Primary & Secondary School

Education Online Resources & Common Core


     Class Dojo - http://www.classdojo.com
     [From their website] "ClassDojo makes it easy to keep my students alert and on-task."

    Manga-high -
http://www.mangahigh.com/en_us/?localeset=en_us
     [From their website] A free online games-based math resource for primary and secondary math educators.

     Minecraft - https://minecraft.net
     [From their website] Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things.
It can also be about adventuring with friends or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean. It’s pretty. Brave players battle terrible things in The Nether, which is more scary than pretty. You can also visit a land of mushrooms if it sounds more like your cup of tea.

     MIT for Kids - http://k12videos.mit.edu
     Great, short, videos on varied subjects.  Great for online only or online enhanced land-based classes.  (Directed more toward high school subjects, but some primary too.) ~Meg

      Motion Math  - http://motionmathgames.com
     [From their website] Fun math games.

     Primary Games  - http://www.primarygames.com
    [From their website]  PrimaryGames.com was created by PrimaryGames, Inc.

PrimaryGames is one of the fastest growing gaming companies on the web and has been entertaining both children and adults since 2000. The company was originally founded by teacher Susan Beasley, who built online games to keep the students in her classroom entertained while they were engaged in learning.

Over a decade later, the company has grown into several websites with millions of users from all over the world. With several thousand game titles and growing, PrimaryGames strives to bring our users the best gaming sites on the web. We hope you enjoy visiting our sites!

      Quest Atlantis  - http://atlantisremixed.org/
     [From their website] Part of the Atlantis Remixed (ARX) project.  It is an international learning and teaching project that uses 3D multi-user environments to immerse children, ages 9-16, in educational tasks.  ARX combines strategies used in commercial games with lessons from educational research on learning and motivation.

      Quizlet - http://quizlet.com
     [From their website] Simple tools that let you study anything for free.

      Shakespeare in Bits  -
http://siblive.shakespeareinbits.com/siblive/
     [From their website] Welcome to Shakespeare In Bits Live! Online, a new service brought to you by Shakespeare In Bits that gives you, your school and your students instant online access to our fully-animated study editions of Shakespeare's most popular plays.

This site is best viewed on IE7 and above, Firefox 3 or greater, Safari or Chrome. IE6 Users are strongly encouraged to upgrade before trying to use this site.


Common Core

        Blogs Against Common Core
http://blogs.edweek.org/tags.html?tagID=11516&rblog=78&cmp=ENL-CM-NEWS2
     Are standards improving education?  Or wasting everyone's time?  That is the question.  ~Meg

        Discussions About CC in New York (by Educators) - http://www.elafeedback.com/comments/view/-/-
    These are discussions in real time as teachers are wending their way through the confusion. ~Meg


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