• Sometimes you get stumped and sometimes you aren't as prepared as you hoped to be. Instead of re-inventing the wheel or throwing together a sub-par lesson, use materials that others have already created.
• These go-to sites can provide endless amounts of material for you to use in lessons and can spark ideas for other methods you hadn't thought of before.
• The sites listed, by themselves, will not make a lesson better. They work well to supplement lessons with clear goals and solid, student centered activities.
Goal: To quickly find and evaluate pre-made, online resources for use in lessons.
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SlideShare.net - Upload your own or search for 1000s of PowerPoints on any subject that you can easily embed on your own site.
Prezi search - Find other Prezi's that people have shared publicly.
Pete's PowerPoint Station - The site looks old school, but has tons of great stuff for every topic from elementary through high school level.
Thinglink - Add hot-clickable buttons to your photos to make them interactive.
Popplet - Sort of a simplified version of Prezi. It's also works nicely with google maps and allows you to draw things in a presentation.
Video sites (beyond YouTube)
Snag Films - Features documentaries in a variety of subject areas. This site now requires a login.
Khan Academy - A how to video for just about any concept you can imagine. Everything from elementary math to sequencing DNA.
Brain Pop - This is a pay site, but you can get a free trial if you're in a pinch. Also, some movies are free anyway. All subject areas - very well done.
Tube Chop - Watch just the part of a movie you want. Edit the start or end times to see just what you want.
The Mad Video - Kind of like Thinglink for videos
Explania - Very nice interactives for a variety of science and social science conepts
Nobel Prize Games - Outstanding interactives on topics that won the Nobel Prize.
Interactive Whiteboard Site - A huge repository of interactives in all subject areas. Especially helpful for elementary. The activities can be completed without an iboard.
Math and More
ThatQuiz.org - Huge repository of problems for practice or to assign as a teacher
IXL.com - See what you need to teach for math at any level, includes sample problems for students