"Best Websites for Teaching & Learning honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st-Century Learner."
"Welcome to Classroom Resources--a diverse collection of lessons and web resources for classroom teachers, their students, and students' families. Materials are arranged by subject area to help you quickly find resources in your interest area, and then use them to create lesson plans or at-home activities."
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provides free resources for teachers, parents & students, including lesson plans for K-5, 6-8, 9-12 for science, technology, social studies, math, and language arts.
Virtual Field Trips: Science & Engineering -- Social Studies -- Literacy -- Math
"FCIT (the Florida Center for Instructional Technology) and ETC (the Educational Technology Clearinghouse) provide digital content, professional development, and technical services supporting the appropriate integration of technology into K-12 and preservice education."
The Lesson Plans archive is arranged by subject: The Arts, Health & Safety, History, Interdisciplinary, Language Arts, Lesson of the Day, Math, PE & Sports, Science, Social Science, Special Ed & Guidance, Special Themes.
"Our classroom materials are designed in a modular system, with activities as the base unit. An activity will fill one class period, while a lesson (a collection of activities) can fill up to a week of class time. Units (collections of lessons) are designed for longer periods of time."
"A wealth of digital tools support inquiry-based learning and active engagement to spark creativity and curiosity. The Smithsonian Learning Lab allows you to create personal collections and individualized educational experiences. The digital Game Center of the Smithsonian Science Education Center offers fun experiences for the young STEM learner. Smithsonian's History Explorer offers hundreds of free, innovative resources for learning about American history."
"WatchKnowLearn has indexed approximately 50,000 educational videos, placing them into a directory of over 5,000 categories. The videos are available without any registration or fees to teachers in the classroom, as well as parents and students at home 24/7."
"The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a continuing and nationally representative measure of trends in academic achievement of U.S. elementary and secondary students in various subjects."
"Science for All Americans (SFAA) answers the question of what constitutes adult science literacy, recommending what all students should know and be able to do in science, mathematics, and technology by the time they graduate from high school. Benchmarks specifies how students should progress toward science literacy, recommending what they should know and be able to do by the time they reach certain grade levels. Together, the two publications can help guide reform in science, mathematics, and technology education."
"There are five sets of ISTE Standards [students, teachers, administrators, coaches, computer science educators] that work in concert to support students, educators and leaders with clear guidelines for the skills, knowledge and approaches they need to succeed in the digital age."
"NCHS has developed a range of publications and professional development programs by working closely with teachers, scholars, school districts, and funding agencies. The Center’s first projects were the National History Standards for History for grades 5-12 and a second set of standards for kindergarten through 4th grade."
"NCSS serves as an umbrella organization for elementary, secondary, and college teachers of history, civics, geography, economics, political science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and law-related education."
The website includes a summary of "National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: A Framework for Teaching, Learning, & Assessment"
"The Standards for the English Language Arts is designed to complement other national, state, and local standards and contributes to ongoing discussion about English language arts classroom activities and curricula."
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"CPALMS is an online toolbox of information, vetted resources, and interactive tools that helps educators effectively implement teaching standards. It is the State of Florida’s official source for standards information and course descriptions."
"The Just Read, Florida! office provides training and professional development through reading academies, coach academies, statewide and regional conferences and face-to-face professional development to learn the latest in evidence-based reading research. With the ever constant mission of training and developing teachers, the Just Read, Florida! office continues to offer professional development via webinars, online trainings, regional and district face-to-face trainings."
"The Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE) Hawai‘i Project promotes educators’ use of research-based strategies of effective practice for culturally and linguistically diverse students."
"The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) is a nonprofit organization, established in 1981, dedicated to furthering the expansion of college opportunities for low-income, first-generation students, and students with disabilities in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., the Pacific Islands, and Puerto Rico."
"Every school day since 1998, we have offered fresh classroom resources — from lesson plans and writing prompts to news quizzes, student contests and more — all based on the articles, essays, images, videos and graphics published on NYTimes.com. All our activities for students, as well as all the content from The Times to which we link, are free and accessible without a digital subscription."