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General Sites for Teachers

New York Times Learning – Caren C. recommends this site for great lesson plans and ideas


Defining Differentiated Instruction - (Edutopia) includes some good links (from Arlene Levine)


Thinkfinity - One of the most popular educational resource sites on the web. Created by Verizon Foundation with 1000s of lesson plans, interactive tools, etc.


Teachers.net - A wonderful site with lesson plans created by teachers for teachers. A ton of classroom projects in all subjects and grade levels can be found here too.


Shmoop - A fun and friendly site with a variety of resources such as links, lesson plans, guides, etc.


teAchnology - 1000s of lesson plans can be found here as well as other resources on holidays, events, etc.


Curriki.org is an online community for educators and students to create, share, rate, recommend, and publish free and open learning resources. Many activities are aligned to the Common Core Standards, currently adopted by more than 40 states.


FormSwift Common Core Lesson Plan- free online tool to create Common Core aligned lesson plan


Digital Is is a sharing space. More than a repository of free and open lesson plans, it is a place where educators can engage in the type of conversations that help develop their practice, and reflect upon the role of technology in doing so.



Super Teacher Worksheets - A massive list of free printable worksheets for teachers on a number of subject areas.


Educational World - A great site with lesson plans and other materials for teachers.


TeachAde - A social network designed for educators with lots of free educational materials and a beautiful user interface.


Cybraryman - An excellent site with multiple links and resources for educators and students.


FREE - Free Resources for Educational Excellence. This site has it all -- lessons, videos, documents and more. (Free Ed Gov)


EDSITEment – Humanities lesson plans - tends to be for upper grades


10 Instant Energizers for Teachers – Teachers.Net


100 Web Tools to Enhance Collaboration – If you’re looking for visual tools to share information with your class or colleagues this article recommends several sites

Web 2.0: Cool Tools for Schools – many websites for music, photos, computer tools, etc.  Well worth a look!

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence – many sites – some animations, primary documents, videos


The Teachers Corner – lessons, ideas, etc.

Crossword Puzzlemaker – create your own

Tools for Educators - make crossword puzzles, wordsearches, dominoes, dice, bingo boards, etc.


Board Game Maker – Tools for Educators

Kathy Schrock – huge variety of links and ideas
 Kidzclub – Best for Preschool and Kindergarten – worksheets, pictures, ABCs, Phonics, etc.

Discovery Education – Lesson Plans


Pete’s Powerpoint Station – lessons presented in Powerpoint – all done for you


World of Teaching - Powerpoint Presentations by teachers on many subjects

Helpful Report Card Comments

Braingle – brainteasers and games for you for fun and to challenge some of our more clever children

ICT Games – Maths and Literacy and demonstration activities


Academic Career Guide


Word Cloud Tools

Wordle – Word Clouds

Wordle – suggestions for many educational uses - LiveBinders

Slide Share – Slide shows on ideas for using Wordle in the classroom

ABCYA Word Clouds - simpler

Tagxedo - Great way to make word clouds from sites, different social networks, and then change shape to meet your needs (ie, star).

Tagul - Similar to Tagxedo, a very easy to use site to create different shaped word clouds.

Worditout - Nice site for making word clouds by just copying and pasting text.

Word Sift - Excellent site for making word clouds and then editing them. Pictures are also generated to best represent your word cloud.

VocabGrabber - Wonderful site, similar to Word Sift. Generates color-coded clouds.

Tag Galaxy -  Innovative site that visually represents words in a galaxy style format. A must see!

Tag Crowd - Simple to use site for creating word clouds by pasting in text or a web page URL.

Quintura - Visual search engine which returns results in a word-cloud format.

Make Word Mosaic