On the Web

On the Web

OpenEd.com is an online catalog of educational assessments, homework assignments, videos, games and lesson plans aligned to every Common Core standard and several other standards. The site offers the ability for teachers to assign resources to their students online, allowing students to take assessments, do homework, etc. on their own computers or tablets. Resources are free, but a premium subscription is offered that grants access to content from leading publishers.

Special Education Guide is an informational website for parents and teachers of children with special needs (and people who want to become special education teachers) that offers resources for mastering the terminology, procedures and best practices in special education.

PhD in Special Education features 101 Noteworthy Sites on Asperger's and the Autism Spectrum and aims to educate people on the needs of children and adults enrolled in special needs education classes. 

There are some fantastic, free iPhone apps that are perfect for teachers who are looking to enhance instruction, find a quick tip to make everyday tasks easier, or simplify what you're already doing. Check out this list on edutopia.org, as well as suggestions from other educators who have joined the discussion

The New Jersey Department of Education has launched an online Educator Resource ExchangeNJCore.org. The site contains over 2,000 resources for teachers -- including lesson plans, activities, videos, curricula and assessments -- for teaching to the Common Core State Standards that are being phased in by the state over the next several years. The site also allows educators to post their own resources and rate resources posted by others.

Use technology creatively, in and out of the classroom, to improve teaching and learning. Check out training and support resources to help make the most of technology in the classroom. Connect with peers and explore opportunities to stay engaged and inspired. Do this and more with Google in Education.

Looking for ideas to make over your classroom? Visit edutopia.org for tips and tricks to redesign your classroom. There you'll also find a host of other resources and evidence-based K-12 learning strategies that empower you to improve education. 

Young people often think of events that happened before they were born as ancient history—and terminally boring. Now, in time for the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg in July, a new website called Gettysburg By The Numbers is helping to make history come alive for students, teachers, and families.

PBS LearningMedia is the go-to destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more! You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia is free for educators

Assessment Advisor is a new online site that lets teachers rate the standardized assessments that they’ve used in their classrooms, share the pros and cons of each one, and evaluate whether or not a particular assessment works. This includes state-sponsored tests such as the NJ ASK, as well as tests your district may purchase such as DIBELS. You can browse by grade level or subject area to read reviews of an assessment or submit your own review. 

Share My Lesson is a place where educators can come together and share their best teaching resources. Created by teachers, for teachers, this site gives you access to high quality teaching resources, and provides an online community where teachers can collaborate with, encourage and inspire each other.

From nature walks to museum adventures, class trips provide unique educational opportunities - through hearing, seeing, touching, talking, or doing. ClassTrips.com is a directory of day, overnight and travel trips for school, scout and youth groups that enrich classroom learning and support scout merit badge achievement.