Teacher Resources

ELA Has Developed an Exciting New Resource!

Wikispaces have been developed for each grade band that feature links to resources all over the country, discussion threads on each of our units, downloadable versions of the units (both editable and PDFd), access to hundreds of instructional strategies and materials that are suitable for Common Core, and much, much more. These Wikis also feature a platform providing access to sites where appropriate, lexile-sorted informational texts may be accessed to ensure the 50% informational text balance required in the CCGPS curriculum. Below are the links to the ELA Wikis, No sign up or permission is required. Participants can download the units, access and the links, and post comments without being members of the Wiki. 

The Wikis are still in the early development stages so please check back over the next few weeks for more resources. If you have any suggestions email Daniel Rock at drock@doe.k12.ga.us or post on the Wiki’s discussion board.

High School Wiki: http://elaccgps9-12.wikispaces.com/
Middle School Wiki: http://georgiaelaccgps6-8.wikispaces.com/
Elementary School Wiki: http://georgiaelaccgpsk-5.wikispaces.com/

Classroom Resources

Article - Best Web 2.- Applications for Education - 2008

Answers.com - Access to information from more than 180 brand-name reference publications designed for reliable and comprehensive answers for students. - Teacher's toolkit available at Teachers.Answers. 

C-SPAN Classroom - Free downloadable video clips. Membership is free.
Cable in the Classroom - Founded in 1989, Cable in the Classroom (CIC) is the national education foundation of the U.S. cable industry. Working in partnership with and on behalf of our cable company partners, CIC advocates for the visionary, sensible and effective use of media in homes, schools, and communities. Listings & Calendar

Classroom 2.0 - a social network for those interested in Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in education.

Climate Classroom - "From the National Wildlife Federation, this site provides climate cirriculum for kids in grades 4-6 and for teens including lessong plans, activities, actions to take, and more..." edutopia magazine

Federal Resources for Education Excellence - FREE makes it easier to find teaching and learning resources from the federal government.

Free Rice - FreeRice is a sister site of Poverty.com; partners include the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the United Nations World Food Program. Quizzes in chemistry, art, grammar, vocabulary, geography, math and foreign languages help students learn and with each right answer 20 grains of rice are given to those in need.

Georgia Learning Connections
 Imbee - A social network and collaboration site designed for young users and their teachers. Create photo album essays, homework assignment areas, study groups and more! (Parents must complete student registration to allow access.)

Larry Ferlazzo's Website of the Day - Educational posts in a variety of topics including web design, teaching practices, technology tools and other information useful for K-12 teaching, most involving ELL, ESL and EFL but many are useful for other subjects as well.

Landmark Project - "This Web site is dedicated to the idea that the very nature of information is changing, practically before our eyes. It is changing in what it looks like, where we find it, what we look at to view it, what we can do with it, and how we communicate it. Here you will find information and tools designed to help us redefine literacy for the 21st Century."

National Science Digital Library - Free online collection of clips and activities for k-12 classrooms, with a focus on elementary science.

National Science Teachers Association Learning Center - Update your science content knowledge, find new activities for your classroom, incorporate Standards-based lesson plans, network with other science professionals.

Reach Every Child - "Horace Mann and nationally recognized teacher Aan Haskvitz developed this site of educational resources for teachers and students. It includes lesson plans to make reaching students and using technology easier."

Red Zebra - A search engine designed to be family safe and kid oriented. From their 'about' page: "our comprehensive and relevant results along with our family-safe commitment have allowed us to become one of the top 100 search engines on the Web."

 - A noncommercial, daily 10 minute in-school news broadcast with multi-platform internet sites. MacNeil/Lehrer Productions. the.News will be matched to state curriculum standards, will reinforce language arts, civics, history, social studies and, with closed captions, ESL classes. Features include science, economics, government, civic affairs, and history. International reporting will provide a global context to the day's news. All content is archived for future reference.

Science Netlinks - Free standards-aligned lessons, interactives, podcasts, hands-on science activities and student-centered matrerials.

Teacher Created - Lesson plans and other resources created by teachers. Most are free!

TeacherTube - A free community allowing members to upload instructional or professional development videos and supporting files as well as download any information submitted by other members.

Thinkfinity.org - (was Marco Polo) More than 55,000 free, state-of-the-art educational and literacy resources plus comprehensive professional development. Voted Best Site for ree Lesson Plans two years in a row by Edutopia readers.

Thinkport - Contains virtual fieldtrips, a classroom web site builder, calendar, file and lesson saving area. The four areas include: Think Classroom, Think Career, Think Technology and Think Family & Community.

United Streaming - GPB brings Discovery Education's digital video-based learning resource, with over 4,000 educational videos correlated to Ga. Performance standards to the classroom at any time.

ZACbrowser.com - ZAC (Zone or Autistic children) was developed for children with autistic and autism-spectrum disorders. Contains gaems and activities and includes a forum for teachers, parents and caretakers.

Professional Resources

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Copyright Laws & Guidelines - Links to copyright laws and copyright guidelines.

Georgia Education.org - The Georgia School Council Institute is a nonprofit organization created to help school councils, the school community and the public understand their roles and responsibilities in public education.

National Education Association Gateway - Free membership to thousands of free lesson plans, access to 21st Century teaching tools, learning resources from NASA, PBS, national Science Foundation and over 700 other contributing education content providers, assessments and professional development, and Achievement Standrads Network with Georgia's core academic standards.

SEN Teacher - "SEN Teacher providescost-free teaching & learning resources for students iwth special needs and learning disabilities."

The Teacher Center - "The SREB Teacher Center has assembled resources to help meet your unique needs in the SREB-State Teacher Center. From searching for a program or course, understanding "highly qualified" standards in your SREB state, preparing for a test, or finding a job, we are your one-stop shop."

Teacher Quality Movement - This site is intended to serve as a forum for NCLB Title II, Part A Coordinators and other state staff who work on highly qualified teacher (HQT)issues.

Teacher's Bridge - An online resource and community for teachers at all career levels; find resources about teaching, learning, and professional development; submit your own resources; publish your own work; participate in cross-career learning communities.

TweenTribune.com - A free and jam-packed site with current news stories that are chosen by site coordinators for the Associated Press for the “tween” audience – ages 8-14. Middle Schodl audiences will find the articles easy to read and relate to. There are lesson plans available on the “For Teachers” link. Add “/join” to become a member.

UGA Teacher's Corner - Infomation on integrating technology in the classroom, submitting grants, and how other teachers are using technology in the classroom.

Web Site Usability from Net Mechanic - Tips for making your website (or Edline site) user friendly.

Web Site Design Tips - A variety of links to help you create a more usable and better designed website.

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