Teacher Resources

Scholastic Printables 

Free and instant access to over 15,000 award-winning teacher resources.  The reproducibles are organized by subject, skill, and theme.

Life Magazine 

Over seven million professional photos taken from LIFE Magazine on this site are available free of charge.

Real Time World Statistics 

World stats such as births, deaths, economy, environment, energy used etc. updated in real time.   Can be used for math problems and tracked daily.

The World Digital Library 

Free database contains “significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world” from 8000 BC to 2011 AD.

International Children’s Digital Library 

Supports the world’s children in becoming effective members of the global community, who exhibit tolerance and respect  for diverse cultures, languages and ideas by making the best in children’s literature available online free of charge. 

Book Report Alternatives 

A list of new ideas to use as alternatices to your typical book report.  List can be adapted to most grade levels and books.

A Word A Day 

Includes a vocabulary word, its definition, pronunciation information with audio clip, etymology, quotation and other interesting facts.  Words are usually selected around a theme every week.

WebMath Homework Help 

Students  can view videos and tutorials from home that explain basic operations and help with the mastery of math skills.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives  

A library of interactive, web based virtual manipulatives for K-12 math learning.  Sorted by grade groupings and math topics, each page includes instructions, standards, parent/teacher information and activities.

National Geographic GeoBee Challenge 

Can be used for daily geographic practice, trivia, and quizzes.

 New York Times On this Day

Features events that occurred on this day and highlights significant events in history.

 

Fact Monster Geography

Features include an atlas, almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia, timelines, homework center, geography facts and quizzes, and games.

 Newseum 

Pulls newspaper headlines from around the world for that day.  Read today’s headlines from more than 300U.S.and international newspaper front pages.

Chronicling America   

The Library of Congress has put together a website that allows users to search America’s historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.  Users can view the actual newspapers and read articles that were published during the specified time period.  Great for social studies classes to study propaganda, hisotrical events, or even English classes to examine how writing has changed over the centuries.

Khan Video Academy

Khan Academy provides educators with over 2,600 videos ranging from physics, finance, history, math, healthcare, art history and current events completely free!  Users can search for a specific topic or browse through their comprehensive lists of videos arranged by subject matter.  Clips range in length but are all created for the purpose of using in the classroom.  Educators should take advantage of this wonderful and free resource!

Say Thanks to our TroopsLet's Say Thanks

Xerox Company has created a program that allows students to send cards to our troops overseas.  Students can select from hundreds of pre-designed cards online.  Then, they can write their own personal message inside the card.  Cards will be printed and mailed to troops overseas by Xerox.  This is a great activity to do with a whole class or even as a closing activity while other students are still working.

 

MLA Help

Creating a works cited page can be somewhat confusing for students since there are so many details that must be accounted for.  To help ease their transition to creating a works cited on their own, I have created a form that allows students to fill out their relevent information which can then easily be turned into a completed works cited page.

MLA 7 Blank Bibliography Form

 

Working with Video in Your Classroom

 

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