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Child & Family Web Guide
The goal of the Tufts University Child and Family WebGuide is "to give the public easy access to the best child development information on the Web."
Children's Partnership
The emerging information society will profoundly affect how the nation's children learn, play, communicate and prepare for the future. Since 1994, The Children's Partnership has been in the forefront of defining the interests of children in the digital age and advocating for effective solutions. The issues of quality and safety of the new digital media for children and equal access for all children are the focus for The Children's Partnership.

TCP has defined a major initiative to advance a children's agenda and ensure that the building momentum will yield tangible benefits for children. Elements include research and publishing, coalition-building and public awareness, writing consumer and parent guides, and building local partnerships which demonstrate the power of community-based technology.
Internet Resources for Special Children
This site was set up by the family of a young man who was born with several disabilities. His family found it difficult to find information on the web, so started their own website. They particularly look at the medical, educational and legal rights of disabled children.
Youth Learn
YouthLearn provides information and resources for those involved in out-of-school programs for youths.
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For Teachers
An Educator's Guide to School Networks
Learn the basics of school computer networks by visiting the "Educators Guide to School Networks." This site will help you understand what it takes to become a networked school by providing you with an online tutorial on computer networks
Building a School Web Site
Here's a Web resource describing how to build a school Web site. This would make a great project for summer, either in class or as an individual project. provides over 17,000 free printable materials for ESL/EFL teachers, including worksheets, detailed lesson plans and in-depth articles.

Classroom Connect Quest Channel
Teachers and students are members of an extended community. The Community section of The Quest Channel allows students and teachers opportunities for collaboration. Expert teachers, students, and classrooms around the world guide first-time Questers to maximize Quest learning opportunities, during the live Quest and beyond. Unraveling mysteries is so much easier when you can share your experience with students and teachers around the world.
Creative Teachers Site
Veteran teacher Robert Morgan has put together this Web site to "help teachers develop more creative teaching ideas and to help teachers more thoroughly enjoy their profession."
Dragonfly Webpages
Project Dragonfly is a joint venture of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), funded by a grant by the National Science Foundation, with the assistance of the Center for Human Development, Learning, and Teaching.
Early Childhood Educators and Family Web Corner
I guess you all are thinking about a new school year as September approaches. You will find a new page on the "Hot Topics" section that should ease you out of summer and back into the school swing. "The First Day of School" seemed a good topic to welcome August/September. There are helpful links there for teachers and families.
EASI's K to 12 Education Technology Centre HomePage
What EASI STRIVES to develop here on our K-12 Education Technology Page, is an accurate, up-to-date Internet location where a complete library of information on
Adaptive Technology and Education and related topics can be found, in one place for ease of access and conservation of time.
Education World ® - Reviews
The Educator's Best Friend
Fiction: Snowmen Tales
This site has fictional stories listed by grade level with reading comprehension questions. The stories can be printed for classroom use.
Hello Friend
The Hello Friend/Ennis William Cosby Foundation promotes public awareness of the gifts and needs of individuals with learning differences. It supports training for K-2 teachers to recognize children at risk for reading and learning difficulties, and how to teach them effectively. Formed in 1997 as a public, nonprofit organization by Drs. Bill and Camille Cosby, the foundation is dedicated to fulfilling the goals and dreams of their son, Ennis by creating fundamental changes–in services, attitudes, educational systems, families, and communities–in order to support children and unlock the gifts of creative accomplishments in learning that benefit all.
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: Critical Evaluation Surveys
With the advent of the World Wide Web and the huge amount of information that is contained there, students need to be able to critically evaluate a Web page for authenticity, applicability, authorship, bias, and usability. The ability to critically evaluate information is an important skill in this information age.
Learning from the Dakota
This guide for a Fifth Grade Social Studies Unit is based on the book Painting the Dakota: Seth Eastman at Fort Snelling, published by Afton Historical Society Press. The unit can be used as a two week unit, but resources and activities are provided to expand the unit. Teachers are encouraged to use this guide not as a fixed script, but rather as a foundation from which to build.
MarcoPolo: Internet Content for the Classroom
The mission of the MarcoPolo program is to create premier, standards-based Internet Content and provide the requisite professional development to every teacher in the United States, and to maintain the program in a way that allows it to scale throughout the United States and be sustainable over time, so it may enrich teaching and dramatically affect student achievement for generations to come.
Midlink Magazine
The mission of MidLink Magazine is to highlight exemplary work from the most creative classrooms around the globe. We are a non-profit organization, supported by SAS inSchool, North Carolina State University, and the University of Central Florida.
Milken Family Foundation
The purpose of the Milken Family Foundation is to discover and advance inventive and effective ways of helping people help themselves and those around them lead productive and satisfying lives.
Quiz Hub
The Quiz Hub includes hundreds of fun online interactive learning quizzes that help K-12 students enhance their core knowledge of English, languages, math, science, and social studies.
Sanford and A Lifetime of Color's Art Education Resources and ArtEdventures
The use of color in classroom activities can stimulate the imagination and creativity of any student—no matter what age, no matter what subject. So include the excitement of color in your next assignment or lesson plan, and look for a rainbow of eager participation.
Sites for Teachers
Helping TEACHERS connect with students by providing 1000s of lesson plans, 100s of worksheets, 50+ theme pages, lesson plans & activities for over 50 books, Harry Potter CyberGuide, Oregon Trail Adventure, etc.
The Solution Site
The Solution Site has a database of unit plans for every major subject area. Users can search the database by grade level, subject area, standards, and keywords. Each unit has five lesson plans that include cross-curricular activities and an assessment rubric aligned to national standards. is a free informational site made for teachers by teachers. We aim to empower prospective, new, and veteran teachers by providing a broad range of information intended to help them thrive and advance in their careers. All content is written by teaching experts and all data is government sourced for objective reasoning. I think you and your visitors will find our site effective and efficient while we continue to grow aggressively.

TeachersFirst - Classroom Resources & Lesson Plans for K-12 Teachers
TeachersFirst is a web resource for K-12 classroom teachers who want useful resources and lesson plans to use with their students.
Teacher's Corner
The Teacher's Corner was launched in 1998 as an online resource for educators. As one of our valued visitors, we hope you enjoy your visit. Please feel free to send us your favorite lesson plan or idea.
Teacher Serve
TeacherServe, created by the National Humanities Center, provides instructional guides for humanities topics for students in grades 9 to 12.
Teaching Tips & Strategies-WINTER
The winter solstice marks the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the time when the earth is tilted on its axis in such a way that the North Pole is slanted away from the sun, giving us less sunlight. On the first day of winter (either December 21st or 22nd) we experience the longest day of the year. From then on, the days begin to get longer
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