CrowdED Learning—Here are a BUNCH of CCRS and TABE 11/12 Aligned Resources!
Submitted by Jeff Goumas on April 10, 2019 - 3:21pm
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I'm excited to announce CrowdED Learning has released alignment documents for a handful of high quality free and open educational resources, with alignments both to the CCRS and TABE 11/12!
Here is a link to our blogpost announcement. Included are alignments of resources from cK-12, CommonCore Sheets, PhET, CommonLit, and Khan Academy. All are available for download. We also are hosting a webinar on April 30 to walkthrough each of the resources and tools for sharing them out with students.
We are nearing the point where we'll be adding these (along with publisher alignments and an ongoing, growing list of other resource alignments) to our free SkillBlox database. Soon, instructors will be able to sort by standard, type of resource, resource provider, and more to pull together related resources. For example, for CCRS Level C (TABE 11/12 Level M) Math Standard 6.RP.2, here is what I can extract from the current alignment documents (I would do this as a table, but the table formatter in here is....awful :)
CCRS Standard 6.RP.2—Understand the concept of a unit rate a/b associated with a ratio a:b with b ≠ 0 (b not equal to zero), and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship. For example, "This recipe has a ratio of 3 cups of flour to 4 cups of sugar, so there is 3/4 cup of flour for each cup of sugar." "We paid $75 for 15 hamburgers, which is a rate of $5 per hamburger."
- cK12—Unit Rates | Includes readings, videos, real-world application readings, and Plix interactives. Additional lesson sets aligned to this standard include: Ratios and Proportions in Similar Figures, Equivalent Ratios, and Ratios in Simplest Form (All licensed CC-BY-NC)
- PhET—Unit Rates | Simulation where learners discover the unit rate while shopping for fruits, vegetables, and candy. They then construct a double number line and look for patterns. (All licensed CC-BY)
- Khan Academy—Unit Rates | Khan Academy interactive practice sets where learners can get hits and are directed to video-based lessons, as needed. (All licensed CC-BY-NC-SA
- Common Core Sheets—Using Rate Language | Set 10 practice worksheets, as well as interactive problems, where learners indicate rates based on scenarios. (All freely available for instructional use.)
So, within these four resources, there are instructional texts, videos, simulations, interactive practice sets, and practice worksheets, all aligned to this one standard.
I encourage you to check out our blogpost and join our webinar on April 30. In the meantime, I'm curious to ask: how would you use a tool like SkillBlox, where resources such as the above are pulled together in one place? What would make this most useful to you?