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QuBowl Online Quiz Bowl Platform

24 Aug
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 of wasting time reading through broad question packets, students can see exactly where they are weakest and focus on that.
QuBowl Online Quiz PlatformQuBowl gives team leaders a bird’s eye view of their students’ skills in specific categories and lets them see how much work each student is putting in to improve. There is also a moderator section that team leaders can use to run practice tournaments with their players. This training tool is available to students as individuals or for teams as a whole with both monthly and yearly subscription options. .
Learn more by visiting QuBowl’s website!

TenMarks Math Platform: Individualized Online Support for Students

4 Aug

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 Platform: Individualized Online Support for StudentsTenMarks 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 both the teacher and student experiences.  There are tutorials for teachers new to TenMarks, and pacing guides that help educators connect TenMarks assignments to their curriculum. Students now have self-paced learning options with a point-based incentive system.  They’ll receive immediate feedback as they work through math problems.

With both free and premium solutions you’ll want to check out what TenMarks can bring to your students!



MelonPrep for Customizable Assessments

7 Sep

logo-lgMelonPrep 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 classroom easier using this customizable platform.  With a clean and intuitive interface educators have the flexibility to create their own original questions or use the searchable community sourced content.  Teachers can decide what information their students need to know and give them access to review questions and quizzes tailored to their needs.

Learn more about MelonPrep by visiting their website or watching this video!

12 Super Study Tools for Students

6 Sep

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!

  1. Synopsis (flashcards)12 super study tools
  2. Shmoop (test prep guides)
  3. VocabularySpellingCity (games)
  4. EasyAnnotate (PDF viewer)
  5. NoteLedge (notetaking)
  6. Brainly (social network)
  7. Academic Help (writing guides)
  8. Math Vocabulary Cards (flashcards)
  9. Outread (speed reading)
  10. MathsRulz (formula guide)
  11. LifeNoted (organization)
  12. gFlash+ (flashcards)

Here are two other lists you may want to check out:

14 Free Apps for Higher Order Thinking

21 iPad Apps Available on Android Tablets

Shmoop: Learning Guides, Test Prep, and more!

2 Sep
Screen Shot 2014-08-27 at 2.53.37 PMShmoop 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 courses on “Breaking Bad as Literature” and “Bruce Springsteen’s America.”Career Research and Decision Making
Course content from Shmoop has been used in schools across the country.  You’ll find a whole section of their site dedicated to teachers where you can dive into Common Core and Digital Literacy resources.  Whether you share this content with your students or recommend it to parents looking to support their students at home, your kids will benefit from the variety of study tools available.
Visit Shmoop’s website to learn more!

Access Reading Passages and Lessons on Readworks

7 Jun

Screen Shot 2014-06-07 at 8.58.01 AMThere 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 place to go!


Have students use a reading passage from Readworks when completing the activity in this lesson plan!




Synopsis – Flash Cards in a Flash!

20 May

IntroSynopsis 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 is no need to buy flashcards or manually type and create them thanks to Synopsis.

flashcardAll of these flashcards can be created on the go, as you read your study material.  Once these flashcards are saved, they can be viewed on your smartphone so it’s easy to study from anywhere. Teachers and students can even share the flashcards they have created.  Learn more about Synopsis by visiting their website or watching this video.

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