PDE Search

Places for Teachers

Websites for Teachers  (PDF) 

Special PDE featured sites  
Directories/Indexes to Resources
Chesapeake Bay Foundation  Information for parents, educators and students.  
ERIC  "The new ERIC online system, released September 2004, provides the public with a centralized ERIC Web site for searching the ERIC bibliographic database of more than 1.1 million citations going back to 1966. Effective October 1, more than 107,000 full-text non-journal documents (issued 1993-2004), previously available through fee-based services only, will be available for free."
The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) A consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to the educational materials found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial sites.  
 Internet Scout Project A weekly publication which features new and newly discovered Internet resources, special subject reports, and network tools of interest to researchers and educators.  
National Education Telecommunications Network (NETN)  Provides educators with a "start connection" to other educators, business and industry, government at all levels, health organizations/activities, community, parents and students.
 NGA Classroom - A place where teachers and students can connect art and curriculum
Teachers' Tools for the 21st Century (PDF) A year 2000 report on teachers' use of education technology in their schools and classrooms. 
Watershed Education Program  Award-winning program offered on the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Web site.  

Education Journals



The Foundation Center  The Center offers links, both direct and annotated, to more than 2,000 grantmaker Web sites and a range of informational materials (e.g., program brochures, application procedures, press releases, FAQs, etc.) produced by individual foundations.  For the Foundation Directory itself, contact your local library!
PDE Grants Guide  Information on state and federal grants available in the Commonwealth.

Lesson Plans / Teachers Helping Teachers

 ArtsEdNet  The Getty's Art Education Web Site.  Includes lesson plans, image galleries & exhibitions, student art galleries, etc.  
Bridge  "Ocean sciences Teacher Resource Center".
CEC Lesson Plans  The Columbia Education Center site offers a large number of teacher-submitted lesson plans organized by grade level in five categories (language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and miscellaneous).  
EDinformatics  Resources for education in the information age, with over 5,000,000 reviewed sites.   Includes lists of links to States that have "released Tests or sample questions from their exams....one of the most extensive lists on the Web and updated regularly."
EDSITEment  The National Endowment for the Humanities selection of the top humanities sites.
EduHound  The Engine for Everything Education K-12!    
 Joy2Learn  Visual and performing artists in e-Presentations available to schools free of charge.  
Puzzling and Perplexing Problems  Seasonal problems for the middle school math class.
Scholastic Teachers Home Page  Activities, Research Tools, Professional Resources, Lesson Plans.  
Story Arts Online  Storytelling in the classroom, lesson plans and activities.
Teacher Vision by Family Education Network  Daily Lesson Plan, Hot Topics, Newsletters.
Teachers First  A library of K-12 resources and lesson plans for teacher use in classrooms, curriculum planning and professional development.
Teachers Helping Teachers  Ideas that can be immediately implemented into the classroom.
TeacherServe  An "interactive curriculum enrichment service" for high school English and History teachers provided by the National Humanities Center.
ClassTrips.Com  Comprehensive Directory of class trips & outreach programs to schools that enrich curriculum studies for all grades from early childhood through college. This site includes other teacher resources as well. Sponsored by Family Publications.  

The Digital Education Network  Free Software Tutorials and Online Courses, "resource for online learning since 1995."

Fulbright Teacher and Administrator Exchange Program

Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections  The IECC (Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections) is a service to help teachers and classes link with partners in other countries and cultures for e-mail classroom pen-pal and project exchanges.

The Knowledge Loom  What works in teaching and learning. Offers a growing searchable collection of promising practices and a special focus on professional development.

MiddleWeb  Exploring the challenges of Middle School reform and brimming with resources for educators and parents!

NASA Quest  Includes lesson plans, collaborative activities for students, online chats with NASA experts.

WorldWide Classroom - Library of International Programs

You Can Handle Them All  A free discipline resource from the MASTER Teacher.  

For additional information, please contact:

Kathy Hale | Government Documents Library/Access/Systems Supervisor
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Bureau of State Library
607 South Drive. Forum Building | Harrisburg, PA 17120-0600
Phone: 717.787.2327
kahale@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us