Digital magazine from the RIDEM Division of Fish and Wildlife that includes information about Rhode Island's fish and wildlife resources, conservation work, outdoor activities like sustainable hunting and fishing, and how kids can get involved in conservation. Print copy available in the library.
The following K-8 teaching resources are currently unlocked and open to all educators (and parents!) to use with students. Each activity can be done with materials that are commonly found at home, and includes a short video of the activity.
Check out these interactive math and science simulations from the University of Colorado. Let your students play around with concepts such as fractions, graphing, magnetism, buoyancy, energy, and much more.
Edpuzzleis a video manipulation tool. A video can be found on, or uploaded into the site. Questions and prompts can be loaded into specific spots on the video Students answer the questions and the teacher has access to data reporting their responses.
Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create "grids" of short discussion-style questions that students respond to through recorded videos. Each grid is effectively a message board where teachers can pose a question and their students can post 90-second video responses that appear in a tiled "grid" display.
Kahoot is a game-based classroom response system. Create and play quizzes, discussions or even surveys (which we call Kahoots) using any device with a web browser. The class and students can see the correct response as soon as all students have entered the answers. A chart with the class results is also visible giving way for on-demand teaching opportunities. Teachers can view the complete set of student results after the quiz and use it for formative or summative assessment purposes.
No RedInk is an adaptive online aplication that helps students improve their gramma/writing skills using their personal interests with interactive lessons. NoRedInk allows teachers to provide students extra practice with commas, capitalization, and run-on sentences, while also being able to track whether students have completed assignments and whether they have mastered the topic. You could assign students practice for homework, and either assign practice to the whole class or specify certain assignments only for specific students.
Padletis a free Internet application that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where educators can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone from any device
Quizizz is a game based response system that can be played on any device with a web browser. Reports are generated to the teacher, whole class and individual
student data. Quizizz can be teacher led or set for individual work.
SeeSaw is a tool to collect videos, pictures, and documents of student work into a digital portfolio. Teachers can maintain blog updates to inform students and teachers about the work. Teachers can provide feedback to the students related to the work in their portfolio. Parents can be invited to their student’s portfolio to view and comment on the work and see teacher blog updates.
Dreamboxis a K-8 standards aligned math program which personalizes questions for individual students. This adaptive software also sends data reports to teachers which indicate students’ ongoing strengths and needs. Students are provided digital manipulatives and video tutorials to support problem solving.
Interactive presentation tool which collects formative data in real time. Teachers can anonymously share student work with the class to enhance instruction or guide discussion. Nearpod presentation can be viewed live with teacher as facilitator or be viewed as asynchronously (as homework). Students need a device to interact with the presentation.
Preziis a presentation tool that can be used as an alternative to traditional slide making programs such as PowerPoint. Instead of slides, Prezi makes use of one large canvas that allows you to pan and zoom to various parts of the canvas and emphasize the ideas presented there.