WEBSITE RESOURCES

Pennsylvania Department of Education - Current topics in education

 
Bucks County Intermediate Unit
 
Bucks County Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation
 

General Information

"Inside the Teenage Brain." Frontline. PBS Online and WGBH/Frontline, 2002.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/teenbrain

 "Medicating Kids." Frontline. PBS Online and WGBH/Frontline, 2001.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/medicating

 

Children's Book Council- Books, articles and helpful information about reading for pleasure.  It also publishes an annual review, called "Children's Choices" in conjunction with the International Reading Association.
http://www.cbcbooks.org

 

KidSource.Com - Helpful articles about homework.  Try "Explore this site" option and try parenting or education topics.
http://www.kidsource.com

 

FamilyEducation.Com - An extensive website with lots of helpful information about educational issues.
http://familyeducation.com

 

All Kinds of Minds - A non-profit institute for the understanding of differences in learning.
http://www.allkindsofminds.org

 

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) - This organization is dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities.
http://www.cec.sped.org

 

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)- This organization gathers and disseminates the professional literature, information, and resources on the education and development of individuals of all ages who have disabilities and/or who are gifted.
http://www.ericec.org

 

Academy for Educational Development (AED)- An independent nonprofit service organization committed to addressing human development needs in the U.S. and throughout the world.
http://www.aed.org

 

Parent Ed Net - Pen is Pennsylvania's statewide Parent Training and Information Center.  Much of the information included in this site is designed to support Pennsylvania parents of children with special needs, etc.
http://www.parentednet.org

 


Specific Disabilities

 

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
http://www.chadd.org

 

"Out of Control." 48 Hours. MMI, CBS Worldwide, Inc. November 9, 2001
http://cbsnews.com/stories/2001/11/08/48hours/main317358.shtml

 

Specific Disorders/or Syndrome's
Autism -
 

NCLD - National Centerfor Learning Disabilities website strives to be an effective, easy-to-use resource for people seeking authoritative information on learning disabilities.
http://www.ncld.org

 

General Introduction to Learning Disabilities
http://www.ldonline.org

 

Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities - Includes strategies for the visual spatial learner.
http://www.dyslexia.com/library.htm

 

Student Oriented

 

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Help
http://school.discovery.com/homeworkhelp/bjpinchbeck/

 

High School Hub - A great site for various information including online learning activities, references, and subject information guides.
http://highschoolhub.org/hub/hub.cfm

 

Kids Hub - Similar to above except geared toward middle school.
http://kidshub.org/kids/kids.cfm

 

SchoolWork.Org - References to online help with almost any topic.
http://www.schoolwork.org

 

RefDesk.Com - Contains a wealth of resources and links to references.
http://www.refdesk.com

 

FactMonster.Com - Great stuff for kids - games and reference plus homework help.
http://www.factmonster.com

 

Word Central - Great source for looking up words, hearing the pronunciation, and creating your own dictionary.
http://www.wordcentral.com

 

Study Skill Checklist
http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/checklis.html

 

Learning styles and study strategies
http://www2.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/f/felder/public/ILSdir/styles.htm

 

Various assessment tools
http://www.d.umn.edu/student/loon/acad/strat

 

Goal-setting for academic success
http://www.siue.edu/SPIN/activity.html

 

Mindtools for getting the most out of your time - index of articles
http://www.mindtools.com/page5.html

 

How to master stress
http://www.mindtools.com/smpage.html

SQ3R
http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/sq3r.html

 

Strategic reading
http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/students/learning/lr1metin.htm

 

 

Time management and overcoming writer's block
http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/block.html


 

Post-secondary Employment & Training

 

The following WIA websites are additional sources of useful information about workforce investment, employment and training:

 

PA Department of Labor & Industry
http://www.dli.state.pa.us

 

PA Career Link
http://www.pacareerlink.state.pa.us

 

USDOL – US Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration
http://www.doleta.gov

 

Interstate Conference of Employment Security Agencies
http://www.icesa.org

 

US Jobcorps - These sites also include links to other related sites.

http://jobcorps.doleta.gov


Post-secondary Education

 

Where do you go after high school? - This website is dedicated to the college-bound student. Parents, students and educators will find valuable resources to help with post-secondary planning.
http://www.iapply.bridges.com