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Lesson Planning                                                                    
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Algebra Help  Includes lessons appropriate for review and extension

Ambitious Science Teaching Ambitious teaching deliberately aims to get students of all racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds to understand science ideas, participate in the discourses of the discipline, and solve authentic problems.

American Panorama American Panorama is an historical atlas of the United States for the twenty-first century. It combines cutting-edge research with innovative interactive mapping techniques, designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in American history or a love of maps.

Arts Edge  Lessons to connect students to the arts provided by the Kennedy Center


Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers  This chart was designed to help teachers understand what they may do under the law. For more detailed information, please consult a school librarian.

Crash Course  This YouTube channel has brief educational videos presented by John and Hank Green

Crossword Labs Make crossword puzzles, print them out as PDFs, share them, and solve them online with Crossword Labs. It's free, fast and easy. No registration required!

DocsTeach The online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives

EconEdLink  Searchable Economics and Personal Finance resource for K-12.

Econ Lowdown  Award-winning and free videos, lessons, and online courses to teach about economics, personal finance, and money form the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank

Fair Use Evaluator This site helps you make a "fair use" determination. A time-stamped PDF document is provided to the user as evidence to demonstrate that a good faith effort was made to reach the fair use decision.

Google Arts & Culture Bring the world to students in a whole new way

iCivics  Effective and engaging digital resources about our government 

Interactive Science Teacher  Graphic organizers and lessons for Earth, Space, Physical, and Life sciences

The Learning Network  Teaching and learning with the New York Times

Library of Congress: Teachers  Search the LOC's classroom materials by state and organization standards, grade level, and subject matter. 

Movie License USA  List of movies with copyright permission to show the entire film in your class without having to follow fair use guidelines (departmental content approval still required)

myShakespeare  This document explains how to use myShakespeare remotely, with free resources

OpenStax Peer-reviewed, openly licensed, 100% free textbooks.

PBS News Hour Extra News for students and teacher resources at the 7-12 grade level

ReadWriteThink - A collection of classroom resources, professional development, and videos to be used in planning and instruction

SAS Curriculum Pathways - Interactive, standards-based resources in the core disciplines tailored to state and county requirements

Schoolhouse Rock   All of your favorites in one YouTube channel

SMART Exchange  Educational tools developed for SMART boards

StoryCorps Connect Toolkit Complete lesson for recording oral histories

Student Crossword Archives  Archived crosswords for every area of the curriculum from the New York Times

TeachersFirst  lessons, units, and web resources designed to save teachers time

TeAch-nology  Simple to use lesson plans, rubrics, worksheets, and web quests

Teach This Poemfeatures one poem a week accompanied by interdisciplinary resources and activities 

Treks  Take virtual field trips with Google Street Map Treks

Virginia Museum of Fine Art  History and art lessons and resources related to museum holdings

Washington Times  Teacher guides, serial stories, student supplements, bullying/character education materials, numerous subject-specific resources, video & audio teacher training modules, and the popular NIE Instructional Calendar

Zinn Education Project - A vast collection of teaching materials for teaching the People's History.



Databases                              
                                                                                               
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Database passwords have been made available on the Canvas All Staff page

 
Gale Database - Professional Collection   Contains more than 250 full-text educational periodicals and journals covering arts, psychology, adolescent issues, curriculum, sports, law, technology, and more 

ProQuest K12  A database provided by PWCS

PWCS Professional Library  Search the professional catalog and request materials to be sent to BHS



Web Tools           
                                                                                                         
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Best Apps for Teaching & Learning  Find amazing apps to share with your students (curated by AASL)

Block Posters
  Create huge homemade posters from your own images - free!

Jeopardy Rocks!  Create your own Jeopardy game in minutes

LiveBinders  Organize your resources into an online binder which can be public or password protected

Piktochart  An easy-to-use infographic maker

Poster My Wall
 Free online poster and flyer maker

Prezi  Build dynamic presentations 

ReadWriteThink Interactives - Online interactive tools that help students with organizing & summarizing, inquiry & analysis, writing poetry, writing & publishing prose, learning about language, timelines, and more.  Many can be saved.

Quizzizz  Enliven quizzes with optional music, immediate feedback, timers, and fun memes

Venngage  Everything you need to create and publish infographics

Vibby  Edit video to show just the highlights you want

Word Swag Get the app that helps you add text to your photos.



Professional Development
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ASCD Webinars  Free webinars for professional development 

Edudemic  Articles, news, trends, how-tos, and tools to connect education to technology

Edutopia  
Find resources to help you implement project-based learning, social and emotional learning, comprehensive assessment, teacher development, integrated studies, and technology integration.

Microsoft in Education Network - Search for ideas on specific topics.  Connect with other educators and collaborate together.

Praxis Practice  Practice tests for all PRAXIS exams  


Research and Continuing Education                                                                                 
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Gale Training  Learn all the tricks for using the Gale databases 

The Glossary of Education Reform a comprehensive online resource that describes widely used school-improvement terms, concepts, and strategies

Mendeley  Manage your research, showcase your work, connect and collaborate Manage your research, showcase your work, connect and collaborate 


Zotero  a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources