Free Resources for Educators

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Video-based Review Activities:

  • Play Posit
  • Vizia 
    • Use videos from youtube, or elsewhere, and add questions for students to answer as the video plays.
  • VideoNotes
    • Great tool for taking notes while watching a video.

Games-based Review Activities:

Flashcard and Quiz Activities

Email Tech

  • Boomerang 
    •  Boomerang lets you schedule an email to be sent at a certain day/time in the future. Queue up emails to go out when you need them to.
  • Canned Responses 
    • If you find yourself typing the same responses over and over, take a look at creating canned responses through Gmail or Outlook.
  • MailChimp 
    • Create emails and send to mailing list. This makes sending emails to an entire class easy. You can keep the emails simple, or make them nice and pretty.
    • The free edition allows 12,000 emails per month

Scanner App

Need to scan a document quickly without leaving your classroom to find a scanner? Try these apps to turn your phone into a scanner to quickly scan and save as a .pdf.

Screencasting / Video Recording– create videos of your computer screen

  • Screencastify (for Google Chrome)
  • Loom – Easily create videos of your screen, voice and/or face for instant sharing

Screen Sharing – let other people see your computer screen

Create Surveys or Forms

Create Graphics

Document Handling

  • Kami – Google Chrome extension that transfers existing documents into “interactive learning experiences”
  • PDF Candy – Convert from PDF to other document types (ie. PDF to Word doc)

Free Stock Images

Social Media

  • Buffer
    • Schedule social media posts to be posted at certain times

Virtual Field Trips

  • Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips – 
    • Search by subject area to find virtual field trips which include pre-made activities.
  • PBS Georgia Virtual Field Trips – 
    • “GPB works with the most knowledgeable and engaging historians and tour guides throughout the state to create virtual field trips of consistently high quality. Each field trip brings the location to life with interviews, 360-degree panoramic photography, interactive elements, discussion prompts, and videos. Teachers will be able help students explore these historic locations by accessing the virtual field trips through the web and tablets. The field trips also align with the Georgia Standards of Excellence, as well as the content from GPB’s Georgia Studies digital textbook.”
  • Museums and Landmarks
    • Good Housekeeping compiled a list of 35 favorite virtual field trips, including many popular museums and landmarks.
  • Smithsonian History Explorer 
    • Virtual field trips and historical resources from the Smithsonian.

Books / Storytime

Bibliography and Citation Tools

Teaching Resources (Lesson Plans, Activities, Videos, etc)

  • Amazon Inspire – Amazon Inspire is an open collaboration service that allows K-12 teachers to share educational content. Think Teachers Pay Teachers, but FREE.
  • Kennedy Center Education – Arts-centered education resources
  • Education World – Over 1000 quality lesson plans, plus resources for administrators
  • Everfi – Digital lessons created for remote learning.
  • Jumpstart – Activities, worksheets, lesson plans, curriculum
  • NASA – amazing STEM resources by grade level, K-12
  • National Geographic – Curated collections for all grade levels
  • New York Times – Writing prompts and lesson plans to coordinate with current events
  • NSTA – National Science Teachers Association provides science lesson plans by topic and grade level, articles, information, and resources
  • PBS Learning Media – “GPB and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for teachers like you.”
  • Read Write Think – The International Literacy Association provides a database of curated resources, lesson plans, printables, interactives, etc for reading and language arts
  • Scholastic – Free teaching tools
  • Share My Lesson – Search engine and database of teacher-shared lesson plans and professional development
  • Teaching Tolerance – Classroom lessons searchable by grade, topic, subject, or social justice campaign

Academic Learning Resources to share with parents

  • Khan Academy – video-based curriculum and supplements that all subject areas, plus SAT prep. PreK through college
  • BrainPop – Short videos to explain difficult concepts in all subject areas
  • Education.com – PreK – 5th grade activities and downloadable worksheets
  • Girls Who Code – Weekly computer science activities
  • Learning Heroes – Resources and fun activities to help parents support their children’s learning at home
  • National Geographic – Social studies, geography and science activities and games for grades K-12
  • PBS for Parents – Activities and media to support parents of kids age 2-8
  • Zearn – K-5 Math digital lessons with on-screen teachers

“A well educated mind will always have more questions than answers.” -Hellen Keller

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