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Outbreak at Watersedge

This online learning game from the University of Minnesota places students in the role of an intern on a public health team investigating an infectious disease outbreak.

Learning Game

Bulletin Board Ideas

We recommend four Web sites where you can find bulletin board ideas and themes, cutouts, templates, activity ideas, and more. Plus, find out what kind of supplies you’ll need and how to acquire them.

Printable; Tool

National Park Foundation’s Electronic Field Trip

Grades 4-8 can learn about various topics (e.g., civil rights, climate change) through electronic field trips to national parks. There are more than a dozen EFTs archived on the site, each with an on-demand video and related lessons.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Just For Kids

This site from the University of Illinois Extensionhas 23 interactives for students in grades K-8, covering concepts in animals, weather, volcanoes, exercise, nutrition, friendship, conflict resolution, and more.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

National School Lunch Week

The second week in October is National School Lunch Week! Use these resources to learn about the National School Lunch Program and other organizations that support low cost healthy options for children each school day.

Background Reading; Themed Package

Resources for Teaching Financial Literacy

Use these resources to supplement your curriculum and help students gain the financial literacy skills they’ll need to manage their financial resources effectively throughout their lives.

Themed Package

SHAPE America

A themed package of multimedia, printables, and web sites geared toward the improved health and physical education in children.

Article

Stickers

Kids love stickers. Teachers love stickers. Now, a fellow educator shares her tried and true great way to get free stickers for use in the classroom.

Tool

Stop Bullying Now

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this web site provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.

Multimedia; Tool

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

A school-based suicide prevention curriculum designed for high schools and educators that links depression awareness and suicide prevention. An interactive opportunity to increase knowledge and awareness of depression and suicide.

Multimedia; Tool

Teacher's List: 11 Classroom Creativity Killers

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

Article

Teaching Resources for Non-Mandated Curriculum

Teaching resources for the arts, performing arts, foreign languages and financial literacy.

Themed Package

Teaching Students to Prevent Bullying

Curriculum Resources Address Identifying, Confronting and Stopping Bullying

Lesson Plan

Test Prep & Review Strategies

These resources provide solutions to common test prep and test-taking problems. Help students relax and gain confidence, study more effectively, perform better on tests, and most importantly...increase learning.

Themed Package

Test Prep & Review Strategies for Grades 6-8

Help students in grades 6-8 prepare for and take tests of all kinds.

Themed Package

The 12 Brain Rules, Illustrated

In this interactive website based on his book Brain Rules, John Medina describes how the brain works best and what we can do to improve the workplace and the classroom.

Multimedia; Printable

Tips for Teachers Cards - Child Welfare Concerns

Free downloadable 6x8-inch laminated cards provide ready information about behaviors that threaten the health and well-being of students. From American Public University.

Printable

Wellness Kit

Free nutrition and fitness program for your school. Kit is designed to inspire students to "get up and play" for 60 minutes a day and to "fuel up" with the foods kids don't get enough of.

Multimedia

SMART Board Content from SMART Exchange

Download review games, organizational materials, and lesson ideas for your classroom SMART Board.

Lesson Plan

YouTube for Educators

YouTube offers a variety of free services that educators can use to facilitate classroom instruction, including access to more than 500,000 educational videos, limited access to non-educational content, and custom playlists that eliminate ads.

Multimedia

Websites Stress Diet and Exercise for National Nutrition Month

We recommend three websites for lesson plans and activities that reinforce the theme for 2012 National Nutrition Month, which stresses the importance of making informed food choices and developing good habits in eating and physical activity.

Lesson Plan

NIH Curriculum Supplement Series

This resource from the National Institutes of Health includes teacher guides and lesson plans on the science behind seventeen health topics, free print materials, professional development webinars, and more.

Professional Development Course; Works4Me

TED Ed - TED’s New Education Initiative

The goal of thisinitiative is to produce a library of teacher-prepared lessons on video.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

TED-Ed Video Library

This growing library of educational videos represents collaborations between teachers and animators. Classroom teachers can use, tweak, or rewrite lessons, or create their own lessons, based on any useful educational video.

Multimedia

10 Free Things for National Nutrition Month

Emphasize the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. Our recommended resources include lesson plans, best practices, learning games, videos, book lists, coloring pages and more.

Themed Package