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The Standards Aligned System includes content from several outstanding community, cultural, and educational institutions.

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    The Standards Aligned System includes content from several outstanding community, cultural, and educational institutions. The keywords below (in italics) can be used in a Materials & Resources search to preview offerings from some of these organizations. Click on these terms to begin searching.

    Content Provider
    Keyword: BL
    Content Provider: The British Library
    Description: The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest libraries. This keyword accesses the interactive e-books from the British Library.
    Keyword: BrainPOP
    Content Provider: BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr., and BrainPOP Español
    Description: This keyword accesses animated, curriculum-based video content that spans a variety of subject areas and topics across grades K-12
    Keyword: CMOH
    Content Provider: Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
    Description: Medal of Honor: Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice is a resource designed by teachers to provide students with opportunities to explore the important concepts of courage, commitment, sacrifice, patriotism, integrity, and citizenship and how these values can be exemplified in daily life.
    Keyword: Exploratorium
    Content Provider: Exploratorium – The museum of science, art and human perception
    Description: This keyword accesses all the content from the Exploratorium museum of science, art, and human perception. These are a series of “low-tech” and “hands-on” science activities that could be classroombased or used in after-school programs
    Keyword: GLEF
    Content Provider: Provider: George Lucas Educational Foundation
    Description: This keyword accesses the videos from the George Lucas Educational Foundation ranging from technology integration to teacher development.
    Keyword: Hippocampus
    Content Provider: Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE)
    Description: The goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge.
    Keyword: Karpeles
    Content Provider: Dr. David Karpeles
    Description: The Karpeles Manuscript Library, the world’s largest private collection of important original documents and manuscripts. This keyword accesses the interactive primary source documents from Dr. David Karpeles’ collection.
    Keyword: Kinetic City
    Content Provider: Kinetic City
    Description: Kinetic City is a production of the American Association for the Advancement of Science with support from the National Science Foundation. This keyword accesses a collection of science experiments, games, and projects for everyone to enjoy both online and away from the computer. The games are designed for students in grades 3-6.
    Keyword: Lanternfish
    Content Provider: Lanternfish ESL
    Description: Lanternfish ESL, formerly Boggles World ESL, is maintained by a group of ESL teachers in Asia and North America. This keyword accesses the instructional content, including worksheets, lesson plans, activities, and flashcards for the ESL and TEFL Teacher
    Keyword: LDC
    Content Provider: The Literacy Design Collaborative
    Description: The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) develops teaching tasks that require students to read, analyze and comprehend written materials and then write cogent arguments, explanations or narratives in the subjects they are studying. The tasks integrate literacy and content standards in a rigorous, authentic classroom experience.

    Click here to access additional nationally rated LDC tasks and modules created by Pennsylvania educators.

    Keyword: mathopenref
    Content Provider: Math Open Reference
    Description: Math Open Reference is a free interactive math textbook. This keyword accesses the instructional content covering high-school geometry. Using interactive tools and compelling animations, the resources provide an engaging way to learn and explore the subject.
    Keyword: MDC
    Content Provider: The Mathematics Design Collaborative
    Description: The Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) provides teachers with formative assessment lessons (FALs) to engage students in a productive struggle that builds fluency with their procedural skills, and deepens mathematical reasoning and understanding.
    Keyword: NARA
    Content Provider: The National Archives and Records Administration
    Description: This keyword accesses the content from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Many of these documents were equipped with an interactive tool for viewing historical documents.
    Keyword: NLVM
    Content Provider: The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
    Description: The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM) is a three-year National Science Foundation supported project to develop a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-8 emphasis). The project includes dissemination and extensive internal and external evaluation. This keyword accesses the interactive math manipulatives from the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics.
    Keyword: CTE T-Chart
    Content Provider: PDE/Bureau of Career and Technical Education
    Description: T-Charts bridge the gap between CTE and math and can be used by both math and CTE teachers. T-Charts have three components: a T-Chart, a script, and practice problems. Each T-Chart demonstrates how a CTE teacher teaches the concept covered by the PA Math Core Standard and how a math teacher teaches the same concept.
    Keyword: PHET
    Content Provider: The Physics Education Technology (PhET) project at the University of Colorado
    Description: This keyword accesses the science simulations from the PhET project which includes fun, interactive simulations of physical phenomena that make bridges to the real world.
    Keyword: PHMC
    Content Provider: The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
    Description: This keyword accesses resources from the PHMC, which is the official history agent of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Created in 1945, the agency is responsible for the collection, conservation, and interpretation of Pennsylvania’s historic heritage.
    Keyword: SASTF
    Content Provider: Verizon Thinkfinity
    Description: This keyword accesses the content located in Thinkfinity as well as teacher-created lessons that use Thinkfinity resources.
    Keyword: Shodor
    Content Provider: The Shodor Foundation
    Description: The Shodor Foundation is a non-profit research and education organization dedicated to the advancement of science and math education, specifically through the use of modeling and simulation technologies. This keyword accesses the interactive math manipulatives from the Shodor Foundation.
    Keyword: Starfall
    Content Provider: Starfall
    Description: These keywords access web-based games and printer friendly activities that help prepare students to read and inspire a love of reading and writing.
    Keyword: VNEP
    Content Provider: Veterans National Education Program
    Description: The Veterans National Education Program is committed to assisting educators in teaching U.S. modern history through the understanding of the humanistic and cultural aspects of America’s military conflicts and how they have influenced the fabric of our global society.
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