A compilation of useful and interesting websites
Educational Resources & Information
Literacy Planet - a great website designed to improve literacy skills such as spelling, grammar, and reading comprehension, closely aligned with the Australian Curriculum, and with links to NAPLAN.
Teachers Pay Teachers - a fantastic website where teachers can share and find a plethora of resources for all subjects and age groups.
FlapJack Educational Resources - a treasure trove of interesting and useful ideas and resources to make learning fun for your students.
Edutopia - a comprehensive website and online community that increases knowledge, sharing, and adoption of what works in K-12 education.
Mind Shift - an information website that explores the future of learning in all its dimensions. They examine how learning is being impacted by technology, discoveries about how the brain works, poverty and inequities, social and emotional practices, assessments, digital games, design thinking and music, among many other topics.
Survey Monkey - a great tool for easily creating surveys for use in the classroom and also for feedback after training sessions.
Edudemic - an interesting and useful news site that posts information and articles about the latest classroom technologies, updates, reviews, research and evidence-driven strategies, and expert guides for teachers and students.
EdSurge - an independent information resource and community for everyone involved in education technology.
Scootle - a national digital learning repository that provides Australian teachers with access to more than 20,000 digital learning items, provided by a wide array of contributors and aligned to core areas of the Australian Curriculum.
Mr Kemp - an awesome blog that was recognised as one of the Huffington Post's Top 12 Global Education Blogs of 2014. Mr Kemp is a Head of ICT and Learning Innovation, a lifelong learner, dream creator and thought leader. He loves to inspire others and find inspiration. Co-founder of #whatisschool edchat.
ClassDojo Blog - a collection of funny, interesting, and useful blog posts mostly related to the ClassDojo behaviour management tool.
Mr TeachBad's Blog of Teacher Disgruntlement - a satirical, but deceptively useful blog and self-proclaimed "place for teachers to laugh and complain."
The United States of Mama - my sister-in-law's blog about the wonderful world of motherhood. As a former high school English and SOSE teacher, a mother of two, and someone who has travelled quite a bit (including a 10 month family campervan trip around Australia) Linda has some hilarious, quirky, and useful insights into life, parenting, travel, food, and the art of juggling it all.
The Aloha Teacher - a blog and website about a Fourth Grade teacher's experiences teaching in Hawaii.
Mr B's Blog - a blog from another second-year teacher about his experiences, ideas, and love of teaching.
Chalk & Apples - a blog site by an experienced teacher who also provides help and resources on designing your own blog and website.
Ask Sir - David Mitchell is a Freelance Consultant, Multi-Award winning Headteacher, Google Certified, Speaker, Author, Founder of QuadBlogging. Using new tech and NO tech to impact standards.
Smart is Cool! - Another great Aussie teacher blog, this one from Jo Prestia who is also an Education Consultant.
Grammarly Blog - This is one of my favourites! A hilarious and useful blog about all things grammatical.
Down Under Teacher - an Aussie blog from a Queensland teacher about teaching, and a great website for sharing resources and finding other Aussie teacher bloggers.
The Hoggatteer Experience - a fantastic site created through Weebly by another teacher for his classes. It's chockablock full of interesting ideas, hilarious anecdotes, and useful resources.
What The Teacher Wears - a site with fun and useful information for (mainly) female teachers interested in fashion and/or looking and feeling good on the job.
The Primary Pineapple - a fun, bright site from a teacher who shares her enthusiasm, experiences, resources, and ideas.
Mrs Mora - a vlog distributed through Mrs Mora's YouTube Channel with interesting posts from the author and some videos that she's added from other users that she found interesting or useful.