About.com is a vast collection of topic specific sites divided into 28 categories. These categories house over 700 sites. Each site at About.com is consistent in design and function, and led by an About.com Guide. This guide is a dedicated individual who has been hand-picked to provide the best, well-rounded Internet experience in each area of interest.
The education category contains the following subtopics: Adult/Continuing Education, Arts, College/University, History, Languages, Literature, Philosophy/Religion, Primary/Secondary Education, Sciences -- Life/Earth Sciences --Physical/Computer and Social Sciences.
Currently under the subtopic of Primary/Secondary Education, there are 11 guides offering the following educational sites: Crafts for Kids, Early Childhood Educators, Elementary School Educators, Elementary School Educators: Canada, Homeschooling, Homework Help, Kids’ Pen Pals, Math for Kids, Private Schools, Secondary School Educators and Special Education.
The Elementary School Educators site provides educators with the following subjects: Free Lesson Plans, Arts and Crafts, Becoming a Teacher, Classroom Management, Computers/Technical, Departments of Education (US), Early Childhood Education, Finding Freebies, Help for Parents, Homework Helpers, How to Find a Job, How to Substitute, Language Arts, Literature, Mathematics, Multicultural Education, Music and Theater, New Teachers, Physical Education and Health, Science, Social Studies, Special Education, Assessment, Organizations, Books, Educational Games, Geography, Gifted/Talented, Languages and the Millennium.
There are also two other noteworthy sections on this site: the In the Spotlight section highlights an educational Internet site, a seasonal theme and a teacher tool of the week. The Essentials section contains a Teacher Message Board, Free Chalk Talk Newsletter, How To’s for Teachers, Hot Education Headlines, Holiday Lesson Plans, Education Chat Room, and Free Lesson Plans. Teacher feedback is encouraged. Bookmark this site and check in once a week.