A Collection of Valuable and Useful Education Websites
Edutopia’s New Teacher blog’s and videos. A treasure trove of resources and advice.
Google+ community established by Lisa Dabbs. provide weekly mentoring and focus on the needs of new, new to the profession and pre-service teachers. The chat is supportive and practitioner focused. It occurs on Twitter from 5pm-6pm PST/8pm-9pm ET on Wednesdays. Use the #ntchat hashtag to join the conversation and post your thoughts throughout the week on Twitter.
More fantastic links to great information by Jerry Blumengarten.
Has plenty of great ideas whether you use ClassDojo or not.
Excellent blog posts and articles. Also a great YouTube Channel.
Classroom Movies of beginning teachers in action as they bring to life the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
The Science Learning Hub is developed by educators and teachers in collaboration with New Zealand scientists to provide resources for teachers of students up to year 10.
The largest Australian EDchat on twitter. In early 2014, #aussieED was founded on the belief that all teachers, and students, should have unlimited access to Professional Development, on their own terms, to improve their teaching, their schools and change the lives of the students they encounter. Since then, we have embarked on a mission to reach educators, not only in Australia but, all around the globe. We want to smash the barriers that prevent teachers from easily connecting and learning with each other.
The Department of Education, Training and Employment’s (DETE) new business model is empowering staff to work together to respond to the unique needs of our customers and stakeholders. This includes supporting innovation through using evidence and experience to lift performance across each of our services and the system.
- Great Teachers = Great Results
- Every Student Succeeding Strategy (State Schools Strategy 2014 -2018)
- Great Results Guarantee
- Flying Start (Funding PD for teachers transitioning to Secondary School)
- Fresh Start (Improving new teacher preparation)
- Solid Partners Solid Futures Indigenous Portal
The Department of Education, Training and Employment is developing a series of five online coaching modules in conjunction with the Queensland College of Teachers. The first module, How to teach reading, has been piloted and reviewed, and is now available to all Queensland teachers in state and non-state schools, to universities and to pre-service teachers on the Learning Place and Scootle.
Betsy Weigle’s teacher resources for elementary student success.
Teachers cone together at Educade to share lesson plans and teacher tools such as DIY craft, apps, programs, websites, games and more. Teachers can share their own lesson plans or save and modify other’s via a backpack feature. Great resource for those that believe the lesson is the engagement. Educade offers a vast library of free, ready to use lesson plans integrated with 21st century teaching tools. Teachers, parents and students will find hundreds of apps, games, and hands-on activities that align to Common Core and Next Generation standards
Teacher and Educator Blogs
A great place to spend a few spare minutes or hours. Fabulous tips, articles and how-to’s. Run by Angela Watson.
An excellent website from Heidi Raki. As the name suggests, a collection of wonderful resources plus articles. She also invites guest blogging posts.
Rachel Lynette shares her strategies and ideas for teaching creative and critical thinking skills, teaching strategies and classroom management and you will also find plenty of freebies and an occasional giveaway. Minds in Bloom has become an amazing resource for teachers.
Brilliant resources, print outs and activities for younger grades.
Some cute light hearted videos with great tips.
Stephanie (Mrs M) shares experiences, lessons and knowledge from her upper grade primary/elementary classes on her blog.
Ashleigh has been teaching over ten years and shares some fantastic ideas from her 3rd year classroom. Lots of resources but most need to be purchased.
A Year 5 / Grade 5 teaching blog with lots of resources including organisational tips, labels to print and other free stuff.
A great blog for 3rd year teachers. Lots of interesting posts and information.
Jen is a passionate middle school teacher (years 5-8) in Canada with a wealth of great ideas for activities on her blog.
Wonderful source of resources and strategies from Laura Candler. Laura also has a blog: Corkboard Connections.
Pernille Ripp’s blog is visited by educators from all over the world and she is proud of the international debate it has created on topics such as failure in the learning environment, what the role of a teacher is, how to create passionate learning environments, how to ignite student passion in literacy, as well as how to create a successful student blogging classroom.
7th Grade class website with excellent resources and an insight into Mrs Ripp’s wonderful world of teaching.
Websites Dealing with Diversity
Larry Ferlazzo’s list if great differentiated instruction resources, including The Best places to get the “same” text at different levels.
Photos, signs, rewards, behaviour management, subjects, signs and more. All downloadable and printable.
Great Australian Education Bloggers
Jeannette James shares her prolific views and knowledge on education in Australia.
More Sites yet to order:
- Kidblog for Hours 1, 3, 5
- Kidblog for Hours 6 and 7
- OSD Navigator
- 7-O Blog
- Oregon School District
- Science Simulations
- Things the Kids Should See
- Draw a Stickman
- Everyday Math Online
- Amazing collection of math games
- Awesome collection of math worksheets
- Best Math Games sites
- Biblionasium – where we share book recommendations
- Hooda Math
- National Geographics Kids
- 24/7 Science
- PBS Kids
- Belmont Teach – Pedagogy and practice
- Excellence and Growth Schools’ Network – blogs from a network of schools, sharing an Ethic of Excellence and Growth Mindset
- Class Teaching – a fantastic directory of good practice and resources by Shaun Allison, Deputy Head at Durrington High School in West Sussex
- Teacher Toolkit – Ross Morrison-McGill’s blog – author of “Outstanding Lessons: 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers”…creator of the “5 minute plan” series…and many more
- edssential – finding and sharing the best T+L blog posts
- Blogsync – a coordinating hub containing blogs on a monthly theme hosted by Christopher Waugh
- Agility – The teaching toolkit – lots of excellent resources, ideas and variations courtesy of AST Amjad Ali
- Canons Broadside – Canons High School Outstanding Pedagogy Project
- edutait – creative and innovative ideas from Woodham Academy AHT Jon Tait’s blog
- My Learning Journey – a highly reflective learning journal by Southampton based Secondary school teacher David Fawcett
- The Learning Spy – brain food for teachers courtesy of David Didau
- Hunting English – Alex Quigley: another thoughtful, reflective, insightful blogger in the Didau/Fawcett mode
- Improving Teaching – more reflective practice via Harry Fletcher-Wood’s blog about his efforts to be a better teacher
- Reflecting English – new blogger Andy Tharby’s simple and practical classroom solutions
- Ed-U-Like – ideas and comments from SLE Rachael Stevens
- headguruteacher – the thoughts of teacher / Headteacher Tom Sherrington
- johntomsett – another well respected Headteacher blogger
- marymyattsblog – Advisor and Inspector Mary Myatt’s thoughts from inside Ofsted
- @LeadingLearner – Headteacher Stephen Tierney’s blog
- Pragmatic Education – English teacher Joe Kirby’s blog
- Field Notes – by Teach Like a Champion and Practice Perfect author Doug Lemov
- Keven Bartle’s blog – Education, leadership, teaching, poetry and trivialism!
- Where’s your head at? – Project Based Learning, thinking on learning and amazing art courtesy of Pete Jones
- Learning from my mistakes: an English teacher’s blog – a blog by English teacher Chris Curtis
- Meols Cop High School Learning and Teaching blog
- St Peter’s School Teaching and Learning Research and Development
- Developing Nicely – the blog of Teacher of Art, Photography and Senior Leader Chris Francis
- Full On Learning – Zoe Elder’s blog – author of “Full On learning”
- Mr Benney – Deputy Head Damian Benney’s reflections on education and learning
- Othmar’s Trombone – teacher James Theobald’s blog
- The Education Echo Chamber – a selection of education blogs
- Daniel Willingham – Science and education blog
- Core Knowledge
- Sir Ken Robinson
- Joe Kirby: Pragmatic Education
- Doug Lemov: Teach Like a Champion
- Matthew Farber
Queensland Teachers College
Elementary Teacher Resources
The Teaching Palette