The new widget helps educators align engaging science and social studies lessons and units with state and national standards
(NEW YORK, NY) March 29, 2016 – Kids Discover today announced the addition of a “Search by Standards” widget to Kids Discover Online, its interactive, digital library of engaging science and social studies content.
Educators can now search for Kids Discover Online units by grade level; subject matter; and state, Common Core, or Next Generation Science standards.
The widget is free for all users, and features easy-to-use drop-down menus. Once an educator has selected a standard, grade level, and subject to search for, the system generates a list of lessons and units that support student mastery of that specific topic or skill. With the click of a button, educators can view a lesson and use it instantly or add it to their “Classroom” for assigned reading and class activities.
Kids Discover Online enables educators to mix and match material from science and social studies so they can help their students explore big ideas through cross-curricular learning.
“I’m a strong supporter of education by design, and Kids Discover’s standards alignment makes it easier for teachers to make that happen,” said Dr. Kimberly Greene, associate professor of education at Brandman University. “Cross-curricular lessons are crucial to help students break out of the idea that learning happens in silos.”
“Our team has incorporated educators’ feedback throughout the planning and development of Kids Discover Online, and the ability to search by standards was a high priority for educators,” said Ted Levine, the president and CEO of Kids Discover. “The ‘Search by Standards’ widget is a valuable resource for aligning content to standards, ensuring student mastery of skills, increasing student engagement, and creating cross-curricular lessons.”
Specializing in the 150 most commonly taught science and social studies topics in kindergarten through eighth grade, Kids Discover Online offers ad-free, engaging, nonfiction reading materials vetted by subject experts from leading institutions. Subjects such as the Constitution, Ancient Greece, Matter, and Ecology are presented using a mix of one-page infographics, articles, iconic photographs, and interactive elements to guide teachers and students through lessons.
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For more than 25 years, Kids Discover has been creating beautifully crafted nonfiction products for kids. With a specialty in science and social studies, the team of talented writers, award-winning designers and illustrators, and subject experts from leading institutions is committed to a single mission: to get children excited about reading and learning. For information, please visit KidsDiscover.com.
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