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Alphabet Soup
Contains thematic units, holiday units, games and activities for kids; teacher and parent resources; and crafts, humor and recipes for all. 

Common Core
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

      • Implementing the Common Core State Standards

      • Ohio Public Libraries and Student Learning: Common Core and More

Education World
A wealth of information for teachers and administrators. Includes dozens of feature articles to help with lesson plans, technology, and curriculum development. Also includes a keyword searchable database of over 110,000 sites.  
Enchanted Learning
This is an educational website designed to capture the imagination while maximizing learning. It includes topics and graphics that will interest elementary and high school students.  
How to Choose the Best Multicultural Books
Find leads to 50 great multicultural books as well as advice from writers and illustrators on how to spot literature that transcends stereotypes.

iMatrix from INFOhio
"Search the iMatrix by standard or by subject area and grade to easily see how inquiry skills are scaffolded across grades, find interdisciplinary connections, and link to resources to teach those skills."
Just One More Book
Just One More Book is a thrice-weekly podcast which promotes and celebrates literacy and great children's books.
Ideas, Plans and More. Over 1000 art lesson plans, including art history, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, cross curricular art, multicultural art, seasonal units, recycling projects, textiles and drama. There's also the art book, lessons for preschoolers, bulletin board ideas and crafty ideas too.

KizClub Learning resources and printables for kids.
Multicultural Education Internet Resource Guide
This is a guide of over 50 websites, created to help multicultural educators in locating educational resources.

Ohio Department of Education
Your official Ohio resource for information on anything from assessment to vocational education. This is where to find student proficiency data, Ohio school district job openings, and educational standards.

PBS Teacher Source
Get advanced notice of PBS programs you can use to enhance your teaching. Includes special features, guide to programming by subject, links to quality program-related Web sites, as well as fun activities that correspond to the programs.

Preschool Printables
Felt board stories, file folder games, lesson plans, bulletin boards, etc. Any graphics that would be useful for preschool and elementary teachers. Two print options are provided. You can choose to print in color or use the artwork that may be colored. A good source for finding coloring pages for children. 
Seussville University
Horton the Elephant, Yertle the Turtle, the Lorax, and Sam I Am help kids understand reading, math, science, and problem solving.