LightSail announces free digital ebook library

eSchool News

The Starter Library includes 200 texts spanning elementary, middle, and high school reading levels, and will grow to 350 texts by March, 2015. LightSail’s formative assessments not only gauge reading comprehension, they allow LightSail to offer a consistently personalized literacy experience.

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23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric Curts from Ctrl Alt Achieve From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Eric Curts @ ericcurts teaches us twenty-three ways to use Gsuite tools in our classroom.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. One of the ways that I think is one of my favorites is creating an eBook inside Google Slides.

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Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

They can also send them as eBooks that people can read on their mobile devices or computers. This fantastic addition to your class lets students create audience-facing works for authentic assessment that can also be keepsakes from their year in your classroom.

Science Education Leaders Smithsonian and Carolina Biological Launch New Engineering Program for Elementary


Each module of the program includes a Teacher Guide with step-by-step teacher instructions, hands-on lab materials, literacy and student activity guides, assessment, and digital eBook versions of the Teacher Guide and student books all in one package.

5 Ways to Reach Even Resistant Writers with Writer’s Workshop

The CoolCatTeacher

Owl Eyes has hundreds of free ebooks — the Canterbury Tales, The Odyssey, and all of Shakespeare’s work. But Owl Eyes isn’t just an ebook reader. Assess on your feet, not at midnight on your weekend. How are you going to have them write on their feet and you assess on your feet?

Why Kids Can’t Stop Moving: The Neuroscience Behind a Student’s Need to Move

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more.

5 Simple Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

FAQ Guide and Reflective Journal for New Teachers ” is currently available in eBook and paperback through Amazon Kindle. Jessica Ratliff-Gordon is an elementary educator, author, and doctoral student at Northcentral University.

Promoting Academic Discourse in the ESL Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I am a 6th-grade teacher at Crestmore Elementary school in the Colton Joint Unified School District, in Southern California. Assessment ELA/ ELL Teachers Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Science Teachers Teachers Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

What Does Mathematical Rigor Mean?

MIND Research Institute

In my master's program, rigor was seen as a balanced approach where equal emphasis is given to procedural fluency, conceptual understanding, and problem solving.” - Tammy Wiggett, Newport City Elementary School, Newport, VT.

How to Create STEM Courses for Best Learning Outcomes

Kitaboo on EdTech

In order to familiarize students with STEM concepts, it must be introduced at an early age, preferably from the elementary level. Many schools have implemented STEM programs from the elementary level. Related: Will eBooks Change K-12 Education. Publishers can design interactive videos, self-assessment quizzes, group exercises etc., Related: Interactive eBook Publishing – Where is the industry heading?

4 Tips for Student-Created Digital Books

Graphite Blog

Just like reading an interactive ebook is more engaging than reading a print textbook, creating a digital book is a lot more fun than writing a typical report or essay. But more important than making learning fun, creating an interactive ebook gives students who struggle with writing a better tool for sharing their ideas and demonstrating knowledge. Though most ebook-creation platforms focus on narrative writing, most of my digital book projects are nonfiction texts.

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Using Design Thinking to Support Makerspaces

Each process also allows students the opportunity to fail and assess their failures so that they understand the need for perseverance. million digital titles, Mackin supplies print books, eBooks, online educational databases, audiobooks and video resources to schools around the globe.

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13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

Elementary and middle school children can read the books or have them read aloud to them. In school subscriptions, quizzes are available to assess student basic comprehension skills. TumbleBookLibrary is a curated database of over 1100 elementary age ebooks.

Fuel Education Expands Reading Literacy Platform for Schools and Districts


It now offers more than 13,000 high-quality, leveled eBooks to help schools boost their balanced literacy program for students in grades K–12 to improve reading skills. Of the eBooks in Big Universe’s expanded library, most are designed for the third-grade reading level.

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4 Tips for Student-Created Digital Books

Graphite Blog

Just like reading an interactive ebook is more engaging than reading a print textbook, creating a digital book is a lot more fun than writing a typical report or essay. Though most ebook-creation platforms focus on narrative writing, most of my digital book projects are nonfiction texts.

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North Carolina School District Expands Access to Books with Online Literacy Platform from Fuel Education


Herndon, Virginia, April 23, 2018 — Although every elementary school has different student needs its teachers must support, each needs an extensive library of books for its students. Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) in Cary, NC, the 15 largest school district in the United States, has 114 elementary schools. With Big Universe, WCPSS is leveraging eBooks in several different ways across the district.

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Top 25 Sites/Apps of 2018

Technology Tidbits

Book Creator - A fantastic mobile (iOS/Chrome) app for creating stunning eBooks/presentations, that can be used for digital storytelling, project based learning, and more. Think Fluency - A wonderful iOS/Google Play app for assessing a student's reading fluency. Badaboom - A new game based learning tool (similar to Kahoot) where educators can make quizzes/games to assess student's learning. It's the time of year again for my favorite annual sites and apps.

A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

TeachThought - Learn better.

completion of a minimum course of study, content mastery, proficiency on college- and career-ready assessments, etc.) pdf and An assessment of the LEA school board that both evaluates performance and encourages professional growth.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


Users can enjoy phenomena videos, interactive simulations, eBooks, formative assessments, and more. Beacon can monitor, assess, and alert based on what’s actively happening across students’ PCs in real-time, providing schools with immediate and actionable information.

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Empowered Readers: Technology That Can Re-Inspire Students’ Love of Reading


Casey's Four Top eBook Platforms for English Language Learners. Finding Free eBook Platforms for My English Language Learners When surveyed, teachers report that their top three considerations for choosing tools are 1) price, 2) whether the tool was time-saving and simple to integrate into instruction, and 3) whether the tool tailored student tasks and instructions based on individual students’ needs.*.

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Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

Assessment as an Ongoing Act of Learning: A Heutagogical Approach: Melanie Booth. Lisa Marie Blaschke, Mr. Chris Kenyon, and Dr. Stewart Hase contacted a group of us due to our interest in heutagogy for the purpose of writing a chapter in an edited book.

Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

Related: 9 Benefits of Interactive eBooks. In many schools, AR technology is being used right from the elementary level to make learning more interesting and to explain basic concepts in an engaging and immersive manner. An online interactive STEM curriculum, with its frequent assessments and quizzes, compels students to understand concepts rather than learning by rote. Every mistake they make in an assessment helps them learn better. What is STEM?




CURRICULUM ASSOCIATES AQUIRES MOTION MATH ( ) & ( ) Curriculum Associates has acquired Motion Math to further help elementary students improve their math fluency and number sense in key conceptual areas.

The digital-first district where OER meets iPads

eSchool News

Central Valley is one of several Beaver County school districts finding ways to supplement or completely replace paper textbooks with online materials such as eBooks, downloadable apps and openly licensed educational resources.

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Beyond "Ditching the Desks," 9 Creative Ways to Avoid "The Cemetery Effect"


Simply Hop on Over to Tom's Blog to Download My Free 18 Page eBook with Printables, Classroom Photos, and More!

Resources from Miami Device

Learning in Hand

Create Multimedia eBooks in a 1 iPad Classroom by Wesley Fryer Enhanced eBooks on iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches can include audio, video, and interactive animations in addition to digital text, images and links. However, what does that look like for early elementary grades (K-3)?

10 Tips for Piloting Technology in Schools


Teachers can use these sites to share their reflections on classroom technology, and district administrators can post online PD content such as webinar recordings , eBooks, and blog posts. Manchester Community Schools in Michigan is a smaller district, with only one elementary school.

English + Common Core + Mobile = Success in Learning Poster Session at ISTE 2014

Education with Technology

Teachers can give their students quick conventions formative assessment QR codes that link to an online survey/quiz such as in Google Forms. Use these 150+ different mobile activities in my ebook, English Common Core Mobile Activities , to guide your students in learning and demonstrating the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Anchor Statements in Language, Speaking and Listening, Reading, and Writing.

iPads in Students' Hands


This was our first year with iPads in the elementary classrooms, purchased with Title funding.

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Creating Products to Show and Share Learning

Learning in Hand

Elementary School Samples Middle School Samples High School Samples I have so say that finding products made through project based learning is difficult. She said she was slow at developing the rubric, which was keeping her from assessing the projects.

What Can Be Gained When We Lose Our Connection With Technology

Reading By Example

I guess I needed a break from my job as an elementary school principal as much as from digital tools. Before we left, I loaded it up with a bunch of eBooks from our public library via Overdrive for my son, daughter, and myself.

To #AASL11 Minneapolis and Back: Report to Faculty

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Enlightenment (Sort Of) : What does the future hold for school libraries, in light of the coming of ebooks and ereaders? Intellectual privacy is a huge issue with ebooks. Thanks for asking about my trip to Minneapolis. Yes, it was FABULOUS!

Parents Look to Teachers for Help Using Educational Media at Home

Educator Innovator

While such recommendations are most likely to come from elementary school teachers, these days even preschool teachers and daycare providers are called upon to make recommendations to parents.