This new digital platform, developed by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and its partner TES Connect, allows elementary and secondary teachers to share educational resources for free.
The platform currently has more than 256,000 resources, mainly in English due to its American and British origin. Although it is aimed first and foremost at elementary and secondary school teachers, there is also a niche for special needs.
Activities, tests, games, reproducibles, presentations, complete scenarios, etc. are among the resources found there. You can also find interactive whiteboard resources by typing the software name in the search box.
The use is particularly simple: no complicated search, we start with one or more keywords in the search box, then we filter the results by level or by type of material.
This platform also allows publishing partners to deposit their free material there, which makes it a particularly rich place, facilitating the spirit of sharing and pooling.
In addition to the aspect of sharing educational resources, there is a section on ShareMyLesson community and social, with forums allowing teachers to discuss topics of interest to them.
According to Education International, recently become a partner, theAustralian Education Union (AEU) has also partnered with TES Connect and will launch its own version of SML in 2014. Will the model inspire a French equivalent?