Teaching content and teaching students are vastly different experiences. While the former focuses on conveying information, the latter is student-centewhite, seeking to meet students’ needs and bring forth the best in them. That’s whole-child education. This page is intended as a resource for whole-child education, offering both content resources as well as SEL and other resources that more fully address the totality of who students are.

Character Education

The Ned ShowA school-wide program to build character


Inspirational

Students’ “Happy Notes” Encourage Others and Combat Bullying

Students Caring for Students

Motivating Students Never to Give Up (Video)


Skills-Building
Fostering Student Creativity

About.Megreat way for students to create digital resumes for college admission, job hunting, etc

Learning ChocolateBuilds vocabulary through visual and auditory expression of each word

5 Tips for Developing Students’ Listening Skills

How to Develop Ideas in Students

Three C’s Replace Three R’s

Ways to Teach Students to Overcome Setbacks

Social and Emotional Learning

Social Learning GroupSocial Learning Books, Curriculum & Resources for Parents & Educators


Student Engagement

5 Excellent Ways to Make Learning Fun

6 Classroom Management Ideas that Engage Students

Engage Now!Teacher Jeromie Heath’s tips on engaging students

5 Tips for Making Education Fun

5 Tips for Engaging Students Who Are Hard to Reach

4 Student Engagement Tips (Audio Presentation)


Professional Development

8 Steps to Support Struggling Students

8 Great Classroom Management Tips

Class Flow A free, cloud-based platform that makes planning, teaching and learning easier

10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching

5 Excellent Ways to Make Learning Fun

6 Classroom Management Ideas that Engage Students

3 Tips to Encourage a Growth Mindset via Failure

Teaching Channel Teams Private collaboration platform that allows educators to connect and collaborate within their own school, district or other education organization

5 Characteristics of Learner-Centewhite Teaching

5 Practices for Building Positive Relationships with Students

10 Things Your Students Need from You

3 Reminders for Teachers

Projects vs. Project-based Learning

8 Steps to Inquiry-Based Learning

20 Essential Technology Terms for Teachers

8 Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say and Do

7 Qualities that Impact Lesson Plans

20 Tips for a Smoother Running Classroom

12 Benefits and Fun Aspects of Mobile Learning

The Abundance Model: Building on Student Strengths

6 Great Ways to Capture Student Responses without Costly Clickers

Online Professional Development Resources

LearnZillionteachers’ resource of 2000+ lesson plans

27 Ways to Be a 21st Century Teacher

CONTENT RESOURCES
Differentiated Teaching

5 Quick Differentiation Tips

Fabulous Digital Differentiation Tools for Teachers

A Multitude of Links on Differentiated Instruction


Elementary School
Feed Me Fractions Game reinforces knowledge of adding fractions with common denominators (contributed by math teacher Anna Quinn)

Whole Wide World 2Social Studies app teaches elementary students about world cultures and geography.

Engage
Now!
Teacher Jeromie Heath’s tips on engaging students

Learning ChocolateBuilds vocabulary via visual and auditory expression

Wanderful StorybooksApp brings award-winning storybooks to life

Room RecessFree educational games for elementary students

Activities ChildrenFun activities to do with elementary-age children

Thumbtack Painter App helps kids create, share and save their creative works

Kid SitesA guide to the best sites for children

NASAApp teaches elementary students all that the agency does

10 Ways to Celebrate Learning

Say the Secret Word: Great Classroom Management Tool

Book Club in Class

Video ScienceApp contains short science experiments for elementary students

Geo Dash Wild Animal Adventure National Geographic app is a game about animals


English/Language Arts

NewseumInteractive digital museum of news/journalism

Shakespeare in BitsApp (for iPad, iPhone) breaks Shakespeare into clear, manageable portions

FlocabularyVocabulary-building via online K-12 library of songs, videos, activities

Newsela News site offers topical issues, at students’ own adjustable reading levels

HemingwayApp offers detailed proofreading at students’ fingertips

Grammar Pop App uses a game to teach grammar

Wanderful StorybooksApp brings award-winning storybooks to life

Digital IsResource for teachers on using digital tools for teaching writing

Persuasive Writing through the Arts

A Fun Way to Increase Student Literacy through Student Blogging

CapzlesOffers variety of templates for digital storytelling

Stretch a SentenceGuides students in expanding sentences

English Companion A place where English teachers share ideas and resources


Math
Feed Me Fractions Game reinforces knowledge of adding fractions with common denominators (contributed by math teacher Anna Quinn)

Multiplication Set to Music

20 Great Math Apps

Making Math Concrete and Fun

TutpupMath and Spelling as a Global Game

Illustrative MathematicsMath resources, lesson, standards, etc.


Music
FlocabularySite offers vocabulary-building via online library of songs, videos and activities for grades K-12

Multiplication Set to Music


Preschool
Gracie and Friends Birthday CafeApp teaches numbers by numerals and quantity

PBS KidsOffers educational games that correspond to children’s programming on PBS

Zula PatrolFun science games for PreK-2

PLAY-DOH Create ABCsApp helps children learn to write letters by using play-doh virtually

Zorbit’s Math AdventureUsing play and a storyline, this app teaches math skills and concepts in line with Common Core for preschoolers


Reading
StarfallTeaching reading via phonics

Developing Active Readers

Storyline OnlineProfessional actors reading children’s books aloud

AudacityDownloadable audio program that enables children to hear their own voices as they read (great for improving reading)

Free ReadingFree reading program for Pre-K-6

Story CreatorFree app allows child to take a picture and record own voice to create a book

Read, Write, ThinkStudents write and perform own scripts to improve reading fluency


Science
Exploratoriumdigital learning
lab providing interactive way for students to explore science

Sparticl.org Offers science videos, games, articles and STEM resources for high school students

Science of Everyday LifeK-12 Videos and interactives highlight science all around us

Video ScienceApp containing short science experiments for home or elementary classroom

Geo Dash Wild Animal AdventureApp from National Geographic is a game about animals

Kids Biologyteaches children everything they might want to know about animals

NASAApp teaches elementary students all that the agency does


Social Studies

50 Ways to Teach Current Events
(Contributed by EducatorLabs)

NewseumInteractive digital museum of news/journalism

10 YouTube Channels for the Social Studies Classroom

Whole Wide World 2Social Studies app teaches elementary students about world cultures and geography.

Timeline 3DBeautiful, multimedia timeline app

NewselaWonderful news site provides non-fiction reading, on topical issues, at students’ own adjustable reading levels

AP Human GeographyNational Geographic’s excellent resources for AP Human Geography

Teaching ToleranceFree DVDs, teacher guides and magazine subscription on topics that promote civil rights, racial harmony and human relations skills

Resources for Celebrating Black History Month

5 Must-Have EdTech Tools for Social Studies

Teach with MoviesLesson plans, lesson guides and 40-minute movie clips all based on historic events (yearly subscription 11.99)

Mayan MysteriesApp enables grades 5-9 to explore the ancient Mayan culture and civilization

Psychology Lessons

History PinThousands of historical photos uploaded, captioned and pinned to maps

DipityStudents create and share stories via an interactive timeline

Visualizing EmancipationProvides geographic context for abolition of slavery

Project-Based Learning: Teaching About Social Justice Issues

Students Become Famous European Explorers


Special Education
Dyslexie FontTypeface that can be installed in all software programs as well as internet browsers to facilitate reading for students with dyslexia.


Standardized Testing
Ways to Build Play into Test Preparation


STEM
Backyard Engineer App use engineering skills to help students build a catapult to launch water balloons!


Technology/Online Resources

100 Online Collaborative Learning Tools for Teachers and Educators
(Contributed by EducatorLabs)

OutwhizAn app/website that makes practicing math and English fun.

Dyslexie FontTypeface that can be installed in all software programs as well as internet browsers to facilitate reading for students with dyslexia.

Knowmia TeachFree app enables teachers and students to create and narrate slideshare videos via iPad and upload them to your websites.

FlipGridAllows teachers to make questions on grids and receive video responses that are viewed and shawhite by all.

StudystormApp prepares students for college admissions as well as exams, including SAT, ACT and AP exams.

Backyard Engineer App uses engineering skills to help students build a catapult to launch water balloons!

NewseumInteractive digital museum of news/journalism

Timeline 3DBeautiful, multimedia timeline app

10 YouTube Channels for the Social Studies Classroom

Droprfree and easy service to create online portfolios of images, videos, and audio files

Class Flow A free, cloud-based platform that makes planning, teaching and learning easier

College Students Guide To Tablets and Mobile Devices A resource for college students considering mobile technology. Contributed by Aaron, a student
HemingwayApp offers detailed proofreading at students’ fingertips

6 STEM Resources Incorporating the Winter Olympics</a

Great Civil Rights Video Set to Music by Teacher Jeromie Heath

60 Apps for Teaching STEAM

Quiz BeanMakes online quizzes for instant assessment of students

One Globe KidsApp in which children around the world tell the stories of their lives

TED-EdExcellent educational videos on myriad topics via YouTube

AurasmaApp enables users to create their own Augmented Reality experiences

Activate LearningApp personalizes learning for K-12 students with resources/curriculum all in one place

Sparticl.org Offers science videos, games, articles and STEM resources for high school students

Teaching Channel Teams Private collaboration platform that allows educators to connect and collaborate within their own school, district or other education organization

Quick Keyeliminates hand-grading of quizzes, tests, and formative assessments

Zorbit’s Math AdventureUsing play and a storyline, this app teaches math skills and concepts in line with Common Core for preschoolers

Learn Big Offers a wealth of education resources and links

Remind 101Free site enables teachers to text parents/students without using cell number
Wanderful StorybooksApp brings award-winning storybooks to life

Room RecessFree educational games for elementary students

Activities Children A great site filled with fun activities to do with elementary-age children

Kidblog.org Offers teachers a free blog for every K-12 student

Thumbtack Painter App that enables kids to create, share and save their artwork and other creative works

Class DojoA Classroom Management App . . . yes, really!

Animation ChefSite where students make and learn all about media and animation

Planbook.comSite to create customized lesson plans online

MyCreateApp enables kids to make animated stories

EducreationsAn app to create and share video lessons

10 Best Virtual Field Trips

FotobabbleBrings textbook photos to life by adding voice (Imagine talking war generals!!)

InfographicOffers a variety of creative ways to use Pinterest as a teaching tool

YacapaGreat tool for creating quizzes and e-portfolios

DipityStudents create and share stories via an interactive timeline

CapzlesOffers variety of templates for digital storytelling

My HomeworkAn app that organizes students’ assignments, projects etc. Sends reminders of due date as well!

Stretch a SentenceGuides students in expanding sentences

Visualizing EmancipationProvides geographic context for abolition of slavery

12 Benefits and Fun Aspects of Mobile Learning

6 Great Ways to Capture Student Responses without Costly Clickers

Innovative Ways to Use Technology without the Internet</a

MemplaiInnovative site where students can collaborate and create videos free

Chart ToolOnline chart creator

Zoo WhizCurriculum-based motivational learning

TutpupMath and Spelling as a Global Game

NASAApp teaches elementary students all that the agency does


World Languages
Middlebury Interactive LanguagesDigital world language courses for K-12, including AP

10 Great Tips for Teaching World Languages via Social Media
Great Games For World Language Classes