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K-12 Resources

UPDATED 4-8-18

K-12 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 K-12 Websites for a (very) long list of student sites organized by grade and topic.

Topics that have their own page (as a drop-down list in the menu item) are included here only as links.

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

classroom management3D Printing

Assessments

Audio

  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)

Augmented Reality

Back-to-School

Backchannel

Blended Learning

  1. Blended Play

Brainstorming/Mindmapping

Career

Classroom Management

Coding

  1. Google’s CS First–set up free computer science clubs
  2. Which Language Should You Learn to Code–an infographic of options

Communication

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

Critical Thinking

Cultures

Curation of Content/Free books

Debate

  1. PBS Debate resources

Device Management

  1. Nearpod–app tool to distribute and manage learning materials

Digital Portfolios

Discussion Boards

Ecology

  1. Books for Earth Day
  2. Earth Day Reading List

Economics and Finance

  1. ECommerce Links for Kids–a collection of ecommerce links for kids
  2. Economics and Kids–from Rutgers
  3. Teaching kids economics and finance–lots of varied resources

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

Excel

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. Tour Builder--build a Google Earth Tour easily

GIFs

Google Apps

Google Earth

Google Hangouts

G Suites

Graphic Organizers

keyboarding

Great Books

Great Training

High School

  1. Tech Major Quiz

History

  1. Ancient Civilizations Gamified

How-tos

Keyboarding

Languages

Lesson Plans

Literacy

  1. PBS Learning Resources

LMS

Maker Space

Math

  1. TED talk on math and computers
  2. TEDEd talks on math

Minecraft

Note-taking

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

Online Learning

Parents

PDF Annotators

Poetry

  1. A to Z genres in poetry

PLN

Printables (print to PDF to use on your computer)

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

common core

Professional Development

Publishing

Reading

Research

SAT/ACT

Science

  1. Biomes/Habitats—for teachers
  2. forecast weather in any place around the world by typing “forecast for ***”
  3. Science Infographics from NASA and JPL

Screencasts/Screenshots

Seniors

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

Special Needs

Spreadsheet Games

  1. Bingo

STEM/STEAM

Study Tools

Supplemental Resources

for the SL K5 Technology Curriculum

Timers-Stopwatches

  1. “Set timer to” and set the time, in Google’s omnibar; push enter
  2. Countdown clock
  3. online timer
  4. YouTube countdown clocks (varying amounts of time)

videos

Training

Unplugged Activities

Videos–creating

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

Videos–using

  1. EDPuzzle–crop videos, add notes and your voice
  2. PlayPosit–interactive videos

Videos/GIFs

Visual Learning

Websites–for teachers to build websites

WebTools

Word Processing

  1. Games

Worksheets

  1. Common Core Worksheets

Writing

Misc/Collections

  1. Are you getting enough sleep? Take this quiz from NatGeo
  2. Cool Tools for School
  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