Complete K-8 Curriculum MobyMax is the fastest growing curriculum in the United States with over 5 million students registered since MobyMax was introduced five years ago. The simple reason for such widespread adoption is that teachers and students love rapid achievement. MobyMax delivers 1.5 grade levels of growth with just 40 hours of practice. You need curriculum that is not only effective but also affordable to succeed.
What are DIBELS? : Dynamic Measurement Group Roland H. Good, III, PhD and Ruth A. Kaminski, PhD 33 Digital Tools for Advancing Formative Assessment in the Classroom I came across a great blog post the other day – Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think – that told the firsthand account of a teacher, Steven Anderson, who implemented formative assessment in his classroom. He used a sticky-note version of an exit ticket to elicit evidence of student learning and in his words, “what a difference that made.” Formative assessment is ‘easier than you think’ and with all the digital tools and apps now available for mobile devices it’s even easier. We’ve shared some digital tools before and with the five tools that Steven shared combined with our earlier suggestions there are now 33 digital tools that we’ve uncovered that are free or inexpensive and help teachers implement formative assessment in their classrooms.
i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction New i-Ready combines a valid and reliable growth measure and individualized instruction in a single online product that saves teachers time at a fraction of the cost of similar products. Adaptive Growth Measure & Diagnostic A single K–12 adaptive Diagnostic for reading and mathematics that pinpoints student needs down to the sub-skill level, and ongoing progress monitoring shows whether students are on track to achieve end-of-year targets. Teacher-Led Instruction
Home Page August 7, 2012 To all my educator colleagues: As you all know, I retired in June of 2011 from my school district job as Director of Technology. I retired to spend more time learning new things to support you as you embed technology into teaching and learning in a meaningful way. I now have the time to visit districts and help with their technology-related initiatives, teach online graduate courses for the Wilkes/Discovery Masters program, and host several webinar series.
Grades 6-8 Build a Portable Sundial Posted on March 9th, 2016 by Mary Lord Students in grades 6 to 8 investigate the accuracy of sundials and the discrepancy that lies between “real time” and “clock time.” They track the position of the sun during the course of a relatively short period of time as they make a shadow plot, a horizontal sundial, and a diptych sundial. Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System - 2nd Edition The Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) seamlessly links assessment to instruction along The Continuum of Literacy Learning. This comprehensive system for one-on-one assessment reliably and systematically matches students' instructional and independent reading abilities to the F&P Text Level Gradient™. "As we work with teachers and students, we continually refine our assessment and instructional systems to provide the most current, efficient measurement tools and teaching supports for improved decision making and data reporting on behalf of students. With the Second Edition, we have made key changes based on widespread use of the BAS. Based on the feedback of many teachers and administrators, we have made changes in the Assessment Guide that will provide stronger support for professional development and support teachers in using the BAS with efficiency.
25 Photoshop Tutorials That Will Make You A Pro - Blogrope Looking for some good Photoshop tutorials that will turn you into a professional? Well, there are a number of Photoshop tutorials out there! While some of you will teach you the basics, others focus on the popular aspects of Photoshop. Top 5 Student Assessment Apps for Teachers Teachers are always looking for new ways to assess their students' work. Regardless of what curriculum you teach, assessment is something that teachers must do everyday. Thanks to the latest in mobile technology, assessing students' work has never been easier! Here are the top 5 assessment apps that will assist you in observing and assessing your students. Nearpod The Nearpod app is a must-have application if your school has access to a set of iPads. This assessment app has been used by over 1,000,000 students was awarded the Edtech Digest Award in 2012.
Top 20 Must-Have Educational iPhone & iPad Apps Used By Real Teachers in the Classroom - iPhone app article - Shara Karasic With the advent of the 2011/2012 school year, teachers who have access to mobile technology are scrambling to find the best education apps for the iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone. Educators use apps for everything from communicating with students to inspiring creativity to dissecting virtual frogs. Luckily, we have lots of educators (including Apple Distinguished Educators) on Appolicious who share their lists of the best education apps for elementary, middle school, junior high, and high school. These are the education apps most listed by educators on Appolicious. 1. 3D Brain (iPad, iPhone. Free)
25 Common Core-Aligned Math Apps for Middle School Students From edshelf by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education Not all educational apps are created equal. Some are more fun than others. Some are more pedagogically sound than others. PRO-ED Inc. Price: $275.00 Important Update for GORT-5 Users:GORT-5 Examiner's Manual Pages 8-10 Errata Ages: 6-0 through 23-11Testing Time: 20-30 minutesAdministration: Individual The Gray Oral Reading Tests, now in its fifth edition, is one of the most widely used measures of oral reading fluency and comprehension in the United States. The GORT-5 has two equivalent forms, Form A and Form B. Each form contains 16 developmentally sequenced reading passages with five comprehension questions each.
Using Layers in Photoshop – a Comprehensive Beginners’ Tutorial Like Every image in Photoshop is made of layers, and the manner in which these layers are designed and then stacked together is what gives the image its appearance and appeal. As such, using layers in Photoshop should be common knowledge for every Photoshop users. Here is a brief but comprehensive Photoshop beginner tutorial on how to use layer in Photoshop.