What teacher site do you pay money for membership?

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  1. heavens54

    heavens54 Connoisseur

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    And think it is totally worth it? If you love it, can you post it, tell me why you love it and how much it costs...I am thinking of joining one and not sure which one. Comments?
     
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    There is no site anywhere to which I pay membership. Never have. Probably never will.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    I don't personally pay for any memberships. My school, however, pays for us to access:
    readingatoz.com
    enchantedlearning.com (which is mainly free but there are membership pages)
    united streaming
     
  5. Mathfan

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    I'm a math teatcher and many times I need to create custom worksheets. I joined www.edhelper.com and pay the membership. I think it's worth it.
     
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    I have memberships to several different sites because I teach K-5 with developmental levels from 2 years to 7th grade and I have to develop most of my own curriculum. I have EdHelper and Enchanted learning. I also have Teacher FileBox and Scholastic Printables. I like the last two both but Scholastic is the most affordable and diverse if you want to purchase just one site. I would love A to Z reading but just can't afford it this year.
     
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    Too many good free ones out there on the WWW to pay. The WWW is supposed to be a place for free information...at least I think that was the intent...
     
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    My school pays for enchanted learning and I am going to pay for reading AtoZ.
     
  9. Missy99

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    I pay for the blacklines at Scholastic. Our school also pays for enchantedlearning.com.
     
  10. MrsC

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    I have a subscription to edhelper and will continue with it. I am able to find resources to support the very diverse needs of my students (especially helpful when I need to provide them with work that they can complete independently in their classrooms if I am not available for support).
     
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    I don't pay for any personally. I used to belong to ReadingA-Z, but I need that extra money annually. I also belonged to the Scholastic printables last year, but nothing this year. I have enough! However, our school provides Unitedstreaming, ThinkLink from Discovery Education (for us to make probes), and FCAT Explorer (which provides plenty and I never realized until this year).
     
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    I subscribe to Edhelper. I teach special ed, so I teach math, reading, science and life skills. Not only that that, but I teach grades 6-12. All my kids are on such wide developmental and academic levels that I find Edhelper the most appropriate way to address it, in addition to the curricula we have. I especially love the vocabulary activities.
     
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    I highly recommend edhelper.

    (That said, I'm not unbiased. I did freelance work for the site a few years ago and got a free membership for 2 years. I'm no longer on their payroll, and my membership has run out.)

    I think the owner does a great job with the site. He works hard to ensure that there is a huge variety of subject matter, as well as a tremendous numbe of ways to approach a given subject.

    He's also a total delight to work for.
     
  14. MrsC

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    You are who I first heard about edhelper from, Alice!
     
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    I love it! I think that Russ does a phenomenal job with it; he's always thinking of what units he could or should add on. His dedication shines through as you take a look at his site.
     
  16. Mamacita

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    Pay? When everything is out there for freebers? Hahahahahahaha, no way.
     
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    I paid for EdHelper one year, but I hardly ever used it. If my school didn't pay for Reading AtoZ, I probably would pay for that myself. I love that place!
     
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    It would be great to not have to buy a subscription for materials! Our books are extremely outdated and we're missing all the materials. I worked half the year last year without teacher's manuals. I do love edhelper! I love the cloze activities. My only complaint is I wish there was a feature to choose the number of math problems for a worksheet.
     
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    I'm not sure if ThinkFinity is free or pay but it is a great site for using virtual manipulatives and games for your students. Our district pays for it if it's pay so I have no idea how much it is. We also get United Streaming. I personally have a subscription to enchanted learning and have gotten a ton of stuff from there. I think it was about $20.00. Tons of really relevant worksheets and not just busy work.
     
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    I used to have edhelper, but let it run out, I don't use it anymore. Our school pays for UnitedStreaming.
     
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    Animationfactory.com. I've paid it for 3 years and will do so again. Makes my powerpoints so, so pretty.
     
  22. Sheba

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    I find that educational resources are like pornography - you'd never possibly be able to view all the free stuff that's available in one lifetime, so why pay out of your own pocket for yet more?
     
  23. Aliceacc

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    I would rather think of them as a fine wine. Find one you love and stick with it.
     
  24. Sheba

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    Given a choice between fine wine and free wine I think I know which one I'd be drinking 98% of the time.
     
  25. Aliceacc

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    To each his (or her) own.
     

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