Math Journals: Adaptive Software + A Metacognitive Practice

Catlin Tucker

An increasing number of school districts are investing in adaptive math software–online programs that adjust to the learner’s individual performance. The benefit of adaptive software is that it allows students to engage in personalized practice. As a blended learning coach, I often see students at the elementary level rotate through a station rotation lesson like the one pictured below.

Educational Software for Elementary Students: 9 Expert Picks

Prodigy

But with all the educational software for elementary students to choose from, where do you start? In this article we’ll look at: What educational software can look like The best math software […]. The post Educational Software for Elementary Students: 9 Expert Picks appeared first on Prodigy. As a school leader, it’s your duty to ensure your teachers have the best tools to help students succeed.

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Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This task board is based on principles used in silicon valley called “agile software development” using tools like a Kanban board. ” The post Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Why we love our reading software

eSchool News

Here, educators share their favorite reading software and offer insight into what makes these specific tools so helpful in supporting students’ reading habits. Michael Kimberlin, third- grade teacher, Pease Elementary School, Austin, Texas. Malissa Esquibel, support teacher/RTI center lead and technology coach, Muscoy Elementary School, California. eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News Teaching & Learning reading reading programs reading software

Vernier Software & Technology Launches E-Book to Support Hands-On Science Learning for Middle School Students

eSchool News

BEAVERTON, Oregon, July 27, 2022 — Vernier Software & Technology has launched Light & Matter: Vernier Supplement to OpenSciEd Unit 6.1 About Vernier Software & Technology. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software.

Using Mind Maps in Elementary

Kleinspiration

Using Mind Maps in Elementary I''ve been using MindMaple for many of my personal and professional organizational needs, and I wanted to see if my seven year old daughter could use the software to create a mind map. In no time, she was navigating the software with ease. digital tools for elementary elementary graphic organizers graphic organizers online Mind Maple mind maps mind maps for elementary MindMaple story elements graphic organizer

Vernier Software & Technology Partners with Magnitude.io to Engage Students in a Virtual Field Trip to Space

eSchool News

Vernier Software & Technology recently partnered with Magnitude.io About Vernier Software & Technology. Vernier Software & Technology has led the innovation of educational, scientific data-collection technology for 40 years.

Vernier Software & Technology Takes Science to the Next Level

eSchool News

To further support collaborative STEM learning, Vernier Software & Technology recently launched LabQuest 3. LabQuest 3 has built-in software, the LabQuest App, which provides students with real-time graphing and analysis capabilities using a single handheld device.

Vernier Software & Technology Names the Winners of Its 40th Anniversary Educator Grants

eSchool News

BEAVERTON, Oregon, December 13, 2021 — Vernier Software & Technology has named the 40 recipients of its 40th anniversary educator grants. The grantees are: Elementary School. Erik Buck of Lincoln Elementary in Fresno, California. About Vernier Software & Technology.

ST Math: The Gaming Software Changing Online Learning

MIND Research Institute

Kathryn Kahler-Rickman Elementary School Math Teacher, LAUSD. I had a fascinating conversation with MIND Research Institute's Education Research Director, Martin Buschkuehl, last week.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

Kleinspiration

The game-based nature of the software keeps children engaged and interested in the content. adaptive literacy adaptive programs for elementary blended learning core 5 core5 differentiated instruction Guided Reading language arts apps lexia lexia core 5 lexis reading personalized learning Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ?

Vernier Software & Technology Uses Food Experiments to Engage Students in Chemistry Exploration

eSchool News

Vernier Software & Technology recently launched a new lab book that uses food as a means to help high school and college students explore important chemistry concepts. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software.

Vernier Software & Technology Launches New Wireless Probe for AP and College-Level Chemistry

eSchool News

This probe enables students to measure the conductivity of strong acids, strong bases, and non-aqueous solutions during experiments without any risk of damaging the sensor,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. About Vernier Software & Technology.

5 Great Software Functions!

WJU EdTech

Typically there are 5 types of instructional software functions. Teachers must analyze a software carefully to determine which instructional function it will serve to ensure that it supports the needs of the class. The nice thing about drill and practice software is that the programs often offer quick, simple feedback. Tutorial software offers self-contained instruction. Don’t be fooled by the picture of the elementary students on the Kahoot web site.

Vernier Software & Technology Launches New Vernier Graphical Analysis™ Pro App for Science Instructors and Students

eSchool News

Expanding upon its award-winning Vernier Graphical Analysis app, Vernier Software & Technology is launching the Vernier Graphical Analysis Pro app to engage students—either remotely or in the lab—in more advanced analysis of data from biology, chemistry, and physics experiments.

Ideas for Project-Based Learning at the Elementary Level

EdTechTeacher

In February, I had the opportunity to work with an incredible group of elementary educators from Nauset Schools on Cape Cod. – Consider student access to hardware, software, and the Internet. By Tom Driscoll ( @TomDriscollEDU ).

Digital Technology in the Elementary Music Classroom

Tech Helpful

In my music classroom, I use both education-specific technology as well as free online software and websites available publicly. Here's a non-exhaustive list of the digital music technology I use in my classroom, and a perspective on the benefits/disadvantages for elementary school students. Audiotool is set up like a physical workstation, with software pedals, synths, and drum machines that mimic actual physical hardware.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Elementary Educators: Q&A With Dr. April DeGennaro

Mindspark Learning

I sat down with April DeGennaro, teacher at Peeples Elementary School in Peachtree City, Georgia this month to discuss why as an elementary school teacher, she has chosen to embrace AI for her own learning and that of her students. April DeGennaro, teacher at Peeples Elementary School.

5 Classroom Design Themes for Elementary Make-Overs!

Kleinspiration

As my program moved less towards hand drafting, studying art, and creating with tangible materials and more towards the technical aspect using CAD Software, I became less interested and couldn''t imagine spending my days behind a computer. From "White-Room" to Classroom - Enter the G i v e - A w a y at the Bottom of this Post - Prior to entering the profession of teaching, I studied Interior Design at Michigan State University for a bit more than three years.

Using Interactive Whiteboards in Elementary Classroom

Kleinspiration

Moreover, it is an ultimate necessity for my elementary classes. It is a good option for boosting technological competence among elementary graders. Powered by user-friendly software, kids get used to touch screens and multisensory technology at early ages. After all, they live in a digitalized era, which obliges them to have the basis for technological proficiency yet in elementary grades.

Technology, Learning, & Chromebooks in the Elementary Classroom – from Avra Robinson

EdTechTeacher

Many people fear that computer usage in the early elementary years consists of just “playing games” and want to limit the “screen time.” By the end of second grade, students had explored mind-mapping programs and had moved on to presentation software. Implementing them at the early elementary grade levels creates a strong foundation for continued success! Technology in Elementary Classrooms. This post first appeared on Daily Genius.

Vernier Software & Technology Recognizes Kansas Science Educator Tyson Vrbas with the 2021 Engineering Award

eSchool News

Vernier Software & Technology recently announced science educator Tyson Vrbas of Manhattan Catholic Schools in Manhattan, Kansas as the 2021 Engineering Award winner. About Vernier Software & Technology.

Calling STEM Educators: Vernier Software & Technology Now Accepting Applications for its 2021 Engineering Award

eSchool News

Vernier Software & Technology is now accepting applications for the 2021 Vernier Engineering Award. About Vernier Software & Technology. Vernier Software & Technology has led the innovation of educational, scientific data-collection technology for 40 years.

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security

EdTech Magazine

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security. Last month, RealNetworks , the streaming media company that garnered attention in the ‘90s and early 2000s for developing the first audio streaming solution , announced it would offer its facial recognition software, SAFR , for free to over 100,000 school districts. We are proud to give our leading-edge SAFR for K-12 technology solution to every elementary, middle, and high school in America and Canada.

Vernier Software & Technology Enhances Physics App and Publishes New E-book to Engage Students in Video Analysis

eSchool News

BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 8, 2021 — Vernier Software & Technology has enhanced its Vernier Video Analysis app with new features and now offers the accompanying Vernier Video Analysis: Motion and Sports e-book for high school and college-level introductory physics.

What's In Your Elementary STEM Lab?

Tech Helpful

These are our "go to" robotics for elementary students. Curriculum, software and STEM, discovery-based project kits. Often when people come to visit our lower school STEM lab they ask "how did you know what to put it in?" The truth is, we didn't, but we learned along the way. The first thing I would suggest to a school system wanting to create a STEM lab is not to try to buy everything in the beginning. Don't let the tools dictate the learning. Buy as you see needs and desires.

IBM Foundation launches free online software to help K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn.

Educational Technology Guy

The IBM Foundation has launched a free, online software to transform the way K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn. The software, called Teacher Advisor with Watson , uses Watson artificial intelligence technology to help teachers instantly find math resources. software that uses Watson artificial intelligence technology and has been trained by some of the nation’s leading math experts, with feedback from more than 1,000 teachers across dozens of US states.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Elementary Educators: Q&A With Dr. April DeGennaro

Mindspark Learning

I sat down with April DeGennaro, teacher at Peeples Elementary School in Peachtree City, Georgia this month to discuss why as an elementary school teacher, she has chosen to embrace AI for her own learning and that of her students. April DeGennaro, teacher at Peeples Elementary School.

Winner of the Smart Software Contest Announced

The Web20Classroom

A while back I had the chance to give away over $1400 in Smartech Software. Pleasant Elementary in Ontario, Canada submitted a great video on how his students use Smart Products everyday. The competition was stiff and the decision was tough. Dustin Carson from Mt. Congratulations to Dustin and to all that entered! SmartBoard. Smarttech

OverDrive launches QuickStart eBooks for elementary schools

eSchool News

Developed especially for the youngest readers, QuickStart eBooks can be opened instantly in the browser with no software or downloads required. Service offers teacher-recommended titles with simultaneous access for K-5 students in class, at home and everywhere, both online and offline. OverDrive, an eBook and audiobook platform for schools, wants all kids to become great readers.

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LAUSD to get $6.4M in software settlement from Pearson

eSchool News

Tentative agreement addresses issues over software, curriculum use. The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached a tentative $6.4-million settlement over curriculum from education software giant Pearson that the school system said its teachers barely used. Consultants concluded that few teachers even used the Pearson software. The school’s funds could pay for software or extra staffing, for example.

Building Teamwork and Perseverance in Early Elementary Students with Breakouts

MindShift

In elementary classrooms where they can wander around and touch anything and anything could be a clue, this is not a model to use, unless you want someone to cry,” said Kristin Stern, another technology integrationist in the district during a session on Breakouts with younger children at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference.

State-of-the-art education software often doesn’t help students learn more, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Even proponents of educational technology admit that a lot of software sold to schools isn’t very good. But they often highlight the promise of so-called “adaptive learning” software, in which complex algorithms react to how a student answers questions, and tailor instruction to each student. Most of the universities combined the software with human instruction, but a few courses were delivered entirely online.

Vernier Software & Technology to Host 38 Free Professional Development Workshops this Fall

techlearning

BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 13, 2018 — This fall, Vernier Software & Technology will host 38 free, hands-on workshops around the country to help science educators learn how to best incorporate probeware and data-collection technology into their curriculum. Our data-collection workshops are wonderful professional development opportunities for educators, regardless of their previous experience with data-collection technology,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology.

Vernier Software & Technology Introduces Pivot Interactives’ New Online Library of Chemistry Experiments

techlearning

Pivot Interactives is a versatile supplemental tool that can be used for a variety of learning opportunities, including pre- and post-lab exercises, lab skills assessment, flipped learning, and many more,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. Vernier Software & Technology is the exclusive distributor of Pivot Interactives. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software.

Vernier Software & Technology Offers New Activities for the mBot™ Robot to Teach Coding and Robotics

techlearning

BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 25, 2018 — Vernier Software & Technology recently launched Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles activities module written for the mBot™ by MakeBlock. To help students compete in today’s digital world, it is increasingly important that coding is an integral part of STEM curriculum,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software.

So, Apparently, There are No Verbs Without Nouns

More Verbs

Plus the Elementary Technician had also retired when the previous Tech Director did. So I sent out an email to district administrators letting them know that I would do my best to address any issues they send to me and the Tech Team, but, for September, I would focus on these priorities: 1) Bring an Elementary Technician on board. The Elementary Technician position had been posted earlier in the summer, so I had a list of candidates to work with.

Vernier Software & Technology Wins a Tech & Learning ISTE 2018 Best of Show Award

techlearning

BEAVERTON, Oregon, July 16, 2018 — The newest sensor to join Vernier Software & Technology’s family of wireless sensors, Go Direct Sound , was named a winner of Tech & Learning ’s ISTE 2018 Best of Show Awards for showing the greatest promise in the classroom. Go Direct Sound is a versatile tool that can be used for so many different experiments and explorations in science and STEM classrooms,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “We

Facebook, Charter Network Ramping Up Personalized-Learning Software for More Schools

Marketplace K-12

In 2014, Tavenner hit it off with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, leading to an unconventional partnership between the charter school organization and the social-networking behemoth around the development of new personalized learning software. In March, Education Week took a deep look at the Summit-Facebook partnership, including a peek inside the Basecamp effort at Truesdell Elementary in Washington. Inside Facebook’s Partnership to Develop Software for K-12 Schools.

How to Create Massive Multiplayer Kahoot Games

The CoolCatTeacher

He also shares the software he uses and tips to get started. OBS Software – Open Broadcast Studio. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Did you know that you can play massive Kahoot games with many students as players?

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