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Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks   Search by subject, keyword, strand, or grade level; copy and paste into your lesson plans or curriculum map!
Partnership for 21st Century Skills The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has devoted energy and resources toward helping young people build 21st century skills through a variety of initiatives. Research shows that to survive and indeed thrive in the 21st century, people must not only master content standards but also possess technical/technological and employability skills and abilities that reach beyond traditional academic disciplines.
Successful Practices Network Dartmouth High School is a member of the Successful Practices Network -- an organization designed to share data, experiences, technical assistance, research and successful practices focused on rigor, relevance, and relationships for all students. Check out the site's Gold Seal Lessons. Generic staff Login: dartmouth@spn.org   Password: spn2008
TrackStar TrackStar is your starting point for online lessons and activities. Simply collect Web sites, enter them into TrackStar, add annotations for your students, and you have an interactive, online lesson called a Track. Create your own Track or use one of the hundreds of thousands already made by other educators. Search the database by subject, grade, or theme and standard for a quick and easy activity. There is a fun Track already made for each day of the year, too!
TeacherTube

TeacherTube is an online community for sharing instructional videos. It is an educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners --where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill.

Glogster EDU Glogster EDU is your original educational resource for innovative and interactive learning. You and your students can create amazing multimedia posters online -- for free! Glogster EDU was conceived to imaginatively, productively, and collaboratively respond to the dynamic educational landscape and exceed the needs of today’s educators and learners.
PBS Teacher Source PBS Teachers is PBS' national web destination for high-quality preK-12 educational resources. Here you'll find classroom materials suitable for a wide range of subjects and grade levels. We provide thousands of lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations. These resources are correlated to state and national educational standards and are tied to PBS' award-winning on-air and online programming like NOVA, Nature, Cyberchase, Between the Lions and more.
American History: Modules on Major Topics in American History
Founded in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a nonprofit organization supporting the study and love of American history through a wide range of programs and resources for students, teachers, scholars, and history enthusiasts throughout the nation.
Accelerated Reader Bookfinder

... want to know if that book you or your students chose has an AR quiz in the database? Just type it in and find out! ... sooo goooood!

 

FREE Lesson Plan Program!
Never struggle with lesson planning again. Your plans are available anywhere and are simple to create.
Attach files, Common Core Standards, print, export to Word or PDF, share with colleagues.
Thinkfinity.com Thinkfinity.org is the cornerstone of Verizon Foundation's literacy, education and technology initiatives -- whose goal is to improve student achievement in traditional classroom settings and beyond by providing high-quality content and extensive professional development training. This FREE, comprehensive digital learning platform is built upon the merger of two acclaimed programs Verizon MarcoPolo and the Thinkfinity Literacy Network. 
HotChalk FREE! Teachers can use HotChalk to manage their coursework, collaborate with their students, and communicate with parents. Students can organize their work online in a centralized location. Parents can stay current with their child's schoolwork and their teachers.
Free Technology for Teachers A review of free technology resources and how teachers can use them. Ideas for technology integration in education.
Teachers' Domain Teachers' Domain is an extensive library of free digital media resources produced by public television, designed for classroom use and professional development.
OER Commons Open Educational Resources Commons believe a culture of sharing resources and practices will help facilitate change and innovation in education. OER Commons gathers relevant materials about teaching, technology, research, and more, and encourages you to add links to materials, projects, or news related to the emerging field of Open Education. See the OER Commons Wiki for more about their ongoing programs and research.
ExamBuddy A very large resource for teachers! Curriculum-based activities and assessments in minutes! Instant work for all K-12 subject areas. Flash-based math games, language arts games, on-line quizzes, web pages, flash cards, hangman, crosswords, word searches, hidden tiles, jumbles, match the theme, missing letters, cryptograms, cloze, cyber hunts, sequence lists, web quests , on-line learning games, calendars, your own class trivia game, printable tests. Automatic scoring. Great for all K-12 teachers. It's a must see!
Rubistar RubiStar is a free tool to help teachers make quality rubrics. It is amazing, and our own Liz True swears by it!
123Certificates FREE printable certificates, recognition awards, and blank certificates with matching incentives sheets and sticker charts. Use this
certificate makerto print rewards for students, friends, family, party guests, anybody.
Enchanted Learning Enchanted Learning produces educational web sites, lesson plans, and games which are designed to capture the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment.
Time Savers for Teachers

TIMESAVERS for TEACHERS specializes in printable, often-used classroom forms, report card comments, spelling activities, practical teacher tools, worksheets and downloadable teaching materials designed to save teachers valuable time.

Edhelper Edhelper is probably one of the best free sites for teachers. It offers curriculum units across the content areas and grade levels as well templates for graphic organizers, reading logs, calendars, timelines, book reports, and a whole lot more. This site appears to be endless!
Audacity Use Audacity® to create your podcasts for schoolfusion's multimedia blog area. It is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. Learn more about Audacity... 
INFOMINE This site offers access to scholarly internet resource collections.
Videoconferencing for Learning The Videoconferencing for Learning website is a comprehensive look at the educational uses of videoconferencing for teachers, librarians, students, administrators, technology coordinators, and others interested in the use of this technology.
Vrroom The Virtual Reference Room is a collaborative effort to provide teachers, students, librarians and families rapid electronic access to web-based, video, and print resources for teaching the Massachusetts K-12 Frameworks.
Education World Education World is a resource that includes a search engine for educational web sites only, a place where educators can find information without searching the entire internet;
original content, including lesson plans, practical information for educators, information on how to integrate technology in the classroom, and articles written by education experts.
Landmark Schools Project This site is dedicated to the idea that the very nature of information is constantly changing -- in what it looks like, where we find it, what we look at to view it, what we can do with it, and how we communicate it. Here you will find information and tools designed to help us redefine literacy for the 21st Century.
Plagiarism This site offers practical advice on how to make your assignments plagiarism proof!
Vivisimo This search engine not only clusters your search results but also returns only 200 or so of the most "linked to" sites.
Noodle Tools NoodleTools provides innovative software that teaches students and supports teachers and librarians throughout the entire research process.
Puzzle Maker Create and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more using your own word lists!

Filamentality This is a fill-in-the-blank tool that guides you or your or students through picking a topic, searching the web, gathering good links, and turning them into online learning activities.
"Sites for Teachers" This site offers hundreds of educational web sites rated by popularity.
The Gateway Join educators in sharing and networking. The focus of this site is a community discussion surrounding learning resources facilitated by Web 2.0 technologies. Make suggestions, highlight best practices, add academic standards correlations, give helpful hints and more.
Big6 Resources Check out the Big 6! This inquiry model can be used for every assignment across the disciplines in order to enhance student productivity!