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Who am I?
And how, I wonder,
will this story end?"
Nicholas Sparks
1965 - , American novelist


Curriculum Resources and Guides

GEM: The Gateway to Educational Materials
"
The key to one-stop, any-stop access to high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources on the Internet!"

"The Open Directory Project (ODP)
"is the most comprehensive human edited directory of the Web, compiled by a vast global community of volunteer editors. The ODP powers core directory services for some the most popular portals and search engines on the Web, including AOL Search, Netscape Search, Google, Lycos, DirectHit, and HotBot, and hundreds of others."

WEBAim: a primer including key principles of accessible website design. "Most accessibility principles can be implemented very easily and will not impact the overall "look and feel" of your web site."

CAST: Research & Development in Universal Design for Learning : draws on the latest brain research and multimedia technology toward more effective professional development, policy and practice, products, and publications;researches and develops ways to support all learners according to their individual strengths and needs.

Scout Report: " has focused on developing better tools and services for finding, filtering, and presenting online information and metadata" since 1994. Located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison's campus.

A Quick Guide to Writing Learning Objectives
by Don Clark

Sharable Courseware Object Reference Model (SCORM): "a compilation of technical specifications for web-based e-learning. The SCORM standards are governed and published by the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL). Among SCORM goals are to enable interoperability, accessibility and reusability of web-based learning content for industry, government, and academia"

Curriki: A global education wiki.
The Global Education & Learning Community with a " mission .. to improve education around the world by empowering teachers, students and parents with user-created, open source curricula, and it's all free!" The mission is to improve education around the world by empowering teachers, students and parents with free and open source curricula.

SMETE Digital Library
is a dynamic online library and portal of services by the SMETE Open Federation for teachers and students.

Creative Commons provides free tools
that let authors, scientists, artists, and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. You can use CC to change your copyright terms from "All Rights Reserved" to "Some Rights Reserved."

On Course Self Assessment
"Take the self-assessment online to identify behaviors and beliefs you may wish to change to achieve
more of your potential in college and in life."

Skills4Study
Palgrave Macmillan Ltd
England has developed a comprehensive higher education series in five categories: study skills, personal development planning, student life, subject areas, and handy tips.

Teach with Movies
Learning with the movies

On-Line Lessons - Reading Skills
by Interlink Language Centers

Search Engine Colossus:
International Directory of Search Engines

Other Sources for International Education Information and Data sponsored by the
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES),
the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences.

On-line Short Term Memory Games, Grades K-12.

English Learning Center Study Zone
Grammar, reading, vocabulary, and games at five levels of learning English by the Univerity of Victoria, Canada

American English Pronunciation Practice
and other interesting resources: word games, puzzles, quizzes, exercises, slang, proverbs for students of English

Handling your Psychiatric Disability in Work and School
The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation is affiliated with Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at Boston University, includes a page of links at Reasonable Accommodations for People with Psychiatric Disabilities with practical information about reasonable accommodations for people who have psychiatric disabilities

How to Study
Out of Chemeteka Community College by Lucy McDonald. Includes a handy list of links by academic area/subject as in how to study for .... (English, chemistry, accounting, etc.)

Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Purdue University. With a great list of handouts organized by category.

Study Strategies Homepage
University of Minnesota-Duluth

Study Skills Library
Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo, CA

LearningCommons
University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario Canada

The Counseling Center Village
Includes a listing of university and college counseling centers


Curricular guides and resources:

Using feedback in the classroom | Teaching critical thinking | Bloom's taxonomy |
Teaching with questioning | Preparing guided notes |
A curricular idea! | Curricular resources and guides |
Learning Exercises & Games | Exploring learning styles |
Constructing true/false tests | Constructing multiple choice tests |
Constructing essay exams | Cross language resources including digital translators |
Online Learning/eLearning books and resources for teachers