Some of these are papers that have been published that are available online, some are webpages. I have lightly annotated these. If you find a broken link, please let me know so I can update the lists.

Math and Science | Literacy/Reading | Social Studies | Survival Tips | Digital Literacy | Universal Design and Differentiating Instruction | Professional Development

Mathematics & Sciences — theoretical and applications are listed first, then specific lessons

Theory and Applied Theory

General Resources and Specific Lessons

  • Science Websites collected by stidmama During the master’s program while taking a unit on teaching elementary science, I put together a list of resources for elementary science teachers. I am not maintaining old links (so some may be broken or gone), but I am posting new links to science materials as I find them.
  • Science News Article on center of Milky Way from 2003 This article discusses the formation of a hypothesis for how stars form and develop in the center of the milky way galaxy.
  • Space Telescope Science Institute A comprehensive website devoted to astronomy, joint venture between NASA, Johns Hopkins and others.

Survival Tips and Tricks

Digital Literacy

  • Curating Your Digital Footprint by EdTechSandyK, an amazing review of the essential purposes and ideas behind an online presence. From security concerns to how to promote oneself positively from the time you enter the world of online communications, this lecture is full of solid guidance for educators of all grade and experience levels.

Universal Design and Differentiating Instruction

  • Universal Design for Learning Technology Toolkit (Wiki) has ideas and websites listed by content area, type of technology and principles for design
  • Differentiation Central Videos These are good for quick review or first look at some of the concepts and strategies for differentiation. Mentioned in the Education Week webinar I attended on 15 March 2012.
  • Dare to Differentiate at Wikispaces is a user-contributor gathering point for information and ideas
  • Judy Willis, M.D.’s series on the How the Brain Thinks at Edutopia is brilliant. A good overview of how the brain works, what kinds of experiences support learning and thinking, and what teachers can keep in mind when designing lessons.

Professional Development

  • National Board "Five Propositions" for Teacher Evaluations provides some guidance on what to strive for as a teacher. Other tabs on this site outline the process for becoming National Board Certified which in some places provides a little more job security and even a bump on the salary scale.