Monthly Archives: September 2014

Thinkfinity

thinkThinkfinity is the Verizon Foundation’s free online professional learning community, providing access to over 60,000 educators and experts in curriculum enhancement, along with thousands of award-winning digital resources for K-12 — aligned to state standards and the common core. Here, educators connect and collaborate through themed groups, blogs and discussions, sharing resources and best practices that support 21st century teaching and learning.  Its content includes interactive student games, lesson plans focused on various themes, education blogs and online discussions, and much more.

Library of Congress for Teachers

libThe Library of Congress’ “For Teachers” page highlights ready-to-use classroom materials that are aligned with state standards and take advantage of the Library’s primary sources. It includes access to primary source sets around topics such as U.S. presidents; short facts or activities for class starters, such as “Today in History” and everyday science mysteries; themed lesson plans for dozens of topics; and even professional development curriculum.

Discovery Education

imagesLesson plans and other free resources

Academic Earth

70be238f97e1912fb10f24729fb3edebOffers video lectures from elite universities, and it allows viewers to grade the professors. Academic Earth also offers a “Playlists” feature based around themes such as “Laws of Nature,” “Wars Throughout History,” or “You Are What You Eat.”