Tag Archives: deeper learning

Cool Tool | NextLesson

This platform offers K-12 teachers over 10,000 resources that engage students in real world problem solving through topics they care about, such as movies, books, sports and celebrities. Complementing core adoptions, NextLesson enables students to develop deep understanding of skills … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | The People’s Guide

As we marvel at the ever-advancing state of technology today, let’s bear in mind the U.S. Constitution laid the groundwork for innovation by granting authors and inventors exclusive rights to their writings and discoveries. The framers of our Constitution wanted … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Big Word Club

You’ve heard of the Digital Divide, well, here’s a very different chasm in education: the Word Gap. What’s this? “A gap in vocabulary between rich and poor,” says Shane DeRolf, founder and CEO of Big Word Club. Research has documented that students from lower … Continue reading

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Adaptive Learning

The key to unlocking student potential. GUEST COLUMN | by Jessie Woolley-Wilson With an understanding of their growing and ethnically diverse student population, district administrators in Baltimore County School District set their sights on raising the academic bar and closing … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Lightbox

Designed for pre-K—12 teachers looking to improve student engagement, comprehension, vocabulary and literacy development, Follett’s Lightbox is a fully interactive, multimedia educational space that encourages students to see learning in a new light. Students receive a multimedia learning experience incorporating … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Twig Science Videos

Now this is science done right. As an educator, you can truly bring science to life with more than 600 real-world, engaging science videos. These three-minute videos combine rigorous research with concise scripts and utterly stunning visuals. The result is an inspiring … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Total Motivation ELA

Here’s a print and online supplemental curriculum that integrates critical thinking and process skills with instruction. It is built to provide complete alignment to 100 percent of the Common Core Standards for Reading/Language Arts and addresses rigor, depth, and conceptual understanding—online and in … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Junction Education

Junction provides instructors with a beautiful, seamless way to integrate open learning content (videos, discussion boards, news, readings) from across the Internet into focused, affordable learning experiences that instructors and students alike are raving about. With note-taking, messaging, assessment, discussion … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Hybridge

Hybridge learning acceleration software is a solution from Compass Learning that allows educators to more easily create a blended learning environment for K-8 ELA and math classrooms. The software includes rigorous content, real-time progress monitoring, robust reporting tools, and the … Continue reading

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Trends | Transforming the Education Experience

Our education system is in need of dramatic improvement. Too many students are not being adequately prepared for college, careers and life. Michael Golden has dedicated his career to solving this problem. He recognized the opportunity to leverage the convergence of … Continue reading

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Digging Deeper

Cross-curricular learning using video games. GUEST COLUMN | by Suzi Wilczynski For thousands of years, excellent teachers have known that games and learning belong together. Today we have remarkable technology available to us that makes the game experience more comprehensive … Continue reading

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