Ormiboard: an IWB without the IWB (and a lot more interactive goodness_

NeverEndingSearch

Your many teachers who have already invested in planning for instruction with interactive whiteboards (IWBs), including legacy systems, can easily import their existing creations into Ormiboard for a far more personalized and more collaborative learner experience.

Kiddom’s Planner: A new (free) teacher tool to simplify planning for differentiation

The Cornerstone Blog

I shared with you before how much I love Kiddom as an easy tool for managing standards-based grading , and there’s a couple of new updates that you definitely need to know about if you’re spending too much time creating resources for differentiated instruction.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

In part, their struggles are a result of controversies surrounding the Common Core State Standards, which were supposed to streamline and procurement the development of curriculum and assessment. Pushback against Common Core tests specifically and against standardized testing more generally have also prompted states and districts to rethink the kind and frequency of assessments they buy. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Testing, Testing… Via Education Week : “After seven years of tumult and transition fueled by the common core, state testing is settling down, with most states rejecting the federally funded PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments, and nearly one-quarter embracing the SAT or the ACT as their official high school test.” ” Via Education Week : “ New Online Tool Aims to Help K–12 Leaders Choose Instructional Materials.” Education Politics.