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Free Educational Resources for your Classroom

Free Educational Resources for your Classroom

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We're about 2 months into the school year, and while things are busy, now is a great time to share our best FREE educational resources for the classroom. Here are a few of mine:

PD: SimpleK12 has a free (but limited) membership option
http://community.simplek12.com/scripts/student/home.asp#cat0

PD & Materials: The free teacher section on the Library of Congress site has tons of great resources
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/

Please share your favorites!

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Laura Thomas's picture
Laura Thomas
Director, Antioch University New England Center for School Renewal
Facilitator 2014

I did a highly scientific survey of "Teachers who Live in My House" (aka- my husband, who teaches a 1-2 combo) and he recommended:

Teachers Pay Teachers (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com)
Despite the name, he apparently gets periodic emails that allow him 5 free downloads. Winning!

Google for Teachers (http://www.google.com/edu/teachers/)
He loves the tools here- and he says "never underestimate the things you can find with the right google search"

We both use Wordle all the time (http://www.wordle.net) as a tool to help kids (and grown-ups) see the key ideas in a text

And I love Pinterest Education (http://www.pinterest.com/all/education/) It's a great resource for all kinds of ideas and inspiration! (Plus it's a nice, simple way to share resources with parents since Pinterest is very accessible and un-intimidating)

Samer Rabadi's picture
Samer Rabadi
Community Manager at Edutopia
Staff

I'm going to add to this list of resources... another list of resources!

http://cybraryman.com/smackdown.html

Cybraryman links to approximately 75 EdCamp Smackdown compilations. If you don't know about Smackdowns, they're the part of an EdCamp when anyone can get 2 minutes at the front of the room to share a resource (app, website, technology, etc.) that they love.

This list then is a way to tap into the collective wisdom of hundreds of teachers. Pretty cool.

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