ScootPad :: Practice. Learn. Succeed.
ScootPad is geared towards math and reading skills, and are specific to the common core standards. It offers self-paced and personalized practice for each student, and is currently in use by over eleven thousand school districts. It offers great resources for parents, teachers, and administrators alike. Like the other resources mentioned, it is also free, and for teachers, it includes a lot of classroom resources for things like homework management and tracking students progress with the common core standards
PowerMyLearning doesn’t focus solely on the common core, but many of the free educational activities you can choose from address the standards. The site offers lessons and activities for Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Languages, Art, Music, and Technology, and are all grouped by grade/age level. The one disadvantage of this site vs. the others is that you might need to be more familiar with the common core standards to understand clearly if an activity pertains to a standard or not – the site doesn’t generally designate that.
LearnZillion is a site that aggregates lesson plans that focus on common core standards. They’re created by a “Dream Team” of teachers (who are actually teachers). The lessons are for both Math and ELA , are free to use, and include videos, slides, notes and commentaries from the teachers who created them to help you get the most out of each lesson.
TED Blog | 9 musical performances by young TEDsters
We have compiled a list of some of our favorite kids, teens and young adults on TED.com sharing beautiful melodies from around the world.
TED Blog | 8 math talks to blow your mind
Mathematics gets down to work in these talks, breathing life and logic into everyday problems. Prepare for math puzzlers both solved and unsolvable, and even some still waiting for solutions.
Colleges Turn to Crowd-Sourcing Courses – NYTimes.com
“Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, harness the power of their huge enrollments to teach in new ways, applying crowd-sourcing technology to discussion forums and grading and enabling professors to use online lectures and reserve on-campus class time for interaction with students.”
Making Mastery Work: A Close-Up View of Competency Education
“Making Mastery Work: A Close-Up View of Competency Education focuses on the experiences of New England schools that are ahead of the curve in implementing rigorous, competency-based models of education.”
Our Stories Count
“This site is the work of Dr. Kevin Cordi and Adjunct Professor Kim Masturzo and countless students who have created videos to help educate others about what to do if someone bullies them. They have created videos, planed activities, and provided resources to help people know that when they tell thier story, it counts.”
Digital-ID – home
It is our hope that through this project and wiki, we can help students understand and reach their full potential as 21st century digital citizens. We also hope to initiate conversations at sites and districts around the importance of digital citizenship skills being taught as an integral part of the core curriculum, as opposed to a set of lessons or unit taught in isolation.
When Bullying Goes Digital: What We Can Do about Cyber-Bullying by Kevin Hodgson on Prezi
A Prezi presentation by Kevin Hodgson on cyberbullying. Contains some useful tips school leaders and teachers can embrace.
Tackling Truancy, Suspensions, and Stress | Edutopia
Teaching mindfulness to our students is an important habit in a world where we are all constantly bombarded by stimuli which create stress.
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.