Internet Resources for Science and Mathematics Education,
collected by Tom O'Haver.
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- Common Core Lesson Plans
Common Core-aligned lesson plans designed to help teachers
and educational professionals adapt quickly to The Common Core
State Standards. With these three lesson plan templates,
educators can create and fill out a lesson plan with a
professional design for their math, science and language arts
courses, and download them in PDF or MS Word format with a
- Teaching, learning, and computing: a National Survey
This site distributes research information from the national
survey, Teaching, Learning, and Computing--1998, a study of
teachers' use of computer technology, their pedagogies, and
their school context. More than 4,000 teachers and related
technology coordinators and school principals participated in
the study. The study included schools and teachers from a
national probability sample and also included purposive
samples of schools and teachers because of their participation
in major school reform programs or their unusually high
amounts of computer technologies available.
- The Secretary's Conference on Educational Technology:
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Technology
A set of recent research papers related to the effectiveness
- The Remote Laboratory Classroom
Exploring the use of the internet for creating and sharing
high school laboratory teaching resources. Current experiments
Light, Polarization and Color, Spinning Wheel, Crickets
Trapped in the Web,
LCDs and Magnetic Fields, Wind Tunnel, Reptilian
- Current Cites (annotated bibliography on information
A team of librarians and library staff monitors information
technology literature in both print and digital forms, each
month selecting only the best 10-20 items to annotate.
- UPresent and UGather
Free Macintosh software from an academic developer. UPresentŪ
is a free multimedia presentation application designed for
flexible, interactive control of presentations. UGatherŪ is a
free multimedia database manager that can catalog images,
QuickTime movies, and audio files and store information
related to each file.
- Stella simulation software
Simulation software for easy construction of dynamic
simulations of time-dependent
processes. Very popular in science and integrated
mathematics/science classes. Used at
middle school to undergraduate college level.
Powerful simulation software system, used in industry and
- IBM Education WhitePapers
Understanding The Global Information Infrastructure;
And Securing Data; Assuring Access For All; Making Electronic
Commerce Work; Protecting Our Health
And Safety; Rethinking Government; Achieving Educational
Equity With Advanced Technology; A New Vision For The
Utility And Energy Services Industry; Reducing Uncertainty
In Our Health Care; Banking In The Network Economy; How
Is Changing Industrial Processes; How Travel &
Transportation Will Change In a Networked World; Transforming
Developing Countries with Network Computing; Transforming
Higher Education; Understanding Internet Content Principles.
- Homestead: Free Web Sites
Easy way to build free Web sites for personal use, small
business, hobbies, clubs and organizations,
events and holidays.
- Excel Tutorial
What is Excel?; Getting Started; Creating a Simple Workbook;
Writing Formulas Using Operators and Functions; Formatting The
Appearance of a Workbook;
Advanced Excel (Copying Cells); Linking Documents in Excel;
- Index to Web Training Material
Written for teachers in Montgomery County, Maryland, but
mostly useful to everyone. Starter Guide to general HTML, and
- Tips, Tricks, How to, and beyond - Web design resource
This site was created to help you design "a better web page".
Below you will find the answers for most of your web design
problems. If you don't find your answers here, drop your
questions at our lively discussion board, someone will answer
your questions there!
- Multimedia Streaming
Introduction to media streaming; Four streaming technologies
compared; Introduction ot
Copyright; several examples of presentations.
- Software Download Page
Information and links for obtaining and installing plug-ins
and other software used in instruction.
- The Cross-Platform Page
This page lists resources for reading and converting image,
video, audio, and data compression/encoding file formats on
common computer systems.
- LOGAL (science simulation software)
Publisher of a wide range of excellent commercial science and
mathematics simulation software and related support materials.
Middle school to college level.
- Digital Oscilloscope Uses PC Sound Card for Input
Oscilloscope for Windows is a Windows application that
converts your PC into a powerful dual-trace
oscilloscope. Oscilloscope uses your PC's sound card as an
Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) to
digitize any input waveform (speech, music, electric signal,
etc.) and then presents it on the monitor
in real time, allowing the user to control the display in the
same way as on a conventional
"standalone" scope, for example change gain, timebase or plot
- Terry Morse Myrmidon (HTML conversion program for
A $45 (educational) Mac program that can convert any Mac file
into a Web page with just one click. Downloadable demo.
- Armadillo's K-12 WWW Resources
Armadillo maintains one of the most comprehensive collections
of Board policies Acceptable Use Policies along with many
articles on issues such as censorship and filtering. Armadillo
also contains resources covering: Networking Projects,
Educational Databases and Lesson Plans, Learning and
Instruction, Grant Resources. The site also lists great
Internet resources for each of the major curriculum areas.
- MSNBC Learning Online
Articles on various aspects of educational technology: Laptop
teachers report from frontline;
Summit, survey show enthusiasm in the K-12 classroom;
state-by-state look at educational technology, etc.
- Project SMART
Teacher-designed projects integrating technology with science
and math. Divided by grade level (2-5, 6-8, 9-12).
- NCATE Technology Standards
Case Illustrations of Technology in Teacher Education;
Technology and the New Professional Teacher; Preparing for the
21st Century Classroom Interview with Art Wise in Fall 1999
Technos contains outline of technology expectations contained
in NCATE 2000 standards. Link to article on Technos site.
- Technology and the New Professional Teacher: Preparing for
the 21st Century
The culmination of a year of deliberations by an NCATE Task
Technology and Teacher Education.
The report makes recommendations about the integration of
teacher preparation programs
- Classroom applications of educational technology
101 Success Stories of Technology in Higher Education;
Academic Instruction Using the WWW; Computer Assisted
Personalized Approach for Quizzes, Exams and
- Virtual Laboratory (U. Oregon)
To provide students with truely interactive texts, a series of
experiments has been created using
Java to demonstrate the application of this method of
teaching. These experiments are meant to be
conceptual interfaces to the equations of physics and/or
represent interaction with data that
simulates a real physical experiment. These are targetted at
physics classes for non-majors where
we currently have no physical lab sections due to resource
constraints. 19 applets are
currently available (Jan, 1998) in the areas of Mechanics,
Electricity, Meteorology, and Environmental.
- Science Teaching Forum
The SciTeach web forum is a place where science teachers can
share ideas, reflections and conversations on
teaching and implementation of technology in the classroom,
while also providing support for each other as
members of an electronic professional community. An area of
the SciTeach forum has been designated for
use exclusively for preservice science teachers. Student
teachers are encouraged to use this area to speak
freely about their experiences.
- Technology Counts: Schools and Reform in the Information
Excellent article on educational technology published in
EdWeek in 1997.
Comprehensive resource for Web
developers, whether you're a first-time page builder or a
webmaster. You'll find nearly 200 Webmonkey tutorials,
and books, links to other developer resources.
An Internet training tool that can be used either as a guide
structured teacher training series or as a self-paced workbook
an individual teacher.
- The Impact of Technology
Surveys, Bibliographies, Literature Reviews, Articles,
Reports, Case Studies from
the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL).
- US Department of Education Technology Initiatives
Technology Programs information, E-Rate information.
- Wired schools: It takes a village
A look at the cost vs. the benefits of computers in schools.
- Maryland Instructional Computer Coordinators Association
An organization for educators in the state of Maryland
interested in the classroom use of technology to promote the
improvement of the teaching / learning process through
effective computer education program development; promote the
integration of computer applications into curricular areas;
foster and promote excellence in computer utilization in the
schools of Maryland.
- Confronting Technology
The purpose of this Webpage is to provide a list of resources
association with Netfuture, a mailing list/newsletter
concerned with critically examining the relationship
between humans and computer technology.
- Search Engine Watch
Everything about using and understanding Web search engines.
- The Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals
Explores and deliberates on a comprehensive range of issues
important to the professional database searcher. The magazine
is targeted to experienced, knowledgeable searchers and
combines evaluations of data content with discussions of
delivery media. Searcher includes evaluated online news,
searching tips and techniques, reviews of search aid software
and database documentation, revealing interviews with leaders
and entrepreneurs of the industry, and
trenchant editorials. Whatever the experienced database
searcher needs to know to get the job done is covered in
- Online Tutorials
Easy-to-Use Online Tutorials are designed to show teachers how
to use Microsoft software in the classroom. Office 2000,
FrontPage 2000, Internet Explorer 5.0, Outlook Express
PowerPoint97, FrontPage 98, Internet Explorer 4.0
- Discount computers and supplies
- Virtual Sandcastles
This web site explores teaching and learning at a distance. It
is intended to help teachers develop effective learning
environments for their students using a variety of technology
resources ranging from email and web pages to
- TEAMS Distance Learning
TEAMS is the largest interactive distance learning provider
for the elementary grades in the U.S. (140,000 students, 4,000
teachers, 20 states). English/Language Arts, History/Social
Science, Mathematics, and Science for grades 4 through 7.
Class projects; kit information.
- EDWEB: Exploring Technology and School Reform
Over the last couple of years, there's been a lot of talk
about how networking tools such as the World Wide Web will
revolutionize education. How much of it is true? How much of
it is hype?
- Technology FAQ For Parents
The purpose of these FAQs is to provide parents some
information relevant to setting up PTA
technology committees at their schools, and to provide some
information on computer uses in schools.
- The Technology Coordinator's Web Site
Planning for technology use; Educational support resources;
Administrative computing; Educational networking; Sources of
educational technology information.
- A Guide to Creating a Successful Web Page
A step-by-step guide to creating a winning web page. Discusses
all aspects of web page design, including content selection,
organization, and advertising.
- National NetDay
NetDay is a grass-roots volunteer effort to wire schools so
they can network their computers and connect them to the
Internet. Labor and materials are provided by volunteers and
support from companies, unions, parents, teachers, students
and school employees.
- Web-based multimedia courseware
Here you will find examples and templates of Web-based
courseware created for the School of Education, Stanford
University. Most of these examples rely on new features in
Netscape Navigator 2.0 or 3.0.
- From Now On: The Educational Technology Journal
Articles on Assessment; Change; Copyright; Grants; Internet
Information; Problem-Solving; Libraries of the Future;
Networks & Connectivity; Research; Staff Development;
Technology Planning; Virtual Museums; Web Site Development.
- Stroud's Consumate Winsock Applications
The CWSApps List is designed to be your one-stop shopping site
for the latest and greatest software on the Internet.
Comprehensive file listings, ratings, and extensive reviews
for the hottest Windows 3.x/95/NT applications are just a few
of the many goodies to be found on this site. All information
is freely available; thanks to the support of its advertisers
- Maryland Connected for Learning
Maryland Connected for Learning is the state's initiative for
internet connectivity and the latest in computer technology to
Maryland K-12 public schools. We are working with volunteers,
sponsors and organizations to make this happen.
- Challenge Grants for Technology in Education
Challenge Grants will support communities of educators,
partners, and others who are using new technologies to
transform their factory era schools into
information age learning centers.
- ICONnect:Get Connected to Learning Using the Internet
Online Courses: Internet Basics; Curriculum Connections:
Integrating Internet Resources into the Curriculum
Collaborative Grants to Develop Curriculum
KidsConnect: An Internet Q&A Service.
- The Public-Access Computer Systems Review
Selected articles, books, electronic
documents, and other sources that are useful in understanding
scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet and
other networks. Where possible,
links are provided to sources that are available via the
- Integrating the Internet
Primary resources, projects, a weekly newsletter, units of
study, and a
tutorial to help you plan projects and class homepages.
Internet Travel Guide,
Curriculum Resources, Units of Study, Internet in the
- Handouts and tutorials on Internet and classroom multimedia
Digital Image Literacy; Putting Kid Pix SlideShows on the Web;
Better Graphics for Multimedia and the World Wide Web;
Multimedia Netscape: How to find, download, install and use
plug-ins and helper applications;
The Secrets of Computer Graphics;
Customizing Netscape: A One-Page Cheat-sheet;
Locating and Evaluating Information on the Internet
- The Maryland K-12 Web Page (MDK-12 Stuff)
An area devoted to the needs of the Maryland K-12 teachers,
media specialists, school administrators, and education agency
who are using the Internet access accounts provided by the
Science Center (CSC) at the University of Maryland as part of
program. Much useful information here.
- Thinkquest winners
An international project competition for students. Search
their library of over 1000 student-created entries.
- CU-SeeMe video conferencing software
With CU-SeeMe, you can videoconference with
another site located anywhere in the world. By using a
reflector, multiple parties
at different locations can participate in a CU-SeeMe
conference, each from his or
her own desktop computer.
- K-12 acceptable use policies
This site contains materials to assist school districts in the
effective Internet policies and practices.
- An Introductory HTML Tutorial
A tutorial on HTML (Hyper-Text Markup Language), with working
how to create your own Web pages from scratch. Includes text
hyperlinks, sound, lists, and tables, etc.
- Reference Table of HTML Tags
A two-page table of all the essential HTML (Hyper-Text Markup
Language) tags, with templates that you can Copy and Paste
into your own HTML pages.
- Making a Web Project with the Multi-Page Template
The multi-page template is a set of HTML files that serve as a
template to facilitate the construction of a Web page project
25 "student" pages (each with a picture and a paragraph of
text), a hyper-index, a title page, a bibliography page, a
Related Sites page, and a "How we did it" page. The template
contains all the "HTML" coding needed,
including links between pages and navigation arrow icons. All
you need to do is to type in (or Copy
and Paste in) the text content and to type in the names of the
graphic files for each page. NO HTML CODING IS REQUIRED. You
can view an
with its placeholder text, you can download
complete template folder to your hard disk, or you can view a
project based on this template.
- Digital Image Literacy
and answers about digital imaging and photography: scanners,
digital cameras, resolution, troubleshooting, image
- Putting Kid Pix SlideShows on the Web
How to convert a KidPix SlideShow created on a Macintosh into
HTML format for
publication on the Web. Using this method, each slide is shown
full-size on a separate page, along with navigation
buttons for moving between the slides and a sound button for
playing the accompanying recorded sound. No Knowledge of HTML
- Better Graphics for Multimedia and the World Wide Web
How to improve the look and reduce the file size of digital
computer graphics. Illustrated with lots of graphic examples.
- Technology-Based Curriculum Delivery
The mission of the SUCCEED Coalition's Technology-Based
Curriculum Delivery (TBCD) Coalition Focus Team (CFT) is to
extend the reach and effectiveness of engineering education
through the use of advance computing and communication
- Best search engines for finding scientific information in
Eleven different search engines were scanned for eight
different terms (used as
keywords) taken from physics and chemistry. The number of
were registered. I think that the number of documents is the
when you're looking for scientific information. My estimates
show that the
maximum number of documents which can be found in the Net is
less than 10% of
the number that can be find using a good scientific database
like INSPEC or CAS.
Thus, the bigger is the database of a search engine, the
higher are chances that
you won't miss something important.
- Fundamentals of Digital Media
The nature of sound and light: physical basis, perception, and
representations. Capture, conversion, storage, transport, and
display of digital
multimedia information. Multimedia devices and architectures.
- Lesson Plans and Design Tenets
WWW Curriculum RESOURCES by Subject or Grade Level. LESSON
PLANS integrating the use of technology into the curriculum. A
half dozen lessons for adult learning of new technologies.
These are problems-based and learner-centered. They require
teams to explore challenging and authentic issues.
INSTRUCTIONS for Building Curriculum Pages Learn how to build
pages to help your colleagues avoid endless wandering on the
Internet. DESIGN TENETS for WWW Sites This list suggests 18
design tenets to guide those who would create WWW pages for
their schools. Avoid the pitfalls which have created problems
for the pioneers.
- Teachers and Technology: Making the Connection
Why relatively few of this nation's 2.8 million
teachers use technology regularly in their teaching; how
teachers are prepared to use technology; what happens when
they do use technology; and what factors influence
technology integration in schools. The report also examines
what roles schools, districts, states, the private sector,
and the federal government play in supporting teachers with
new technologies; considers why the potential of technology
is not further exploited; and identifies significant
barriers to effective technology integration into our
education system. Especially useful for our project is Chapter
5: "Technology and the Preparation of New Teachers".
- Kathy Schrock's guide for Educators
Kathy Schrock's guide for Educators is a list of over 640
pointers in 18
subject categories and was compiled by a Massachusetts middle
library media specialist with the goal of enhancing curriculum
teacher professional growth. It is updated regularly. The page
look and feel of a middle school page, and has a selective
group of links
in each of its subject areas.
- Mustang: The Educator's Web Cruising Vehicle.
Step-by-step guide to classroom WWW projects.
- BACK TO SCHOOL: THE ELECTRONIC LIBRARY CLASSROOM 101
Class on the Net For Librarians with little or no Net
Covers history, email listservs, gopher, searching, telnet,
ftp, and WWW.
- Librarian's Ready Reference Guide to the Internet
An alphabetic listing of selected educational resources. Only
full-text sources/data suitable for ready reference are
included here. All sources are in
English. Subject headings are a modified Library of Congress
arrangement. Given the nature of
the Internet, this must be a living, breathing document.
- Online Internet Institute
The Online Internet Institute (OII) will create a virtual
infrastructure on the Internet to provide leading Internet
using educators, proponents of systemic reform, and teachers
desiring professional growth with hands-on experiences which
will enable them to integrate the Internet within their
classrooms, and support their peers in doing the same. A
series of online activities and workshops designed to teach
them how to identify and build successful models for using the
Internet for systemic reform and curriculum development at the
local level. Educators must experience what it is to learn
through project-based, technology-enhanced approaches in their
own learning, in order to effectively support this kind of
learning for their students.
- RealAudio: real-time audio and video over the Internet.
Listen to real-time audio programs the Internet, using the
RealAudio Player for Macs and PCs. Works even over 14.4 kbaud
- Practical Hypermedia Design for the World-Wide Web
This article describes some practical design considerations in
writing hypermedia applications
for distribution using the World-Wide Web. It concentrates on
overall hypermedia design and
specific tips to compensate for network bandwidth limitations.
- The Graphic Utilities' Site & Version FAQ
This FAQ was created to answer the following questions
graphic utilities: 1) What is the newest version of the
graphic utility ? 2) On what ftp site can this version be
found ? 3) What types of files does it handle ?
Platforms include DOS, Macintosh, OS/2, Windows, &
- Mac on the Net: Macintosh TCP/IP Software
A frequently-updated general source of Macintosh software to
access the Web
- Yahoo's Picture Links
Links to sources of pictures of: Animals; Archives; Aviation;
Climbing Pictures; Clip Art (4) ; Fine-Art (6) Flags;
Fractals; Icons; People; Places; Space and Astronomy;
- Ken Castleman's Digital Image Processing Page
Web page dedicated to digital image processing. It is intended
a source of articles, references, pictures, homework problems,
links and other
stuff of interest to instructors and students of Digital Image
- New Tools for
Teaching (James J. O'Donnell)
- MECC (producer of educational
- Columbia University's
Institute for Learning Technologies
- NASA QUEST: Internet in
- Apple Web
Page Construction Kit
- Apple education page
(K-12 and higher)
Mediated Communication Journal
- Operate a robot arm
Submit URL for automatic html syntax check
Electronic Games for Education in Math and Science
Software and shareware reviews
- Evalutech (5000
reviews of instructional materials)
- Family PC Reviews
(reviews os software and hardware)
Educational Software Preview Guide
Library (Reviews and download links to shareware)
House Software Review
- The Edutainment Page
Reviews of and links to PC and Mac shareware and freeware
programs for kids.
Shareware (PC and Mac)
Reading Software Reviews
guide to shareware
- SuperKids Parent's and
Teacher's Guide to
- The Review Zone