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  • Educator's Reference Desk (Free - Online Resource)
    "Through The Educator's Reference Desk ( you can access AskERIC's 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses. While the question answer service will no longer be active, The Educator's Reference Desk provides a search interface to the ERIC Database, providing access to over one million bibliographic records on educational research, theory, and practice."
  • ERIC - the Education Resources Information Center
    ERIC is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.
  • GEM - Gateway to Educational Materials
    Easily access over 50,000 educational resources
  • National Center for Educational Statistics (Free - Online Resource)
    "NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations."
  • U. S. Department of Education Cross-Site Indexing Project (Free - Online Resource)
    "The U.S. Department of Education's Cross-Site Indexing Project is an effort to create a searchable index of the Department of Education-supported Internet information resources."

Education Information Clearinghouses

  • Dave's ESL Cafe
    "The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World!"
  • Education Index
    An annotated directory of reviewed education-related sites on the Web, sorted by subject and lifestage. Lifestage categories are: prenatal and infant; preschool, primary, middle, secondary, college, distance learning, graduate, continuing, parenting, and careers. Currently more than 3,000 sites in 66 categories. Not searchable.
  • Education World
    A well-organized site, this is the place "where educators go to learn." The site supports K-12 school administrators and teachers by providing information on lesson plans, curriculums, books in education, school administration, special themes, and educational Web site reviews. Browse or search by keyword a database of more than 120,000 educational sites. Advanced search features include keyword searching by title, description, or URL, grade level, and age of link. Some notable features include a Holidays Center which is a good place to get ideas for educational activities for children, a School Administrators Archive, and a World School Directory.
  • Yahoo - Education
    Nicely organized directory, starting off with today's education news and events.

Educational Associations & Organizations

Identification of Terms (Dictionaries & Glossaries)

  • Education Week Glossary of Educational Terms
    "Understanding the current debates over educational policy can be difficult without a background in the jargon used by educators and reformers. These definitions of frequently used educational terms and phrases should help."

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