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Math Snacks
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Math Snacks is a fun and interactive educational series. This website contains five animated videos focusing on key mathematical concepts included in the Common Core curriculum for grades 4-8. Each interactive is beautifully illustrated, contains audio, and is supported by supplementary printable resources. All learner resources are available in both English and Spanish. Teacher guides as well as teaching videos support classroom implementation. A powerful supplementary tool for educators teaching about ratios, rates, scale factor, unit conversion, and the number line, as well as a source for children's educational entertainment at home.
Math Snacks was developed by the Learning Games Lab located at New Mexico State University.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
NM State Learning Games Lab
Date Added:
11/30/2018
Move Your Way
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Walk. Run. Dance. Play. What's your move?
Everyone needs physical activity to stay healthy. But it can be hard to find the time in your busy routine.

The Move Your Way tools, videos, and fact sheets on this page have tips that make it easier to get a little more active. And small changes can add up to big health benefits!

No matter who you are, you can find safe, fun ways to get active — to move your way.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Date Added:
03/16/2020
OSPI COVID-19 Information: Resources for Families
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As schools, students, families, and communities plan for and experience closures, OSPI is committed to providing ongoing guidance and resources as we sort through this unprecedented situation together. OSPI Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Website - check here for the most current guidance from OSPI)

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
03/28/2020
OSPI Continuous Learning Resource Suggestions
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In response to school closures due to COVID-19, OSPI content experts have curated a selection of links to external organizations providing high-quality online educational materials – courses, lessons, videos, physical and outdoor activity suggestions, etc. Please note that in many cases, these resources are free to use online but are not openly licensed for wide scale reuse and adaptation.

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
03/23/2020
Polyup
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Polyup is a math education app available freely on the web. With the goal of instilling creative problem solving and computational thinking skills into K-12 students, Polyup allows students to play with numbers and functions in a freeform environment.

Permitted use: Polyup is available today on the web on any internet-enabled device. As its core philosophy, Polyup is and will always be available for free to students and teachers

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Game
Interactive
Author:
Polyup
Date Added:
03/17/2020
Public Television - At Home Learning
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We’re excited to announce a partnership between the public television stations across Washington and OSPI.  Your local public television station is offering educational programming for students in grades 6–12 from 9:00am–2:00pm daily.  These educational programs (programs like NOVA and The American Experience) have curriculum and discussion guides available for students, teachers, and families.

Subject:
Applied Science
English Language Arts
History
Life Science
Physical Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Lesson
Author:
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
04/15/2020
Reading in the Time of COVID-19: Free access to online reading
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Free reading options for all Pre K - 12 students. Sites include access for English learners as well as students with reading barriers. Opportunities are highlighted for online reading, downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, apps to read content on smartphones/tablets, and read aloud stories for our youngest learners.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Barbara Soots
Molly Berger
Aira Jackson
Karma Hugo
Date Added:
04/07/2020
SolveMe Puzzles
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Use logic to solve visual, interactive mathematical puzzles. Create your own puzzles to share with your friends or the SolveMe Community.

Permitted Use: free online - not under an open license

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Author:
Education Development Center
Heinemann
National Science Foundation
Date Added:
03/17/2020
WaKIDS Family Activities for Home
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We would like to remind you of the Resources Library located within the Family area of the online platform, GOLD®. If you have added your student's family members and their emails to the online platform (if not see instructions below), you will be able to directly email families those activities that are based on the areas of development for your students. These activities are intended to be shared and are therefore, family friendly. Take some time to explore the Family area in GOLD® and consider using these lessons as a way to support your remote learning plan.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Amber havens
Date Added:
03/18/2020
Wide Open School: Online Teaching Resources
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Wide Open School is a free collection of online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.This site has a very user friendly interface, an excellent organizational structure, and reputable partners providing quality content. Though the connected resources are free for viewing online, please note that not all are openly licensed so your permitted use of the materials will vary.

Subject:
Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Career and Technical Education
Education
English Language Arts
History
Life Science
Mathematics
Physical Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
03/31/2020
YouCubed - Tasks Archive
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Inspiring Math Success for all Students through Growth Mindsets and Innovative Teaching

Our main goal is to inspire, educate and empower teachers of mathematics, transforming the latest research on math learning into accessible and practical forms.
By providing research based teaching methods, math tasks, videos, and ideas we intend to significantly reduce math failure and inequality in the United States and beyond, inspiring teachers and empowering all students to success.

Use of materials on this website is governed by a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Materials referenced on this website, but hosted externally are subject to the licensing guidelines of the corresponding websites.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
Jo Boaler
Stanford Graduate School of Education
YouCubed
Date Added:
03/17/2020