Get personalized help from our Content team to share and sell your classroom resources online

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Whether you’re new to selling teaching materials online or a seasoned pro, our Content team will help you be as successful as possible in our new marketplace. They’ll provide individualized feedback, so you’ll reach more educators with your resources. You’ll get a full return on all your efforts because you’ll earn 100% royalty on every U.S. purchase.

When you create a TES account, our Content team will help you:
– identify teaching materials to sell and your target audience
– optimize your resources, including content, pricing and descriptions
– create your own personal brand

Join the TES marketplace now and connect with our Content team members: Erica, Gabe, and Ritu. They look forward to meeting you!

Learn more about Erica, Gabe, and Ritu below. We’ll introduce more members of the TES family from the San Francisco office in future posts!

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Erica Magnusson
Team: Content
Bio: Erica started teaching biology and literacy in a rural village in Malawi, Africa and marine conservancy on whale watching expeditions in MA during college. She then became a Teach For America corps member and was a teacher for four years at an inner-city school in San Francisco. She taught ninth grade Biology and Leadership to a diverse, enthusiastic, and inspiring group of students.
High School: Sanborn Regional High School, Fremont, NH
College: Eckerd College, B.S. in Biology and Environmental Studies, Minor in Human Development
Grad School: Loyola Marymount University, M.Ed in Urban Administration and Policy
Favorite Teacher: Professor Nancy Janus of Eckerd College, for teaching me that the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

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Gabe Baker
Team: Content
Bio: Gabe started teaching Latin, English, and History to middle and high schoolers in Los Angeles after college. Two years later, he taught middle school on a boat that traveled the world (no lie). Having had his fill of boat life, he attended grad school to study online learning environments. He has also designed web-based curriculum for Curriculet and taught at the Great Books Summer Program at Stanford University and Oxford University for the past nine summers.
High School: Boiling Springs High School, Carlisle, PA
College: Oberlin College, B.A. in Classical Studies & B.A. in Comparative Literature
Grad School: University of California, Santa Barbara, M.A. in Education
Favorite Teacher: Professor Jason Raley of UCSB, for truly believing that the unexamined life is not worth living, and for living the life of the mind inside and outside of the classroom.

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Ritu Virmani
Team: Content
Bio: Ritu has taught for 9 years, beginning her teaching career as a sixth grade Math teacher at an inner-city charter school in Washington DC. The following two years took her to Dubai, where she taught middle school Math and Science at an all-girls school (many of her students were real-life princesses!). Ritu also taught at the Siena School for students with language-based learning differences in the DC area and worked with dyslexic students at the Charles Armstrong School in San Francisco.
High School: John F. Kennedy High School, Silver Spring, MD
College: University of Maryland, B.A. in Communication
Grad School: The Johns Hopkins University, M.A. Teaching
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Bowman is an extraordinary teacher who showed me the importance of small successes, laughing at oneself, and that failure is a stepping stone to great things!

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Share and sell your teaching materials in our new marketplace

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We’re excited to invite you and all the teachers on Wikispaces to join TES, the largest online community of educators in the world. Create an account today to start uploading your original teaching materials.

It’s easy to begin:

  1. Create a TES account
  2. Upload your resources
  3. Earn 100% royalty on every U.S. purchase

Become an early member and you’ll:

  • Get extra help organizing and marketing your materials
  • Have the opportunity to provide feedback on our platform

Later this summer, we’ll be opening up our marketplace to educators to browse, download, and purchase your resources on TES.

We’ve been busy working on this new product and look forward to sharing it with you! If you have any questions, check out our FAQs, or contact us.

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Give us your opinion!

We need your help! We’re currently working on an exciting new project to help educators find and use peer-developed teaching resources. We need feedback from teachers to make sure we’re on the right track. The link below leads to a brief survey, which should take about 10 minutes.

Take the survey. 

Please complete the survey before 5pm PST on Friday July 17, 2015.

We can’t do what we do without your feedback.

Thank you!

The Wikispaces team

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Get in early: sell your teaching materials to millions

TES Global LogoWe have a great, early opportunity for teachers who are interested in selling their high-quality, original teaching materials on the new TES Resources.

We are launching TES Resources in the US very soon, and teachers selling and sharing on TES Resources will be able to reach an audience of millions worldwide. We are particularly excited to hear from US teachers, but we are happy to hear from teachers from all over the world.

As an early adopter, we’ll work with you through the process of organizing your materials, uploading and categorizing them, and helping you be successful as you make them available for sale. You’ll also be an invaluable part of the process we go through to make sure we build the best platform possible for teachers of all kinds.

If you’re interested, fill out our form and we’ll be in touch with you shortly. We want to work with both experienced teachers and new teachers and we want to work with teachers of every grade level and subject so that we can learn how to best serve teachers everywhere. Most importantly, we’re looking for teachers who have created their own teaching materials and are interested in selling them to teachers around the world. If you have any interest, don’t hesitate to apply!

Wikispaces has always been about helping teachers manage their classrooms and work with their students. Now, we are working to help teachers find and share the materials they need to engage their class and energize their lessons. We look forward to working with you on this exciting project.

Fill out our application form now.

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Featured Wiki: Resources for History Teachers

Robert Maloy started the Resources for History Teachers wiki in 2009. This is his Wikispaces story.

1. Briefly describe your group, your wiki, and what you use it to do:

resourcesforhistoryteachers is a wiki designed for teachers and students, created by teachers and students. Robert Maloy, a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, began resourcesforhistoryteachers in 2009 as part of a course designed to help college students prepare for the Massachusetts History Teacher Test.

Since that time, resourcesforhistoryteachers has grown beyond its initial focus to become a multimedia/multicultural history learning resource for teachers, students and schools throughout the United States and around the world:

  • The site now includes all of the Massachusetts history standards for grades K-12 as well as the national Advanced Placement (AP) World History, United States History and American Government standards. There are more than 600 pages in the site and the number is constantly growing as users contribute new information and create subpages off main pages.
  • Users of the wiki come from a wide-ranging community of educators committed to developing interesting and engaging curriculum for students studying history, government, economics and geography.
  • The site now features links to multicultural and multimedia resources as well as short summaries of historical events, making it an interactive and engaging experience for history learners. There are links to primary sources, video resources, learning games, resources for teaching the histories of diverse people, historical biographies and many more materials for use in school classrooms. The goal is for teachers and students to have multiple resources for covering, uncovering and discovering the past.

2. Besides the Edit button, which wiki feature is your favorite?

Being able to create cross-links between pages is an exciting feature. Teachers and students can access information about an historical topic on one page and then explore more connections about that topic on related pages. Giving users the option to explore the pages in their own way makes this site a unique type of digital textbook for use in schools. Students can follow their own interests as explorers of the past through the lens of multiple types of learning resources.

The option to add images to the pages is another favorite feature. Pictures, maps, and other visual resources serve to bring historical material alive for teachers and students while creating visually engaging pages within the wiki. We also like the idea of creating subpages off a main page so that teachers and students can explore a specific topic in more depth by leaving the main page to read and explore the subpage.

3. What is one way you’re using wikis and other web 2.0 tools in your projects?

We have found that the resourcesforhistoryteachers wiki can be paired with other Web 2.0 tools to create engaging history learning experiences.

One idea is what we call a Wikiquest. Like a WebQuest, students explore multiple online resources as part of a class assignment. But in a Wikiquest, students do their explorations within the resourcesforhistoryteachers wiki, both accessing existing materials and adding new ones so that the wiki becomes a regularly evolving digital text and learning resource.

A second idea involves using the resourcesforhistoryteachers wiki in conjunction with social bookmarking sites like Delicious and Diigo. Teachers and students can assemble collections of web materials on their social bookmarking site and then link that material to wiki. This is enabled teachers and students to create stacks of resources about historical figures (historical biography stacks) or events (historical event stacks). Students in classrooms can follow each other social bookmarks while all the wiki users can also access the material.

4. Tell us about a particular moment that made you say, “Aha! THIS is why I use wikis!”

Wikis create ongoing opportunities for interaction and collaboration that result in powerful learning for teachers and students. Instead of a teacher lecturing about historical material or telling students to read online sources by themselves, wikis invite students to construct knowledge together by actively exploring existing resources and adding new ones to a public site that everyone can access and use.

5. If you could ask it, what do you think your wiki would say about you?

Active learning, critical thinking, and collaborative interaction are the hallmarks of how the resourcesforhistoryteachers wiki functions as a transformative technology for history learning by teachers and students. Wikis make historical knowledge visible and accessible to teachers and students who are both the creators and the receivers of that knowledge.

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