Research Resources

50 Top Apps for Kids 2013

50 Best Apps for Kids from the Guardian---a great source

Links for Teacher Resources

The internet catalogue for students, teachers, administrators & parents.
Over 20,000 relevant links personally selected by an educator/author with over 30 years of experience.

Top Ten Educators on Twitter

Find interesting links and follow these people to get some good ideas

Teachers Quick Guide on the Use of Games in the Classroom

Lots of articles and links to why games work in the classroom and which games are most effective

100 Best Video Resources for Teachers

Excellent list of video resources for teachers in K12

10 Great Resources for Teachers

Updated July 2012---Up to date resources for the classroom

NCTE Declaration of the Importance of Media Literacy

The NCTE of adopted a resolution that supports the use of 21st Century Literacies in the English classroom.

Hundreds of Resources for Tech in the Classroom

The is from Livebinders, a very useful site.  You need to click on one of the links at the very top of the page to access their resources.

Tips for Using Graphic Organizers in the Classroom

Graphic organizers help students understand concepts.

Creative Commons Resources

Here are a group of resources to help all teachers understand and teach about Creative Commons

100 Web Tools Every Teacher Should Know About

Well resourced list that is helpful for all teachers

200 Open Education Resources

Extensive list of many of the open education resources

Digital Citizenship Resources

Resources on digital literacy and cyberbullying are available here for teachers and parents who are dealing with these issues.

Digital Games in the Classroom

Joan G. Cooney Center from Sesame Workshop report on the positive impact of gaming on learning

Free Online Education from Ivy Leagues

EdX is a joint partnership between The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to offer online learning to millions of people around the world. EdX will offer Harvard and MIT classes online for free. 

OER Commons Website

This is a website with hundreds of resources all Creative Commons licensed

Top 200 Open Education Resources

The Top 200 Education Resources are listed here.

Common Core Standards

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce. Whenever possible, we have identified which standards are referenced in our individual lessons.
Grades 9-10 Writing Standards
Grades 11-12 Writing Standards

Importance of Journalism

This is a statement from the National Council of Teachers of English on the importance of journalism in the English curricula. Some of the units in this website directly impact English classrooms and we thought it would be nice for teachers to see the policy statement from NCTE.

Howard Rheingold

Howard Rheingold is a researcher who has focused extensively on 21st century skills and teaching them to students. This site is an excellent repository of work that investigates why students need these skills and methods for teaching them.