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Educational Links:

  • BBC Education
    • The BBC has created interactive sites for different topics/age groups. In order to find what is appropriate for your class, you should narrow down your search based on this (For example, social studies for 16+).
  • bNetS@vvy
    • This site offers various tools and tips for adults to help kids connect safely and have technology enhance their educational experiences.
  • Cold Case Rome
    • This teacher puts a unique spin on learning that can be used by teachers of any subject. However, it is geared toward Middle School History. The teacher who created this lesson has a goai to bridge the gap between his students’ lives and the lives of the past through use of modern technology and techniques.
  • Edutopia
    • Edutopia is a website for teachers to connect and collaborate with other teachers. Edutopia offers discussion forums for teachers separated by topic (ex: classroom management, assessment, elementary). The website has articles & blog posts about education-related topics (project based learning, technology integration, etc). You can also subscribe to newsletters that offer information about various topics affecting education currently (for example, cyberbullying). Edutopia sometimes offers free ebooks on various education-related topics.
  • Google for Educators
    • This site is helpful if you are interested in using different tools in your classroom that are offered by Google (Docs, Sites, Blogger). It offers how-to instructions & videos, as well as project ideas.
  • Learn It In 5
    • Learn it in 5 offers how-to videos in 5 minutes or less, usually related to different technology tools you can use in your classroom.
  • Learning from the Challenges of Our Time
    • The 4 Action Initiative has developed a new curriculum for grades K-12, Learning from the Challenges of Our Times: Global Security, Terrorism and 9/11 in the Classroom. The goal of this new curriculum is to provide teachers and community members with the tools they need to help students understand the challenges of today’s world.  Lesson topics extend beyond September 11, 2001.  Students learn about the complexities of today’s world; threats to global safety and security and how they can contribute positively to their schools and communities.  The 58 lessons draw on new and existing curricula covering multiple subject areas and are organized around seven thematic units from human behavior to the history of terrorism to recovery and building a better future. 
  • Notable Sentences for Imitation and Creation
    • This blog is a resource for teachers who wish to view grammar as something to be explored and not just corrected.  Sometimes even teachers who want to set aside tired, old daily language practices have trouble doing so due to the seeming abundance of those deplorable, error-filled sentences and the apparent lack of stimulating, “explore-able” model sentences.
  • Read, Write, Think
    • ReadWriteThink offers interactive activities that students can use online, or graphic organizers/writing starters that you may print out and use in the classroom.
  • TeAch-nology
    • Teachnology is a great resource for elementary educators. It allows you to create worksheets, rubrics, and more. You can customize your worksheets/rubrics or search for premade resources. You may narrow your search by subject or by what you want to create.
  • Teaching Kids About 9/11
    • New Jersey is believed to be the first state in the nation to produce a comprehensive kindergarten through 12th grade curriculum to help educators talk to students about the September 11 tragedy. This resource was provided by the NJEA.
  • The Learning Network: Teaching & Learning With The New York Times
    • The Learning Network from the NYTimes offers lesson plans organized by subject. Even if you don’t use the lesson plan, you can usually find articles/resources related to the topic you want to teach.
  • Top Tips for Teaching Reading Comprehension
    • This site provides a framework of 21 Concepts developed by the not-for-profit educational organization Urban Education Exchange (UEE).  The Concepts were developed to help educators teach reading comprehension skills explicitly, simply, and clearly. Research shows that doing so will improve reading comprehension.
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