COLLEGE AND CAREER
These resources and information are related to Career-Based Intervention (CBI), a career-tech program for Grade 7-12 students who are ages 12-21 and identified as disadvantaged (academically, economically or both) and having barriers to achieving academic and career success.
EVERFI’s engaging online STEM activities tap into student interest and curiosity to make critical math, and science concepts relatable leads them through STEM career exploration.
Our engaging and interactive online STEM activities & career readiness lesson plans inspire students to pursue the careers of tomorrow.
EVERFI partners with sponsors nationwide to offer interactive, online STEM activities & Career Readiness resources to K-12 schools free of charge.
Lesson plans, teacher guides, classroom activities, video clips, games, posters, and more for teachers and students in grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12, and higher education.
Classroom Resources Collaboration Center – NCTM is excited to offer a featured resource in your grade band this month to help you make the most of your NCTM membership. As we launch our new Classroom Resource Collaboration Center, we’ll keep members informed through Summing Up and social media.
Provides nearly 4,000 science, technology, engineering and math resources for PreK-5, 6-12 as well as free, self-paced modules for teachers teaching global climate change to middle school and high school students.
CommonLit delivers high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades 3-12. Our resources are:
- Aligned to the Common Core State Standards;
- Created by teachers, for teachers.
With a free account, you’ll be able to browse, enjoy, and apply a wide variety of teaching tools and student writing examples. You can access these materials directly on the site, and to save it via Pinterest, Google Drive, and direct download.
NLP helps young people gain the tools to discern credible news and become lifelong learners.
An all-in-one reference tool, Word Hippo does the following: defines a word, provides a meaning, provides a word that is opposite, pronounces a word, provides rhyming words, places the word in many different contexts, and translates the word.
The Ohioana Library Association’s awards committees have been hard at work screening books that are eligible for the 2020 Ohioana Awards. Here are a few worthy contenders in the juvenile and middle grades/young adult categories, including the two winners.
ONLINE TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Flexible, online professional development for PreK-12 educators from a trusted source, PBS.
Amazon Inspire is an open collaboration service that helps teachers to easily discover, gather, and share quality educational content with their community.
Since the Kennedy Center’s opening in 1971, schoolchildren, parents, and educators have turned to us as the nation’s premier cultural resource. Embracing this responsibility, the Kennedy Center instituted ARTSEDGE in 1996 as its educational media arm, reaching out to schools, communities, individuals, and families with printed materials, classroom support, and Internet technologies.
While your school or team may give you curriculum or teaching resources for academics, there’s so much more that goes into creating a successful classroom: behavior, student relationships, students’ self-esteem and confidence about school, classroom setup and decoration, and more. Check out this site for free resources for teachers.
Supports K–12 schools with everything educators need to empower the next generation of digital citizens. Our innovative, award-winning Digital Citizenship Curriculum prepares students with lifelong habits and skills, supports teachers with training and recognition, and engages families and communities with helpful tips and tools. Schools everywhere rely on our free curriculum, expert advice, and edtech ratings to help kids thrive. Our vision: Students thriving as learners, leaders, and citizens in the digital age.
At Free Rice, students can practice matching words to the correct definition, and donate rice at the same time. For each correct answer, the United Nations World Food Programme donates 10 grains of rice to a country in need. Free Rice includes subject area lists in Geography, Science, Math, and others. It is leveled so students can play at just the right level of challenge for them.
Teachers are always on the lookout for new inspiration and new ideas, but who’s got time to plow through the zillions of resources on the internet? Well, good news! We’ve done the research for you and here are 30 of our top sources for free teacher resources including lesson plans and activities created by fellow professional educators (marked with an asterisk). Happy hunting!
SCIENCE, STEAM and TECHNOLOGY
- Decoding Cancer | Val Skinner Foundation
Providing the High School community with cutting-edge resources designed to expand their understanding of cancer science and the biological, genetic, and emotional impacts on patient and loved ones.
- Fueling Education | CITGO
Challenging students in grades 5–8 to identify a problem in their local communities and develop a sustainable solution informed by STEM understanding.
- Generation Beyond Aviation | Lockheed Martin
Bringing 21st Century exploration and innovation to life in the classroom with engaging virtual challenge activities designed for grades 9–12.
- Girls Get STEM: Unleash your Inner Scientist | Girl Scouts of the USA
Sparking the interest of students in grades 2–5 in STEM, while helping them unleash their G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ potential.
- Innovation Generation | Stanley Black & Decker
Dynamic digital resources created to cultivate collaboration, problem solving and STEAM skillsets in students through real-world explorations, including the Making For Good Challenge.
- Navigating Nuclear | American Nuclear Society
A dynamic, standards-aligned program inviting students to explore the many applications of nuclear science and its impacts, through an interactive suite of FREE middle school classroom resources.
- Science Fair Central | Home Depot
STEAM-powering classrooms and homes across the country, while preparing K–12 students for the careers of tomorrow with hands-on learning.
- Siemens STEM Day | Siemens Foundation
Sparking student interest and participation in all things STEM, for Elementary K-5, Middle School 6–8, and High School 9–12, plus a chance to win a $10K Possibility Grant.
- Tech for Tomorrow | The Tech Interactive
An education program for grades 4–8 designed to highlight the ways technology and innovation can better our world.
- Young Scientist Lab | 3M
A unique learning opportunity allowing students in grades 5–8 to collaborate with peers and 3M mentors to turn their ideas into reality, including a chance to win $25,000 in the 3M Young Scientist Challenge.
- Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids | Jackson Charitable Foundation
An engaging and fun financial literacy program preparing kids in grades K–6 with everything they will need to make informed decisions and to achieve their dreams.
- Pathway to Financial Success | Discover Financial Services
Empowering Middle School and High School students to take control of their financial future with dynamic teaching tools, easy-to-use interactive modules, and a wealth of helpful resources.
- STEMvest | USAA
Improving students’ academics, career paths, and life trajectories by bolstering STEM education and financial literacy in the San Antonio, TX area.
SEL (Social and Emotional Learning)
- Discover Your Happy | LG
Science-based tools for educators, students, and parents that promote reducing stress and creating Sustainable Happiness through learnable skills and practices.
- Soar with Wings | Wings for Kids
Providing standards-aligned digital resources for students in grades K–5 that incorporate academics and fun, while building key social and emotional skills.
- DNA Decoded | Illumina
Inspiring Middle School and High School teachers to unlock the power of genomics and impact the future of their students through ready-to-go, standards-aligned lessons and activities.
- Dig Into Mining | Freeport-McMoRan
An interactive educational program for students in grades 6–12 that explores the use of metals like copper in everyday life, while providing deeper understanding of today’s hard rock mining industry.
- Discover Data in Schools | Nielsen Foundation
Introducing students across the country to relatable, real-world applications of data and the professionals using that data to innovate the future, with great resources for educators, students, and volunteers.
- FUTURE U. | Boeing
Hands-on, experiential learning tools that give educators all they need to inspire students in grades 6–12 to use creativity, collaboration, persistence and problem-solving to change the world.
- TGR EDU: Explore | TGR Foundation
Championing breakthrough transformations for students in grades 6–12 by digitizing and scaling existing TGR Foundation curriculum and programs including STEM, College Access, Digital Experiences, and Professional Development.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
- AgExplorer | National FFA
Robust and comprehensive career resources that make it easy to explore the many career choices available within the agriculture industry
- Ask, Listen, Learn | Responsibility.org
Science and evidence-based no-cost digital underage drinking prevention program for kids in grades 4–7, as well as their parents and educators.
- Be Vape Free | CVS Heath + CATCH Global Foundation
A nationwide initiative to provide standards-aligned, no-cost e-cigarette prevention resources for educators teaching grades 5–12.
- NFL Play 60 | AHA + NFL
Creating a more fit and healthy generation by encouraging kids to get active for at least 60 minutes a day.
- Operation Prevention | DEA
Comprehensive digital curriculum tools to combat opioid misuse, available in every school, home, and state in the USA.
- Undeniably Dairy | DMI
Teaching students in grades 5–8 how to create healthy, balanced meals while reducing food waste, by going behind-the-scenes of the dairy community.
- Conservation Station | Itron
Creating a more resourceful world by encouraging Middle School students to explore the relationship between water and energy through the lens of conservation.
- Econ Essentials | CME Group
Free interactive resources, aligned with High School economics standards, designed to help students in grades 9–12 learn all the essential principles of economics.
- Ignite My Future | Tata Consultancy Services
A one-of-a-kind initiative transforming the way students across America learn through computational thinking, with a wealth of classroom and professional development resources.
- Speak Truth to Power | RFK Human Rights
Flexible, standards-aligned digital resources designed to educate, engage and inspire the next generation of human rights defenders by introducing students to influential human rights activists.
- Teaching with Testimony | USC Shoah Foundation
Unlocking the powerful classroom potential of testimony through a vast library of audiovisual testimony from survivors and witnesses of genocides, while empowering students to find their voice and take action.
- TeenDrive365 | Toyota
Interactive resources for emerging drivers, educators, and parents to promote defensive driving behavior among the youngest drivers on the road, including the chance to win up to $15,000 in the 2020 TeenDrive365 Video Challenge.