General Resources


Abbreviations - Browse the Web's Largest Acronyms & Abbreviations Resource

AcademicEarth.org - Online courses from the world's top scholars.

Anneberg Learner Videos - Access to free videos in many subject areas (registration is required, but the site is free).

Bio.com's Documentaries - Biographical documentaries on many people living and dead.

Blackline Masters - "More than 60 free printable blackline masters that you can print. Blackline masters are worksheets and templates for teachers and homeschooling parents. They're free to print or photocopy as many as you need."

CBS News Video - Archives of video originally aired in CBS programs.

Clip Art - Websites with free clip art.

Code.org - Learn about computer coding and how to read and write code. Site has a great video overview of what coding is and why it is important with many celebrities sharing their coding experiences.

College Planning - The College Board's website - research colleges, how to pay, and and planning for college.

Crocodoc.com - Comment on, edit, fill, and annotate PDFs.

C-SPAN - C-SPAN's video library, easily searchable by most viewed, most recent, and category.

DailyInfographic- From the site: "Every day we feature the best information design and data visualization from the internet. If you share our love for data-filled illustrations, you’ve come to the right place. We spend countless hours searching the web for the most interesting, stimulating, mind-blowing infographics. We then curate our findings and choose one infographic to publish every week-day."

Decade information - Links to info about each decade of American history.

Differentiator! - Tricks and tips on how to differentiate objectives and lessons.

Discovery Education 9-12 Lesson Plans - Free lesson plans on a variety of topics from ancient history to contemporary studies to forensic science to U.S. and world history.

Distinguished Women - Biographical information of distinguished women past and present.

DoLectures.com- "The idea is a simple one— that people who Do things can inspire the rest of us to go and Do things, too. So each year we invite a set of people down here to come and tell us what they Do. They can be small Do’s or big Do’s or just extraordinary Do’s. But when you listen to their stories, they light a fire in your belly to go and Do your thing, your passion, the thing that sits in the back of your head each day, just waiting, and waiting for you to follow your heart."

Evaluation Wizard - This wizard takes students through the process of evaluating a website and offers a summary at the end.

Free.gov - Free educational resources, including animations, primary source documents, photos, and videos, on a variety of subjects.

Free Rice - Answer multiple choice questions and every question answered correctly will donate 10 grains of rice to people in need. Players select the subject (from grammar to Spanish to geography to pre-algebra and more) and the degree of difficulty). A fun way to review while also helping a good cause.

Google Cultural Institute - "Preserving and protecting cultural through digital exhibits."

Great American Potluck - A great resource to use with studentsof all ages to begin the discussion about the various foods from differentparts of the world."

Headline Spot - What's making headlines in newspapers around the country and around the world.

Hippocampus.org - "Offers video content, activities, and access to textbooks on various subjects."

IPL.org's Newspapers and Magazines - What's making headlines in newspapers and magazines worldwide.

Khan Academy - Free online courses in many subject areas.

Learn To Type - The BBC's free web-based learn-to-type program. Fun and engaging.

March of Time Newreels - Listen for free to full-length archival newsreels going back to 1933.

MovieClips.com - Clips for thousands of movies and you can search by genre, mood, theme, etc.

New York Times Learning Network

PBS LearningMedia - "PBS LearningMedia is your destination for easy, instant access to thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos and interactives perfect for the Interactive Whiteboard, plus audio and photos, and even in-depth lesson plans. You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia is free for educators."

Research Project Planner - Enter in info about a long-term research assignment and this site will help you plan and prepare!

Smithsonian- "Whether you're planning a visit, have already visited and even if you've never been to the Smithsonian Museum, this site will have something of
interest for you. Take a virtual tour, learn about science, natural history, aviation, dinosaurs, or whatever else interests you."

Sophia.org - Content and tutorials on a variety of subjects - worth checking out.

Study Guides and Stratgeies - Study tips and tricks.

Study Skills website - Information on how to improve your study skills. Includes articles on notetaking, remembering, and preparing for tests.

Surf Report - An annotated list of quality websites for classroom use broken down by subject and updated monthly.

Teacher's Domain - A digital library of free media resources for classroom use.

Teaching Channel - Vidoes of inspiring and effective teaching practices.

UsefulCharts.com - Useful charts for all subject areas.

WhatCareerIsRightForMe.com - Take an online survey to see what careers you may find interesting. Also includes information about local colleges that train in your areas of interest.

Yale's Digitial Collection of Archives - Access to over 250,000 objects in Yale's collection free online.

Zunal WebQuest Maker - Pre-made webquests in all subjects.