Teaching and Learning Resources

The below list has been vetted by the SPS district technology team, as well as evaluated for how well they align with our teaching and learning pedagogy.  Teachers may assign independent and small group work through these online resources.  Students may also use these resources for independent work and enrichment.

Google

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Google Classroom Help
 
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Khan Academy
A huge amount of free lessons and classes in topics, along with a kid-focused section. This includes specially written daily lesson plans for 2-18-year-olds.
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Quizlet
 
Flashcards and quizzes for Language, Science, Arts and Humanities, Math, Social Science, and other
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SurfNetKids
 
Games and puzzles, along with semi-daily lessons like the water table and Aaron Burr

 

Math

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IXL
A comprehensive curriculum for k-12 including Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies
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GregTangMath
Math games and quizzes, some books and such sold. Games are free
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Dreambox
Math games designed for age-appropriate lessons.
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Everyday Math
McGraw Hill classroom-specific tutorials created by individual teachers
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Math Playground
Math lessons and games by grade level
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Top Marks
Math lessons by age range

 

Reading

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ReadingEggs
Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities.
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Typing Club
Free touch typing lessons.
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Ferguson Public Library Kids Resources
List of library resources for children and parents of small children including lessons, reading lists, and events.
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Starfall
Reading lessons for pre-k through 3rd grade
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LexiaCore5
Lexia® Core5® Reading supports educators in providing differentiated literacy instruction for students of all abilities in grades pre-K–5. Lexia’s research-proven program provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning in the six areas of reading instruction, targeting skill gaps as they emerge.
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LexiaPowerUp
Lexia® PowerUp Literacy® is designed to help struggling and nearly-proficient readers in grades 6–12 become proficient readers and confident learners. PowerUp helps educators simultaneously address gaps in fundamental literacy skills while helping students build the higher-order skills they need to comprehend, analyze, evaluate, and compare increasingly complex literary and informational texts.
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Stories To Grow By
Award-Winning Stories for Kids! Fairytales & Folktales: Kid-Tested, Moral Stories for Kids in English Free
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Hubbards Cupboard
Below, you will find a growing collection of free printable booklets for use in your classroom or home school. The booklets are un-leveled reading materials for emergent readers. They correspond to typically shared reading stories.
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Duolingo
Fun and gamified language learning

 

Science

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BrainPop
Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts and Music, Health and SEL, Engineering and Tech topics, lessons, movies, quizzes, sources, etc.
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SciShow
YouTube channel of a bunch of different science topics
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Science Generation
Science Generation (SciGen) addresses science topics commonly taught to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. These curricular materials can be used in place of the standard curriculum materials, or as a supplement. 
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Science Kids
Science Kids is the online home of science & technology for children around the world.

Learn more with our fun science experiments, cool facts, free games, activities, lesson plans, quizzes, videos, photos, and science fair project ideas.

 

Social Studies

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Teaching History
Teachinghistory.org is designed to help K–12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom. With funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) has created Teachinghistory.org with the goal of making history content, teaching strategies, resources, and research accessible
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Social Studies Generation
Social Studies Generation (SocGen) is comprised of three six-week sequences around topics commonly included in 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade social studies content standards. These curricular materials can be used in place of the standard curriculum materials, or as a supplement. They provide opportunities to read, write, discuss, and build arguments about central concepts in social studies.

 

Additional Resources

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Chrome Music Lab
Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.
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MusicTheory.org
Excercise and lessons on music theory
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Listening Adventures
Carnegie Hall lessons on the orchestra
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ArtSpaces
Create three-dimensional virtual gallery spaces
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Save For America
Money-saving lessons for students