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Spotlight on a Common Core Resource: LearnZillion

posted Aug 11, 2014, 2:10 PM by Krystle Miller   [ updated Aug 11, 2014, 2:35 PM ]

A post by guest blogger and LearnZillion video creator, Christine Hansen.

Are you thinking about using content videos in your class, but don't know where to start? It can be confusing looking through sites trying ti find videos that align to the Common Core. A good place to start is LearnZillion.

LearnZillion.com offers free Math and English Language videos for grades 2-12 that have been developed by expert teachers directly from the Common Core State Standards. Each standard is broken down into four or five videos. The videos are three to five minutes long. Each video uses drawings and animation for high interest.

The site is organized by the standards, making it easy to find what you need. The videos can be used whole class instead of a traditional lecture. If you want to use the videos as homework and track progress, you can register your class and assign videos to the students. If you prefer, you can just give them a code to type in and it will take them to the video. This is a great instructional tool if a student is absent or needs clarification.

Other extras on the site include guided practice problems, quizzes, and downloadable Powerpoints from the videos. The videos are also a good resource if you need an explanation on a standard.