- For Educators
- Curriculum Resources
- Education News
- Home Schooling
- College, University, and Career Information for Students
General Resources for Educators
- Certification Requirements
From the University of Kentucky College of Education, links to
certification requirements for all 50 states and the District of
- Connecticut Education Association
The organization representing Connecticut’s teachers. Find events,
current openings, information about the National Education
Association, an interactive forum, and an index of educational
resources in ten categories.
- Connecticut School Profiles
Statistics on all schools in the state of Connecticut.
- Discovery Channel School
On this site, you’ll learn how to access the high-quality educational
video programs offered by the Discovery Channel and The Learning
Channel specifically for classroom use.
- Ed.gov: U.S. Department of Education
This rich site contains information for teachers, students, and all
those interested in government-related programs and initiatives. An
internal search engine and fact sheets about the Department are
especially helpful to visitors.
- Education America
An educational e-cruitment website that lets you look for jobs in the
field of education, mostly K-12, across the United States.
- Educator’s Reference Desk
From the Information Institute of Syracuse, resources include lesson
plans, links to online education information, and question archive
- ERIC Database
Centralized Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) website for
searching the bibliographic database of more than one million
citations going back to 1996. More than 107,000 full-text documents
are now available for free.
- Survival Guide for New Teachers
A guide from the U.S. Department of Education aimed at new teachers,
“with a particular emphasis on the relationships they form with their
colleagues, university professors, and their students’ parents.”
- Teachers Network.org
A major initiative by IMPACT II – The Teachers’ Network, this site
provides online teacher-designed activities and projects, interactive
curriculum projects (called “Daily Classroom Specials”), and other
resources such as grants for teachers, discussion forums, and
materials on using technology in the classroom.
Thinkfinity offers comprehensive teaching and learning resources created by content partners – the most respected organizations in each academic subject and literacy. The easy-to-navigate K-12 resources are grade-specific and are aligned with state standards.
- Wright’s Law
This site, by a special education attorney, provides parents,
educators, and attorneys with advocacy information and special
education law for children with disabilities.
Curriculum-Related Internet Resources
- Blue Web’n
Designed for educators interested in finding curriculum resources on
the Internet, Blue Web’n provides categorized lists of curricula,
projects, online resources and tools, and classroom activities.
- Tired Teachers’ WebSite K-12
A multitude of links to Internet sites on topics such as Archeology, Ecology/Environment, Library Reference, Art, Elementary School, Literature, Astronomy, Technology, and more.
Over 1,200 webquests and 11,400 lesson plans including those in the
areas of science, social studies, mathematics, and many more
resources. Access to some materials requires a subscription
- Education World
A search engine and subject-browsable catalog of over 110,000 web
sites related to education.
This cooperative program from the National Endowment for the
Humanities, the National Trust for the Humanities and the Marco Polo
Education Foundation, this site offers teachers of humanities lesson
plans and recommended sites for integrating the vast wealth of
information on the Internet into their classrooms.
- Elementary Teacher’s Web Conference
This website provides links to resources for lesson plans, activities and web exercises for elementary teachers.
- Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
FREE makes it easier to find teaching and learning resources from the federal government.More than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included from dozens of federal agencies. New sites are added regularly.
- The Gateway to 21st Century Skills
Provided by the US Department of Education, this one-stop educational
resource that lists relevant sites providing information, lesson
plans, and activities pertaining to all K-12 subjects. Users can
browse sites by subject or keyword, or they can search by subject,
keyword, title, or full-text of the site description.
- History Matters
This site features historical resources in textual, graphic, and audio
formats and interactive instructional modules that emphasize student
analysis and interpretation of primary historical documents.
[RealPlayer required for some activities.]
- LETSNet:The Learning Exchange for Teachers and Students
A project of the Michigan State University College of Education and
Ameritech, this site is “a dynamic on-line environment” where teachers
can develop their understandings of the Web and find ways to
effectively use – or make sense of – the Internet in their
- Library of Congress -Teachers
Presents lesson plans and other resources for teachers that incorporate the Library of Congress’s extensive American Memory collection. Search lesson plans by theme, topic, discipline, or era.
- NASA Quest
This site provides a unique expanding menu interface for exploring a
wide variety of education resources, including a comprehensive list of
NASA’s educational Internet offerings, lists of educational networking
resources and organizations, higher education resources, museums,
libraries, datasets, Internet search engines, and Internet learning
- The New York Times Learning Network
The Learning Network connects teachers of grades 3-12, their students
and parents to a comprehensive news and education resource. Building
upon news and archives from The New York Times, the Learning Network
includes daily lesson plans, interactive news quizzes, and
opportunities to talk with reporters from The Times.
- PBS Teachers
PBS Teachers is PBS’ national web destination for high-quality preK-12 educational resources. Here you’ll find classroom materials suitable for a wide range of subjects and grade levels.
- Science Education Gateway
For access to lesson plans and resources from some of the best science
museums in the U.S., teachers can enter the Science Education Gateway.
Topics covered include Space Science, Light, Auroras, Eclipses, Sun
& Earth, and Solar System. Each section contains briefly annotated
lesson plan links (including suggested grade levels and source), a
“grab bag” of related resources, and lesson plan templates.
- Virtual Field Trips
Take a field trip without ever leaving the classroom. Each one covers
a single topic including deserts, fierce creatures, hurricanes,
natural wonders of the world, oceans, salt marshes, sharks, tornadoes,
volcanoes, and many others.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle is the primary news source for college and
university faculty members and administrators. Read articles from the
print edition, find further information about current issues, and
search job listings online. Access to much of the site is restricted
to registered Chronicle subscribers.
The mission of EducationNews.org is to become the most frequently used tool on the Internet for disseminating education news.” A great, up-to-date resource for current issues regarding education.
The goal of this publication is “nothing short of being
the place on the World Wide Web for people interested
in education reform, schools, and the policies that guide them.” There
are four related, but distinct, sites: Education Week, Teacher
Magazine, Research Center and Agent K-12 (for job seekers). Archives
date back 25 years. Full access requires free registration.
- Home Education Magazine
Home Education Magazine presents free online newsletters, discussion
boards, a networking list, and selections from the magazine, including
articles, interviews, columnists, resources, reviews and more.
- Home Schooling @ About.com
Links to online resources, original articles and lesson plans, an
online forum and more.
- Home School World
The official site of Practical Homeschooling magazine and
The Big Book of Home Learning. Commercial but
- Jon’s Homeschool Resource Page
One of the oldest, largest, and most popular homeschooling sites on
- Open Directory: Home Schooling
Large directory of quality resources.
College, University, and Career Information for Students
- America’s Best Colleges & Graduate Schools
Current rankings from U.S. News and World Report.
- American Association of Community Colleges
Access the addresses, phone numbers and Web sites of some 1,100
community colleges in the United States.
- Back to College: Resources for Re-Entry Students
Admissions, scholarships, college profiles, counseling, distance
education, and a great deal more.
A free online scholarship search engine. Register and complete a
survey, then be matched with scholarships that fit. You can also
automatically generate application letters and create an online
application deadline calendar.
- Careers & Colleges Guidance Center
A quarterly publication that tries to help college graduates and
students by offering real, useful information on the choices and
opportunities they have.
- College and University Rankings
Annotated guide to online college ranking services, a short list of
print ranking services, a longer bibliography of articles concerning
the utility of college rankings, and links to a few sites regarding
recent controversy over rankings.
- College Board Online
From the people who administer the SAT and Advanced Placement
examinations, find schedules, register for exams, get tips on applying
for financial aid, look up high school and college codes, take sample
SAT and PSAT exams to identify your weak spots and get pointers to
help you improve, and even search for college and scholarship
- College Opportunities On-Line (COOL)
From the National Center for Education Statistics, this site allows
you to search a database of nearly 7,000 trade schools, colleges, and
universities by geographic region, city, type of school, instructional
program, or school name.
CollegeNET is a well-designed and rated source of information about
colleges, scholarships, and financial aid.
- FAFSA On The Web
Use this online form to apply for federal student aid.
- FinAid: The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
This page provides a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective
guide to student financial aid. It is maintained by Mark Kantrowitz,
author of The Prentice Hall Guide to Scholarships and Fellowships
for Math and Science Students, and is sponsored by the National
Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).
Over 58,000 listings of graduate school programs. You can browse
through the subject directory or do a by-school href=”http://www.gradschools.com/listings/menus/institutions_menu.html”>search.
- IIE Passport
Created and maintained by the Institute of International Eduation, the
largest educational and cultural exchange organization in the U.S.,
this site allows users to conduct quick and sophisticated searches for
study abroad opportunities, using up to 34 different criteria to
search over 5,000 program listings.
- Mapping Your Future
At this site, you will find information to help you plan your career,
select a school, and pay for your education. It is sponsored by a
group of guaranty agencies who participate in the Federal Family
Education Loan Program (FFELP) and are committed to providing
information about higher education and career opportunities.
Matchcollege.com is a free college search and information site, providing information on admissions, financial aid, tuition and more on over 6,000 colleges and universities nation-wide.
Free SAT, ACT and GRE test preparation tips, Vocab Builder, sample
test questions, and feedback.
Here are online, searchable versions of the popular Peterson’s
educational guides including private college-preparatory schools,
undergraduate colleges, distance education opportunities, graduate and
professional study, and summer programs for kids and teenagers.
- Princeton Review
College essentials, finding a college that fits, scholarships, tips on
the application process and more. Also has resources, lists, and
survey results from their annual href=”http://www.princetonreview.com/college/research/rankings/rankings.asp”>Best
- School Grants
Helping you with Grants, Loans, Financial Aid, Scholarships and other educational needs
- Security on Campus, Inc.
This site supplies information on campus crime and crime prevention
for current and prospective students, parents, and community
- Send Your Child to College
An annotated directory and helpful articles covering all aspects of
the college application process. For parents and students.
- Study in Europe
Information on the education systems, living conditions, culture, and
universities in eighteen European countries.
Listings for thousands of study abroad programs in more than 100
countries throughout the world.
- Test Prep Review
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Resources and information about the test preparation process. Includes
free practice test questions for the PSAT, SAT, GRE, LSAT and many
others, using a modular approach to learning the content on these
“The official Web site for Test of English as a Foreign Language
programs and services.” Includes tutorials and practice questions. ETS
offers official test preparation materials free of charge to anyone
who registers for the TOEFL exam worldwide.
- USNews.com: Education
A comprehensive offering from U.S. News Online that includes
information on from choosing a college, graduate school or distance
learning program. It includes a personal organizer for students and a
guide for parents with financial aid data. The Premium Online Edition
is available for $14.95/year.
- Wilton High School College/Career Resource Center
Visit this site for information about upcoming college rep visits,
scholarships, a list of colleges recent WHS graduates are attending,
and lots of guidance for planning your life after high school.
- Yahoo! Education: Colleges and Universities on the Web
Search by region, country, or institution name. Additional categories
include Distance Learning and Web Directories.