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9 Great Back to School Resources for Teachers

The start of a new school year is always a busy time-period for teachers. Besides everything that is going on with their own families, teachers need to prepare for another new year of teaching. They need to check and verify that their teaching kit is up-to-date and ready to operate. And as technology is part and parcel of our classroom teaching then some of this preparation is geared towards preparing the digital tools and resources to make the new school year successful and prolific in terms of production and achievement.

Educational Technology and Mobile is planning a series of posts to help teachers make the best of their new school year re-entry. Today's post is the first article in this series and in it you will be introduced to some important web tools and digital resources every teacher should have access to.

1- Teacher Vision

TeacherVision is dedicated to helping teachers save time. Find 22,000 pages of classroom-ready lesson plans, printables, and resources

2- Read Write Think

ReadWritethink offers a wide variety of resources for your classroom including printables, interactives, lessons, professional development materials and many more

3- PBS Learning Media

PBS LearningMedia™ is the go-to destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more! You can search, save, and share with ease.

4- Education World

This platform is a treasure trove for teachers. It provides worksheets, graphic organizers, lesson plans, tools and templates and several other resources to help teachers grow professionally .

5- Ed Helper

This is a very popular website that offers a wide variety of printables for teachers. It also allows teachers to create their own printables when they buy site membership.

6- Audible

Audible content, which includes more than 100,000 audio programs from more than 1,800 content providers that include leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers, is digitally downloaded and played back on over 500 popular devices. Audible is also the preeminent provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes® Store.

Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.

9- Edcanvas

Edcanvas is a great web tool that you can use to :
  • Do web quests, project-based learning and class presentation.
  • Easily gather and annotate online resources
  • Share content using just one link
  • Share content using just one link
Stay tuned, more back to school resources are to be posted in the coming days.

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