Ready-to-Use Content

Ready to Use Content for Flipped and Asynchronous Learning

Smithsonian

Smithsonian for Education allows educators to to use museum resources and methods to bring new excitement into your classroom. Many Smithsonian museums offer scheduled classes for educators as well as customized training.

DiscoveryEd

Discovery Education accelerates school districts' digital transition through comprehensive standards-based content, professional development, formative assessment, and community engagement proven to positively impact student achievement.

History.com

History.com in the classroom provides these free curriculum resources for middle school and high school teachers, as well as study guides, video, original documents, and visuals that students and teachers can use in their learning.

ABC Clio

Free trial online resources integrate three essential components: a topic-specific reference library; a textbook that is updated daily; and model commentaries that expose students to a variety of authoritative perspectives. If your school or district can purchase it for you, the subscription will make available resources that are accessible via web browser on any device.

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress offers more than 19 million resources and materials of the Library of Congress to create student engagement, build critical thinking skills, and enhance knowledge construction with primary sources. Gain a new understanding of how close contact with the library’s historical resources can provide young people with a strong sense of the past and a new understanding of the present.

NBC Learn

NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, is dedicated to making these historic stories, images and primary source documents available on-demand to teachers, students, and parents.

NBC Learn has already digitized more than 12,000 stories from the NBC News archives — one of the largest news archives in the world, dating back to the 1920s. In addition, collections are updated with current events every day, Monday through Friday, with stories from such celebrated programs as NBC Nightly News, the TODAY show, Meet the Press, Dateline NBC, as well as the networks of MSNBC, CNBC, and Telemundo.

Digital History - University of Houston

Digital History is a dynamic, database-driven website that harnesses technology to enhance the teaching and learning, and research through primary sources, an online textbook, extensive reference resources, and interactive materials.

The Gilder-Lehrman Institute Of American History

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is a unique archive of primary sources in American history. Owned by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and located at the New-York Historical Society, the Collection includes more than 60,000 letters, diaries, maps, pamphlets, printed books, newspapers, photographs, and ephemera that document the political, social, and economic history of the United States. An extensive resource for educators, students, and scholars, the Collection ranges from 1493 through the twentieth century and is widely considered one of the nation’s great archives in the Revolutionary, early national, antebellum, and Civil War periods.

Lit Genius

LitGenius At its heart, Genius is a collaborative annotation platform.

Like Wikipedia, it’s a crowd-sourced database that allows any users to add content.

Unlike Wikipedia, Genius invites users to annotate documents, to break down and close read novels, short stories, poems, and a wide variety of other text.

PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media is a library of free resources that is also providing you with a Lesson Builder, Quiz Maker, and Storyboard tools make it easy to personalize learning.

Web English Teacher

WebEnglish Teacher offers lesson plans and activities for plays are listed by the name of the playwright or, if the playwright is unknown, by title. Theater resources in general are listed by the title of the resource. Use the search box to find things quickly. - See more at: http://www.webenglishteacher.com/drama.html#sthash.kC1C0Apj.dpuf

EdTechTeacher - Teaching English with Technology

EdTechTeacher provides the free resources to help teachers leverage technology to improve teaching and learning.

AP Literary Links

The goal of AP English Literature and Composition is to encourage students to read, write, and discuss works critically and with energy and imagination. As students become familiar with the different literary approaches,

Amoeba Sisters

Amoeba Sisters create free videos that use humor and relevance to demystify science concepts. We also provide free resources for teachers to empower their students as producers, and not just consumers, of educational content.

National Geographic

National Geographic brings geography, social studies, and science to life for educators, learners, and their families—in and out of the K-12 classroom. The free education resources at NatGeoEd.org harness National Geographic’s iconic media, research, and exploration to support high-quality, standards-based instruction and student-centered learning. The site features multimedia activities and lessons, photo and video galleries, a large reference library, interactive mapping and collaboration tools, and educational games and interactives.

Shmoop

Shmoop is an online learning tool designed for high-school students that has several categories and 115 iPhone apps; it features study guides on poetry, bestselling books, civics, and biography. It already offered in-depth information on U.S. history and literature. Each book listed on Shmoop's site includes a basic summary, in-depth analysis, themes, and other information that practically every teacher is referencing when they ask students to write essays on those topics. Similar to CliffsNotes, Shmoop can be used as a free alternative to actually reading the book (offers more than 7,000 titles across the Web, iPhone, Android devices, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader.).

ck-12

ck-12 is an open source textbook; its library includes over 5,000 super awesome math and science concepts and FlexBooks with multiple modalities for all learning types including: videos, images, reading, simulations, real world applications, activities, flashcards, study guides, and assessments. Teachers may select those sections of the book that they want to use, access it, add them to other resources they wish to use, and make their own customized content. CK12 recently began offering its top completed textbooks in the popular ePub format for use on mobile reading platforms like Nook, Sony, and Kindle.