Group B. Tools for learner-centered instruction in specific subjects and two Group A systems (Khan Academy and Compass Learning Odyssey) for all or most subjects 



Which learner-centered instruction tools meet your needs?

Tools for Learner-Centered Instruction in Specific Subject(s) 

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B1. Ford Parternership for Advanced Studies http://fordpas.org/



Ford PAS with designed modules, it supports academic standards-based, project-based learning, performance-based assessments, and partners with local business and higher education institutes. 

Price: Free.

Subject: English, Social studies, Science, Math, Business, Economics, Engineering, Technology.

Grade levels: High school

Features: Project-based learning. Performance-based assessments. Partnerships to prepare students’ for college or work.

B2. Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces

http://www.aleks.com/k12

ALEKS is a research-based, “Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system” similar to the concept of differentiated instruction.

Price: Service Fee. Contact ALEKS.

Subject: Math (in math, science, and business courses)

Grade levels: Grade 3 to Higher Education

Features: Performance-based assessments (multiple-choice questions avoided). Individualized instruction. Spanish available. Communication tools.

B3. Dream Box Learning

http://dreambox.com

DreamBox is an “online math supplement delivered tailored lessons with adaptive technology to reach all kids”

Price: Free trial. Pricing info available.

Subject: Math

Grade levels: Elementary

Features: Aligned with Common Core State Standards. Progress reports. Data used for true adaptive learning by offering individualized instruction not just individual paces. Models designed to be easily implemented in students’ daily schedules.

B4. Wowzers

http://www.wowzers.com/

Wowzers is “adaptive learning cloud“ functioned as a learning management system with a library of complete math core curriculum. 

Price: Free trial.

Subject: Math

Grade levels: Elementary

Features: Complete core curriculum and assessments to replace math textbooks. Assign learning objects to any student.​

B5. WriteToLearn

http://www.writetolearn.net/

Write To Learn, “the Web-based literacy tool to improve reading comprehension and writing skills, provides flexible, easy-to-use, effective writing assessment and instruction, offers support for ALL students.” Presented by Pearson.

Price: Contact WriteToLearn

Subject: English

Grade levels: 4-12

Features: Provide real-time, automated feedback on reading comprehension and writing skills (and Provide teachers reports for instruction). Built-in support for English language learners

B6. BrainPOP

http://www.brainpop.com/

BrainPOP “creates animated, curriculum-based content that supports educators and engages students”

Price: Free

Subjects: All

Grade levels: All

Features: Videos, educational games, lesson plans (on BrainPOP  Educator http://www.brainpop.com/educators/home/, search by grade levels, subjects, or standards). Join the community to create and share activities.

B7. PBS Kids 

http://pbskids.org/

PBS Kids offers educational games, PBS Kids shows, music, and activities for kids. PBS teachers offer lesson plans.

Price: Free

Subjects: All

Grade levels: PreK-12

Features: Free educational interactive videos and games. Lesson plans and materials on PBS teachers(http://www.pbs.org/teachers).

A1. Khan Academy
http://www.khanacademy.org/
Khan Academy is “not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.”
Price: Free
Subjects: Most subjects
Grade levels: K-12
Features: Self-paced learning tools and real-time classroom data (individual students’ progress) available. Video library covers most K-12 subjects. Offers interactive practices, knowledge maps, and badges
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​A6. Compass Learning Odyssey

http://www.compasslearning.com/odyssey
Compass Learning Odyssey suite includes lessons, activities, and other features such as formative assessments and reporting tools to support differentiated and personalized instruction.
Price: Contact Odyssey.
Subjects: All
Grade levels: All
Features: Diagnostic assessments. System-prescribed individualized learning paths. Track performance. Direct instruction (covers primary and secondary curricula). Parental involvement. Reports of mastery of State and Common Core Standards