Enrichment Opportunities

This collection features resources that students can use to enrich their learning.  Please keep in mind that The Resource Bank is full of other possiblities as well. Explore other collections to find other opportunties,and be sure to check out the Courses collection as well. 

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The 20 Percent Project
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
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The 20% Project is your chance to learn about something that you are personally interested in, intrigued by, and/or are passionate about. For the rest of the year, you will be given 20% of class time to work on your project, which will be worth 20% of your final grade.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
05/08/2018
Accessing Everfi at Home - Amazing FREE Online Courses for Students
Only Sharing Permitted
CC BY-NC-ND
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EVERFI provides unrivaled cloud-based digital courses to a growing and connected high-speed network base of technology users of all ages from K-12 students.

These courses are FREE and excellent. Students navigate engaging courses at their own pace.

This is a wonderful opportunity to continue learning at home!

(Courses for younger students will require adult participation, but courses for grades 3/4 and up can be done independently).

Subject:
Education
Health Education
Math
Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
03/27/2020
Artificial Heart Design Challenge
Read the Fine Print
Educational Use
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Students are presented with a hypothetical scenario in which they are biomedical engineers asked to design artificial hearts. Using the engineering design process as a guide, the challenge is established and students brainstorm to list everything they might need to know about the heart in order to create a complete mechanical replacement (size, how it functions, path of blood etc.). They conduct research to learn the information and organize it through various activities. They research artificial heart models that have already been used and rate their performance in clinical trials. Finally, they analyze the data to identify the artificial heart features and properties they think work best and document their findings in essay form.

Subject:
Health Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Angela D. Kolonich
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Ask Dr. Universe
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Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project from Washington State University. Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they may have about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, math, culture, and more.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Math
Science
Social Studies
Geography
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Jaime Chambers
Washington State University
Date Added:
03/27/2020
CHALK Academy
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Child-Led, Hands-On, Active Learning for Kids including:
Math
Reading
Writing
Sports and Recreation
Colors
Multilingual Teaching Tips (lots of Chinese resources)

Subject:
Arts Education
Elementary Education
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Language Education
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Author:
Chalk Academy
Date Added:
03/24/2020
CK-12 Foundation
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"CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to high quality educational materials for K-12 students all over the world. We offer free high-quality, standards-aligned, open content in the STEM subjects. By providing these free resources, CK-12 is working toward educational equity for all."

Subject:
Education
Math
Computer Science
Social Studies
Geography
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Date Added:
03/16/2020
CK-12 The Smarter Way to Learn (K-12 Math, Science & Much More!)
Unrestricted Use
Public Domain
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100% Free, Personalized Learning for Every Student!

*FlexLets that allow you to catch up on math and science classes and give you the essentials
*Great for Math & Science (lessons and interactive activities!) K-12
*Click "Subjects" from the top menu to see what is available
*Spelling & Writing as well
*6 languages

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Educational Technology
English Language Arts
Health & Fitness
Math
Calculus
Photography
Science
Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Physical Science
Physics
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Date Added:
09/09/2018
Code Academy - Learn to Code - for Free
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"All the courses on Codecademy are free. The free course catalog features hundreds of hours of content that help learners develop skills in their desired programming language. However, CodeCademy offers a “pro” option that allows tailored lessons and tutorials for the user as well as live tutoring."

You have to make an account to use this excellent site. You can learn 180 hours of content for FREE! You can sign up to do more for a cost if you wish.

Subject:
Coding
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Code Academy
Date Added:
03/16/2020
CodeCombat: Learn how to code by playing a game
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If you want to learn to program, you need to write (a lot of) code.
At CodeCombat, our job is to make sure you're doing that with a smile on your face.

Click "Play" then complete the pop up in the top right corner to create a free teacher account. Students can also get started without an account.

Subject:
Coding
Math
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
05/30/2019
CodeHS - Teach Coding and Computer Science at Your School
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CodeHS is a comprehensive teaching platform for helping schools teach computer science. We provide web-based curriculum, teacher tools and resources, and professional development.

Subject:
Coding
Math
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Aaron Grill
Ali Gulsari
Charles Olson
Ellyn Kohrs
Jerome Schmidt
Date Added:
06/12/2019
Code can change the world.
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Each month, we’ve selected a different theme encouraging people (like you!) to inspire your projects during our learning experiences. Here are some ideas on how you might combine your super powers and perspectives with technology throughout 2019:
A video game inspired by your findings on declining bee population
A piece of artwork to illustrate how we might learn in the future
A website to share your thoughts on food security in your community
A website to share your favourite ways to stay active in the winter season
An interactive story on how we might reduce food waste
A website to share your fun invention idea!

Subject:
Coding
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Canada Learning Code
Author:
Canada Learning Code
Corrado's Coders
National Girls Learning Code Day
Quebec School
Date Added:
04/01/2019
Create a Sport Design Challenge
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By signing up with your email address and clicking the yellow subscribe button, you will receive this great design thinking project that your students will love! It is part of a design thinking toolkit and includes a free design thinking project, an eBook, and a suite of assessments. You will also receive a weekly email with free, members-only access to the latest blog posts, videos, podcasts and resources to help you boost creativity and spark innovation in your classroom.

Subject:
Health & Fitness
Physical Education
Design Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
John Spencer
Date Added:
01/12/2022
Creative Storytelling App: Toontastic by Google
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With Toontastic 3D, you can draw, animate, and narrate swashbuckling adventures, breaking news stories, science reports, and all your other wacky ideas.

Future authors, directors, musicians, inventors, and anyone else who wants to turn their brilliant ideas into 3D cartoons.

Here at Google we want to give storytellers of all ages a megaphone to share their creativity with the world.

FREE!

Works on iOS and android!
No login required!
Works offline!
Easy to export!

Use to make: school reports, buddy films, social lessons, sci fi, fan fiction, documentaries, memes, historical films, Etc.

Design characters, plot your story, animate and narrate, mix your soundtrack and save and export!

You will need to download the app from Google Play or The Apple Store to get started!

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Google
Date Added:
09/28/2018
Deeper Learning Hub - Grade 4-12 PBL for Online (or at School) Learning
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These projects for grades 4-12 are designed to last 1-2 weeks.

The projects are cross-curricular and could be done via distance learning or in classrooms using technology.

Click the blue box that says "Start Teaching from the Catalog" to get started!

"These courses offer flexibility; you can start using a course immediately, or you can modify a course (adding content or changing the duration) to fit your context and need. See below for more details about the courses. We hope you'll be able to use them to support your students during distance learning.

-Your friends at the Deeper Learning Hub at HTH GSE"

They are currently free but this could change (if you are here and they are no longer free, please let go to the help centre (click your profile in the top right corner and select help centre) and add a ticket to let us know).

More From the Creators...
Want to learn more about the DL Hub Courses? Read on!

Who designed these courses?
"The DL Hub partnered with a talented group of instructional designers who built each project based course. Course designers work as High Tech High teachers, High Tech High Graduate School of Education faculty, and nationally recognized PBL consultants, and curriculum designers. More details about each course designer are available on the about page of each course.

How do I assign a course to my students?
To assign a course to your students, make a copy by clicking "Take With Your Own Group." You'll need to create a free Pathwright account so that you can tweak the course or add elements, and then invite your students to take the course.

Who can see my students' work?
The DL Hub is committed to protecting the privacy of student data. When a teacher makes a copy of a course they have created a private version of that course. Only the teacher and other students enrolled in the course will have access to the data. The agreement with our platform partner details that Pathwright ensures compliance with all applicable federal and California laws and regulations regarding collection and maintenance of student data, including, but not limited to, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and California’s Student Online Personal Information Protection Act.

Can I use these courses to inspire my own curriculum?
Yes! We hope these courses can serve as a model of deeper learning through distance learning. Feel free to take inspiration from the courses and create your own curriculum that connects students to their learning in meaningful ways."

Subject:
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Deeper Learning Hub
High Tech High
Date Added:
09/24/2020
Engineering Design Challenges
Read the Fine Print
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This site presents challenges faced by NASA engineers who are developing the next generation of aerospace vehicles. The challenges: thermal protection systems, spacecraft structures, electrodynamic propulsion systems, propellers, and personal satellite assistants. Students design, build, test, re-design, and re-build models that meet specified design criteria, using the same analytical skills as engineers.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Date Added:
08/05/2004