The Alabama State Board of Education approved the adoption of the internationally benchmarked Common Core State Standards along with selected Alabama standards in November 2010. By combining both Common Core and Alabama's standards, our state has adopted one of the most comprehensive sets of standards in the nation, ensuring students are prepared for a successful future in the ever-expanding global environment.
ALEX, a project of the Alabama Department of Education, is designed to index and share many types of educational materials and information through a time-saving, one-stop resource for educators, parents, and students. The majority of these rich resources (lesson plans, Web links, and interactive activities) are located and connected to the Alabama Courses of Study by National Board Certified Teachers. By sharing the wealth of expertise and knowledge now available through ALEX, Alabama‘s best educators, and the youth of Alabama are poised to benefit from the best of the Web!
Follow this link to Alabama's online public library. AVL provides students and all residents of Alabama access to quality library and information resources. It consists primarily of databases that contain magazine, newspaper and journal articles to be used in the research process.
Searching for books with a corresponding Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360® quiz is easy with AR BookFinder. Students, teachers, parents, and librarians can search in English or Spanish using criteria such as ATOS book level or a Lexile™ measure, interest level, title, author, fiction/nonfiction, subject, award-winners, state lists, CCSS Exemplars, and more.
Coolmath.com offers "math for ages 13-100" -- explanations that are easy to grasp on topics like algebra, pre-calculus and more. (I started my career as a math teacher, so it's a great pleasure for me to help people finally understand -- and even enjoy! -- doing math.)
Discovery Education offers a breadth and depth of digital media content that is immersive, engaging and brings the world into the classroom to give every student a chance to experience fascinating people, places, and events. All content is aligned to state standards, can be aligned to custom curriculum, and supports classroom instruction regardless of the technology platform.
The Encyclopedia of Alabama is a free, online reference resource on Alabama’s history, culture, geography, and natural environment. EOA is a partnership of Auburn University, the Alabama State Department of Education, and the University of Alabama.
Factmonster.com’s content is written and edited by experts, not outside users, assuring you that we provide trusted, reliable information. Our broad range of content includes an encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, atlas, a homework center, and educational games.
Factmonster.com combines essential reference materials, fun facts and features, and homework help for kids. From the solar system to the world economy to educational games, Factmonster.com has the information kids are seeking.
The ICDL Foundation's goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world. Ultimately, the Foundation aspires to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children's literature from the world community.
James Patterson is a champion of reading and for several years sponsored the James Patterson Pageturner awards, which rewarded people and organizations that spread the excitement and joy of books and reading. Through this and other efforts he has given millions of dollars to people and causes that are working to spread the joy and excitement of reading. READKIDDOREAD—which helps parents and educators connect their children with the books that will turn them into lifelong readers—is his latest innovation in this area.
Founded in San Jose, California on February 18, 1997, KidSites.com is among the oldest sites for kids on the Internet. Since 1997, KidSites' primary mission has remained the same; to find and provide reviews for the best sites for kids on the Internet, and bring them together in one convenient location for our visitors.