• INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES
     
     Renaissance Learning  Scholastic SAM  Odyssey  STEMScopes
     
    Buck Institute for Education
     
    Buck Institute for Education - In 1998 BIE began to develop project based curriculum units for high school economics, because it was a course that lacked effective materials for teachers in California and elsewhere. A few years later BIE developed similar materials for high school courses in U.S. Government. The Project Based Learning Handbook was revised in a second edition in 2003, which has sold over 40,000 copies.
     
    Khan Academy
     
    The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.
     
    All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge. 
    Edutopia
    Edutopia is where The George Lucas Educational Foundation’s vision to highlight what works in education comes to life. Edutopia provides stories integrating creative uses of technology with effective teaching and learning. Edutopia’s audience includes educators, parents, school board members, university faculty, community-based organizations, and the business community -- all groups working to create better schools for the twenty-first century.
    Edmodo
    Edmodo provides teachers and students a secure place to connect and collaborate, share content and educational applications, and access homework, grades, class discussions and notifications. Our goal is to help educators harness the power of social media to customize the classroom for each and every learner.
     
    Contact Troy Bagwell, Technology Director or your campus principal for your Edmodo campus invite code.  Ciick HERE to go to the Decatur ISD Edmodo page.
    Project Share
    We're a global online learning community where educators collaborate, share resources and showcase accomplishments.
     
    Project Share is a collection of Web 2.0 tools and applications that provides high quality professional development in an interactive and engaging learning environment. Project Share leverages existing and new professional development resources for K-12 teachers across Texas and builds professional learning communities where educators can collaborate and participate in online learning opportunities. 
    YouTube YouTube for Education - Get more into learning
    YouTube EDU brings learners and educators together in a global video classroom. On YouTube EDU, you have access to a broad set of educational videos that range from academic lectures to inspirational speeches and everything in between.  Come here for quick lessons from top teachers around the world, course lectures from top-tier universities, or inspiring videos to spark your imagination.