TeachR.org Launches Beta Site
01.22.2007—The Legacy Foundation has launched a new site for teachers called TeachR.org. The site, presently in beta, provides tools for teachers, including lesson materials and activities.
The goal of the new TeachR.org site, according to founders (which include educators, design specialists, and parents) is to provide "free and easy access" to tools that allow educators to download, create, organize, and teach lesson plans.
Lesson plans are available for grades K-12 in the following subject areas: language arts, math, social studies, health, science, and art. In addition, there are also specific lesson plans for special needs students, including ADD and ADHD students. There are also learning activities for language arts and math. The site also allows users to filter content for specific grade levels.
"TeachR.org offers new teachers unique opportunities to find lesson plans and resources posted from experienced teachers," said Lynn Scoresby, director of TeachR.org. "Teachers and parents can find solutions to behavioral and learning problems that can disrupt learning. Even more important, perhaps, TeachR.org makes it easy for parents to be more involved with education and their children's performance in the classroom—even to the point of being able to print from home lost or forgotten homework.”
Except for Flash content provided on the site by KnowledgeGain Publications, all of the site's articles, texts, lesson plans, and solutions are freely available and can be reproduced, modified and redistributed without permission.
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