Teacher Resources




Resources come from a variety of institutions, organizations and government sources. To see updated information, click here for a quick link search to the Open Directory Projects (ODP) links for education. Descriptions of many website contents are created by ODP; these links are marked (ODP entry).



Benchmarks On-Line - describes "what all students should know and be able to do in science, mathematics, and technology by the time they graduate from high school." Offered as "a tool to be used by educators in designing a curriculum,"

California Department of Education Content Standards and Frameworks

California Subject Matter Projects - A professional development community for teachers. Each subject area, such as science or history, has a project. Calendar of development opportunities, discussion forums, resource links, content standards for each project.

Columbia Education Center - A database of lesson plans listed by grade level and subject area.

Discovery Streaming Plus: Over 7000 videos. Teacher Use Only: requires individual teacher account. Please contact library if you need an account.

Lesson Plans Involving Choice and Multiple Intelligences Theory for the High School Classroom - High school lesson plans involving choice theory and multiple intelligences theory. Includes art, history, math, English, and humanities.

Literacy Network: “free, top-quality online educational resources for literacy instruction and lifelong learning for adults and family literacy programs. The content on TLN strengthens literacy development, creativity and critical thinking skills for success in the 21st Century.”

National Geographic Xpeditions: “Xpeditions is home to the U.S. National Geography Standards—and to thousands of ideas,
tools, and interactive adventures that bring them to life.” Includes lesson plans, geography standards, an exhibition hall and other resources

NIH Curriculum Supplement Series - Interactive teaching units that combine science research discoveries from the National Institutes of Health with instructional materials.

ODP Lesson Plans: resources: search by subject area or scroll though list of available resources

PBS Teacher Source - Social Studies - PBS teacher lesson plans, online activities, classroom resources, and professional development projects.

Smithsonian History Explorer: “Your gateway to innovative, standards-based online resources for teaching and learning American history designed and developed by the National Museum of American History.”

The Kennedy Center ArtsEdge: Visual and performing arts education, exhibitions, concerts, and performance as well as standards based arts lesson plans.


Big Think: Online knowledge forum with “over 1000 video interviews with the world's leading thinkers.” Very helpful in finding multiple perspectives on current global and national issues.

Discovery Streaming Plus: Over 7000 videos. Teacher Use Only: requires individual teacher account. Please contact library if you need an account.

EDSITEMENT: Humanities education web sites reviewed for teachers by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Resources in literature, art history, foreign languages, and history


Intute: UK based web directory created by academic institutions. Allows users to create accounts and manage their own website resource by subject and upload them to external websites like Group Fusion.

Open Directory Project: Member created web directory organized by subject headings or keyword search. Includes links and member generated summaries of website contents.


Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation College Ready Education

International Society for Technology in Education:

National Education Association: “Our mission is to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world.” Lesson plans, professional development and opportunities for continuing education

Partnership for 21st Century Skills: program merging student educational outcomes with 21st century support systems. Click here to download free copy of MILE Guide for 21st Century Skills.

Schools that Work: service of Edutopia sharing best practices and examples of technology integration into the curriculum through out the United States.



Cheating with Technology - A student who pulls out a camera phone during the test can photograph the entire test in seconds. (ODP entry)

Combating Cybercheating - Resources for Teachers - Links to discussions of plagiarism and techniques to combat it.

Internet Essay Exposer - Use this resource to confirm if an essay was created by the student who submitted it, or copied in part or in full from the web.(ODP entry)

On Intellectual Honesty - "While it is clearly expected that each student shall exhibit honesty in taking exams and in representing the authorship of his/her work, there are other dimensions to intellectual honesty that impinge on every aspect of thinking and communicating." (ODP entry)

Plagiarism and Academic Integrity - A production of the Rutgers University Libraries. An interactive lesson designed to teach students about avoiding infractions of academic integrity policies and instances of plagiarism. Requires the Flash plugin; best accessed over a fast connection. (ODP entry)

Resources for Preventing and Detecting Plagiarism - A professor provides an informal collection of web resources on preventing and detecting plagiarism. (ODP entry)

Teaching Ethics - Teaching Ethics is dedicated to the free exchange of ideas among secondary school teachers. The Ethics Workbook presents ways to embed ethics into a typical world history program.

TOPICS Online Magazine for ESL - Academic Dishonesty (Cheating) - Tutorial of sorts intended primarily for adult ESL students. Includes vocabulary and idioms, photo essay demonstrating cheating techniques, hypothetical situations, a poll, and real-life stories. (ODP entry)