Twenty-first century learning is a process. Students master content and manage information approaching critical thinking, creativity and research in new ways. CCCSD’s focus is on PBL (Project Based Learning). PBL opens the door for students to learn future success skills and share what they have learned in a manner that allows for creativity, innovation, collaboration, and flexibility. Students master and share content in ways unimagined as little as 10 years ago. Visit the links on this page and discover a few of the extensive and unique learning spaces available to the modern student.
CCHS Technology Integration Visit this site to see how laptops are being used by students and teachers to enhance learning.
MAKE YOUR PROJECTS POP:
Linoit: Online bulletin board used to collaborate and organize colorfully!
Padlet: A virtual wall that allows students to collaborate on a common topic, organize notes, and communicate.
Easelly: Create infographics online.
Piktochart: Infographics, posters, and reports.
TodaysMeet: Give everyone an opportunity to contribute to discussion or use it as an exit slip
ThingLink: View this ThingLink created to study the assassination of JFK
Storify: Users curate important voices and turn them into stories in a meaningful, interactive, and dynamic way.
Prezi: Slide show, log in required
PhotoPeach: A different kind of slideshow.
Animoto: Animated video. Free Trial.
Moovly: Animated videos.
Vocaroo: Easy way to share audio, record and share link
ToonDoo: Make a cartoon, free but requires log-in
Dipity: Timeline creator, free, requires log-in
TimeToast: Timeline creator, free, requires log-in
FunPhotoBox: Dozens of ways to "snap" your photo
Wordle: Word Clouds
Tagxedo: Word Clouds with style
Tagul: More word clouds
Google Search: See what Google search can do
Graffiti Creator: Create custom Graffiti to enhance a project
Go Animate: Animated Cartoon, log in required
Trimble SketchUp: Requires download
PowToon: Animated videos and presentations
Stykz: Stick figure animation, download required
Twiddla: Online whiteboard (30 day trial)
Hstry: Timeline creator that facilitates organization, creativity, exploration, and expression to share knowledge and resources
Flipboard: Subscribe to twitter hashtags to curate and share content in specific subject areas.
KidBlog: Students can blog on Teacher created accounts. Links can be shared with the world!
PRACTICE TESTS AND STUDY GUIDES:
Study Guide Zone: Study guides for ACT, SAT, ASSET, CNA, PRAXIS and
many more! This site has an abundance of free resources for students and anyone else who wants to improve his or her score on a standardized test.
ACT Practice Tests
Kids Health for Teens
International Children's Library: Provides online books for multi-lingual readers. Register for a free library card and enjoy the site, supported by generous sponsors.
Language Guide: Interactive resource to practice vocabulary, numbers, letters, and grammar.
GAMES FOR ACHIEVEMENT
Brain Rush: A library of free adaptive learning games anyone can create share and play.
Peacemaker: PeaceMaker challenges you to succeed as a leader where others have failed. Experience the joy of bringing peace to the Middle East or the agony of plunging the region into disaster.
edWeb.net: edWeb hosts professional learning communities and free webinars on the most innovative topics in education.
Common Sense Education: K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum
21 Things 4 Students: Grant funded resource developed to help students develop technology proficiency. Project based activities that address the ISTE NET-S standards.
Edulastic: Interactive and customizable formative assessment tool aligned with Common Core Standards
K-12 Nest Library: free database of thousands of resources categorized by grade level and subject.
ALA Best Apps for Teaching: These apps foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration
WebSite Evaluation: Interactive WebSite evaluation form for students and teachers.
Research Paper Scaffold: This form provides students with a tool to write a variety of papers. Students examine informational text, use an inquiry-based approach, and practice genre-specific strategies for writing.
ThemeSpark: An interactive rubric maker that includes core standards and can be edited to meet specific needs.
Blooms Taxonomy Revised: Great graphic providing visual support for unwrapping standards and writing "I can" statements.
Understanding by Design: Workbook from ACSD
eGFI: Loaded with STEM resources, eGFI is proudly brought to you by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). They are committed to promoting and enhancing efforts to improve K-12 STEM and engineering education.
Thrively: Connect with your students by helping them discover their strengths. Thrively’s strength platform enables students to pursue their passions and achieve their best
Library of Congress Teacher Page
Resources for School Librarians
ECFI: Engineering go for it! This site is produced by the ASEE and is completely devoted to promoting engineering. It has resources for educators and students, as well as lessons and career exploration resources.
The Hour of Code Learn to code!
I Want to Be an Engineer: A parent's guide to encouraging and developing your child's interest in engineering. Brochure created as a joint project of NEA and ITEA.
Architect Design Studio: Architect Studio 3D, the Preservation Trust brings to young architects everywhere the exciting process of designing a home — hands-on. The interactive experience enhances your understanding of spatial relations and the process of design. Requires unity player. See district tech for installation.
National STEM Challenge:The National STEM Video Game Challenge is a multi-year competition. Explore your passion for playing and making video games.
Engineer Your Life: A guide to engineering careers for high school girls.
Helping Your Child with Today's Math: Suggestions and resources to help parents and students with today's math. Brochure created by NEA and PTA.
Illuminations: K-12 resources for teaching math including brain teasers and games.
Art of Problem Solving: Free videos for Prealgebra, Algebra, and Counting & Probability
Periodic Videos: TED=Ed lesson videos for every element on the periodic table.
The Compost Challenge: The mission is to invent, build and test new ways to help people compost more.
Algodoo: Explore Physics with this free app for Mac or iPad. Library iPads have the app.
Master Tools: Free modeling and simulation tools providing interactive exploration of science principles.
KidsHealth.org: Resources for children's health and development
Social Skills: From Do2Learn. Provides communication resources for students and teachers.
Smithsonian Digital Library: Books, Digital Collections, Exhibitions and Digital Research Tools. Documents and images are available for download.
Library of Congress: A vast online treasure trove of materials and services.
STUDY SKILLS & HOMEWORK HELP:
Doodle: Simplify scheduling time to collaborate on projects!
KahnAcademy: Tutorials in Math, Science, Economics & Finance, Arts & Humanities, Computing and Test Prep.
Great Schools Study Skills: Tips and articles.
Homework and Study Skills from NCLD: Resources to help children with learning disabilities get organized
How to Study: Free articles and study skills assessments to see if you can improve your study skills.
Discovery Education Parents: Free family resources that you can trust to provide high quality, relevant material for you and your children.
Edutopia Parents Guide to 21st Century Learning: Discover the tools and techniques used in today's classrooms and how you can get involved.
Raising Scientifically Literate Children: Information to assist parents with supporting their children in the learning of science. Brochure created by NEA and PTA.
Helping Your Teen Get the Most Out of High School: Suggestions for parents to support their teenagers success in high school. Brochure created by NEA and PTA.
Discovery Education Students: Features interactive games, videos, contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you dive deeper into a topic.
InstaGrok: Research any topic while creating an interactive concept map you can customize and share.
Historypin: Explore where you live. Collaborate on a global level.
Defining WebSite Credibility: a presentation from Google that demonstrates how to evaluate the credibility of information shared on the Web.
Digital Public Library of America: Check out an iPad or download these apps to your own iPad.
Purdue Owl: Citation formatting guide