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College, Careers and Education

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College, Careers, Education & Lesson Plans




College Navigator       http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

From the National Center for Education Statistics, this tool allows you to choose and compare colleges with a variety of criteria.  Interesting and easy to use.


College Search Step-by-Step   https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges/how-to-find-your-college-fit/college-search-step-by-step

From College Board, a step-by-step approach to finding the right college. Answer questions to discover what's important to you and get advice from college students and educators.


Finding the Right School: Narrowing Your Choices     http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/right-school/choices

U.S. News and World Reports, home of annual college rankings, offers a variety of articles on how to narrow your choices and choose a school.   


Official Test Sites:


ACT   http://www.act.org/


SAT   https://sat.collegeboard.org/home


These three sources are primarily interested in selling their test prep. courses & books, but do have useful information:


Kaplan Educational Centers       http://www.kaptest.com/

Includes information about tests like GMAT, LSAT, MCAT & GRE, as well as test dates and locations.


Petersons' Guides to Schools       http://www.petersons.com/

College Quest requires registration, but then the searching is free. Simple forms lead to a list of colleges that meet your criteria. Information includes most of the data found in the print version.


Princeton Review       http://www.review.com/

Targeted at students headed for college or graduate school, this site provides information on the various admissions tests, including a practice exam area


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Career Zone      https://www.careerzone.ny.gov/views/careerzone/index.jsf

A site for teens from the State of New York, with career descriptions, resources, and related information. 


Occupational Outlook Handbook      http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm

From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The best place to start for general information on almost any job or career.  Look for links to professional organizations in that field on the last tab.  Clients often need to be told to click on each tab to get all the information on that career.


State Job Listings and Job Banks      http://www.jobbankinfo.org/  

This is a list of all the states, with a link to their job banks and job listings. Part of Career OneStop, the comprehensive job hunting site from the U.S. Department of Labor.  


Vocational Information Center        http://www.khake.com/index.html

Information about careers and education for a wide variety of vocational careers.


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Education Statistics     http://nces.ed.gov/

Lists of currently available education statistics, from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)


ERIC      http://www.eric.ed.gov/

Vast index & library of articles, books, conference papers, and other items relevant to education, the searchable Education Resources Information Center includes 1.2 million records with many links to full-text sources. 


Networks:  An Online Journal for  Teacher Research       http://journals.library.wisc.edu/index.php/networks/index

Focusing on action research, this is a searchable collection of research in education.


Teacher (Parent & Student) Resources & Lesson Plans


EDSitement   http://edsitement.neh.gov

From the National Endowment for the Humanities, EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.  Includes detailed lesson plans and resources.


Science NetLinks    http://sciencenetlinks.com/

Science NetLinks is a project of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Includes lessons, tools, afterschool activities, news and resources on all sciences.


Exploratorium     http://www.exploratorium.edu/explore

San Francisco's Science Museum, with lot of online materials -- check out the sections Explore and Education for links, resources, activities and lesson plans.


Read Write Think    http://www.readwritethink.org/

The National Council of Teacher's of English's   ReadWriteThink.org offers classroom-tested lesson plans providing ready resources for educators working with students aged from PreK to high school.

Student interactives are a great resource for teachers and independent learners.  There are also afterschool activities for learners and parents.


National Council of Teachers of Mathematics   http://www.nctm.org/Classroom-Resources/Browse-All/

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has a wide variety of resources, including General Purpose Tools and Interactives.  Searchable by subject and grade level.  Check out Calculation Nation, where math meets online gaming. 


Smithsonian's History Explorer    http://historyexplorer.si.edu/lessons/

Lesson plans, student interactives, and other materials on a variety of United States History topics.


ArtsEDGE from the Kennedy Center          https://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators.aspx

Lesson plans and materials on the fine and performing arts. 


MERLOT                          http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm                                

MERLOT is a free and open peer reviewed collection of online teaching and learning materials and faculty-developed services contributed and used by an international education community.  It is designed for college teaching, but anyone can use the materials.


Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything            http://www.schrockguide.net/

School librarian, educator and consultant on technology in education, and blogger Kathy Schrock presents a list of resources on education and technology.  Includes links to education theory as well as practical applications for all types of technology in the K-12 classroom.    


Smithsonian Resources for Educators      http://www.si.edu/Educators

Lesson plans, resources and activities on all the subjects in the museum.  Includes the Smithsonian Education gateway and the Smithsonian Science Education Center as well as resources on art, history, culture, and technology.


Teaching Tolerance  http://perspectives.tolerance.org/

Educating for a diverse democracy. This site allows you to create literacy based, anti-bias, standards based lesson plans.  The site is free, but requires registration so you can save your work.  Create integrated learning plans for grades 3 - 12.


Multimedia Games         http://mediaproductions.nmsu.edu/

New Mexico State University College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences provides a variety of multi-media games including "math snacks" and several on food safety.


World Library of Science     http://www.nature.com/wls

"The World Library of Science is a free online resource for a global community. Developed as a partnership between UNESCO and Macmillan Science and Education, this online Library offers quality Nature Education content in short eBooks and articles, serving a mission to equalize access to high quality resources for science education for all communities across the globe."


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Last updated 6/24/2015 AAH

Links checked 8/5/2017 PB


note that descriptions of teacher resources are, in part, copied from the web sites.

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