My Favorite: Blogs & Online Resources - The Learning Effect

My Favorite: Blogs & Online Resources

Sad to say, I have no idea what life would be like without my laptop...or the internet. I love Pinterest. I love blogs. I love creating PowerPoints, Word Docs, printables, units, etc. electronically. I just simply love every single thing about technology. Today I'm sharing my favorite blogs and online resources with you. I wanted to use image links for all of them, but not every blog has a button and not every website has a decent logo image I can use. I've included a super short blurb to tell you what the websites are for, where needed.

These are just a few of the blogs I subscribe to. To view them all, click here
WARNING: The list is SUPER long and may consume your internet viewing. You may experience extreme pinning fever like I do.
2nd Grade Shenanigans
4th Grade Frolics
A Cupcake for the Teacher
Deep Space Sparkle
The First Grade Parade
Fourth and Ten
The Inspired Apple
Ladybug's Teacher Files
Smiling in Second Grade
Step Into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons
What the Teacher Wants

My favorite online resources for classroom planning & lessons.
Busy Teacher Cafe {free resources} Worksheets {free printables}
Edutopia {articles & tips for teachers}
 Google Art Project {virtual art museum, including famous works of art}
Harcourt Storytown Resources {I use this website on a weekly basis}
IXL {math}
Reading Rockets {resources & tips for teachers & parents}
Scholastic Printables {worksheets}
Teachers Notebook {purchase units/resources}
Teachers Pay Teachers {purchase units/resources}
Teaching Channel {videos with management ideas}
UEN {Utah's curriculum resource for teachers, but it has tons of great resources for teachers, no matter where you teach. Utah is using the common core now so the ELA & math lesson plans can be applied anywhere.}
We Are Teachers {articles & tips for teachers}
We Give Books {online ebooks for classroom use}
XtraMath {math facts tests}

The following websites I've are newly discovered and are not websites I've had a lot of time to use and test out. If you have experience with any of them, please share!
Goalbook {Helps teams of educators, students, and parents collaborate around personal learning plans}
SymbalooEDU {Organize online resources/bookmarks in a fun, interactive way}
VolunteerSpot {Parent volunteer scheduling}

Where I purchase my classroom supplies online.
Creative Teaching Press
Lakeshore Learning
Really Good Stuff

My favorite websites to purchase clip art from {for making lessons/units/classroom decor/etc.}
Digital Bake Shop
 Ginger Snaps
Graphics from the Pond
Jennifer Jones
JW Illustrations
KPM Doodles
Letter Delights
Print Candee
ThistleGirl Designs

I will update this post as I find more favorites!

I'd love for you to share your favorite blogs and/or online resources in the comments below.


  1. Thank you so much for doing this post! I am JUST starting my days of teaching (not till August 9th) and I'm JUST starting a "teaching blog". I blogged for years but different topics. Here's my newly started blog

  2. Thanks for including me, Tiffany! You are so SWEET! :)
    Fourth and Ten
    Like Fourth and Ten on Facebook!
    Formerly Stories From Second

  3. Thanks for including me too Tiffany. I will enjoy looking through your list and discovering some new places to love!

  4. Fabulous list Tiffany! Thanks for sharing!

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