Which one educational site membership should I belong to?

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  1. heavens54

    heavens54 Connoisseur

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    Edhelper? Enchanted Learning? Is there one you can't live without?
     
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    WaterfallLady Enthusiast

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    I don't know what grade you teach but I can give you a little help. I teach special ed.

    Edhelper is good for basic remediation, but doesn't include a lot of critical thinking stuff. They are pretty strong in the math worksheet domain.

    Enchanted Learning is the one I like the best, but I don't subscribe because most of the things are too young for my students. If I need something, the elementary teacher prints it out for me. They have a lot of open-ended ideas and wonderful projects and scaffolds. They aren't as strong on the math worksheets or with older kids.

    I hate Scholastic Printables. It was a waste of money. I can't find too much useful on there.
     
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    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    I'm biased.

    But I love edhelper.
     
  5. MsMar

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    I use edhelper because using it I can throw together a review crossword puzzle quickly when I need it. Honestly, other than that I haven't explored the options much, but I love being able to make and save crossword puzzles so that's why I subscribe to it.
     
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    WhatchaDoin? Comrade

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    I subscribed to Evan Moor's teacher filebox. I wasn't too impressed - I had a lot of trouble finding things to use, and wasn't too crazy about their search options.

    I had more luck with Scholastic Printables. I was able to find quite a few things to use in my second grade classroom. This alone may not have been worth the money, but I also used it for extra work with my 5 year old.

    Again, not sure if they are worth the money - you need to use the sites quite a bit to justify the money spent.
     
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    swansong1 Virtuoso

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    I had a membership to every site previously mentioned. I gave up Scholastic Printables because Teacher FileBox had more varied resources. I love Enchanted Learning for my younger students who can't or are just learning to read. I like EdHelper for the older students. I use my school money to pay for the sites so it makes it a better value for me.
     
  8. heavens54

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    So I see I am not the only one with the dilemma of which site to invest in...good to know. Grade? No grade yet. Still working on it.
     
  9. amakaye

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    Try www.softschools.com for math worksheets. There are tons of free math ones. It has a wonderful math fact worksheet generator. Some things I think you have to register for, but I'm pretty sure that is free, too!
     
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    I always find free stuff using Google that is just as good or better than the paid stuff.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    My school subscribes to several online resources. I don't pay for any subscriptions on my own...it's what the school has or what I get for free.
     
  12. MsMongoose

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    I'd look at the free stuff first, to see if I needed anything the free sites were missing, and then buy that. No one free site (to my knowledge) has everything, but taken together, they cover a lot of it. I like free!
     
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    I subscribe to Edhelper and love it. I do pull a lot of math (love the Sodoku puzzles!), the vocabulary and spelling worksheet builders, and the reading comprehensions. I subscribed to lesson planet this year. I shouldn't have. I only used a few times, and it really just sent me to other sites.
     
  16. TeacherNY

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    www.abcteach.com is good. There are a lot of free things even if you don't sign up and pay for the membership.
     
  17. BioAngel

    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    I'm a science teacher, so I love NSTA.org (National Science Teachers Association). :)
     
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    Have you tried sciencespot.net? I love love love that site. There are some great science activities and pages there.
     

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