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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.

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.

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.

Gold Star Registry

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

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.

Making of America

This collection of primary sources in American history from the antebellum period through reconstruction includes 100,000 journal articles in American history, sociology, religion, and science from The Atlantic, Harper’s, Scientific American, and more.

Poems about Teaching and Teachers

Poems about Teaching and Teachers is a Poetry Foundation resource or grades 9-12 that includes poems and essays written by veteran teachers on teaching poetry.

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.

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.

Culturally-Situated Design Tools

Skateboards and buckeyballs in Math class? Students learn math and computing through object patterns from many cultures, while they reproduce original artifacts and create their own.

Rutgers RIOT

College prep starts in your classroom with this interactive tutorial that teaches concepts and strategies for approaching a research paper - with a role-playing twist!

About.com: Resources for Spanish Teachers

This site offers links to free resources for Spanish teachers.

Character Counts

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

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.

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.

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.

Teaching Students to Prevent Bullying

Curriculum Resources Address Identifying, Confronting and Stopping Bullying

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.

Article

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

Teaching About the 1963 March on Washington

August 28, 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom. Examine the March with these lessons, background resources, audios, and videos.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

The Black Past: Pursuing the Past in the Twenty-First Century

The web site provides an encyclopedia, transcripts of speeches, primary documents, audio and video, timelines, and links to museums and research centers dedicated to African American history.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Reference Center

The Civil War and Emancipation

From PBS, this site includes stories of people on both sides of the slavery debate, journal articles from the times, and opinions from current historians. (background information)

Background Reading; Tool

True Navigation: Sensory Bases of Gradient Maps

This paper examines magnetism as well as other mechanisms in animal navigation.

Background Reading; Printable

YES! Magazine

YES! Magazine is offering classroom teachers and school librarians a free one-year introductory subscription to the magazine. The independent, ad-free magazine covers sustainability, peace and social justice, happiness, climate change, and more.

Background Reading