Tag Archives: teacher tools

4 Pillars on Which to Build EdTech

Creating dynamic, digital, and interactive learning experiences tailored to learner needs. GUEST COLUMN | by Tracey Roden Children are born into a world swimming in technology; most have a space in the digital world before they are even born. Parents … Continue reading

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5 Collaboration Tools Teachers Shouldn’t Live Without

A 7th-grade math educator shares the tools she uses to stay connected with fellow educators, experts, and her students. GUEST COLUMN | by Stacey Ryan Connected educator month just happened, but in reality, the connecting never ends. “What does it … Continue reading

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How to Teach Math Without Worksheets

An engineer’s perspective on making a digital shift in the classroom. GUEST COLUMN | by Marie Mérouze  When looking for alternative ways to teach math, avoiding the use of worksheets seems like it would be a simple task considering technology … Continue reading

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The Write Idea

Technology-enhanced writing support: how it works. GUEST COLUMN | by Michele Israel Emily Bonack, English 9 and AP Language and Communications teacher at Merrill High School, in Merrill, WI, knows all too well what happens to students who are not … Continue reading

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Tools Teachers Love

Some practical perspective from an online educator. GUEST COLUMN | by Dominique Baroco Long gone are the days of textbooks and chalkboards. Classrooms have evolved, and teachers are now turning to technology to develop lesson plans. This evolution comes as … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | AssignFocus by Print Program

Print programs are often a large part the main component of every student’s math experience. Because teachers are pressed for time, they must find quick and effective digital resources that align with and enhance their classroom lessons. DreamBox Learning’s latest cool tool, … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Kids Discover Lessons: History and Science of the Solar Eclipse

Kids Discover, a leading provider of engaging science and social studies curriculum for elementary and middle school students, has curated a collection of digital resources for teachers looking to give their students scientific and historical context for the upcoming solar … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | ClassInsights from WebAssign

This flexible and fully customizable online instructional system puts powerful tools in the hands of teachers, enabling them to deploy assignments, instantly assess individual student performance, and realize their teaching goals. More than 9 million students have used WebAssign to submit … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Velocity

At ISTE last summer, our own Mark Gura discovered a unique learning resource called Velocity, from Voyager Sopris Learning. At that time, Mark saw how this K-5 digital instructional solution advances literacy with 1-to-1 instruction, real-time adaptability, and actionable data. … Continue reading

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Another Dimension

Powerful ways to integrate visual storytelling in the classroom. GUEST COLUMN | by Livia Mihai The first pop-up children’s book I ever touched was Little Red Riding Hood. I was a high school senior, and I had thought I was … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | The Visual Edge

Common Core Standards pose many challenges, including quantity, rigor, and a lack of precise resources. The Visual Edge: Graphic Organizers for Standards Based Learning, Common Core 6-12 is designed based on the principle that visual learning is an effective, efficient … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Lexia RAPID Assessment K-2

Recently expanded to grades K-2, Lexia RAPID Assessment helps K-12 educators prepare all students for reading success. Designed to measure the skills most predictive of reading success, RAPID adaptively assesses student performance in critical reading and language skills, while minimizing … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Accelerated Reader 360 from Renaissance

With the proven concept that consistent practice is powerful, Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360 oversees and assesses the reading abilities of K-12 students. Through the program, students read nonfiction and fiction texts personalized to their reading level, and then go on … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Renaissance STAR 360

When teachers know precisely what students already understand, it’s easier to plan what to teach next or what skill areas might need revisiting. With Renaissance Star 360, a comprehensive assessment and student achievement data solution, schools and districts help students … Continue reading

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The Most Important Educators

An elementary school teacher’s struggle to get on the same page with all of her parents. GUEST COLUMN | by Danielle Fugazzi I chose to be a teacher to help children be successful at school so they get the best … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | mozaBook from Mozaik Education

Here’s an educational presentation software developed for interactive touch displays and computers, which gives teachers the resources to create engaging and eye-catching presentations. Alongside versatile presentation functions, mozaBook puts an entire library of interactive content at teachers’ and students’ fingertips, including 3D … Continue reading

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About Those $100,000 Jobs

To get students engaged in Computer Science, one teacher says, make learning to code as easy as playing a game. GUEST COLUMN | By Matt Mueller Teaching students how to code software is one of the most valuable skills a school can … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Education Pro Color Poster Maker

Bright White Paper Co. has a poster printing machine called the Education Pro Color Poster Maker by Epson. What makes this product unique is that Bright White Paper Co. sells this as a package especially for educators. It has the … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | JAMF Software Casper Focus

JAMF Software’s Casper Focus is one of the only management solutions built exclusively for Mac, iPad, and iPhone, and designed for classroom applications to enable teacher-managed learning. It offers an enhanced educational experience with the iPad for students, teachers and IT … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | TeacherSherpa

This online platform gives teachers the ability to create and share editable classroom materials. It brings together all the design elements a teacher needs, alongside the ability to customize materials from other members because no two classrooms are the same. It’s a community of … Continue reading

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Paperless Preschools

Technology can be an enabler to a better classroom by actually getting out of the way. GUEST COLUMN | by Dave Vasen There’s a general refrain that technology should be avoided when it comes to early education. Teachers should not … Continue reading

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Less Burden, More Organized

Using online forms for a more productive classroom. GUEST COLUMN | by Chad Reid Online forms might not be the first thing that pops into your head as being a helpful tool for classroom management, but it should be. Using … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | MasteryConnect

A market leader in competency-based learning for K-12, this platform empowers teachers in their move to mastery learning helping them to more easily identify student levels of understanding in real time against any set of standards. It targets students for intervention … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Highlight from Education Elements

In today’s best blended classrooms, students and teachers use a variety of digital content and tools to improve student outcomes. This presents new challenges to schools: simplifying access for students; making it possible for teachers to review and act on … Continue reading

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