In addition to the resources available on our Research page - use the categories along the left side of the screen to narrow your search by topic, like Homework Help - we've compiled some recommended websites to help with lesson plans, reading selections, and more.
A team of teachers who love children's books created this site of the best children's books to help you quickly and easily find the ideal book for any topic and reading level.
For Colorado Teachers: Search web sites and lesson plans by standards!
This site provides "information, activities, and advice for educators, and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs)." The parents' section offers tips for helping children with school and learning to read and write. The educators' section offers strategies for teaching English-learning children. Also includes newsletters and links to related sites. In English and Spanish. From Reading Rockets, a service of public broadcasting station WETA.
This is an online newsletter, produced twice a year, designed to help teachers looking for timely information on economic and personal finance topics, lesson plans, and ideas for use in the classroom. Each issue also includes a calendar of upcoming teacher workshops or other events offered by the Federal Reserve System ("the Fed") or its education partners.
FactCheckED.org is an educational resource for high school teachers and students. It’s designed to help students learn to cut through the fog of misinformation and deception that surrounds the many messages they’re bombarded with every day. The site is a sister to the award-winning Annenberg Political Fact Check, which goes by the Internet address FactCheck.org and monitors the factual accuracy of what is said in the nation’s political arena. Both websites are projects of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, with funding for FactCheckEd.org provided by a grant from the Flora Family Foundation.
Free Technology for Teachers (blog)
On his blog, Free Technology for Teachers, Richard Byrne shares free resources and lesson plans for teaching with technology. Recent posts have included recommendations for new online sources and tools to try:
Byrne also posted a list of sites where teachers can find free eBooks.
LessonPlanet calls itself "The Search Engine for Teachers." Browse lesson plans and worksheets by subject for grade levels preschool, K-12, and higher ed.
“There are millions of primary sources online at the Library of Congress! Where do I start?” is a common question the Library of Congress hears from K-12 teachers. The page we link to here provides links and advice for navigating the LoC Teachers Page, which is your gateway to the immense collection of our nation's largest library.
NoodleTools provides instruction, resources, and teacher tips for student research. Some services on the website require a subscription account but there are some great free resources for both students and teachers, including "Choose the Best Search" and citation help.
NoveList K-8 allows you to discover the fiction titles that are popular with young readers as well as titles to use in your classroom. The NoveList Learning Center provides a complete introduction to NoveList and shows you how to use it to meet the reading needs of your students. You can access the Learning Center by clicking on its link in the left column of the NoveList K-8 main screen.