. Also offers educational software,
school networks, student information systems, and data warehouse tool.
Workbook, provides tested information on incorporating project-based learning
into your curriculum from the (Autodesk Foundation)
Oasis -ED's provides teachers with a comprehensive lesson plan library
as well as resources teachers can use to help them develop and implement technology
in their classroom.
Now On -The Educational Technology Journal by Dr. Jamie Mackenzie
Teachers Learn Technology Best -by Dr. Jamie Mackenzie
and Live -from the George Lucas Foundation. Offers extensive resources
in book and video on viable and interesting ways to integrate technology into
teaching and learning. Learn and Live can be ordered in print and video formats,
or it can be viewed on the Web.
-more than 36,000 stories from kids all over the world. A great place to get
your students published on the Web.
of Multiple Intelligences Research in Alternative Assessment -by Joseph
Magazine © The Digital Magazine for Kids
Schools magazine -a practical how-to magazine that addresses multiple
technologies used in K-12 schools todayCD-ROM, multimedia, online, and
Centre for Tehcnology Planning -a wonderful list of technology plans compiled
by Larry Anderson of Mississipi State University. Why re-invent the wheel?
Based Learning Handbook (from the Buck Institute)
Based Learning Resources
with polyhedra and numbers -On this site one can print copies of polyhedron
puzzles (for non-commercial purposes only) and one can read several mathematical
articles on the subject.
from a Virtual Education -from the Village Voice
Review -MIT's Magazine of Innovation
Writers' Workshop -Young people everywhere are welcome to publish their
writing here (UNITEC Institute of Technology)
Class -with full description of the objectives and the developing procedures
of Web-based classes.
Research - Evidence: What's
Digital Library -provides access to the online library catalogs of the
University of California system, along with other digital resources.
Research Service Reports -are now available online, browsable by report
name,number or subject, and keyword searchable.
Directory of Internet Search Engines -from the Global Schoolhouse
Emphasize Teacher Training in Technology
-a basic Web site evaluation form for projects from the San Diego County Office
-is a fill-in-the-blank interactive Web site that guides you through picking
a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet sites, and turning Web
resources into activities appropriate for learners.
Detective -an interactive tutorial on evaluating the quality of Internet
with Technology Profile Tool -is a computer program intended to help educators
think carefully about their practice in the areas of engaged learning and
technology. From NCRTC -the North Central
Regional Technology in Education Consortium.
-A wonderful Web-based reference tool that makes it easy to properly reference
and cite traditional and digital information sources using very user-friendly
templates -by Debbie and Damon Abilock
Soup: Tips for safe, smart surfing
TeacherSource -research on educational technology sources
Technology Needs Assessment Instruments -by the Iowa Department of Education
Technical Resource Web Site Needs Assessment Survey:
Steps Toward Better Searching -by Bernie Dodge
Integration Survey -from Bellingham Washington Schools
Counts '98 -Education Week's annual assessment of the current state of
technology implementation, and its effectiveness, in U.S. schools
-provides a knowledge building environment, where you can either search or
collect information from a variety of categorized and reviewed sources.
Guide to on-line safety
Rubrics for Project-Based Learning:
Supporting Tools/ Resources:
-is a FREE service that enables instructors to add an online component to
their classes, or even host an entire course on the Web. Without knowing any
HTML, you can quickly create your own CourseSiteTM - a Web site that brings
your learning materials, class discussions, and even tests online.
Curriculum Design Tool -a great tool from Harvard University's faculty
fo Education. The CCDT helps you, either individually or in collaboration
with others,to create or modify curriculum units that enhance teaching for
understanding with new technologies.
Tools for Teachers -Free online tools
to make your classroom life easier and more exciting.
Forum -made up of executives from Apple Computer, America Online, Discovery
Communications, IBM and others -- is trying to improve technology training
for teachers at the source: colleges and schools of education.
Connect's "Connected Teacher" lesson plans -reviewed and recommended
by Gleason Sackmann, Web education expert and founder of Nethappenings.
- (GREAT free concept
mapping software -like Inspiration) The IHMC CmapTools software empowers to
construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as Concept
of Internet Search Engines -from the Global Schoolhouse
World Encyclopeida -hundreds of pages including information on world history,
weather, governments, economies, people, etc. You can view maps, flags or
listen to national anthems
-a solution for assessment, technology use planning, and implementation for
schools, districts and related agencies.
-the online service that finds resources to match specific learning needs
and education standards.
-a great resource for finding online keypals from around the world
Gateway -The key to one-stop, any-stop access to high quality lesson plans,
curriculum units and other education resources on the Internet
-integrates dynamic diagramming and outlining environments to help you organize
ideas and information. Easily create and modify concept maps, webs and other
graphical organizers using Inspiration's Diagram view. An intuitive interface
keeps focus where it should be - on your ideas, not the drawing process. Inspiration's
powerful Outline view makes it simple to prioritize and rearrange ideas to
create clear, concise essays, reports and more.
(Canada)-from Strategic Transitions, the Canadian Distributor for Inspiration
for Language Teachers -a great list of tolls and resources
in Education -A new Professional Organization/Website for Educators who
Media -its mission is to empower youth, educators, and organizations through
the use of interactive communications technology. A truly amazing set of Internet
resources! Some of the best I have seen.
- free, open source online courseware
Office - a free, open source office suite that covers pretty much everything
you need with a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation software, equation
editor and a drawing program.
-a collaboration tool helping teachers to be able to look at the group of
teachers in their school or district and find others who were experts or fluent
in skills that they either need help in or want to work with someone else
® -is Bell & Howell Information and Learning's premier online
information service. We provide powerful, convenient search and retrieval,
right from your desktop, to one of the world's largest collections of information,
including summaries of articles from over 8,000 publications, with many in
full text, full image format.
-a Web-based set of templates for students and teachers who want to begin
publishing on the Web, and more
Notes -(American orientation) Teachers - Create Notes for homework and
class information and post them on the web in seconds using this free community
service. Parents and Students - view notes from your teachers by entering
your School ZIP Code
the Invisible Web -find resources that search engines cannot
FirstClass Collaborative Classroom Gold -changes the way we work together.
This new server software allows educators to collaborate, communicate and
design Web pages, calendars and lesson plans. It promotes team-based learning
in a communication-rich environment that far exceeds anything available with
traditional computer-based training programs or simple email products.
Critical Thinking - resources for teachers from the Center for Critical
Helping Teachers -a web site for teachers by teachers
for Education -provides all of the "how to" details on evaluating,
deploying, maintaining and supporting Microsoft technology in a learning environment.
Encyclopedia -: more IT terminology that we ever wanted to know
-is dedicated to accelerating social and political progress by building technological
capacity for community collaboration and citizen engagement.
-a tool for keeping your records straight, producing all types of reports,
averaging grades, posting messages for parents and students, as well as assignments
for the week, and for communicating with parents and students.
-an on-line quiz and puzzle generator
Audio Tutorial (Using HTML, Real Audio Encoder and Cool Edit) -by Jim
-software to help create and administer an online course
Learning Network -A site designated for helping teachers integrate technology
into the classroom. Excellent starting point for teachers to find online resource
material. (from British Colombia)
CyberPlayGround -offers a interdisciplinary point of view, using the Internet
to deliver online Curriculum.
-is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to improving technology-based learning
in Americas schools, particularly in traditionally under-served areas.(American)
Hudson Regional Information Center -Educational technology resources and
information available. Includes school technology plans, technology lesson
plans, and technology leadership instruction. Also offers educational software,
school networks, student information systems, and data warehouse tool.
with Technology -from the PBS Teacher Source
and Flow - marks the launch of Tom March & ozline's first fee-based
Website. With it, we integrate all we've learned working the Web for Education
in order to support school districts, colleges of education, and individual
Vocabulary / Terminology:
If you ever need a concise definition for a technical term (plus lots more),
this is the place to go.
Visioniries and Thinkers:
Web Page Hosting (Free) for
Students, Teachers & Schools:
Web Sites -Educational Directories:
Library -organizes the Web with 14,000 carefully reviewed resources, including
the top 5 percent in education.
Web'N -by Pacific Bell
Learning Network -from British Columbia
Oasis:ED's Oasis: K-12 Teacher Resources and Opportunities
Resources for K-12 Educators -from Missouri
Schrock's Guide for Educators -is a categorized list of sites on the Internet
found to be useful for enhancing curriculum and teacher professional growth
-an educational directory and search engine for students
for Schools -One of the earliest educational websites on the Internet,
Landmarks has served teachers since 1995 with links to teaching and learning
resources on the Net and collaborative online projects by David F. Warlick
Tech -select, catalog and abstract good educational technology websites
on NetTech. The database is searchable using a simple one or two word search
and we update it regularly.
Web -a directory of excellent educational Web sites
2 Learn - it has tons of useful resources for teachers and students, as
well as The searchable
database of annotated lists of web sites (suitable especially for the
Alberta curriculum) is also a useful starting place for teachers and/or students
from Alberta, Canada
Page, The -See "The
Crucible" as an excellent example of using the Web to hold the bar
high for the use of ICT in education
to Learning Links