Resources for Teaching

Lesson Plans Other Resources
Thinkfinity http://thinkfinity.org
Whether you are an educator, student, parent, or work in an afterschool program, the Verizon Foundation had you in mind when we designed this website. You'll find a wealth of free top-quality, exciting and engaging educational resources that support the skills we all need for success in the 21st century.

NCES http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/
National Center for Education Statistics created this interactive site provides information to help you learn about schools; decide on a college; find a public library; engage in several games, quizzes and skill building about math, probability, graphing, and mathematicians; and to learn many interesting facts about education.
NROC http://montereyinstitute.org/nroc/nrocworking.html   
The National Repository of Online Courses supplies some excellent lessons for remediation or enrichment for history, science, and math.

pics4learning

http://pics4learning.com/ Copyright Free Images

New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/archive.html
The archive contains hundreds of free lesson plans for grades 6-12. You may perform a keyword search to retrieve a lesson, browse the archive by subject, or scroll down the page to view the most recently published lessons.
Teachable Moments http://www.teachablemoment.org/
Teachable Momentsis a project of Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility (formerly Educators for Social Responsibility Metropolitan Area). TeachableMoment aims to encourage critical thinking on issues of the day and foster a positive classroom environment. Elementary thru High School
HippoCampus

http://hippocampus.org/
Students can access a lesson from their textbook...they can watch images that relate to the lesson while listen to audio or read the text from the book online.

Teacher Tube

http://teachertube.com/
Teacher Tube's goal is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill.

Internet Archive http://www.archive.org/details/education/   
The Internet Archiveis a library that contains hundreds of free courses, video lectures, and supplemental materials from universities in the United States and China. Many of these lectures are available for download.

IDEAnet http://www.doe.in.gov/olr/techlit/lesson_plans.html   
Indiana Department of Education - Office of Learning Resources lesson plans for grades 3-8 Language Arts and Science and the integration of technology in the classroom.
Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page  
Wikipedia is useful for finding other reliable resources. Excellent for current events because someone is always adding details. Entries are made by users with different levels of certification...all images are copyright free.
escrapping http://escrapbooking.com/escraps/audio/index.htm
Copyright-Friendly

http://copyrightfriendly.wikispaces.com/Copyright-friendly+music+and+sound
Copyright-friendly usic and sound for your Podcasts, PowerPoints, etc.

Educator's Hot List http://www.ncsu.edu/ligon/teacher_resource.html
Educators' Hot List has a wealth of links to other sources...
Wavsource.com http://www.wavsource.com/   
Wavsource.com (may have to download and save from home) is an excellent source for inserting sounds into a podcast, slideshow, or broadcast.
American Rhetoric http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speechbank.htm
Speechbank is an awesome resource for audio - especially a speech bank.

RUBRIC
RESOURCES

http://www.teachervision.fen.com/teaching-methods-and-management/rubrics/4522.html
Walden University site for creating rubrics: Chocolate Chip Rubric and other unique rubrics.

http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/rubrics.shtml
University of Wisconsin site for rubrics - EXCELLENT

http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php Create Rubrics for your Project-Based Learning Activities

hIGH aCHIEVER http://dualmus.doe.state.in.us/hiach/
Review site from the IDOE for Math and Science - MUST BE A LICENSED SCIENCE/MATH TEACHER
Academy of Achievement http://www.achievement.org/
Academey of Achievement is a collection of interviews from famous people from different genres.
PHOTOS http://photography.si.edu/SearchImage.aspx
Smithsonian Photography Initiative - use this site for an image resource.
newseum http://www.newseum.org/   
Newseum is an interactive site that can search material from over 500 newspapers around the country...compare stories on front pages, find information and a whole lot more.
NATURE SONGS http://naturesongs.com/
Not very user friendly, but if you really need nature sounds, this is a reliable site - watch copyright
Historynet http://www.historynet.com/   
The HistoryNet.com
is brought to you by the Weider History Group, the world's largest publisher of history magazines. HistoryNet.com contains daily features, photo galleries and over 1,200 articles originally published in our various magazines.
StudyStacks http://www.studystack.com/
Study Stacks - Study tools for hungry learners
ScienceNetLinks http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/index.cfm
Science NetLinks, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science provides a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators, Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students.
ISTE Lesson plans from ISTE (International Society for Technical Education) and other Websites for resources
Language Arts   Math  
Poetry 180 http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180 Problems with a Point http://www2.edc.org/mathproblems/default.asp
Read-Write-Think http://readwritethink.org Excel Activities http://www.teacherlink.org/content/math/activities/
The Biography Maker http://www.bham.wednet.edu/bio/biomaker.htm Chance News - Probability http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/chance_news/news.html
Grammar Bytes http://www.chompchomp.com/menu.htm Statistics Every Writer
Should Know
http://nilesonline.com/stats/
Creative Writing Prompts http://www.creativewritingprompts.com/  

 

Encyclopedia Mythica http://www.pantheon.org    
American Writers http://www.americanwriters.org    
SAT Vocabulary http://www.vocabtest.com/    
Web English Teacher http://www.webenglishteacher.com    
Eduscapes by Annette Lamb http://eduscapes.com/sessions/english    
Shakespeare Field Trip http://www.field-guides.com/lit/shake/index.htm    
IDOE Writing Practices http://www.doe.state.in.us/inaccess/pdf/writing_resources.pdf    
Science Social Studies  
The Epidemic Challenge http://www.ciesc.k12.in.us/epidemicchallenge/    
Earth Science World http://www.earthscienceworld.org/ The Living Room Candidate http://livingroomcandidate.movingimage.us/
The Why Files (middle school) http://whyfiles.org BBC--History (A-Z index) http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/
Dr. Saul's Biology in Motion (Elem/Mid) http://biologyinmotion.com/ Center for History
& New Media
http://chnm.gmu.edu/
Exploratorium http://www.exploratorium.edu/ The National ARchives
Learning Curve
http://www.learningcurve.gov.uk/
NovaScience Now http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/ Eyewitness to History http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/
Science Today http://www.ucop.edu/sciencetoday/index.php Tenement Museum http://www.thirteen.org/tenement/index.html
The Futures Channel http://www.thefutureschannel.com/index.php Teaching with Primary Sources http://www.tpscongress.org
BioMolecular Explorer 3D http://umass.edu/molvis/bme3d/materials/explore.html Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/teachers
Periodic Table http://periodictable.com/ Google Lit Trips LA&SS http://googlelittrips.com
Wellness   World Languages  
Health http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/ Internet Acitivities for
Foreign Languages
http://clta.net/lessons/
NIDA for Teens http://teens.drugabuse.gov/index.asp Foreign Language
News & Newspapers
http://libraries.mit.edu/guides/types/flnews
Medical Mysteries http://medmyst.rice.edu Dave's ESL Café http://www.eslcafe.com
Plymouth Community School Corporation
Janice Curtis, Technology Curriculum Director