Interactive Teaching and Learning

Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration
Search CILC for over 1,200 unique teacher evaluated K-12 interactive video distance learning programs, aligned with national k-12 curriculum standards, offered by nearly 200 content providers from around the world. Live video conferences range in price, but can be subsidized based on school need. Several content providers offer a focus on cultural diversity and anti-bias programming.

Learning Network of VT
Over one hundred Vermont schools have equipment that enables access to the Learning Network of Vermont (LNV), a videoconferencing network overseen by the Vermont Department of Education (DOE).  The LNV connects classrooms to each other and to outside sites anywhere in the world - via the Internet. Vermont schools can use the network to engage in virtual field trips, enable collaboration among students from different schools, provide professional development for teachers and other school staff members.

The New York Time's Learning Network: Teaching With and About Technology

A large collection of Learning Network resources, Times multimedia and articles and useful outside links to help both digital immigrants and digital natives think through these questions.
What are the potential benefits and drawbacks of using technology for learning? Are tech tools essentials, distractions or somewhere in between? How are other teachers using technology? What tech skills do today’s teachers need to use digital tools effectively?

Ask Dr. Math

The Math Forum Project hosts this interactive feature encouraging teachers and students to send questions about math or math problems to its expert panel of mathematicians. The site includes a list of frequently asked questions and an archive of previous questions and answers.                

Ask an Expert                          
Pitsco Innovative Education has recruited the most complete and diverse collection of content area experts on the World Wide Web. The site allows teachers or students to direct questions regarding virtually any topic to an expert in the respective field.                
Chabad-Lubavitch in Cyberspace: Ask Your Question                               
This Web site, hosted by the educational wing of the Lubavitch movement, devotes an entire section to encouraging users to send questions on Judaism. When I wrote in, I received a reply in less than one week.                            
The International Education and Resource Network connects young people around the world to work collaboratively on social and global issues. The site includes a section for teachers and descriptions of current projects.        

Intercultural E-mail Classroom Connections
The IECC (Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections) mailing lists are provided by St. Olaf College as a free service to help teachers and classes link with partners in other countries and cultures for e-mail classroom pen pal and project exchanges.                
NASA Quest: Meet NASA People                          
NASA gives students and teachers opportunities to interact with a variety of folks under several programs, including "Space Team Online," "Women of NASA," and "Space Scientists Online."                        

Sidney Finkel's Page
This Holocaust survivor tells his story and invites discourse from his site's visitors.                

YOUTH! Be Yourself
The youth lists establish an outlet for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and straight supportive youth ages 25 and under to talk with one another concerning such issues as coming out, schools, parents, friends, relationships, and other gay-related and non-gay-related youth issues.