Power My Learning has so much content to offer, at first it might be tricky to figure out how to integrate it into your existing curriculum. However, with some careful planning you'll be able to create lessons based on some of the site's better offerings. The preexisting playlists can be very helpful; they're compilations of related content that other teachers have put together -- anyone can use these to supplement to their own lessons. From "Elements of a Story and Poetry" to "Represent and Interpret Data Using Scaled Pictographs and Line Plots," there are more than 200 lists to choose from.
You can also create your own Playlists and and assign them to students within the site, tracking their usage. And, with the Playlists feature, applications abound for use in a flipped-classroom setting.Continue reading Show less
Power My Learning is a website that brings together free, curated educational content and activities from all over the Web. Teachers can find academic games, videos, and interactive content aligned to the Common Core State Standards across a range of subjects, from language arts, math, science, and social studies to technology and other subjects. Activities are tagged by subject, grade, Common Core State Standards, and type (video, interactive, etc.).
As an example, if you scroll over an activity like Slinkyball, the intended grade level will appear (6-8), as will the category and subcategory (science/physics), any technical requirements, the Common Core standards, and a brief description. Teachers can use the site to curate a list of websites and Web-based resources, and then assign students the task of visiting and viewing them.Continue reading Show less
Power My Learning has done a solid job of picking and choosing a lot of the best educational content from all over the web. Sources like TedEd, Annenberg, and PBS (among others) truly are the cream of the crop, and it's handy to have them all in one place. Everything is well-organized, and the design is both kid-friendly and detailed enough for adults to navigate. Tutors, parents, and teachers working in a more individualized setting may find this site especially helpful.
As a free resource, Power My Learning's greatest asset is how it simplifies teachers' ability to organize online learning opportunities from different parts of the Web. However, while teachers can track which of the assigned sites students have visited, there's no guarantee about what students have done there or what they've learned. A tool that allowed better tracking, or even embedded assessments, would be a nice touch. Nevertheless, the site makes it simple for teachers to put specific, subject area-focused Web content in front of students' eyes.Continue reading Show less
Key Standards Supported
Operations And Algebraic Thinking
|K.OA: Understand Addition As Putting Together And Adding To, And Under- Stand Subtraction As Taking Apart And Taking From.|
|K.OA.1||Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings2, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.|
Key Standards Supported
|L.1: Conventions of Standard English|
|L.1.1||Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.|
|L.2: Conventions of Standard English|
|L.2.1||Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.|
|L.3: Conventions of Standard English|
|L.3.1||Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.|
|L.4: Conventions of Standard English|
|L.5: Conventions of Standard English|
|L.6: Conventions of Standard English|
|L.7: Conventions of Standard English|
|L.8: Conventions of Standard English|
|L.9-10: Conventions of Standard English|
|L.11-12: Conventions of Standard English|