Extra Credit: On The Web
Following is a list of World Wide Web sites that teachers and their students may find helpful.
Impact II, a national teachers' network based in New York City, has launched TeachNet to link K-12 teachers with colleagues around the world. TeachNet provides access to grant and fellowship information, discussions about education issues, and projects of special interest to educators nationwide. Web address: http://www.teachnet.org.
Houghton Mifflin Co. offers free Internet resources for K-8 teachers at its Education Place. The site includes three curriculum centers, extensive links to other World Wide Web sites, a kids' section, and centers for reading and language arts, mathematics, social studies, classroom projects, and parents' resources. Students, teachers, and on-line projects are also featured, as are on-line games for students. Web address: http://www.eduplace.com.
Lemelson-MIT Awards has debuted Invention Dimension for K-12 students. The site discusses past and present inventors and inventions, highlighting one inventor every week. Web address: http://web.mit.edu/invent.
Book Lures Inc. supports literature-based learning through a site that offers research tools, student project tips, grade-by-grade guides for teaching certain novels, information on educator workshops, techniques for teaching contemporary issues, writing skills, and more. World Wide Web address: http://www.booklures.com.
The Virtual Frog Dissection Kit provides specific instructions on how to prepare a frog for dissection and how to make incisions. The site also features step-by-step demonstrations of skin incisions, muscle incisions, and internal-organ analyses. Web address: http://curry.edschool.Virginia.EDU/go/frog.
Writes of Passage Inc. introduces a Web site designed to encourage teenagers to write and to assist teachers in lesson planning. It features interviews with authors, resources for teens, access to literature, and interactive forums. Web address: http: //www.writes.org.