I just got an email from eSchool News and was excited to see their article, “Ten great sites with free teacher resources.” Then I saw the publication date, Feb 18, 2011. Now you all know that Web Years are like dog years … in a year or two sites can disappear. So instead of parroting their article, I thought I’d provide you with 5 sites that will give you some great resources … oh, did I mention … they’re all free!
“Foster deeper engagement and opportunities for students to take charge of their own learning with high quality, engaging, relevant tools designed for today’s busy teachers and parents. Explore our programs and contests, interactive games, puzzles, lesson plans, videos and more.”
“Create free educational games, quizzes, activities and diagrams in seconds! Host them on your own blog, website or intranet! No signup, no passwords, no charge!” I use these tools with my teacher education students.
This NASA site has K-20 science activities, lesson plans, videos and more. You can even narrow down your search by keyword, subject, grade level, or material. Here are some of the fun activities: the interactive timeline, the NASA Space Place, and one of my favorites, Be a Martian game.
Anne Merrit’s blog post 30 FREE online resources for teaching and learning ESL is an excellent resource. She wrote, “Here is my master list of free online ESL teaching materials. The majority of these resources are for ESL teachers, but some would be helpful for ESL students as well.”
A free student response system that can be used from any device. “Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.”
Come back soon for 5 more sites that lead you to free tools and resources.