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Education Internet Resources

Amanda Pape

This page contains links to web sites outside of Tarleton.

The links are provided as a convenience for research.

Tarleton has no control over, and is not responsible for the content found on external sites.

Please contact the subject-specialist librarian if you have research questions, would like library instruction, or have material purchase requests.

Amanda Pape
Special Services - Office B05B
phone: 254-968-9251
email: pape@tarleton.edu

Help is also available by using the Ask a Librarian page, emailing  reference@tarleton.edu, calling (254) 968-9249, or coming into the library.

Education Subcategories:

See also the Tarleton Libraries’ Educational Leadership Internet Links.

General

Best Practices Clearinghouse - This section of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) website has been chosen to save teachers from the hassle of searching and surfing the net.

Education World - Designed to be a one-stop education resource, this award winning site includes education news, employment listings, lesson planning, books in education, reviews of education Internet sites and much more.

FREE - Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - More than 30 Federal agencies formed a working group in 1997 to make hundreds of federally supported teaching and learning resources easier to find.

goENC - ENC provides the resources and support for math and science educators needed to help raise student achievement in these vital subjects.

GOOGLE for Education – Resources include tools for the classroom, classroom activities and posters, and a teacher community.

Knowledge Loom - Archive at Brown University of the award winning database of practical ideas for educators.

NCATE - The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education web site includes standards, links and a wealth of other information for teachers and about teaching.

National Center for Education Statistics - is the primary United States Government agency which collects and analyzes education statistics related to the United States and other countries.

No Child Left Behind - Information about the law from the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs of the U. S. Department of Education, which includes help for teachers.

NASA Quest - NASA Quest is a rich resource for educators, kids and space enthusiasts who are interested in meeting and learning about NASA people and the national space program. NASA Quest allows the public to share the excitement of NASA's authentic scientific and engineering pursuits like flying in the Shuttle and the International Space Station, exploring distant planets with amazing spacecraft, and building the aircraft of the future.

U.S. Department of Education - Get news, FAQs, guides, information on grants and federal programs, links to other education sites or browse an alphabetically by topic list of education information.

Yahoo! Education - More education links than you'll ever need.

ADULT Education

Office of Vocational and Adult Education - information, research, and resources to help prepare young people and adults for postsecondary education, successful careers and productive lives.  Includes many helpful links.

Associations

American Association of School Administrators - Links school administrators to lots of great sites.

National PTA - Oldest and largest volunteer organization for parents and teachers.

NCATE -  The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, is the profession’s mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation. Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today, tomorrow, and for the next century. NCATE’s performance-based system of accreditation fosters competent classroom teachers and other educators who work to improve the education of all P-12 students. NCATE believes every student deserves a caring, competent, and highly qualified teacher.

NEA - The National Education Association includes information about the association and links to other sites.

Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented - The purpose of the Association is to promote awareness of the unique social, emotional, and intellectual needs of gifted and talented students and to impact the development of appropriate educational services to meet these needs.

Texas Classroom Teachers Association - is an independent association for Texas teaching professionals, which was founded in 1927 and now has 50,000 members across the state.

Distance Learning

Distance Education Clearinghouse - From the University of Wisconsin-Extension, get news, conference information, programs, glossaries and more.

Distance Education and Training Council - is dedicated to assuring quality in distance education since 1926.

Employment

Education Employment Opportunities - Part of the Education World web site, subscribe to or submit a job to Education World's job search newsletter, and locate additional Education World resources that can help you get and keep a job in education.

Statewide School District Job Search - Links for Texas education jobs from the TEA.

ESL

Aardvark's English Forum - Links to lots of sites for students and teachers in the ESL area.

TESL Links- Teachers of English as a Second Language.  Also includes links for students.

gifted learner

Gifted Resource Links - from the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented.

TAG - The Association for the Gifted, a division of The Council for Exceptional Children.

Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented - The purpose of the Association is to promote
awareness of the unique social, emotional, and intellectual needs of gifted and talented students and to impact the development of appropriate educational services to meet these needs.

Lesson Plans

EdSitement - The Best of the Humanities on the Web from the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the National Trust for the Humanities, and the Verizon Foundation. This educational partnership brings online humanities resources from some of the world's great museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities directly to your classroom.

Gateway to 21st Century Skills - is a 700 member Consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites.  The home page also includes a link to the GEM (Gateway to Educational Materials) catalog, which includes many free resources.

goENC - ENC provides the resources and support for math and science educators needed to help raise student achievement in these vital subjects.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - from Discovery School, this is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.

Knowledge Loom - Award winning database of practical ideas for educators.

Lesson Plans - From Education World, find lesson plan sites by category.

Physical education

American Alliance for Physical Education Recreation and Dance (AAPHRD) -  Site from the association.

TAHPERD (Texas Association for Health Physical Education and Dance) - The Texas organization for Physical Educators includes links to many other education sites.

Yahoo! Recreation - General links to all forms of recreation from Yahoo!

Special Education

Council on Exceptional Children  - is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities(NDCHCY) -  includes information from the Department of Education on IDEA, No Child Left Behind as it applies to Special Education, and research-based information on education practice

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services - is part of the U. S. Department of Education.  Through grants, support, leadership and publications they support special education and rehabilitation of persons through the age of 21. 

Special Education in Texas - Links page from the Texas Education Agency.

Texas State Resources - Links developed by the NDCHCY for state agencies, organizations, parent organizations, and other organizations for disability information and assistance.

Texas Education

Texas Educator Certification - information on obtaining teacher certification in Texas

Texas Education Agency - The home page for TEA, get news, full text laws and statutes concerning Texas teachers, links to education sites and more.

Student Assessment Division of TEA - Quick links to assessment material for teachers.

Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) - Get TAKS information and objectives here.

Texas Curriculum Requirements - From TEA, get the full text.

Texas Education Code - Provided by the Texas Legislative online, retrieve the full text of the Texas Administrative Code for Title 19 - Education.

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) - Get the TEKS here, divided into subject area, and then by grade level.

Texas PTA - The Texas state PTA organization.

Texas School District Locator - Searchable map for Texas school districts.  Excellent for job searching.

03/2014