the eduScapes Site
teachers, parents, students, and life-long
learners of all ages! This website is for
- Annette Lamb
and Larry Johnson have designed this website
to share a love of learning with others. As
authors and educators, we work with teachers,
parents, and children around the world to
effectively integrate technology into
teaching and learning environments. This
website was started in August,
- Why have
they spent the time and effort to develop
the following quotes and perhaps you'll
- There is
no higher religion than human service. To
work for the common good is the greatest
creed. - Woodrow Wilson
- I believe
that every human mind feels pleasure in doing
good to another - Thomas
- We can't
help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
- Loretta Scott
service is the noblest which is rendered for
its own sake - Mohandas K Gandhi
can I be useful, or what service can I be? There
is something inside me, what can it be? - Vincent
has been consistently ranked in the 'Top 50'
K-12 education sites by Google.
In August 2000, Science Spot named
eduScapes as its Technology
Site of the
December 2000, Marjan Glavac of
Busy Educator's Guide to the World Wide
in an e-Interview
with Education World, highlighted
eduScapes. The May/June
issue of TEACH Magazine included great
things about our website. August 6th,
Education Planet named Activate -
The Journal of Technology Rich Learning
as its top
site of the
On October 15, 2001, the New York
Times named 'The Teacher Tap' as
of the Day.
Also in October 2001, Kathy Schrock named
'The Teacher Tap' as a
of the School
for providing ways to help integrate
technology into the teaching and learning
- Check out
into Professional Development with 'Teacher
at eSchools, a January 1, 2002
article. February 25, MiddleWeb:
Exploring Middle School
featured Teacher Tap in their "Of
Particular Interest" section; later in
the year they also pointed to another of our
online publications: Activate: The Journal
of Technology-Rich Learning. The
42eXplore section was featured as
Kathy Schrock's Site
of the School
on March 18, 2002. On April 24, 2002,
Technology and Learning also named
eduScapes as the Site
of the Day.
On July 1st of 2002, Math
(Vol. 7, No. 26), the newsletter of The
Math Forum chose eduScapes as
the featured site. Finally in fall 2002,
"Technology Focus", a journal
published by the Department of Education,
East Perth Western Australia, highlighted our
website with a summary article (p. 26); you
can visit their website at Technology
2003 started off with a January 8th Education
World technology article recognizing
42eXplore in Online
Treasures: Ten Great Resource Sites for
Coincidentally on January 13th, Cara Bafile
at Education World highlighted us and
our website at her Web Wizard of the
Week section; see the article at
the Road to
October, we received notification that a team independent
reviewers - a group of teachers had evaluated our
a result, eduScapes was given their Highly
Recommended rating for sites of "special educational merit." Schoolzone's
only higher award is reserved for sites judged to be
directly relevant to the UK national curriculum.
January 2004, the Innovative
Teaching Center at the College of Southern
Maryland - La Plata Campus featured
as their "Link
of the Month. March 2004 Talking Hands recognized Information Architecture for the Web,
one of our online course materials web-sections. The Laudation was the result of nomination by two or more website visitors followed by review by an international team of judges.
16, 2005, the EduHound Weekly featured our new website Escrapbooking as
their site of the week. On September 12,
2005, TechLearning named eduScapes as its "Site of the Day."
January 8-14, 2006, eduScapes was awarded the "Weekly Link Award" from Germany's Linksgiving.com. The Weekly Link Award has been given every Sunday, since January 2002, to one selected Website that is judged for originality of concept, easiness of navigation, pleasant design, clarity and completeness of information, and browser-independent accessibility. Alberto Rinaldi is author/editor of Linksgiving.com. He teaches Thorough Bass, Harpsichord, and Chamber Music at the Early Music Department of the State University of Music, Trossingen, Germany.
Lamb & Larry Johnson
Author / Web DevelopersHusband and wife
team, Larry and Annette are career educators.
We both have backgrounds in teaching at public
schools and universities, plus work as library
media specialists. Both of us have completed Ph.D.
degrees in Instructional Media. Anyone
interested in more detail about our
professional backgrounds can continue to
(Annette) and Resume
(Larry). Get the personal latest news about us at the Annette
Lamb and Larry Johnson Update page.
In May 1999, Annette and
Larry left the secure confines of university positions
full-professor and administrator to become
full-time RVers and free-agent educators
operating their publishing firm
to Action, Inc.)
and providing professional development services
Learning Group. Since that time, we have returned to college teaching but continue our full-time RVing lifestyle while teaching our courses entirely via the Internet Web.
Within the Website
is a weekly project section that contains a
thematic topic with selected web resources,
ideas and activities, vocabulary, lesson
plans, webQuests, and student produced
materials. Watch each week for a new topic.
The themes range across curriculum areas and
- E-scrapbooking provides specific examples and strategies for creating electronic, educational, experiential, and engaging scrapbooks!
combines award-winning and popular fiction
for young readers together with selected
- January 2003) contains ideas and resources
to help you grow and improve as a multimedia
user, developer, technology coordinator,
educator, collection developer, or librarian.
contains original articles and photographs
about our natural environment and people's
place in nature.
is a professional development resource that
helps educators address common technology
is a non-periodic online publication with
articles aimed at developing technology-rich
learning environments. Look there for
materials from our presentations and
has information about combined hiking,
sightseeing, and locating cached 'treasures'
using our handheld GPS.
contains information and resources for RVing,
camping, and the full-timing RV
- In addition our website provides information about the Online Courses that we teach. We are both virtual professors for the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI). The IUPUI SLIS program has an Online Blue Ribbon Certification program designed for educators seeking certification as a school library media specialist. All the courses are offered online.
you'll find other links to our own publishing
and professional development initiatives on
various web pages, we've tried to limit
external advertising. We do link to
to provide a quick way for people to purchase
additional materials we might suggest. We
also provide many links to websites that we
think provide good information and learning
resources. We want to assure our readers that
we're interested in supporting education, not
selling products (other than our own).
- If you have
questions or suggestions, please email
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Developed by Annette
11/98, Updated 1/06.