This page is updated frequently. Educational staff are encouraged to let Tom O'Connor know about the usefulness and currency of these links and to make suggestions for other links which would be helpful to other teachers.
ESOL Links for Teachers UPDATED JAN 2013
English Language Arts Links for Teachers UPDATED Feb 2013
Mathematics Links for Teachers UPDATED Feb 2013
ACLS (Adult Community Learning Services) - this is a useful link for Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) funded programs.The site includes DESE staff addresses, important documents to download such as DESE policies and procedure, ABE Curriculum Frameworks, and latest DESE mailings
SABES (System for Adult Basic Education Support) web site contains documents, bibliographies, calendars, lists of workshops and trainings and links to other educational sites.
Contextualized Curriculum - this site provides a set of 24 contextualized curriculum modules created by the Masschussets Community Colleges and Workforce Development Transformation Agenda (MCCWDTA). TheSE modules are contextualized to three separate industry cluster (Health, Advance Manufacturing and Information Technology). The modules are divided evenly between Mathematics and Literacy. This results in four Math and four Literacy modules for each of the industry clusters. Teachers are encouraged to explore the use of these modules in their classrooms, adjust them to fit the level and needs of their students, and provide feedback through this website. New APR 2013
Common Core Standards This link leads to the home page of the Common Core State Standards. It provides links to the complete Mathematics and English Language Arts standards. These standards are meant to provide a clear understanding of what students are expected to learn and they strive to reflect the knowledge and skills that are needed for success in college and careers. The new GED 2014 will be based on these standards. New Feb 2013
GED Testing Service Contains the latest information on the new GED scheduled to begin January 2014. Teachers should download all three chapters of the official Assessment Guide for detailed information about the revised content. There is also a Webinar slideshow to view on each of the chapters. New Mar 2012
GED Teacher Resource Center This site sponsored by New Readers Press include a free GED Test Prep Handbook and numerous Pre-GED and GED Test Prep classroom activities. New Aug 2012
Superteacher Worksheets - this site features thousands of printable PDF files. Our collections include math worksheets, spelling lists, reading comprehension passages, education board games, graphic organizers, handwriting practice pages, educational card games, flashcards, and manipulative teaching materials. Visitors have only limited access without becomeing members.. New Jan 2012 - Brockton
Good Character- this content-rich website is loaded with free resources, materials, and lesson plan for teachers wishing to provide character education for students. Teaching guides are available which provide discussion questions, writing assignments, and student activities. Useful for work readiness lessons... New Jan 2012 - Brockton
TV 411 - Website for popular video educational series produced by the Adult Literacy Media Alliance (ALMA). TV411 is a collection of entertaining videos and engaging web activities, all designed to help students reach their learning goals. Pick a topic--reading, writing, vocabulary, math, or learning--and get started! NEW June 2011
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) - website which makes teaching and learning resources from across the federal government available in one place
Massachusetts Workforce Board Association - main site of the Massachusetts Workforce Board Association which contains current information on the role and activities of the Workforce Investment Boards (WIB), One-Stop Career Centers and Youth Councils in your region. This site contains links to all the local workforce board websites.
The Teacher's Corner - a large site that provide a wide range of resources and lesson plans to assist teachers with class planning. Site features include lesson plans, thematic units, printable worksheets, seasonal material, bulletin boards, collaboration projects and message boards. Examples of printable worksheets include Sudoku Puzzle, Brain Teasers, Word Searches, Word Scrambles, Match-up Worksheets, Crossword Puzzle Maker, Telling Time Worksheets, Money Worksheets, Printable Calendars, Printable Maps, Cloze Sentence, Fill in the Blank, Maze Maker, and Graph Worksheets. Use of the site is FREE and does not require a subscription. (suggested by Michelle Ramirez-Worcester)
EdHelper - another site devoted to providing assistance to teachers. This one requires a membership subscription for access to the best areas of the site. If using this site, please consider appropriateness of activities for adults. Emphasis is on elementary school needs.
House Plans and More - a large collection of lesson plans grouped by subject which are billed as appropriate for parents and students involved in homeschooling. Teachers should evaluate these plans for age appropriateness and adapt them where needed before using with older youth and adults.
Curriki - a collaborative curriculum development website where teachers can find a large library of already developed lesson plans and activities, share curriculum resources, and collaborate with other educators to create curriculum. Curriki = curriculum + wiki.
Focus on Basics - quarterly publication of the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL). The website includes all back issues of the publication with articles on best practices and current research on adult learning and literacy.
AcademicInfo - this is an online education resource center with extensive subject guides and distance learning information.It provides free, independent and accurate information and resources for current teachers (research tools, writing guides, journals, books etc) as well as study information for prospective teachers.
Gateway to Educational Materials - the key to one-stop, any-stop access to high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources on the Internet!
Assessment Strategies - resources are extensive for multiple-subject assessments at Scoring Guides, Portfolios, Performance Tasks, Peer Evaluations--all are covered.
Online Crossword Puzzle Maker - easy program for teachers to make online crossword puzzles for your students on any subject just by making a list with the words and their clues.
Teachers.Net - large teacher site which includes lesson plans, discussion areas etc.
Teachervision.com - large teacher site which includes lesson plans, printable handouts, graphic organizers, subject materials, professional development materials, classroom organization tools and a teacher store.
The Study Place - after registering, a teacher of adults age 18 and above may create your own online lessons using simple forms, find ready mand online lessons, create a class home page and track student progress online.
Writing Lesson Plans - a collection of articles which useful information on how to write quality lesson plans. It includes such topics as Lesson Plans the Easy Way, How to Write Behavioral Objectives, Verbs for Behavioral Objectives, Lesson Planning: Teaching Questions, How to Write an Assessment Based on an Objective, and the Common Mistakes in Writing Lesson Plans
Webquest Information - this site includes a large number of materials to assist teachers interested in developing Webquests. A Webquest is a a formalized web-based activity that promotes inquiry-based learning by assigning students a task and a step by step process to accomplish the task. Various resources are suggested to guide the student to the information needed to accomplish the task. A Webquest may be developed by teachers as a learning activity for their students or developed by a group of students as the focus of a class web page development project.