What are the best resources for teachers?

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    #1Education.com

    Education.com
    Educational materials like worksheets, games, lesson plans and activities designed to help kids succeed.
    Websites

    Free

    Terry Schneider
    Written on September 19, 2017
    "I'll admit I found some decent material here, and the site is well laid out. That said, though, purchasing the unlimited subscription turned out to be a great waste of money. While there is indeed a ton of activities, due to the five women and only single token male involved with the site, almost all the activities focused on feelings and other emotion based activities. I'd rather my child learn something he can actually use in life, not that touchy-feely crap."
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    #2Best Resources for New Teachers

    Best Resources for New Teachers
    This article shows several resources for beginning teachers to begin their first classes successfully.
    Websites

    Free

    Ronald Santos
    Written on September 5, 2017
    "So I normally have an issue with something that says it is the best with out merit. I have taken a good look at this site and I feel that it is a very valuable resource for teachers and I think it would be very beneficial for a teacher to look at this site but I have seen better sites."
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    #3The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide

    The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide
    Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools and Activities for Meeting the Challenges of Each School Day.
    Books

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    Patrick May
    Written on February 3, 2017
    "Thinking about what I was getting myself into was beginning to frighten me so I am really grateful to Ms. Thompson for writing this book. It reminded me of what I needed to focus on and how many have gone before. I knew I was not alone with my concerns and feel I have much more confidence to manage my career than I did before reading. Thank you Julia!"
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    #4Moodle

    Moodle
    Moodle is the open source learning platform trusted globally everywhere education happens. Connect users to one hub for communication, collaboration and learning with the software trusted by millions across the globe.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Jason Harris
    Written on March 19, 2017
    "Found it incredibly useful. I think the biggest thing I can say about Moodle is that it's incredibly safe -- because you're using Moodle to teach students, you really want Moodle to be able to create secure areas they can work in without being able to access the rest of the server. It's pretty fantastic; even I could break out of a secure Moodle shard once I made it. "
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    #5The Science Teacher's Activity-A-Day, Grades 5-10

    The Science Teacher's Activity-A-Day, Grades 5-10
    The Science Teacher's Activity-a-Day is an ideal resource for middle and high school science teachers. Over 180 reproducible pages of quick, fun projects that illustrate basic concepts.
    Books

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    Tyler Harper
    Written on September 5, 2017
    "The activities listed in this book may have engaged previous generations of students, but my fifth graders were very unimpressed. For example, not one of them felt it was particularly interesting watching vinegar and baking soda react. The activities presented are just far too simply for today's tech-savvy hyper-aware audience."
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    #6ClassDojo

    ClassDojo
    Ready to build an amazing classroom community? ClassDojo is a beautiful, safe, and simple communication app for teachers, parents, and students.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Rakesh Bhatnagar
    Written on February 21, 2017
    "The ClassDojo app is very useful for teachers and offers some useful features that can be used with the people you're teaching. The kids will be able to share photos and other files and also receive awards that the teacher can give out through the Class Dojo app."
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    #720 Youtube Channels for Educators

    20 Youtube Channels for Educators
    This article shows some YouTube channels very useful for students and teachers.
    Websites

    Free

    Kevin Duncan
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "There are so many resources for teachers online, so many that it's hard to figure out which ones are any good and which ones don't help at all. This list of youtube channels made it super easy for me to find some good youtube channels to help me and my students. I don't know why anyone wouldn't use this list."
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    #8Reading A-Z

    Reading A-Z
    This is a website for classroom teachers, remedial reading teachers, and tutors. Provides leveled books and cheap resources for teaching guided reading.
    Websites

    Free

    Keith Jordan
    Written on February 16, 2017
    "Reading A-Z is a good resource for me in the classroom. Any time I think of something to add to the curriculum, the site has something great for me to use."
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    #9Teachers First

    Teachers First
    TeachersFirst is a rich collection of lessons, units, and web resources designed to help teachers.
    Websites

    Free

    Ralph Hughes
    Written on January 25, 2017
    "As a teacher, I can say that the hardest part of my job is planning each class every single day. The resources I have found on Teachers First make that aspect of the job just a bit easier. From lesson plans to general ideas and tools for educators, this site is a must for all teachers. "
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    #10Teachers - YouTube

    Teachers - YouTube
    YouTube.com/Teachers was created to help teachers leverage video to educate, engage and inspire their students.
    Videos

    Free

    Gloria Gallegos
    Written on September 19, 2017
    "This site was created by youtube to help teachers to educate, engage and inspire their students. It has over 400 video playlists that are aligned with the common core. This site believes in advancing students through the use of technology. It's playlist cover lots of things from kindergarten through high school. It covers a variety of subjects from math, science, and literature. "
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    #11Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator

    Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator
    This book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator.
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    Simon Wu
    Written on January 15, 2017
    "I'd recommend this book to both inspiring teachers and the veterans. After teaching for 6 years I began getting into a routine of how I did things and my instruction was going stale, "Teach Like a PIRATE..." gave me numerous strategies to add some new and exciting strategies to engage my students."
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    #12Kahoot!

    Kahoot!
    Kahoot! is a platform that provides deep learning through a creation of educational games, and new understanding through playing them.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Harry Peters
    Written on January 20, 2017
    "Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform that leaves your students begging for more. With a refreshingly new take on introducing a subject, formative assessment and deep discussion Kahoot! initiates conversation, leaving students on the edge of their seats."
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    #13Doceri

    Doceri
    A really great app for remote control of a computer, screen annotations on an image/whiteboard, or dynamic recordings-voice and annotations.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Roberto Godínez
    Written on February 17, 2017
    "Doceri has really improved my classroom teachings. I'm able to focus on helping individual students rather than dancing with the black board all day. I can pre-record my lessons and play them over the speakers in the class, and pause and explain any questions they might have. I can even pre-record lessons for substitute teachers, so I know my kids are going to do just fine."
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    #14Classroom Management Software

    Classroom Management Software
    Mythware Classroom Management Software is suitable for schools using computers, tablets or iPads as teaching aids.
    Software

    Windows

    Free- trial version

    Thomas Ryan
    Written on February 12, 2017
    "Mythware helped solved one of the questions that I've been researching for awhile: how to connect more with students individually while making it easier for me to teach. I can share my screen and videos and have it play to each student freeing me up to help students individually and also making individualized lesson plans. It's really helped me have less stress and also helped my students get a better grasp on the material I teach."
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    #15Hot Potatoes

    Hot Potatoes
    Free lesson construction software to build a teaching website. The Hot Potatoes software suite includes five applications that can create exercises for the World Wide Web.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Aarav Rao
    Written on January 31, 2017
    "I'm always looking for new ways to teach my students - in this age and day, they're more interesting in bright, flashy colors and computer screens than they are at a chalkboard. Hot Potatoes gave me a chance to integrate what they liked, the internet, with my curriculum, and now my students are actually happy to take tests. Thanks!"
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    #16They Say / I Say

    They Say / I Say

    They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing is an educational reference book written by Cathy Birkenstein and Gerald Graff. This book provides writing templates that show students explicitly how to make these moves in their own writing.

    Books

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    Bryan Patterson
    Written on December 31, 2017
    "This looks really useful.... and sophisticated ! Knowledge gained after reading a book like that could be priceless and I would recommend this to all young students and older as well ! This is power !"
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    #17HISTORY

    HISTORY

    History is an American digital cable and satellite television network, In HISTORY you will find an exclusive program dedicated 100% to history. With premieres of major blockbusters and original content created especially for you.


    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Ivy Wang
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "The History channel is the obvious answer for teachers referencing material. It doe the research to provide top notch facts and dates."
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    #18Kanopy

    Kanopy

    Kanopy is an Australian free video-on-demand streaming platform created for students around the world to find and watch more than 30.000 films, documentaries and more educational content.

    Websites

    Free

    Anthony Walsh
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I incorporated the use of this platform into my homeschooling classroom and it has really been rewarding for my children/students. They are very engaged with the variety of videos that allow them to learn visually. This also gives them full control of rewatching videos to grasp concepts they didn't quite catch the first time around. Absolutely recommended this platform as a teaching resource for teachers and parents alike!"
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    #19Teaching Ideas Group

    Teaching Ideas Group

    Teaching Ideas is a School Class platform created for teachers who sharing educational ideas and thoughts. (Closed Group).

    Other

    Harini Mehra
    Written on March 21, 2017
    "I turned to this group for resources when I found myself struggling to teach a particularly difficult class about a year ago, and unfortunately I wasn't impressed. It required logging on to Facebook to even look at the thing, and then required you to join the group to get any idea of the content there. Once I was finally approved, I found a hodgepodge of very ordinary ideas and discussion that I could have found with Google searches. I wasn't impressed by the experience at all."
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    #20Swipe

    Swipe

    Swipe is a web tool to teach, meet, and pitch. You can create, present, and share funny presentations, events and classroom interactives on the web. 

    Software

    Web

    Free- Varies by plan

    Daniel Mitchell
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "I like Swipe to try and reach out to kids in a new and interesting way, offers teachers the ability to make funny and good presentations to really connect with their students. "
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    #21Symbaloo

    Symbaloo
    Symbaloo is a visual bookmarking tool that makes it simple and fun to organize the best of the web and is used frequently in education. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Austin George
    Written on October 6, 2017
    "As a teacher I wanted something to simplify things. Symbaloo wasn't it. When you first open the website you are greeted with a huge confusing conglomeration of tabs and buttons. It's a horrible and confusing layout. There are much better things out there, pick one, it doesn't matter which one because they are ALL better than this."
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    #22Capti Voice

    Capti Voice
    Capti offers a new approach to consuming digital content: instead of staring at the screen, use Capti to listen to everything you want to read on the go and at your leisure. You can listen to any content from the Web, GoogleDrive, or Dropbox. 
    Software

    Windows, iOS, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Mark Jacobs
    Written on June 17, 2017
    "Time is the one thing that is valuable to me. Capti Voice saves on time by allowing me to listen to my blogs, e-books, and websites on the go. Capti Voice allows me to get more done in less time. I can't imagine living my life without Capti Voice."
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    #23ShowMe

    ShowMe

    ShowMe is an online learning community platform wherein users can easily record voice-over lessons and instantly share them online with the community or their private classrooms. This can be an interactive whiteboard. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

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    #24Computing At School

    Computing At School
    Computing At School provide leadership and strategic guidance to all those involved in Computing education in schools, with a significant but not exclusive focus on the Computer Science theme within the wider Computing curriculum. 
    Course

    Free

    Nathan Hopkins
    Written on October 9, 2017
    "I found these resources to be much more limited than was suggested. Even worse, the curriculum varied wildly in quality and did not match what I was looking for. Their website also loads slowly which wasted my valuable time. There are a number of other resources for teachers that are of much greater value."
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    #25GameSalad

    GameSalad

    GameSalad is an authoring tool by GameSalad, Inc. The educational tool used for learning how to develop games. The software is comprised of a visual editor and a logic system and it can help in getting games published in major platforms.

    Software

    Mac, Windows

    $17- Varies by plan

    Joseph Mendoza
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Game Salad Creator is a great software for novice's who want to create their own games. It's not too in-depth to deter learners but also helps teach and improve skills for future programming abilities. It's a good tool to teach new students in video game programming. "

Summary

Best What are the best resources for teachers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Education.comWebsites 25 Free
2Best Resources for New TeachersWebsites 20 Free
3The First-Year Teacher's Survival GuideBooks 17 Paid
4MoodleSoftware 13 Free
5The Science Teacher's Activity-A-Day, Grades 5-10Books 13 Paid
6ClassDojoApps 13 Free
720 Youtube Channels for EducatorsWebsites 13 Free
8Reading A-ZWebsites 13 Free
9Teachers FirstWebsites 12 Free
10Teachers - YouTubeVideos 8 Free
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