Next 10 is a nonprofit group in our state that has developed some excellent online learning tools that relate to California, particularly related to the environment.

One of them is a Carbon Footprint Calculator and a Home Energy Saver that includes California data.

They also have an extraordinary tool that lets you discover the carbon footprint of your community based on your zipcode.

I all three of these tools are accessible to Intermediate English Language Learners, and I’m adding them to The Best Sites To Introduce Environmental Issues Into The Classroom.

They also have a California Budget Challenge activity where users make decisions about our state budget (which is several months late already!).  It’s a good exercise, but probably not accessible to any but the most advanced English Language Learners.