Web Links - Useful for Library Research
- ERIC (Education Resources
Information Center) Directly links to the ERIC database.
- Educator's Reference Desk This
site will give you access to the AskERIC
- U. S. Department of Education
Includes variety of information dealing with the Dept. of Education
such as press releases, transcripts of speeches and testimony made
by the Secretary of Education, legislative updates, and more.
- California Department
of Education Includes links to all aspects of education in California,
including standards, frameworks, legislation, and grants information.
Official Site of the Los Angeles Unified School District Includes
information on the LAUSD as well as links to demographics, school
homepages, and more.
Educational Thought Provides brief introductions to some of the
major thinkers in contemporary educational thought. Includes biographical
information, links to relevant web sites, and detailed bibliographies
of individual authors.
- EdSource Online An independent,
impartial, not-for-profit organization, that attempts to clarify complex
- Education Resource
Organizations Directory (EROD) Intended to help identify and contact
organizations that provide information and assistance on a broad range
of education-related topics. Designed by the U. S. Dept. of Education.
- Bilingual Research Journal This
is the online version of the Bilingual Research Journal, made possible
by the National Association for Bilingual Education for its members
and the academic community. The full text of the articles are available
in both PDF and HTML. Coverage ranges from volume 21, number 1, Winter
1997, through the current.
- Center for Applied Linguistics
A private, non-profit organization composed of scholars and educators
who use the findings of linguistics and related sciences in identifying
and addressing language-related problems.
- National Clearinghouse for English
Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs
The National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education (NCBE) collects,
analyzes, and disseminates information relating to the effective education
of linguistically and culturally diverse learners. The NCBE is operated
by the George Washington University, Graduate School of Education
and Human Development.
Blind & Visually Impaired
- American Printing House for the Blind
Founded in 1858, the American Printing House for the Blind is the
world's largest nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace,
and independent living products and services for people who are visually
Institute - Los Angeles Center "A private, non-profit organization
whose mission is to eliminate blindness and severe sight loss as a
barrier to a fulfilling life." The Sight Center includes a library,
Braille publishing services, a recording department, a store for adaptive
items, and a conference center. Includes links to other Braille centers
and other relevant sites.
- California School for the Blind
Provides intensive, disability specific educational services for enrolled
students who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind, and visually
impaired/multi-disabled, whose primary learning needs are related
to their visual impairment.
- National Eye Institute
Established by Congress in 1968 to protect and prolong the vision
of Americans, the NEI is one of the Federal government's National
Institutes of Health (NIH). The NEI conducts and supports research
that helps prevent and treat eye diseases and other disorders of vision.
Part of the NEI mission is to develop public and professional education
programs that help prevent blindness, reduce visual impairment, and
increase awareness of services and devices that are available for
people with low vision.
- National Library Service for the
Blind and Physically Handicapped The Library of Congress administers
the free program that loans recorded and Braille books and magazines,
music scores in Braille and large print, and specially designed playback
equipment to residents of the U.S. who are unable to read or use standard
print materials because of visual or physical impairment.
- Texas School for the Blind and Visually
Impaired A partner with independent school districts in Texas
to provide instructional and related services to students who are
blind, deafblind, or visually impaired, including those with additional
Children & Reading
- Homeschool World Provides
information for parents and students interested in homeschooling and
educators who need to know about homeschooling practices in the U.
S. and worldwide.
Lesson Plans & Instructional Resources
SPECIAL GUIDE: Lesson plans can be
found in many of our education databases: use
Lesson Plan Guide for detailed instructions.
You can also find lesson plans and instructional resources at any of
the websites listed below.
- Education World Provides
assistance to all educators, particularly K-12 instructors. Includes
subject links and weekly features. Sponsored by American Fidelity
- EduHound Everything for Education
K-12 Provides a prescreened database directory of K-12 Educational
Links categorized by subject, alphabetically from a list of clickable
keywords, and additionally providing numerous link pages to selected
pertinent resource areas.
- Gateway to 21st Century
Provides access to high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and
other education resources on the Internet.
Getty Museum The
education portion of this website includes planning a school visit,
teacher programs and resources, lesson plans, fun online games for
children, and more.
Created by a group of librarians to address concerns about the role
of public libraries in guiding young users to valuable and age appropriate
web sites. Please note that KidsClick! is not an Internet filter.
It is intended to guide users to good sites.
- Middle School Net Developed
and administered by Judy Horn, an instructional technology specialist.
Site focuses on curriculum resources and is organized by broad subject
New Teachers Home Page Created for the beginning teacher, this
site includes practical tips and articles and helpful advice for new
Offers curriculum resources for teachers and educators. Includes
3,500 lesson plans and activities arranged by subject categories, and
then by grade levels, and much more.
- ReadWriteThink A partnership
between the International Reading Association (IRA), the National
Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the MarcoPolo Education
Foundation. The site Includes K - 12 standards-based lesson plans
that are research-based and include detailed instructional plans.
The lessons are written for the teacher but include student-ready
materials such as worksheets, interactives, and reviewed Web resources.
All site content is organized around The IRA/NCTE Standards for the
English Language Arts.
- S.C.O.R.E. (Schools of California
On-line Resources for Education) A Web-based classroom resource
which links to quality Internet resources and teacher-developed lessons
in mathematics, science, history/social science, and language arts.
Supports California's content standards and curriculum frameworks
and promotes information literacy.
Education The education site for the Smithsonian Institution,
it includes lesson plans, online resources, and other teaching materials.
Offers timely teaching ideas, lesson plans, essays for discussion,
and suggestions for guiding young people (primarily K - !2) as they
deal with social conflict in the world. It was created by the
Educators for Social Responsibility Metropolitan Area (New York City).
- TeachersNetwork.Org A nationwide,
non-profit education organization maintains this site. Includes lesson
plans, daily classroom specials, and offers grants and fellowships.
Allows you to make grading rubrics by filling out an online
form. The rubrics are made instantly and can be printed directly from
your computer. There are rubric generators for basic reading skills,
behavior, oral expression, and more.
School Psychology & Test Reviews
Science and Math
- DLESE The Digital Library
for Earth System Education Funded by the National Science Foundation,
includes lesson plans, scientific data, visualizations, interactive
computer models, and virtual field trips.
- National Library
of Virtual Manipulatives A National Science Foundation supported
project that began in 1999 to develop a library of uniquely interactive,
web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the
form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis).
The NLVM is a resource from which teachers may freely draw to enrich
their mathematics classrooms. The materials are also of importance
for the mathematical training of both in-service and pre-service teachers.
- National Science Digital Library (NSDL).
The National Science Foundation's online library of resources for
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and research.
Resources available include images, video, audio, software, journal
articles, and lesson plans.
Explorer. This website, sponsored by the National Oceanic &
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) includes lesson plans developed
by scientists and educators during Ocean Explorer field seasons. These
lessons are geared toward students in grades 5-12. You can find lesson
plans by subject or expeditions.
of the Ocean Realm. These science activities were developed for
use with students in grades 5-7 and investigate oceanography, marine
biology, ecology, physics, conservation, and scuba diving.
- Teachers' Domain Includes
K-12 resources and lesson plans for engineering, earth and space science,
life science, physical science, and civil rights. You must register
to use, but registration and usage is free. Includes video, audio,
interactive, image, and primary source documents.
- Common Core of Data A comprehensive,
annual, national statistical database of information on public schools
and school districts in the United States. It gives data for more
than 17,000 school districts and in excess of 95,000 public elementary
and secondary schools.
- Kids Count A national
and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S.
A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Center for Education Statistics Primary federal entity for collecting
and analyzing data that are related to education in the U. S. and
other nations. Includes links to The Condition of Education and Projections
of Education Statistics.
- California Learning Resource
Network Attempts to provide a one-stop information source that
enables California educators to identify supplemental electronic learning
resources that both meet local instructional needs and embody the
implementation of California curriculum frameworks and standards.
- International Society for Technology
in Education (ISTE) This nonprofit professional organization promotes
appropriate uses of information technology to support and improve
teaching, learning, and administration in K-12 education and teacher
education. It is the home of the National Educational Technology Standards
(NETS) Project and the National Center for Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers
to Use Technology (NCPT3).
of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) Part of U.S. Department
of Education, OVAE provides recent information on career and technical
education, adult education and adult literacy. It supports evaluation,
demonstration, technical assistance and national research. Resources
on the site include research reports, examples of effective programs,
and professional development.
- Vocational/Career and
Technical Education Resources Resources on this comprehensive
site include links to general information about vocational education,
career and technical education, and workforce preparation. You will
also find resources for history of vocational education, current legislation
news, statistics, associations, organizations and vocational teacher