Educational Resources To Assist in Teaching Online and provide Differentiation

Resources for teachers to use in their classrooms:

Help with Google Classroom
If you're looking for some help with Google Classroom here's the best place to start: Google For Education Teacher Center  /  There's also the Google Classroom Help Center.


InfOhio is a virtual K-12 library that transforms teaching and learning by connecting educational resources with the power of information technology. It is a statewide cooperative school library and information network, supports and enriches teaching and learning by providing equitable access to quality resources for Ohio's PreK-12 community of students, educators and parents. INFOhio's components include electronic resources for schools, instructional development for teachers, and school library automation -- all promoting information literacy and media literacy through the use of technology.


Grade K-5 

Grades 6-8  

Grades 9-12 

ALL GRADES: Multi-Content Areas

Here is a link to resources recently released and shared with teachers in other regions

Newslea: Free access to Newsela’s entire product suite through the end of the current school year. That includes new Newsela ELA, Newsela Social Studies, Newsela Science, and Newsela Social-Emotional Learning Collection.

  • Instant full access for teachers (teacher initiated: link here)
  • Here's a list of new resources that your teachers will then have access to. These will include lesson plans, projects, professional learning, and all traditional Newsela features teachers know and love.
All info can be accessed from

Brain Pop Jr. & Brain Pop

Short educational videos on a range of subjects Free to schools closed by Covid-19

Curriki Find free to use learning and teaching content from diverse content providers and educators from around the world.

Kahn Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

Some of the best resources for information are agencies of the US government. Many of these agencies make that information available to teachers in the form of artifacts, background documents, and lesson plans in an effort to better inform the instruction going on across the country. Because you’ve basically already paid for it through your taxes, everything on these websites is free

Free, Easily-searchable
Lesson Library
Find lessons by grade level, content area, keywords, state/national standards, and time frame. Browse our collection of vetted lessons compiled through years of curriculum development and outreach to K-12 public schools across the state of Oklahoma. Don’t know where to start?

LearnZillion - free online math demonstration lessons and explanation videos, some with follow up learning activities. Can be assigned via any online learning platform with a code no sign in required

Library of Congress Variety of Educational Materials and Activities.

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. 
Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!

This website contains high quality lessons for all subjects and grade levels. Sign up using your google account to have access to the content.  Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!

READING / ELA - All Grades

Really Great Reading's COVID-19 Response & Resources

FREE Teacher Resources - Coronavirus Update - We are here to support you as you continue to figure out how to best navigate this difficult and continuously changing situation. If you begin virtual teaching and increase your reliance on parents as co-educators, or you would like to take this time to work on professional development, we are offering the following free resources:

  • Webinars - We are increasing our FREE webinar schedule with a robust line up of professional development
  • Letter Tile Free Play - FREE until April 30, a digital student letter tile kit for distance learning and practice
  • Home Connection - FREE, parent-friendly PDFs for student practice
  • Heart Word Magic -  FREE, a parent-friendly tool to help students read and spell tricky  words
  • Teacher Toolkit - View a comprehensive list with extended descriptions of our FREE resources and other links


Reading Comprehension Instruction that Works
Log on to to access our FREE library of content, curriculum, and tools.  The nonprofit ReadWorks partners with K-12 teachers across the country to solve our nation’s literacy crisis.

ReadWorks does this by bridging the gap between research and practice in reading comprehension instruction. We leverage cognitive-science research to create high-impact instructional materials and tools that are designed for immediate use within the practical realities of current U.S. classrooms. As a result, over 1 million teachers and 13 million students are using ReadWorks to improve teaching and learning in their classrooms today.

SCIENCE - All Grades

Activities, articles, videos and more, for educators, families, students, and anyone interested in teaching or learning about science.


Google EarthGoogle Earth is a computer program that renders a 3D representation of Earth based primarily on satellite imagery. The program maps the Earth by superimposing satellite images, aerial photography, and GIS data onto a 3D globe, allowing users to see cities and landscapes from various angles.


Google Arts & Culture is an online platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in the initiative's partner museums.

iCivics is re imagining civic learning
iCivics works to ensure every student in America receives a quality and engaging civic education and graduates from high school well prepared and enthusiastic for citizenship

NASA's Deep Dive Planetary Website

Launched in October 1998, the Solar System Exploration website is a real-time, living encyclopedia of the robotic exploration of our solar system. We provide the public with reliable, accurate, up-to-date information about the planets, moons, asteroids, comets and everything else in our solar system. We also provide a complete historical record of deep space exploration.


Buckle up and ride a rocket through our interactive view of the Solar System to explore our cosmic neighborhood.

Solar System Scope

Online 3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky in real-time - the Sun, planets, dwarf planets, comets, stars and constellations.


An interactive 3D visualization of the stellar neighborhood, including over 100000 nearby stars. Created for the Google Chrome web browser.

JR. / Sr. High School
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life) is a free online resource bringing together information about all life on Earth in text, images, video, sounds, maps, classifications and more.

HeilbrunnTimeline of Art History

The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History pairs essays and works of art with chronologies, telling the story of art and global culture through the Museum’s collection.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History presents a thematic, chronological, and geographical exploration of global art history through The Met collection. Authored by The Met’s experts, the digital publication is a reference, research, and teaching tool conceived for students and scholars of art history. The Timeline currently comprises more than 1,000 essays, 8,000 works of art, 300 chronologies, and 3,700 keywords. It is regularly updated and enriched to provide new scholarship and insights on The Met collection.

MicroscopyU from NIKON

Interactive tutorials have been developed to help students explore complex concepts in all phases of optical microscopy, the physics of light and color, photomicrography, and digital imaging technology. The tutorials are also embedded within relevant articles that contain accompanying discussions about the subject phenomenon.


Welcome to Classroom Resources--a diverse collection of lessons and web resources for classroom teachers, their students and students' families. Materials are arranged by subject area to help you quickly find resources in your interest area, and then use them to create lesson plans or at-home activities.

Classroom Resources by research area:

Arctic & Antarctic

Astronomy & Astrophysics


Chemistry & Materials


Earth & Environment





People & Society


National Science Foundation You Tube Channel


Citation Machine helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use. Its primary goal is to make it so easy for student researchers to cite their information sources

Kent State Library (Citation Resources) This site identifies when it is appropriate to use the MLA (Modern Language Association) style of documentation – literature, arts, humanities – and the APA (American Psychological Association) style of documentation – psychology, education, and other social sciences. There is also other style manual and writing guide information.

KnightCite is an online citation generator service provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College. This service simplifies the often tedious task of compiling an accurate bibliography in the appropriate style by formatting the given data on a source into a reliable citation, eliminating the need to memorize minute details of style for multiple kinds of sources. The service is provided free of charge by the college, and is available to members both within and outside of the Calvin community.


Edutopia is dedicated to transforming the learning process by helping educators. this site is committed to empowering students to think critically, access and analyze information, creatively problem solve, work collaboratively, and communicate with clarity and impact. Discover the resources, research, experts, and fellow Edutopia members who are changing our schools. Join us in reinventing the learning process!

Award-winner among videos offering new ideas for the classroom

The first in a series of videos titled Supporting Students in English Language Arts recently received a regional Emmy Award. The Department worked with Broadcast Educational Media Commission, CET Connect and ThinkTV in producing the series last year. The award-winning video features Kari Hake, a kindergarten teacher from Tipp City Schools, who explains to parents what they can expect their kindergarten students to learn in English language arts. The series also features what students will learn grades 1 and 2.  

Additional short videos that public broadcasting stations helped us produce can spark some new ideas, including: