Energize Your Students With Innovative Lessons!

As a teacher, you have a curriculum, books, documents, and lots of ideas on how to teach your students the curriculum selected for your teaching assignment. There are times you wish to change the way you present information to your students so that everyone can learn. Innovative teachers continually search for new and exciting ways to present curriculum materials. From the links on this page, you will have an opportunity to explore numerous websites that you can incorporate in your current store of learning strategies.



Better Lesson is a website that is free and contains lots of lesson ideas. It also encourages you to add your own lessons to the site for others to learn from you. Once you sign up, you create a space for your explorations of available lessons and a space for you to post your lessons. The site is easy to use and full of innovative ideas.
  1. Various grade level lessons
  2. Different subject area lessons
  3. Documents for downloading
  4. Interactive websites to support learning at school and at home

Free tech 4 teachers is a wiki that serves as a resource page. As a wiki, you are able to explore all of the areas posted with links to many sites that other teachers researched and are using with their students. You are also encouraged to add your links and ideas for others to use. This site helps teachers locate all the free technology that is on the internet for use with their students.
  1. Science, mathematics, Foreign Language, History, Geography, Ecomics, Social Studies
  2. English- language arts, general technology, content creation (such as wikis, blogs, etc.)
  3. Alternatives to YouTube
Unfortunately this site requires some exploration to sort resources for by grade level and those that cost money.
Good Example:
  • Welcome to a Maths Dictionary for Kids 2008 by Jenny Eather

Thinkfinity: Free lesson plans and educational resources, all levels and all ages. Requires some searching, but go to In the classroom for lesson plans. Great place to access standards information for lessons. Best area is Student Interactives for students which can be browsed at bottom of page through list.
http://www.thinkfinity.org

Free samples can be found at these sites for writing, science and vocabulary:

Great online drawing program for younger children:
http://www.billybear4kids.com/Learn2Draw/paintprogram/drawing.htm

For Preschool Activities that include drawing and coloring, math, activity center and puzzles, stories and rhymes, etc.
http://kidsfront.com

Music Sites for Elementary Children
For interesting and creative songs that you can listen to online and purchase.
//http://www.kindersongs.com/Shop_Music.htm//

Listen to favorite children songs by Owen Duggan
//http://www.owenduggan.com//

Teacher Printables - organized by topic such as holidays, animals, alphabet, etc.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/printables

Free links for activities - separated into K-2, 3-5, 6-9 Math and Science
http://www.aimsedu.org/activities

Learn about plants with an interactive game!
http://norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/education/online-resources/power-plants

Create a contraption to solve a problem. This activity promotes thinking and problem solving. Advertisements at beginning might be issue for classroom.
http://www.fantasticcontraption.com

Super thinkers is a mystery game that promotes thinking and problem solving. Lots of interaction, choices, and reading. Text size might be problematic for some students with visual problems.
http://www.enlightenme.com/enlightenme/superthinkers/pages/index.html