EDUC Subject Gateway

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Encyclopedia of Education more information

 8 volumes published in 2003. Online and in Cook Library at Ref LB15 .E47.

Teacher Reference Center (EBSCO) more information
Provides indexing and abstracts for over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist professional educators.
World Education Encyclopedia more information

Primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries

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Education Research Complete (EBSCO) more information

Topics covered include all levels of education.

ERIC (EBSCO) more information

Contains articles and other materials in all areas of education.

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) more information

Identifies articles on  a variety of subjects, including education.  Much full text.

Professional Development Collection (EBSCO) more information

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.

PsycINFO (EBSCO) more information

Specializes in psychology and related disciplines such as education.

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ERIC more information

Original source, but without many full text articles.

Library, Information Science,& Technology Abstracts (EBSCO) more information

Includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

MAS Ultra: School Edition (EBSCO) more information

Content is for students in grades 6-12 and is searchable by lexile. Includes more than 460 popular, high school magazines;  50,000 biographies; and 60,000 primary sources.

NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) more information

Contains 15 full text journals plus news of interest to literacy educators.

NDEO Dance Education Literature and Research descriptive index (NDEO DELRdi) more information

Indexes over 3,300 documents (dissertations, theses, articles) written 1926 to the present.

Physical Education Index more information

Physical education, including dance education. 

Primary Search (EBSCO) more information

More than 50  elementary school magazines. Target audience of content: students in grades 1-6 and is searchable by lexile.

SportDiscus with Full Text (EBSCO) more information

A database covering physical education and sport medicine.

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Common Sense Media: K-12 Digital Literacy & Citizenship Curriculum more information

Materials and lessons designed to facilitate K-12 students' critical thinking, safe behavior and responsible participation in the digital world.

Edutopia more information

Offered by The George Lucas Educational Foundation, Edutopia is a collection of resources dedicated to improving K-12 learning by documenting anddisseminating innovative, replicable and evidence-based strategies for teachers and learners.

ISTE Standards more information

The ISTE Standards set a standard of excellence and best practices in learnng, teaching and leading with technology in education. 

Maryland Technology Literacy Standards for Students more information

Adopted in 2007, the 6 technology standards for Maryland K-12 students are offered here in graphic format.

Partnership for 21st Century Skills more information

P21 and its members provide tools and resources to help the U.S. education system kee up by fusting the 3Rs and 4Cs (Critical thinking and problem solviing, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity and Innovation).

S.O.S. for Information Literacy more information

Multimedia resource that includes peer-reviewed lesson plans, handouts, presentations, videos and other resources to enhance the teaching of K-16 information literacy.

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Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) more information

The Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST, is a source for Universal Design for Learning (UDL) information and lesson plans.

National Center on Universal Design for Learning more information

UDL is a flexible approach to curriculum design that offers all learners full and equal opportunities to learn.

UDLinks App more information

This app is for teachers and parents to search for content specific online teaching resources aligned with Universal Design for Learning.

UDL Guidelines Version 2.0 more information

The UDL Guidelines, an articulation of the UDL framework, can assist anyone who plans lessons/units of study or develops curricula (goals, methods, materials, and assessments) to reduce barriers, as well as optimize levels of challenge and support, to meet the needs of all learners. They can also help educators identify the barriers found in existing curricula.

UDL Wheel more information

UDL guidelines in an interactive "wheel" format.

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Children's Literature Comprehensive Database more information

The Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) is an acquisition, research, and reference service that offers more than 280,000 reviews of children's books--all full text searchable from 36 review sources. Children's literature is searchable by lexile, interest level, genre, and other traditional search fields.

 

Database of Award Winning Children's Literature DAWCL more information

Only winners included; search by topic, age, gender, multicultural and more.

Something About the Author more information

Gale's™ acclaimed and long-standing Something About the Author series examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people.

 

TeachingBooks more information

Includes author interviews; in-studio movies of authors and illustrators; audio excerpts of professional book readings; and more.

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ebrary Academic Complete more information

An e-book database covering more than 220 academic disciplines, including education.

eBook Collection (EBSCO) more information

A collection of over 6,000 electronic books.

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Edutopia Video Collection more information

Searchable video library of educational case studies and scenarios.

Films on Demand Academic Collection more information

Films and documentaries in education, the humanities and other disciplines.

Teaching Channel more information

Teaching Channel is a video showcase -- on the Internet and TV -- of innovative and effective teaching practices in America's schools.

TeacherTube more information

An online community for sharing instructional videos.

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Find a book by lexile more information

Enter a Lexile measure, select particular reader interests, and find books that fit the perameters. English and Spanish.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (EBSCO) more information

The Mental Measurements Yearbook consists of full-text descriptive entries, references, and full-text critical reviews of more than 2,200 educational, psychological and vocational assessment tools. It does not include the tests.

Praxis Exam more information

Overview of MD PRAXIS testing requirements.

Tests in Print more information

Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. Information includes test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s), but not the tests.

Testlink: the ETS Test Collection more information
The ETS Test Collection includes an extensive library of 20,000 tests and other measurement devices from the early 1900s to the present.
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ASCD Common Core State Standards Resources more information

ASCD is an endorsing partner of the common core initiative and has provided resources to?álearn more about the common core state standards.

ChildStats.gov more information

Child statistical information on a variety of topics including education.

Discovery Education: Free Teacher Resources more information

Free classroom resources, including lesson plans and learning activities.

Explorations in Learning & Instruction more information

Overview of 50 major theories of learning & instruction.

Gateway to 21st Century Skills more information

Lesson plans for all ages and a wide variety of topics.

Maryland Learning Links more information

Resource for educators and parents about issues related to special education and early intervention in Maryland.

National Center of Educational Statistics - A to Z more information

enrollment, achievement, dropout rates, finance, graduation rates, internet access, parental involvement, safety and more. Includes Nation's Report Card.
 

Nation's Report Card more information

NAEP - National Assessment of Educational Progress

EDUC Subject Gateway / Albert S. Cook Library
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Last revised: February 24, 2014