A stand-out webtool among standards-based grading platforms is a free online program called Kiddom (click for my review). Kiddom is designed to help teachers curate individual learning experiences with pages that are visual and easy-to-understand, and enable teachers to quickly determine student progress and where remediation is needed.
While it offers many appealing pieces (homework assignment and grading, easy communication, and built-in metrics), one unique to Kiddom is their robust K-12 content library. Designed to offer lessons, videos, lectures, quizzes, and more that differentiate for individual students, its real power is making the resources of the most respected names in edtech available with one click. This includes:
- IXL Learning
- Khan Academy
- Learn Zillion
- PBS Learning Media
- Rocket Lit
The library is searchable by topic with preview features for selections.
How to use the library
Kiddom connects directly with curriculum and content providers to offer educators a curated library of standards-aligned resources. Here’s what you do:
- Create a class through your Kiddom account.
- Open your class timeline and select “New Assignment”.
- Click the red Kiddom “K” icon to access the Library.
Why the content library is perfect for lesson planning
- Most teachers would like to differentiate instruction for individual student needs but don’t have enough time, Kiddom’s content library puts needed resources just a few clicks away. Create an assignment in Kiddom, select resources, and push these out to the entire class or individual students.
- If you are committed to personalized learning, the content library makes it easy to select resources for each student’s playlist that fit their personal needs and interests.
- The Kiddom library curates quality resources that support lessons and kickstart learning.
- Teachers know lesson plans never survive the first roll-out. If you need new resources for a lesson that didn’t work right, the Kiddom library helps you do that quickly by putting your favorite sources (like IXL and Khan Academy) under one search request.
- Unlike traditional textbooks and library resources, Kiddom content providers are internet-based making them accessible from anywhere, on desktops and mobile devices, and easily blended into classroom lesson plans.
- Kiddom’s content library is easy to access and intuitive to use, making it a good choice even for those who aren’t yet comfortable with technology.
An added bonus: For schools and districts that subscribe to Kiddom Academy, administrators can manage content and curriculum resources across schools.
What Kiddom users are saying
Here’s what users of Kiddom’s K12 library are saying about the experience:
“Kiddom’s platform connects directly to a library packed with videos, quizzes, activities and more. That means you can focus on student progress and commit less time to scouring the internet for something useful.” –Jenna Rodgers, Middle School Teacher
“It’s great to be able to access teaching resources directly from the tool I already use to monitor class progress.” — Sara Giroux, Special Education Teacher
“Kiddom supports my work in the classroom by making differentiation intuitive and simple. I love it!” — Anna Marie Sossong, High School Teacher
Overall, Kiddom content library is the fastest way to curate content for differentiated and personalized lessons. Period.
The Kiddom Library – Search and Assign Standards-Aligned Resources from Kiddom on Vimeo.
More about Kiddom
Kiddom Planner: A Highly-effective Tool for your Classes
A new resource guide from Kiddom: Standards-based Grading for ELA and Social Studies
Kiddom now offers personalized curricula, visual reports and more
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice reviewer, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. Read Jacqui’s tech thriller series, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days
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