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Teaching Math, K-2 Professional Development

This online professional development course for elementary teachers is comprised of 6 three-and-a-half hour sessions that present the five NCTM Process Standards and promote ways to integrate those standards with content goals.

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.

92Y/The Paris Review: Interview Series

This site maintains an audio and video archive of interviews with writers, musicians, artists, scientists, and experts in other fields. Teachers and students across the curriculum can find resources by keyword, topic, date, artist or speaker.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Picture Book Month Freebie

Find dozens of classroom activities associated with popular picture books from more than 20 authors, plus a Teacher’s guide with suggestions for ELA, math, science, and social studies.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Highlights for High School: MIT OpenCourseWare

Enrichment courses and exam prep materials from MIT include video lectures, lecture notes, transcripts, assignments and solutions, and cover subjects ranging from biology and physics to writing, music and the arts.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Statistic Education Web (STEW)

This award-winning web site offers teachers activities that are appropriate for different students' maturity levels and the ability to select relevant, useful, and meaningful statistics applications.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics

Resources and tools that can be used as is or modified to teach statistics and probability. Materials can be used to supplement classroom texts.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Multimedia

Scootle Resources

Scootle is a collection of thousands of digital resources available to K-12 educators in the U.S. All resources are searchable and include images, audio, video, datasets, activities, lessons and assessments.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

10 Free Things for Teaching About the 2014 Winter Olympics

The 22nd Winter Olympics will be held February 6-23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Learn about the history of the Olympic Games, the sports, the athletes and more with these lessons, activities, videos and reference materials.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Resources for high school journalism students include tutorials on data analysis, interviews of investigative reporters, tips for debunking myths with online tools, and advice for harnessing social media.

Background Reading

A Sightseer’s Guide to Engineering

This virtual field trip takes students through each of the 50 states to visit engineering projects. The resource could support social studies or STEM classes.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Engineer Girl

This site from the National Academy of Engineering highlights engineering opportunities for girls and women. Find profiles and interviews with women engineers, as well as info on competitions and contests, clubs, quizzes, and more.

Background Reading


WebExhibits is an interactive and cross-curricular museum of science, humanities, and culture for K-12 and higher. Exhibits explore color, color vision, pigment, calendars, daylight savings time, poetry, Van Gogh’s letters, Bellini, and butter.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Exploring Space through Math

This website from NASA will help students in grades 7-12 develop a deeper understanding of key mathematical concepts, and learn how to apply those concepts in the context of space exploration.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

The Transit of Venus

On June 5, 2012 Venus will cross the face of the sun, producing a silhouette that will not be seen again until the year 2117. Learn more about the historical and scientific significance of the event, and how you and your students can view it safely.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Memorial Day Infographics

Students can use a variety of infographics to learn the history of Memorial Day and investigate wartime sacrifice. Resources also include suggestions for designing your own inofraphic, using readily available statistics and online tutorials.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Me, Myself and Math

This six-part series of essays by Steven Strogatz, a professor of applied mathematics at Cornell University, examines our place in the cosmos through the lens of mathematics. Each essay includes notes, citations and links to related resources.

Background Reading

Space Math @ NASA

This NASA websites allows grades 3-12 to explore how mathematics skills are applied in space exploration. Free downloadable e-books, multimedia math modules, and other resources explore subjects like black holes, space weather and astrobiology.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Radical Cartography

Yale historian and cartographer Bill Rankin offers a unique approach to cartography with his website Radical Cartography. After exploring Radical Cartography, students can use other online map-making tools to create customized projects.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Finding Information on the Internet

UC Berkeley Library offers an online tutorial covering search strategies, search tools, recommendations for evaluating web pages and other resources that will be of interest to educators and secondary students.

Background Reading

Google Search Education

Help your students become better searchers. Google Search Education provides lessons, activities, posters, tips, and webinars to help teachers hone their own and their students’ web search skills.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Printable


MinutePhysics is a YouTube-based collection of 56 brief animated videos explaining concepts in physics, mathematics, science, and other subjects. Students will appreciate that concepts are explained simply and succinctly.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum maintains twelve online exhibits on a variety of topics related to the history of computing.

Background Reading

Curiosity: NASA’s Next Mars Rover

Curiosity: NASA’s Next Mars Rover is a NASA website that gathers mission information on Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory, which landed on Mars August 6th, 2012. Find lessons, activities and resources related to the event.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia