Why Advertisements?

This site is made free to the educational community in exchange for advertising commitments because:

  • We believe teachers need online resources that are educationally sound, efficient, and cost effective.
  • We support teachers who continually and actively engage students in learning, especially through the use of technology.
  • We know teachers value these tools and ads will allow us to keep them available since federal funding for their development ended in 2005.

We are educators and life-long learners ourselves, and ideally we would want these sites to appear free of advertisements. Please be aware that we do not want these advertisements to impede classroom instruction in any way. If you find an advertisement inappropriate or overly distracting, please note the advertisement (specifically the name of the product it is promoting) and let us know. We are scanning for inappropriate advertisements daily, but cannot catch them all. We thank you for your patience as we transition to an advertisement-based business model.

All other comments or concerns about our use of advertisements are also welcome, please feel free to contact us.