Teacher Resources

Academic Resource

CRCT Lessons - The purpose of thissite is to make the CRCT preparation process a fun and meaningful experiencefor students and teachers.

Georgia Online Assessment System - Allows educators to have access to test items aligned to the state mandated curriculum to develop assessments that inform teaching and learning. It allows students and parents transparency on the expectations placed on students relative to improving student achievement.

Instant Classroom -Instant Classroom provides a fun, free, and easy way to manage your classroom online.

Remind101 – Message your class a safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents and it’s FREE.   

Classroom Timers - These are great timers for classrooms, or maybe meetings,or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-)

teachade – Are source sharing website designed specifically for educators with free educational resources.

Discovery Education – Offers a broad range of free classroom resources that complement and extend learning beyond the bell.  

AdLit.org  - Adolescent Literacy-grades 4-12

Digital Library of Georgia - A gateway to Georgia's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources.

Libraryof Congress - Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library’s vast digital collections in their teaching. Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards,and the standards of national organizations.

Finding and Evaluating Websites activity - Provided by Houghton Mifflin Company-grades 6- 

Outlined Printable Maps - Provided by Houghton Mifflin Company

Online References

Popular Citation Links

Bibliography Maker  - BibMe is a free automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting.
CitationMachine  - Citation Machine helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use.

Popular Dictionaries
American Heritage -Fifth edition includes definitions, pronunciations, etymologies and feature notes. Cambridge Dictionaries -Includes phrases and idioms.

Dictionary.com -Definitions from Webster's and more.

Merriam-Webster -Familiar, fast and easy dictionary.

OneLook Dictionaries - Search many dictionaries at once.

Oxford Dictionaries -Up-to-date definitions and translations, plus practical       language help.

yourDictionary.com -Dictionaries for 230+ languages.

Vocabulary.com -Start typing a word and get instant results. Includes audio
  pronunciations andList Builder for words you want to learn.

Fine Dictionary -Defines the word and also offers related quotations, idioms, etymology, usage and related words.

Popular Encyclopedias

Britannica.com - Nearly boundless research tool.
Columbia Encyclopedia -Full text at Bartleby.com.
Encarta Online - Abridged version ofsoftware.
Encyclopedia.com - Simple and free encyclopedia.
How Stuff Works - Find out how just about anything works.
Information Please -Encyclopedia and dictionary in one.
Symbols.com -Encyclopedia of graphic symbols.
xrefer -Encyclopedia, thesaurus and quotations in one. 

Popular Almanacs

InfopleaseAlmanacs - Explore a variety of topical almanacs.                                   
CIA World Factbook - Offers detailed country information.                                      
2000 inReview - CNN reflects on the biggest stories                                  
50States.com - Overflowing with stately knowledge                                       
Computer Almanac - Filled with facts and numbers.                                      
GuinnessWorld - Search for world records in 8 categories.                            
VideoAlmanac - CNN video high-lights since 1980.                                           
Almanac.com - Home of the Old Farmer's Almanac.                                    
BaseballAlmanac - Filled with baseball facts

Technology Teacher Resource

TeacherFiles - Source of free online educational resources for teachers to use in their      classrooms.

FreeWord Art Generator

teAchnology- Free and easy to use teacher resources. 

http://www.pppst.com/index.html - PowerPoint Presentations for all subject areas


Presentation Tools

EduClipper- The best place to explore, share,and contribute educational      content for teaching and learning.

Piktochart- The easiest way to generate your own info-graphic graphics. Check     out this renowned info graphic app's product.

AnimotoWeb application that produces videos from photos, video clips and music.

Photopeach- A new service that allows you to quickly and easily create an      audio slideshow, with captions, from images in your Flickr, Picassa, or           Facebook account.


       JayCut - Is a free, online, video editing service.

Stupeflix - Is a service that allows user to quickly and easily create video            montages using their favorite images and audio clips.

Flixtime- Is a video creation service that is quite smilar to Amimoto and              Stupeflix.Flixtime gives users the ability to create 60 second videos by mixing together images, video clips, and music tracks.






            Little BirdTales

 - A very simple, easy-to-use tool for creating screen cast videos. You do not need to register in order to use Screenr, but if you want to save your recordings you do need a Twitter account.

Chogger  - Free comic strip creation tool offering a good selection of editing tools.

  - A drag-and-drop cartoon creation tool which allows anyone regardless of artistic ability to create comics.

Be Funky - Smple tool for turning digital photographs into digital comics.

 - Provides a variety of layouts to which students can upload images then edit the images or add text bubbles and titles.

WriteComics -Is a free, simple tool for creating comic strips.

StripGenerator -Allows anyone, even people who claim they can't draw, to create good-looking black and white comic strip. 



Scholastic Teacher Resources

 Book Lists

Book Wizard

Free Lesson Plans

For New Teachers

Scholastic News Online Resources

Action - Provides Articles that Boost Teens’ Reading and Writing

ART -  Classic and Contemporary Art for Students

Choices -  Health and Well Being for Teens

JuniorScholastic -Middle School Social Studies and Current Events

- Combining Real-World Math and Visuals with Middle School Math Skills that help teach Common Core Standards

The New York Times Upfront
- TheTeacher’s Online Companion to News for Teens

Science World
- The Teacher’s Online Companion to Science World, ProvidingYour Middle School and High School Students with Science News and Rich Informational Texts That Connect STEM to the Common Core


Scholastic Whiteboards Resources

Other Scholastic Resources

Professional Resources

Teach Georgia- The official state source to find educator employment opportunities in Georgia public schools and provides information regarding traditional and non-traditional pathways to certification and PSC-approved programs, scholarship and loan sources, and federal grant opportunities awarding stipends to teachers in participating school systems.

Georgia Professional Standards Commission - Assume full responsibility for the preparation, certification, and professional conduct of certified personnel employed in the Georgia public schools.

Georgia Performance Standards - The performance standards provide clear expectations for instruction,assessment, and student work. They define the level of work that demonstrates achievement of the standards, enabling a teacher to know “how good is good enough.”

Common-Core in GA -The CCGPS for English language arts, mathematics, and literacy inscience, history/social studies, and technical subjects will ensure that all Georgia students have an equal access and opportunity to master the skills and knowledge needed for success beyond high school.

Common CoreState Standards Initiative - Providesa consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them become successful in their college and careers.

21st Century Learner Standards - Learning standards used to shape the library program and create an authentic literacy program across the curriculum and support the Common Core State Standards.

Looking for Local Recent News? Click on Links Below.

AJC-The Atlanta Journal & Constitution

Rome NewsTribune

Rome Newswire

World News

CNNStudent News  - Delivers the latest breaking news and information on the latest top stories, weather, business, entertainment, politics, and more.

Channel One News - Breaking national news for teens, music, sports, homework help, and fun games and quizzes, all with a student focus.

USA Today - The latest national, international, and political news. 

New York Times -An American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City.

CNN News - Delivers the latest breaking news and information on the latest top stories, weather, business, entertainment, politics, and more.

Fox News - Breaking News, Latest News and Current News.

Public Libraries

Sara HightowerRegional Library - Rome, GA

Bartow County Library

Internet Safety                

Internet Safety from the US Department of Justice

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

Click HERE for videos on cyber safety!

Safe Cyberspace Surfing

Google.com Good-to-Know Site

Teacher Lessons




Evaluation a Web Page


Think U Know - Section 11-16 - Series of videos featuring teenagers who find themselves faced with dilemmas about how to interact with others online.

Think U Know - Teachers Resources Offers fact sheets,posters, and lesson plans to use in conjunction with the videos and games.

HectorsWorld - Watch Hector andhis friends learning how to use their computers safely! (for young children)