Additional Education Resources - User's Guide

Below is a guide to the resources identified in our Additional Educational Resources section.




AEA Digital Library

Over 400 titles that include streaming video, still images, and digital documents for PreK-3 children's literature, 4-8th grade science, 7-12th grade health and guidance, and the AIME copyright newsletter. These resources are provided by Iowa's Area Education Agencies.



Atomic Learning

Offers educational institutions on-demand technology training and support, Atomic Learning creates flexible learning opportunities that make it easy for learners of all ages to embrace technology and develop critical skills for success at school, at work and in life.




CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit that creates and aggregates high quality, curated STEM content.





Connexions is a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone may view or contribute: authors create and collaborate; instructors rapidly build and share custom collections; learners find and explore content.





The goal of Apprion, who developed CSM, is to provide scalable tools to empower every person to make the most of secondary school, post-secondary school, and their career. We want to target the tens of millions of Americans who could benefit from better math & literacy, thinking, and learning skills, whether they are in school, college, looking for a job, or already employed.

We do this by offering three services:

  1. A standard that isolates the most important skills for education and career success.
  2. An assessment that anyone can take to determine whether they meet the standard
  3. World-class instruction, so that anyone who doesn't meet the standard can learn the skills they need.




Curriki is an online community for creating and sharing curricula and teaching best practices. Curriki contains over 51,000 free K-12 lessons, units, assessments, and multimedia learning resources across all subject areas.





Gooru is a free search engine for learning that makes it easy for teachers to discover educational content, organize it into learning playlists, and teach and share it with students to study.




 HippoCampus is a free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content--videos, animations, and simulations--on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school teachers and college professors, and their students, free of charge.




Iowa AEA Online

Educational Resources funded and provided by Iowa's Area Education Agencies.




Iowa Learns

Search this database for distance learning courses available from Iowa's colleges and universities. This site is sponsored by the Advisory Committee on Distance Learning. 





The Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry project engages students in STEM activities through the integrated use of technologies that include modeling, computational thinking, and real-time data acquisition. This comprehensive project will assist teachers in preparing diverse students for STEM careers by engaging them in exciting, inquiry-based science projects.




Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization 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 completely free of charge.




Learn 360

Learn360 is an interactive media-on-demand service for the K-12 education market, providing teachers and students the power to meet and exceed 21st century educational expectations across all curriculums. Through streaming video, audio and accompanying support materials, Learn360 supports web-based learning by providing an online collaborative environment where users can share information and ideas 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Content is correlated to State, Common Core and Provincial standards, as well as 21st century learning initiatives, and can be further adapted to meet the demands of local school districts and individual teacher curricula.  





MERLOT is a free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy.   MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, collection of peer reviewed higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services.

MERLOT's strategic goal is to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning by increasing the quantity and quality of peer reviewed online learning materials that can be easily incorporated into faculty designed courses.




Movie Clips

MOVIECLIPS has worked to collect clips and make them completely searchable by actor, title, genre, occasion, action, mood, character, theme, setting, prop, and even dialogue. This makes it simple to find a scene fast. Use this powerful search to discover new movies. Links are included with each clip to make it easy to buy or rent the feature-length movie.





NROC course content is an Open Educational Resource (OER) and is available at no cost for individual use. Courses in the NROC library are contributed by developers from leading academic institutions across the United States. All courses are assessed to ensure they meet high standards of scholarship, instructional value, and presentational impact.




OER Commons

OER Commons is a that site offers engagement with resources for curriculum alignment, quality evaluation, social bookmarking, tagging, rating, and reviewing. Open Educational Resources have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights. For some of these resources, that means you can download the resource and share it with colleagues and students. For others, it may be that you can download a resource, edit it in some way, and then re-post it as a remixed work. OER often have a Creative Commons or GNU license that state specifically how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared.





PhET provides fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena for free. PhEt enables students to make connections between real-life phenomena and the underlying science, deepening their understanding and appreciation of the physical world. All PhET simulations are freely available from the PhET website and are easy to use and incorporate into the classroom. They are written in Java and Flash, and can be run using a standard web browser as long as Flash and Java are installed.




Teachers' Domain


Teachers' Domain is an online library of more than 1,000 free media resources from the best in public television. These classroom resources, featuring media from NOVA, Frontline, Design Squad, American Experience, and other public broadcasting and content partners are easy to use and correlate to state and national standards.

Teachers' Domain resources include video and audio segments, Flash interactives, images, documents, lesson plans for teachers, and student-oriented activities.





Udemy is an online education platform. Udemy empowers lifelong learning by providing a platform for anyone to take and/or create online courses on anything. Anyone can create courses using Udemy's suite of course creation tools.





Wisc-Online is a digital library of Web-based learning resources called "learning objects."

The digital library of objects has been developed primarily by faculty from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and produced by multimedia technicians who create the learning objects for the online environment. At present, 335 WTCS faculty members have authored learning objects.

The Wisc-Online digital library contains 2555 objects that are accessible to all WTCS faculty at no cost and with copyright clearance for use in any WTCS classroom or online application.

Learning objects are designed and developed by a team of instructional designers, editors, technicians, and student interns.


World Digital Library

The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.



Founded in February 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos.YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.

Last modified: Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 10:36 AM