5 Great Math Resources for the New Year!

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With many different types of learners in our classroom, it is so important to differentiate our teaching and the tools that we use in our instruction. Viewing that video helped me learn a new trick that others have been utilizing for years. Math Practice Resource: IXL Learning I first began using IXL Learning in 2013 and I love how easy it is to use. Besides having each skill and standard organized, IXL offers meaningful practice for both of my children.

Austin Independent School District Selects IXL to Support Classroom Instruction and Distance Learning

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IXL Learning , the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 11 million students, today announced a three-year agreement with Austin Independent School District to bring its adaptive software to approximately 70,000 students. IXL’s impact in Texas. About IXL Learning.

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Renaissance Learning to Acquire Nearpod in Blockbuster $650M All-Cash Deal

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Renaissance Learning , a provider of K-12 software and assessments, including the widely used STAR tests, has agreed to acquire Nearpod for $650 million. If cleared, Renaissance Learning will add nearly 300 staff from Nearpod and have a combined headcount of roughly 1,500.

The FREE education browser for your iPad via @TheRoverApp to view Flash Content!

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Rover is targeted towards enhancing the K-12 education experience, bringing the best online learning content to your iPad- including access to content ordinarily available on the Apple tablet (e.g. Rover can transform your classroom into a fun, easy to use, and exciting learning lab! and Apple even giving accreditation to teachers who have mastered their approved teaching methods—iPad technology is making inroads into the classroom in all sorts of ways.

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TenMarks Shutdown Leaves Teachers Wanting, Competitors Circling

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Any time a program is changed or phased out, it can be disruptive to classroom activities, administrators tell EdSurge. Its parent company, 3P Learning, promises to price-match on districts’ most recent TenMarks contract. Freckle , a math education provider that was recently acquired by Renaissance Learning, published a blog post in April 2018, just days after TenMarks announced it would be shutting down, positioning itself as a strong alternative for districts.

Educators on Artificial Intelligence: Here's the One Thing it Can't Do Well

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Some give generalized, out-of-classroom descriptions; others tailor their definitions more specifically to education. Kasey Bell, a digital learning consultant and former Texas teacher, choose to go for the former: “AI [is] defined as machines with the ability or intelligence to complete tasks on their own and make intelligent decisions.” When does AI, like IBM’s Watson, take over a classroom?