If you want to spend less time lesson planning, and more time engaged with the students, we’ve got two websites that might help you:
North Carolina Learning Object Repository
The North Carolina Learning Object Repository is a news and learning portal. The website says “This service is available to all North Carolina educators but it is managed by the North Carolina Community College System with allocated funds from the North Carolina State Legislature 2+2 initiative.” This site is RICH with resources such as lesson plans, videos, topic lessons, grammar, reading and writing.
The topics on the site are listed below. The most relevant for us is, of course, Language Arts, but there is other information within some of the other categories that could be of use in your classrooms!
Agricultural and Natural Sciences (4,179) Arts and Humanities (3,384)
Business, Management & Economics (546) Career and Technical Education (477) Computer Science (214) Design (39)
Education (317) Engineering (3,325)
Health and Medical Sciences (1,318) Information Sciences (37)
Language Arts (381) Mathematics (2,665)
Physical Sciences (3,202) Social and Behavioral Sciences (722)
Additionally, there is a “Resource Series List” available. Just a small sampling of these resources are the BBC, ReadWriteThink, Khan Academy, NCCCSS Virtual ESL Library, LearnNC, and many, many more. Think of it as a giant conflomeration of information! Search under “Resource Series” and you’ll find the entire list.
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
Again, a wealth of information covering a multitude of subjects. For our students, click on the “What’s New” link, next, the “LINCS Learner Center”, and follow the links according to your interest. There are several sites here for your students to use.
As you go deeper into the site you’ll find even more resources for the classroom and also research papers!