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Analyzing Information Sources - Cornell University

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Cornell University's guide to evaluating online information sources would be a great primer for teachers who are not proficient web searchers. High school students will also find this...more
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Cornell University's guide to evaluating online information sources would be a great primer for teachers who are not proficient web searchers. High school students will also find this site a useful way of separating the reliable research sources from those less trustworthy.

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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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EduTie

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EduTie is a comprehensive plagiarism security software system that can be installed in school district networks and similar environments. The system has a variety of modules and services...more
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EduTie is a comprehensive plagiarism security software system that can be installed in school district networks and similar environments. The system has a variety of modules and services that can be implemented in a variety of combinations depending on local needs. Teachers involved in school-wide or district-wide approaches to ensuring student honesty could find this site interesting.

tag(s): cheating (3), plagiarism (35)

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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.

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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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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 (100), 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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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

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The Educause web site offers this summary of the DMCA, along with an explanation of some of the proposed changes and up-to-date information on the latest exemptions and interpretations....more
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The Educause web site offers this summary of the DMCA, along with an explanation of some of the proposed changes and up-to-date information on the latest exemptions and interpretations. There are also links to a variety of information sources on copyright and digital technologies.

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

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This site is quite sophisticated and not likely to be useful to students below 11th or 12th grade, though all teachers should know wbout copyright and electronic resources. Educase offers these articles for those who have a serious interest in reading the "real stuff" instead of oversimplified interpretations. Not advisable as "light reading."

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Virginia Education Standards

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This is a plain text version of Virginia's standards, circa 2008. ...more
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This is a plain text version of Virginia's standards, circa 2008.

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California Education Standards

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California Education Standards are the focus of this undated listing of standards resources for the Golden State.

NOTE: SCORE Cyberguides announced that they are no longer

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California Education Standards are the focus of this undated listing of standards resources for the Golden State.

NOTE: SCORE Cyberguides announced that they are no longer checking links and maintaining these excellent resources as of April 2008 due to lack of funding. You will want to verify all links before using the cyberguide in class. You may want to use portions of this cyberguide in combination with other online resources.

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Rubrics for Web Lessons - San Diego State Univ.

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Learn about rubrics and essentials for authentic assessment using rubrics from this article. ...more
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Learn about rubrics and essentials for authentic assessment using rubrics from this article.

tag(s): assessment (100), rubrics (32)

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The links to various online rubric generators provide some examples and tools for you to try creating your own rubrics (or use some ready-made ones).

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Active Learning Practices for Schools - Harvard University

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This site from the Harvard Graduate School of Education offers teachers strategies for developing instructional modules which let students learn by experiencing. These aren't traditional...more
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This site from the Harvard Graduate School of Education offers teachers strategies for developing instructional modules which let students learn by experiencing. These aren't traditional lesson plans; instead they demonstrate a new way of linking topics and developing instructional sequences. Easily navigated, with content for all grade levels.

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The National Network of Partnership Schools

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A national project to build cooperative relationships between schools, parents, and the communities in which they live. ...more
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A national project to build cooperative relationships between schools, parents, and the communities in which they live.

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The National Alliance of Black School Educators

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The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) is the nation's premier organization of distinguished educators dedicated to improving the educational accomplishments of African...more
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The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) is the nation's premier organization of distinguished educators dedicated to improving the educational accomplishments of African American youth through the development and deployment of instructional and motivational methods which increase levels of inspiration, attendance and overall achievement.

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Missouri School Boards Association - MSBA

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MSBA provides services to school boards in Missouri, and also operates the Education Satellite Network, which publishes SatLink magazine. The magazine offers comprehensive listings...more
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MSBA provides services to school boards in Missouri, and also operates the Education Satellite Network, which publishes SatLink magazine. The magazine offers comprehensive listings of satellite-delivered educational programming for classroom use.

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