Resources for Teachers
Looking for free instructional resources to inspire your teaching?
Check out these free, online lessons and activities.
Online Content Area Coursework from the Country's Top Universities
- The Open Education Consortium
- MIT Open Courseware
- Open Yale Courses
- Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Open Courseware
- UMass Boston Open CourseWare
- Utah State OpenCourseWare
- Stanford Online Self-Paced and Self-Study
- Harvard Open Courses
Vocabulary Skill-Building Activities
- Word Generation
Activities are for content area teachers, primarily middle school but may also be used at other grade levels (4-5 and 9-10).
Free News Sites for K-12 Teachers and Students
- TeenTribune and TweenTribune
TeenTribune and TweenTribune is a free online educational service offered by the Smithsonian for use by K-12 grade Teachers and students. TTribune consists of daily news sites for kids, tweens, and teens, and includes text, photos, graphics, and audio and/or video materials prepared by the Smithsonian and others about current events, history, art, culture and science. TTribune also includes lessons, instructional and assessment tools, and opportunities for the registered users to communicate with other participants. TTribune is a moderated comment sharing community where registered Teachers can assign educational content (like news stories) to students and the students using a screen name have the ability to create comments which, if approved by their Teacher, are then published either to the other students within the Teacher’s TTribune classroom page, or publicly on TTribune.
Free Online Typing Instruction
Learn and teach typing through engaging exercies, interactive typing games and positive reinforcement. For all age ranges and skill levels.