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Resources for Your Classroom
What Works Clearinghouse
A central source for what works in education maintained by the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences.
Children's Picture Book Database at Miami University
Provides access to over 5,000 children's picture books that can be used in designing curricular units for K-12 students, including abstracts and keywords.
American Association of School Librarians Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning
Offers free tools and resources for content collaboration, content resources with lesson plans, curriculum sharing, digital storytelling, and other resources.
RefSeek's List of Best Teacher Resources
All listed sites offer lessons, classroom activities, and printouts for free though most require account registration.
Best of History Websites
Includes links to more than 1,200 history websites that can supplement lesson plans, and links to lesson plans, activities, games, quizzes, and more for K-12 history classes.
With worksheets, games and much more for K-12, in all subjects, every teacher should be able to find something useful.
Free educational resources for middle school to college.
TeachingBooks.net This link opens in a new window
PreK-12 books, author interviews, lessons, videos and more.
Books on Curriculum Development
STEM Lesson Essentials, Grades 3-8 by
Call Number: LB1585.3 .V38 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Provides tools and strategies to design integrated, interdisciplinary STEM lessons and units that are relevant and exciting to your students.
Math Misconceptions, PreK-Grade 5 by
Call Number: QA135.6 .B366 2010
Publication Date: 2010
Includes numerous instructional ideas and interventions designed to prevent or correct common math misconceptions.
Assignments Matter by
Call Number: LB1025.3 .D68 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Explains the critical differences among "assignments," "activities," and "assessments," and thoroughly describes the key elements of an assignment: prompts, rubrics, products, and instructional plans.