Free Source for Educator-Reviewed Classroom Content
The Lightspan Partnership has developed Lightspan.com, a free K-12 education portal that offers proprietary resources, curriculum-based content, and educator-reviewed search results. The portal helps teachers find high-quality educational content, tools and projects for the classroom. Teachers can easily link to grade-appropriate lesson plans and learning activities. Lightspans Learning Search tool provides direct access to more than 115,000 educator-reviewed sites, articles and lesson plans, each with a comprehensive description to help teachers determine its classroom usefulness. A site-building feature allows teachers to customize Web pages for their classrooms and to combine educational resources from Lightspan with their own content and materials.
Your School Online is a free school Web site builder that lets schools communicate with families and the community about school events, news and programs. In addition, the Global Schoolhouse area is an online community that brings classrooms from around the world together to collaborate on learning projects. An Online Community Channel lets teachers exchange ideas via message boards, mailing lists and classroom conferencing. Lightspan Partnership, Inc., San Diego, CA, (888)4 ALL KIDS, www.lightspan.com.
This article originally appeared in the 05/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.