Curriculum and Instruction Tools
For educators to continuously improve and innovate their 21st Century skills, they need the right tools. We’ve put together a list of providers who offer Curriculum, Instructional and Assessment resources for 21st Century educators.
Featured curriculum provider(s):
ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces) is an online math learning and assessment program for grades 3-12. Backed by rigorous research, ALEKS uses powerful artificial intelligence and adaptive assessment to precisely identify a student’s knowledge and deliver targeted instruction on the exact topics the student is most ready to learn. This innovative approach to math instruction is delivered to students through a personalized learning path which is continuously updated to meet their learning needs. ALEKS avoids multiple-choice for true mastery-based learning and is correlated to Common Core and State Standards.
DataLink is the most complete, affordable solution for digitally capturing and reporting data from paper assessments. DataLink test scanners, answer sheets and reporting software feature time-saving and reliable technology to deliver immediately useful, relevant information for instruction. The dependable DataLink 600, 1200 and 3000 scanners, combined with answer sheets and powerful DataLink Connect software, precisely score test results and report performance on standards and learning objectives. DataLink easily connects paper to digital in every classroom.
DataLink is from Apperson, creator of smart, friendly and affordable solutions for assessing performance and measuring success. Apperson’s other education products and services include a full range of custom services for assessment, survey and other data collection and printing needs.
BrainPOP® creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports teachers, and bolsters achievement – in classrooms, at home, and on mobile devices. Our award-winning online resources include BrainPOP Jr.® (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español™, and, for English language learners, BrainPOP ESL™. We are also home to GameUp®, a free educational games portal for the classroom. All of our resources are supported by BrainPOP Educators, our free professional community. BrainPOP sites and mobile apps support individual, team, and whole-class learning in traditional, blended, and “flipped” settings. Our content is mapped to the Common Core, aligned to academic standards, and easily searchable with our Standards Tool. BrainPOP global sites host more than 11 million visits each month.
BrainWare SAFARI builds students’ learning capacity by incorporating neuroscience with engaging video-game technology to strengthen 41 foundational cognitive skills in the areas of attention, memory, visual and auditory processing, sensory integration, and reasoning and logic. It has won multiple awards, including the Software and Information Industry’s CODiE Award as Best Education Game or Simulation, and it is the only program endorsed by Dr. Patricia Wolfe, author of Brain Matters.
BrainWare SAFARI incorporates decades of proven clinical approaches to cognitive skills development into a program that is effective and easy to implement. In peer-reviewed published research students who used BrainWare SAFARI for 12 weeks improved their cognitive ability by an average of over 4 years. BrainWare SAFARI is brain training that works and that translates into improved academic performance, helping students build up to the higher levels of thinking required in the Common Core State Standards and other comparable standards.
Learning A to Z
Learning A-Z is a PreK-6 educational resource company specializing in online delivery of leveled readers and supplementary curriculum. Founded in 2002 to help teachers differentiate instruction and meet the unique needs of all students, Learning A-Z's resources are currently used in nearly half of the districts in the U.S. and Canada and 155+ countries worldwide. Serving a wide range of student needs, including ELL/ESL, Response to Intervention, Special Education, and daily instruction, Learning A-Z offers six integrated websites for individual classrooms, schools, and districts, including ReadingA-Z.com, RazKids.com, Reading-Tutors.com, ScienceA-Z.com, VocabularyA-Z.com, and WritingA-Z.com. ReadingA-Z.com was recently ranked the # 1 reading resource in a survey of 18,000+ teachers and won the 2011 CODiE Award for Best Reading Solution. In addition, Raz-Kids.com and ScienceA-Z.com were named 2013 CODiE Finalists. Start your free 7-day trial to any Learning A-Z website at LearningA-Z.com.
Lesson Planet is the leading online curriculum search solution for PreK-12 educators. The award-winning search engine enables teachers to easily find and share 400,000+ teacher-reviewed curriculum resources within a professional, online community. Teachers save planning time by using criteria to narrow by subject, Common Core and state standards, and more.
Renaissance Learning, Inc. is a leading provider of technology-based school improvement and assessment programs for K12 schools. Renaissance Learning’s tools provide daily formative assessment and periodic progress-monitoring technology to enhance core curriculum, support differentiated instruction, and personalize practice in reading, writing and math. Renaissance Learning products help educators make the practice component of their existing curriculum more effective by providing tools to personalize practice and easily manage the daily activities for students of all levels. As a result, teachers using Renaissance Learning products accelerate learning, get more satisfaction from teaching, and help student achieve higher test scores on state and national tests.
At TeachHUB it is our mission to improve the quality of education by making available the most current, complete and affordable resources for all K-12 Educators. Built by Teachers, for Teachers, we offer free lesson plans, the latest in education news, professional development and real teacher blogs plus the tools and applications modern Educators need to maintain a level of excellence in their classrooms. Subscribe today at: teachhub.com.
U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools
The Statistics in Schools program educates students about the value and everyday use of statistics in a contemporary and dynamic manner. Explore the Statistics in Schools website to learn about the importance of census data and how it can help you learn about your world. Teachers can find lesson plans, maps, teaching guides, and other informational materials to help students learn about the importance of statistics.
Wireless Generation creates innovative tools, systems and services that help educators teach with excellence. Using these solutions, educators can easily apply research-based, proven practices such as frequent progress monitoring and needs diagnosis, data-informed decision-making, differentiated instruction, and professional collaborations across classrooms, grades, and schools.
Wowzers is an adaptive online learning platform providing story-driven games and activities that replaces assessments, manipulatives, and textbooks. Wowzers combines engaging Common Core learning objects with a powerful learning platform that adapts to the learning style of each student.
Featured Online Community:
Teachability – Pearson School
Teachability is an environment for passionate teachers to connect, discuss, learn and improve. An environment where questions are welcomed and breakthroughs are celebrated. Members of the topic-based Teachability communities also enjoy access to our subject matter experts and libraries of resources.
Espresso Elementary for Pre-K to 5 is a cross-curricular multimedia learning site with a wide range of interactive classroom resources that inspire children to learn. It takes a “real world” approach to learning, empowering students with familiar examples to reinforce a learning objective.
CourseSites by Blackboard™
CourseSites is a free, fully-hosted and supported online course creation and facilitation service that empowers individual teachers to add a web–based component to their courses, or even host an entire course on the Internet.
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