Best Source for Reference or Education Resources

Recognizes the service that best packages reference, original source materials, library or research information or disaggregated media assets for educational purposes in the PK-12 or postsecondary markets. This service can include content such as encyclopedias, maps, databases and primary source material.

MindTap English Handbook - Cengage Learning

Mobile, flexible, and affordable, MindTap English Handbook provides students and instructors all the tools they need to navigate and manage the challenging demands of today's college composition courses. A value-priced, all-in-one digital solution, MindTap English Handbook includes reliable, searchable composition instruction. The outcome driven learning path includes answers to students' most frequently asked questions about writing, while allowing for instructor customization and personalization options for the student. To improve outcomes through increased retention, MindTap English Handbook features a robust set of auto-graded self-assessment tools to guide students through the writing process. Access to millions of scholarly books, academic journals, articles and newspapers is a click away via Cengage Learning's unique resource, the Questia database. Students learn to properly organize and cite these resources with the program's easy to use bibliography building and citation generation tools. Designed with a laser-sharp focus on the end-user, the student, MindTap English Handbook includes a mobile app option as well. This innovative, user-centered resource offers students access to the information and tools they need in a way that adapts to their lifestyle, connecting the world students live in with the world they compose in. Recent efficacy studies show that students using MindTap achieved significantly higher grades across a number of disciplines. With the MindTap Mobile App, these benefits carry over to the mobile user and make learning possible anytime, anywhere.

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    Curriki - Curriki

    On August 3, 2015, Curriki, a non-profit, launched its redesigned Open Educational Resource (OER) Library and Community website for educators, students, and parents. The responsive site enables easy access from mobile devices as well as desktops and makes it easier to find, contribute, align and organize materials. Today, the Curriki Library hosts 83,000+ openly licensed, online teaching and learning materials that members have created and partners have contributed. All resources, as OERs are available to others for use, adapt and share at no cost. Curriki is free to all educators, parents, and students.
    Vetted Community Content: Curriki has thousands of educator-vetted online learning activities in all K-12 subject areas and in many formats. Resources have been aligned to standards and Curriki’s Review Team reviews/rates materials with the industry-standard Achieve OER Rubrics. Plus, members can rate/review materials with the 5 star system – similar to Yelp.
    The platform enables members to organize and curate resources. Members can:
    • Save any resource to their private Curriki Library for quick and easy access to those resources at a later time.
    • Upload their own content to the Curriki Library or personal Curriki Library.
    • Create and organize collections of content for their own use and share with colleagues and/or students.
    • Form collaborative working groups with colleagues or class groups.

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    Discovery Education Streaming Plus™ - Discovery Education

    Discovery Education Streaming Plus is the most comprehensive
    classroom resource covering all major curriculum areas for students
    in grades K-12. Available in more than half of all of U.S. schools,
    Streaming Plus offers teachers and students a library of 200,000
    digital assets aligned to state academic and testing standards,
    including videos, skill builders, games, audio files, images, writing
    prompts and encyclopedia articles. It features hundreds of model
    lessons, performance tasks and instructional exemplars,
    demonstrating for educators what the new Common Core State
    Standards look like in action, while customized assessments save
    teachers valuable time by putting curriculum, instruction and
    assessment resources all in one place. Searchable by keyword,
    content area and grade level, the rich video and other digital assets
    from Discovery Education enhance curriculum and engage today’s
    students in learning. It also addresses multiple learning styles with
    content that can be delivered in a variety of formats, including print,
    auditory, visual support and interactive experiences. In addition,
    interactive student features like My DE and Board Builder transform
    classrooms by creating an environment that encourages
    engagement, inquiry and creativity. My DE is a destination providing
    students individualized learning and exploration resources via different
    pathways through content.

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    PBS LearningMedia - PBS

    PBS LearningMedia (pbslearningmedia.org) is a digital media resource designed to support curriculum-based teaching and learning from Pre-K through 12th grade. The service offers educators and students easy, “anytime” access to over 100,000 classroom-ready videos, lessons plans, interactive games, self-paced lessons, and productivity tools - plus a dynamic series of virtual events that help bring key concepts to life in the classroom. Quick Facts + New Features: - PBS LearningMedia’s digital library offers 100,000 digital resources from over 200 media partners aligned to national and Common Core State Standards - PBS LearningMedia for Students (PBSstudents.org) allows students of any age to create their own learning experiences by engaging directly with content. - The PBS LearningMedia Basic Service offers educators and students free access to digital content; the Custom Service offers enhanced features and functionality for a nominal fee. - In addition to launching a new app for students in 2015, PBS LearningMedia added productivity tools and feature enhancements to help educators more effectively integrate digital media into the classrooms; updates include a Puzzle Builder tool, teacher-created resources, and the ability for teachers to add their own digital content to lesson plans and storyboards. Explore more: pbslearningmedia.org/toolsandresources - PBS LearningMedia offers a unique series of virtual events. See the latest at pbslearningmedia.org/events

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    SAGE Knowledge - SAGE Publishing

    SAGE Knowledge is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty. Hosting more than 6,100 titles and videos, it includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and streaming video. In 2016, it will also include SAGE Business Cases adding to the wealth of multimedia content.

    SAGE Knowledge provides a visually enhanced user experience allowing for more content discoverability and a better research experience. The new responsive design provides simultaneous, unlimited users a seamless experience on desktops, tablets, and other mobile devices.

    SAGE Knowledge is the only eBook platform that has suggested links to other content in the site as well as other SAGE content, including SAGE Research Methods, SAGE Journals, United States Political Stats, SAGE Stats, and CQ Researcher. The platform brings together high-quality, multimedia content allowing researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide breadth of must-have social science content.

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