Educator Resources

RefSeek's guide to the 25 best sites for free teacher resources. Listed sites offer lessons, classroom activities, collaboration tools, and printouts for free though most require account registration.

  • AdLit.org
    Adolescent literacy resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12.
    adlit.org
  • Better Lesson
    Free lesson plans for critical subjects from geometry and literature to earth science and writing.
    betterlesson.com
  • CK-12
    Free online textbooks and teaching tools for K-12 students.
    ck12.org
  • Ed Helper
    Teacher resources organized by subject matter and grade.
    edhelper.com - Grade: K-9
  • EdShelf
    Socially-curated directory of education websites, mobile apps, and desktop programs.
    edshelf.com - Grade: K-12
  • EDSITEment
    Information on the humanities for parents, students, and teachers.
    edsitement.neh.gov - Grade: K-12
  • Education World
    Offers lesson plans, educator profiles, daily columns, and more.
    educationworld.com - Grade: K-12
  • Edulastic
    Standards-aligned assessments, assignments, and progress monitoring.
    edulastic.com
  • Edutopia
    Parenting tips and advice as well as educational activities and ideas.
    edutopia.org - Grade: K-12
  • Exploratorium
    Exploring the world through science, art, and human perception.
    exploratorium.edu
  • Freckle
    Differentiated instruction across math, ELA, social studies and science.
    freckle.com - Grades: K-9
  • Google Classroom
    Free platform for creating, distributing, and grading assignments with easy file sharing.
    classroom.google.com
  • HippoCampus
    Multimedia lessons and course materials to assist students in self-study.
    hippocampus.org
  • Inside Mathematics
    Exceptional resource providing video lessons and worksheets aligned to the Common Core standards.
    insidemathematics.org
  • Khan Academy Kids
    Free lessons by grade, printables, weekly planner, and remote learning support.
    learn.khanacademy.org
  • KidsKonnect
    Library of high-quality, printable worksheets for teachers and homeschoolers.
    kidskonnect.com
  • Learning A-Z (Subscription)
    Source for a broad selection of professional online curriculum materials.
    learninga-z.com - Grade: K-6
  • National Center for Families Learning
    Free resources to meet different literacy and education challenges.
    familieslearning.org
  • National Geographic: Resource Library
    Exceptional collection of educational material. Filter by topic, format, or grade.
    nationalgeographic.org
  • Open Educational Resources
    Network where teachers and professors can access and share course materials.
    oercommons.org
  • OpenLearn
    Free access to Open University course materials.
    open.edu
  • PBS Learning Media
    High quality classroom materials for preK-12 education.
    pbslearningmedia.org - Grade: K-12
  • PhET
    Free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations.
    phet.colorado.edu
  • Reading Rockets
    Research-based strategies for helping young children become strong, confident readers.
    readingrockets.org
  • ReadWriteThink
    Lesson plans, student interactives, and professional development resources.
    readwritethink.org - Grade: K-12
  • Scholastic For Teachers
    Lesson plans, student activities, and video clips for teachers.
    scholastic.co.uk - Grade: K-12
  • Seesaw
    Well-designed classroom management platform. Interactive activities and background assessments.
    web.seesaw.me
  • Smithsonian Science Education Center
    K-12 resources including learning modules, STEM curriculum, and professional development resources.
    ssec.si.edu
  • Super Teacher Worksheets
    Printable worksheets and activities for teachers, parents, tutors, and homeschool families.
    superteacherworksheets.com - Grade: K-6
  • SuperSTAAR
    Science teaching and assessment resources from Baylor College of Medicine.
    superstaar.org
  • Teacher Vision
    Classroom-ready lesson plans, printables, and resources.
    teachervision.com - Grade: K-12
  • Teachers First
    Collection of lessons, units, and web resources in a user-friendly and ad-free format.
    teachersfirst.com
  • Teachers.net
    Social tools, lesson plans, and advice column for teachers.
    teachers.net
  • Teachnology
    Online resources for educators including worksheets, lesson plans, rubrics, and more.
    teach-nology.com - Grade: K-12
  • TED Ed
    Build a lesson around any TED-Ed Original, TED Talk or YouTube video.
    ed.ted.com - Grade: K-12
  • Vision Learning
    In depth modules on a range of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics topics.
    visionlearning.com
  • WNET Education
    Lesson plans, classroom activities, multimedia, and links to curriculum-based sites.
    wnet.org
  • Zearn
    800+ digital lessons organized by curriculum and grade-level assessment.
    zearn.org

Professional Development

Collaboration

  • ClassDojo
    Classroom communication and collaboration app connecting teachers, parents, and students.
    classdojo.com - Grade: K-12
  • Flipgrid
    Simple, free, video discussion platform. Ask and answer questions in your learning community.
    flipgrid.com
  • Kahoot
    Free game-based classroom learning platform that make.
    kahoot.com
  • Quizizz
    Create free gamified quizzes and interactive lessons for students.
    quizizz.com
  • Socrative
    Assess students with activities or real time questions for insight into student understanding
    socrative.com - Grade: K-12, Classroom Management

Flashcards

  • Brainscape
    Browse flashcards sets or create your own and share them with students.
    brainscape.com
  • Quizlet
    Well designed site where students can create and share flash card sets.
    quizlet.com - Grade: K-6