Selected websites for teacher education students

Links valid as of 03/2015

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

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning
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.

EDSITEment!
Lesson plans and resouces for literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.

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

Khan Academy
Free instructional videos in math, science, and other content areas. Includes tools for teachers.

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.

ReadWriteThink
Free materials for reading and language arts instruction.

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.

ScienceNetLinks
Science lessons and tools for K-12.

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

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

What Works Clearinghouse
Free, evidence-based guides provide suggestions to improve practice for specific topics.