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Writing for the Web

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Teachers who are developing on-line materials face a new challenge in the writing style required for these project. While this British treatment is likely overkill for the casual web...more
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Teachers who are developing on-line materials face a new challenge in the writing style required for these project. While this British treatment is likely overkill for the casual web page developer, writers can apply the general principles to even the smallest web endeavor. Mark this one as a useful reference tool.

tag(s): webquests (29), writing (358)

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Character Education Curriculum Resources - Boston University

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The Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character at Boston University has created a character education site that is both successful and apolitical. This page offers a reading...more
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The Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character at Boston University has created a character education site that is both successful and apolitical. This page offers a reading list, information on the Six E's of character education, and a large collection of lesson plans and ideas that integrate character education with other subject areas.

tag(s): characterization (16), social skills (20)

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Teachers will want to explore the lesson themes in detail; each introduces many possibilities.

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My Hero

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Here is proof that you need not be famous to be a hero. This site offers capsule biographies of hundreds of people who have made remarkable contributions to our world ...more
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Here is proof that you need not be famous to be a hero. This site offers capsule biographies of hundreds of people who have made remarkable contributions to our world through their lives and activities. There are featured heroes and a large collection of biographies indexed by theme. This is a great site for students who ask, "Sure, but what can I do...?"

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Indiana Clearinghouse for Citizenship and Character Education - ERIC

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This ERIC Clearinghouse is a searchable collection of resources on character education in a variety of school and community settings. Parents and educators alike may find useful information...more
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This ERIC Clearinghouse is a searchable collection of resources on character education in a variety of school and community settings. Parents and educators alike may find useful information here, but the wide range of content will require some thorough examination to ensure that resources are easily adaptable to local circumstances.

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Bullying Online

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This British site offers a very complete resource, and its foreign origin may offer a slightly different spin from that encountered on American sites. Teachers and parents alike should...more
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This British site offers a very complete resource, and its foreign origin may offer a slightly different spin from that encountered on American sites. Teachers and parents alike should find the content useful, and there is a deep well of content submitted by students. American users should note that both the legal situation and the school rules in Britain can differ from that in the US in some significant respects.

tag(s): behavior (46), bullying (52)

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Assistive Technology in Schools - WestEd

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This site offers a broad collection of ideas, resources, and best practice discussions regarding the uses of assistive technology in schools. While the precise applicability of these...more
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This site offers a broad collection of ideas, resources, and best practice discussions regarding the uses of assistive technology in schools. While the precise applicability of these resources will depend on local circumstances and student populations, this site could be a live-saver for teachers suddenly faced with a special education technology need.

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Characteristics of Giftedness - Memphis Public Schools

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Is this child gifted? This page includes an easy to understand chart compares attributes of bright children to those who are truly gifted. ...more
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Is this child gifted? This page includes an easy to understand chart compares attributes of bright children to those who are truly gifted.

tag(s): gifted (96)

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Keep this handy reference to use when you have questions about one of your students or to share with parents at conferences. FInd out how gifted referrals are handled in your school, and use this as a reference as part of the process.

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Giftedness and Preschoolers

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Practical advice on identifying and nurturing your gifted pre-school student at home. Includes descriptions of creative activities you can do with your child outside of school to encourage...more
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Practical advice on identifying and nurturing your gifted pre-school student at home. Includes descriptions of creative activities you can do with your child outside of school to encourage critical thinking skills and creativity.

tag(s): gifted (96)

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Learning Photoshop 6 - Trainingtools.com

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Trainingtools.com offers a very complete, nicely illustrated guide to using Photoshop 6 in this online tutorial. The site is particularly useful because the content outline is always...more
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Trainingtools.com offers a very complete, nicely illustrated guide to using Photoshop 6 in this online tutorial. The site is particularly useful because the content outline is always available, and the content is presented a single screen at a time. This tutorial will be particularly useful for those not familiar with Adobe's unique approach to user interface.

tag(s): photography (160), tutorials (47)

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Threat Assessment Seminars - U.S. Secret Service

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The U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Education are conducting an ongoing series of seminars for school and public safety personnel in how to measure and deflect threats involving...more
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The U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Education are conducting an ongoing series of seminars for school and public safety personnel in how to measure and deflect threats involving schools and/or students. This site offers information and registration information.

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No Child Left Behind - US Government

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President Bush's "No Child Left Behind" education effort now has its own web site. You'll find a section for parents, a downloadable Powerpoint presentation, and other information about...more
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President Bush's "No Child Left Behind" education effort now has its own web site. You'll find a section for parents, a downloadable Powerpoint presentation, and other information about the new education law signed in January. Teachers may want to add this site to their list of bookmarks on federal education policy.

tag(s): back to school (58)

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Inspiration Tutorial

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Here's a step-by-step Inspiration tutorial for those already familiar with the software. The site includes links to examples and related information. ...more
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Here's a step-by-step Inspiration tutorial for those already familiar with the software. The site includes links to examples and related information.

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No Child Left Behind - Analysis from LearningFirst

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Learning First is a consortium of major education associations. This page contains a link to their analysis of the new Education Act, especially the changes it will impose on teachers,...more
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Learning First is a consortium of major education associations. This page contains a link to their analysis of the new Education Act, especially the changes it will impose on teachers, schools, and school districts. Teachers should find this perspective especially useful.

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ADHD - FAQ - American Academy of Family Practitioners

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This page on ADHD is designed for parents but may be a helpful resource for classroom teachers, as well. ...more
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This page on ADHD is designed for parents but may be a helpful resource for classroom teachers, as well.

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K-W-L - A Strategy for Learning

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While this exercise is from a site on science and optics, the KWL strategy - a structured form of questioning and answering - is applicable to the study of many ...more
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While this exercise is from a site on science and optics, the KWL strategy - a structured form of questioning and answering - is applicable to the study of many topics other than science. Teachers will like this one because it outlines multiple strategies for both inquiry and presentation, giving examples from science, literature, and art.

tag(s): inquiry (37), inventors and inventions (101)

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If you're not familiar KWL, this is a great starting point.

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Rubrics to the Rescue - TeachersFirst- Melissa Henning, M.Ed.

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TeachersFirst expains the essentials of rubrics: What are they, why use them, types of rubrics, and ideas forinvolving students in creating rubrics. The article includes links to online...more
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TeachersFirst expains the essentials of rubrics: What are they, why use them, types of rubrics, and ideas forinvolving students in creating rubrics. The article includes links to online tools for creating rubrics or to find ready-made rubrics, ready for download. Teachers old and new will like the succinct explanations and ready tools for authentic assessment.

tag(s): assessment (99), newbies (18), rubrics (32)

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Mark this resource as a Favorite for quick access to everything you need to create a project-based learning assignment or assessment for any project.

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New Teacher Resources - TeachersFirst

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This is a collection of resources for those who are just beginning their teaching careers, including those who have come to teaching from other professions. The emphasis is on practical...more
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This is a collection of resources for those who are just beginning their teaching careers, including those who have come to teaching from other professions. The emphasis is on practical strategies you can use to connect with students and work effectively in your school.

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If you mentor new teachers or student teachers, mark this in your Favorites so you can share the ideas.

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Copyright and Fair Use - TeachersFirst

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This collection of reviewed resources from TeachersFirst is selected to help teachers, parents, and students understand concepts of copyright and Fair Use. This collection includes...more
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This collection of reviewed resources from TeachersFirst is selected to help teachers, parents, and students understand concepts of copyright and Fair Use. This collection includes instructional activities about copyright and collections/tools to use images, music, and texts legally, either through Fair Use or Creative Commons licensing.

tag(s): air (163), copyright (47)

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Use these resources to model and teach ethical use of electronic media or to find copyright-safe raw materials for student projects. Be sure to share these resources with students for them to access any time they have a project to do.

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Home Schooling in the United States - US Census Department

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The popularity of home schooling is on the rise, and teachers need to understand why. This report (dated August 2001) from the Census Department takes a look at home schooling ...more
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The popularity of home schooling is on the rise, and teachers need to understand why. This report (dated August 2001) from the Census Department takes a look at home schooling - how many families are doing it, where they are, and what their motivations and successes may be.

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This report should be interesting reading for anyone working in a public or independent school.

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National Association for Gifted Children - National Association for Gifted Children

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Support the needs of high potential learners through information and resources available at the National Association for Gifted Children. Explore the Educators part of the site to find...more
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Support the needs of high potential learners through information and resources available at the National Association for Gifted Children. Explore the Educators part of the site to find Gifted Programming Standards, Content Connection resources by subject area, and Teacher's Corner articles (including archives dating back to 2008). The Parents section of the site offers tools for parents, articles, and information on summer camps and programs. Although labeled for Administrators, this section of the site has important information for anyone working with gifted students. Here you will find many videos, fact sheets, and other important information and statistics that relate to gifted education.

tag(s): gifted (96), professional development (123)

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Bookmark the National Association for Gifted Children site to use as a resource throughout the year for information on meeting the needs of your gifted population. Share this site with administrators, staff members, and parents of gifted students. Print and use brochures and fact sheets during parent teacher conferences as a resource for guiding gifted instruction and informing parents on best practice when teaching gifted students.
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