Free Stuff for TeachersIn these crippling economic times with huge budget cuts, I find myself looking for ways to continue providing my students with the tools they need without breaking my own...

Free Stuff for Teachers

In these crippling economic times with huge budget cuts, I find myself looking for ways to continue providing my students with the tools they need without breaking my own bank!  Let's post the websites and offers that we all know of so we can treat our kiddos to the best education we can give them.  What suggestions do you have?

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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All good suggestions!  Sometimes you can go into local stores and they will donate goods to you.  You can ask for donations of books, paper, supplies and so on.  Your school's parent-teacher group might also be able to supply you with funds or supplies.  Mine does.  If your school hosts a book fair you can get free books from that.  I also use Scholastic Book Clubs, and get a lot of free books and resources for my class.

Enotes is also a great resource, with free documents.

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kiwi | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

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The best website I have found for lesson plans, ideas and even Smartboard resources is teachit.co.uk. You are able to download pdf resources free, but with subscription can access Word and Powerpoint resources. I use this site regularly even though I no longer teach in the UK.

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litchick2011 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

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I have always found great lesson plans (and links to sites with more free stuff) from the following website:

www.webenglishteacher.com

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sharrons | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

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This is not a freebie, but the discounts are HUGE!.  I
www.campustech.com For instance, MS Office is usually 499, but with the discount, it's 129.  This discount is available to teachers and students.  You can also purchase software directly from Adobe and receive an educational discount.  https://store1.adobe.com/cfusion/store/html/index.cfm?store=OLS-EDU&event=displayEduConditions

www.thefrugalteacher.net 

 

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dbello | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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Free Stuff for Teachers

In these crippling economic times with huge budget cuts, I find myself looking for ways to continue providing my students with the tools they need without breaking my own bank!  Let's post the websites and offers that we all know of so we can treat our kiddos to the best education we can give them.  What suggestions do you have?

Although this is the English Teachers Group, I thought I'd just add another perspective. Many high schools try to complement English with History by grade, therefore a few history websites couldn't hurt.

1. Freshmen, Sophmore-K.M.T.com (teachers might have to select articles based on reading level) archaeology.org

2. Juniors, Seniors-Up Front, educational tool provided by The New York Times. Teaching Tolerance.org This website provides free educational programs. I have used them for several years and they definitely have 'staying' power.

3. Specifically for seniors taking Economics, especially those involved in a 'stock market game/ or project, The Wall Street Journal.

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morrol | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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Penguin books has a great collection of extremely detailed unit plans. There are laid out lessons, activities, and study questions for every chapter of many many books.

http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm?gclid=CKWT9sH9kZgCFRIcawodpljYmg

This website too has good stuff for elementary school teachers.

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slchanmo1885 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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George Lucas' "Edutopia" is a free magazine that often has good ideas and interesting articles about new strides in the education field. The website also has a wealth of information: http://www.edutopia.org/

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disney353 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

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Your Context as a Reader and Pre-Reading, have many activities, notes and discussion information.

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