Center on Technology and Disability
The Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The Center is designed to increase the capacity of families and providers to advocate for, acquire, and implement effective assistive and instructional technology (AT/IT) practices, devices, and services. Research-based technologies, used appropriately, have great potential to help infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities participate fully in daily routines; have increased access to the general educational curriculum; improve their functional outcomes and educational results; and meet college- and career-ready standards.
Discovery Education provides innovative teaching materials for teachers, useful and enjoyable resources for students, and smart advice for parents about how to help their kids enjoy learning and excel in school. The site is constantly reviewed for educational relevance by practicing classroom teachers in elementary school, middle school, and high school.
EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.
Education Planet is a K-12 Web services company designed to help teachers, students, and parents easily find and utilize teacher approved educational resources, web tools, and e-learning services. It features a database of more than 100,000 educational resources. Teachers use Education Planet to search over 16,000 lesson plans, utilize powerful teacher web tools, share teaching ideas, and learn more about how to integrate technology into curriculum.
Education World features a search engine that can be restricted to only search educational sites. It also offers news from USA Today, monthly site reviews, employment listings, and original content such as lesson plans, articles written by education experts, and information on how to make the best use of technology in the classroom.
Browse this library of free games and activities including songs, stories, workbooks and lesson plans, all developed by education experts. Subjects covered include math, reading, writing, and foreign languages.
Educator's Reference Desk
Through The Educator's Reference Desk you can access AskERIC's 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses. The Educator's Reference Desk provides a search interface for the ERIC Database, allowing access to over one million bibliographic records on educational research, theory, and practice.
Edutopia offers teaching and learning resources for teachers and students that inspire collaboration, critical thinking, and communication. Edutopia's mission is to transform the learning process by helping educators implement six core learning strategies, including project-based learning and technology integration.
Family Education Network
This section of the Learning Network is designed to help parents stay connected to their children's learning. Find homework help, creative activities, printables, games, and ideas from other parents and experts.
FreeReading is a free, open-source reading program addressing literacy development for grades K-3. Leveraging the collective wisdom of researchers, teachers, reading coaches, and other education and industry professionals, FreeReading provides a high-quality, cost-effective framework for intervention programs supporting K-6 literacy. Schools and teachers can use the complete, 40-week, research-based intervention program for K-1 students, or use the library of lessons to supplement existing curriculum in phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.
A nonprofit organization, GreatSchools.net provides information about public, private and charter schools in all 50 states and detailed school profiles for California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Colorado, New York, Washington, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
GreatTeacher.net is a community organization and website portal dedicated to the sharing of resources and information about the field of education and teaching. GreatTeacher.net was established in 1999 as a resource for students and educators, and all who are interested in the field of education. This website was created by educators as a platform to provide knowledge and disseminate information and provide free services to the education community.
Founded in 1948 as Recording for the Blind, Learning Ally serves more than 300,000 K-12, college and graduate students, veterans and lifelong learners — all of whom cannot read standard print due to blindness, visual impairment, dyslexia, or other learning disabilities. Learning Ally's collection of more than 65,000 digitally recorded textbooks and literature titles — downloadable and accessible on mainstream as well as specialized assistive technology devices — is the largest of its kind in the world.
National Association of State Directors of Special Education
Since 1938, NASDSE has focused on improving the educational services for children and youth with disabilities by making sure that students with disabilities are able to participate in their education and successfully transition to post-school education, employment, and independent living.
National Center for Families Learning
The National Center for Families Learning (formerly the National Center for Family Literacy) inspires and engages families in the pursuit of education and learning together. Since 1989, the NCFL has helped families make educational progress by pioneering and improving family literacy programs. NCFL offers free resources for parents, educators, and community organizations.
National Center for Technology Innovation
The National Center for Technology Innovation (NCTI) advances learning opportunities for individuals with disabilities by fostering technology innovation. NCTI helps researchers, product developers, manufacturers, and publishers to create and commercialize products of value to students with special needs.
National Center on Improving Literacy
The National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL) is a partnership among literacy experts, university researchers, and technical assistance providers, with funding from the United States Department of Education. The center's mission is to increase access to, and use of, evidence-based approaches to screen, identify, and teach students with literacy-related disabilities, including dyslexia.
Newsela is a free online tool for delivering high-interest, cross-curricular nonfiction texts to students, right at their reading levels. By combining standards-aligned real-time assessments with leveled content from premier daily news sources and eminent nonfiction publishers, Newsela makes reading-to-learn relevant, interesting, and effective regardless of interest or ability.
Notes from the Horn Book
Notes from the Horn Book, a free monthly e-newsletter, is perfect for parents, teachers, and anyone else looking for good new books for children and young adults. Written by the editors of the distinguished <em>Horn Book Magazine</em>, it is full of news, reviews, and interviews with noteworthy authors and artists.
Get access to tens of thousands of free classroom-ready, digital resources including videos and interactives perfect for the Interactive Whiteboard, plus audio and photos, and even in-depth lesson plans. You can search, save, and share with ease.
Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your word lists.
Read Write Think
Access to high-quality free lesson plans and printables, student interactives, professional development tools, and parent and afterschool resources for educators, families, and out-of-school program professionals.
Reading A-Z offers thousands of printable teacher materials to teach guided reading, phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, reading fluency, alphabet, and vocabulary. The teaching resources include professionally developed downloadable leveled books, lesson plans, worksheets, and reading assessments.
ReadingLady.com was founded to provide personal support to teachers and offer them access to the best teaching resources on the market. Includes lesson ideas for comprehension strategy instruction, author studies, and information on the Four Blocks framework for literacy instruction.
ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly. The ReadWorks curriculum is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and the standards of all 50 states. ReadWorks is faithful to the most effective research-proven instructional practices in reading comprehension.
Scholastic Parents provides information about child development, tips on how to support your child's academic and social growth in school, booklists, and themed activities for learning at home..
Scholastic Teacher offers free lesson plans, interactive activities, a bookfinder tool, book discussions, and many more resources for teachers.
Share My Lesson
Share My Lesson is a place where educators can come together to create and share their very best teaching resources. Developed by teachers for teachers, this free platform gives access to high-quality teaching resources and provides an online community where teachers can collaborate with, encourage and inspire each other. This free platform has a resource bank for Common Core State Standards, covering all aspects of the standards, from advice and guides to help with dedicated resources that support the standards.
Teachers.Net web site provides teacher networking, columns by educators such as Alfie Kohn and Harry Wong, lesson plans, live meetings with experts, and job information.
Teaching Diverse Learners
Teaching Diverse Learners is a resource dedicated to enhancing the capacity of teachers to work effectively and equitably with English language learners (ELLs). This site provides access to information — publications, educational materials, and the work of experts in the field — that promotes high achievement for ELLs.
Teachnet offers lesson plans in a variety of content areas, and classroom tools to help with classroom management and organization.
The Learning Page
Learning Page provides a huge collection of professionally produced instructional materials you can download and print. Lesson plans, books, worksheets, and much more can be found on the site.
The Really Useful List of Fill-in-the-Blank Web Tools
Created by members of Monmouth University, this list of practical tools and resources will help K-12 teachers put the Internet to good use in their classrooms. The list provides tools, forms, templates, checklists, and interactive activities that will help to create Web sites, lessons, puzzles, rubrics, projects, games and more.