Tag Archives: test prep

QuBowl Online Quiz Bowl Platform

If you’ve ever coached Quiz Bowl, you know how tough it can be to not only motivate your players to train but also to track their progress. QuBowl is an online Quiz Bowl training platform that uses analytics to help students and teams train more effectively. Players can practice with category quizzes and daily practice rounds on the site, then see their rating, best and worst categories, and more. Instead… 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 →

MelonPrep for Customizable Assessments

MelonPrep is a practice platform for students developed by Carnegie Mellon Alumni.  It is designed to help students retain what they have learned in the classroom and apply it to real world situations.  Students can choose from a range of topics and concepts. There are over 100,000 questions across the content areas.  MelonPrep lets students quiz from any web browser and view their results instantly. Teachers can make formative assessments in their… Read Article →

12 Super Study Tools for Students

Are you teaching students good study skills? Do you want to introduce mobile apps that can be used on your students’ personal devices? You’re bound to find something on this list that can help you and your students this school year! Synopsis (flashcards) Shmoop (test prep guides) VocabularySpellingCity (games) EasyAnnotate (PDF viewer) NoteLedge (notetaking) Brainly (social network) Academic Help (writing guides) Math Vocabulary Cards (flashcards) Outread (speed reading) MathsRulz (formula guide) LifeNoted (organization) gFlash+ (flashcards)… Read Article →

Shmoop: Learning Guides, Test Prep, and more!

Shmoop is an online resource for students and teachers offering a wide range of content.  Their mission is to make learning accessible, relatable and fun so that students are engaged as they interact with course material.  Shmoop provides users access to free learning guides and study tools written by teachers and experts in their fields.  They have content that is designed for elementary, middle, high school, and college students.  This includes… Read Article →

Access Reading Passages and Lessons on Readworks

There are a few places teachers can go to find high quality reading passages for their students and Readworks.org should definitely be on your list.  This website offers a wide range of lesson plans, comprehension units, and reading passages organized by skill and Lexile level.  Whether you’re looking for a fiction passage for a guided reading group or want to find a informational text when teaching test taking skills, Readworks.org is the… Read Article →

Synopsis – Flash Cards in a Flash!

Synopsis is the new iPad app for students allows you to read any PDF document and create notes by highlighting text.  You can then modify these notes and add your own. This free app helps users summarize any text effortlessly so you won’t ever need to go back to the PDF document.  Each individual note can be converted to it’s own flashcard – a fantastic feature of the app.  There… Read Article →

Learningpod for Test Prep Practice

For teachers looking for free practice test questions Learningpod is worth checking out.  They have over 47,000 questions including content for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  Teachers can find and assign question sets for students and keep track of their progress.  It works on multiple devices and has tons of question sets to choose from – learn more about the types of questions they feature by visiting  their website. Here’s… Read Article →

Math Vocabulary Cards

The Math Learning Center has some fantastic free apps (Geoboard and Number Line) including the newly released Math Vocabulary Cards. This app includes card sets for grades K-2 and 3-5. Users can select which cards they want to study by category or individually.  The cards are automatically sorted in random order and users can hide and reveal one or more sections of each card.  This means that they can practice… Read Article →

Vocabulary with World’s Worst Pet

A fantastic English Language Arts app, World’s Worst Pet will help students increase their domain specific vocabulary – an important part of the Common Core.  With this app children will be introduced to new words through games and an engaging narrative.  Totally free, World’s Worst Pet is worth checking out if you’re working with upper elementary and middle school students! Here are two Common Core lessons plans for the ELA… Read Article →