Education Resources for Teachers

  Checking in on No Child 


   It's 2014. All children, under federal law, are supposed to be at grade level. They're not. What happened?

Have you heard of the Maker Party?

The Maker Party is an initiative hosted by Mozilla, the MacArthur Foundation and the National Writing

Project in which people around the world meet up, learn to make things, and share

what they've made online. This PBS LearningMedia collection supports the Maker Party

mission by providing STEM and digital making resources that focus on the problem,

technology or process behind object creation. 

You can use the collection (categorized into design, how-to (DIY), arts

and crafts, robotics and engineering subtopics) in conjunction with hands-on activities

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Once your students have created their project, encourage them

to use the Storyboard tool at to illustrate what they made! EXPLORE:

Bully Poster cmyk.jpg It's National Bullying Prevention Month

Anti-Bullying Classroom Resources

In recognition of Bullying Prevention Month, use this lesson plan to help your students explore bullying as a failure of democracy, which is the political system we have that guarantees everyone equal rights. LESSON PLAN: Bullying.

Cyber-bullying Grades 7-12

How can you stop cyber-bullying, which is defined as one or more children who targets another through technology such as the Internet, cell phones or other devices, using them to threaten, harass or embarrass? 

Not in Our Town Grades 6-13+

Not In Our Town highlights communities working together to stop hate. The videos and connected lesson guides and activities highlight and celebrate people who have developed creative anti-bias programs and responses. 

Martha Walks the Dog Grades K-5

Use this video for Session 6 of the MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies program. Students watch the video, in which Martha tries to find out why the new dog in town is so loud and mean. 

Media-Smart Youth Teen Leaders Program

National Institutes of Health is now accepting applications from young adults ages 15 to 20 for its Media-Smart Youth (MSY) Teen Leaders Program

Applications are due October 24, 2014. Click here for more details

October - News and Noteworthy 

 In the Loop: Education Special explores the growing issue of "seperate and unequal" conditions in CPS schools, the new discipline and no homework policies, increased funding for the Safe Passage program and public schools vs.charters. 

In the Loop: Education Special Part I 

In the Loop: Education Special Part II

Get Your Tech ON!

Enter to win TABLETS for your entire classroom!

Register for FREE webinars on PBS LearningMedia

Tips for Building Successful 1:1 Classrooms

October 28, 2014 7-8:00 PM ET

Join PBS LearningMedia!

PBS LearningMedia is a FREE media library with more than 85,000 resources including:

  • PBS short- and long-form videos
  • Lesson plans
  • Student activities
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Gaming the System: Explore Learning Through Media

Chris Rush from New Classrooms, Teresa Napoli from School of One and Rebecca Rufo-Tepper from the Institute of Play discuss the emergence of game-based learning.  

Free Educator Resources

Watch videos, read top blogs and find out about "schools that work well" with this free online resource.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
1,500+ federally supported teaching and learning resources sourced from dozens of federal agencies.

National Gallery of Art 
Access online lessons, activities, and interactives to bring art to your classroom.

Library of Congress  - American Memory site 
Free and open access to resources documenting the American experience.