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"PCS Edventures.COM, Inc. believes in bringing out the unique genius within each child. We have been working hand in hand with parents for more than 13 years to awaken the spark in our students. We developed our outstanding, merit based programs by working one on one with kids in our onsite learning centers. Over the years, we became convinced that kids all over the world could benefit from our innovative approach. Our family of products strives to open the channels of inquiry through hands on practice, which has been proven to increase student understanding and long term retention" ... more
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"There is nothing more anxiety-producing to parents than thinking their child is falling behind in school and not knowing what to do about it. We know it because this company was founded and is run by parents who were concerned about their own children's ability to read. John Shanahan designed the original program to help his son. Chip Adams and his wife, Thayer, used that product with their son Doug. They liked the results but thought the product could be even better. Adams acquired the company in 1996 and formed Gateway Learning corporation" ... more
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Discovery Education Image"Discovery Education provides engaging digital resources to schools and homes with the goal of making educators more effective, increasing student achievement, and connecting classrooms and families to a world of learning.

Discovery Education is a subsidiary of Discovery Communications, LLC. The leader in digital video-based learning, Discovery Education produces and distributes high-quality digital resources in easy-to-use formats in all core-curricular subject areas. Discovery Education is committed to creating scientifically proven, standards-based digital resources for teachers, students, and parents that make a positive impact on student learning. Through solutions like Discovery Education streaming, Discovery Education Science, Discovery Education Health and more.

Discovery Education helps over one million educators and 35 million students harness the power of broadband and media to connect to a world of learning

Our guiding principles:
- Harness the proven power of high-quality video content for instruction
- Foster an atmosphere for engaged learning
- Always test assumptions and invite educator feedback
- Provide new tools for informed instruction
- Offer services that are proven to be effective" ... more
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Kaplan Test Prep Image"Kaplan is your one-stop destination on the Web for test prep, admissions, and success in school and career. We are committed to helping you achieve your education and career goals.

There's a lot that you can do to help your child succeed in school and in life. The first place to start is right at home.

Each small experience of success reinforces confidence, encourages growth, and instills a love of learning that will last a lifetime. As you help your child learn, bear in mind the following.
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Advanced Brain image"Our vision is to transform the life of every person by making sound brain fitness universally attainable.

We create innovative, evidenced-based solutions for people actively looking to make a positive change in their life or the lives of others.

The company was founded in 1998, by Alex Doman, building on his family’s three generations of pioneering contributions to the field of human development.

Our products and services include; The Listening Program, Healing at the Speed of Sound, Sound Health, Music for Babies, BrainBuilder, audio equipment, and professional training courses. Today, Advanced Brain is the leader in sound brain fitness and has helped hundreds of thousands of children and adults throughout the world improve their lives." ... more
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Peterson"The most comprehensive and heavily traveled education resource on the Internet.

Since 1966, Peterson's has helped to connect individuals, educational institutions, and corporations through its critically acclaimed books, Web sites, online products, and admissions services. Peterson's reaches an estimated 105 million consumers annually with information about colleges and universities, career schools, graduate programs, distance learning, executive training, private secondary schools, summer opportunities, study abroad, financial aid, test preparation, and career exploration.

Peterson's data is found throughout the Web. From Yahoo and AOL to the Wall Street Journal and Time magazine, our information fuels the leading sites on the Internet.

Our innovative, web-based products, such as CollegesWantYouSM, GradSchoolsWantYou, and online practice tests for the GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT Assessment, ASVAB, and TOEFL, provide consumers with the depth and breadth of information they need to make informed decisions about their education or career" ... more
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EssayEdge MBA image"Founded in 1997, EssayEdge is the one source for admissions essay editing and a one-stop shop for applicants seeking to make their essays the best they can be. As the world's leading application essay editing company, EssayEdge is committed to providing the best and most ethical service to all applicants to college, graduate school, MBA programs, law school, and medical school. EssayEdge has a large network of professional college essay editors, many of who are graduates of the nation's most competitive colleges including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and Stanford.

EssayEdge is part of Peterson's, a Nelnet company. Since 1966, Peterson's has helped to connect individuals, educational institutions, and corporations through its critically acclaimed books, Web sites, online products, and admissions services. Peterson's reaches millions of consumers annually with information about colleges and universities, career schools, graduate programs, distance learning, executive training, private secondary schools, summer opportunities, study abroad, financial aid, test preparation, and career exploration." ... more
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The Time4Learning"Time4Learning is a student-paced online educational tool covering preschool through middle school. It is popular as a homeschool curriculum, an afterschool alternative to tutoring, and for summer skill building.

Time4Learning is a new approach that takes advantage of today's technology. It's a convenient, online home education program that combines learning with fun educational teaching games.

The online language arts and math comprise a comprehensive program for preschool, elementary school, and middle school. Science and social studies programs are provided as a free bonus for most grades.

Kids like using the computer to learn and to develop their skills. The Time4Learning educational teaching program gives students independence to progress at their own pace

Parents like that Time4Learning tracks progress and helps students advance along individualized learning paths. Students master the skills and concepts needed for academic success.

Have a child with math and reading skills at different grade levels? No problem, just tell us in the online registration process

Time4Learning is proven effective, has a low monthly price, and provides a 14 day money-back guarantee so you can be sure that it works for your family" ... more
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Innovative Learning logo"Innovative Learning's mission is to serve as the premier provider of web-based products that address workforce development and consumer education needs in the broad human services arena.

Innovative Learning aim to provide customized and affordable online learning services to the education and human service sectors through a variety of web-based products and a first rate workforce development course library.

Innovative Learning dedicated staff will work with you to develop the solution that meets your organization's needs while producing the best outcomes for the learner and the people they support, teach and manage.

Innovative Learning work within our customer's training budgets while keeping them in compliance with training requirements. This process results in improved staff performance, maintenance of high quality consumer services and offers easy access to continuing education credits.

Innovative Learning is also committed to educating all stakeholders about Autism, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, Wellness, Advocacy, and other related topics." ... more
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CAST Universal Design for Learning "CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning.

Founded in 1984 as the Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST has earned international recognition for its innovative contributions to educational products, classroom practices, and policies. Its staff includes specialists in education research and policy, neuropsychology, clinical/school psychology, technology, engineering, curriculum development, K-12 professional development, and more.

CAST's Mission
To expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through the research and development of innovative, technology-based educational resources and strategies.

Universal Design for Learning is an educational approach with three primary principles:
- Multiple means of representation, to give diverse learners options for acquiring information and knowledge,
- Multiple means of action and expression, to provide learners options for demonstrating what they know,
- Multiple means of engagement, to tap into learners' interests, offer appropriate challenges, and increase motivation" ... more
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Thinking Foundation imageMission Statement
"The mission of the nonprofit Thinking Foundation is to support high quality academic and applied “action” research on cognitive and critical thinking skills development at the pre-school, K-12 and college levels. Initial grant awards will emphasize qualitative and quantitative research on Thinking Maps® as a foundational language for thinking, learning, teaching, and leading across educational organizations.

Purpose and Focus
Thinking Foundation will offer small ($2,500) to medium size grants ($10,000) to individual teachers, administrators, and independent researchers as well as schools, school systems and organizations based on a criteria for advancing research for the purpose of significantly improving learning, teaching, leadership and assessment practices in schools. The central focus of the foundation will be on supporting research that is investigating and facilitating change in those public schools with the greatest academic need. The secondary focus is on facilitating research that looks at the interdependency and interplay of culture, language, and cognition through the use of Thinking Maps®." ... more
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Our Mission
"Thinking Maps, Inc. is committed to improving the quality of teaching and learning through the effective implementation of Thinking Maps in schools and school districts around the world. Through quality training, materials and support services, we will equip learning communities with the tools necessary to become successful thinkers, problem solvers, decision makers, and ultimately, lifelong learners.

What are Thinking Maps & How Do They Work?
Thinking Maps, developed by Dr. David Hyerle, are visual teaching tools that foster and encourage lifelong learning. They are based on a simple yet profound insight: The one common instructional thread that binds together all teachers, from pre-kindergarten through postgraduate, is that they all teach the same thought processes.

Based on thorough and well-accepted academic study and brain research, the eight Thinking Map tools correspond with eight fundamental thinking processes. More than simple task-specific graphic organizers, our tools can be utilized individually or in various combinations to form a Common Visual Language for students and teachers at all grade levels, in all subjects." ... more
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InnovativeLearning"InnovativeLearning.com is developed by Richard Culatta with contributions from learning leaders in k-12, higher ed, and corporate learning environments. The site focuses on best practices for teaching and learning as well as technology integration. The concepts on the site are built on the foundation that in order to have effective learning - online learning or in the classroom - it is as important to connect learners with other learners as it is to connect learners with content

Instructional Technology
Effective use of educational technology is vital to solving many of our current educational challenges. This section of Innovative Learning provides resources to help teachers learn about educational technology tools that can improve teaching and learning.

While effective learning should be the driving force behind technology integration, it is important to keep up with technology advances in order to recognize potential solutions. Tools are abundant, but we must be able to recognize how to leverage their capabilities (or afforddances) in order to improve the learning experience.

Educational Games
Innovative Learning, in partnership with Third Rail Games, believes that learning should be fun. No, that's an understatement - we believe that learning should be so engaging that you should have to pry it out of a kid's hands when it's time for bed just like... well, a game! Which is why we believe that serious games have huge untapped potential for learning.

Social Learning
Social learning theory is the idea that people learn most effectively when they interact with other learners about a given topic. Educational psychologists refer to this as social constructivism. Recent credibility for this theory comes from a study by Dr. Richard J. Light (Harvard School of Education) that identify factors that lead to success for college students. According to Dr. Light, the strongest determinant of students’ success in college—even more than the details of their instructors’ teaching styles—is their ability to form or participate in small study groups. Students who studied in groups, even only once a week, were more engaged in their studies, were better prepared for class, and learned significantly more than students who worked on their own." ... more
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"The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) is dedicated to improving 21st Century teaching and learning throughout the world by creating and disseminating products, practices and knowledge for effective Project Based Learning (PBL).

BIE contributes to Project Based Learning through product development, services, research, and online learning.

Product Development
BIE publishes books and articles to support K-14 teachers in designing and implementing PBL. We create free materials - "FreeBIEs" - such as project planning forms, student handouts, rubrics, and articles for educators to download and use. BIE also created curriculum units for high school Economics and U.S. Government courses, Project Based Economics and Project Based Government.

BIE conducts introductory and advanced PBL workshops, provides instructional coaching, and consults with organizational leaders.

BIE partners on research projects to collect evidence about the effectiveness of PBL and advance knowledge about its use. We provide access to studies and summaries of research on PBL practices and outcomes

Online Learning
BIE offers online resources including "how-to" videos and example projects, a Do-It-Yourself Tutorial, and a Project Search tool." ... more
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TouchMath"You can use the TouchMath program to give young children a head start, supplement a grade-level curriculum (pre-K–3), provide enrichment activities and reinforcement, and achieve the best possible outcomes for students with special needs. TouchMath is an intuitive process, designed by and for young learners.

The secret to TouchMath is simple. In fact, it can be summed up in one word: TouchPoints.
Each numeral from 1 through 9 has TouchPoints corresponding to the digit's value.

- Numerals 1 through 5 have single TouchPoints
- Numerals 6 through 9 have double TouchPoints
- As students count the TouchPoints, they associate numerals with real values. They learn that a numeral (3, for instance) is not just a squiggle on a page. It represents a quantity such as three apples, three ladybugs, three buttons or three TouchPoints.

Touching/Counting Patterns
Students count aloud as they touch the single TouchPoints once and double TouchPoints twice. This multisensory approach engages students on auditory, visual and tactile/kinesthetic levels.

To ensure that students arrive at the right answer, it is important that they touch the TouchPoints in the correct Touching/Counting Pattern for each numeral." ... more
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AERANASA for Educatore

"Find Teaching Materials NASA's Education Materials Finder will help teachers locate resources that can be used in the classroom. Users may search by keywords, grade level, product type and subject. With hundreds of publications and Web sites indexed, the finder is the best way to locate NASA educational resources."

NASA For Students

NASA's Education Program
"NASA’s journeys into air and space have deepened humankind’s understanding of the universe, advanced technology breakthroughs, enhanced air travel safety and security, and expanded the frontiers of scientific research. These accomplishments share a common genesis: education. As the United States begins the second century of flight, the Nation must maintain its commitment to excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to ensure that the next generation of Americans can accept the full measure of their roles and responsibilities in shaping the future. NASA will continue the Agency’s tradition of investing in the Nation’s education programs and supporting the country’s educators who play a key role in preparing, inspiring, exciting, encouraging, and nurturing the young minds of today who will be the workforce of tomorrow. " ... more
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AIMS image"AIMS is a non-profit foundation dedicated to helping teachers give students a solid conceptual understanding of math and science

In 1981, 80 elementary and middle school teachers who shared the dream of giving students a strong hands-on foundation in math and science came together at Fresno Pacific and wrote the first AIMS’ activity books. Teachers loved them! Students learned more, learned in greater depth, and enjoyed learning. The word spread, and soon teachers across the nation were using AIMS to engage their students in hands-on learning.

Today, with pacing guides to follow and testing schedules to meet, teachers have less freedom to take advantage of teachable moments. Yet hands-on experiences are needed more than ever! So AIMS remains dedicated to producing math and science materials that will engage students and build conceptual understanding.

As a non-profit foundation, we are motivated by a passion for teaching and learning, not by profit. Our home is still on the campus of Fresno Pacific University. We are committed to doing what’s best for students, and we never tire of helping them experience the joy of learning." ... more
Assistive Technology Training
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PARI logo"These webpages provide homework toolkits for students and information about assistive technology for students as well as their parents, teachers and anyone interested in supporting students' achievement using assistive technology.

Information for Students
- We all know that technology can help us. Most students in school and adults use technology in some form. Almost all of us have e-mail. Almost everyone accesses the Internet, often on a daily basis. Every student has used a word processor to create documents.
- For students who have challenges in learning or coping in school, technology can make an even greater difference! You may have good intelligence, and a good cognitive level. You may be able to think on a much higher level, and a much more complex level, then the work you produce in school. Many students are very bright, and can learn and think at a much higher level than what their functional performance in school indicates.
- If you are the kind of student who can tell and dictate a much better story than you can write, this applies to you!
- If you can listen to an audio book, hear someone talking, watch a video, and learn and retain the information far better than reading words on a page, then this also applies to you!
- If you feel better about the work that you produce on paper, when using a computer and multimedia, then the work you produce by hand writing on a piece of paper, then this applies to you!

Information for Educational teams and parents
- Assistive technology for special education students is changing rapidly.
- Regular and assistive technology tools are developing at an accelerated pace, and boundaries between what has typically been considered 'assistive' and'regular' technology are becoming increasingly blurred.
- Regular, mainstream technology (and some of the more specialized technology) is becoming more affordable and in many cases completely free effective and useful to people with special needs and simplified and intuitive in it's user interface and function!" ... more
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PARI image"Learning does not end at the classroom door. All children can become successful learners when their efforts are supported by the school, home, and community environments. Parent Academic Resources Incorporated (PARI) believes that out of these three support structures, the parent remains a child's most important teacher. To this end PARI, a 501(c)(3) educational corporation, is committed to helping parents, parent organizations, schools, and communities promote effective learning in the home.

Studies have been able to correlate parental support of schoolwork at home with improved student achievement. Yet, it has also been shown that parents tend to become less involved with their child's schooling after the elementary years. Busy schedules, a child's growing sense of independence, and a parent's comfort level with increasingly complex schoolwork, are all impediments to effective parent involvement in middle school and high school. PARI aims to empower parents during their children's adolescent years, increase parent involvement, and ultimately foster high levels of student learning.

Mission Statement
Parent Academic Resources Incorporated promotes the growth of effective parent involvement in the middle school and high school years through the creation and dissemination of print and training resources for parents. Through academic-specific support, and guidance on adolescent development, parents will use the resources to build confidence in their ability to help with school and schoolwork." ... more
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The Center for Innovation in Education"The Center for Innovation in Education is the leading provider of mathematics inservice and training in the country. Our workshops are open to teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, and parents. Over 300,000 people have participated in our workshops.

The Center for Innovation in Education, a nonprofit organization, was co-founded in 1975 by two classroom teachers, Mary and Bob Baratta-Lorton. They shared a philosophy based upon the belief that all children can learn and that every child matters. Their commitment was to find ways that helped teach the way children learn.

A page of abstract symbols, no matter how carefully designed or simplified, cannot involve the student's sense in the way real materials can. Symbols are not the concept. They are only a representation of the concept and as such are abstractions describing something which is not visible to the student. Real materials can be used by the child to assist their understanding of the concept which lie behind the symbols. Children construct meaning and understand concepts better through the use of manipulatives." ... more
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The Classroom is and educational project brought to you as a service by Inspired Art.

The Founder Sandy Arroyo has 40 years of experience in both education and business. The site is dedicated to all the parents, students and fellow teachers who crossed his path.
gradebook.org imageThe Classroom resources:

"Educational resources for Students, Teachers and Parents in English, Electives, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science , Physical Education, Guidance, Colleges, Universities, Gradebook, Lesson Plans, Worksheets, Homework, Testing and HomeSchool. Includes information sites, experts, research, music, literature, grammar, poetry, religion, geography, government, world history, American history, psychology, sociology, geometry, algebra, calculus, baseball, basketball, football, wrestling, track and field, swimming, school security, test taking, homework tips, world literature, current events, math, astronomy, biology, earth science, weather, physics, chemistry, economics, typing, culinary, home economics, cvae, computers, games, American literature, home schools, secondary, commercial education, non-profit education, special education, grades, webpoetry, advisement, general mathematics, scholarships, grants, rights, contemporary affairs, religions, composition. school food, scholarships, clip art, educational games, videos, documentaries, lectures." ... more
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netTrekker"netTrekker is a leader in the delivery of digital K-12 educational content and is dedicated to enhancing the education of today's youth with highly effective technologies that deliver rich educational content to every child in a safe, relevant, easy-to-use format. With the mission to help every child learn and a belief that technology can transform education, netTrekker was first to market with a standards-based educational search tool.

The netTrekker mission to enhance the education of youth with highly effective technologies flows directly from the company's Leadership Team, each of whom has a strong personal commitment to significantly impact and improve the educational process. The team's philosophy permeates all areas of the company and is a guidepost for all corporate decision making.

To support the corporate mission and ensure that the company continues to develop products that meet the changing needs of their users, netTrekker staff is in constant communication with customers. Customer feedback drives the company's product development, resulting in award-winning products that truly serve educators, students and parents.

netTrekker is the #1 educational search tool in K-12 schools and is currently used in thousands of schools nationwide. Peers, educators, and parents have honored netTrekker over 25 times for its contribution to education. In 2007, netTrekker was named the Best Education Solution in SIIA's CODiE award competition, and was named to the 2007 Inc. 5000 and 2006 Inc. 500 lists as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States."
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"Earning a higher education is now more important than ever. With fewer jobs and increased competition in the market, more employers across all industries will be actively seeking out candidates who hold a degree. But even if a traditional college experience does not fit in with your lifestyle, you can still go back to school and earn a valuable associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree – all from the comfort of your own home.

Online education makes it possible for working adults or stay-at-home parents to pursue a higher education. Flexible class and study times allow the classes to fit around any demanding schedule, and the ability to attend lectures and complete assignments from home eliminate the need for time wasting commutes. With an online degree program, you can tailor your classes to fit around your needs rather than the other way around.

At OnlineCollegeCourses.com, you will find comprehensive resources to make your online education experience a pleasant one, including career data and advice on college finances and studying. We have also made the school selection process easier. By gathering information on the best accredited online schools available, we strive to make it easier for you to decide which programs best fit your personal, academic, and career goals."
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"AcademicInfo is an online education resource center with a plethora of online degrees, online courses and distance learning information from a selection of online accredited schools. Our mission is to provide free, independent and accurate information and resources for prospective and current students (and other researchers).

Online Degree Programs
AcademicInfo offers the ability to search, browse and compare online degree programs from accredited online schools.

Learn about earning a degree through online education and the convenience, flexibility and other benefits of distance learning. Find online degrees by subject or level (e.g. associate degrees, bachelor degrees or master degrees). Request free information without obligation from regionally and nationally accredited colleges and universities

Continue to our listings of online schools to discover more subjects and learn more about your online education options.

Online Education Resources
• Test Preparation (SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT & More)
• Accreditation (Introduction, FAQs, Agencies)
• Financial Aid (Introduction, FAQs, Resources)
• Education Blogs (E-Learning, Ed. Tech, Teaching)
• Online Education (Introduction, FAQs)
• Online Schools & Colleges (Programs and courses)"
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Marketplace® simulations
"Marketplace® simulations are a family of business simulations for undergraduate, graduate and executive level business courses. Used by over 300 business schools and 180 corporations in 35 countries worldwide, Marketplace simulations deliver a realistic hands-on learning experience. The simulations are designed to fit both the distance learning and the classroom format.

Marketplace simulations are fully web-based, so there is no software to install and no hassles to administer it. We run the simulation for you and let you do the teaching -- hundreds of business school teachers like yourself are loving it!

Marketplace simulations range from simpler marketing games for introductory courses on the undergraduate level, to mid-level games for the capstone marketing strategy or new venture courses, to complex games designed for the integrative courses on the undergraduate, MBA and EMBA level.

Two of our most popular introductory-level simulations are Introduction to Marketing and Strategic Marketing. Venture Strategy and Business Management are favorite mid-level simulation choices. International Corporate Management and Supply Chain & Channel Management simulations are leading the way in our most comprehensive simulations."

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