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 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.
Hey teachers -- make it fun
High school science teacher Tyler DeWitt was ecstatic about a lesson plan on bacteria (how cool!) -- and devastated when his students hated it. The problem was the textbook: it was impossible to understand. He delivers a rousing call for science teachers to ditch the jargon and extreme precision, and instead make science sing through stories and demonstrations.
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DiversityWeb, while aimed at colleges & universities, provides a comprehensive compendium of campus practices and resources about diversity. This can be a good site to review the issues and identify curriculum ideas you can use in your neighborhood.
From: Diversity Training
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.
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!
As a teacher, you can probably relate to these stories & videos.
Check out a wide range of assessment and evaluation tools, tutorials and resources.
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.
Bullying in school has become a national cause. Here's an index of resources for students and teachers to tackle this problem.
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.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) is getting a lot of attention, but there are barriers: how to implement it, identifying what works, and dealing with new roles.
Find resources to help all your students, from ESL and gifted students to Autism and mental health.
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.
Videos and blogs with different views on Education reform.
While Common Core is being implemented by most states, there is much vocal opposition. Here are some resources that can help.
Google Docs has generated a lot of buzz within the education community. We've indexed resources to get you started.
Intellectual property rights arises frequently if you or your students conduct research, incorporate another's document (of any type) or publish on the Web.
No matter what your area, there are support and professional groups for you.
It is all but impossible to avoid controversial subjects or topics. Here are some ideas to cope.
We have postcard flyers available free for the asking. 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.
Parents are a big part of the education equation. Here are some resources to help them cope.
We've indexed 100's of classroom resources on everything from Astronomy to Zebras to interdisciplinary learning resources.
Refresh your lesson plans here.
Adding art into the curriculum can be as simple as showing how it incorporates everything from math to biology and physics.
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.
Nothing is the same as being there. These eyewitness accounts provide perspective and insight into recent and past events.
Help your students, and you, find mentors in your area. Or learn how to start a mentoring program of your own.
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.
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.
There is a wide range of simulation and modeling tools available at no cost, covering everything from physics to engineering, astronomy and more.
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.
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.