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LightSail announces free digital ebook library

eSchool News

K-12 literacy solution provider LightSail will offer a free Starter Library for all customers. The Starter Library includes 200 texts spanning elementary, middle, and high school reading levels, and will grow to 350 texts by March, 2015.

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Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

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.

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Using Data-Driven Instruction and SEL to Make the Most of Assessments

EdNews Daily

As other districts experiencing these factors know, this presents a variety of challenges to the fidelity and cohesiveness of instruction. To this end, we began using Renaissance Star Assessments districtwide in the 2015–2016 school year. By Jenny Angelo. Beaumont, Texas, is in my DNA.

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7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

The CoolCatTeacher

She’s helped the students find books in the library, and she has also helped them learn some ways to navigate ways to share their knowledge through Google Slides or Wixie. They are using time to research and create a presentation of what they know.

TEACHER VOICE: What was troubling enough as 20th century history is happening in the present time

The Hechinger Report

This work needs to begin in elementary school, where students’ ideas about their place in the world are shaped. things imaginable,” Rethinking Schools editors wrote in the introduction to Rethinking Elementary Education. We must assess our own knowledge and perspective as educators.

Edtech Tools Get Creative With Formative Assessments


Our students now in elementary school have never had a time in their lives where mobile technology wasn''t present. The website allows you to assess students’ learning in a fun and engaging way, and it is very simple to use. This online game website allows you to create your own template online, or browse their library for templates made by others. The quiz will automatically assess the student on those missed questions until they achieve a higher accuracy rate.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

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. It can even be done in the elementary curriculum.

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. Certain ideas are needing to be presented to the classroom.

Using Design Thinking to Support Makerspaces

Derry said libraries often find it easier to encourage play than schools, which tend to be more closed environments. Each process also allows students the opportunity to fail and assess their failures so that they understand the need for perseverance. About the Presenters.

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5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

I mean I have some objectives, whether it’s presentation skills or whatever, to give the students, because you’re right. Aaron Maurer on episode 140 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

5 Ways to Connect with Your Students Over the Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

As a teacher, Connie taught various elementary grades and 8th grade ELA. As a national presenter, she provides professional development and coaching for teachers around many instructional topics such as questioning, assessment, literacy, and leadership.

Testing Giving You The Blues? Get Creative with EdTech Formative Assessments


I remember being that shy little girl in my elementary class who would sometimes know the answer, or had a question, but didn’t feel comfortable speaking out. Creative Formative Assessments Can Help: Save time assessing students.

5 Ways to Flip Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I have to do the in-flip, which means I do the videos sometimes in class, and use tools like “EdPuzzle” to kind of insert that formative assessment and that sort of thing.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Lucy Gray and I, the founders and co-chairs of this massive, worldwide, and free event, may have gotten ourselves a little behind this year on GlobalEdCon planning (with STEMxCon in September, then the Reform Symposium , Library 2.01 We also really hope that you will consider presenting.

Class Tech Tips: Tips for Using Nearpod with Early Learners


I modified the most recent lesson I used with a group of Pre-K students from their library of pre-made content. If you haven’t downloaded a lesson from Nearpod before, you can add either a free or paid lesson to your library. blog TL Advisor Blog Presentation App edtech

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Next Week's Great Library Events - Global Ed Stories - Michael Levine "Teaching with Games" Special Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 1st, 2014 There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library. This free, online event is sponsored by Follett and the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) at Rutgers.

How You Can Take the Pain Out Of Data-Driven Classrooms


In Support of Formative Assessment As educators, we can use formative assessments to monitor progress while we still have time to reteach, fix misconceptions, and give more practice time. Formative assessments give us an idea of what our students are understanding during instruction, and can be embedded in the lesson activities. The additional beauty in formative assessments is that we can use the data without always having to assign a grade to it.

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4 Tips for Facilitating Powerful Student Collaboration

Digital Promise

It allows each person to contribute with shorter deadlines and individual deliverables and makes it easier to assess each person’s contribution. Another team created their own game testing protocol and got feedback from a local game library.

#Flipclass Workflow

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

From taking quick quizzes as a homework check to group quizzes to summative tests, Edmodo''s quiz feature is my go to feature for assessment. Preparing for digital assessments, students complete quick Edmodo Snapshot assignments.

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A Pedagogical Shift Needed for Digital Success

A Principal's Reflections

The purposeful use of technology can innovate assessment, transform time frames around learning, increase collaboration, enable learning about information and research thanks to unprecedented access, and provide a level of student ownership like never before.

13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

International Children’s Digital Library. Books are made available from a variety of sources including the Library of Congress. Open Library. Elementary and middle school children can read the books or have them read aloud to them.

The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum


Dr. Barbara Stripling, Professor Emerita, Syracuse University, and former ALA President, describes the history and goals of the project that builds on an earlier version developed by school librarians in 2009 under the auspices of the Office of Library Services and its former Director, Dr. Stripling.

Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students middle school and up (or precocious elementary) can find easy-to-understand facts for a state report or a perspective project evaluating what happened around the world while they were winning a soccer game. They can even create quizzes to assess their learning. Library Spot.

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Kiddom Planner: A Highly-effective Tool for your Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

I have shared before how much I like Kiddom’s free platform and its library of resources. The Content Library allows you to filter by subject, grade, and assignment types. As a teacher, I spend a lot of time preparing lesson plans.

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Going Schoolwide with Reading Engagement: Start with Success (and lots of interesting books)

Reading By Example

In addition, the audiobook version was made available to them through our school library. Our group’s jobs included stamping the books with the Howe Elementary School logo and discussing how we might present these texts to our classmates.

Part 1: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Science

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. NSDL – The National Science Digital Library has some outstanding resources that include numerous links to some great STEM programs and organizations. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations.

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Free Resources from EdTechTeacher Instructors & iPad Summit Speakers at MassCue 2015


” At EdTechTeacher , we are proud to have four of our own Instructors, Tom Daccord , Beth Holland , Avra Robinson , and Suzy Brooks present on a wide range of topics. Many of our Featured Speakers and Presenters for next month’s EdTechTeacher iPad Summit Boston also attended the event including: Reshan Richards , co-founder, of the popular Explain Everything screencasting app. Reshan Richards: Explain Everything & the Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit.

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6 Storytelling Apps That Get English Language Learners Talking


With digital storytelling tools, students can spend time formulating their stories, self-reflect and self-assess, collaborate with peers of differing skill levels, and in the end, feel confident in their abilities. Elementary ). Elementary). Elementary/Middle).

Part 5: Forty… Now Fifty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. Create or download interactive presentations. Share content and assess in real time. Library of Content (free and inexpensive). Assess the whole class. Presented by Scholastic.

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Four Ways to Create a Culture of Innovation – from Beth Holland & Sabba Quidwai


Given the constant nature of change due to the rapid influx of technologies as well as the 24/7 access to a global library via the device in a student’s pocket, it seems frivolous to spend valuable classroom time simply disseminating content rather than constructing understanding of the information.

5 Image Apps for your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

These are great for mature elementary age, Middle School, and High School students, as well as teachers. Pictures can be imported from your photo library, Instagram, Facebook or the web. Add images from your photo library or snap new ones with your camera.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

Digital educational materials have provided many benefits for K-12 educators and students from computer adaptive assessments to tools that allow students to collaborate and communicate 24/7. How big is their library of single sign-on applications? About the Presenters.

Adapting to the New Classroom


Our elementary and middle schools utilize i-Ready diagnostics to form enrichment and intervention groups,” says Dr. Julia Lamons, assessment supervisor at Greene County Schools. The i-Ready Standards Mastery system allows apples-to-apples assessment for grades 2–8 in ELA and math.

Part 3: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Engineering

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. Teachers can explore and use Design Squad Nation activities, animations, video profiles, and episodes in classrooms and after-school programs, in libraries and museums, at events and at home.

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#EdClusters16 Post-Convening Summary

Digital Promise

EdClusters leveraged an updated development rubric to assess their maturity and strategize next steps for moving ahead in four key areas: Stakeholder Engagement; Supportive Infrastructure; Compelling Communications; and. On September 21-23, 2016, Digital Promise and the U.S.