I am the most evil science teacher in the history of science teachers. I’ve assigned HOMEWORK over Spring Break!! *gasp*
I discovered CK-12 several months ago as an app on Edmodo, where it seamlessly integrates into the LMS. CK-12 is a learning platform that takes the notion of differentiate instruction VERY seriously. Started as a repository for online science and math textbooks, it has evolved into a technology driven, open source learning tool that is easy to navigate, customize and distribute to students.
The full function website has flexbooks – full ebooks on various academic topics that are broken into smaller concept pieces, making it easy to assign reading assignments, real world application articles, videos, simulations, quizzes, etc. on a wide variety of STEM related topics.
I use the modified Edmodo app to easily give practice quizzes that add content to reinforce missed concepts. I have also used the full version to print out articles to assist with literacy activities for our reading and language arts teachers. See the Edmodo demo video here. A look at the full version of the website can be found here.
I use the Edmodo app more than the full version of the website because I have a classroom textbook and curriculum. If you don’t have a textbook, the full version of the site is perfect for creating curriculum for your classroom. All materials can be downloaded to e-readers, printed out as PDFs, etc. Again, I love using some of the materials to share with reading and LA teachers as we work on integrating literacy across all curriculum. When I have students out for various reasons, I’m able to assign work to them, keeping them on track while they’re out.
Check out the official CK-12 overview below.
I’m evil. I assigned homework over Spring Break. hehehe.