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Share My Lesson - Share My Lesson is a place where educators can come together to create and share their very best teaching resources. Developed by teachers for teachers, this free platform gives access to high-quality teaching resources and provides an online community where teachers can collaborate with, encourage and inspire each other. You must sign up for an account to view the lessons - however, sign up is free.


Sample Lesson #1: Attributes - Triangles and Quadrilaterals - The objectives of this lesson include: 1.) Students will construct and sort triangles and quadrilaterals based on attributes. 2.) Students will discuss and compare their sort and use attributes to classify and name triangles and quadrilaterals. The construction activity in this lesson allows students to use straight edges to construct triangles and quadrilaterals, giving them an opportunity to develop the mathematical practice of using appropriate tools strategically. CCSS Alignment: 2.G.1


Sample Lesson #2: Water Cycle Digital Story Telling - The objectives of this lesson include: - 1). By the end of the first lesson, students will be able to correctly sequence the four stages of the water cycle using sequence cards to make a water cycle wheel.  2). By the end of the second lesson, students will be able to correctly use 5 out of 6 vocabulary words associated with the water cycle. 3). By the end of the third lesson, students will be able to write a narrative story with a beginning middle and end following a drop of water through the water cycle. 4. By the end of the fourth lesson, students will be able to use the digital software Pixie to illustrate and publish their narrative writing).

Atmospheric Infrared Sounder. (2012). Water Cycle. Retrieved http://www.flickr.com/photos/atmospheric-infrared-sounder/8265046380/

origami_madness. (2009). Two Decagrams, variation. Retrieved http://www.flickr.com/photos/32591142@N00/3837489645/in/photolist-6R78Yz

Online Teaching Resources

Multi-Disciplinary Sites
e-learning for Kids is a global, nonprofit foundation dedicated to fun and free learning on the Internet for children ages 5 - 12.

Internet 4 Classrooms is 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.

PBS Teachers is PBS' national web destination for high-quality preK-12 educational resources. Here you'll find classroom materials suitable for a wide range of subjects and grade levels.

ThinkfinityNY is the State Education Partner for the rollout of Verizon Thinkfinity in New York State. Administered and directed by the New York Institute of Technology and the New York State Teacher Centers, the goals of ThinkfinityNY include communicating information about Thinkfinity, arranging trainings, tracking quality and progress against goals, and aligning Thinkfinity content with New York State Learning Standards.

Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. You’ll find thousands of media resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons, individualized learning programs, and teacher professional learning communities.

Connexions is a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc.

Thinkfinity contains thousands of Free Lesson Plans in Math Social Studies Art Language Arts Music PE Reading Writing Geography Science projects and Science lesson plans.

Awesome Library organizes the Web with 37,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education.

Teaching with Technology
Free Technology for Teachers - The purpose of this site is to share information about free resources that teachers can use in their classrooms.

The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators  is a comprehensive introduction to using technology in all K-12 classrooms.

TI Activities - Find ready-to-use math and science activities aligned to select standards and textbooks for middle through college.

The Gateway to 21st Century Skills contains a variety of educational resource types from activities and lesson plans to online projects to assessment items.

*For Subject Specific Online Resources visit the finding teaching materials by subject pages.

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