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Teaching and Psychoeducation

Teaching (and Tutoring)
Psychoeducation
Webgames--Entertainment, Advocacy, and Interactive Learning
Professional and Public Awareness

Teaching (and Tutoring)

Awesome Library (Evaluation and Development Institute, Portland, OR)
Reviewed resources for students, teachers, and school personnel. A Counselor directory has resources for relevant topics (e.g., family, health, assessment, career, college, violence, etc.).

Our Documents (National History Day, National Archives and Records Administration, and USA Freedom Corps)
Public access. Our Documents focuses on 100 milestone documents of American History that range from the Lee Resolution of 1776 to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Each document is presented in "transcript" (i.e. HTML) format and Portable Document Format (.pdf). (Classroom resources are available for teachers, and students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to participate in the Our Documents National History Day Contest.)

Family Education Network (Pearson Education, Inc.)
Public access. An array of no cost and commercial services and products are available from Pearson Education. Major directories within the Family Education Network are:

The Global Schoolhouse (Global SchoolNet Foundation, Encinitas, CA)
This site includes: resources for teachers and students; collaboration options; professional development opportunities; Global Schoolhouse projects for students; new and discussion lists; and a no cost membership option for adults.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators (Discovery Communications, Inc., Silver Spring, MD)
Useful information in the Subject Access and Additional Information directories. This site is a part of Discovery Channel School, therefore, commercial components are included.

FREE-Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (U.S. Department of Education)
From arts to vocational education, this site provides links to Web-based educational resources and internship options that are supported by Federal Government agencies. A search option and a list of topics are provided.

Blue Web'n (AT&T Knowledge Ventures; AT&T, Inc., San Antonio, TX)
Public access. This site includes a searchable database, a list of tutorials, projects, and lessons for most core subjects in high school or the general education curriculum in college.

DiscoverySchool.com (Discovery Communications, Inc.)
Resources (links, commercial products, and television listings) for K-12 teachers, students, and parents.

Studies in Moral Development and Education (Larry Nucci, University of Illinois at Chicago)
A site for educators, researchers, and citizens who are interested in practices related to moral development and education. The Classroom Practices directory includes items that may be appropriate for classroom guidance or community education.

TEAMS Distance Learning (Los Angeles County Office of Education [LACOE])
The Resources directories include links to commercial and noncommercial teaching and learning options for K-12 teachers, and students and their parents. Most of the identified resources are relevant for classroom guidance and community education projects anywhere in the U.S.

TEAMS Educational Resources (Center for Distance and Online Learning, Los Angeles County Office of Education)
Public access. Pre-K through 12 resources are available for administrators, teachers, parents, and students. Educational resources are revised, and they include: planning strategies, standards, and reforms for administrators; subject content and instructional methods for teachers; planning, advocacy, and intervention for parents; and tutorial, explanatory, and learning activities for students.

Gateway to Educational Materials-GEM (Information Institute of Syracuse, Syracuse University)
Public access. Use the browse tab or search field to identify links to many resources associated with lesson plans, teaching, and tutoring.

The Library of Congress (United States of America)
The umbrella Web site for a variety of disparate services and resources. The following appear to be the most relevant for student and professional counselors:

  • Learning Page (for K-12 students, teachers, and other learners)
    Lesson ideas, learning activities, features, and other directories include a breadth of resources.

  • American Memory Online Collections Finder
    Directories for broad topics, time periods, regions, and library divisions. Files are available in the following formats: text, photo (with special viewer and no special viewer), and multimedia.

  • Thomas
    The Web site for Congress (U.S. House and Senate)

Psychoeducation

For the Public (National Institute of Mental Health)
Information regarding the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of various mental disorders. Resources include: brochures, information sheets, reports, press releases, fact sheets, and other educational materials.

Lesson Plans Library (Discovery Communications, Inc.)
K-12 Lesson plans by subject areas (e.g., science, history, literature, etc.). A search option, and links to the other resources and services provided by Discovery.com.

The World Lecture Hall-WLH (Center for Instructional Technologies, The University of Texas at Austin)
Use the Browse by Area or search options to find links to pages created by faculty who are using the Web to deliver class content. Select from a comprehensive list of disciplines and professions, and many faculty members throughout the world.

College Board (New York, NY)
Access information about the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), other College Board tests, and practice exams. Students can link to documents that are designed to assist with planning for college. Adult planning information is included in directories for parents and educators.

ACT (ACT, Inc., Iowa City, Iowa)
Links to ACT Assessment Programs and resources for students, parents, adult learners, and employers.

ED.gov (U.S. Department of Education)
Public access. Education-related reports and resources are available for students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

The Test Prep Center (Los Angeles, CA)
Commercial online and software programs are available for graduate and professional school entrance exams (e.g., SAT, GRE, LSAT, and GMAT).

The Princeton Review (New York, NY)
Public access--no cost registration--commercial service options. Services that are accessible to the public include surveys, guides, and tips for college admission, test preparation, and financial aid planning. The registration-based services include information exchange options (e.g., through electronic mail), and interactive evaluation and planning tools. The core commercial services help students prepare for college admissions tests (e.g., SAT and ACT) and admission to graduate and professional schools (e.g. GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, GRE, USMLE, and others).

Webgames--Entertainment, Advocacy, and Interactive Learning

Yahooligans Games (Yahoo Inc., Sunnyvale, CA)
Multiple solo and multiplayer entertainment and educational games (e.g., are available for children 7-12 years-old. A Java-enables browser is required, and some games require a download and installation of interactive modules.

UNICEFgames (United States Fund for UNICEF)
World Heroes, and Halloween Coin Toss

Fun and Games (Greenpeace International)

NSF Scrub Club (NSF International, Ann Arbor, MI)
Public access. A site with games, animated cartoons with audio, and links to activities and resources for elementary-age children. The most noted games and animated audiovisual presentations include:

Professional and Public Awareness

Term Paper Sites.com
Provides links to member sites that provide free and commercial options for essays and term papers for high school and college courses.

PlanetPapers.com (New Jersey)
No cost access to a database of student essays, which were written for: admissions, art, music, film, biographies, business, creative writing, poetry, literature, geography, history, politics, religion, social issues, and social issues. These essays may contain content and writing errors, therefore, they should be used to identify different perspectives and interpretations, and not to engage in plagiarism. This site's commercial division has over 35,000 commercial papers (in APA, MLA, and Turabian styles) that address most writing assignments for college and high school students. Also, customized papers can be purchased.

4 Free Essays
This site claims to include "resources," and it is marketed as an alternative to PlanetPapers.com (which is alleged to have papers with errors and written by high school students). Use the search option or the directory structure to identify papers within categories that represent the arts and humanities, biographies, social sciences, history, politics, science and technology, etc.

Thousands of Papers
A site, which sells papers within their database, and they create customized papers that can be delivered via fax, an e-mail attachment, or overnight shipping. A directory within the Thousands of Papers Web site has links to many Web sites that specialize in the sale of term papers (and a few miscellaneous commercial sites are included).

Paper Store (The Paper Store Enterprises, Inc.)
The Paper Store claims to have an inventory of over 12,000 papers for sale, and they have a service that will customize papers.

FastPapers.com (The Paper Store Enterprises, Inc.)
As a commercial site, FastPapers claims to have over 25,000 reports and term papers within their database. Through and email request, prospective buyers can obtain a one-page summary. A custom creation service is available for any topic.

Research Papers Online (Intuitive Products International)
A commercial site, which has the option to electronically deliver papers to the desktop of the purchaser through the use of a secure credit card transaction. Also, email delivery is an option. A summary for each paper is provided, and each article is written in MLA Style. A custom paper or thesis can be ordered. They note that their "papers are intended for reference and research purposes."

Free Student Essays (123students.com)
A list of essays within categories for literature, art, science and technology, history, creative writing, geography, social issues, etc. A commercial option for term papers is promoted within this directory of 123students.com.

AllExperts.com
Volunteer "experts"--a sample of channels related to human development:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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