Curriculum Lab:Education Websites

Selected Websites for Teacher Education Students

Links valid as of 02/2016

ALA Great Web Sites for Kids
Selected by a committee of children's librarians from the American Library Association.

Create videos and presentations for your classroom using images, video clips, music, and text. Educators can apply for a free account.

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning
From the American Association of School Librarians.

Colorin Colorado!
Bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners; practical suggestions and activities for reaching and teaching ELL students, grades K-12

Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers
A handy chart that summarizes what teachers may do under copyright laws.

Collect lesson plans, share resources, and collaborate with other teachers

Discovery Education
Lesson plans, activities, worksheets, and other classroom resources, grades K-12.

Lesson plans and resources for literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.

FREE (Federal Resources for Educational Excellence)
Free teaching resources and lesson plans from the federal government

Khan Academy
Free instructional videos in math, science, and other content areas. Includes tools for teachers.

Library of Congress: Teachers
Provides tools and materials for using the Library's collections of primary source documents in the classroom. Includes lesson plans.

National Center for Education Statistics
The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

NEA Common Core State Standards Toolkit
Resources to prepare educators for implementation of the Common Core standards.

Builds nonfiction reading comprehension through current events articles, which can be adjusted to reflect student reading levels. Includes Common Core-aligned quizzes. Grades 4-12.

Pennsylvania Dept. of Education Standards Aligned System: Clear Standards
Click on the "download PDFs" tab to download PA academic standards.

Free materials for reading and language arts instruction.

Science Buddies
Focusing on science fairs, the teacher resources page of this site provides a wealth of information on planning, managing, and evaluating science fairs and classroom science projects.

Science lessons and tools for K-12.

Lessons, units, and web resources written and edited by professional educators.

Educational alternative to YouTube; online community for sharing instructional videos

What Works Clearinghouse
Free, evidence-based guides provide suggestions to improve practice for specific topics.