At REV we work with dozens of students each week ranging in age from 5 to over 25! Our learners have diverse strengths and a wide array of interests. That makes for a lot of planning.
We know it's best practice to customize materials for all students. But we also know there are days where you just need SOMETHING.
Maybe you homeschool and you’re sick or overwhelmed with other responsibilities and haven’t had a chance to plan.
Maybe you had an unexpected schedule change but still want to fit in that communication practice and learning!
Maybe your usual tutor or communication partner is out sick but you still want some meaningful education to occur.
We’ve been there. Let us help.
Here are our five favorite plan-less learning resources.
Be sure to download and print the free PDF of these resources to share with your teams and other educator pals.
Khan Academy: www.khanacademy.com These are free courses aligned with grade-level content. Each course is composed of short videos and multiple choice questions. Often, the instructor indicates places to pause the video and attempt an answer before he models one for you.
TEDEd: www.ed.ted.com From the same brand that creates longer TED talks, this site is full of short 5-10 minute clips that also include follow-up questions and lesson extension options. The questions always contain both multiple choice and open-ended questions.
Readworks: www.readworks.org This site requires a login, but the content is free! There are hundreds of articles that are able to be filtered by grade / lexile / topic / etc. Most also have great accessibility features such as a "read to" option. Many also have corresponding question sets or follow-up activities.
IXL: www.ixl.com IXL is a great site, but in order to access all content, you'll need a subscription. Each grade level has questions and activities aligned to grade-level common core standards that are presented with multiple choice questions or questions that someone could adapt to become multiple choice.
Wonderopolis: www.wonderopolis.org This site has hundreds (or even thousands!) of random questions and their answers. Each article highlights vocabulary, tells you which common core standards the info aligns with, and offers extension activities to go along with the text.
What other go-to quick learning resources do you love? We’ll keep track and expand our list in the future!