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CONNECT:  
 Develop resources which support and connect student-centered learning activities by cultivating students’ diverse learning styles and curiosity.






ReadWorks


Overview:  ReadWorks provides over 1,700 non-fiction and literary passages for grades K-8.  It is a non-profit organization that provides FREE, research-based, and Common Core-aligned reading comprehension curriculum for grades K-8. The ReadWorks curriculum is based on proven research in reading instruction. The curriculum addresses reading comprehension instruction by providing clear and explicit guidance for teachers so that they can effectively develop and hone the reading comprehension skills of their students. Each lesson page lists the standards that a specific lesson aligns to under the “Standards Alignment” tab. You can also edit your profile page to automatically show the standards alignment for your state and grade.  


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 Khan Academy


Overview:  Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.  All of the site's resources are available to anyone- student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, or an adult returning to the classroom after 20 years.   Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.



Overview:  Audio, visual, and interactive components all reinforce the educational objectives identified by teachers at SAS Curriculum Pathways.  SAS
offers interactive learning tools in all core disciplines, mapped to state standards, for grades 6-12.  SAS is also a provider of free apps that thousands of educators, traditional students and life-long learners are using. These apps include:






    Overview:  NBC Learn is free in the state of Indiana.  It is also available to MBC schools.  The link above will take you to the free site.  NBC Learn has digitized more than 12,000 stories from the NBC News archives dating back to the 1920s.  The collections are updated with current events every day. The original videos and archival news stories are correlated to state standards and the Common Core, and aligned to more than 25 K-12 and 30 Higher Ed collections. Videos are short — less than six minutes in length.  
    To deliver these stories in a safe, collaborative online learning environment, NBC Learn has developed an advanced media player called a Cue Card™. The player supports videos, photographs, newspaper articles, primary source documents, and other media. It is “flippable,” providing bibliographic information, click-able keywords and a citation generator on the back, a full transcript along the side, and additional tabs along the bottom that let users annotate each resource with their own research notes, and to save it to personal play lists. The Cue Card offers a closed captioning option and can easily be shared on the Internet or by email.

    The collections of NBC Learn are available through Internet streaming or for via download. They are also accessible as a stand-alone resource or as a Blackboard building block, which allows users to embed videos directly into Blackboard learning management systems.









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