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*The sites listed below can be used by parents, teachers, and students.

TeacherNet:
http://www.teachernet.com
Lesson plans for PreK-Grade 8, provided by Essential Learning Products, a company dedicated to supplementing skill development and fostering creativity in the classroom and home.

Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators:
http://www.schrockguide.net/
Created by retired middle school librarian Kathy Schrock, this outstanding site provides essential links on technology in the classroom.  Ms. Schrock offers information provides her research on a wide range of topics.

New York Times Learning Network:
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/
The NY Times Learning Network provides daily lesson plans for use by teachers, conversation starters for parents to use, daily news summaries for students, as well as a family movie guide and an On This Day feature.

Scholastic
http://www.scholastic.com
This information-rich site is hosted by Scholastic, the children’s publishing and media company. The site is divided into special “areas” for parents, teachers, and children. The Teacher’s Area provides an excellent Professional Resources area, access to research tools, plus a wealth of lesson plans and reproducibles.

Scholastic’s Online News:
Check out the latest news from Scholastic!
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/scholasticnews/index.html

Time for Kids:
http://www.timeforkids.com/
This site provides homework help, current events, and news for young readers. Teachers can access lesson plans, quizes, and printables.

Resources for School Librarians-Information Skills Instruction:
http://www.sldirectory.com/
This useful site, which is maintained by a retired librarian, provides curriculum standards, instruction models, literature units, technology & internet units and offers tips on using primary sources.

Literature Links-Web English Teacher:
http://www.webenglishteacher.com/
This award-winning site, compiled by teacher Carla Beard, features reviews and links to an excellent array of sites. Categories include Book Reports, Children’s Literature, Drama, ESL, Grammar, Interdisciplinary, Journalism, Literature, Media, Mythology, Phonics, Professional Resources, Reading, Shakespeare, Speech, Study Guides, Vocabulary, Writing, and Young Adult Fiction.

ERIC-Education Resources Information Center:
http://www.eric.ed.gov//
This site is dedicated to providing educational materials, services, and coursework to anyone interested in reading and language arts. It offers free parent brochures across a wide range of topics, as well as many useful and informative links.

RBS-Research for Better Schools:
http://www.rbs.org/
Research for Better Schools (RBS) is a non-profit organization that supports the educational community by technical assistance, professional development, applied research, evaluation, and communication services. The RBS mission is to help students achieve higher learning standards by supporting school improvement efforts.

National Science Teachers Association:
http://www.nsta.org/
NSTA’s mission is to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. This site provides access to journal articles, classroom activities and teacher resources.

Jefferson Lab-Science Education:
http://education.jlab.org/
This site offers teacher resources, student homework help, games, puzzles and more. Link to the activity of the month or download materials and reproducible activities.

Ask An Expert Links provided by Stevens Institute of Technology:
http://www.k12science.org/askanexpert.html
Maintained by Stevens Institute of Technology Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education, this site offers a quick one-step process for finding experts in any field.

Online Classroom Projects:
http://www.k12science.org/currichome.html
CIESE, the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education provides teachers and students the opportunity to use real time data collection techniques or to participate in collaborative classroom projects and activities.