CURRICULUM RESOURCESWorkshop presented by Charlette Roddy and Marcia BrownDiscover free and open resources available to you that will enrich and support your curriculum, improve teacher effectiveness, and improve student outcomes.You can often search by subject or standards to locate material to supplement your curriculum.
Online Catalog of each LCMCISD Library: http://destiny.lcmcisd.org/
  • Electronically search your campus's library for books, videos, etc.

K-12 Databases: Link can be found on the "Quick Links" or "Inside LCM" dropdown on the District Website or on your campus's library webpage.
START SEARCHING - SECONDARY RESOURCES - Must know your the login/password for your campus.
  • Britannica - Learning Materials (can change level of materials from High School, Middle School, Elementary School at any time at bottom of page)
    Choose among Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Math. Interactive Lessons and Exercises that correspond with a specific TEKS.
  • Britannica - Teacher Resources (Curriculum Standards)
    Look for the orange button located at the top of selected articles and next to the title of the Britannica Learning Materials. The button indicates that state standards and benchmarks are addressed, and will link you to the standards for your state. You can also browse all standards for your state, grade and subject area.

  • Databases - KIDS SEARCH (Grades 3-8)
  • Databases - STUDENT RESEARCH CENTER (Secondary)
  • Teacher Resources Link (Includes many journals that keep you informed in your discipline.)
    Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 periodicals. In addition, 96% of journals indexed in the database are peer-reviewed. Topics include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education.

K-12 Databases: Link can be found on the "Quick Links" or the "Inside LCM" dropdown on the District Website or on your campus's library webpage.
  • Lesson Plans tab at the top.
    A collection of TEKS aligned, inquiry-based lessons for grades K-12. Lesson Plan Guides--The password to access any of the guides is esc20#1

BibMe: http://www.bibme.org/
  • Fast and Easy Bibliography Maker (books, magazines, newspapers, websites, etc.)

Khan Academy: http://www.khanacademy.org/
  • The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization the provides free resources--more than 2,900 micro lectures teaching Mathematics, History, Healthcare/Medicine, Finance, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, Economics, Computer Science, and more. Most of the videos are stored on YouTube.

Free Technology for Teachers: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/
  • Free Resources and Lesson Plans for Teaching with Technology--New sites previewed and reviewed daily with Applications for Education comments. You can search throughout the website or search through Google.

LiveBinders: http://www.livebinders.com/
  • Collection of resources--links, worksheets, etc. Easily searchable. Many created by other teachers and professionals.

Thinkfinity: http://www.thinkfinity.org/lesson-plans
  • Thousands of free standards-based lesson plans from leading educational organizations.

BrightStorm: http://www.brightstorm.com/
  • Free homework help videos--Math, Science, English, Test Prep (ACT, SAT, PSAT, AP)