Teaching and Learning Links

RIDER UNIVERSITY

GENERAL

TEACHING AND LEARNING RESOURCES

MENTORING RESOURCES

RESOURCES FOR ADJUNCTS

DATA/RESOURCES

  • CIESE classroom projects - This web site provides teachers with projects that have children working with REAL DATA.
  • Cyberchase - PBS kids' show grounded in great math teaching. You must watch, and also play the games on this website.
  • The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) - National Science Foundation (NSF) website, offers free science-related resources to the public, including text, graphics, interactive video, links, and other resources pertinent to computing, engineering, global mapping, physics, mathematics, earth science, paleontology, and more. By 2007, the site will house the largest collection of science-related material available on the Internet, and it will include three portals mega-websites that can personalize a broad array of Internet functions. The portals will be titled Using Data in the Classroom, NSDL Educators Portal, and Science Pictures.
  • Statistical Online Computational Resources (SOCR) - The SOCR resources allow instructors to supplement methodological course material with hands-on demonstrations, simulations, interactive graphical displays illustrating in a problem-driven manner the presented theoretical and data-analytic concepts.Through interactive Java-based web GUIs, demonstrations, and experiments, students and researchers learn about variation, modeling, visualization, and data interpretation.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Center for Social Media - The Center for Social Media showcases and analyzes strategies to use media as creative tools for public knowledge and action. It focuses on social documentaries for civil society and democracy, and on the public media environment that supports them. The Center is part of the  School of Communication at American University. 
  • Copyright, Distance Education, & Intellectual Property - A subsection of the "Issues in Higher Education" portion of the AAUP website.
  • Copyright Slide Rule - An interactive tool produced by the ALA Office of Information Technology to help you determine if a given piece of intellectual property is still under copyright or if it has come into the Public Domain.
  • Copyright Quiz - This twenty-question quiz on Copyright and fair use provides useful feedback for each incorrect response.
  • Creative Commons - This nonprofit organization offers producers and consumers multiple alternative approaches to the "all rights reserved" of copyright.
  • Fair Use in the Copyright Act - The Doctrine of Fair Use has been explicitly and succinctly stated in Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act since its last major revision in 1976.
  • Know Your Copy Rights: Resources for Teaching Faculty - This collection of FAQs produced by the Association of Research Libraries offers clear answers to specific questions about Fair Use, both for face-to-face and online instruction.
  • Measuring Fair Use: The Four Factors - Here is an especially clear treatment of how judges would apply the four factors when attempting to determine if a give use was fair that is provided by the Stanford University Law Library.
  • Resource Packet on Orphan Works: Legal and Policy Issues for Research Libraries - This resource packet, produced by the Association of Research Libraries, provides general information concerning orphan works, the University of Michigan's Orphan Works Project, an FAQ, and a legal memorandum describing the legal issues associated with making orphan works digitally available.
  • Rules and Permissions for Audio-visual Media Copyright law and audio-visual materials - A section of the Copyright and Fair Use website from Brown University that deals specifically with audio-visual materials.

MATH

  • National Council for Teachers of Mathematics
  • Virtual Manipulatives Library - Great web site for on-line math manipulatives. It provides sample activities for using virtual manipulatives.
  • MathematicallySane - Promoting rational reform of math education. This website is a great resource for finding research and resources for promoting educational reform.
  • IMAP (Integrating Mathematics & Pedagogy) - This web site has video vignettes that are great examples of interviews of children's thinking.
  • NJ Mathematics Curriculum Framework - New Jersey Math Coalition
  • Venn Diagrams - This site helps you create Venn Diagrams. Take a look!
  • Math Forum - The Math Forum @ Drexel
  • Marilyn Burns MathSolutions Newsletter
  • Illuminations (math resources based on NCTM’s standards & principles) - Internet resources to improve mathematics teaching and learning
  • Geometer's Sketchpad - A highly interactive, dynamic, open-ended software tool that allows for exploration in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. The Online Activity Guide and Java Sketchpad allow you to publish Geometer's Sketchpad figures on the WWW. Download a free demo of Geometer's Sketchpad.

PODCASTS and VODCASTS

  • Berkeley on iTune U - This webpage links to U.C. Berkeley's content archived in iTunes University.
  • Eduational Podcast Network - A wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers looking for content to teach with and about, and to explore issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century.
  • NPR - China Environmental News: An Artist Documents the Final Days of a Chinese City.
  • Research at Chicago - A collection of podcasts and vodcasts featuring various researchers at the University of Chicago presenting their latests findings.
  • Stanford on iTunes U - This webpage links to Stanford University's content archived in iTunes University.

SCIENCE

  • NSTA, National Science Teachers Association - Links to web resources, discussion boards, listserves, conferences, etc.
  • Eisenhower National Clearinghouse: The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education (ENC) - A K-12 math and Science Teacher Center.
  • Science NetLinks - Providing a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators, Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students.
  • Extreme Science - The extremes of nature with images, video, etc.
  • NASA CORE - Your resource for NASA produced multimedia materials for the classroom.
  • PALS - PALS is an on-line, standards-based, continually updated resource bank of science performance assessment tasks indexed via the National Science Education Standards (NSES) and various other standards frameworks.
  • ScienCentral - independent news video about science, technology and education. Great intros to interesting topics.

TECHNOLOGY