This section of TeacherLINK contains materials for teachers. Utah State University's College of Education students or YETC staff prepared them to be freely distributed to educators. We also gathered public domain materials that would be of interest to educators. Feel free to browse through this collection. Download items that would be useful to you as you teach.
Note from Nathan Smith...
As a former elementary teacher, and now working with our pre-service educators at Utah State University, I’ve developed a passion for sharing resources with educators that will assist them to be learning facilitators for their students, and helping them deliver high-quality educational materials and experiences in the classroom and at home. I post regularly to the following blogs and websites...
Check the blogs to keep up with new resources being posted each day. This page also has many wonderful resources. Technology moves so quickly that in many ways, we are trying to prepare our students to live and function in a world that hasn’t even been invented yet - and in which they will be the creators and designers. I think in many ways, it will be an exciting world.
It is my sincere desire that the resources I’ve shared with you on this page will inspire you to look further and develop innovative ways of using resources you find. (Please watch the Connected Learning videos - they will make you think!) My contact info is here.
Sincerely, Nathan Smith
- TeacherLINK Blog: Great educational resources daily on the TeacherLINK blog - A companion blog for TeacherLINK. Blog submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- TeacherLINK TechBytes Newsletter: Great educational resources monthly.
- YouTube Educational Documentaries: We decided to search for full length, educational documentaries on YouTube, and came up with over 1000 of them. There are many, many more Last updated September 4, 2014
- Free Windows Applications: Looking for free Windows applications that could be used in an educational setting? Here is a list of them with links to the download sites. Last updated January 10, 2014 - Links to 125 applications
- Free Macintosh Applications: Looking for free Mac applications that could be used in an educational setting? Here is a list of them with links to the download sites. Last updated January 10, 2014 - Links to 360 applications
Elementary Core Academy: Entire books of math and science activities that were produced for Utah teachers between 2002 - 2008. Each book is a PDF file, and you'll find books for Kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades for each year between 2003 to 2008.
Units and Lesson Plans: Lesson plans submitted by Utah State University students in the teacher education program.
Printable Teacher Aids: A varied assortment of worksheets, tests, etc.
Reference and Library Resources: This is a mix of different resources that have educational value. In this section you'll find the CIA World FactBook, important documents such as the United States Consitution and Bill of Rights, Champions of Resistance, maps, information about Utah, survival guide for new teachers, Newbery and Caldecott award lists, early childhood resources, and more. Even though it's a random assortment, it's worth looking through.
NASA educational materials: (lesson plans, pictures, opportunities, and much more!) As NASA explores frontiers of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), it seeks to assist teachers and students to explore them as well. NASA also encourages youth to explore STEM careers. Through its dissemination network, NASA provides educational materials, information, services, and other resources to our nation's classrooms. NASA Educator Resource Centers and NASA Regional Educator Resource Centers are part of this network that serve both formal educators (public school teachers) and informal educators (homeschool parents, etc.) for the state in which they reside.