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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.


TeacherLINK's Treasures for Teachers

The TeacherLINK Blog: Nathan posts great educational resources daily to the TeacherLINK blog - A companion blog for TeacherLINK. This blog focuses on resources related to the College's departments/units, on educational technologies and resources, NASA & STEM resources/opportunities for educators, and more! Blog submissions can be emailed to usu.yetc@gmail.com

You can also browse through Nathan's UCET newsletters (2005-2011) - They are filled with links to teacher treasures, tutorials, and more. Some items will be outdated, but there are many great resources that are still current and relevant.

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TeacherLINK Blog

YouTube Educational Documentaries

We decided to search for full length, educational documentaries on YouTube, and came up with over 700 of them. There are many, many more! Let us share our list with you (with links to the videos on YouTube).

Last updated January 15, 2014 - Links to 1050 documentaries

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. Work is currently in progress to save each activity as individual PDF files, so visit again in the near future. You can use the search box to search the PDF books.

Core Academy

Cool Tools for Students & Teachers

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Cool Tools for Teachers #2

Units and Lesson Plans

Lesson plans submitted by Utah State University students in the teacher education program. Projects include:

  • AFRICA: It's Not a Country
  • Celebrations
  • Champions of Resistance
  • ESL Assessment of English Language Learners
  • ESOL Instructional Strategies Lesson Plans
  • Famous People - Mini-Curriculum Units
  • Genre-based Writing Units
  • Globalization
  • Opening Doors to Social Studies With Children's Literature
  • Social Studies Curriculum - Mini-Units
  • Social Studies Lesson Plans Grades K-5
  • Social Studies Lesson Plans & Unit Summaries
  • Social Studies Units - Fall 2000
  • Social Studies Units: Fall 2003
  • Social Studies Units: Fall 2004
  • Social Studies Mini-Units - Spring 2002
  • Social Studies Webquests - Spring 2005
  • Social Studies Webquests - Fall 2005
  • Teaching About Human Rights
Lesson Plans

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.

Reference Resources at TeacherLINK

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.

Rockets Guide

Application Helps, How-To's, and Training Materials

Need help using an application? We have written several hundred tutorials on how to use various applications. Some of these may help you. Feel free to have a look.