Resources for Teachers

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Free online resources

Click the images below to go to each individual website. If you have resource ideas, please let me know!

Common Core Resources


Free online literature of all types.


Free online science experiments.

PBS Learning Media

Free, online English/Language Arts Resources

Engage NY

A wealth of Common Core Aligned lesson plans, ideas, handouts, and professional development.

American Rhetoric

Database of full text, audio, and video speeches, debates, and interviews.

NASA eClips

Short, educational video clips for the science classroom.

Project Vote Smart

Online information about candidates and their beliefs so that voters can make informed decisions.

New York Times Education

This page includes articles, lesson plans, and resources for teachers.

Project Gutenberg

Free texts online 

Library of Congress

Primary sources including video and sound bites free from the Library of Congress.


Lesson plans and interactive activities from the Smithsonian Museums.

Ed Tech Teacher

History resources and lesson plans galore.


Lesson plans for art and humanities classes.


Free resources regarding plagiarism and copyright.


Online activities, articles, and information for all things STEM.


Online platform for organizing digital lessons. Teachers can add video, links, PDFs, instructions, etc. Includes assessment tools!

Common Lit
Collection of literature and essays organized by theme and Essential Question.


Online database of free audio books--includes items that are in the public domain.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a popular way to protect copyright. They are less strict than traditional copyrights while still giving credit to the creator of the work. Teachers should teach about creative commons in conjunction with plagiarism and fair use.

Ethics Activity

This activity will help teach ethics in regard to information--an important skill to teach in our "copy and paste" world.

PDF Merge

This simple online tool allows users to convert multiple PDF pages into one document. It also "translates" between Office and PDF if necessary.

Old Maps Onlnine

Online searchable database of OLD maps!

BioDigital Human

3D, interactive diagram of the human body! Can display certain systems and layer one on top of the others. Requires sign in through Google or Facebook.

What was There?

Encourage students to participate in living history! Students can explore various cities throughout history and contribute their own photos!


An amazing, searchable archive of lesson plans from pre-k to higher ed! Searchable by grade, topic, or standard! You can also "remix" lessons to fit your students needs.


Online, free quiz board maker. Mix up your review strategies by creating an interactive digital game!

Worksheet Generator

Create quizzes, tests, and more with this worksheet generator. This is a free, printable worksheet generator that lets you create your own or choose from their pre-made worksheets that are specific to each subject. 

Students often have a difficult time differentiating between plagiarism and fair use of online material. To guide their decision making process, use the PDF attached to the picture.

Professional Development Resources

Free online resources for professional development. Don't forget the library's professional collection as well!

ASCD online webinars on a variety of topics.

Education Week's professional development directory-a bank of hundreds of resources.

Okay2Ask-Self-directed professional development on many topics in webinar and archived video formats.

TEACH Magazine-Free, full-text magazine for professional growth.

Education World-Online archive of articles about a variety of current education topics. 

Yes! Magazine-Online version of our paper subscription.

Educational Leadership-Access the current issue and all back issues online. If you need the log in information, send me an email!

By Rachel Brunton
Communication Coaching