Professional Development Resources (, February 2016)

Offers series of free webinars to help teachers and districts with curriculum, and a blog with tips and strategies. 

SAS Curriculum Pathways

Free on-site training and online PD that ranges from short lessons to semester-length courses on ways to integrate technology into lessons. 

Washington State Department of Public Instruction

Training for how to evaluate the quality of open education resources. 

Alabama Education Links
Alabama State Department of Education

Course of Study

Technology Initiatives

Access Distance Learning

Alabama Education Association

Alabama High School Athletics Association

Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)

Alabama Mosaic

Alabama Public Television

Alabama Virtual Library

APT Plus

Elearning for Educators

Encyclopedia of Alabama

Homework Alabama

Retirement System of Alabama


Technology In Motion

Distance Learning
ACCESS Distance Learning

Collaborations Around the Planet

Virtual Field Trips

English Language Learners
A Website for Studying English as a Second Language

Activities for ESL Students

Busy Teacher

ESL Desk

ESL Mania


Helpful ESL Websites

Larry Ferlazzo’s English Website

Texas English Language Learners Portal

The K-12 ESL Resource from Judie Haynes

Free Curriculum Resources (, February 2016)

One of the largest creators of free curriculum resources online, nonprofit CK12 offers textbooks, flashcards, lessons and storage so districts can create their own online textbooks. 

Discovery Education

Offers digital content, interactive lessons, real-time assessment, virtual experiences and professional development. It offers a free math and science game, a science program one day a year and a historical program about the Holocaust. 


Provides free Common Core State Standards curriculum in English and math. 

Kennedy Center’s ArtsEdge

 The website features lessons and material on using art to teach numerous subjects, including math. 

Khan Academy

Primarily known as a science and math website, but it has thousands of free online lessons, games and resources in subjects as diverse as art history and computer programming. Everything on the nonprofit’s website is free. 

Library of Congress

Offers primary source documents, lesson plans and activities for social studies and English language arts, sortable by grade and standard. 

National Geographic

National Geographic Learning publishes educational textbooks that must be purchased, but also offers free activities, lesson plans and videos in geography, social studies and science.

National Park Service

 Offers hundreds of student activities, lesson plans and supplemental classroom materials in primarily social studies and science. 

OER Commons

A curated digital library of free open educational resources from more than 400 sources. Content is vetted by curriculum specialists. 

PBS LearningMedia

 Videos, games, lesson plans and curriculum resources sortable by grade, subject or standard. Also offers free tools for helping teachers build quizzes and lessons. 

SAS Curriculum Pathways

Interactive lessons, documents and resources in math, English language arts, science, social studies and Spanish aligned to multiple standards. Online and mobile apps for students include Writing Reviser. 

General Educational Resources
Class tools

Create free educational games, quizzes, activities and diagrams.

Discovery Education

Education World

Enchanted Learning
Curriculum Material Online
Facts practice

Fun educational games

Get Ed Funding

An easy-to-use, relevant and reliable source of active grants and awards to help offset budget challenges in pre-K through grade 12 and higher education institutions.

Learning Videos
Students and teachers share videos online.
List of useful links

McGraw Hill Education

Public Broadcasting System

Quiz and rubric tools

Resources primarily for elementary


High Quality STEM Resources

Study Zone Test Prep

Superteacher Worksheets

Teacher resources

Teacher Stuff

Type in a grammar/math/history/science topic and it generates a set of worksheets for that topic.

Teacher Tid Bytes
Preschool and K-12 curriculum links to lesson plans, teaching aids, and challenging educational game sites.
Text book correlated materials


Word-search maker


Internet Safety Resources
A Thin Line
A campaign sponsored by MTV to empower young people to "identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse" in their lives.
The animated curriculum content provider has a special "spotlight" section devoted to digital citizenship, including a movie for kids on cyberbullying.
Cable in the Classroom
The public outreach arm of the cable industry, CIC offers its own digital safely and citizenship materials (PointSmart.ClickSafe) as well as links to many resources that address safe and responsible internet use issues, including cyberbulling.
Common Sense Media
An organization focused primarily on teaching parents how to teach their children about safe and responsible online behavior, it also has a host of resources for educators, including a digital literacy and citizenship curriculum for K-8 that addresses cyberbullying.

This is a forum for a parents, teens, educators, and experts to discuss and learn about safe blogging and social networks.

Cyberbully411 provides resources and opportunities for discussion and sharing for youth - and their parents - who have questions about or may have been targeted by online harassment.
A site designed to help parents and educators prevent cyberbullying, it offers a range of educational resources on the topic.
Digital Citizenship Addressing Appropriate Technology Behavior

Facebook for Educators Guide

Growing Up Online

I-SAFE America, Inc.

I-Parent provides a range of resources for parents and students.
This provider of web-based curriculum for schools has resources on a number of topics like cyberbullying.
Media Awareness Network
A Canadian nonprofit that aggregates digital media literacy resources.
Microsoft Online Safety
Microsoft's safety and security center.
NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline.
Safety advice and tools.
Stop Bulling in Alabama

Provides students, parents, teachers and school administrators a variety of resources to help combat bullying in Alabama’s schools.
A service of the federal government that provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.
Web Wise Kids
An organization dedicated to providing resources to help children safely navigate the world online.
Aplus Math
Math practice and resources.

The website brings together in one place all of Cyberchase's rich multimedia content - 94 episodes, hundreds of videos, including videos in Spanish, and 100+ math games and activities - and is a culmination of nine years' research that demonstrates the power of Cyberchase to improve children's problem-solving and math skills, and increase positive attitudes toward math.

Math & Science Gizmos

Google Maps linked to literature stories

Pearson Success Net Reading Series Website

Starfall Reading

Story Line Online

Weekly Reader

A “Cool” interactive periodic table

American Museum of Natural History

An Online Resource Guide to the Physics of Motion

Chemical bonding and Lewis Dot Notation




Design a roller coaster

General Chemistry online measurement tutorials

General Science Links

Interactive physics

Jason Science

Jefferson Lab atom and classroom resources particle tour

Locating, Using, and Integrating Internet-Based Science Materials

Math & Science Gizmos

Newton's Laws of Motion

Newton's Laws Of Motion - Learn About Auto Physics

Periodic table

Physics history

Physics links

Physics Virtual Labs

Physics: Glenbrook, IL Physics classroom online

Physics: Newtonian mountain (projectile motion) Java Applet

Table of Condiments


Subscription Websites
Accelerated Reader

Graduation Exam Practice

Technology Tools and Resources
Audacity:  great sound editing program

Drop box

Typing Resources

Allows you to share media and comments on group projects like Power Point.
Web Quest