The problem comes in finding great programs that provide fantastic support. I am always on the lookout for new and exciting websites! I love finding better ways to reach my students. Better ways to integrate technology into the classroom. Students so look forward to working on computers and it is wonderful when you get to take advantage of that time in an educational way.
This is where CK-12 comes in. I just discovered this gem! It is a great website to enhance math and science skills in the classroom. Here is a quick intro video!
CK-12 is FREE! It doesn't get better than that!
The site offers activities in Math, Science, and Spelling. CK-12 offers a variety of free lessons in STEM and math. The site breaks down subjects into smaller pieces so students can understand better. The site boasts over 5,000 concepts!
CK-12 is aligned with Common core state standards and Next Generation Science standards.
CK-12 started with middle schools and high schools but is expanding into the elementary ages now. Most of the science is still upper level, but the math practice is there for the elementary students.
Easy of Use
Super easy to use! Guiding prompts walk you through items the first time you use them. There are even videos for kids explaining tasks.
Simulations- Real world simulations for physics and chemistry. This is definitely for upper grades.
PLIX- Play, Learn, Interact, and eXplore concepts. Each PLIX has directions, items to manipulate on the computer, and a "challenge me" section to check understanding. Students can answer the challenge questions and receive immediate feedback. I love the topics covered in the PLIX. Very cool for science!
Adaptive Practice- Master math and science concepts with regular practice It is easy to get to the right place in CK12. They have it organized according to grades, subjects and skills. I love that there are videos for students to watch that explain the skills. These videos are located under the "Get a Hint" button.
Students can even use a scratch pad to do computations and figure problems out.
The landing page for the Adaptive Practice lets students know how they are doing and where they are in their practice.
This video is a great tutorial on getting started with CK-12 in the classroom.
Youtube has quite a few tutorials for CK-12. Check out these resources by clicking HERE.
Let me know what you think!