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Research Guide to Education: Web Sources

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching education


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These are open-access websites that provide teaching resources:

Annenberg Learner
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum, K-20

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Research, resources, and more from the Carnagie Foundation

Education World 
News briefs for educations, classroom-ready resources, professional development articles, columns, and more

Free Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Teaching and learning resources from federal agencies, like the Smithsonian, Library of Congress, National Archives, and more

International Children's Digital Library
Digital library of outstanding children's books from around the world

iTunes U
Lectures and more from universities around the world

Kahn Academy
Thousands of videos covering K-12 topoics

PBS Learning Media
Free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and other digital resources from PBS

Reading and language arts teaching resources

Free tool to help teachers create quality rubrics

Online community for sharing instructional videos

TED Talks
Riveting talks by remarkable people

For a detailed collection of free online courses, textbooks, and other teaching materials, visit Truxal Library’s Research Guide to Open Educational Resources.

These are open-access websites that provide information about education in the U.S. and in Maryland:

TED Talk

Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. (19:24). 

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