Useful Websites

Professional Organizations

http://www.reading.org  The professional website of the International Reading Association

http://www.ncte.org   The professional website for the National Council of teachers of English

http://www.ufttc.org  This is the professional development arm of the United Federation of Teachers, your teacher’s union in New York City.

http://www.nycenet.edu  This is the website of the New York City Department of Education.

http://www.rethinkingschools.org  Rethinking the schools offers an excellent “alternative perspective” to many educational issues we must address

http://www.nsta.org  The NSTA is the National Science Teachers of America’s professional organization

http://www.ncss.org  The NCSS is the National Council of Social Studies Teachers professional website 

Useful curriculum and reference sites

http://readwritethink.org  This is a website put together by the IRA, NCTE that is a treasure trove of curriculum resources

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/library/  The City College library website

http://www.eric.ed.gov The United States Government educational resources and research website that includes askeric the largest online database for educational research

http://www.eduref.org  A useful online reference desk geared toward educators

http://www.google.com Still the best online search engine

http://www.rcls.org  An excellent collection of  children and student oriented search engines

http://www.ala.org  The website of the American Library Association

http://www.ask.com  The Ask Jeeves website is a search engine that tries to respond to your questionsChildren’s Literature Websites

http://ccbc.education.wisc.edu  A children's literature website organized by the Education Department of the University of Wisconsin that is simply the best place to go to find great children's literature organized around any topic

http://www.icdlbooks.org  A digital library of Children’s literature
http://www.tolerance.org  A web project of the Southern Poverty Law Center this site “fights racism and promotes tolerance”

http://www.lewiscarroll.org/carroll.html  This is a website devoted to the work of Lewis Carroll

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/database/robeson_p.html  A fascinating website devoted to the life and work of Paul Robeson

Government websites

http://www.ed.gov  The website for the U.S. Office of Education

http://www2.ed.gov/nclb  The U.S. government website that advocates for and gives updates on the No Child Left Behind legislation

http://www.edweek.org   The Website for Education Week , a weekly newspaper that reports on recent issues in education