Your Learning Commons: Collaboration, Creativity, and Curation.
WKMS Learning Commons Mission Statement
The White Knoll Middle School Learning Commons mission is to support and inspire critical thinkers and ethical users of information. In addition, the program strives to teach students the skills needed to be well-informed problem solvers and lifelong readers who are productive members of our global society.
Visual, Narrated Clips for eBooks & More:
Tumble Books Clip
Novel List K-8 Plus Clip
Teen Bookcloud Clip
Finding eBooks Through MackinVia
Epic Books (Free): Instantly access 25,000 of the best free books, learning videos, quizzes and more.
:Reference List for Research and Tools
50 Useful iPad Tips and Tricks
Bloom's Taxonomy of Apps
iPads in Schools (Livebinder of Resources)
Learning in Hand (Tony Vincent)
TCEA List of Recommended Apps
Recommended Educator Sites & Apps
Writer's Reference Center: This section discusses the nuts and bolts that hold the basic structure of a text together. You'll find information and explanations for how grammar and writing work together to make communication clear and concise.
Webopedia 30 Free web tools and open source software for students.
Visual Blooms A visual representation of Bloom's Taxonomic Hierarchy with a 21st Century skills frame.
MIT Blossoms (STEM videos)
National Geographic Videos for Kids
neoK12 (educational videos, lessons, and games)
Next Vista for Learning (online library of free videos for learners everywhere)
The Futures Channel (videos featuring real math, real science, and real careers)
Create Your Own Videos:
ELMO Document Camera
SMART Notebook Recorder ArtsEdge Impressive cross-curricular resource helps put the A in STEAM
A useful and engaging resource for integrating the arts into a variety of other subject areas.
Common Sense.org These great flipped-classroom apps and websites help students gain new knowledge at home so that they can come to class ready to put it to use.
Quill Let students do the writing to make grammar lessons more meaningful. Bottom line: Excellent opportunities for grammar and writing practice; teachers may need to tailor lessons to best fit into their own curriculum.
EdPuzzle Crop, customize, and remix online videos for your classroom
If you're using online video in your classroom, you'll want to look into EDpuzzle as a way to layer in more learning opportunities while students watch.
Get the Math Solve real-life algebra problems with diverse crew, delightful video.
Fantastic proof that algebra is used to solve real problems in kid-approved professions -- basketball, music, and fashion.
Learning Commons Links For Kids:
Great Websites For Students: ASSOCIATION FOR LIBRARY SERVICE TO CHILDREN a division of the
American Library Association.
Free Image Resouces
(Description of These Free Resources)
Discovery Education Clipart
National Park Geology Images
Common Core Standards
Create Your Own Picture Book: StoryJumper
*More links for education.