Professional development starts on August 14th (yikes!) for me and I’ve been gathering resources like a squirrel prepping for winter. This is another free resource that I’ve added to my pile – Education.com. The search engine is simple to use and allows for multiple search parameters if you are looking for something in particular. The tabs at the top of the page provide a means to even more materials including worksheets, games, workbooks, activities, lesson plans, exercises, interactive stories, songs, and stories. With a free account, you can save and design materials within the platform. There are also guided math and reading lessons along with teaching tools that include a worksheet generator, common core materials, and already developed lesson plans. Bookmark this as another free education resource for your use this school year.
Because I am a high school teacher, I wanted to focus on the high school related materials on the website – there are currently 47 worksheets and 79 activities with materials available for high school. I really liked the “Newspaper Editing” activity in particular for my US History classes (remember, we are textbook free).
This activity requires internet exploration of newspaper archives which can also provide a lesson in finding more primary source material for other projects and assignments. This is a collaborative activity that requires students to edit and revise at multiple points making it interactive. At the bottom of each lesson, worksheet, etc… is a search banner that provides more related material for you to consider.
I plan on incorporating this activity into this semester and will let you know how it goes later in another post!
Take a look at Education.com and let me know what resources you found the most valuable. Or if you are already using the site, what are your thoughts, favorites, etc..?