This news comes from Michael Heniz, Science Coordinator, NJ Department of Education.
On November 18, 2013, the NJDOE released the New Jersey Educator Resource Exchange, a website that provides instructional materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS).
The New Jersey Educator Resource Exchange website will allow a user to navigate these standards, search for and download instructional resources, create a library of resources for later use, and establish a "resource feed" that will notify the user when new resources unique to their role are added to the site. New Jersey educators will be able to rate each of these resources, allowing for an educator to quickly scan and find resources that others have found to be high-quality and useful in their classroom. Access to the website is free for all users and requires only a quick registration. Currently we have over 500 users registered and over 2,000 resources submitted.
BECOME A CONTRIBUTOR TO THE EXCHANGE
The exchange is crowd sourced which means that it needs the science education community to contribute resources and rate those that have been shared.
If you locate a resource you believe would be valuable to a colleague, parent, or student and wish to share it. Go to the TOOLS section and click the SHARE button. Complete the appropriate fields in the email template and click SEND EMAIL. The system will notify this person of the communication. You may also share the resource through your Facebook and/or Twitter accounts.
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