According to the website, Thinkfinity:
makes it easy for educators to enhance their classroom instruction with lesson plans, interactive activities and other online resources. Thinkfinity.org also provides a wealth of educational and literacy resources for students, parents and after-school programs.Before you read any further, I should also warn you that I've been playing with screencasts using Jing. That's been a lot of fun! So let me show you how to get started with Thinkfinity.
All of Thinkfinity.org's 55,000 standards-based K-12 lesson plans, student materials, interactive tools and reference materials are reviewed by the nation's leading education organizations to ensure that content is accurate, up-to-date, unbiased and appropriate for students.
Once you're at the website, click on the link for "educator." This will take you to the "educator resources" page where you can choose to either do a search for what you're looking for (on the right side of the page), or check out the "content partners" (on the top left of the page). These are the organizations who have created and contributed the thousands of lesson plans that you'll find here.
Contributors include National Geographic, the Smithsonian, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the International Reading Association, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Aside from the fact that you will find wonderful lessons and activities here, what I love most is that each lesson comes with links to everything you need to conduct the lesson in your classroom: handouts, worksheets, website links where you can get more information or your students can do their research. No more spending hours upon hours looking for just the right resource to share with your students.
If you can't already tell, I'm very excited about using Thinkfinity and sharing it with my friends and coworkers. If you have any questions about this wonderful resource, please don't hesitate to leave me a comment or send me an email. Feel free to visit the list I've created on Diigo where I'll be saving all the lessons I'm finding on Thinkfinity that I'm anxious to try next year. You can find that list here: http://www.diigo.com/list/mcteach/thinkfinity-lessons