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NH Department of Education

AIMS Education Foundation - Program to develop integrated math/science materials for K-9.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence -- Hundreds of federally-supported teaching and learning resources

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - A categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated daily to include the best sites for teaching and learning.

Knowledge Network - Educator resources, K-12, through New Hampshire Public Television.

The Lesson Plans Page - A collection of over 300 lesson plans, primarily at the elementary level, that were developed by the webmaster, students, and faculty at the University of Missouri, and more recently, lesson plans that were submitted by the users of the web site.

New York Times Learning Network- Daily lesson plans about current national and international events; also includes news summaries.

PBS TeacherSource - Education resources by curricular subject, topic and grade level and standard; best practices information from other teachers "in the trenches."

Special Education


School Psychology Resources Online - By Sandra Koser Steingart, Ph.D., Office of Psychological Services for Baltimore County Public Schools in Towson, Maryland. Resources for psychologists, parents and educators, including learning disabilities, ADHD, functional behavioral assessment, autism, adolescence, parenting, psychological assessment, special education, mental retardation, mental health, and more.

Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI) - A collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education such as hearing and vision impairment, gifted and talented, and learning disabilities.

The Council for Exceptional Children - International professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education - Gathers and disseminates the professional literature, information, and resources on the education and development of individuals of all ages who have disabilities and/or who are gifted.


Autism Society of America - ASA is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families and the professionals with whom they interact.

Cerebral Palsy

Alexander Harris - Video titled "A Day with Danielle," a day in the life of a girl with cerebral palsy. web site belongs to lawyers in the U.K. who specialize in representing people with cerebral palsy.

Infinitec - Infinitec, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation formed to help people with disabilities and their families access life-enhancing technology. Infinitec is a joint effort of United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Chicago and United Cerebral Palsy Associations of Washington, D.C. Several videos about assistive technology are available on the web site.

Mayo Clinic - Video clip from Mayo Clinic that documents new treatments for children as a result of gait analysis.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - The nation's leading supporter of biomedical research on disorders of the brain and nervous system.

United Cerebral Palsy - Leading source of information on cerebral palsy.

United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Suffolk - Video produced by the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Suffolk that describes the organization's services to children.

University of Michigan, Division of Kinesiology - Short video clips comparing the gaits of an individual with cerebral palsy and an unaffected individual.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Centers for Disease Control - Report from the National Task Force on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect

FAS Online Training Videos - Features training videos on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome produced by the Washington State Department of Social Services.

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - NOFAS, the only national organization focusing solely on FAS, takes a multicultural approach to prevention and healing.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Features "…And Down Will Come Baby," a 16-minute video aimed at high school students which promotes zero tolerance for alcohol, tobacco, and drugs for all pregnant women.

Hearing Impaired

National Association of the Deaf - The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), established in 1880, is the oldest and largest constituency organization safeguarding the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans in education, employment, health care, and telecommunications.

National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education - At the Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Boston, Massachusetts, teachers work with students on stories students have written.

PBS web site: In the Mix - Video clips of students at the Lexington School for the Deaf in New York City.

Mental Retardation

Advocacy One - Videotaped interviews with mentally retarded individuals who have been executed in the U.S.

American Association on Mental Retardation - Founded in 1876, AAMR is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals (and others) concerned about mental retardation and related disabilities.

American Journal on Mental Retardation - AJMR is the leader in reporting ground-breaking research in the biological, behavioral, and educational sciences.

Mental Retardation - Journal of policy, practices, and perspectives in the field of mental retardation.

Mental Retardation, 6th ed. (RC570 .M386 2002 ) - This is the web site that accompanies the book, Mental Retardation, 6th edition. Select a chapter and click "Begin." Select "Video Case Studies" on the left for video clips illustrating each chapter.

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Spina Bifida

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities - National information center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues.

Spina Bifida Association of America - The chief draw of this site is its comprehensive publication list, offering vital information on living with spina bifida for children and adults. The association sells pamphlets, books and videos. Also a nice set of Web links to related organizations.

Vision Impaired

Lea Vision Test System - This is a commercial site that sells vision tests. There are links to many video clips of a doctor examining the vision of babies and young children.

Michigan State University's American Sign Language Browser - The web site allows you to look up thousands of ASL signs. Each sign includes a QuickTime video clip and interesting explanation.

National Federation of the Blind - Provides public education about blindness, advocacy services, and develops and evaluates technology.

Career & Technical Education

Business & Marketing Education

Family & Consumer Sciences Education

International Technology Education Association

Journal of Career & Technical Education - Formerly Journal of Vocational & Technical Education.

Journal of Industrial Teacher Education - Published by the National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators. Includes high-quality guest articles, refereed articles, "At Issue" essays, "Comments," reviews of books/media and computer hardware and software in an "Under Review" section, and special feature issues that report scholarly inquiry and commentary broadly related to industrial and technical teacher education, military training, and industrial training.

Journal of Technology Education - Provides a forum for scholarly discussion on topics relating to technology education, with focus on technology education research, philosophy, and theory.

National Centers for Career and Technical Education - Funded by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education. Includes access to National Research Center for Vocational and Technical Education at the University of Minnesota, and the National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education, located at Ohio State University.

National Consortium on Health Science & Technology Education -- Purpose is to stimulate creative leadership for ensuring a well-prepared health care workforce.

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Career Cluster -- Includes materials in seven pathways including: Transportation Operations; Logistics Planning and Management Services; Warehousing and Distribution Center Operations; Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance; Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning; Management and Regulation; Health, Safety, and Environmental Management; and Sales and Service.

Vocational-Technical Education Consortium of States (V-TECS) -- Project to create and launch Arts, Audio-Visual Technology and Communication Career preparation programs as viable high-tech career paths for all students.

Lesson Plans

AskERIC Lesson Plans -- Contains more than 2,000 unique lesson plans which have been written and submitted to AskERIC by teachers from all over the United States and the world.

Education World -- has an archived "Great Sites" article that provides links to information about several holidays, including Kwanzaa, Hanukah, and Ramadan.

Educational Units and Lesson Plans -- This site emphasizes engages learning models such as WebQuests, Research Modules, and Problem-Based Learning

Encarta Schoolhouse -- Joint project between Encarta and MSN. -- lists holidays by month. Many of the holidays have links to further information.

KIDPROJ -- has a comprehensive listing of holidays sorted by holiday, month, and country. Links take you to information written by children about each holiday.

Lesson Plans Library -- Classroom teachers and freelance curriculum writers have produced many of the lessons; however, this is a commercial site, so there are videos for sale to accompany lesson plans.

The Lesson Plans Page -- A collection of over 300 lesson plans, primarilyn at the elementary level, that were developed by the webmaster, students, and faculty at the University of Missouri, and more recently, lesson plans that were submitted by the users of the web site.

Lesson Planz -- Searchable directory of free online lesson plans and lesson plan resources for all grades and subjects; includes the ability to search by grade level.

Marco Polo Teacher Resources -- Source of high quality educational resources; these standards-based resources include lesson plans, student materials, reviewed Web resources, and interactives.

National Geographic Geography Action -- Includes lesson plans on biodiversity, fresh water, oceans, rivers, population, and public lands.

New York Times Learning Network -- Daily lesson plans about current national and international events; also includes news summaries.

PBS TeacherSource -- Materials are created by trained and practiced teachers.

Smithsonian Instution Lesson Plans -- Educational materials that emphasize inquiry-based learning with primary sources and museum collections. The site provides photographs and reproductions, guidelines for working with them, and links to other online resources.

Curriculum Standards

New Hampshire
NH State Curriculum Frameworks -- Frameworks are posted on this web site for

  • English and Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • The Arts (Music, Visual Arts, Dance, Theatre
  • Career Development
For other areas, call the State Department of Education at 271-3494 and ask for a paper copy.

Standards for art education by the National Art Education Association.

Standards for the English Language Arts by the National Council of Teachers of English. The CML has a copy -- LB1576 .N274 1996

Information Technology
State IT Technology Standards

Principles and Standards for School Mathematics by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The CML has a copy -- QA13 .P735 2000. Full-text is also available online.

National Music Education Standards by the National Association for Music Education. Full-text avialable online.

Physical Education
Moving into the Future: National Physical Education Standards: A Guide to Content and Assessment by the National Association for Sport & Physical Education.

Benchmarks for Science Literacy by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The CML has a copy -- Q183.3.A1 B46 1993. Full-text also available online.

National Science Education Standards by the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. The CML has a copy -- Q183.3.A1 N364 1996. Also available full-text online.

Career Information

Career Pathways, 1999 Edition

Career InfoNet - Use this web site to:
   ·   Learn about typical wages and employment trends across occupations and industries
     · Investigate the education, knowledge, and skills required for most occupations

Alternative IV

NH Department of Education

Arts, AV Technology, and Communications -- This web site provides information on a U.S. Department of Education Project for the Arts, Audio-Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster under the direction of V-TECS, Decatur, GA.

The Linkages Project -- Initiative that builds linkages among academic skill standards for manufacturing occupations. Click "Presentations" for PowerPoint presentations that describe the link between academic standards and occupational skill standards.

Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks

State of Utah Office of Education

Educator's web site for Information Technology

Indiana Office of Career & Technical Education

Family & Consumer Sciences Education

Free Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

International Technology Education Association

IT Career Cluster Initiative


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