This pre K-5 web based resource is built around learning modules designed to address specific learning outcomes and is packed with educational video, multimedia activities, worksheets, fact files, and interactive maps. Additionally, Espresso includes a weekly News Roundup that brings news into the classroom through topical, age-appropriate video clips.
While Espresso Elementary is relatively new on this side of the pond, 60% of classrooms in the United Kingdom utilize this resource. Features that may be of special interest to teachers include standards based resource searching, a virtual teacher resource center, and a “route creator” that could greatly help facilitate differentiation. Espresso Elementary greatly compliments SMART Board instruction, and is extremely student friendly.
One more logistical note regarding Espresso: all downloadable resources are free to use in perpetuity regardless of the condition of the license.