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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!

ABC Teach

Annenberg Learner – Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

The Art of Mind Mapping

A to Z Teacher Stuff

Crayola for Educators

Corkboard Connections Blog

Connections Blog

The Cornerstone for Teachers Blog

Cult of Pedagogy Blog

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

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

Forkin’ 4th

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

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

Promethean Planet

Read, Write, Think – Classroom resources

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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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