TeachersFirst is a website designed to meet the needs of K-12 “teachers in the trenches.” It accomplishes this goal by focusing on practical resources that teachers need in the classroom. Each resource is selected and reviewed by one of TeachersFirst’s reviewers, all of whom have classroom teaching experience.
These reviewed resources are then grouped by subject and grade level, so that teachers can find what they need quickly.
The Content Matrix simplifies the finding of lesson materials and resources on the TeachersFirst website. Here resources and lessons can be searched by subject, or by keyword. Each TeachersFirst review provides a color-coded grade level for elementary, middle and high school.
There is also a Professional Resources Matrix with resources available under the following three categories: Teaching Strategies, E-READY Special Education Resources and Professional Development. This is a great place to find resources for new teachers.
A Site Resources section offers simple tutorials and explanations of Internet services and terminology. A Toolbox section provides links to free downloads of browser enhancements that let you view and print documents, play sound or video files, or view 3D animations on your browser.
To keep up with the latest resources, click on Hot Topics (under Classroom Resources) and find current news or topical resources for the classroom or click on the Featured Sites section each week. If you prefer to have someone send you the latest information, subscribe to the TeachersFirst Updates e-mail monthly newsletter. If you’re looking for practical classroom information, you’ll find it here at the Teachers First website.