Metria Master Teacher Edition is designed to save teachers time and make it a easy to implement instructional best practices. It comes with supports for creating rigorous year-long unit plans and engaging daily lessons with quick correlation to the Common Core State Standards. There are links to exemplar Common Core unit plans for K-12 Math and ELA, and unit outlines based on common publisher texts.
It helps teachers make sure all students stay on track and lets them easily modify lesson plans. Teachers can set up automatic intervention reminders and provides a quick view of student progress. With Metria Master Teacher Edition teachers can record observations on student proficiency and set up unit plans all in one place. It even gives you the option to rollover units to the following year as you reflect and make changes.
Visit their website to register (completely free for this school year!) and start customizing your plans today.
Finding the right tool for engaging students and keeping teachers mobile can be a challenge in a one-to-one classroom. Splashtop Education products enables you to remotely control the lesson from anywhere in the classroom, annotate then share the content with everyone. Students can also mirror their iPads, Chromebooks, Macs and PCs to your computer.
Splashtop Classroom allows you to share your desktop and applications. Once connected, students can view, control and annotate over lesson content directly from their own devices. Splashtop Classroom is perfect for teachers and instructors who want to engage the entire room!
Mirroring360 lets you wirelessly mirror your Chromebook, iPad, iPhone, Mac and PC screens without the need for cables or hardware – like Apple TV or Chromecast. Start sharing your work, your ideas, and your latest apps with others using Mirroring360.
Learn more by visiting their website!
I am a big fan of Google collaboration tools that make it easy for teachers and students to work together on shared documents. It can make completing a class project easier and help students connect with their peers at any time of the school day. Over the past few months the iOS apps for Google tools have been updated to make creating, collaborating, and sharing even easier than before. Users can move from one device to another and pick up right where they left off.
Google Slides makes it easy for a group of students to create a presentation together or for peers and teachers to offer feedback. With the Google Slides app for iPads kids can log in and practice a presentation, make changes on the go, and check in on projects they are completing with their peers.
Check out Google Slides for iOS devices in the Apple App Store!
This app is also available on Android devices.
There are lots of great apps for gathering information about current events and finding stories that are of high interest to your students. NPR has an easy to navigate website and high quality iPad app that makes it easy to find articles and interviews. In addition to accessing print content that you might find in other newspapers, NPR has audio recordings that students can listen to straight from their device. Not only is this a great option for students who may struggle to follow along with the vocabulary in a news story but it also helps students grow as listeners.
Try out NPR on your iPad or Android tablet and give students a chance to listen and read to informational text!
Check out my lesson plans for ELA and current events!