Education is strongest when diverse perspectives and voices are shared and heard in classroom settings. During Black History Month — and throughout the year — we’re proud to highlight the expertise of the Black educators in the TpT community. With these resources, teachers around the world can incorporate a variety of engaging digital learning materials into their lessons.
Digital Elementary Resources Created by Black Educators
Explore these PreK-5 math and ELA activities that you can use whether you’re teaching remote, in-person, or a little bit of both.
DIGITAL Letter Name and Sound Review Assessment Distance Learning by Toney in First
Grades: PreK-1st | English Language Arts
Are you looking for an engaging, digital way to assess learners? Look no further — this is the perfect review quiz to measure your scholars’ growth with built-in, self-grading pie charts.
CVC Build a Word for Google Classroom by Keri Brown
Grades: K-2 | English Language Arts
This resource focuses on building CVC words. Students can move the correct letters under the picture to build the word.
Open-Ended Math Questions – Number Sense by BrowniePoints
Grades: 1st-2nd | Math
These open-ended math questions allow students to approach problem-solving in their own way. You can also challenge your fast finishers by asking them to come up with several solutions at once.
Grades: 2nd-5th | Special Education, Life Skills
If you’re working with Special Education students, you’ll love this activity because it’s already differentiated. It targets several functional math skills, and is a great center-based activity for students to practice computation, budgeting, and more!
Fraction Unit – Simplifying Fractions Worksheets by Teacher Gameroom
Grades: 3rd-6th | Math
Reinforce fraction skills by having students use the greatest common factor to reduce fractions to their simplest form. Perfect for morning work or homework.
Number of the Day | Digital Activities within One Million | Distance Learning by Mr Elementary Math
Grades: 4th-5th | Math
Do your students need extra practice understanding numbers 1,000 through 1,000,000? This math warm-up is just the thing. With this resource, you can walk your students through five daily tasks to build their number sense.
OPINION WRITING : INTRO AND CONCLUSION TASK CARDS by Kandi’s Kinesthetics
Grades: 4th-6th | English Language Arts
If your students often struggle with making distinctions between the characteristics of an introduction paragraph and those of a conclusion paragraph, this resource can help provide a basic review of the purpose and characteristics of each paragraph type.
Grades: 5th | Math
These activities were designed to build and challenge students’ understanding of the base-ten number system with decimals, while also encouraging creative thinking.
Digital Drawing Conclusions and Inferences by Humble Bird
Grades: 5th – 6th | English Language Arts
This is a quick and easy way to check for understanding and review inferences with your students. Your students will use the clues from the provided paragraphs to make a guess about what’s behind the door and then justify their answers.
Digital Middle and High Resources Created by Black Educators
With these activities, your middle and high students can build skills in math and science, and prepare for life beyond the classroom.
Rational Number Operations Notes by The Sassy Math Teacher
Grades: 6th-7th | Math
This bundle is an excellent way to review rational number operations and introduce your students to word problems involving rational numbers, including decimals, integers, and fractions.
Easy Chemistry: Food Pairs Stoichiometry by SmartBots Makerspace
Grades: 7th-12th | Chemistry
Don’t let stoichiometry strike fear in the heart of your students! With this unit, you can simplify this complex concept in an easy-to-understand way.
College & Career Readiness Research for Google Drive™ | Vocational & Technical by College Counselor Traci
Grades: 10th – 12 Grade | Life Skills
These low-prep activities are excellent for providing students and parents an introduction to college and career readiness focusing on vocational and/or technical.
Digital Teacher Organization Resources Created by Black Educators
If you’re feeling time-strapped, check out these ready-to-use resources to help you cut down on prep time.
EDITABLE DIGITAL MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS | GOOGLE CLASSROOM by Tales of Patty Pepper
Not Grade Specific
Keep parents and students informed with these editable monthly newsletter templates.
Distance Learning Google Slides™ Editable Daily Agendas Shiplap Porch Lights by The Fancy Counselor
Not Grade Specific
Use these signs to create and share your daily agendas with students. You can screen share with younger children, or post to your LMS for older children who are more independent.
Digital Good Morning and Lesson Plan Templates for Google Slides by One Fab Teacher
PreK – 2nd Grade
This resource is a fantastic way to keep yourself organized and make lesson planning more productive each week.
For more ways to tap into the expertise of Black educators check out these posts:
- Teaching Through Uncertainty: How One Educator Supports Students’ Academic and Social-Emotional Needs
- Teacher Voices: Helping High School Students Prepare for College and Life Beyond K-12
- Teacher Voices: On Building for Diversity and Representation in the Classroom
This blog, originally published in 2021, has been updated for 2022.