Educator Resources

SBEC/TEA Texas Educator Certification Preparation Materials
www.texes.ets.org/prepMaterials

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
http://free.ed.gov
Teaching and learning resources from federal agencies. Materials are available in core subjects and others, and include primary source materials, lesson activities, and professional development tutorials.

Library of Congress Teachers Page
www.loc.gov/teachers
Provides tools and materials for using the Library’s unique collections of primary source documents in the classroom. These teacher-created materials include lesson plans, document analysis tools, online and offline activities, timelines, presentations and professional development resources.

National Archives Experience: Educators and Students
http://www.archives.gov/nae/education
Includes articles, lesson plans and activities for teaching using primary documents.

Awesome Stories
www.awesomestories.com
A gathering place of primary-source information to help educators and individuals find original sources located at national archives, libraries, universities, museums, historical societies and government-created web sites.

Pics4Learning.com
http://pics.tech4learning.com/
A copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students, consisting of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers. Permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection.

Educator’s Reference Desk
http://www.eduref.org
Lesson plans, links to online education information, question archive responses.

Education World
www.educationworld.com
Provides a search engine for educational websites, lesson plans, information on how to integrate technology into the classroom, articles by education experts, and other resources for teachers and administrators.

Google for Educators
www.google.com/educators
Provides online tools from Google to use in the classroom, as well as educational activities by grade level to support curriculum, presentations on how to use Google Education in the classroom, classroom posters, and an educational community forum for teachers.

Thinkfinity
www.thinkfinity.org
The Verizon Foundation’s free, comprehensive web site offering 55,000 education resources, including K-12 standards-based lesson plans, podcasts, videos, interactive student materials, and reference materials, all searchable by content area, grade level, standards, or partner organization.  

Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything
www.schrockguide.net/
A categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth.

All Things Assessment
www.allthingsassessment.info
A collaborative site where educators can discover new assessment practices, as well as ideas for refining their current systems or processes.

Education Place: Graphic Organizers
www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer
Reproducible graphic organizers.

Education Oasis: Graphic Organizers
www.educationoasis.com/curriculum/graphic_organizers.htm
Reproducible graphic organizers, sorted by categories.

History Matters
http://historymatters.gmu.edu
A gateway to web resources as well as a repository of unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents, and guides to analyzing historical evidence for high school and college students and teachers of American history.

The Math Forum@Drexel: Teacher’s Place
www.mathforum.org/teachers
Resources for teaching math at all levels.