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Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Journals: http://www.aamt.edu.au/Publications-and-statements/Journals
Big Ideas: http://www.authenticeducation.org/bigideas/ is an e-journal launched in 2005 from Authentic Education, an educational consulting organization headed by Grant Wiggins.
CONNECT® Magazine: http://www.synergylearning.org/connect_home, published by Synergy Learning International, Inc., is for educators interested in inquiry-based learning in K-8 science, math and technology. "Readers across the country have called it a valuable support for problem solving skills, hands-on learning and interdisciplinary approaches." Individuals, schools and regional education centers, as well as colleges and universities, have subscribed. However, the archived articles can be freely accessed. Browse articles by title, author, issue, category, or grade level. Categories include NCTM strands and more.
Convergence: http://convergence.mathdl.org/convergence/1/ is a new online magazine from the Mathematics Association of America, which provides resources to help teach mathematics using its history.
Educational Studies in Mathematics: http://www.springerlink.com/content/102875/
International Journal of Computers for Mathematical Learning: http://www.springerlink.com/content/102910//
International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning: http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/journal/default.htm The aim of this electronic journal is to enhance mathematics teaching for students through the secondary level. It provides a medium for ideas, innovation and practice in all aspects of mathematics teaching and learning. Educators might be interested in The Impact of California's Back to Basics Policies by Bill Jacobs (2001, May 25), who examined California's mathematics policies [changes in 1999] in relation to standards, instructional matters (teaching for understanding vs. teaching rules and procedures) and professional development. In Knowledge Maps: Tools for Building Structure in Mathematics, Astrid Brinkmann (2005, October 25) discussed how mind maps and concept maps can be developed and used to graphically show how ideas and concepts can be linked in a well-structured form.
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching: http://aace.org/pubs/jcmst/default.htm is a publication of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, which is "devoted specifically to using information technology in the teaching of mathematics and science."
Journal of Mathematics and Culture: http://nasgem.rpi.edu/pl/journal-mathematics-culture-s37 is from the North American Study Group on Ethnomathematics.
Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education: http://www.springerlink.com/content/102941/
Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications: http://mathdl.maa.org/mathDL/4/ is from the Mathematics Association of America. The Journal features articles on learning via online math materials, ideas for designing and using Web-based materials in teaching, learning, and assessing mathematics, and mathlets (tools online), for example.
Journal of Urban Mathematics Education: http://ed-osprey.gsu.edu/ojs/index.php/JUME is a "peer-reviewed, open-access, academic journal published twice a year. The mission of the journal is to foster a transformative global academic space in mathematics that embraces critical research, emancipatory pedagogy, and scholarship of engagement in urban communities" (About section).
MathAMATYC Educator: http://www.amatyc.org/publications/mathamatyceducator/index.html is a publication of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. Its purpose is to provide an avenue of communication for all mathematics educators concerned with the views, ideas, and experiences pertinent to two-year college teachers and students.
Mathematics Education Dialogues: http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=1796 was published through April, 2002, by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. It was an open forum for the discussion of points of view regarding mathematics education. Issues (full versions in pdf still available) included the use of calculators, professional development, high stakes testing, teacher preparation, integrated math, tracking, and more.
Mathematics Teacher Educator: http://www.nctm.org/publications/toc.aspx?jrnl=mte is devoted to issues of mathematics teacher education. It is a joint publication of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, produced twice a year.
Math in the Media: http://www.ams.org/mathmedia/ is an online monthly magazine from the American Mathematical Society containing math in the news.
Math Projects Journal: http://www.mathprojects.com/ is an international publication offering tips and lesson plans for interactive math projects, discussions of relevant topics, and contributions from teachers from around the world.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Journals: http://www.nctm.org/publications/default.aspx
Plus: http://plus.maths.org/content/ Plus is an internet magazine which is free for educational and non-commercial purposes. It aims to introduce readers to the beauty and the practical applications of mathematics. You'll find "articles, which describe applications of maths to real-world problems, games, and puzzles; reviews of popular maths books and events; a news section, showing how recent news stories were often based on some underlying piece of maths that never made it to the newspapers; a puzzle for you to sharpen your wits against; a lucky dip of mathematical curiosities; and opinions on various maths-related topics and news stories. [Plus also has] a regular interview with someone in a maths-related career, showing the wide range of uses maths gets put to in the real world." (About Plus section)
PUMAS: https://pumas.gsfc.nasa.gov/ PUMAS, Practical Uses of Math and Science, is an online journal for pre-college education with "brief examples showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes can be used in interesting settings, including every day life." It is aimed primarily at classroom teachers for use with their learners.
NOTE: Beyond the journals and magazines listed below, the The Education Research Global Observatory maintains a complete and current directory of open access peer-reviewed journals in education.
American School Board Journal: http://www.asbj.com Get the latest on education statistics, finance, technology, school law, security, student achievement, and special reports.
Australian Journal of Educational Technology: http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet.html
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology: http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/ is a peer-reviewed journal covering "all aspects of educational technology and learning. Topics may include, but are not limited to: learning theory and technology, cognition and technology, instructional design theory and application, online learning, computer applications in education, simulations and gaming, and other aspects of the use of technology in the learning process."
Campus Technology: http://campustechnology.com/ replaced Syllabus Magazine effective October 2004. Campus Technology for higher education includes feature articles, case studies, product reviews, and profiles of technology use at the instructor, departmental, and institutional levels.
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education: http://www.citejournal.org
Converge: http://www.convergemag.com/ is "part of the media platform for the Center for Digital Education, focused on news, analysis and perspective for the education technology market. Convergemag.com covers the convergence of education and technology [in K-12 and higher education] and features the premier series of publications, Converge Special Reports" (About Converge section). You'll also find stories and papers on policy and technology, classroom technology and infrastructure, curriculum and administrative technology, college and career, and professional development.
EdTech Magazine: http://www.edtechmag.com/k12/index.php focus on K-12
Education Policy Analysis Archives: http://epaa.asu.edu/ojs/ a peer-reviewed online journal of education research.
Education Statistics Quarterly: http://nces.ed.gov/programs/quarterly/ offers a comprehensive overview of work done across all of the National Center for Education Statistics. "Each issue includes short publications and summaries covering all NCES publications and data products released in a given time period as well as notices about training and funding opportunities. In addition, each issue includes a featured topic with invited commentary, and a note on the topic from NCES" (NCES description).
Educational Leadership, a magazine for educators by educators from ASCD: http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership.aspx Educators might be particularly interested in February 2003's edition on using data to improve student achievement and data-driven decision making. Note: EL issues from October 1943 to January 1998 are open for the public.
Educational Technology Research and Development: http://www.aect.org/Intranet/Publications/index.asp#etrd is a bi-monthly publication of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. AECT states, "it is the only scholarly journal in the field focusing entirely on research and development in educational technology."
Educause Publications: See Educause Review and Educause Quarterly under Resources at http://www.educause.edu/ . Educause has a mission to transform education through information technologies. Other learning resources are available related to teaching/learning, cybersecurity, information technology management, networking and emerging technology, policy and law, and so on.
Electronic Journal for the Integration of Technology in Education: http://ejite.isu.edu/ is a refereed journal by the College of Education at Idaho State University. Articles are published throughout the year and feature research findings, practical articles, book and software reviews, and commentary on topics of interest to those educators and others. The online format allows for the inclusion of multimedia elements.
Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education: http://www.eastern.edu/publications/emme/
First Monday: http://www.firstmonday.org/ First Monday, an initiative from the University of Illinois at Chicago Library, publishes original articles about the Internet and the Global Information Infrastructure.
From Now On: http://www.fno.org/ Beyond technology to learning and information literacy. Subject index contains assessment, change, copyright information, curriculum, grants, information literacy, Internet use policies, libraries of the future, networks and connectivity, research, staff development, technology planning, virtual museums, and tips on web site development.
Institute for Learning Styles Research Journal: http://learningstyles.org/ is a peer reviewed electronic journal published by the Institute for Learning Styles Research. The journal solicits articles on research pertaining to the general topic of learning styles. Articles are available online.
International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership: http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl is a refereed online journal that is cosponsored by ASCD and Simon Fraser and George Mason Universities.
International Journal of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning: http://www.itdl.org/index.htm
International Journal of Learning and Media: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/ijlm is produced quarterly. It is an "online-only journal devoted to the examination of the changing relationships between learning and media across a wide range of forms and settings." Read the first and current issues for free. The journal also has additional content at ijlm.net. "There you will find abstracts, news, forums, commenting functionality, free content, multimedia presentations and much more."
Journal of Applied Instructional Design: http://www.jaidpub.org/ The first issue of this journal was in 2011. The journal is sponsored by AECT. Articles are based on design and development projects with the goal to improve instructional design.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership: http://jel.sagepub.com/ This is an electronic publication of the University Council for Educational Administration in cooperation with the University of Utah which contains peer-reviewed cases appropriate for use in programs that prepare educational leaders.
Journal of Curriculum and Supervision from ASCD: Last issue was summer 2005, but archives are available to members of ASCD: http://www.ascd.org/Publications/Past_ASCD_Publications.aspx
Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education is a publication of ISTE that provides computer and technology education to preservice and inservice teachers: http://www.iste.org/learn/publications/journals/jdlte.aspx
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia published by the Association for Advancement of Computing in Education: http://www.aace.org/pubs/jemh/
Journal of Educational Research and Practice is an online publication of Walden University: http://www.publishing.waldenu.edu/jerap/
Journal of Interactive Learning Research published by the Association for Advancement of Computing in Education: http://www.aace.org/pubs/jilr
Journal of Interactive Multimedia in Education: http://www-jime.open.ac.uk
Journal of Mobile Teaching: http://mobileteaching.org/JMT/ JMT "is an integrated media resource accessible via a PC or mobile device. It is the core knowledgebase and professional network for teaching and digital learning with mobile devices." You will find "research papers, open source mobile lesson plans, and strategic presentations for mobile learning." The journal is updated one day in each month from August to May.
Journal of Research on Technology in Education: http://www.iste.org/jrte Effective August 31, 2001, this is the new name for the Journal of Research on Computers in Education.
Journal of Special Education Technology: http://www.tamcec.org/jset/ is an online publication of the Technology and Media Division of the Council for Exceptional Children.
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education: http://site.aace.org/publications.html is a peer-reviewed journal from the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, which is a society from the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
Journal of Technology Education: http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JTE/ from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and International Technology Education Association. JTE is a refereed scholarly journal that provides a forum for discussion of technology education. Conceptual as well as research-based articles are published.
Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment: http://escholarship.bc.edu/jtla/ is housed jointly in the Technology and Assessment Study Collaborative and the Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation and Educational Policy at Boston College.
Journal of Virtual Worlds Research: http://www.jvwresearch.org/ Publication of this peer-reviewed quarterly journal began in July 2008 at the University of Texas at Austin. Articles are available online under a Creative Commons license. Initial themes include Virtual Worlds Research: Past, Present, and Future; Consumer Behavior in Virtual Worlds; Culture of Virtual Worlds; Pedagogy, Education, and Innovation in 3-D Virtual Worlds. JVWR also has a newsletter and podcasts.
JSD (Journal of Staff Development): http://www.learningforward.org/news/jsd/index.cfm from Learning Forward [formerly the National Staff Development Council] is published bi-monthly and is devoted to professional learning.
Learning & Leading with Technology: http://www.iste.org/ Select from the list of publications by the International Society for Technology in Education for current and past issues.
Meridian: A Middle School Computer Technologies Journal: http://www.ncsu.edu/meridian/ is "an electronic journal dedicated to research and practice of computer technology in middle school classrooms. It is published twice yearly by an interdisciplinary team of NC State graduate students representing a broad range of fields from education to forestry."
MultiMedia & Internet@Schools!: http://www.mmischools.com/ is a practical journal of technology for education, including multimedia, CD-ROM, online, Internet & hardware in K-12. This is the new name for MultiMedia Schools magazine.
OnCue: http://www.cue.org/oncue/ is published four times a year for members of Computer Using Educators (CUE); however, selected resources are available online. CUE is a California based organization for K-12 and postsecondary educators whose mission is to advance student achievement through technology. Get "tips on new hardware and software, up-to-date legislative information, articles on successful school-based technology programs" and more.
Reading Online: http://www.readingonline.org/ is a peer-reviewed journal of K-12 practice and research by the International Reading Association. The journal supports professionals as they integrate technology in the classroom. You can also join online communities for conversations about issues in literacy and technology. The International Reading Association posted the following note at the web site: "At its January 2005 meeting, the International Reading Association’s Board of Directors voted to suspend publication of Reading Online." The last issue with peer reviewed articles is May/June. Readers are "assured that all articles and features published over the years in Reading Online will continue to be available."
Teacher Magazine: http://www.teachermagazine.org/tm/index.html is a publication of Editorial Projects in Education Inc. A professional development sourcebook is also available with a fully searchable directory, which has links to more than 200 products, services, or organizations.
Teaching K-8 Magazine: http://www.teachingk-8.com/
Technology and Children: http://www.iteaconnect.org/Publications/t&c.htm is an award-winning journal for K-8 technology education published four times a year by the International Technology Education Association.
Tech & Learning: http://www.techlearning.com/
Technos e-Zine: http://www.ait.net/technos/ produced monthly from the Agency for Instructional Technology You can also read selected archived issues of Technos Quarterly, publication of which ended in 2002.
TechTrends: http://www.aect.org/Intranet/Publications/index.asp#tt is a publication of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. AECT states "its major purposes are: to provide a vehicle for the exchange of information among professional practitioners concerning the management of media and programs, the application of educational technology principles and techniques to instructional programs, corporate and military training, and any other kinds of information that can contribute to the advancement of knowledge of practice in the field."
T.H.E. Journal: http://thejournal.com Technology Horizons in Education
The Technology Teacher: http://www.iteaconnect.org/Publications/ttt.htm is a peer-reviewed journal from the International Technology Education Association (ITEA), which is published eight times a year. It is useful for technology education professionals, including K-12 classroom teachers as well as teacher educators. Content includes reports on current trends in technology education, technology learning activities, program articles, news, calendar, and so on.
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The Directory of Open Access Journals: http://www.doaj.org/ DOAJ aims to be comprehensive (i.e., all subjects and languages) and covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals to guarantee content. Quality control means that the journals "must exercise peer-review or editorial quality control to be included." This is a huge plus for researchers.
eLearn Magazine: http://www.eLearnmag.org published by the ACM, is devoted to distance education.
Innovate: Journal of Online Education: http://www.innovateonline.info/ is an open-access, peer-reviewed, online periodical, which was published bimonthly by the Fischler School of Education and Human Services at Nova Southeastern University. The last volume of Innovate was published September, 2009, but the Fischler School indicates articles in past issues continue to be available online. The journal focused on the creative use of information technology to enhance education and training in academic, commercial, and governmental settings. The journal's basic assumption was that innovation in one sector can inform practice in each of the other sectors.
International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design: http://www.igi-global.com/IJOPCD
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks: http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/jaln_main
Journal of Educators Online: http://www.thejeo.com/ is published in January and July of each year. JEO is "an online, double-blind, refereed journal by and for instructors, administrators, policy-makers, staff, students, and those interested in the development, delivery, and management of online courses in the Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Medicine, and Sciences."
Journal of Online Learning and Teaching: http://jolt.merlot.org/index.html addresses the scholarly use of multimedia resources in education, including topics as "learning theory and the use of multimedia to improve student learning; instructional design theory and application; online learning and teaching initiatives; use of technology in education; innovative learning and teaching practices" (Welcome section, para. 2).
Online Educator has combined with Newspapers in Education Online: http://nieonline.com
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration: http://www.westga.edu/~distance/jmain11.html
The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl You will also find a list of other related journals on distance education teaching and learning among resources at this site: http://www.irrodl.org/miscfiles/journalpg.html
United States Distance Learning Association Journal: http://www.usdla.org
Bookshare: http://www.bookshare.org/ is "an online library of digital books for people with print disabilities. It operates under an exception to U.S. copyright law which allows copyrighted digital books to be made available to people with qualifying disabilities ... Members download books, textbooks and newspapers in a compressed, encrypted file. They then read the material using adaptive technology, typically software that reads the book aloud (text-to-speech) and/or displays the text of the book on a computer screen, or Braille access devices, such as refreshable Braille displays. Through an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), Bookshare offers free memberships to U.S. schools and qualifying U.S. students" (About Us: How Bookshare Works section). Of interest to math educators is the extensive list of math textbooks from leading publishers.
Dictionary.com: http://dictionary.reference.com/ provides "free online access to millions of English definitions, synonyms, spelling, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and translations from [its] Web properties at Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, and Reference.com and through [its] mobile iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and iPad applications and API data services. Dictionary.com's trusted content comes from 15 authoritative licensed and proprietary reference sources, that have helped define the English dictionary as we know it today" (About section). You can also access free learning resources for teachers and students including math flashcards, math term definitions, and standardized test guides.
Education and Information Technology Library: http://www.editlib.org/ EdITLib, sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, is a digital library of "peer-reviewed and published international journal articles and conference papers on the latest research, developments, and applications related to all aspects of Educational Technology and E-Learning."
Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/ free encyclopedia provided by HighBeam Research, which provides more than 57,000 frequently updated articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. Each article is enhanced with links to newspaper and magazine articles as well as pictures and maps.
Encyclopedia of Educational Technology: http://eet.sdsu.edu/eetwiki/index.php/Main_Page is a publication of San Diego State University Department of Educational Technology. It contains a collection of short multimedia articles written by its professors, graduate students, and others on a variety of topics related to the fields of instructional design and education (e.g., cognition and learning) and training.
Free Dictionary: http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Mathematics This online dictionary, encyclopedia, and thesaurus addresses many curricular areas; however, this link goes to the math section.
International Children's Digital Library: http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ is a collection of free books online for children 3-13 in their native language.
Internet Public Library: http://www.ipl.org/
Mathematical Sciences Digital Library: http://mathdl.org/jsp/index.jsp from the Mathematics Association of America features two online magazines (Convergence and the Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications), a collection of free digital classroom resources, and open-source, shareable mathlets that you can add to your own Web pages. The latter includes ready-to-use curriculum units.
Math Forum Internet Mathematics Library: http://www.mathforum.com/library/ The Math Forum at Drexel University contains math topics, math education topics, resources with subdivisions for elementary, middle school, high school, college, and research. Resources, for example, include educational materials, internet-based projects, organizations, publications, and software.
Mathwords: http://www.mathwords.com/ The site provides a comprehensive, interactive math dictionary of math words, terms, formulas, pictures, diagrams, and tables from Algebra I to Calculus, so it is suitable for grades 9-12. The explanations are readable for average math students, and over a thousand illustrations and examples are provided.
Mathwright Library: http://www.mathwright.com This library is a true find! It is a collection of interactive, electronic mathematics and science books that range in size from 1 to 55 pages (or more). The collection presently holds roughly 250 books, that comprise 1800 interactive pages. Each page is like an Applet. Search by math topic and/or level (elementary, high school, beginning college, intermediate college, and advanced).
Library members (annual fee of about $20) may download freely during their subscription period. The WorkBooks have been developed by College and Secondary School mathematics and science teachers (and sometimes by their students) since 1991. The Microworlds and WorkBooks will allow students to ask their own questions, to read at their own pace, and to experiment and to play with those topics that interest them. There is a "Free Stuff" page to introduce you to this resource. Required plug-ins are available for viewing and interacting with content.
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary: http://www.merriam-webster.com/ based on the print version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition.
National Academies Press: http://www.nap.edu/topics.php?browse=1 NAP contains more than 4,000 books online, which you can read for free. Books are searchable by categories. For example, you'll find books on education on such topics as early childhood education; K-12 education; education research and theory; educational technology; higher education; math and science education; policy, reviews and evaluations; teacher preparation and professional development; and testing, assessments and standards.
National Science Digital Library: http://nsdl.org/ NSDL is the nation's online library for education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. If you wish, search for ethnomathematics. Ethnomathematics has developed as an academic discipline to explore the interaction of mathematics and the culture in which it arises, a basic premise being that mathematical ideas are mental constructs created by individuals and groups in response to cultural activities.
Online Books Page: http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/ lists over 30,000 free online books on numerous subjects. The site is by John Mark Ockerbloom and hosted by the University of Pennsylvania.
Questia.com, "The World's Largest Online Library": http://www.questia.com/ Research mathematics and such topics as math anxiety, teaching mathematics, mathematical problem solving, mathematics history, word problems, philosophy of mathematics. Subscription.
Read Print: http://www.readprint.com/ Read Print is a free online library that offers thousands of books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast. These are books typically read in literature courses ranging from such authors as Louisa May Alcott to Thomas Hardy to William Butler Yeats.
Visuwords: http://www.visuwords.com/ is an online graphical dictionary/thesaurus. What is unique is the graphical relationship of the word to other words and concepts. Open source code is used to produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. "Enter words into the search box to look them up or double-click a node to expand the tree. Click and drag the background to pan around and use the mouse wheel to zoom. Hover over nodes to see the definition and click and drag individual nodes to move them around to help clarify connections."
Webopedia: http://www.webopedia.com/ online dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology definitions.
World Almanac for Kids Online: http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/
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