Teacher Resources

"4Teachers.org works to help you integrate technology into your classroom by offering online tools and resources. This site helps teachers locate and create ready-to-use Web lessons, quizzes, rubrics and classroom calendars. There are also tools for student use. Discover valuable professional development resources addressing issues such as equity, ELL, technology planning, and at-risk or special-needs students." (4Teachers)

Arts Edge
"ARTSEDGE offers free, standards-based teaching materials for use in and out of the classroom, as well as professional development resources, student materials, and guidelines for arts-based instruction and assessment" (Arts Edge).

Asia Society: Education and Learning
Presents discussion and resources on educating students to be globally competent

Lesson plan collection by subject

Blue Web'n
Blue Web'n is a searchable database of about 1000 outstanding Internet learning sites categorized by subject area, audience, and type (lessons, activities, projects, resources, references, & tools).

Brain-Targeted Teaching Model
Provides recent research on the Brain-Targeted Teaching Model, information about researched and field-tested curriculum units, and offers a free planning template that can be downloaded

Christian Schools International (CSI)
Organization of Christian schools around the globe; contains information on teaching materials, school administration practices and Christian schools

This community website enables educators to share lesson plans and teaching activities and collaborate with other educators around the world.

Digital History
Provides a chronology of American history and a way to search for historical events by date and by categories, such as primary sources, ethnic voices, multimedia, virtual exhibitions and more; the teacher section contains classroom handouts, learning modules, lesson plans, and resource guides

EduBlog Insights
Georgia State University's Instructional Technology Center employee Ann Davis discusses the use of blogs in education.

Education World
Free resources pertaining to professional development, lesson plans, and technology integration

Sponsored by the United States Department of Education, this free database indexes a variety of education-related articles. Some full-text resources are available; others must be obtained elsewhere.

Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Contains information on a wide range of independent schools in Florida

Florida Department of Education
Updated information on Florida State Standards and policies; the FLDOE Educators site includes additional resources for teachers in curriculum and instruction, educator certification, and more

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
"Access to lesson plans through federal agencies. Contains access to math, music, health, science, and many other types of resources created by every agency from the National Parks Service to the National Endowment for the Humanities." (IPL)

Florida Electric Library - Teacher Resources
Provides access to many helpful resources for teachers, including research databases, lesson plans, and more.

The Gallery of Teaching & Learning: CASTL K-12 Education
"The Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in K-12 Education presents the work of elementary and secondary teachers who investigated their teaching using a scholarly method" (CASTL K-12).

Google Directory - Instructional Technology Weblogs
List of education weblogs about instructional technology

Google for Educators
Google's collection of information and tools for educators, including examples of Classroom Activities showing how educators are using Google tools to help students learn

HotChalk Lessons Plans Page
Provides over 4,000 free lesson plans in math, science, art, music, language arts, social studies, computers & Internet, and P.E. & health

Inside Teaching
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching presents this website as a community for learning where educators contribute their perspectives and examples of teaching and learning in the classroom. The collections are searchable by subject and grade level.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
List of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.

Library of Congress: Teachers
Lesson plans, activities, librarian chats, and other teacher resources

Microsoft Education
This website contains lesson plans and teacher guides that incorporate technology. It also provides how-to articles about using Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint; for example, how to create postcards in history with Publisher 2007.

National Center for Education Statistics
"NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations" (NCES). "Look here for statistical information on all levels of education. The site includes an encyclopedia of education statistics, an FAQ, activities for children, and a catalog of NCES publications." (IPL)

NOVA Science Now
This PBS website provides free access to science documentaries aired on television. "Each hour-long episode of NOVA scienceNOW features Tyson's 'Cosmic Perspective' and four fast-paced, timely science and technology stories, including a profile piece on an intriguing personality in the field" (NOVA).

Online OCR Service
This website provides free online optical character recognition, so that you can "extract text from images (JPG, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, GIF) and convert into editable Word, Text, Excel, PDF, Html output formats. Converted documents look exactly like the original - tables, columns and graphics." (OCR)

PBS Teachers
Free lesson plans, classroom activities, videos, and other resources

Qwiki compiles information from the internet to create videos based on your search term. Try searching for a geographical location, a famous person, or any other general topic.

Resources for Christian Teachers
Free and low cost resources for Christian school teachers

Route 21
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills offers the Route 21 website, a collection of resources related to 21st century skills in learning and innovation, life and career, core subjects, information, media and technology skills. This site is developing and at this point, many resources are assessments, classroom instruction modules and strategies, and rubrics.

SAT Question of the Day
Students can practice for the SAT two minutes a day with the official SAT Question of the Day.

Scholastic Teacher Share
The Scholastic Teacher Share website provides teachers with a way to "connect with fellow educators to find and share resources" (Teacher Share). Teachers can easily search for lesson plans by subject or grade level.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
"The mission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is the improvement of education in the south through accreditation" (SACS).

Teacher Tech
Microsoft Education sponsors this blog, which is "a discussion of relevant and effective ways to use technology to inspire teaching and learning" (Microsoft).

Teacher Tube
Teacher Tube provides a free collection of educational videos.

Teacher Vision
Teacher Vision provides links to a wealth of teacher resources, including lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, printable activity sheets and more. The links are organized by grade level and subject.

Teachers @ Work: Internet Tools for Teachers
Reviews and ratings of over 1,000 Internet sites for educators; websites are rated on content, presentation, and age level

Free access to thousands of lesson plans, worksheets, rubrics, games, webquests and more

An online resource combining Verizon MarcoPolo and Thinkfinity Literacy Network to provide free access to 55,000 standards-based K-12 lesson plans, interactive activities, and other online resources

United Streaming
Subscription database containing thousands of educational video clips; request password from a WCS librarian

U.S. Department of Education
"Compiles a variety of information relating to government initiatives and educational programs at all levels, education-related grants (look under OERI) and statistics (NCES), and departmental publications. News bulletins about department activities are added frequently. Statistics retrieval is unreliable, but otherwise the information provided seems current. It also provides access to individual state education departments. Searchable index and searchable department phone directory available." (IPL)

"Will Richardson works at a New Jersey high school as its Supervisor of Instructional Technology and Communication. In this blog, he shares news and commentary about using blogs, RSS, Wiki, and other forms internet technology in the K-12 classroom." (IPL)

WebQuest Page
Information on finding, creating, and sharing webquests

This website provides free online file conversion; you do not need to download software in order to convert files to different formats.