Just for Teachers

Check out these websites for lesson plan ideas, professional resources, and more!


  • Curriki:  This collaborative website allows teachers to share ideas, lesson plans, and other educational materials for free. 
  • BrainPop: Searchable by state standards and divided by content area, this site is a great way to introduce students to a new topic or review a previously taught concept.  Also check out BrainPop Educators, which is filled with lesson plans, technology resources, and more!
  • Unsure what to do with the SMARTboard?  SMARTtech has a list of pre-created software lessons for you to modify for your classroom or use as-is.  SMARTboard in the Classroom from Eduscapes has ideas for each content area, how-to instructions, and other resources.
  • LEARN NC: From the UNC School of Education, this site has information specifically for North Carolina Educators including lesson plans, field trip ideas, best practices, and learning materials.
  • ProQuest K-12: Search all ProQuest educational journals at once to keep up with what's happening in education.


  • MathTrain:  This project started by a middle school teacher has videos of kids teaching various math subjects.  These quick videos are a great way to review concepts from a kids' perspective.
  • ClassBrain:  These games can be used to both teach and reinforce subjects. 


  • The Vega Science Trust: This site has short instructional videos that can be used in the classroom.  They also have videos showing the day in the life of a scientist and accompanying videos.
  • Forensics in the Classroom:  Bring CSI to your classroom with these fun, interactive forensics-based labs.
  • Just Read Now!: Provides tips for integrating reading into the science classroom.

Language Arts

  • Grammar Girl:  While not specifically for teachers, this site has tons of podcasts that have tips for better writing ("Are you annoyingly redundant?) and common grammar woes ("Lay versus Lie").

Social Studies