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.
Soda Can Steam Engine
Janet Hoekenga shows hot to build a simple steam engine, known as a aeolipile or Heron's engine, using nothing more than a soda can, a needle and some string. While simple and quick to build, it can be used to demonstrate and discuss phase changes, energy conversion, Newton's third law of motion and the history of steam engines.
A video from: Hands-on Physics
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Edmodo is a free and easy way for teachers to connect and collaborate with students, parents, and each other. It is tightly integrated with Google's G Suite for Education and Microsoft's OneNote & Office. You do not need to remember multiple passwords, or click out of Edmodo to access your Google Drive or to collaborate using Google Docs.
Supports both desktop PC's and mobile apps.
From: Group Conferencing
Sometimes, you your students just need to take a break ... and learn new skills.
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.
Videos and blogs with different views on Education reform.
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.
Bullying in school has become a national cause. Here's an index of resources for students and teachers to tackle this problem.
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.
Google Docs has generated a lot of buzz within the education community. We've indexed resources to get you started.
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.
Adding art into the curriculum can be as simple as showing how it incorporates everything from math to biology and physics.
No matter what your area, there are support and professional groups for you.
Parents are a big part of the education equation. Here are some resources to help them cope.
You can do a lot of science in your backyard ... or school playground.
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.
Check out a wide range of assessment and evaluation tools, tutorials and resources.
It is all but impossible to avoid controversial subjects or topics. Here are some ideas to cope.
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!
Help your students, and you, find mentors in your area. Or learn how to start a mentoring program of your own.
There are now good, no cost on-line and off-line alternatives to the cost and licensing issues of Microsoft Office.
We've indexed 100's of classroom resources on everything from Astronomy to Zebras to interdisciplinary learning resources.
Refresh your lesson plans here.
Nothing is the same as being there. These eyewitness accounts provide perspective and insight into recent and past events.
There is a wide range of simulation and modeling tools available at no cost, covering everything from physics to engineering, astronomy and more.
We have postcard flyers available for free. Leave some in your break room or distribute them at meetings or professional development events.
As a teacher, you can probably relate to these stories & videos.
Intellectual property rights arises frequently if you or your students conduct research, incorporate another's document (of any type) or publish on the Web.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find resources to help all your students, from ESL and gifted students to Autism and mental health.