This page is a compilation of the best online curriculum and educational resources available on the World Wide Web. If you have encountered other educational resources that you feel should be included on this page, please email your suggestions to info@sad15.org.

Online Curriculum and Lessons

Tool
Description
Content Area
High School
Middle School
Elementary School
Asia for Educators
Access a comprehensive compilation of modern and historical information on the continent of Asia.
Social Studies
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Assistment
Create individual formative assessments online and assign them to students.
All subjects (large database of math materials)
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Agricultural in the Classroom
Access information, lesson plans, and activities to increase agricultural awareness.
STEM
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American's Who Tell Truth
Access curriculum that explores history through the analysis of Robert Shetterly's portraits.
Social Studies
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Center on Congress
Find Social Studies resources on how Congress works, the role of Congress, the impact of Congress, and the importance of citizen participation.
Social Studies
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ChemEd
View digital resources, tools, and online services for teaching and learning chemistry.
Science
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CHOICES-History and Current Events
Access a number of free supplementary social studies materials.
Social Studies
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Common Craft
View supplementary videos on topics like plagiarism, podcasting, and project based learning.
All Subject
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Common Core Resources for Teachers
ASCD resources related to Common Core.
ELA, Math
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Curiosity in the Classroom
Download materials to help students explore careers at the forefront of featured topics such as Communications, Computers, Nanotechnology, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.
STEM
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Cleveland Art Institute
Access a wide range of elementary, middle school, and high school lessons compiled by The Cleveland Museum of Art on a wide variety of subjects.
All Subjects
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Digital Citizenship Lessons
Download comprehensive Digital Citizenship lessons that are aligned with National Educational Technology Standards for Students.
Technology
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Digital Vaults
Access a database of approximately 1,200 documents, photographs, drawings, maps, and other materials, and create posters, movies, and games that can be shared by e-mail.
English, Social Studies
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Docs Teach
Review a variety of primary-source based activities compiled by The National Archive focused on history, and
create your own interactive activities.
Social Studies
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Flexbooks
Download free educational materials compiled by the non-profit organization, CK-12 Foundation.
All Subjects
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Global Dimension
Access a wide variety of free and low cost educational materials on a variety of topics compiled by Global Dimension. The site offers filter options that make finding the the right source simple.
All Subects
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Khan Academy
Students of all ages can access an extensive video library containing mathematics, science, and history tutorials.
Math, Science, History
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Khan Academy: Common Core Alignment
Teachers and students can access the Common Core alignment for the videos and lessons available at Khan Academy.
Math, Science, History
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OnlineMathLearning
Access mathematics tutorials on a variety of different topics on this free video hosting website.
Math
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ME Best of the Web
Access a list of educational resources compiled by Jim Burke of the Western Maine Learning Center on everything from ice breaker activities to the best computer softwares available online.
All
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Planet Quest
Access professional development opportunities, classroom activities, interactive activities, educational videos, and much more to use as a supplement when studying the solar system.
STEM
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PBS Learning Media
Access to thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos and interactives projects for the Interactive Whiteboard on a variety of topics.
All
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Quiz Revolution
Create quizzes to embed on your personal website.
All
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Shodor
Access a number of free, web-based resources including interactive activities and lesson plans compiled by Shodor's staff that focus on teaching STEM skills.
STEM
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TED - Ed
Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. Using this web based application, educators can use, tweak, or completely redo any video lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on a TEDTalk or any video from YouTube.
All
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TeachUNICEF
Access a portfolio of free global education resources. Resources are available for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade and projects are interdisciplinary and align with standards.
All
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This I Believe
This I Believe is an international organization engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. Some 100,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, are archived here on our website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts.
English
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WatchKnowLearn
Access free educational videos delivered over the Internet. Viewed any time, from anywhere.
All
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Educational Books, Photography, Music, and Film Resources

Tools
Description
Content Area
High School
Middle School
Elementary School
Cultural Equity
Access an archive of historical audio recordings, video recordings, and photographs of traditional folk music and folk artist from around the world.
English, Social Studies
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Epub
Download and read a variety of classic novels using this educational resources.
English
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Flickr
Explore photos that are uploaded under a number of different licenses including Creative Commons, and/or upload and share your personal photos.
All
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Free Music Archive
The Free Music Archive offers free downloads under Creative Commons and other licenses.
All
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Library of Congress
View a database of historical documents, maps, films, manuscripts and much more on the Library of Congress's website.
English, Social Studies
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Maine InfoNet: Download Library
Access a comprehensive database of eBooks and audio books using your Maine library card.
English, Social Studies
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MapSkip
Access and submit original stories by location on a world map using Map Skip.
English, Social Studies
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News Map
View a digital collage of news story headlines to get a visual understanding of what is occurring in the news. You can narrow your search by country and by topic.
English, Social Studies
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Our Story
Share your personal stories with an online community of writers and follow the stories of other members using this collaborative writing tool.
English
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Poetry Foundation
Access a database of poems as well as supplemental materials for teaching poetry.
English
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Peace Corpse
Read stories recorded by Peace Corpse volunteers that deal with a variety of topics, and download accompanying cross curricular materials.
All
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Shelfari
Shelfari is a community-powered encyclopedia for book lovers. Users can use this free application create a virtual bookshelf, discover new books, connect with other book lovers, and learn more about their favorite books.
English
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Snagfilm
Access a collection of independent movies for free and share them with others.
English, Social Studies
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Story Corpse
Listen to a collection of more than 40,000 recorded stories compiled from more than 80,000 participants with unique stories about a variety of thought provoking topics like adoption, homosexuality, and death.
English
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The Moth
Listen to unique stories, vote for your favorite, or record your own. (Note: Some of the stories contain mature content that is not appropriate for students.)
English
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Interactive Learning Opportunities

Tools
Description
Content Area
High School
Middle School
Elementary School
Blabberize
Allow students to animate a talking head to share a report or tell a story using this simple web based application
All Subjects
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Book Adventure
Students in grades K-8 can find a book, take quizzes on what they've read, and earn prizes for their reading success.
English

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Brainpop
Access a variety of free and low cost interactive lessons, activities, and quizzes on a variety of subjects.
All Subjects

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Fun English Games
Access interactive games, classroom activities, printable worksheets and much more for English and ESL classes.
English, ESL

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Google Literary Trips
Download a variety of Google Lit Trips for free, and allow your students to experience the journeys of characters from famous literature by following their passage on the surface of Google Earth. Available titles include Elie Weisel's Night, Laurie Halse Anderson's Fever 1973, and Charlotte Dematons's The Yellow Balloon.
English, Social Studies
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Neo k-12
Access educational videos, lessons, and games for K-12 students
All Subjects
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Pen Pal Kids Club
Pen Pal Kids Club is an online resource that allows children to connect with other students around the globe in a safe environment. In addition to finding pen pals from around the world, the site also encourages students using the site to learn more about their pen pal's country of origin by playing interactive games and researching information in a kid friendly encyclopedia.
English, Social Studies, World Language

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PhEt Simulations
View interactive, research based stimulations compiled by the PhET project at the University of Colorado on physical phenomenas.
Science
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PicLit
PicLits.com is a creative writing site that encourages viewers to use words, phrases, or sentences to capture the essence or story behind each photo, and share their interpretation of the picture with a virtual community.
English, Art
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Quizlets
Create and share study materials using this free web based application.
All Subjects
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Spelling City
Use this web based application to create spelling word lists and vocabulary lists, and allow students to access fun, interactive games using their assigned words.
All Subjects

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Storybird
Access a unique creative writing tool that allows viewers to create and share short, art inspired stories.
English
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Scale of the Universe
Access a digital to scale model of the universe.
Science, Math
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