K-12 Resources


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General Interest

--UMassK12. A UMass Amherst site. The UMassK12 Project offers Internet services for Massachusetts K12 educators and students. It features access to a huge variety of educational resources with user-friendly interfaces and strong user support services. The service is provided by the University of Massachusetts Amherst with the assistance of other UMass campuses, the MassNet state college network, Westfield State College, Mount Holyoke College, and Franklin County Technical School. UMassK12 is available from many dialup access locations around the state.

--Teachers' Net is a terrific resource for conversation (live and later) with peers. Lots of other useful resources (e.g., grade-level chatrooms, lesson plan library, message boards).

--Teachers' Investigations in Alternative Assessments. An evolving project at UMass Lowell on assessment to which we hope you will contribute. Examples from several disciplines and from elementary through college teachers. This is a wonderful tool for teachers and students alike. For more information, visit the site or write to Dr. Judith Kelly.

--The Philadelphia Education Fund. An educational discussion site that deals with topics of educational concern. It appears to be a site that posts the commentary to a Web page thus a user must access the Web page to read it. It would be interesting to follow the discussions there.

--The Journal of Equity and Excellence in Education , published by the School of Education at UMass Amherst. The EEE journal provides teachers, education faculty and students, and administrators with timely and professional coverage of current equity issues, especially those that have legal and economic ramifications.

--Journal of Computing in Higher Education. A journal published at UMass Amherst. The journal publishes peer-reviewed essays, reviews, reports, and research articles that contribute to our understanding of the issues, problems, and research associated with instructional technology and educational management information systems.

-- The Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution at UMass Amherst is dedicated to developing new tools and software, to working with others to experiment with and employ online resources effectively, to assisting parties who wish to resolve their disputes online, and to supporting research in areas related to dispute resolution and the online environment.

A Virtual Education Library

-- Recently Published Books in the Field of Education. This listing is compiled bi-monthly by the UMass Amherst Library.

--The Virtual Education Library at UMass Amherst. Reviewed and maintained by Librarian Lori Mestre. The W.E.B. Du Bois Library provides access to educational materials, including books, academic and trade journals, the ERIC microfiche collection, the Kraus Curriculum Materials Library, a textbook collection (mostly of historical value) and selected juvenile books. Computer databases and guides serve as primary tools for locating education information. The Library will continue to add new bibliographic information in electronic format.

Curricular Areas

The following sites are focused on specific curricular areas

--Start WebElements A terrific Chemistry site.
--Ted Nellen's CyberEnglish site. A actual high school site, which conducts Education via Cyberspace.

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