Community Learning Network
The main menu of the Community Learning Network is a well organized source of educational resources for the K-12 teacher. The following links: Educational WWW Resources for K-12 Students and Teachers, Integrate the Internet into the Classroom, Learn More about the Internet, Professional Development in Information Technology and Province of British Columbia's K-12 Educational Community are followed by detailed descriptions and key words.
True to its description “CLN provides direct links to exemplary educational WWW resources from our intuitive menus. By finding, previewing, describing, and linking to exemplary sites, CLN's staff save teachers an enormous amount of time that they would have wasted otherwise in fruitless browsing.”
The CLN staff also review and update links to resources to eliminate the frustrations of searching for busy educators. Two valuable resources are the daily Network Nuggets and the CLN Update listservs which keep members informed to the latest Internet resources and updates on all the sites that have been added to the CLN site in the past week.
A very useful and fruitful resource for teachers are the CLN theme pages. Here can be found links which focus on a theme found in the K-12 curriculum. The curricular links provide informational resources for those interested in learning more about the topic while the instructional materials links provide support (e.g., lesson plans, instructional tips) for teachers.
The CLN staff have certainly made their site easy to use for the busy educator.