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National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) collects, analyzes and makes available data related to education in the U.S. and other nations.
NEA - National Education Association
According the site's description, "NEA is America's oldest and largest organization committed to advancing the cause of public education. Founded in 1857 in Philadelphia and now headquartered in Washington, D.C., NEA proudly claims more than 2.5 million members who work at every level of education, from pre-school to university graduate programs.
US Department of Education
Department of Education's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
Education World - Curriculum National & State
Education World information on national and state standards along with information on Common Core.
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is an educational initiative from 2010 that details what K–12 students throughout the United States should know in English language arts and mathematics at the conclusion of each school grade.
Common Core Standards
This site is the official home of the Common Core State Standards. It is hosted and maintained by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center). It provides parents, educators, policymakers, journalists, and others easy access to the actual standards, as well as supporting information and resources.
Common Core Math Standards
Part of the Common Core Standards web site devoted to the Math Standards.
Common Core Language Arts
Part of the Common Core website devoted to English and language arts.
Achieve the Core
Our central priority is to significantly impact literacy and mathematics outcomes for K-12 students nationally, with a particular focus on accelerating academic progress for students who face barriers of racism or poverty.
ProQuest & Common Core
How Does ProQuest Address Common Core? This Guide discusses how ProQuest and Common Core work together and also offers some tools for teachers.
8 Great TED Talks about Teaching
From Emerging Ed Tech - These talks offer insights, concerns, and inspiration while discussing today's educational practices and shortcomings, from a variety of perspectives.
Beacon Learning Center
Resources posted in the Beacon database are products of professional development activities teaching a standards-based planning model. Included are lesson plans, unit plans and documents related to assessment, standards-based lesson planning modules, information on Bloom's Taxonomy, and technology tools.
Blooms Taxonomy Infographic
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Educational Resources and Lesson Plans
Free lesson plans and resources for teachers and teacher-education students!
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
This free resource highlights resources and ideas related to holidays, awareness months, anniversaries and seasonal topics. More than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included from dozens of federal agencies. New sites are added regularly.
Library of Congress - Teachers
The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching.
Map Maker National Geographic
Interactive Tool form National Geographic to create maps showing themes, data and other information.
Newspapers In Education
NIEonline.com developers work with managers of independent Newspapers in Education programs to offer a selection of useful tools for educators who want to bring news into K-12 classrooms and work to engage students with news media.
PBS Teachers — Resources For The Classroom
Teacher lesson plans, online activities, classroom resources, and professional development projects are available at this public PBS education Web site.
Discovery Education took for creating various types of puzzles for classrooms. Create and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more-using your own word lists
Peer-reviewed source of lesson plans from the International Reading Association and National Council of Teachers of English. Primarily covers reading and English/language arts.
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Our goal is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill.