Classroom Resources

These resources include ideas for classroom set-up, decoration, management, and more!

35 Must-Watch TED Talks to Spark Student Discussion – At 18 minutes or less, these TED Talks can be a phenomenal classroom resource. TED Talks can engage students and spark meaningful conversations. Here are some of the best TED Talks students (and you) will find informative, funny, and uplifting.

Bingo Cards – Create your own BINGO cards

Class Dojo – Classroom management – behavior only.

Classroom Management in the Digital Age – Suggestions and information on how to manage devices in the classroom (or out of it)

Desktop Name Tags – Printable name tags for student desks, with a simple ruler on the top and lines for the student’s name.

Kid Snippets – short videos on YouTube written by kids and acted-out by adults. (NOTE: May not be appropriate for all levels – please preview first!)

Let’s Play! Learning Games – This site provides various games that teachers and librarians can use with students to have a little fun – but still learn at the same time.  

Print-Bingo – create free bingo cards.

Scholastic Tools – Classroom Set-Up – Virtual classroom set-up – allows you to choose figures and lay out your classroom.

Upstart – Various themed resources for classrooms AND libraries!

Brain Breaks and Brain research

An Activity A Day to Learn About The Brain – Four weeks of activities and projects that you can do to learn about the brain. Each of these activities takes only a short time to complete. Click on “[ideas]” to find background information to help you with a project.

Brain Breaks – Our students should have a kinesthetic brain break every 25-30 minutes. Brain breaks are refreshing to students and teachers alike. They do take some time out of class, but the efficiency of our students goes up when we incorporate them. (information from the website)

Certificates and Awards:

Certificates – A variety of certificate templates.

Free Printable Certificates For Children – Customizable, printable certificates and awards.

Clip Art, Fonts, and Web graphics:

18 Free Image Sites and Tools for Schools – Sites where you can find high quality pictures that can be used in school projects without any licensing concerns. These can include images that are released under creative commons, or are in the public domain, or simply are copyright-free. Of course depending on the license, it may still be necessary to cite where the image came from to provide proper attribution (and it can be a good practice to do even if not required).

ALA Clip Art – FREE Library-related clip art from the American Library Association.

Ask A Librarian – Clip Art – FREE Library-related clip art with the theme “Ask a librarian”.

Barry’s Clipart Server – FREE clip art (with credit).

Classroom Clipart for Students – FREE clip art (educational use only – with credit on webpages).

DiscoverySchool ClipArt – FREE clip art – 10 images max (educational use only – with credit on webpages). – FREE graphics and clip art for projects.

Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators – About the Internet and Graphics – Link to the graphics part of this page with various sites that provide clip art and graphics.

MacDesktops – Downloadable images for desktops and other uses (LARGE ad box at the top).

Pics4Learning – Tech4Learning – FREE copyright-friendly images.

Teacher Files Clip Art – FREE educational clip art and word art.

Webshots – Pictures and photos for downloading (i.e. desktops, pictures).