Free Things for Educators - Brought to You by NEA
The best books, printables, lesson plans, activities, videos, and other FREE stuff for your classroom.
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
A 28-part course and resources that teach modern economic principles to high school and higher students.
Posted: December 8, 2016, 6:04 pm
OPEN seeks to improve the effectiveness of physical education for every child. These free resources can help PE teachers help students with rigorous, outcomes-based curriculum tools.
Posted: December 7, 2016, 9:01 pm
This Disney film blends elements of myth and culture from different parts of Polynesia. These K-12 classroom resources can help you craft lessons and learning opportunities around the movie's theme.
Posted: November 28, 2016, 3:25 pm
For grades 3-12: books and resources across the curriculum about African American cyclist Major Taylor who, against all odds, managed to triumph during a time when African Americans were barred from competitive sport.
Posted: November 28, 2016, 2:00 pm
These lessons and resources for your 9-12 social studies learners explore Holocaust denial and related issues of libel and freedom of the press.
Posted: November 18, 2016, 6:21 pm
Make February 14th a special day with classroom resources for all grades, including arts & crafts projects, creative writing ideas, historical resources, and more.
Posted: November 16, 2016, 2:27 pm
Provide your K-12 students a better understanding of citizen responsibilities in a democratic society with these engaging civics resources for students and educators (a teacher workshop is included)..
Posted: November 15, 2016, 12:27 pm
Even your most reluctant readers will be drawn to the critically acclaimed Wormworld Saga graphic novel and additional resources assembled to motivate reading and inspire creativity.
Posted: November 9, 2016, 8:04 pm
How and why did hundreds of women disguise themselves as men to fight in the Civil War? Students 3-12 get these answers and much more in our resources covering a little-known yet fascinating aspect of American history.
Posted: November 9, 2016, 3:49 pm
YouTube offers a variety of free services that educators can use to facilitate classroom instruction, including access to more than 500,000 educational videos, limited access to non-educational content, and custom playlists that eliminate ads.
Posted: November 9, 2016, 3:21 pm
From hands-on labs to virtual expeditions, students explore one of the planet’s last unexplored frontiers: the ocean and its importance to Earth and humanity.
Posted: November 9, 2016, 3:02 pm
Three websites highlight the contributions of women to the fine arts, musical composition, and poetry and make excellent resources for teaching Women’s History Month.
Posted: November 8, 2016, 5:39 pm
We present six of our favorite Websites digital learning games and interactives. They cover a variety of subjects, including history, earth and space science, engineering and tech, natural history, the arts, geography, health, and reading.
Posted: November 7, 2016, 7:27 pm
Design Squad Nation offers free webinars and other resources to inspire the next generation of engineers.
Posted: November 7, 2016, 7:22 pm