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Education World:

Curriculum Resources

  • SMART Lesson Activities
  • Character Counts!
    Find out how the biggest character-education program in the nation can work with your existing curriculum to foster good citizenship and even facilitate classroom management. Learn about professional development opportunities and browse in the online store for ideas and materials to implement in your own school.
  • Microsoft Lesson Plans
    Find new ways to enhance student learning through technology. Use the search tool to find K-12 lesson plans and how-to articles for your relevant subjects, grade levels, and products.
  • Apple K-12 Curriculum Solutions
    These new collections provide an array of educator-endorsed products that are designed to enhance student productivity and increase achievement in core curriculum areas.
  • Smithsonian Education
    Provides lesson plans in Art & Design, Science & Technology, History & Culture, and Language Arts.

Discovery Education:

  • Curriculum Center
    Find classroom activities supporting core curriculum topics. These correlate with Discovery Education videos and CD-ROMs.
  • Lesson Plans Library
    Find hundreds of original lesson plans, all written by teachers for teachers, for elementary, middle and high school students. Use the pull-down menus below to browse by subject, grade, or both.
  • Science Fair Central
    Have a school science fair looming on the horizon? Don't go a step further without consulting this comprehensive website. In addition to ideas, tips, links and Q & As, you'll find The Soup to Nuts Handbook containing everything you need to know about creating a science fair project.

Tutorials, Training, and Advanced Degree Programs

  • SMART Professional Development
  • Adobe's Resources for K-12 Educators
    With curriculum guides, training options, globally recognized certification, case studies, and more, Adobe allows K-12 teachers, schools, and districts to engage students and give them the digital communication skills they need to succeed.
  • Microsoft How-To Articles
    Get organized: Learn how to use Microsoft software in the classroom with tips and tricks presented in these how-to articles.
  • Apple in Education
    Learn how to seamlessly integrate today's digital tools for creating, accessing, and distributing media-rich content.

Discovery Education:

  • Professional Development
    As the leading provider of digital media for classrooms, Discovery Education offers unparalleled expertise and perspective on how best to integrate digital media in the classroom.
  • Discovery Streaming / Educator Network
    Your most valuable resources are your peers. With Discovery Education Streaming, you have access to the Discovery Educator Network, a growing community of educators who collaborate and share their experiences and best practices. Check out the DEN blog, discussion boards and more.

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