Educational Resources To Assist in Differentiation or Extend the Curriculum

As a part of our RttT and Title I initiative we have spent time putting together a list of resources that can be accessed here on our web site. The list below represent some of the best resources that we have found.

Award-winner among videos offering new ideas for the classroom

The first in a series of videos titled Supporting Students in English Language Arts recently received a regional Emmy Award. The Department worked with Broadcast Educational Media Commission, CET Connect and ThinkTV in producing the series last year. The award-winning video features Kari Hake, a kindergarten teacher from Tipp City Schools, who explains to parents what they can expect their kindergarten students to learn in English language arts. The series also features what students will learn grades 1 and 2.  

Additional short videos that public broadcasting stations helped us produce can spark some new ideas, including: 

InfOhio is a virtual K-12 library that transforms teaching and learning by connecting educational resources with the power of information technology. It is a statewide cooperative school library and information network, supports and enriches teaching and learning by providing equitable access to quality resources for Ohio's PreK-12 community of students, educators and parents. INFOhio's components include electronic resources for schools, instructional development for teachers, and school library automation -- all promoting information literacy and media literacy through the use of technology.


Curriki Find free to use learning and teaching content from diverse content providers and educators from around the world.

Edutopia is dedicated to transforming the learning process by helping educators. this site is committed to empowering students to think critically, access and analyze information, creatively problem solve, work collaboratively, and communicate with clarity and impact. Discover the resources, research, experts, and fellow Edutopia members who are changing our schools. Join us in reinventing the learning process!

EOL (Encyclopedia of Life) is a free online resource bringing together information about all life on Earth in text, images, video, sounds, maps, classifications and more.

The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996 and located in San Francisco, the Archive has been receiving data donations from Alexa Internet and others. In late 1999, the organization started to grow to include more well-rounded collections. Now the Internet Archive includes: texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections, and provides specialized services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities.

Kahn Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

Ohio's Academic Content Standards  provide the basis for the Ohio’s Next Generation of computer-based tests in 2014-2015. This landing page reflects the transition from current state tests to the new state tests.

Molecular Expressions Welcome to the Molecular Expressions website featuring our acclaimed photo galleries that explore the fascinating world of optical microscopy. We are going where no microscope has gone before by offering one of the Web's largest collections of color photographs taken through an optical microscope (commonly referred to as "photo-micro-graphs"). Visit our Photo Gallery for an introductory selection of images covering just about everything from beer and ice cream to integrated circuits and ceramic superconductors. These photographs are available for licensing to commercial, private, and non-profit institutions.

Molecular Expressions Virtual Microscopy Welcome to the Molecular Expressions Virtual Microscopy website. We invite you to visit the interactive Java-powered virtual microscopes that we have constructed. These virtual microscopes explore specimen focus, illumination intensity, magnification, and translation---operating essentially in a manner that is identical to real-life microscopes.

Citation Machine helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use. Its primary goal is to make it so easy for student researchers to cite their information sources

Kent State Library (Citation Resources) This site identifies when it is appropriate to use the MLA (Modern Language Association) style of documentation – literature, arts, humanities – and the APA (American Psychological Association) style of documentation – psychology, education, and other social sciences. There is also other style manual and writing guide information.

KnightCite is an online citation generator service provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College. This service simplifies the often tedious task of compiling an accurate bibliography in the appropriate style by formatting the given data on a source into a reliable citation, eliminating the need to memorize minute details of style for multiple kinds of sources. The service is provided free of charge by the college, and is available to members both within and outside of the Calvin community.