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Academic Info (http://www.academicinfo.net/index.html)
Self-described as "a directory of Internet resources tailored to a college or advanced high school audience. Each subject guide is an annotated listing of the best general Internet sites in the field, as well as a gateway to more advanced research tools. On each page you may find links to online publications, language and study aids, reference materials, databases, archives, virtual libraries, tutorials, as well as other educational materials." Not as expansive as HUMBUL or Voice of the Shuttle, but some interesting listings, including "African American History," "Buddhist Studies," and "Rock Art."
American Literature on the Web
An extensive site of links maintained by Akihito Ishikawa, Professor of English at Nagasaki College of Foreign Languages in Japan. Includes Timelines, Authors, Related Resources, Music & Visual Arts, and Social Contexts.
American Studies Web (http://www.georgetown.edu/crossroads/asw/)
Created by David Phillips and updated by the Crossroads Project. A subject-based directory of links in a range of areas related to American culture.
American Writers (http://www.americanwriters.org)
A very extensive site, associated with C-Span's American Writers series. You can get information on writers, places, and particular works throughout American literary history. The site includes a video archive, a portrait gallery, classroom activites, as well as historical and biographical information.
Border Crossings (http://www.uiowa.edu/~commstud/resources/bordercrossings/)
An experiment in hypertextual relationships by Karla Tonella of the University of Iowa that explores the common ground between Cyborgs, Gender, LesBiGay, Dispora, La Frontera, Border Incidents and Other Borders.
The E-Server (http://english-server.hss.cmu.edu/)
One of the original resources for English Studies at Carnegie Mellon; contains a wide variety of resources, articles on line, and links. Includes over 20,000 works on issues such as Feminism, Gender and Sexuality, Race, 18th Century Studies, Music, Audio and Video Recordings of scholarly presentations, Cultronix -- a journal of contemporary art and cultural theory, Cultural Logic -- an electronic journal of marxist theory and practice, a large selection of readings in cultural studies and critical theory, and a comprehensive list of links to journals and newspapers.
Folger Shakespeare Library (http://www.folger.edu/indexb.html)
The Folger Shakespeare Library is an independent research library located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Its history is intrinsically linked to that of its founders, Henry Clay Folger and his wife, Emily Jordan Folger, who established the Library in 1932 as a gift to the American people. A magnet for scholars from around the globe, the Folger is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, as well as magnificent collections of other rare Renaissance books and manuscripts on all disciplines—history and politics, theology and exploration, law and the arts. Included in the collections are over 310,000 books and manuscripts; 250,000 playbills; 27,000 paintings, drawings, engravings, and prints; and musical instruments, costumes, and films.
The Heath Anthology of American Literature (http://college.hmco.com/english/lauter/heath/4e/students/index.html)
A site designed both to supplement and to complement The Heath Anthology. Contains a particularly good set of Reader Resources, organized chronologically by author, time period, and thematic connection.
History of English Studies Page (http://english.cla.umn.edu/Faculty/RALEY/research/englstud.html)
This page is authored by Rita Raleyat UCSB, and its rationale is still evolving. There are primary documents on site by Thomas B. Macaulay; John Henry Newman; Adam Sedgwick; Hutcheson Macaulay Posnett; Mary Wollstonecraft; Raymond Williams; Gayatri Spivak; Gauri Viswanathan; D.J. Palmer; Chris Baldick; Franklin Court; Brian Massumi; Avital Ronell; and others. These pages are fully searchable.
The HUMBUL Gateway (http://users.ox.ac.uk/~humbul/)
Originally the HUManities BULletin board at Bath and Leicester Universities, this site has expanded into a dynamically searchable database at Oxford University. It includes a large series of listings for Literature, History, Film, Drama, and Media Studies, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and the Visual Arts.
Literature Resources (MIT)
A useful, well-designed general site from the folks at MIT. Not extensive, but interesting sets of links organized by time period and author.
netLibrary (http://emedia.netlibrary.com/index.asp)
An on line resource that contains thousands of books, shorts stories, essays, and articles. Available through UT Digital Library Services.
The Norton Anthology of American Literature (http://www.wwnorton.com/naal/)
A site designed both to supplement and to complement The Norton Anthology. Organized by Periods (with a useful chronolgy of "contexts" alongside an historical listing of texts and authors), Authors, Topics, and "Explorations" -- a means of "exploring" an author through study questions and annotated links.
Resources for English And American Literature: UT-Austin General Libraries (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/subject/english/index.html)
An enormously helpful site, put together by Sara Seten Berghausen, Assistant for Collections and Administrative Programs and English Literature Bibliographer at PCL. This site organizes resources for English Studies both at PCL and the web. Headings include: Catalogues, Indexes, Reference Works, Electronic Books, Electronic Journals, Web Sites, Campus Resources, and Library Research Guides.
Simonds History of American Literature
Sponsored by Maytech Publishing and part of the larger site Bibliomania, these listings provide a concise but good overview of a small number of literary figures. Organized by period and searchable.
The Victorian Web (
A very comprehensive site that covers literature, history, and culture in the age of Queen Victoria.
The Voice of the Shuttle
Arguably the most comprehensive humanities site on the web. A great source for sites on all aspects of American Literature, Art and Art History, Cultural Studies, Cyberculture, History, Literary Theory, Minority Studies, Philosophy, Photography, Media Studies, Religious Studies, Women's Studies, Gender Studies, and Queer Theory.
www.theory.org.uk--the media theory site
A popular new website of resources and reviews, covering media / cultural studies / gender / sexuality / identity / Adorno / Gramsci / and Butler.


AMICO (http://www.amico.org/home.html)
The Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO) is a not-for-profit organization of institutions with collections of art, collaborating to enable educational use of museum multimedia.
Annenberg/CPB - Learner.org (http://www.learner.org/)
A partnership between the Annenberg Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Their mandate is to use media and telecommunications to advance excellent teaching in American schools.
AP Central (http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/)
AP Central is the official online home for anyone interested or involved in AP courses. Here you can connect to other colleagues in the AP community and to a variety of teaching and program materials. AP Central offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on AP courses and exams, as well as unique resources and tools such as the Teachers' Resource Catalog, Professional Development Catalogs, AP Discussion Forums, and much more.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Andrew Carnegie founded The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1905, "to do all things necessary to encourage, uphold and dignify the profession of teaching." The Foundation is the only advanced study center for teachers in the world and the third oldest foundation in the nation. A small group of distinguished scholars conducts the Foundation's research activities.
CPB - Education and Public Broadcasting
Through educational programming, public broadcasting seeks to enrich the lives of viewers and listeners nationwide. The programs here represent examples of public broadcasting's education efforts.
CWRL - The Computers, Writing, and Research Lab (UT)
The Computer Writing and Research Lab is a group of graduate students and faculty working within the framework of a collaborative community to explore and develop innovative ways to use computers in teaching and learning about writing and literature. Established by Jerome Bump in 1986, the CWRL has become the leading facility of its kind in the United States and a major transformative agent in the field of composition. Under the leadership of John Slatin, the Lab was instrumental in bringing a new field--Computers and Writing--into being. More recently the CWRL has focused on using technology to establish connections between writing in the classroom and writing elsewhere in the University and the world beyond.
Subject-based access to top humanities sites, EDSITEment lesson plans and at-home activities, and additional learning activities.
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
FREE - the acronym says it all.
ILT Web at Columbia Teachers College
The INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES (ILT), founded in 1986 at Teachers College, Columbia University, works to advance the role of computers and other information technologies in education and society.
Institute fot Technology and Learning at UT
"We bring together K-12 educators and University researchers and technical experts to create state-of-the-art projects that model the partnership between new curricula and technological innovation. We create academically rigorous, aesthetically exciting sites that engage and challenge learners. We draw upon the resources of one of the nation's most "wired" universities to help teachers develop successful skills and strategies for integrating technologies in teaching and learning. We monitor key trends and connect educators and education leaders with important, up-to-date ideas about the role of technology in managing schools and districts to create effective learning organizations."
The Lesson Plan Archive (NY Times)
The archive contains hundreds of free lesson plans for grades 6-12. You may perform a keyword search to retrieve a lesson, browse the archive by subject, or scroll down the page to view the most recently published lessons.
The George Lucas Educational Foundation
Building news skills for the digital age - from the man who brought you Star wars.
National Archives - The Digital Classroom
"To encourage teachers of students at all levels to use archival documents in the classroom, the Digital Classroom provides materials from the National Archives and methods for teaching with primary sources. Visit our page regularly as we expand our offerings."
The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. Since 1911, NCTE has provided a forum for the profession, an array of opportunities for teachers to continue their professional growth throughout their careers, and a framework for cooperation to deal with issues that affect the teaching of English.
National Library of Education (http://www.ed.gov/NLE/)
The World's Largest Federally Funded Library Devoted Solely to Education. NLE is the federal government's main resource center for education information.

The Scholar as Teacher Tip Sheet Index (http://web.princeton.edu/sites/mcgraw/Scholar_as_Teacher_Tip_Sheet_Index.html)
An invaluable collection of "tip sheets for teaching" that includes Asking Good Questions in Class and Motivating Your Students; from the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton University.

Software for the Teaching of English Literature and Language and its Assessment -- The aim of the STELLA project is to develop teaching software which can be incorporated into courses and enhance learning in tutorial and self-access modes. In most cases, the material is introduced to students at timetabled sessions, but they are also encouraged to return and use the materials during free access sessions either as part of their course or later as revision.
Syllabus Web
Syllabus magazine is the only monthly publication that focuses on the role of technology in higher education. Published since 1988, Syllabus' mission is to inform educators on how technology can be used to support their teaching, learning and administrative activities. Each issue includes feature articles, case studies, product reviews and profiles of technology use at the individual, departmental and institutional level. Regular features cover multimedia, distance learning, the Internet, quantitative tools, publishing and administrative technology. A variety of platforms are covered, among them, computers, video, multimedia and telecommunications equipment. The Syllabus website supports and expands upon the publication’s content covering the latest technology for higher education.
T-AMLIT: The Electronic Archives
Teaching American Literature: The Electronic Archives contain essays, syllabi, bibliographies, and other resources for teaching the multiple literatures of the United States. The Archives are designed as a complementary resource to the electronic discussion list, T-AMLIT. The Electronic Archives are created and maintained by the Center for Electronic Projects in American Culture Studies (CEPACS) at Georgetown University's American Studies Program. The Archives are sponsored by Georgetown University and the D.C. Heath Publishing Company.
Teachers and Writers Online
During a typical T&W Writer-in-Residence Program, students come to think of themselves as writers: they ask more questions about grammar and spelling; write more; experiment with a variety of genres; read the work of contemporary and traditional writers; and take their writing through revision to publication. T&W's Writer-in-Residence Programs can be designed for students of all ages and backgrounds.
Teaching & Learning on the Web
Here you will find over 832 examples of how the web is being used as a medium for learning.
Teaching with Technology at Penn
This webserver supports instruction and research in the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.
TENET Web - Teachers Resources
The Texas Education Network (TENET) was established in August 1991. It was authorized by the 71st Texas Legislature and developed by the collaborative efforts of the Department of Information Resources, the Texas Education Agency, and The University of Texas at Austin. Its purpose was to advance and promote education in Texas by providing a communications infrastructure which can be used to foster innovation and educational excellence in Texas.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading.
Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts
The Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts is an organization dedicated to enhancing reading educators' implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) through professional development and research. The Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts focuses on four areas: professional development, research, evaluation, and the special education reading project.
Texas Family Literacy Center
The Texas Family Literacy Center is a resource center dedicated to enhancing literacy growth for both children and adults within the context of families.
Transcriptions - Teaching with IT
This site provides teachers with practical tools and resources for use in designing courses that incorporate information technology (IT). It also includes sample courses using IT components and critical essays on specific IT applications.
Virtual Seminars for Teaching Literature
At Oxford University - "The creation of virtual seminars will supply a necessary tool for distance learning as well as a role model for other academics to see how effective modern technology can be used in delivering remote educational resources."
World Lecture Hall
World Lecture Hall publishes links to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver course materials in any language.
Some courses are delivered entirely over the Internet. Others are designed for students in residence. Many fall somewhere in between. In all cases, they can be visited by anyone interested in courseware on the Internet — faculty, developers, and curious students alike.

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