10 Resources for Teaching and Learning About Weather

Free Technology For Teachers presents ten great resources for teaching and learning about weather.  You don’t have to be a science teacher to see these top ten resources are truly inspirational!

How does this get better you ask…videos!  Why Are There Clouds? is a relatively new Minute Earth video that explains how clouds are formed and how they rise or fall in the sky. The nice thing about Minute Earth videos is that a list of references is included in each video’s description on YouTube.

Richard Byrne, creator of Free Technology for Teachers, provides links to all ten resources as well as several Youtube videos for educators to peruse.


Minecraft Themed Addition Worksheets | The Multi Taskin Mom

Here’s an awesome freebie for teachers and homeschooling parents!  Now through July 27th, you can get FREE Minecraft Themed Worksheets for your kids!  Nothing like a “little Steve” to get your kids motivated!  

Wow!  I wish these had been around a few years ago, like when my son was in early elementary school and a huge Minecraft fan.  I even went so far as to paint a Minecraft mural in his bedroom, so, we were dedicated in our house.  The Multi Taskin Mom is offering these free, but only until July 27th, then you have to pay $2.99.

Teachers Pay Teachers-Buy and Sell Original Educational Resources

Teachers Pay Teachers is an open marketplace for educators to buy, sell, and share their original resources.  I don’t know what I would have done the year I was asked to teach four different grade levels of high school English, mid-year, had I not been told about this great resource!  Many of the teachers offer free lessons and worksheets, while most are very reasonably priced.

Their search feature allows you to search by topic, subject, grade level, or even how much money you want to spend.  I particularly liked searching under “free.”

Membership is free and although I haven’t sold any of my original resources, plenty of other teachers are and making money!

I Love That Teaching Idea: K-6 Ideas and Techniques for the Classroom

I Love That Teaching Idea:  “Creative and effective teacher-created ideas to improve your teaching and experience as a teacher.”

Idea Directories                                                        
Bulletin Boards
Character Ed
Class Meetings
Classroom Mgmt
Field Trips
First Day
Learning Centers
Service Learning
Social Studies
Teacher Tips
Writing/Language Arts


Scholastic Freebie Corner: Free Classroom Materials and Special Offers

Scholastic Freebie Corner

The Best Offers & Perks for Teachers All Day. Everyday!

FREE                                                                                            STEM Resources for HS Students

  • Printables                                                                                * Mobile App Concepting and Coding
  • Professional Development
  • Videos
  • Coupons
  • Games
  • Interactive Links
  • Lessons


Easy TestMaker-Create, Print, and Publish Tests Online

EasyTestMaker is an online test generator to help you create, format and grade your tests!”

“Create, print and publish your tests online! EasyTestMaker makes it easy for you to perfectly format multiple question types, print alternate versions, and publish to the web for online tests!”

A Free Account Will Give You Access to:

  • An easy to use test interface
  • All question types available
  • Answer sheets
  • Multiple sections
  • Automatic question renumbering when questions are moved
  • 25 test limit

**One of my personal favorite freebies!

Webcast: From STEM to STEAM

Free Webcast…Free Webcast…Free Webcast


Webcast: From STEM to STEAM:

Assessing Art & Design and Visual Projects


Webcast brought to you by the Turnitin Professional Development Team

STEM + Art = STEAM.” The emphasis on art and design that the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) has—in their words”championed” has impact not just on students of art/design and artists, but also in driving home the importance of the arts for innovation. Whether in their science or humanities classes, students are increasingly asked to incorporate multimedia approaches to complete their assignments. This gestures not only at the importance of multimedia skills in a technology-based economy, but also to the fact that students rely heavily on the internet and web-based content.” 

Exit Tickets: Formative Assessment Opportunity

If you haven’t used “exit tickets” in your elementary classroom…check this out!  As a way to check for understanding, exit tickets are just one formative assessment opportunity to monitor student learning.  Exit tickets can also be adapted to middle and secondary levels too!


Ebola: At a glance

Are your students asking questions about Ebola?  This is a great, simple, and straightforward resource for understanding the virus Ebola.

     “Ebola disease is a life-threatening illness caused by the Ebola virus. In December 2013, a 2-year-old toddler died in a rural village in Guinea, sparking the largest Ebola outbreak the world has ever known (Baize et al., 2014).”