Advanced Placement College Board Information

Advanced Placement College Board

Computing is a foundational skill for all students today, and we want to share information with you about the Hour of Code, a global teacher-driven campaign organized by and hundreds of other partners.

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By hosting an Hour of Code event, schools can offer students a free, self-guided, hour-long introductory computer science lesson they can complete on a computer, tablet, smart phone, or even with no computer at all.

Last December, this resulted in 15 million students’ worldwide exploring computer science in one week. Since then, over 40 million students have participated. The Hour of Code will take place again this year during Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 8–14, with the goal of reaching 100 million students.

No experience is required by teachers or students to get started, and tutorials are available online.

Learn how to inspire your students with an Hour of Code in your classroom.

Alabama Digital Learning

Click here to access our Alabama Digital Learning website. We offer monthly Virtual Field Trips (VFTs) on a variety of topics. We have an online registration process to sign up for the sessions. Please visit the website to see the monthly flyers, as well as our Video Archives of previous VFTs. The national Digital Learning Day will be Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Thanks to the Alabama Supercomputer for their invaluable assistance in testing, connecting, and recording these events for ACCESS.

Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)

Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX) is the free, state educational Web portal designed to provide the best, high-quality resources and one-stop shopping for Alabama’s teachers, principals, parents, and students. Over 38,000 Web-based interactive, podcasts, and panel-reviewed Alabama Teacher lesson plans linked to Alabama’s official Courses of Study are available for all teachers to use in their classrooms immediately. This award-winning Web portal (2007 and 2008 “Best of the Web”) contains a wealth of additional resources to enhance learning in every content area—all digital, all online, all completely Alabama’s. ALEX website:

Alabama Virtual Library


The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. Through the AVL, an equitable core of information sources are available to every student and citizen in Alabama, raising the level of excellence in schools and communities across the state.

If you enjoy the benefits that AVL brings to your school, college, library, or home; please take a few minutes to thank your local legislators for providing this resource for the State of Alabama.

AP Storefront Ordering

Please read and follow the instruction in the attachment, if you need to order AP digital text for your students.



APTPLUS™ is Alabama Public Television’s 21st Century destination for online learning.  State-of-the-art technology combined with a wealth of content-rich resources makes learning a dynamic, interactive experience for all ages.  Free for educators, adult learners, childcare professionals, parents and youth, APTPLUS™ provides exciting multimedia educational materials to serve the people of Alabama.

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MathType is a course-specific download. Contact your ACCESS teacher or regional support center if you need more help. In order to download, contact your ACCESS teacher for the password.

Download Software - MathType **Please follow the directions on the next page carefully!

MathType is a powerful interactive equation editor for Windows and Macintosh that lets you create mathematical notation for word processing, Web pages, desktop publishing, presentations, and for TeX, LaTeX, and MathML documents. MathType works with 100s of applications and Websites, allowing you to put Equations Everywhere and Anywhere™.


SAS® Curriculum Pathways® Free Resource


Although free, SAS® Curriculum Pathways® requires an intial login.  Please contact your Regional Support Center or the Alabama State Department of Education contact for login information or click here to register for a new account or retrieve credentials for an existing account.

As you plan for the 2014-2015 school year, please note new requirements are in effect. After logging in, click System Check to prepare your computer.

This resource is your online partner for teaching the core curriculum:
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