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  • Follow stringent guidelines to rate and assess every resource
  • Develop and use detailed rubrics for consistent quality assurance
  • Give every resource we link to a thorough once­-over
  • Share tips and ideas based on 150 combined years in the classroom
  • Participate in ongoing professional learning to stay on top of trends, standards, what matters for you

Our guidelines for reviews and ratings by resource category:

Resources Guideline

To what degree is each resource:

  • Clear
  • Thorough
  • Rigorous
  • Engaging
  • Standards-based
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Units Guideline

Does the unit:

  • Clearly state learning objectives
  • Provide standards alignment
  • Contain comprehensive materials
  • Foster critical thinking
  • Incorporate best practices
  • Follow a well-sequenced learning plan
  • Support leveled instruction (reteaching, enrichment)
  • Include assessments
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Apps Guideline

Does the app:

  • Define/achieve its goal
  • Provide guidance/tutorials
  • Engage students
  • Allow for differentiation
  • Scaffold learning
  • Keep students safe
  • Justify the cost?
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Printables and Templates Guideline

We evaluate by asking:

  • Is there a clear purpose?
  • Is the image high quality?
  • Is it easy to print?
  • Is it customizable?
  • Is it versatile?
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Flexible filtering for easy access to resources.

Grades
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  • Higher-Ed
Subjects
  • Math
  • Science
  • English Language Arts
  • Social Studies & History
  • Physical Education
  • Health
  • Visual & Performing Arts
Resource Types
  • Activities & Projects
  • Assessments
  • Graphics & Images
  • Handouts & References
  • Interactives
  • Lab Resources
  • Learning Games
  • Lesson Plans
  • Presentations
Standards
  • Common Core Math
  • Common Core ELA
  • Next Generation Science

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