ESL / Foreign Languages Librarian
Paul Drezelo, firstname.lastname@example.org
Find A School
American School Directory http://www.asd.com/ – A database of Web pages for each of the 108,000 K-12 schools in the U.S. Each site is loaded with pages of information, including number of students, number of homerooms, grades, phone and fax numbers, urls, school calendars, administrators, and even a local street map.
Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) – http://www.boardingschools.com/- This international listing of schools can be searched, or, browsed by region. Includes helpful tips on choosing a school and facts about boarding school life. 300 schools listed, with 25 in countries other than the United States. From The Association of Boarding Schools.
Boarding School Directory http://www.boarding-school-finder.com/– This international listing of schools can be searched, or, browsed by region. Lists addresses, telephone and fax numbers of more than 3500 boarding schools in over 60 countries.
Boarding School Review http://www.boardingschoolreview.com/ – This site offers detailed school profiles and student reviews of leading boarding schools in the US. Data can easily be compared across schools and prospective students can read about reviews from boarding school alumni.
International Montessori Index http://www.montessori.edu/ – Comprehensive information on Montessori education. Includes a thorough explanation of Montessori teaching methods with links to articles, training organizations worldwide, tips on starting a Montessori school or educating your child at home.
National Public School and School District Locator http://nces.ed.gov/ccdweb/school/index.asp
This School/District Locator annually collects data about all public elementary and secondary schools, all local education agencies, and all state education agencies throughout the United States. It contains three categories of information: general descriptive information on schools and school districts; data on students and staff; and fiscal data. The general descriptive information includes name, address, phone number, and type of locale; the data on students and staff include selected demographic characteristics; and the fiscal data cover revenues and current expenditures. The site is updated as data is received.
Private School Review – http://www.privateschoolreview.com/ -Private School Review lets you find free, detailed profiles of private schools and their surrounding communities.
Braintrack http://www.braintrack.com/ – Billed as the “world’s most complete education index,” this site offers links to over 5300 universities, colleges, and technical schools in 152 countries. It is searchable by “catchword” and continent as well as alphabetically by country.
NYMentor http://www.mentoring.org/newyork – This is a free online resource designed to help students and their families select a college, apply for admission, and plan to finance their college education. The site includes access to virtual tours of degree granting higher education institutions in New York. You may elect to view 2-year, 4-year, or graduate institutions.
Peterson’s Education Supersite http://www.petersons.com/ – Links to undergraduate and graduate degree institutions as well as distance learning, career education and study abroad, and English language programs.
US News & World Report’s College Rankings http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/rankings/rankindex_brief.php – This site is updated annually and gives important statistics for most colleges and universities. An excellent resource for those trying to choose the right institution.
College Is Possible – http://www.collegeispossible.org/
Presented by the Coalition of America’s Colleges & Universities and the U.S. Department of Education. The site includes information about financial aid programs and paying for college. Additional sections offer a ten-step guide to preparing for college (from pre-school), College Admissions and Financial Aid calendar, and a resource library.
Financial Aid Resources http://www.hesc.com/content.nsf/
This is a comprehensive set of links to financial aid resources from the NYS Department of Education.
Financial Aid Toolkit http://financialaidtoolkit.ed.gov/tk/resources.jsp
Website maintained by the US Department of Education that consolidates Federal Student Aid (FSA) resources into a searchable online database intended for use by organizations and individuals who work with students and families making financial preparations for college. Some of the resources include FSA publications, sample articles, messages for social media, outreach materials and more.
Funding Education – http://www.libraryspot.com/features/fundingeducation.htm?news
Scholarships, grants and loans, are all ways to bring the cost of college down, and no school should be discounted because of the sticker price.The following sites can help you figure out how to afford the school you want to go to.
Grants in Education – http://www.ed.gov/funding.html
A starting point for accessing U.S.Department of Education grants-related information and resources on the Internet.
Student Guide To Financial Aid Resources http://studentaid.ed.gov/
This is a comprehensive guide to financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education.
Awesome Library http://www.awesomelibrary.org/ – This comprehensive database of educational materials includes more than 14,000 sites which are useful for K-12 teachers, students, parents, or librarians. The site was created as a result of the Teacher/Pathfinder Project of the US Department of Education.
Digital Classroom – http://www.archives.gov/digital_classroom/index.html
The well organized site provides materials from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), methods for teaching with primary sources, and sample lesson plans for K-12 teachers.
Education Week http://www.edweek.org/ – The site for public issues in K-12 education. Provides access to recent and past Education Week and Teacher Magazine articles. Supplies background information for educational issues, such as homeschooling, vouchers, and uniforms. Links to state education sites, statistics, and report cards, and gathers education related articles from various media sources across the country.
Educational Resources Information Center AskERIC http://www.eduref.org/ Federally-funded collection of education-related resources, includes a question and answer service, a virtual library, and a research and development team. Broad coverage of many educational topics; extensive support for educators.
The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) http://thegateway.org/ – A project of the U.S. Department of Education, this site offers access to high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources on the Internet.
Listserves and Newsgroups for Educators
Summer Camps At Colleges In New York State – http://www.summeroncampus.com/ Summer program directory. It provides descriptions, contact information, and active email and website links for hundreds of (day & residential) arts, sports, and academic summer camp programs for kids 8-18 on college campuses throughout New York State.
College News Online http://www.collegenews.com/ – A campus newswire and centralized information service for anyone interested in higher education. There are links to about 400 student-run and campus newspapers, as well as information and links for financial aid, internships, employment, computer assistance, and a textbook exchange.
Digest of Education Statistics http://nces.ed.gov/pubs99/digest98/ – The publication contains information on a variety of subjects in the field of education statistics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, federal funds for education, employment and income of graduates, libraries, and international education. Also includes supplemental information on population trends, attitudes on education comparisons, education characteristics of the labor force, government finances, and economic trends.
National Center For Education Statistics – http://nces.ed.gov/ A comprehensive collection of U.S. education data.
New York State Department of Education http://www.nysed.gov– Links to Board of Regents, employment opportunities, Internet resources, and information about professional licensing and teacher certification.
Report Card on the Schools –
Information about how well local schools compare with schools around the State. This information, presented by the Times Union newspaper, is based on statistics from the State Education Department’s Report Card on the Schools.
Student Market – http://www.studentmarket.com -Billed as “the online college shopping solution” this site offers college student a simple one-stop shopping experience for all their college needs. Everything from used text books to plush rugs and stuffed animals.
SearchEdu.com – http://www.searchedu.com/ –An education search tool. Over 20 million university and education pages are indexed and ranked in order of popularity.
United States Department of Education http://www.ed.gov/ – This site contains news releases, speeches and testimony by the Secretary of Education, fact sheets, grant and financial assistance information, departmental initiatives, and publications and products, among others.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence http://free.ed.gov/
More than 30 Federal agencies formed a working group to make hundreds of federally supported education resources available at this web site. These include sites for students, teachers, and parents.
LD Online: Learning Disabilities Information and Resources
Billing itself as “an interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children,” this site presents a wealth of information on the various types of learning disabilities and their treatments. Details new research from experts in the field, and the KidZone features interactive components designed to help empower students with LD to communicate their needs to parents and teachers. There are also discussion lists, a site search, an “LD Store,” and extensive listings of state and national agencies and organizations where individuals can help and get further information.
Test Prep – http://www.testprepreview.com – A free online source for practice tests. Includes SAT, ACT, MCAT, PRAXIS, GMAT, GED, LSAT, and many more.
Varsity Tutors – http://www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests -a comprehensive suite free practice tests, flashcards, and questions of the day for standardized tests and academic subjects of all levels
Kahn Academy – http://www.khanacademy.org/ – Their library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer.