Tech It Out! #29

May 18, 2015 - Lessons Support

Enhance Teaching. Empower Learning.

Quick Tech Tip!

I can always count on Alice Keeler to have great technology tips - if you're looking for an Ed Tech blog to follow, I recommend hers!

One of her recent articles shared "10 Tips for Folders in Google Drive." Click the link to see all 10 tips, and I've also shared my favorite tip below:

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This Week's Focus: Lessons Support

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Looking for online resources to support your lessons, but don't know where to start? Check out the Lessons Support section of my Resources page! The main page has websites that cover all subject areas, and then there are subpages for websites specific to each curricular area.
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Here are a few of the websites available from my Lessons Support page. Go to the full page to see a complete list!

All Subjects

Annenberg Learner - This site contains interactive lessons in all subject areas for students in grades K-College. Annenberg Learner's multimedia resources help teachers increase their expertise in their fields and assist them in improving their teaching methods. Many programs are also intended for students in the classroom and viewers at home.


Fast Fig - The online word processor for math! FastFig makes math easy to type, edit, and learn equations. Documents are stored in the cloud and can be exported at anytime for print, local storage, or social sharing.


LearnZillion - offers a free and growing set of Math and English Language resources for grades 2-12 that have been developed by expert teachers directly from the Common Core State Standards.

Social Studies

National Archives Digital Vault - Search to find primary sources (text, images) on hundreds of topics. Choosing one will generate suggestions of related archives. Images can be added to collections, or used to create posters, movies, or Pathway Challenges.


Q?Rius - From the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this site helps teens, their families, and educators connect science with everyday experiences. They offer free Smithsonian Science Webcasts. The 25-minute program features the research and personalities of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, providing your students with positive STEM role models, information about science careers and pathways, and more! Smithsonian Science How delivers real-world science through free, live webcasts and teaching resources.