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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

PD & Materials: The free teacher section on the Library of Congress site has tons of great resources

Please share your favorites!

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

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)

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Samer Rabadi
Community Manager at Edutopia

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


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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