Increase your learning about learning and teaching:
- Annenberg Learner
provides more than 100 multimedia courses and workshops to help
teachers keep current on the content they teach. Professional
development resources provide teachers with research on the most
effective teaching strategies along with their connection to national
education content standards, and examples of these principles applied
in real classrooms. The video components are paired with extensive
Web sites that include online texts, course and workshop guides,
and extensive background information to enhance the learning
- ASCD webinars
- ASCD's free webinar series brings experts in the field of
education to a computer near you. Our webinars address timely and
relevant topics like the Common Core State Standards, 21st century
learning strategies, and closing the achievement gap. We archive
each webinar, so you will never have to miss one!
- Atomic Learning
is dedicated to providing educational resources that allow
educators, students, and learners of all ages to embrace
technology. Atomic Learning’s online training solutions answer “How
do I do that?” questions through a library of thousands of short,
easy-to-understand tutorial movies, and address “How do I apply
that?” challenges through structured projects and workshops.
- Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
is absolutely the best resource for helping teachers with behavior
problems in preschool children. There are training modules for staff
development and lots of practice resources for teachers. This is the
best place to go for information on teaching children social and
emotional skills. Although it is geared to preschool, many of the ideas
are appropriate with elementary school children as well.
is an amazing website devoted to transforming learning. It focuses
on the core strategies of Project-Based Learning, Integrated
Studies, Comprehensive Assessment, and Social and Emotional learning,
Technology Integration, and Teacher Development. There are videos,
blog, classroom guides and a section on Schools That Work. It’s a
wonderful community of educators who share their talents and ideas.
- The Flipped Learning Network
provides educators with the knowledge, skills, and resources to
successfully implement Flipped Learning. The goals of the FLN are to
provide professional learning opportunities on Flipped Learning; to
conduct, collaborate and disseminate relevant research on Flipped
Learning; and to act as the clearinghouse for distributing best and
promising practices for current and future “flipped” educators.
- IRIS Center
provides an extensive array of interactive multimedia modules that
focus on children with disabilities. They also have Case Studies,
Activities, Information Briefs, and Podcasts. Also in Spanish. This is
one of my favorite sites because of the wide variety of topics and
the practical, commonsense way they put research into practice. All
- PBS Teacher Line provides courses designed to improve instructional skills, master new content, and expand your professional credentials.
- Teachers Network website and online mentors at http://www.teachersnetwork.org/aboutus/web_mentors.htm.
Ever wish you could ask an accomplished teacher for help creating
lessons, setting up your classroom, or handling a tough teaching
dilemma? You've got help here.
- Teacher's First, Ok2Ask
- Welcome to OK2Ask®, a series of live, online "snack sessions"
(available both live and in archived format) for self-directed teacher
professional development and exploration.
- Teaching Channel
is my newest favorite site. It’s hard to find high-quality free
videos of exemplary teaching, but they do it! There is a wide range
of videos, lesson plans and other resources. They are adding new
videos all the time and if you sign up for a free membership you can
get notified by email when there are new ones on topics you choose.
All age groups.
- Teacher's Domain -- Teachers' Domain
is a free digital media service for educational use from public
broadcasting and its partners. You’ll find thousands of media
resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons,
individualized learning programs, and teacher professional learning
- Websites that provide reviews of iPAD apps
-- This link provides access to a Google doc listing several web
addresses for sites that provide reviews of applications for iPADs,
iPhones, and other devices that use them.