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This page provides an extensive collection of online curriculum and instruction resources relating to education, teaching and learning.


  • BioQuest Curriculum Consortium

    Supports teachers' sharing of biology curriculum, by encouraging the use of simulations, databases, and tools to construct learning environments where students are able to engage in activities like those of practicing scientists.


    Teach online for free, take distance-learning courses, utilize and customize 239 discipline-specific resource centers for your class

  • Brainy Betty Education Collection

    Powerpoint templates, FREE stuff for teachers, and lesson plans

  • Classroom Clipart

    Subscribe to a newsletter and receive new clipart, add your own images, download high quality clipart, images, and photos.

  • Connecticut Network

    A complete series of lesson plans and activities designed to aid high school and middle school teachers with the instruction of state civics

  • C-SPAN Classroom

    Resources for teaching about civics and government, using C-SPAN programming; includes video clips, discussion questions, and other primary resources.

  • CT Network State Civics Toolbox

    This award winning resource offers a complete series of videos, lesson plans, activities and materials designed to aid high school and middle school teachers with the instruction of state civics.

  • Discovery Education

    Foster deeper engagement and opportunities for students to take charge of their own learning with high quality, engaging, relevant tools designed for today's busy teachers and parents. Explore our programs and contests, interactive games, puzzles, lesson plans, videos and more.

  • Education Oasis

    An oasis of teaching resources and educational information for educators everywhere.

  • Education Week Chats

    Participate in free, one-hour online chats focusing on the latest issues important to K-12 educators.

  • GLOBE Program

    Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. GLOBE's vision promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth system working in close partnership with NASA and NSF Earth System Science Projects (ESSPs) in study and research about the dynamics of Earth's environment.

  • Google for Educators

    A series of tools for teachers and students to use to enhance classroom instruction, including satellite imagery maps, a book search, word processor and spread sheet editor, calendar, and a blogger.

  • - Connecticut's re-search engine

    Provides all Connecticut residents, students, and faculty with online access to essential library and information resources.

  • Inside Teaching

    A 'living archive' of videos, lists of materials, and educator perspectives on professional practice. Designed to generate conversation about best teaching practices and support communities of learners. Encourages practicing teachers to contribute.

  • iPad in Education

    Apps that delight. Books that captivate. Videos that inspire. A world of learning possibilities awaits in every iPad.

  • PBS Learning Media

    PBS Teachers provides PreK-12 educational resources and activities for educators tied to PBS programming and correlated to local and national standards and professional development opportunities delivered online.

  • Peace Corps Worldwise Schools

    The Coverdell World Wise Schools program fosters an understanding of other cultures and global issues by facilitating communication between Peace Corps Volunteers and U.S. classrooms, and publishing free print and online classroom resources based on the Peace Corps experience.

  • Rethinking Schools

    An organization run by and for teachers, emphasizes school reform, especially problems faced in urban education, and social injustice.

  • Route 21

    The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is pleased to offer Route 21, a one-stop-shop for 21st century skills-related information, resources and community tools.

  • School Catalogs

    Teachers can find over 500 school vendors in 25 different categories dealing in educational supplies and services


    A library of academic resources and technology tools for libraries and schools, educators and students. You will find software solutions for schools, lesson plans, resources for teachers and much more.

  • Sesame Workshop

    The non-profit organization behind Sesame Street and so much more.

  • Scholastic

    View lesson plans, book lists, and educational products for children grades Pre-K to 12. Classroom materials include online activities for kids, printables, and author interviews. Connect with other educators.

  • teAchnology

    As a web portal, offers a wide variety of free resources intended to bring educators into the world of teaching with technology. It provides links to valuable and useful information relative to current and best practices in the field of education. A large variety of free classroom materials and support tools are also available.

  • Teachers Domain

    Multimedia resources for K-12 teachers in the fields of science and social studies.

  • Teacher Web

    Create a free, personal website for posting assignments, announcements, and other educational material. Very easy to use!

  • Teaching with Historic Places

    TwHP uses properties listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects

  • Teacher Mailring Center

    The Teachers.Net Mailring Network connects thousands of teachers through the power of email. Find fast answers to teaching questions, share strategies and experiences, or just network and have fun with your teacher colleagues. It doesn't cost a cent, and subscribing is a snap.

  • Teachers Net

    Teachers.Net hosts 4500+ free lesson plans, searchable teacher job listings, 150+ chatboards, teacher articles, educational resources, teacher blogs, and more.

  • TeachersNet Lesson Bank

    Teachers.Net features over 4000 lesson plans and classroom ideas submitted by teachers just like you. Browse lesson plans by category, grade level, or search by keyword, and discover how the Teachers.Net community can make your planning easier and more rewarding.

  • Teacher Vision

    High school, middle school and elementary lesson plans online. With ideas for great children's activities and classroom management advice TeacherVision is the greatest resource for any teacher!

  • Test Prep Review

    Free practice tests for ACT, PSAT, SAT and many more. Test preparation tips, vocabulary and

  • The Exploratorium - Tools for Teaching and Learning

    The Exploratorium isn't just a museum, it's an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception—a vast collection of online interactives, web features, activities, programs and events that feed your curiosity.

  • The New York Times Learning Network

    Teaching and Learning with The New York Times.

  • is a leading provider of education referral services on the Internet.

  • Word Generation

    Word Generation is an innovative approach to academic language development for students in grades 4-8. Developed with the Boston Public Schools in 2007, SERP's original Word Generation program includes weekly units about controversial topics each with brief lessons for middle school teachers in all academic subjects. SERP has also recently created extended units of study about a variety of social studies and science topics. Fourth and fifth grade units are now available as well.

  • Worksheet Library

    Worksheet Library features over 15,000 printable worksheets for teachers and educators.

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