Saturday, January 19, 2008

Portable Resources for International Teachers

You can’t take it all with you. That file cabinet full of lesson plans and curriculum ideas is too much to lug from school to school and country to country. This week, I asked my colleagues about their favorite web-based curriculum resources. These range from general teacher resources to specific content area resources to professional organizations. There are some obvious gaps, so if you use another great site, let me know.

General Education Sites

ABC Teach

Boogle’s World ESL

Brain Pop

Ed Helper

Quia Web

Dr. Lebeau

Teacher Vision

Busy Teacher’s Cafe

Culture and Commentary

Arts and Letters Daily


3 Quarks Daily


Read Write Think

Web English Teacher

Teachers and Writers Collaborative


John Crane’s IB Psychology


Best History Websites

History Alive!

Library of Congress American Memory Project


Cells Alive

Subject-Specific Professional Organizations

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)

International Reading Association (IRA)

International Technology Education Association (ITEA)

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Regional Associations of International Schools

Association of International Schools in Africa

International Schools of Thailand

Mediterranean Association of International Schools

The Association of International Schools of India

The Association of German International Schools

Association of China and Mongolia International Schools

Association of American Schools in South America

Central and Eastern European Schools Association

1 comment:

Vanessa said...

Oodles... too brain fogged at the moment to recall more than a few, Periodically , I gather and organize... invariably followed by bizarre and unanticipated computer meltdown. I doubt any cause / effect relationship, but i am beginning to get just a bit superstitious.

For IB / AP classes: UT's World Lecture Hall

Grammar & Writing (occupational pre-occupation(
Guide to Grammar and Writing

Dr Vavra's KISS Grammar (Overview)

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant

Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)

For your non IB and less advanced students, consider GED and upper-intermediate ESL - abundant online resources both


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