Common Core Explorer

SL.7.1a

These apps, games, and websites will help your students come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
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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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BrainPOP Featured Movie
Incredibly engaging cartoons on a wide range of topics draw kids in
GRADES
2 - 8
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Chalkup
Elegant LMS tool keeps classroom conversation, collaboration going
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Community PlanIt
Custom-designed civic engagement game helps kids make local impact
GRADES
6 - 12
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PLATFORM
Linux, Mac, Windows
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Teacher's resource digs deep into the Bard's work
GRADES
4 - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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PowerSchool Learning
Full-featured LMS great for instructional design
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
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n/a
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The Learning Network
Process current events through engaging NYT-style lens
GRADES
7 - 12
PRICE
Free
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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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Google Groups
Basic forums can encourage online discussion and collaboration
GRADES
6 - 12
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n/a
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Level Up!
High-level lesson plans aspire to turn classrooms into game studios
GRADES
7 - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Standards Planner
A step up from standard calendars but has room to grow
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Voice Dream Reader - Text to Speech
Versatile tool makes text accessible to kids with visual impairment
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Ted-Ed
Video lessons engage, inspire a deeper look into the language arts
GRADES
1 - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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