USDOE - Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies, 2010
To learn Moodle
District Moodle areas:
Open Educational Resources
iNacol - OER State Policy in K-12 Education: Benefits, Strategies, and Recommendations for Open Access, Open Sharing, Idaho State Department of Education
MOOC - Massive Open Online Course - Listing of courses
Wikipedia - MOOCs and Instructional Design
Academic Earth - http://academicearth.org/
Video lectures from elite universities; “Playlists” feature based around themes such as “Laws of Nature,” “Wars Throughout History,” or “You Are What You Eat.”
Graphite - Shared resource site, vote for your favorite resources -
Brain Pop Suite of resources - district codes available
Kahn Academy - http://www.khanacademy.org/
Free resources, over 2,400 videos and practice activities free
SAS Curriculum Pathways - http://www.sascurriculumpathways.com/portal/
Digital resources from grades 6 and up free, registration required
Federal Resources for Educational Excellent - http://free.ed.gov/
U.S. Department of Education website that compiles free teacher resources available from dozens of federal agencies. Sign up for the FREE RSS feed, which notifies users when new resources are added. Otherwise, they can browse by topic, from music history to life sciences.
Curriki - http://www.curriki.org/
Curricular development support of curriculum and other educational materials. Open-source curriculum format, Curriki allows anyone to post their teaching ideas for others to view, download, use, reformat, and reshare.
Library of Congress "For Teachers" - http://www.loc.gov/teachers/
Ready-to-use classroom materials that are aligned with state standards integrating the Library’s primary sources. Includes access to primary source sets around topics such as U.S. presidents; short facts or activities for class starters, such as “Today in History” and everyday science mysteries; themed lesson plans for dozens of topics; and even professional development curriculum.
NASA for Educators - http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/index.html
Articles with information about NASA’s various missions; image galleries on a wide variety of topics; information about NASA careers, internships, fellowships, and scholarships; NASA-produced multimedia materials. Locate NASA resources for classroom use searching by keywords, grade level, product type, and subject. Hundreds of publications and websites indexed, excellent way to locate NASA educational resources.
National Science Digital Library - http://nsdl.org/
Nation’s online library for education and research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Provides free math lessons and activities aligned with the Math Common Core Standards, as well as STEM-related blogs and other free teacher resources and lesson plan ideas. Targeted for K-12 teachers, higher-education professionals, and librarians, NSDL also provides science literary maps and iTunes multimedia files.
ThinkFinity - http://www.thinkfinity.org/student-interactives
Digital resources and interactives grades K and Up free, registration required
Comprehensive resources created by content partners such as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the International Reading Association, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the National Geographic Society, and more. Includes interactive student games, lesson plans focused on various themes, education blogs and online discussions.
VITAL NY - http://vital.thirteen.org/vital2td.html
Premade PreK-12 resources free, registration required
A component of Teachers Domain - http://www.teachersdomain.org/http://www.teachersdomain.org/
Free digital media from public TV broadcasters for educational use. Users can search for materials via individual state standards, Common Core State Standards, or national standards from different organizations. Users create online profiles in order to share the resources they have learned for a particular lesson with others.
TaAchnology - http://www.teach-nology.com/
Free and easy-to-use resources for teachers, “Teacher Timesavers” to help educators better organize; 42,000-plus lesson plans, 9,000 free printable worksheets, rubrics, teaching tips, web quests, and other free teacher resources.
Yonkers Online Academy - http://yoa.mrooms2.net/
Both open access areas and registration required areas with materials, courses, information.
Videoconferencing: Resource Page
iTunes University - http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/
Access to lectures, resources, from MIT, Stanford University, and more; for multiple devices free
Intel Tools - Link to login
Web based resources: Visual ranking tool,
Westchester Library System - http://www.westchesterlibraries.org/learn
Digital learning opportunities free with library card
Professional Development Support -
PBS Teachers Page - http://www.pbs.org/teachers/
Online professional development, TV programming and multimedia web content, lesson plan ideas, and ways to connect with other educators, news and and webinars for teachers to view.
PD360 - building logins available, speak to your administrator
See also: areas specific to Math, ELA, SS
Infographic: Blended Learning
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