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K-12 Resources

UPDATED 5/21/16

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 managementAudio

  1. QRVoice–record a voice file and create it as a QR code (can be done in many QR creators
  2. Vocaroo–record directly to a QR code (best to record on a computer and scan with a mobile device)

Coding

  1. C-STEM Studio–download to teach computers, science, technology, engineering and math with robotics
  2. 3Daily — resources for SketchUp
  3. Google’s CS First–set up free computer science clubs

Communication

  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

Creativitiy

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

    rigor in class

Debate

  1. PBS Debate resources

Device Management

  1. My Big Campus–manage learning materials
  2. Nearpod–app tool to distribute and manage learning materials

Domain-specific Language

  1. Tagxedo
  2. Wordle

Engineering

  1. ASCEville–Civil engineering jobs, activities
  2. Through My Window–free multi-media curriculum on engineering for grades 4-8

Evolution

  1. eLucy–the study of Lucy; includes teacher lesson plans and student activities

Financial

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

Flip a coin

  1. Type “Flip a coin” into the omnibar and you can do just that through Google’s search page

Geography

  1. forecast weather in any place around the world by typing “forecast for ***”
  2. Geography Activities—for teachers
  3. Google Map Maker
  4. Tour Builder--build a Google Earth Tour easily

Google

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

Infographics

  1. Easelly–free
  2. Infogr.am (free)
  3. Visual.ly—free
  4. Piktochart–easy infographics (free)

keyboardingKeyboarding

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

Listening

Literacy

  1. PBS Learning Resources

Math

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

Note-taking

  1. Evernote
  2. OneNote
  3. SANSSpace--digital note-taking with video

Parent Ed

  1. Parent Education Video
  2. Simply Circle–keep parents UTD on their children’s classes

Photo Editing

  1. PicMonkey

Printables (print to PDF to use on your computer)

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

common coreProfessional Development

  1. BloomBoard

Reading

  1. Audio books—free—Project Gutenberg
  2. Free eBooks–classic and contemporary
  3. Poetry sites—lots of them
  4. Snap! Learning–promotes close reading and guided reading

Science

  1. Biomes/Habitats—for teachers
  2. forecast weather in any place around the world by typing “forecast for ***”

Sharing

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

Sounds

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

Speaking

STEM-STEAM

  1. Bridge Building lesson plan
  2. C-STEM Studio–to teach coding
  3. Classroom Architect
  4. Through My Window–free multi-media curriculum on engineering for grades 4-8

Study Tools

  1. Flashcards or Worksheets 
  2. Quizlet
  3. StudyBlue
  4. StudySoup–find high-quality study materials

Timers-Stopwatches

  • “Set timer to” and set the time, in Google’s omnibar; push enter

timer

 

 

 

videosVideos–creating

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

Videos–using

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

Websites–for teachers to build websites

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

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. Pen.io–so easy to create a website, digital portfolio, more
  6. Puffin Academy--run select Flash apps on iPads

Writing

  1. Poetry sites—lots of them
  2. Typed.pw–simple, fast word processing program
  3. Vocab, prefix/suffix, word lists and more

Misc/Collections

  1. Are you getting enough sleep? Take this quiz from NatGeo
  2. Cool Tools for School (http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/)
  3. Embed.ly–embed anything with a URL (a website link) into your class website, student digital portfolios
  4. Enchanged Learning
  5. FBI Kid-safe games
  6. K5 Learning
  7. Lots of Links for all grade levels
  8. Teacher collection on a Google Docs file

26 Responses to K-12 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 apple.com. 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 (www.k5learning.com) 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

    http://www.k5learning.com

  5. Jacqui

    Another great site recommended by a reader: “Free eBooks: The Ultimate Guide”
    http://www.freebooknotes.com/free-ebooks-guide/

  6. Jasmine

    Here’s a great one for parent-teacher communication: http://www.schoolcircle.com/

  7. Fredy

    Hello Jacqui,
    Thank for this great resources. My contribution to that is this website: http://www.upgradeitskills.com/ . it will be helpfull for all android fan game and android app lover.
    Fredy

  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 – http://www.dictionary.net probably would be a good new opportunity for your visitors to find more information.

    Thanks and have a nice day!

  9. meagain

    https://typed.pw is a great tool, too!

  10. David Perkins

    Hey! You should add https://studysoup.com to your list! Students have been using it share class notes!

  11. Sasha Z

    Hi Jacqui,
    Please check out K5 Learning
    Perhaps you’d be interested in linking to our free worksheet center: http://www.k5learning.com/free-worksheets-for-kids
    Or our sample lessons: http://www.k5learning.com/sample-lessons
    Or our homepage: http://www.k5learning.com

  12. Melissa Rossiter

    Hi Jacqui –
    Education.com gives educators comprehensive resources that work in and out of the classroom to help students build a foundation for success. It’s 9 million parent and teacher members have access to expert-created resources that includes more than 20,000 worksheets, 400 workbooks, 4,000 activities, 1,000 science projects, and 100 online games.

    Math:
    Math and Reading program:http://www.education.com/games/info/

    Printables:
    Education.com has printable worksheets (http://www.education.com/worksheets/all/), workbooks (http://www.education.com/workbooks/), and lesson plans (http://www.education.com/lesson-plans/).

    Reading:
    Math and Reading program: http://www.education.com/games/info/

    Misc / Collections:
    Education.com: http://www.education.com

    Thanks for letting us be a part of your great site!
    Melissa

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