Education & Learning

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Academic Mindsets for Learner Success

  • Growth Mindset for Parents
    Developed in collaboration with Raise The Bar. Parents learn what a growth mindset is, why it’s important, and best practices to support their children in developing this learning belief.
  • The Power of Believing That You can Improve
    Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field.

Literacy & Reading

  • Graphograme
    The Early Literacy Game Made by Scientists [for ages 4-9 years] 
  • PBS Kids – Literacy Tips
    Here are segments selected from Between the Lions, the series that helps kids “Get Wild About Reading!” This special collection provides a set of early Reading/Language Arts resources, organized by early elementary and preschool literacy skills.
  • PBS Kids (Ages 2-7)
    PBS characters guide your child through read along stories, music, and other activities
  • Reading Rockets
    This site includes reading tips for parents, a book finder, and lots of other resources to launch young readers.  
  • Word World
    A preschool TV series where words are truly the stars of the show! Come along for an adventurous romp into a colorful, vibrant world of words with Duck and his lovable, legible WordFriends—animals whose bodies are made up of the letters that spell the word they are

Mathematics & Science

  • Algebra Nation
    Algebra Nation is a highly effective, dynamic online resource that includes video tutorials, an interactive discussion wall, and a practice tool. Florida’s students can prepare for the Algebra End-of-Course exam using the web, Facebook, and mobile apps.
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy – Educational Resources
    Find all the details from the original Bill Nye The Science Guy series, and experiments to try at home.
  • Figure This!
    This site includes resources for parents. The material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Education.
  • Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics
    Resource from the US DOE – This booklet is made up of fun activities that parents can use with children from preschool age through grade 5 to strengthen their math skills and build strong positive attitudes toward math.
  • Helping Your Child Learn Science
    Resource from the US DOE – This booklet provides parents of children ages 3 through 10 with information, tools and activities they can use in the home and community to help their child develop an interest in the sciences and learn about the world around them.
  • Illuminations
    Resources for Teaching Math – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
    National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (Utah State University) is an NSF supported project that began in 1999 to develop a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis).
  • Mixing in Math (MiM)
    This site includes a “bank of resources that add math to out-of-school time for ages 5-12” to build children’s skills in: geometry, counting, measurement, arithmetic, estimation, time, data, money, patterns, and algebra. This material is based on work funded in part and supported by the National Science Foundation(NSF).
  • PhET Interactive Simulations
    PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations. We extensively test and evaluate each simulation to ensure educational effectiveness. These tests include student interviews and observation of simulation use in classrooms.
  • Math.com
    Math.com is dedicated to providing revolutionary ways for students, parents, teachers, and everyone to learn math. Combining educationally sound principles with proprietary technology, Math.com offers a unique experience that quickly guides the user to the solutions they need and the products they want. These solutions include assessment, on-demand modular courses that target key math concepts, 24/7 live online tutoring, and expert answers to math questions.
  • Math Playground
    Created by a teacher for her students, Math Playground provides a wide variety of math topics, from problem solving and mathematical art to real world math and thinking games.
  • The Number Catcher
    “A fun, fast-paced computer game that lets you play with numbers, while training basic concepts of number and arithmetic.”

Online libraries and other resources 

  • Florida Electronic Library
    Portal to digital collections about Florida for students, research scholars and consumers.
  • Florida Library Youth Program
    The Florida Library Youth Program mission is to provide information and resources to youth services staff to promote services for children,families, tweens, and teens in public libraries.
  • HippoCampus.org
    Free educational resources for middle school to college.
  • Khan Academy
    Nonprofit with the mission “to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.”
  • NCES Kids’ Zone
    The NCES Kids’ Zone provides information to help you learn about schools; decide on a college; find a public library; engage in several games, quizzes and skill building about math, probability, graphing, and mathematicians; and to learn many interesting facts about education.
  • Project Gutenberg
    Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg
  • The Library of Congress – Explore New Worlds, Read
    The Library of Congress and the Advertising Council have launched a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to encourage children and adults to become engaged in reading and all other forms of literacy.
  • The Library of Congress – Classroom Materials 
    This site includes presentations and activities for students to explore to learn about history.
  • Wonderopolis
    A place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages. Each day, we pose an intriguing question—the Wonder of the Day®—and explore it in a variety of ways.
  • University of California Television
    Resources for high school students – explore by subject.
  • U.S. Department of Education
    Resources for Learning at Home.
  • Utah Education Network
    UEN provides online games for students.