Educational Tools & Resources

Resources and tools that are available for use for all content and grade level areas. These resources are presentational, interactive, strategy-driven, and practice oriented.

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Described and Captioned Media Programall areasThe Described and Captioned Media Program promotes and provides equal access to communication and learning for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind by providing services at no cost to familiy members, educators, and other professionals with qualifying students. No costs associated with any of the DCMP's services. Family and school personnel only qualify for membership if they have at least one early learner through Grade 12 student who is deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deafblind.free
EdpuzzleA free assessment-centered tool that allows teachers and students to create interactive online videos by embedding either open-ended or multiple-choice questions, audio notes, audio tracks, or comments on a video.https://edpuzzle.com/home
Education WorldEducation World is a complete online resource for teachers, administrators and school staff to find high-quality and in-depth original content. They offer more than 1,000 free lessons.https://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/
EpicEpic! is the Leading Digital Library for Kids 12 & Underhttps://www.getepic.com/
FlipgridA website that allows teachers to create "grids" to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like a message board where teachers can pose questions, called "topics," and their students can post video responses that appear in a tiled grid display.https://info.flipgrid.com/
FormativeFormative is an assessment tool where students can type, draw, or submit images to demonstrate their understanding. Free until the end of the school yearhttps://goformative.com/
GimkitGimkit is a game show for the classroom that requires knowledge, collaboration, and strategy to win.https://www.gimkit.com/
GoogleGoogle has provided resources for teachers to teach remotely with or without video calls, how to make lesson accessible to everyone, how to keep students engaged, and how teachers can collaborate with others.https://teachfromhome.google/intl/en/
Google HangoutsGoogle Hangouts is a unified communications service that allows members to initiate and participate in text, voice or video chats, either one-on-one or in a group. Hangouts are built into Google+ and Gmail, and mobile Hangouts apps are available for iOS and Android devices.https://hangouts.google.com/
Little Puddins The Autism Educatorspecial education, behavioral, social emotional, mindfulnessProvides free printables for working with students with special needs on social emotional learning, feelings, lifeskills, behavior, rewards, special needs visuals, and mindfulness.https://littlepuddins.ie/
Math BlasterMathProvides games for learning basic math, primarily geared towards elementaryhttp://www.mathblaster.com/
Math.comMathth lessons, organized by grade level K-8.http://www.math.com
Mystery ScienceScience/STEMHands-on activities and video lessons engage and captivate students to engage in science and engineering lessons. Use easy-access school closure resources. Copy and paste 10-12 student links per grade; these are the easiest lessons to do at home. This page is also available in Spanish. Share student links with parents. Students don’t need accounts or logins; they just click on the links to access videos and student materials.https://mysteryscience.com/?fbclid=IwAR1a7DbO64x1SmxuY-ybrH-ycdR6ifSlDSUpJ4Bfatglo7DxyFQ6bKHfJzA
NearpodCurated library has some of the ready-to-run lessons availablehttps://nearpod.com/
PeardeckPear Deck is an interactive presentation tool used to actively engage students in individual and social learning. Teachers create presentations using their Google Drive account.https://www.peardeck.com/stay-connected
PenPalsThe world's largest collaborative learning community - connect students with others from all over the world. In just a few minutes, teachers can enroll students to collaborate with peers in over 150 countries on topics like World Explorer, Robotics, World News, and The Human Body (where thousands of children are currently discussing how COVID-19 impacts the body’s systems and how to stay safe).https://www.penpalschools.com/
Play Post-itproduct is accessible to as many people as possible by raising our free account limits 100x through the remainder of the school year.https://go.playposit.com/k12
QuizizzQuizizz allows you to conduct student-paced formative assessments in a fun and engaging way for students of all ages. The salient features include: Student-paced: Questions appear on each student's screen, so they can answer questions at their own pace, and review their answers at the end.https://quizizz.com/
QuizletQuizlet makes simple learning tools that let you study anything. Start learning today with flashcards, games and learning tools — all for free.quizlet.com
RewordifyPerfect for Shakespearian Sonnets and Plays, rewordify.com is powerful, free, online software that improves reading comprehension.rewordify.com
ScreencastifyScreencastify to easily record, edit, and share videos.https://www.screencastify.com/
SoundtrapSoundtrap for Education empowers students and teachers to explore creative sound recording in all subjects, for all ages and ability levels. Students can create/record podcasts and music. Student Podcasting Resources - https://padlet.com/SoundtrapEDU/PodcastWithSoundtrap
Soundtrap Classroom Snapshots - bit.ly/teachersnaps
Soundtrap lesson plans for any subject: bit.ly/stlessons
https://soundtrap.futuresimple.com/
TeacherVisionSpecial Needs - All AroundInform yourself about curriculum strategies and classroom management for students with different learning needs. We have resources on everything you need to know about teaching special needs students effectively. You'll find information for teaching students with ADHD, Autism, Asperger's, Giftedness, and Handicaps. We'll help you figure out ways to create an inclusive classroom, adapt and supplement your classroom materials, make assessment accommodations, and provide you with other useful tips.https://www.teachervision.com/teaching-strategies/special-needs
Vocabulary.comVocabulary.com uses adaptive software to personalize vocabulary practice for students. Sophisticated algorithms determine which words students have mastered and which words they need to continue to practice. Teachers can create lists of vocabulary words or use the lists already available on the site. There is even a “spelling bee” option that will provide an audio recording of the word and students must spell it correctly.vocabulary.com
ZoomVideo Conferenceing/Screen sharing - Zoom is offering all teachers to expand their free Zoom to beyond the 40 minute session timeline.https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/covid19.html
Code.orgused for learning to code for 4th and olderCode.org provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science. Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented youth. Code.org increases diversity in computer science by reaching students of all backgrounds where they are — at their skill-level, in their schools, and in ways that inspire them to keep learning.http://www.code.org
AAC Language Lab WebsiteSpecial Education, Language developmentThe AAC Language Lab offers real-life solutions in support of language development. Explore language stages and interactive materials designed for Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs), Educators and Parents. Short video showing the simple steps to get you up and running.https://aaclanguagelab.com/