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4 Great Educational Resources for Teachers

May 15, 2016
Below is a collection of some very good educational websites for teachers. You can use them to get a quick access to a wide variety of educational resources to enrich your lesson plans and use with your students in class. These resources include lesson plans, multi-media rich content, interactive games, engaging activities and several other materials ideal for classroom integration. Check them out and share with us your feedback.

1- Teaching Resources from National Geographic society

This is a collection of resources and materials to use for a variety of educational purposes. These include ideas, activities, games, lesson plans, multimedia content and several other materials designed specifically to cater for the learning needs of students.  The resources are organized by grade making it easy for you to locate materials you want to use with your own class. The site also features a ‘Featured Content’ page where you can access topic-specific resources such as game-based learning, project-based learning, decision-making, and many more.

2- OpenEd

‘OpenEd is the largest K-12 educational resource library, offering over a million assessments, homework assignments, videos, games and lesson plans for every Common Core Math, Language Arts, Literacy and Next Generation Science standard. The videos and games are sorted by effectiveness, so teachers can find just the right resource no matter what subject, topic or standard. OpenEd lets you assign quizzes and homework to your students and automatically grades them, recommending videos for whatever they have problems with. The result is truly personalized learning for each student.Students can take the quizzes (formative assessments) and homework assignments on any computer, tablet or even phone. The assignments are automatically graded and presented to teachers in a mastery chart. OpenEd is particularly excited to have created an "assessment to instruction" loop, where students get videos and games recommended to them based on their quiz performance, automatically.’

3- Listen Current

‘Listen Current makes it easy to bring authentic voices and compelling non-fiction stories to the classroom. We curate the best of public radio to keep teaching connected to the real world and build student listening skills at the same timeListen Current PREMIUM is a school solution that allows teachers to create custom online assignments from our rich library of lesson resources. Whether your classroom is blended, flipped or 1:1, you can give your students the power of public radio. PREMIUM includes standards-aligned lesson plans designed to draw the connections between the real world story and your curriculum. We make the lessons engaging for ALL students through our literacy supports, such as interactive transcripts, and instructional strategies for teaching ELLs.’

4- IXL

‘IXL is an immersive learning experience that provides comprehensive, curriculum-aligned math and English content for junior kindergarten to grade 12.’ To browse through IXL content, select your country from the drop-down menu and type in your search query in the search box next to it. IXL offers two types of memberships: one is for family memberships and the other for classroom and school memberships.