TSEM102.008: Current Issues in Education: Living and Learning in a Digital Society
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An alphabetical list of all of the library's databases. If you do not know which database to use, go to the Subject Gateways.
Indexes journals in a variety of subjects, including education. Many full-text articles are available.
Includes the following journals: Journal of Reading Education, Journal of Research in Reading, Reading & Writing Quarterly, Reading Research & Instruction, Reading Research Quarterly and Reading Teacher.
Contains articles and other materials in all areas of education.
Provides full text of newspapers most from 1990 to date including The Sun (Baltimore), Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.
LexisNexis Academic includes full text newspapers, company news and financial information, as well as federal, state, and international legal materials. Also contains some medical and reference sources.
Weekly news on American education issues
Access to Cook Library's subscription to this journal.
Located in Cook Library: Reference | LB1028.3 .E17
Approximately 900 articles offer a view of the institutions, people, processes, and products found in educational practice.
Located in Cook Library: Reference | LC4704.5 .T86
This electronic encyclopedia provides a good starting point for many topics on communication technologies and the internet. Click on the "Find It" button to access the online full text.
Location in Cook Library: Reference | LC4007 .E53 2007
Library Location: Stacks | LB1632 .H363
Library Location: Reference | LB1576 .H2332
Library Location: Reference | LB1139.5.L35 H363
The Sage Reference Online collection offers a dozen encyclopedias with topics relating to education.
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology.
This country-by-country survey of educational systems includes essays on the histories, legal foundations, and primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries, as well as current coverage of reorganized educational systems and technological advances.
Webpage with information about book challenges and links to other sources
Resources for parents and educators of children in grades 4-12.
The Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST, has earned international recognition for its innovative contributions to educational products, classroom practices, and policies related to education research and policy, neuropsychology, clinical/school psychology, technology, engineering, curriculum development, K-12 professional development, and more.
Overview of 50 major theories of learning & instruction.
Tips and Strategies from First-Year Teachers
Lesson plans for all ages and a wide variety of topics.
A comprehensive portal to the web resources of the Federal Government, maintained by the Serial and GovernmentPublications Division, Library of Congress.
Khan Academy is a non-profit organization that produces educational videos and interactive exercises in mathematics, finance, chemistry, astronomy, biology and physics.
Open access lesson plans for grades K - 12.
The Literacy Research Association (LRA) is a community of scholars dedicated to promoting research that enriches the knowledge, understanding, and development of lifespan literacies in a multicultural and multilingual world. LRA is committed to ethical research that is rigorous, methodologically diverse, and socially responsible. LRA is dedicated to disseminating such research broadly so as to promote generative theories, informed practices and sound policies. Central to its mission, LRA mentors and supports future generations of literacy scholars.
The State Curriculum is the document that aligns the Maryland Content Standards and the Maryland Assessment Program and will be available in a number of formats for teachers, central office staff, students, parents, and the other stakeholders.
The Maryland Technology Consortium has developed Maryland Teacher Technology Standards, technology outcomes and indicators that all teacher candidates will need to achieve prior to graduation.
Digest of statistics and reports on a variety of issues concerned with the state of American education. Includes Nation's Report Card.
National Center for Family Literacy
UDL is a flexible approach to curriculum design that offers all learners full and equal opportunities to learn.
Provided by the National Center for Education Statistics, this tool allows you to search for a public school in the United States. It is also browsable by city and county.
The mission of the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) is to provide multi-organizational leadership and resources to optimize outcomes for individuals with learning disabilities.
NAEP - National Assessment of Educational Progress
Teaching and Learning With The New York Times. Includes lesson plans, current news, blog, and more.
Content available by grade level, subjects, standards, and more.
From the Council of Chief State School Officers, "this website was designed to provide general classroom educators with quick access to information and professional development about addressing the needs of students who have disabilities and special education."
Collection of guest video lectures and segments. TED-Ed's videos aim to capture and amplify the voices of the world's greatest educators. To achieve this, TED-Ed pairs extraordinary educators with talented animators to produce a new library of exceptional educational videos. This website, similar to TED.com, is ever-evolving and depends on you, the TED community, to nominate inspiring teachers that have touched your life or clever animators who have the skills to bring a gifted teacher's lesson to life. (description taken from the About page on the website)
U.S. Department of Education
Link to the most recent version of the Towson University Academic Integrity Policy. A must-read for all Towson Students.
Elegant, concise, visual documentation of MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE citation styles. The information on this site is also available in a print book, Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age, by Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister.
Great resource for information on all aspects of college-level writing.