ERIC Identifier: ED429593 Publication Date: 1999-05-00 Author: Morgan, Nancy A. Source: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology Syracuse NY.
An Introduction to Internet Resources for K-12 Educators. Part I: Information Resources, Update 1999. ERIC Digest.
The Internet is an international computer network composed of thousands of smaller networks. Recently, through state and regional education networks and commercial providers, the vast resources of the Internet are increasingly available to administrators, school library media specialists, and classroom teachers. This Digest lists a sample of no cost Internet resources of special interest to K-12 educators. Readers should be aware that the resources and their Internet addresses below are subject to change.
GUIDES TO INTERNET RESOURCES:
---AskERIC InfoGuides: Topical guides to Internet, ERIC, and print resources.
LESSON PLANS AND TEACHING MATERIALS:
---The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) is a "virtual card catalog" to lesson plans, activities, projects, and curriculum found all over the Internet.
KEYPALS AND PENPALS:
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICIES:
---Armadillo's WWW Server
TECHNOLOGY PLANS FOR K-12 SCHOOLS:
---The National Center for Technology Planning collects technology plans and makes them freely available over the Internet. Guidebooks and articles for developing technology plans are also included.
INTERNET PROJECTS FOR THE CLASSROOM:
---Global SchoolNet Foundation: Internet Projects Registry Archive Service:
---Pitsco Online Collaborative Projects:
Select "Grants Information"
---Foundation Center: Provides a searchable database of funding activities as well as links to private or corporate foundations' Web sites.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
---The Federal Web Locator: From the Villanova Center for Information Law and Policy
---FedWorld Information Network
---Ingram Library - Government Sites for Kids
---LinxNet U.S. Government Index
STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENTS:
---Links to State Education Agencies from the Council of Chief State School Officers
---Developing Educational Standards
---The Libraries at Purdue University: The Virtual Reference Desk. An extensive collection of online ready reference resources, such as dictionaries, thesauri, phone books, and zip codes.
---Library of Congress: Provides access to the holdings of the Library of Congress, U.S. Government copyright files, federal legislation, foreign law, and gateway access to many other library catalogs.
---ACCESS ERIC: Gateway to the Internet sites of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC).
---Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
---Education World: A searchable database of 50,000 education links for teachers, parents, and students. Includes lesson plans, education news, an educators' forum, and more.
---NASA Spacelink: Information about NASA, including the space shuttle program and science curriculum activities.
---Roadmap: An Internet Training Workshop
---Web 66: A K-12 WWW Project from the University of Minnesota.
---Yahoo: A hierarchical subject-oriented catalog for the World Wide Web and Internet.
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