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  • Ask the Techies — D. Lee Beard of Ohio University presents weekly video podcasts on use of new technologies.
    http://ask-the-techies-h264.blogspot.com/
  • Bare Bones 101 — An online tutorial on searching the Internet, with general lessons as well as “closer looks” at specific search engines. Maintained by Melanie Hanes-Ramos, Assistant Director of the University of South Carolina Library.
    http://www.sc.edu/beaufort/library/pages/bones/bones.shtml
  • Blogossary — A glossary of terms related to the blogosphere—the community of people involved in creating and reading web logs or journals.
    http://www.blogossary.com/
  • Center for Digital Democracy — The center explores issues around operation and use of the Internet.
    http://www.democraticmedia.org/
  • Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section — The U.S. Department of Justice presents this site with information on crimes committed online, intellectual property crimes, and cyberethics.
    http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/cybercrime/
  • Computer and Technology Skills — Teaching and professional development materials on societal/ethical issues related to technology, using the internet, and more. From the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
    http://it.ncwiseowl.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4501006&pageId=9802190
  • Cybercitizenship.org — The Information Technology Association Foundation presents an introduction to cyber crime and cyber ethics for students, parents, and teachers.
    http://www.cybercitizenship.org/index.html
  • Development Gateway: Putting the Internet to Work for Developing Countries — An interesting look at the promises and challenges of using online learning to improve education in developing countries.
    http://topics.developmentgateway.org/special/onlineeducation
  • Digital Education Network — This site provides tutorials on the use of various software programs (e.g,. PowerPoint), as well as several online courses.
    http://www.actden.com/
  • Echo Tools Center — The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University provides tools that allow users to build polls, surveys, and scrapbooks into their websites.
    http://echo.gmu.edu/toolcenter-wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
  • EDUCAUSE — This nonprofit association aims “to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology,” but many resources it provides are also of interest to K-12 educators.
    http://www.educause.edu/
  • Encyclopedia of Educational Technology — Collection of brief articles on topics related to educational uses of technology—from facilitating classes online to information mapping to game theory. Edited by Bob Hoffman, San Diego State University.
    http://go.sdsu.edu/education/edtec/index.aspx?
  • E-pals Classroom Exchange — Tools for teachers who want their students to communicate/collaborate with classrooms around the world.
    http://www.epals.com/
  • Evaluating the Quality of WWW Resources — Moellering Library at Valparaiso University presents evaluation tools and an extensive bibliography on assessing web sites.
    http://www.valpo.edu/library/user/evaluation.html
  • Filamentality — Guidance in developing Web-based learning activities, from AT&T and San Diego State University.
    http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/
  • 4Teachers — A plethora of tools for integrating technology into instruction. Also available in Spanish.
    http://www.4teachers.org/
  • Girls' Tech: Girls, Science, and Technology — This site from the Douglass Project at Rutgers University provides criteria for identifying web sites that will encourage girls to use technology.
    http://girlstech.douglass.rutgers.edu/
  • Google for Educators — An introduction to the use of various Google tools in the classroom.
    http://www.google.com/educators/index.html
  • Guide to Online High School Courses — The National Education Association and several partners have created this useful resource on developing and evaluating online courses.
    http://www.nea.org/home/30113.htm
  • iEARN — iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) provides a framework for students around the world to work collaboratively to solve common problems and facilitates teacher development of telecollaborative projects.
    http://www.iearn.org/
  • Information Literacy: Search Strategies — Noodle Tools provides this handy reference for choosing the best search tools for specific information needs.
    http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/
    5locate/adviceengine.html
  • Innovate: Journal of Online Education — Nova Southeastern University presents this journal; users can read articles on use of the Internet in education and take part in discussions of the articles.
    http://innovateonline.info/
  • International Society for Technology in Education — This professional organization provides standards for technology in education, as well as links and resources on funding sources and other topics of interest.
    http://www.iste.org/
  • Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators — Links organized by curriculum area, along with ideas for using the Internet, evaluation and searching tools, and slide shows for use in conducting Internet-related training. Schrock is a school district technology specialist; this site is part of the Discovery Channel School.
    http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/
  • Knowledge Media Laboratory — The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching presents this site, which encourages teachers to explore case studies on the use of technology in teaching. Also presented is a tool kit to help teachers and students “quickly create compact and engaging knowledge representations on the Web.”
    http://www.carnegiefoundation.org/programs/index.asp?key=38
  • Mediashift — This site from PBS and journalist Mark Glaser looks at how new media are influencing society and culture.
    http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/
  • Your Digital Presence — This Canadian site presents an introduction to the Web, along with coverage of such topics as cyberbullying, plagiarism, copyright, and Net safety.
    http://www.2learn.ca/ydp/
  • NetSmartz Workshop — Tools to help teachers and parents educate young people about online safety.
    http://www.netsmartz.org/
  • Pew Internet and American Life Project — This site presents reports that “explore the impact of the Internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life.”
    http://www.pewinternet.org/
  • Plagiarism.org: Learning Center — Information designed to teach students about plagiarism and tips to help teachers avoid or detect plagiarism.
    http://plagiarism.org/
  • Podcasting 101 for K-12 Librarians — An interesting article on educational uses of podcasting from the magazine Computers in Libraries.
    http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/apr06/Eash.shtml
  • Search Engine Watch — Comprehensive source on search engines, including reviews of various engines and links to tutorials on searching.
    http://www.searchenginewatch.com/
  • Techlearning.com — Ideas and tools for using the Internet in classroom instruction. A project of Technology and Learning Magazine.
    http://www.techlearning.com/
  • Tech News World — Developments in the world of technology.
    http://www.technewsworld.com/?wlc=1221965709
  • Technology in Education — The North Central Regional Education Lab presents an array of resources on the uses of technology in K-12 classrooms.
    http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/te0cont.htm
  • Technology Integration — A wide array of tools for teachers’ use in integrating technology in their instruction. Part of the Education World site.
    http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/
  • T.H.E. Journal — An online magazine (also free in hard copy) on use of technology in education. The site also links to the education portal EduHound and a conference calendar, among other resources.
    http://www.thejournal.com/
  • ThinkQuest — A worldwide competition for students to create Web sites on specific topics. Links to many of the prize-winning Web sites, which are rich in content and excellent models for student-created pages.
    http://www.thinkquest.org/en
  • Website Tips.com — Links and resources on website design.
    http://websitetips.com/
  • Webwise — An online course on using the internet from the BBC.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/course/

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