Friday, July 12, 2013

CK-12 Book, First Draft

I've finished the first draft of this year's Common Core based book.  I've posted the first semester on Scribd.

Each section of this book has a section called "What You Will Learn", I've made a list of those items and I will use it as the basis for Standards Based Grading.  Each section of the book has an embedded video, I hope that will help students master concepts that they don't get the first time.  I also planning on using CK-12's Braingenie and Flexmath for additional online practice materials.


  1. Thanks for sharing. We've just started creating ours as well - . Very much in draft form, just took the existing ck12 book and cleaned it up a bit, rearranged a bit. We're planning on working with it throughout this year and hopefully have it in pretty good shape by 14-15. In case it helps, ours has links to braingenie, flexmath and khan practice problems - might save you a little bit of time finding the right links (might not). Can't wait to look at yours and borrow ideas.

    1. Thanks for the link, it seems like you and I picked a lot of the same concept modules to work from. It's great to have another take on it to compare to. I liked your idea of putting the Flexmath and Braingenie links right in the book. I found a lot of good videos here

      I like having the videos there, I think it's important for the students to have another place they can go to hear the concept again, especially if I'm going to let them test on concepts multiple times with standards based grading.

    2. I considered putting BrainGenie and FlexMath links in to the book, similar to what you did, but I decided against it. I think I will build up a list of useful links on the class website as the year goes on. Once I see what works, I may put it in the book. I used FlexMath last year for in class practice, I liked it. Can you tell me how you used BrainGenie?

  2. I haven't used Braingenie yet, but I could see using it as a resource for additional practice opportunities for students. So, for example, they might have two or three problems they have to do, but beyond that they could choose to do as many braingenie problems on that topic as they felt they needed to.