A sampling of websites for teacher education students

Links valid as of 01/2013

ALA Great Web Sites for Kids
Selected by a committe of children's librarians from the American Library Association.

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013
From the American Association of School Librarians.

Colorin Colorado!
Bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners; practical suggestions and activities for reaching and teaching ELL students, grades K-12

Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers
A handy chart that summarizes what teachers may do under copyright laws.

Curriki
Collect lesson plans, share resources, and collaborate with other teachers

Discovery Education
Lesson plans, activities, worksheets, and other classroom resources, grades K-12.

FREE (Federal Resources for Educational Excellence)
Free teaching resources and lesson plans from the federal government

Library of Congress: Teachers
Provides tools and materials for using the Library's collections of primary source documents in the classroom. Includes lesson plans.

National Center for Education Statistics
The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

NEA Common Core State Standards Toolkit
Resources to prepare educators for implementation of the Common Core standards.

Newsela
Builds nonfiction reading comprehension through current events articles, which can be adjusted to reflect student reading levels. Includes Common Core-aligned quizzes. Grades 4-12.

Pennsylvania Dept. of Education Standards Aligned System: Clear Standards
Click on the "download PDFs" tab to download PA academic standards.

Science Buddies
Focusing on science fairs, the teacher resources page of this site provides a wealth of information on planning, managing, and evaluating science fairs and classroom science projects.

TeachersFirst
Lessons, units, and web resources written and edited by professional educators.

TeacherTube
Educational alternative to YouTube; online community for sharing instructional videos

Thinkfinity
Free standards-based lesson plans, homework help, and professional development for teachers, students and parents