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DITCH THAT TEXTBOOK
Get free teaching ideas. We love sharing practical ideas that work, and we’re generous with them to a fault. Find what you need through articles, books, videos, in-person presentations and more.
Contests for students and creators. Videos and lesson plans for teachers.
You’ll find practical classroom strategies and tips from real educators, as well as lesson ideas, personal stories, and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice.
SCHOOLS THAT WORK
Our flagship series highlights practices and case studies from K-12 schools and districts that are improving the way students learn.
LESSON PLANS AND RESOURCES FOR ARTS INTEGRATION
Dance in science, pop art in Spanish, or photography in math — there’s no end to the ways arts can be integrated into other curricula. Educators from Bates Middle School, in Annapolis, Maryland, share arts-integrated lessons and resources that you can use in your school.
Project-based learning is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge.
Get tips, techniques, and tools that apply the principles of game design to the learning process — a dynamic way to engage learners and help educators assess learning.
How are educators harnessing the energy of the maker movement to inspire student exploration across multiple subjects? Discover resources and share advice.
Thinking about flipping your classroom? Flipped-learning pioneers Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams walk you through the steps you need to take to make blended learning a reality.
BOOKMARK DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP: RESOURCE ROUNDUP
Check out Edutopia’s collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy.
EDUTOPIA’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL
COMMON SENSE EDUCATION
Common Sense Education provides high-quality digital literacy and citizenship programs to educators and school communities. Together, we work to empower students to harness technology for learning and life. Our free resources include ratings and reviews of digital tools, a comprehensive K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum, ready-made lesson plans, videos, webinars, and more.
EDUCATOR TOOLKIT: LESSONS & MATERIALS
News & Media Literacy:
In today’s 24/7 digital world, we have instant access to all kinds of information online. Educators need strategies to equip students with the core skills they need to think critically about today’s media. We teach foundational skills in news and media literacy through our Digital Citizenship program, specifically through our Creative Credit & Copyright and Information Literacy topics. Built on more than 10 years of expertise and classroom testing, these lessons and related teaching materials give students the essential skills to be smart, savvy media consumers and creators. From lesson plans about fact-checking to clickbait headlines and fake news, we’ve covered everything.
We All Teach SEL: Inspiring Activities for Every Classroom:
Social-emotional learning (SEL) skills make us better people at home, at school, in our communities, and in the workplace. According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), these skills (as well as the knowledge and attitudes that propel them) include how to “understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.”
Graphite™ is a free service from nonprofit Common Sense Education designed to help preK-12 educators discover, use, and share the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students by providing unbiased, rigorous ratings and practical insights from our active community of teachers.
Student Portfolio Apps and Websites:
Portfolios are a time-tested and teacher-trusted method for assessing student learning. But what happens when students ditch notebooks and folders for laptops and tablets? These tech tools are here to help, offering students virtual binders, folders, Web pages, and galleries for collecting everything from text to video. They also give teachers the ability to easily browse through their students’ work and assess remotely.
Cheap and Free VR and AR:
With recent advancements, virtual and augmented reality have never been more accessible in the classroom.
COMMON SENSE MEDIA
Common Sense is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.
Common Sense Media helps families make smart media choices. We offer the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music. Our Parent Concerns and Parent Blog help families understand and navigate the problems and possibilities of raising children in the digital age.
Find research-based tools to teach students how to embrace the power of technology in school and in life.
From cyberbullying and photo sharing to digital footprints and online safety, the Connecting Families program helps parents and kids address important topics and have meaningful conversations about making great choices in their digital lives.
Learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship through animated, choose-your-own-adventure interactive experiences, designed for grades 6-9. Invite students to explore digital dilemmas, make good (and not-so-good) decisions, and try out possible solutions through stories and mini-games – all without risking their real-world reputations. Students can play Digital Compass for free on their phone or tablet.
Digital Compass. Where are you headed?
The only educational game that gives kids the freedom to explore how decisions made in their digital lives can impact their relationships and future.
Aquí encontrarás videos cortos y artículos sobre la educación temprana para familias con niños pequeños. También una sección para que uses la tecnología y los medios para apoyar a tus hijos en la escuela y consejos para proteger la privacidad y seguridad de tu familia cuando están online.
COMMON SENSE KIDS ACTION
Common Sense Kids Action works with policy makers, business leaders, and other advocates across the nation to ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed. Kids Action works to drive policies at the state and national levels that ensure all kids 0-5 have access to vital education and health resources; that all children have high-quality digital learning experiences; that their online data and privacy is protected; and that child poverty is reduced in America. With over 65 million Common Sense users, more than 275,000 educators, and potential advocates in every home and school across the nation, Common Sense’s advocacy platform is building a movement dedicated to making kids our nation’s top priority.
COMMON SENSE RESEARCH
The mission of Common Sense Research is to provide parents, educators, health organizations, and policymakers with reliable, independent data on children’s use of media and technology and the impact it has on their physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development.
Teach and test the basics of online life.
Welcome to the Delta Downloads area where we are offering Delta Publishing materials to download every month for FREE! Delta Downloads is launching new downloadable materials from September 2015. We will be offering topical materials for teachers of young adult/adult learners, written by Jason Anderson, AND we will be offering YLs teachers photocopiable materials taken from our title Fun and Games in English.
The Smithsonian brings content experts and educators together to strengthen American education and enhance our nation’s ability to compete globally. The Smithsonian serves as a laboratory for creating innovative informal education methods that support formal education.
Today’s top trends in teaching.
BABSON SURVEY RESEARCH GROUP (BSRG)
OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
GLOBAL ONENESS PROJECT
Founded in 2006, the Global Oneness Project offers free multicultural stories and accompanying lesson plans for high school and college classrooms. Our award-winning collection of films, photo essays, and articles explore cultural, social, and environmental issues with a humanistic lens. Aligned to National and Common Core Standards, our curriculum content contains an interdisciplinary approach to learning and facilitates the development of active, critical thinking. Each month, we release a new story and accompanying lesson plan. All of our content and resources are available for free with no ads or subscriptions.
STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
CENTER FOR INNOVATION IN ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE EDUCATION
CIESE sponsors and designs multidisciplinary STEM curricula that educators throughout the world can use. These compelling lessons and projects promote problem-based learning, collaboration, higher order thinking skills, and critical analysis through the integration of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and other core subjects.
- K-12 Engineering Resources: Links for activities, lessons, career information, and more
- Ask An Expert : Suitable for all grades the Ask an Expert Page provides links to experts in a number of different categories. This site offers a quick one-step process for finding experts in any field.
- Real Time Data: Many of our online classroom projects use real time data sites that are difficult to find. This page contains links to some of the most compelling Internet web sites for educational use. These include a host of sites that have real time weather, air, water, and satellite information that could enhance traditional classroom lessons.
- Primary Sources: Here you can find links to sites with primary source information. View original and historical diaries, letters, photographs, maps, audio recordings and much more.
- Resources for Identifying Pseudo-Science: Here you will find links for educators about debunking urban legends, pseudo-science rhetoric, and other science misconceptions.
NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION (NARA)
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.
Teach with documents. Locate teachable primary sources. Find new and favorite lesson plans, and create your own activities for your students.
THE U.S. NATIONAL ARCHIVES AT FLICKR
US NATIONAL ARCHIVES AT YOUTUBE
U.S. NATIONAL ARCHIVES AT TUMBLR
News and current events from the National Archives and Records Administration (www.archives.gov) of the United States. Our holdings include the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, military records, Presidential records, and millions of other documents related to the Federal Government. Come visit our museums, research facilities, and Presidential Libraries across the United States!
VideoLectures.NET is an award-winning free and open access educational video lectures repository. The lectures are given by distinguished scholars and scientists at the most important and prominent events like conferences, summer schools, workshops and science promotional events from many fields of Science. The portal is aimed at promoting science, exchanging ideas and fostering knowledge sharing by providing high quality didactic contents not only to the scientific community but also to the general public. All lectures, accompanying documents, information and links are systematically selected and classified through the editorial process taking into account also users’ comments.
A safe, online learning environment with video lessons for your students.
ETEC 510: DESIGN WIKI
This Wikispace is a shared resource made available as an archived collection of wiki entries from previous iterations of the course. The Media/Education/Design wiki takes the form of an online set of entries that follow the standard Wikipedia encyclopedia entry genre. Wikipedia represents an important contemporary example of how a specific medium and a particular environment intersect in such a way as to enable the most prolific and significant example to-date of public knowledge production that blurs the boundaries between producers and consumers. At present, the design Wiki is primarily text-based, with some entries incorporating photographs and links to outside media.
Teachers Tech is dedicated to exploring and enhancing digital literacy for personal and classroom use. Weekly videos will showcase tips, tutorials and features of the newest tech that supports 21st-century learning.
Welcome to the Google Group dedicated to helping teachers use Minecraft to facilitate learning. This is a place to share and explore the many uses of the game as a learning environment.
Teaching wih Minecraft Edu:
Since late 2011, MinecraftEdu has made its way to thousands of classrooms around the world. It has been used to teach all kinds of skills and subjects from math to foreign languages to social justice to fair trade.
The overarching idea of MinecraftEdu is to retain the magic of original Minecraft while adding elements that facilitate its use in classroom.
The Minecraft Edu Classroom:
This page is dedicated to support teachers in the practical application of MinecraftEdu.
The Minecraft Edu Community:
There is a movement to use Minecraft in compelling ways at educational institutions around the world. Teachers, librarians, researchers, and more are creating amazing educational worlds — not to mention kids, parents, and gamers of all ages, too! The variety and creativity is inspirational.
Minecraft in Education:
Minecraft in education is a way to teach, learn and inspire. It’s students visiting ancient civilizations to create and play out their own stories. It’s exploring mathematical concepts like perimeter, area, and volume by breaking and placing Minecraft blocks. It’s practising collaboration, problem solving, digital citizenship, and leadership skills through creative thinking and innovative design. Minecraft in education is teachers and students inspiring each other to change the way we learn.
Minecraft Education Edition: Rube Goldberg Machines:
Rube Goldbergs provide a way for students to demonstrate their understanding of Physics concepts in a physical way. SciMaTech teachers and shop teachers for years have allowed for students to be the master builders and use tools of their trade to become architects and
structural engineers. Minecraft is another way for students to tap into that creativity when they don’t have access to a craft space or wood working tools.
I am a 7th grade world history teacher and this blog is a place for me to reflect on my teaching experiences with MinecraftEdu.
Connected Camps Blog:
Connected Camps Summer of Minecraft was catalyzed by three girl geeks on a mission to make coding and digital arts accessible and fun for all kids.
The Mushroom Experiment Lesson Plan:
This lesson is intended to teach core statistical concepts to students in junior high or high school. In this lesson the students run an experiment, then build a histogram showing the results of the experiment. The students then run the experiment again and compare the results of the two experiments. It is possible to teach this lesson in one class period, although you may choose to cover part one of this lesson one day, and part two the next day. This lesson is set up to accommodate up to 25 students.
KSK science students create a virtual loʻi in Minecraft:
At the intersection of innovation and tradition, a collaboration was formed between Kamehameha Schools Kapālama science students and professionals from KS’ Land Assets Division (LAD) bringing a Punaluʻu loʻi to life in the virtual world of Minecraft.
Mangahigh is an adaptive games-based maths resource designed for the blended classroom.
Teachers can be coders.
Computer science training and lesson plans for you and your K-6 classroom. Take your first hour of training and two weeks of lesson plans for free.
Tus estudiantes pueden usar Scratch para programar sus propias historias interactivas, animaciones y juegos. En el proceso, ellos aprenden a pensar de forma creativa, a razonar sistemáticamente y a trabajar de forma colaborativa — habilidades esenciales para cualquiera en la sociedad de hoy en día.
HOUR OF CODE TUTORIAL
The Scratch Wiki is a free, collaboratively-written wiki that provides information about the Scratch programming language and its website, history, and phenomena surrounding it.
Siemens and The Walt Disney Company have partnered to bring you and your students the real science behind the Disney Theme Parks! Click on the title to access games, slideshows, and key clips from the award-winning Science of Disney Imagineering series. It’s free.
STEM-Works is a resource for teachers, mentors, parents, STEM professionals, volunteers, and everyone passionate about getting children eager to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
GIRL START FOR EDUCATORS
Empowering girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Here you will find free Girlstart curriculum, formal and informal STEM best practices resources, effective messaging tips, collaboration opportunities and more.
For over a decade, TeAchnology has been providing free and easy to use resources for teachers dedicated to improving the education of today’s generation of students. We feature 46,000+ lesson plans, 10,200 free printable worksheets, rubrics, teaching tips,worksheet makers, web quests, math worksheets, and thousands of other great teacher resources. We are the online teacher resource that is designed to help busy Kindergarten through High School teachers.
NIX THE TRICKS
Do you cringe when a student declares “cross multiply!“ as soon as they see a problem involving fractions?
It doesn’t matter whether you teach elementary or high school, whether you’re a parent or a tutor, having a student yell out a trick without stopping to think is painful.
This book is filled with alternatives to the shortcuts so prevalent in mathematics education and explains exactly why the tricks are so bad for understanding math.
Download the book:
FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE FOR TEACHERS
Learn key computer science topics to better teach your students and prepare for the Praxis & TExES Computer Science certification test.
TEACHER CREATED MATERIALS
Created by teachers for teachers and students.
TeacherVision® provides teaching resources for all grades and all subjects.
LITERATURE TEACHING GUIDES
Help your students in Grades K-12 learn to appreciate literature with our extensive collection of easy-to-use supplemental material that will assist students in enjoying and understanding fine literature. These literature guides include lesson plans, printables, overview info, discussion questions, and extension activities to help you teach literary classics and structure your classroom discussion. Find guides to novels, short stories, nonfiction, plays, novels, essays, and poetry by diverse authors, both old and new.
POPULAR ART ACTIVITIES FOR MATH CLASS
Your students will enjoy participating in math class with our art activities for teachers of any grade level, from elementary to high school. Mix numbers with creativity with art activities that your students will love. You’ll find lessons for creating counting books, crafts that encourage measuring, geometry printables to color, sculpting activities, and much more! You can use these resources to introduce new concepts or reinforce topics your students have already learned.
Our goal is to provide teachers with resources and tools that will make their lives a little bit easier, leaving more time and energy to pursue personal and family interests.
FOR THE TEACHERS
Resources for teachers.
eacherSherpa makes it easy to find & create educational materials that meet the needs of every classroom.
FREE TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHERS
The purpose of this site is to share information about free resources that teachers can use in their classrooms. Written by Richard Byrne.
LIVE WIRE MEDIA
Free content for teachers from Live Wire Media.
Allan & Glynis Carrington set up Designing Outcomes as a part time venture while Allan was working at the University of Adelaide. Its purpose was to help teachers and educators to develop more effective curriculum and better teaching practice to empower students to strive for transformational learning outcomes. Since their retirement from full time employment, Designing Outcomes has grown in reach and effectiveness as a consultancy. Allan and Glynis are helping teachers in developing countries use 21st Century learning and teaching methods. This calling has quickly become a full time pursuit including significant travel and teaching opportunities.
THE ED TECH ROUND UP
The Ed Tech Roundup is your source for regular updates on the latest educational technology news & reviews.
We also have a growing library of lesson plans and resources to help classroom teachers integrate technology across the curriculum.
Itslife is intended to be a resource for teachers, trainers, tutors, instructors, or indeed anybody working in the sector which is variously called ‘Learning and Skills’, ‘Post Compulsory Education’ or ‘Lifelong Learning’.
Designed for high school and college teachers and students, History Matters serves as a gateway to web resources and offers other useful materials for teaching U.S. history.
PASS THE APPLE
Our Mission: Helping teachers around the country get the educational materials they need for the improvement of public school education and the support of educators.
Curriculum for K12 teachers: Standards-aligned engineering lessons and hands-on activities for use in science, engineering, and math classrooms.
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF SAN FRANCISCO
The mission of the Economic Education & Outreach Group is to provide meaningful learning experiences about economics, the U.S. economy, and the Federal Reserve to students, educators, and the broader public. We strive to promote teacher professional development, supply relevant classroom materials and application, foster direct student engagement opportunities, support actionable outreach, and engage in evidence-based research.
Educational Resources from Pre-K thru Grade 12.
TALK TO OUR KIDS ABOUT MONEY
The financial education of our children should start early. CFEE’s Talk With Our Kids About Money program, powered by BMO Harris Bank, provides teachers and parents with free tools and resources designed/geared to help them have relevant/age appropriate conversations about money.
Free primary source materials for social studies teachers.
All your essential teaching resources in one place…
EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY GUY
Free resources for teachers, educational ideas and tips, educational topics, Personal Learning Networks, Project Based Learning, Google, Evernote, Discovery Education and more.
EconEdLink provides a premier source of classroom-tested, Internet-based economic and personal finance lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students. With over 435 lessons to choose from, teachers can use as many of the lessons as they would like and as often as they would like.
Tips, ideas and lesson plans from a developing teacher.
Free Educational Materials for Teachers and Students of All Grade Levels and Subjects.
WritingFix: Quality Teaching Resources for K-12.
Strategically designed lessons to help “fix” teachers who don’t enjoy teaching writing.
Welcome to the English section of the Internet Second Language Collective, an international community of half a million ESL/EFL language teachers sharing self-made language teaching materials.
Thousands of downloadable, projectable, printable teacher materials, covering all the skills necessary for effective reading instruction.
EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.
VEX EDR CURRICULUM
The VEX EDR Curriculum provides resources to help guide teachers and students through the robotics build and competition process. Everything is included so even a completely inexperienced teacher or student can be successful.
Materials for teachers:
Since we launched our website in 1996, we’ve been providing resources to teachers to help them bring poetry to the classroom. Here you will find a wealth of information, including essays about teaching poetry; a roundup of relevant websites; and curriculum units and lesson plans for teaching poetry at the primary, secondary, and university level.
BROWSE LESSON PLANS
Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum.
MOOVING AT THE SPEED OF CREATIVITY
Videos for PD:
These are links to educational videos used for professional development workshops and presentations with teachers, students and parents. If you know of other videos that should be included in this list, please add a link as a comment to this page.
K-12 News, Lessons & Shared Resources. By Teachers, For Teachers.
Gamindex focuses on bringing games to education through game reviews written for teachers. Each review features a summary, benefits to the game, challenges for implementation, and ideas for class use. You can also search for that perfect game based on your content area, gaming platform, and other information.
Find games to use, explore why games have a place in education, and more only on Gamindex!
Why Games in Education?
Games have influenced education in two significant ways: gamification, which applies game principles to school settings, and game-based learning, which uses games as resources for learning just as we use books and movies. Our site, Gamindex, focuses on game-based learning and bringing as many games as we can to you and your classroom.
K12 BLENDED & ONLINE LEARNING
This is a free teacher professional learning resource developed by Kennesaw State University faculty in the Bagwell College of Education (BCOE).
This open educational resource can be used holistically or in parts depending on your organizational/individual learning needs.
PEN GROUP ONLINE
PEN Group Online believes that teachers have an incredible responsibility to educate our future generations who will take care of us and our great world at some point in our lives. We strive to make that burden a little easier by providing great content, worthwhile materials, and original ideas.
FLIPPED LEARNING NETWORK
The mission of the Flipped Learning Network™ is to provide educators with the knowledge, skills, and resources to successfully implement Flipped Learning.
What Is Flipped Learning?
While often defined simplistically as “school work at home and home work at school,” Flipped Learning is an approach that allows teachers to implement a methodology, or various methodologies, in their classrooms.
ESL MOVIE LESSON
Classroom-ready material for busy teachers who want to focus on teaching instead of preparing content from scratch. Free download for the first lesson.
ESL lessons for tutors and teachers.
Everything you need to get going as an independent ESL teacher.
Reduce your prep time. Focus on your students. Select. Launch. Teach.
Funology is website for parents and teachers who are looking for fun activities they can do with their kids in the “real” world, away from the computer and television screens.
Education World is a complete online resource that teachers, administrators and school staff can visit each day to find high-quality and in-depth original content.
TEACHER TOOLS AND TEMPLATES
These templates can be downloaded from our site, saved, edited as necessary, and then printed. Or they can be downloaded, printed, and used as is.
The Best Videos from Students and Teachers Everywhere.
Video, Webinars, Presentations and Best Practices.