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Books, databases and websites to help students enrolled in Education classes.
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Education websites of interest

  • Curriki
    A free OER (open educational resource) clearinghouse of shared curricula created by teachers of primary and secondary students. Heavily slanted toward American teachers (you can search by student age or "grade level" but not by "Form 6"), especially in Social Studies topics. Math and science OERs seem more universal/international in scope.
  • Khan Academy
    Video lectures for students on a variety of topics (but particularly strong in math and economics) that can be used in the classroom or independently.
  • Education News
    Aggregates current news stories about education from around the world.
  • UNESCO Institute for Statistics
    From pre-primary school enrolment to tertiary graduation rates, the UIS is the leading source for international education statistics. Covering more than 200 countries and territories, the UIS database covers all education levels and addresses key policy issues such as gender parity, teachers and financing.
  • Educational Technology blog
    Blog focused on news and projects concerning educational technology. Major focus seems to be ET in secondary and higher education.
  • ACEReSearch
    The online research repository of the Australian Council for Educational Research contains ACER's research available in digital form, including, reports, working papers, conference papers, and more.
  • Textbook Revolution
    Free downloadable e-textbooks submitted by the authors. Some public domain material, but most retains some copyright restrictions.
  • Fiji Ministry of Education
  • Fiji Islands National Curriculum Framework (2007)
    The Fiji Islands National Curriculum Framework (NCF) sets out the philosophy and structure for curriculum from
    early childhood to Form 7.

Google Scholar Search

 

Google Search Tips

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a student in need of information will make a straight line for Google.

General searching on Google often turns up hundreds of thousands - if not millions - of results. How to sift through it all? Some of these tips may help narrow down the field.

 

Exact Phrase: " "

What it does: Searches for an exact phrase.

What to type: "one small step for man"

What you'll get: Results that include the exact phrase "one small step for man"

 

Excluded Words: -

What it does: Excludes search results with a particular word or phrase

What to type: Bass -fishing

What you'll get: Results about bass that are not related to fishing.

 

Similar Words: ~

What it does: Searches for a word and all its synonyms.

What to type: ~mobile phone

What you'll get: Results with the word "phone," as well as "cell," "cellular," "wireless," etc.

 

Multiple Words: OR

What it does: Searches for webpages that include either word.

What to type: "vacation" "London" OR "Paris"

What you'll get: Results with the word vacation and either London or Paris.

 

Numberical Ranges: ...

What it does: Searches for a range of numbers.

What to type: Willie Mays 1950...1960

What you'll get: Results about Willie Mays during this time period.

 

Find Meanings: Define:

What it does: Defines a word or phrase.

What to type: Define: plethora

What you'll get: Links to definitions of the word "plethora"

 

Site Specific: Site:

What it does: Searches only particular websites.

What to type: Global warming site:edu

What you'll get:References to "global warming" on .edu websites.

 

Linked Pages: link:

What it does: Searches for webpages that link to a particular website.

What to type: link:www.umich.edu

What you'll get: Websites that link to the University of Michigan website.

 

Math Answers: 1+1

What it does: Basic calculator functions.

What to type: 4+7, 30% of 55, 20^2, sqrt(4), etc.

What you'll get: The answers.

 

Conversions: cm in feet

What it does: Converts units of measure.

What to type: cm in feet, 28C in F, $ in pounds, days in fortnight, miles in league, mph in speed of light, etc.

What you'll get: The converted answer.

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