|About the National
Science Teachers Association (NSTA) sciLINKS logo
"Dear Calgary Allergy Network,
I'm writing to tell you about a new service
provided by the National Science Teachers Association (www.nsta.org)
and to invite you to help us facilitate the effort. The service
is called sciLINKS, and it is an endeavor by NSTA to connect textbooks
to useful online content.
Many teachers are taking advantage of the Internet
to show their students materials that enhance or extend the content
covered in the curriculum. These materials are available in the
public domain, but they are often difficult to find. We believe
that by utilizing textbooks as a portal to good online content,
we can reach more teachers and students than is possible with the
traditional search engine or pointer web site. This is simplified
by the fact that 90% to 95% of students learn science through the
pages of a textbook. A direct connection from a concept on the textbook
page to materials exploring that concept in cyberspace leads readers
to the kinds of materials our professional educators believe work
best in the classroom.
You are receiving this letter because one of
your web pages was selected by our team of teachers who reviewed
it using a stringent set of criteria that ensure selected materials
have accurate content and effective pedagogy.
Our teachers selected the following web page(s), http://cgi.cadvision.com/~allergy/teacherall.html.
Once a web site is selected, we place its URL
in a database, correlate it to the National Science Education Standards,
and write a brief description that identifies one or more of its
salient characteristics. When a reader (a teacher, student, or even
parent) of a sciLINKed textbook comes across a sciLINKS icon in
their textbook, they know that the content on that page has been
enhanced with online content specifically connected to a single
concept. The reader goes to the free sciLINKS web site, and they
type in a code found on the pages of that text, and the sciLINKS
search engine reports the five to 15 pages our teachers selected.
When a user selects one of these sites, a new browser window opens,
points to the selected web site, and connects the reader directly
to the content provider--you.
Please consider using the attached sciLINKS
logo somewhere on the selected page(s). This will mark your page
as one of excellence. "
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