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All Subjects, All GradesCK-12 http://www.ck12.org/ck-12 is collaborative learning via a community where authors, teachers, and students create, access, share, rate, recommend, and publish. This is a flexible platform that helps teachers to design & distribute relevant learning material.
All Subjects, All GradesClassroom Aidhttp://classroom-aid.com/Classroom Aid supports distributed knowledge and connected networks that change the learning paradigm, to connect, collaborate and create. Love this resource.
All Subjects, All GradesCurrikihttp://www.curriki.org/Curriki is an open community of educators, parents, and students who share curriculum.
All Subjects, All GradesEDSITEmenthttp://edsitement.neh.gov/EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies. All websites cover a wide range of humanities subjects, from American history to literature, world history and culture, language, art, and archaeology, and have been judged by humanities specialists to be of high intellectual quality.
All Subjects, All GradesFederal Registry for Educational Excellencehttp://free.ed.govThe Federal Registry for Educational Excellence (FREE) makes it easier to find digital teaching and learning resources created and maintained by the federal government and public and private organizations.
All Subjects, All GradesGooruhttp://www.goorulearning.org/Gooru is a free search engine for learning. Browse millions of the best online learning resources, organized into thousands of curated collections. Great for finding the best educator selected resources.
All Subjects, All GradesKahn Academyhttps://www.khanacademy.org/Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
All Subjects, All GradesKids Open Dictionary Builderhttp://dictionary.k12opened.com/index.php The purpose of this project is to create a free, open simple dictionary for students to use. This dictionary will ultimately be published in a variety of formats and for multiple platforms. There is also a very nice glossery builder.
All Subjects, All GradesLearnOutLoudhttp://www.learnoutloud.com/Free-Audio-VideoThe LearnOutLoud.com Free Audio & Video Directory offers a selection of over 5000 free educational audio and video titles. Our directory features free audio books, courses, talks, interviews, speeches, and many other great free audio and video resources. We've scoured the Internet in order to bring you the best audio & video downloads and streaming audio & video titles that you can learn from.
All Subjects, All GradesSmithsonian Learning Labhttps://learninglab.si.edu/The Smithsonian Learning Lab is a major rethinking of how the digital resources from across the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, 9 major research centers, the National Zoo, and more, can be used together, for learning. The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access created the Smithsonian Learning Lab to inspire the discovery and creative use of its rich digital materials—more than a million images, recordings, and texts. It is easy to find something of interest because search results display pictures rather than lists. Whether you've found what you were looking for or just discovered something new, it's easy to personalize it. Add your own notes and tags, incorporate discussion questions, and save and share. The Learning Lab makes it simple.
All Subjects, All GradesOER Commonshttp://www.oercommons.org/OER Commons is where you can search and find OER learning and teaching resources from diverse content providers from around the world.
All Subjects, All GradesOpen Culturehttp://www.openculture.com/free_k-12_educational_resourcesOpen Culture provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers. It features free video lessons/tutorials; free mobile apps; free audiobooks, ebooks and textbooks; quality YouTube channels; free foreign language lessons; test prep materials; and free web resources in academic subjects like literature, history, science and computing.
All Subjects, All GradesOpenEdhttps://www.opened.io/#!OpenEd is the largest K-12 educational resource library, offering over a million videos, games, assessments and courses for every Common Core Math, Language Arts, Literacy and Next Generation Science standard (in addition to other state and international standards). OpenEd also offers the first free “modern” (Common Core, SBAC and PARCC-oriented) assessment tool. OpenEd’s assessments are “resource-backed”, meaning each question has videos and games associated with it.
All Subjects, All GradesPBS LearningMediahttp://mass.pbslearningmedia.orgPBS LearningMedia™ is the go-to destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more! You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia is free for educators.
All Subjects, All GradesPowerMyLearninghttp://powermylearning.orgPowerMyLearning is a free, web-based K-12 learning platform designed for students, educators, and parents. With PowerMyLearning, you can easily find and use over 1,600 of the best free digital learning activities from across the web to propel student achievement in all major subjects including math, English, science, social studies, and more.
All Subjects, All GradesSmithsonian Educationhttp://smithsonianeducation.org/educators/index.htmlSmithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies mission is to increase the Smithsonian Institution’s impact as a national educational organization with over 2000 resources for education aligned to state standards.
All Subjects, All GradesTeachertubehttp://www.teachertube.com/Teachertube is an online community for sharing instructional videos. They 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.
All Subjects, All GradesTedEDhttp://ed.ted.com/TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within the growing TED-Ed video library, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform.
All Subjects, All GradesWatchKnowLearnhttp://www.watchknowlearn.org/default.aspxWatchKnowLearn has indexed approximately 50,000 educational videos, placing them into a directory of over 5,000 categories. The videos are available without any registration or fees to teachers in the classroom, as well as parents and students at home 24/7. Users can dive into our innovative directory or search for videos by subject and age level. Video titles, descriptions, age level information, and ratings are all edited for usefulness.
All Subjects, All GradesWikiversityhttp://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Wikiversity:Main_PageWikiversity is a Wikimedia Foundation project devoted to learning resources, learning projects, and research for use in all levels, types, and styles of education from pre-school to university, including professional training and informal learning. They invite teachers, students, and researchers to join them in creating open educational resources and collaborative learning communities. To learn more about Wikiversity, try a guided tour or start editing now.
All Subjects, All GradesWonderopolis
Wonderopolis®, a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages. With multi-disciplinary content that purposefully aligns to Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the STEM Educational Quality Framework, and Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy, we’ve earned a place in K-12 curriculum and in classrooms worldwide. Teachers can use the daily Wonder to jumpstart their students’ critical thinking, or dip into our ever-growing collection of Wonders for content that relates to specific themes and student interests. The possibilities for using Wonderopolis in the classroom are endless.
All Subjects, All GradesYoutube Education Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3yA8nDwraeOfnYfBWun83gIt's Youtube videos vetted for Primary and Secondary education.
All Subjects, Gr 3-12Smithsonian - Seriously Amazinghttp://seriouslyamazing.si.edu/How do you spur curiosity? Just ask the six quirky characters of Smithsonian's Seriously Amazing Website. The Wild will share the diversity of the animal kingdom; The Green reflects the wonder of the natural landscape; The New will show how technology and creativity collide; The Masterpiece embodies artistic expression; The Storyteller shares the tales of the people of America; The Discoverer explores the world and universe. Seriously Amazing links the knowledge and resources of the Smithsonian Institution and sparks a spirit of inquiry. Tip: Challenge students to select one of the 6 areas of exploration and learn 5 new facts to share with the class.
All Subjects, Gr 5-12Youngzinehttp://www.youngzine.org/Youngzine is a one-of-a-kind Web site where children can learn about current news and events shaping their world -- in a simple, engaging and interactive manner. The goal is to help educators create a vibrant community of globally aware young citizens in an increasingly connected world. Along with news stories written specifically with a young audience in mind, Youngzine strives to inform using fun trivia, compelling visuals and videos.
All Subjects, Gr 6-12Big Thinkhttp://bigthink.com/Big Think is an evolving roadmap to the best thinking on the planet — the ideas that can help you think flexibly and act decisively in a multivariate world. Every article and video on bigthink.com is based on an emerging “big idea” that is significant, widely relevant, and actionable.
All Subjects, Gr 9-12The NewYork Times Learning Networkhttp://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/The Learning Network provides teaching and learning materials and ideas based on New York Times content. Teachers can use or adapt our lessons across subject areas and levels or contribute their own ideas. Students can respond to our Opinion questions, take our News Quizzes, learn the Word of the Day, try our Test Yourself questions, enter contests, do crosswords, learn about what happened on this day in history, answer 6 Q's About the News, speculate on “What's Going On in This Picture?” or read our Poetry Pairings.
Art History, All GradesSmartHistoryhttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/Smarthistory at Khan Academy is the leading open educational resource for art history. We make high-quality introductory art history content freely available to anyone, anywhere. Smarthistory is a platform for the discipline where art historians contribute in their areas of expertise and learners come from across the globe. We offer nearly 500 videos and these are being translated into dozens of languages.
Art Lessons, Gr K-12KinderArthttp://www.kinderart.com/index.htmlKinderArt is an award winning art education website that has free Art Lessons searchable by grade, medium, theme or discipline.
Art, All GradesIncredible Art Departmenthttp://www.incredibleart.org/An excellent resource for art teachers. It includes lessons, art site of the week, pet peeves, and much more.
Arts, Fine and Performing, K-12ArtsEdge, Connect. Create.http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators.aspxA website for teaching and learning in the Arts! The Kennedy Center's free digital resource.
Arts, Fine and Performing, K-12NAEA, National Art Education Associationhttp://www.arteducators.orgThis dynamic community of practice is where visual arts teachers, scholars, researchers and professors, students, administrators, and art museum educators, and artists come together around a shared belief in the power of the arts in developing human potential.
Arts, Gr K-12ArtsConnectEdhttp://www.kinderart.com/index.htmlArtsConnectEd allows you to search over 100,000 resources in the Art Finder, including works of art, texts, audio, video and interactive resources. Save and customize your items in the Art Collector. From the combined collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center.
CCSS ELA, Math, and Science, All GradesEdcitehttp://www.edcite.com/Engage students with free interactive digital practice in CCSS ELA and Math. There are performance tasks, close reading and writing to text tasks for ELA, MA and Science for grades K-12! The interface requires students to use the same skills as the PARCC test in terms of highlighting, selecting and writing/computing online. The tasks have robust video resources allowing students to combine media to make responses.
Civics, Gr 5-12Pro-Con .orghttp://www.procon.org/ProCon.org, a nonprofit nonpartisan public charity, provides professionally-researched pro, con, and related information on more than 50 controversial issues from gun control and death penalty to illegal immigration and alternative energy. Using the fair, FREE, and unbiased resources at ProCon.org, millions of people each year learn new facts, think critically about both sides of important issues, and strengthen their minds and opinions.
Computer Science Gr K-12Code Studiohttps://code.org/Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. Code.org organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged 10% of all students in the world, and provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States. Code.org is supported by generous donors including Microsoft, Facebook, the Infosys Foundation, Google, Omidyar Network, and many more.
Computer Science, All GradesGoogle CS Firsthttps://www.cs-first.com/en/homeCS First is a free program that increases student access and exposure to computer science (CS) education through after-school, in-school, and summer programs. All clubs are run by teachers and/or community volunteers. All of the curriculum and materials are free to use. Scratch is the program used to teach coding. The modules are Themed to attract students with different interests.
Contemporary Art, K-12Art 21 Online Lesson Library from PBShttp://www.pbs.org/art21/learn Art21’s Education Initiatives come to the organization with different institutional perspectives and experiences, but we share a fundamental belief in the power of art, artists, and ideas to inform the most idealistic tenets of education. Access to the voices of artists through film and online media presents a new paradigm for engaging students in art and art making—as well as teaching in innovative and inspiring ways.
Core Subjects, Gr 6-12HippoCampushttp://www.hippocampus.org/HippoCampus.org is a free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content--videos, animations, and simulations--on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school teachers and college professors, and their students, free of charge. Teachers project HippoCampus content during classroom learning and assign it for computer labs and homework. Students use the site in the evenings for study and exam prep.
Digital Citizenship, Gr 6-8Digital Compass from Common Sense Mediahttps://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/digital-compassLearn the fundamentals of digital citizenship through our award-winning, animated, choose-your-own-path interactive experiences, designed for grades 6-8. Invite students to explore digital dilemmas, make good (and not-so-good) decisions, and try out possible solutions through stories and mini-games – all without risking their real-world reputations. Discover how Common Sense Education’s award-winning digital literacy and citizenship curriculum seamlessly integrates into blended-learning environments.
Earth Science, All GradesGeographical Society of Americahttp://www.geosociety.org/educate/resources.htmResources for K-12 Earth Science Educators. Downloadable lesson plans and web site links to lesson plans. Educational information links simulations and more
ELA, All GradesProject Gutenberghttp://www.gutenberg.org/Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.
ELA, All GradesVocabularyhttp://www.vocabulary.co.il/Vocabulary.co.il is a leading vocabulary website worldwide with the best flash online word games. The vocabulary games include an online word search, an online crossword puzzle, and hangman online (our version is called HangMouse). Users choose the vocabulary list that the online word game will use in the word game. The vocabulary games are popular for use on smart boards for word games to build vocabulary skills in classrooms.
ELA, Gr 4-12LitPickhttp://www.litpick.com/LitPick provides free electronic books to students in grades 4-12. Students take on the role of a book critic, reading books, developing and posting reviews anonymously on the LitPick site where other students can read them. Members can also participate in the LitPick threaded discussion forum with authors, publishers, publicists, and parents who are interested in learning about YA literature. Tip: Use LitPick to provide access to free eBooks and promote reading reviews for students by students.
ELA, Gr 4-12Newselahttp://www.newsela.comFree version of Newsela builds close reading and critical thinking skills. Give your students a new way to climb the staircase of nonfiction reading comprehension, from fourth grade to college-ready. Newsela automatically gives each student the version of an article that's just right for his or her reading ability. And an easier or harder version of each article is just a click away.
ELA, Gr PK-6freereadinghttp://www.free-reading.net/index.php?title=Main_Pagefreereading offers a High Quality, open source, reading intervention program and resources for grades PK-6.
ELA, K-8Wit and Wisdom - Greatminds.orghttps://greatminds.org/englishFrom Great Minds, the non-profit that created Eureka Math, is a K—8 English curriculum that brings the rich content everyone loves into your classroom. Wit & Wisdom helps you meet the expectations of the new standards while celebrating the joy of reading and writing with your students. Teach more meaningful English.
ELA, Science, Humanities, All GradesAwesome Storieshttp://www.awesomestories.com/homeThis site is not really an OER but the stories/resources on this site are free for teachers to use and it's collection is impressive. Awesome Stories bridges stories to learning, as a gathering place of primary-source information. Its purpose—since the site was first launched in 1999—is to give context to stories, increasing their power and usefulness in learning. Over 38,000 free members use Awesome Stories making over 2.2 million website unique visits each year, yet its existence is almost a secret. For 15 years this free learning website dedicated to stories—and the stories behind the stories—has reached classrooms and homes without any marketing.
ELA, Writing, Gr K-2Words and Pictures Project: Literacy, Art and the Common Core togetherhttp://nasher.duke.edu/wordsandpictures/the-project/Words & Pictures is a project of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, NC in collaboration with visual art and Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade classroom teachers from Durham Public Schools. Together, we have created a collection of high-quality lesson plans to help you bring great art into your classroom while teaching English Language Arts and visual literacy. Built around the Common Core standards, these lessons and activities encourage better reading, writing, looking, and thinking by incorporating multiple modes of learning, encouraging careful observation and supporting statements with evidence, honoring student participation, and celebrating creativity.
ELL or ELA, All GradesVidtionaryhttp://www.vidtionary.comVidtionary is a video dictionary. It defines and expresses words through images. It is suitable for language learners, both native speakers and students of English as another language (ESL or EAL). Vidtionary is also a good tool for teaching visual literacy and graphic design.
Engineering - Toy Making, All GradesScience Toy Makerhttp://www.sciencetoymaker.org/non-commercial, teacher-created site for people who like to roll up their sleeves and make science toys and projects. You won't find slick, well-designed web pages here--more like the digital equivalent of a messy workshop. If you poke around though, you'll find good stuff. Science toy maker is a resource for inspired kids, parents, teachers, teenagers, home schoolers, science fair participants and citizen scientists everywhere.
Engineering, All GradesTeachEngineeringhttp://www.teachengineering.org/The TeachEngineering digital library provides teacher-tested, standards-based engineering content for K-12 teachers to use in science and math classrooms. Engineering lessons connect real-world experiences with curricular content already taught in K-12 classrooms. Mapped to educational content standards, TeachEngineering's comprehensive curricula are hands-on, inexpensive, and relevant to children's daily lives.
Financial Litracy, All GradesPractical Money Skills for Lifehttp://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/foreducators/Practical Money Skills for Life is a collection of financial literacy materials. The collection is comprised by lesson plans for Pre-K - 12 including plans accomidating special needs.
Financial Litracy, Grades 9-12BanZaihttp://life-scenarios-in-the-classroom.teachbanzai.com/Banzai provides content using real-life scenarios—including taxes and auto insurance—for free! Lessons are online and interactive, or they can be printed; lesson preparation and grading are included with the program.
Government and Civics, Fr 6-12iCivicshttp://www.icivics.org/With iCivics students don’t just learn civics - they play civics! Run for president. Pass new laws. Argue real cases. Teachers find free resources, tools, and support for informed and engaging civic learning!
Government US, All GradesBen's guide to US Government for Kidshttps://bensguide.gpo.gov/Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids is brought to the World Wide Web as a service of the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). Ben's Guide serves as the educational component of GPO Access, GPO's service to provide the official online version of legislative and regulatory information. This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities. And, just as GPO Access provides locator services to U.S. Government sites, Ben's Guide provides a similar service to U.S. Government Web sites developed for kids.
History (US and World), K-5The Alexandria Plan - Greatminds.orghttps://greatminds.org/historyThe Alexandria Plan is a sequenced framework that enables teachers to reprioritize U.S. and world history in the classroom. The Plan includes text studies, detailed illustrations, era summaries, learning expectations, assessments, and more to provide a firm foundation for standards-based instruction.
History, All GradesBest of History Websites from EdTech Teachershttp://besthistorysites.net/Best of History Web Sites, created by EdTechTeacher Inc, is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more. Best of History Web Sites has been recommended by The Chronicle of Higher Education, The National Council for the Social Studies, The New York Public Library, the BBC, Princeton University, -- and many others.
History, All GradesTeachingHistoryhttp://teachinghistory.org/Teachinghistory.org is designed to help K–12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom. Teachinghistory.org, funded through the Office of Innovation and Improvement’s Teaching American History (TAH) program, builds on and disseminates the valuable lessons learned by more than 1,000 TAH projects designed to raise student achievement by improving teachers’ knowledge and understanding of traditional U.S. history.
History, Gr 6-12Big History Projecthttps://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive#The Big History Project (BHP) is a joint effort between teachers, scholars, scientists, and their supporters. It is a multi-disciplinary approach to knowledge for learners around the world. In addition to developing a full curriculum for high school students, this course is designed for curious members of the public who are seeking answers to big questions about the history of our Universe and the origin of our species.
Math and ELA Gr. K-5Open-UP Resourceshttp://openupresources.org/Our nonprofit’s mission: to increase equity in education by making excellent curricula freely available to districts.
Math and Language Arts, Gr K-5ABCYAhttp://www.abcya.comABCya.com is the leader in free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web. All children's educational computer activities were created or approved by certified school teachers. All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to learn.
Math Gr 6-12Real World Mathhttp://www.realworldmath.org/Real World Math is a collection of free math activities for Google Earth designed for students and educators. In the virtual world of GoogleEarth, concepts and challenges can be presented in a meaningful way that portray the usefulness of ideas.
Math Gr K-5Investigations in Number, Data, Spacehttp://investigations.terc.edu/families/doing_math/Games_index.cfmLinks to games deemed mathematically worthy by TERC
Math, All GradesiSolveithttp://isolveit.cast.org/homeiSolveIt is a mobile digital learning environment that supports the development of logical thinking and reasoning skills, which are essential competencies of algebra and mathematics in general. The environment includes a collection of tablet-based puzzles that have been designed using the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
Math, All GradesSeeing Math by the Concord Consortiumhttp://seeingmath.concord.org/index.htmlSeeing Math™ has developed interactive software tools to clarify key mathematical ideas in K-12 mathematics. Each interactive provides a real-time connection between representations of the mathematics (symbolic, graphical, etc.), so that changes in one representation instantly cause changes in the other.
Math, All GradesTechnology Resources for Teaching Math from our friends at edtechteachershttp://edtechteacher.org/index.php/teaching-technology/tmwtI would not put in just anyones list of Math Resources. This one is done very well and has several very interesting sites to explore.
Math, All GradesDesmoshttps://www.desmos.com/At Desmos, our mission is to help every student learn math and love learning math. With that in mind, we’ve assembled a collection of unique and engaging digital activities, which are free for you and your students.
Math, Gr 9-12Math Open Referencehttp://www.mathopenref.com/site/about.htmlMath Open Reference is a free, web based reference source for students and teachers. The idea is to provide free, high quality math reference material on the web. It is highly interactive and contains many engaging animations.
Math, Gr K-12MathForumhttp://mathforum.orgthe leading online resource for improving math learning, teaching, and communication since 1992.
We are teachers, mathematicians, researchers, students, and parents using the power of the Web to learn math and improve math education. MathForum offers a wealth of problems and puzzles; online mentoring; research; team problem solving; collaborations; and professional development.
Math, Gr K-6Matific https://www.matific.com/us/en-usOnine Interactive Math simulations for grades K-6. Matific is an easy-to-implement, effective and engaging FREE math teaching tool. Curriculum aligned activities empower your teaching and boost the class conceptual understanding. Check this out!
Math, Gr PK-12Illuminationshttp://illuminations.nctm.org/Illuminations is designed to provide Standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students.
Math, Gr PK-7MathGameTimehttp://www.mathgametime.com/Math Game Time is your destination for the best math games and homework help online. Our games are fun, educational and trustworthy. Math Game Time was created by educators to help kids succeed. Our goal is to provide a fun, educational playground for students in Pre-K - 7th grade.
Math, K-12Eurika Math - Greatminds.orghttps://greatminds.org/mathEureka Math—also known as EngageNY—is a complete, PreK through 12 curriculum that carefully sequences the mathematical progressions into expertly crafted modules. Eureka provides educators with a comprehensive curriculum, in-depth professional development, books, and support materials.
Music, All GradesMusescorehttp://musescore.org/MuseScore.com is a community site to share your sheet music with your friends via the web and mobile applications.
Music, All GradesMusicTheoryhttp://www.musictheory.net/MusicTheory.net is a free site with animated lessons, exercises, and tools. They also have an APP for purchase. Great resource for music teachers!
Physical Education, All GradesOER Commons Physical Education Searchhttps://www.oercommons.org/browse?f.keyword=physical-educationOER Commons is where you can search and find OER learning and teaching resources from diverse content providers from around the world. I searched on Physical Education and found 100s of resources.
Physical Education, All GradesOpen Online Physical Education Networkhttp://openphysed.org/OPEN has one mission: to improve the effectiveness of physical education for every child. Equity of Access is essential for empowering the entire physical education community. US Games believes in the talents and creativity of the teachers and administrators that we serve. That’s why OPEN will always be free to every educator. OPEN is a backward designed curriculum project that targets SHAPE America’s National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes.
Physics - Gr 9-12The Particle Adventurehttp://particleadventure.org/Find answers to the eternal, fundamental questions of physics: "What is the world made of?" and "What holds it together?" The information on this site is clearly presented and well organized, with fabulous resources for teachers, including student activity sheets and links to particle physics education sites.
Primary Sources, All GradesLibrary of Congresshttp://www.loc.gov/index.htmlThe Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people.
Primary Sources, Gr 6-12The Digital Public Library of Americahttp://dp.la/The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is an online collection of millions of photographs, maps, sounds, manuscripts, books, and more accessible anytime, anywhere, for anyone. DPLA materials come from museums, archives, and libraries across the United States, and provides primary source examples of our American Heritage and human history. With DPLA, users can explore resources by topic, map, format, timeline, or exhibition. With a free account, items can be saved to lists and shared with others. Grades 6-12.
Programming, All GradesScratch and ScratchEDhttp://scratch.mit.edu/Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create interactive art, stories, simulations and games - and share those creations online.
Programming, Gr 6-12Alicehttp://www.alice.org/index.phpAlice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student's first exposure to object-oriented programming. It allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games.
Reading, Current Events K-12Smithsonian Tween Tribunehttp://tweentribune.com/Tween Tribune hosts high interest, reputable current events articles for K-12 audiences compiled by the Smithsonian. The articles are categorized by grade, lexile, language (English/Spanish), and subject area. Each article is available across multiple lexiles for differentiation and has an associated comprehension assessment. Free educator accounts offer a plethora of features: Monday morning newsletters, class and student profiles, lesson plans, article assignment capability, and assessment score grade books. Student privacy is protected, and all comments are educator-moderated. Use Tween Tribune to compare bias/viewpoints from varying sources, support or inspire inquiry, or as a station highlighting literary styles.
Reading, Gr 5-12CommonLithttps://www.commonlit.org/CommonLit delivers high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades 5-12. Our resources are: Flexible; Research-Based; Aligned to the Common Core State Standards; Created by teachers, for teachers. We believe in the transformative power of a great text, and a great question. That’s why we are committed to keeping CommonLit completely free, forever.
Reading, Gr K-12Readworkshttp://www.readworks.org/ ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly. The ReadWorks curriculum is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and the standards of all 50 states. Most importantly, ReadWorks is faithful to the most effective research-proven instructional practices in reading comprehension.
Reference, Gr 1-5Harcourt Visual Dictionary http://www.harcourtschool.com/glossary/esl/?utm_campaign=Listly&utm_medium=list&utm_source=listlyVisual dictionary with Audio. Search words by Grade level and Unit or Lessons
Science - BUGS, All GradesBugScope Projecthttp://bugscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/The Bugscope project provides free interactive access to a scanning electron microscope (SEM) so that students anywhere in the world can explore the microscopic world of insects. This educational outreach program from the Beckman Institute's Imaging Technology Group at the University of Illinois supports K-16 classrooms worldwide. Bugscope allows teachers everywhere to provide students with the opportunity to become microscopists themselves—the kids propose experiments, explore insect specimens at high-magnification, and discuss what they see with our scientists—all from a regular web browser over a standard broadband internet connection.
Science - PLANTS, Gr 4-5The Great Plant Escape, Univ of Illinoishttp://urbanext.illinois.edu/gpe/tg/index.cfmThe Great Plant Escape, is an elementary program for 4th and 5th grade students. Students help Detective Leplant and his partners Bud and Sprout unlock the amazing mysteries of plant life! Each of the lessons in this program is interdisciplinary, designed to introduce students to plant science and increase their understanding of how foods grow. Activities enhance student's math, science, language arts, social studies, music and art. You have many options in this program. Choose any or all of the suggested activities for your class. Many activities are for students to work independently and some are for group work. In Spanish and English.
Science - Widlife Migrations, All GradesJourney Northhttp://www.learner.org/jnorth/One of the best and most successful online science learning communities for K-12 students. This site engages students in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change.
Science, All GradesScienceNetLinkshttp://sciencenetlinks.com/Science NetLinks is a dynamic Website connecting K-12 teachers, students, and families to STEM resources produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science including lesson plans, interactives, and reviewed Internet resources. The lesson plan and tool databases are searchable by grade level, themes, and content area. Collections spotlight various themes such as Earth Day, Summer Science fun, and Science Apps. There is an Afterschool collection that offers hands-on science experiments which offers student activity sheets, online resources, as well as teacher resources.
Science, All GradesThe Lawrence Hall of Science 24/7http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/kidsite/From the University of California at Berkeley, How fast does the wind blow? What makes things sticky? Where do insects live and plants grow? What is the best way to clean up the environment? How do humans measure up in the animal kingdom? So many questions—and so many ways to find answers! In these interactives, use your hands, feet, eyes, ears, brain, imagination and cool tools to experiment, design, test and discover amazing things about the world around you. It's science and it's fun!
Science, Gr 6-12CAST Science Writerhttp://sciencewriter.cast.org/CAST Science Writer, the tool that supports students in writing lab and class reports. This tool is geared toward middle school and high school students. Science Writer helps students through the process of draft, revise, and edit when writing a science report.
Spanish, Gr K-12Online Free Spanishhttp://www.onlinefreespanish.comThis site was created to offer free Spanish lessons for both children and parents, whether for educational purposes, or just for fun. They have diferent lessons for each age, and everything is designed to make learning fun.
STEM, All GradesThe National Science Digital Library (NSDL)http://nsdl.org/The National Science Digital Library provides high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Most resources in the library adhere to principles of Open Educational Resource (OER) access, although some resources are restricted to provider site membership, or may have a cost associated with them (indicated in the full record of the resource).
STEM, Gr 3-12The Concord Consortiumhttp://concord.org/If you are a STEM teacher you need to check out this organization and their resources. Concord.org is a non profit research and development organization based in Concord, MA dedicated to educational innovation through creative technologies. They are funded by organizations like the National Science foundation and TERC. High Quality resources for K-12 STEM Educators!
STEM, Gr 6-12Mathematical Momentshttp://www.ams.org/samplings/mathmoments/mathmomentsMathematical Moments provides FREE 8.5" x 11" pdfs posters, available on many different topics in science, nature,technology, and human culture. Some have been translated into other languages, and some feature podcast interviews with experts in the field. Check them out!
STEM, Gr 9-12MIT BLOSSOMShttp://blossoms.mit.edu/videosBLOSSOMS video lessons are enriching students' learning experiences in high school classrooms from Brooklyn to Beirut to Bangalore. The Video Library contains over 50 math and science lessons, all freely available to teachers as streaming video and Internet downloads and as DVDs and videotapes.
Teaching - All GradesTeaching Channelhttps://www.teachingchannel.orgTeaching Channel’s mission is to create an environment where teachers can watch, share, and learn new techniques to help every student grow. We believe teachers should have opportunities to learn from each other… whenever they want; and teachers tell us that video has become essential to helping them see a broad range of approaches for working with students and for fostering self-reflection.
Textbooks Gr 8-CollegeOpenStar CNXhttp://cnx.org/OpenStax believes that everyone has something to learn, and everyone has something to teach. Frustrated by the limitations of traditional textbooks and courses, Dr. Richard Baraniuk founded OpenStax (then Connexions) in 1999 at Rice University to provide authors and learners with an open space where they can share and freely adapt educational materials such as courses, books, and reports. Today, OpenStax CNX is a dynamic non-profit digital ecosystem serving millions of users per month in the delivery of educational content to improve learning outcomes. There are tens of thousands of learning objects, called pages, that are organized into thousands of textbook-style books in a host of disciplines, all easily accessible online and downloadable to almost any device, anywhere, anytime. The best part? Everything is available for free thanks to generous support from Rice University and several philanthropic organizations.