Academic Resources

  • Common Core Standards : All standards in one place.

  • Khan Academy : Consider using these tutorials for flipped classroom.

  • Library of Congress: Find lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations.

  • Lesson Plans : Tons of lesson plans for middle schools. Search by grade level or subject area.

  • Middle School lesson plans: Almost 60K resources, including activities, worksheets, games, lesson plans, flashcards, puzzles, posters, assessments and other ideas for you to use with your 6-8 grade students.

  • Smart Exchange : Search for ready to use lessons that work with your smart board.

  • Tech 4 learning

  • Mesopotamia Web Quest

  • Fact checker for the internet: This link has several interesting sections that provide a wealth of research and discussion opportunities. An archive is also available. If a student or teacher needs a starting page to find resources, I definitely recommend this site.

  • Extend students geography awareness by challenging them to answer the five daily questions posed at GeoBee Challenge. The questions are taken from the National Geographic Geography Bee.

  • Map Machine is an interactive tool to explore your world with map themes, data, and tools for customizing your map.

  • How far is it? Find distance between any two cities in the world.

  • Science warm ups: NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day or Goddard Space Centers Earth Science Picture of the Day, both of which include a brief explanation of the days photo. You might also briefly discuss a scientist or a scientific event from Today in Science History.

  • Sign up for Steve Spangler's Science Experiment of the Week. Each week, a new science experiment will be e-mailed to you.

  • Explore Daily Grammar Lesson Archive to find a new grammar lesson every day. The site features nearly 450 lessons on topics ranging from adjectives and apostrophes to prepositional phrases and verbs.

  • Personalize history lessons for students by beginning each history lesson with a quick visit to Today in History or This Day in History.

  • Puzzlemaker can be used by teachers and students alike to develop crossword puzzles, word searches, mazes, cryptograms, and more based on curriculum vocabulary and concepts.

  • National Paper Airplane Contest : Start a Paper Airplane Contest in your school and prove just how far and how long your airplanes can fly. It's a fun way to learn about aerodynamics!

Free Digital Resources

  • Online textbooks : Free and copyright friendly textbooks for k-12 educators. Can be downloaded as pdf or e-pub format.

  • Big history project: Ask the big questions about our Universe, our planet, life and humanity. Explore where we are going in the future and challenge your students to develop the skills and knowledge they need to get there. Provides and excellent glimpse of 13.7 billion years on Earth.

  • SAS Curriculum Pathways: Great resource for middle and high school curriculum.

  • NCWise Owl: Provides free and subscribtional resources making sure provides access to a collection of online resources for use in research projects and homework assignments.

  • Math Vision Project: Integrated pathway curriculum for Math 1 and 2.

  • Big ideas math provides complete math curriculum for middle and high schools.


  • Problem-attic : is an amazingly fast way to tailor your curriculum, challenge students, and personalize learning. Questions from NY Regents, state assessments, academic competition and more..


  • Read Works : This site provides teachers with access to text on various grade levels and Lexiles. The passages are high interest non-fiction passages. There are multiple choice and constructed response questions. The passages are in PDF format, so you can use with Edmodo. Teachers have to create a free account for access.

  • easyCBM™ is an enhanced district assessment system designed by researchers at the University of Oregon as an integral part of an RTI (Response to Intervention) model. Distributed exclusively by Riverside, it provides school districts, administrators, and teachers with a full suite of assessment and reporting options, offering a complete solution at every tier of the RTI process.

  • CommonLit delivers high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades 3-12. The resources are flexible, research based, and aligned to Common Core state standards. The best part- they will keep it FREE Forever.