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August 7, 2012 > New resource launched for teachers

New resource launched for teachers

Submitted By Janet Bass

On July 28, the American Federation of Teachers, with British partner TES Connect, officially launched "Share My Lesson," the nation's largest free collection of classroom resources created by teachers, for teachers, including a new section of materials for developing curricula based on the Common Core State Standards.

"Share My Lesson allows educators to share tried-and-true ideas, lessons and teaching tools with their colleagues to improve the quality of teaching in America," AFT President Randi Weingarten said.

Since it was unveiled in June, Share My Lesson has added a significant bank of resources that are mapped to help teachers implement the Common Core State Standards, a requirement for teachers in 46 states and Washington, D.C.

The "Share My Lesson" website, www.sharemylesson.com already has more than 200,000 resources for any educator, from preschool to college.

Carolyn Jones, executive vice president of the Norfolk (Va.) Federation of Teachers, told the convention that the program avoids the deficiencies of similar resource websites. "Share My Lesson is easy to navigate and is a one-stop shop for absolutely free uploading and downloading," Jones added.

A video introducing "Share My Lesson" can be found at www.sharemylesson.com/IntroVideo.

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