Tag Archives: Common Core

Classroom, Inc. Literacy Games with Real World Connections

Classroom, Inc. Literacy Games with Real World Connections

Classroom, Inc. is a nonprofit that makes literacy learning games and project-based activities connected to the real world.  Designed for middle school and early high school students, their content is aligned to the Common Core State Standards in both reading and writing.  Classroom, Inc.’s newest game series “Read to Lead” integrates leadership skills such as critical thinking, decision making, and problem solving with written/verbal communication.  Students must read and write their way to success, while juggling… Read Article →

Personalized K-8 Curriculum from MobyMax

Finding materials that are just right for every student is a daily challenge for teachers. MobyMax offers a integrated curriculum covering reading, writing, vocabulary, language, math, fact fluency, number sense, science and early reading. The program identifies student skill gaps with find-and-fix technology that targets instruction and increases one full grade level in 40 hours. Teachers are loving the easy and accurate diagnostic tools, assessment, IEP reporting, test preparation and real-time… Read Article →

Video Resources from OpenEd Online Library

Earlier this year I shared OpenEd, an online educational resource library for K-12 students. OpenEd offers over a million assessments, homework assignments, videos, instructional games and lesson plans for every Common Core Math and English/Language Arts Standard as well as the Next Generation Science Standards. The website has tons of videos to show students that can be used to hook students at the beginning of a lesson or to clarify concepts during a… Read Article →

Master Basic Math Skills with Numbie

Numbie is a mobile app for iPads and Android tablets that offers over 1,200 math challenges for students.  Aligned with first grade Common Core skills, Numbie is designed for children aged four to seven years old.  This colorful app has different chapters and levels that take students through a variety of topics.  They’ll tackle counting, geometry, patterns and lots more. In addition to presenting different games for students to play, Numbie… Read Article →

Personalized Digital Learning with Istation Math

  Istation Math uses game-like formative assessments and an adaptive online curriculum to address the needs of individual students.  This digital learning platform can screen students in your class to identify the areas where they need extra help.  Through interactive lessons with guided and independent practice, students can work to master foundational math skills.  Using Istation’s Indicators of Progress assessment (known as ISIP), teachers can see an overall math proficiency score for… Read Article →

TenMarks Math Platform: Individualized Online Support for Students

TenMarks is a powerful platform that helps teachers individualize math instruction for their elementary and middle school students.  It saves educators time preparing lessons, reinforces concepts to improve student outcomes, differentiates based on student need, and keeps kids engaged and motivated. TenMarks Math and TenMarks Teach supports teachers as they work to meet the learning needs of every student through small group and data driven instruction. In preparation for back-to-school, TenMarks has streamlined and improved… Read Article →

The Common Core and Digital Skills Development

Here’s a preview of my post for Edutopia – click on the link below to read more! The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is a powerful set of expectations for student learning that has been adopted by districts across the country. One of the phrases associated with this document is college and career readiness. As we prepare students for life beyond the classroom, including digital tools in our instruction and making connections… Read Article →

7 Apps for Student Creators

Here’s a preview of my post for Edutopia – click on the link below to read more! Creation-based tasks promote higher-order thinking, encourage collaboration, and connect students to real-world learning. Whether you’re teaching in a project-based learning classroom, engaging students with authentic assessments, or committed to pushing students to analyze and synthesize, providing opportunities for creation is a must. Students who are “making” to demonstrate their learning can produce content that… Read Article →

Splash Math Summer Program: Summer Slide Prevention

As teachers and families kick off summer vacation it’s important to think about how students will continue to grow their skills over their break from school.  Splash Math offers an online summer program designed to help students maintain their math gains and prepare for the upcoming school year.  Their award winning eight week review program includes a Common Core aligned diagnostic assessment before and during the program and a personalized practice schedule for each student based on… Read Article →