Digital Resources for Students:
Students can access sample items, TestNav 8 tutorials, and practice tests to prepare for the PARCC tests.
Founded in 1999, BrainPOP creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. Their award-winning online educational resources include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, and, for English language learners, BrainPOP ESL. BrainPOP is also home to GameUp, an educational games portal for the classroom.
In traditional, blended, and "flipped" learning settings, BrainPOP supports individual, team, and whole-class learning. At school and in informal learning environments, the characters help introduce new topics and illustrate complex concepts. Through "My BrainPOP," teachers and students can keep a record of learning accomplishments through quizzes, game play, and activities. The My BrainPOP suite of features includes access to the Mixer, which lets users tailor assessments to meet all students' needs, and Make-a-Map, our concept mapping tool. BrainPOP is also a great fit for mobile learning and BYOD classrooms: our educational apps - available on all major platforms - have been downloaded millions of times,and lauded in countless reviews. BrainPOP content is carefully mapped to the Common Core, aligned to academic standards, and searchable with our online Standards Tool. It easy to use, with no downloading, installation, or special hardware required.
All of the resources are supported by BrainPOP Educators, a hub for free professional development and teacher resources like lesson plans, webinars, video tutorials, graphic organizers, and best practices.
Learn360 is an interactive media-on-demand service for K-12 education, providing teachers and students the power to meet and exceed 21st century educational expectations across all curriculums. Through streaming video, audio and accompanying support materials, Learn360 supports web-based learning by providing an online collaborative environment where users can share information and ideas 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Content is correlated to State, Common Core and Provincial standards, as well as 21st century learning initiatives, and can be further adapted to meet the demands of local school districts and individual teacher curricula.
Learn360 is dedicated to captivating and retaining the attention of students to improve the overall learning experience, as well as supporting educators in their efforts to engage today's students. The technology Learn360 provides enables teachers to address the unique learning styles of individual students through multimedia formats while fully incorporating differentiated learning into the curriculum. Coupled with Learn360's virtual classroom platform, students become more actively engaged in their education and are inspired to learn in school and at home.
Using the My Learn360 custom dashboard, teachers can personalize their virtual classroom within Learn360 by uploading their own content, developing multimedia lesson plans, crafting assignments/projects, and delivering quizzes and tests online for students to complete at home or in the classroom. Students can access the classroom webpage to view video clips, complete assignments, research subject matter, take tests and communicate with teachers and classmates via secure class blogs and discussion boards.
A search engine feature allows teachers to search over 10,700 digital video titles, and 35,700 video clips as well as a comprehensive set of speeches, images, songs, research articles and activities from over 60 top educational publishers such as A&E, History, Bio, Encyclopaedia Britannica, National Geographic, Sunburst Visual Media and many more. Teachers can search by subject area, grade level, media format, standards and various other criteria.
IXL covers over 4,500 skills through an infinite number of computer-generated questions, so students can never run out of new questions to try. They are free to practice each skill until they have truly mastered it.
Detailed listings for each standard show you which specific IXL skills align to each strand. Monitor your students' state standards readiness throughout the year to make sure your class is on track and fully prepared for standardized testing.
Real-time assessment tools and more than 35 reports make it easy for teachers and parents to analyze student performance. Quickly access any report through the dashboard or use the reports question page to find answers in an instant.
IXL's training specialists can design a custom training plan tailored to your school's goals—from intervention to test prep to digital implementations, we can help your teachers get the most from IXL.
Each skill is approached from multiple angles, offering different ways for students to think about each topic. Rather than featuring multiple choice alone, IXL offers dynamic question types for a deeper level of learning.
Whether they want to review past lessons or jump ahead to learn new skills, students will always have access to skills that meet their needs. Plus, IXL is web-based, so students can practice anywhere, anytime—including in school and at home.
As students progress through IXL, they are rewarded with prizes such as virtual game board pieces, medals, and print-out certificates. Students feel a sense of accomplishment when they've earned an award and are motivated to keep practicing, often comparing awards with classmates and friends.
Visuals and audio designed for the touchscreen make our apps a multi-sensory delight. With all the functionality of our website and a host of unique tablet-only features you won't be able to put it down. Plus, access to the apps is free for all IXL members, so going mobile is easy!
Launched in January 2002, Reading A-Z now has more than 170,000 members and has won a number of educational awards for its innovation in reading instruction. Among the awards are a Parents' Choice Recommended Award, a Global Learning Initiative Award, and a Teachers' Choice Award.
Because it is delivered over the Internet, Reading A-Z is a constantly changing program. Each month, Reading A-Z adds new books, lesson plans, and other resources, thus continually expanding its wealth of materials.
The website has more than 2,500 downloadable books (including English, Spanish, and French versions) and thousands of teaching and learning materials.
In addition to the K-6 market, Reading A-Z materials have found widespread use at a range of grade levels in special education and special needs, remedial reading, ESL, and ELL.