TELL Test of English Language Learning: Tablet-Based Assessment

Earlier this year Pearson launched TELL (Test of English Language Learning), a tablet-based assessment.  It was developed to support schools as they work with English Language Learners (ELLs) to build English language skills. TELL uses automated scoring technology to give teachers quick access to formative assessment data.  This information also helps district leaders by giving them the data they…

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BoomWriter Free Group-Writing Platform Promotes Collaboration

BoomWriter Free Group-Writing Platform Promotes Collaboration

BoomWriter is a free website for teachers that provides a platform for student group-writing.  It offers three group-writing tools that let teachers conduct engaging activities focused on developing and enhancing their students’ skills in writing and vocabulary across all curriculum areas.  BoomWriter’s three collaborative tools include (1) StoryWriter for creative and narrative writing, (2) WordWriter for vocabulary,…

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CanaryGrading: Review & Grade Student Work Anytime

Earlier this year I shared Canaryflow, a workflow tool that makes it easier for teachers to assign lessons and students to submit work.  The team at Canary Learning has just introduced a grading tool called CanaryGrading.  In addition to handing out and collecting assignments teacher can also grade student work within the Canary Learning platform.  CanaryGrading makes it…

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Deliver Collaborative Lessons and Assessments with MimioMobile

Deliver Collaborative Lessons and Assessments with MimioMobile

This month Mimio launched MimioMobile for the Web — a new version of its MimioMobile application.  The web application lets educators deliver collaborative lessons and assessments to their entire class.  The release of their web version means that MimioMobile now works on virtually any device. MimioMobile now works on almost any device — Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, laptops, and even…

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Go Mobile with Spanish Language Learning – Try ¡Así lo digo!

McGraw-Hill Education’s Spanish language app ¡Así lo digo! offers a quick and easy way to learn, practice, and review all of the vocabulary presented in ¡Así se dice!. You can choose to study vocabulary cards or challenge yourself with contextualized activities. Flashcards allow you to flip the card to learn the English equivalent, listen to a native Spanish speaker…

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Peppy Pals: EduGame for Emotional Intelligence and Social Skills

Peppy Pals Farm and Peppy Pals Beach are two apps designed to teach emotional intelligence, empathy, collaboration and social skills in a playful way.  The folks at Peppy Pals have worked with well-known psychologists and experts in the field of human-computer interaction to create valuable apps for students. With Peppy Pals’ games, kids explore emotions, empathy and feelings…

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