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Afterschool Curriculum Choice: Technology Resources

Other Afterschool Curriculum Subject Databases

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Elementary

  1. Adobe Youth Voices (Grades K–12)
    The Adobe Youth Voices Program provides resources for educators, including links to a wide range of instructional materials and tutorials on digital photography, digital video, and digital storytelling. This global philanthropic ...
  2. ESRI GIS (K–12)
    The ESRI GIS software tools and curriculum create opportunities for young people to engage in their communities in concrete, meaningful ways. Projects range from community mapping to global investigations, with technology ...
  3. I Was Wondering (Elementary & Middle School)

    I Was Wondering is an engaging online space comprised of interactive activities, such as games, comics, forums, and a timeline, that highlight scientific explorations and celebrate women scientists. This resource supports ...

  4. Journey North (Grades K-12)
    Journey North is a free inquiry science program for young people providing multiple pathways to explore wildlife migration and seasonal changes around the world. Educators have their choice of standards-based lesson plans ...
  5. Learning in Hand (Grades 1-12)
    This collection of nearly 50 lesson plans for different age groups offers a rich variety of ways to use electronic handheld devices in learning across the curriculum. Educator Tony Vincent has created the Learning in Hand Web ...
  6. National Geographic Xpeditions Activities (K-12)
    Created by National Geographic, this diverse collection of activities illuminates various aspects of geography, science, and social studies through hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiences. Every Xpeditions activity is ...
  7. News-2-You (Pre-K to grade 4 (regular education), Pre-K to adult (special education, ESL classrooms))
    News-2-You, a subscription-based service, provides a weekly online newspaper composed of text and pictures, as well as interactive Web-based games, software-supported activities, and other curricular materials. Designed ...
  8. OWIKIT (Grades 4-12)
    Created by RobotiKits Direct Company, OWIKITs provide accessible materials and instruction for those interested in robotic technology, giving users the tools to put together and operate a wide array of robots. The projects are ...
  9. SAM Animation (Grades K-12)
    SAM Animation software enables young people to easily create stop-action movies that express their ideas and understanding of the world around them. Designed at Tufts University, SAM Animation is freeware that's both PC and Mac ...
  10. Scratch (Ages 8 and up, suitable for younger children with adult guidance)

    With Scratch software, users can easily combine media to create and share their own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art. As young people work on projects in Scratch, they learn many of the 21st century ...

Online Training for Afterschool Staff
The Afterschool Training Toolkit is available online free of charge.

The following resources can be used with the online Afterschool Training Toolkit to give you the resources you need to build fun, innovative, and academically enriching afterschool activities.