Special PDE featured sites
Directories/Indexes to Resources
Resources for educators from Bernie Poole, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.
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.
Gateway for teachers, parents and students to find educational web resources. Some of the "best of the web" sites for K-12 "standards-based Internet content and professional development."
- A place where teachers and students can connect art and curriculum
Watershed Education Program
Award-winning program offered on the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Web site.
The World Lecture Hall (WLH)
An "entry point to free online course materials from around the world." Browse by subject area or type of material, including course notes, syllabi, video, audio, assignments or exams.
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
The Getty's Art Education Web Site. Includes lesson plans, image galleries & exhibitions, student art galleries, etc.
"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).
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."
The National Endowment for the Humanities selection of the top humanities sites.
The Engine for Everything Education K-12!
Environmental Education Resources
From the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Fishes, amphibians, reptiles, endangered species, water quality - these topics and more!
Visual and performing artists in e-Presentations available to schools free of charge.
A library of K-12 resources and lesson plans for teacher use in classrooms, curriculum planning and professional development.
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.