We’ve compiled a list of free online resources to help keep your teaching tools sharp and up-to-date. We’re always looking to improve our list. If you know of a website that we don’t have here, please let us know! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Lesson Plans, Units, Classroom Materials, Teacher Communities, and More!
Teachers Pay Teachers http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/ – an open marketplace for educators where teachers buy, sell and share original teaching resources
Pinterest http://pinterest.com/ – an online tool for collecting and sharing images or resources that you can categorize onto “boards”; popular among teachers
PBS LearningMedia http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/ – classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, etc.
Thinkfinity http://www.thinkfinity.org – Verizon Foundation’s free online professional learning community
Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org/grade-level-k-2 – George Lucas Educational Foundation’s evidence-based K-12 learning strategies that empower teachers to improve education
Curriki http://www.curriki.org – free learning resources for the world
Teachers Network http://teachersnetwork.org – free lesson plans, units, activities, articles, videos and more
SAS Curriculum Pathways https://www.sascurriculumpathways.com/portal/ – interactive, standards-based resources in English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and Spanish (free for teachers)
Discovery Education http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/ – free programs and contests, interactive games, puzzles, lesson plans, and videos
BrainPOP http://www.brainpop.com – animated curricular content (animated lessons, videos, assessments, games, etc.)
Storyline Online http://storylineonline.net/ – free online streaming video program featuring SAG members reading children’s books aloud
Starfall http://www.starfall.com/ – free online phonics/reading tool (and other items that are low-cost)
neoK12 http://www.neok12.com/ – collection of free online educational videos, lessons, quizzes, puzzles, and games
EducationWorld http://www.educationworld.com/ – free lesson plans and research materials
TeachersFirst http://www.teachersfirst.com – free lessons, units, and web resources with ideas and best practices for effective integration of technology as a tool for teaching and learning
Share My Lesson http://www.sharemylesson.com/ – an online community for downloading and sharing free teaching resources
BetterLesson http://betterlesson.com/ – lesson plans, classroom materials, and instructional resources from high-performing teachers
HotChalk’s Lesson Plans Page http://lessonplanspage.com/ – free lesson plans written by teachers
Scholastic.com http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/free-lesson-plans – free lesson plans, unit plans, discussion guides, and extension activities
Creativity Resources for Teachers (by the Denver Art Museum) http://creativity.denverartmuseum.org/for-teachers/resources/teachingresources/
Home Grown Books http://homegrownbooksnyc.com/ – creative and visually stimulating books designed for early readers.
PE Central Video Lessons for Preschoolers http://www.pecentral.org/mediacenter/preschoolmini.html – free mini videos for teaching various physical education techniques to preschoolers
State Resource Exchange Websites
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX) http://alex.state.al.us/index.php
Utah Education Network (UEN) http://www.uen.org/k12educator/corelessonplans.shtml
Free Clipart and Images
ClipArt ETC http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/
WP Clipart http://www.wpclipart.com/
Phillip Martin Clip Art http://buttons.phillipmartin.info/home.htm
Creative Commons http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/