Nicenet Nicenet is a free online management system that can help teachers organize aspects of their course "online." It's easy to use, you can develop a website for each of the courses that you teach. Nicenet online courses include a bulletin board, links to sites on the web, ability to put documents in your site, and other key features. Nicenet is not as robust as Blackboard, or Webct, but it can be a very effective tool to help establish a online presence.
The Concord Consortium
The Concord Consortium. The Concord Consortium provides some of the most powerful web-based tools and training opportunities on the web. Not only will you find curriculum projects for the k-12 environment, but also staff development opportunities.
Using the Internet
Using the Internet as an Effective Science Teaching Tool. This is a website that is supported by a staff development text of the same title. Used with science teachers, K-12, this provides background, concepts, ideas, activities and projects.
Minds on Science Online
An online version of my text, Minds on Science, published in 1992 by Harper Collins. Contains the complete text, activities and resources.
The Global Thinking Project
The Global Thinking Project (GTP) was designed to enable students in different cultures to communicate with each other by means of computer-mediated telecommunications and to help students develop the knowledge, skills and affective qualities to take responsible citizenship action on environmental problems and issues. The Global Thinking Project was one of the first efforts by American and Russian teachers to establish telecommunications connections between their students. The social history of the project describes how teachers and researchers from several continents worked together to help students learn how to think globally. To find out about the GTP, click on the map. Click here for a slide show about the development of the Global Thinking Project, which had its beginnings during my earlier visits to Russia in 1983. The GTP book, Environmental Science on the Net, published by Goodyear Publishing Company, is a web-assisted guide for the GTP.
GTPers from School 157, St. Petersburg, Russia
Russian Innovative Project
The Russian Innovative Project is a collaborative project among Georgia State University and the Walker County Center for Science and Technology and all of the county's middle and high schools and the Hydrometeorological University, the Al. Herzen Pedagogical University, and six secondary schools in St. Petersburg, Russia. The purpose of the project is to develop web-based environmental teaching materials focusing on social responsibility and a model for collaborative curriculum develepment. You can find out about the project and the web-assisted activities by going to the Project Website. Click here to view the Russian version of the website. The Project is directed by Dr. Wayne Robinson, Director of Science and Technology, Walker County Schools, Georgia.