The Educator’s Reference Desk
From the Information Institute of Syracuse, the people who created AskERIC, the Gateway to Educational Materials, and the Virtual Reference Desk, the Educator’s Reference Desk brings you the resources you have come to depend on. 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses.
Activities and resources by grade level and subject organized by products and state curriculum guides.
Tutorials on Word, PowerPoint, Office, Outlook, Internet Explorer and the Internet. Also features brief online courses on math, science, writing and test taking for those who register.
Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators
Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators offers teacher resources, including categorized lists of sites that are useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth.
This site is one that can be used by teachers to analyze text for academic language load before they have students read it. The demo is a must do before you explore the site because it addresses the many ways the site can be used. With guidance, students can input their own paragraphs to see how many common versus academic words they used in their writing. A free Virtual Thesaurus is there to further assist students in expanding their vocabulary.
Google Images. Google has acquired all of Life Magazine’s photo archive. This treasure chest goes back to the mid-1700’s. It is an amazing collection to say the least and can make any lesson more accessible with its use.
Here you will find a variety of miscellaneous tools to jazz up your classroom for free.
Find Interactive lessons and online lessons like Webquests.
The File Cabinet – from the classroom of Laura Candler Activity sheets and black-line masters.
PBS Teachers is PBS’ national web destination for high-quality preK-12 educational resources, providing thousands of lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations. These resources are correlated to state and national educational standards and are tied to PBS’ award-winning on-air and online programming like NOVA, Nature, Cyberchase, Between the Lions and more.
Provides free audiobooks from the public domain. Librivox just uploaded its 1,500th book! Volunteer readers are needed.
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This site takes the pain out of mastering spelling. Students enter the words assigned. They may then let the program TEACH the new words, TEST them on the new words, or PLAY games with the new words. Teachers may also make printouts of word study activities if they want the students to remember them. This program can be used at ANY grade level and any subject area. A big plus here is that the students fully enjoy working with it.
Almost every graphic organizer you could ever want will be found here AND it is free. All grades will benefit from it and ELLs will greatly appreciate a tool to keep track of what they are studying.
Scholastic has material (including lessons) for every grade level and subject area. I use their segment on immigration with my high school students. They also have great teacher support materials.
California Learning Resource Network The purpose of the California Learning Resource Network is to provide a one-stop information source that enables California educators to identify and compare standards-aligned resources.