Internet for Girls: World Wide Web Resource List

This list contains resources in mathematics and science, parent resources, teacher resources, and sites created especially for women and girls. The list is a representative sampling of what is available on the World Wide Web. New resources and web sites are bring added continually, and updated on an almost daily basis in many cases. Please let me know if you encounter an out-of-date link. Please let me know if you know of resources I need to include. Thank You!

Animals, Animals, Animals!

American Zoo and Aquarium Association
Zoos and Aquariums of AZA
Official site of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association and its Member Institutions. The site provides information about the many zoos and aquariums of the AZA throughout North America, and their many conservation programs.

Zoological Society of San Diego
San Diego Zoo
The Zoological Society of San Diego is a private, nonprofit organization, dedicated to increasing understanding and appreciation for the inherent worth of all life-forms and promoting conservation of the Earth's wildlife. Each year more than 4.5 million individuals visit the Zoo and Park to enjoy the beauty, rarity, and diversity of its collections.

ZooNet
ZooNet
Back online after a long absence, Zoonet is a terrifc resource. In late 1994 Jim Henley created ZooNet with the primary purpose of making Zoos, first in the USA, then World Wide, available through the World Wide Web (WWW). "As a father, educator and Net Surfer I saw a need to aid Parents and Educators in helping them locate information for their children and students on the WWW, in my case I zeroed in on Zoos. If you are a Net Surfer yourself you know how difficult and time consuming locating topics on the WWW can be. ZooNet is an attempt to provide a single point of entry to ALL ZOOS EVERYWHERE." -- Jim Henley

Art on the Internet

Examples and ideas for integrating the Internet into art education
ArtsEdge
ArtsEdge, supported by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and various government grants, is a collection of resources that can be used in K-12 art education. Its online newsletter offers examples and ideas about how the Internet can be integrated into the art curriculum. This Web site links to the Information Gallery, a gopher filled with arts and education research and resources. ArtsEdge also offers the K12ArtsEd listserv to encourage discussion about using the arts in all aspects of K-12 education. ArtsEdge is maintained by Janice Abrahams of the Clearinghouse for Networked Information Discovery and Retrieval.

Astronomy

___________ Cocoons of gas and dust

Credit: Jeff Hester and Paul Scowen (Arizona State University), and NASA

Earth & Sky
Earth and Sky
Thanks to a major grant by the National Science Foundation, the award winning "Earth & Sky" radio program, broadcast on over 500 in the United States and Canada, is now available to you and your students via the Internet!

Earth & Sky presents natural science in a way that is fun, interesting and easy-to-understand. Each Earth & Sky program consists of a two-minute report on astronomy, physics, chemistry and other scientific topics. And while Earth & Sky is entertaining, it takes science seriously.

Earth & Sky has several services of interest to K-12 educators. Earth & Sky also "broadcasts" on the World Wide Web. Now a listener can visit Earth & Sky twenty-four hours a day to read today's show, ask Earth & Sky a question, or instantly hear a past program.

Earth & Sky distributes free classroom posters. These colorful posters teach students in grades K-12 how to make their own science radio shows and give details on the "Second Annual Earth & Sky Young Producers Contest." This contest is designed to encourage young people to have fun while learning about science and communication.

Earth & Sky is also joining forces with the Astronomical Society of the Pacific to distribute "Earth in the Classroom", a sister publication to the existing "Universe in the Classroom" series. These informational booklets are available free of charge to teachers. They contain articles on current topics in Earth science and astronomy, as well as recommended classroom activities.

Expanding Universe
Expanding Universe
"Expanding Universe: a classified search tool for amateur astronomy" is a web site that references other astronomy web sites according to the Dewey Decimal System. The site provides a good reference source to many other astronomy-related sites on the Web. The site is intended for ameteur astronomers and was created by librarians at the Metro Toronto Reference Library. The idea is to group linked astronomy sites according to the Dewey classification, which allows you to browse them as you would books on a library shelf.

NASA Quest
NASA Quest
NASA Quest is dedicated to bringing NASA people and science to classrooms through the internet. Space Team Online, Aerospace Team Online, Solar System Online, and Deep Space Online. NASA Quest is the ultimate resource for educators and kids interested in meeting and learning about NASA people and space science. These NASA Quest projects allow students to share in the excitement of NASA's authentic scientific and engineering pursuits like flying the shuttle and International Space Station, exploring distant planets with amazing spacecraft, and aeronautics/airplane research. The focus of these projects is the enthusiastic people of NASA; we hope students will finish the project feeling like they've met these interesting folks through chats, e-mail Q&A and live webcasts (audio/video programs).

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona,Tucson
SEDS is an independent, student-based organization which promotes the exploration and development of space. SEDS pursues this mission by educating people about the benefits of space, by supporting a network of interested students, by providing an opportunity for members to develop their leadership skills, and inspiring people through our involvement in space-related projects. SEDS believes in a space-faring civilization and that focusing the enthusiasm of young people is the key to our future in space.

How's the Weather on Mars?
Mars Today
Mars Today, created by Howard Houben of the Mars Global Circulation Model group, is a poster produced daily by the Center for Mars Exploration at NASA's Ames Research Center. The poster depicts current conditions on Mars and its relationship to Earth in four panels.

Women in Astronomy
Women in Astronomy
Links to women astronomer's home pages, a history of women in astronomy and astrophysics, and links to other web sites of interest.

Butterflies (hey, butterflies! They're cool bugs!!)

A World Full of Butterflies
Butterfly World
I just had to include this one - it was so gorgeous!!!

Butterfly WebSite
The Butterfly Website
** BUTTERFLY GARDENING ** RAISING BUTTERFLIES ** ** EDUCATION ** CONSERVATION **

Computing

Adventures in Supercomputing
Adventures In Supercomputing
During the past four years, The Department of Energy's K-12 Adventures in Supercomputing (AiS) program has introduced high performance computing methodology to diverse populations of high school students in order to cultivate their interest in mathematics, science and computing. The program currently encompasses 69 high schools in five states: Alabama through the Unversity of Alabama -- Huntsville, Colorado through Colorado State University, Iowa through Ames Laboratory, New Mexico through Sandia National Laboratories -- Albuquerque and Tennessee through Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Alabama AIS Iowa AIS

The Association for Computing Machinery
ACM
ACM (founded 1947) is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the art, science, engineering, and application of information technology, serving both professional and public interests by fostering the open interchange of information and by promoting the highest professional and ethical standards. Students in ACM produce the Crossroads publication.

Women and Computer Science
Women and Computer Science
Some interesting articles on the trials and tribulations of women in the field of computing.

Women and Computing

PipeLINK
PipeLINK
Links high school, undergraduate, graduate, and faculty women in computer science. Sponsored by Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.

Women in Engineering

The Women in Engineering Organization
WIEO.org was created because the field of engineering needs more women who can bring innovative ideas to the industry. Hundreds of colleges, organizations, and businesses have created programs, workshops, and conferences to increase the number of women in the field; yet, all this valuable information is scattered and lost on various and mostly incomplete web sites. There was a need for a unifying resource where people can go to find out more about women in engineering and programs in their area and across the country. Tufts University, WEpan, and SWE, sponsored by a grant from GE Fund, have created this resource.

Educational Publishers

Listing of Educational Publishers
PEP's Registry of Educational Software Companies
A comprehensive listing of educational software publishers with links to their web sites where available.

The PEP Registry is a comprehensive listing of Educational Software Companies, with direct links to their sites. It does not necessarily imply endorsement of a product or company.

SuperKids Educational Software Reviews

SuperKids Educational Software Review
The Parents and Teachers Guide to Childrens' Educational Software ....Children's software reviews based on objective analyses by parents, teachers and kids ....Advice that will improve your child's education
Her Interactive
Her Interactive
A fairly new site on the WWW - just for girls....
About Her Interactive (tm)

Our mission is to create a multimedia world for young women - a world inhabited by savvy girls with Sure-She-Can (tm) attitudes. By providing entertainment, education, information, and a comprehensive on-line service using state-of-the art technologies, Her Interactive (tm) will inspire girls to explore the wonders and power of computers.

Our motto is Sure She Can! (tm)

Her Interactive (tm) was founded to bring girls and computing together. We launched our venture with a game called McKenzie & Co. in 1995, because we believe girls have a right to use their computers for pure fun, as boys have been doing for years. At the same time, we hope that games will encourage girls to explore other possibilities and powers of technology.

Purple Moon
Purple Moon Software

Purple Moon publishes software designed to providing meaningful entertainment experiences for girls, initially ages 8-12.

Purple Moon's two product series - Rockett and Secret Paths - get to the heart of what girls define as "adventures" by facilitating shared experiences, such as meeting new friends, developing relationships, and enjoying new experiences together. Equally important, these series reflect Purple Moon's discovery that there are two sides to every girl - the social and private sides of her personality.

Engineering

ASCE Women in Civil Engineering On'line Guide

Frogs

The Whole Frog Project
Whole Frog project

Government Resources

The U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Geological Survey
Best information on maps and geology around.

The USGS Learning Web
The USGS Learning Web
The U.S. Geological Survey presents The Learning Web a portion of the USGS web dedicated to K-12 education, exploration, and life-long learning.

History

Women in Canadian History
Women in Canadian History
An excellent resource on the roles women have played in Canadian History This page is intended to be used as a resource for students, teachers, history buffs and net surfers alike.

Women in Aviation History
The Unsung History of Female Pilots in Aviation
From 1942 to 1944, the Army Air Forces trained 1,830 WASP's--Women Airforce Service Pilots-culled from 25,000 applicants. Only 1,074 earned wings. They were civilians, temporarily Civil Service, until the promised military status came through. Jacqueline Cochran, who became the first woman to break the sound barrier, was their director. They would ferry planes and tow gunnery targets in all kinds of weather to free men for combat overseas. By the time they were disbanded on Dec. 20, 1944, 38 of the WASP's had died in airplane crashes.

These women and others are recounted in the stories of the ninety-nines and other women throughout aviation history.

Horses

The Hay.net
The Hay.net: A comprehensive list of almost all the horse sites on the 'net
And you thought there wasn't much horse information on the web! This is a good place to start your search for more information, as these are large, all-encompassing sites. Some are just links to other links, a la the Hay.net. This site includes links to children's, breed and holistic information, as well as to the multilingual dictionary for horse people.

Horse Country
Horse Country
At Horse Country you'll find Horse History, Science, Stories, A Riders Library, Sounds and Images, Barn Smells, Associations and much more. Horse Country is also home to the Junior Riders Mailing Digest, Horse Owners Club for Kids and International Pen Pal List for horse lovers. These web pages, text, fiction, gifs and jpegs are original works by Kristine Carroll unless otherwise credited.
Horse Country's Cyberbarns
Two Dream Stable Fantasy Digests and Web Game
HOCK and MANE Mailing Digests and web pages are a place for real kids to play a fantasy, dream stable game. It sounds real because these kids are very good at it! but what's listed on the HOCK and MANE web pages are all just pretend!

Math Resources

Art and Geometry
Geometry Through Art
Norman Shapiro What Children Can Learn about Art and Geometry

Biographies of Women Mathematicians
Biographies of Women Mathematicians
Welcome to the web page for biographies of women in mathematics. These pages are part of an on-going project by students in mathematics classes at Agnes Scott College to illustrate the numerous contributions by women to the field of mathematics. Our goal is for this list to continue to expand, and for more biographies to be completed. At the moment there are not many biographies finished, but there are many brief comments on the women mathematicians and some photos.

University of Toronto Mathematics Network
MathNet
The Network is designed to encourage high school students to actively participate in doing mathematics, providing cooperative, competitive, interesting, and interactive projects, as well as more traditional problems and other quality resource material.

The Network is also intended to promote communication (and mathematical discussions) between schools, math clubs, and the university, and to establish a connection from the high-school mathematical experience to mathematics at the university level and beyond.

High schools and math clubs are encouraged to participate in the Network: exploring the interactive projects, discussing mathematical concepts, entering competitions, and sharing news and ideas.

The Geometry Center
The Geometry Center
The Geometry Center is a mathematics research and education center at the University of Minnesota. It is funded by the National Science Foundation as part of the Science and Technology Center program. The Center has a unified mathematics computing environment supporting math and computer science research, mathematical visualization, software development, application development, video animation production, and K-16 math education.

The Math Forum
The Math Forum
K-12 students who have a math problem or simply want to talk to someone who loves math can contact Dr. Math (actually a group of math students and professors at Swarthmore College). Ask Dr. Math is part of the Math Forum, a program of the National Science Foundation.

Math Archives
Claremont High School
Claremont High School was the first school in California with its own Web server, and continues to experiment with it, providing links to other educational information servers, and home pages for its own students and staff. A subdirectory displays reports tables and a QuickTime movie of a math and computing project done by the school's "Knot Dudes," which was funded in part by the National Science Foundation and SuperQuest,

How to convert between metric and U.S. units
Common Weights and Measures
Common Weights and Measures, maintained by the University of California, Berkeley, offers information about mathematical notation, the metric system, and converting between metric and U.S. units. If you need to determine the number of square feet or hectares in an acre, look no further.

Animations and answers from computing experts
CSC Mathematical Topics
The Center for Scientific Computing (CSC), the Finnish national supercomputer center, includes a page of math-related materials, including animations. You may also contact specialists in math at the center.

Abstracts point to math, science materials
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education and based at Ohio State University, the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse is designed to improve access to resources for K-12 mathematics and science teachers in the United States. It offers a catalog containing abstracts of lesson plans, teaching modules, interactive resources, videotapes, software, and other teaching aids. Some of these items are posted online; others are available through libraries or commercially. The clearinghouse also sponsors a discussion group for teachers and offers links to other educational servers.

Entertainment for math lovers
Gallery of Interactive On-Line Geometry, University of Minnesota Geometry Center
This series of interactive games lets math enthusiasts explore the effects of negatively curved space in a pinball-style game, and try out other activities. The page is compiled by the University of Minnesota's Geometry Center, which develops, supports, and promotes computational tools for visualizing geometric structures as part of its research for the National Science Foundation. The interactive software can be downloaded.

Timeline, other files take you from past to present
History of Mathematics
What did Ahmes or Baudhayana contribute to the study of mathematics? The hyperlinked timeline on this server--maintained by David E. Joyce at Clark University's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science-- will tell you. You can also find information about mathematical developments in China, the Arabic sphere, Europe, Greece, India, and Japan. There are also links to more modern fare, such as conference announcements, book lists and other resources on the Internet.

Challenges teach kids about math and communications
MathMagic
MathMagic is a project that encourages K-12 students to use computers in two distinct ways--to solve math problems and to communicate. Math challenges are posted into four categories (K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12), a team of students at one location pairs up with a team at another site, and both teams work together to solve the problem. An e-mail list allows teachers to share their observations about the project. When subscribing, substitute K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 or general for X-Y.

Making math intriguing from an early age
MegaMath
Elementary-school students are intrigued by the size of infinity and the fact that the simplest-sounding math problems can challenge even the biggest computers. Through hands-on activities involving graphs, stories, games and other hypertext materials, the MegaMath project tries to show these youngsters that the study of math can be exciting. The project, involving teachers, students and mathematicians, is led by Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Inspiring student stories
Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science
On its Web page, the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science-- a public school for gifted 11th- and 12th-graders in Columbus--offers information about its curriculum as well as "resumes" of graduates and current students. These young people explain what they've learned at the school and how they're planning for the future.

Teaching materials for science, math and technology
Try solving these puzzlers
Science and Math Initiatives
SAMI is a clearing house of resources, funding, and curriculum for rural math and science teachers.

Women and Mathematics
Women and Mathematics
A Program for Winning Women into Mathematics Administered by the Mathematical Association of America

WAM is an advising and mentoring program whose purpose is to stimulate interest in mathematics among all students, regardless of their career choices. It is a program to motivate and inspire students, especially young women, towards careers in mathematics, science, and technology. By sharing experiences from their careers and lives, WAM consultants create excitement for learning and open new doors for growth and direction. WAM makes a difference for students.

Museums

The Exploratorium
The Exploratorium
Housed within the walls of San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, the Exploratorium is a collage of over 650 science, art, and human perception exhibits. The Exploratorium is a leader in the movement to promote the museum as an educational center. This unique museum was founded in 1969 by noted physicist and educator Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, who was director until his death in 1985.

National Air and Space Museum - Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum (NASM) maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight. Located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the Museum has hundreds of artifacts on display including the original Wright 1903 Flyer, the "Spirit of St. Louis," Apollo 11 command module, and a Lunar rock sample that visitors can touch. The museum continues to develop new exhibits to examine the impact of air and space technology on science and society.

The Natural History Museum of London
The Natural History Museum is the United Kingdom's national museum of natural history, and a centre of scientific excellence in taxonomy and biodiversity. The Museum's mission is to maintain and develop its collections and use them to promote the discovery, understanding, responsible use and enjoyment of the natural world.

Natural History Museum of London

MORE MUSEUM RESOURCES

Music

K-12 Resources For Music Educators
K-12 Resources For Music Educators
Listing of links to music web sites of interest to band, orchestra, and choral directors, and general music links of interest to educators.

Early Music by Women Composers born before 1730
Early Music by Women Composers
the page includes a long list of medieval, renaissance and baroque women composers followed by a list of CD's annotated with historical notes. At the end of the page there are other links to resources for and about women composers on the NET.

Science Resources

Ask Dr. Science
Ask Dr. Science
Humorous, but also educational.

Cool Science
Cool Science

The Mad Scientist Network
The Mad Scientist Network
The MAD SCIENTIST NETWORK is one manifestation of S-SEN, the St. Louis Science Education Network. As with other branches of the Young Scientist Program, the MAD SCIENTIST NETWORK is completely staffed and run by graduate and medical students at Washington University and Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, Missouri.

Students can submit questions that are answered by science students at Washington University.

Frank Potter's Science Gems
Resources are sorted by Category, Subcategory, and Grade Level

Developed and maintained by Frank Potter & Jim Martindale. You may also want to check out the UC Irvine Science Education Programs Office (SEP).

. Sponsored by UC Irvine

Mission: Identify and communicate science & mathematics resources available on Internet/World Wide Web for standard and open-ended curricula.

Mathematics and Molecules
Mathmol
MathMol is being developed at the NYU/ACF Scientific Visualization Center in association with the NYU Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation, District 2 in Manhattan and the YMCA Beacon Technology Center

The objectives of MathMol are:

1) to provide students, teachers and the general public with information about the rapidly growing fields of molecular modeling and related areas;

2)to provide K-12 students with basic concepts in mathematics and their connection to molecular modeling;

3) to provide a working model of a hypermedia textbook and ancillary multimedia activities that makes full use of Internet resources; and

4) to provide a forum for discussion among scientists, teachers and students dealing with topics found within theses pages.

Why MathMol?

By the time many of todays K-12 students enter the workforce, career opportunities will have radically changed. Most if not all of the 100,000 genes in the Human Genome will have been sequenced and many of their structures determined. With this information will come the ability to design new and more potent drugs against diseases such as cancer, AIDS, and arthritis. We have already begun to see development of new drugs designed with the assistance of molecular modeling techniques (see August issue of Network Science. In addition to drugs, molecular modeling has the potential to bring a vast array of new materials to the market. For example, the discovery of fullerenes, superconducting cuprates and other complex inorganic compounds are expected to produce new materials in the optics, ceramics, semiconductor and biomaterials markets. In addition, recent structural determination of vital photosynthetic proteins will provide scientists with valuable information which can lead to artificial photosynthesis. All of the above advances will provide a vast number of career opportunties for students who are properly prepared.

Project MathMol will provide the information and tools for teachers to present the fields of molecular modeling and 3-D visualization to students in ways that are highly informative yet more conducive to learning.

Science Centers

Hands-on Science Centers Worldwide
Hands-On Science
This page contains pointers to public museums with a strong emphasis on interactive science education.

Science Fairs and Science Projects

California Science Fair
London Science Fair
steps to preparing a science fair project
science web page

Advanced Science Resources (high school and above)

The Chemists' Art Gallery
Chemistry visualizations and animations.

Women and Science

Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics
Contributions of Women to Physics

Presented here are citations of 20th century women who have made original and important contributions to physics. The citations describe briefly, and document, selected major scientific contributions. They also contain biographical information - mainly pertaining to the scientific lives of the women.

Women in Science and Engineering
University of Calgary WISE

The graphic represents a colour poster produced by the University of Calgary Women in Science & Engineering group, which was distributed to all junior-high schools in Alberta.

The University of Calgary Women in Science and Engineering Group came into being in September 1990. WISE offers Career Talks, Guest Speaker Lectures, Physics Tutorials, Summer Jobs Workshops, and the chance to mingle with other students as well as practising scientists and engineers through our Connections Program.

Parenting Resources

National Parent Information Network
NPIN
The National Parent Information Network (NPIN) is a project sponsored by two ERIC clearinghouses: the ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City; and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; all other ERIC system components are also contributors and participants. Collaborating organizations, which provide information resources and promote use of the NPIN among their constituencies, include the National Urban League and the Illinois Parent Initiative, the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, the National PTA, and the Family Literacy Center at Indiana University.

The purpose of NPIN is to provide information and communications capabilities to parents and those who work with parents. Materials included full text here have been reviewed by persons outside the ERIC system for reliability and usefulness. Publications, brochures, and other materials that are merely listed here have not been reviewed and are included for informational purposes only.

ParentSoup
ParentSoup
ParentSoup: The newest community for parents covering money, school, travel, sports, entertainment, and events. It's a place where members can find answers from experts and each other.

Parents, Educators and Publishers
PEP site
Welcome to the PEP web site, brought to you by Children's Software Revue and Custom Computers for Kids. PEP is an informational resource for Parents, Educators, and Children's Software Publishers. The content of this site has been developed in response to the interests and needs of these three audiences.

Let's all work together to empower children with technology!

Teacher's Resources

Access Excellence
Access Excellence
Access Excellence, launched in 1993, is a national educational program that provides high school biology and life science teachers access to their colleagues, scientists, and critical sources of new scientific information via the World Wide Web. The program was originally developed and launched by Genentech Inc., a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets human pharmaceuticals for significant unmet medical needs.

In 1999, Genentech donated the Access Excellence Website to the National Health Museum, a non-profit organization founded by former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop as a national center for health education. Access Excellence will form the core of the educational component of the National Health Museum Website that is currently under development. Genentech will continue to support the program both financially and intellectually

Classroom Connect
Classroom Connect

Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons Summer Research Program for Secondary School Science Teachers
Summer Research Program
Columbia University's Summer Research Program was founded in 1989 by Dr. Samuel C. Silverstein, Chairman of the Department of Physiology in the College of Physicians & Surgeons. The Program is administered on a daily basis by Jay Dubner, Program Coordinator. The primary aim of the Program is to provide middle and high school science teachers with sustained hands-on experience in scientific research so they can better understand the practice of science, and better transmit to their students and fellow teachers a feeling for its practice. Each teacher spends two consecutive summers working as a laboratory research assistant under the supervision of a Columbia faculty mentor. Opportunities are available in astronomy, biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, environmental sciences, genetics, material science and engineering, medicine, microbiology, physics, physiology, toxicology, and other specialties.

Global Schoolnet Foundation (also known as Global Schoolhouse)
Global School Net
Probably one of the best resources on the Internet for teachers. Has links to everything!!

NOTE: There is NO CHARGE for schools to participate in the projects listed in Global SchoolNet. Global SchoolNet organizes,manages, and facilitates collaborative learning projects for schools with any level of connectivity . . . from email only. . . to desktop videoconferencing.

OnlineClass
OnlineClass:Internet Education Projects
Every day more classes ramp onto the information superhighway. Individual teachers are heard to sigh, "how am I ever going to learn to use this technology and what am I going to do with it!?!" Together, Student Ocean Challenge and TBT International, Inc. have developed OnlineClass to help.

Inspiring, original Internet content fulfills the promise of this new, exciting medium. OnlineClass creates a classroom experience that simultaneously:

OnlineClass programs are designed for grades 4-12, yet, in 1995-96, lower grades successfully used the program and sometimes turned out to be our biggest fans.

National Center for Technology Planning
National Center for Technology Planning
The National Center for Technology Planning (NCTP) is a clearinghouse for the exchange of many types of information related to technology planning. This information may be: school district technology plans available for downloading via a computer network; technology planning aids (checklists, brochures, sample planning forms, PR announcement forms); and/or electronic monographs on timely, selected topics. The NCTP was created for those who: need help, seek fresh ideas, or seek solutions to problems encountered with planning.

Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education
CIESE
Helping teachers and administrators realize the benefits of integrating technology into the curriculum in order to more effectively engage students in learning and improve student achievement, particularly in science and mathematics, is CIESE's core mission (see Classroom Projects). By helping more students succeed in these subjects, CIESE is playing a pivotal role in creating the technological workforce that the U.S. economy demands. CIESE collaborates with teachers, administrators, schools and school districts in long-term, systemic programs that emphasize hands-on teacher training and administrative counsel.

The School Page
The School Page

NEW: Want to exchange information with other teachers?
Look at interesting web sites to explore?
Have you seen The Fossil Record Newspaper?
Need help finding or developing lesson plans?
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Are you planning in-service workshops?
Learn to teach your students how to study effectively?
Can we help you organizing an ecological field trip?
Let us help you with a laboratory or hands on experience in science?
Does your Parent/Teacher organization need ideas for fund raisers?

We are an established group of American teachers and administrators. Our staff has been assisting teachers, administrators, institutions and organizations since 1965. Our assistance is in curriculum development, science teaching, student study skills and staff improvement. We specialize in developing individualized programs and evaluative criteria. It is our aim to tailor each response to the individual needs of the teacher or school making that request. Many of our services are at no cost so please examine our service list and feel free to E-Mail any questions or comments.

SchoolSite
SchoolSite Home Page
SchoolSite provides schools with an easy and inexpensive way to place their own Home Page on the World Wide Web. Also has lists of resources for teachers.

Writing and Writers

A Celebration of Women Writers
A Celebration of Women Writers
Collections of women writer's works and biographical information.

Women's Resources

Cybergrrl
Cybergrrl Welcomes You!
Aliza Sherman's site is fresh, frequently updated, and chock-full of resources, links, and useful things.

Diatoma
Diotima: Women & Gender in the Ancient World
This web site is intended to serve as a resource for anyone interested in patterns of gender around the ancient Mediterranean and as a forum for collaboration among instructors who teach courses about women and gender in the ancient world. Both of us (Suzanne Bonefas and Ross Scaife) have benefited from the experience of others in the teaching of our Women in Antiquity courses, and we both view the Web as an almost ideal medium for the sharing of materials and approaches. As you will see, Diotima includes course materials, the beginnings of a systematic and searchable bibliography (with an emphasis on recent work), and links to many on-line articles, book reviews, databases, and images.

The Ada Project
Welcome to TAP: The Ada Project at Yale
The Ada Project (TAP) is a WWW site designed to serve as a clearinghouse for information and resources relating to women in computing. The WWW is growing at incredible speed, and is already host to a wealth of scattered information on women in computing. The goal of TAP is to provide a central location through which these resources can be "tapped." TAP includes information on conferences, projects, discussion groups and organizations, fellowships and grants, notable women in Computer Science, and other electronically accessible information sites. TAP also maintains a substantive bibliography of references.

TAP serves primarily as a collection of links to other online resources, rather than as an archive. We created and maintain TAP on a volunteer basis, and we hope that you, the TAP user community, will help us keep TAP as up-to-date as possible. We also welcome your comments and feedback regarding use of the site. TAP pages include "submission" and "feedback" icons to aid in the sending of information and comments.

TAP is an official project of the ACM Committee on the Status of Women in Computing.

American Association of University Women
American Association of University Women

Women in Developmental Biology
Women in Developmental Biology
Welcome to the home page on Women in Developmental Biology. This page was created to contribute to the resources currently available on the WWW for individuals interested in the history of women and science. If you have any contributions, comments, or questions, about the information on this page please use the comments form womens-studies-www/dev-bio@mit.edu.

Susan B. Anthony University Center at Rochester University
Susan B. Anthony Center

Women's Educational Equity Act Program
Equity Online
Welcome to Equity Online from the WEEA Equity Resource Center, a national center providing gender-fair multicultural materials, training, consulting and referrals. At this site, you'll find listings of information on the Center and Women's Educational Equity Act Program grantees; technical assistance; and information on educational equity resources.

The WEEA Equity Resource Center supports the Women's Educational Equity Act (WEEA) Program, a federal program dedicated to reducing educational disparity for women and girls. The Center has been based at Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), since 1977 through a contract with the U.S. Department of Education. The Center was established to disseminate and market materials developed under field-based projects awarded WEEA grants. Currently administered by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education and working with the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, the Center enables educators, parents, business leaders, and community members to receive quality products and services at reasonable cost. To request information, call 800-225-3088 or e-mail the Center.

Women of NASA program
NASA K-12 Internet Initiative: The "Women of NASA"
The "Women of NASA" resource was developed to encourage more young women to pursue science and math based fields. Throughout history there have been great women scientists, most notably Marie Curie who is the only person to have won two Nobel Prizes for her scientific achievements. Among these great women scientists are a few of NASA's own, including, Mae Jemison, Sally Ride, and Ellen Ochoa. Yet math and science are still considered by many as "male fields" and these women are seen as merely exceptions. With the growing appreciation of cultural and gender diversity in the workplace this type of thinking is not only outdated but detrimental to society as a whole.

4000 Years of Women in Science
4000 Years of Women In Science

GREAT - Gender Relations in Educational Applications of Technology
GREAT

Welcome to our special issue of GREAT, a publication on Gender Relations in Educational Applications of Technology. In this issue, we explore the social and ethical implications of computers in the classroom, with regard to the existing gender differences in education and computing. We present a series of articles addressing the individual issues of gender inequality in the classroom, gender disparity in computer-related fields, and the introduction of computers into the classroom, as well as the integration of all three. In addition to formal theory and analysis, we include personal stories, case studies, and software reviews. We then draw our final conclusions in Last Words.

SWIFT - Supporting Women in Information Technology
SWIFT

SWIFT, Supporting Women in Information Technology, is a five year research, action and implementation project to increase the participation of women in Information Technology. SWIFT is centered around the NSERC/IBM Chair for Science and Technology for BC and the Yukon, held by Dr. Maria Klawe at UBC. This Chair is one of five regional NSERC-Industry Chairs across Canada working towards equal gender representation in areas of science and engineering.

Information Technology fields are predicted to experience a strong demand for highly trained people over the next decade, but participation by women is currently low in all levels from undergraduate training to the workforce. SWIFT will research, create and disseminate teaching resources and strategies to encourage sustained interest and achievement by girls and women of all ages in areas related to Information Technology. SWIFT's five year goal is to increase the percentage of female students in these areas at all levels by 50%.

"Never retract, never explain, never apologize; get the thing done and let them howl."
-- Nellie Mooney McClung, Canadian suffragist and author.

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