Digital Instructional Materials
Digital Instructional Resources for the 20-21 School Year
Digital resources are reviewed by the Teaching and Learning and Information Technology departments for their instructional value and commitment to protect student data and privacy.
- Brain Pop – This program is used by elementary teachers and students for academic tutorials.
- CK-12.org – CK-12 provides a variety of open education resources in a Flexbook format. CK-12 also provides physics and chemistry simulations and a variety of math and science resources, including PLIX (Play Learn Interact and eXplore) modules, adaptive practice, and study guides.
- Clever – Clever is an SSO (single sign-on solution) that allows students to login to instructional programs using their Google account or with saved credentials.
- ClassDojo – ClassDojo is a classroom behavior management and rewards program.
- CommonLit – CommonLit provides 2,000 high-quality free reading passages for grades 3-12, complemented by aligned interim assessments.
- Edmentum Courseware – This program is currently used in grades 6-12 to provide full-course credit.
- Edmentum Exact Path – Exact Path combines adaptive diagnostic assessments with individualized learning pathways to promote growth for K-8 grade students in math, reading, and language arts.
- Edmentum Study Island – The program is used by teachers and students in elementary grades and middle grades.
- FlipGrid – Flipgrid is a video discussion platform that enables students to create short videos to explore topics and to engage in discussions with classmates. Flipgrid includes access control and moderation tools for teachers.
- Geogebra – GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package.
- GimKit – A free game show for the classroom that requires knowledge, collaboration, and strategy to win
- Google G Suite for Education – Barrow County Schools uses Google’s G Suite for Education (formerly called Google Apps for Education) to provide free online communication and productivity tools for students and teachers. G Suite for Education accounts are created for all students in grades K-12. G Suite Apps include Google Classroom, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Forms, Google Drive, Google Sites, Google Keep, and Google Vault.
- Kahoot! – Kahoot! is a platform for creating and delivering quizzes for concept reinforcement.
- Khan Academy – Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.
- Legends of Learning – A free, fun, engaging, math and science games for kids to enjoy
- MyON – MyON is a student-centered, personalized literacy environment that gives students access to more than 6,000 enhanced digital books.
- Newsela Pro – Newsela Pro is an instructional content platform that features differentiated high-interest texts in reading, science and social studies. It contains engaging activities that encourage close reading and bring lessons to life.
- No Red Ink – NoRedInk builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum and adaptive exercises
- Padlet – Padlet is a web app that allows users post notes on a digital wall.
- Pear Deck – Pear Deck is a tool that adds interactive questions and assessments into Google Slide Presentations to promote student engagement and to allow teachers to check student understanding “on the fly.”
- Prodigy – Prodigy Math Game world, where students answer math questions to complete epic quests and earn in-game rewards. Prodigy includes features to visualize student progress, align in-game questions and motivate math learning with powerful tools for educators and parents.
- Quizlet--Quizlet’s – A study tool designed to help maximize the benefits of retrieval practice
- Readworks – Readworks provides practice in reading comprehension instruction which includes reading passages, question sets, vocabulary, article-a-day, paired texts, stepreads, lessons & units, ebooks and student tools.
- Renaissance Learning – This program is used in elementary media centers for AR and the early literacy component is used by Pre-K through 2nd grade students.
- Scholastic Storyworks – Scholastic Storyworks is a blended learning resource for ELA that provides stories and interesting articles about relevant topics for students to read.
- SeeSaw – SeeSaw is a tool that enables creation of portfolio of student work. Students “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links.
- USA Testprep – This program is used by high school teachers and students in preparation for the EOC and other assessments.
- Write Score – This program provides formative literacy assessments aligned to grade-level standards. The assessments are built to look and feel like the state assessment students will ultimately take. The essays are scored and returned with an online data analysis summary and lesson plans and other resources to teach mastery.
Instructional Resources for the 20-21 School Year
- Benchmark Phonics Workshop – A systematic phonics program for K-2 students
- Frog Street Excel Pre-K – A comprehensive program that has integrated, intentional instruction across all learning domains. It has a strong social-emotional component that builds caring school families and creates positive learning environment using Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline.
- Math in Practice – An elementary mathematics resource for best-practice math instruction used by teachers on the following topics: math talk, modeling, differentiation, asking questions that stimulate student thinking making sense of and connections between mathematical ideas, using representations and models effectively, helping students communicate about math, and learning from meaningful formative assessment
- Mathematics Vision Project (MVP) – MVP is an open-source high school mathematics curriculum written by and for teachers. MVP was created to address the mathematical shifts of Focus, Coherence, and Rigor, as well as address the future needs of students competing in a global community.
- Novel Sets – This is a collection of novels that students read in ELA classes to address the standards of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. These novels are used in grades six-twelve.
- Open Up – Open Educational Resource (OER) for 6-8 Mathematics
- Units of Study for Teaching Reading – A K-8 reading workshop program designed to teach students skills and strategies used by proficient readers
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