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History of the Olympics: Assignments from Edcite

It’s time for Round 2 of the Edcite Olympic Games series! In this round, they have shared some truly engaging formative assessments about the history of the Olympics. In case you’re not familiar with Edcite, it is a free platform that offers an extensive library full of teacher-created assignments. The assignments use technology-enhanced question types, videos, audio, and more. Try one of these formative assessments today and look for more… Read Article →

Comprehensive Advanced Placement Program Support AP Success

Comprehensive Advanced Placement® Program to Support AP® Success

Students in an Advanced Placement® program can benefit from support outside of the classroom. These tests have high expectations for student mastery of content and can be overwhelming if students aren’t prepared appropriately. McGraw-Hill Education has designed a comprehensive, three‑step, Advanced Placement Program solution to support students. The AP advantage program suite includes personalized resources for students to use throughout their time before class starts, throughout the course, and working up to the AP exam. This… Read Article →

SAT App from Zinkerz: Adaptive, Comprehensive Study Tool 1

SAT App from Zinkerz: Adaptive, Comprehensive Study Tool

The team at Zinkerz has developed an SAT app designed to help students prepare for this college entry exam.  Availabe in the Apple App Store for iPads and iPhones, and the Google Play Store for Android devices, Prep For The SAT Test contains adaptive material that senses and personalizes to each student’s needs.  It offers detailed performance tracking so students know which areas they’ve mastered and where they’ll need to spend… Read Article →

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

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 of super study tools to 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! An iPad Study Tool

Synopsis Flash Cards in a Flash! An iPad Study Tool

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 →