Web-based Curriculum

National Constitution Center

This museum in Philadelphia has a great website with lots of educational resources. The interactive constitution lets you read articles and amendments alongside commentary from different historic and legal experts. There is also a collection of videos and lesson plans, and a few other interactive activities and games, plus primary source documents and even some craft ideas.

Storybird

This wonderful, creative website encourages writing through art. Writers (of all ages!) choose artwork to inspire stories and poetry. There are tools for editing, and work can be published on the site or purchased in printed form. There are also how-to guides and courses to help in the writing process. Creating an account (as a teacher or creator) is free, and gives you access to all the writing tools. You can upgrade to a paid account for unlimited word counts and a few extra features.

ST Math

This online math curriculum emphasizes conceptual understanding through visual instruction. The program includes differentiated instruction and progress tracking. A bit pricey, but available through Homeschool Buyers Co-op at a substantial discount.

YouCubed

This is a wonderful website from Stanford Math Education Professor Jo Boaler. The site has many inspiring articles and videos about a new approach to math teaching and learning. There is a free online course to help students think differently about math. She is also in the process of writing a K-8 math curriculum that follows her revolutionary approach. You can try out many of the tasks and activities on the website. The curriculum looks great, but the best thing about this resource is the potential for both students and parents/teachers to develop a great mindset about math.

CodaKid

Self-paced, online coding classes for ages 7 to 15. These classes are different than programs like Scratch, because they use actual coding instead the simplified drag-and-drop system. Students use coding to create their own games, or content in Minecraft and Roblox. Price is a bit high, but there is a 14 day free trial.

AAA Spell

A free online tool for practicing spelling and vocabulary words. You can use the lists on the site, or make your own. There are several different interactive exercises for practicing each list. The site can be a bit glitchy, but its free!

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