Websites for Teaching & Learning

Please note: TSTA does not endorse or recommend the following listings, with the exception of the NEA sites. 

Professional development

NEA Professional Learning Resources

Grants and awards

Enhancing Student Mathematics Learning through the Use of Tools and Technology Grants 

The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation

Readings to Embrace Race, Provide Solace & Do Good

Education Jobs Board education jobs board

EarthCam and National Park Service Provide Live Views from Highest Point in D.C.

The National Park Service partnered with EarthCam to bring live views of iconic U.S. monuments to the world. download and share a 24 hour time-lapse video clip, click here:




National Teachers Hall of Fame

Project Share

Project Share, the Texas Education Agency’s online learning community, provides student resources, professional development courses, academic networking, and professional learning communities to Texas educators and students. read more

Khan Academy

Learn almost anything for free using the Khan Academy’s 3,400 free videos.

College for All Texans website

Looking for one place to find all there is to know about going to college or technical school in Texas? Admissions, financial aid and free test prep are here. read more

Academic Earth

Academic Earth aims to provide everyone with the opportunity to earn a world-class education by offering free online classes and online learning tools. Whether you’re looking to advance your career or take classes that interest you, Academic Earth can connect you to the world’s top universities and scholars.

Learn money management

Visa’s free financial literacy program, Practical Money Skills for Life, offers useful financial literacy information for ages kindergarten through adult, including free lesson plans and other classroom materials. read more

Innovation in education

For inspiration, check out teachers’ entries, in all subjects and at all grade levels, for the PBS Teachers Innovation Award.

Information for students with disabilities

TSTA’s parental involvement booklet

‘Autism Speaks’ toolkit

NEA partnered with Autism Speaks on a free online School and Community Toolkit. It’s packed with information and ideas for creating a welcoming and accepting community for children with autism. There are resources for the entire school community: teachers, administrators, paraeducators, office staff, bus drivers, nurses, custodians, peers, and parents. read more

Smithsonian’s online cultural heritage tours

The Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies offers a series of free, online cultural heritage tours that invite educators, families and students to explore the Smithsonian’s rich array of heritage-related treasures. Smithsonian Education

Hip Hop news makes learning fun

Rappers summarize the weekly news. read more

Physicians’ tobacco education program

Tar Wars is a tobacco-free education program for fourth- and fifth-grade students that is owned and operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians. read more

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Since 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund has awarded more than 61,000 scholarships in excess of $115 million to Hispanic students from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. read more

Best of Humanities

EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.

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Science.Gov is an interagency initiative gateway to government science information and research results. Currently in its fifth generation, provides a search of over 60 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to over 2200 scientific Websites.

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