Convert PDFs to Google Docs to Differentiate Instructional Materials – From Brenda Doucette

EdTechTeacher

Recently, we discovered a feature of Google Drive that has changed how we prepare and access materials and resources for our students. PDFs are just not editable in most situations, and this was an issue when it came to modifying and differentiating documents.

Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Instruction Aligns to WIDA PRIME V2 Correlation Criteria for English Language Learners

techlearning

June 13, 2018—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Instruction for Grades K–8 recently met all correlation criteria for the WIDA PRIME V2 Protocol for Review of Instructional Materials for ELLs (PRIME V2). NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

New Curriculum Associates Website Weaves Customer Narrative into Product and Company Story

techlearning

The site takes a deep dive into how the i-Ready tool makes data-driven classrooms, differentiated instruction for reading and mathematics, and blended mathematics curricula a reality as told through the lens of select district implementations. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

Broward County Public Schools Selects Science A-Z As District-wide Supplement to K–5 Science Curriculum

techlearning

13, 2018—After a comprehensive review of instructional programs for science courses, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has chosen Science A-Z to be part of its instructional materials adoption in science for grades K–5.

Ohio Department of Education Names Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic an Approved Assessment Provider

techlearning

We are proud to support Ohio educators with this tool, helping them identify students’ needs and individualize instruction.” Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools.

Curriculum Associates Enhances i-Ready® with Major Upgrades for Back to School 2018

techlearning

The upgrades—including a newly-redesigned teacher experience, the addition of a new differentiated growth model, new and expanded K–5 reading and mathematics lessons, and an iPad-compatible student experience—will improve the teaching and learning process for the program’s 5.6

New Efficacy Research Demonstrates Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Meets Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Funding Requirements, Including School Improvement Funds

techlearning

February 21, 2018— Curriculum Associates’ K–8 i-Ready Instruction meets the federal funding requirements for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

Personalized learning and sound curriculum—two sides of the same coin

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning—the technology enabler of many forms of personalized learning—leverages the flexibility of online learning to break the constraints of the traditional whole-class, single-pace instructional model to differentiate instruction more effectively to students’ needs.

Mississippi Department of Education Approves i-Ready® as a Universal Screener for Grades K–3

techlearning

The online diagnostic and instruction program is currently used by districts across Mississippi and more than 7 million K–12 students nationwide. “ NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., August 8, 2018— approved universal reading screener for Mississippi students in Grades K–3.

Lexia Reading Core5 App to Integrate with Apple’s Schoolwork App

techlearning

The program follows a scope and sequence built for rigorous state standards and provides explicit, systematic instruction through personalized learning paths in six areas of reading.

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MetaMetrics Unveils Resource Centers to Help Educators and Parents Manage Multiple Student Reading and Math Measures

techlearning

When a student gets a Lexile or Quantile measure from a test, that provides educators and parents with valuable information for differentiating instruction and accelerating achievement,” said Malbert Smith III, Ph.D.,

Florida’s Commissioner of Education Approves the Award-Winning Discovery Education Science Techbook for Classroom Use Statewide

techlearning

Through this process, an ancillary print resource was also approved for classroom use to support school systems taking a blended print/digital approach to science instruction. Discovery Education’s Science Techbook series empowers educators to transform science instruction.

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Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series that supports the use of technology in support of differentiated learning in and beyond the PBL classroom. Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading. This is a program that really does allow for whole class differentiation.

Oregon adopts K-8 Common Core math programs

eSchool News

The program uses a research-based, proven-effective, gradual-release instructional model that balances conceptual understanding and procedural fluency to build confidence and mastery of the Common Core math standards. Material from a press release was used in this report.

To Succeed, Ed Tech Must Be Easy to Use, Good Fit, Analyst Says

Marketplace K-12

Existing practices in classrooms are unlikely to change dramatically anytime soon, he predicted, outlining several reasons for his conclusion that “ease of use” is the baseline differentiator for product success. Looking ahead, a long period of tech adoption is coming up as the print-to-digital transition continues because most K-12 instructional materials and assessments are still print-based. Marketplace K-12 differentiation ease of use Ed-tech edtech Traction

Utah State Board of Education Approves Lexia Reading Core5 as K–3 Reading Improvement Program

techlearning

NYSE: RST) Company, today announced that Lexia Reading Core5® has been named by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) as an approved provider of early interactive reading software for literacy instruction and assessment for grades K–3.

Lexia Efficacy Research Meets the Highest Standards of Evidence as Defined by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

techlearning

BOSTON (April 12, 2018) – As educators across the country strive to align their instructional plans with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone Inc. ESSA requires Title I schools to utilize evidence-based instructional programs that have demonstrated positive effects on student learning outcomes.

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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.

Let Learners Get in Their Zone (of Proximal Development)

Edsurge

The lack of precision about what the term means—whether it’s about tailoring instruction for individual students or the technology that enables it—leads to confusion and inappropriate assumptions. “As Reyes recognizes that personalized learning overlaps with a number of long established instructional philosophies, frameworks and practices. He warns that differentiating expectations rather than supports maintains or exacerbates the opportunity gap.

Consistent Use of Lexia Reading Core5 Leads to Surge in Charter Schools USA Elementary Students Literacy Gains

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BOSTON (March 12, 2018) – An analysis of more than 22,600 K–5 students within the Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) network found that incorporating recommended use levels of the Lexia Reading Core5® program into instruction resulted in substantial growth in reading skills during the 2016/17 school year, over and above that achieved with non-Core5 instruction.