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JANUARY 2007
 

Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology
A project of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
Grades: Professional
The Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology (CARET) is a project of the International Society for Technology in Education and is funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Its primary function is to, bridge education technology research to practice by offering research-based answers to critical questions.

Can I Have a Word?
Great site for creative writing for middle and high school.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
This 2006 Webby Award winner, developed by Barbicon Education, offers teachers new ideas and resources to inspire creative writing in the classroom and includes poems by leading poets, video animations, classroom activities and more.

IWASwondering.org
What about? Science! A site from the National Academy of Sciences.
Grades: 6-8
IWASwondering.org is a site from the National Academy of Sciences that showcases the accomplishments of contemporary women in science and offers young people, especially girls, a look at the various careers of some of todays most prominent scientists. It is a companion to the publication Womens Adventures in Science Series, but there are enough free resources and content to make it worth a visit.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
What a thinker! What a writer! What a name, Wadsworth Longfellow!
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This site, created by the Maine Historical Society, is a comprehensive collection of Longfellow-related information, as well as a resource for researchers, educators, and anyone with an interest in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

United Nations Environment Programme
The Billion Tree Campaign.
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This is the Website for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) worldwide tree planting campaign with a target of one billion trees to be planted in the year 2007.

Reading Comprehension Connection
A truly comprehensive comprehension connection.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This interactive site from Merit Software provides online reading comprehension lessons that can be used in the classroom or by students at home. The lessons come from the software versions that are available for sale at the site but the free lessons offer lots of practice for students.

Interactivate: Lessons
Easy to use collection of science and math lessons.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Interactivate is a set of free, online courseware for exploration in science and mathematics. It is comprised of activities, lessons, and discussions.

Ancient Greece:
Greece is the word.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
This site from the British Museum features articles from its holdings from ancient Greece. It is designed primarily for schoolchildren aged 9 - 11 and their teachers.

Online Journal of School Mathematics (ON-Math):
From the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, "the" online journal.
Grades: Professional
The Online Journal of School Mathematics from the NTCM is offers a wide range of high quality articles on teaching and learning mathematical concepts to students of all levels and abilities.

French in Action:
You have need of the Web site like this, no?
Grades: 9-12
French in Action offers fifty-two half-hour instructional video programs for high school and college. The materials are produced by Yale University and WGBH Boston with Wellesley College and presented here by Annenberg Media Foundation.

Field Trip Earth:
Environmental information has never been so lively.
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Field Trip Earth provides resources and information on field-based conservation research projects around the world as well as allowing classrooms and others the opportunity to interact with the researchers and other conservation experts.

Vatican Museums Online:
Catholicism HQ has some of the most amazing museums in the world.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
The Vaticans Museums Online offers visitors the opportunity to explore the Sistine Chapel, the Gregorian Egyptian and Etruscan Museums, the Pinacoteca, and Ethnological Missionary Museum right from their desktop.

InterViews:
All about some famous members of the National Academy of Science.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
This site from the National Academy of Sciences offers “first person accounts of the lives and work” of some of its members. Members of NAS have distinguished themselves in a number of fields from agriculture to physics and visitors to this site can listen to audio interviews in which members talk about their research, why they became scientists, and other aspects of their research and careers.