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Children’s Literature

  • Bookhive
    A database of children’s book reviews (descriptive reviews).
  • Caldecott Medal Homepage
    The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
  • Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site
    Provides book reviews, links to Hurst’s newsletter, and thematic curriculum units with suggested readings.
  • Children’s Literature Web Guide
    Internet resources related to books for children and young adults. Includes links to individual author websites, bestsellers lists, and the Doucette Index, which provides teaching ideas for children’s books.
  • Children’s Picture Book Database at Miami University
    The Children’s Picture Book Database at Miami University (CPBD@MU) is a bibliography for designing literature-based thematic units for all disciplines. The database contains abstracts of over 5000 picture books for children, preschool to grade 3.
  • Coretta Scott King Award Homepage
    The Coretta Scott King Award is presented annually to authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the “American Dream.”
  • Database of Award Winning Children’s Literature
    Use the database to create a tailored list of quality children’s literature. You specify what you are looking for, and the database returns a list that matches your requirements.
  • Newbery Medal Homepage
    The Newbery is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

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Comprehensive Education Sites

    An education portal, covering all aspects of education: PreK through university, homeschooling, continuing ed, etc.
  • Education Index
    An annotated guide to education-related sites on the Web. Search using the subject or "lifestage" directories.
  • Education World
    Some very useful links can be found here. See especially the links to “Reference Library” and “Teacher Tools and Templates.” The latter provides links to grade book templates, form letters, printables and worksheets, and much more.
  • Educator’s Reference Desk
    From the Information Institute of Syracuse, this site provides access to online education information, resource guides, and lesson plans.
  • Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM)
    Provides access to lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources available on the Internet.
  • Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators
    Contains a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth.

Regional Educational Laboratories
The Regional Educational Laboratories are educational research and development organizations supported by contracts with the U.S. Education Department, Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI). Each of the 10 Regional Educational Laboratories has a designated specialty area in which it takes national leadership.

  • Lab National Network
    Provides summary information on each of the ten labs, with links to each of the laboratories.
  • REL Network (Regional Educational Laboratories Network)
    The main REL site, with information on the network of education labs. Provides links to each of the ten regional labs.

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Departments of Education

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The following e-journals and newsletters are available for free over the Internet. Many sites do not archive issues of their journals, and once an issue is taken off the Web, you may no longer be able to retrieve it.

Use Webster to find still more links to electronic journals (use Simple Limits on the Simple Search page to look for e-journals).

  • CSRD Connections (SEDL newsletter)
    Published by the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory. This newsletter is dedicated to issues related to the Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration (CSRD) program, and provides articles about implementation of school reform programs.
  • Education Policy Analysis Archives
    This is a peer-reviewed journal of education policy topics published by the College of Education at Arizona State University. Features abstracts and full text articles.
  • Education Week
    Published by Editorial Projects in Education Inc. Its primary mission is to help raise the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education.
  • Internet Public Library Online Serials (Click on "Education")
    Numerous links to online education journals and other serials.
  • Journal of Interactive Media in Education
    Articles have an educational focus or application, and illuminate the special contribution that interactive media can make to learners’ knowledge, understanding or skill.
  • NEA Today (NEATO)
    The cyber-edition of the National Education Association’s flagship publication. NEATO picks up where the print version of NEA Today leaves off, presenting an interactive, collaborative exploration of today’s hottest teaching challenges and solutions.
  • Northwest Education Magazine
    A quarterly magazine on education published by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. Additional NWREL online publications can be linked to at NWREL Publications.
  • Teacher Magazine
    Associated with Education Week. A national magazine that covers K-12 education.
  • Teacher Talk
    Teacher Talk is published by the Center for Adolescent Studies at the School of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. It is a publication for preservice and secondary education teachers that exists as a series of World Wide Web documents.

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  • ERIC
    The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a national information system designed to provide ready access to an extensive body of education-related literature. Established in 1966, ERIC is supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Research and Improvement and is administered by the National Library of Education (NLE).
  • ERIC Thesaurus
    Helps you find appropriate search terms to use in the ERIC database.

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Lesson Plans and Curriculum Units

Many of the Comprehensive Education Sites listed on this page also provide links to sources for lesson plans.

  • Academy Curriculum Exchange
    The Curriculum Exchange is an area where teachers can find a variety of lesson plans. The original group of 700 lesson plans came from the Columbia Education Center’s Summer Workshops. These lessons were done by a consortium of teachers from 14 states dedicated to improving the quality of education in the rural, western, United States, particularly the quality of math and science education. These lesson plans are available with permission from Big Sky Telegraph, which distributed these lesson plans
  • Education World: Lesson Planning Center
    All subject areas. Generally not categorized by age or grade.
  • Lesson Bank

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School Directories

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(See also individual State Education Agencies to link to each state’s frameworks)

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Tests & Testing

(See also Standards on this page) This section contains links to sites that provide information on tests, testing, and related topics.

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