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19 Apr 2017

Using Data to Make Decisions

By | April 19th, 2017|K12|0 Comments

There are four main reasons for teachers to use student assessment data when making decisions. These are: Curriculum revision Informing instructional decisions in the classroom Monitoring student progress toward meeting standards Empowering students with the results of their learning Changes to a curriculum will result in large-scales changes. This means that the action will have [...]

12 Apr 2017

Earth Day Movies for Your Students

By | April 12th, 2017|K12|0 Comments

Earth Day is about celebrating our planet and supporting environmental protection. It is our responsibility to take care of our home. April 22 is quickly approaching, and it’s important to get your students engaged in the conversation and care about the cause. Movies are always a favorite, as they can be incredibly informational and fun! [...]

2 Apr 2017

Cyberbullying: What Technology is Doing to Help Keep our Students Safe

By | April 2nd, 2017|K12|0 Comments

Technology has changed since I was in school. I had AOL dial up with parental controls only allowing very specific chat rooms and games, which even back then had levels of cyberbullying. Since children now have significantly more access to the internet, how do we protect our youngest minds? Specifically, how can technology assist us [...]

29 Mar 2017

Solutions in Ascent: Leveraging Cloud-Based Applications in Education

By | March 29th, 2017|Classroom Management, Higher Education, K12|0 Comments

Education, like most other sectors of the economy, has grappled with a vast array of new tools and technologies that have emerged over the past 10 or 15 years. Amounting to technological adolescence of sorts, the result is often an organic, ad-hoc patchwork of solutions that does not entirely appreciate nor harness the full potential [...]

22 Mar 2017

Ways to Incorporate Spring Into Your Classroom

By | March 22nd, 2017|K12|0 Comments

March 20th marks the first day of spring. Here are a few fun activities on how to incorporate spring into your classroom! Tissue Paper Flowers – by Buggy & Buddy These are an easy and inexpensive classroom activity! What you’ll need: glue, colored tissue paper, construction paper, scissors Crumple tissue paper into a ball Glue about [...]

15 Mar 2017

Understanding Assessments

By | March 15th, 2017|K12|0 Comments

Our earlier blog post about creating good test questions briefly mentioned the three main types of assessment categories. Looking for more detailed information about what these are and why they matter? You’ve come to the right place! There are three main types of assessments: 1. Summative 2. Formative 3. Benchmark Summative assessments are given at [...]

8 Mar 2017

How to Write Good Test Questions

By | March 8th, 2017|K12, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Evaluating student performance through tests and assessments plays a large role in measuring student success. The information that educators gain from these help format methods of instruction and advance student learning. Tests and assessments typically fall into three categories: summative, benchmark, and formative. Once you identify and understand the testing category, you can then begin to write your [...]

1 Mar 2017

Prepping for the SAT and ACT

By | March 1st, 2017|K12|0 Comments

The SAT and ACT are two of the biggest exams a student will take. The importance of these exams can create a lot of stress for students, knowing the weight that these will play in their future. Currently, 25 states require students to take either the SAT or ACT, and 12 states use them for [...]

22 Feb 2017

Resource Challenged: The Classroom’s Bare Supply Closet – Part I

By | February 22nd, 2017|K12, Teach Talk|0 Comments

Back-to-school supply shopping is never a fun experience for parents. But it’s essential to send children to school prepared and set up for success. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Studies show that many students are coming to school unprepared and that teachers are paying out of their own pockets to help bridge the gap. [...]

15 Feb 2017

Measuring Student Success

By | February 15th, 2017|K12|0 Comments

Measuring student success is a vital course-of-action for educators. It is imperative that teachers can receive data for classroom test averages as well as individual scores in order to assess the needs of the students. Let’s talk about why. First off, this information allows teachers to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the entire classroom [...]