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5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify is an essential tool for making flipped lessons, student videos and creative formative assessments. Date: Friday, January 19, 2018. Is there anything that you think that teachers may make as a common mistake?

How to Prepare for the SAT

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Over seven million will take SAT tests in 2018 in January, March/April, May, June, October, November, or December. Students gain exposure to rigorous content, master critical thinking skills, and have the opportunity to clarify common topical misconceptions.

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Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

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Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading or writing on online assessments.

Integrating Maker Education into the Curriculum

User Generated Education

An example is Tufts University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach’s program, Novel Engineering: Novel Engineering is an innovative approach to integrate engineering and literacy in elementary and middle school. Assessment : How will learners be assessed?

April is Financial Literacy Month–Try these Resources

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The site includes Common Core Math Standards addressed with play. It also includes a teacher’s guide, a series of lesson plans, and the Common Core standards addressed. Age group: Upper elementary, middle and high school.

Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

The Hechinger Report

More than 60 percent of American fourth-graders are not proficient readers, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and it’s been that way since testing began in the 1990s. The problem is that many American elementary schools aren’t doing that.

How to boost math skills in the early grades

The Hechinger Report

Small-group math work at Prairie Oak Elementary in Berwyn North School District 98 where, two years ago, just 14 percent of third-graders were able to do grade-level math. That push for a common, connected curriculum also includes what happens before, and during, kindergarten.

How to help struggling young readers

The Hechinger Report

These techniques include how to create strong, guided reading instruction, how to select and appropriately use high-quality texts and how to assess each child’s reading level to better target guided and independent reading. Related: Can Common Core reading tests ever be fair?

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If You Want Equity in the Classroom, Above-Average Readers Need Intervention Too

Edsurge

In the past, kids in K-2 would get a reading assessment with their teacher but students in upper grades were just expected to be able to read. It was difficult to ascertain those students’ reading levels unless you were a reading specialist, and even then, assessments were performed individually and were very time-consuming. In 2010, New Jersey adopted Common Core standards. We have a pullout Gifted and Talented program at the elementary school level.

Choosing The Right Adaptive Learning Tool

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Math RIT points on the NWEA MAP Growth Math Assessment from winter to spring, exceeding expected growth of 3.3 Stride also has the Progress Monitoring Assessments (PMAs) that can be administered four times per year.”

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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Ally is designed to integrate with a school district’s existing LMS and automatically runs class materials through an accessibility checklist that looks for common accessibility issues. In the zSpace supplement, learners will be introduced to zSpace components, terminology and core concepts.

What Makes a Good Edtech Tool Great?

Edsurge

The boom and bust of Common Core standards have left their mark, just as new concerns over media literacy and privacy are doing currently. As a director for Common Sense Education , I’ve enjoyed something of a ringside seat, having edited close to 1,000 edtech reviews written by expert educators. We’re surprised how often developers struggle with this question, either because they don’t have an answer, or, more commonly, they just haven’t heard of their competitors.

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5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors.

New K to 5 Science Kits Feature Digital Simulations from Science Education Leader Carolina Biological

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BURLINGTON, NC, April 10, 2018 – During the recent NSTA conference, Carolina Biological Supply Company, the leading school science supplier and an NSTA show sponsor, launched the new Building Blocks of Science|3D hands-on unit kits for students in grades K to 5.

How Genrefication Makes School Libraries More Like Bookstores

MindShift

So the decision could come down to a pragmatic consideration of resource availability and student body composition, but it might also touch the soul of the field: What ought the core mission of a modern school librarian be?

Carolina Biological Supply Company Announces California Close to Adopting New School Science Teaching Materials

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Elementary teachers have been especially challenged for the first time to fit science instruction into their day,” said Kristen Mayfield-Evanishyn, Marketing Manager at Carolina. Engineering is a requirement of the new standards, with engineering-specific core ideas.

How to Boost Math Skills in the Early Grades

MindShift

During the last school year, only 40 percent of fourth-graders nationwide scored at a proficient level in a nationwide math assessment. On a recent spring day, Maritza Cleary’s third-grade class at the district’s Prairie Oak Elementary School tackled math pictographs.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Bottom line: Practice core subject skills with fun games at school or at home. Target skills and differentiate with dynamic practice and assessments. Bottom line: Rich with content-aligned assessments, printable worksheets, and progress analytics. Bottom line: Effortlessly fun quizzing that can lead to productive formative assessment and student reflection if implemented effectively. Useful, adaptive tool for assessing, tracking reading ability.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

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Tons of options, though pesky ads can annoy without a subscription Bottom line: Practice core subject skills with fun games at school or at home. Target skills and differentiate with dynamic practice and assessments Bottom line: Rich with content-aligned assessments, printable worksheets, and progress analytics.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Tons of options, though pesky ads can annoy without a subscription Bottom line: Practice core subject skills with fun games at school or at home. Target skills and differentiate with dynamic practice and assessments Bottom line: Rich with content-aligned assessments, printable worksheets, and progress analytics.

After years of neglect, Mississippi takes baby steps to boost school readiness

The Hechinger Report

I think we took for granted before what 4-year-olds were capable of doing,” said Quitman Lower Elementary Principal Amanda Allen, listing some skills the youngest learners are impressing her with: advanced vocabularies, number recognition, self-motivation. “It’s ?. QUITMAN, Miss. —

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via DelawareOnline : “The first step to reducing violence among young people is to have police officers assigned to elementary and middle schools, says a coalition of state officials, education administrators and police.” According to the conservative news site The Daily Caller , “Bailing On Common Core Tests Is Costing States Millions.” “ Amplify Slims Down and Spins Off Assessment Content Provider, Fluence ,” says Edsurge.

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