Recommended Websites

Sites for the Classroom 

Texas Performance Standards Project

Great ideas for tasks that are interdisciplinary, authentic, and that encourage student choice and community engagement.

Stanford:  How to Develop Performance Tasks

You can work on this free online guided class at your own pace to learn more about what performance tasks are and how to design them

Explore.Org is a great site to incorporate a virtual field trip in class!  There are live cameras  to help students see nature and animals from around the world!

Monterey Bay Aquarium

This aquarium’s site has live cams and related step-by-step inquiry projects that incorporate NGSS.

Digital Public Library of America

Primary Source Sets

A Day In First Grade

This site has incredible resources with step-by-step directions for student centered inquiry learning units for PreK, K, and 1st grade

Neo K12

Educational videos, lessons, and games for K-12 School Kids

Project Management for Learning

21st Century Skills Map

Open Middle 

Challenging Math Problems Worth Solving


Visualizing student understanding – interactive game site for students


Gamify homework and other formative assessments – students can work at own pace and compete against classmates or teams


Create/Choose fun learning games to play in class

John Spencer’s Creative Classroom

This collection of video clips that John created is fabulous.  I’ve personally used the Genius Hour intro video and some of the design challenges – and highly recommend his work!

Mark Wise Global Challenge Project Site

Mark Wise created a website for the Global Challenge Project (an interdisciplinary project where students tackle big world challenges in ways that develop skills and interests).  This has incredible resources, information, task sheets, rubrics, and research to help you guide students through this project OR to help you create a similar smaller scale for your own class or school.


Thinking about Education 

Granted, and… ~ thoughts on education by Grant Wiggins

Grant Wiggins is the co-author of Understanding by Design and the author of Educative Assessmentand numerous articles on education. 

Curriculum Design – Steven Weber

Steven Weber is administrator and blogger.

Teaching and Learning

Rick Wormeli’s Resources for Practical and Compelling Educational Change

Practical Advice for Busy Teachers

Julia Thompson’s blog – (author of the “First Year Teacher’s Survival Guide”)

Cult of Pedagogy

Jennifer Gonzalez has an amazing collection of resources to crush it in the classroom!



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