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One of the things that's great about the Common Core State Standards is that they are, well, common. That means that great educational minds across the country are all working on resources for the same standards.
Formative assessment has been stuck in a rut for years but tablets and Smartphones have the potential for increasing the amount of formative data that teachers collect and use on a daily basis. Free trial for teachers.
Maybe more significant than evaluating the app itself is evaluating how the app supports instruction that infuses technology to create a powerful learning environment. The Arizona Technology Integration Matrix is a rubric for teachers to assess their level of technology integration across five elements of meaningful learning environments.
While neuroscience hasn’t yet radically changed the way we think about teaching and learning, it is helping to shape educational policies and influencing new ways of implementing technology, improving special education, and streamlining day-to-day interactions between teachers and students. While there is still a long way to go before we truly understand the science of learning and how to use those findings in the real world classroom, it’s important to highlight some of the key ways that neuroscience is changing the classroom of today for the better.
LetterReflex – Overcoming Letter Reversals by BinaryLabs is learning tool by the creators of Dexteria. Letter reversals are to be expected by any young child learning the alphabet, the cause is a lack of directionality. To address directionality, the first concepts that need to be understood are the directions of “right” and “left.” LetterReflex helps children overcome common letter reversals in a game format that is inviting, engaging, interactive and user-friendly.
This site provides recommended Apps by IEP goals and skills. These are in general IEP categories and appear for the younger student. This site was developed by parents and they note that they have reviewed each app.
How do you personalize learning? First you need to know what personalized learning is. Here is a new site that provides resources, research, models, examples, and stories. This page provides a toolkit that can help your organization begin personalizing learning to meet the needs of all learners. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides the framework in personalizing learning for all learners. UDL also guides the design of the Personal Learner Profile[TM]. It provides the UDL lens to select the appropriate tools for the Personal Learning Backpack[TM] that helps them access information, engage content, and express what they know. UDL guides how Personalized Learning meets the Common Core.
We have updated our Apps for Special Education list with an additional 40 apps. Also check out that the list columns correlate to many of the app rubrics that are used to determine the effectiveness of an app in a particular setting or with a particular user. We hope you find this useful when making considered decisions about app selection when using these rubrics.
ScootPad is a leading math and reading practice platform. Kids are motivated to practice math and reading with ScootPad, gaining confidence and a desire to learn rapidly. ScootPad is easy, fun and FREE!