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K-12 Teacher Online Resources

 

 

Local & Regional

Alameda County Office of Education
http://www.alameda-coe.k12.ca.us/homex.asp
Quick links to data on Alameda County school districts, distance learning, and regional projects.

California Department of Education
http://www.cde.ca.gov/
Link to information on continuing education and professional development programs, learning support, curriculum framework, data and statistics, and much more.

Fremont Unified School District
http://www.fremont.k12.ca.us/prg/teacherresources.html
Teacher resources, including GATE, BTSA, and PAR.

 

General Resources

About.com Elementary School Educators
http://k-6educators.about.com/
This About.com guide contains annotated listings of Web sites of interest to elementary school teachers and educators. Topics covered are mostly divided up by curriculum subject.

About.Com: Secondary School Educators
http://7-12educators.about.com/
This About.Com guide contains annotated listings of Web sites of interest to secondary school teachers and educators. Topics covered include: active listening; cheating; cooperative learning; critical thinking; grading systems; lesson plans; student motivation; and substitute teachers.

AOL@School
http://www.aolatschool.com/educators
The portal for teachers and administrators provide professional development and administrative help, and subject and age-specific lesson plans.

Education Week and Teacher Magazine
http://www.edweek.org/ew/index.html
The Web's authoritative source on K-12 education has been rebuilt to make it easier to tap into the wide range of resources, from the latest news to an extensive database of state indicators to the top jobs for educators. Site is the home for Education Week, Teacher Magazine, The Daily News, archived articles back to 1981, and state policy data. Site requires free registration for access.

Education World
http://www.education-world.com/
This site features an education-specific search engine with links to over 110,000 sites. It offers monthly reviews of other educational web sites, a grade-specific search engine, national education employment listings, curriculum tools, lesson plans, forums, news and other original content on a weekly basis. Also, it presents the objectives of the voluntary National Education Standards for the major subject areas. This site allows educators to stay abreast of the current efforts being made in the area of National Standards.

ERIC
http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/Home.portal
Education Resources Information Center is the largest education database in the world. Find journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, and books. Features 16 clearinghouses on specific subjects and a question-answering service This site features an education-specific search engine with links to over 110,000 sites. It offers monthly reviews of other educational web sites, a grade-specific search engine, national education employment listings, curriculum tools, lesson plans, forums, news and other original content on a weekly basis. Also, it presents the objectives of the voluntary National Education Standards for the major subject areas. This site allows educators to stay abreast of the current efforts being made in the area of National Standards.

U.S. Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/teachers/landing.jhtml
Very thorough site covering lesson ideas, teacher toolkits, professional development, resources, and publications.

 

Curriculum Development & Lesson Plans

DiscoverySchool.com Lesson Plans Library
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans
DiscoverySchool.com, a subsidiary organization of The Discovery Channel, offers many well-developed lesson plans. This site is geared toward teachers and other educators for K-12.

edhelper.com
http://www.edhelper.com/
Created by a team of teachers, edHelper.com is dedicated to providing teachers a single shop for educational resources. Edhelper has lesson plans and downloadable worksheets in many subject areas, including math, reading and writing, social studies, science, and technology. There are also links to education news stories and teaching aids on the Web.

Education Oasis
http://www.educationoasis.com/
This website is for educators everywhere with curriculum resources like lesson plans, printables and worksheets, and teacher planners; teacher tools like award certificates, bulletin boards, and clip-art; book reviews; product reviews; Idea Central, and other helps for teachers.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
http://www.ed.gov/free/index.html
F.R.E.E. makes hundreds of federally supported teaching and learning resources easier to find. Resources are organized by subject areas and also can be found through full-text and quick searches, as well as by date added under the New Resources link.

GEM
http://64.119.44.148/
The Gateway to Educational Materials is a consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites. Search more than 30,000 lesson ideas, learning activities, and instructional materials.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/
Updated regularly, this site has a great annotated Subject Access directory of Internet sites. There are also sections on Search Engines, including other search tools as well as general Internet information; and Additional Information, which has Kathy's training slide shows, material on evaluating Web pages, a monthly new sites list, and much more. It's designed for teachers to enhance curriculum and professional development.

Scholastic Central
http://www.teacher.scholastic.com/index.asp
A great site for educators. Scholastic offers teaching ideas for grades PreK-12, online activities and teaching strategies.

SCORE
http://www.score.k12.ca.us/
The Schools of California Online Resources for Education provides quality internet resources and teacher developed lessons in four subject areas: history/social science, language arts, mathematics and science. The site is searchable by grade level or topic.

Teachers' Domain
http://www.teachersdomain.org/
"Online, multimedia resources for the classroom and professional development," targeted at K-12 teachers. Includes videos, lesson plans, and more. Most of the content requires registration (free) for access, but a fairly lengthy tour of the site answers questions about what users will find. Produced by public radio station WGBH Boston.

TeachNet Lesson Ideas
http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/
TeachNet is an online resource for teachers, with a large collection of lesson plans organized by subject, and has plans for all ages and levels of students from K-12.

 

New Teachers

About Teaching & the First Year
http://www.ed.gov/teachers/become/about/edpicks.jhtml
Excellent links to All About Teaching, Survival Guide for New Teachers, and What to Expect Your First Year. From the U.S. Department of Education.

Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment
http://www.btsa.ca.gov/
Established in 1992 and based on a four-year pilot project, the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Program provides opportunities for fully-prepared first and second year teachers to expand and deepen their teaching knowledge and skill. The BTSA Program also provides a smooth transition into the complex responsibilities of teaching, increases the retention of beginning teachers, and improves learning opportunities for their K-12 students. The BTSA Program has grown extensively in recent years. Fremont BTSA is an approved Induction Program providing eligible candidates a pathway to a Professional Clear Credential. BTSA brochure.

 

Technology Integration

4Teachers.org
http://www.4teachers.org/
Tools for integrating technology into instruction. Create class calendars, customized rubrics, online quizzes, and annotated lessons that guide students through selected websites

 

Professional Development

Teachers Support Network
http://www.teacherssupportnetwork.com/Home.do
For teachers and school districts across the nation, this site provides an extensive database of the best available candidates, ensures their preparedness through unique assessment tools, and offers ongoing support for long-term retention. It also offers Teacher Tools and Advice covering such things as online job hunting and landing your first teaching job.

 

 

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