New Product Review: CodeHS AP Computer Science Principles

Learning List has reviewed CodeHS’s AP Computer Science Principles. This is a comprehensive, web-based product that supports instruction in Advance Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles courses. Content is presented online and includes some printable resources (e.g., worksheets). Instruction covers the fundamentals of computer science and the how technology influences society. Resources support instruction in blended learning environments. CodeHS presents content …

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New Product Reviews: CompuScholar Information Technology Materials

Learning List has reviewed each of CompuScholar’s submissions for Texas’ Proclamation 2017 call for CTE products that support instruction in information technology courses. Each product is discussed briefly below:  Java Programming (Abridged) is a web-based, computer science course for high school students. It is a two-semester course that addresses the Java programming language, a primary programming language used by today’s software …

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New Product: TPS’s Prekindergarten Live and Learn and STEAM Themes


Have you thought about using the arts to teach prekindergarten? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of TPS’s Prekindergarten programs. TPS offers two different comprehensive programs for prekindergarten, STEAM Themes and Live and Learn. The materials are available in print and digital forms, in a variety of configurations. Live and Learn focuses on four principles: every child is unique, …

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New Product: Agile Mind Texas Mathematics

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Is your district looking for mathematics materials to support blended learning? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Agile Mind Texas Mathematics for grades 6-8. Agile Mind’s Texas Mathematics is a comprehensive math program for students in grades 6-8. The program enables students to interact with content in a variety of ways while addressing individual learning needs. The material …

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February is National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month

The month commemorates the passage of the Smith-Hughes Act in February 1917. The Act was the first federal law to recognize the importance of vocational education to America’s economic future.  While the Smith-Hughes Act focused primarily on education for agricultural careers—the nation’s primary industry at the time—today’s CTE is organized in 16 Career Clusters that include critical and growing sectors …

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New Product Review: Texas Instruments 10 Minutes of Code

Learning List has reviewed Texas Instruments’ 10 Minutes of Code. This supplemental online product introduces students to programming concepts and the basics of coding using Texas Instruments’ TI-84 Plus and TI-Nspire™ graphing calculators. Instruction is provided in short, hands-on lessons that may be completed in about 10 minutes. Resources may be accessed at no cost on the Texas Instruments website …

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Computer Thinking: Part One

A recent article in the New York Times describes the increased enrollment in computer science courses at the university level, and highlights how primary education has addressed the importance of abstract thinking and computer programming skills for students in grades K-12. The article explains how the College Board reshaped its Advanced Placement (AP) computer science course to more closely reflect …

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New Product Review: CS Matters in Maryland

Learning List has reviewed CS Matters in Maryland. This comprehensive open educational resource (OER) supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles courses. Content is available online and includes printable teacher resources. Instruction is inquiry based and focuses on the theme of data. Students learn about internet data; processes for managing, analyzing, and interpreting data; and the use of …

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New Review: Wiley Publishing’s Anton: Calculus, 11th Edition

Learning List has reviewed Wiley Publishing’s Anton: Calculus, 11th Edition. This comprehensive calculus product supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC courses. Resources are available in print and eBook formats and additional online instructional materials are available from Wiley. Content is presented in 15 chapters that address limits and continuity; derivatives, including graphing and applications; …

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New AP Curriculum Review: McGraw Hill’s AP (Chang) Chemistry, 12th Edition

Learning List has reviewed McGraw Hill’s AP (Chang) Chemistry, 12th Edition. The course is a comprehensive resource that supports instruction in high school Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry courses. Content is available in print and digital formats with additional online resources. Chang Chemistry provides a straightforward introduction to the concepts, principles, and theories of chemistry through guided inquiry and problem solving …

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