September 2022 Newsletter

Dear Teachers, Retired Teachers, and Friends, Once again, I want to welcome you to the K12IRC.org website, version 2. I am sure many of you have many questions. Walk this journey with me. Who am I? My name is Pamela Choate, but I also go by Pam. I have been in education for 35 years … learn more

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the K-12 Internet Resource Center. Is this website really free? Yes. You can access the entire resource center without any payment or registration. The vast majority of resources we link to are also free! How can you provide all of this for free? Funding for this … learn more

Our Story

Back in the 1995, the Internet as we know it today was just getting organized. There were only 23,500 web sites on the entire Internet (vs. 1.7 billion sites in 2022). Yahoo’s tree index – a collection of static web pages – was the “Google” of the day. The National Science Foundation saw a need … learn more

Cast of Characters

It takes a village to keep a website going. Here are some of the people and organizations that have helped propel K12IRC over the years. Dr. Bonnie Tenenbaum Dr. Tenenbaum was instrumental in the creation of the library and continued to curate content and provide guidance right up until her passing in October, 2020. She … learn more

Dr. Bonnie Tenenbaum 1944 – 2020

Bonnie Tenenbaum, our “head librarian” and founder passed away on October 15th, 2020. Bonnie (you were always on a first name basis with her) was an educator for nearly 50 years and has been an integral part of K12IRC since its inception. A graduate from both Cal and Stanford, Bonnie used to joke that her … learn more

Fall 2020 Newsletter

Normally, we’d cover interesting new topics, welcoming you back to another school year. This year, however, is anything but normal. Some teachers have already quit. More are thinking about it. Some schools are going fully on-line. Others will be in-person only, or various combinations of in-classroom and remote learning – with all the “challenges” that … learn more