ClassTools.net: Create interactive flash tools / games for education
“Create free educational games, quizzes, activities and diagrams in seconds! Host them on your own blog, website or intranet! No signup, no passwords, no charge!” Lots of templates, including graphic organizers.
Free Online Lesson Planbook Software for Teachers
“Never struggle with lesson planning again. Your plans are available anywhere and are simple to create.
Attach files, Common Core Standards, print, export to Word or PDF, share with colleagues.”
Free; premium version with additional features also available.
North Carolina: Common Core Support Tools
“North Carolina’s Standard Course of Study has been completely overhauled and new standards are to be implemented in classrooms beginning in 2012-13. This Instructional Toolkit is designed to help teachers pattern their instruction and classroom student assessments to the state’s newly adopted curriculum. Please use this toolkit in conjunction with state- and district-level professional development to help you make the transition to the new standards in your classroom.”
Technology Tools for Reflection – Reflection for Learning
Some suggested “tools that can be used to support reflection, with a brief discussion of the process, the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.”
Illuminations: Welcome to Illuminations
This is an NCTM site organized by lessons or activities grouped by K-2, 3-5, 6-8Illuminations is designed to:
Provide Standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students.Provide materials that illuminate the vision for school mathematics set forth in Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, Curriculum Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics, and Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making.Illuminations is part of the prestigious Verizon Thinkfinity program.
English Alphabet Word List | | YES! Your Education SourceYES! Your Education Source
“Often when a person decides to learn English, a starting point is learning how to pronounce the letters of the alphabet. Here is a word list to help you practice the English alphabet and increase your vocabulary. The verbs on the list correspond with this English alphabet podcast, and the nouns correspond with these English alphabet flashcards. There is space on the document to write your own sentences using the words. If you want, leave a comment with your sentences, and I’ll reply with any corrections. Click on the first link to download the word list in Microsoft Word format. The second is the same word list, but in a PDF format. This document has a Creative Commons license, so please feel free to copy, share or adapt the work!”
MDE Press Release: Schools Beating the Odds
On Target: Strategies to Help Readers Make Meaning through Inferences
“Strategies that teachers can use to help students hone their skills at making inferences. The strategies are ones that teachers say work well in their classrooms. They are strategies that are supported by research and best practice in classrooms.”
50 Educational Apps for the iPod Touch | U Tech Tips
Includes brief annotations; app icons in the post are linked to the app in the iTunes store.