TEACHER RESOURCES

CURRICULUM
USOE – Utah State Office of Education
UEN – Utah Education Network
Utah State Core Curriculum – Links outlining the Utah State Core Curriculum
Common Core – Common Core, State Standards Initiative
RESOURCES
Teacher Resources with Information About Becoming a Teacher – Teacher.org
Lesson Plans – Utah State Core Curriculum Lesson Plans
Pioneer Online Library – Pioneer is Utah’s Online Library of electronic resources.
Scholastic Teacher Resources – Resourses include lesson plans, teacher tools, etc.
teachers.net – A wonderful site with lesson plans, projects, articles, and much more.
Teacher Link – This is a great site, full of content for teachers. This site comes from Utah State University.
edhelper.com – Units, projects, and worksheets that can be reproduced for classroom use.
PBS – PBS teacher resources.
The Teacher’s Corner – Teacher resources and lesson plans.
Education World – “The Educator’s Best Friend”
teachers.net – Site with lessons, projects, articles, and much, much more.
thegateway.org – The Gateway to 21st Century Skills – “What educators are looking for.”
teAchnology – The Online Teacher Resource
thinkfinity – Lesson plans, forums, all things education.
TeacherTube – Videos, Docs, Audio, Pictures, etc., etc.

RESOURCES DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR EDUCATORS
Activity & Materials Creators
Awards Certificates: www.educationworld.com/tools_templates/index.shtml#awardCertificates
Bookmarks and Book Plates: www.educationworld.com/tools_templates/index.shtml#book
Calendars & Classroom Organizers: www.educationworld.com/tools_templates/index.shtml#book
Flash Cards – Create Your Own at StudyStack (have to register): www.studystack.com/CreateStack.jsp
Flash Card Exchange (register for adv. functions): www.flashcardexchange.com
Form filler (have to register): www.fillanypdf.com
Holiday & Seasonal Worksheets: www.abcteach.com/directory/seasonal/
Puzzle Maker (lots of types – word search, math squares, mazes, much more!): puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com
Word Search Puzzles (lots of them): www.thepotters.com/puzzles.html
Worksheets (lots of preformatted worksheets): www.superteacherworksheets.com

Communications Tools (Print & Electronic)
EducationWorld Newsletters & Parent Communications:  
www.educationworld.com/tools_templates/index.shtml#newsletters
TeacherFiles: www.teacherfiles.com/resources_newsletters.htm

Clipart
DiscoveryEducation: school.discoveryeducation.com/clipart
School-Clipart: www.school-clipart.com
TeacherFiles: www.teacherfiles.com/clip_art.htm

Educational Videos
Seven Online Classrooms Teachers Can Use to Augment Their Own
A Dozen Free Online Video Lecture Sites: www.emergingedtech.com/2010/02/a-dozen-great-free-online-video-lecture-sites
Seven Online Classrooms Teachers Can Use to Augment Their Own: www.emergingedtech.com/2012/01/seven-online-classrooms-teachers-can-use-to-augment-their-own/  (some overlap here with some of the listings in above article)
Watchknow: www.watchknow.org

Interactives (for White Boards, or Powerpoint)
4 Free Digital Whiteboard Apps for the iPad
ABCTeach: www.abcteach.com/directory/interactive
Promethean Plant (have to register): www.prometheanplanet.com
SMART Exchange: exchange.smarttech.com
TopMarks: www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx

iPhone, iPad, and Android Apps
15 Favorite iPad Apps As Selected By Teachers
100 free iPhone Apps for Educators
Free iPad Apps for Educators (and Parents)
Attendance (for Android)
Grade Book (for Android)
Grade Rubric (for Android)
Grade Ticker (for Android)

Lesson Plans
AtoZ Teacher Stuff: atozteacherstuff.com/Lesson_Plans/index.shtml
Discovery Education: school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans
LessonPlansPage: www.lessonplanspage.com
Scholastic: www2.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplans.jsp
Teacher.net: teachers.net/lessons

Open Educational Resources
Curriki’s Resources and Curricula page: http://welcome.curriki.org/resources-curricula/
OER Consortium: oerconsortium.org
OER Commons: www.oercommons.org

Presentation Tools
Teacher’s recommendations for academic uses of 5 fun free presentation tools: www.emergingedtech.com/2012/01/teachers-recommendations-for-academic-uses-of-5-fun-free-presentation-tools/

Quizzes & Tests
(These types of sites require sign up)
Easy Test Maker: www.easytestmaker.com
Quizstar: quizstar.4teachers.org/indexi.jsp

Rubrics 
4Teachers: rubistar.4teachers.org
Rubrics4Teachers: www.rubrics4teachers.com
iRubrics: www.rcampus.com/indexrubric.cfm

Social Learning & Collaboration
Edmodo: www.edmodo.com
Edutopia: www.edutopia.org
Room21: room21online.com
TakingITGlobal: www.tigweb.org

OTHER/Miscellaneous
Announcing the 2012 Free Education Technology Resources eBook from EmergingEdTech
Do You Know About The Many Free Resources For Education Available from Apple?
FlippedTextBook.com (create your own ‘flipped’ text book – in beta)
FreeTech4Teachers (Richard Byrne’s excellent blog, with lots of free resources that featured daily).
Google Apps for Education
Microsoft [email protected]
OnlineCollegeClasses.com: Searching for online courses

 GENERAL RESOURCES (not just for educators)
Animation
GoAnimate
Voki
Blogging
Blogger
Edublogs
WordPress
Document Management
Google Docs
Zoho

File Management
Dropbox

Group Projects
EnterTheGroup

iPad Apps
15 Favorite iPad Apps As Selected By Teachers
Onlive Desktop

Literature Summary/Analysis
CliffNotes
SparkNotes

Mind Mapping
Bubbl.us

Note Taking
Evernote

Online Interactive White Boards
4 Free Digital Whiteboard Apps for the iPad
Dabbleboard (link wasn’t working as of 1/27/12 – not sure if this is temporary or permanent)
Scribblar

Picture, Photo, & Image Editing & Organizing
Aviary
FotoFlexer
Photofunia
Picasa
Pixenate

PowerPoint
Watch this video to learn about creating your own Custom Animations, and learn about many other free resources.
This tutorial from Online Tech Tips explains how to create slide transition automations using easy pre-configured tools in PowerPoint.
Click here to access a preconfigured search of Microsoft’s Office Site, set up to return dozens of articles with hundreds of free templates for PowerPoint.
PresentationMagazine.com provides tons of tips, articles, PowerPoint templates, and more

Screencasting & Presentations
Fotobabble
Glogster
Jing
OneTrueMedia
Prezi
Screenpresso
Screenr
Screencast-O-matic
Slideshare
ZohoShow
Voki

Twitter
4 Great Twitter Applications for Teachers Using Twitter In The Classroom (these each have some free functionality, and some higher end paid functionality): www.emergingedtech.com/2011/10/4-great-twitter-applications-for-teachers-using-twitter-in-the-classroom/

Other/Miscellaneous
Google Image Search
Random.org (a true random number generator that some teachers have said they find useful).
Read it Later

STUDENT RESOURCES

A to Z Maps – A comprehensive collection of over 140,000 maps and GIS data.
A to Z The USA – Comprehensive information on US states and territories.
A to Z World Culture – Information on 175 countries and their cultures, climate, and geography.
Britannica Encyclopedia – A general-purpose reference encyclopedia designed for elementary school students.
SIRS Discoverer – A general reference database or periodicals designed for young researchers, with access to many age-appropriate articles.
Tumble Books Library – A great reading resource! Tumble Books Library is a collection of animated, talking picture books.
KidsClick! – Web search for kids by librarians!
KidsKonnect – This site is just for kids with lots of topics!
Kids’Planet – A wonderful animal research link with tons of facts!
Yahooligans – A great kid-safe search engine for research!
Welcome From Mr Hunter – A great site with a lot of links to content specific areas!

Fun Learning Links

AskforKids – Do you have a question about a topic? Ask Jeeves!
Game Goo – for learning that sticks! Lots of games.
PBS Kids’ Between the Lions – A great site to Get Wild About Reading! with lots of fun games.
Pics4Learning – Search this website for great pictures and photographs!
Time Lines – Create your own timeline!
Translate – Use this site to translate to other languages!
USA Growth: Colonial to Modern Day – An animated presentation of the growth of the USA from the original 13 states in 1789!

Reference Links

Exploring Nature – Natural science reference web site that features a searchable database of more than 1,500 animals categorized by classification (mammals, birds, etc.), by trait (scavengers, carnivores, etc.) by habitat (rainforest animals, desert animals) and by geographic location.
4 2Explore – Use this website to explore about any topics!
Arapahoe Libraries – Just click the “Tales’ Treehouse” icon!
Country Studies – Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region’s historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy.
Internet Public Library – A fun and very useful site!
Reference Desk – Essential reference tools!
World Facts – Facts about every country and most major city in the world!

Encyclopedias, Etc.

Britannica – Sharing knowledge since 1768…now on-line!
Columbia – Amongst the most complete and up-to-date encyclopedias ever produced!
Dictionary/Thesaurus – Use this site to learn new words!
FactMonster – An Atlas, Almanac, Dictionary and Encyclopedia all in one!

Learning & Practice  Links

A Plus Math – This web site was developed to help students improve their math skills interactively!
AAA Math – This site features a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons!
CountUsIn – Games designed to help children understand basic number concepts!
Fun Brain – Experience a new way to play…fun and educational games for all grade levels!
MathFact Café – The fact sheet factory!
Practicing your skills – This site provides GRADE LEVEL skill building practice in language arts, math, science and social studies!
StarFall – A learn-to-read website for kindergarten through second grade!
Touch Typing Tutors – This is a comprehensive list of freeware and shareware touch typing tutors.

Other Useful Links

Biography.com – A great site to get extensive biographies!
Meet some amazing Americans – Discover the inventors, politicians, performers, activists and other everyday people who made this country what it is today.
NASA for Kids – All about astronauts and space!
Today in History – The Library of Congress site.
Scholastic For Kids – Fun site!

Favorite Authors

Dr. Seuss – Read all about Dr. Seuss (his biography)!
Dr. Seuss – Fun activities, choose LOW bandwidth if accessing at home!
Jan Brett – Lots of fun here!
Magic Tree House – This wonderful series comes alive on this site!

Summer Fun & Games

Discovery for Kids – Great educational fun and game from the Discovery Channel!
Kids Crosswords & Other Puzzles – A fun way to keep busy!
The Learning Network – Family education for kids!
Sports Illustrated For Kids – A great site for the sports minded kid!
Thinker/Strategy Games – Mahjong, Sudoku, Collapse and many more!
Time Magazine for Kids – Discover the World with Time For Kids!

HOME RESOURCES

CHINESE IMMERSION RESOURCES
Utah Mandarin Immersion Parent Council
USOE Dual Language Immersion

WORLD BOOK LOGIN
World Book Online
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