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French immersion school librarian and French teacher

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While this is a very useful article for teachers, I wish you would make sure your grammar is correct. Not wishing to be pedantic, but since this subject is no longer taught, many younger teachers no longer speak or write correctly. "my colleagues and I" should be "my colleagues and me" as all 3 words are the OBJECT in your sentence. This will also be true when they are the object of any preposition. The word "me" is being discarded from perfectly legitimate use simply because people are ignorant of how certain language structures work.

instructor, NWACC

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A newer resource, but growing: FreshPlans. Free lesson plans, links, resources, videos -- all kinds of stuff for K-12, with a slight bias toward the plugged-in classroom.

K12Advantage.com

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Great article. I would like to mention my (work in progress) for the last 3/4 of a year, K12Advantage.com ( http://www.k12advantage.com ). A site dedicated to fostering collaboration in K-12. There are forums, one on one text, audio and video chat as well as conference rooms for live collaboration. Calendars for every state and province in Canada and the U.S. to post upcoming events. My focus is technology, and as such I have more seeded content for that area. I am trying to spread the word about the site to draw people from all disciplines to help build additional content. Hope to see you there.

ELA STEM Supervisor, MD; community leader & cofounder for LessonCast.org

LessonCast.org

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Great resources listed here! Another new curriculum sharing website is www.Lessoncast.org, which offers free 2-minute videos where teachers share strategies and lesson ideas. Resources can also be downloaded for free.

Easy Sharing of resources?

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These are great resource for sure. One approach we have taken is to provide searching,saving, and easy accessibility for students of all ages (K-8) while providing a free easy to use ecosystem for teachers. Hundreds of educational websites and quizzes are accessible and reusable for all. For more information please see http://www.19Pencils.com.

High School English Teacher in Los Angeles, CA

Vanessa, Great piece. Not to

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Vanessa,
Great piece. Not to be a particular wonk for one site, but the English Companion Ning is a great combination of curriculum offerings, ideas for collaboration, and informal conversations with other teachers. Thanks for listing the other sources.

High School English Teacher in Los Angeles, CA

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Vanessa,
Great piece. Not to be a particular wonk for one site, but the English Companion Ning (http://englishcompanion.ning.com/) is a great combination of curriculum offerings, ideas for collaboration, and informal conversations with other teachers. Thanks for listing the other sources.

reader, writer, open ed evangelist, carpenter

Peer-driven PD

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Great article. Peer collaboration is so important.

Speaking of which, there is a new pilot for free, peer-driven online PD at the P2PU School of Ed. Courses cover topics like deeper learning, Common Core, writing, differentiation, student engagement, and online and blended learning.

Registration is open now through late Sept.
And all of the content is open-licensed so you can use it at your own districts free of charge. Hope you'll join us and add to the learning!

Organized Educational Resources

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We've organized abundant free curriculum resources for teachers' reference :
http://www.classroom-aid.com/educational-resources/
http://www.classroom-aid.com/educational-resources/open-educational-reso...
http://www.classroom-aid.com/educational-resources/open-educational-reso...
http://www.classroom-aid.com/educational-resources/multimedia-resources/
And, more are categorized into Math, Language Art, Science, Social study, Art and Music ...
Besides, Betterlesson and Sophia are intended to build a teacher community for sharing their lesson contents. It uses peer review to help you find good sharing.
http://www.classroom-aid.com/educational-resources/sharing-and-publishing/

Editor & Publisher, LessonIndex.com (directory of lit lesson plans)

More curriculum resources at LessonIndex.com

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FYI, LessonIndex.com provides links to nearly 200,000 lesson-plan resources, mostly related to specific literature titles used in the classroom. It includes links for both free and commercial resources.

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