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Teacher Resources

General

4Teachers.org – Integrating Technology

The 20 Word Challenge – with World Memory Champion Alex Mullen Great lesson on learning things!

30 creative ways to use Padlet for teachers and students

3D Toad – an educational image database which contains 360° and 360° anaglyphic rotational images. Everything from ballet to yoga, frog dissections to human and animal skeletons, dental hygiene, music, and chemistry.

ABC Teach

Annenberg Learner – Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

The Art of Mind Mapping

A to Z Teacher Stuff

Brownie Locks – Fun, silly, serious, daily, weekly and monthly observances. Great for celebrating during the middle of the year when summer seems oh so very far away.

Brownie Locks Printable Calendar – Did you know that January 1st is Copyright Law Day? Or that July 23rd is *Pink Flamingo Day (Lawn Ornaments) Day? If not, this is the site for you. Printable calendars for every possible event or holiday fun you can imagine, and some you just can’t imagine. 🙂

Crayola for Educators

Corkboard Connections Blog

Connections Blog

Cool Tools – technology tools that can be used by educators

The Cornerstone for Teachers Blog

Cult of Pedagogy Blog

Don’t Engage in the Fight! Tips to Avoid Power Struggles with Students

Doodle – an easy way to schedule a meeting with other people based on when is best for everyone.

Edutopia

EduWonk – education policy and politics blog with guest authors who are passionate about policies and politics in education

EdX Courses – MicroMasters Programs to Advance Your Career. Most of these are free and are taught by professors from Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, MIT, Berkley, the Sorbonne, as well as others.

eSchool News

Food Resources for Teachers – using food across the curriculum K-12

Forkin’ 4th

Free Printable Online – thousands of printables from a wide range of categories and subcategories

Guide to Google Tools – Tips and tricks to using Google services

Teach ICT Hoax websites – Links to websites that are actually Hoaxes to teach students how to differentiate real vs. false websites.

Learn Zillion requires an account and log in, but it is free. The website has lessons and video tutorials for practically all areas of English/Language Arts in all grades. You can also search by State Standards. For homeschoolers: LearnZillion’s resources and full functionality are available to homeschooled students — just as they are to any other type of user. Simply create an account and begin your learning with LearnZillion. Parents should simply create a “teacher account” here.

Library Stuff – The library blog dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development

Little Minds at Work – K – 1st

Living in the Layers

Math Coach’s Corner

The Measured Mom – Former teacher with links to elementary content.

Memory Champion Teaches You How to Memorize Anything Great lesson on learning things!

Newsela

Print Friendly – Takes web pages and removes the junk (ads and such), makes an editable preview and then a printable .pdf file so that you print only what you need from a site. (check copyright when using:) )

PowToon – Create animated videos and presentations

Promethean Planet

Read, Write, Think – Classroom resources

Recite This – a very easy to use poster maker (check copyright when using this)

Resources About Inductive Learning & Teaching – In the inductive process, students seek patterns and use them to identify their broader meanings and significance. In the deductive process, meanings or rules are given, and students have to then apply them.

SMART Exchange – Pre-K – 7th grade

Smithsonian Learning Lab

Teacher Brain – printable activities, games, learning station resources and workbooks for K-6

Teach Hub – K-12 lessons and shared resources

Teaching Channel – Videos for teachers to help educate students

Teaching Sam and Scout Blog

Teaching Tolerance

This Week in Education

Word Frequency Counter – Check the number of times words appear in your writing.

Plagiarism Checkers

Dupli Checker– FREE but you can only check 1000 words at a time.

Grammarly– Grammarly is an automated proofreader and plagiarism checker. The grammar proofreader for Chrome (plugin) is free, although not foolproof, the full site using the plagiarism feature does require a fee. (Currently, it is $29.95 monthly; $19.98/month for a  quarterly subscription; or $11.66/month for a yearly subscription)

Noplag – This is free, but you have to wait your turn for your document to be checked. Depending on traffic, it could take a little while. For free it does a brief check, but for the full check, you have to pay. And it takes a while. ($0.09 per web page;$0.04 per publication) Files in your library are supposed to be free, but I uploaded a document and could not get it to check it. Not sure about this site, to be honest.

PaperRater – Has a free version and a premium version of both the grammar and plagiarism components. Click here for pricing.

***Plagiarism Checker – In checking these, I have been using a page from my resources and this is the only one that came up with my page as a result of the plagiarism check. The search runs through Google.

PlagiarismSearch.com – To check one document – $4.95; 30 documents (of 1000 words) per month – $29.95/month; 3000 documents (of 1000 words) over 12 months – $149.95

Search Engine Reports – Free

Viper – You do have to sign up for this and upload your document. It will take a Word file, but not a Pages file so you will have to convert to Word if you use a Mac and don’t have Word. Again, I used a post from my blog and it did not find the webpage for the original post. A copied/pasted article from Wikipedia and it did find that to be 98% plagiarised. You have to choose the subject, so perhaps it did not look in the correct place for my blog post. This also generates a report showing where the information can be originally found. If you are using a Windows system, you can download the software, but I actually like the web version.

Art

9 Reasons To Study Art in High School

50+ Awesome Art Competitions for High School Students

50+ Still life drawing ideas

Art Babble

Art History Simplified (Comic)

Art Resources for Teachers

Arts Edge

Artsy

Brownie Locks – Fun, silly, serious, daily, weekly and monthly observances. Great for celebrating during the middle of the year when summer seems oh so very far away.

Brownie Locks Printable Calendar – Did you know that January 1st is Copyright Law Day? Or that July 23rd is *Pink Flamingo Day (Lawn Ornaments) Day? If not, this is the site for you. Printable calendars for every possible event or holiday fun you can imagine, and some you just can’t imagine. 🙂

Cardboard Printmaking

Crayola for Educators

A Colorful Variation on the Naked Raku Firing Technique

The Culture of Inquiry-Driven Learning in Art Classes: Inspiring the Possibilities for Research and Composing Literacy Practices

Dale Chihuly

Eye-catching art from everyday science.

Georgia O’Keeffe Art Lesson

An Introduction to Electric Kilns: What to Look For When Buying an Electric Kiln or Test Kiln

iPad Apps for Art Teachers

Kinder Art

Mid-Range Reduction Firing: It’s Not Just Cooler, It’s Cool!

Recycle Art

Smithsonian Magazine Arts and Culture

Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest

Wadding for Wood Firing

Windsor and Newton Master Art Classes

Wire Self Portrait

CTAE

Food Resources for Teachers

National Agricultural Library: one of four national libraries of the United States and houses one of the world’s largest collections devoted to agriculture and its related sciences.

Smithsonian Magazine Innovation

Copyright

Common Copyright Myths – From Case Western University – very good information

The Copyright Genie

Fair Use Evaluator

Fair Use For Educators

Plagiarism.org

English Language Arts

24 Must-Share Poems for Middle School and High School

Brownie Locks – Fun, silly, serious, daily, weekly and monthly observances. Great for celebrating during the middle of the year when summer seems oh so very far away.

Brownie Locks Printable Calendar – Did you know that January 1st is Copyright Law Day? Or that July 23rd is *Pink Flamingo Day (Lawn Ornaments) Day? If not, this is the site for you. Printable calendars for every possible event or holiday fun you can imagine, and some you just can’t imagine. 🙂

Does Bad “Grammar” Instruction Make Writing Worse? – Article

EdSitement Humanities

English Club – free website for learners and teachers of English

Figment – a site for students to write and publish their stories

Giggle Poetry – Turn struggling readers into fluent readers

How Stephen King Teaches Writing – Great article.

Living in the Layers by Buffy Hamilton, AKA (formerly) The Unquiet Librarian

National Poetry Month Resources

Pairing Fiction and Nonfiction in the High School Classroom

Poetry Foundation Teacher Resources

Project VOICE Phil Kaye and Sarah Kay

Quill – provides free writing and grammar activities for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Read to Enrich – discussion guides for novels that you can use after reading with a facilitated discussion group. There are also character lists that can be used as a guide during reading.

Read, Write, Think – Classroom resources

Remind – connect with students and parents without giving out your personal information

Sarah Kay & Phil Kaye “An Origin Story”

Strategies for Teaching Poetry to High School Students

Word Smyth Online Dictionary

ESOL

ESOL Interactive Grammar Games

Giggle Poetry – Turn struggling readers into fluent readers

Resources About Inductive Learning & Teaching – In the inductive process, students seek patterns and use them to identify their broader meanings and significance. In the deductive process, meanings or rules are given, and students have to then apply them.

Math

EdHeads – provides science and math games and activities that promote critical thinking. Choose from Simple Machines, Virtual Knee Surgery or Stem Cell Heart Repair, among others. All activities meet state and national standards.

Math Coach’s Corner

Math Pickle is a free online resource of original mathematical puzzles, games and unsolved problems for K-12 teachers. It is supported by the American Institute of Mathematics.

Math-Drills Math Worksheets

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

Wyzant Math Resources 

Music / Theatre

7 Best Apps for High School Theatre Teachers 

7+ Free iPad Apps For Discovering The Orchestra

7 Ninja Technology Tips Every [Music] Teacher Should Know

10 Excellent Ways to Use an Interactive WhiteBoard in Your Music Classroom

10 Good Music Apps for High School Students

10 Music Tech Ideas for Middle School

14 Free Musical Instrument iPad Apps

19 Free iPad Apps for Musical Creativity: Play, Improvise and Record Music

28 Free Music Toolkit Apps for Teachers

iPad and Technology in MusicEd 

My Go-To Online Resources for Music Teaching

Ted Talks for Music Educators Part 1

Ted Talks for Music Educators Part 2

Reading

900 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free (and the number is growing)

Adolescent Literacy

Brownie Locks – Fun, silly, serious, daily, weekly and monthly observances. Great for celebrating during the middle of the year when summer seems oh so very far away.

Brownie Locks Printable Calendar – Did you know that January 1st is Copyright Law Day? Or that July 23rd is *Pink Flamingo Day (Lawn Ornaments) Day? If not, this is the site for you Printable calendars with every possible event or holiday fun you can imagine, and some you just can’t imagine. 🙂

Children’s Storybooks – Audiobooks

EdSitement Humanities

Giggle Poetry – Turn struggling readers into fluent readers

Librophile– Audiobooks

LibriVox – Audiobooks

Lite2Go – Audiobooks

Loyal Books – – Audiobooks

MeeGenius – Audiobooks

Open Culture – – Audiobooks

Read, Write, Think – Classroom resources

Scholastic Book Wizard

Storyline Online – Audiobooks

Storynory – Audiobooks

United Through Reading

Unite for Literacy – Audiobooks

Word Smyth Online Dictionary

Science

EdHeads – provides science and math games and activities that promote critical thinking. Choose from Simple Machines, Virtual Knee Surgery or Stem Cell Heart Repair, among others. All activities meet state and national standards.

Eye-catching art from everyday science.

How To Memorize The Periodic Table Of The Elements (Within A Week)

Middle School Science Curriculum – Eva Varga: Author, educator, master naturalist

National Agricultural Library: one of four national libraries of the United States and houses one of the world’s largest collections devoted to agriculture and its related sciences.

National Science Teachers Association

Smithsonian Magazine Science and Nature

Social Studies

Brownie Locks – Fun, silly, serious, daily, weekly and monthly observances. Great for celebrating during the middle of the year when summer seems oh so very far away.

Brownie Locks Printable Calendar – Did you know that January 1st is Copyright Law Day? Or that July 23rd is *Pink Flamingo Day (Lawn Ornaments) Day? If not, this is the site for you. Printable calendars for every possible event or holiday fun you can imagine, and some you just can’t imagine. 🙂

Econoclass

EdSitement Humanities

Foundation for Teaching Economics

National Archives for Educators

National Economics Challenge

Smithsonian Magazine History

Smithsonian Magazine Smart News

The Stock Market Game

SPED

ADHD Basics

Brownie Locks – Fun, silly, serious, daily, weekly and monthly observances. Great for celebrating during the middle of the year when summer seems oh so very far away.

Brownie Locks Printable Calendar – Did you know that January 1st is Copyright Law Day? Or that July 23rd is *Pink Flamingo Day (Lawn Ornaments) Day? If not, this is the site for you. Printable calendars for every possible event or holiday fun you can imagine, and some you just can’t imagine. 🙂

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders

Do2Learn

Landmark School Outreach Program

Landmark School Outreach Program Resources

LD Online

LD Online Parent Connection

LD Topics

NASET

NCID

Recommended Books from LD Online

Teacher Blogs

Darcy Moore

Imagination Soup

Kathy Schrock’s Kaffeeklatsch

Kindergarten, Kindergarten Blog

Minds In Bloom Blog

Moving at the Speed of Creativity

My Paperless Classroom

The Nerdy Teacher

Pre-K Pages

The Pre-School Toolbox

A Principal’s Reflections

Psych(Ed)

SpEd Change

Stephen Downes

Teaching 2 and 3-Year-Olds

Teaching Sam and Scout Blog

Te@cher Tool Kit

Teach PreSchool

Teach Thought

The Thesis Whisperer

We Are Teachers Blog

Web 2.0 Classroom

Technology Sites

Assistive Technology – technology for communication, writing, organization, reading, and multimedia for special needs students

Class Tech Tips – Math, Social Studies and Sciences, reading and writing, educational technology, and teaching strategies

Connected Teaching and Learning – info and technology blog by a teacher from Oslo, Norway. Great resources for getting more creative with lesson plans, incorporating technology and improving teaching in general.

EdTech 4 Beginners – app tutorials, lesson ideas with effective EdTech, setting up / using class management technology, and lots more

The Ed Tech Roundup – updates on educational technology news and reviews

EduTech for Teachers – strategies using digital media and the latest technology devices

High Techpectations – ideas, resources, downloadable PDFs and useful links

iLearn Technology

On an e-Journey with Generation Y commerce and information technology teacher

Tech and Learning

Techie Musings – hints on using technology, creative project ideas, and how to transform boring lessons into dynamic discussions

Writing

Computer-Assisted Instruction and Writing

Figment – a site for students to write and publish their stories

Giggle Poetry – Turn struggling readers into fluent readers

Read, Write, Think – Classroom resources

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