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- » Data for School Improvement
Data.ed.gov reflects the Obama Administration’s belief in and commitment to government that is transparent, participatory, and collaborative. Data continues to be added as to paint a picture of the U.S. Department of Education’s activities.
» Rethinking Schools
A nonprofit, independent publisher of educational materials started with a vision of Milwaukee-area teachers. Advocates the reform of elementary and secondary education, with a strong emphasis on equity and to the vision that public education is central to the creation of a humane, caring, multiracial democracy.
» TESOL Association
TESOL's mission (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is to develop and maintain professional expertise in English language teaching and learning for speakers of other languages worldwide. The website provides scholarly articles, research, and career opportunities related to teaching English language learners of all ages.
» Center for Applied Linguistics
CAL is a private, non-profit organization that addresses language-related problems. The site offers links and resources for adult literacy as well as bilingual education. Included are links to state standards for ESL education in a searchable database.
» Buffalo Teachers Federation
Writeboards are shareable, web-based text documents that let you save every edit, roll back to any version, and easily compare changes. Use writeboard to write solo or collaborate with others.
» Bridging Refugee Youth & Children's Services
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) provides national technical assistance to organizations serving refugees and immigrants so that all newcomer children and youth can reach their potential.
Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.
» Donors Choose
Donors Choose is a nonprofit that connects public school teachers with people who want to support classroom learning.
» Boggles World
Contains worksheets and flashcards for teachers with ELL students.
» Dave's ESL Cafe
An internet meeting place for ESL teachers and students from around the world.
» National Education Association (NEA)
Site contains information on education issues, tools, ideas, grants, and events.
» Susan Ohanian
Winner of the 2003 NCTE George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language.
» ¡Colorín Colorado!
Colorín Colorado is a web-based service that provides information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners.
» Internet TESL Journal
Contains articles, research papers, lesson Plans, classroom handouts, teaching ideas & links for ESL teachers.
» National Association for Bilingual Education
A non-profit professional development and advocacy professional membership association working to ensure educational excellence and equity for bilingual and English language learners and families.
» Carls Corner
Contains thousands of printable ideas for K-2 students from a former Language Arts Specialist. Word work, contractions, work families, alphabet, blends, and more. Some are free and some must now be purchased.
» Education World
Teacher tools, worksheets, lessons, ideas...
» Free Phonics Worksheets
Contains free phonics (and math worksheets along with lesson extensions.
» Math Vocabulary Cards
Contains math vocabulary card with pictures for grades K-5.
» NYS Tests and Regents Exams
This website contains past New York State assessments.
» Atomic Learning
Atomic Learning provides web-based software training for more than 110 applications that students and educators use everyday. Username and password are in the library.
» Cultural Orientation Resource Center
The Cultural Orientation Resource (COR) Center provides important orientation resources for refugee newcomers and service providers throughout the United States and overseas.
» Helping Kids in Need Foundation
The Helping Kids in Need Foundation distributes free school supplies to low income schools and awards teacher grants.
» America the Beautiful Fund
Offers free seeds and other resources for gardens.
» National Gardening Association
The National Gardening Association's mission is to promote home, school, and community gardening as a means to renew and sustain the essential connections between people, plants, and the environment.
» September 11th Personal Stories of Transformation
A free online toolkit that offers resources to help students learn about 9/11.
» Verizon Foundation's Thinkfinity.org
» Mission US
A web-based game created by WNET Thirteen in NYC that lets middle and high school students become online players during eras in the nation's history.
» World Fit
World Fit® is a walking program for middle school students which is an initiative of the US Olympians Association.
Civic Voices is a world wide project in which teachers and students record oral history interviews with activists who have helped advance rights and freedoms.
» C-SPAN Classroom
» Arizona State University: Teaching Civics
» Civics Education
» NEA Foundation Grants
» Kids in Need Foundation
Renowned programs in Washington, D.C., where students and teachers experience democracy in action.