Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!


School-to-home access allows students to continue their independent work at home, in blended learning models, extended-day programs, or libraries and other community centers. Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ?

Read Works Provides Access to Handy Text Passages


I recently discovered ReadWorks - this website provides free access to reading passages and much more, with skill and strategy units on many topics in comprehension. Expository text passages are handy for language intervention. There's a lot you can teach with a passage as a context!

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Owl Eyes: The Must-Get Web-App for Classical Literature Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

I think every classical literature teacher should have an Owl Eyes account just to access the annotations and lesson plans. Character Analysis in Macbeth / “Macbeth as a Dynamic Character (Act II, Scene i)”.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data


While it is believed that the barrier to district leaders and classroom teachers using more data is that they don’t have time to look at it, 33% of districts and teachers say the real challenge is that information is in too many places for them to access.

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10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

You can also make a gallery where students can share their analysis with others in the class. This means that they’ll be able to access their Screencastify videos from whichever computer they use.

Every student needs summer school this year to combat coronavirus learning loss

The Hechinger Report

Rising fourth graders listen as a teacher reads a book at an elementary school summer program in Silver Spring, MD. We must continue to provide access to software, online libraries and educational videos.

Another way to quantify inequality inside colleges

The Hechinger Report

Black Virginians were more likely to have grown up in poor neighborhoods and attended elementary, middle and high schools with other poor students, less experienced teachers and fewer resources. This is where the Urban Institute analysis gets really interesting.

A case for educational reparations for the incarcerated

The Hechinger Report

Eleven percent of black men in Louisiana have a college degree, compared to 25 percent of white men, according to my analysis of 2016 census data. Andre Perry Columnists Higher Ed Opinion Adult learning community college Funding Higher education access Higher education affordability Race

Buffalo shows turnaround of urban schools is possible, but it takes a lot more than just money

The Hechinger Report

Dedecker and Radford credit Rust and his team for emphasizing data and analysis to ensure that resources went where they could have the greatest impact. 1 request wasn’t about academics but access to mental health services.

How do they do it? A few wealthy private colleges have found ways to serve many needy students without jeopardizing their financial health

The Hechinger Report

USC officials said that they don’t fly visiting students to the campus, but they send admissions officers to more than 2,000 high schools across the country — and start looking for potentially talented youngsters as early as elementary school.

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Fitbit for education: Turning school into a data-tracking game

The Hechinger Report

Computech is the district’s only “bring your own device” school, and all students have access to a laptop or similar device every day with which they can log in to the portal at any time. Gold stars that seem exciting for elementary schoolers can fall flat with high schoolers.

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How to Prevent the Summer Slide and Help Reduce Educational Inequality


That way, every student has access to resources that can help them retain knowledge over the summer. In a meta-analysis of over 93 studies, educational researchers found that summer school generally provides lasting gains for at-risk students.[4]

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Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

More than half of those surveyed teach in public schools (66 percent) and more than half are elementary school teachers (60 percent). If digital access is a challenge, check out these practical ideas that can be implemented without any tech.

Writing Scaffolds to Meet Diverse Learning Needs

A Principal's Reflections

These teachers believe that differentiation is about access points. Then students generated a list of the characteristics of literary analysis demonstrated in the example. Thus, students were more willing to take a risk and push themselves from summary to analysis.

Why do Fewer Black Students Get Identified as Gifted?

Digital Promise

We based our research on an analysis of gifted placements in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study , which tracked a nationally representative sample of kindergartners throughout elementary school. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.

Ward’s Science–So Many STEM Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

We talk about what that means–problem solving, critical analysis, logical thinking–but often, that sounds hard to them–too hard. One of the most difficult skills to teach in school is problem solving.

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DirecTV's "Don't" commercials


YouTube gives you on-demand access to just about anything, including commercials that have a language teaching purpose.* cause-effect context executive function HS inference later elementary main idea MS social thinking story grammar text structure YouTube

I got to choose private schools, but will vouchers really help other kids make it?

The Hechinger Report

It’s the central tenet of President Trump’s plan to reform American education: Give more families access to the kind of school choice that has always existed in America for those who can afford it. Jackson Elementary School.

What's Making a Difference in Math Education for ELLs?

MIND Research Institute

The call to provide equal access to effective math education for ELLs is one of the most important and challenging aspects in education today. ST Math removes the language barrier and provides access to standards-aligned content. Kalim Rayburn, Principal, Rea Elementary, Calif.

Qualities of Effective Educator Professional Development

User Generated Education

Recently, I facilitated two weekends of math instruction for elementary teachers. This means that they are more likely to embrace participatory learning techniques such as discussion, role playing, small group work and the analysis of personal experiences.

MIND Partners with 100Kin10 on Foundational Math Brain Trust

MIND Research Institute

We believe that all students deserve equitable access to high-quality educational content and dynamic learning experiences. Our work was guided by the question, “How might we equip elementary (Pre-K-grade 5) teachers to enable authentic and joyful math learning for all students?”

3 Tools to Use AI in the Classroom Now

Mindspark Learning

Elementary: Have students pick one of their drawings and look at other users' examples of that same item. Secondary: Have students look at a complete data set of a drawing and create an analysis around how the neural network can recognize different styles of drawings as the same item.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods


However the failure to adapt to, and embrace, new learning technologies as well as other advanced technologies such as AI, data analysis and machine learning will undoubtedly be the death-knell for most colleges.

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OPINION: Online homework tools trade ‘busy work’ for feedback to help end inequities in schools

The Hechinger Report

That’s vastly better than assigning students homework that doesn’t provide feedback and resembles busy work, be it photocopied word searches in the elementary grades or repetitive math worksheets across the school years. However, while the benefits of moving some student homework to interactive, online platforms are clear, we can’t ignore the question of access. Youth from low-income homes often lack access to reliable technology and the internet at home.

WriteWell for Google Docs: Google Add-Ons and Chrome Extensions for Research, Writing, and Feedback (Part 1)


WriteWell for Google Docs is a Google Docs Add-on that includes a series of templates for elementary school, middle school, and high school classrooms. Once you’ve located WriteWell for Google Docs, click the “+ Free” icon and allow the app access to your Google account.

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Innovation and the Final Frontier: Student Designed Payloads at the Edge of Space


In addition to working in their small groups, my students naturally split into three teams: an engineering team, a data analysis team, and a teaching team. The Data Analysis Team. Bringing Bears to Space.

Have you seen “What Works” for your schools? Amplify success with a video library of teaching


Or even teaching fractions in a late-elementary classroom. What’s been missing is a way to securely access those videos without a technical headache for your internal tech administrators. Consider an existing area of strategic focus for teachers in your district or school.

Today's CTE Investments Help Boost Students' Success

EdTech Magazine

Department of Education, supporting instruction for elementary and secondary students as well as adults. The department awarded a share of $3 million to six states to improve high school CTE students’ access to post-secondary education and STEM careers. The Rhode Island Department of Education , for example, announced plans to use its $500,000 grant to launch an internship program to place students in cybersecurity and data analysis apprenticeships.

A window into the future of learning

The Christensen Institute

And what many of us have come to appreciate is that Disrupting Class actually stepped far beyond the market analysis and number crunching we might associate with the business world where the theory of disruptive innovation originated. I’m confident that by the time they reach elementary school, his daughters’ own classrooms will borrow in no small part from the vision that their father’s research brings to our education system.

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

If this is how the makerspace is set up in your school, then your kids may not have access to the resources, materials, and tools when they need them, especially for STEM or STEAM. Additional Resources referenced from Jackie’s blog: Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners.

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Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

One elementary school involved in the study used digital forms to regularly quiz all third-grade students. Utilizing Microsoft Forms’ automatic data graphing and analysis tools, teachers can compare data across classes as a way to compare teaching practices. . “By

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Vernier Software & Technology Introduces Pivot Interactives’ New Online Library of Chemistry Experiments


Built-in, easy-to-use graphing and analysis tools help students draw their own conclusions about what they have measured. Pivot Interactives' cloud-based web app can be accessed 24/7 using any web-connected device, including a computer, Chromebook™ or iPad.

OPINION: Six decades later, Brown v. Board of Education ruling is still only an aspiration

The Hechinger Report

Students at Barnard Elementary School in Washington, D.C., Nearly 68 years ago as a third-grader, Linda Brown was denied access to an all-white elementary school in Topeka, Kansas. Almost every one of its 131 elementary schools is zoned for a public housing unit.

Five Learning Strategies that Work

Digital Promise

It has been used with elementary, middle, high school, and college students, but results were mixed for all groups. Elaborative interrogation has been shown to work best with upper elementary, middle, and high school students.

Double whammy? State allegedly misspends funds for Mississippi’s poorest, now COVID-19 closes schools

The Hechinger Report

Only six out of every 100 Mississippi families with children in poverty have access to cash through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families , compared to a national average of 22 per 100, according to an analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released this month.