Resources- For Colleagues

This page exists to point colleagues who may show up here to some of the more “teacher-specific” resources that I have created.  Use any/all as you see fit.

Notes:

  • Resources for use in class are available at the links below, and at the course links on the top of the sidebar to the left of where you are reading this.
  • All work is available for use by anyone, as long as the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License under which all materials are made available are upheld in that usage (basically, give me/original authors credit, don’t make any money on your usage, and make sure any derivative works are made available under a similar license).
  • The best thing to do with any resources hosted in Google Drive is to use Drive to make copies for your own use.  This is as easy as selecting “Make a copy…” in drive.  Entire folders can be copied in this manner.  I have stopped responding to individual requests for google-hosted resource sharing, as such requests are completely unnecessary (sorry if that sounds grumpy, but I get more permissions requests than you can probably imagine).
  • If you are thinking about contacting me with a question, do yourself a favor, and check the FAQ page prior to sending off an email.  I won’t respond to emails that deal with questions that are answered on the FAQ page.

Support

There is a bit of a cost involved in running this site, and making all of the stuff around here available for teachers to use.  So noted, if you want to put a few bucks into my pocket to reflect the utility you find in this site and the resources you’ve found here, there are a few options:

AP Biology Google Doc Collection

The above link will take you to my AP Biology Google Doc Collection. This folder contains all AP Biology materials that I have created in Google Docs. Many of these documents are available in the course materials that you can access from the sidebar, but that’s student-facing, and I figure teachers would like access to things organized from a more meta-perspective. You only have viewer access, so you can see documents and make copies for your own purposes, but you can’t edit my copies of them (please do not ask me for any level of permission outside of the one that is already provided, as I will ignore the email).  If you’re being told you need permission, the problem is most likely your outdated browser.  Here are some links to the major sections of the collection:

Class Materials

AP Biology Prezis

All of my AP Biology Prezi’s are accessible on my public Prezi page (linked above).

“Get A Five” AP Biology

I was asked to make these videos about AP Biology for the “Get A Five” project.  They are all free, but students will have to enroll in the course to access them.

Chemistry Google Doc Collection

The above link will take you to my Chemistry Google Doc Folder. This folder contains all Chemistry materials that I have created in Google Docs.Many of these documents are available in the course materials that you can access from the sidebar, but that’s student-facing, and I figure teachers would like access to things organized from a more meta-perspective.You only have viewer access, so you can see documents and make copies for your own purposes, but you can’t edit my copies of them (please do not ask me for any level of permission outside of the one that is already provided, as I will ignore the email).  If you’re being told you need permission, the problem is most likely your outdated browser.  Generally speaking, the Chemistry docs are less organized and less extensive than the AP Biology materials (it is not hard to see what my first love is).

K-Chem

The best place to access my video series for Honors/Regents chemistry is either on my YouTube channel, or on my course unit pages (linked above).

55 thoughts on “Resources- For Colleagues”

  1. Dave,

    Thanks for posting your resources! It is always good to get a fresh perspective on our curriculum.
    Have a great year!

  2. Dave,
    Thanks for having all of these resources still available. I’m teaching AP Bio for the second time after a year off and am glad to see you are still “open for business”.

  3. As a first time AP teacher, I can not thank you enough for everything you post here. You are my breadcrumb trail through the deep, dark, scary AP woods.

  4. Your site is very helpful – thanks! I’m a first year teacher with two preps (Marine Science and AP Biology) and am partly floored by the task and partly thrilled. I need to find more supplemental activities, though we are about to shift in to a bank of labs after wrapping up with unit 2 on cells. Kind of anxious – first time with all of these labs. I’m out well beyond my depth, working my behind off and on a good day, having fun.

  5. Dave,
    I am in year 12 teaching AP Biology and I am finding MANY valuable resources here. Thank you so much for your generosity and contributions to the AP Biology world!

  6. Hi Mr. Knuffke,
    We went to a conference together at Molloy. I teach AP BIO at Island Trees. I always use Explorebioloy.com, but have not been able to access it. I wanted to access some of your worksheets but it says by invitation only? I hope I am not being rude. I just loved Kim Foglias’s worksheets, and not I cannot access them. I was wondering if you could help. Thanks so much.

    1. Hi!

      • It does seem that Kim’s site is finally offline.
      • All of my materials are in a public google doc collection that no one needs any sort of invitation to access. Just go to the “For Colleagues” page on this site, and follow the links
    2. You can also pull some of Kim Foglia’s powerpoints by using the google wayback machine…that’s how I’ve been pulling them when I get a chance….I was disappointed when her site went down too.

  7. Thank you so much for your generous sharing of all your work. It is greatly appreciated. Thanks again for giving back to the community!

  8. This is my 4th year teaching AP Biology. I don’t think i could have made it without your resources! Your kindness and generosity are greatly appreciated! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  9. Thank you for the awesome HHMI workshop this past Saturday! It was so informative, and I have so many great ideas to use! It was wonderful to meet you and Ann in person–thanks for all the work you do and your generosity in sharing it with the rest of us!

    Regards,
    Nancy Bates

  10. Just have to say what has already been said. .. I am forever grateful for your resources as a first time AP teacher. This is invaluable. Thank you so much for sharing with the community

  11. I just wanted to thank you for making your resources available to all. It is my third year teaching AP Biology and your resources have really been a HUGE assistance. So, thank you for being awesome.

  12. Hi! Thanks for all of your resources, they are invaluable. My question is, looking at your list of last year’s daily class activities, how long is your class period?

  13. I just discovered your amazing page of resources! (sadly after I already finished my first year of teaching AP bio but I am thrilled to have another source to reference and pull from for next year) Question about your power points- do you go through all of them as part of class time? I find it challenging to balance necessary “lecture” time with student-centered actives. I also only meet with students 4 days/ week for 50 mins. Thanks! And I agree with above, you rock!

    1. Thanks, Ashley!

      The google slideshows that you find are covered in class. The prezis are covered outside of class (so as to make the inside of class discussions more participatory, and shorter). You should be aware that I meet with my own students for more than twice as long as you do every week (which you probably already see from the comments on this thread). Also, as a new AP teacher, you should definitely join the College Board’s AP Biology teaching community.

  14. Halfway through my first year with AP, second year teaching, and I have got to say I am crazy appreciative and inspired by what you have done!

  15. David-

    Just wanted to express my gratitude for all you do for the AP Biology community. You are selfless in your sharing. Even though I am 15 year vet of AP Biology I find myself asking myself What would David Knuffke do (WWDKD)?

    Thanks again,
    Mike

  16. Thank you so much for sharing all of your fabulous resources! I am overhauling and updating the way I have been doing AP Bio and everything here is so helpful.

  17. Thank you for making these materials available! This will be my first year teaching AP bio – jumping from teaching middle school science for over a decade, and I really appreciate having these resources to help me get organized and remember everything I learned sooooo long ago. Knowing I have this to draw on has cut the nightmares and hyperventilating in half – thanks again, I hope to someday pay it forward.

  18. Thank you so much for all the resources! I just had a question about the “Get a Five” website. I signed up, and want to have my students sign up as well, but the site says that the practice test is “coming soon” but in the overview it says that there are 440 practice questions. Is it going to be back up soon? Thank you!!

    1. Thanks! The short answer for anything “Get a Five” related is “I don’t know”. I provided the content, and that’s where my association began and ended. I encourage you to contact them directly.

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