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Best educational resources - general

List of best educational resources for teaching and learning, free resources are preferred. Vote or recommend your favorite websites.
FREE, Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

More than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included from dozens of federal agencies. New sites are added regularly.


It's for teachers to find best education resources on the web , backed by findingDulcinea’s hand-selected and professionally edited education resource library. Teachers can manage, organize and share their links, and create web-based assignment their students. (FindingDulcinea is the creator of sweetsearch for students)

SmithSonian Education

Discover education resources and information, lesson plans, field trips, and fun interactive activities for educators, families, and students. All based on Smithsonian museum collections and research.

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum, Annenberg Media's multimedia resources help teachers increase their expertise in their fields and assist them in improving their teaching methods.

SAS Curriculum Pathways

Funded by SAS and offered at no cost to US educators and students, it is designed to enhance student achievement and teacher effectiveness by providing Web-based curriculum resources in English, math, science, social studies/history and Spanish for Grade8-14; it contains over 200 InterActivities, 200 Web Inquiries, 600 Lessons and 4,000 Web Resources; there is a great tool "Writing Reviser" for students to revise their work.

Verizon Thinkfinity

Thousands of Free Lesson Plans in Math Social Studies Art Language Arts Music Physical Education Reading Writing Geography Science Projects Science Lesson Plans and Thematic units. K-12 educational resources and activities for teachers, parents and students

PBS teachers

PBS Teachers provides PreK-12 educational resources and activities for educators tied to PBS programming and correlated to local and national standards and professional development opportunities delivered online.


It is a mega site from the people at PBS station WGBH in Boston. It really is “an online library of more than 1,000 free media resources from the best in public television, support materials, and tools to enhance classroom lessons and professional development activities.

State-funded K-12 Databases Program

Online databases funded by the Texas legislature and available to all Texas public schools and public charter schools, access is 24/ 7/ 365 to students, teachers, parents and school leaders from school and home.

Kentucky Learning Depot

an online state repository of K-12 and postsecondary educational content, will be mapped to align with the K-12 common academic standards for mathematics and English/language arts

The Gateway

The Gateway (formly known as GEM) was developed with funds from the U.S. Department of Education to provide teachers with learning resources created by over 750 publicly funded organizations. In 2005 the Gateway’s U.S. Dept. of Ed. funding ceased and the National Education Association stepped in to preserve this national education asset.

Thirteen Ed Online

It is developed by Thirteen/WNET New York, PBS's flagship station. This free service features everything from standards-based lesson plans and classroom activities to a multimedia primer, online mentors, and reviews of curriculum-based Web sites. works to help teachers and administrators integrate technology into classrooms by offering free online tools, resources, and professional development. 4Teachers helps teachers locate and create ready-to-use Web lessons, quizzes, rubrics and classroom calendars.

Internet 4 Classrooms

a free web portal designed to assist anyone who wants to find high-quality, free Internet resources to use in classroom instruction, developing project ideas, reinforcing specific subject matter areas both in the class and at home and even for online technology tutorials.

Teacher Planet

with free access to 10000+ theme-based resources including lesson plans, templates, rubrics and worksheets.

Educational Technology Clearinghouse

quality education resources for Florida's schools, made by FCIT (the Florida Center of Instructional Technology)


a web-based classroom resources powerpoint slideshow, link to quality websites and teacher-developed lessons, a project supports California standards

MiddleWeb's Middle School Resources!

teaching resources for middle grades, supported by Stenhouse Publisher


collected and reviewed high-quality free educational games, software and websites - mostly for kids, but also for grown-ups, there are a large selection of web-based software (check the Online tab), as well as Windows educational software to download (under the Downloads tab)


The site provides free resources, 42,000-plus lesson plans, 9,000 free printable worksheets, rubrics, teaching tips, web quests, and other free teacher resources.

19Pencils - Quick and Easy Tools for Learning. Quizzes, Games, Websites and More!

A resource for educators, parents, and homeschooling providing educational content for K-8. Leverage content from others including quizzes, educational websites, and more.

Interactive activities on the UEN

Fun, educational, online games grouped by grade clusters (k-2, 3-6, 7-12) and categorized into subjects, they are good resources for interactive whiteboards or students' learning

California Learning Resource Network (CLRN)

One stop database of the standards-aligned software, video and Internet learning resources. CLRN experts have identified, reviewed and organized hundreds of Electronic Learning Resources (ELRs) in a searchable database that allows you to compare key features of selected resources. The Web Information Links (WILs) let you search or browse hundreds of free primary, secondary and reference resources. Electronic Learning Assessment Resources (ELARs) are data management programs that simplify delivery, aggregation and disaggregation of assessment data. It's a project of California department of education.


It is a rich collection of lessons, units, and web resources designed to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format. We offer our own professional and classroom-ready content along with thousands of reviewed web resources. Free professional development resources for self-directed teachers are available.

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