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Additional Resources

Below are additional classroom resources for your consideration.
 
Please note: 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.



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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.
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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. 

 

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Hour of Code 
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide. 

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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. 

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Checkology 
The Checkology virtual classroom is a browser-based platform where middle school and high school students learn how to navigate today’s challenging information landscape by developing news literacy skills. Through its lessons, educators equip their students with tools to evaluate and interpret information and to determine what they can trust, share and act on. 

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NASA STEM Engagement 
NASA STEM Engagement strives to increase K-12 involvement in NASA projects, enhance higher education, support underrepresented communities, strengthen online education, and boost NASA's contribution to informal education. The intended outcome is a generation prepared to code, calculate, design, and discover its way to a new era of American innovation.  



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Stanford History Education Group 
The Stanford History Education Group is an award-winning R&D group comprised of Stanford faculty, staff, graduate students, post-docs, and visiting scholars. SHEG seeks to improve education by reaching directly into classrooms with free materials for teachers and students. SHEG’s Reading Like a Historian curriculum and Beyond the Bubble assessments have been downloaded more than 9 million times. SHEG's current work focuses on how young people evaluate online content. SHEG has created a Civic Online Reasoning curriculum to help students develop the skills needed to navigate our current digital landscape. 


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Common Sense Education 
Common Sense Education supports K–12 schools with everything educators need to empower the next generation of digital citizens. Their innovative, award-winning Digital Citizenship Curriculum prepares students with lifelong habits and skills, supports teachers with training and recognition, and engages families and communities with helpful tips and tools. Schools everywhere rely on the free curriculum, expert advice, and edtech ratings to help kids thrive. CSE vision: Students thriving as learners, leaders, and citizens in the digital age. 

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Internment Experience 
The Japanese American Interment Experience 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.

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Canva 
Canva’s mission is to empower everyone to design anything, publish anywhere, with every possible ingredient. With its intuitive drag-and-drop design tools, millions of premium images, icons and illustrations, hundreds of fonts, thousands of templates and a plethora of quality videos and audio tracks, Pinners can now design and publish consistently stunning and inspirational graphics for their audiences. 

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Piktochart
 
Piktochart is a web-based infographic application which allows users without intensive experience as graphic designers to easily create infographics and visuals using themed templates. Their easy-to-use editor, was 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.

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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 

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