Online Learning Resources

SCORE connects online resources to California's standards.

Here are great Internet destinations for finding content rich resources that support California Standards. They are valuable for planning alternate routes to New York!

Schools of California Online Resources in Education

The Schools of California Online Resources in Education (also known as SCORE) helps teachers plan and deliver K-12 learning activities. Sponsored by the California Technology Assistance Project, the California Department of Education, and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association the SCORE sites aim to:

  • support the California content standards and curriculum frameworks
  • offer links to quality Internet resources
  • share teacher-developed lessons

The SCORE sites are organized into four content areas. Highlights and features of sites are offered along with links below:

History/Social Science
  • over 3,000 web resources supporting California's academic standards
  • searchable by grade level or topic
  • lesson activities, projects, electronic field trips, discussion groups and more
Language Arts
  • CyberGuides: Internet-based lessons
  • coorelated to academic standards
  • supplements to core literature
  • web based resources and lessons
  • correlated to academic standards
  • mathematics research
  • real-world mathemeatics
  • web based resources and lessons
  • searchable by standards or topics
  • student-friendly "kids corner"
  • "ask-a-scientist" feature


Pacific Bell has assembled a number of different resources for K-12 that support teaching and learning through their Education First Initiative. Two of these resources are listed below:

Blue Web'N
A library of Blue Ribbon sites for educators. The site is searchable by content, subject, or grade.
Web Quests
A WebQuest presents students with a challenging task, scenario, or problem to solve. Best to topics are those that are under dispute or that at least offer a couple different perspectives. Current events, controversial social and environmental topics work well. Students begin by learning some common background knowledge, then divide into groups. Each student or pair of students has a particular role, task, or perspective to master. They effectively become experts on one aspect of a topic. Students must synthesize their learning by completing a summarizing act such as e-mailing congressional representatives or presenting their interpretation to the world. If you want to see a more comprehensive collection of Web Quests, check out the collections of Bernie Dodge and Tom March.