Here are some sites we use for instruction, reinforcement, progress monitoring, and more:
McKinney Vento Act (Discovery Club) Education for the Homeless
Over 350 books -- that's the big thing about a Raz-Kids account. Once they have login information, provided by a teacher, kids can access a virtual bookroom of over 350 books on just about any internet-enabled device. Kids can choose between listening to their books, reading them aloud (and recording their reading!), or simply reading silently.
The Texas Curriculum Management Program Cooperative, or TCMPC, is a shared service agreement between the 20 Educational Service Centers (ESCs) in Texas.
BrainPOP is a site we use for multimedia, curriculum-based content to introduce a concept or skill in all subjects. We also have access to BrainPOP Jr. and BrainPOP Espanol .
Facts 4 Me is an elementary age-appropriate research site that aims to provide a "child-friendly, child-safe site; a site with accurate and interesting information that would stimulate emergent readers in either a school or family setting; a site written on the second or third grade reading and comprehension levels that would appeal to primary, special ed and ESL students."
Learning.com is a site that offers content and tools for all subjects and from various third-party sources. We mainly use it for EasyTech, the "textbook" for the Texas' Technology Applications TEKS.
More Starfall is a site for early literacy and numeracy -- our Pre-K and Kindergarten classes use it to teach the alphabet, phonics, numbers, and more.
ThinkCentral is a site we use to access our Reading textbook assginments, and other resources for teaching Reading and Language Arts. A great feature is the ability to download stories as eBooks and (when accessed using a computer) the software to read the story out loud.
Through the State of Texas, we have access to "Think Through Math," (TTM) a research-based math intervention system. TTTM is Web-based and offers adaptive instruction and even real live, certified teachers who can offer one-on-one assistance along the path to Math mastery.
United Streaming is a site we use for accessing multimedia resources and other educational content. It is part of Discovery Education.