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Free Children's Online Encyclopedia. English Language Arts Guidebook Units. - Independent Reviews of Instructional Materials by Educators is an independent nonprofit that publishes free reviews of instructional materials, using an educator-designed tool that measures alignment, usability, and other quality criteria. -

The reports help districts and educators make informed purchasing and instructional decisions that support improved student outcomes. K-8 Math High School Math 3-8 ELA Find Reviews of Instructional Materials filter_list Filter sort Sort 54 Titles close HMH Collections 2017 Houghton Mifflin HarcourtMiddle Show Reports Math Investigations in Number, Data, and Space, 3rd Edition (2017) PearsonElementary Show Reports Journeys (2017) Houghton Mifflin HarcourtElementary, Middle Show Reports Third Grade ReportSeries Overview Fourth Grade Report Fifth Grade Report Sixth Grade Report Kindergarten ReportFourth Grade Report First Grade ReportFifth Grade Report Second Grade ReportSeries Overview Third Grade Report. App Inventor. Get Started Follow these simple steps to build your first app.

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Tutorials Step-by-step guides show you how to build all kinds of apps. Teach Teachers, find out about curriculum and teaching resources. Forums Join community forums to get answers to your questions. Exploring news visually. TCRWP and Lucy Calkins Classroom Libraries. “The research on reading achievement is unequivocal and long-standing, and it shows clearly that reading is . . . everything.

TCRWP and Lucy Calkins Classroom Libraries

Children’s reading engagement, including the amount and variety of what they read, is directly linked not just to reading achievement, but also to overall academic achievement.”Lucy Calkins The Power of a Great Classroom Library "The truth is, the kind of readers that you build will grow to match the libraries that you build. If you want the young people in your care to grow up, accustomed to discovering an author and then reading more books by that writer, then your libraries need to make that likely. If you want young people to fall in love with characters, rooting for them, learning from them, weeping when they are hurt, your libraries need to make that happen. Kids who have access to great books become readers.

The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project has developed state-of-the-art classroom libraries for each grade level, K–8. Representative Titles...


Digital Promise Launches Web Tool To Find Ed Research. Research Digital Promise Launches Web Tool To Find Ed Research By Dian Schaffhauser05/18/16 A new, free resource from Digital Promise aims to provide an easy way to hunt down research in education, teaching and learning topics and to uncover connections between those topics.

Digital Promise Launches Web Tool To Find Ed Research

Digital Promise is a not-for-profit that undertakes work for accelerating innovation in education. The latest initiative, Research Map, is intended for education leaders, policymakers, students and even ed tech developers who want to read up on the latest research about a given subject. The map offers three views, chord, network (pictured) and list. The map offers three views, chord, network and list. The chord view shows each of the research topics around a circle with "chords" drawn between them. The list view is text-based. Simultaneously, the network and chord views also include two side panels, one for filtering results and the other with a list of papers or articles on the topic.

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Primary vs. Secondary Sources. Digital Public Library of America. Ideas And Inspiration For The K-12 Community - K-12 Instructional Resource Center. Social Studies. Science. The Teacher Tap: Professional Development Resources for Educators. The Teacher Tap is a free, professional development resource that helps educators and librarians address common questions about the use of technology in teaching and learning by providing easy access to practical, online resources and activities.

The Teacher Tap: Professional Development Resources for Educators

Check out the Project Overview for more information. For a more indepth look at these topics, go to our online courses including: We're in the process of updating this resource, so you'll find a mixture of old and new pages. Creating on iPads. Some of The Best Tools and Apps for Engaging Students in Creative Drawing Projects. Tech Tools by Subject and Skills. Every year, so many new technology tools for teachers are launched into the market that it can be nearly impossible to keep up with them all.

Tech Tools by Subject and Skills

In order to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest educational tech tools, our team of edtech specialists has put together this list of the best edtech resources and technology tools for teachers. Clicking on the links below will take you to hundreds of apps, websites, extensions, and more. Whether you're looking for a specific tech tool or just trying to find something new and interesting for your class, we encourage you to browse around all of the different categories to see how many wonderful resources are available for your students. Also, if you have a tool that you'd like to see added to the list, please feel free to contact us at