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The WebQuest website offers various resources for teachers looking to use the WebQuest model to teach with the Web. A WebQuest "is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web." The model, developed in 1995 at San Diego State University by Bernie Dodge with Tom March, has received significant attention in recent years. The bulk of the...

Developed through a project at Rice University, Connexions is a place for sharing free scholarly materials to promote educational collaboration and allow authors to expand the reach of their course materials. The website is powered by open source software, which allows registered users to post materials and create custom modules. Individuals are encouraged to contribute if they have course...
International Society for Technology in Education

Increased interest in the use of technology in education has developed extensively across the United States during the past few years, and a number of professional organizations have sprung up in order to provide resources to those policy-makers and educators interested in adapting and utilizing various technologies in their classrooms. Visitors to the site will want to peruse the online educator...
American Meteorological Society: DataStreme Atmosphere

DataStreme Atmosphere, a major teacher enhancement initiative of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), is dedicated to "the training of Weather Education Resource Teachers who will promote the teaching of science, mathematics and technology using weather as a vehicle, across the K-12 curriculum." The website offers many radar, surface, satellite, upper air, and forecast maps. Students can...
MIT OpenCourseWare: Health Sciences and Technology-Gastroenterology, Fall 2002

The MIT OpenCourseWare project (first reported on in the _NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences_, January 24, 2003) was developed to share MIT undergraduate and graduate course resources with the Internet community. This website contains resources from a Gastroenterology course offered by the Health Sciences and Technology department in the fall of 2005. In the Gastroenterology course, "the most...

TeacherTECH is the teacher-training component of GirlTECH, a program of Center for Excellence and Equity in Education (CEEE) at Rice University. The project focuses on providing technology training and exploring "innovative teaching strategies that impact equity in the classroom." TeacherTECH offers lesson plans designed by teachers in a way that is intended to "take full advantage of Internet...
ATutor 1.4.2

A number of helpful learning-content management system programs have been developed in recent years to assist educators with creating Web-based instructional content. One such program is ATutor 1.4.2, which has been "designed with accessibility and adaptability in mind". The application was designed in part by The Adaptive Technology Resource Center at the University of Toronto and allows users to...
NASA Explorer Schools

"Schools from across the country are eligible to apply online for an opportunity to partner with NASA in a program designed to bring engaging mathematics, science, and technology learning to educators, students, and families." The educational materials, designed for students in grades four through nine, available at the website include interesting articles, games, astronaut interviews, and news....

The mission of NetDay is "to connect every child to a brighter future by helping educators meet educational goals through the effective use of technology." The nonprofit organization provides direct service to 25 schools in five underserved communities and offers resources, guidance and skilled people to assist with technology integration in schools. The website posts issue articles, resource...
T.H.E. Journal Online: Technological Horizons in Education

Technological Horizons in Education (T.H.E.) is a publishing and services company that makes its journal, T.H.E. Journal, available free online. The website describes T.H.E. Journal as "the solid foundation of a rapidly expanding suite of information-based products and services offered by T.H.E." The monthly articles address various issues related to education technology. Some site resources...
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