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K-8 Resources

UPDATED 5/21/15

Great Resources for teachers from grading rubrics to online quizzes, audio books, utilities, puzzle creators and more. A note: These are not student websites, rather resources for teachers. Please go to Great Websites for a (very) long list of student sites organized by grade and topic.

These are topics not covered in the drop-down menu at the top.

Add a comment with any you find invaluable to your teaching job.

classroom managementClasses

  1. Biology textbook–complete high school biology course inspired and let by E. O. Wilson


  1. Blogs—Wordpress Classroom blogs
  2. Linoit—notes and photos stickyboard
  3. Skype

Computer Lab Management

  1. Insight–manage a computer lab–push out sites, share screens and more


  1. Drawp for Schools–use collaborative drawings for learning; teacher accounts available

Critical Thinking

  1. Brainstorming—Spicy Nodes
  2. By Kids For Kids
  3. Children’s University
  4. Mapping ideas with tag clouds
  5. Mind42–collaborative online mind mapping
  6. Mind mapping with Bubblus
  7. MindMup

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Device Management

  1. LearnPad–purpose-built tablets to distribute and manage learning
  2. My Big Campus–manage learning materials
  3. Nearpod–app tool to distribute and manage learning materials

Domain-specific Language

  1. Tagxedo
  2. Wordle


  1. Rate-zip–how to teach financial topics to K-12


  1. Geography Activities—for teachers
  2. Google Map Maker
  3. Tour Builder--build a Google Earth Tour easily


  1. GAFE
  2. Google Earth
  3. Google self-driving cars
  4. Google Apps available

Google Hangouts

  1. All Abut Hangouts
  2. Complete guide, but short
  3. Complete guide–and thorough
  4. Direct link to GHO
  5. How to use GHO (Sue Soucy)
  6. Problems with your GHO?

Graphic Organizers

  1. Graphic organizers
  2. Graphic organizers II
  3. Graphic Organizers III
  4. Graphic Organizers IV (inc. iPads)
  5. Graphic organizers—all topics
  6. Graphic organizers—Enchanted Learning
  7. Graphic Organizers—for reading


  1. Easelly–free
  2. (free)
  4. Piktochart–easy infographics (free)


  1. One-handed typing (video)
  2. One-handed typing II (video)
  3. One-handed typing with a FrogPad



  1. PBS Learning Resources


  1. Math/LA Videos by grade level
  2. TED talk on math and computers


  1. DigiMemo–tablet used exclusively for note-taking. As close to pen and paper as you’ll get. Uploads to your digital device.
  2. Evernote
  3. OneNote
  4. SANSSpace--digital note-taking with video

Parent Ed

  1. Parent Education Video

Photo Editing

  1. PicMonkey

Printables (print to PDF to use on your computer)

  1. Printable Paper–lots of kinds (graph, lined, more)


  1. Audio books—free—Project Gutenberg
  2. Poetry sites—lots of them
  3. Shelfari—share books with students
  4. Snap! Learning–promotes close reading and guided reading


  1. Biology textbook–complete high school biology course inspired and let by E. O. Wilson
  2. Biomes/Habitats—for teachers


  1. Blendspace—multimedia sharing platform
  2. Join.Me–screen sharing made easy
  3. Mentor Mob–share bookmarks singly or as a playlist


  1. Pond5-lots of authentic sounds (for a fee)
  2. SoundSnap–sounds for a fee


Study Tools

  1. Flashcards or Worksheets 
  2. Quizlet
  3. StudyBlue


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  1. Animoto
  2. Moovly–free or fee, animated videos
  3. WeVideo


  1. EDPuzzle–crop videos, add notes and your voice
  2. Math/LA Videos by grade level

Websites–for teachers to build websites

  1. ClassJump
  2. Kidblog–set up a classroom
  3. Teacher Websites
  4. Weebly
  5. Wix

Web Tools

  1. Animations, assessments, more
  2. Easy Web 2.0 tools
  3. Easy-to-navigate collection
  4. Free online tools (Web 2.0)
  5.–so easy to create a website, digital portfolio, more
  6. Puffin Academy--run select Flash apps on iPads


  1. Poetry sites—lots of them
  2. Vocab, prefix/suffix, word lists and more


  1. Are you getting enough sleep? Take this quiz from NatGeo
  2. Cool Tools for School (
  3.–embed anything with a URL (a website link) into your class website, student digital portfolios
  4. Enchanged Learning
  5. FBI Kid-safe games
  6. Lots of Links for all grade levels
  7. Teacher collection on a Google Docs file





18 Responses to K-8 Resources

  1. Elizabeth

    Hi, Jacqui. The same thing is happening with the 10 Alternatives link on your latest Great Resources post. It takes me to I don’t see that it is under any paticular grade level.

  2. Jacqui

    Hi Elizabeth–I believe it works now. I had to find a different source for that list, but it was worth it. Lots of great ideas on it!

  3. Anne Ochs

    Thank you for all of the great Tech Teacher resources!!

  4. Roy

    Hi Jacqui,

    Thanks for inviting us to leave a comment about your website.

    K5 Learning ( offers an online reading and math enrichment program for elementary school kids, aimed at after-school and summertime use. It includes assessments and a highly structured program of over 3,000 multimedia activities.

    We also offer a number of free resources to visitors:
    – math worksheets for grades 1-6, extensive and very organized
    – addition and subtraction worksheets for preschool and kindergarten
    – printing and counting numbers worksheets
    – simple math worksheets
    – decimals and fraction worksheets
    – over 25 multimedia math lessons

  5. Jacqui

    Another great site recommended by a reader: “Free eBooks: The Ultimate Guide”

  6. Jasmine

    Here’s a great one for parent-teacher communication:

  7. Fredy

    Hello Jacqui,
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  8. nataly.anders

    Hello, my name is Nataly. I was working on research of linguistic tools and found your site. This page contains a really great list of resources and I want to say thanks for it! Also, I want to suggest a one more link to a definition dictionary which I use frequently (Apart from definitions it provides rhymes, quotes and idioms).
    I see that you already have a few links to the related services on this page, so adding – probably would be a good new opportunity for your visitors to find more information.

    Thanks and have a nice day!

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