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Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Explore this educator’s guide to open educational resources for information about online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open alternatives to textbooks.

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

School Library Journal

A website with relevant articles connected to social justice, representation and equity. Focus on lessons from school libraries and book collection reviews and development.

School Library Journal

The Speech-language Resources Website

The Speech-language Resources Website has a variety of high quality programs, books, booklets and worksheets, many of them free, that can be used in your classroom. The learning activities are designed to support your students’ comprehension and use of spoken and written language. The resources can be used for students across the K-12 years.

The Speech-language Resources Website

Share My Lesson

A U.S. based resource, funded by the American Federation of Teachers, this website provides a huge repository of free lesson plans and teacher PD resources. Lessons are organized by divisions, grade, and subject area so you can easily find something for your classroom. A robust section of professional development webinars provided opportunities for self-directed PD. Sign up using LinkedIn, Facebook, or Google+ credentials.

Share My Lesson

Sub Bag Musts

Simple ideas for what to keep in your “just-in-case” substitute teacher bag.

Sub Bag Musts

Tips For Using Anchor Charts in the Classroom

This blog post explains why and how a teacher may use an anchor chart and includes links to anchor chart ideas.

Tips For Using Anchor Charts in the Classroom

How to Make a Quick and Easy 8 Page Mini-Book From One Piece of Paper

Silent instructions on how to make a simple, quick & easy mini-book out of one piece of paper. Very fun for beginning writers and readers to make their own little book.

How to Make a Quick and Easy 8 Page Mini-Book From One Piece of Paper

No Cook Playdough Recipe

Watch this video to learn how to make playdough with no cooking required. Students can use playdough to make letters, numbers, 3D shapes using toothpicks, and models in activities.

No Cook Playdough Recipe

First-Day Ideas

Some suggestions from teachers for clever lessons to start off the school year such as time capsules, class-created puzzles and name games to name a few.

First-Day Ideas