GEM Featured in National Publication Again
The lead story of the November/December 2001 issue of MultiMedia Schools features “A GEM of a Resource: The Gateway to Educational Materials,” by Marilyn Tickner with Nancy Barkhouse. A special project of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the Gateway to Educational Materials--or GEM--harnesses the powers of the Internet for educators. GEM provides educators with what they need: easy, fast, and free access to lesson plans, curriculum units, and other educational materials on the Internet.
To read the article and learn how GEM works and why teachers across the nation use and benefit from GEM, click here. MultiMedia Schools, a practical journal of technology for education, explores issues associated with using electronic information resources in K-12 schools, from the Internet, online and multimedia databases, and CD-ROM technology to computer hardware and software.
Just a sampling of publications and sites that give GEM high accolades include:
MERLOT Teacher Education Web site, designed primarily for faculty in higher education, featured GEM as a learning object of the week on its home page, summer 2001.
New Annual Publication: ERIC/IT Web Links
Technology & Learning lists GEM first in the “Web Sightings” column: “Here’s your ‘one stop shopping’ for high quality educational resources!” (October 2001). To read article, click here.
The United Federation of Teachers’ publication, New York Teacher, features GEM in the Web Corner column: “The federal Education Department …sponsors another education resource that really sparkles… Last year the site averaged more than 30,000 user sessions per week. That’s impressive and is one indicator that GEM meets the needs of the education community. This is a must try site for new teachers and a great resource for the rest of us” (October 24, 2001). To read article, click here.
School Library Journal: Gail Junion-Metz highlights GEM as one of the best sites for creative, high-quality lesson plans in “The Librarian’s Internet” (October 2000).
Web Links, now published annually by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology, includes some of the best educational resources available on-line.
Web Links 2001/2002: Internet Resources for Children (PDF Version)
Describing over 50 of the best educational resources available on-line for children in grades K-8, this is a terrific resource for children and their parents, teachers, and librarians to bookmark or pin up and use at home, in classrooms, and in school and public libraries. Updated for the 2001-2002 school year from our popular ERIC Digests published in previous years, categories include art, current events, health, history, literature, math, reference, science, and more.
Look for a new Web Links publication from ERIC/IT at the start of each new school year! The 2002/2003 publication will be expanded to include internet resources for grades 9-12 and resources for library media specialists and children’s librarians.
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