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Additional Resources


Below are additional resources for your consideration.
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Important: Resources on this page are not considered part of your ERS Portal contracted content.  If you have questions or technical issues we are happy to help if we can, but you may need to contact the site's customer support team directly. 



Content suggestions?
 

Have a favorite educational website? Email the link and a short note on how it benefits your classroom to us. When we post it, we’ll credit you for sharing it!


         

         


Checkology


Checkology uses 12 core lessons help educators equip their students with the tools to evaluate and interpret the news and learn how to determine what news and information to trust, share and act on. These e-learning experiences use real-world examples of news and information that test students’ emerging skills and lead them to mastery.
As of 10/30/17: Premium access to the checkology®
platform is available at no charge for use throughout the 2017-18 school year.


Zing

Zing! offers free access to over 1,000 ebooks, and is managed for our contracting clients:  log in using your provided credentials, and you'll find you have ready access to Zing! Don't have a contract? No problem! Visit Zing, and create your own account! These video tutorials will get you started.
Please note: this site offers both free and pay-to-access content.




Edutopia


As a comprehensive website and online community, Edutopia increases knowledge, sharing, and adoption of what works in K-12 education. The site emphasizes core strategies: project-based learning, comprehensive assessment, integrated studies, social and emotional learning, educational leadership and teacher development, and technology integration.





Remind

Remind is a communication tool that helps teachers connect instantly with students and parents. Teachers can send messages to their entire class or individual subscribers—on any device and free of charge. Everyone’s contact information stays private. Teachers, students, and parents have easy access to reporting tools and a full message history.





Open eBooks


Open eBooks is an app containing thousands of popular and award-winning titles that are available for children from in-need households. To learn more about access for your school & students, visit: Open eBooks FAQ



NASA Education

Search NASA Education for hundreds of resources by subject, grade level, type and keyword. These lesson plans and teaching materials support your STEM curriculum.

 




InternmentExperience.org


InternmentExperience.org is an interactive, educational tool, released by the California State Library, that leads individuals through various scenarios faced by Japanese-American citizens and resident aliens of Japanese descent during World War II and the internment camps.





Epic!

Epic! provides an unlimited selection of eBooks that can be instantly discovered, read and shared with friends. Personalized for each individual reader, Epic! provides access to thousands of high quality, curated children's books without the need to purchase or download them one by one. Beautifully designed for mobile and featuring fun, game-like elements, Epic! provides kids with a personal library they can take anywhere. Epic! is available on all iOS and Android devices. Epic! FAQ



PiktoChart

Infographics have been riding the waves of the Internet trend for the past years, and it’s not slowing down. Holding its hand is Piktochart, and holding your hand is their easy-to-use editor, created just for you. From background colors and images to inserting texts and banners, the Piktochart editor will empower you to do it within seconds.


Common Sense Education

Being a good digital citizen is more than knowing your way around the web. It's about connecting and collaborating in ways you didn't even know were possible. Common Sense Education's K–12 digital citizenship program includes 65 grade-differentiated lesson plans and comprehensive learning resources for students, teachers, and family members. The program addresses real challenges for teachers and students to help schools navigate cyberbullying, internet safety, and other digital dilemmas.


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