Discovery Education has put together a great list of SOS Teaching Strategies that is free content for teachers. Some of these are creative and not the same old “ticket out the door.”
Power Up What Works is a web site from the US Dept. of Education to help teachers with various professional development needs including Common Core Standards implementation and technology integration.
Questioning Techniques is just one page on the Cybraryman site chock full of resources to help teachers ask insightful, leading, advancing, higher order questions – so relevant to Common Core.
• Over 1,000 non-fiction reading passages with associated text-dependent question sets, leveled using the Lexile framework (http://www.readworks.org/books/passages)
• 100’s of easy to use lesson plans that help you explicitly teach comprehension to K-6 students (http://www.readworks.org/lessons/grades)
• All reading passages, question sets, and lesson plans are research-based and aligned with the Common Core State Standards
• Student Handouts, Graphic Organizers and Teacher Materials that can be easily downloaded and printed for your use
Visit ReadWorks often for new non-fiction reading passages, question sets, and lessons. We’re always adding more resources to help make your planning easier.
Opus Math has a great deal of Common Core math resources for grades 7-8 including problem and task banks sorted by standards.
CCSD Wiki Teacher is a powerful site from Clark County School District in Nevada has opened its resources to all teachers who sign up with an email account. Correlated to CCSS are dozens of resources by subject and grade level. Just go to your grade level and subject and at your fingertips you find – standards, student friendly learning targets, essential questions, textbook resources, teaching suggestions, and “On Demand” professional development. This is one of the best sites I have seen for helping teachers implement Common Core standards.
Movie Clips allows you to search by several key terms including themes. This could be the perfect way to preview and use short clips of video to emphasize an instructional objective.
Here is a collection from TN of sample Common Core writing prompts and a scoring rubric
5th grade prompts
8th grade prompts
11th grade prompts
Scoring materials for sample prompts
Just came upon a phenomenal resource for Common Core Math geared specifically to middle school teachers. Created by teacher Alison Shook, this Livebinder has everything from tasks, teaching resources, inclusion ideas, integrating reading & writing, students activities, and even algebra resources.
Check it out at:
Web Canvas allows teachers and students to create a Canvas of learning. Now in Beta, check it out.
Common Core Math Videos from Southeast Comprehensive Center are organized by grade levels. These videos are intended for teachers to show how to take the Math Common Core standards and apply best practices for instruction in the classroom.
Web Tools for Teachers by Type – Livebinder by Tim Wilhelmus is one of the best collections of Resources I have seen. If you have a technology need, start here for a solution.
How to Smile
SMILE is an online collection of math and science activities available to anyone, free of charge. We are also a community of educators who contribute, use, and comment on activities at howtosmile.org.
SMILE stands for Science and Math Informal Learning Educators; we are a pathway (an audience-specific branch) of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL.org).
SMILE’s learning activities, tools, and services are available to all but are designed especially for those who teach school-aged children in non-classroom settings (like museums, zoos, aquaria, and afterschool or outdoor education programs). SMILE is dedicated to bringing the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities developed by informal science organizations around the country to the wider informal educator community, while encouraging that community to both use and contribute to SMILE’s growing collection.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Lesson Planning, Web 2.0 | Posted on October 4, 2012
7 Ways to Transform your classroom
This PowerPoint presentation has great ideas for the natural use of technology and includes links to sites that correspond with the thinking skill.
Angry Birds in the Physics Classroom has ideas and links to You Tube videos on incorporating the popular App into your Physics instruction.
Literacy Without Limits.Org
Literacy Without Limits is designed to be a helpful, non-intimidating, and immediately useful resource for teachers. Effective instruction is illustrated in authentic classroom video with the featured Kentucky teachers providing insight into their planning, pedagogical reasoning, and expectations for each lesson.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Lesson Planning, STEM Resources | Posted on August 30, 2012
Curiosity in the Clasroom
Discovery Education and Intel have teamed up to create Curiosity in the Classroom, a website designed to bring teachers, students and families on a journey through life’s biggest questions. Includes STEM lesson plans and videos for grades 6-12.
Linkbunch is a site that allows you to group several web site URLs into one link. Great to use when asking students to look at several resources.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Early Learning, Lesson Planning | Posted on August 17, 2012
Lesson Plan Diva.Com is a great idea gathering site for primary/elementary teachers. Lots of great lesson ideas and visuals.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core, Lesson Planning | Posted on August 17, 2012
Edshelf.Com is a directory of websites, mobile apps, and desktop software that are rated & reviewed by educators, for educators. We decrease the friction of using and procuring effective technology into the classroom.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Lesson Planning, Odds and Ends | Posted on July 5, 2012
Kid Friendly Standards in English and Spanish
The link for Kid-Friendly Standards provides an opportunity to view California’s grade level content standards in Language Arts and Math in terms they can more readily understand. Please feel free to click on the link and find the grade level for your child.
Think/Pair/Share Variations is a great article by Kathy Perret on shaking up the old Think/Pair/Share model.
From the web site…Welcome to ScienceFix.com! Your place to get your science fix! It is a resource for middle school science teachers. It has resources (created by me, Darren Fix), that teachers can use such as lessons, science links, video demonstrations and web projects/webquests. There are original resources and of course customized (teaching is all about taking other teachers creations and modifying and tailoring it to your classroom).
The Resource Room has several lesson ideas for strengthening reading comprehension strategies.