American Association of School Librarians (AASL) http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/best-websites/past best websites for teaching and learning
Amplify (www.amplify.com) is an independent subsidiary of News Corporation, built on the foundation of Wireless Generation, the pioneer that brought mobile assessments and instructional analytics to schools
ASCD (www.ascd.org) is a non-profit resource for teachers, administrators, school boards, parents and students
Brain Pop (www.brainpop.com) founded in 1999, BrainPOP creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. Our award-winning online educational resources include BrainPOP Jr.(K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español , and, for English language learners, BrainPOP ESL. BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. are also home to GameUp, a free educational games portal for the classroom
Capstone Professional Services (www.maupinhouse.com) publishes educational resources under the imprint of Maupin House including materials that support K-12 educators as they respond to the Common Core Standards and focus on topics such as reading comprehension, close reading, writing in the content areas, teaching with graphics in the classroom, and creating safe school environments by supporting teachers, administrators, content-area specialists, students, and parents. Capstone Professional also provides professional development services for educators through onsite and online training, webinars, books, and e-books
Center for Teaching Equality (www.teachingquality.org) CTQ is a non-profit established in 1999. Their vision is to promote a high-quality education for all students, driven by bold ideas and expert teacher practices. Their mission is to connect, ready and mobilize teacher leaders to transform our schools. They have an active forum on a wide variety of teacher issues.
Discovery Educator Network (www.discoveryeducatornetwork.com) is a free teacher support services website
ESL-Library (www.esl-library.com) is a resource site for language teachers and we offer language teachers instant access to a huge collection of lesson plans and flashcards . Our site is set up as membership service. A paid membership gets teachers access to all of the content in the Lesson Plan Library and Flashcard Library sections. We are owned and managed by Red River Press Inc, a little online publishing company with great big ambition. We offer language teachers instant access to a huge collection of lesson plans and flashcards. Our site is set up as membership service. A paid membership gets teachers access to all of the content in the Lesson Plan Library and Flashcard Library sections
ESL Authority (https://eslauthority.com/resources/free-esl-lesson-plans/) When it comes to teaching abroad (or teaching in general), one of the most challenging parts of the job is creating and updating ESL lesson plans. Depending on your role, you may need to use dozens of lessons spread across multiple classes during the term – and sometimes there is just not enough gas left in tank to come up with something new every time. While many teachers might opt to wing it or reuse old lessons (both of which I was guilty of when teaching in Korea), I do think there is something to be said for fresh inspiration – sometimes you just need to introduce some new material into your routine and we’ve put together a list of 51 ESL lesson plans and templates (broken out by topic) that you can start using today.
Expeditionary Learning (www.elschools.org) develops innovative curriculum, teacher-created resources, professional coaching and support and partner with more than 160 schools and 4,000 teachers, serving 53,000 students in 33 states
Graphite (www.graphite.org/standards/common-core) is a free service from nonprofit Common Sense Media designed to help preK-12 educators discover, use, and share the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students by providing unbiased, rigorous ratings and practical insights from our active community of teachers
HarperCollins Children’s Books (www.harpercollinschildrens.com) HarperCollins Children’s Books is one of the leading publishers of children’s books and is home to many of the classics of children’s literature, including “Where the Wild Things Are” and “Charlotte’s Web.” The I Can Read beginning reader series and countless award-winning titles
Intel Education (http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education/educators) offers free teaching resources to help students gain 21st century skills; a link-in community of educations working together to transform the K-12 classroom; and an introductory mobile learning professional development course
K-12 Academics (www.k12academics.com) has over 100+ national and international education directories and 450,000+ pages of educational content for educators, administrators, parents and students. Online since 2004, we are one of the most respected, recognized and trafficked education sites in the United States
K-12 Internet Resource Center (www.K12irc.org) is an immersive, wide-ranging environment with over 2,200 carefully selected web links that will help unify K-12 professional development and school reform
Learner Publishing Group (https://www.lernerbooks.com/pages/educators.aspx) offers Lerner Book Buzz (grades K-5) and Lerner Book Beat (grades 6-12) which are monthly e-newsletters that are filled with useful information for educators—cool teaching tips for our books, the hottest new reads you won’t want to miss, rave reviews of our current titles, updates on our authors and educational websites, special promotions, and much more!
Mackin Educational Resources (www.mackin.com) has for more than 30 years provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12 in working with over 18,000+ publishers and a database of more than 3 million printed titles and close to 200,000 eBook titles, they supply print books, ebooks, online educational databases, audiobooks, video resources, eResource management, custom collection analysis services and professional development services
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (www.nctm.org) is the public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development, and research
PBS Education Media (www.teacher.shop.pbs.org) is the official resource for educators, librarians and other education organizations offers learners opportunities to explore new ideas and new worlds! For more than 35 years, educators from pre-K through 12, colleges and universities, public and private librarians, government, and other organizations have trusted PBS for educational programs that bring lessons to life. In schools, communities, businesses, and living rooms, our resources inform, inspire, educate, and entertain diverse learners. Our broad collection of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most prestigious award competitions including Emmy®, Parent’s Choice and Columbia Journalism Awards
Pearson Instructional Resources (www.pearsonschool.com) offers complete and cohesive support to help implement the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) through Professional development opportunities, aligned content, assessment, and school services to familiarize teachers with the standards and help them learn about key requirements. Pearson promises to be with you throughout the transition period—and beyond
Penguin Group (http://www.us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/youngreaders/teachers-librarians/index.html) features deep Common Core offerings at us.dk.com/commoncore, while Penguin Young Readers also offers CCSS materials
Reviews.com (www.reviews.com/mooc-platforms/) is a website dedicated to conducting data driven and unbiased research about topics that can help make an impact in people’s lives. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) is becoming a popular choice for students and professionals to further their education. The challenge is sorting through all the MOOC platforms that are available. Reviews.com have researched, catalogued, and analyzed all the platforms that are readily available.
Scholastic Education (www.scholastic.com) offers text pairing, lesson plans, and PD in person in a variety of settings, and a range of other resources and reps in the field conduct a workshop, classroom coaching, or give a presentation with a leading educator. Scholastic also supports “the half to two-thirds” of students who are not reading
Solution Tree (www.solution-tree.com) is a leading provider of educational strategies and tools that improve staff and student performance and is dedicated to professional development
Teaching as Leadership (www.teachingasleadership.org) has trained and supported almost twenty thousand teachers working with nearly 3 million children living at or near the poverty line. The vast majority of their students are African American or Latino students who are performing well below their peers in higher-income neighborhoods. Their mission is to end educational inequity, to end the travesty that, in this country, where a child is born determines his or her educational outcomes and life prospects
Teaching Books.net (www.TeachingBooks.net) is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children’s and young adult books. The online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.
Teaching History (www.teachinghistory.org) with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) this site is designed to help K–12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom
TESOL International Association (www.tesol.org) was founded in 1966 as Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages it is a non-profit and the largest professional organization for ESL teachers
U.S. Department of Education (http://www.ed.gov/teaching) RESPECT represents a movement within the education profession to elevate and transform teaching and leading so that all of our students are prepared to meet the demands of the 21st century. As the demands of our world continue to expand, our students need educators who are well prepared, compensated, and treated as professionals