Educator Resources

Bright Day Classroom Curriculum

brightdaybigblocks.com/classroom-curriculum

Bring play-based learning to your preschool with the Bright Day® Classroom Curriculum. Based in the world-renowned Reggio Emilia educational approach, this comprehensive curriculum introduces educators to the seven stages of childhood learning and outlines step-by-step how to implement play-based learning in any preschool classroom. Check out this Apple Pie Project video to see how play-based learning happens!

 

Zigazoo

Zigazoo.com

Have you downloaded the Zigazoo app yet? It’s a remote learning tool that enables classrooms and families to interact with video projects created by museums, zoos, teachers, media stars, and more! Students can even use the app to create their own short video responses to Zigazoo projects you include in your class plans. Download on iOS or Android.

 

LightaSpark

LightaSpark.org

Help inspire girls to pursue their STEM interests with video-profiles that provide a new lens through which to see their STEM future. Students will meet women in STEM fields who share their stories to help mentor the next generation of women STEM leaders. Features female achievers in digital development, cosmetics research, sports analytics, theme park engineering, and fashion.

 

ClassDojo

classdojo.com

A free remote learning platform, ClassDojo helps teachers instantly communicate and engage with students and families, providing the ideal tool for creating an online learning community while schools are closed during the coronavirus emergency. Watch this video to learn more, and visit classdojo.com to register.

 

Kids STEM Guide

www.discoverdatascience.org/resources/k-12-and-beyond-stem-guide

Ideal for young learners interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, this carefully crafted database identifies websites, camps, and contests that can help increase kids’ exposure to STEM fields in fun, creative, and interactive ways. Resources are organized by age group (K-5 & 6-12), as well as by subject (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math), and there is a dedicated section featuring sites with a specific focus on girls, who continue to be underrepresented in STEM careers.

 

ShareMyLesson

sharemylesson.com

A place where educators can come together to create and share their very best teaching resources. Offers thousands of free K-12 lesson plans in all subject areas, and a resource bank for Common Core State Standards. Visit YMI on ShareMyLesson.

Share My Lessons has just launched Remote Learning Coronavirus Preparation Community. This new community builds off the collection of materials they’ve been creating and sharing since January.

 

Owlie Skywarn’s Weather-Ready Classroom

www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/classroom_campaign.html

The National Weather Service invites your students to explore Owlie Skywarn’s Weather-Ready Classroom, a week-long learning experience designed to increase students’ knowledge, awareness, and preparedness in case of severe and hazardous weather.

 

Center for Online Education

www.onlinecolleges.net/

Focusing only on public and private nonprofit schools, this valuable website provides the most up-to-date, accurate information about the online learning experience. Students will find college rankings, practical guides, and in-depth analyses of current online education trends as well as resources and tips on topics ranging from financial aid and accreditation, to study skills and career planning.

 

The Technological Side of Online Degrees

www.onlinedegrees.org/technology

Practical advice for choosing the right technology to succeed at distance learning.

 

Stay Connected

www.savethechildren.org/Connect

Hurricane Katrina led to 5,000 reports of missing children. A decade later, do children and their care providers know who to contact in case of an emergency, when cellphones may be unreliable? Use Save the Children‘s Emergency Contact Card Maker to create a lifeline between parent and child, so that they can be reunified quickly after a disaster.

 

Education World

educationworld.com

A home for educators on the Internet, where teachers can share ideas and find high-quality lesson plans and research materials.

Educator Community

eClassroom News

eclassroomnews.com

Connects you to all the latest news, information, and resources on how today’s teachers are using technology in the classroom to advance learning.

 

Common Core State Standards Initiative

corestandards.org

Review the standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

 

TeachAde

teachade.com

A social networking website where K-20 teachers can interact and upload resources for others to share.