The resources posted on this page are either free or offer a free version.
Allsides | Online Resource | Website
A website that presents news from different points of view from the political spectrum. You can select a variety of topics and current issues. Topics can explore three different media biases supported by popular news media like The New York Times, NPR, NBC News and more.
Change Agent | Online Resource | Website
An Adult Education magazine that is made by and for Adult Education learners. SDE in CT has a subscription available for all teachers to have access to entire issues, recordings, full lessons, and other resources available to use in the classroom. Change Agent also gives the opportunity to Adult Education students to publish articles.
Digital ATDN On-Demand Videos App | Online Resource | Website
The goal of this app is to organize curated short videos that troubleshoot or show specific features in the programs you use. Each program listed in this app also has a link that directs to their respective help centers for additional troubleshooting.
Digital ATDN Toolkits | Online Resource | Toolkits
Access curated resources by Digital ATDN in different content areas. The resources are currently housed in Wakelet, are grouped by programs, and are updated throughout the year to include new toolkits and resources.
Digital Learn | Online Resource | Website
The Digital Learn website focuses on digital skills needed from day-to-day activities to job searching. Each course includes the number of activities, an estimated time of completion, a short description of the course along with the learning target, and a level recommendation to prompt users with the digital skill level required to complete the course.
Digital Skills Library | Online Resource | Website
The Digital Skills Library is an open repository of free learning resources designed to help all adult learners develop the digital skills needed to achieve their personal, civic, educational, and career goals.
Edpuzzle | Online Resource | Website
Edpuzzle allows teachers to add videos and assign questions at different points. Teachers can find video lessons already created in EdPuzzle or use YouTube to find the video and embed questions at specific times. Teachers can monitor student progress, check for comprehension, and prevent students from skipping the video.
EdTech Integration Strategy Toolkit | Online Resource | Website
This toolkit is designed to help educators build effective strategies for instruction that integrate technology while developing learners' digital skills. You can find resources that assist in building classroom routines, identifying EdTech Tools, and building Digital Skills.
Goodwill Community Foundation | Online Resource | Website
The Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF), has an array of courses that span different topics. Some topics include Technology, Work, Core Skills, Reading and Math, and much more. Their lessons include videos and tutorials that scaffold the content and skills presented in the lesson.
Google Applied Digital Skills | Online Resource | Website
Google Applied Digital Skills helps build skills needed in day-to-day activities for college and career opportunities. The program teaches through more than 100 interactive video lessons. The lessons show you how to use specific features in the tools used in Google and then how it is applied to the different skills learned.
Kahoot! | Online Resource | Website
An online resource where you can create and use the trivia game formula to build on learning. Don't know where to start? The Kahoot Academy section includes many ready-to-play games categorized by topics and resources from different creators.
Nearpod | Online Resource | Website
Nearpod is a platform that offers multiple ways to teach. You can have interactive slides, interactive videos, games, activities, or a mix of each in your lessons. Nearpod offers ready-to-use lessons or you can create your own/ They have also partnered with different companies to provide lessons and videos that you can use for your classes.
Newsela | Online Resource | Website
A collection of articles can be scaled by lexile levels to accommodate different reading levels. Articles include quizzes that assess comprehension. Newsela can integrate with Google Classroom, CANVAS, and other resources.
Readworks | Online Resource | Website
A website that includes a variety of literature for students in and out of the classroom. Each reading includes comprehension, text-dependent, and short answer questions for students to complete. A few things you can find in each story are the lexile level, word count, and a recording of the story for readers to follow.
Social Media TestDrive | Online Resource | Website
Social Media TestDrive is a website that provides a simulated social media environment to prepare users for the online world. Each module provided on this website includes a simulated experience of realistic digital dilemmas and scenarios, along with key concepts and strategies for navigating them.
English as a Second Language
Marshall Reading Program | Online Resource | Website
A toolkit that was created by Adult educators. The program focuses on providing opportunities to practice vocabulary, fluency, and reading comprehension. The selection of stories can be sorted by reading levels or topics. The toolkit uses Quizlet, the Reading Skills 4 Today website, and Google Forms to practice and develop the skills.
Reading Skills 4 Today | Online Resource | Website
A website from Southwest Adult Basic Education of compiled stories that are grouped by reading levels. Each selection has downloadable documents that include: pre and post-questions, supplemental activities, and the story. They also have recordings that assist in developing fluency, as well as a timer for students to practice.
USA Learns | Online Resource | Website
USA Learns is a free website that helps adults learn English online for free. This popular website teaches English by providing engaging videos and educational activities. Learners can learn English independently or with the support of their instructor.
AdultEd Med | Online Resource | Website
It is an Adult Education website that offers contextualized video lessons and resources. It presents different students with their career goals and offers lessons that develop the skills required in the field. The videos are organized by content area and are offered in both English and Spanish.
O*NET OnLine | Online Resource | Website
The O*NET Program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. It contains detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more! The My Next Move section is tailored to assist student search, browsing, or suggesting careers that match students interests and training.
High School Completion
Khan Academy | Online Resource | Website
This program offers a library of resources available for both teachers and students. Lessons can be searched by grade levels or topics. Each lesson can include a combination of literature, video, practice, assessments, and other tools. Integrations with Google Classroom and other learning management systems are available.
GED Math Prep | Online Resource | Website
This app was created by the Florida Literacy Coalition in partnership with CrowdEd Learning. The videos used in this app are from Khan Academy and can be searched by units or skills. Students can track their work by marking them as complete and adding any notes for the videos they watched. Completed videos will populate the completed tabs.
Flipgrid | Classroom Tool | Website
A free video discussion app that provides a safe, accessible space where students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds can explore new ideas, connect with others, get creative, and contribute to meaningful discussions.
Google Jamboard | Classroom Tool | Website
This program works as a whiteboard/bulletin board in the classroom. Users can work individually or in groups to answer questions, prepare graphs, and other interactive activities. Users can save their work as an image and then upload it to Google Classroom.
Google Lens | Classroom Tool | Website
An application that uses the phone's camera as an input for Google's search. It can look up pictures, recognize text, and other features.
Google Voice | Communication Tool | Website
Google Voice allows you to make phone calls and text using a number provided by Google. You can set voicemail, and receive call alerts through email and other features.
New! Hemingway Editor | Classroom Tool | Website
The Hemingway Editor is a website and app that checks for writing style. The editor highlights passive voice, complex sentences, and more to identify the reading level of the text. Teachers can use the editor to highlight what parts of a text may be challenging for students and use the editor as a tool for teachers and students when writing instructions, open-ended questions, and more.
Mote | Classroom Tool | Website
A Chrome extension that allows you to record and add voice to Google Slides, docs, and other Google Classroom tools.
Padlet | Classroom Tool | Website
It's a program that offers an interactive digital bulletin board with post-it-like features. You can share resources, and offer guided class discussions and team collaborations to name a few. Documents, photos, videos, and links to different websites can be shared here for easy access.
QR Code Generator | Classroom Tool | Website
A website that allows you to generate QR codes to open a wide variety of digital resources or media. This will allow phones or other computing devices to scan the code and open websites, documents, play media, prefilled emails, and other types of digital literature.
Remind | Communication Tool | Website
It's a two-way based communication program that allows teachers to communicate with students via text or their app. They have a paid version that offers more features like translation and making phone calls.
Screencastify | Classroom Tool | Website
Screencastify is a Chrome extension that allows screen recording through Chrome. Videos can save directly into Google Drive which makes them easy to access and/or post in Google Classroom or they can be downloaded to your local computer. Other features like annotating and video editing are also available.
Talking Points | Communication Tool | Website
It's a two-way based communication program that allows teachers to communicate with students via text and/or messaging through the app. AI and human translation are available for free in 100+ languages. The interface is very intuitive and the app is easy to use. Changing the language and translations are simple and can be switched in both the teacher's and students' profiles.
Wakelet | Classroom Tool | Website
Wakelet is a teachers' bookmark manager where you can organize content into visual collections that you can then share with your learning community. Teachers can personalize their collections with different layouts, instructions, pictures, and other documents.