Online Resources for All Grade Levels

Today I met with groups of teachers, and teachers individually regarding online resources for their classrooms.

A high school English teacher shared a need for a grammar diagnostic tool, interest in using Google Classroom to collect, share, and grade writing, and communicating with an English teacher, a connection of mine, in Roslyn, New York via FaceTime to share ideas about literature and what writing looks like today. Really looking forward to making this happen.

This high school teacher is interested in: blogging, alternative assessments, publishing writing, and using some sort of discussion board along with a grammar diagnostic tool.

I also really liked the middle school’s DEAR initiative for BOTH students AND teachers. DEAR stands for Drop Everything And Read. Love the idea of giving everyone time to read.

I also like their after school opportunity of a study table to do homework and the number of students taking them up on it.

I will be visiting all 3 fleets each Monday.

I need to schedule individual meetings with HS and get to grade level meeting at intermediate building and listen.

It’s good to be in multiple buildings helping teachers.

Here are some of the resources we discussed today:

Engage NY: Free curriculum for Math and ELA. Caution: immense
Common Lit: Free Resource for articles and quizzes like Newsela:
Khan Academy: Free for Math and many, many other areas. (Math is most developed.) You can chart students and have them complete a % or minutes per week.
Ohio State Standards: It’s always good to know what we are suppose to teach and see the revisions and changes to our standards:
Schmoop/Standards: You search a standard and it connects resources.
Google Classroom as a Learning Management System, LMS
Google Scholar for Research
Ohio Link: Research Database:
No Red Ink: to help ELA teachers with grammar instruction and writing:
Paperpile: Another ELA tool I am looking into regarding research, etc.
These are all great resources.
I also organized a team of four teachers and four administrators to be a part of the Ohio Department of Education STEM team think tank. This will be great for our district in many ways, but I love that we will be sharing ideas with other innovative schools.