The Hat

Ever need to draw student names from a hat but never have a hat? Well, The Hat is here to help. A quick download onto your computer from the free site and you can randomly select entered names as often as you wish!
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Just like drawing names from a hat to determine a random order for a group of people or to choose individual random names or pairs of names, complete with cool animation and optional sound effects. Great for selecting winners of raffles or sweepstakes or for parents or teachers to determine a random, arbitrary order in which to allow kids to do various things.

Super Teacher Tools

100 Terrific Cheat Sheets for K-12 Teachers

Cheat sheets have a bad rap as a way for students to succeed on tests without actually knowing the information, but now it’s time for them to have a more positive place in education. Cheat sheets can offer a succinct way for students to study their lessons and provide an excellent boost to what you are already teaching them in class. Cheat sheets can provide helpful information for teachers too. Browse through this selection to find cheat sheets for a variety of subjects.

Tools for the Classroom

Ideas to Inspire

Teaching With Ted

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader and it has begun releasing its talks online under a Creative Commons license so that they can be downloaded for free for non-commercial use. Their applications for education are endless. The purpose of this wiki is to share ideas how these talks can turn into broader discussions, projects, and actions.

Why study TED?

NZ Curriculum Project

Susie Vesper's Sites

This is a great wiki Year 7 & 8 Links where you will find a variety of great resources, games and activities for this age group.
Susie's Educational Links
Welcome to the rebuild of this site. I only put sites here that I believe are of a good quality. Suzie's downloads has some useful resources I have made myself.
Educational Software and Web 2.0
Sharing the Addiction - Susie's Blog

NZ ICT Cluster Sites

eBest ICT Cluster Website (Lyn Ross)
Hills ICTPD Cluster

Leading educational change

From Greg Carroll " This video is stunning. I had never heard of Jennifer Berger before but I like the simple and clear way she articulates her ideas:" A Core Ed video.

Twenty-First Century Classrooms

What does a 21st century classroom look like. Interesting information, ideas and links

Topmarks Education

Quickly find the best teaching resources, homework help and educational websites for use in the classroom.


George Siemens site. Successful elearning requires a "whole picture" approach. The diagram below lists the "critical success factors" for elearning within an organization:
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Web 2 and Marzano's Classroom Instruction That Works

The purpose of this website is to provide a space to collect information about tools and strategies that combine the Nine Categories of Classroom Instruction That Works with Classroom/Web Technology Integration.

Putting the Pieces Together

Marzano, Pickering and Pollock examined decades of research to find the teaching strategies that have the most impact on student learning. They identified nine strategies that have the "highest probability of enhancing student achievement for all students in all subject areas at all grade levels." Below is a chart showing those nine strategies with their corresponding average percentile point gains on student achievement tests.
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Leading ICT

A NZ wiki with loads of useful links to strategic planning, monitoring PD etc

Constructivist Teaching With Technology: 21st Century Education

Karl Fisch and Anne Smith, Arapahoe High School
Centennial, Colorado


About UDL, Free text to speech, Graphic organizers, Multimedia and digital storytelling, Study skills tools
Literacy tools
, Writing tools, Collaborative tools, Research tools, Math tools, Additional free tools, Additional strategies

Designing Effective Projects

Asking intriguing, open-ended questions is an effective way to encourage students to think deeply and to provide them with a meaningful context for learning.

Cool Places for Teachers

Michael M. Grant's collection of resources for teachers categorized by grade levels.

Tools for the Classroom

A range of tools and presentations available here

Internet Resource Libraries

Welcome to the Link Library. Click on your grade level, and the school subject you would like to explore!

Teachit Primary


Tools for Educators

Tools for contains programs for teachers to use to create worksheets, printables, games, printouts and more for their classes.
You can find matching ready-to-print flashcards, games, bingo boards, worksheets, wordsearches, crosswords, board games, and phonics materials at

The Learning Federation

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Find lesson plans and curricula. You need to be a member.

Open Court Resources
free k-6 resources created by teachers for teachers- literacy, technology
Sixth Grade Units:
Perserverance Uncovering the Past Taking a Stand Beyond the Notes Ecology A Question of Value

English Trailers

puts a brilliant idea into practice. It shows tons of trailers to popular movies, and then follows them with various exercises. And, even better, you can set-up a virtual classroom to monitor which ones students have completed. Plus, it’s all free!

Writing Fix

Write something original and thoughtful every day! Get your daily "writing fix" served here.
WritingFix is exploring the different types of texts that can serve as mentor texts during a writing lesson.
This website features several collections of lessons that are categorized by the mentor texts used: **Picture Book-Inspired Writing Lessons**, Chapter Book-Inspired Writing Lessons, **Literature-Inpsired Writing Lessons**, **Poetry-Inspired Writing Lessons**, and (our newest collection) **I-Pod-Inspired Lessons**. We invite you to explore these innovative collections that use mentor texts, and we hope you'll consider sharing student samples with us if you find a lesson posted here that you end up using in your classroom.

Interactive Whiteboards

Research, resources, English & Maths links

Primary School English

An Australian site with lessons and ideas from K - 6

100 Helpful Web Tools for Every Kind of Learner

For those unfamiliar with the term, a learning style is a way in which an individual approaches learning. Many people understand material much better when it is presented in one format, for example a lab experiment, than when it is presented in another, like an audio presentation. Determining how you best learn and using materials that cater to this style can be a great way to make school and the entire process of acquiring new information easier and much more intuitive. Here are some great tools that you can use to cater to your individual learning style, no matter what that is.


Free top quality online resources to strengthen problem solving, creativity and critical thinking skills for success in the 21st century.
Educator Resources

Think free, fast, first-rate

Hundreds of teachers use Thinkfinity. Here's why:
  • Free, exciting, top-quality materials
  • Quick, accessible and easy to use
  • Content created by trusted experts and leading educators
  • Thousands of standards-based lesson plans
  • Valuable professional development opportunities

BBC Games Links and Info

Teachers First Resource Matrix

Resources for elementary, middle school and high school.

Free Teaching Resources lists the best free teaching resources, lesson plans and worksheets for primary and secondary school teachers in the UK.
The free teaching resources cover, ks1, ks2, ks3 and ks4 and all school curriculum subjects.

Microsoft Lesson Plans for Students and Educators

Find new ways to enhance student learning through technology. Click the links below to view lesson plans from Microsoft by subject that cover grades K-12.


Kentucky Academy of Technology Education
In Your Classroom - Monthly core content and instructional articles; Links to useful classroom websites; Instructional lesson plans, activities, and resources


zWebquest is a web-based software for creating WebQuests in a short time. When you use zWebquest, you will not need any of writing HTML code or using any web editor software. zWebquest creates all the necessary files and puts them on the server automatically. Hosting is FREE!
Plus Browse Webquests

Classroom Architect

Outline Your Classroom Floor Plan
For students, the classroom environment is very important. The size of the classroom and interior areas, the colors of the walls, the type of furniture and flooring, the amount of light, and the room arrangement all influence how students learn. Thoughtful arrangement of the indoor and outdoor environments will support your learning goals for students.This tool provides an opportunity for experimentation with the layout of your classroom without any heavy lifting!

Print Bingo Cards

Printable Paper

Printable Worksheets for Teachers and Students

Graph Paper

Exploring the Essential Questions of Education

with links to UbD

Project Based Learning

Welcome to PBL-Online, a one stop solution for Project Based Learning! You'll find all the resources you need to design and manage high quality projects for middle and high school students.
Welcome to PBL-Online, a one stop solution for Project Based Learning! You'll find all the resources you need to design and manage high quality projects for middle and high school students.

A Learning Technologies Guidebook

ICTPD.NET provides online resources and professional development to support the successful integration of ICT in learning.

17 Obscure Creativity-Sparking Websites

The beauty of creativity is that random things can trigger it, without it making sense. Looking at creative things can stimulate more creativity. Here are some sites that I’ve found that spark my own creativity, with the aide of art, music, or information. You may not view these sites as creativity boosters at first blush, but they can really help inspire in times of need.

Resources for Educators

There are never enough hours in a day in the life of an educator: lesson plans, homework correcting, behavior management, and communicating with parents all require a lot of time and energy. And although there are many sites that claim to provide resources to help teachers, some are hard to find, some are quite expensive, and some are just plain awful. So to act as a teacher's aide of sorts, we've combed the Web to find some of the best teaching resources out there.

EDTECH: Focus on K - 12


Teaching Tips



ARKive Science Topics Age 11 - 14
The multi-media resources available here to download are zipped folders containing a PowerPoint presentation and a number of video files.
Topics include:Adaptations, Animal Life Cycles, Ecosystems, Food Chains, Plant Life Cycles, Survival
There is also a link to educational games based on similar topics.

Learning Science
Interactive lessons, Visual lessons, Web sites etc

Science Netlinks - Tool Index
Tools are sorted according to grade level by default.

The Habitable Planet

The Habitable Planet is a multimedia course for high school teachers and adult learners interested in studying environmental science. The Web site provides access to course content and activities developed by leading scientists and researchers in the field.

Content By Unit

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    1. Many Planets, One Earth
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    2. Atmosphere
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    3. Oceans
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    4. Ecosystems
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    5. Human Population Dynamics
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    6. Risk, Exposure, and Health
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    7. Agriculture
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    8. Water Resources
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    9. Biodiversity Decline
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    10. Energy Challenges
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    11. Atmospheric Pollution
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    12. Earth's Changing Climate
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    13. Looking Forward: Our Global Experiment

Universal Design for Learning Resources

Right vs Left Brain Hemispheres

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Super Teacher Tools

In the site, you will find a variety of review games, classroom management software, and other miscellaneous tools for educators.