Ideas And Inspiration For The K-12 Community
Find a lesson idea, video or activity for your classroom.
Check out the wide variety of professional development opportunities and resources.
Everything from classroom automation and making a class web site for free to creating videos and 3D printing.
Find an affinity group or a good laugh.
Develop partnerships and engage your students, their parents, and the community.
Vica Sculpture Time Lapse
No only is the final sculpture intriguing, but watching it print can be mesmerizing. Here's an simple time lapse video (no sound) to show you what the process looks like.
A video from: 3D Printing Examples & Ideas
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StarChild is another resource aimed at young children with activities emphasizing space and astronomy.
The site includes lesson plans which show you some of the ways you can use StarChild in your classroom - whether via the Internet or just with pencil and paper!
From: NASA Resources
It is all but impossible to avoid controversial subjects or topics. Here are some ideas to cope.
We've indexed 100's of classroom resources on everything from Astronomy to Zebras to interdisciplinary learning resources.
Refresh your lesson plans here.
There are now good, no cost on-line and off-line alternatives to the cost and licensing issues of Microsoft Office.
Sometimes, you your students just need to take a break ... and learn new skills.
Bullying in school has become a national cause. Here's an index of resources for students and teachers to tackle this problem.
The K-12 Internet Resource Center was launched in the 1990's as one of the first web sites dedicated to indexing K-12 educational resources.
When you can not go to the exhibit, let the exhibit come to you. Free field trips available for the arts, science, paleontology, biology, history and more.
Parents are a big part of the education equation. Here are some resources to help them cope.
Google Docs has generated a lot of buzz within the education community. We've indexed resources to get you started.
Videos and blogs with different views on Education reform.
The Internet is a great resource, but many web sites are not appropriate for young students. Here are some search site options that allow them to explore.
The Internet and modern browsers allow students build and test bridges, view plane traffic in real time, change gravity and perform experiments – all from their browser. Check out simulation and visualization tools available now.
Intellectual property rights arises frequently if you or your students conduct research, incorporate another's document (of any type) or publish on the Web.
Find resources to help all your students, from ESL and gifted students to Autism and mental health.
3D printing is both an art and a science. And it's one of those areas where spending a little extra money can save a lot of grief.
Come along as we explore the world of 3D Printing.
With the events of the last few years, the needs and safety of minority students have come into sharp focus. Many teachers are uncomfortable addressing these subjects or do not feel they have the cultural competency to speak to the issues. Here are some resources that can help.
We have a whole section on how to get started and incorporate it into the classroom.
With the advent of inexpensive production tools and free video hosting like YouTube, the idea of the school film has been turned on its head.
No matter what your area, there are support and professional groups for you.
As a teacher, you can probably relate to these stories & videos.
Unlike this guy, teachers are finding that classroom web sites are great for communicating with students and parents. And students put in more effort when they know that their work might be displayed online.
Learn how a class website can help and how to easily set it up for free!
The best way to teach is thru examples. The earlier young women are encouraged that they too can make a difference, the better their chances for success.
We have postcard flyers available for free. Leave some in your break room or distribute them at meetings or professional development events.
You can do a lot of science in your backyard ... or school playground.
Check out a wide range of assessment and evaluation tools, tutorials and resources.
Check out videos and resources showing how computers have been successfully integrated into the classroom.
It's not as hard as these guys are making it.
Nothing is the same as being there. These eyewitness accounts provide perspective and insight into recent and past events.
Adding art into the curriculum can be as simple as showing how it incorporates everything from math to biology and physics.
Help your students, and you, find mentors in your area. Or learn how to start a mentoring program of your own.
There is a wide range of simulation and modeling tools available at no cost, covering everything from physics to engineering, astronomy and more.