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Common Core

  What is Common Core?
Information about Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
MDE Common Core Sharepoint Site
Shared documents and files from MDE regarding Common Core State Standards
PARCC Website
Information website for PARCC and Common Core test administration
Achieve EQuIP
EQuIP (Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products)is an initiative of the American Diploma Project (ADP) Network designed to identify high-quality materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
Prepdog Website
Prepdog - Providing teachers a timesaving tool for RTI in the context of the Common Core Standards.
CPALMS - CCSS Resources
CPALMS is a Florida website devoted solely to CCSS instruction, lesson planning, and other resources.
MSU Libraries - Common Core Resources
The Mississippi State University Libraries website has created a Common Core State Standards resource page for teachers. The page includes links to CCSS websites and great resources for teaching informational texts and primary documents. 
CC BetterLesson
A great website with over 3,000 Common Core-aligned lessons.

Dr. Ted Coe - Common Core for MATH Teachers
Dr. Ted Coe, a member of the PARCC Mathematics Operational Working Group and Mathematics Content Lead Committee, has developed a web page “map” with direct links to all  documents that have been released by PARCC.  This interactive “map” makes locating PA




Educational Media


Discover 4K Video Downloader
Enjoy watching videos anywhere, any time, even when you are offline. Downloading is simple and straightforward: just copy the link from your browser and click 'Paste Link’ in the application. That’s it!
SchoolTube is the nation's largest K-12 moderated video sharing platform.
YouTube style website hosting educational media and streaming content.  Great replacement for YouTube....Strictly Educational.
WatchKnowLearn Website
Educational repository of videos and streaming media.  Please note that videos hosted on YouTube will not be available at this time..
Storyline Online
Online story reader.  Click the SchoolTube link at top of page.  If YouTube is selected, it will not work.
Pete's PowerPoint Station
Archive of great PowerPoint presentations for multiple subject areas
Discovery Education / United Streaming
Discovery Education - leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts.
PBS Website



Curriculum & Instruction


MDE Curriculum & Instruction website
Pearson Online Textbook Materials
Khan Academy
ZAP Reader
ZAP Reader - Online tool to read pasted text aloud.
Online Stopwatch & Timer
Edutopia - Black History Month
Resources from the Edutopia website for teaching Black History Month
The National Park Service
The National Park Service offers distance learning, field trips and curriculum materials in addition to accredited professional development opportunities for teachers.
The National Young Arts Foundation - Pursuing Your Passions Study Guide
The National Young Arts Foundation has collaborated with Teachers College Columbia University to create a study guide based on the HBO MasterClass series. Pursuing Your Passions is a study guide can be used in various K-12 educational settings and it offers.
  UFR (Understanding Fiscal Responsibility
Our nation’s leaders in Washington, D.C., are currently dealing with a host of fiscal issues such as the sequester, a looming government shutdown and our national debt. How do you teach students about these very important topics? Understanding Fiscal Resp

Softschools - Math worksheets, quizzes, and games

The Strong Readers = Strong Leaders campaign promotes literacy throughout a child’s education by equipping families, students and educators with resources to develop reading skills at school and at home.