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The best books, printables, lesson plans, activities, videos, and other FREE stuff for your classroom.
Sally Ride EarthKAM (Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle school students) is a NASA educational outreach program that enables students, teachers, and the public to learn about Earth from the unique perspective of space.
Posted: August 3, 2017, 11:34 am
Bring the learning opportunities of the Smithsonian into your classroom with this dynamic website. Discover, create and share the prolific K-12 resources in the Smithsonian Learning lab.
Posted: August 2, 2017, 8:53 pm
Founded on the belief that all students must have access to to high-quality STEM education, STEMpact provides assistance to educators and school administrators though a summer training program and ongoing STEM workshops.
Posted: July 29, 2017, 5:28 pm
Engaging lessons written by teachers and classrooms tested. Submit your own classroom tested Rubik's Cube lessons!
Posted: July 29, 2017, 5:00 pm
Master teachers share their methods for managing productive and engaged classes.
Posted: July 29, 2017, 4:02 pm
These are free online multimedia workshops and resources for developing mentors and school leaders.Take the workshops online or download the materials to use as resources for your workshops!
Posted: July 29, 2017, 3:19 pm
Cult of Pedagogy is a vibrant, encouraging, stimulating community of teachers, supporting each other toward excellence. It's run by a team of educators who are, in their words, 'committed to making you more awesome in the classroom'.
Posted: July 29, 2017, 2:59 pm
Water is unique and vital to all life on Earth. These resources for K-8 science learners cover water basics, properties, cycle, surface water, groundwater, quality, and use.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 9:39 pm
From classroom management to working with parents, lesson planning to learning environments, this compilation of blogs, videos, and other resources provides an array of tips and advice for teachers just starting out.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 6:56 pm
This virtual field trip takes students through each of the 50 states to visit engineering projects. The resource could support social studies or STEM classes.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 5:51 pm
The PictureSTEM Project includes instructional units for K-2 classrooms that use an engineering challenge and picture books as supports for learning science, mathematics, engineering, computational thinking, and reading.
Posted: July 13, 2017, 6:53 pm
Developed to help combat Tennessee’s rising incidence of Type 2 diabetes, these lesson plans can help you incorporate physical activity into every subject.
Posted: July 10, 2017, 7:27 pm
The Idea Library is chock full of great early math teaching ideas. Focusing on K-3, teachers can keyword search or filter resources by type, grade, foundational math concept, and common core concept. Resources can be printed, emailed, and posted.
Posted: July 10, 2017, 3:03 pm
This is a vibrant professional physics science society/community dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in physical science education.
Posted: July 7, 2017, 1:55 pm
The Learning Scientists are cognitive psychological scientists interested in research on education. Their vision is to make scientific research on learning more accessible to students, teachers, and other educators.
Posted: July 6, 2017, 6:29 pm
A little extra encouragement to pay attention to their surroundings can help provide rich fodder to a young imagination. Offer more opportunities for kids to look, imagine and think!
Posted: June 27, 2017, 6:47 pm
Drop Everything And Read! That's "DEAR" week at Ms. Yefsky's school. Read more about this tradition that coincides with Read Across America (March 2nd), and why it's eagerly anticipated by students, staff, and the community!
Posted: June 23, 2017, 12:58 pm
An evidence-based approach to K-8 teaching focusing on the strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. Research showshigher math and reading scores, improved school climate, and more!
Posted: June 21, 2017, 2:39 pm
Grades 5-12 can celebrate women and science with "Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science". Explore imagined glimpses into the lives of three women who added to the fields of entomology, paleontology, and astronomy.
Posted: June 20, 2017, 3:55 pm
4 Teachers integrates technology with online tools and resources. Games for students develop skills in math, languages arts, and more. Professional development resources address equity, ELL, planning, and at-risk or special needs students.
Posted: June 16, 2017, 3:47 pm
"Great Big Story" is a prolific library of short videos that can be used by 6-12 teachers to supplement any subject area. Created by fillmakers and gathered from more than 75 countries, this is a great resource to complement your curriculae.
Posted: June 14, 2017, 1:25 pm
Finding and embracing your passion can change everything. These books and stories can help kids understand the benefits of having a passion and spark new interests and excitement about the world
Posted: May 25, 2017, 5:32 pm
Seven recommended Web sites explore the history of the stars and stripes through images, songs, timelines, crafts and activities, lesson plans, interactive quizzes and more.
Posted: May 5, 2017, 4:34 pm
Ms. Airy wants to share a website she found with you. Read her tip and see why she calls it "spectacular"!
Posted: May 2, 2017, 5:44 pm
Ms. Hamblin is sharing a web site she found that works in her poetry curriculum - not only are their creative minds tapped, they love the lesson! There are other tools on the site she uses also - read about it all here!
Posted: May 2, 2017, 3:07 pm
From poetry to decorative gifts and a variety of arts & crafts projects big and small, find ideas for celebrating motherhood with students at all grade levels.
Posted: April 18, 2017, 6:52 pm
This companion website to All About Birds takes you deeper into the lives of our feathered friends by exploring their anatomy and evolution. Find activities, interactive features, animated slides, multimedia, and articles.
Posted: April 12, 2017, 4:53 pm
Here's a tip from Ms. Saxon that explains where educators can find valuable information on bullying, harassment, crisis exercises and drills, and more.
Posted: April 7, 2017, 1:08 pm
Curriculum resources include videos, arts & crafts, printables, worksheets, interactive maps, and tutorials for all grade levels, and explore Irish culture, history and traditions.
Posted: February 13, 2017, 7:37 pm
Follow the 1,150 mile trek from Anchorage to Nome with these lessons and activities for all grades.
Posted: February 8, 2017, 4:42 pm
March is Music In Our Schools Month. Find our recommended lesson plans, activity ideas and other resources to help you plan for the occasion.
Posted: February 6, 2017, 6:17 pm
If you need to review what a sentence fragment is or how to write a comparison and contrast essay or find a quiz on abbreviations, you will find help here.
Posted: January 31, 2017, 2:03 pm
Students in all grade levels learn about the Presidential Inauguration and how it has changed over time with our recommended activities, background resources, primary source documents, videos, printables, and more.
Posted: January 18, 2017, 2:06 pm
Math learners in grades 4-8 challenge themselves by investigating significant mathematical content and practicing fundamental skills. Using the power of the Web, students can also challenge opponents from anywhere in the world.
Posted: December 14, 2016, 8:09 pm
Search hundreds of resources by subject, grade level, and keyword. All resources support your STEM curriculum. Also browse the STEM-related professional development opportunities.
Posted: December 12, 2016, 5:44 pm