Major Topics In Education

(Note: These sites are recommended, but go outside the control and maintenance of IWU.)

  Videos for Teaching


red arrow Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: Teacher Helpers: Assessment and Rubric Information
red arrow Testing Materials Resource Book Online
red arrow Tests and Assessments Resources


Schools & Organizations

red arrow American School Directory
red arrow Build a Table Allows users to build a table using the CCD public school data for public schools, MSA's and districts
red arrow Digest of Education Statistics
red arrow Educational Resource Organizations Directory Lists organizations by state, topic, etc.
red arrow International Comparisons in Education National Center for Education Statistics
red arrow International Reading Association
red arrow National Center for Education Statistics Access to general information for administrators, teachers, policymakers, librarians,parents
red arrow National Center for Education Statistics; Annual Reports Program Access to download annual Condition of Education reports, Digest of Education Statistics, Federal Support for Education; High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the U.S.; Projections of Education Statistics; Youth Indicators; and more.

Electronic Journals

red arrow American Journal of Education
red arrow Education Week
red arrow Education Week Teacher
red arrow ERIC Arranged chronologically by title. (Available in fulltext)
red arrow Harvard Educational Review (Current only)
red arrow Journal of Technology Education
red arrow Project Zero
red arrow SuperKids Educational Software Review
red arrow T.H.E. Journal


General Education Information: A-D

red arrow American Library Association Resources for parents, teens and children
red arrow Curriculum Support ProQuest tools
red arrow Developing Educational Standards An annotated list of Internet sites with K-12 educational standards and curriculum frameworks documents.
red arrow Discovery Education: Free Teacher Resources Internet resources linked by the US Dept. of Education.
red arrow Hot Topics Librarian's guide to the best information on the net.

General Education Information: E-L

red arrow Education Main Research Guide
red arrow Education World Where educators go to learn.
red arrow Exworthy Educational Links
red arrow Fact Monster A mega-reference site for young students
red arrow Gateway to 21st Century Skills
red arrow Internet Public Library Kids Space
red arrow Internet Public Library Teen Space/td>
red arrow Kathy Shrock's Guide to Everything - Assessment and Rubrics 2000+ links to a wide variety of links for all topics

General Education Information: M-Z

red arrow Michigan Electronic Library:Teachers, Educators, and Parents Research and Tools
red arrow PBS Teachers: Resources for the Classroom
red arrow Teacher Certification Requirements for the 50 States
red arrow TeachersFirst: The Web Resource by Teachers, for Teachers

Journal Indexes

red arrow EBSCOHost: ERIC provides indexing and excellent abstracts for education related journals and ERIC documents; Professional Development Collection provides indexing and full-text for some education journals.   EBSCOHost also has age-specific databases with elementary, middle school, and high school resources.
red arrow ProQuest Education Journals Primarily full-text magazines and journals.

Lesson Plans, Teacher Guides, etc.

red arrow Apple in Education Includes curriculum links and lesson plans (units of practice) tied to state and national standards.
red arrow Educators Reference Desk
red arrow Cybersafari: Educational Resources and Lesson Plans Although originating in Minnesota and thereby including some weblinks specific to Minnesota, this site includes many subject specific lesson plans.
red arrow Lesson Plans Page
red arrow Searchable database of over 4000 lesson plans by grade level and subject
red arrow Microsoft Lesson Connection Includes age specific lesson plans, state proficiencies, educational web links, etc.
red arrow TeachersFirst A library of K-12 educational resources and lesson plans for teacher use in classrooms, curriculum planning and professional development.
red arrow Lesson Plan Center
red arrow The Virtual Schoolhouse A Meta-Library of K-12 internet links.


red arrow Chicago Tribune
red arrow Christian Science Monitor
red arrow Indianapolis Star (Available through the Journal Title search tool for IWU students/faculty.
red arrow New York Times
red arrow USA Today
red arrow Washington Post

State Departments of Education

red arrow Illinois State Department of Education
red arrow Indiana Department of Education
red arrow Kentucky Department of Education
red arrow Ohio Department of Education

Superintendent Resources

red arrow American Association of School Administrators (AASA)
red arrow American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA)
red arrow Association for Middle Level Education
red arrow Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO)
red arrow Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
red arrow Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
red arrow Institute for Educational Leadership
red arrow National Association of Elementary School Principals
red arrow National Association of Secondary School Principals
red arrow National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
red arrow National Center for Education Statistics
red arrow National Parent Teacher Association
red arrow PTO Today
red arrow Public School Parents Network
red arrow U.S. Department of Education

Topics & Grade Levels

Children's Literature

red arrow Author's and Illustrators on the Web
red arrow Carol Hurst's Childrens Literature Site Includes reviews of current children's books and associated lesson plans.
red arrow Children's Book Council
red arrow Children's Literature Website Guide
red arrow Choices Booklists
red arrow Database of Award Winning Children's Literature
red arrow The Horn Book's, Inc. Virtual History Exhibit
red arrow Joe Cottonwood's Home Page
red arrow Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: Teacher Helpers: Literature and Language Arts - Includes links to many good sites about authors and ideas for teaching about CL./td>
red arrow McGraw-Hill Website for Children's Literature
red arrow Newbery Medal Home Page
red arrow Tomie dePaola Personal Website
red arrow The Worlds of T.A. Barron: The Official Website

Current Events

red arrow U.S. News Connect your students to the world. Provided for teachers from U.S. News and World Report. (For full access there is a subscription cost.)

Fine Arts

red arrow Local Learning The National network for Folk Arts in Education


red arrow Nation's Report Card: Geography 2010


red arrow Access Excellence @ the national health museum The site for health and bioscience teachers and learners
red arrow Health Teacher from WebMD

History/Social Studies/Economics

red arrow America's Story from America's Library
red arrow British Museum - Money The British Museum provides a look into the history of money worldwide.
  • Center for History and New Media Hosted by George Mason University, this site attempts to bring together electronic multimedia, digital archives and new technologies.
    red arrow Conversations With History [RealPlayer]
    red arrow EcEdWeb: Economic Education Web Teaching economics to grades 1-12
    red arrow Famous Speeches and Audio (History Channel) Requires a media player
    red arrow Freedom: A History of US
    red arrow The Hermitage: Home of Andrew Jackson
    red arrow The Historyproject California history social science project from the Univ. of California at Davis. Provides U.S. history images, lesson plans, primary source research materials, etc.
    red arrow Making of America Primary sources in American social history from the Antebellum period throught reconstruction
    red arrow Maps Includes games and lesson plans with maps.
    red arrow The Mint Site designed for h.s./m.s. students learning about basic economics.
    red arrow My Social Studies
    red arrow Napoleonic Guide Focusing on French history between 1796 to 1815, including extensive information about Napoleon.
    red arrow Presidents of the United States - Pathfinder from the Internet Public Library
    red arrow Teaching with Historic Places

    Home Schooling

    red arrow Homeschooling Laws and Legalities

    Intermediate Level

    red arrow 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades: Upper Elementary Educational Resources

    Learning Disabilities

    red arrow LD Online Learning disabilities information and resources.


    red arrow Aesop's Fables Online collection [Java],[RealAudio] (Incl. texts of over 600 of the tales.)
    red arrow American Writers from C-Span


    red arrow Native American Geometry
    red arrow Math in Daily Life

    red arrow Middle School Hub
    red arrow Transition Mathematics Project designed to help students successfully progress from high school math to college-level math

    Multicultural Education

    red arrow Multicultural Education Pavillion
    red arrow National MultiCultural Institute Works with individuals, organizations, and communities to facilitate personal and systemic change in order to build an inclusive society that is strengthened and empowered by its diversity
    red arrow Global Views Collection

    Multiple Intellegences

    red arrow Howard Gardner, multiple intelligences and education
    red arrow Multiple Intelligences


    red arrow The Heart: An Online Exploration
    red arrow Invention Dimension
    red arrow Science Education Gateway
    red arrow The USGS Learning Web Interdisciplinary studies in the natural sciences from U.S. Geological Survey


    red arrow American Folklore Includes tall tales, weather stores, ghost stories, myths and legends, etc.
    red arrow Storytelling Activities and Lesson Ideas
    red arrow The Moonlit Road - Collection of well known Southern folktales


    red arrow Cable in the Classroom
    red arrow Adventures of Cyberbee
    Designed to assist students use the internet for research and assisting teachers in their curriculum development.
    red arrow The Effective Media Collection Management
    red arrow Quia Online games and quizzes in more than 40 subject areas.


    red arrow Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything
    red arrow The WebQuest Page (San Diego State University: Webquests were developed in 1995 by San Diego State University)
    red arrow WebQuests (Saskatoon (East) School Division No. 41)
    red arrow WebQuests WebQuests! (from

    Videos for Teaching

    red arrow Documentary Heaven Documentaries in the areas of business, history, politics, science, etc.
    red arrow Documentary Tube Points users to other services that have documentaries. It provides cataloging for easy access.
    red arrow EduTube Educational Videos
    red arrow Documentaries from around the world featuring documentaries, images, and live cams which explore the world and explores the work of nonprofit organizations.
    red arrow Films on Demand Subscription based service for IWU students and faculty.
    red arrow Folk Streams Documentaries, featuring American life.
    red arrow Khan Academy Learn about almost anything for free.
    red arrow MIT Open Courseware Free courses offered by MIT.
    red arrow Next Vista for Learning -- Maintained by a Google Certified Teacher. Videos made for school children include 3 areas: how to do something; culture; and people who are trying to make things better.  
    red arrow PBS Video
    red arrow Snag Learning/Video Documentaries by grade level.
    red arrow TeacherTube Includes alignments to common core standards
    red arrow TED: Ideas Worth Sharing -- talks by remarkable people, free to the world

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