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K-12 Education Resources: Websites

A guide to K-12 resources available through Dacus Library, and on the web.

K-12 Education Internet Resources

CK-12CK-12 has free online textbooks, flashcards, and exercises that can be incorporated into the classroom.  The site also includes lesson plans for teachers.

The Digital Public Library of America is a free platform that provides access to millions of online items from libraries, museums, and archives.  Primary Source Sets are designed to develop critical thinking skills, and each set includes a teaching guide for educators.

Edmodo logo

Edmodo is a site for students, teachers, and parents. It has resources for learning, and enables communication between teachers, students, and parents. Requires registration, but the account is free.

Lexile logo

The Lexile website enables educators to look up the Lexile measure of a book.  

OCR Commons


OER Commons is a public digital library of open educational resources.  Find, create, and collaborate on lesson plans and curriculum.

Education Organizations and Institutions

StudySC was created by the South Carolina Library and includes lesson plans and other content to support classroom activities.

SC Dept of Ed


South Carolina's Department of Education website has information on the state's school districts, teacher certification, education laws and legislation, finances and reports, and much more.

NEA LogoThe NEA's Tools and Ideas site provides lesson plans and activities on a variety of topics, as well as a search box for finding lesson plans across the internet.

The National Science Foundation has a Classroom Resources site with lessons and web resources for students and teachers. 

Do you have other suggestions?

Have you used other free resources that you really like?  Want them considered for additions to this page?  Please let me know