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Education Week
"American Education News Site of Record" 
EdWeek.org

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH/ORGANIZATIONS


ALA – American Library Association
www.ala.org 

ASCD – Association for Supervision
and Curriculum Development

www.ascd.org 

Autism Speaks
Understanding autism, research and news related to autism. 
www.autismspeaks.org

Edivate (formerly PD 360)
Resource for professional development for teachers and administrators.  Free 30-day trail.  Lifetime access to certain resources.  
www.edivate.com

Grant Gopher
Your underground connection to available grants for nonprofits, schools, and municipalities! 
www.grantgopher.com 

Greatest Stories Never Told
greateststoriesnevertold.org

International Dyslexia Association
www.interdys.org 

International Reading Association
www.literacyworldwide.org 

National Center for Learning Disabilities
www.ncld.org 

National Center on Response to Intervention (RTI)
www.rti4success.org 

National Council of Teachers of English
www.ncte.org 

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
www.nctm.org  

NASA – National Aeronautical and Space Administration
www.nasa.gov 

Teachers Pay Teachers
Teachers can buy and sell proven successful, creative original classroom lessons and resources.  How much is one's time worth?  If someone else has created a lesson that meets the objectives another seeks to achieve, must each person create an original lesson?  We think not.  A variety of grade levels and subject area lessons area available at reasonable prices.  Some materials are free.
www.teacherspayteachers.com
  

Smartbrief
Updates on educational trends, issues and policies.
www.smartbrief.com
 

Smithsonian
Links and resources for Educators, Kids, Research Centers.
www.si.edu


 

STUDENT-CENTERED RESOURCES AND SOFTWARE

ABCYA
Free K-8 elementary games and activities, mainly math and reading.  Ads.
www.abcya.com
 

BrainPOP
Variety of topics with videos and activities for learning.  Fee.
www.brainpop.com

Coolmath
Pre-algebra to precalculus, provides basic background.

www.coolmath.com

Khan Academy
Instructional videos and practice on a variety of topics.
www.Khanacademy.com
 

IXL Learning
Online exercises to review basic skills.  Fee.
www.ixl.com
 

Starfall
Reading and math activities for early learners.
www.starfall.com
   

Sheppard Software
Educational games, activities, quizzes, articles.
www.sheppardsoftware.com
  

XtraMath
Fact fluency for mastery of basic +-x/ facts.  Fee.
www.xtramath.org


 

UTILITY SOFTWARE

Prezi
Presentation software that allows non-linear connections from slide to slide.
www.prezi.com

Rubistar 4Teachers
 
Utility to make printable rubrics for the classroom.  Free.
rubistar.4teachers.org

Common Core Sheets
Helps to create a variety of worksheets to support common core instruction.
www.commoncoresheets.com

CONTENT AREA TEACHER RESOURCES

Annenberg Classroom
Civics, constitution and current events lessons.
www.annenbergclassroom.org

The Art of Education – A Community Just for Art Teachers
A social space designed specifically for experts in Art Education. 
www.theartofeducation.edu

Artcyclopedia: The Ultimate Guide to Great Art Online
Sources for artistic movements, media, nationalities and artists.
www.artcyclopedia.com

BetterLesson
ELA and math CC-aligned lessons from master teachers.  
www.betterlesson.com

C-Span Classroom
Current events brought to your classroom.
www.c-spanclassroom.org

Colonial Williamsburg
History lessons and resources of colonial times
www.colonialwilliamsburg.com

Colorin Colorado
ELL resources for teachers and families. 
www.colorincolorado.org

Common Core Sheets
Worksheets, answer guides for grading, scoring rubrics.
www.commoncoresheets.com

Education.com
Games, activities, worksheets in a variety of areas.
www.education.com

Eureka Math
Curriculum and professional development platform based on the Common Core.
greatminds.org/math

Kinderart
Art projects for all ages and needs.
www.kinderart.com

Learning to Give
Philanthropy and service-education resources on giving, volunteerism, civic engagement, and character.  
www.learningtogive.org

Luminarium
Links, plays, essays and articles on Middle English Literature.
www.luminarium.org/medlit

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Science resources, maps and visuals on international topics.
www.education.noaa.gov

PBS Learning
Engaging learning resources for a variety of subject areas.  
www.pbslearningmedia.org

Purplemath
Higher level math lessons.
www.purplemath.com

Readworks
Research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages.
www.readworks.org

ReadWriteThink
Classroom and professional growth resources, with family activities, projects and games.
www.readwritethink.org

Scholastic
Teacher resources, products and services to support instruction.
www.scholastic.com

Ted Ideas Worth Spreading
Short, powerful talks under 18 minutes that stimulate thinking and learning.  “…a clearinghouse of free knowledge.” 
www.ted.com

Tech Trekers
Using technology, webquests, scavenger hunts, and other content-related resources for learning.
www.techtrekers.com

Teacher Hub
Teacher-created lessons/units.
www.teacherhub.com

Teaching Channel
Techniques to help every student grow.
www.teachingchannel.org

Works4Me
Tips and tricks from educators.  Lesson plans, management tips, articles and resources.
www.nea.org/works4me