Have you looked at the resources and things available FREE on TeachersFirst?
Here are 5 things I found today:
1. Help! I lost my library/media specialist: Activities, Read-Alouds, and Articles about Common Core: Although nothing can replace the specialized knowledge of a teacher-librarian, we have students whose elementary years are passing quickly. They need reading suggestions, lessons on information literacy, and positive experiences with books for independent reading. TeachersFirst offers this series to help every student love reading, despite difficult times.
2. Classroom Planning Calendar: This clickable calendar listing provides reviewed curriculum resources in a snap, connecting your classroom to events and observances in the world outside of school: holidays, anniversaries, seasonal events, and commemorations.
3. TeachersFirst BYOD Dream Tools: Free tools that work on any device: This collection of reviewed tools from TeachersFirst includes apps that are available for FREE on iOS (iPad, iPhone), Android, and web devices. Ideal for BYOD classrooms or 1:1 computer/tablet programs, these reviewed tools allow users to create and access projects using the same app, no matter what kind of device they have.
4. Reading for All: Reading is at the heart of learning, from pre-K to graduation. TeachersFirst offers these resources to support reading across the curriculum PreK-12 and encourage independent reading through school and in cooperation with parents.
5. Tech How and Why: Teaching and learning should drive technology, not vice versa. But sometimes we need the practical tips and how-to advice to use the technology in support of learning. Learn both HOW technology can support learning for you and your students and the underlying WHY behind best practices, all from supportive, Thinking Teachers like you.