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Donations From Businesses

This is a tried and true tip from an NEA member who wants to share with YOU how she acquires FREE classroom resources (computers, paper, general supplies) from local businesses who are happy to help.

Authentic Assessment Toolbox

The Authentic Assessment Toolbox is a resource to help K-12 teachers, especially new teachers, create authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning.

DonorsChoose.org

Need money to fund a classroom project? DonorsChoose.org is a not-for-profit web site where public school teachers submit ideas for experiences and materials that their students need in order to learn.

Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology

Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology is a product of the University of Georgia and is a resource for education students, new teachers, and teachers wishing to review the latest theory and practice.

Character Counts

Free resources, professional development, and how to participate in the biggest celebration of character in the world.

Nature Rocks

Get your family back to nature! This site offers easy tools and tips for planning a family nature adventure. Enter the age of your kids, how much time you have, and the location and the website gives you ideas for activities and events.

About.com: Resources for Spanish Teachers

This site offers links to free resources for Spanish teachers.

Science Teaching Case Studies

Watch free videos for science teachers - 25 half-hour video programs and guides - on your computer. Follow Donna, Mike, Audrey, and other science teachers as they work to improve one aspect of their teaching.

Gold Star Registry

Parents, PTAs, and other community-support organizations are encouraged to make equipment and supply donations.

Teaching Students to Prevent Bullying

Curriculum Resources Address Identifying, Confronting and Stopping Bullying

Ten Free Things for Valentine’s Day

Make February 14th a special day with classroom resources for all grades, including arts & crafts projects, creative writing ideas, historical resources, and more.

Columbus Day

Columbus Day is celebrated in the U.S., Spain, and many countries in Latin America. Whether Christopher Columbus is thought of positively or negatively depends on point-of-view. The following themed package presents a rangs of opinions.

Spanish Romance

Spanish Romance provides free spanish lessons and spanish language resources developed by spanish teachers to learn spanish online free and spanish language courses in Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru and more destinations where spanish is spoken.

EELink Compiles Environmental Education Lesson Plans

We review a website offering free compilation of preK-12 lessons, activities and other curriculum resources that focus on environmental education.

All About Birds

All About Birds is an online guide to birds and bird watching with entries for 585 species. It has ID tips, sound, and video for 117 species; a weekly bird feature; Q and A between readers and experts; and, a weekly quiz on a companion Facebook page.

Tech Toys for Teaching

There’s a whole wide world of web tools for teaching. Here are a few of our picks. From NEA Today.

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Teacher's List: 10 Classroom Creativity Killers

Veteran art teacher Marvin Bartel lists 10 teacher behaviors that discourage student creativity and tells how to avoid them.

Article

RACE - Are We So Different?

Using this website, students in middle school and high school can examine concepts of race from perspectives of history, human variation, and personal experience.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Quiz

Dickens 2012

On February 7, 2012, Charles Dickens enthusiasts will celebrate the bicentennial of the author’s birthday. These curriculum resources will help you bring the celebration to your classroom.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Miami Science Museum’s Educational Resources

Educational Resources include four interactive theme areas for K-12 students: ecolinks, the atoms family, hurricanes, and the PH factor.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Educating Village Girls

This Peace Corps Challenge Game helps teach students about the plight of girls who do not have access to schooling. Interactive game for students. Background information for teachers.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Representative Poetry Online

This anthology of 4,700 poems by 723 English and French poets from AD 657 to the present offers browsing by title, date, form, rhyme scheme; detailed biographies; maps and geographical information about places mentioned in poems; criticism; and more.

Background Reading

Classroom Resources for Nelson Mandela, Apartheid, and South Africa

These lessons and resources will provide biographical information and historical context for a study on Nelson Mandela and his contributions to the end of apartheid in South Africa.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

10 Things for Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day is August 26 and commemorates passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting the right to vote to women. These resources help grades K-12 learn about the suffrage movement and the 19th Amendment.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago offers programs and online resources for K-12 teachers and students.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan