Internet Learning and Safety
ePALS Classroom Exchange maintains the Internet's largest community of collaborative classrooms engaged in cross-cultural exchanges, project sharing and language learning. ePALS is also leading provider of school-safe email, blogs, eMentoring and web-browsing technology for the global educational market.
The Internet is an increasingly important place to work, play, and learn for both adults and children. At the same time, we are concerned about the risks we face online. The challenge is to stay "one-click" ahead of would-be-pornographers, hackers, child-predators and those who would misuse your and your child's sensitive information.
NetSmartz is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Boys & Girls Clubs of America that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children and teens how to be safer when using the Internet. www.netsmartzkids.org is a safe site for children that does not link to any outside sources with activities and games to reinforce the safety concepts.
Project Harmony offers a variety of cultural and educational exchanges via the Internet, creating lasting links to other countries.
Stands for Quintessential Instructional Archive. Here you can create games and quizzes that others can take or play online. You must register as a user to create, but anyone can play.
TeacherWebsite is a family based company whose mission statement is "Connecting Teachers, Students, and Parents through Technology". Using the world wide web; educators, students, and parents will be able to access important school information, links to education resources and communicate at a higher level. Through the use of two internet portals, TeacherWebsite.com for educators and ClassHomework.com for students, we hope to add tools for teachers to utilize technology to enhance the education process and get parents more involved.
TrackStar is your starting point for online lessons and activities. Simply collect Web sites, enter them into TrackStar, add annotations for your students, and you have an interactive, online lesson called a Track. Create your own Track or use one of the hundreds of thousands already made by other educators. Search the database by subject, grade or theme and a standard for a quick and easy activity. There is also a fun Track already made for each day of the year, too!
Wikispaces for Educators decided in 2006 to give away 100,000 free wikispaces. Now that those are gone, the plan is to give away 250,000 more. This offer of ad-free, private K-12 Plus wikis is available for K-12 educators. The wikis have all the features and benefits that usually come with a $50 annual fee. Wikispaces are easy to use, and it's simple to start a free wiki by filling out an online form.
Youth Net is a place where youth (of all ages) around the world can safely meet each other, and participate in discussions, interactive learning projects, and activities that meet their needs. Free K-12 projects, local and global and free Home page hosting.