General Teacher and Educational Resources

The 2016 Best Websites for Teaching & Learningfoster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.

At American Rhetoric, you can find thousands of top speeches in print, audio, video, along with examples of rhetorical and sound devices and MORE!

Annenberg Learner distributes more than 100 multimedia courses and workshops to help teachers keep current on the content they teach. Professional development resources provide teachers with research on the most effective teaching strategies along with their connection to national education content standards, and examples of these principles applied in real classrooms. The video components are paired with extensive Web sites that include online texts, course and workshop guides, and extensive background information to enhance the learning experience. 

At Blendspace, compile websites, documents, images, etc. for your lesson in one place and allow student to access online. Include assessments, etc. throughout.

Codeacademy has set out to create an online social instructional experience that teaches programming to people around the world. Learn the fundamentals of various programming languages, participate in online coding language labs, and learn how to start a coding academy at your own school. Grades 6-12.

DATABASES: Through Harrington Library Consortium

Discovery Education provides digital textbooks, streaming digital media, curriculum and assessment resources, professional development and more.

eduTecher help educators effectively integrate technology and web tools into the classroom. eduTecher currently provides links to thousands of web tools and provides concise information on how these tools may be useful in the classroom setting. 

Khan Academy produces micro lectures in the form of YouTube videos. In addition to micro lectures, the organization’s website features practice exercises and tools for educators. All resources are available for free to anyone around the world.

Lexiles: At the Lexile Framework for Reading, find books and textbooks that match a particular Lexile reading level.

Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom.

myHistro: STORIES DISPLAYED ON MAPS — Using myHistro, you can combine maps and timelines seamlessly into one great presentation, convert any public timeline into a personal pdf file, or export it into Google Earth format for offline storage

National Geographic: One of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.

Newsela: An innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that’s always relevant because it’s the daily news – the top stories happening at home and around the world. Newsela makes it easy for an entire class to read the same content, but at a level that’s just right for each student. (Each article is written at 5 different reading levels.)

NOVA Education tailors NOVA’s digital resources for educators in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The free educator library is produced according to teaching standards and includes videos, audio segments, lesson plans, and interactives designed to facilitate effective classroom integration.

PBS LearningMedia™ gives you direct access to thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources. Resources are aligned to national standards and include videos and interactives, as well as audio, documents, and in-depth lesson plans. You can browse by standards, grade level, subject area, and special collections. 

Plagiarism checkers.  There are several sites online which educators can use to detect plagiarism.  These have been highly rated. (Click on the icon or the link.)
Small SEO Tools (previously on RRHS website)

Project Based Learning: The Buck Institute for Education shows teachers how to use Project Based Learning in all grade levels and subject areas. provides quality ELA lesson plans aligned to state standards. 

Science NetLinks is a dynamic Website connecting K-12 teachers, students, and families to STEM resources produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science including lesson plans, interactives, and reviewed Internet resources. The lesson plan and tool databases are searchable by grade level, themes, and content area. Collections spotlight various themes such as Earth Day, Summer Science fun, and Science Apps. There is an afterschool collection that offers hands-on science experiments which offers student activity sheets, online resources, as well as teacher resources. Grades K-12.

Teaching Tolerance: A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.

TEDEd allows educators to create and share lessons built around YouTube videos. The embedded lesson creator allows users to 1) FIND video content through an integrated search panel, 2) SELECT a video or lesson to be customized, and 3) FLIP a video by adding questions, notes, and content. The TEDEd library is continually growing and is searchable and browsable by series and subject. Grades K-12.