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Curriculum Hotspots

Here is the latest DA guide to the best education sites on the Web

According to a recent survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 66 percent of adult Internet users in the United States-about 97 million people-use Internet resources on an average day. Of these, approximately 5 million people post information through Weblogs or other content-creating applications, 4 million share files on peer-to-peer networks, and 3 million use the Web to rate a person, product or service. The Internet has reached into and reshaped just about every important realm of our lives, including how we teach and learn.

But with numbers of Web pages now measured in the billions, the demand for information on the latest and best educational resources has never been greater, or more complicated. As a result, most educators rely on only a few familiar Web sites, if they aren't aware that superior models and applications exist. District Administration therefore presents this revised and fully verified guide to

"Curriculum Hotspots"-also featured on our Web site -with the latest search tools, lesson plan collections, research sites, sources for online projects, media resources, curriculum centers in every content area, and related professional materials. Distribute the guide to your staff, students and parents, and add the resources to your district Web site.

Click here to get the latest DA guide to the best education sites on the Web.

Odvard Egil Dyrli,, is editor-in-chief of District Administration, and emeritus professor of education at the University of Connecticut.