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Teacher Recommended Websites

January 2004 - March 2004




The University of Maine - Connecting People Through Education, Outreach and Research


Space activities you can make.




What things are made of worksheet

"This ERIC bibliography provides an introduction to graphic
organizers for Elementary instruction. The listed materials include Web
sites, ERIC Database citations, and other books and lesson plans."


"Our original lesson plans are developed by Thirteen Ed Online Master Teachers. Starting with tried-and-true lessons that work in the classroom, our Web-savvy teachers have built Web-based activities that use the rich resources of Thirteen/WNET New York and the Internet."


"Summary: This Lesson introduces student to measuring with both the Standard Ruler and the Metric Ruler."


'This method of teaching measurement is not intended for whole class answers to the questions, but students who think they know to raise their hands. The quizes should be answered on paper and used over several days. The Transparency masters do not have the same problems as the PowerPoint quizzes."


"The table provided below is the best way for you to find the project of your choice. We add free plans to the list regularly so check back often or better yet, subscribe to our free newsletter. Click on the column headings to sort by that particular category. For example to sort projects grouped by project type, simply click on the 'Project Type' heading."


TEAP Safety guide


"Ready-to-Use Classroom Activities!
This series of activity guides is designed to supplement Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology through the use of classroom activities. The activities are directly linked to recommended K-12 courses and present a variety of contemporary methods that infuse recent research concerning learning and teaching. Each of these activities provides detailed guidance for teacher preparation and implementation. They include ready-to-duplicate student handouts and reflection questions and provide multiple assessment strategies."


Learning Activity: The Vehicle Safety "Eggs"travaganza  


"The Connecticut Watershed and Its Impact On The Water Quality of Long Island Sound-A Curriculum Adapted for Use with Blind and Visually Impaired Students"


"Gardening is one of the most popular leisure activities of Americans. Many people think that vision impairment will prevent them from enjoying their gardens. Not so! The French painter, Claude Monet, was an avid gardener who loved flowers almost as much as he did painting. Although Monet eventually lost most of his vision, he did not stop painting, nor did he ever lose his love for gardening. Vision impairment does not have to spoil your enjoyment of gardening, either."


"For Primary Science Day, a resource pack based on the year's theme (for instance magnetism, or electricity) is circulated to all primary schools in Ireland. The pack contains supporting information, fun worksheets for all class levels and a variety of equipment to help with the activities."


Flying Rings


"These toothpick bridges are a small sample of the bridges made in Mr. Matt Weise's 8th grade science class. The bridges are made only of flat toothpicks and white glue. Students spent three weeks designing and building their own bridge. Every bridge was tested for it's strength and design. The bridges had to span an opening over two desks and then weights were hung from the bridge until it either reached it's breaking point or it held enough mass to earn an A grade."


Toothpick Bridges


Toothpick Bridges


"CHARLESTON, S.C.(Feb. 20)--A bridge building contest for middle and high school students from the tri-county area and Orangeburg County will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at LeTellier Hall on The Citadel's campus. More than 75 students are expected to participate."


Marshmallow Buildings and Bridges


"Let's Build Bridges-How Our School Turned a Community Event Into an Exciting Study Unit"


"The simpler, the better -- that's one of the most important things to remember when designing a bridge." Jennifer Carrigan Laning of Civil and Structural Section shared this and other advice with two sixth-grade classes at the Bayard School in Wilmington, Del."


"Build a Bridge

The State Highway Authority is sponsoring a bridge building contest. The primary purpose of this contest is to design and build a toothpick bridge that will support a maximum load and use the least amount of resources. The design parameters are as follows: The bridge must cover a span of 33 centimetres."


"We began this activity building shapes out of light cardboard and brads that I learned about from PBS's Mathline. It is an online course that my class and Iparticipated in Spring '98. We cut strips and put them together to form triangles, rectangles, pentagons, and hexagons. The children added "struts" to the shapes. The struts had to reach from vertex to vertex and couldn't cross each other. They were able to see the relationship between the number of sides and the number of struts required to make the shape rigid and the number sides and the number of triangles formed. They were able to write a formula with an unknown number and solve it."


The Bridges Program


"A: Bridge-building using toothpicks, soda straws and other materials is a very popular activity for students. There are many Web sites, books and other resources that can give you ideas on making your own bridge." 


Flinn Scientific, Inc 



"Build me the simplest possible radio receiver," was the order that came down the line from the Big Chief, who continues, "Just imagine yourself on a desert island with only a standard radio tube and little else for constructing the set." We here present to the beginner in radio a set built under these "Robinson Crusoe" conditions. It picked up programs from Dallas, Texas, 1,500 miles away, on the very first night!"


"(CBS) If you've ever wondered what it would be like to take a class at Harvard, you're about to find out from one of the university's most distinguished and popular professors. But don't worry, he doesn't teach advanced calculus or nuclear physics or ancient Greek literature."

"In fact, if you were the kind of student who spent all your time staring out the classroom window, then Professor John Stilgoe's class may be just for you -- because looking around is exactly what he teaches. Correspondent Steve Kroft reports."


GRAPHIC COMM CENTRAL is the portal for graphic communication education and training.


"Here are collection of clipart in 'jpg' format.  They have all been made oversize (140mm sqr.), so you can 'reduce' them to the size you require.  To obtain them, click your right mouse button on the clipart then got to 'Save Picture As...'"


Household Clipart


"If you insert a Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) image file into a PowerPoint slide through Microsoft Clip Gallery or Microsoft Photo Editor and save your presentation, the file size is larger than if you import the JPEG image directly into PowerPoint."


OFF97: Large Increase in Document File Size After Inserting JPEG


"This user-friendly set (Guide & CD-ROM) contains everything needed to implement Playtime is Science, an award-winning, inquiry-based science activity program for students with and without disabilities. Ten core activities, using inexpensive and culturally familiar materials, meet the national science standards and develop essential skills necessary for success in science."


The New York Times Circuits : How Electronic Things Work by Henry Fountain (Author)


"As the Internet grows and evolves, the number of forms of communication grows and evolves. Most of us are familiar with the person-to-person form of electronic mail: I send and note to you, you reply to me. The typical office memo with a long distribution list also has its electronic counterpart."



"PowerToolsTM for Punch! PowerTool Enabled products are now available for purchase online! PowerTools are plug-ins that add flexibility and additional features to your PowerTool Enabled software, currently Punch! Architectural Series® 3000, Master Landscape ProTM and Architectural Series® 18 products. The PowerTool Store gives you descriptions and sample images of PowerTools, verifies compatibility of PowerTools with your existing Punch! Software product and provides a quick and convenient means to purchase and download your PowerTool immediately."


The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs by Ulrich Keller (Author)


GREAT BRIDGE : The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge by David McCullough (Author)


Bridge Links 2003


Great site about bridges


"The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation founded in 1995 by 11 of the world's largest and most progressive construction companies and several national construction associations. NCCER was created to address the severe workforce shortage facing our industry and to develop standardized construction, maintenance and pipeline curricula. Today, NCCER is supported by hundreds of leading construction companies, manufacturers and national trade associations."



"Instructor: Bronwen Walters, Class: How Things Are Made, Fall 2001, School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University"


Student work and project design


"Creating a wondrous gizmo uses both the rational mind and the intuitive mind. That partnership is more powerful than either working by itself."


Download and install the West Point Bridge Designer 2004 software

"The graphic organizers Web pages from WriteDesign On-line list 20
different graphic organizers and describe their use in the context of 8
activities: analyzing, brainstorming, comparing and contrasting, evaluating,
hypothesizing, interacting, sequencing, and visualizing. The descriptions
include visual examples."


FAMOUS ENGINEERS: All of the people listed below made a significant contribution (directly or indirectly) to the applied science of engineering.


Under Review: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
By Malcolm Gladwell


"These students designed an innovative step-climbing electric wheelchair, designed to surmount sidewalk step heights of 20 centimeters. This is accomplished through a mechanical system based on a planetary train of five gears that are installed in the front axle, and supported by twin medium-size wheels. The rear axle is supported by two free medium-size wheels. The product is designed to be a lightweight, everyday wheelchair for both indoor and outdoor use. The chair frame is constructed of round aluminum alloy tubing that is welded. Ergonomic studies are being performed to design the seat, armrests and footrest."


WL team unveils robot for competition


Guide for teachers


Engineering and Technology

These articles include both historical and tutorial matters'


Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School  


The Art of Innovation : Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm by Tom Kelley (Author), Jonathan Littman, Tom Peters, Tom Peters


Creating Breakthrough Products: Innovation from Product Planning to Program Approval by Jonathan Cagan (Author), Craig M. Vogel (Author)


Why Didn't I Think of That? Think the Unthinkable and Achieve Creative Greatness by Charles W. McCoy Jr.


Corporate Creativity: How Innovation and Improvement Actually Happen by Alan G. Robinson, Sam Stern (Contributor)


The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artifacts-From Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers-Came to be as They are by Henry Petroski (Author)


The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle: And Other Surprising Stories About Inventions by Don L. Wulffson


Playback: From the Victrola to Mp3, 100 Years of Music, Machines, and Money by Mark Coleman 


Serious Play: How the World's Best Companies Simulate to Innovate by Michael Schrage, Tom Pete


Twin Tracks : The Unexpected Origins of the Modern World by James Burke (Author)


The Wright Brothers for Kids: How They Invented the Airplane with 21 Activities Exploring the Science and History of Flight by Mary Kay Carson, Laura D'Argo


Process Innovation: Reengineering Work Through Information Technology by Thomas H. Davenport


"The Design & Technology in Schools Program (pdf) introduces students to 3D design technology as early as middle school - so they can become better problem solvers, critical thinkers and collaborators. This is about more than just free software - it's about encouraging technological literacy."


Some InterNet resources with ideas on model bridge building and real bridges



"Thank you for your interest in the HP Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative. The 2004 grant application period has ended for this initiative. HP will review applications, make award decisions and notify all applicants of their status by early May."


"Through the 21st Century Literacy Community Grants program, the Foundation supports community-based organizations that work directly with teens in the non-school hours to teach 21st century skills using media, technology and community involvement. The purpose of the Community Grants is to support and expand innovative programs and to identify and share effective models of 21st century learning."


"The Foundation is building on last year's successful summer initiative grant. We will provide financial support to nonprofit organizations that work with groups of young people to create a work on an important social issue or topic selected by the teens.This project is part of the Foundation's initiative to build the skills of underserved teens, which uses media, technology and civic engagement to build the broad range of skills that young people need to succeed at school, at work and in their communities. To review the guidelines and submit an application for this grant, click here."


"The AT&T Foundation invests globally in projects that are at the intersection of community needs and AT&T's business interests. Emphasis is placed on programs that serve the needs of people in communities where AT&T has a significant business presence, initiatives that use technology in innovative ways, and programs in which AT&T employees are actively involved as contributors or volunteers."


"Citigroup's and the Citigroup Foundation's giving in 2002 totaled $77.7 million to organizations in 83 countries and territories. Over the last three years, the Foundation's international grantmaking increased steadily, from $8.09 million in 2000 to $14.3 million in 2002."


"The Home Depot Foundation invests in nonprofit organizations throughout the United States and Canada that have demonstrated success within one of the grant-making initiatives of the Foundation. Through our investments, we support organizations and programs that work to:

Create or rehabilitate affordable housing
Assist at-risk youth (ages 12-18)
Protect the environment
Prepare for disasters:"


"The Corning Incorporated Foundation, established in 1952, develops and administers projects in support of  educational, cultural, community and selected national organizations."

"Over the years, the Foundation has contributed more than $83,000,000 through its programs of giving. Resources are directed primarily toward initiatives, which improve the quality of life in and near locations where Corning Incorporated is an active corporate citizen. Each year, the Foundation fulfills approximately 225 grants totaling some $2,250,000."


"CVS/pharmacy has been promoting innovative thinking in public schools for over a decade. The CVS Innovations Grants program provides a three-year grant totaling  $75,000 along with annual conferences, access to nationally known educators and on-site assistance to help 'innovators" implement their ideas. CVS believes that teachers and educators truly know what is best for their kids, and we encourage their expertise to create success in their schools."


"Throughout the past century, Ford Motor Company has supported artists around the world, as well as countless cultural organizations that serve so many communities."


"GAERF is a major source of financial support for education and research projects designed to promote careers in graphic communications."


"The NEA Foundation supports a variety of efforts by teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff to improve student learning in the nation's public schools, colleges, and universities."


"We strive to provide a safe and healthy workplace, to conserve natural resources, and to minimize the impact our manufacturing operations have on the environment. Working with educators from around the world, Intel is helping students prepare for the knowledge-based economy of the 21st century. Intel employees also contribute thousands of volunteer hours each year through the Intel Involved program which supports local education programs and coordinates community service projects."


"RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of Education, Community, and Medicine/Health. The Foundation's primary interests within Education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), integrating technology into curriculum, teacher development, literacy, and higher education. The Foundation is also interested in programs that attract female and minority students into the fields of mathematics, science, and technology."


"Millions of computers are thrown away every year across the US. Good machines are hauled to the dump daily while thousands of people with disabilities, schools and nonprofit organizations are either struggling along using obsolete equipment or doing without computers entirely."  "It doesn't make sense to waste valuable resources when so many people and organizations are in need. This web site provides a way for donors and potential recipients to connect with each other no matter where they are in the country. Visit our computer donation database to locate donation seekers or equipment available in your state."


"The mission of Toshiba America Foundation is to contribute to the quality of science and mathematics education in U.S. communities by investing in projects designed by classroom teachers to improve science and mathematics education for students in grades K thru 12."


"Computer Sciences and Engineering (Biomedical, Construction, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Explosives, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Naval, Nuclear, Optical, Safety), and Associated Professions"

General Comments

"This site is a rich resource for learning about graphic organizers,
offering links, lists of references and books about graphic organizers,
information about using graphic organizers for writing, guidelines for
designing graphic organizers and assisting students in designing them,
and samples of student work with graphic organizers."

"ReadingQuest offers information on a variety of graphic organizers,
concept maps, diagrams, and charts. For each item there is a definition,
description of how it works, and examples. Write Design On-line"

"This Web site, constructed by a 7th and 9th grade teacher, showcases
more than 30 of her students' fantastic graphic organizer creations. The
graphic organizers, which are grouped into 8 major types, colorfully
illustrate not only the range of effective learning contexts
for using graphic organizers but also the ways in which graphic
organizers support student creativity."


"PTC is pleased to sponsor the twelfth Annual PTC Awards Competition. Submissions are not currently being accepted


"ING initiated the Unsung Heroes awards program in 1995, as a reflection of its commitment to the educational community. The awards are given to K-12 educators pioneering in new methods and techniques that improve student learning."


2004 Adobe Design Achievement Awards


"Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is a Fairfax County public school offering a comprehensive college preparatory program emphasizing the sciences, mathematics, and technology. The school serves students selected on the basis of aptitude and interest in the biological, physical, mathematical, and computer sciences and who intend to pursue college preparation in the sciences, engineering, or related fields."


"Our primary mission is to provide the highest quality education to all, especially the disadvantaged, at the lowest fee. We can provide your school/school district up to 50% matching grants. Matching grants may be used to access our 1,000 plus high-quality online courses in IT (Information Technology- all levels and almost all  topics), Management (Harvard ManageMentor modules) and TestPrep (Barrons SAT, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT.)."


"The Mosley High School Math Teams dominated recent competitions. At the Region I Mu Alpha Theta Regional Competition at Choctawhatchee High School, the team placed fifth out of 22 schools. The Geometry Team placed first and the Algebra Team placed fourth. In individual events: Tudor Buzasu placed second, Adam Crow, fifth, and Mackenzie Moritz tied for ninth place in the geometry category; Brian Pridgen placed second and Hadley Weber placed seventh in Algebra II."


"Boys have a natural interest in how things work. The Engineer Activity Badge gives an introduction to how the big things in our lives work, such as things that wetake for granted in our houses and our communities. Engineer is in the Technology group."


Tucanos has three locations to serve you. Each with it's own unique touch of Brazil.

History of Technology


The Timetables of Technology: A Chronology of the Most Important People and Events in the History of Technology by Bryan Bunch, Alexander Hellemans (Editor)


The Timetables of History : A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events (The New Third Revised Edition) by Bernard Grun (Author)


Girls Think of Everything : Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thimmesh (Author), Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)


The Giza Power Plant : Technologies of Ancient Egypt by Christopher P. Dunn


The Day the Universe Changed Revised Edition by James Burke (Author)


Primitive Technology II: Ancestral Skills from the Society of Primitive Technology by David Wescott (Editor),


Schlessinger Media Introduces New Video Series: Inventors of the World



Products made from wood.


"Welcome to UniqueProjects: your source for free plans. This page features some of our popular plans, but there are many more inside. You can search for projects in our project list or simply browse through the gallery".


How Everyday Things are Made


What makes things different colors


Recycled Plastics Make Cool Things:


"Book: The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artifacts-From Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers-Came to be as They are"


1000 things made of bamboo


"In the decades following the Civil War, the United States emerged as an industrial giant. Old industries expanded and many new ones, including petroleum refining, steel manufacturing, and electrical power, emerged. Railroads expanded significantly, bringing even remote parts of the country into a national market economy."


Metal Working Links


Woodworking Links for Woodworkers' Websites


Physics inside a Microwave Oven.


Against the Grain : How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization

by Richard Manning (Author)


Silk and Steel : Women at Arms by R.L. Wilson (Author)

Professional Organizations

"This Web site belongs to the Access Center, a national
technical assistance center that is funded by the U.S. Department of
Education's Office of Special Education Programs make elementary and middle school curricula more accessible to students with disabilities. The Web site hosts chats and discussions and offers publications and presentations on topics related to accessing the general education curriculum, including Universal Design for Learning.

EdTech Online"

"The graphic organizers section of EdTech Online offers a variety of
practical resources for teachers. These include a description of 3 basic
ways to create graphic organizers, ideas and examples from teachers for
using graphic organizers in specific learning contexts (including lesson
plans), and links to other Web sites.


"This Web site offers 7 graphic organizer generators, tools that
enable you to make customized graphic organizers. Users fill out a simple
online form and are instantly provided with an individualized graphic
organizer that can be printed and/or saved for later use."

"This minibibliography prepared by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education contains annotated readings about graphic organizers. The listings include journal articles, books, and Web sites."


"The purpose of the Participate section was to gather formal comments that the Department could use to reference while developing the third National Education Technology Plan. The open comment period is now closed and the Plan is scheduled for release late this summer. To read the submitted comments, choose a theme below. Users may also continue to share their thoughts in the less formal blog discussion. Thanks to all who participated! "


Library of Congress


The Learning Page for teachers


"The Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Program at Western Washington University is dedicated to the enrichment and education of K-12 pre-service teachers. The program's director and a dynamic group of faculty provide students with unique perspectives and talents from their academic disciplines."


Cross-Gender Interaction in Technology Education: A Survey


National Engineers Week Headquarters
1420 King Street   Alexandria, VA 22314
tel. 703.684.2852   email: eweek@nspe.org


Virginia Technology Education Association


Virginia TSA


Preparing America's Future: The Secretary's High School Initiative
"To meet the challenge of educating every high school student to the highest standards, the Secretary has launched an initiative to ensure that all American high school students graduate with the knowledge and skills they need for good jobs or further education."


"One of the world's largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women, the AAUW Educational Foundation supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented."


"Technology Education College provides students with the skills they need to excel in the fields of Technology, Business and Medical Services. TEC graduates have found rewarding jobs at Nationwide Insurance, The American Heart Association, The Limited, Siemens, Bank One, UPS, and many more. Attend day or evening classes and benefit from extensive job placement services."


The Center for Learning through Integrated Technology Education (LITE) at Central Missouri State University is the result of a four-year initiative in Elementary School Technology Education (ESTE).


"The Children Designing & Engineering (CD&E®) Project is a collaboration of the College of New Jersey's Department of Technological Studies, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers".


"Explore careers in Painting and Repair with the following links to job descriptions, which include information such as daily activities, skill requirements, salary and training required.  To learn more about the industry, follow the related links below the career descriptions section"


Council on Technology Education Research


New Augusta Public Academy North




 "The Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Program at Western Washington University is dedicated to the enrichment and education of K-12 pre-service teachers. The program's director and a dynamic group of faculty provide students with unique perspectives and talents from their academic disciplines."


The Board of Education Advisory Councils
Clarifying Technology/Engineering Education
Superintendents, Principals, Teachers, and Other Interested Parties
David P. Driscoll, Commissioner of Education
April 2003"


Welcome to OWL.org, the professional site for NEA members. Devoted to "Educators Helping Educators," OWL.org supports teachers and school staff with practical tips, strategies, community tools, and education materials.


"This is the Works4Me Tips Library, an archive for NEA's Weekly Classroom Tips E-Mail. Each week, Works4Me subscribers receive an e-mail message with two practical classroom tips submitted by the real education experts - your colleagues."


"Thank you for celebrating
Excellence in Science, Technology, and Mathematics Education Week
March 15-20, 2004"


"Over the past several years technology education faculty and graduate students in the the Department of Occupational Studies of the College of Education at the University of Georgia have partnered with the Georgia Department of Education Technology/Career Education Division to provide several types of materials for Georgia technology educators. Some of these projects have been completed and others are ongoing. The purpose of this Web site is to provide a ready means of distribution for these materials and a central depository for updates and revisions related to these materials."


Georgia Technology Education Certification


New York State Education Department Virtual Learning System


Welcome to I³
Invention-Innovation-Inquiry: Units for Technological Literacy, Grades 5-6


"Wavelength has mastered the art of teaching teachers through the use of humor" - Journal of Staff Development, Winter 2003


"Project Probase is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop high school level technology education curricula. The Probase curricula will help prepare high school students who plan to go on to community college technician education programs or university-level engineering programs."


"Reflecting the philosophy of the Livingston School District, Technology Education is the part of the education curriculum related to productive citizenship in a technological society."


Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago


"The Technology Education Association of Massachusetts Inc. (TEAM) is dedicated to bringing quality technology education to students and supports its' members in this endeavor."


Massachusetts Technology Education/ Engineering Collaborative.


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools


"This section contains descriptions of over 600 Web sites useful in teaching K-12 students about technology. Use the links in the left side bar to browse the collection by topic."


From its beginnings in the 1930's as a rural education district with one high school and a handful of middle and elementary schools, the Ysleta Independent School District has grown into one of the major school districts in the state with nearly 50,000 students and 6000 administrators, teachers and staff.


"With appropriate training and equipment, people who are blind or visually impaired have the same range of abilities as anyone else. There are no "jobs for blind people." To broaden your thinking, consider that blind people have been successful as ..."


Index of Blindness-Related & Blindness-Specific Emailing Lists


National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments


"The Utah Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired is dedicated to serving the blind children, youth and young adults of Utah. We provide training and instructional programs in areas such as independent living, athletics, and recreation for the purpose of enhancing the lives and capablilities of those we serve."


"What is Blindness or Visual Impairment?

When we think of "blind," we think of total darkness. However, a person may be "legally blind" with either... 20/200 vision in both eyes with best correction in the better eye, OR a field of vision restricted to 20 or less."


"Show #11.  AT for Persons with Disabilities Related to Hearing and Vision"


"This document was developed in November 1993 by parents, educators, and human service representatives at a meeting in Lubbock, Texas on the use of Interveners for students with deaf-blindness sponsored by the Texas Deaf-Blind Project. The final revision was completed 12/94."


"Founded in 1943, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is an international, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that represents 160,000 educators from more than 135 countries and 66 affiliates. Our members span the entire profession of educators-superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members."  


"Get Excited About Learning!

PCS Edventures, Inc. believes in bringing out the unique genius within each child. We have been working hand in hand with parents for more than 13 years to awaken the spark in our students. We developed our outstanding, merit based programs by working one on one with kids in our onsite learning centers. Over the years, we became convinced that kids all over the world could benefit from our innovative approach. Our family of products strives to open the channels of inquiry through hands on practice, which has been proven to increase student understanding and long term retention." 


"Welcome to the Computers for Learning (CFL) Website. You are visitor # 469,217. Our economy is at a crucial turning point. Jobs in America require

technological skills and computer expertise. The CFL program places computers in our classrooms and prepares our children to contribute and compete in the 21st century. The CFL website connects the registered needs of schools and educational nonprofit organizations with available computer equipment. The program allows federal agencies and private sector entities to transfer unneeded computers and related equipment to schools and educational nonprofit organizations, while giving special consideration to those with the greatest need. To participate in CFL, click on the buttons below."


"Scholastic is committed to understanding the needs and feelings of children, celebrating their hopes and dreams, and supporting parents and teachers by being The Most Trusted Name In Learning®. To that end, we are the leading provider of quality learning products and services in school, at home, and in all media that children love." 

Promotional Ideas for Technology Education Programs


Student project pictures


Plenary Address:The Need For Technological Literacy


Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School  - Melrose, Massachusetts - 02176


"When OpenOffice.org 1.0 was released, no one could believe that software this good could be free. An estimated 16 million+ people have downloaded the software; many more have installed it from CDs or were passed copies by enthusiastic users. Community members produced translations in over 30 languages.

The OpenOffice.org community listened to users' comments, fixed their bugs, and is now proud to announce OpenOffice.org 1.1. More powerful, more compatible, more international, more accessible, more open than ever1 - and best of all, this world class software is still free! "


OpenOffice.org 1.1.0 has been replaced by an improved more recent version. Please visit download central for further information.

Questions & Answers


"Explaining the Physics of everyday life"


"MadSci Network represents a collective cranium of scientists providing answers to your questions. For good measure we provide a variety of oddities and other ends as well."


"Science, Technology and How Things Work"


Get to know the myth-busting duo, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman.



Journal of How Things Work


"Welcome to the Science Education PartnershipS World Wide Web site. This site is being maintained by Corvallis School District 509J and Oregon State University in order to make information about the SEPS program easily available to teachers in the district."


Yahooligans.yahoo website


Axyz cnc router solutions- a solid investment in your business.
An AXYZ CNC Router will improve your productivity, and your bottom line. And, we have several flexible finance options."


As a part of its mission to support creative teaching strategies, Disney Learning Partnership has joined with Harvard Project Zero to produce The Creative Classroom Series, representing the joint thinking and voice of both our organizations. Each volume in the series includes a video showcasing the classrooms of award-winning teachers and an educator's guide - these materials are available free of charge.


"Science activities for the visually impaired and science enrichment for learners with physical handicaps (SAVI/SELPH)"


Marshall Brain's MORE How STUFF Works by Marshall Brain (Author)



"Science Network News was founded in 1988 by education professor Jack Easley, guided by the belief that children are gifted with a natural curiosity and often ask questions which are profound and interesting. The friends and colleagues of Jack Easley have continued this publication, in an effort to encourage teachers to pay close attention to children's science questions, to nurture inquiry in the classroom and to use the resources of the University of Illinois."



Mars Dead or alive?


Mars Activities


Resources from the loc about Flight


"In the course of U.S. history, people have migrated to different parts of the country seeking new opportunities. Strong and determined women were an integral part of these migrations. The discovery of gold in California in 1849 enticed thousands of fortune seekers to the West. There were no airplanes or cars to speed the journey. The arduous trip had to be made by wagon or ship, passages which often took months to complete."


"ABOUT NASA EXPLORER SCHOOLS NASA's challenging and exciting missions provide unique opportunities for engaging and educating the nation's youth. Air travel, space flight, the exploration of the unknown, and the discovery of new, mysterious, and beautiful things are all endeavors that hold an intrinsic fascination for teachers and students.'


"I have loved mechanical things since I was a kid.  Engines in particular have always intrigued me.  All my life I've pored over books, studying cutaway diagrams, hungry to understand how things worked.  These pages are an attempt to share that magic."


The next Space Station Today will celebrate National Engineers Week with a live webcast highlighting astronaut training. High school students around the world will get an inside look at how NASA prepares astronauts for life onboard the International Space Station.


The purpose of the DARPA Grand Challenge is to leverage American ingenuity to accelerate the development of autonomous vehicle technologies that can be applied to military requirements. No team entry successfully completed the designated route for the 2004 Grand Challenge. A cash award of $2 million will be granted to the team that fields the first vehicle to complete the designated route of the next challenge within a specified time limit. Details will be posted to this web site as they are developed.


The Mercury 13 : The Untold Story of Thirteen American Women and the Dream of Space Flight by Martha Ackmann (Author)


The Lunar Men : Five Friends Whose Curiosity Changed the World by Jenny Uglow (Author)


Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicles by Roger E. Bilstein


The History of Rockets by Ron Miller


NASA's Wright Bro's site



"This series begins by defining technology and traces technological developments from prehistoric times to present day. Part 2 delineates seven basic types of resources required for all systems: people, information, materials, tools/machines, capital, energy and time. Procedures are presented for diagramming and flowcharting, as well as basic technological problem solving. Lastly, a discussion on how technology can either solve or create problems are presented. ALSO AVAILABLE CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER BOTH VIDEO AND MPEG CD-ROM


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"Low-Cost Rapid Prototyping System RapidPRO allows the user to create solid objects designed using any CAD system capable of saving files in .STL format, a common standard in the 3D CAD world. Pro/DESKTOP, one of the CAD systems used in conjunction with the DfEE supported "CAD/CAM in Schools initiative is one such system. (Note: the educational version of ArtCAM, obtainable via the same initiative, does not have the ability to save files in .STL "


"Surplus Computers is the nation's premier reseller of computer parts, peripherals, software, and just plain great deals! We're located in the heart of Silicon Valley next to San Jose International Airport in a 30,000 square foot warehouse. In fact, we are no more than 15 minutes from the headquarters of Intel, AMD, Quantum, Applied Materials, Maxtor and Yahoo among others."


"New - AVG Free Edition is now available for all single home users worldwide! More detailed information can be found in the AVG Free Edition License Agreement."




"mimio technology can make that happen with surprising ease and affordability, whether you convert the whiteboard already in your classroom with mimio Xi or install an integrated mimioBoard solution. Use mimio stylus pens as a cordless mouse to control (click, right click, drag and drop) computer applications and documents directly from the whiteboard." 


VideoStudio 5.0 eliminates the steep learning curve associated with video editing. An intuitive user interface and the latest technology take the steep learning curve out of video editing. Guided workflow makes the entire creation process easy-to-follow  Plug-and-play video transfer for quick connection and easy video capture Drag-and-drop control for quick and easy video creation.

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