CCS Teacher Resources
Discovery Education Streaming- Make your lessons rock! Among the offerings from Discovery Education are 5,000 full-length videos segmented into 41,000 concept-level video clips tied directly to state standards, virtual labs, interactives, audio files, lesson plans, an interactive historical calendar, an assignment maker, a quiz maker, and a writing prompt builder. More than 150 publishers contribute to Discovery Education. You receive an account after attending an introductory session.
FREE to Cleveland City Schools employees and students - If you wish to use NetTrekker from home or school, just visit the website while at school and choose “Register”. Complete the required information, choosing a username and password of your choosing and you will be guided through the steps of registration. You will be ask to enter a Registration Key, which you may get by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . You will, after setting up your account, be able to access NetTrekker from anywhere on the Web. You will find fast and easy access to high quality, pre-screened, and educationally relevant K-12 online resources that align with each state’s academic standards.
Join the KnowNewIdeas group from NetTreker (Knowvation). You'll find Inspiration, Webinars, Topical Events, Product Tips, Content Highlights & Best Practices. Connect to other educators, create your own Digital Home with your account and add apps to customize your home.
FREE to Cleveland City Schools - What is it? "BrainPop produces educational animated movies for grades K-12 to explain concepts in a voice and visual style that is accessible and entertaining to both children and adults. Each day 3 million students watch BrainPOP movies and exchange messages with a dynamic cast of five characters who lead users through related activities on the web site - interactive quizzes and games, comic strips and experiments." You may also register for a FREE TRIAL offer. For login info, email email@example.com.
The Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) is a virtual library that you can access from your home pc, your school library computer lab, or your iPhone – anywhere with an internet connection. TEL provides access to over 400,000 electronic resources, including magazines, scholarly journals, podcasts, videos, e-books, test preparation materials, federal census records, Tennessee primary source materials, and more!
"Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. That means they have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights. For some of these resources, that means you can download the resource and share it with colleagues and students. For others, it may be that you can download a resource, edit it in some way, and then re-post it as a remixed work. OER often have a Creative Commons or GNU license that state specifically how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared.
OER Commons helps educators, students, and lifelong learners find Open Educational Resources through a single point of access from which they can search, browse, and evaluate resources in OER Common's growing collection of 50,000 high-quality OER."
FREE - What is it? "4Teachers.org works to help you integrate technology into your classroom by offering FREE online tools and resources. This site helps teachers locate and create ready-to-use Web lessons, quizzes, rubrics and classroom calendars. There are also tools for student use. Discover valuable professional development resources addressing issues such as equity, ELL, technology planning, and at-risk or special-needs students."
OpenEd is the largest K-12 educational resource catalog, with over a million Language Arts and Math games, video lessons and assessments from dozens of educational content providers. Searching and browsing through OpenEd’s standards-aligned resources is free. OpenEd’s playlist and course features are also free.
You will find 31,746 Math resources, 12,099 Language Arts resources, 17, 906 resources, 51,176 Science resources, 13,189 Technology resources, 16,821 Elective subjects resources, and 898 Literacy resources.
Resources come from 56 different sources, including OER Commons, Kahn Acadamy, National Geographic, CoolMath, HippoCampus, Gooru, EdSiteMent, Knowia, PBS, Schoop, YouTube, and dozens more.
This is a FREE resource for teachers, but you need to register online. The partners, ArtsEdge, EconEdLink, EdSiteMent, Illuminations, Read-Write-Think, Science NetLinks, Xpeditions, and MCI Foundation, provide standards-based Internet content, teacher-reviewed lesson plans, a monthly calendar of activities, and resources for curriculum integration.
"Sophia is a first-of-its-kind online social teaching and learning platform that offers academic content to anyone, anywhere, free of charge. The site (Sophia.org) has been described as a mash-up of Facebook, Wikipedia and YouTube focused solely on education where users teach what they know and learn what they don’t. Transform your classroom with fresh content, boost your interactive course materials, create tutorials, or flip your classroom with the latest and greatest Sophia resources.
Sophia offers free tools for teachers to enhance learning beyond the traditional school day! Create your own multimedia tutorials or choose from our library of over 37,000 lessons. And you’ll love creating private classrooms with our groups feature and tracking student progress throughout the year."
Mission: "Teaching Channel is a video showcase—on the Internet and TV—of inspiring and effective teaching practices in America's schools. We have a rapidly growing community of registered members who trade ideas and share inspiration from each other."
You will find a wide range of videos in many subjects for grades K-12, along with information on alignment with Common Core State Standards and material for you to use in your own classroom.
Be certain to check the Q&A section, as you will find input from other teachers on over 937 questions, such as "What are the strategies in teaching expository and narrative writing?" You may post questions and other teachers will respond with various strategies and ideas.
Save yourself time! When you find great ideas on other websites, add them to your lesson planner on Tch with our Bookmarklet.You must create an account first, then you'll see the bookmarklet in your workspace.
Internet4Classrooms (Bill Byles and Susan Brooks): Completely FREE; Tutorials and Online Practice Modules from I4C (also select "Other Tutorials Found on the Web") Integration Ideas; Common Core; Lesson Links (all content areas); Teacher Tools; Student Assessment Preparation Resources; ACT & SAT; Gateway: Algebra 1, Biology, English II; TCAP; Grade Level Skills