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The Knowledge Loom - What Works in Teaching & Learning


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"Using the Knowledge Loom enables educators to become part of an active online teaching and learning community."

The Guidance Channel

The Knowledge Loom was named one of the "Top Ten Professional Development Websites" by the staff of The Guidance Channel Ezine in August of 2004.

The Guidance Channel Ezine is a monthly magazine focusing on the social, emotional and educational issues facing the K-12 population. Their audience is comprised of school counselors, teachers, administrators, parents, prevention specialists, and other mental health professionals, and they attract over 50,000 unique visitors to the site each month. Each month they cover a different "Spotlight Topic" that relates to the social, emotional, and educational issues facing today's youth. They review and link to the highest quality websites to help their readers learn more about the topic being addressed.

The Guidance Channel Awards page can be viewed at:



"The Knowledge Loom is an ongoing masterpiece..."

"a valuable research tool for educators" that "should be included in the education resources of all universities with a School of Education."

The Association of College and Research Libraries

In March of 2002, The Knowledge Loom was enthusiastically reviewed in College & Research Libraries News, an online publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries.  This review described The Knowledge Loom as  an "ongoing masterpiece"  and a "valuable research tool for educators" that "should be included in the education resources of all universities with a School of Education."

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association, is a professional association of academic librarians and other interested individuals. It is dedicated to enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the higher education community and to improve learning, teaching, and research. ACRL is the largest division of the American Library Association (ALA). ACRL currently has a membership of approximately 12,400, accounting for nearly 20% of the total ALA membership.

The Knowledge Loom review in College & Research Libraries News can be viewed by clicking on the Knowledge Loom link at:


Winner 2001 - The Association of Educational Publishers

The Association of Educational Publishers

The Association of Educational Publishers has recognized The Knowledge Loom as the outstanding product in the Category: Technology-Supported Professional Development Resources for 2001.

The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP), founded in 1895, supports the growth of educational publishing and its positive impact on learning and teaching. It tracks education and industry information and trends, provides professional development, and promotes quality supplemental materials as essential learning resources. Members include print and digital publishers, educational foundations and associations, and the education and trade press, as well as schools and school districts. The Association  holds an annual conference in June of each year and several CEO Roundtables.

Since 1964, the Association has recognized excellence in educational publishing on a professional level with the Distinguished Achievement awards. The awards, which have grown in scope and stature to become the premier honor in the industry, are presented in seven programs. Many print and digital products and publications used by today's students and teachers bear the Association's award-winning logo.

The Knowledge Loom Distinguished Achievement Award listing can be viewed in the Education Technology section at:


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Education World

In June of 2000, The Knowledge Loom was reviewed by Education World (R). It received an "A" Rating.

Education World (R) is a search engine for educational Web sites, a place where educators can find information without searching the entire Internet. It is also an information source on the Web with news from USA Today, monthly site reviews, and employment listings to keep educators up to date. It includes original content such as lesson plans, articles written by education experts, and information on how to make the best use of technology in the classroom, so that educators can find ideas at the click of a mouse.

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"...promises to be one of the premier sites for what works in the teaching and learning process."

"...well designed, concise, and visually appealing."

"If your school or district is creating a new staff development plan to support student learning goals, check out the Knowledge Loom."

Knowledge Network - Blue Web 'N Site

In April of 2000, The Knowledge Loom was named a 4-star site, (5-star being the best), in Pacific Bell's Knowledge Network "Blue Web'n Site". The Blue Web'n is a searchable database of over 1000 outstanding Internet learning sites categorized by subject area, audience, and type (lessons, activities, projects, resources, references, & tools). Blue Web'n does not attempt to catalog all educational sites, but only the most useful sites -- especially online activities targeted at learners.

Blue Web'n gets lots of praise from educators worldwide. Thousands of other sites link to Blue Web'n and the Blue Web'n Weekly Update has over 37,000 subscribers.

To see their rating of The Knowledge Loom, go to:


Net Day Compass

Net Day Compass

The Knowledge Loom was chosen as the "Editor's Choice" for:
Best Practices & Real Stories

The resources in this section highlight the experiences of other technology decision-makers their stories provide perspective on what works (and what doesn't!) in schools.

The Knowledge Loom: What Works in Teaching and Learning
A growing, searchable database of best practice resources. The Knowledge Loom is managed by The Northeast & Islands Regional Educational Laboratory at Brown University. is a comprehensive education technology web site designed for technology decision-makers working in K-12 schools. is an initiative developed by NetDay (, a national non-profit organization that works to connect every child to a brighter future by helping educators meet educational goals through the effective use of technology. The main feature of is an organized directory of web sites that include education technology information.

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