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  • Ask the Techies — D. Lee Beard of Ohio University presents weekly video podcasts on use of new technologies.
  • 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.
  • Blogossary — A glossary of terms related to the blogosphere—the community of people involved in creating and reading web logs or journals.
  • Center for Digital Democracy — The center explores issues around operation and use of the Internet.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • — The Information Technology Association Foundation presents an introduction to cyber crime and cyber ethics for students, parents, and teachers.
  • 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.
  • Digital Education Network — This site provides tutorials on the use of various software programs (e.g,. PowerPoint), as well as several online courses.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • E-pals Classroom Exchange — Tools for teachers who want their students to communicate/collaborate with classrooms around the world.
  • Evaluating the Quality of WWW Resources — Moellering Library at Valparaiso University presents evaluation tools and an extensive bibliography on assessing web sites.
  • Filamentality — Guidance in developing Web-based learning activities, from AT&T and San Diego State University.
  • 4Teachers — A plethora of tools for integrating technology into instruction. Also available in Spanish.
  • 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.
  • Google for Educators — An introduction to the use of various Google tools in the classroom.
  • Guide to Online High School Courses — The National Education Association and several partners have created this useful resource on developing and evaluating online courses.
  • 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.
  • Information Literacy: Search Strategies — Noodle Tools provides this handy reference for choosing the best search tools for specific information needs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • Mediashift — This site from PBS and journalist Mark Glaser looks at how new media are influencing society and culture.
  • 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.
  • NetSmartz Workshop — Tools to help teachers and parents educate young people about online safety.
  • 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.”
  • Learning Center — Information designed to teach students about plagiarism and tips to help teachers avoid or detect plagiarism.
  • Podcasting 101 for K-12 Librarians — An interesting article on educational uses of podcasting from the magazine Computers in Libraries.
  • Search Engine Watch — Comprehensive source on search engines, including reviews of various engines and links to tutorials on searching.
  • — Ideas and tools for using the Internet in classroom instruction. A project of Technology and Learning Magazine.
  • Tech News World — Developments in the world of technology.
  • Technology in Education — The North Central Regional Education Lab presents an array of resources on the uses of technology in K-12 classrooms.
  • Technology Integration — A wide array of tools for teachers’ use in integrating technology in their instruction. Part of the Education World site.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Website — Links and resources on website design.
  • Webwise — An online course on using the internet from the BBC.