Common Core Explorer

L.K.6

These apps, games, and websites will help your students use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.
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BrainPOP Jr.
Top-notch educational videos a boon for elementary school teachers
GRADES
K - 3
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Code.org
Popular games, big names get kids and teachers pumped to program
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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PBS KIDS
One-stop shop for a wealth of fantastic PBS KIDS educational content
GRADES
Pre-K - 6
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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ABCmouse.com - Early Learning Academy
Busy kinder curriculum teaches letter and number skills, much more
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Free to Try
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n/a
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BetterLesson
Exemplary Common Core-aligned lessons from rock star peers at large
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Ele
Useful pre-K learning resources help both teachers and parents
GRADES
Pre-K
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Flocabulary
Schoolhouse Rock meets Tupac in this delightful hip-hop-based platform
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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PBS LearningMedia
Impressive collection of classroom-ready, free digital resources
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
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n/a
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Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen
Fun, cute word-building with Cookie Monster; vowel toys are optional
GRADES
Pre-K - 1
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Sid's Science Fair
Good interactive way for young kids to learn and practice science
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Bean Bag Kids Apollo 11
Interactive ebook lets aspiring astronauts blast off on a moon mission
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Common Core Quest
Comprehensive CCSS-aligned resource for instruction and assessment
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
PBS show's videos and games help preschoolers with new experiences
GRADES
Pre-K
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Kidspiration
Aging tool uses visual learning to teach ELA and math concepts
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
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NOT YET RATED
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Peek-a-Zoo by Duck Duck Moose
Cute, vibrant app helps kids learn social-emotional cues and vocab
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Sesame Street S'More! The Digital Magazine for Kids
Engaging themed content, but tech and design issues hamper smooth play
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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X is for X-Ray (iPad)
Cool alphabet-based visuals, plus a bit of science, history, and vocabulary fun
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Calm Counter Social Story & Anger Management Tool
Tool teaches kids to keep anger in check; clear but excessively simple
GRADES
K - 1
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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PBS KIDS Lab
Exemplary ELA, math activities support learning in and out of school
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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NOT YET RATED
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PBS KIDS Lab
Top-notch, ready-made math and ELA content for a variety of settings
GRADES
Pre-K - 4
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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