Below are links to specific resources which may be helpful as a starting point to understand concepts better, find some information, or otherwise assist with learning.
InfoPlease. A website with a variety of reference and subject specific help.
Khan Academy. Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We’ve also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.
Open Educational Resources. Open Education Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials freely available for everyone to use, whether you are a teacher or a learner. This includes full courses, modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many more resources contained in digital media collections from around the world. OER Commons is a dynamic digital content hub, offering a suite of OER implementation supports. From roadmaps to training to tools, we’ve got you covered. We’ll help you get the right OER to your students.
Docsity. Docsity is an educational social network ideal for those within the world of teaching whether it be university students, those in higher education, professors, graduate students or teachers.
Self Control. SelfControl is a free and open-source application for Mac OS X that lets you block your own access to distracting websites, your mail servers, or anything else on the Internet. Just set a period of time to block for, add sites to your blacklist, and click “Start.” Until that timer expires, you will be unable to access those sites–even if you restart your computer or delete the application.
StudyBuddy. This is a system that provides, anonymously, opportunities to tutor or be tutored in high school math, middle school math, and science.
Study Room. StudyRoom’s vision is to connect students to provide them the help, resources, and support they need to succeed in college. The amount of collaboration and sharing among students we’ve seen using StudyRoom has been absolutely amazing. College students finally have a place to connect with all the people they see every day in class and we are just getting started.
Sworkit. Many high school students sit down for extended periods of time throughout the day only to come home and sit some more. Regular exercise is extremely important to keep the brain going but, during finals and test prep time, many students can’t make it to the gym or outside in the sunshine. This is where Sworkit can lend a hand. Sworkit builds strength, yoga, cardio and stretching workouts that you can do anywhere. You just choose which part of your body you want to work on and how long you have to work out, and Sworkit takes care of the rest. By providing an actual workout and taking you through the motions with guided videos, you don’t have to do any other planning or have any extra equipment.
Reference Materials – Almanacs
Reference Materials – Atlas
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Reference Materials – Thesaurus
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