An Instructional Resource Portal for Teachers, Students, & Parents
There is a growing realization among educators that the world is changing faster than educational organizations can react. In most classrooms today, cell phones, iPads and other electronic devices are considered distractions. Their use is discouraged and sometimes forbidden. Yet after 3 PM every day, that's how many students choose to communicate and learn.
Technology may be the best way to reach and teach our students. Students don't have to carry heavy textbooks from class to class anymore. There are efforts toward using digital textbooks embedded with multimedia and video that better illustrate ideas and concepts than printed words on a page. Districts are experimenting with 1 to 1 initiatives with iPads, netbooks, and laptops. Students can access tutorials and instructional resources online anytime from school or home. They no longer rely on their teacher as the only source of information in their classroom.
Students don't communicate the way their parents or teachers do. They use social media sites like Twitter and Facebook and they use small portable devices like smart phones for text messaging and iPads for accessing the Internet for online content. Content is going digital and it's all available on computers, laptops, phones, iPads, netbooks and a variety of other portable devices connected to the Internet. At California Learns, we recognize these changes. Read more about California Learns...
Kick-start your summer reading program now for FREE!
California Learns is partnering with myONby providing a FREE trial of their digital books starting now through August 31 for all California Learns subscribers and any interested school located in our regions. Your teachers and students (PreK - Grade 12) will have access to over 4,000 enhanced digital books in a variety of formats and engaging topics. Students can the turn on the audio features to have it read aloud, click on any word to see its meaning, and even rate how they liked the book. myON books can be accessed on most computers, tablets, Chromebooks, and other mobile devices. Using their free mobile apps, students can download up to 20 books for offline reading. myON books can be used with Accelerated Reader and ten percent of the digital books are in Spanish.
There is no obligation to purchase a subscription to our portal, we will be happy to provide any of our schools with free access simply by submitting this California Learns myON Access Request form. We have everything you need to get your students' summer reading program started. To learn more about this amazing free trial, please contact Jan Valine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The two new options that can be added are Atomic Learning and BrainPOP Combo (BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr (K-3), and BrainPOP Spanish).
Atomic Learning is an ultimate tech training resource for software, web 2.0, CCSS and mobile device implementations such as iPad and Chromebooks, and much more. We have several introductory webinars on Atomic Learning scheduled if you and others would like to register to attend:
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT
Wed, May 7, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Wed, May 14, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT
Wed, May 21, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Wed, May 28, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT
Sign up now for the Summer 2014 Cohort!
June 16 - August 8, 2014
Print this Summer 2014 Registration Form and mail or fax to our office. Use the PayPal button below to pay for and complete your registration.
At California Learns we are purchasing resources on behalf of hundreds of thousands of students enabling us to leverage that buying power and passing on tremendous savings to schools who otherwise could not provide these resources to their school community in an affordable way.
The California Learns Instructional Resource Portal for teachers includes a growing library of paid subscription-based and free resources for teachers to use in their classrooms. Resources are divided into major categories including Media, Curriculum, Reference, Technology, 21 Century Learning, Staff Development and eLearning.
Teachers have access to everything via a single sign on portal using their own login and password 24 hours a day from school or home.
California Learns includes:
Learn more about the California Learns Instructional Resource Portal for teachers.
The California Learns Instructional Resource Portal for students is full of media, reference, and curriculum resources to help students achieve in school. The Student Portal is also available to parents and provides them with resources to help their students achieve. Depending on the student's grade level, the resources in the portal are divided up into main categories including Media Resources, Reference Resources, English, History, Math, Science, Technology, Career, and Technology.
Students and their parents can login to the portal using the same account either from school or home 24 hours a day.
Learn more about the California Learns Instructional Resource Portal for Students.
California Learns is a new buying and licensing consortium for California School Districts. Your district will save thousands of dollars on on online course curriculum from OdysseyWare and student data systems from LinkIt!.