Indigo Resources for Educators
Learner Positioning Systems
This tool uses “Learner Factors” which are factors that have the potential to define different strengths and challenges that students may face in their learning. These factors come from all areas of learning science: cognition, SEL, student biographical background, and content area. An advisory committee of leading researchers and educators analyze published research in these four areas to define learner factors and strategies. These factors and strategies are freely available for use in the classroom to help schools and teachers support the full diversity of learners.
*LPS presently contains Reading PK-3 and Math Pk-2, and is expanding to have all grades in the next two years.
Digital Promise is a bipartisan nonprofit dedicated to closing the equality gap by 2020; DP uses technology and research as tools to expand education to students of all types and learning styles.
Future Ready Resource Hub
Future Ready uses technology as a catalyst for educational reform, providing administrators and staff with the tools they may need to personalize learning for their students, and bringing education into the 21st century. “The Hub” page on Future Ready’s website contains information and discussions on learning tools, planning materials, and activities for administrators and teachers to use in the classroom and with their students.
Real World Scholars
Real World Scholars is a huge proponent of entrepreneurial growth in the classroom, a subject that hasn’t been thoroughly addressed in most American schools. Their e-commerce platform encourages teachers to start an in-class business (EdCorp) to teach students about entrepreneurship and provide real-world applications. The skills that students learn through their EdCorp allows them to pursue a passion they potentially didn’t know they had, and gives them a head start in life after school.
A Case for Student-Centered LearningClick on the image above to read an article from Edutopia outlining the case for student-centered learning.
Click on the image above to access Khan, a free online resource to share with students that might need extra help in subjects such as Math, Science, Art History, or even SAT/ACT prep.
Summit Learning Platform
This program is free for teachers and schools, and uses a base curriculum aligned with the Common Core. Teachers can use the platform to build from the default curriculum and personalize it around them, their students, and their schools. Projects, assessments, and a thorough teacher guide are all available to help expand the teacher’s curriculum while keeping in mind the Common Core requirements.
The Kauffman FastTrac is a course designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs create a sustainable business from an idea.
More information on the course: http://fasttrac.org/why-fasttrac/
WolframAlpha is an online computing tool that uses a database of thousands of algorithms to provide linguistic analysis, curated data, dynamic computation, and computed presentation. With over 30 topics, and a PRO option for students or educators, WolframAlpha provides solutions to any problem you may encounter.
Facebook & Yale's SEL Initiative
Click on the image above to access free tools and lesson plans for integrating social-emotional learning in your classroom.
Edmodo Spotlight - Online Teacher Resources
Click on the image above to share and discover the best and free teaching resources, lesson plans, and content online.
Stanford's Growth Mindset Kit
Click on the picture above to get everything you need to teach growth mindset to your students. Free lesson plans included!
Click on the image above to access Coursera, an online school where students can take free online classes from 120+ top universities. Great resource to share with ambitious students.
"Indigo empowered us in helping find creative ways of meeting student needs."
- Teacher, Suburban College-Prep School