6th Grade

MRS. RAND
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SCIENCE

  • Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. Partners include NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.
  • Infiniscopes is a very unique interactive science platform developed by Arizona State University and NASA. The explorations are a cutting edge approach for combining eLearning with technology.
  • PhET founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.
  • Exploratorium provides over 35,000 pages of content, film screenings, including art and science events for students, plus much more. The content exhibits and expertise offers new methods for the way science is taught and is also shared with museums worldwide.
  • The Concord Consortium engages students with scientifically accurate virtual labs and hands-on digital tools. Make the invisible visible and explorable in a way that brings out the inner scientist in everyone.
  • TGR Foundation offers interactive resources, designed for grades 6-12, to develop problem-solving and decision-making skills with real-world applications.
  • Access Mars

MATH

  • Finance in the Classroom Provides high-quality personal finance materials for K-12 educators, students and parents. These materials will help students to be money smart.
  • PhET founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.
  • Zineboard a lightweight whiteboard website which works on any device. Designed for successful realtime tutoring.

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Newsela Up-to-date, high-interest articles will meet students right at their level, and help teachers bolster students’ nonfiction reading skills.
  • iCivics founded in 2009 by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to reinvigorate civic education among K-12 students through the use of digital games and curricula.
  • Big History Project as recommended by Bill Gates this free, online social studies course emphasizes the development of a set of intellectual tools. This allows students to think critically, tie together big ideas, and build informed arguments—and practice these skills across disciplines. The overall process draws mind-blowing connections between past, present and future. Followers include 1,600 teachers and 80,000 students are teaching and taking the course each year. 
  • CommonLit a nonprofit education technology organization dedicated to ensuring that students 3G-12G graduate with the reading, writing, communication, and problem-solving skills they need to be successful in college and beyond.

LANGUAGE ARTS

  • CommonLit a nonprofit education technology organization dedicated to ensuring that students 3G-12G graduate with the reading, writing, communication, and problem-solving skills they need to be successful in college and beyond.
  • Newsela provides up-to-date, high-interest articles to meet students at their current Lexile level, and help teachers bolster students’ nonfiction reading comprehension skills.
  • ReadWriteThink Every lesson plan is aligned not only to the IRA/NCTE Standards for English Language Arts but to individual state standards and Common Core State Standards.