Education Sites- Multiple Disciplines
Annenberg/CPB Project - uses media and telecommunications to advance excellent teaching in American schools. (education bookshelf)
Astronomy Picture of the Day - Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photogaph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. (astronomy posters)
Cultural Heritage Initiative for Community Outreach- The goal of CHICO is to make cultural heritage materials accessible to a broad array of audiences by extending learning beyond the bounds of the classroom into other areas of the community. (social studies posters)
Earth & Moon Viewer- from John Walker and Paul Carlisle's Earth Viewer (and Paul has a link to a bubble machine), both interactive sites.
EDsitement- Subject-based access to top humanities sites; lesson plans and at-home activities, and additional learning activities.
Education Week - American Education's Online Newspaper of Record.
ERIC -Education Resource Info. Ctr- The National Library of Education-lots of info!.
Educator’s Reference Desk- access AskERIC's 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses. While the question answer service will no longer be active, The Educator's Reference Desk provides a search interface to the ERIC Database, providing access to over one million bibliographic records on educational research, theory, and practice.
The EServer - founded in 1990, is now based at Iowa State University; they offer 31,849 works in the arts and humanities online. Browse or search collections, talk on mailing lists and live chat line, or join teams of volunteers publishing to Internet readers..
The Getty Trust - is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts and the humanities that includes an art museum as well as programs for education, scholarship, and conservation. (art-music posters)
The Giraffe Project - finding, commending and publicizing people who stick their necks out for the common good. Also the source of The Giraffe Heroes Program, K-12 materials that give students real heroes and guide the kids into lives of courage, caring and involvement in their communities. (motivational posters)
Library of Congress- the nation's oldest federal cultural institution preserves a collection of more than 119 million items, more than two-thirds of which are in media other than books.
The Long Now Foundation - was officially established in 01996 to develop the Clock/Library Projects as well as to become the seed of a very long term cultural institution. The Long Now Foundation seeks to promote "slower/better" thinking and to focus our collective creativity on the next 10,000 years.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art- Create your own Met Gallery with over 3,500 works online, spanning 5.000 years. More educational resources available.
NASA Science News- Inform, inspire, and involve with lesson plans and activities about breaking science news provided by the Marshall Space Flight Center.
National Art Education Association- Links page for non-profit, educational orgaization to promote art educaton through professional development, service, advancement of knowledge and leadership.
National Endowment for the Arts- an investment in America's living cultural heritage, serves the public good by nurturing the expression of human creativity, supporting the cultivation of community spirit, and fostering the recognition and appreciation of the excellence and diversity of our nation's artistic accomplishments.
National Endowment for the Humanities- an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, and public programs in the humanities.
National Geographic Home Page- takes you to the pages of magazine and into the field with television crews, also search an index of our publications, visit our library, meet recipients of our research grants, virtually visit to museum, take in a lecture. (geography posters)
National Public Radio- serves the public as the leading provider of high quality news, information and cultural programming worldwide. .
National Science Foundation- an independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through programs that invest over $3.3 billion per year in almost 20,000 research and education projects in science and engineering. (science posters)
Project Gutenberg- making information, books and other materials available to the general public in forms a vast majority of the computers, programs and people can easily read, use, quote, and search.
Public Broadcasting System- is the number-one television resource for classroom programming in the country. The TeacherSource pages include more than 1,300 free lesson plans, teacher's guides and online activities -- all correlated to many national and state curriculum standards. .
Scientific American- has tracked key changes in technology for the past 150 years, Each month the best of the current issue is online. Find many of favorite magazine features, as well as at least two major articles in their entirety, with links to the researchers and their work.
Self Help Super Site - Alumbo.com
SelfGrowth.com - supersite providing informative, quality Self Improvement and Natural Health information to help people improve their lives.
Sites for Teachers.com - hundreds of educational web sites rated by popularity.
The Smithsonian Institution- an independent trust instrumentality of the United States holding some 140 million artifacts and specimens in its trust for "the increase and diffusion of knowledge". The Institution is also a center for research dedicated to public education, national service, and scholarship in the arts, sciences, and history.
Stan Slaughter, Eco Troubadour- Great resource for environmental education. Stan presents lively programs for schools, museums, libraries and events. Listen to his samples of his music online!
System Dynamics in Education- site from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Study guide, Creative Learning Exchnage, and more for studying how complex systems change over time and internal feedback loops within the structure influence the entire system behavior.--ummmm- the creative process??
TEACHkind- offers free humane education materials and policy resources for K-12 and college educators to reduce violence, build moral character, create responsible and caring citizens, empower youth to make a difference, cultivate empathy for animals.
Think Quest- ThinkQuest program encourages participants to create high quality, content rich, educational Web sites that are made available freely to others around the world. ThinkQuest has established several distinct challenges: ThinkQuest Jr., ThinkQuest for Tomorrow’s Teachers and the flagship ThinkQuest Internet Challenge. Every year, thousands of students and educators throughout the U.S. and around the world compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and cash awards.
The Video Project- the nation's non-profit source of educational programs for a safe and sustainable world. From these pages you'll find over 600 programs that celebrate the natural world, examine threats to our environment, and offer solutions. We have programs for all ages, including Oscar and Emmy award-winners from over 270 independent filmmakers worldwide.
Translations Online- Translate anything online, Traduzca cualquier cosa en línea, Traduisez n'importe quoi en ligne, Übersetzen Sie alles online. (Spanish language charts/posters)
U.S. Department of Education- mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence for all Americans.
U.S. Department of Justice- DOJ Kids Web pages provide information on different aspects of justice relating to various subjects.
Windows to the Universe - a user-friendly learning system on the Earth and Space sciences for the use of students and the general public.
World Cultures- is the culmination of over two years of web-based teaching and learning. The site combines the reading and course materials of two World Cultures courses taught at Washington State University using web-based materials since Fall of 1994. The site is now expanding into a larger resource for a larger population and distribution of students and will eventually consist of a rich anthology of readings, a complete set of textbook materials, a set of interrelated learning modules, and a finished glossary.
World Game / Operating System for Earth - R. Buckminster Fuller foresaw the need for a great World Peace Game as an alternative to War Games, and saw the goal of the World Game as making "the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, and without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone."
More Links for Learning
Creative Teaching Associates
The Learning Web