The Internet Public Library
provides this valuable and extensive guide to researching and
writing a paper, using Web and library sources, "without going
totally NUTS!" Available for download free.
Learn about other cultures and
their languages in an experience-filled setting. This is a
thorough, well-organized, and entertaining site.
The Academy of Achievement brings
you pictures and stories of "legendary achievers" of the 20th
century in areas such as arts, public service, sports, and
science. Its a diverse and interesting group. Theres
also a section where you can hear achievers tell how important
qualities such as passion and vision have been to them. (Slow, but
there is a low bandwidth version.)
This site gives you the resources
to assess, analyze, research, organize, and deliver your speech.
Theres also a chance for you to "Ask the Speech Doctor,"
read Notes from the Instructor, and take part in Public Speaking
A strong focus on education in the
state of Texas for grades K-12. Many resources for both teachers
A great site! Enables people to
ask scientific questions, and participate in discussion through
e-mail with Dr. Science. Nominated as "Cool Site of the Year" by
People Magazine OnLine and InFinet!
This site organizes more than
10,000 reviewed web resources for parents, students, teachers,
librarians, and community members. Specify which of these groups
is yours, and enter a library structured just for you! A great
Education Gateway is your entrance
to learning help on the Net. It's very well organized, with areas
for students, teachers, and parents where many sites of interest
are described. There are discussion areas, help with the Internet
and computer technology, search engines, much more. Check it
This is a program that teaches
leadership and encourages the study of Israel in the Jewish
This is a great site to see cells
in action. The topics (Anatomy of a Splinter, When a Cell Commits
Suicide, This Strain Kills White Blood Cells, and others) have
descriptions of each step of their process, and animated gifs and
Quick Time movies to see actual cells! It's a really interesting
place to see, up-close, what cells do.
Children's Express is "by children
for everybody." With a wealth of news from six news bureaus, this
site is packed with content. You can also participate in an
electronic round table, submit your own story ideas, answer polls,
and respond to articles. It's well done and well organized-- you
will find lots to read and enjoy!
Put together by an academic
counselor at Oklahoma State University, CollegePrep-101 is an
excellent place to learn about going to college from people who
are there: faculty, staff, and students. There are two dozen
lessons including college terminology, transition to college, and
choosing a major. Great stuff!
This is a great site for links to
resources in math and science for teachers and students, grades
9-12. Includes field trips and museums.
Have you ever thought you might
want to live and study in another country? Nacel Open Door has
been setting up student exchange experiences for 40 years. This
site, with sections for students, teachers, and parents, explains
the program options, costs, and opportunities (and even includes a
The Educational Resources
Information Center is "a nationwide network that acquires,
catalogs, summarizes, and provides access to education information
from all sources." Check out AskEric,
which answers questions for teachers, librarians, parents, and
Web site dealing with education
topics, with lots of full text articles and links to many other
Andy Carvin has put together this
site "to explore the worlds of educational reform and information
technology," and he's done it very well. Among his topics: the
potential role of WWW in the classroom, how to create your own web
page, the information highway debate, and computers and kids.
Great education links.
This project, partially funded by
the National Science Foundation, was designed to connect
classrooms using the Internet. It was completed in 1994, but is
summarized here, complete with teaching tips. Participating
teachers are on-line and may be contacted.
Spring break travel programs are
covered on this very focused site.
This is "A Guide For Those Who
Want To Know 'Just Enough To Have Fun!' " Well organized and easy
to read, Internet 101 provides good basic information and allows
you to choose areas where you'd like to learn more. This would
make a great tool for teachers and students.
If you are putting your school on
the web and would like to look at what others have done, come here
for links. Part of the Cornell Theory Center.
Kaplan offers downloadable test
preparation software and many other helps for those facing ACT,
SAT, and similar tests. This is a large site, much of it requiring
registration and some of it requiring payment. Financial aid
information and a free mensa test are also included
"The online network for bay area
high schools" is a huge site, well put together, and brimming with
info and sites of interest to students and educators across the
Formerly "The Homeschool/Homework
Study Center," this site has many helpful resource links to
dictionaries, subject help, encyclopedias, libraries, museums,
professors online, and more. If you need help with your homework,
this is a good place to start.
Questions and answers on a huge
range of scientific topics make this a great site for information
on science. And if you don't find the answer you're looking for
already here, ask a question of the mad scientist of your
This site has step-by-step
information for 8th grade through college students and their
parents. It covers choosing a career, selecting a college,
obtaining financial aid, finding a job, and much more.
This is a resource page for Ms.
Smith's eighth grade English classes in Weymouth, MA, but most of
the information and all of the many links described here will be
valuable to students and teachers of literature and writing
regardless of location.
This site contains activities and
information for students and teachers who are interested in
learning more about the nervous system.
Bill Nye the Science Guy brings
science to life by describing fun experiments kids can do with
things around the house, helping them understand complex
scientific theories in an easy to grasp way. Hands-on learning is
a big focus, with a wide range of experiments and fun. Why didn't
I have this guy for a science teacher?
This site includes information on
hotels, weekend breaks, activities for holidays, package
vacations, and more. It includes a lot of information on saving
money on these packages as well.
This very professional looking
site was developed by a group of high school students to provide a
place for young people to express their opinions on topics of
global importance. Still in its infancy, the site already provides
articles, some submitted by readers and others reprinted from
other sources, in such areas as Science and Technology and the
A page dedicated to bringing
information about the planet Jupiter and the Galileo Program to
This is a collection of topics and
ideas for research papers. The topics index is searchable and
there's also a writing center, research center, and chat. This is
a great place to start if you're uncomfortable writing research
papers or are having trouble finding a place to start.
This is an "electronic simulation
of Wall Street trading" where students in grades 4-12 form teams
and invest $100,000. Tracking, buying, and selling, they learn
about the stock market and related functions. Established in 1977
and now updated for Internet use, SMG offers teacher training in
addition to the onsite glossary and FAQ.
Extensive information on state
programs created by the School to Work Opportunities Act of 1994.
Information on the act and how the programs are set up is also
included. The School to Work Program is designed to bolster and
enhance programs like career academies, youth apprenticeship, Tech
Prep, and cooperative education.
Part of The Mining Company, this
Science and Nature for Kids site has a lot to offer. You can chat
to other kids or teens, enjoy the weekly theme articles, or make
use of the vast resources gathered here and indexed by subject. If
you have a question not answered in The Nature Guide, you can "Ask
the Nature Guy."
The InterNIC Net Scout project at
the University of Wisconsin provides here a valuable resource tool
"to support effective use of the Internet by educators and
researchers in the US." These folks provide Internet announcements
updated daily and available in archive, explanations of the best
Internet tools, and a KIDS section where K-12 students review
The Site offers information and
links to services relevant to young people in the UK. It's large,
with annotated resources in a number of categories (education,
health, housing, etc.) and a magazine section with news, fashion,
music and other information of interest to those within and
outside Great Britain.
Sponsored by the Royal Canadian
Mint, this spot offers money management talk as it relates to
teens. Pizza, fashion, sports, so many topics they offer their own
Here's a huge research library of
annotated links in 25 categories, bringing the resources of the
Web to you quickly and easily. Grade level sorting and visual
content notations will be helpful additions for teachers and
This is your "on-line study abroad
information resource." Search by country or subject for academic,
summer, and intensive language programs in more than 100
countries, plus related services and tips.
Should you take time off during or
before college to work full-time, do community (or world
community) service, or see the planet? This site tells you why you
should, and even how you could. Lots of links and the chance to
buy the book, endorsed by Ann Landers and others, that started
An online scientific playground
for kids and adults, and a great way to learn about how technology
impacts our lives. The interactive exhibits are a delight.
Take complete practice tests as
you get ready for the SAT on this site, review answers and the
reasons they're right or wrong, and figure out where your weak
spots are. A great resource!
ThinkQuest is an international
contest for students 12-19 years old. Under the direction of
coaches and teachers, they build educational (and frequently
exceptional!) Web sites. This site explains the program and gives
examples of winning sites from past years.
The University of Arkansas at
Little Rock's College of Education site is a marvelous resource
for students, teachers, and parents. The authors have taken ERIC,
broken it up into easy-to-use bits, and explained them all! The
Libraries, Education Resources, and Parents sections are
excellent. In Teacher Links, click on your area of study and bring
up a substantial list of annotated links, plus a lesson plan
section, and a number of special education categories. A
The Kent School District Social
Studies site offers a perspective on understanding citizenship
through participation in changes. This site targets high school
sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Who knows more about how to find
information than your friendly librarian? Here Marylaine Block
offers you a large Reference Desk, Hot Paper Topics, Faculty &
Administration Resources, databases, full text sources, several
ways to search, an award-winning guide on how to use the Web, and
Published by Educational
Communications, Inc., this is the nation's largest recognition
publication and program honoring high achieving high school
students. Select the search option and display the Site Tree for a
handy table of contents. You'll find information including college
scholarship opportunities, the College Referral Service, the
selection process, the Free Book Program, and more.
Begun in 1951, Youth For
Understanding is a nonprofit international student exchange
program. This site offers information on becoming a YFU exchange
student or host family and on volunteering in other ways. There
are links to YFU sites from countries all over the world.