Top 5 Online Resources for Teachers

Technology and school education enjoy a symbiotic relationship and, as a teacher, it is imperative to have a tech tool that makes the job easier for you and your students. Here, we have compiled a list of the top 5 online resources for teachers that can enhance one’s professional work, experience, career opportunities and confidence.

1. Theme Spark

Fast, easy K-12 tools to enhance student learning with curriculum.


ThemeSpark, created by teacher David Hunter, offers free web-based tools for teachers. The Rubric Maker allows for creating standards-based rubrics in under a minute, covering Common Core ELA, Math, NGSS, C3, and 21st Century standards. The QuickStart Lesson Builder helps teachers create standards-based lessons in as little as five minutes.

ThemeSpark is constantly improving. Teachers can choose from thousands of standards-aligned lesson resources or add their own. The platform supports a variety of national standards, ensuring clear and quality-driven educational tools for teachers.

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2. CK-12

Free, customisable educational tools and resources for teachers.


CK-12 offers digital textbooks, interactive content, and adaptive practice for many subjects. Teachers can customise FlexBooks for math and science, ensuring lessons fit their needs. The platform supports automatic grading and reporting, making it easier to track student progress.

Teachers can explore class-level insights and use new teaching tools to save time. CK-12 provides simulations, study guides, and PLIX (Play, Learn, Interact, and eXplore) for learning experiences. The platform integrates with existing LMS systems, enhancing classroom management and lesson delivery.

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3. Lesson Planet

Curated educational resources and curriculum management.

Lesson Planet

Lesson Planet offers a vast library of teacher-reviewed resources. Teachers can search over 550,000 reviews of free and open educational resources (OER). The drag-and-drop Collection Builder allows easy creation of personalised, standards-based curricula.

Teachers can organise and manage resources, create playlists, and share custom collections directly with students. The platform provides secure private storage for curriculum files and offers member success support. Memberships start at $7 per month, billed annually, with discounts available for schools and districts. Lesson Planet saves teachers time and enhances their lesson planning.

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4. ABC Teach

Teaching resources made by teachers for teachers.

ABC Teach

ABC Teach offers over 49,000 resources for various subjects. Access cross-curricular materials, including math, language arts, science, and geography. Use interactive tools like handwriting templates, word walls, and educational games. Find specialised content such as holiday-themed units, Montessori materials, and special needs resources.

Teachers, parents, and homeschoolers get unlimited access to teaching aids, clip art, and educational videos with no ads. Memberships start at $9.99/month, with discounts for schools and districts. ABC Teach ensures educators have the resources they need.

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5. Its Learning

Streamlined communication, collaboration, and assessment.

its learning

itslearning helps teachers communicate efficiently with real-time messaging, automated alerts, and group updates. Teachers can run live online classes, set collaborative assignments, and share resources easily.

User can also can also create and grade tasks, quizzes, and manage an online gradebook. The platform supports mobile access, making it convenient to teach and stay connected with students from anywhere.

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