Below are links to many helpful educational resources. There are links to information about the Common Core, Right Reasons Technology, SMART Board, Fundations, and much more!
Center for Instruction- research based information for teachers
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, COI develops and identifies free resources that Regional Comprehensive Centers and state, district, and local educators can use in their pursuit of high quality instruction. While our resources are useful for improving the achievement of all students, they particularly target students in the lowest performing schools, students with difficulties learning mathematics, students needing intensive instruction, or special needs/diverse learners, including English language learners.
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. This is the official Common Core Standards website that provides a lot of valuable information about the new initiative.
Common Core- Centers and Teacher Resources from FCRR
During 2004-2007, a team of teachers at FCRR collected ideas and created Student Center Activities for use in kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms. Accompanying these Student Center Activities is a Teacher Resource Guide and Professional Development DVD that offers important insights on differentiated instruction and how to use the student center materials.
Compact for Reading and Literacy Acitivites and Worksheets, K-3
Listed below are 100 School-Home Links activities for the K-3rd grade. The activities are organized by reading and literacy skills appropriate to each grade. Under each specific skill, there are varying numbers of activities to help children develop their ability to read and write. For the categories that have multiple activities, you can download the entire section or the individual activities within that section by selecting from a pull-down menu.
Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites.
With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. All with no software to install. A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos, and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too.