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|Accelerated Reader has been motivating students to read for several years. The computerized version has students choose their own books, read them at their own pace, then take a quiz on the computer. Students and teachers get immediate, individualized feedback.|
|Are you looking for a great resource for technology planning specific to adult education? Look no further. This website developed by Sacramento County Office of Education in conjunction with the University of Michigan provides tools that assess administrator and teacher skills for technology integration and distance teaching.|
|Apex Learning is a subscription-based service that provides online interactive textbooks complete with standards based content linked to pre-evaluated resources for additional research and exploration.|
|The Big6 is both a process model of how people of all ages solve an information problem and a set of basic, essential life skills. These skills can be applied across situations and subject areas. This site includes an overview, lesson plans, professional development opportunities, and further background information. If you're interested in information literacy, visit this site. (Big 6; Big Six)|
|This site offers educational animated movies for K-12 to explain academic concepts in a voice and visual style that is accessible, educational, and entertaining. Subscriptions for schools are available as well as CD's. These movies can also be shown to parents. You can view sample movies on the site.|
|Are you looking for technolgy to use with dyslexic students or similar special needs stuents? Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, LLC is a training and counseling firm dedicated to creating effective technology resource for children and adults by educating all involved in the education process. Included in their website is what we know, how to test, teaching that works, and myths about dyslexia. Under teaching that works you can find recommended technology tools to use with student that are dyslexic.|
|If you want to translate improvement plans into concrete actions that sustain continuous academic growth, Common Core Standards Plus has a product that will assist classroom teachers in reinforcing core curriculum to close the achievement gap for all students.|
|Interested in distance learning or independent study options? Cyber High is a comprehensive electronic high school that is available to any student with Internet access. The Cyber High curriculum claims to be aligned with the Content Standards and Frameworks of California. As of 2008, all courses are accredited through the Fresno Unified School District of which Roosevelt High School in Fresno, California, is the sponsoring entity. Many courses meet the College Prep A-G requirements for the University of California system.|
|Do your teachers have trouble bringing technology into daily classroom learning? Introduce them to EasyTech. EasyTech includes a K-8 technology curriculum consisting of online lessons and integration activities with an easy-to-use management system that allows for accountability and assessment. Ongoing support and training are also provided to ensure successful implementation. This innovative curriculum allows administrators to solve the problem of curriculum integration, improve both accountability and student assessment and also build stronger learning communities.|
|Engineering is Elementary is a project of the Museum of Science, Boston, to promote the learning and teaching of engineering and technology by elementary school students and teachers. The site includes lesson plans and activities to introduce students to the topics. To fully immerse students in the topics, it would be helpful to purchase the inexpensive storybooks to accompany the lessons, but there are also a large number of ideas that might be used to augment more traditional classes. This is an outstanding project that all elementary educators are urged to research.|