Welcome Back to K12IRC

Welcome to K12 Internet Resource Center (K12IRC.org), the ultimate free web service offering educators a treasure trove of comprehensive lesson plans for every grade and subject. The K12IRC platform is designed to empower teachers, tutors, and homeschooling parents with a vast collection of meticulously curated educational materials. Beyond lesson plans, K12IRC provides supplementary resource materials … learn more


Everyone has a favorite teacher or remembers a specific teacher fondly. A teacher is defined as “a person who teachers or instructs” (Dictionary.com). A teacher could be a parent, a sibling, a family member, a co-worker, a friend, an educator, a professor, a paraprofessional, a pastor, a rabbi, or a priest. Tuesday, May 2nd, was … learn more

What is ChatGPT?

What’s the new buzzword today in the education world…ChatGPT. Have you heard about it?What are your first thoughts and feelings about artificial intelligence (AI)? I learned about it when I was in New York City last December visiting my son. We always talk about technology, so he introduced me to ChatGPT. When I got home, … learn more

K12IRC Flyer

Here’s a copy of our latest K12IRC.org flyer. Feel free to copy the image and include it in your own handouts.

New Year Resolutions 2023

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!! How many of you got Christmas cards? I must admit that I get fewer Christmas cards each year. But there are still a few families and friends that send Christmas cards with a letter or picture to highlight the events from their year. I treasure … learn more

Black Friday Newsletter 2022

When I was growing up, Black Friday meant the big shopping day after Thanksgiving Day. We would get the newspaper ads in the Sunday paper before Thanksgiving. That would give us time to rummage through all the sales papers, make our list, and plan our strategies for the day. Planning was the key to getting … learn more

September 2022 Newsletter

Dear Teachers, Retired Teachers, and Friends, Once again, I want to welcome you to the K12IRC.org website, version 2. I am sure many of you have many questions. Walk this journey with me. Who am I? My name is Pamela Choate, but I also go by Pam. I have been in education for 35 years … learn more

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the K-12 Internet Resource Center. Is this website really free? Yes. You can access the entire resource center without any payment or registration. The vast majority of resources we link to are also free! How can you provide all of this for free? Funding for this … learn more

Our Story

Back in the 1995, the Internet as we know it today was just getting organized. There were only 23,500 web sites on the entire Internet (vs. 1.7 billion sites in 2022). Yahoo’s tree index – a collection of static web pages – was the “Google” of the day. The National Science Foundation saw a need … learn more

Cast of Characters

It takes a village to keep a website going. Here are some of the people and organizations that have helped propel K12IRC over the years. Dr. Bonnie Tenenbaum Dr. Tenenbaum was instrumental in the creation of the library and continued to curate content and provide guidance right up until her passing in October, 2020. She … learn more

Dr. Bonnie Tenenbaum 1944 – 2020

Bonnie Tenenbaum, our “head librarian” and founder passed away on October 15th, 2020. Bonnie (you were always on a first name basis with her) was an educator for nearly 50 years and has been an integral part of K12IRC since its inception. A graduate from both Cal and Stanford, Bonnie used to joke that her … learn more